Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Eve is growing! Now, you might be wondering why this is SO exciting for me. When David had his 2 month well visit with our pediatrician he had lost 3oz. 3oz doesn't sound like a lot but when you're a newborn it isn't good. So, the doctor suggested we begin supplementing him with formula. In hindsight I think this was a really bad idea. It began a vicious downward spiral of my milk supply. He ended up getting more & more formula & by 6 months old most of my milk had dried up. So, the fact that I'm exclusively breastfeeding Eve & that she's thriving is very exciting to me. Here's proof that's she growing. I don't know how well you can really see it in this picture, but her feet are straining again the ends of this sleeper that was a little big on her when we left the hospital. Also, the Pampers Swaddlers newborn diapers are getting a big snuf. We're going back to the doctor tomorrow. I'm excited to find out how much weight she's gained in the last 3 weeks. Eve is also beginning to smile & trying to make sounds (besides crying).
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
David the cute dragon.
Nana bought him this great dragon costume. Thanks, Nana!
Our friends', the Murphy's were having a little Halloween party, so we decided to stop by for a few minutes. Here is David & his friend, Jackson, who was a train engineer.
And the sleepy dragon. He actually fell asleep between the church & the Murphy's.
The loot! Look at all this candy from Trunk or Treating.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Since when does a toolbox (Home Depot) need to talk?
And why do need TinkerToys need to be pink? What's wrong with the primary colors? And they're plastic instead of wood. Why is that better?
Thursday, October 30, 2008
During this pregnancy I have let my house go & we have been eating more convenience foods. I don't know how many times Geoff came home from work & I would announce that I had no idea what was for dinner. He's pretty good at whipping something up when I need him to, even if it's as simple as breakfast for dinner (thanks, honey). I'm sure it's going to be a while before we find our new "normal" but I'm ready for the next phase of our life to begin.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
And this is where the first blessing of the day comes in. I'm very blessed to have such a thoughtful husband. I had given up on being able to take David to a pumpkin patch this year because our budget is so tight & because we're running out of time with Halloween being just 2 weeks away.
I think since my due date is so near I've become somewhat of a homebody & haven't gone out of my way to make time to hang out with friends. This is blessing #2. We saw many friends there. Not that we had a lot of time to chat since we were chasing after kids, but it was so nice to see everyone. We, of course, saw the Beckers, but we also saw the Cherry's. There were several other families from church there too: Shive's, Betterton's, Hollis', Alexander's, &I'm sure I'm forgetting someone.
Even the worst part of the morning I'm seeing as a blessing. I lost a $10 bill there. Normally this would have pretty much ruined my morning. I would have fretted over that $10 for the rest of the day, if not the rest of the weekend. Instead I think God has opened my eyes to see the loss in several other ways.
1. The lost $10 was well spent in the time I had with my family & friends. David had such a good time, which we all needed after such a long week.
2. I think, in a way, I was hoarding the money. Geoff had asked me for a few bucks in case he needed to pay for parking downtown. I had 4 $1's & the $10. Which did I give him? The 4 $1's. Why did I just give him the 4 $1's? Normally I would have said something about using the rest for groceries this week, but what I really wanted was a nice baked treat or two that they were selling at the farm.
3. I think God was telling me I didn't need to use my pregnancy to get yet another treat.
4. I pray that whoever found that $10 needed worse than we did.
Another blessing is that we had already bought a pumpkin. Given our tight budget that was something else I didn't see buying this year.
I guess because I've been reading so many other blogs lately, I've been wishing I would take the time to blog more. I definitely have things on my mind to put down. I don't fancy myself as a writer at all & I think that's one of the things that's been holding me back. I think this may be the longest post I've ever made. So, if some of it doesn't make much sense or if it feels like I'm rambling, I'm sorry. I'll still probably mostly post pictures of my family, but I hope to try to fill this space with more of my thoughts, too.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Ba ba black sheep have you any wool?
one for my CAT
one for my DOG
and one for my BED!
These are just a couple of examples of David's creative wording on popular nursery rhymes. And Ba ba Black Sheep can be sunk in a row, over and over and over again, as can Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
And McDonald's is now Old McDonald's as in Old McDonald had a Farm.
Friday, August 01, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Until I found this site I had no idea just how versatile vinegar is. It's good for so many things from household cleaning to recipes. You can find out all about vinegar at this web site. I love it because it's a cheap, natural product that isn't harmful for us.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Publix also has FREE programs you can sign up for including a family magazine with recipes.
On Wal-mart's site you can sign up for FREE samples of products; everything from shampoo to pet food to diapers and everything in between.
Sign up to get emails from Walgreens and they'll periodically send you an email for an offer you just can't refuse like a FREE 8x10 (glossy).
Are there FREE programs that you take advantage of? Let me know about them and I will try to post them so we can all take advantage of them.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
- "Oh, that's clever." We have no idea where he picked that up.
- "Actually . . ." He doesn't use it correctly and most of the time he doesn't even finish the sentence, but it's so cute hearing him say it. I think he got that from me.
- "There, it's perfect."
- "Come on." David says this in the mornings after Geoff has told him it isn't time to get up yet.
- "Of, course."
- "I love . . ." Tonight at dinner it was, "I love eggs."
- cauaw = cow
- bayounce = bounce
- theyair = there
He's starting to make his own jokes and laughing at himself.
As I was putting his pj's on one night then walked my fingers across his belly to tickle him. He told me not to be a spider. I don't know if someone else told him that or if he came up with it on his own; I know I didn't tell him.
It seems he's beginning to develop some wit.
Monday, May 05, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Our friends, Katie Jo & Steve Hollis, are raising funds to adopt their 2nd child. To keep up with the adoption detail please visit their blog, Hope for the Hollis' . Below is information regarding their yard sale fundraiser. I will be happy to help collect items for this sale so please feel free to contact me if you have items to donate. We would also like to have baked goods, soda, & water to sell.
This is a very sweet, loving family who love God with all their heart, mind, and soul. They want to share this love with a child.
Thank you very much for your help. Lorie
Yard Sale donations are now being accepted.
Donated items will be sold at a yard sale at our house on May 24th. When we adopted Sophie, our last two yard sales raised a combined total of $1,600!! I can’t wait to work hard and see what God is going to do this time. The neat thing about our yard sales is that other people are blessed by all of your donated items. I sell stuff cheap to bless them and trust that God will supply just the right amount of money for our adoption. If you have never helped with a sale, this is a fun time to come and fellowship with friends. After the yard sale I will distribute left over items to people I know who could use them & then the rest will be donated to Thrift Smart.
Here’s some information for anyone wishing to participate:
- Contact Katie Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clothing items must be spring & summer clothing only. (children’s clothing sells the best)
DROP OFF DAY FOR THE SALE IS MAY 23th.
Consider giving items that are random like Clinque samples, or bottles of shampoo you didn’t like. Don’t forget stuff for men to look through. Men love a bargain on tools and gadgets.
Remember to look through your garage for stuff to donate.
You could donate cans of coke or bottles of water for us to sell and drink. What about pizza gift certificates for everyone working at the sale? Baked goods are always a hit for early birds.
Please do not donate any collectible items that you think are worth money. It is unlikely that a yard sale customer will recognize it’s real value.
If you have large items to sell please arrange for a truck, as we do not have one. Let us know about it ahead of time and we can try to locate one for Friday.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
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