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Saturday, May 12, 2012

A hand.

At one point we were looking at jobs in other states for Skyler. I didn't love the idea of leaving but with no in state jobs replying I finally made the suggestion, we should start with the states surrounding us.

That's just what we did. It was a Sunday, we were sitting in our study looking at jobs in surrounding states, I was worried, not sure if we'd find something. I didn't want to leave my family, they are all I really have, no close friends, we've all grown apart, no new friends, my family is it. It was exciting yet overwhelming thinking of the possibility of us leaving, me having to be alone.

Then it happened, I felt a hand on my shoulder, a hand that left me feeling comforted, a hand that told me everything was going to be okay. This hand told me that I was being looked after, that my family was being looked after. I told Skyler, what happened, I told him whoever had done that was looking out for us, a guardian angel.

The next day, Skyler got a call about a job, an hour closer to us, better pay, growth potential. I prayed for weeks about Skyler finding a new job, prayed for comfort in the process and just when I thought everything was going a different way I got that sign. I don't know if I'll always remember that moment, but I most definitely want to have it written down. It's one of those moments where you realize you're being watched over, protected.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fur Baby Friday

Meet Dakota, my brother's German Shepard Husky mix. He will be turning two later this year.

He's quite big compared to our little 3 pound yorkie, Scout, but A loves him.She likes to wrestle him and walk around holding onto him.

He has such a kind heart and let's A climb and poke at him as much as she wants. His poor tail has been stepped on many times by little A.

So glad A loves dogs, I don't know what I would do if she screamed every time she saw one like some of the other kids I know.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


 A had her first experience with chalk the other day. She loved it! We sat off to the side of my parent's house, where the were two gates & a wall by her and her cousin C so they couldn't run away. It was fun, until the wind came and we had to go inside. Here are a few of the pictures we got!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Brown Sugar.

Linking up with Shelley today!

I made my own brown sugar. See it all started when I wanted to make cookies with A, but we didn't have any brown sugar, so I got out my cookbook and looked up a substitute.

1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 TBS molasses 

Simple enough right?

Right. All you do is mix the two together.

And you get this. Friends, it even tasted pretty darn good!
And I used it to make cookies!
They tasted great too! Couldn't even tell a difference.

My future SIL noticed that when I bake chocolate chip cookies they're always so huge! Like puffy, they don't flatten out like the store bought rolls do. Well when I make cookies, I leave out the granulated sugar. Just add in the brown sugar that it calls for. They are puffy and a little less sweet. Makes me eating about 4 of them right after they cool off, a little better diet wise, ha! 

Thanks Shelley for the great link-up!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


A has started to enjoy singing. I love it, she sings in the car, and even in the show now, its adorable. I haven't recorded it yet but I got some pictures of what she does with her mouth when she sings, LOVE IT!

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