Wednesday, March 31, 2010

oh no she didn't....

Yeah, so this is a post. After I totally said I wasn't going to post. I am weird like that. Inconsistent if you like. I got to thinking about my self-imposed blocking of the blogging and I realized something. See, when I get stressed or upset or sad I shut down. From everything. I draw into myself and away from people. A survival skill? A protection from what?

Anyway, so as I thought about this I realized that this time I don't want to shut down or pretend that everything is okay (which I sometimes do) (even though everything really IS okay right now, promise!). Does that sentence even work? Probably not which is why I want a fun grammar and conventions book for my birthday. *Hint, hint* cough, Shawn. I saw one at a Scholastic book fair and probably should have picked it up or at least written down the title so I could find it, but alas I did not. And that is why you get the above sentences.

But the fact is that I am okay. I really, really am. (Besides my lack of comma skills and excessive use of the parentheses) And, we've been having some mighty fun around here lately (even though you couldn't tell that from the shape of my blog) so I wanted to share a few pics. Do enjoy!!!

The girl has it made...seriously her own pony service and cell phone accessibility. How does she get service on the range?!?!

"Please, no photos..."

We spent an hour outside painting with water. It was beautiful. It was memorable. It was a spur of the moment idea that worked brilliantly for us!!!

That is the teddy bear sponge on her head. She was so proud and wanted me to take a picture. She kept saying, 'scheeeee".

Today we went to the mall for a little stroller walking to help baby Silas (Isaac's soon to be baby brother) get here and to let the kiddos play in the play area.

Lauren and Isaac always look like they are getting ready to cause some mischief!

Now I am off to enjoy this gorgeous weather and get some things finalized for our big kitchen remodel to come soon!!!


  1. She is just adorable!! Please don't ever stop blogging!! You are incredible, Jen!

  2. I love you, dear friend! You are more awesome than you realize. Lauren is one lucky girl to have such a fun mommy who loves her as much as you do!

  3. Oh my goodness!!!!!! I can't believe how big Lauren is!! She just looks so tall in these pictures. What a cutie! Good luck with your remodel, we are in the midst of a bathroom remodel now and I am so OCD about my house being clean that the dust everywhere is driving me batty!
    Miss you much!