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Jun. 20th, 2009

Well, it's been forever...

So I took a break, a very long break from typing. What can I say - work is far too busy and life just happens. Today is a rainy day so I'm finally logging in again while everyone naps.

We took Boogie to her first movie last weekend to see Up. She did great, drank the liter of soda almost all by herself. I changed her pants....twice! Movie was great and I even cried. Look at me, crying - but what can I say, it touched me.  : )

Boogie's vocabulary is growing so quickly. She sings itsy bitsy spider and knows almost all the words - it's shocking. I find myself saying - where did you learn that, how did you hear that? It's fun. Now I'll tell her to do something and she says, "I'm fine, no I'm fine." Other commonly heard phrases: Robin's silly, Silly Vegas. She loves Do-do-do-do-Dora (she thinks Dora's name is part of the song) and Diego.


Jan. 8th, 2009

Happy 2009

2009 - seems impossible, doesn't it?

This week has been pretty decent so far. We have movers moving the rest of our stuff from our old house on Saturday. I am going to hug my washer and dryer when they get here. I know, I am a complete nerd, if you were ever in doubt - there it is in plain view.  We've rented our old house (yeah) and now I just need someone to help us put all of our stuff that's going to arrive at one time away. Any takers?

I'm reluctant to put things away. I'm not quite sure why. I feel like as soon as I put it away I won't like it or it isn't functional. Soon our stuff will outweigh our space and I'll have to do something with it all. Can't hide it forever.

I had all kinds of things on my mind today but then I forgot what I wanted to say when I started typing. This is a common theme in my life - go to the grocery store, forgot what I needed, forgot the coupons, buy all kinds of useless stuff then realize I already have 2 bags of brown sugar in my cabinet when I get home. Sigh.

This week I also caught up on some things I've put off. I signed up at church to make a meal for a family (get this - I signed up in NOVEMBER) and called her on Tuesday and delivered her a ham, homemade mac & cheese, and chocolate gummy worm dirt cups yesterday. I was finally proud of myself. This family just had their 3rd baby and I felt like my Aunt Ann - providing a warm meal (although her food is totally yummie and better than mine!) and some help. My Aunt Ann helped us survive and thrive when our baby arrived - couldn't have done it without her that's for sure.

So it's good. Kris and I are almost over our strep throat and colds. It keeps getting better doesn't it? :) Work is stabilizing but busy...another blessing.

:) going to go warm my toes by the fire.

cheers to you and 2009!

Nov. 11th, 2008

Well, hello there

Yesterday I was in a completely pissy mood, feeling bad for myself  - it was Monday all over again and I couldn't get motivated. I dropped Robin off at day care, went to the community center to jog, and while in the shower I heard "Good Morning to whoever you are!"  I said good morning back and thought - don't get caught up in the small stuff, this is what life is all about. What a great gift this woman gave me and I hope I can do the same to someone someday.

Here's a pic of Boogie on the swings at the beach.

Here's a pic of Boogie and our BFF Mel.

Nov. 10th, 2008

Welcome to November

So I've happily gained back all the weight I lost in a short period of time, fun. No really it stinks, but I guess it will give me something to work toward again. Why can't I stop eating? Today I ran, figured it was a good day to start. Tomorrow I will run my  3 miles again and think *skinny me*.

Other than that, we had a great weekend. Got to spend time with my dad, the hubs, Robin, and best friend Mel. It was nice. I took some pics of Sylvan Beach too.

Oh and a big hooray to Jocie who made all state for chorus! : ) so talented!


Oct. 28th, 2008


Oct. 23rd, 2008

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Things are going well. We have a new house in progress, here it is. It's in a town about 10 minutes from here. We are psyched. We hope to close before December which puts us well, right in the middle of the holidays. As if they weren't stressful enough. Deep breath in, take a step back, forward, back and soon we'll be doing the cha-cha (yes, that's from Real Genius - MY FAVORITE MOVIE!) . So I'm not stressing, nope that's not for me. I am going to take the opportunity to get our crap together and get rid of the stuff we don't want and wa-lah, the moving fairies should arrive here in the middle of the night and in the morning we should *POOF* be in the new place.

Oh and our old house will have a "sold" sign in the front lawn too - right? Can the moving fairies arrange that?

Oh and I am working on Boogie's halloween outfit, stay tuned for pics.

Oct. 12th, 2008

This I know is true...

There are times where I second guess certain aspects of my life (career, health, friends, being a mom - how am I doing?, foods we eat, etc). I guess it's the daily grind that gets to me and I try to make it more exciting and fun.

Don't get me wrong I am a true optimist. My cousin-in-law recently wrote about this and I know exactly what she means. Her entry leads me to question my authenticity. There are times when I feel like I am 14 all over again and questioning my life, who I am, how can I define myself, etc. Then I sit there and look at a picture of our family I think - hum, I'm the MOM. How did I get there? Crazy to think sometimes. Most of the time I am proud of my accomplishments, other times I think I should be doing better, than the less frequent times I think I may have done almost everything wrong. I need to realize I'm an adult and things aren't always easy. Some decisions I make are right and others, well - to put it nicely, not so right. : ) I am learning and appreciating every day and every lesson and opportunity that comes across.

I drove out to one of my best friends this past weekend, baby Robin in tow. Robin was all over the place (do kids ever run out of energy???) and the time we got to chat really meant a lot to me. The time I was there I didn't second guess myself or worry about anything, I was just me. Some friends just help you do that and are very grounding. I am very thankful for our friendship. I hope that someday I can lend myself to her and be there.

Oct. 5th, 2008

Pumpkin Picking Day

It was a beautiful fall day, one that started with good coffee and multigran pancakes with pure maple syrup.  We even slept in until 7:15. What a great start. 

We loaded up the car and went to a pumpkin patch near our house. This place is the best - they have all kinds of animals, fresh cider, and all kinds of things to eat. Oh and did I mention they have pumpkins? Oh yes indeedie, all shapes and sizes.  The hubs and I were psyched, after all fall is our favorite season (we were married in the fall and we both love being outdoors especially in autumn). After jumping out of the car we got Robin out and started out toward the pumpkins. Robin, on the other hand, must have had other plans. She wasn't remotely interested in what the orange round things on the ground had to offer. They were just in her way.

We then tried feeding the animals. She wasn't interested in the animals themselves but she was completely fascinated by the animal food dispenser. Who would have thought that pellets of animal food could be that fun? After I fed every sheep and donkey in the place, we decided to head for the pumpkin donuts and get out of there. It was a good time, I think we had more fun than Robin!

Robin is also talking, A LOT! We have absolutely no idea what she is saying though. I think I heard her say "outside" and "out there" but that's all we can make out.

At day care she loves reading books. She keeps bringing the teachers books to read for her. She's also bit a few kids when they got too close to her. That's a longer story... : ) 

Sep. 14th, 2008

Sooner or later....

Robin is growing so fast. She is learning sign language quickly; she knows please, more, milk, and sleep. She knows what noise a monkey, lion, bear, duck, dog, and cat make too. She understands so much and is way too smart! She's even using the potty here and there and I am one happy momma.

Today she was tired, started swatting and biting. So I used my Nanny 911 knowledge and made a naughty chair and put her there. She laughed and thought it was very funny for a while...that is until I kept putting her back there and explaining why she was there. So after 5 minutes she got the picture. She layed there and when a minute or 2 was over I was over, I explained why I put her there again. She gave me a kiss and hug and we moved on.

I still feel guily. Isn't that crazy? I probably shouldn't worry about it but in a way I'm proud of my disciplinary potential (snicker snicker). She'll be in therapy for her entire adulthood for this I'm sure....sigh...


Aug. 13th, 2008

Tot-al-ly (said in my best valley girl accent) Fried

 Oh yes, it's been a long week and it's only Wednesday....sigh. I digress, I won't bore you with my crappy complaints or crazy thoughts. It is what it is - that's it - nothing I can do about it.  Deep breath. 

Onto all things FUN. Over the weekend we took Boogie to Flags (a local pub) and we met the Taylors there for eats and drinks. Our friend John has an iPhone and he took these pics (although John is in a band and is a talented musician he could be a professional photographer). I am not envious, I just really want one but don't want to have to change my service and go through the hassle. Still not envious. I digress!

Here she is emptying the salt and pepper shakers. Isn't she cute making a mess?
Oh yes indeedie.

 We then took her to the farm down the road to meet the goats.  She loved every second of it and wanted to be in the pen with them.

Also another notable note, she's learned what a monkey says and how they act (scratching their arm pits). Now when you ask her, "hey Robin what does a monkey say" - she'll respond with "ooh ooh ahh ahh" and curl her arms behind her.  Just like a monkey. I swear she's the smartest kid on the planet!

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