Thursday, December 1, 2011

shaped crayons

Take broken crayons.
Break them up small.
Put them in Sylicon Mold.
Bake at the lowest setting in the oven.
Watch them close and when they look like liquid pull them out and let them cool.

Wha La....(smooth the back down)

In this case I made gingerbread for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

So Pinterested....

So I love Pinterest. I have now made several of the wonderful things I have found and feel completely inspired. I am going to start posting what I have made and give feedback on my experiences. I am also going to post some family recipes and craft projects as I do them. Should be fun and I hope anyone reading will enjoy. Mostly I hope my girls will be able to learn from this one day.

Amy ♥

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Now 3 Months Old

She found her thumb at the same age her sister did.

Noticed the unwanted paci right next to her!

Zoey's Birth Story

July 3, 2011

5:30am Saturday morning at 5:30 I woke up with contractions and started timing them. They were consistent at 5 min apart and 1 min long. I woke Mike up after about 45 minutes because things were steady and then I went and woke my mom up , who lives with us, about 15 min later. As soon as I got up everything slowed down to 10 min apart and maybe 30 sec. all the way out to 30 min apart.

7:00am We ate breakfast and I went and layed back down for an hour or so. As soon as I did that it all picked back up again but this time it was 7 min apart 1 min long and when I got up it all slowed to a crawl again! I was so frustrated just not knowing what to do.

11:00am Mike and I went to Wal-Mart to walk around for a while . We ate lunch there and walked for about 45minutes. Nothing happened. I maybe felt one small contraction. So we decided to go home and rest.

1:30pm I sent Mike to work. I really didn’t think anything was going on and I just needed to get rest for when it all really kicked in. I just had to pray too that God would make this go as quick and as possible.

3:30pm I felt like there was something holding me back. Like my body wasn’t opening up. I didn’t think her head was engaging. I called and left a message with my doctor and was waiting for a call back. I called my sister who suggested pelvic rocks and gets some rest I also called a friend who is a midwife in training and she suggested the same thing. My doctor called back and I let him know what was going on and he suggested that I take 2 Tylenol pm and go to bed because he really didn’t think it was happening for a while either.

6:00pm So I took some of the Tylenol PM and my mom got me some dinner but I really couldn’t eat. I sat most of the afternoon in on her bed having contractions that I just didn’t think were doing anything. I got up at one point and had a strong one that I had to have her help me through.

6:15pm After that I called Mike to come home, I just wanted him with me. And I called my sister and told her in tears that I just didn’t want to do this anymore. Should have been a big clue!

6:45pm I got up from all this and went to the bathroom where I had a burning sensation but again I didn’t think it was anything with how constipated I had been. I got in the shower and had 2 really strong contractions so I got out got dressed and got into bed.
7:12pm As soon as I layed down I screamed for my mom. I had to push! 1 small push and my water broke all over the bed. My mom got a towel and she ran and got her phone and called 911. I push 2 more times and she was out. I had to yell through those two pushes the 911 operator barely could hear my mom. They walked her though how to stimulate the baby and then a police officer showed up and then very shortly the Firemen and paramedics.

It was crazy. All these huge men (they were in their fire fighting pants) were surrounding my bed and all seemed afraid to touch anything until the paramedic, who was right there, started working, and just then Mike came in. I felt so bad that he missed it that the first thing I said when he came in was “I am sorry” of course he thought that was crazy and encouraged me.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Due Date

Today is my due date, nothing is happening. So frustrating. We will have to wait and see.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day

We made Mike this "Super Hero" Kit. Which he loved. He truly is our Super Hero!!!! We love you babe.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Almost There

Ok, so with Kaitlyn I was 10 days after my due date and I still had to be educed. It wasn't until those last few days that I was ready to just do what ever it took to have her. Now It is 13 days before my Estimated due date and I am done. I am ready to hold her and give lots of kisses but who knows when it could happen. I keep repeating to myself. "God is in Control," it is the only way I can get through it. I am so impatient this time.

God is truly trying to teach me a lesson on patience. We are working on it with Kaitlyn too. Funny how that works out.

Friday, May 13, 2011

49 Days Left

Only 49 Days Left until my Estimated Due Date. I stress Estimated because last time I didn't deliver until 10 days after this date.

We have some great big changes going on. New munchkin coming, we have put Kaitlyn in a Big girl bed, and my Mom is coming to live with us. I think God likes to keep me on my toes. I really hope and pray all goes well with the move in and the birth. Kaitlyn is doing well with her new bed. Some rough nights but that is to be expected.

Our Zoey Mikayla will be in my arms soon. I can not wait! I know a bit more of what to expect any maybe how to handle things. I am grateful my mom will be there to help and I have been able to nurture some of my relationships lately which I am so grateful for. We, especially as women, need our friends. My husband is wonderful but he doesn't always know what do do with all my emotions, though he does a good job when he has to.

I think God is using this time in my life to help me see my need for Him. I forget and rely on myself a lot which is never a good idea. God has given me the ability to handle a lot of stressful situations but when I go to Him, pray about it, read the word. I wind up on the other end happier no matter what has happened because I know God is in control. That lifts a huge burden off of your shoulders. We were never meant to carry these burdens by ourselves. God wants them and gives you people to help you through life.

Psalm 55:22a (New International Version)
22 Cast your cares on the LORD
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.


Galatians 6:2 (New International Version)
2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

It is amazing the amount of hope that can be gleaned from a little bit of scripture!!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Enter to wing a Cricut Expression 2

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