Thursday, September 25, 2008


I got this quote from a girl at work. I think it's very true, and makes you think:

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company ...a church ...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past ...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude ...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you ...we are in charge of our attitudes.
-Charles Swindoll

chubby cheerleader

I love Maddie in this little ND cheerleading outfit. As you can see, the bottoms are a little snug, but I had to snap some pictures of her booty! We literally have to peel this outfit off of her when the game is over, but it's worth it! I believe she's the cutest cheerleader on the squad (and yes, I did make her bow).

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fall Ball

Fall is definitely football time in our household. My side of the family are huge Notre Dame fans, and then Matt is of course for Denver. Both teams haven't lost a game yet! I think Maddie is good luck. We have a Notre Dame cheerleading outfit that she wears for the games, that's so dang cute (pics will be coming soon)! She is getting used to the "football spirit", which includes: screaming, swearing, cheering, and flying objects. I figure it's best to get her used to it while she's young! GO FOOTBALL!

He does it again

Last week, Matt and his buddy Chris went fishing on the Green river. I personally hate this river, because it's just about the ugliest place on the planet! There hardly any trees, it's always windy, and it takes 2 hours to get there. However, the fish you pull out are really nice! These are a couple of the ones he caught. It's nice to see my fishing lessons have paid off. Way to go babe!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Monkey see, monkey do

The other night my mom put Madelyn on my dad's shoulders, and she just started digging in his hair like a monkey would! Then, she started banging on his head, and pulling his hair, thinking it was pretty funny. Thanks for being such a good sport Grandpa.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Umm... sHe's a giRL

So,Maddie is a little behind in the hair-growing department. She is getting some fuzz on top, and has the darling mullet in the back, which is an auburn color. It never fails, when we go out somewhere, and I don't put her bow on her, someone calls her a boy.

Today, she was even wearing a peach Onesie, and a lady said, "What a good-looking little boy!". Instead of making her feel dumb, I just said "thanks", and vowed that we won't go ANYWHERE in the future without a bow. I'm sure you other moms can feel my pain.

I have been making bows since before I had Maddie, and sell them as part of a little side business. I have to thank Lindsay for getting me started on them, it's one of my favorite hobbies!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Madelyn's Baptism