Archive for October, 2009


Thursday, October 29, 2009



Paisley “Talks”

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Weekend Update

Monday, October 26, 2009

Geez!  Having a baby has really thrown a wrench in my blogging!  I am sorry that I’m absent these days.  I just can’t get enough snuggles in now that I’m back to working full-time so all my home time is spent filling in for lost time.  You all understand, right?

We had a wonderful weekend.  Our good friends Matt & Sarah were in town for the week & we hung out with them several times.  They are moving from Salt Lake City to Georgia (where they know no one).  It’s a pretty big deal.  military family are seriously my heros.  I’m super excited that after 10 months in Georgia they will be much closer to us.  Anyway, unfortunately it didn’t occur to me to take any pictures.

On Saturday we had a FE Family Bonfire.  We decided to dress the kids up in their Halloween costumes.  Seriously, could they be any cuter?  Here are a ton of pics of the bonfire & some other random pictures from the past couple weeks:

A busy life call for bullet points!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
  • Paisley has grown an obvious liking to me.  She cried & cried for Joe on Sunday night while I was out, and wasn’t too happy with her sitter yesterday either.  But, I mean, who can blame the kid…I’m pretty great 🙂
  • Sunday morning, I was standing at the sign in counter in the nursery talking with someone & didn’t notice someone else and stepped up to sign in.  Elle interrupted to inform me that “I had a customer waiting”.
  • Paisley has recently become fixated on a couple objects around our house.  There is these two black shelves in our living room.  They are just hanging there, holding some pictures…but Paisley loves them.  She’ll lay there & just stare at the shelves, smiling like she’s met the love of her life.  She also recently noticed a the door knob in our bathroom (she was in her bouncy seat while I was helping Elle in the tub).  That child just sat there at jabbered at the door knob like it was her long lost friend.  I was cracking up.  Apparently it doesn’t take much to amuse her.
  • Elle has been talking for WEEKS about how she hasn’t been line leader at school yet.  Everyday when I picked her up she told me that she wasn’t line leader again.  We just kept reminding her that her turn would come.  Well, last Thursday it came.  As I was picking her up from the sitters, she can running up to me (which is huge, usually she runs the opposite direction because she doesn’t want to go home) & screamed “I GOT TO BE THE LINE LEADER!!!”  It was adorable.  She talked about it all evening.
  • Speaking of Elle, we have had easier days with her.  We are seeing some serious potty regression.  It’s very frustrating & I have to keep reminding myself of all the change she has had in her life in the past 2 months.  New sister, starting school, Joe back to traveling more.  Some attitude problems have also come along in the past couple weeks.  We have decided to go pretty hard core Love & Logic on her.  We’ve already seen quite a bit of improvement.
  • I’m 1 pound from my pre-Paisley weight.  Not that I was thrilled with my pre-Paisley weight…but ya know, I’ll take it for now.Elle & Paisley

Thoughts on Marriage

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ok, so my name is Kelli & I am a closet viewer of “Little People Big World“.  There, I feel a bit better.  Last night I was watching & I got super sad. The parents in the show are getting to that point in life when their kids are nearly grown & they are faced with what life will be like when they are out of the house.  Both openly talked about how they just want different things & they seemed totally fine with the possibility of parting ways.  They even joked around about it multiple times!  It was shocking.

It got me to thinking about how often that happens.  The focus of the kids is gone & now they are free to do what they want…and it doesn’t match your spouse ideas so you part ways.   It kinda scared me.  How easy is it for your husband to no longer be your best friend?  Apparently it’s pretty easy because it happens a lot, you don’t necessarily have to hate each other for your marriage to not work.

Joe & I don’t always agree, we occasionally get frustrated at each other & we don’t always enjoy doing the same type of activities.  I never in a million years imagined marrying a musician who travels 3+ weekends  month. But I see how happy it makes him…and therefore it makes me happy.  Is it always easy?  No.  Do I always smile when I look at his schedule?  No.  But still totally worth it.  I’m sure that there are things that I do that he hates doing, but he still does it for me.

But I like to think that we make each other and our marriage a priority.  It is becoming more and more apparent that the older the kids get, the more work it takes.  Life is busy & I never want to just coexist.  Our marriage is more valuable than that.

Now that I have typed this all out, I’m not really sure what the point was…but it was something I was thinking about so I thought I’d share.