Sunday, March 8, 2009

Things that make you go, "AWWWW"...

"I love you, Isabella!"

"I wuv you toooo, Mommy!" She started saying this this week. Her speech is becoming more clear and her sentences are getting longer. She is starting to tell stories and sing songs. She is such a blessing to us! All those months of pain and heartache and longing just melt away when I hear this!

We went to the IHRA races yesterday afternoon with Jake. My camera was dead!!!! My mom kept Bella for us. It was nice to spend some time with my little man. He made sure I was comfortable all afternoon. He would not take a pair of earphones from Jeff until he knew I had some, he wouldn't sit down in the only chair available until he asked me if I wanted it. They had a few floats go by on the side track that threw beads (it was the Mardi Gras nationals), and he made sure I caught enough and then offered me his best-looking beads. It was the SWEETEST thing to experience. This is the last year his age will be single digits! He will be 10 years old in Sept. and it has been such a blessing to witness him turning into such a young man. All those years of wondering if I was doing and teaching the right things and if he was listening and learning were answered yesterday. He is such a great kid and I am enjoying watching him grow into the man God is molding him to become. I am so privileged to be called Mom!

Have a good week!

Friday, March 6, 2009

I WON, I WON, I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My friend, Tricia at gave me a Blogging Award. It is called the Lovey award. Here is the reason I was nominated and won:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find friends and be friends.They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships will be propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly- written text into the body of their award."

1. The Pineapple Princess

While, I don't consider myself worthy of this award, I am thankful that it has been bestowed on me. I need to blog more often. We have a busy weekend planned and I can't wait to share it with you!

Thanks, Tricia, for this award. You inspire me to be a better blogger and to give my all in all that I do!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Glad you decided to join us over here! I am excited about this. I feel like I am refreshed and ready! I originally started blogging during our adoption. I really enjoyed it. Ever since Bella came home, I have struggled to keep up with it. For some reason, it just reminded me of that difficult time of waiting. Now, I am ready to just 'be' me.

I decided on the name of this blog, because I feel like the things I deal with in life are a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I am learning which things I need to keep and which things I need to let go. Letting go is a HARD thing for me to do. I am a Type A personality, a little (or alot, depending who you ask) OCD. That spells a PERFECTIONIST!! I am learning that it can be a good trait, if used in moderation and at the right time! NOT AN EASY THING FOR ME TO DO! I am really an "all or nothing, black and white" kind of gal. Thankfully, God knew this and paired me with a man that IS NOT!! We just complete each other and that still amazes me! God is really changing my heart and tilling up the ground. I have discovered some not-so-pretty things, but am ready to deal with them. He is also showing me where grace fits into my life. I am thankful for the season I am entering and looking forward to seeing myself on the other side!

I am still trying to set up all of my gadgets and blog lists. I just wanted to welcome you. Stay tuned... I was given a blog award last week and am trying to get the award transferred to here. My friend did not know I was setting up a new blog and I need to find out how all of that works. By the way, I installed the blogging template for my blog. Those of you that know me, are AMAZED! I am a complete novice at this technology stuff!!! I found a free template at They have some really cute templates and the give the step-by-step instructions for using them. Trust me, if I can do it, SO CAN YOU! See ya...