Passing the time with an update

Sunday, February 28, 2010

UPDATE: Di and Jeff have Sienna. I know several of you are checking in. I will have a post soon for Di's blog (once she get Sienna to bed). Sienna is GORGEOUS!!!

I am sitting here waiting to hear from my friend Diana. I am lucky enough to be posting to her blog while she is in China and tonight (well really tomorrow morning) she and her hubby and daughter, Ainsley will meet Sienna Grace. I am on pins and needles as I wait.

So, I wanted to update a few things while I wait. This is all over the place:)

Several people have asked me how I am doing with my Lenten sacrifice of no shopping. Honestly, it has been pretty easy so far. I have realized how much mindless spending I was doing. I have learned that I carefully contemplate big purchases such as furniture, antiques, decorating, etc. and I obsess over costly decisions such as vacations, summer camps for kids, cars, etc. However, I spend a lot of $$ on things like books, food, clothes and little inexpensive things that really add up and I don't even really think about it.

So, giving up shopping has made me look at my shopping impulses and habits. After Lent, I think I will really be a better steward of our money.

Also, my Bible studies are going well. I am doing a fabulous study with my Mom's group called Having a Mary Spirit. It is really great and I highly recommend the book. Also, I am doing way better than I expected in my reading the Bible in a year plan. So far I have read Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Acts of the Apostles, half of Psalms, and most of Matthew. To be honest, I was not sure I would last 2 weeks and I have made it through 2 months. I have read about a sixth of the Bible. I really hope to finish this goal.

One more update...Harry is on a new nutritional supplement to help his growth and he appears to have grown 3/4 of an inch in 3 weeks!!! We could not be happier. He was not absorbing food and this supplement is the most readily absorbable amino acids and it seems to be working .

And since I always need to post are a few....

Chinese NY decorations


I am so proud of Will. He got straight A's on his report card which has earned him two weeks at his favorite sleep-away camp this summer:)


Miss Kate is in a funny little phase where she wants to carry a purse and she puts her hand on her hips and tells me she looks like a "lady." I don't know where she gets this stuff?! But she can (and does) put her own hair in a ponytail by herself! I think that is pretty talented for a 3 year old! Doesn't she look sassy?


And finally, my hubby made this delicious and gorgeous galette!

I am so blessed.


  1. That's wonderful news about Harry!! And way to go Harry! Kate is most definitely every bit the little "lady" with her heels and purse and hands on her little hips...flashing that adorable dimple, no less.

    Gin =)

  2. ooops, I meant to say way to go Will!

  3. Oh, your Will is such a handsome little fella! And Kate gets me every time! I can't handle those heels, purse, and hand-on-hip all at one time! She is too much! You are one blessed mama!

  4. That is so great about Harry! Landree is so sassy and puts her hands on her hips too...sometimes when she's mad and then sometimes she will tell me that they are happy hands on her hips like 'dance class'! I'm so glad lent is going well for you. We're doing great eating at home too! I'm hoping to keep it up after Easter too.

    Can't wait to hear about Sienna-keep us posted :)

  5. Great news on Harry....Great Job Will.. and Kate is toooo cute..
    love the decorations..
    Sounds like you have been doing well.
    Can't wait to see the updates..
    Love ya..

  6. Oh Kim ~ I'm right there with ya waiting out the hours until Sienna is in their arms! SOOOOOOOOOO excited for all of them! :) God has had them on one amazing journey, that's for certain! <><

    I think I'm like you when it comes to spending. I put so much thought into the big ticket items, but hardly think twice when it comes to those other things. And after my last CC bill, I realized just how CRAZY FAST those littler things add up! I need to be a better steward, too!! It's been an area I've been praying about and asking the Lord to help me through, to be more self aware and like you, to become a better steward of His blessings!

    Great news about Harry's growth...PTL! And that is he ever getting more handsome everyday. You must be so proud! And Kate always cracks me up. She was born to be a little "lady"!! :)

    Okay, I will be STALKING the blogs, so I hope you post as soon as Di sends the photos...I can hardly wait!! You're staying up all night, right?! j/k!! ;)


  7. That is such great news about Harry....truly a blessing you got into that doctor. And way to go on your good stewardship Kim, that is awesome! It is amazing how the little things add up and you realize you don't even miss them.
    Congrats to Will and Miss Kate -- love her sassiness!

    Have a blessed week!

  8. So glad to hear that Harry is doing well.

    I love the Chinese New Year words on your mantle. Did you make those?


  9. Wow! Way to go, Will! You must be soooo proud of him!

    Cute picture of Kate. We have a sassy little sister at our house too. In fact, yesterday she told Carson to "stop the drama!" We couldn't believe our ears!

    I can't wait for your post on Sienna. I left Diana's site open last night so I could check it first thing this morning!

  10. BLESSED you are!! So many precious moments -- all captured...those first "sassy" moments, academic success, medical breakthroughs and delicious food --yeah, I'd say you are BLESSED!!!

    I've been watching for news on Sienna and look forward to reading Diana's posts.

    Enjoy your week:)
    Michelle and Meaghan Grace

  11. Thanks for the update:) We'll be watching for the post!
    Michelle and Meaghan Grace

  12. Good thing we didn't stay up and wait!!

    That is amazing about Harry!!! Truly amazing. I am so excited for you about that!!

    Kate doesn't just look sassy...she looks so old!! Soo cute!

  13. Great update! So glad to hear about Harry, congrats to Will and way to go Kate! Maddy, at 8, is still working on putting her hair in a ponytail! Can't wait to hear about sweet Sienna. Have a great week!


  14. Wow, I just read your post below about plastic. I am going to have to re-evaluate my children's dishes (they are all plastic).
    I love the photos in this post. Wow, your children are really growing this year.

  15. Your update is darling. Everyone seems to be doing well ,including you.I am very proud of your lenten/bible reading goals. You are setting an excellent example for family and friends:)

  16. k...I have been "reloading" since 6:30 am...I hope everything is going ok..maybe Sienna didn't get to them at three like planned....CANT WAIT to see her!!!!

    Yeah for Harry and Miss Kate is such a Diva!

  17. Great news about Harry!

  18. I have been anxious to hear about Sienna...thank you for the update!

    There are so many wonderful things at work in your life - thanks for the updates. Harry's growth is miraculous! I am so glad you found that supplement!

    Have a great Monday!

  19. could you tell me what supplement Harry is on? my son has similiar issues. thanks so much,

  20. Wow - you are are full of wonderful news! Pretty impressive growth already for Harry & awesome report card, Will! And of course Kate's pony tail looks pinkalicious (and she looks tall - must be the heels!!)

  21. i love seeing and hearing about kate's personality!! she sounds so sweet and fun!

  22. Love Miss Kate's picture! She's beautiful! Great looking son too. You are BLESSED!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

  23. Yeah Harry!!! It sounds like your appointment a few weeks ago was a blessing. Will rocks and Kate is too much. Sometimes I forget she is 3 :)

    Good job on the shopping.

  24. I really wish that you would write a lifestyle/parenting book with pictures. Please?!

  25. Way to go Will on the Straigt A's!!! That is awesome:)

    So happy to hear Harry's new supplements seem to be working!! And yes, Miss Kate is super sassy with her heals, purse, and little hands on her hips..... ADORABLE!!!

    I just saw the new post with the picture of Sienna above.....OMG, she is BEAUTIFUL!! I am so happy for them.....what a wonderful day for their family!



  26. Wow. That galette, pie-thing sure looks delicious.
    Wonderful arrangement of the berries!

  27. Hi,
    I have a quick question. My sweetie has problmes with eczema. She is off dairy now (wow, has it helped) but she misses her yogurt. what brand of dairy free yogurt would you recommend? I searched several brands online but who knows how they taste!

    Thank you!

  28. Could you please share with us what you are giving WILL? My daughter is having similiar issues and we have tried everything!

    So glad to see how well your family is doing!


  29. Glad to hear Harry is doing so much better!
    Will is so HANDSOME growing moreevery time I see his picture too! STRAIGHT A's way to go WILL!
    ( and Kate yes she is quite the lady)
    LOVIN" that sassy LOOK! she is so so cute
    and then too your super delicious dessert was nothing more than mouth watering!!
    If only one could reach thru the computer sreen!!
    YES indeed, friend you are blessed!

  30. So happy for Harry!
    And, Yay for Will and straight A's!!
    Could little Miss Kate be any cuter?!!! That photo is adorable!!


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