Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Change the Way You Blog

Isn't this the best idea? If you haven't noticed, I haven't been blogging lately. But I HAVE been documenting my stories and pictures with the Heritage Makers 12x12 scrap pages. There just wasn't time in the day for me to blog, too, until I realized that I could get my Heritage Makers pages to also function as my blog posts. I can still have them published in hard copy for our family to look through, but I can also post them here for all of you to see, too! Yay! I love being efficient. :) If you are interested in blogging this way so you can preserve the memories and the photos in a hard copy, let me know. I'd love to show you how easy it is to do!

:) holly

Friday, September 18, 2009

Win $100 Toys R Us Gift Card!!!

My sister-in-law just started a blog called "Little Tots / Big Ideas" and she's got a ton of SUPER cute and awesome giveaways, including a $100 gift card to Toys R Us! Sign up as a follower and you can get additional entries. When you comment, make sure you mention in your comment that I referred you. :) Here's the link: http://littletotsbigideas.blogspot.com/2009/09/100-toys-r-us-contest.html?showComment=1253336218778#c6350959611808389192

She's also got some awesome guest bloggers that will be posting regularly on things like children's books and nutrition. Plus, she also has an Etsy shop where all of the cool things she finds are available for sale. Check it out!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Summer of Love

Hey there, out there, to all of you. It's been a while.

This summer has been full of Family Fun Days and lots of time spent with Melanie & her kiddos (and sometimes Michel -- he works so hard!). It was so much fun, but it left very little time for much else, including blogging. So I know you've all missed me very much :) but not to worry, I'm back in business.

For a few minutes anyway. I'm actually just stealing a few moments while Hannah goes to the bathroom before I put on a movie for her (on the computer instead of the TV because our DVD player broke).

Hannah says the darnedest and cutest things. Just now, she was writing something on her dry-erase board, and when I asked her what she wrote, she said this: "It says, 'Love her mom and dad, she loves herself, love indeed, love, Holly and Grandma." Then she said, "Mom, you're so happy I can write all by myself."

She's so freakin' cute.

So anyway, here are a few fun pictures of our fabulous summer. Hopefully, I'll be posting regularly in no time.

Ciao for now!

Miles eating his first solid food

Hannah roasting marshmallows on our "gigantic" table grill

Hannah, Gretta and Sienna playing "Please Can I Take Your Order?"
on the 4th of July

Friday, April 24, 2009

"I work so hard..."

This one's for you Michel... chip off the old block, eh?

For all you out there who don't know what the heck I'm talking about, here's a little background info.

Michel is a hard worker, and he likes to remind everyone about it every once in a while, so he puts his hand on his head, sighs dramatically, and says, "I work so hard!" So the other day, Mel & Mike were over and little Isaac fell asleep in the exact same pose that his daddy likes to do. It was pretty cute. I had to get a shot of it.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Check out one of Miles' first smiles. He looks a lot different when he smiles, doesn't he? These two pictures look very different to me. Maybe it's just the hat... Isn't he a cutie though?

He is such a good baby. He is very calm and quiet. He doesn't cry when he wakes up. He just quietly sucks on his hand and maybe he'll grunt. The other day, I was reading bedtime stories with Hannah and I heard a clicking, dripping sound or something, so I went into the hallway to check it out. I thought maybe there was a leak in the roof or the faucet or something. But all it was was Miles sucking on his fingers because he had woken up from his nap and was hungry.

He's so mild-mannered. It's fun to see how his personality is emerging.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I've been a major slacker. I know. And this post is not going to be fabulous. I have about 30 seconds to spare, so I'm just posting a picture of my cute little chunky monkey, Miles. He's 3 weeks old. Born on Jan. 26, 2009. Weighed 10 lbs. 5 oz. Went naturally. Whew!