Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Back and Forth

So last night, watching Jon & Kate plus 8, I started to think what I normally think every Monday at 9pm (when the new episodes come on).

Hmmmm... I wonder when we should have another baby.

See, when I watch Jon and Kate with all their little kids, I think - Hey, I can handle two.

So Joel and I talked (again) as we often do, every few weeks, about when we should have another one. Joel and his brother are very close in age, and he loved growing up with a buddy. My brother and I are 9 years apart, and that was great, too, because I loved helping out when he was a newborn. Obviously there is no right-or-wrong way to go about this... I'm just thinking out loud.

As far as feeling "ready" for another baby, well, I go back and forth. I remember the struggles I faced right after I had Olivia. It was so hard! I cried so much. I was petrified that it was my responsibility to keep this little thing alive. The sleep deprivation, the hormones, the depression at first was overwhelming. BUT eventually it got easier. We got through it. And it's so great now. And who's to say I will have that same experience again? My guess is I'll handle it better the second time around.

Then, I think, everything has just gotten so calm in our lives...do I really want to rock the boat? Olivia is finally sleeping through the night consistently - and it's heavenly. I'm rested and refreshed each day, and so is she. We've got our little routine down when we go anywhere - and everything just seems.... easy. A new baby would mean starting all over again!

Oh...and then theres the 9 months of pregnancy. That was a loooong ride. I was exhausted and so sick at first. Am I ready to do that all again? And this time with a toddler running around? I know there are people that do it - I just don't know if I'm ready. Am I?

How did you know when you were ready for baby #2?


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Uncle Neal

Olivias Uncle Neal plays with Spirit 105.3 Artist Shawn McDonald. You can see them in concert this Wednesday, April 30th at Overlake Christian Church.

Neal is an amazing Cello player, as well as guitar. So my mom decided to see if Olivia took after her uncle...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I've posted this link before, and I'm compelled to post again. This journal from Angie Smith (wife of Selah member Todd Smith) has changed me.

I feel reconnected to the God I long to know and love through the honesty of Angies writing.


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Meeting new friends

You never know who you're gonna meet when you're out and about.

Olivia and Grandma were shopping for groceries at the store - and they met some people who recognized her from this blog. :-)

So funny!

Here they are - thanks for listening to Spirit 105.3!

Picky Eater

Mom In Da Box

Some people have a Jack-in-the-box. I has a Mom-in-da-box.

Olivia Spring Training

Grandpa brought home a special Mariners T-Shirt for his Grand-Daughter.

I think she likes it.

Monday, April 14, 2008


Alrightie - so not so technical I can't figure out how to upload videos. Somebody help me.

Here are some recent pictures. Thank you for still commenting (sarah@spirit1053.com) since I had to disable comments on this actual site. I love this blogging thing, but I don't like all the technology. Bleh.

Olivia has added the word "Hi" to her repertoire. She now says "Hi, Kitty and Keys." She gets really excited to have a handful of car keys and also the kitty next to her - because in her mind thats "Key and Keeee" - and add her purple "Blank-keeee" and it's like a trifecta.

below is a picture of Olivia from last week. Shes being chased by Granny! She loves to be chased.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Miss Technology '08

Yes, I'm keeping up with the times. See, my mom is super tech savvy. And she is so amazing because she sends me little videos each day so I can see what Olivia is up to while I'm working. In fact, I think this would be such a great thing to do as a job for working mothers! What if the daycare or Nanny who watches your little ones during the day was able to send you little videos so you could see how happy your kids are?!? I love the idea.

Heres todays.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Faith and Strength

I heard of this story today.

Audrey Caroline Smith, the newborn daughter of Selah member Todd Smith (a Spirit 1053Artist) and his wife Angie, passed away Monday, April 7th, just hours after her birth at 4:31 p.m.

Angie captured the last few months of her pregnancy on her blog: http://audreycaroline.blogspot.com/

The stories are captivating and full of wisdom and grace.