Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Playing catch up...

I am always trying to figure out what to put up here and how to keep up with my life by written paragraph. The past few months have been full of visitors and fun. BAMA (my mom) came out on the 8th of October and was here for 2 weeks. My baby sister Lesley drove up to visit from VT, and Aunt Duck was here for Messiah's homecoming weekend. We spent lots of time trying to enjoy the fall weather, run errands and do things that I usually dont with one set of hands, and relax!

My little Rose turned 3 in October also. What a crazy reality to know i have a 3 year old! When did that happen? Everyone always said it goes by so fast, but MAN OH MAN it goes by FAST! All she wanted was a "big girl bike" so guess what, to no surprise, her Daddy got her a big girl bike. Our basement is unfinished and one of the things we did with BAMA is to get it set up for a play area. She speeds around down there on her bike, draws on her new easel, and BAMA hung swings from the rafters :) Its pretty fun! So hopefully by the spring she will be speedy on her little bike! We spend the day at the Land of Little horses in Gettysburg, which was SO perfect for Rose! She is a horse LOVER!

Halloween was a blast! We went to our friends annual Halloween bash, where there was about 15 adults and 40 children under 3! It was hilarious to have all the kiddos dressed up! Rose was a horse (anyone suprised?) and Joy was a cow.

We went to a Ravens football game on the 1st of Nov. Kevin was in his element like nothing Ive seen before! It was a fun day with our good friends, and a break from our babies! We dont get that very often!

Most of the pics of the past month are on Kevs computer and deleted off the memory card. I need to sign in on his computer to catch everyone up with pictures! For now here are some that were taken after we got the loads of birthday pics off the camera!

We will travel to see family for Thanksgiving and be home for Christmas. I will take time over the next few weeks to try and catch everyone up with pics!

Visit to STL

I know this was...well a really long time ago, but here are some pics of our visit to see my family in St. Louis

Monday, September 28, 2009


My days begin in a whirlwind and are over in a blink of an eye. One of these days I will get to sit down and write something on here. All is well in the Dennstaedt home. Busy with fall things, bible study, MOPS, fall ball with my messiah lax team, watching baby Jayden, visits from family, and keeping up with friends, can you see how things are quite busy?? We will catch up soon! Hope everyone is LOVING the fall being here as much as I am!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The days go by too fast.

I cherish every moment spent with family! Maybe because they are so far away, it makes the time we are all together even more special. We just returned from a 2 week vacation (yes vacation for me, there was SO much help) in St.Louis. It was wonderful. Now we count down the days until we see them again...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Missing Family

Its so hard to live so far away from my family and I am missing them SO much! Aunt evie was here for almost a month and we had the best time ever! She is SO helpful, I was in shock after she left and I realized I had to raise my kids by myself again, well Kev and I! Anyway it was hard to say bye and we are missing out Evie. The good news is Saturday we head off to STL to see everyone and spend much needed time with family!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pray for baby Austin

If there is one good thing about this blog its the fact I can spread a prayer request much faster than making a bunch of phone calls. One of my favorite families in the world needs your prayer, tonight especially, but for the next several weeks!

One of my best friends Christine was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome at 28 weeks and gave birth to her little miracle baby 12 weeks early. God has been so good. Little Austin is such a fighter. He is weighing in at about 3lbs now. Everyday is a new journey for this little man, as soon as he jumps one hurdle there seems to be no break before another one. Right now the immediate prayer request is that he is having an upper GI test in the morning because he has been having trouble maintain his feeds. There is a possibility of surgery if there is a narrowing of his intestine. Please pray that this little body does not have to go through a major surgery.

For what its worth to those out there that want to know, my life changed the day I met little Austin Rudy. I mean Ive heard of "miracle" before but my heart melted inside when I walked into the NICU and witnessed this TEENY, TINY little body whimpering for his mommy. I cannot describe it, I am NOT a writer, but God was as clear to me in that moment as night and day. I know everyone has their stories and seen amazing things, but THIS was my AMAZING thing, a MIRACLE! What God created so PERFECTLY, PRECISE, BEAUTIFUL was never so vivid to me. Life is a gift, given to us, its nothing to be taken for granted, nothing to be ungrateful for. I have been blessed with so many things, witnessed God in my life SO many times, and know how BIG my God can be! Pray for this family, for this tiny miracle baby, for his mommy and daddy who need energy and strength, and for his big sister, that they will be uplifted, rested, and continue to Praise God in the valleys and on the mountaintops over the next several weeks.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

It changes your world.

Best friends are gifts from God. And I can say with all my heart I love my friends and their kiddos. I am SO thankful for them in my life. Being a mommy isn't always easy but having friends to walk through life with makes a world of difference!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Cant believe its August

As always I am a blog slacker! I just don't find enough time to sit down, write a sentence or two, and post some pics. We have had such a great summer so far. When we aren't driving around from vacation to vacation, I have the best friends ever and we stay busy hanging out at the pool and other fun outside things.

These pics are from our latest vacation to the OBX with Kevs family!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

To add to the birthdays....

Happy Birthday to the USA. For the 4th we visited the "farm" down in VA. My parent were out visiting GG and taking my baby sister for her orientation to Virginia Tech. Lesley is going to be a freshman at Tech in the Fall. Its really amazing to me that little les, who I used to take care of like a real baby doll, is going to college!

I love to post pics, even though it takes me some time to get them up! Its an easy way for friends to see whats been going on in our lives and to see the girls growing up! I just dont know where time went, and how it is possible that I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 1 year old. This summer is busy, I feel like the last 3 weeks there hasnt been a day thats come with "nothing" to do. I have no idea how some mommies work outside the home on top of this. These two little ones keep me on the go! In the weeks to come we have my sis Evie coming for a few weeks, a trip to the beach, a birthday bash for Joy and hher best friend Wyatt, a pool party in annapolis, a lax tournament in Ocean City, and I think that pretty much puts us at the last weekend of August? Seriously time flies!!!

Here are some pics from the 4th...