Friday, December 10, 2010
I leave you with an outtake from our holiday cards!!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I talked to Mamaw this morning (it is her Birthday) and we always have the best conversations! She is so fun and she is so chatty. I love to ask her about things from her past. Today we were talking about all sorts of things and we somehow got around to talking about the lack of sleep a mom endures with a baby. This was fresh in my mind because we had a rough night around here. When Luke was a newborn, he SLEPT! Then all of a sudden he started waking and wanting to be fed every 1.5 hours.... Then he started sleeping for a good stretch at night. He had his first cold around Christmas and it has been a battle ever since. Today he woke up at 5:45AM after a long, long night. Around 1AM he wanted to PLAY!!! I thought I would lose my mind. Mamaw laughed and told me about one of her sons who would not sleep in anything but his "buggy" and when she would nod off and stop rocking the "buggy" he would wake up "wailing".
Anyway, I have just decided to accept the fact that my child is just not one that will SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT (kuddos to all of you who are blessed with children who will). We have tried all sorts of things, all sorts of methods, and it just isn't meant to be for me to sleep THROUGH THE NIGHT. It has gotten better... we definitely do not wake up ever hour anymore and for that, I am VERY thankful. I was just looking back over the past couple of years (pregnancy included) and I am amazed at how little sleep I have been able to function on. Those who know me, know that I LOVE to sleep, I always have. Ever since I was a little baby, I have just LOVED my sleep. I am not a morning person, I am a napper. I believe that when I prayed and prayed for a baby and pleaded with God that I would do just about anything, He decided that I would have to give up my sleep! ha!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
And then we went to the ZOO! (it was so very hot and I snuck this picture while we were waiting for our water from the concession stand)
After we stopped off at Phonolux, Luke passed out in the car on the way home (this was the ONLY nap he had all day!)
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Up until recently, I have been having horrible results with the manual settings on my camera. I have been practicing every day lately. Well yesterday, Luke went over to the window and it was so cute and I quickly grabbed my camera and ta-da!!! I think it turned out awesome. I shot with low ISO and my 50mm fixed lens (which I am trying to use more often now).
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I have the worst time keeping my stainless steel sink all nice and shiny. I am constantly wiping it clean and scrubbing it with a sponge, but a few weeks ago I picked up some of this stuff and let me tell you, it is SO AMAZING. It smells great and my sink is so shiny that I can see myself in it!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Why didn't you tell me....
...that one day, I would wake up and realize that MY THIGHS touch. (and NO, that is not me in the above picture)... It is driving me bananas. If it were fall and I were to somehow get myself into my corduroy pants, I think that the friction from walking out of the house to my car would land me in the E.R. because I would have started a fire and obtained serious burns.
Granted, this business did not just start overnight, as much as I would like to think that the "extra baby weight" around my middle has migrated down to my thighs due to mother nature's evil sense of humor and some help from gravity, I blame nursing and my constant hunger during that time!
I have since started working out (last week) and I have greatly modified my eating habits. I am hoping that I will be back to "normal" again in a few months. In the meantime, all of my lounge pants seem to be generating large amounts of pilling in the upper thigh section-- they will probably not last much longer without some intervention. Wish me luck!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
...now on to the post....
Why didn't you tell me that some days, my baby would be on a mission.... he would have one goal to achieve, and it would involve three stealthy maneuvers.... he is locked on accomplishing what I have come to fear.... The Baby Trifecta
The Baby Trifecta can come in multiple combinations or in some rare instances it has happened all in one horrible changing table session. I am talking about the horror of not only being peed on, puked on, or pooped on.... but having them ALL happen at once.... all in the same day. Believe me, they have all magically happened at the same surreal moment!!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Okay people... It is one thing for somebody in the house to get sick with a stomach virus, but it is a whole "nother, nother" when your husband starts off your blissful weekend puking and then by Saturday night you have a projectile vomiting (almost) 8 month old with his millionth poop-leaking diaper! Several thoughts were running through my head this weekend in no particular order:
1. food poisoning... I think NOT
2. HOW MANY times can I change a diaper and clothing and the changing table!
3. will I have enough baby wipes and diapers to make it through?
5. I hope I don't get sick....
6. Great, TORNADO warnings and golf ball sized hail
7. yuck, more trips to the washing machine
8. Please don't poop/puke on me
10. OMGoodness, I just stepped in POOP at 3 am walking back to the nursery? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
11. When is this all going to end? Surely there is NOTHING left in there?
12. I have run out of all matching pjs and I frankly don't care, let's just see what is left that isn't in the washer/dryer
I hope your weekend was better than mine! Thankfully, Josh is better (he now has back problems from being banished to the couch and still cannot really help with Luke, heck, he can barely walk) and Luke is steadily getting better, although the poo issues are still around (geez)!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
...to share a few pictures....
Luke and I enjoyed one of the beautiful days we have been having recently. He was so funny on his blanket out in the yard. He kept picking it up to see what the funny green "carpet" was underneath. Unfortunately, I needed to be on a blanket too because while I was on my stomach grabbing these shots, I also picked up a rash from the grass!! Enjoy...
Monday, March 15, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
-that getting a few minutes in the shower will be the absolute highlight of my day on most days (
Friday, February 12, 2010
kelly's korner is at it again... and, of course, I just had to join!... she wants us to share Valentine's stories... My favorite one just hasn't been written... yet
This will be our first Valentine's Day as parents!! (we knew last year that we were having a baby, but I was so very sick, I honestly do not even remember what we did... I probably tried to eat some rice and not throw up).
This year we are going to a Japanese steak-house for a VERY early dinner (like 4:30 on a Saturday--ha). A kind friend offered to hop on down the street to watch Luke for us.
This Valentine's Day will be a memorable one for us because every day is new and special now that we have our baby that we prayed and yearned for. We waited on our little Valentine for many years. He has made our hearts fill to a capacity that we never thought imaginable. I am so blessed to be Luke's mom and Josh's wife.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
We have a WONDERFUL photographer that we have the priveledge of working with. She does AMAZING work... but even this photo just GOT her! We were so excited and amazed that Luke kept his sweet smile and that she grabbed a wonderful memory for us!You can check here out here.
Monday, February 8, 2010
p.s. we are getting snow again! Ugh... I am tired of snow....
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Today I read the post at LIFE IN GRACE and she mentioned her friend @ Blessed Moon was having a blog party and so here we go! Thank you for having me to your party!!
I love to decorate and I love to see how other people live. I have too many hobbies to keep track of (but not enough time). I am married to the most wonderful man, I have finally been blessed with a sweet baby boy, I have a dog that I love and one that is growing on me. Add all of that to the 2 cats, the bird, and the lizard and life gets hectic. Oh yeah, did I mention.... I am NOW a FULL-TIME student! WHEW!