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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sweet Moments

Yesterday my daughter and I went to town to grocery shop and visit my friend Brittany who just had a baby. I just love holding newborns, they're so precious. On our way home I knew my daughter was tired and was not surprised when she feel asleep on the car ride home. Not only do I enjoy it when she falls asleep in the car but my favorite part of this is when we pull up to the door and it is time to go inside. I just love unbuckling her from the car seat while she softly stirs from her sleep but when I take her out of the car seat and begin to carry her up to her room is the greatest part of all. I thoroughly enjoy it when she puts her head on my shoulder and continues to close her eyes and tries to once again fall into the deep sleep I woke her from. It is that sweet tender action that she says "Mom, I love you, I trust you and you're comforting." It's these little moments that make motherhood so rewarding. It is amazing how one little thing from a child can make my heart melt. I just love how I can feel the weight of her tired little body on my arms and how she nuzzles her head in the nook made from my shoulder and neck. I in return then lay my cheek against her head. For as long as I have these moments I will cherish them because I know they will not last forever. I know one day she will no longer fall asleep in the car, need to be rocked back asleep, or need kisses for her owies. I know more moments like these will come I'm just excited to know what they will be.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Here We Go

Wow, okay so this is it I'm committing to a blog. Some people who know me well might chuckle at me being committed to anything electronically related: writing individual emails....yeah not so much, checking my facebook......every once and a while when I get the email telling me someone wrote on my wall, and remember back in college, Xanga, haha don't even go there. I remember my page was called Daily Devoted and friends criticized me for being not so quite devoted. What they didn't realize was the Daily Devoted was not in reference to my Xanaga page but rather to God and my continually growing relationship with him.

So a blog, huh? I've been pondering starting a blog for some time now but like stated before was scared of the commitment. On top of being committed there was the ever lingering question of what would be the purpose of my blog? What to call my blog? What do I want to achieve through blogging. What would I write about and what do I not write about? Will people think I'm a freak? And so on. All these questions were overwhelming.

So tonight Aug 28 at 10 pm I am finally putting pen to paper, or in this case finger tips to the keys, and writing my first post. Here we go first post: Lets start by giving a little introduction of myself and then move on to what the purpose of this blog is going to be.

My name is Katie Stutzman, I'm 25 and live with my husband, our daughter and a male black lab named Spike. Currently we reside in my home town in South Dakota. It is a great town about 15,000 people and has everything you need but without the hustle and bustle of a city. My husband is an amazing man of God who works hard so that I can be a stay at home mom to our 20 month old daughter. I love my family with all my heart but also have a deep love and passion for Jesus Christ, our Savior. I have a soft spot for anything chocolate, I can spend hours on the internet or in cook books looking up recipes I'll never have the time to make, I love to go on walks/drives to get lost in the architecture of unique homes or buildings, I'm always trying to find new hobbies: sewing, scrapbooking, photography and more to come. Some of those hobbies I still enjoy others....not so much. I'm an organizer, put me in a chaotic room and I will spend all day making sense of it, but on the other hand I AM NOT a cleaner, no not these two hands. Yes I will clean, but when people ask what my favorite tool or tip for cleaning is I always tell them it is my husband.

Purpose...hmmm. I hope to journal about the moments that are so special to a mother, those moments that just make your heart ache with love and affection. We don't have the luxury of having all our family live in our town, so this blog is also a place for our friends and family to catch up on what is new in our household. On top of bragging about my wonderful family I will most likely drop in posts on my adventures of being me; my conquers in the kitchen, my favorite things, the junk drawer in the kitchen I tackled, etc.

Here we go family, friends and other readers I hope you enjoy my life and find it as fascinating as I do.