Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It's been awhile

I don't even know where to start, It has been way to long since my last post.
Life has a crazy way of getting away from me as it has this last year

My kids are growing too fast
Mckenna is starting 3rd grade, Carson is in 1st and Halle is starting preschool.
Claire is almost out of diapers.
I know I should be happy, but that really only means that she is growing up
and I no longer have a 'baby'.

I am trying to find my way again.
We need schedules and plans and goals that involve something other than our business.
Baby Half Off has wings of it's own and growing in record speed.
We moved to a warehouse and opened a boutique this month.
Crazy!! I still can't believe what it has become, how blessed we are with the business.

School starts next week- so of course I had to buy 20 packs of brand new crayons!
I am a certified crayon snob...I like the new pointy ones and buy them in bulk.
I think another 20 or so packs should last until the next back to school sale in 2011.

Claire is up right now, as she usually is late at night when the others are already asleep.
She chatters and talks and repeats everything we say.
Kyle sings, she sings. She walks around naked because she had to go "pee now" or "poopy now" and we are both too tired to put another diaper (yes, a cloth diaper) on her.

Today is our 10 year Anniversary. Kyle cleaned out most of my front room and moved the Baby Half Off shelves over to Seth and Amy's garage. It is so nice to have my home be a home and not
a warehouse. Thanks for making life more sane Kyle :) What a great Anniversary present (other than my new Droid that you are getting me)....you know me too well.

I know every year I say that I post that I am going to start posting more regularly
But this year I mean it.
I need to remember and document our family experiences
I have too much going on to remember and enjoy the little things each day and I hope that my blog can help me take some time and remember the day-I don't want to miss this! :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

A New Post-Gasp!

It has been forever since I have posted. Again.
For some reason even though I would love to be a daily poster, I am not.
Life is busy, so busy in fact that I feel like it is passing me by-and I don't want to miss it.

I want to remember the good times. Blogs are good for that!

Claire has reached the 'no' stage. Everything to her is 'no' and it is not a nice 'no', it is a high pitched quick NO! It really is cute, at least for now. Funny how quickly I know that will change. She really is stinkin' cute! Everything she does is cute-I love this age.

Mckenna reads ALL the time. I love it. I have my own little book worm. She is turning 8 in a few months. I almost can't believe that she will be baptized soon. I remember thinking about how that day was so far away when she was born. I admit in those first few sleepless months, I couldn't wait for the day she was older. Now, I would like her to slow down a little bit and my baby for longer.

My life is crazy busy. I can't imagine being any busier or even fitting one more thing in. I wish that I had time to read(like my little book worm) something other than business e-mails, invoices, company info. etc... Please tell me that someday life will return to at least half way normal.
Don't get me wrong. I am happy for the success of Baby Half Off. It has just grown so fast that
there really wasn't a slow growing/adjustment period.

I hope to post more often. I need to get some pictures on here.

In the meantime-go check out www.babyhalfoff.com-my other 'baby'

Thursday, June 18, 2009

We are back!!

We arrived home late last night from our 11 day San Diego trip. I am exhausted and wishing that I was still in Cali. I have a ton of pictures and fun stories to post, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. Kyle still needs to get the pictures off the camera and I need to go to bed. We had a blast and made some great memories!
More to come.....

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Great Giveaway!

I have set up a new blog for my Cloth Diaper Business and to celebrate it's opening and the arrival of one of the BEST cloth diapers out there....I am hosting a giveaway! in collaboration with the Work At Home Mom's (WAHM'S) behind the AppleCheeks Diapers we are giving away an AppleCheeks Starter Kit. Details are on my DiaperStyle Blog or on the front page of the Diaper Style website!

Just wanted to share!

Monday, April 27, 2009


So the Flu has made it's rounds in my family. It started with Mckenna having a headache for 2 days. It quickly turned into a fever and a really bad achy body. Then Carson, Halle and Claire all had a fever and were throwing up. Next Claire and I got what Mckenna had. We are both still fighting it off, but it seem's like we are on the mend. Kyle has managed to avoid it all so far (what a blessing!). In true form, I can't find any pictures that I took over the last few weeks-augh!! I think that it is time that I learn how to download pictures off the camera!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Swinging Double Style

This video and picture is from December. I can't believe some of the things that the kids
come up with or for that matter, the things that we let them do-lol!
We got them another swing for Christmas, so now there is one for each of them.

I can't seem to get the video to work, I will have to have Kyle fix it when he gets back from church. I am home with Carson-he is sick today.

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New Blog!

I am starting a new blog for cloth diapering info. and for posting specials and giveaways from my cloth diaper and more store, Diaper Style. I love to share how great cloth diapers are, but I want to re-focus my blog on my family. I am determined to keep it current and hopefully be able to print a book next year to keep for family history. I have a ton of scrapbooking stuff that I just don't use and figure my blog is the next best thing for keeping a record of what we are doing!
So...you are welcome to bug me when I am not keeping up on it, in fact you are encouraged to do so! It is so easy to let things slip, but I think that keeping a record of our lives is important and really only takes about 15 or so minutes to update.
So here it goes.....again!

Here are some cute pictures we took of Claire (for my website) yesterday at Kyle's family Easter Party.
There are more pictures to come of the rest of the kids during the easter egg hunt, but for now these are the only pictures that I can find on my computer.

Claire has started to walk. She takes tiny little steps, it is so cute.
I can't believe that she will be ONE yr. next month.
My little baby is growing way too fast!