Truly Madly
... for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's just wrong

... But we couldn't resist.

C thought it was his idea.
We love our new Christmas "hats" (mailbox covers)
c/o New Cov MOPS.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ladybug's nursery

Shockingly it's not ladybugs!  The walls in that room are a soft muted yellow and I couldn't do ladybugs because the red and white just wouldn't go, but I do think ladybug theme nurseries are adorable!

 My mom and I found a bedding set on clearance back in October... I couldn't believe it. It's called "Vintage Floral Patchwork"  and it has the pink and brown floral which I love with subtle soft yellow in the flowers so it tied in the walls.  My curtains are brown satin with soft yellow embroidered in the trim.

I love flowers and I love the vintage look.  I'm so glad we found the bedding set to tie everything together!  I don't have my nursery all put together yet but here are some photos I found of the bedding:


And my new favorite color is PINK,
 which is so weird because I've never liked pink!

Tis the Season

In future posts my children in birth order are C, N, and Ladybug. And since everyone knows I'm married to a superhero, my husband is Superman! And I am me. I even changed their names in all of my older posts.

Well, we tried to get one of Santa with just the boys but Beetlebug made it very clear that he was NOT going to that strange man with the beard, so here we are the whole fam!

But I was able to crop us out and it doesn't look that bad!
The Sierra Vista Santa is such a sweetie by the way.

We are busy busy around here. I hope all of you are enjoying the Christmas month as much as me. This is the best time of the year!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, Oh wait... Gobble, Gobble

I changed my blog to "public" for a little while because it's getting lonely over here.  But none of my recent posts are coming up on the dashboard feeds... so this post is completely pointless!  I hope everyone is having a good Monday, and I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of family and lots of turkey, stuffing, cranberries, I am getting hungry just thinking about it!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

N's FIRST Haircut!

This is the BEFORE picture. Notice that he is 21 months and still has very little hair? Now imagine how bald Ladybug will be, poor thing.

This is not so bad... and I even get to watch Wonderpets!

Should I trust this lady?

Yep, I look good. You know it.

Nothing like the presence of a self-assured big brother to help calm the nerves.

(mommy takes way too many pictures)

My 3 Babies

My 1st born child is a boston terrier named "Fiona".  She does not know she's a dog so please don't tell her.  In the photo below she is watching Super Reader with her brothers.

Her brothers love her and are very gentle with her.  She's been around them since day 1 so to them she's just part of life.  And they are her boys...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Here is my 29 week belly

...Beetlebug and Daddy this weekend

WHY is this underlining???  I have no clue!  LOL

Well, this weekend I have had instestinal cramping, nausea, and major tiredness.  I must be still fighting their flu.  It's frustrating because I spent the whole weekend feeling awful, and tomorrow Superman leaves again for at least 3 days.  I hate, hate, hate having him gone. :(  boo hoo

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pregnancy Update

Stats: I'm almost 29 weeks, and I'm measuring exactly 29 weeks. How boring :) My total weight gain so far is 11 lbs. (3 lbs gained since my last appointment 4 weeks ago). This is the least amount I've gained with any pregnancy and I am eating like a cow, going out to lunch and indulging on cookies... so I'm a bit surprised. But she is growing well and the doctor is pleased so I am not concerned just surprised!

The Tubal Ligation was approved at (removed) and we are now scheduled. Ladybug will be born on:

Date removed now that blog is public.

Creepy that I already know, huh?
So we are breaking the February Only rule because my doctor wants it to be a full week before the due date. Besides February is a BOY month! (C, N, and Superman)

This pregnancy is going by so fast... how sad. But I am excited to meet her and cannot wait to hold her. I can't even imagine what my daughter will look like!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sentimental Me and now, Superman's MIA

This weekend I decided to sort through the boys baby clothes and realized that somehow I have become my mother (who never throws anything away because everything is somehow sentimental). Looking through all these adorable boy sleepers I realized that it wasn't as easy to give them away as I had thought. Each tiny outfit is filled with such fond memories of C and N I felt so overwhelmed I broke into tears! My sweet husband assured me that we don't have to get rid of anything, and we can hold on to them as long as I want... but it's rediculous!!! I want someone else to enjoy them too. Why do a bunch of baby clothes make me into a sobbing, crying weirdo? I don't understand!

Brothers 2007

Superman with C, 2005

...And today Superman left the premises and now my house has no superpowers. It's miserable here when he's away. From early when the boys wake up and Superman normally jumps out of bed to help them and make coffee... to our daily lunchtime visit with our Superhero... to our wonderful evenings both as a family and as a couple,.. I miss him so much I can't stand it. I know I'm spoiled with love and attention and I'm so thankful. But that just makes it so much harder when Superman has to go away.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

He loves me.

Lately C has been coming up to me and affectionately nuzzling his face into me. I thought it was the sweetest thing until a few days ago when I realized he was wiping his nose on me. Great. I am now officially a human tissue.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My Blog is now PRIVATE

Which makes you a V.I.P.!!! If this is your first visit to my blog I can tell you it's not the most exciting place, and most of what I say is random, sentimental, or just what is going on here in Durstland....

Like this morning at breakfast, Mr. N was upset about something and C informed me "Sorry mommy. I think I hurt his feelings." So I asked him what he had said. "I told him it's Noah 'O Clock in the morning, and he didn't like that. It's spelled I-F-P-P-I-E and it's spells Noah 'O Clock. Sorry mommy." I'm not even going to try to figure that one out.

Which leads me to the FACT that my husband has super powers. So many I cannot name them all, it's just crazy that there is nothing he cannot do. He fixes toys, repairs books, brushes little tiny teeth to perfection... He can take apart computers, fix them, and put them back together again... He can fix anything!... He can fit everything in the dishwasher when I cannot... He can clean anything better than I can no matter how hard I try... he has an amazing outlook in difficult situations... and he covers every one of us with his super powerful prayers! I am so glad I married my own personal super hero!

Friday, October 31, 2008

This week.

Did you miss me? I think Cindy might have, and that made me feel so very special I decided to post a new blog today. Even though I don't have anything inspiring to share, I will just tell you about my week.

Tuesday I woke up with a sore abdomen and ribcage and realized that Ladybug must be doing a growth spurt and moving further up into my ribcage.The pressure was making me feel claustrophobic, and all I could think was I'm only 26 weeks and she's already pushing my lungs and I don't remember C and N being up so high. Why can't she scoot down a little? She is squirmy and likes to streeettttccccchhhhh. C did somersaults, N kicked me all day long really hard, and Ladybug has her own cute little wiggles. My adorably compassionate husband elevated the top of our bed to help with the pressure and I have decided to stop thinking about it.... that part might be helping a little?

I also woke up with a sinus infection Wednesday, and felt that my week would be doomed until later that evening I got my hands on one of Sugi's hot and spicy Korean soups and it worked amazingly. By Thursday morning my sinus was almost completely clear. I am so going to remember that trick next time!

And yesterday was my long-awaited haircut. I tend to wait about 3 months and that way I feel like I am getting away with two hairstyles-- one is chin-length and the other shoulder length. My mom says I should pay my hairdresser twice since I get two separate hairstyles! Anyways I LOVE my new haircut. It's got more layers than before and looks cute even when I don't do anything to it.... hmmm do I ever do anything to my hair? Good question, probably not. And the best part of my new haircut was arriving home to my C. He immediately noticed the new haircut, touched it with his fingertips and said "Mommy, you look PERFECT!" and then I smiled pretty much the rest of the afternoon and evening, at least on the inside.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Is this normal behavior?!!

N has replaced real crying with the WORDS "I'm crying, I'm crying". Tears will roll down his face when he's upset but he uses the words instead. This started a few days ago and I'm trying to control myself but it's so hard not to laugh. Stinkbug takes his toy away and I hear in the clearest words: "I'm crying, I'm crying." Big tears too.... I heard him late last night "I'm crying, I'm crying." What in the world!? I've never heard of this before!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Conversations with my belly button

C: "Ewizabif (aka Ladybug), it's your brudder! Hello?!!!
"Mommy, I'm using your penis as a microphone!"

Me: "That's my belly button, not a penis silly."

C: "Oh (smiles) I knew that... it was a mistake."
"Ewizabif... can't you hear me??? It's (his name)... Heeeellllllooooo!"

... and later that same day...

C: "Mommy, I got a piece of dried fruit stuck in my nose!"
(eyes tearing) "It hurts, get it out!"

Me: "How did it get up there? I can't even see it in there!"

C: "I don't know!"

Me: "Okay, put your finger over the other nostril and blow out REALLY hard!"

(a chunk of dried apricot goes flying across the room at top speed)

C: "Thanks, mommy. Thanks for the help."

Me: "No more putting things in your nose EVER."

C: "Okay mommy, I won't do that any more."

I love that boy! xoxoxoxo

Sunday, October 19, 2008

You Betcha!

Sarah Palin dropped in on SNL for a skit about her, and I thought it was pretty funny. I love that she has such a great sense of humor!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The constant question: "Are you having any more?"

There's something about being pregnant with your 3rd.  Everyone starts asking whether you're having any more, from closest family and friends to random people at the grocery store.  I usually say "I don't know", because honestly Superman and I have always taken this one day at a time.  I didn't know how it would feel to have two until I was there and I still don't know what it will be like to have three.  I'm just extremely thankful for all that I've been blessed with.

So Superman and I have pretty  much decided to stop at three, and are planning for tubal ligation with Ladybug's C-section.  We've been talking about this a lot and it makes perfect sense.  It's logical and practical for our personal situation and that is something we completely agree on.  

But it's also the end of my reproductive life, and I'm very sad about that.  This will be my last pregnancy and I LOVE being pregnant!  This will be my last baby to hold and adore.  I thought that I would get to a point where I was DONE... done with pregnancy, dirty diapers, having a person attached to my nipple everywhere I go, sleep deprivation, you name it... but I would do it again and again and I don't know that I would ever be sick of it!  

My prayer is for peace in my heart that I can let go of this stage of life and embrace whatever follows, or if this choice is wrong then I pray that God will make that crystal clear to us.  I guess having great pregnancies and happy babies had to have a catch somewhere, and here it is.  I just want to live in babyland forever!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


C loves these swedish hats with the braids. Last year he called it his "silly monster hat", this year it's the "chicken hat"!! So of course I had to get them matching swedish boy hats. They crack me up just looking at them so my excuse is comic relief. One thing I hadn't thought of is how Stinkbug now has something to pull N by... oh no! We're working on that one...

Our Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

We had an exciting little trip to Cobb Ranch today.  It was so exciting that Stinkbug fell asleep on the way there... I think he's doing a growth spurt or something?!!  Anyways, it was not crowded and so much fun!  We all went on the big tractor ride and saw a deer, walked around the pumpkins, checked out the animals, and played in the playground.  Stinkbug's favorite part was the bounce house, go figure.  We might be making another trip over there, it's like Disneyland to them!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Fall Planting Favorites!

There are so many beautiful flowers that love colder weather, but these are just some of my current favorites flowers to plant in fall!

Shasta Daisies

...and don't forget to put down California Poppy seeds during the winter months too!

It's a great time to protect the less hardy plants from frost by putting down wood chips and compost.  Happy Fall!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Her Big, Oldest Brother

"And thank you God for my baby sister (her name)".

I'm not even going to start on how C KNEW he was having a baby sister. He even knew what her name would be, since he'd heard me talking about how I love that name. But every night at bedtime he thanks God for his baby sister.

He takes his job as big brother very seriously, and is doing all the research and observation on baby sisters in general. He knows she will be here before long, but does he know how long 4 months really is?

Well, he's not the only one who's excited... I'm looking forward to meeting her too!!!

All of God's Beautiful Plants and Flowers!

Why do I love to garden?  Because I am amazed by the wonder and beauty of God every time! From the glossy green leaves of gardenias to the countless fragrant petals of a chrysanthemum... it's just amazes me!  When I bring home a plant and pull it out of that plastic container and see the roots all twisted and get to free them from their confines into their new home of dark, rich soil I can feel it smiling back at me!  I won't claim to be a great gardener by any means, it just makes me happy to play in the dirt and water my plants and watch the sun shine on them from the window.  And I'm so glad they are there, and thankful for God's creation!