Tuesday, March 31, 2009

its the little things 3/31

1. seeing sweet baby Liam tonight!
2. a quick run and much needed breath of fresh air
3. a chance to help out with church office stuff
4. bath time with AA (well, not really with him, but you know...)
5. getting to make 4lbs of meatballs! (haha, sarcasm here, but i am happy its all done now)
6. its almost april!

catching up... 3/30

We were out of town, so I have some major catching up to do...
1. Going to a fun tupperware party with lots of yummy goodies and a great time meeting new people
2. one more morning with my inlaws and fam
3. watching grammy snuggle and rock Austin to sleep for a morning nap
4. my favorite "other mother" oatmeal for breakfast
5. a cold beer to end the day (hey...it was stressful :)

its the little things 3/29

1. getting Austin dedicated before God and the CTKC church (my father in law did the service at his church) with his cousin Landon
2. a baby shower for my youngest sister in law and seeing how blessed and loved they are
3. leftover chocolate cake and raspberry chocolate ice cream
4. home movie night with the Holts
5. seeing the smiles that Austin puts on the faces of so many.

its the little things 3/28

1. Mom2Mom shopping with Haly
2. a birthday bash for 4 Holt boys and their Mama
3. Chocolate cake and lots of ice cream
4. the best garlic bread I've had in my WHOLE life
5. Austin having a much better nights sleep at the Holts

its the little things 3/27

1. getting out of work at 12.30p to head up to Oxford early
2. a run in new scenery with the sun shining down
3. seeing the Topher Holts!
4. burgers on the grill
5.  getting to see Laura and Bry's new house (and being able to walk there!)

Friday, March 27, 2009

its the little things 3/26

1. not getting called into work last night
2. getting to hang out with both of my boys at small group
3. giving blood, esp. when there is such a shortage
4. another good nights sleep after new episodes of grey's and ER
5. a great husband who tried to give blood and brought Austin up to my work to hang out with all my co workers (and see me of course!)
6. my sister starting to do the "joy in little things"

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

its the little things 3/25

1. a wonderful husband who got up early to get his hair cut so i could have my alone time in the afternoon

2. 2 rebate checks in the mail that i didn't think i would ever get

3. my stubborn attitude that got me what i wanted at Target ( i could have easily left unhappy, but i stuck with it until i got someone to understand me and yes they probably wanted to kill me)

4. a chocolate chunk cookie left over from yesterday

5. a rainy day to stay inside and hang out with the little man.

6. a snuggle time/nap time with AA for 2 hours!

7. a rainy day that turned sunny and warmer 

8. a early evening run with little man

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

its the little things 3/24

1. a surprise box in the mail after i had already got the mail (how does that happen).  Free "big bags" from Ziploc, nothing too exciting
2. a fun birthday day with my bud
3. a WONDERFUL day with my son full of happiness and NO yelling at me
4. superb crispy, perfectly cooked pizza for dinner
5. hearing a lady at the grocery store say that Austins smile made her whole day.

Monday, March 23, 2009

its the little things 3/23

1. a successful trip to the mall for someone specials birthday
2. a much quieter day from austin (thank you Lord!)
3. a fun time "plotting" with amy
4. time to relax tonight
5. a hard, cold, yet rewarding run 

Sunday, March 22, 2009

its the little things 3/22

1. 2 boxes of cereal, a Rx, and 4 cans of soup for .72 at CVS
2. eating delicious waffles with blackberries and walnuts
3. going to a different church this morning
4. running into someone i went to school for 12 years with at church
5. getting to talk to michelle on skype tonight

Saturday, March 21, 2009

its the little things 3/21

1. a productive day including a trip to kroger and a mom 2 mom sale all before 10.
2. a nice talk with my MIL tonight
3. time to get lots of gifts wrapped
4. crock pot ribs
5. hanging out with AA and watching him roll all over the place

Friday, March 20, 2009

its the little things 3/20

1. having lots of alone time tonight
2. getting to see my little guy smile when i came home from work
3. the anticipation of no set plans this weekend
4. the smell of homemade baby food (yams and squash)
5. a early morning bike ride.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

its the little things 3/19

1. swim night with the boys
2. drew making cookies for small group all on his own!!! (opps...group got cancelled)
3. getting to watch michigan bball win, grey's AND ER
4. time to ride my bike
5. a sweet boy who slept until 10am (after a 6.30am feeding) for his papa!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Maya Wrap

Check out this great giveaway here to win a Maya Wrap

its the little things 3/18

1. nice weather to be able to walk to moms group
2. time out to go buy new running shoes!
3. dinner with my burger buddies  :)
4. a boy who did so great last night in his first unswaddled night :)
5. time to go birthday shopping for a certain someone.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

its the little things 3.17

1. sun, sun, sun!!!!!
2. not one, but two long walk/runs in the perfect march weather
3. Rueben's from the local bakery in the park
4. 2 unswaddled naps and a little guy who went right to bed (now just praying the rest of the night goes as well)
5. homemade pita chips

Monday, March 16, 2009

its the little things 3/16

1. 2 awesome walks in the sunshine
2. a mcd's mcflurry
3. watching austin try to crawl and roll all around
4. getting to meet all grandma jo's work ladies
5. being with austin as he hammed it up all day to anyone who would watch.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

its the little things 3/14

1. a hard run in the sunshine
2. prayer watch last night...so nice to do something a little different like that, wish is wasnt so "different" for me though
3. YUMMY homemade tortillas at Ada's baby shower today :)
4. quiet time to myself tonight
5. bed time!

Friday, March 13, 2009

its the little things 3/13

1. small group game night
2. drew making brownies and pigs in a blanket for #1
3. rich reminding me that i signed up for prayer tonight!
4. getting out of work early
5. the sunshine until 8ish oclock!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

its the little things 3/11

1. a great time to catch up with friends at small group
2. A good friend watching Austin today at Drew's work! Thanks Tracy!!!
3. Finding out we are having free lunch at work tomorrow
4. a new ER with all the cast back!
5. A special helper who emptied the dishwasher for me.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

its the little things 3/11

1. a mailbox full of goodies!
2. sharing freebies at moms group
3. a "date" with both my boys...yum!
4. some quiet time with Drew after Austin went to bed
5. getting to talk to Michelle on Skype!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

its the little things 3/10

1. a nice peaceful day inside (for the most part) - i really want to say another crappy rainy day, but i thought i would try to put a happy spin on it
2. free apples after church Sunday to make lots of applesauce with
3. a trip to Kroger for something to do (a 35 dollar trip...crap, should have spent 35 dollars on something more fun)
4. a sweet deal on a frozen pizza for future dinner with the lozens (hint hint!)
5. getting my bike ride in this morning so i can waste time now  :)

Heart walk!

Please check out our heart walk page here.  Austin and I are raising money for the American Heart/Stroke Association and need your help!  We would love for you to walk with us on May 9th, 2009 at Washtenaw Community College.  Even if you cant make it you can help by making an online donation of 25.00 dollars or more.  Unfortunately, If you'd like to give less than that you can't do it online, but I would gladly :)  accept a check or cash for any amount (even change is great!)  every penny helps!  
Thanks in advance for all your help!

Monday, March 9, 2009

its the little things 3/9

1. not getting called into work last night
2. sleeping until 730
3.  going to the loz's for weekly fun
4. a cup of hot cocoa!
5. time to catch up on my email and blogs

Sunday, March 8, 2009

its the little things 3/8

1. getting to go to church and cvs without getting called in
2. sleeping through the night without getting called in (do you see a theme here?)
3. fun cooking with Mom
4. watching the end of Fireproof with Drew and Mom
5. Grandma Jo taking such good care of Austin while I was at work

Saturday, March 7, 2009

its the little things 3/7

1. not getting called in ALL day
2. finally getting to see the movie Fireproof
3. Grandma Jo hanging out with us for the weekend
4. delicious Omaha burgers for lunch
5. even more delicious blackberry waffles for dinner!

Friday, March 6, 2009

its the little things 3/6

1. sun and 60 degrees!
2. Early morning bike ride before work
3. one hour of overtime pay
4. free sassy products in the mail waiting for me when i got home.
5. delicious chicken swarma pita after work!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

its the little things 3/5

1. A walk with the boys to the library in 50 degree weather
2. A steady day at work
3. Free bagels and Starbucks at work
4. a stress free day, i am not on call, night after work
5. Drew and Austin having a great day hanging out

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

its the little things 3/4

1. lots of errand running SOLO!
2. a sweet budget form from Amy
3. quality time with Amy while all 3 kids were napping (well, at least in their rooms!)
4. bath time with Austin
5. Waching Austin eat his new Gerber puffs

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

its the little things 3/3

1. one year anniversary of Grandpa's death and the day went OK
2. Family Grocery trip to meijer
3. A hot/quiet shower
4. watching my boy figure out his exciting world
5. Having time to make lots of baby food

Monday, March 2, 2009

its the little things 3/2

1. A one hour cuddle session with AA
2. Making homemade ravioli
3. An early morning with time to go to the mall with Drew
4. Budget and God talk with Amy
5. Less anxiousness and stress

*Really seeing how God longs for our attention, our love....we are his children (put yourself in your kids shoes from him eyes).  I thought taking my Internet break would be stressful, but its just the opposite

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I am taking a little break from blogging this week so I'll see everyone (ok, the very few of you out there) on Sunday!

its the little things 3/1

1. its march! (yes amy, i agree!!!)
2. fun with Austin and his new bath toys
3. a little alone time this afternoon
4. a powerful service that I focused on the WHOLE time
5. a surprise visit from college friends at church today