Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Recovering from crazy


If I was toast I'd be burnt. If I was roast I'd be dry. If I was a firework I'd already be popped. I am SO done!

We just finished our last event of the summer and I can honestly say I was excited to have the event season coming and I'm excited to see it over. I ain't as young as I used to be!

My fun job is keeping the troops fed. I find it very enjoyable! For real! Also physically and emotionally draining when also having my three kiddos along. I'm never without a helping hand though. And sometimes my little guy gets some grandparent time which is huge. HUGE! I am SO-totally-100%- completely grateful!!

My favorite part about cooking for the crew is learning things they love. When I'm making my list and shopping I shop for individuals.

For example:
Cereal for an evening snack for Justin
Corn pops for Luke
No sesame seeds for Will
Fruit snacks for...too many to list!
Chicken Alfredo because everyone raves, which is crazy to me!
Hold the cilantro for Carl
Fruit smoothies for Anna
Frozen Frappes for Will
Apple Juice for Elliot
Lemon garlic salad for Joseph
Suzanna appreciates the organic stuff I hide in the kitchen for people that care.

And the list goes on.

Through it all

"I've learned there's a big difference between mostly dead and all the way dead." Said in my best voice from The Princess Bride. And I'm only mostly dead so a full recovery is expected!! Scrape off the burnt, add butter, and serve again!

  I use the spice cabinet as my bathroom vanity. :)


Friday, October 04, 2013

The relationship of Jack and Kate


After typing that I totally realize that sounds like a Titanic reference. It’s not. Just two of the little people in my life that make me laugh and smile on a daily basis.


Jackson adores Katherine and as tries to be like her.

Stick out his tongue like her...

  
Clap like her....


Cheese like her....


And pose like her. That is until it looked a lot more fun to sit on top of her....
  



Which led to this...





And best of all this. :)


Which looks equally as wonderful in black and white.


Doing what little brothers do best! Oh, and did I mention my little man is two years old today?! I LOVE being a momma to a crazy little boy! 



 And he's mine. I think I'll keep him. He's had me smiling from day one!


  
Trying to soak up the days as they fly past me! Love me forever baby boy!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Our Christmas Card Selection!

I really don't have time for this today but as I sit trying to edit the attempt we made at getting some family pics it really just keeps getting better and better. If you don't get a Christmas card from us, now you'll know why! Brandon and I have a beautiful, fun, outgoing, active little family but we fail miserably when it comes to being photogenic!
Ya'll, it's bad! Here's why....

My first born is a poser so we get pics like this








Next up comes the second born with her killer smile and serious slouch.


And just when you might have a good one the little man is taking care of booger business with his finger a mile up his nose fishing out the big one!

Which results in me pointing fingers in between pretty smiles of looking like everything is under control. :)


Haha! I love how real these pictures are and the laughter I have when looking through the series of shots! Just us living real life! Now, which one to frame...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Watcha Been Up To? (Part One)


Over the past few months my Little Man turned 7, 8, 9, and 10 months old!


On May25th he started crawling. Not much after that I had the moment of walking into his room to find hime standing in his crib.



On July 22nd he took his first steps! Now he’s walking across the room with only a few balance checks.


He’s still a super busy boy full of smiles and independence! My heart still is stolen by his gorgeous eyes. We are working on the shoes thing. They are most certainly not his favorite accessory. 

He has learned to sign several things but prefers to shriek at the top of his lungs in attempts to command attention.We're working on that. And on a fairly regular basis we get the pout-y, fuss, cry when his sisters bother him or his bottle is empty. :)


He sleeps all through the night. He says “dada” but still reserves the use of “momma” for very limited occasions. He LOVES bath time!


At four months old he had his family traditional pictures taken in "grandpa's pants". These pant were a gift to the new Werner baby over 100 years ago and they are still pressed perfectly in their original packaging! So cool! We have lots of picture of Werner children throughout the generations (boys and girls) who have had their moment in "the pants".





Tuesday, April 03, 2012

It's a Good Kind of Crazy!

I AM SO EXCITED!!!! This time of year is always crazy for us. Enjoyable, crazy, stressful, fun and rewarding, along with a host of other adjectives all at the same time. J It’s good stuff. Anyways, a couple years ago apparently our crazy summer wasn’t crazy enough so Brandon’s dad and brother were in a very serious car accident just weeks before our first conference. Ok, adding excitement wasn’t why the accident happened but you get the idea. That added all sorts of excitement. Last year was way too slow and boring. Who wants a regular summer anyways? Obviously not us because this year instead of just having conferences (five this year…more than ever), Brandon’s sister is having a baby, Brandon’s brother is getting married to one of my dearest friends (four of the five of our little family is in the wedding), and we are moving. You know, no biggie or anything. What have we done to ourselves?!

My thoughts are running a million miles an hour! Lists are flying through my head, shower details, wedding details, conference food details, packing details, unpacking details…
Fortunately I love covering details.

Here are a few reasons I am excited about the new house. I get to experience these firsts for me.
1.)    I have never lived in a real house. I have lived in wonderful homes. These homes were all moveable. This home is stationary.
2.)    I have never had a refrigerator that had ice and water dispense from the door. This house will change that.
3.)    I have never had a garbage disposal.
4.)    Fenced in back yard? Yeah, never had one.
5.)    GARAGE!!!!
6.)    Attic

An interesting fact: I have never in my entire life not lived in walking distance to a grandparent. This house will not change that and I am super happy!

Here’s my game plan. At this moment I do not feel 100% overwhelmed. I’d like to keep it that way. Take it a day at a time. We are busy but really it’s all going to work out. I am excited. I plan to enjoy the little things. Soak up the season. The season will be over before we know it!

YAY! WE’RE MOVING!!!!

Oh, And my first born is turning FIVE!




P.S. Thanks for all the encouraging comments after my last post! I'm glad you all enjoy the blog!
Rachael

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Staycation 2012

Our staycation was filled with adventures! We love making memories. Enjoy the moment!