Tuesday, August 30, 2011

200th Post!!

This is my 200th post and I am going to have a giveaway!! I will post a pic of it later today or tomorrow. It is the Emmeline Apron. It is reversible and SUPER cute. I wear mine almost every single day!! Just leave a comment and you will be entered in the giveaway!!

Just a little info. for those who don't really know me. I am a mommy to 7 (ages 15 to 4 weeks). I homeschool 5 of my children and enjoy it most days. My hubby owns a lawn care company, although it has branched out into other areas also. I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Jesus Christ is at the center of our lives. I love playing the piano, serving the young women in my church, crafting (esp. sewing), walking with my mom, organizing things (hard to tell from my house I am sure) and I really enjoy blogging. It has been a great outlet for me to journal about my life but, mostly to share my ideas on crafting. I hope my blog has inspired others to get crafting too! Anyways, now you know a little more about me (that was pretty random, sorry!)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

She's 12, she's 12!!!


Here she is modeling an apron I made for a shower over the weekend. Isn't she beautiful!

I can't believe Charity is 12. My kids are growing up so fast.

A few things about Charity: She loves the Twilight series...no matter how much I try to discourage her! She looks adorable with short hair. She loves to read! She likes the colors purple, black and orange. She is becoming quite the baker. She can be a very sweet big sister. She plays the piano. She has a beautiful voice. She is a beautiful daughter of Heavenly Father who loves her along with her family! We are so very proud of the young woman she has become already and look forward to the woman that she grows into. We love Charity!! :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I can't believe it has almost been a week!

It was 1 week ago I layed in bed thinking I do not feel right. I wasn't having contractions but something was definitely up. Little did I know I was going to be up all night and not deliver my sweet little boy until 1pm. I don't do labors like that! My labors are typically 2-3 hours at the most. This was a tough labor for me and I am grateful that I am a week out and physically feeling great! Here are a few pics of my sweet little boy. This one was taken while we were still at the hospital.

He looks so tiny in his car seat!
Not the greatest picture but, I love that it shows how long he is. (and yes he is jaundiced and we are watching it)
He always has his hands up by his face.

This knit hat was made by a volunteer who donates them to the hospital. He looks so sweet in it...too bad he is hot blooded and doesn't need and shouldn't wear a hat. Even in the hospital they had us take his hat off because he was just too hot!

I am so in love with this little boy!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Having problems with my blog...

Several of you have emailed me letting me know that you have tried to post a comment on my blog and for some reason it won't let you. I tried a couple things so if someone could please try and leave a comment I would appreciate it. If it doesn't work please email me at brandigone(at)hotmail(dot)com. I am wanting to do a giveaway on my 200th post and I need you all to be able to leave comments!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Introducing the newest member of our famiy!

Tyler Colin Lynn
8lbs 3.6oz

20.25 inches long
Perfect in every way!!

It was not my easiest labor...it was actually one of the hardest and I am seriously relieved to be done w/ that part!!! He is such a sweet little boy. We will see what the next week is like. Hopefully, he will be a decent sleeper. The kids all adore him already and I have lots of helpers who are willing to hold him!

Monday, August 1, 2011

39.5 weeks

I just couldn't pose for a picture this week. I am feeling frustrated that I am still pregnant so here is a pic of me laying around yesterday w/ my baby boy in my pjs!

Grace is 7!

I can't not believe 7 years have already gone by! She is turning into such a big girl. Here Grace is w/ her cousins and sister playing a little birthday game. She had lots of fun even though she did cheat.

Grace asked for the same thing the past couple months a skateboard, a skateboard ramp, and knee pads and elbow pads. That is exactly what she got and you can tell by the look on her face she was excited. We also decided to get her some balloons. We don't do balloons often because the kids fight over them...to bad her little brother took all 4 balloons outside and let them go before she even got to enjoy them. Oh well!

Grace trying out her new skateboard. She is pretty good at it already...can't wait to see what she can do with a little practice. We went to McDonald's play place for lunch. We never go there so the kids all really enjoyed that (at least the little ones did).

Here is Grace in her bday outfit I made her opening up her gift from Mimi. She made her a special crafting kit which she already used for a good hour tonight.

Singing Happy Birthday to Grace. Her cake was made to her specifications...she wanted white on the bottom and chocolate on the top. It was actually one of the easier cakes I have gotten to make.

Grace had to keep her little brother from blowing the candles out before she did. She is a pro at this big sister thing!

Happy Birthday Grace Isabel can't wait to see what this next year brings. You are such a joy to parent (most the time). You may be strong willed but I know that someday it will be to your benefit. Love you lots my little Gracie!!!