Friday, September 11, 2009


Saturday night, Monkeez Brew is hosting an African Ya-Ya market to raise money for Chris and Lindy Thompson's adoption.  Please come out from 5-9pm and shop for all sorts of handmade goodies from Kenya.  There will be scarves, handbags, handmade wooden bowls and spoons, jewelry, nativity sets, aprons, children's puzzles, and more, more, MORE!!!  Monkeez Brew is also donating 10% of all sales for the entire day to Chris and Lindy, so at least come out and show your support by purchasing one of their many coffee drinks, smoothies, gelato, desserts, or sandwiches.  There will also be live music starting at 7pm, so bring the family.  We look forward to seeing you all there and raising money for my very special niece/nephew (or both!).

Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My apologies...AGAIN....

Yes, I realize the summer has pretty much come and gone without any updates on my end.  I did make a shameful promise to myself, that I broke of course, that I would update more since I was off all summer and am now working part-time.  Honestly, having all that extra time on  my hands made me realize how I had absolutely no interest on wasting it in front of my computer, so, therefore, no updates.  My apologies....AGAIN!

I will say that Levi has been changing more and more everyday.  I have long ago decided to quit trying to keep up with what he's saying these days.  My little sponge has just been soaking up everything and I couldn't be prouder.  One, not so proud parenting moment, resulted in a newly learned little phrase..."Oh gosh!"  He overheard me saying this to my mother over the phone, and try as I may, I couldn't erase it from his growing vocabulary.  Man!!!  Levi has also developed an obsession with "iick" (music).  He becomes a bit anxious if I don't immediately turn up the volume in the car.  He has started requesting "Jesus" songs for me to sing and enjoys saying his prayers at night.  He isn't as thrilled about taking time out for blessings at mealtimes....seeing his steaming food on his plate tends to be a distraction.  Levi has also taken several trips to the potty to "pee-pee" and, on a couple of occasions, he's tried the other....which scares him a bit.  Sometimes, when his pee-pee doesn't come, he tries to encourage it by saying "c'mon pee-pee."  Believe it or not, this tactic actually works!  

Some other news in our family, which I have neglected to post, is that Levi is going to be a big brother sometime in April!  We are super excited about experiencing all of this over has been a truly blessed ride so far... 

Levi after playing in my pots.  What is it they say little boys are made of?  There may be some truth to that....