Monday, January 31, 2011


I love you Granny, and I will cherish all of our memories.

Planting marigolds.
Snow cones.
Falling in the pond.
Trips to Portales, especially the spit wads.. and sorry about the spit wads.
Homemade ice cream.
Pin curls.
That trip to San Diego.
Milk and corn bread.
Picking apricots.
The strawberry bed.
Picking me up from school.
White Diamonds.
Dressing up in your night gowns.
And so much more.

We will be so sad to see you go, but I know we will see you soon.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The cutest clips.

I absolutely love Emily Jones' blog. She has such wonderful ideas.. that even I can do!! And while I would love to give you all a step-by-step for these adorable clips.. I don't really have the time for that these days! So I will send you right on over to her blog so you all can get the information. Oh! Right now the ribbon at Hobby Lobby is half off and if you go their website you can print off a coupon for 40% off and use it towards the clips or the fabric glue (Hobby Lobby has both).

Monday, January 24, 2011

Diaper Rash Cream: The Big Guns

Hello all! A whole lot of life has been happening over here. Jeremiah's dear old grandfather passed away, my grandmother is in the ICU, our dear friend Mary is bravely fighting cancer, and in the midst of it all sweet Moses has had a stomach bug for the past 5 days. Five. Oh man. You may remember, this happened last year, too. We did not go in for IV's this time, thank heavens. I thought I would share our go-to diaper rash cream when things are really bad. You can get a prescription for it, but you can get the ingredients over the counter for the same cost as a $10 copay. All you need is some Ichthammol Ointment and Maximum Strength Desitin.

You can get the Ichthammol from you local pharmacy. It is kept behind the counter, but does not require a prescription.
(Why does blogger do this?)
And a tube of the good ol' standby.
You just put the Desitin in a small dish (that has a lid!) and heat it up for a few seconds, and then add the Ichthammol - which is pretty stinky stuff. We call it engine grease! Make sure the container you mix it in has a lid for storage! We just put it on the rash with a Q-Tip.

Here's to happy hiney's!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Your Daily Sarah

Monday, January 10, 2011


Mommy had not showered.
Mommy had thrown up.
Sarah didn't mind.
The boys are working.
Well, maybe not this one.
This is the first snowmen that we have built since we were married.
I think that's weird.
Strong husband.
Yes, Moses is wearing his snow boots and jacket over his footie pj's.
This is what Jeremiah calls "sculpting."
He's a snowman ar-teest.
They did a great job.
The end.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Barbara Manatee

My sweet boy, making lemonade out of these hard days.
I love everything about this.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Oh pregnancy.

Well, today I had a pregnancy first. After a weekend of around the clock vomiting my midwife wanted me to go to urgent care for a bag of IV fluids and a dose of medicine given through the IV so it would be sure to work. My wonderful (really, she is the best) mother in law watched the babies and Jeremiah came to take me to the urgent care.
First, can I just say how hard it is to be the mom and wife I want to be (let alone friend, etc.) when I feel this way? I am just over 10 weeks pregnant so I have now been throwing up for 5 weeks straight, and it seems to just be getting worse and worse. There. Have. Been. Tears.
So anyway, we get to the urgent care and I let them know what the midwife wants and they start telling me how they "hope they can start an IV on me, do I have good veins, we don't do many in this small clinic.." WHAT? Not really the best thing to tell a woman that is so desperately wanting relief. Well, one blown vein later the x-ray tech (of all people) was able to get the IV in. One bag of fluids and two doses of phenergan later I was doing better, but was a little loopy. The doctor could not believe I was still nauseous, and I was rather disappointed. I threw up as soon as we got in the car. Lovely, eh? I really wanted to try to eat something so we picked up some Subway on the way home and I ate it and crashed as soon as I walked in the door. I slept for about three hours straight. Now we just hope that I can stay on top of the sickness and not have to get IV's regularly.
Please be praying for my little family. Moses and Sarah need a Mama. Jeremiah needs a wife. I need to survive. Also, would you pray that I could get relief in the middle of the night somehow? I sometimes wake up every two hours to throw up. I'm exhausted.
To end this rather uplifting blog entry (ha), here are some things I am so grateful for.
  • My husband that takes such good care of the babies and I.
  • My wonderful mother in law that is so generous with her time - the biggest gift she could give us right now.
  • Friends that check up on me.
  • God's grace to get through these tough, tough days.