Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Get Cozy Mommy"

Daddy's Girl

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Hug

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Polka Dot Dress

The $7 bow was totally worth it. :)

Blueberry Hill - Blueberry Picking!

We headed up to the mountains to pick blueberries! Yum! They may be my number one favorite fruit. (You know they have to be a favorite in order for me to hike my fat prego self in the hot sun to pick.)
Not a big blueberry fan? I recommend the book "Blueberries for Sal" to make you more enthused about blueberries.
I loved picking a handful of fresh blueberries and stuffing them all in my mouth. I did that very often - Joseph made fun of me.
Isabella loved the blueberries too. They are expensive, so a treat at home. She couldn't believe she could eat all she wanted. It was super cute when she discovered that Daddy had a huge bucketful she could grab handfuls of -like Sal!-
We didn't haul our big camera into the actual field, but below is Isabella visiting the goats, that say "BLEEECH" and walking with her sweet little bucket. :)

The Goat Story:
A: Don't let Isabella get too close to the goats Joseph, they bite.
J: No they don't, it's fine.
Goat: Reaches through fence to bite Joseph.
J: Jumps and looks terrified.
A: Thinks... hehe thanks God. :)


Baby Miles (Isabella says "Mileshh") was talked about quite often in the attempt to prepare Isabella for her new role as a big sister. She really liked (and still does) her "Big Sister" book. I really wanted one of those sweet prego mom shots with kid, but it was pretty difficult to get, as you can see by the attempts.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

One of my favorite pictures.

Isabella is smiling and wonderful a lot of the time. The other times she is like this.

Strawberry Pickin'

Joseph, being the super awesome husband that he is, let me run into Macy's and buy this strawberry outfit for Isabella. We picked up Chick fil a as well (using our coupons of course!) and headed up the mountain for some strawberry fun.
It was a little late for strawberries, so we didn't have as many to choose from. The strawberries they did have were small and super sweet (delicious!) They would have been perfect for jam, but I was too scared I would ruin it, and the strawberries are pretty expensive. (I have a hard time trying new recipes b/c I get so angry when they don't turn out b/c of the $ wasted.)
It was hot and a little buggy, so perfect picking weather. Isabella was really excited to be able to pick and eat as many strawberries as she wanted. A fun new experience of freedom (after we taught her not to eat the green ones...)

They had some horses that Isabella got to pet too. It was very exciting. We were hoping this would help her not to say "moo" whenever we asked her "what does the horse say?" It didn't. We had a lot of fun though.

This was the day that Joseph tried the spicy chicken sandwich. He was impressed.

Welcome our Swagger Wagon (Refer to Swagger Wagon post) "Mildred" who we call "Millie" for short. G.Papa blessed us with this much needed gift for our growing family. We are so thankful for Millie and all the memories we will have in her/she will take us to. Thank you for the blessing G. Papa!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fun in the Sun

One thing I really like about Lynchburg is being able to be "white trash" whenever I want. Everyone in Lynchburg is not white trash, but there are just enough people who are that you can do white trash things without getting the judgmental stares you could expect from other areas of the USA.
It is not unusual here to see people grocery shopping with super tight ripped sweat pants, the occasional mullet, or meeting someone who considers McDonalds fine dining. So you can understand why we feel the freedom to not cut our grass for two weeks and throw a blow up sprinkler pool we purchased from Big Lots on the lawn while our daughter runs around in a swim diaper and some purple camo water shoes I purchased at a thrift store. (Oh, and the fat pregnant mom who sports spandex shorts b/c it is the only thing in the world that is somewhat comfortable for her enormous body.)
So, three cheers for Lynchburg and the freedom to feel dressed up if you purchased your whole outfit from Target.

Bella Jean

Our sweet girl is growing up so fast! Please pray for wisdom for Joseph and me as we endeavor to teach her about her Creator.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Joseph!