Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas around my house.

I am keeping it simple and not over-doing it. 

After all, I am running oh, on about 3 hours of sleep.

Recognize this?
It went from fall table into a 
Christmas one in 15 min.

I had bought a set of new ornaments a while back (like 5 yrs ago) and 
was excited to put them up this year.

 I think they are so cute and so much fun for
Tealyns  first Christmas

I love them so much, I may use them again for next year too.

couldn't forget the birdie.

My advent wreath sits on our kitchen table.

Davy Crack it is waiting to crack a nut or two.

Our nativity 
a beautiful reminder.

From our home to yours!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tealyns first photo shoot.

I had a local photographer come over and do a "newborn" session a  few weeks ago.
Crystal Rodriguez of
was very accommodating. She brought her lights, props, tons of bows, a suitcase full of different outfits, and a whole lot of patience..

Here are some of the pictures she took .

All these poses took 4 hours. The room was heated to make her feel comfortable .
I was very pleased with her work. I think she did an amazing job!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving Tablescape.

Dear precious lord,
bow our heads in heartfelt thankful prayer

for all the ways you have blessed my family

For favors granted and prayers answered 

For the beautiful blessing of
Tealyn Rose

For being with us in all our joys and sorrows.

yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

And all my family near and far

For these, and all blessings,
we give you thanks, eternal loving God,
though Jesus Christ we pray. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Blue Heron catch.

My husband went for a quick walk and came across this.

A little Blue Heron

eating a fish
I thought it was amazing.

Thank you, friends for all the kind baby comments. We are doing great! 
I am still trying to get used to the 2 and 4 am feedings and
learning all I can about hiccups, bottle nipples and baby spit up
more pictures to come....

Friday, November 8, 2013

Tealyn Rose Sanchez

Tealyn Rose
November 1st 10.13 am
7 pounds 2 ounces
19 inches long

She is perfect and sweet
we are so in love with her.

Adoption went smoothly, and we are feeling so blessed to have her.

We just can't get enough of her.

Thank you

 for all your prayers and ask you to continue praying for birth mom.

Luke 11:9-10
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, it will be opened.



Friday, November 1, 2013

Dirt therapy.

For some people it's Candy crush 

or shopping


This is how I get my 


Playing in the dirt on a cool November morning
is therapy for my mind and

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sister in law surprise.

when you
expect it

act of 

with great

and a caring heart

can put a warm feeling in your heart!

Thank you, sweet Ashley for the beautiful wreath~

Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall~ ing in love

I am Fall~ing in love with the nice cool front that has come our way. Thank heavens!  I actually have my windows open for the first time in a long, long time. This weather that happens to be in lower 70s  instantly picks me up, lifts me, and changes my mood. All of a sudden, I am thinking pumpkin bread and pumpkin spice latte.

 So, in the spirit of cooler weather, I thought I'd share with you this collage of fall around my home. I am proud to say I did not go out and spend a fortune instead, I used what I had and made the most of it. I visit so many beautiful blogs that take my breath away with their elegant style decorating, gorgeous homes, and perfect dishes. And because I am human, it's hard looking over the fence and not feel like a wimpy weenie when decorating my home. I have to remind myself of all the many, many blessings God has given me and when I remember, (cause it's easy to forget when looking over the fence)  I find joy in putting the same candle holder on my table even if its the 5th time around.

Thank you Jesus!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fall Mantel

I pulled off decorating my mantel without spending one dime. Thank goodness! I used what I had from last year and tried my best to make it look warm and fall-ish even though our temperatures still remain in the upper 80s.. You might remember these white pumpkins from last years fall table. I am so glad I bought them!  I may just glitter them up for next year who knows ...

To be honest fall decorating really is not on my mind these days..

As you already know, we are adopting a baby and its getting closer and closer. We have already painted the nursery twice. Yes, twice and what a chore! I don't think I want to see paint or anything related to paint for a long time. When we bought this house the room was a deep purple you could not help but squint when you entered the room so, I softened it up with a  raspberry pink, but changed my mind after thinking that birth mother could change her mind. I don't want to end up getting stuck with a pink room so, we repainted once again to a powdery yellow. It will just have to stay that way regardless of what happens!

 I am staying positive and praying for the best. I truly believe God will place this baby where she belongs if not with us then with her birth mom. Either way I am grateful God is good!