Saturday, January 9, 2010


I find myself so excited lately. It seems like things are coming together finally.

Our basement is FINALLY coming together after our first discovery of black mold almost 4 years ago. Lots of hard work and frustration will finally end by the end of January. (hopefully) I am so excited to finally have an area for my kids to play! The basement went from a small 1 bedroom apartment to a good size family/craft room. I can see my house magically coming together once I finally have a place for everything.

My hormones or whatever you want to call it, have finally calmed down and I feel quite a bit more normal than I have in the last 10 months. And what a wonderful feeling it is to feel "normal" again.

I have had success in my New Years resolutions and even though its only 9 days into the new year I feel very accomplished.

My little Lily is crawling and pulling herself up onto furniture which normally would make me feel like she is growing up to quickly but instead makes me excited to see her feel so accomplished and also she can almost keep up with her brother's and sister which makes for a much happier baby.

Ebie is a girly girl through and through and to see her play barbies or dolly's makes me smile. She has recently invented an imaginary friend named Leah. Ebie and Leah play together and they also fight together which seems very funny and somewhat odd.

I see my boys getting bigger everyday and see the struggles and the "hardships" they seem to have with life and that somehow makes me smile too just because it may seem big to them but it really has no standing ground when it comes to the hardships they will face only a short time away and it makes me happy to know that there problems are still small and very fixable.

I am also excited for all the pregnant women around me. I have such a love for babies and for people who are excited about having babies. If I wont be having any of my own babies anymore I love that I can enjoy other people's babies.

Life is just very manageable and good right now. I am so grateful for my many blessings.


morgan said...

Yay! I hope you get your basement finished just like you wanted! I am already falling off the wagon with my new years good for you! :) Give me some of your motivation!!!!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome. I am so happy for you that your basement is getting finished. I know how it feels to have unfinished house projects and it can be so frustrating. Congrats. I would love to get together with you next time we are around. It will probably be for Easter.

Marchelle Wyatt said...

Well said, I am so thankful for this new year too and for the many new things that are changing in our lives! Congrats on almost having a completely finished basement.

Marchelle Wyatt said...

Oooh, I love the new blog header picture!! Your kids are super cute!!!

Julie S said...

no more babies for you?

Snuggie2U said...

Hey, I really want to see how your furniture looks in your basement! Please post photos sometime. Your mom said you were happy with it. I am so glad!

holli said...

Hey Crystal...I just wanted to let you know that Ihave set up a new blog that is not private that you can add that will let you know when I have updated my private blog. If you'll add that one then it will give you the update.