Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Pants Head Family

1. pants
2. heads
3. pants on heads

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


For Family Home Evening last night
we talked about GARDENS--
why they're important
and the blessings we get from having
and caring for one.

We took our cute patoots outside in the beautiful weather
and took a look at our own garden.
I'm so grateful to have grown up in a family that gardened
and to have married into one that does too!
It is definitely something I want to pass onto our little ones.
Dot already seems comfortable out in the green:)

1. seeing leaves come up on my first potato plants!
2. that summer is right around the corner
3. knowing that over the next few months we'll get to enjoy
the fruits (and vegetables!) of our labors:)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

the mini Pioneer woman.

We needed a few extra cups of wheat flour
for our bread making today.
Dorothy got her first lesson in using the hand grinder.
I love having a little helper!
(and a big, handsome helper in dark blue:)

1. wheat bread with butter and honey
2. a sparkling kitchen floor
3. feeling ready for the Sabbath

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lately, our days consist of...

trading off time with the girls.
I'm glad that newborns sleep so much,
allowing me time to still play with Dorothy one-on-one.
We've also had lots of special visitors.
My oldest sister, her husband, and kids
all came to see us just a few days after we got home from the hospital.
We are so grateful for the support from friends and family!

And quite a bit of my days are spent trying to juggle both girls.
Yesterday was our first day home alone,
and amazingly enough it went smoothly.
Oh, how we are blessed with tender mercies.
1. leftovers
2. early bedtimes
3. when Marty gets home from work

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Our Two Girls

Although Lucy will sometimes remind me of Dot,
she definitely has her own beautiful little face.
I think their eyes are the biggest difference:
Dot's round,
Lucy's almond-shaped.

The Dot.
The Luce.
Dorothy Mae.
Lucy Ambrosia.
Oh, how I love these girls!

1. watching Dot give kisses to Lucy
2. finding time to read
3. washing machines

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Meanwhile, back at the farm...

It feels so good to be home!
I couldn't wait to leave the hospital last Saturday.
In fact, I would have gone home Friday morning if they let me.
This birth was so much easier than Dot's,
and my body is thankful for that!
Dorothy loves her baby sister.
Whenever I am holding the baby,
all she wants to do is come over and kiss her repeatedly.
She does get a little upset that I can't hold her as much,
but she doesn't take it out on the baby--
another thing I am thankful for.
Little miss Lucy is such a sweet baby.
She really only cries when she is hungry.
She does spit up a TON, though.
We are averaging about 4 outfits a day with this one
just to keep her dry and comfortable.
We are just blessed once again to have a healthy, beautiful baby girl!
Life as 4 is wonderful!

1. Sleeping in my own bed.
2. All the wonderful people bringing in meals--we love you!
3. An almost solid night of sleep last night.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lucy Ambrosia Vieira

Little Lucy weighs 7 pounds 8 ounces and is 19 inches long. She was born 5/6/2010 at 10:30am. Mom and Baby are resting but are doing wonderfully. Kim will blog when she gets the chance but for now here is a few photos of Lucy first day:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Here we go again....

Contractions started a few hours ago. We're getting the house cleaned, Dorothy down for bed, and then perhaps heading to the hospital! Hopefully we'll have pictures of our beautiful little Lucy to share soon!


On some of these final days of pregnancy where I am feeling tired, worn down, and not at all patient, a message like this one from Stephanie Nielson is just what I need.

I hope you enjoy her story.

My New Life

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The 3 Little Burritos

This just made me laugh.
Can you guess whose is whose?

1. homemade tortillas--worth the effort!
2. green Tabasco sauce
3. eating dinner together as a family