Friday, February 27, 2015

Becoming a Big Girl

She's my little spitfire of a lady. She's spunky and full of sass.
 I think I've said that before though. There are times raising her seems easy as Sunday morning and others I can seriously feel the grey growing at record speed. 

She's been acting so growny lately, especially after our trip to Florida a couple weeks ago. While  we were there we saw that she might be ready for a big girl bed and went ahead and brought home a bed from my Moma and Daddys. When we asked her if she was ready, she was so excited. 
We bought her mattress from Sams and made it a big deal about it. It was a huge night for her.

That same night her Daddy set up her bed and I got it all set up for her. It was bittersweet to see her crib sitting in the garage. She looked so tiny in her big bed, but she was in love with it. I was a little afraid she would give us trouble with staying in it, but she totally surprised me. She's always been such a good troop where bedtime is involved, and she still is. 

This is one change that isn't so tough to deal with because it's so sweet. 
But still....where has time gone?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Getting Ready

We started clearing our garden beds out two weeks ago. The rain stopped long enough this past weekend for us to get out and really get it all ready. We've gardened in the past, but I think this time will be even more fun. The girls are big enough to help and actually learn something from it. I'm excited for summer days outside playing by the gardens, picking vegetables and hopefully watching my littles try something new for once. 

This will be the first time we'll grow potatoes. We're attempting the trash can method. Layer after layer of potatoes...a girl can dream right? The big girls actually dove right in with helping. Daddy let them drop the potatoes in the dirt and now they ask every morning if their ready. It's going to be a long summer. 

It wasn't long after we were out there that the shoes flew off and their little toes were covered in fluffy soil. It was so neat to watch them prance around and enjoy it. They "stirred" the dirt and helped me pull out old roots. Ellie just ran around being, well, Ellie. 

With the weather so crazy this year, I'm not sure when we'll actually be able to get plants in the ground. I'm really hoping it will be soon though, I'm so ready as are my girls. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


It's completely inevitable. 
That I know.
But man has this week been so incredibly full of anything and everything to do with...

Sometimes I have a hard time seeing it. This week it hit me hard.

Ellie is becoming more independent.
The girls have completely lost their baby-ness. 
(that is until they decide to start whining)
There is an extra shimmer to my hair.
My hands are starting to feel the years of use.
As are my knees.
I've started desiring a more simple home: less stuff. 
I'm starting to accept that home will always be that no matter where I am.
and the list could go on.

I'm not a fan of this. When I find a comfortable spot, I really like to try and stay put. But as defiant as I may be, that is not how He has it planned out. My babies will grow, my marriage will continue to blossom, my body will forever show signs of wear-n-tear, and time will keep marching on. 

But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more Psalm 71:14