Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone is having a great New Years Eve! Donnie and I are over at my parents, so I'm taking advantage of the computer.

So I have a question for everyone. When Josiah was born, Donnie had the honor of cutting the imbecile cord. Then they gave us the scissors as a keepsake. They are still covered in blood, and have been sitting in a cabinet for the past three months.

Now I think this is all really gross, and I'm wanting to toss them. So what do you all think. Should we keep the scissors or throw them away? And if we do keep them, what do we do with them?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


As many of you know, Donnie collects transformers. Seeing that his dad has so many, we knew we had to get the peanut one. So last week for Christmas the peanut got his very first transformer. Meet Softimus Prime. (and yes...he does transform!)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Too Funny

The other night I came into the living room and found this:
Please note that he is laying in the babies boppy with the babies blanket, and laying on top of the babies book. Too funny!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Part 2

On Christmas Eve Donnie and I traveled from West Virgina to Ohio to visit my side of the family. Christmas morning we opened presents, and I have to say it was very fun with the peanut there.

My mom and dad gave the peanut a GIANT care bear (I love care bears) and a snowman bib. I have the say that the bib did come in very handy.
After opening presents we headed to my uncle Randy's house for Christmas lunch. I was most excited when I found out my cousin Sarah had got Clue for Christmas! I LOVE that game! My grandma was able to make it over to Randy's and it was great to have her there. I think she loved seeing her great grandson!
Thanks to my cousins Preston and Jackie the peanut had the cutest Christmas sweater to wear. He looked like a little man!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Part 1

This past Saturday Donnie and I headed down to West Virgina to visit Donnie's dad. This is the first time that Donnie's dad was going to see the peanut so we knew it was going to be very exciting for everyone. Not only did we have the peanut with us, but we also had the pug. I will share our trip in pictures.

From Detroit to West Virgina is about 8 hours, and having a pug and a peanut with us we made many stops on the way. Surprisingly very few places we stopped had baby changing tables. Changing diapers in the car proved a bit hard to do. The peanut did really well in the car. We won't talk about how the pug did.

Donnie's dad was SO happy to see his grandson. (and his grandpug) He could not take his eyes off of the peanut. His dad held him every chance he got!

His dad was even happy to see Frankie. Frankie LOVES his grandpa because when ever he is eating Frankie gets some also. Frankie would even sleep in the same room as his grandpa every night.

We stayed there for four days. Leaving was hard on everyone. Donnie's dad did not want to see us go. But we had to go to continue our Christmas adventure.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Too Funny

As I posted about before, I have a nativity that I love. Donnie has issues with heartburn and he always has Tums around. Well, I noticed that the Tums kept winding up in the nativity. I kept telling Donnie to keep his Tums out of the nativity! And know what he told me? He is trusting Jesus with his heartburn. I don’t know about you, but I don’t buy it. :-)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a very merry Christmas! I promise to have many pictures and posts up in the next few days! Have a great Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

God is so Good!

Now that I'm not working, money is tight. In this economy, I'm sure many people are feeling this also. With our money being tight clothes for the peanut is not really in the budget. We did get a lot of clothes from my cousin and his wife and that has been very helpful.

However, a few weeks back I noticed that there were a few clothes items that I thought Josiah needed. So I prayed, and you know what? The clothes came! The past couple of weeks I have gotten a TON of clothes from two different people.
God is good!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Three Months!

Last Saturday was the peanuts big three month birthday! Feel free to leave birthday wishes! :-) And you know what he is doing now that he is three month? Sleeping though the night! The past two nights he has slept 11 hours!! Holy Cow!!! I wonder if this will keeping going, or was if just a fluke? I REALLY hope it will keep going!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


This past weekend my mom and dad babysat the peanut so Donnie and I could go to a Christmas party. Isn't that sweet of them?!
Before we left my mom took some pictures for her Christmas cards, so here they are for your enjoyment! The peanut is starting to smile on demand a little! How fun is that?

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


The peanut is smiling! And talking! Yeah! It has been so much fun to be interacting with the peanut! The other day grandma came over, and he just smiled and smiled and smiled at her. It was so cute! Its starting to make the sleepless nights worth it! (I think) J

However, when ever I get the camera out the smiling stops. L

Monday, December 08, 2008


Change is in the air! Seeing that we are currently living on one income, we had to make some changes to the budget. We are going to use our home phone now, and only use cell phones for emergency. The biggest change is that we no longer have Internet. I will now be blogging and such from the library.

I say these are all small changes for me to be able to stay home to raise our peanut!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Swaddle

I mentioned before about the swaddle of death. Let me just say this has been a life saver! Every time Donnie swaddles the peanut extra tight he sleeps so good! I really think he likes it! When he is wrapped tight he even sleeps in the day with no problem! Now I have been trying for days now, but I still can not get it as tight as he does!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Something to think about

So, what do you think?