Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Baby Belly and Snowy Day Fun~

My 22 week baby belly!

I am hoping to chat here at bit more often.....I pray my blog friends have not given up
on me and will stop in and give me some blog-love at least from time to time!
I have missed coming here and spilling my thoughts! Life in a large family is quite busy and chasing a 18mo old and being pregnant with my 9th (8th on earth) at age 45 is tiring!

Bean Boy is now 18 months!

Olivia my snow angel! (and home-school girl)

Jackie my home-school girl!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Big Family Announcement~

I have been slacking again on updating my blog.......I am still here!
My computer that I thought was fixed as far as uploading pic, is apparently not working again and if you know me I LOVE to post pics! So frustrating!!!!!!

Anyways................I wanted to announce that we are expecting our 8th baby on earth.
Christian Alexander is in heaven.

I am at the start of my 2nd trimester. (almost 15 weeks)  We are due during Holy Week, between Palm Sunday and Easter (3rd week in April 2014)

Pregnancy at 45 has been great. I have had :
2 babies in my late 20's
4 in my 30's
3 pregnancies in my 40's (one that ended in a miscarriage in 2011, Ian born in 2012 and this baby to arrive in April 2014 if all goes well)

I hope to post updates if I can get my computer is upload pics!

Feel free to say hi! I do check my blog and who doesn't love a comment?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Flying with baby

This summer I took a trip back east to Pittsburgh PA. I was able to take my 11 yr old son Noah and my newly 1 yr old son Ian {aka B*Ian (Bean) } It was interesting but we survived. A few tip I would like to pass along is : Baby flying on lap sounds better on paper......

But when money is tight like in our family of 9, you do what you gotta do. :)

Here is what was helpful to me.......

Bring your car seat ALL THE WAY TO THE GATE.......if there is room they WILL LET YOU USE A SEAT TO BUCKLE BABY. You must ask at the time of boarding. If the answer is NO......then the baggage guys will load you car seat under the cargo hold. Doing it this way also is less rough on the car seat and you will know for sure it is with you :)

Our flight was 4 hours then a different plane 2 hours. I was fortunate to have Ian sleeping in his car seat on the longest leg of out trip out. But it was opposite on the way home......Baby on lap for 4 hours was tough but we made it.

I made sure to give him Tylenol while getting ready for take off.

What travel tip do you have?
Would you like to share them?
Leave me a comment I'd love to hear from you.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I am back :)

Hi there all. It has been quite a while since I have posted here on my blog.
As a momma of 7 kiddos age 19-1 yr life is very busy. But the main reason for my long absence was that my computer would not upload pics and I was completely frustrated by that. I love to post pics.
So I found Facebook and Instagram but must say I miss the slower pace of my dear blog.

MY COMPUTER IS NOW FIXED :) I am so happy.

If you are new to my blog WELCOME. Feel free to look around and stay a while.
I love it when people say hi but nice comments only :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

my bean

My baby Ian napping in my arms today.......it is one of my favorite parts of the day.

May 2013 UPDATE

Here is our Lil'  B*Ian back in January 2013.....he is about 7mo. old in this picture.
 My computer will not let me upload pics from my phone or camera. 
So until I get that fixed this will have to do for now!

Life is so busy but fruitful around here. I hope to have some time to blog about it real soon!


Say HI if you want~ I do get my comments!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Vitamin/Herb Water

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Back to the blog......... after a long break!

It has been so long since I have blogged. I almost don't know where to start. My days have been pleasantly busy and full, raising a family of 9.  I have discovered Facebook and must admit that has taken up some of my time. I feel called back to the slower pace of my blog. I'm not really sure who even stops by my lil' ole blog? It seems I get a lot of traffic but no comments. Maybe I seem boring but I really only blog for ME......as a scrape book. My kiddos and I love to spend the afternoon looking back at what we have done, cooked and seen. Big family love!

This winter has been filled with homemade soups and warm cups of tea. Snuggles and naps with Baby Ian aka B*Ian (bean) now 7 mo. old. Home school for Olivia age 5 and nature walks with family and dog Jasper. We have long cozy story times and play board games. I have 3 teenages known as the Big's 18, 16 (on Monday), 13 and 3 kiddos known as the Little's ages 10,7,5, and then there is our lil'  7mo. old B*Ian.

If you are new to my blog feel free to look around, leave a comment and Follow if you'd like.