Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gluten free Thanksgiving and other stuff

I have been doing the gluten free, casein free, soy free diet for Evie for several months now, and it is working wonderfully. Each day is a different grain day. Yesterday was garbanzo day, today is quinoa day, tomorrow is millet day, and the day after next is rice day. I made both muffins and breads with the separate flours to go with the days. That way I don't have to worry about her eating the same thing every day. I have already noticed a difference in her coloring..she has rosy cheeks and her eyes are bright blue without the dark circles (dark circles tend to indicate allergies). I'm also eating gluten free, and it is getting easier as time goes on. I'm getting the hang of it :). Today we made gluten free playdough. All playdough from the store has wheat in it, so I made playdough with rice flour and colored it with food coloring. It turned out really well! It is still cooling, so it is a bit sticky, but we still had fun playing with it.

Thanksgiving is going to have gluten free items as well. I'm going to have traditional stuffing made with wheat for Jeff and my parents, but for Evie and I, I am going to make the yummy crock pot gluten free stuffing I made last year. I'm also making a gluten free pumpkin pie for Evie and I (my Mom is bringing the pies that have gluten). I can't believe that Thanksgiving is only 8 days away!!

By the way, for some reason Blogger really doesn't like me lately. It isn't showing on any of the blogger lists that I have updated my blog. So please check back, even if it still shows that I haven't updated!

Friday, November 13, 2009


A friend of mine had a baby boy this week, and he is such a beautiful baby. We went to the hospital to see him, and he was just a little guy. I haven't held a baby that small in many years. Amazing. Simply amazing. Those tiny ears. Those long, delicate, perfect fingers with teeny tiny fingernails. That tiny, perfect nose. I just marveled at him. I marveled that a week before I was able to feel him moving around in my friends tummy, and then here he was! I honestly have no idea how people in this world can say that he was not a life in the womb, but now that he is born he is now a life. That tiny, perfect little baby was just as tiny and perfect a week before he was born, and a month before he was born, and 2 months, and 3 months before, and all through his life in the womb. Children are such a blessing. Such a wonderful gift from the Lord. I am seeing that more and more each day.

Friday, November 6, 2009

"All I want for Christmas is..."

my two front teeth.."
Wow, two blog posts for me in one day! I think that is a first! Evie just lost her tooth about 5 minutes ago as I was blogging. Doesn't she look adorable :)??

Opinions needed

Okay, you may have to click on the pictures to be able to see a close up, but I would like to have your opinions! After seeing our family pictures, I'm not so sure I like the whole side-sweep bang thing on me. I'm toying with the idea of going back to all one length bangs. So here are two pictures. Let me know what you all think!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Funny pet pictures

Evie has been dressing up the pets, and for the past month we have gotten a good laugh out of some of the funny pictures. So here are a few for you to enjoy :).

Here is Madame Daisy:

And here is Sierra, aka Rebecca Lapp, the scary looking amish woman:

And here we all seem to be laughing, even the dog:

And last, but not least, the oh so thrilled Princess Dolly:

Hope you all had a good chuckle for the day :).

Monday, November 2, 2009

Long time no blog!

Wow, it has been awhile hasn't it. I guess I went through a bit of bloggers fatigue. I missed my blogging friends though, so I wanted to come back! Not much has changed since I last blogged. Jeff is still looking for a job. He has sent out almost 300 resumes now, and has had 2 phone interviews. He has another phone interview on Wednesday. We are just believing that God has a perfect job for him! Evie lost her first top tooth, and I have to say she looks adorable. I have to giggle every time I see that gap-toothed grin :). Her other front tooth is now quite wiggly, so she may have two missing front teeth here in a few days!

We had some family pictures taken a few days ago. It was supposed to be a gorgeous, 70 degree day. It ended up being 50 degrees and gloomy. We about froze taking the pictures, but we were able to do it quickly. We got some nice ones. We took about 30 pictures with just our tripod. We didn't include the dog this year. It was too muddy, and we were too freezing to mess with it! Hope you all are doing well. I have missed you!