Saturday, October 31, 2009


So I have not posted in a while... confession... there is a reason for that. Last week we found out that I am pregnant and wanted to wait a little while before we told people. I get really excited about things and did not want to give it away until it was time so it was just easier to not post. Sorry but that is the confession, that and I have been really really tired and it has taken every once of energy I have to get homeschooling done and what house cleaning I have done; just could not keep my eyes open long enough to type. I go the Midwives next week, and get checked out along with all the specifics, right now they think I am around 11 weeks and due the middle of May. Trust me the blogging world will be updated.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for...
.... sleep.
... kids, that let me rest when need - for the most part.
... Fall.
... church family and friends.
... homeschooling.
... Matt.
... God's provision.
... Sonic.
... Durango Joe's.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Man Rocks (on Tuesday)

My Man Rocks because he spent the last few weekends helping me refinish a little dress and it looks awesome. Here are some pictures...

Sanding the dresser.

All finished

The kids wanted in on a picture.

It is working great as an office dresser.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pumpkin Decorating

Thursday Night we decorated the pumpkins we got last week at the Pumpkin Patch; Matt was a practice so the kids and I had some mom fun. I don't do the Halloween thing so we went to Wal-Mart and got some fun stickers to decorate the pumpkins with. We also cleaned out the seeds to toast; toasted pumpkin seeds are one of my favorites.

Benen and his pumpkin

Anna and her pumpkin

Benen's Nemo Fish Bowl Pumpkin

Anna's Princess Pumpkin

My Noah's Ark Pumpkin


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for...
... a quick recovery form a head cold.
... my awesome husband.
... God's provision for me to stay at home with my kids and to home school Anna.
... Fall and all the colors.
... family.
... creativity and organization.
... Grace.
... friends.
... the place that God has me right now.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wow God Wednesday - Laid Off

In December of last year my husband was laid off. Normally this would have been a fast and complete down ward spiral... but God is good and Matt just trusted. He was laid off on a Monday. He spent Tuesday writing and filing our resumes and applications. He had one resume left... he had been doing wholesale for 5 years and was really wanting out of it but felt he could not do anything else... he loves technology and was driving by a computer sales and servicing store in the area... he felt God's leading and turned in his last resume. Wednesday he got a phone call... they wanted to schedule him for an interview... they thought is was funny that he had turn in a resume because they wanted to hire some one but had not advertised for it yet. He went to the interview Thursday. Got a phone call Thursday night that he was hired and they wanted him to start Friday as in "tomorrow". So my amazing God gave my husband a job in 4 days; and it is a job that he loves... in fact he will probably make a life long career out of it. Another awesome thing is that we have 2 little ones and I did not even have to think about going to work and leaving them.


Monday, October 12, 2009

My Man Rocks

My man rocks because he lets me have girls nights, and watches the kids and has not complained about them once.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today I am Thankful for...
... rain.
... seasons.
... kids.
... fall.
... God's provision.
... family.
... friends.
... God given creativity.
... Grace.
... challenges from God.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wow God Wednesday - Benen

Today I want to share my little mans pregnancy story.

About this time 3 years ago Matt and I had prayed and decided to adopt. We had researched and filed out application and been accepted. We needed about 2,000 dollars to go any farther. We kept waiting and trusting God. We know that he wanted us to have more little ones.

I have to interject something here. We had been tr
ying to get pregnant for about 2 years and had a miscarriage but no luck in having in more kids. I really wrestled with God for months and months... I did not want our kids to be so fat apart they would not play with each other... I knew God had promised more kids... what was He up
too... Then in February...

We were doing a fundraiser at church for the youth and I was in charge. I was totally exhausted and had a really hurt back form the day. We went home and I set down to rest, after putting Anna down for her nap. As I was sitting I felt a baby k
ick me... "Okay that was weird I am not pregnant; or am I?" So I take a test and yes I am pregnant. Wait it gets better...

I call the doctor on Monday and she thinks that I am like 15 - 20 weeks. So we schedule the ultrasound and I am 23 weeks, yep I was 6 months pregnant. It was really fun to get to call people and say that I am pregnant and having a boy.
Most people ask how I could not know I was pregnant. I am not really sure... I kept just talking myself out of it... we had decided to adopt and my body
had not been normal for over a year. I really think; now, that God wanted this little boy to be a BIG surprise and he also know that Matt and I could not handle the constant worry of losing another one at the beginning of the pregnancy.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bayfield Fire Open House and tRC Barn Party

Saturday was a fun day with the Bayfield Fire Open House and tRC Barn Party.

First Pictures of the Bran Party, because the loaded that way and I did not want to change them.

Kale and Anna, just being friends. I thought this was a really cute picture.

Anna in the bounce house.

Anna playing musical chairs; she got a cupcake every time she played and on Sunday she told me she was sick of cupcakes... she had also had them for snack,

Benen pretty much played with the Dogs and he also found a ball.

Benen just being himself.

Before the Barn Party on Saturday we went to Bayfield Fire Departments Open House.

The head phones in one of the fire trucks.

Waiting to ride a fire truck, but Benen decided he did not want to go.

Anna wearing the head phones.

Anna rode the fire truck.

A fire truck... as if you did not know:)


Monday, October 5, 2009


My man rock's because he does not blame me for things that he could. He is a team player and he always shows in words and actions that we are in this together.


Friday, October 2, 2009

Honesty is the best policy.

Can you fill this out without lying? 1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth? Water 2. Where was your profile picture taken? In a Jeep 3. Can you play Guitar hero? Never have so I do not know. 4. Name someone who made you laugh today? Anna 5. How late did you stay up last night and why? 11:00 I was getting stuff finished for the day and then read a little. 6. If you could move somewhere else, would you? Anywhere God moved us and only if my husband and kids went with me, but I would not go easily most likely... really do not think we are supposed to move anytime soon if ever. 7. Ever been kissed under fireworks? I could have been but I do not know... that sounds bad, but I can not remember if Matt has ever kissed me under fireworks... he has kissed me a lot and would be the only one that would have kissed me under fireworks 8. Which of your facebook friends lives closest to you? My hubby 9. Do you believe ex's can be friends? Not sure do not have any, but if I did I would hope that we could be friends. 10. How do you feel about Dr Pepper? Manna form Heaven Sweet Manna - that could be an understatement:) 11. When was the last time you cried really hard? I do not remember, but I was really close last Thursday. 12. Who took your profile picture? Anna 13. Who was the last person you took a picture of? Homeschool kids. 14. Was yesterday better than today? No and it is not worse either... God's mercies are new every morning. 15. Can you live a day without TV? Yup. 16. Are you upset about anything? No 17. Do you think relationships are ever really worth it? Absolutely, all the time. 18. Are you a bad influence? Depends on my mood. 19. Night out or night in? Night out with my man, night in with my family. 20. What items could you not go without during the day? Dr. Pepper or coffee, a toilet and toilet paper. 21. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? A friends mom. 22. What does the last text message in your inbox say? Thank you! ... 23. How do you feel about your life right now? Resting in God's grace and peace. 24. Do you hate anyone? No 25. If we were to look in your Facebook inbox, what would we find? I message from Jill about painting a friends kitchen. 26. Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass? Yes. 27. Has anyone ever called you perfect before? Yes 28. What song is stuck in your head? None, and that is okay with me. 29. Someone knocks on your window at 2:00 a.m., who do you want it to be? No one... it would most likely be some kind of emergency... not fun. 30. Wanna have grandkids before you’re 50? I do not know, Anna is only 5 I have not thought about when I want to have grandkids. 31. Name something you have to do tomorrow. I GET to make chili and help Anna make cupcakes for the Barn Party.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful to be a Cartwright Girl. Ever sense I was little when people would talk about my mom, sister, and I they would call us the Cartwright Girls - when people say it now I usually comment that I am no longer a Cartwright, but the truth is that I will always be a Cartwright Girl and I love that. I so thankful for the loving, challenging, and sportive relationship I have with my mom and sister; not a lot of people have the kind of relationships that we have even if they have a sister and and mom.