This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 9 and 3 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between

Friday, May 27, 2011

Hobbies and Reminiscing

It's the end of the day, and I just realized it is May 26. Call me silly, but my heart still swells when it is the 26th of any month because that is when my little boy gets one month older. I always look back and remember how much my life has changed in the last two years...

One year ago I had an active baby who was almost done with his bottle and formula, was crawling everywhere, and grew closer everyday to being a toddler! Now he IS a toddler, and our life is full of the joy he has brought to us.

I'm sure all mothers look back at their babies and wonder what they will look like when they grow up, what they will become, how they will do in school, how they will treat their friends...I can't wait to see how my little boy turns out!

I have also realized that life is all about family--not about silly problems, or friends that come and go. Too many people get so caught up in their jobs or friends that they forget how important it is to make memories with your own family. When you are young, friends are how you measure your "worth", but when you become an adult and have your own family to raise--then you see how valuable a strong bond with your spouse and children is, and I want to do my best to keep that my priority.

Lately I have been catching up on my scrapbooking. I am sorry to say I had to catch up from Thanksgiving 2010! Usually I do it every couple months and stay caught up. This time with the holidays, a toddler, and having two jobs--I just have not had the free time! I always get overwhelmed when I have a lot to scrap, but once I get started I remember how much I love it and how much I enjoy sharing our memories with others.

I put my heart and soul into my scrapbooking--this are records that will last forever and generations will look back on to see how we lived and what we did! I wish I had journals to look back at what my family used to do. And I don't just glue pictures on paper and write notes in between. I carefully choose colors, ribbon, embellishments, and all kinds of other doodads to accentuate what the picture is conveying. It is truly one of my favorite hobbies!

My other hobbies are sewing, crocheting, gardening, cooking, and now--couponing! I have had my sewing/embroidery machine for a little over 2 years now and I have come very far in teaching myself how to sew. It is hard when you don't know anyone else that can show you how to do something! Thank God for Youtube! That is how I learned to knit (which I do NOT like).


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