Joel and I at a Family Wedding
Watching a Movie Together
Taking Time to Cheese
Okay honestly I have just been getting burnt out on dealing with my blog, hence the long break. I hope you have liked some of the updated photos. Isaac is saying more words day after day and has started to actively play with his brother, which has been fun to watch. Samuel is completely potty trained and has been for quite some time. The next transition will be moving Isaac into Sam's bed this week in order to get ready for baby #3. I'm not due until Sept. 8, but I have already been having some contractions. :o) I'm huge, get out of breath, and am exhausted so finally after 4 years of marriage and 3 of those years of being pregnant I'm ready to have my body be mine. I'm hoping I'll get the motivation to lose this body weight that I have gained over three children although others would probably tell me I'm crazy.
We have done lots of work on the house; adding a new front porch railing and framing out the heater since the people that previously lived in this house didn't understand how to make anything look decent. Thanks for the help Dad! I have painted our mud room, hung up my shelf that will help with organization of scrap booking goodies and my stamped jewelry materials. Joel is turning into my regular handy man and has recently bought himself a new electric sliding miter saw! I'm so excited that soon we will be able to do our own projects without help but in the mean time am very thankful that he has a patient teacher. :o) The baby's room is finally taking on the look of a decorated baby room, and we are putting down new baseboard in our room along with new crown molding. Our room has been the "catch all" for too long and it will be so nice to have a beautiful relaxing room that Joel and I deserve.
My over-grown garden keeps me busy and it is almost time for making homemade salsa! Yesterday I picked an entire big beach bag full of zucchini, squash, cucumbers, 3 different kinds of tomatoes, green beans, and jalapeno peppers. Next year I know not to be so eager to use the whole pack of seeds. :o) In fact, we have soooo much, I thought of having Joel make me a little farmer's market stand so that I can sit out front in our yard selling some of our produce. LOL.
We are also in the process of selling our Volkswagen Passat, which I'm just sick about, but having three kids forces you to upgrade to a larger car. I think it should be standard in all sedans that the car should be wide enough to accommodate 3 car seats in the back row!
That is our story right now. Not too much new except waiting for our third miracle. Which hopefully will wait until after my birthday and our wedding anniversary at the beginning of August. I can't promise that I'll update this on a weekly basis before the baby but I'll try to make it shorter than the couple months that have gone by.