Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St Patty's day.

Eli was visited by a leprechaun. He is still talking about it 2 hours later.

Eli was planning on catching a leprechaun and keeping it for a slave so I think it's good Eli got some tricks played on him!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


My cousin is an amazing seamstress and she had a giveaway. All I had to do was leave a comment to win. So I did and then didn't spread the word because I didn't want to hurt my chances at winning. My selfishness paid off and I won! Look how cute this apron is! It's reversible and so fun to wear. If you like it you can buy the pattern or a kit to make yourself. Here is her Etsy shop. When you go there you will see many other amazing things that she has made. She makes the cutest baby shoes and Mei Tai baby carriers. (Sorry for the poor photo quality. I was too lazy to go find my camera.)

Thanks Danielle!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Finishing the Race

Quite a few years ago Stewart and I ran a 5k. It was kinda pathetic because I hadn't trained at all and if you know me you know I'm not a natural runner. Anyway, we were near the end of the race and the finish line was in sight and Stewart told me that we needed to sprint. I couldn't sprint! I could barely keep shuffling. Stewart told me that there is always energy to run because it's anaerobic or something else that I didn't understand. I just remember that it seemed impossible to run faster than I was running. I think I managed to run a little faster the last 100 yards or so.

Fast forward to now and I feel like I'm nearing the end of a race and I have to sprint to the end. I still feel like it's impossible and I can't do it anymore!

I know that people go through things that are hard and they realize that they are stronger than they thought. After going through this deployment I have realized that I'm not as strong as I thought. I'm so glad that it's almost over and I will have my husband back where he belongs.

I think that with support even the weak can be as strong as they NEED to be. I'm thankful for the support that I have had while he's been gone from family and friends.

But most of all I'm thankful for him:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pirate Treasure

Eli's grandpa Brough is so nice and set up a treasure hunt. Eli knew what the treasure was before he started but any excuse to act like a pirate is ok with Eli. The treasure was some polished rocks. Eli and his grandpa like to collect rocks on every trip and then Grandpa tumbles them and gets them pretty err...I mean cool! Don't tell Eli I said pretty. Now Eli will have a treasure box to contain the hoards of rocks that are going to be coming into the house. *sigh*

Here is Eli with his Grandma and Grandpa Brough. He didn't recently have a stroke, he's doing some sort of pirate face.