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Monday, February 20, 2012

Our Life in the Past Ten Months Series...Post 2

The next part of our journey in California finds us at Legoland. This was Joshua's favorite place that we went to. He still talks about Legoland and wants to go back.




Joshua was delighted to see Bob the Builder, especially since he was completely made out of Lego's.



There were airplane rides...


Train Rides...

Corn made out of Lego's



Safari Rides

More airplane rides

Boat rides...


The next few photos are displays that are all made out of Lego's.




We did more rides with Joshua, but since the rest of the events included all three of us, our camera was not aloud to be used during the rides.


Below is a video of Joshua trying to pass a driving test in a Lego go-cart. Thankful it will be many years until Joshua actually drives a car!! The video proves why!! :-) (Sorry, for the slightly blurry video. Our camera was having a hard time focusing...)


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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Our Life in the Past Ten Months Series...Post 1

It is time for us to update our family blog! There have been so many things going on in our every day lives that the blog has been put to the side. But, as things start to calm down, I can focus on updating the past ten months of our life. As most of you know, we moved out to California for sometime for one of Daniel's projects. A job that was suppose to last for six weeks, turned into seven and half months.

We are now settle back into a beautiful home in Texas, and are trying to re-adjust to Texas life!! Daniel is at another project, which is coming to an end, but is enjoying being back around familiar territory. Joshua has a vocabulary that seems to grow on a daily basis. Joshua has also entered a stage where the talking never stops and he has multiple questions and lots of information to share with you. He is happy and thrilled to have a front and back yard where he can ride his tricycle and push his bubble lawn mower.

Now, this post takes us back to California. I thought since I did not post any pictures from our stay in California, that I would go back and post them. Instead of posting our trip in one post, I have it spread out to several post. So, keep coming back to see an update!

The first post is our trip to Universal Studios.




To get to the doors of Universal Studios, you had to go through the market street.




Joshua got to meet "Curious George". At the time that we went, Joshua's favorite book was "Curious George"! So he was so happy to see a live version of George.



Riding a train that takes you to see all the different stage sets they have to make up different movies.



First up, the town that makes up Dr. Seuss' world...



During our ride, we got to see a real live set...





The next couple pictures are "sets" of a downtown city. All the films that take place in a city are done here. The first picture was the main street for the "Andy Griffith" shows.





Come back to see pictures of our Adventure at Legoland!!

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Saturday, February 4, 2012




Lavender is an oil I think everyone should have in their home. Not only does it help with burns, dry skin, insomnia, and settling down a little one on a rough day, but it works great for the emotions that come along with a woman’s menstrual cycle!!

In my past, I rarely ever noticed high emotions during my time of the month. However, a few months ago, I began experiencing emotional lows before my period that bothered me. I would burst into tears whether or not there was a reason. I would get easily frustrated. And, sometimes, I wouldn’t even know why I was crying or distressed.

When I am emotionally upset and frustrated, the whole household is too. Therefore, it doesn’t make for a very peaceful atmosphere – and I hate that I seem to be the cause.





This past Christmas, while visiting my family, I had become very emotional, and found myself upset at almost every little thing. I would cry too easily at things that frustrated me, whether or not it was reasonable. Thankfully, my mom recognized it, and knew exactly what I needed! Not only did she give me Dragon Time for the cramps that were bothering me, but she also gave me a blend called Lady Sclareol for the seemingly uncontrollable emotions. Both of these worked right away, and I was able to regain control of my emotions.




After coming home, I found myself lost again, as my time of the month hit and I didn’t have any Lady Sclareol. I suddenly remembered that Lavender helps my little Joshua when he is having a hard day, so I thought I would give it a try. I put Lavender on my temples and on the back of my neck. Instantly, I found some relief. I felt calm, relaxed, and, within thirty minutes, I was better equipped to control my emotions. Our house was at peace once again!


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