Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New favorite mommy product

So, I have found my new favorite product! Both of my boys grew out of their infant carriers (byrce in weight and kael in height) by the time they were four months old. This makes going to the grocery store very difficult. With the infant carrier, you can just put the carrier in the grocery cart. Without it, it becomes a challenge. I can only use the Bjorn baby carrier for short periods. It starts to hurt my back after about 20 minutes. I think with Bryce I just put him in the grocery cart and placed blankets all around him to help him sit up. It works, but I was constantly repositioning him and forgetting to take blankets.

I was at Babies-R-Us the other day and discovered the neatest thing...Nojo Secure-Me Travel Seat. I used it today and it works GREAT!! I am not the fond of the pattern, but it is the only one they carry in Babies-R-Us. I did find a really cute pattern on line that is brown with polka dots but it does not come with the part that covers the bar on the grocery cart. I really like for the bar to be covered so I don't have to worry about him putting his mouth or hands on any grocery store germs : ). I am so excited to have found a solution to my grocery store dilemma. WOOHOO!! You can click on the title of this blog and it will take you to the site to see the product.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Love Dare Day #9

Chris and I started the Love Dare book (the one from the Fireproof movie). It has been SO wonderful! It really just makes you think about how you treat one another every second of the day. You definitely don't need to have a marriage that is on the rocks to benefit from this book. For us, it is all about slowing down and paying attention to each other...particularly during the week when we don't get much down time together. Chris is in residency and we have 2 boys that keep us VERY : ) busy. Chris and I didn't get much "newlywed" time in our marriage since I got pregnant 2 months after we got married. This book is really bringing the "newlywed" phase back into our marriage. We are actually getting to take time (in between diaper changes and throwing bouncy balls) to learn even more about each other than we already do. I know this book is going to grow our relationship even more. I would highly recommend this book to ALL married couples!! We are on day 9...31 more to go, but it won't stop there : )!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I've not been as good at posting as I was in the beginning. We've been busy around here. This morning I am packing to leave for Asheville. We are going to stay with the in-laws and go to our college homecoming. Chris and I always look forward to going back to Mars Hill. It is always nice to see everyone. We are supposed to go to Wild Wings on Friday evening. Mars Hill always reserves it for MHC alumni. I am going to test Kael on taking a bottle today. Pray he takes it or I won't be able to go.

I know I haven't posted about Crazy Love in a while. Honestly, I have only read the first 2 chapters. I am still as crazy about it, though. I just haven't had the time to read it. Now, Chris and I have started the Love Dare so it might be a while before I finish reading Crazy Love. I can only do one at a time : ). The Love Dare is good...hard, but good. It really helps you to realize how you talk to one another especially in stressful times. I will try to keep you updated on our Love Dare journey.

Kael is having some trouble. He had eczema and blood in his stools. The MD thinks he might have a dairy allery. I am on a dairy free diet until I go back to see her next week. We shall see. She gave me a great combination of things to use on his cradle was really bad. She had me take mineral oil and a plastic comb to lift up the scales. Then, she had me shampoo it with selsun blue shampoo. No more cradle cap...yay!!! He looks so much better since I took him in. He was starting to look kind of crazy with his scaly scalp and red skin. She gave us a prescription foam for his eczema. So far, it has worked really well!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A new home...

So...Chris and I have been in Raleigh for three months now. Honestly, it seems like we have been here for a year (and I don't mean that in a good way). We absolutely LOVE the area and we have the best neighbors ever! Our neighbors have definitely made this a much better transition. However...I still miss my friends like CRAZY!! is the good part...we found a church!!! YAY!! I can't stress enough how excited we are! It is called Newhope Church and it is in Durham. It is exactly what we have been looking for. The pastor, the people, and the worship are all incredible. God is doing BIG things at this church. We are so excited just to be there! We really believe that this church is going to be our new church home. Thank you to those of you that have been praying for a church for us. I really don't know how people go without a church home. I can't imagine doing it for much longer than we did. The community aspect of it is so crucial. I praise God for sending us to this church! We are so grateful!

You can click on the title of this post to take you to the church website.
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