Froggy Girl Designs

A glimpse into my daily life of crafting, frugal living, and being a mom!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The best part...

Four little boys, fresh out of the tub. All in their clean jammies smelling like lavender soap and giggles. All of us cuddling up on the floor together reading some books before bed. Then, one of them farts and goes "Man, that was a good one!!!!". Then they all burst out laughing.

Yes, that is life here sometimes. I think the fart bragging MUST be in their DNA because I know for a fact that is not something they've picked up from either Bobby or I. Some days I feel so sorry for this poor little girl getting tossed in the middle of this testosterone driven house, and other days I'm so very thankful to finally be getting a little more estrogen around here to help even things out!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

As a matter of fact, I'm not dead

Well, not sure how that happened...months and months with no posting. OK, I know HOW it happened, just not why! Things got crazy around here for awhile, but I'm finally getting my sea legs back! I know there are about 2 of you who check in here from time to time, so here's my update:

We just moved, AGAIN, now living in Northern Kentucky for Bobby's new job. He got off of active duty in May, and the job market where we were was no good, so we followed the market and here we are! We just moved a few weeks ago, so we're all settling in to a new school, new home, new everything.

Wyatt is 15 months old, walking everywhere and cracking us all up on a pretty regular basis. Here's a picture of him recently during his favorite time of day-bath! I can't post my favorite pic from this session because it's a bit more, um, nekkid lol.

I'm working on a grand re-opening of the shop around October 15th, so that's taking alot of time as well (don't get me started on my Etsy rant!). I'm starting to do more custom clothing, so look for that to hopefully take a front seat when I reopen.

And possibly the most exciting news-I'm expecting baby #5 January 29th. And even better? This one is a GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it??? I can' shock. I cannot believe that after 4 boys, I'm going to have a little girl. I don't know what to do with a girl!! It struck me today that I'm going to have to figure out how to store and organize hair stuff..what? It's insane! We're completely excited to complete our family, we had decided 5 was it, and that it's a girl-it's just icing on the cake!

I'm really going to try and get back into my blogging tell your friends! I have some goodies planned!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway!!

I'll update my whole "head in the sand" thing I've had going on soon, but I had to participate in this again! Shannon, at Rocks In My Dryer, is hosting another huge giveaway for Winter '08. Check her post out for tons of details.

Now, on to MY giveaway!! I love doing these, I usually forget to participate in many but really enjoy doing them myself. Rules are: one comment entered below only enters you into the contest, I MUST have an email address to contact you or you forfeit your prize (this happened last time, so PLEASE make sure I have a way to contact you!!), this is US only-sorry you international folks! There will be TWO winners: Each will receive their choice of a pair of boxer shorts (boys or girls!), or a rice bag. For more details on the products, please feel free to check out descriptions at my shop.


Friday, January 11, 2008

What's on my mind

Musings of a Housewife said it so much better than I ever could. The trials of watching your child grow up and into a PERSON not just a kid, are hard! My exhusband just moved a bit more "local" so our visitation has been significantly changed in that regard, and with that comes a whole slew of what we lovingly refer to as "attitude adjustments". My oldest son is his father to a T-same long and lean body type, same facial expressions, same temperament to a point, and he does so many of the same things to frustrate me to no end.

The glowing eyes are no indicator of said temperament, those are just a result of a bad photographer (not me never!). I love that kid so much, he is a huge helper to me while Bobby is gone. He's SCARY smart, he's funny and he amazes me everyday with just how big hes gotten. I pray every day that I can guide him into being a good man and I'm so proud I was given the opportunity to be his mom.

Now, dear readers...any thoughts on how to deal with those sullen, flippant, too smart for his own good times where I want to pull my hair out?

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Well, I'm glad that's over

It's been a week. Ya know, one of those again. Hubby leaves bright and early tomorrow morning for Georgia for 2-3 months, but I'm ok with that. He has a job to do, and he's ready and willing to do it. My mom was rushed into emergency oral surgery on Sunday, she'd been in the hospital for a few days with a severe infection and the fear was that the infection was going to enter her bloodstream if the tooth was not removed immediately. They were putting off the surgery until her condition improved a bit (she has various long term illnesses-lupus and fibromyilga, which I can never spell correctly). She's fine now though, and home resting. God has been good to us this week-though challenging, everything is chugging along quite well!
I've started researching local craft shows for this year, I'm wanting to get my feet wet in that arena soon. I've got my bulletin board in my sewing room all covered with notes of things I need/want to do before I'm totally ready. I don't know if I have any "local yokel" readers that know of any good ones in this area (southern Indiana/Louisville area) but if you do please let me know! Does anyone have any tips of the trade for me?
And since we've seriously been lacking in the baby pictures area lately, there's a new one of Wyatt. He found a stray piece of batting and this is his "Who me?" face when I found him with it. Oh! And I'll have an exciting announcement this weekend, I can't wait! So check back for that!

Friday, January 04, 2008

What has been giveth, can be taken away

Otherwise known as the post where I gripe about the Army. My husband's unit left yesterday for GA. My husband did not. He was supposed to stay here to do stuff at the local base while they were all away. We were SO relieved that he wasn't going to be leaving for 4 months. Well, this morning when he went in, he got a little surprise. He's going to GA after all. He leaves the 9th and will be gone for 3-4 months. I'm not a happy camper over here.
First, I threw a mini tantrum once we hung up the phone. Then I griped out the fireplace because it doesn't want to work right either (and I'm sure operator error has nothing to do with that right?). Then I sat down and prayed. For strength, and sanity, and peace. And I'm better now. We were already basically prepared for him to leave, so nothing is different now right? I can still handle the homefront while he's away. I want it to be as positive as possible for the kids, and for him. My plan is to sew ALOT, and clean and all those things that I always shove aside while he's home.
Oh, and I sense alot of fabric buying in my future. And Reese Cups. Must have large stock of Reese Cups.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Lookie where I am!

Woke up this morning to see myself featured on the Laundry blog! They feature different artists from Etsy all the time, it's a GREAT way to find some really awesome stuff so go check em out! And when you're done, check out my Etsy store..I've been a busy girl!