Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I feel like I should be doing about a thousand things today: I'm still battling the laundry, getting the bills paid, February birthday cards ready to send out, get stuff ready for the kids for when I'm gone, prepping taxes, bathrooms, sheets, making sure I have my back issues of House Beautiful and the Pottery Barn catalogue to read at the hospital, so... you know, the usual.
(Why does it seem like you finish the laundry, then night comes and everyone puts on their jim-jams and the basket is full again? It's a little disheartening. Me no likey.)
I have what I hope will be my last OB appointment tomorrow afternoon! Oh, little baby, please stay in there for at least another day. My to-do list is so long... and I have to decide if it would be shameful if I take another bag and bring all the Ballard Designs catalogues too... Probably, right?
Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Grandmas and Grandpas, look forward to Krew's cuteness, because he has no classmates. This was one of the two shots he let me take before he was off and running again!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I know I'm just being silly, but isn't it true that sometimes just little things can make us happy?
Monday, January 23, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
#1: Birth a healthy baby and assimilate him into our family with minimal tears from either party. (Um, yeah, you can totally put this on a list and it will happen. You sillies!)
#2: Parent my children with INTENTION. Being a mom ON PURPOSE. Putting in an extraordinary effort every day. (This one is actually not going to be policed until about May, just so you know. Because I have some necessary couch-days planned until then.)
#3: Make an effort to end my chronic procrastinating, un-punctual, always late ways. They're sinful. And for heaven's sake, get the laundry under control!
#4: Read the entire Book of Mormon with my kids in ONE YEAR. If we do... we get an ice cream party! And I get a nap.
#5: Take my kids camping in an actual tent in the actual forest. Not in the yard. (Some goals start small, right?)
#6: Be a better record keeper: More journaling, more GOOD pictures, and dare I say it, more blogging and make a book with all our posts. It's kinda like our little family journal...
#7: Write down my delivery weight. Then subtract about 45. Then I'll just try to weigh that...
#8: Send birthday cards to all siblings, neices, nephews, and grandparents. Tony has a sister that does this and my kids look forward to her cards every year, because they know she won't forget. (No pressure, Shannon.) Disclaimer: I am already behind by 2 birthdays. See #3.
#9: Stop dressing my girls in identical clothes. They are old enough now that I think they find it a little embarrassing. But for me it's a process of baby steps. I didn't say they couldn't coordinate...
#10: This one is making a repeat appearance. And now it almost feels like more of a wish: get a place of our own. I am itching to paint something. That's all.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Next time we'll plan better, right?
Thursday, January 5, 2012
I told her I would, but to tell him thank you and give him a great big hug.
I didn't eat it either. But I did take a picture because it was one of those moments that was so dear! I don't want to ever forget...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
This is not completely chronological. Sorry. After the symphony, we took the train over to the Gateway center to go get a bite to eat. This was the highlight of the day for Krew. He LOVES trains...
The Christus... and my kids.
And a little treat for us to come home to. This was our first night home after returning from Washington. It was a little breezy. I don't know if we'll be able to save it. This is our fourth trampoline. I guess we know what we'll be saving our pennies for...
And check out the bare ground! It is so warm here, it is creeping me out. Makes me want to go buy food storage and water purifiers.