Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I have always wanted a pink bike and this year one showed up!! Thank you Santa for my favorite Christmas present!! I was shopping with ...... and saw this in the store and fell in love, what is not to love. Yes, it doesnt matter how old we get their is still a little child in all of us. Now all I need is a basket!
Gideon is learning new things everyday and is a fast little stinker. I was playing with him and handed him to my dad while I fixed a bottle, here is what happened to him in less than 2 minutes. He grabbed a chocolate covered pretzel and pretty much had all the chocolate off before we even realized he had it!! This little guy is going to keep me on my toes!
We stopped on the way home Christmas night at our "second" families home. Tim was able to come home before deploying to Iraq, I get pretty emotional knowing the little boy I use to play hide and seek with is now heading over there for a year. Tim - We are so proud of you !!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I am a very sentimental person - I admit it! I keep things that most people would throw away, but I am not a pack rack. I waited a long time to be a mom and so I do somethings that people I am sure roll their eyes at.
I grew up a very blessed person, yes I had bad things happen to me as a child but who didn't - my philospy is that the if you had no control over it - let it go. Ok enough of my soap box- back to the great childhood memories.
One of my favorite memories was spending Christmas Eve with both sets of grandparents at the Diamonds Inn. My grandparents rented it every year for all of us to get together (Smart grandma - no one had to decorate, set up or clean up and we had tons of room to run wild) so this year I wanted to do something special for Gideon to remember so I did....
Look close you might recognize the Santas!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I just finished reading this blog and thought about deleting it because it is just me rambling, but then again isnt that what blogging is really :-) so I am going to post it. Gotta run, I havent had a chance to catch up on everyones blogs in weeks so I blogsurfing here I come!!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
We headed to Texas this year to spend Thanksgiving with Dandy and GranDawn. Gideon did wonderfully on the plane and we had a wonderful visit. Thanksgiving dinner was awesome and it was nice to get to spend time with Dandy & GranDawn.
GranDawn rcvd bad news before we landed that her mother had a stroke, our visit was cut short with her since she headed to Memphis, to be with her mom. Sadly her mother passed away before she made it.
Thanks Hubby for a great b-day!!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
When I was picking out his clothes for the trip, I picked clothes my grandma would approve of, looking back she was so vocal on how babies should be dressed. I recently sent my sister pictures of Gideon and she texted me the day that she received them and said Grandma would of approved of his outfit, I guess I am not the only one that thinks of her often.
This was a busy weekend for us, I went to the lake with the girls for our annual shopping trip and I can honestly say we shopped till we dropped or should I say till we couldn't put anymore into the car. I had so much fun, Josh has been working non-stop and I haven't really had any "me" time and so it was nice to be able to have adult conversations the whole time. I was very good and stuck to the " Not shopping for Gideon" rule. I was able to actually try on the clothes instead of bringing them home and then having to return them because I didn't like how they looked. The only drawback to the whole trip was it soooo cold, which is another reason I was glad the little one was nice and warm at the grandparents house.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
the office, and I do my best to help with taking care of Gideon when I can, my work has recently taken an interesting turn... and is requiring much more of my time. In theory, I'm working right now, but I thought I'd take a break to post in here about how great Tammy has been with taking care of everything so I can do this work.
I've been trying to help watch Gideon when I can, just to make sure Tammy gets a break every now and then. The truth is she still takes on the lion's share of the responsibilities lately, and a lot of the time when I am watching him she uses the time to go run errands and get other things done that need doing...
I know I'm not telling anyone anything new when I say she's amazing, but it certainly bears saying anyway.
Hopefully this overtime and traveling stuff calms down next week, at which time I think I might make a few dinners, do some laundry, clean the house, help more with Gideon, and hopefully give her a chance to truly relax and unwind for an evening.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
We just finished the office which is really nice since I work virtual two days of the week, the only problem is that since Josh has been working some evenings we are fighting over who gets to work in there :-) Pictures will be posted soon!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Anyone that knows me, knows there are two things I love - traveling and shopping. So Josh made a deal with me today that if I can loose the weight before Jan. 1st that we will go on a "Celebration Vacation" ( sounds like a cruise for old people) :-) to Mexico. So I am totally motivated, so let the games begin!!! Mexico here I come!!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
The windows, doors and siding are done and they look great!! Thanks Mark for doing such a great job. Pictures will be posted once the dumpster has been removed :-) September has been a crazy month for us, Josh has been in late meetings every night or out of town. Last night was the first night he was able to be home at his normal time and I was able to have a "night off" and join my girls movie club for our bi-weekly movie and dinner. It was nice to have adult conversation in the evening.
Thanks to Grammy and Papa for helping out on Tuesdays and Wednesdays nights while I am working, you both have been a lifesaver.
Gideon is growing so fast, I can't believe how alert he has become just the past couple of weeks. He is now able to focus on something and actually try to grab it…. And he has started given kisses, there is nothing like feeling his little hands on my neck and him trying to kiss my cheek - totally melts my heart.
More pictures will be posted this weekend since all the nieces and nephews will be in town for Megan's wedding.