Thursday, December 29, 2011


Growing. Growing. Growing. That's how I have felt the last two weeks. Especially when I try to find something to wear. I didn't buy/borrow/wear anything maternity while I was pregnant with Rylee. I moved up to a Medium in shirts, and made it through wearing dresses and leggings. I do not think I will have the same luck this go around.

On the other plus side: the morning sickness has become manageable (Only in the mornings! hooray!) and ... dare I say it?! I feel like I may have tapped back into an energy source. I did a couple loads of laundry today, and didn't take a nap! 

It has been so fun to give Rylee the 'Big Sister' role. She has a few books about becoming a big sister that we have been wearing out, and she has become even more motherly to her dolls and babies lately. Today when I went to put her into her car seat she shook her head no and tried to have me buckle her baby in instead (I took it as a sweet gesture of concern for her baby, really she was probably trying another tactic to avoid the dreaded car seat)

Counting our blessings!

until next time,

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

White Christmas

Never thought that our picture book White Christmas would come to us while living in dusty, dry, windy west Texas. But it DID!

Christmas Eve was a beautiful night, the snow fell peacefully from the sky. And we played!

Christmas was wonderful! And the blanket of snow on the ground made it just that much better! Here's to a Happy New Year!

until next time,

Monday, December 12, 2011

let it snow

A few Sunday nights ago we were blessed with a beautiful snow. I loved watching out the window as the huge snow flakes fell from the sky...something I haven't seen in a long time. We woke up to a snow blanketed yard... and a very curious little girl who was anxious to yank our arm out the door!

Finally that afternoon we pulled our ski stuff out of the closet and got all bundled up and headed out into the snow.  Rylee was soo excited.

We sat her in the snow and she was glued there, she didn't want to move. We played and played and played. She wasn't bothered by the cold at all. Not even when I threw some snow at her and it got all over her face! She thought it was funny!

Rylee outlasted us all. We had gotten our pictures and a good dose of wet cold and we were ready to get inside. The same wasn't true of Rylee. We drug her back into the house anyways, then she stood at the front door and just looked out into the snow for the longest time.

We are so so glad to have a happy in the cold, play in the snow kinda kid. and so glad that we got to see snow in our own yard this winter!

Hoping for more winter weather...and perhaps some of it on Christmas?!

until next time,

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Here you go! Baby bump at 13 weeks.

It's already soo different than with Rylee. For one, I have a baby bump already, with Rylee the bump didn't bump for several more months. Morning sickness isn't as bad as it was the first time...but it is still very apparent. And the midnight bathroom runs have already plagued me.

The anticipation is one of the best parts about pregnancy, and we know just how exciting, amazing, and wonderful what we have coming I think we may have more anticipation now, especially since we have one more person in the world that we know is going to love this new little baby!

Praising God! What a blessing.

until next time,

bag lady

For Halloween Rylee got the cutest little spider purse in the mail from her Auntie Heather. Our lives have not been the same since. Rylee has made the flip from tiny-tot to total girly-girl.

She started with just taking that one purse with her every where she would go, and it was too cute, she'd pull it high up onto her shoulder before she decided to leave her toy box and head off to her next destination of play or mischief.

This process has since progressed. She found her Easter baskets, and them having handles she thought "purse!" so she added two more to her arms, now having 3 "purses" wrapped around her arms everywhere she goes.

The other day I think she met her match.  I pulled a container out of my closet that had a dozen or so of my old purses in it.  She was elated! ... and also a little weighed down. She didn't want just one, she had to have them all on.

Between her love of shoes, her interest in my makeup bag, and her latest bag obsession I think its official, we are the proud parents of one little girly-girl. Let the real fun begin!

until next time,

Saturday, December 3, 2011


So I've done it again. Let another month go by without a single post. Lets just say the first trimester is never very friendly. Morning sickness + the desire to take 4 naps a day + a busy (very busy) almost 17 month old = blogger disconnect (among other things...)

So no promises, but I do secretly love hearing people ask about my absence from blogging, it lets me know that you do in fact read what were up to, so please keep checking back!

Perhaps a post will pop up soon highlighting some more Sigle adventures.

until next time,