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my skin is itching.
it’s time.
i can’t take it anymore….
i’ve reached a breaking point.
either explode or retract.
i want to run to what i know,
what feels most comfortable.
where i am wanted by ALL.
respected by all.
seen as a human,
with feelings.
and desires.
and not a young bimbo.
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.Β 1 timothy 4:12

tough stuff.
i’m reminded today…
it’s NOT about me,
it’s about HIM.
about bringing Him glory,
and praise.

andΒ i am committed to
doing just that…
in all that i do.

am i the one that when the going gets tough,
i dart?
i don’t want to be that person.
but it seems hopeless.
what do you think of the man who stands there and takes a beating?
do you think,
defend yourself
stand firm
turn and run?

i’m not a turn and run kinda gal.
i’m a stick-it-out-to-the-death,
will sacrifice relationships,
kinda gal.
i think that’s wrong.
i ruin relationships and in turn cause others to stumble.
do i skip to turn and run then?
or maintain at the stand firm stage?
if it were up to me, i’d play dead (wait til they aren’t looking) and RUN!!!!!!

today i am letting the simplicity of psalm 55:22 to settle in my soul and bask in it’s security and hope.

Cast your cares on the LORD
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.

blizzard 2011

Posted: 02/03/2011 in life

sunday was the first time i heard we were going to get some snow…

monday i realized how much – they were saying 10-14 inches.

i didn’t believe them

i am so thankful…

our furnace has been keeping up and our electricity stayed on.

eric decided to come home from work early monday (and was able to)… i did not want to be snowed in with this by myself with him in osky – scary!

it was only 9 shingles that blew off and not more.

for neighbors who are generous and willing to use their tractor and blade our driveway.

for snowblowers.

we have a basement cove for lucy to sleep in (and that she’s comfortable down there and not barking at all! this is a miracle).

for disposable diapers – jace got a nasty diaper rash again when i tried cloth diapers for only 2 hours! ARG! (to which i tried everything for 2 days to get it to clear up and aloe vera worked within a couple hours. note: this was jace’s worse rash ever! i {heart} aloe vera!)

for dear friends and family.

for 4×4 trucks!!!!

it’s so weird to see all the pictures and how many states are affected by this blizzard. towns, gas stations, everything completely shut down yesterday. tuesday people were trying to get home from work early and there were so many accidents. it’s surreal how dangerous it is.

it’s been nice having eric home and getting a few projects done (like oiling the countertop! looks so much better! πŸ™‚ ). i love how much jace LOVES his daddy! it’s very precious to see him hold his arms up for daddy to pick him up. with that said, i that jace thinks he doesn’t need to nap when daddy is home. this makes for a very long day and a very crabby jace (and mommy). but he didn’t miss anything daddy did!!! aaaah! i talked to jace about it and he did nap in bed yesterday! shwoo!

we are working very hard to keep this house baby-proofed but we are all still learning and recognizing our flaws…. jace is on the go! getting faster everyday (will post a video later today). he has been scooting for a couple weeks now. just this week has he really gotten fast and actually can chase lizzie around. he likes to crawl under the table, through toy tunnels, and loves playing in lizzie’s princess tent (we make with a comforter and chairs). you may find jace SCREAMING! with a nasty red line on his forehead from attempting to crawl under the couch. he will let you know LOUDLY that he thinks he gets to chew on electrical cords. he loves finding little crumbs and playing with them, yesterday he learned he could pick them up and put them in his mouth. ugh!!!! i didn’t realize how many tiny things we have that he can get into. princess shoes…. yarn scraps…. oh he did have a big-boy-bath in the big bath tub yesterday for the first time! πŸ™‚

can i just say one more thing?



new levels of exhaustion these days keeping up with this dude. i know it sounds pathetic. but every time i try and start a project, he recognizes that i am busy and immediately crawls over to me and cries and whines at my feet while literally pulling at my pant leg. i’m learning new ways to engage him with every task of mine, but it honestly takes so much longer and sometimes makes me crazy that it takes me 20 minutes to do something that should only take me 5. but above all, i do remember that this stage in jace’s life goes by so quickly!!!! i just *blinked* and lizzie is THREE!!!!! it’s just nuts.

lizzie LOVES the snow! but it’s just too windy she says. πŸ™‚ she did go outside and play/help daddy for a bit. brrrrr! lizzie loves netflix and prefers to sit with the remote and continually restart shows and would watch literally all-day. of course i’ve never let her do this. but the last two days i have been busy with my own projects, she has gotten away with this more and more…. i am prepared for a battle or two today because of it.

she loves strawberry shortcake, princesses, princes, her doll house, stamping, coloring, beads, bubber, and jace loves stealing all of these things to get a reaction out of her! i’m learning to reward her, entice her with big girl things and keeping jace busy with his things so everything isn’t dumbed down to a 7 month old…. she loves her ‘school work’ (my baby can read and some timberdoodle preschool curriculum). we already butt heads and grow frustrated with each other over school work. 😦 this i am not looking forward to.

i pray you all have stayed safe and warm this blizzard in 2011! here’s to not having another one for 20 more years!

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jace {5}

Posted: 11/29/2010 in jace legend, life, pictures

at 5 months you are seriously big stuff.

you have TWO teeth!

today the second one broke through and i am hoping you get a break for a bit. this is tough work and it’s sure hard on all of us. (i’ll work on getting a picture. it’s tricky business.)

you sure have fun with your cousin. you two were born just under one hour apart. christmas is going to be crazy. you two are sure gonna be fun! πŸ™‚ along with your sisters!

you are 15lbs 6oz and 26inches long.

you are so skinny. πŸ™‚ you fit 9 months sleepers (circo 9 month sleepers are gonna be too short soon, sigh) 6 months are way to short. can still wear carter’s and circo 9 month size onsies and old navy/circo 6 month pants are perfect. (shout out to carter’s and circo for having those perfect-fit onesies)

when your needs are met by mommy, your bestest pal (next to lizzie of course) is daddy!!! as soon as he walks into the room, you have eyes only for him and will stare him down until he plays with you.

you flirt with every chick you see. geesh kid! you LOVE lizzie’s princesses and doll babies. the doll babies are good chewin’, didn’t ya know?! and the princesses, well they are just pretty and really make for good chewin’ too. sissy does. not. like this! and rescues her girls as soon as possible. and i sit back and chuckle.

you are getting really good at sitting up. (without the pillow is your fav) we still use the pillow for safety reasons. i’m not superwomen or anything.

this is how mommy gets so much done. LOL

you are not satisfied with just mommy’s milky so you do get 1-2 bottles in the evening. mommy’s bummed – but whatever it takes, huh buddy!

you love to roll from side to side and flip over and scoot around to see what sissy is doing or grab that toy juuuuust out of reach.

we’ve officially banned the bumbo. you think it is so much fun to reach as far as you can to grab all those things you can’t have. you haven’t flipped out yet, but decided to not wait for it and just eliminate the bumbo all together. not worth it. i’m bummed. it’s such a handy thing!

when you suck in your bottom lip, this is my favorite thing you do.

you fuss while mommy eats. if you don’t get every other bite, you think the world has ended. sigh.

i love to sit and watch you lay on your tummy and drive your favorite yellow scoop back and forth with pit stops in your mouth to chew on it. you just make me smile lil man.

happy 5 months!

i {heart}…

Posted: 09/27/2010 in life

hedge ball


Posted: 09/26/2010 in life

i’m not blogging.


i’m itching all over because of these…

in my bed…

running across my floor (have you seen my floor? light wood with lots of dark knots that look like wolf spiders, which results in kicking these spiders across the room. *shivers*)

wolf spiders,

we co-inhabited in the basement (yes i did kill as many as possible but did not make a dent in them, obviously.) with the soul agreement that you would never ever EVER come upstairs. you broke this agreement, why?

now you will die.



diamotacious earth


burial in my vacuum.


Posted: 09/18/2010 in life

i’ve been busy.

having a blast.

with felt.

who knew!?!

not quite finished. fits race cars and scoop from bob the builder!

perfect for farmers market!

this is what i’m planning.

it fits over a cardtable.

one side is a garden like these:

the other a library:

front door:

and farmers market:

i’m thinking jace and liz for christmas.

i best get crackin’!