Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dying Easter Eggs and a couple from Easter

On Lucy Easter Egg Dying: Gap playtime favorites heart shirt, On Easter- Gap White and Black dress from the Havana Collection, Black Cardigan Gap playtime favorites, white tights Circo Target.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Favorite Nail Polish Trend

This past winter I came across OPI's Shattered nail polish. I love it. I tried to take pictures with my iPhone and they were terrible.  What it is, is a black topcoat that you paint over your already painted dry nails. As it dries it shatters across your nails to form a crackled two-texture, two-color finish.

On Facebook this afternoon I came across this from Culture of Cute. New shattered colors!
Definitely worth the $8 for a bottle. Can't wait to try the new summer colors!

April 20 - SNOW?!?!

April 20 and we wake up to snow! Ugh! I can't handle anymore winter. I'm sure I say this every year but I swear this is the longest winter ever! We came close to being the third snowiest winter on record. I'm ok settling for fourth if this means we don't wake up to more snow in 2011 until after October.

I did get a chance to wear a pair of boots that I don't wear as ofter as I like. Mostly because I prefer a heel, but wearing heels while playing with Lucy at school isn't the best idea I've ever had.  Love these MIA boots!

One more positive. One last time to listen to my favorite cold weather songs!

Zach Brown Band - Colder Weather

Trip Shakespeare - Snow Day

This is all the positivity I can come up with for SNOW on April 20!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Prayers, Medical Professionals, Medicine and Wonders!

Thanks for all the prayers!  Baby Britta is on her way to recovery!
She was taken off the ECMO machine, the paralyzers, and some of the sedatives she was on.
She opened her eyes to see her mom and dad and squeezed a few fingers over the past couple days.
Prayer and medical professionals and medicine really do work wonders!

I can't imagine how hard it must be for her parents. I worry when Lucy has a fever or a runny nose. I can't even imagine what they have been feeling. I really admire their strength, love, and faith that they have shown during the past two and a half weeks.

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Friday, April 15, 2011


Lucy and her boyfriend at the park

On My Mind

  • When is the nausea going to go away?
  • Is spring ever going to come?
  • Is it November so I can drink a bottle of wine?
  • Why is potty training so hard?
  • Paul wasn't going to win Idol, but he should have stuck around longer than Haley and Stefano.
  • Why won't my two year old nap?
  • What is the point of low waisted maternity pants?
  • What is it with toddlers and their rain boots?
  • I love having great neighbors!
  • Coffee and shopping on gloomy days is perfect.
  • Why do kids get sick...not just colds but REALLY sick? It makes my heart hurt.
If anyone is interested in keeping up with baby Britta here is link to her caringbridge site Britta Kieger

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Prayers Needed!

If everyone could keep my best friend's niece, Britta, in your prayers it would be much appreciated. She's a beautiful 7 month old who has been in Minneapolis Children's ICU for about two weeks. She's had RSV, pneumonia, and a couple other infections that have made her lungs not function properly. She is now on a ECMO machine that has put her lungs on bypass.  Please pray for her and her family. Her older brother and sister are missing her terribly! 

This weekend her brother and sister get to come down and have some quality time with their parents who are now staying at the Ronald McDonald House.  If you are unfamiliar with the Ronald McDonald House it is a "home away from home" for families with a child who has cancer or other life threatening illnesses. This is a non-profit that survives on donations from the community and volunteers who are the "heartbeat of the house."  They offer so much for these families. The average stay for a transplant family is 120 days, while all other families average 54.  Here a list of some of the awesome services they provide:
  • House managers available 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day
  • Three kitchen stations, a stocked food pantry and a community kitchen for groups to use when preparing nightly meals
  • A one-room schoolhouse for patients and siblings to continue their studies. The school has a full-time licensed teacher, a part-time teacher’s aide and is supported by regular weekly volunteers
  • A resource room with a library and eight computers allowing parents to work remotely
  • A movie theater with movies shown twice a week 
  • 24-hour laundry facilities
  • Numerous family activities such as BINGO, arts & crafts and a bouncy house
  • Two children’s indoor play areas and two outdoor play areas – both fenced in, offering parents an opportunity to relax while their children play 
  • A 24-hour workout facility 
  • Two game rooms with arcade games, a pool table, foosball and bubble hockey
  • A 1⁄2 court gymnasium
  • An after-school program for kids that includes cooking, crafts, games, music, art and pet therapy
  • A scrapbooking room for families to make new memories
  • A large patio area for families to barbecue or enjoy the summer weather
  • Bedding, towels and all paper products are provided. Toiletries are also available
  • Transportation to Target is provided twice a week
  • Extensive video and new release DVD library

If you are looking for volunteer opportunities the Ronald McDonald house sure could use you.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Whooohooo I actually had a couple visitors to my blog.
Looks like I will have to start posting again!

In exciting news...I'm pregnant!
Lucy is going to be a big sister! Yippeee!

Due in November!