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

Thursday, October 11, 2012

What is left!

Well my bags are packed and I'm ready to go....

Just kidding! My bag was packed and then I ran out of clothes so now I have to repack it after doing boatloads of laundry this weekend.

The room is ready and waiting....

We did get Joslyn's new bed in the room and the crib assembled. But tomorrow John has to move a huge wall shelf to make room for the dresser, which is also our changing table. Right now they are in the room, but you can't get to the bottom drawer. We still have a display shelf to buy and some toy totes that will fit under the crib. This room is packed but I fill very good about the end result that we will have. I also want to get some more decorations like a valance for the window, a one fish two fish clock for the room. I want to pick up some more Dr. Suess books to display and some other Dr. Suess items as we find them. I would love love love to have a Dr. Suess comforter or quilt for Joslyn's bed. But this will all come in time.

The car seat is installed....


We have the car seat ready to be installed but this weekend we are going to the car wash and throughly cleaning out the car. We also are moving Joslyn's seat to behind the driver because I have a messed up seat and can't move it up and there is no room for the infant car seat behind me. Also this way I can keep a better eye on the little guy. So I want the car to be clean, it hasn't had a good cleaning in awhile. By the way, if you really want to get us something for the little guy, a van would be great!!! Just Kidding!

LET'S SEE What have I done?
Jaxon's bag is packed and ready
his clothes are all washed, cleaned and organized into his closet
All of the gifts have been put away into the correct spot.
I am completely up to date on my thank you notes!!!
We have completed all the paperwork for the hospital and are preregistered.
The bassinet is ready to hold him.
I have played with my moby wrap, with Joslyn's dolls and figured out mostly how to use it.
Joslyn's temporary stay with grandma is set up and ready

SO we have left some things to do at the last minute. The advantage of having a c-section scheduled! Yes he could still come early, but it won't be the end of the world if John has to do these things while I'm in the hospital. I am just ready to hold the little guy! 4 days left!!!


  1. You are such a great organizer. A smart thing to do. Sounds like everything is in place and ready. I am looking so forward to holding him and being a part of his life. Thank you for sharing your family with me. Love you.

    1. Thank you Marcie, but I don't feel organized. I am grateful to have you in my life!

  2. good luck!!!! I so remember those last few days..waiting and waiting and waiting. With my last child the dog was following me all over the place. so unusual. following me everywhere, like I was tripping over her. I went into labor that night. looking back..i think she sensed it was happening, what else could have explained that behavior?!

    1. Thank you! Dogs are so very smart! That is why we love them!

  3. This post made me crack up! Can you ever really be ready for a baby? With god backing you, I know you'll do great. Hugs!