My Big Life Change!

Picture taken by Abby Austin of 1000 Miles on my own two feet.


To transform my life, with God's help of course, one step at a time.

1. Get healthy & honor God with my body

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2.Become at least 50% sustainable with emphasis on doing our part to take care of God's planet.

3. Live life as an adventure, experiencing new places, things & people.
18 out of 150 bucket list goals accomplished

4. Become debt free & build security for my family, so we can then bless others financially also.

5. Continue to grow closer to God, building My family's faith & sharing the Gospel with those we meet, by using the talents and gifts God has provided us.

6.Continue to make money by creating and sharing my thoughts and beliefs through artistic expression: all the while hoping that my art will impact others. "Holly Kennedy

: All I know is, if you don't figure out this something, you'll just stay ordinary, and it doesn't matter if it's a work of art, or a taco, or a pair of socks! Just create something... new, and there it is, and it's you, out in the world, outside of you, and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it... and you know a little more about... you. A little bit more than anyone else does... Does that make any sense at all?" Quote from PS I LOVE YOU

Friday, October 5, 2012

A Suessical shower!

So we finally had my baby shower and it was amazing. I was talking last night to someone about how serious I am of a person. We had a funny night at CR, last night with the Skit Guys and I noticed that I was the only one not cracking up at all that they said. This doesn't surprise me. Most of the time I am an 89 percent serious person. If fact the way I try and break that cycle is to schedule fun. I know it sounds silly to have to schedule fun, but that is the only way I know how to break out of my shell. So when my friend throwing my shower asked if there was a theme, I said yes. Dr. Suess. I chose Dr. Suess because I had just decided that was going to be the theme of Jaxon's and Joslyn's combined room.

When I chose this theme, I hadn't fully envisioned how we were going to make it fun. But slowly ideas came to me. Like to have my hubby wear a cat in the hat hat.

Then I thought Joslyn could be Thing 1

Of course that meant Jaxon was thing 2

The rest of the shower was not my idea, but the work of genius of my 3 shower hostesses. This is Lizzy, my dear friend and the brave one who amongst going to college and working, took time out to plan my baby shower. She also is amazing and I mean amazing with kids. All kids I know love Lizzy! I love her too! Lizzy and her mom made all the food.

Like Green deviled eggs.

And you can't have green eggs without ham sandwiches!

Instead of cake we had these extremely colorful cupcakes.  And Lorax punch of course.

And this is Jess who took care of the decorations. Poor thing was in lots of pain this day, but it didn't stop her from setting up my shower. Such a sweet friend. Jess set up all the tables and chairs and decorated all the tables.

The gift table with Suessical vases and Lorax trees that I made.

And all the tables were decorated with of course Dr Suess books.

Jess Also bought This Happy Birthday Suess book for people to sign. Thank you Jess for all your hard work.

And lastly, but not least is my wonderful sister, who was in charge of the games.

My sister found and printed off these amazing advice cards, they also have places for people to guess the date of baby's birth and size and length. One of the other games was Dr. Suess trivia. People had to guess missing words from Dr. Suess phrases. It was harder than you think it would be.  She also counted out lots of goldfish( the edible kind) and people had to guess how many there were.

We had a tie breaker game to guess how big my belly was!

The last game was baby gift bingo. People had to guess what baby gifts I was going to get. The funny thing about this game is that they were playing blackout and all that filled out cards were expecting me to get baby wipes and that was the one thing we didn't get. LOL! So no one got a blackout.

Of course those that won the games got to take home a lovely goldfish!

There are so many people we have to thank for a fun and amazing shower. Thanks to all who came and gave and worked and just are a part of our lives. We love you guys!


  1. What a fun day. So glad you enjoyed your shower. What sweet friends. :)

  2. That looks like fun! My sister is having a Dr. Suess baby shower too. I can't believe you didn't get any wipes! That is really surprising!!

    1. weird huh! I think Dr. Suess is a great theme! It was so much fun!

  3. good for you!! looks like a fun time for everyone!!!

  4. It looks like you had a great time!! And, what a great theme! We gladly invite Dr. Seuss in our home anytime!! What neat ideas for your shower!!

    1. Thanks! Apparently its very popular this year even though I didn't know it at the time.