Friday, May 21, 2010

homemade mango ice cream

need i say more? it is in the ice cream maker as i type... is your mouth watering yet? i have to log off now and reapply my pepper line in the kitchen. i am daring the ants to cross it.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

just for katy

in case you were wondering... she's growing into her crack.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

my monkey

don't let the skinny arms fool you... she is a climber and pretty quick on the monkey bars also.

Monday, May 3, 2010

holding hands

on may 1, john david and i celebrated eleven years of marriage. we visited a bed and breakfast in lynchburg over the weekend and enjoyed some furniture shopping in farmville on saturday. it was a nice change of pace to walk around (without a purse/diaper bag, sippy cup and snacks) and actually hold my husband's hand. once you have children you realize how infrequently you hold the hand of your spouse... we are always holding the hand of one of the children. we have had some wonderful moments and moments that were not so great. but through it all GOD has been FAITHFULLY GOOD. so, here is a quick look at our life by the numbers... three years of dating, one wedding, 4,015 (and counting) good night kisses, two and a half year battle with infertility, one ectopic pregnancy, one successful in vitro (one unsuccessful), three precious children, 13,140 (and counting) diaper changes, two houses, five cars, three job changes, one church change, numerous road trips, four plane rides with children, and the death of one parent (my father-in-law). john david is a loving husband even on those days when i am unlovable. he provides for our family so that i can enjoy the benefits of staying home with our children. his biggest downfall is his love for the washington redskins... but as long as he tolerates my love for all things peyton manning, i can deal with that.