Sunday, April 29, 2012 has been a while since I have posted an update. Please forgive me. You'd never think how time gets away from you when you have a toddler running around a baby in your tummy to wear you out. And let's not forget the 2 dogs and the hubs. So, my excuse for no updates is...exhaustion!  But I will not give up my goal of getting this blog out more often. With that said, here goes.

Our darling Julianna is a whopping 17 months old. She is a mess. So into everything, Curious as a can be, which is awesome, because that is how she learns. Personally, I think she is pretty smart, some might say ADVANCED, but I could just be a really proud, biased mom. She has a great vocabulary and understands language very well. Some examples: well for starters she likes to help mommy by throwing away her dirty diapers. Odd, I know, but she gets so proud of herself when she puts them in the trash. She also likes to help feed the dogs. She knows where the food is. I scoop and she pours it into their bowls. At nighttime, George will ask her if she wants to read a book, and she will go pick one out in her playroom and bring it to him. Tonight she brought me two books to read!! My little bookworm. She loves her bath time, but lately she has decided she wants to take a shower. It's so funny- she's so tiny in there, but we can see her through the class. She wipes off the glass if we ask her to so we can see her better. Sometimes she takes a shower with mommy. She looks at my tummy and then at hers and says baby. She likes to kiss the baby, but then she tries to go kiss George's tummy. She doesn't understand that there is only a baby in mommy's tummy- and I wonder what she will think when my belly goes away after the baby is born. Hopefully she will want to kiss the baby once he/she arrives!

She does and says so many cute things that I could go on and on. Her favorite word is "yes", although she will definitely let you know if she doesn't want something. Actually, after thinking about it she has three favorite words: yes, Elmo, and DADDY. She sure loves that man!   She can say some phrases, " I love you", "I don't know", "All done", "Thank you", and some cool words - "AMEN" which she kept screaming in church today after prayer over and over. It was too cute. She does say "mommy", often, usually when she wants something. I usually give it to her. Can we say spoiled???

She is wearing 18 month clothes and size 4 shoes. Her hair is getting longer and lighter, more like mine. She still looks mostly like her daddy, but I can see me in her at times and sometimes I can see my mom in her too. How awesome is that?

I absolutely love that girl with all my heart and am so amazed and proud of her daily. She is such a precious gift from God. I am so thankful!

As for gift, we have been blessed to be expecting again. I am 28 weeks along with our second miracle. We are waiting to find out the gender, and YES I can handle it. It is hard but I know it will be a great surprise on delivery day. I can't wait. We haven't chosen names yet, so if you have a suggestion, leave it the comment section below please!!

George and I are doing well. Marriage is hard, but love, hope and the grace of God make it so much easier. We are blessed to have each other and I am so honored to be his wife and mommy to his children. Marriage really does take three - husband, wife, and GOD. Never let anyone tell you any different. That's my wisdom for the day!

George and I both still have our day jobs of school counselor and trainer, but we have some new adventures as well. George has obtained his FFL and is opening a gun business with his brother Ron.  He could give more details if you have questions. Those two are like kids in a candy shop when it comes to this gun thing.

As for me, I am making baby crafts, and I started my own business as a PINK PAPAYA consultant. I sell botanical skincare and makeup products. I love these products as well as the way the company operates. Very philanthropic and when you have parties they are just FUN!! Spa parties - if interested let me know, or if you'd like a one on one consultation let me know. All products have a 60 day money back guarantee, so it's a no risk way to try something new.

After writing all this, I think I see why I am so exhausted all the time- we are busy people! But busy is good. I am still wanting to be stay at home mommy, so please pray that if it is God's will for our family that we will be able to find a way to make that happen.  If you need prayers, let me know in the comment box or via e-mail. I'd love to pray for you too!!

Well, goodnight. I wish you all many blessings. Keep an eye out for the next post!

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