Monday, February 22, 2010

We Belong Together

Greg has been gone for 2 weeks in Boise doing......whatever military men do when they have to leave their families. He just got back last night and I was so happy to have him home! As most of you know Greg has had to leave me for long periods of time throughout our 6 years of marriage but this time it hit me the hardest. It had nothing to do with my kids, actually my girls are really good. Eva has her tantrums every now and again but for the most part I feel they are good girls and taking care of them is fairly easy. I feel that I am good at juggling house work, time with my kids, play dates and time for myself. So I guess what made this so hard was the thought I had come into to my head everyday....."This is how it's going to be when Greg is gone for a whole year." Yes he is going to be leaving in September, to Iraq, for one long year. And really it's not the single mom aspect that really bothers me. I feel that I am a very organized person and I will be fine to do it all by myself. I think what I realized will be the hardest is just how much I will miss him. We are a team and he is my best friend. Not to mention the thought that the unthinkable could happen. I won't talk about it. I can't. It's getting to be too real and in my mind he WILL be home after a year. Of course we still have some time together before he leaves. September is a little ways away but this time apart has just made me dwell on it a little more. It will be hard to have him gone for so long. I will miss him, the girls will miss him. He is the man in our lives, our protector and joke teller, our mix fix it, and the love in our lives. Yes it will be difficult to have him gone because....we just belong together.

I think he will miss me too.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

How much weight can I carry?

Just thought I should share with everyone how I have been cleaning my house for the past year. And I don't mean just loading the dishwasher or something simple like that. I mean every Saturday doing the bathrooms, vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, moping and going up and the stairs with laundry. I remember this summer when Layla was around 5 months old I was starting to think, "I don't know how much longer I can do all this with her on my back." Now she is almost 13 months and weighs 24 pounds! Yet I continue to carry her around like this because it keeps her happy and out of my way. Plus it's really cute when I'm cleaning the bathroom sinks and I hear her talking and laughing only to look up and see her waving to herself in the mirror. So how much weight can I carry? I guess we'll just have to wait and see :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A new little Pretty.

I have been looking for some sort of entry way table ever since we moved into this house. Last week I finally found one. I went to this new craft/antique store here in Pocatello and I stumbled upon this little beauty.

I thought it had some real potential and for only $25 dollars I just couldn't pass it up. So I brought it home and stained it black to go with the rest of my decor.
This is how it turned out.

I especially loved the hardware that was already on it. Such a nice little vintage touch.

So I'm very proud of the way it turned out. Just another new little pretty thing to add to my house :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Layla Grace is 1!

Yes my little angel is now one year old. She was born on January 2oth and has been the sweetest little girl ever since. So who is this little girl? She is the little one in our house who loves to take babies on walks.

She is always reaching for anything she can get her little hands on.

Layla is very tender hearted and gets her feelings hurt very easily. All you have to do is say, "Layla NO." and she will start to cry. Just the other day Greg was teasing Layla and saying, " You naughty little girl, you're going to get a spanking." Eva chimed in and said, "No Daddy you can't. She's tender." Then Greg asked Eva when it would be OK to spank Layla and Eva said after her birthday. Uh oh Layla looks like you better watch out! :)

Even though Layla is tender she is also silly. She loves to play peek-a-boo, give hugs and kisses, pretend to talk on the phone and as we found out on her birthday roll around in tissue paper.

She also likes to blow raspberries and make funny sounds with her mouth which came in handy when it was time to blow out her candle. We had to keep relighting it so she could blow it out over and over again.

Layla is also very independent. She hates to be fed food and insists on doing it herself.

Which always leads to lots of food on the floor.....

And lots of food on her.

So that's our sweet little Layla. She is such a joy to have in our family and I love her so much.
Oh yeah and I almost forgot to mention the best part.....she's chunky.