Saturday, December 30, 2006

Sad News

Sweet Emma found out yesterday that she lost her twins. She needs lots of (((hugs))).

A person's a person no matter how small.

Saturday, December 23, 2006


I am getting around to putting some pictures on here after moving. Never again will I try to move right before Christmas... unless I have no choice in the matter.

First off, here we are at my in-laws' house a couple of weeks ago after a wedding we went to. Actually the wedding was missed because I misread the time. We only got to the reception. Don't mind the red-eye!

My new nephew Coen James:

Here he is with his mommy yesterday:

Here is our tree:

Dorothy mesmerized by the tree:

Kaily's ornaments:

Dorothy's ornaments:

And, last but not least, Dorothy "talking":

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


As I said a few days ago, I won that contest for my sister. She got $100 to spend at IGIGI. I went on the website and there are so many cute clothes there. So if any of y'all are needing some nice clothes starting at size 14, here's a coupon for 10% off your purchase. Just use the coupon code:) I tried to get this up the other day, but for some reason the image wouldn't upload right. I'm planning on getting some good pics up here for you tomorrow... our tree, the baby, my nephew, etc. Pics of the new place by the room will get put up once there are no more boxes everywhere!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Too much

Forgive me for the brief updates, but I am trying to do too many things. After a month of blogging every day I was really in the swing. But moving with a new baby has made it a bit difficult to focus on anything else. I am trying to do my Christmas baking and am going to have to just buck up and put my Christmas tree up in an apartment that still needs some work. Otherwise there will be no tree; and, well, we can't have that, can we? That's just un-american.

Today just happens to be out second anniversary, too. We're going to celebrate tonight, but I have no idea what we'll do. Most likely a glass or two of wine will be consumed and maybe we'll find something nice and festive (and cheap) to do in the city.

And really. One of these days I will get picturtes on here. I promise.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Well, then....

Mark down last weekend as the craziest in history.

The good news is that Dorothy and I are both feeling better.

The better news is that we got moved in one day, minus the cleaning of the old house(and my sister didn't go into labor until the day after we got the bulk of the moving done).

The better news still is that I won the contest for my sister. Remember that $100 gift card contest? Yeah, I got it!

The best news yet is that I have a new nephew, pictures to come later. I am neglecting my unpacking today to spend the day with them. I know. Bad me.

This weekend I must do my Christmas baking and more unpacking. But my kitchen is mostly done, as is the bathroom. Dorothy's room still needs the furniture to be arranged, but most of her stuff was either in bags or drawers, so her room will be easy to unpack. Hopefully I will get our Christmas tree up soon, too. Whew. I am so glad last weekend is over.

Friday, December 08, 2006


Still plugging away at the packing. We've gotten a lot done.

I'm so tired that I cracked an egg and instead of plopping it in to the bowl, I plopped it right into one of the compartments in the egg carton. David asked me if I was preggo.

I just call it "moving brain".

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Not working so well....

Have you ever tried...

Packing up the kitchen

Feeding a baby

Caring for a fussy baby with a cold

Pumping every 2-3 hours

Washing and folding 5 loads of laundry

Washing all the dishes

Cooking 3 square meals for two

Hauling an old bed and dryer away

Having someone pick up your old washer

Going to the post office to mail a package because you are so hairbrained that you forgot the itty bitty part that goes on the breastpump that you sold on ebay and now you have to mail it separately so basically you get paid nothing for a $40 pump that was only used for a week...?

All. In. One. Day.

Boys and girls, do not try this at home.

*add: taking sick baby to doctor at 1:30. Just thought maybe I didn't have enough going on*

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Three months, baby girl

My sweet Dorothy,

Today you are three months old. It's hard to believe that three months ago right now I was waiting for you to come into the world. Now it feels like you have always been here. You were meant to be a part of this family, and I am so thankful for every morning that you wake up happy and healthy.

You are growing so fast! I can't believe how big you're getting. It's like you change every day as time is slipping by. You still love your bath time. Pretty soon you'll be outgrowing that little tub, though;)

You continue to give us big grins. Diaper changing has become social time as you coo and blow raspberries at us. We're still waiting for the giggles sometime soon.

You've gotten to know your cousins better this month. Sometimes they even think you're a toy to play with. After all, you DO fit in the doll's stroller.

You had your first Thanksgiving with everyone. Last year at this time Mommy was so sad and wishing for you to come into her life. Now here you are, and I couldn't be happier. You have brought me so much joy already.

I can't wait to see what the next month has in store for you. Keep growing strong, sweet girl!


Sunday, December 03, 2006


November was a good month of blogging. I managed to get a post in every day, although some of them were pathetic excuses for entries. Nonetheless, I DID post every day even though somehow I didn't officially get put on the list of participants. I think it was because I was a day late getting my name in there. Ah, well. It was the motivation I needed to get to posting more frequently.

This is officially moving week. We don't actually get the keys until Friday, and the bulk of the moving will be done on Saturday. My week will consist of packing. Oh, yeah, baby. We have to be completely cleared out and have our keys turned in by Sunday night. I only have 6 more Christmas cards to write and they will all get sent out tomorrow if I can get my butt out the door and to the post office in the morning.

At some point there will be a day or two of lapse in our internet, so just expect that with everything going on, I won't likely be writing anything next weekend. Hopefully I will get back in the groove once we get settled. The idea is to be as organized as possible while I am packing so that the unpacking will be easier and quicker. I packed the first few boxes today, labeling what was in the boxes and what room I want them put in when we get to the new place. What would be really nice is to have a bunch of people helping us on Saturday and then have an unpacking party with a few friends sometime next week. Somewhere in the mix of the next couple of weeks throw in my sister having her baby. Sheesh!

One good thing is that the night I am singing 6 songs (crazy me for saying yes to this right now) will be an ok night as far as I can tell. My set of music is earlier in the evening so I can sing and get home at a decent hour to get up for worship practice in the morning. It will be a week after the move, so most of the important unpacking will be done already *crosses fingers*. Practice for those songs will be tomorrow evening to get it done with so I can focus on packing this week. While I pack I will put the songs on repeat that I am going to be singing. I'll just sing them while I pack to get ready:) That should work well. And I don't have to have those songs memorized, so that's another plus.

I can tell how frazzled and overextended I am by my brain. It has ceased to function correctly. I have always been anally perfectionistic and organized. Everything is always just so. I never used an organizer/day planner until recently because I could keep 20 things in my brain and still remember the times and dates for all of them. Not this weekend. A good friend of mine (Cheri's daughter) got married yesterday and I thought the wedding was at 2:00. In fact, I was convinced it was at 2:00. Guess what?? It wasn't. It was at 1:00. I could have kicked myself. But we did make it to the reception, where I saw another friend who recently had her 25th wedding celebration. They realized after the invitations were sent out that it was their 24th wedding anniversary, but decided to have the party anyway. Heh, that's my kind of woman. My father-in-law asked me if she was my mentor. I said, "Sure! Why do you think we get along so well?" At least one good thing is I will never rely on my mind again. I will always double check and always write things down.

Off to do some more packing.

And baking of some cookies. One always needs peanut butter chocolate chip in the midst of chaos.