To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth- Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. Proverbs 1:2-6

Thursday, June 30, 2011

So Thankful!

22) Going on walks with my husband and children
23) Baby wearing
24) Cotton
25) Breastfeeding
26) Squishy cheeks
27) Interesting books
28) A comfortable bed


22) Andare a passeggiare con mio marito e figli
23) bambino che indossa
24) di cotone
25) L'allattamento al seno
26) Squishy guance
27) libri interessanti
28) Un comodo letto

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Past Two Years: Part eight

For Cosette's second Christmas I made her a Waldorf doll.

Then I made her a dress to match. Here she's playing with her new tea set.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Past Two Years: Part seven

Last summer we spent a LOT of time at the beach.

Cosette turned ONE!

And a couple weeks later we found out we were pregnant!

Almost too many blessing to count in one year!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

So Thankful!

15) Godly Fellowship
16) Loving Grandparents for my babies
17) Green grass
18) Wooden spoons
19) Fresh dinner rolls
20) Baking with my daughter
21) Homemade blankets


15) Fellowship Godly
16) I nonni d'amore per i miei bambini
17) L'erba verde
18) cucchiai di legno
19) cena rotoli Fresh
20) di cottura con mia figlia
21) casalinga coperte

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Past Two Years: Part six

I spend some time sewing for a couple wedding we attended last summer. The first was a maxi dress that I totally love. Too bad it doesn't fit me...

Here's a picture from the photo booth that was set up at the reception. Brilliant idea! You can tell we had fun :)

This is the skirt I made for the other wedding.

And the complete outfit I wore.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Past Two Years: Part five

March, 2010, I got the dreadful mastitis. My daughter was 8 months old. She had four teeth by this time and had apparently bitten me. This coupled with a lazy latch are what I think brought on the mastitis. It really is a terrible thing and if you think there is even the slightest chance you will get then, please, get off your feet and take care of yourself! The pain was so great that I was having to take vicodin just to feed her. For some reason, I don't know why, I ended up with mastitis again two week later. I ate a lot of raw garlic when I had the infection and continued to take a clove a day for about a month.

You can see the redness here. Almost my entire breast was infected.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

So Thankful!

8) Sleeping babies.
9) Working husband.
10) My broom.
11) A quite home.
12) My brother's advice.
13) Comfortable running shoes.
14) Cloudy days.


8) Sleeping bambini.
9) marito di lavoro.
10) La mia scopa.
11) Una casa abbastanza.
12) consigli di mio fratello.
13) Scarpe comode corsa.
14) giorni nuvoloso.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Past Two Years: Part three

Most of our free time was spent hanging out with the chickens. Romeo, Donna, Daria and Cienna.

And taking walks. My dear husband wore her most of the time. He's such a great baby wearin' daddy!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

10 things never to say to a stay-at-home Mom

I got them from a friend, thought you might enjoy them as well. :)
1. When the kids are older, do you think you'll get a real job?

2. How June Cleaver of you!

3. Oh, so you don't work?

4. Since you have extra time on your hands, could you whip up a few dozen brownies for the bake sale tomorrow?

5. All day with your kids? I can't even imagine.

6. I'm jealous. I wish my husband were rich so I wouldn't have to work either.

7. What do you do all day, anyway?

8. I'm sure you're not the only one who's ever wasted money on a college degree.

9. That explains why your son is so clingy!

10. Weird. I assumed your house would be superclean.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Past Two Years: Part two

In July 2009 Cosette came out of my belly and into our lives. You can find the story of her birth HERE.

This is my favorite breastfeeding picture I have with her.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

So Thankful!

To keep a gracious spirit I am listing a few things I am thankful for every Thursday. Want to join me?

1) Jesus, my Lord.
2) My husband.
3) My children.
4) My momma.
5) My family.
6) Encouraging friends.
7) A place to call home.


Per mantenere uno spirito gentile io sono messa un paio di cose sono grato per ogni Giovedi. Vuoi venire con me?

1) Gesù, mio Signore.
2) Il mio marito.
3) I miei figli.
4) La mia mamma.
5) La mia famiglia.
6) Incoraggiare gli amici.
7) Un luogo da chiamare casa.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Past Two Years: Part one

Since I have been mostly missing in action (aside from the random post here and there) for the last two years I thought it would be a good idea to do a few update posts. For today I have a few maternity pictures from when I was pregnant with Cosette. The pictures were taken by my friend, Melanie, and edited by my husband.