Monday, October 24, 2011

Nie and Madsen...Bucket Bike Rally and Contest

This is what I did today after taking the Littles to school....
read some blogs, wrote some blogs, entered a contest, did dishes, made banana nut bread w/ a friend and created dinner from scratch.


This is my entry for the Madsen Bucket Bike....

This is the contest poster.....



Hello Nie and Madsen,

How should I begin...I would love to have this PINK Madsen Bucket Bike...who wouldn't... it's a dream. SO many times since your first post of the Madsen bike, I have been to their web sight dreaming about taking a ride.

Here is my dream...

Out on the lonely country road, long and wide, with the clouds floating in the sky, miles of vineyards on all sides and mountains in the distance...french music playing in one ear as the other plug is in my daughter's, she whispers the words, sitting right behind me, her hair ever so slightly blowing as I pedal to the beat...she has her eyes closed and urges me to go faster, I tell her to open her eyes and take it all in....the world is different on a bike. We have anticipation in our hearts...the bucket not only houses my little one, but a blanket and a basket to collect apples, oranges, plums, pomegranates, walnuts,persimmons and berries... whatever is in season...we fill our baskets and sit briefly taking in a few of our treats. As we ride back with our bounty, our country neighbors pass by, some stop...mainly the mothers of other littles....we talk and they admire the simple essence of the bike and make them think of simpler times and a dream of  a bucket ride  too.....  this begins my heart and maybe soon, we too, will have a Bucket Bike rally.

I too, am a mother of 4 with one on the way but I am in my 40's. I would love to have the opportunity to share yet another bike ride with another baby.

I have enjoyed NieNiedialouges since 2008, as I have had my own trials, she has been a silent friend.

Sincerely, Michelle

Oh boy.......or girl

My Mister D and I went to the Doctors for my first appointment.
It seemed so sureal. All the paperwork to feel out and the lab work to be done, and then...
ever so quiet a tiny heartbeat. It was very special and I teared up a little. The thought of another little one getting ready to join our family fills my heart.  I feel so blessed.

 Estimated due date, first week in June.

Of course we won't know if the baby is a boy or a girl for a while...we are just happy to have this sweet little one growing inside me.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A blessing...

Most of you know we've wanted to have a baby for a while.

I went to lunch with a close friend and she admitted that she just barely came to peace with the fact that she would not be having anymore children. She is in her fifties!
I really thought about that and realized that maybe I will always have this feeling, a yearning for new life and a larger family.  When Mr. D and I were dating, we always talked about have 3 children and we had said thought that 40 wouldn't be to old.
His mother had her last child at 43.  Well, I came home from this lunch date and told my Mister D what I was feeling and thoguht that we might just have to put this behind us and move on. We made a little offering ...one last hope....
if I am not pregnant by January...(when I turn 42!),
 then, yes we would begin to put it behind us.

Well, then guess what....

I found out I am pregnant two weeks later!
What a blessing!

We were going to wait until I was out of my first trimester to tell anyone,
but since I have been sick, we decided to tell the Littles...
and then Mister D told his brother!
So, I had to tell my sister...
 and then it just started to snowball....
so it is officially out.

I am going to have a baby next spring.

I can't believe I am saying this!
I can't believe I am going to have a baby!
We are so happy, our 5th child will be here soon.
We are feel so blessed!

I have a doctor appointment tomorrow....

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fall is here

It was summer and a wonderful summer it was!





The Littles and I went on a 4 day camping trip to the Lava Beds National Monument Park and
when we came back it was fall.

I love to see the leaves on the ground and feel the weather turn crisp. I can finally wear my sweaters.

I went to the garage to find the fall decorations amongst the cobwebs.

Little G used construction paper to make a pumpkin, half moon and a witch and then taped them to the mantle.  She was proud of herself.  She talked about how she loved  to decorate for the holidays. I told her so do I! 

Then we make plans to bake some cookies and have a party to celebrate. 

Little J was just happy it was fall break and that he could sit on the couch warm and snugly and play as many games as he pleased....or so he thought.

I pulled out the fall pillows, pumpkins and candles.  I brought out the comforter and quilt, and throw blankets and then made baked potato soup and salad for dinner.

After the Littles were all snuggled in bed...Mister D and I cozy-d in bed and watched a movie, Limitless.
About midnight I received a text from my Biggest Little, " I love you Mommy", made my heart melt a little.

Oh ya, I have a secret....but only those who email me can know what it is.