Wednesday, March 17, 2010

our Irish kids

Happy St. Patricks day!

I know I never post.... I will strive to do better!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010 New Year of Blessings

what we've been up to

you can see here or here for a little more info, but my adorable  5 year old nephew Matthew was diagnosed with a brain tumor on New Years Eve, he had emergency surgery at Phx Childrens Hospital yesterday.  He is sleeping beautifully this morning.  They will keep him sedated until after his MRI today.  He has mobility in his fingers and toes, and although he was supposed to lie flat he did sit up in the night.  (secretly his mom was happy to know he has the ability!)
Thank you all for your prayers and love.  We have felt them and are grateful for such a merciful Father in Heaven who knows us and our needs, and for amazingly talented Doctors here.

UPDATE: Matt is home and getting better everyday for the story of how the brain tumor was found click here

Saturday, December 19, 2009

giving is awesome! DEADLINE EXTENDED till 6pm MST 12/31/09

there are only a few days left to submit an AZ family to the Giving is Awesome contest!  Please enter a family you think could really use a HUGE photo package and photo shoot as a gift, then RED FEATHER PHOTO will choose a winner.  It's an amazing opportunity!  See details here

now send in an email for a family that could use something special!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

handmade black friday (well, everyday)

I Took The Handmade Pledge!
feel free to shop my etsy store.  well really anyone's etsy store, we love support for all things handmade with love!

Happy thanksgiving!
I know I should be counting my blessings but all I can hear in the background is a four year old girl, with amazing vocals screaming into her wet tear stained pillow "I WANT TO PLAY I WANT TO PLAY..." etc, you get the idea.

grounded for another holiday.... at this point I won't even need to Christmas shopping for her.  Heaven help me.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween was scary!

I may be biased, but holy moly my kids are ADORABLE!  now if only they acted as adorable as they looked, we'd be made in the shade!

Jocie has been melting down at every step of the way lately and there have been some "hard lessons" to go along with it.  Long long story short, she chose to not go trick or treating the night before Halloween with a different choice.  She knew it was her decision, so although we handed out candy and visited friends, she was not aloud to take any candy (I am now known as the mean mom by our neighborhood and several others), but surprisingly she was ok with it.  She made up a song and dance while shaking boxes of nerd candy, so I don't think she's as scarred as others may have thought!

I don't know how it happened but about 2 months ago Harrison woke up as a boy.  A full fledged cup throwing, car rolling, book killing, mess making BOY!  Don't get me wrong, it's everything I hoped for, it's just that he is cutting about 5 teeth right now and he is a little irritated and moody on top of the whole boy thing!  He is such a joy (when he's on motrin or tylenol) and we love his little guts!
We hope you all had a great halloween!

*pics by Kate at Red Feather.... at her front door, in the dark, with a bird on her head... she's got talent!

how did I almost forget Jojo's preschool party pics and video?