Category: Day to Day Life

Spring as well as other Changes are well on the way…

Lately, the weather here in Oregon has been nothing to complain about . We are having beautiful spring time weather that I am sure many people are wishing was coming their way. My family which resides in Georgia, have been getting pretty chilly weather which includes snow. Yes, snow in Georgia in March… I could hardly believe it myself.

2010 and already three months in,  it’s hard to believe I know.  In just a couple of months, my daughter Melody will be two years old. I no longer call her a baby because she is far from it. She’s a very smart independent little girl, a beam of sunshine to all that she knows. People tell you these years pass by ever so quickly and now I totally know what they meant by it, because it does.

Don’t sweat the little things and even the big ones, each day is a blessing in one way or another and it’s good for us to be reminded through it all that nothing is ever more than we can bear because we have God bigger and greater than all of our issues. A Bible verse that I commonly go back to and have hidden in my heart is 1 Peter 5:7 which reads ” Let the Lord have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watches everything that concerns you”.

In just two weeks time, my family and I are relocating from a third story apartment into a duplex. I look forward to this next step in our journey. I know a huge stress will be lifted from me as I don’t have to worry about many issues that I’ve encountered living in an apartment. Another plus is that our new place is minutes from a park and librarythat my daughter and I can walk to daily if we so choose. I would’ve loved to rent a place with a yard but was willing to not be very picky.  I was ready to get out of our current place in a very short amount of time because it’s been making me sick due to our new neighbors smoking. At our new place we won’t have to worry about smoking because there’s no smoking, which was my biggest concern.

What else does our new place have to offer? (other than the Starbucks literally a skip away?) Well, I’ll have a much bigger kitchen, a dining area that doesn’t have carpet (w00t!), a larger living room with a wood burning fire place, two deck/patios,  a huge garage that I’m planning to set up into a nice storage/workshop, 2 bedroom, and a bath. So, we did have to purchase our own washer and dryer, thankfully we have a nice sized tax refund back to contribute. We actually went washer and dryer shopping today and found exactly what we were looking for.  I’ll blog more about my thoughts on them and experience later on!

I’ve still got a bit of packing to do. I had to slow down because I’ve been having some major sinus and possibly stress related headaches. Prayer are appreciated there. I did manage to pull something while moving boxes and I am sure that didn’t help either. It goes to show me how out of shape I am and how I should make it a must to find time to work out and stretch each and every day.

I’ll write more later but just wanted to post a little update 🙂

OMSI Weekend Trip

Well, over at the Lowmaster’s residence, we had a very busy weekend. One of the fun things we did just this last Friday was visit OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)!  I was pretty excited about seeing the Space: A Journey to Our Future exhibit as well as getting to see the WORLDWIDE MUSEUM DEBUT OF  SAMSON THE T. REX offered exclusively at OMSI!And I’ll have to say that seeing Samson was truly something else!

I’m a fan of OMSI and it’s really a great place to take kids of all ages. I personally love that there’s an area for younger children to play without much worry of them getting hurt or wandering off.  In other words, it’s a safe place that eases the minds of moms who need to get out without the stresses that commonly come with keeping up with our toddlers. We all know that babies and  toddlers love to wander and explore, at least mine certainly does!

I’m posting several photos from our trip…yes that’s right even Lindsey and Emma from a Kindred Spirit Mommy joined us on our adventure!

Melody and I posing by Samson!

Melody a.k.a Our little Monkey
loved climbing on the giant colorful cubes.

Melody really loved the pool of balls!

Amazing, she looked at the camera!

Emma and Melody exploring a Space Bunk!

Melody, Me, Lindsey, and Emma!

Seeing what our weight would be in space.

I think this little guy is a replica of what explored Mars.

My husband in the Centrifuge.
(video to be posted soon)

Melody and her Daddy 🙂

Melody as an astronaut.

What I’ve Accomplished in January 2010

A few of these things that this month held for me and that I  accomplished.

Goals for the New Year…

I was contacted by two new clients for Graphic Design work and have started working on new designs for them!

I have not been exercising everyday due to getting a cold mid month that threw off those plans. (the whole family got a cold)

Bible reading

I’ve currently been studying the book of Ruth.


I tackled my daughter’s closet and dresser. I  put away a lot of clothes that were to small and hung up all the adorable spring dresses given to me by my mom ( thank you!).

My husband and I were blessed with a large Little Tike Toy box and now it’s so quick to tidy up my daughter’s room!

I organized my Spice Rack and properly labeled my spice jars with a great label set by Mabel’s Labels!

Books Read…

Movies seen…

  • Julie and Julia
  • Defiance
  • District 9
  • The Movie of Ruth
  • Birdie and Bogey
  • A Greater Yes
  • Monsters Vs. Alien
  • Moon

Other things…

I turned 25!

Learning Shapes and Colors

I’ve been working with my 19 month old daughter lately teaching her basic shapes and colors. Anytime we read together, I point out the colors of the objects as well as the shape and she’s really catching on.

She’s fantastic about repeating whatever I say! So I need to always watch my behavior and what comes out of my mouth, ya know even though I stepped barefooted on a Lego block and curse under my breath because she’ll totally repeat that too.  Though I’m a fan of pirates, we don’t want her swearing like a little scally wag by the time she’s two.