Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Trying to be like Martha

This is me trying to be like Martha Stewart. I'll be honest cooking is not my best talent but I thought I would give it a try. It was a pampered chef recipe and it didn't look anything like the picture but it turned out pretty good. Of course anything with chocolate is good.

Jenna's starving so a Jiffy box had to do while she had to wait for the real food. I watch 3 other kids the same ages as mine. Yes, it feels like I have twins, so for those that have twins I have no idea how you do it 24/7. I can barely do it a few hours a day. This picture of Jenna looks so much like Branon to me. No one has said she looks like me. Most people say she looks like Jonas who everyone said he looked like Branon. My brother Eric told me when Jonas was little there is no Rawlings in him. You decide for yourself who Jenna looks like, but baby pictures she does look more like Jonas.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Bella's real 1st haircut

Here's the before picture, also her first day of Preschool.
Yes I finally did bangs, even though most people told me not to. I just was never able to have her hair down because it was always in her face and it drove me crazy. Plus she takes after me when it comes to getting her hair done. As a little girl I had to go down the street to have my aunts to have my hair done, because I wouldn't let my mom or older sister do it. Also, Branon prefers it down.

I had to add this picture because I loved her expression.

Since I don't have a updated pictures of Jenna, here are a couple. You can see why I love her still when she wakes up at night and I'm so dead tired. She is so worth it. Bella has done quite well with Jenna even though I think there is some jealousy there since she never plays with her. I ask her if she loves Jenna and she says "no mommy, I love you." Until the other night she was making Jenna laugh so hard and ever since then Bella has been a little more into her. A good laugh was all Bella needed.

I will post more picture of the last month since I finally got our laptop back and can upload my picture now. Maybe I will be blogging more.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mama's Kids

So my two other kids are big time mama's kids, and it drives me crazy. I had hope that Jenna would not turn into one but at her 6 month check up she apparently made me think she will end up like the other 2. I think she was really smart and new what was coming, those horrible shots. When the doctor was looking her over she was crying and kept reaching for me. I really wish I could post a picture of her and the other kids, it's driving me crazy not having our laptop. Everyone says she looks like Jonas and she is also like Jonas off the charts when it comes to height. Her length is 28 inches, and weighed in at 16.14 lbs. Tall and skinny just like Jonas. She still doesn't sleep through the night which is driving me crazy. Up until her appointment she was waking up twice, but since then it's only once which isn't too bad. That was only a few days ago so I'm not counting on it. I have a friend that has a boy just a few days older then Jenna and he is rolling all over getting up on is knees and getting ready to crawl. Not Jenna, she is so laid back just watching the older kids run around but as no desire to join in. The only thing she does is roll and that is just once right onto her belly and after a few minutes she starts crying. I let her cry for awhile hoping that she can learn to roll back over but no luck yet.

Monday, September 1, 2008

To my Love ......

I love you. I know that doesn't come as any big surprise and that I've told you a thousand times before... But our Anniversary seems like a good time to tell you just how much you mean to me.... I love you even on days when the sun doesn't shine and the supper burns and our nerves are on edge.... when it's easy and when it takes all the patience in the world. I still love you, no matter what... And of all the people in the world, you're the only one I'd ever want to share my life.
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So our nine year anniversary was on August 28 but I got really sick that day and I'm finally feeling better. I'm sorry that you can't see these pictures but I can get my point across. If you notice our wedding picture he has lots of hair and I think I would like to say I look thin. Now if you see the other picture of us you can see he doesn't have much hair and I'm not quite so thin. That picture was also taken 3 years ago so you would hate to see what we look like now. I can't upload my pictures to this computer or else I would love to post one. So that's what 3 kids and nine years can do to you so I hate to see what I will look like at my 20 years.

It feels like the last nine years have gone by pretty fast and then we think of everything we have gone through and it seems like a lifetime. I wouldn't not have chosen anyone different to go through these experiences with. The poem puts it better then I would. Because this is how I would put it. He puts up a lot from me, and I put up a lot from him, and that's why we make such an awesome couple. I'm looking so forward to the next nine years.