The Ladies - Marie, Me, Kate and Lindsay.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
The Ladies - Marie, Me, Kate and Lindsay.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
This is her post from earlier this week. I have to admit I am a blog lurker too and it's strange how you can feel connected to other bloggers, their families and lives without even personally knowing them.
"Ok, I admit it. I lurk blogs. I can't help it, really. I get interested in people's lives and their adorable children. What and where they go on vacation. Their hobbies, interests, beliefs. Then, before I know it, I feel a connection to a stranger that doesn't know I exist. A connection based on my passion for lurking and their passion for blogging.
That's why, a little over a week ago, I was shocked and overcome with sadness when I began reading the newest post at NieNie Dialouges (a blog I frequently lurk). I learned that Stephanie and her husband, Christian, had been seriously injured in a private plane crash (for more information watch here). The news hit me as though I was reading about my oldest, dearest friend. My mind filled with thoughts of her four beautiful children and I offered a silent prayer.
This Thursday, along with many others throughout the blogging community, I will be holding a silent auction on behalf of the lovely Nielson family. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Stephanie and Christian Nielson Paypal Fund set up to pay for medical expenses and household management while they recover. With Love, Lynette"
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
It's funny, I don't normaly like change. But I feel totally refreshed when changing random things, like moving furniture around, putting highlights or lowlights in my hair, and in this case giving the blog a fresh look. After all, don't we all need a fresh look every once in awhile?
Off to bed. I've become a night owl lately and no matter how early I attempt to go to bed, midnight seems to creep up on me and that's when I actually get to it. I think it's the quite in the house and time to myself. I feel rejuvenated after getting to play with photoshop tonight, it's the little things that make me happy. It's amazing how creativity just seems to roll in at late hours in the night. Alright, I'm really going to bed this time. Goodnight!
Monday, August 11, 2008
This is Carters new favorite spot. Stiegers kennel. He crawls in and out all day. He takes toys, his sippy cup and snacks in there. I've learned to pick my battles lately and this is not one I chose to fight. Besides, it's actually pretty cute. Not the most sanitary, but cute none the less.
Here's our growing baby boy at 27 weeks. In the last two weeks I've noticed how much he's grown because it has become increasingly difficult to bend over anymore. He also moves around all of the time. A lot more active than Carter was. Last night when I was trying to fall asleep he was doing somersaults. Finally I had Mike put his hand on my tummy and even Mike was surprised at the super sized kick he received. So we're thinking, soccer player. :) We took some full body pictures, I think even I was surprised at what I was looking at in this one. Whew! We still have three more months to go.
This is where Mike usually is, working on something or studying. I joked with him after taking this picture and told him this is the look he gives me all of the time. Good news, his time at the desk paid off last week and we finally got our taxes sent in. Now we're looking forward to our refund and economic stimulus checks. Which will most likely go straight to paying for baby 2, thanks to Mike's new health insurance high deductible plan... yeah, I'm still a little bitter about this one.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
In the meantime, tropical storm Edouard made landfall today in the Houston area. Mike's office was closed downtown so he was able to stay home with us. For the most part all we felt from the storm was a lot of rain this morning. By the afternoon the sun was out and it was back to being humid. It was nice that Mike was able to stay home and we also appreciated the rain to help green up our lawn. The most annoying part of the storm was the non stop news coverage this morning and the mass shopping the city seemed to do to stock up on water and such. So glad that we have planned ahead and try to keep food and water storage and 72 hour kits for situations like these. So all is well in Houston, atleast on the west side where we are. Mike heads back to work tomorrow and we only have three more days until our next Saturday.