Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving ( Early )

Cousins playing

Alyssa & Gideon

We celebrated Thanksgiving with my family this weekend, since we are heading to Dallas on Thanksgiving to be with Dandy & GranDawn. Here are some cute pictures, Alyssa (Joey's daughter) held Gideon most of the day and you can tell by the pictures that he adores her!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

Who knew my heart had blonde hair and blue eyes.

An early learner!!

Josh worked from home today so he could watch Gideon while I went to the doctors office, here is the picture he took while I was away. I think we are going to have a smart little one on our hands.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I miss .....

We all headed to Indiana on Sunday for my Uncle's visitation. I loved seeing everyone and of course loved showing off Gideon. The trip brought back tons of memories and made me miss my grandparents. I was very lucky to have grandparents that where very involved in our lives and usually always went on vacation with us.

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.

On the road again....

So the weekend is over and we are home.

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

"Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and heart to this vote." -- Daniel Webster, Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson

Sunday, November 2, 2008


So, really, while I have done a lot of work recently to help finish up
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.