Sunday, September 28, 2008
We are Sunday-Lovers at this house. We went to church this morning and then came home and took naps for 2 hours. I love having a day of the week where all we do is relax and spend time as a family. Tonight, we went for a family bike ride (which the girls LOVE doing) and then cooked steak and potatos on the BBQ. What a great day!
Posted by mandy harline at 6:21 PM
Friday, September 26, 2008
I was really glad to get home. Life on the rig is a little different than life in the Harline home. I was especially glad to come home to a clean house and a wife that doesn't tell dirty jokes.
Posted by bruce h. at 9:18 PM
Thursday, September 25, 2008
And....she's off! Haylee is now officially crawling! Yay! She is so happy to be able to get around by herself. She especially loves to follow her big sis! Haylee found the toy corner all by herself today and was so tickled over it. It was so cute. She giggled at herself the entire time she explored. Go Haylee baby!!
Posted by mandy harline at 9:02 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2008
This past weekend, we took a trip about 2.5 hours southwest to Port Campbell to see The Twelve Apostles Coastline. It was absolutely breathtaking. We just kept saying, "I can't believe how beautiful this is!" - we could hardly take it all in! We also got to take a tour through a lighthouse built in the 1800's. We got to go all the way to the top and it was incredible! Natural beauty like this makes me so grateful for our Father in Heaven and His creations.
My sister, Janelle, came to visit from Texas and she told us she isn't going back! ha ha....I think her husband would be sad! We are really enjoying having her here - especially the little girls! They love their Aunty Janelle!
Posted by mandy harline at 7:55 PM
My sister, Janelle, is here visiting and we took the girls to the Melbourne Zoo. It was a beautiful day! Gracie and Haylee really enjoyed all of the sights and sounds of the animals. A HUGE peacock came right up to Grace while we were having a picnic and she fed it some bread. It just ate right out of her hand! Crazy! I'm so glad we went!
Posted by mandy harline at 9:44 AM
Posted by mandy harline at 9:32 AM
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Posted by mandy harline at 3:13 PM
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Okay, so there are certainly those days that being a mom isn't the most glamorous and fabulous... let's all be honest here! However, then there are those teeny, tiny little moments that make being a mom the most fantastic, wonderful, and fulfilling thing ever! Here's what happened...
I put Gracie to bed without her lovie (pink blanket) because it was in the dryer. She was still awake in her bed singing when the dryer buzzed, so I decided to take lovie in to her. It was still warm when I snuggled it all around her face. She smiled up at me and said, "Day-do, Mama!" ("thank you" for the un-trained ear) Oh my sweetness!!!! Let me just say that my heart did a happy flip in my chest!
Sometimes, right in the middle of everything crazy, I'll close my eyes and say a little prayer of gratitude for my little monkeys. I love being a mom. I really, really do.
Posted by mandy harline at 10:54 PM