Monday, August 25, 2008

It's Been A While

Yes, I know it's been quite a while since I've blogged. I don't really have any excuse except we've been watching the olympics. Every other time I come to blog, I get distracted or something else comes up. Who knew that I had other stuff to do. :) There's not too much new going on around here except for Natalie growing and changing everyday. She's such a clown and will do just about anything to make you laugh. She's also never met a stranger. She'll wave to anyone. It's so sweet! Here are some newer pics of our little darling.

I let her color a birthday card for her Aunt Cole a couple of weeks ago. She used markers for the first time. I was smart enough to put a play tshirt over her outfit so she didn't color on it. She loved coloring! We haven't colored with markers since, but she also loves coloring with crayons. She's so funny. She would rather have white paper than a color sheet. Maybe that means she's going to be very creative.

Natalie loves to put daddy's boots on. She can barely walk in them, but she is becoming more and more of a daddy's girl and wants to be like him.

Our friends Johnny and Tricia got a new red Dodge Charger not too long ago. Of course they had to come by and show it off! Natalie loved it. When I went to get her out she held onto the consol with her hands and yelled, "NOOO!" We decided it would have made a great commercial.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Bits and Pieces

My friend, Jennifer, officially has me hooked on I absolutely love it! Although, like her, I'm not sure how to print the pages since I don't want to print them on my home printer. My first one took me on and off all day, but I really like how it turned out. Click here to check it out. Hopefully you can view it. I'm still working on getting on my blog. :)

I have been surfing blogs the past few days and I've found some great crafty blogs. You should check out and I've been inspired to try making some things for Christmas this year. I'll have to try a prototype out for myself first. I'll let you know how it goes. For now, I've got to get my sewing machine fixed and find some extra cash for material.

My daughter is so much fun to watch. Who needs to pay for entertainment when I've got her?!? At the moment, she's running from one end of the room to the other throwing herself on the couch then against the entertainment center. Maybe it has something to do with the few bites of ice cream I gave her a little bit ago. She's also been playing with her babydolls the last couple of weeks. She loves rocking them saying sh, sh, sh, feeding them, giving them a paci and the latest-taking of their clothes and changing their diapers. It amazes me how she knows to take care of her doll.

Enough for now, I need to wear the little sweetpea down so she'll sleep tonight and then clean up the kitchen.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Bows, Time Outs and Working for Food

Natalie has been wearing pigtails for sometime now and I've finally made some bows for her to wear. If your interested in any bows for your little princess just let me know.

Well, I have discovered that time outs work much better with Miss Natalie than spankings. On Monday, she was playing with my feet and bit my toe. Yeah, I know it sounds funny, but it made me scream. So, I sat her in time out. She cried like I had just broken her heart. I told her she had to sit there until I said she could get up. Surprisingly she sat there for a few minutes and stopped crying. I loved on her and told her that we don't bit even to play. She was great the rest of the day! Who knew! I am so excited that this method is working.

We had fresh corn for dinner the other night and Natalie decided she wanted to help me clean it. She did a wonderful job!

Monday, August 4, 2008


Well, we finally have our internet reconnected. So, here are the promised pictures of our beautiful home. We still have some projects that need to be finished an I'm working on unpacking the last few boxes and getting all the decor up.


Entryway & Front Door




Natalie's Room

Natalie's Room

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Our beautiful little girl is 17 months old today. I'm still trying to figure out where all the time has gone. She's changing so much here lately. She's talking like crazy repeating everything you say and do. She's so beautiful!!!