And it’s up!

By Moriah on June 30th, 2010

Yesterday, ALL BY MYSELF, I drug the remaining top-bunk box down from the attic, and started getting the bed set up. Andy had to pick up an extra bolt (one of the included ones was stripped or something) on his way to work, but we were able to finish last night. The kids were so excited they barely paid attention to their bedtime story.


(That photo doesn’t show the depth well, but it’s really a full on the bottom and a regular-sized twin on top.)

Arianna slept in there, too, in the crib. She woke up once (at 2 a.m.), nursed, and then slept the rest of the night.

(And there was much rejoicing.)

space small, space beautiful

By Moriah on June 29th, 2010

For a while now, I’ve been trying to clear our tiny house of all the excess and clutter. When you have a small house, you just need less stuff. And for what stays, I want everything in my house to be stuff that I love.

This is a little project I did a few weeks ago. I don’t have a before picture, but, I used to have this white juvenile lace(sorta) runner on my dresser top that I never really liked. It finally occurred to me to update it. (But I was also “determined not to just settle on something nice at Target.”)

I found this online, out of stock, but VERY thankfully, our BB&B had it in-store. (And I had a coupon.) It happens to match my walls perfectly (a little more celery than the photos suggest.) And I LOVE how it turned out.


The flowers mostly run along the front edge, except at the ends. It’s reversible and the flip side is green with white flowers (which was too much against my green walls.)


I also found this doll on clearance at Hobby Lobby, perfect for keeping some necklaces:


Something that used to bother me (my dresser) now makes me smile every time I walk into our room.

Your regularly-scheduled Monday blather

By Moriah on June 28th, 2010

We had a pretty good weekend, especially considering we didn’t go anywhere on Saturday. (I did brave the heat to my mailbox, which should count for something.) I saw a drive-by of Dolly, otherwise known as my Costco-pajama-delivery-service. (Don’t you have one of those?)

The best day was Sunday. Andy sang a solo during the special music part of the service – his first one in over a year. Which reminds me, I never did mention he’s been offered free voice lessons at an area university to prepare for his master’s audition. So there’s that.

[We laughed in Sunday school when our leader asked if he ever sang to me at home. Andy singing at home is mostly vocal exercises that would drive anyone nuts. (Just ask Nicky.) We shared about the other day when I was in the bathroom trying to get my makeup done and he belted something out — I was annoyed because I can’t concentrate with someone shouting in my ear.]

We hung out with our Shepherding group in the evening, which is always fun and a sweet time of fellowship.  The plan was to play games but we ended up chatting the entire time.  (And most people stayed late, another good sign.)

Today we went back to the fountains, this time with friends. Which means we’re all a little sun-kissed and tired tonight (just the way I like it).

A little bit of virtual housekeeping

By Moriah on June 28th, 2010

First, I finally got around to rewriting my About Me page (up there in the nav bar). I’ll be honest, it’s probably still just a draft. I’m open to comments and suggestions.

Also, I’m excited to be working with a few new affiliates, listed under my BlogHer ads right there on the left. If you should choose, I’d make a small commission if you ordered anything through me from DaySpring (a Christian division of Hallmark), Tiny*Prints (a GREAT place to get your custom birth announcements, party invitations, holiday cards, etc.), and free baby samples at BabiesOnline. (That last one is simply to order free baby samples — they do not sell anything.)

(You know, so I can save up some pennies for the next vehicle repair.)

I’m going to be updating some of my other pages soon, too, when I have the time… I know my blogroll page at least is…ancient. Does anyone use those anymore?

Just because

By Moriah on June 26th, 2010

(Alternate title: impromptu mini photo shoot)

We cleaned out the kids’ rooms last night while Arianna watched, perched up on the bed.

ari rattle

ari rattle3

ari rattle4

ari rattle2

And this one cracked me up:

ari rattle5

(No wonder they make baby toys at least big enough.)

Hope you’re enjoying this fine Saturday, too, wherever you are!

For the Grandmothers

By Moriah on June 25th, 2010

Instead of reading to Drew last night, I made him read to me. This is a little excerpt. I know one thing, this was not me fresh out of Kindergarten!

Summer Sandals

By Moriah on June 24th, 2010

I’m posting today at Chic Critique, chatting about my summer sandals.

Start the day over, please, even at 5 p.m.

By Moriah on June 23rd, 2010

The first three-fourths of today were entirely frustrating.  I’m supposed to go in and have this PFT (pulmonary function test) done – about the asthma, see if it’s truly there and how much – and so my appointment was for 2:30 today.  The directions said “no inhalers, no smoking, no caffeine” beforehand.  I joked with the nurse that that last one just might kill me.

Which, of course, on the day I can’t have any coffee, my girls WOULD wake up two hours early and come bouncing into our room.  And the baby wouldn’t fall back to sleep after her morning feeding.  I felt like I began the day in the negatives.  (Well, I did!)  And, I was still coughing since no inhaler meds.

So I (literally) stumble through the day, coveting Andy’s coffee cup, and we finally leave for the test.  The plan was for Andy to drop me off and take the kids for free ice cream at Chick-Fil-A.  That part of the plan went smoothly.

I, on the other hand, walked all around the hospital, lugging Arianna with me, and no one knew where I was supposed to go.  Finally I walked back to the dr’s office to ask the nurse that made the appointment and she figured out that they were wrong, those tests aren’t performed at that particular hospital anymore.  They rescheduled me for next week, at the right hospital.

And I still hadn’t had any coffee.  And it was hotter than… well, enough to make anyone extra cranky.

BUT, some friends had us over for supper and that redeemed the entire day.  Funny how that happens. :)

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