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Monday, February 7, 2011


Just thought I better pop in for a minute and let y'all know that today is a better day. At least it is so far! Lots of things are going on with me right now. Not sure if I will share, but I would appreciate your prayers...

I'm trying to get used to this new routine Emma Grace has embarked on. She now wants to ride the bus in the mornings which is great because I don't have to wake Matthew or get out in the school traffic. But, I had my "groove on" for our morning routine and it has gotten changed up a bit. Quite a bit in fact. The biggest challenge is getting her up, dressed, fed and to the bus stop by 6:44. (We weren't leaving home till about 7:10 when I drove her.) I find myself holding my breath for Matthew to wake up. He goes so long at night that when he wakes up he is hungry NOW! Speaking of, sweet boy went to bed last night at 6:50 pm and slept till 7:00 this morning! He was only up for 50 minutes, and he was ready to go back down. It is now 9:15, and he's still sleeping! That Little Bear does love to sleep!!! And I love that he loves to sleep!

On a different note, I've enjoyed making my own baby food so far. Granted I've only made avocados and sweet potatoes but it's easy and much more economical! He gobbles up the avocado and had his first taste of sweet potato yesterday. He loved it, too! I'm still trying to figure out how and when to incorporate his solids, though. Right now it's kind of "fly by the seat of our pants". It has been a long time since I've done this. It will all fall into place eventually, I'm sure.

I hope all of you have a wonderful week!



  1. Hey Tonya, I made all my kids' baby food and I have tons of recipes, if you want them. Also, I used a pressure cooker, which made it very easy to cook the food in batches to last up to two days at a time. I have a spare one (pressure cooker, I mean), and I'd be happy to lend it to you. Let's talk later today, k?

    Glad to hear you're having a better day. Love ya lots!

    ((hugs)) Nicole

  2. Tonya,
    I am so glad that you are feeling a little better. Oh so many ups and downs with being the mommy of the house. I pray that you and Matthew adjust to the new morning schedule of getting Emma Grace out the door. Praying for you sweet friend... I am here if you need to talk too:)


  3. Hi Tonya! Nicole has told me so much about you :) It's wonderful to finally have the opportunity to get to know you. You have beautiful children, and I enjoyed reading your post. I wonder if Emma Grace's interest in riding the bus in the morning is a way for her to gain independence, be a big girl. If it gives you more time in the morning, then that's always a good thing (I'm a mama too, so I know!) lol I applaud you for making your own baby food-- I always wished I had done that for my babies.

    I hope whatever is making you feel good keeps up! You are in my prayers, Tonya ~
    ~ Noelle

  4. Tonya, just wanted to pop back in and say that I am praying for you. Whatever the cause, I pray that there is peace and comfort today.

    Oh, and Hannah HATED avocado! I was shocked. But her face was really funny when she tried it. ; )

    love you,