Monday, September 27

A better Groupon deal ;-)

You can get $20+ worth of personal and home products from (with free 1-2 day shipping) when you buy THIS GROUPON for $10 and pair it with the coupon code SOAPBABY. If they allow you to send in regular coupons to be applied to your account (like their sister-site, you could even send in those ahead of your order to further stretch your dollars. ;-)

*Details: The Groupon needs to be purchased today and needs to be used after Sept. 30th. It expires Dec. 28, 2010. The coupon code SOAPBABY may only be used on a first time order at

The Birthday Girl :-)

She had a lovely birthday, getting to celebrate with with Grandma & Grandpa Bailey (and Aunt Hannah, Aunt Abby, Aunt Dora and Uncle Cliff), Papa & Baba Pleckham (and Aunt Kate, Uncle Henry and Uncle Sam), getting to see her three Great-Grandmas and her "Grandpa that is Great", her Uncle Andy and Aunt Renee & cousin Alissa, attending Tim and Evy's wedding, and enjoying a delightful (haha!) 40+ hours strapped in a car seat over the course of a week. She was actually really great in the car, I prayed and prayed and hoped and hoped... and she only had 3 crying spells the entire trip (each lasting about 15 minutes until she fell asleep)! And amazingly... she still gets excited when it is time to go "bye-bye!" 

Thursday, September 9

~ 1 Year ~

 "For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth."
-Psalm 139: 13-15

One year ago was our lil' Sweet Pea's due date. Never mind baby wasn't showing signs of coming - we were so excited! We wanted to know whether baby was a "he or she," what baby looked like, how life would be with our very own little one, etc. We soon found out!

"Every good and perfect gift is from above." 
-James 1:17

Our little daughter was born on the 20th and we thought she was beautiful! We named her Chloe Sophia, which means full of life and growing in wisdom. We are very happy that the Lord chose to place her in our family; she is a gift that we cherish! And we are so grateful for God's protection over her this past year - we love being her Daddy and Mum. :-) 

Happy Birthday to you, lil' darling!

"I sing for joy at the works of Your hands."
-Psalm 92:4

Tuesday, September 7

This blogger is a genius.

You can check out her kitchen transformation for yourself HERE, but here is the jist of it. She is renting, had ugly & dark cabinets there and wanted them to be white. Landlords said no painting, so she used contact paper (no kidding!) which she can remove easily (I think she said she double-checked!) when the lease is up. Makes me wonder if I ought to try! (Though I most likely, very+very+very likely, won't.)

She also has the happy, chirpy bird dishes... so pretty. :-)

Pictures - he found the adapter. ;-)

"I like to make faces. I also like it when people tell me I'm cute. ;-) " - Chloe
Upside down. She about did a summersault off the bed yesterday. *That* wouldn't have been fun. 
She makes us happy... and unsure of our parenting skills. ;-)
What I'm looking like - 25 weeks. 
What I feel like! ;-) 

I tried to figure out how to load the videos but I think my internet connection is too slow. Oh well. At least I can connect (which isn't always the case!). Our apt. complex has free internet, and it used to reach our apt., but it doesn't too well anymore. But hey, something is better than nothing! ;-D And to think this stuff didn't even exist all that long ago... it is sad how dependent I can be on it! 

Wednesday, September 1

C.S. Lewis Quote & Chloe stuff. :-)

It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God. 
- C.S. Lewis

Life has been pretty busy around here lately. I can hardly believe Chloe turns 1 year this month! She certainly isn't a lil' baby anymore. :-) I wanted to upload some videos that we took last week of her walking but I can't find my little gadget that I use to get the pics from my camera to my laptop (I'll ask Dwight to hunt for it - I put things in the strangest places, yet he has always found them!). Yup! She can walk halfway across a room now, she just stops because she isn't too sure of herself yet... I suppose it is time to go shoe shopping, eh? :-) And she never ceases to crack us up. She has this motion/ action she had been doing to us a few times... and then we figured out what she was wanting. She was asking us for a shoulder rub! Of all things! ;-) I guess she has seen daddy giving them to mama and she wanted one too! She gets so happy when we oblige and then scampers off to play! It is hilarious. She'll also get these giggle fits where she just can't seem to stop. Well we probably keep each other laughing during those. ;-) She loves her farm animal books & puzzle and Dwight has taught the two of us (haha) how to correctly make the sounds. She is a expert at pig sounds, but is working on the cow and goat ones, too. :-) 

And she still loves to cook. :-) We made apple butter and will be trying to come up with some peach butter later today. After I take care of our atrocious-looking fridge... and take care of Mt. Dishmore. We are silly. We have a dishwasher, but we have never used it. Not once. And we won't until someone can prove to us that the people who lived here formerly washed all their food off before putting their dishes in AND that there aren't lil' ancient particles that will spew out onto the dishes we'll be eating off of. Okay, so we are weird. :-P The joys of apt. living. ;-D