Thursday, April 19, 2007


Tues morning I notice Payton doesn't have her diaper on. She often takes them off in the morning now to use the toilet so I didn't think much about it. I spot it on her bed and ask her why there is a diaper in her bed, with smiling eyes she tells me she took it off. I pick it up, it's dry, bone dry. I ask her when she took it off, last night she tells me grinning like a banshee. You were in bed with us last night for a bit did you have it on then? She's giggling madly now, no she manages, and Daddy didn't notice! She thinks this whole conversation is hilarious! Did you use the potty last night I ask, yup she says, with no help I continue, yup she says very proudly. And her bed is dry too. I was amazed, well I figure if she can do it once she can do it again so 2 nights since she's had no diaper and no accidents. What do you know? She night trained herself! I'm sure there will be accidents still but we have a fully potty trained child. NO MORE DIAPERS FOR PAYTON!!! Happy dance, happy dance!

I'm beginning to think EI doesn't know what they are doing. We still haven't received Rod's check for the 2 weeks of parental leave he took. They messed up on the dates to begin with and sent us a check that was wrong. We didn't cash it. They had supposedly cleared up whatever the confusion was and sent a correct check. We haven't received it. Then yesterday we got a letter saying they overpaid him and now we owe them $120. What the heck? We haven't cashed a penny!!! Grrrrrr......I hope someone else hasn't cashed our check or something. What a major pain.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


The sermon was good on Sunday. Greg talked about love, how God IS love. If we want to be like God we need to love. Not necessarily love everyone but show love to everyone, to everyone!

I've been struggling, last week was really hard. During the sermon I realized something, as much as I love those around me, I don't love myself. I spend a lot of time ridiculing myself, demeaning myself. God wants me to love myself. Sunday as I sat there I really thought it could be a turning point, I thought if I couldn't all of a sudden love myself I could act like I did, treat myself well and eventually I actually would. It seemed so easy, I was excited. I was going to write this big uplifting blog and challenge everyone to love themselves, or do something nice for themselves. What a difference a day makes.

Love is a big deal, to know people love you, to know God loves you is indescribable. But what if Love isn't enough?

Monday, April 16, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy first birthday to a very special little man and also to a very dear friend.

Happy Birthday Cooper and Angie!

Hope it's a good one!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Very funny

Payton's favorite video at the moment.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!!

Did the Easter Bunny come to your house?

Payton trying to figure out her new skipping rope.

Reading our new book with Dad.



Samara wasn't so impressed with Mom about the ears.


Check out my basket!!

Did you notice the broccoli in Payton's basket? When I asked her yesterday what the Easter Bunny brings she insisted it was broccoli. And what do you know? He did!! Now off to get ready for Church. Have a great Easter everyone!!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Pata Pata

Does the music take all you Hatzic grads back? Did the other schools do square dancing? Do they still?? HAHAHA!!

It so makes me want to dance but I can't quite remember all the steps!

Thanks to Tammy for the flashback.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Stop, be still, and really listen. What do you hear? You might be surprised.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Nothing exciting.

We had our last Midwife appointment yesterday. It's gone so fast. Samara and I each were checked and declared healthy. She weighs 11 lbs 8 ounces now(at 6.5weeks). I looked up Paytons records and at 7.5 weeks she weighed 12lbs. So their growth pattern so far is very similar.

Anyhow, both girls are currently sleeping so I'm going to find something constructive to do while I can.

If your bored check out this game. It's addicting. Thanks Annette!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Are you kidding me?