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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…

I’ve been going back and forth with the idea of cloth diapering. It just seems inconvenient, but I know a few moms who cloth diaper, and they love it more than anything. So I’ve been talking with them about it, and I think I’m going to go for it.

It will be cheaper in the long run, but the upfront investment, I just do not have at this time. I like the idea of a one-size/all-in-one cloth diaper, because it works just like a disposable diaper, but you just wash it instead of throw it out. And because it’s one-size (adjustable), I wouldn’t have to worry about buying multiple sizes. There are a few accessories I’d have to buy, but overall, the savings would add up over the course of 2 or so years of a baby in cloth diapers vs. disposable.

After doing some research, I really like the idea of the All in one BumGenius Organic diapers. Now I just need to save up to buy an 18 or 24 pack!

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Still here

I’m still alive! I’ve had one compute problem after another these past few months (and I’m married to a super nerd, how does this make sense?)

So I haven’t had much time for blogging.

Daniel turned 3 last month, Bethany is one today, and I’m 23 weeks pregnant, with Addison Ruth (that’s her name, at least for now!)

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A Wife of Noble Character

For the past couple months, I’ve been studying Proverbs 31, and how to apply it to my life, to be a better (Christian/Biblical) wife and mom. I think many people view me as someone who has no goals. I didn’t finish college, and I currently have no plans to. I’m a stay at home mom, and there’s no place else I’d rather be!

I was recently discussing all of this with my husband, and told him my goals are his goals. It’s not that I can’t think for myself, but he is the head of our household, and it’s my job to support him, and be by his side, raising our children to the best of my ability. It’s his job to provide the income so we can have a roof over our heads, and food on the table, and he should leave for work each day, trusting that our kids will be fed, changed, washed, and cared for by me. Some of these things may be considered old fashion, but I consider myself to be pretty old fashioned! I am an absolute failure in the kitchen, but that’s something I’m GOING to improve! I am learning to sew more and more (baby blankets count!) and I’m going to home school our children. When we own a home, I’d also love to plant a small garden, and have a few chickens for fresh eggs.

This is obviously just a tiny part of being a Proverbs 31 Woman, I’m going to copy and paste the verses here (NIV version), and I’d really love feedback on what you’re doing to be a Wife of Noble Character? What struggles do you have? What have you learned? Advice, tips, comments?

10 [c] A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.

12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.

15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.

16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.

19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

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We’re expecting!!!

We just found out (4/18), we’re expecting again!

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Daniels (almost) 17 month update




I thought I should give a little update about Daniel and his developments. Daniel will be 17 months on the 10th of this month. He still doesn’t walk, although he can, it just isn’t his preferred method of transportation. He has this silly crawl, if you can call it that, where he has one foot flat on the ground, knees bent, in a kneeling position, and then he drags the other leg behind him. I actually tried to imitate this the other day, and its very painful, I have no clue why he does this!

He has 16 teeth, we haven’t seen any new ones for almost 3 months, and I’m enjoying the teething break.

He is enjoying learning new words, his favorite seems to be “hi!” with a backwards wave (waving with his palm opening and closing facing himself). He doesn’t talk in sentences, but is enjoying repeating words he hears often. He has been saying “mommy/mama/mum” since 8 months, and added “dada/daddy” to that about 2 months later. But now he’ll say “coo coo” imitating the clock at my parents house, he says “thank you” and “poo poo” which I accidently taught him when changing his diaper. The other day we took him to a park with a lake and ducks, and after I said “duckies” a few times, he started repeating it back. When he tries to say his name, it comes out as “Naniel.”

He is enjoying trying to play catch, hiding from us under a blanket, while we ask “where’s Daniel?” and he loves toys that make noise. (He enjoys banging on the piano when we take him to “Mimi’s and Papa’s house”). He loves swinging on the swings at the park, and is starting to enjoy sliding down the slide on his own. He also loves the water, so hopefully I’ll get him in a swimming class when the weather is hot enough.

Daniel is absolutely fearless of dogs, which is probably both good and bad, but I wish we had one for him to play with.

As always, he is so much fun and he makes Dan and I laugh daily!

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Disneyland!

Today my mom and I took Daniel, and my niece Keilah to Disneyland. Technically, it was not Daniel’s first trip to Disneyland, but it was the first time he was able to enjoy it. And he had a blast! He only got fussy when he was tired of being in the stroller. Once we let him loose in Toontown he was great. He was exploring everything. Keilah had a great time too!





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New Toy!

Auntie Liz and Uncle Brett were just out here visiting from Texas, and they bought Daniel this belated birthday present. It’s a “play tent.” A 6 foot long tube, that can attach to additional tubes for more play space. Daniel has spent hours in this thing. The box says ages 3 and up, but my 16 month old is loving it. I think every toddler should have one!

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