Sunday, July 20, 2014

Blogging has taken such a back burner lately. I do miss it-but not toooo much :) sometimes it feels like a hassle to come out and update this poor neglected blog, but if I get into the groove of things again-it shouldn't be hard, right? 

So here I am once again, with grand plans to keep this blog alive! I know I have friends out there that this is one of the only ways they can keep up with me-so this is for you friends :). I also have recently signed up for a site called bloggingforbooks.org. Basically they will send me a book and I read it and write a review about it using my blog within 90 days and then I get to KEEP the book! Talk about a great deal-aaaand it'll hopefully keep me in the groove of updating my blog!

Since my last post, things have obviously changed. In a ton of different ways. One of the things that's changed is that I'm growing another baby. A boy baby at that. He is still nameless and will probably stay that way until he pops out, unfortunately. That being said-if you have a name recommendation that has a good meaning attached to it, please share :). This child is "due" to arrive around October 12th of this year, so I am officially in the 3rd trimester as of today. Exciting to be nearing the end and getting to see Isaiah interact with his baby brother.

Speaking of Isaiah-he is now 20 months old and talking up a storm. He loves books and being read too-almost as much as he loves food (namely, blueberries!). We are adoring this fun time of life with him and are still amazed that he is ours and we get to watch him grow up{wayyy too fast!!}! He is quite gentle with other peoples babies and so it makes me feel like he will be a great older brother come October. My belly has gotten many a hug and kiss from this sweet boy who keeps asking "where's baby?".


Brandon has landed a pretty fantastic job recently! He just completed his first week at a company called MFX Hosting. He is in training(for the next 6 months) as a Computer Monitor. He will monitor 12 different screens with different servers on them and fix any problems that present themselves. It's a lot to learn-but such a great job with wonderful hours/pay/benefits! We are very blessed and thankful to be done job searching after almost a year of odd jobs/internships/applying for jobs. Praise God! Brandon will pick back up with school in the spring semester so he can concentrate on learning this job fully and to the best of his ability.
So for now, we are staying here in Roanoke!


Life has been busy and full for us lately and I hope I can continue to blog about it, especially since it's so easy these days with a blogging app on my iPod and all the pictures I take are mostly on my iPod :)
So stay tuned for updates in our little family's life!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sewing project!

In January, Louanne (MIL) helped me sew a new baby carrier out of a table cloth I got on clearance at Target!





One of the best weekends!

After Christmas, dad rented a lodge at a state park called Twin Lakes for a couple of days.


We had so much fun and the whole family(just about) was able to come for at least part of the stay.

There was no internet/tv so the time was well spent crocheting, playing games, reading, hiking, eating and cooking yummy foods etc. it was FANTASTIC!!

Definitely one of my favorite weekends of the year :) I'm so glad that we were able to go for the entirety of the stay and hope that we do something like it again this year :)



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Too long...

It's been well over two months since my last post and so much has happened! Therefore, since so much has happened, I don't feel as guilty about not posting since then :)

In November, Isaiah turned one! What a great day that was back in 2012 when we welcomed him into our tiny little family. Life couldn't be better! He is such an active little guy and is ALWAYS babbling on about something. His jabbering is very precise and clear tho-just wish I could know what he was saying :)


He can say words like "ball", "wow", "woah", "no" etc... He can also sign "more", "please", "milk", "water", "all done", " thank you"...It's simply adorable :)

He is running around like a wild man and has been since 9 months! He keeps me on my toes and by the end of the day I am quite exhausted :).

Brandon is in school full time again this semester and is hoping to apply and be accepted into the nursing program at the local community college this year! We are praying that happens so he can hopefully get a job!

With Brandon being in school full time he spends a lot of his down time studying and Isaiah and I spend it at home keeping up with the house, washing diapers, making bread and tortillas, reading books, exercising, doing dishes etc. with all of that going on, ( :) ) my blog has obviously been neglected ;)

I haven't been keeping up with photography too much lately but I did my sisters engagement photos and will be doing her bridals  in April! 

Well, I am planning on doing a few more posts after this one, so be on the look out!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

And the winner is....

Commenter number 13!! Dawn Hughes! Yay for free shutterfly!


Thank you to everyone who participated! :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Shutterfly Cards AND a $50 givewaway to Shutterfly!

Can you believe that its already that time of year to make your holiday cards and get them in the mail?? I can't, but with the predicted snow forecasted for tonight and tomorrow I am slowly starting to believe it.

I've been browsing Shutterfly lately to try and decide which card I want to use, and the choice is SO hard!
Their collection this year is bigger and better! Check out their 2013 collection here! They have some new stuff this year including:


 New card design styles for 2013 - 5x7 folded tri fold & back of card designs
o   Classic: Traditional colors, iconic illustrations, aspirational sentiments, snowflakes, monogram
o   Contemporary: trend forward colors, texture and layering, water color techniques, shine, glitter, Instagram pictures are perfect for this style
o   Whimsy: humor and nostalgia meet, fun sentiments
o   Merry and Bright: all about color and having fun
o   Religious: metallic type treatments, incorporated story ideas
o   Photo Basics: multiple colors, vertical type, family name highlights


Pretty cool, huh? 



While I love the tri-fold cards, I really do love just a plain design.


I love the monogrammed style!
Or the styles that just have one big picture! (or several! :) )


But then, I come back to the tri-fold cards-they are just so cool!


I do think this one is my favorite one though!
 (with this one, they have a couple different versions. SO cute!!)

So go check out all their awesome cards! You won't regret it! And, while you're there, check out their other photo gifts they have! I've got my eyes on some cool canvas prints like this one.


I've never made a canvas print before-so that's on my list. 

Shutterfly is also having a Twitter Party :) So those of you who have twitter-check it out.  Twitter Party #PhotosYouLove on November 15 at 8 PM ET for Shutterfly with @ResourcefulMom. 


Now, onto the part you've all been waiting for, I am sure! :) The GIVEAWAY!

It's simple too, all you have to do is comment on this post telling me what your favorite holiday card was when you went out to Shutterfly's holiday card section. And once you've done that, you will be entered into a drawing for a $50 credit towards Shutterfly, and it includes FREE shipping! So, comment away and share with your friends!!
You have until November 27th to enter!


*disclosure-I am receiving a credit to Shutterfly for writing this review but my opinions are totally my own...it will just help me order the cards I intended on making anyway!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Isaiah and his best friend!


Azariah and Isaiah are about 3 1/2 months apart in age but they are so similar in build/look and they have SO much fun together!
(Even in jail!!)
I watch Azariah every once in a while and he is my favorite kid to watch so far. He and Isaiah play the ENTIRE time so quietly and well together! It's fantastic. And I can get stuff done around the house :)

His momma, Bethany, and I love to get together and go on walks or go running whenever we can. The boys are such troopers and do so well while we explore!
We are so thankful for Bethany and Azariah and I pray that their friendship grows over the years!
:)