Thursday, June 18, 2009

check us out!

Couldn't resist sharing these pics of Cameron in the bumbo the other day...I put a vase full of hydrangea blooms on the table & she immediately grabbed one - it was so cute!

As I shared the other day - we are moving the blog - head over to to check us out...we don't have all the kinks worked out just yet, but life's all about the journey, right? We've decided to start blogging share more of our family story, our values & where we're headed in life...we hope you'll come over and join us on the back 40!

Monday, June 15, 2009


Do ya'll remember when we did the 10 minute makeover compliments of Nesting Place?? Well today she's hosting a mega-giveaway party...giveaways scheduled all day long & we were super excited to have our wall vinyls chosen to participate! So make sure you head on over today or by Weds at least to enter a bunch of great giveaways!

Also - we're in the process of moving the blog & turning it into more of a family affair...we're still working out a few kinks, but I'll share more in the coming days & hopefully that will mean more consistent posting too! LOL

Have a great day & see you soon!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Catching Up...Again

Blogging continues to be a lesser priority of late, but I'm A-OK with that...spending lots of good, quality time with my babies (& Brad) & enjoying life - doesn't get better than that! I did want to post a few pics, though...mostly of the kiddos, as I'm definitely behind there...

Walker got "Big Loader" for Christmas - I will have to post more on it soon - he is OH SO IN LOVE with it...
A hold over from the Simple Mom Spring Clean - the before of my bathroom cabinet - yikes!
And after - much, much better...why didn't I do this before? Walker was watching me clean it out, and looked at both my fingernail polish remover & the bottle of rubbing alcohol & thought they were water & said as much when asking for a drink...I promptly pulled out my Mr. Yuk stickers and we had a quick lesson on who he was & to not touch those bottles (or any others with those stickers) & to always ask me if he wanted something to drink. It was a great reminder to me of how important poison safety is! I keep that cabinet locked with a childproof lock, though I'm sure I slip occasionally and leave it undone - but this was a fabulous reminder for me & will keep me on my toes with that lock. If you haven't done it already - stop and send away for your FREE Mr. Yuk stickers now!!!

My sweet one of her favorite sleeping spots...

she was cheezin' it after a nap.
Walker is so in love with the "meet the...letters, shapes, numbers, colors & sight words" by Preschool Prep Company - definitely a great purchase!

I can hardly believe that baby C is old enough for a Bumbo - 2 more days and she'll be 4 months old...oh how time flies!

Love, love, love it!
Have a great night!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

wall vinyls here we come!

Thanks to Josh & Brenda, Brad & I were recently introduced to wall vinyls...and quickly fell in love. We've decided to expand our business line & start offering vinyls as well on etsy. Thought I'd share a few of our current designs with you here...we're currently building our design inventory, so if you have any ideas - we'd love to hear them!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Long Time, No Blog

Where does the time go? Never thought I'd end up taking a 2 month hiatus from blogging, but that is certainly how it's turned out. Cameron already hit the 3 month! Life is wonderful having 2 babies at home...not that you can really call Walker a baby anymore - oops! Nonetheless, 2 certainly takes more time than 1! For the past couple of months, I've given myself a break from blogging in an effort to work on adjusting to 2 and trying to work on our household running more smoothly, an ongoing project for me.


Simplemom is kicking off a 2 week Spring Cleaning party today, and that was a great impetus for me to jump back in - before & after pictures always help keep me motivated! We've had a good bit of company in the past weeks, so our house has been relatively neat, but I am a clutterbug, so there are always a few too many piles. I'm hoping that these next 2 weeks will get me a little closer to maintaining our house in a company-ready we go! Today's task was to simply get rid of the trash &/or things that need to be given away...

My baking cabinet is where I keep my cookbooks/recipes & it has long been out-of-control - you could hardly get the flour out without an avalanche of recipes hitting the floor. It was definitely time to work on this one!
After (yea!) I can't wait to hear what Brad has to say the next time he opens up this cabinet! The top 2 shelves still need some work, but at least it's now easy to access things on the bottom one.
My jewelry armoire is my favorite bedroom catch-all...drives me crazy, yet again & again it gets covered up - must have something to do with being out of reach of toddler hands!

The baker's rack...ahh...another nemesis of mine. Would hate to even think about how many times I've cleaned this puppy off and vowed to not let it get this way again...ahem...

The bottom still looks a bit chaotic, but that's because we keep a crate of Walker's books & some little people for him to play with in the kitchen/dining gets pulled out daily & played with, and since it really isn't the problem here, I didn't even touch it's my junk that's a problem on this piece! I do need to look for a more closed basket/tote to store them in so they aren't quite so visible!

The bar seems to collect all sorts of things - Brad and I are both guilty of coming in the door & dropping any & everything right here...seems like it might be time for the Christmas reindeer salt&pepper shakers to be put think? ;)

This little spot on the counter was meant to be a good snack launching point, but quickly spiraled out of control...

Ah - the bench...a gathering spot for all things headed downstairs...and/or extra baby gear...

Yea - I feel like major progress has been made, and overwhelming, it has not been. Can't wait to see what the next 2 weeks bring! I won't promise to blog every day, but I will try to keep up as much as I can...we'll see! And now I leave you with the cutest little toesies you've ever seen!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Please Pray for the MckFamily

Prayers for Stellan

Please pray for this precious family - Stellan has been in almost constant SVT for several days now and the doctors are scratching their heads as he is not responding to typical therapies. They're also having a lot of trouble getting/keeping an IV in him. To learn more of their story, vist My Charming Kids.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

This morning Walker decided Cameron needed her paci back - he doesn't quite have enough finesse just yet to easily get it back in her mouth, but it was so cute seeing him try to help her!

And then when she's not in the swing, he likes to help himself...

Mama with baby C.

Mama & Daddy & Alexa & Autumn came over for supper tonight - W & A play so well together. They played one of Walker's favorite games to play with Brad 'horsey'...Alexa was not a very compliant horsey.

Walker loves being led around...

They had a blast! A couple of videos for your viewing pleasure...Cameron enjoying some time on her tummy & then A&W playing with the dump trucks...too much fun! Enjoy!!

Tummy Time from Jodi on Vimeo.

W, A & the Dump Trucks from Jodi on Vimeo.