Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cute Photos









I went down to Gastonia last Friday and spent some time with my parents. My Mom was kind enough to cook me my favorite meal Pizza! She was also very excited to have some time with Virginia. Even my Dad managed to steal Virginia away from my Mom for awhile. He is already teaching her who the best basketball team is, the Tarheels.  So here are some cute pictures from Friday and last week. 

Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy Monday



Well happy Monday to everyone! Yep it is 8:07 am and I have been up since 7:00 am. I know you are all shocked at this fact. I remember the days of sleeping til noon and later. But I can honestly say that the day is nicer when I get up early. When I am up early, it makes the day longer and I feel I get more done. Not to say I don't still enjoy sleeping late. My dear husband allowed me to sleep til 1:00 pm Sunday. Now that was nice.

But today, I decided when I got up at 7:00 am to feed and change Virginia that I would just stay up. I was pretty much wide awake anyway. So I went ahead and got Virginia settled back down in her crib. Then I went off to the kitchen to put all the clean dishes away. Then loaded the dish washer back up with the dirty dishes. After that I made me some chocolate milk and toasted some bagels. Then I settled on the couch and turned on some Food Network Challenge: Edible Ornaments. It is quite nice to have some time to myself. No crying baby or anyone around.
Just me relaxing.

So this week should be a fun week. I have a doctor appointment Tuesday. Wednesday, I hope to grab lunch with the girls from my old work, G.A Communications. Then I plan to go down to Gastonia on Saturday to see the grandparents if I get a chance. The jewel of the week is going to be Sunday. Sunday my sister, Lisa, and I are off to see the Panthers play the Denver Broncos. I am so excited. Excited to be baby free. And happy to have a night out with my sister.

Now for some laughs. I have learned to watch what you wear when their is a camera sitting on the coffee table. This past week I was a little lazy about taking a shower and putting on clothes. I mean who wouldn't want to stay in your PJ's all day. Well my lovely husband caught me coming out of Virginia's room in my styling outfit. I have the nice hair style of not having a shower for two days. I have on one of his comfy t-shirts along with my pink star printed flannel pants. And for some added air conditioning I have my pant legs rolled up. I know, don't ask me what I was thinking. But I was quite comfortable in my outfit playing Animal Crossing: City Folk for most of the day. But this photo just cracks me up. And who doesn't need a good laugh on a Monday.

Friday, December 5, 2008

6:41am and awake

So, I am up at 6:41am trying to get Virginia to go back to sleep. She has gotten a lot  better. She is sleeping five hours at a time now at night. I am thankful for that.  So as I sit here waiting for her to fall asleep, I have been searching on etsy.com for diaper covers and cloth diapers. I am just blown away at the cost of these things. I mean, I understand they are handmade but I look at the prices and wish I knew how to sew. I think that may be a project of mine. I am going to learn how to sew. I wish I had my own sewing machine and had the skills to use one. I have always wanted to make my own purses. And now I want to make my own diaper covers and cloth diapers. Yeah I know a girl can dream. 

It cracks me up thinking how your priorities can change over the years. I mean just a couple of years ago all I was thinking about was myself. Now I am married with a child. I find myself asking for diapers for Christmas. And thinking about how I can be a better cook. Maybe be better at keeping the house clean.

This past Tuesday I went down to Gastonia and had lunch with a bunch of my girlfriends from high school. It is first amazing that we are all friends still. We don't get to hang out as much as we all wish we could. Since we are all scattered across the area. But sitting at the Applebee's table I started to think. Thinking about where each girl was in their lives and where I am. Katherine is finishing up pharmacy school and getting married in 2010. Melanie is living in Charlotte and working. LeAnn has a beautiful boy and successful job. Susan is living all the way in Washington state, married to a great guy and has a nice job. Katie is a mother of 6 with one on the way. She manages to work and still be a super mommy and wife. And one missing Lisa living in California. Married and being the best wife ever. And how can I forget Sarah. She is our own gypsy. She will most likely be traveling the world teaching people English. I don't think back in 2000 in high school I thought this would be where we all are today. But I can honestly say I am happy and thrilled to see what my future holds. 

I am sorry, I know I am all mushy. But at 7:00am your mind starts to wander around a bit. And being a stay at home mom now. Between the episodes of Jon & Kate plus 8, NCIS, and Food Network Challenges, I find myself day dreaming. And of course I am busy cleaning and doing laundry :-). I mean I don't sit on the couch all day. I would weight about 500 pounds if I did that. 

Ok, sorry for the random blog entry. But I believe Virginia is asleep it is 7:00am and I am off to catch a nap before she decides to wake back up. Catch you all later.

P.S. That is a old picture of all of us. But the only one I could find with all of us. I really need to get a new picture. And I do promise that I will blog about other things then cloth diapers very soon.



Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Cloth Diaper Covers



So as all of you know I have started the cloth diaper routine. It is going pretty smooth. I am starting to get a better grasp at the whole thing. Getting my routine down is slowly coming along. But one thing I have noticed is that I really want some new covers. Now covers is what you use to go over top of your cloth diaper. They protect the babies clothes basically. They just act as a barrier keeping the poop and pee from the babies clothes. Now a days there are some really cool designer covers. I have a few but not enough. I was searching the web today and came across some really cool covers. Here are just a few. 

Monday, December 1, 2008

Well Worth the Wait!


Well as all of you know I get addicted to some silly games. One of these games is Pet Society on Facebook. It is a role playing game I guess you could say. You first make your pet and then give it a name. My pet is named Lily. Then you get a basic one room house.  From there you get to decorate the house and dress your pet. You have to keep your pet clean, happy, and fed.  You also can win trophies along the way for different achievements. As you continue to play and gain points you move up levels. The highest level now is 34. I am at level 28. But the best part is the game follows the holidays.  So now they are doing Christmas. They bring out new items every Monday for us to buy. It is the highlight of my Monday. You also can visit other friends houses and see how they decorate their house and pet. I have gone a little over board and have added 112 friends. I know it is silly but Pet Society is just addictive.

Now since Reiggin knew how much I love Pet Society. He knew I would enjoy Animal Crossing:City Folk. So has a early Christmas present he got me the game and the wii mic. This game rocks. I could play it for hours. Shoot I do play it for hours each day. It is similar to pet society. First you name your person. Then you name the town you live in. Then off you go on the bus. You get your very own house. That you can decorate. You have to work to pay off the mortgage of the house. As you pay off the mortgage your house gets bigger. There are fun things to do in town like fish, catch bugs, dig for fossils, cut down trees, pick fruit, and visit your friends and neighbors. The best part is with the wii mic you can talk and play with people online. So I get to play and chat with my best friend Lisa who lives in California. Animal Crossing:City Folk also follows the holidays and has special events though the year. It is just to much fun.

Now enough about my video game addiction. Here is a update on how Virginia is growing. We took her to the doctors for her first set of vaccanations. Needless to say that was not fun. She was fussy for awhile afterwards. But we found out she now weighs 11 pounds. She is 22 inches long. The doctor said she is in the 50th pecentile. Which is right where she should be according to the doctor. I just can't get over how much she has grown. Looking back at old photos, you really can see the growth. She is now smiling at us and we heard her laugh for the first time on Sunday. It is just to cute.

We are currently using cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers. This as been a challenge. First I wasn't to thrilled. I mean how many people love swirling a diaper in the toliet and squezzing it dry. Not I. But now I have a different method. I also have gotten better at putting the diapers on . I do the twist method. It seems to be doing the trick. I am slowly starting to get on board with the whole cloth diaper thing. I don't think I will ever love it as much as my friend Katie. But I will be able to stick with the program.

Now to wrap things up here are some photos for your enjoyment!











Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cute Photos

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I went down to Gastonia last Friday and spent some time with my parents. My Mom was kind enough to cook me my favorite meal Pizza! She was also very excited to have some time with Virginia. Even my Dad managed to steal Virginia away from my Mom for awhile. He is already teaching her who the best basketball team is, the Tarheels.  So here are some cute pictures from Friday and last week. 

Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy Monday

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Well happy Monday to everyone! Yep it is 8:07 am and I have been up since 7:00 am. I know you are all shocked at this fact. I remember the days of sleeping til noon and later. But I can honestly say that the day is nicer when I get up early. When I am up early, it makes the day longer and I feel I get more done. Not to say I don't still enjoy sleeping late. My dear husband allowed me to sleep til 1:00 pm Sunday. Now that was nice.

But today, I decided when I got up at 7:00 am to feed and change Virginia that I would just stay up. I was pretty much wide awake anyway. So I went ahead and got Virginia settled back down in her crib. Then I went off to the kitchen to put all the clean dishes away. Then loaded the dish washer back up with the dirty dishes. After that I made me some chocolate milk and toasted some bagels. Then I settled on the couch and turned on some Food Network Challenge: Edible Ornaments. It is quite nice to have some time to myself. No crying baby or anyone around.
Just me relaxing.

So this week should be a fun week. I have a doctor appointment Tuesday. Wednesday, I hope to grab lunch with the girls from my old work, G.A Communications. Then I plan to go down to Gastonia on Saturday to see the grandparents if I get a chance. The jewel of the week is going to be Sunday. Sunday my sister, Lisa, and I are off to see the Panthers play the Denver Broncos. I am so excited. Excited to be baby free. And happy to have a night out with my sister.

Now for some laughs. I have learned to watch what you wear when their is a camera sitting on the coffee table. This past week I was a little lazy about taking a shower and putting on clothes. I mean who wouldn't want to stay in your PJ's all day. Well my lovely husband caught me coming out of Virginia's room in my styling outfit. I have the nice hair style of not having a shower for two days. I have on one of his comfy t-shirts along with my pink star printed flannel pants. And for some added air conditioning I have my pant legs rolled up. I know, don't ask me what I was thinking. But I was quite comfortable in my outfit playing Animal Crossing: City Folk for most of the day. But this photo just cracks me up. And who doesn't need a good laugh on a Monday.

Friday, December 5, 2008

6:41am and awake

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So, I am up at 6:41am trying to get Virginia to go back to sleep. She has gotten a lot  better. She is sleeping five hours at a time now at night. I am thankful for that.  So as I sit here waiting for her to fall asleep, I have been searching on etsy.com for diaper covers and cloth diapers. I am just blown away at the cost of these things. I mean, I understand they are handmade but I look at the prices and wish I knew how to sew. I think that may be a project of mine. I am going to learn how to sew. I wish I had my own sewing machine and had the skills to use one. I have always wanted to make my own purses. And now I want to make my own diaper covers and cloth diapers. Yeah I know a girl can dream. 

It cracks me up thinking how your priorities can change over the years. I mean just a couple of years ago all I was thinking about was myself. Now I am married with a child. I find myself asking for diapers for Christmas. And thinking about how I can be a better cook. Maybe be better at keeping the house clean.

This past Tuesday I went down to Gastonia and had lunch with a bunch of my girlfriends from high school. It is first amazing that we are all friends still. We don't get to hang out as much as we all wish we could. Since we are all scattered across the area. But sitting at the Applebee's table I started to think. Thinking about where each girl was in their lives and where I am. Katherine is finishing up pharmacy school and getting married in 2010. Melanie is living in Charlotte and working. LeAnn has a beautiful boy and successful job. Susan is living all the way in Washington state, married to a great guy and has a nice job. Katie is a mother of 6 with one on the way. She manages to work and still be a super mommy and wife. And one missing Lisa living in California. Married and being the best wife ever. And how can I forget Sarah. She is our own gypsy. She will most likely be traveling the world teaching people English. I don't think back in 2000 in high school I thought this would be where we all are today. But I can honestly say I am happy and thrilled to see what my future holds. 

I am sorry, I know I am all mushy. But at 7:00am your mind starts to wander around a bit. And being a stay at home mom now. Between the episodes of Jon & Kate plus 8, NCIS, and Food Network Challenges, I find myself day dreaming. And of course I am busy cleaning and doing laundry :-). I mean I don't sit on the couch all day. I would weight about 500 pounds if I did that. 

Ok, sorry for the random blog entry. But I believe Virginia is asleep it is 7:00am and I am off to catch a nap before she decides to wake back up. Catch you all later.

P.S. That is a old picture of all of us. But the only one I could find with all of us. I really need to get a new picture. And I do promise that I will blog about other things then cloth diapers very soon.



Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Cloth Diaper Covers

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So as all of you know I have started the cloth diaper routine. It is going pretty smooth. I am starting to get a better grasp at the whole thing. Getting my routine down is slowly coming along. But one thing I have noticed is that I really want some new covers. Now covers is what you use to go over top of your cloth diaper. They protect the babies clothes basically. They just act as a barrier keeping the poop and pee from the babies clothes. Now a days there are some really cool designer covers. I have a few but not enough. I was searching the web today and came across some really cool covers. Here are just a few. 

Monday, December 1, 2008

Well Worth the Wait!

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Well as all of you know I get addicted to some silly games. One of these games is Pet Society on Facebook. It is a role playing game I guess you could say. You first make your pet and then give it a name. My pet is named Lily. Then you get a basic one room house.  From there you get to decorate the house and dress your pet. You have to keep your pet clean, happy, and fed.  You also can win trophies along the way for different achievements. As you continue to play and gain points you move up levels. The highest level now is 34. I am at level 28. But the best part is the game follows the holidays.  So now they are doing Christmas. They bring out new items every Monday for us to buy. It is the highlight of my Monday. You also can visit other friends houses and see how they decorate their house and pet. I have gone a little over board and have added 112 friends. I know it is silly but Pet Society is just addictive.

Now since Reiggin knew how much I love Pet Society. He knew I would enjoy Animal Crossing:City Folk. So has a early Christmas present he got me the game and the wii mic. This game rocks. I could play it for hours. Shoot I do play it for hours each day. It is similar to pet society. First you name your person. Then you name the town you live in. Then off you go on the bus. You get your very own house. That you can decorate. You have to work to pay off the mortgage of the house. As you pay off the mortgage your house gets bigger. There are fun things to do in town like fish, catch bugs, dig for fossils, cut down trees, pick fruit, and visit your friends and neighbors. The best part is with the wii mic you can talk and play with people online. So I get to play and chat with my best friend Lisa who lives in California. Animal Crossing:City Folk also follows the holidays and has special events though the year. It is just to much fun.

Now enough about my video game addiction. Here is a update on how Virginia is growing. We took her to the doctors for her first set of vaccanations. Needless to say that was not fun. She was fussy for awhile afterwards. But we found out she now weighs 11 pounds. She is 22 inches long. The doctor said she is in the 50th pecentile. Which is right where she should be according to the doctor. I just can't get over how much she has grown. Looking back at old photos, you really can see the growth. She is now smiling at us and we heard her laugh for the first time on Sunday. It is just to cute.

We are currently using cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers. This as been a challenge. First I wasn't to thrilled. I mean how many people love swirling a diaper in the toliet and squezzing it dry. Not I. But now I have a different method. I also have gotten better at putting the diapers on . I do the twist method. It seems to be doing the trick. I am slowly starting to get on board with the whole cloth diaper thing. I don't think I will ever love it as much as my friend Katie. But I will be able to stick with the program.

Now to wrap things up here are some photos for your enjoyment!