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Tayler has been struggling with fussiness at night time. I have refused to claim that it is colic. However, she appears to get fussy and start screaming/crying about 6:30PM and it stops about 9:30PM/10:30PM. Now, I will say this-- she is an amazing sleeper. Once she falls asleep at 9:30PM/10:30PM, she doesn't wake up again til about 3:30AM, then not again til about 6:30-8:00AM. She lets us sleep in periods and it is amazing... it's just getting through this screaming/crying period we have at night time.

I'll be honest with you here... I have been getting frustrated. It has been going on for about 2 weeks... and it is really starting to wear on me. Our nights are spent driving around, playing music... trying to keep her occupied. I find myself crying through most of the car ride... praying that God would give her some kind of peace. I don't get angry with her or anything like that. I know she can't help it. I just get frustrated because I can't hel…

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American Idol Recap

I thought I'd take some time to do an American Idol recap as well :) Here's who I think is staying, who is in the bottom 3, and who is going home. Ready? Set... Go! Jacob Lusk- I know this is probably going to sound mean, but I think we've seen all we can see from him. We know his style, but it doesn't shock me anymore. He doesn't change things up very often and I just think his performances are getting boring. Definitely bottom 3. (He was last week too, so I think America just might agree with me on this one!)
Lauren Alaina- She's good. Never been in the bottom 3. America loves her (including Steven Tyler ;)) She's safe. By a long shot.
Scotty McCreery- Some could argue that what I said about Jacob is true for Scotty. He sticks to what he knows, but there's a difference-- Scotty SHOCKS me. I cannot believe he's 16 years old and sounds like Josh Turner. IMPRESSIVE. He's safe (especially if all the 13 year old girls are voting... haha!)
James Durbin-…

Blog Challenge- Day 6

If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?Any kind of work I can do at home, so I can earn some money and be a GREAT house wife and mommy! (I'm not saying women who work outside of the home aren't great house wives and mommies, please don't get me wrong! :)) I just WANT to be at home and still earn some money :) I know there are some people that can't stay at home every day... and that's perfectly fine! We should all be seeking what makes US happy as individuals :) For me-- I wouldn't be happy and satisfied leaving the house every morning and working 8-5. I just wasn't born for that... This is what I LOVE to do. I feel the richest I've ever been even though I (personally) have no money in my bank account. I LOVE being at home and watching Tayler grow. PLUS, I LOVE being a Scentsy consultant knowing I can eventually make some money! :)If you're interested in reading anyone else's, here is some ladies I know tha…

A Look at Mommy Life... Week 4 :) (Project 52)

As of 2:22AM today... I've been at this whole 'Mommy' thing for 4 weeks. Yes, Tayler is 4 weeks old TODAY. My oh my how time flies! Like seriously. I know I say that every week, but I cannot even begin to stress how true it is. I cannot believe that in 2ish more days it will be her one month birthday.. (Well, actually, she doesn't get a 1-month birthday. Darn the whole 30 day hath September, April, June, and November thing! My daughter will only have monthly birthdays for 7 months of the year. Boo!) Here's a picture of Tayler-Bug on her 4 week birthday:

And here's a Mommy recap of life with a 4 week old:
Struggles-- She is still fussy at night time. I refuse to claim Colic. I keep pleading the blood of Jesus over her. I know that if God can heal her of cysts when I was 18-27 weeks pregnant with her, He can take care of this fussiness. It starts at about 6:30PM and lasts until about 9:30/10:00PM. She just screams and cries... constantly. The only thing that seems …

Blog Challenge Day 4 & 5

4.When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
I certainly hope so! I certainly hope that I don't just talk the talk, but that I walk the walk. It's easy to speak your dreams, but I want to be the person that accomplishes them. I think I've done that (or pretty close to that!) so far.... I've received my Master's Degree, I've wrote a book, I got married. One thing I did that I said I would never do... have a baby, haha! That's right. I contemplated having children. (I was afraid...) But SURPRISE, SURPRISE.... here's Tayler! :) But anyways, I hope that when all is said and done, I've done more than I've said...
5.What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?  I'd just like for kindness and compassion to be more prevalent. Sometimes I wish the world could go back to the "old" days... where people could leave their house unlocked all day long without worrying about being robbed. Where rape and…

Scentsy-- What Is It?

Scentsy is a direct selling, wickless candle company headquartered in Meridian, Idaho. The company is owned by Orville and Heidi Thompson and sells its products through a field sales force of more than 70,000 independent sales representatives known as Independent Scentsy Consultants, who market and sell Scentsy products through home parties!I love Scentsy! It fills every room in my house. I love money! It's needed to pay our bills.I love my family.... which made making the decision to become an Independent Scentsy Consultant that much easier! I can work from home, plan parties with friends, host parties, and run an online Scentsy store.

Want to join my team? Click the Scentsy link on the right hand side of the screen, scroll down my Scentsy page, and click 'Join my Team.' Stay at home mommas--- this is a great opportunity for you! You can shop at my online store here:

Blog Challenge Day 3

3.If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?

There's one word I struggle to say. No, it isn't "love..", it's not "hate"... it's


This is the one word that seems to flee when I need it the most. I can't tell people "no." And that's unfortunate because it causes me to do exactly what this question is asking--- do so many things we don't like. I suppose if I say 'no' I feel selfish. (And lets be honest here-- no one likes a selfish person, right?)

Plus, I hate the look of disappointment on people's faces. I want them to like me. I have this terrible need for that. I really need to learn to be okay with uttering 'no' and going about my way with no feelings of guilt or judgment. It's just awful. If I say 'no' to someone, I go the whole day feeling sick to my stomach and struggling to regain their approval (as if I somehow lost it....)

I wa…

Tayler's First Easter

Jesus, You know just how far the east is from the west. I don't have to see the man I've been come rising up in me again. In the arms of Your mercy I find rest, 'cause You know just how far the east is from the west..... from one scarred hand to the other...Happy Easter everyone! I know, I'm a day late, but yesterday was a tad bit busy (although it was indeed relaxing as well!) So, I'm posting our Easter update now and just you wait... wait til you see the cute little lady I had on my hands yesterday! :)We got up early, Tayler ate and started taking her early morning nap, and I got started doing things. I told Ethan.... you know you're an adult when you can't just get up, get dressed, and leave the house in the mornings, haha! I got up, sterilized her bottles, washed dishes, packed her diaper bag, got her Easter outfit out, took a shower, put cheesy potatoes in the crock pot, got dressed, fixed my hair, bathed Tayler, dressed her, fed her again before leavi…

Blog Challenge Day 2

2.Which is worse, failing or never trying?

For me, never trying is worse. And honestly, I'm not sure if that's for personal reasons or for public reasons. Lets be honest-- no one likes to see the face of disappointment, ESPECIALLY from the people who they are closest to. So, I will purposefully try everything I can to succeed so that if I DON'T succeed (I know.. terrible pessimistic thinking here... oops!) I can still say-- Hey, I tried everything I could!  (Who wants to be talking about a situation and have to say 'No, I didn't try that...' Embarrassing and frustrating!) I hate seeing people disappointed in me (and I hate being disappointed in myself!!!) so I'd rather try, try, try, and then try again and fail, fail, fail... then have to live with the fact that I didn't even try at all! If you're interested in reading other ladies' answers to these questions, check out these girls that I know who are also participating in this challenge:Emily