It's time to lose your mind and let the crazy out.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Almost a Year to Date

So, it's been almost a year to date since I last talked about this rug. I am happy to say that I finished it yesterday. I will have to admit that I like shorter craft projects, this one seemed to take forever, and I grew sick of it, and just couldn't look at it for a while; a long while. This rug was worked on by Melissa (thanks!), Becky (many thanks!) went to the B&B with me a couple times, and even went on the trip to Wisconsin last year.
When Aunt Linda was here she wanted to see Cecilia's room, and I was a little embarrassed. We still had the air conditioner on the floor, and not much else going on. So, I'm motivated to spruce the room up a little, and make it hers, even if all she does is sleep in there. The bottom picture is where we stand now. We need some curtains (what do you think; white, pink, green?), I framed some pictures, I have one thing on the wall, and a crib shadowbox thing that I could put stuff in...any ideas? My mom was such a great home decorator, and I don't have much of a clue...

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Aunt Linda was here last week from Chicago, and we had so much fun together. I took a couple days off work, which is rare, and we just bummed around, and visited family. She's one of the happiest sweetest people you'll ever meet.

This is Aunt Linda holding Cecilia in our kitchen. She helped me make some chunky applesauce out of apples from the farm, and some from Eckerts. I mix it with plain yogurt, and Cecilia loves it.

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Swim Meet

I myself am not the world's best swimmer. In fact, I'm pretty bad. I have to hold my nose everytime I go under if that gives you any idea of how bad I am. I guess I do come from a family of swimmers. We saw Abbey swim on this blog, back here in May of 2005, and now we see Eric. I will have to say he looked good out there, so tall, and ready to spring into action. Maybe he's the next Michael Phelps. =)


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pickle Springs

Friday was my birthday and John was off work, so I took the day off too. It was so nice to have a little bit of down time with my family. We went for a hike in the morning at Pickle Springs, which is a 2 mile trail through rock formations and creeks. John carried Cecilia around, and I carried the camera. It was a little cold, and it definitely seemed longer than 2 miles by the time we went up and down about a hundred hills and valleys, but it was pretty, and pleasant. Then we came home and I spent the rest of the day trying to get my car license renewed. It was supposed to be renewed in September. (I told you we have no free time whatsoever.) In the evening we took Cecilia over to Aunt Donna's house, where she spent the night, and John and I went out for dinner, rented Made of Honor from the Red Box, and both feel sleep at like 8:45 p.m. We're such young, hip, party animals.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

9 months

Monday, October 13, 2008

Yesterday we went to the Pumpkin Patch with Becky and Brian and Ruthie, and ran into Cori, Steve, Valerie and Louise there. It was fun, but a little too hot. We fed tiny animals, went down a huge slide, ate kettle corn (yum!), picked apples and pumpkins, and watched a pumpkin cannon shoot pumpkins like bullets across fields. Good times.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Morning Nap

In the time she takes her morning nap I bathed Tony Danza, separated and started a load of laundry, folded a load of laundry that goes back to the farm, looked up and printed out a map to the Potosi band competition, cleaned the inside of my car, unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher, took a 7 minute shower, and now have a couple seconds to blog.

Pretty proud of myself this morning.


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Prepare for impact

This is the reason I have not had any energy to blog lately. I barely have energy to get out of bed in the morning. Taking care of a 9 month old is tiring, and growing a 10 week old is exhausting. We really didn't expect to be pregnant right now, but we are so excited. I am actually feeling a range of emotions (one of the perks of pregnancy.) I am relieved that the baby looks healthy. I am anxious about labor already. I am pondering having another C-section. I am nervous that John and I won't have any time to be together after this baby comes. I am terrified of the bills; the health insurance, more day care, more stuff including high chairs, cribs, etc. I am right now feeling most aware of the fact that Cecilia won't be the only baby for very long. I know she's too little to understand, but I don't want her to feel slighted. I don't want her to be jealous, or ever feel replaced. Maybe since she's the first born she'll always feel special? She's just so cute and so happy, I don't want her personality to change when the next baby comes along.

Anyway, that's some big news, huh? I didn't want to have two babies in diapers, but I also didn't want a 5 year age difference. I am already feeling drained thinking about the amount of energy it will take to have two very small people in our lives at the same time. Here's hoping it's twice as much work, but four times as much fun.

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