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. Sigh......it 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!


Kelli said...

I'm 100% the same on that final paragraph!

Being the sole adult in charge of your zoo is very intimidating until you see that you CAN do it. Then it's just kinda fun! I promise. ;o)

Leanne said...

I'm so bad about checking facebook...but I'll try harder!! I'm sure you look great! I have 10 pounds to go to be the weight I was when I conceived Michael...20 if I want to get back to my "happy" weight...
I'm guessing the surgery you had!!
Oh...I will be contacting you about Olive Garden. And by the way, Grace is BEAUTIFUL!!

Dana said...

I LOVE the second picture of Gracie and Jack.....soooo sweet!!!

I'm going to miss our play dates now that school is about to start. Maybe some weekend we can get together with the boys...snif, snif...