Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Busy Days

Grace is 12 weeks old! Hard to believe, since we just brought her home yesterday. She smiles, laughs and coos everytime we talk to her. She is generally a really good baby. Jack really seems to love her, which, how could you NOT!!!

It is Saturday morning and Jack and I are the only ones up (of course, since Jack wakes up at 7:30 a.m. every morning). We made coffee--yes--Jack drinks coffee, and we are just waiting for an appropriate time to go "jump on Daddy, jump on Bubba". Jeff will be home ALL day today, and we're planning to just hang around the house and tackle some projects that have been waiting and waiting and waiting.......

Bryan has started his new school and seems to really be enjoying it! He also has started soccer, and although he doesn't like all the running, I think that he likes playing. He has never played organized soccer before, so this was a bit of a challenge for him. He is going to be playing goalie, and informed us last night that he was third in line to play. Yay, we said, thinking, oh boy, he probably won't get to play very much. But then he told us some terrible news....the second place goalie broke his ankle in practice last night! Very, very sad for the goalie, and to be honest, Bryan was very concerned for him. But that does move him up a little bit :-) So I guess I need to find him those size 14 soccer cleats. BTW, if anyone out there in blogdom has and old pair of size 14 (we'd even take 13) soccer cleats, PLEASE let us know!

Well, it's time to go wake the boys and make blueberry pancakes! Thank you Prelock Blueberry Farm!

Have a wonderful day! I'll try to post more pics later today since Jeff is home and will be able to help me get them off my camera!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Misc. Important Events


First, I have to say that I have been so incredibly busy that my blog has, sadly, taken a HUGE backseat to LIFE. Bet you hadn't figured that out yet.

Second, my computer has been DOWN and OUT for, oh, I don't know, about a month, I think. I had a backup laptop from Jeff, but it just isn't the same and, well, I just haven't been making it a priority (see above paragraph).

Third, now that all that is out of the way I will try to catch up, in a very quick sort of fashion.

May 30--Had a baby, Grace Renae
June--Took care of said baby, tried to help my two year-old adjust to baby, had family crisis, did many lawn projects.
July--More taking care of baby, Jack doing better with baby, running Bry to church events, sleepovers, etc., had surgery, recovered from surgery, said goodbye to Bry for a month, more lawn projects.
August--Bry came back home, and we started getting him ready for school. Lots of new things to learn there and I'm a little nervous that he will miss something and it will be all my fault for not being on top of things. He starts soccer practice today! Jeff went away to Minnesota for a week, and we miss him terribly! He's been sending us text messages and pictures of where he is at, and that really helps. Grace is 10 weeks old! She is bubbly and bright and really fun to play with. She also has already rolled over once! Wooo hoooo! I'm struggling with the last few pounds of baby weight, but I'm trying not to get upset since I had 6 weeks of recovery from the baby and another 3 weeks after surgery, so I haven't been "cleared" to do any sort of rigorous exercise until just recently. Not that I've started doing it now.......anyway. Grace has been sick with her first cold and had a really miserable day yesterday. She's sleeping alot today, and that is really good. Jack started DAYCARE today. There is a daycare just down the road from us that I have had Jack registered with for months, but just have been unable (emotionally) to let him go. He even points at it when we go past and says, "Go that, mommy". Jeff called and made the arrangements for me (which was good because if left to me it probably would NEVER have happened), and this morning I took him and left him there. Sigh.....sniff......sigh. He seemed fine. I don't think he really understood that I was leaving him there, because I didn't really say goodbye. He was just playing out in the playground, and I left him there. was really very hard. BUT, here I am, for the first time in weeks, blogging. Thank you, honey, for helping me take this step. He'll only be there for a few hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

I'll conclude with a few pictures, and let you know that I am really into Facebook, and that you can view more photos there if you want. I'll be happy to be friends with you! I like FB because I can control who is viewing all my photos, and it's very quick and easy. Instead of blogging a whole long epistle I can keep people updated with one liners in my status bar. I plan to keep the blog up and running, but as you can see, it's not something I can do everyday. However, it only takes a couple of minutes to update my status and check everyone else's status, so right now, that is the way to keep track of us. Sorry, blogger!