Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Card 2011

We still have 2 more hours of Christmas day from our little growing family to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy Birthday Jesus.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

26 Weeks

Emmy Belly

Nora Belly

  • Weight gain? 22lbs, I think.  I don't really want to know.  I'm sure 80% of the US population gains weight during the holidays, but only pregnant women have it tracked.
  •  Stretch marks? None that I can see :)
  • Belly button? Starting to stick out JUST a little at the tip top.
  • Gender? a baby sis for Emmy! 
  • Cravings? No, and I've actually put myself on a little diet.  Old fashioned oats w/ cranberries for breakfast, greek yogurt for a snack and a chicken and spinach salad at lunch (topped with cheese, fruit, veggies and a handful of grape's pretty filling). Then I let myself eat whatever I want for dinner.  My stomach size is definitely small right now, so I never have THAT much for dinner anyway
  • Latest hormonal outburst? Hah, yeah.  Just today- I yelled and Chris for no reason at all.  I later blamed it on the leftover ill-feelings from road rage that occurred on the way home.
  • Vomiting? . Early on I was nauseous (subsided around 14 weeks), but no vomit from me.  Although there were many times I wish I could have.
  • Feeling prepared? I think once the holidays are over, we will definitely start feeling more psychologically prepared.
  • Names? Nora Lee
  • Random pregnancy side effects? I tried reading a passage aloud at Sunday School this past week and I swear it took 3x the effort to read and process and then finally spit it out.
  • Maternity Clothes? OH YES.
  • Work? Yes, will work up to D-Day.
  • Horrifying picture?  See above.  Seriously, wait until my 29 week update and you will see that the 26 week Nora belly is about the same (if not bigger) than the 29 week Emmy belly.

Santa 2011

Oh my, how far we have come in a year when this happened.

So proud of my little babe who marched right into Santa's house, sat on his lap and told him that she wanted Woody for Christmas.  She even gave him a smooch on the cheek.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Anticipation of the Unknown

Exactly fifty two weeks ago Chris and I had just gotten in a really big argument about......well, I don't know.  I don't remember because it was probably something not even worth arguing about.  Chances are I wasn't even mad at Chris or at a situation. Anxious thoughts had filled my head because I had a feeling that something was wrong inside of my body.  My pregnancy symptoms had disappeared too quickly and it wasn't the end of the first trimester yet.

Fast forward to this day and this post and our suspicions were confirmed.

Tomorrow (almost a year later from finding out about our 1st miscarriage) I will head to the doctor's office for a 26 week appointment.  I am so thankful that my anticipation of the unknown is different this time around.  As I feel the kicks, jabs, punches and rolls I know that Nora is currently thriving inside of me. All I *worry* about this time around is how my cervix is holding up.  No biggie really.  If it's bad, might have to go on bedrest.  If it's good, then life continues as it has the past 26 weeks.

I am sitting here trying to come up with some great conclusion.  But I have none.  I am just so happy to know that baby girl is alive and active.  I can't wait to see her tomorrow on ultrasound and hear her heart beating.  It's pretty much the best early Christmas present a girl could receive.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Life Lately

Here is your warning-

THIS IS GOING TO BE A BORING POST!  But, it is about our lives at the moment and it's journaling for journaling's sake.

Things going on at work:  I am a senior engineering tech at Samson, just celebrated by 5th anniversary and Samson just celebrated it's 40th anniversary.  Small side note (sarcasm): Samson just got bought by KKR and a few other companies for $7.2 billion.  Yes, that's a B in front of the "illion".  Seriously? I can't even fathom that much money.  All things are the same at work for the moment.  The deal is supposed to close on December 23rd.  If that happens a pretty nice bonus is coming my way.  If for some reason it doesn't go through, a small "sorry we put you through all that worrying" retention bonus will still be granted.  I am contemplating going back to school this fall.  I only have 24 hours remaining (so, that's only 8 classes which means 2 years max if trying to work part time and do school part time).  It's almost been 3 years since I was last in school and I know I need to just go back and finish.  There's only so much more I will be able to do in my current job.  And let's state the obvious, having a Masters in Petroleum Engineering will pay out just a little bit better than my current tech job.  It's not all about the $, but I can't lie- I welcome the thought of having enough $$ to go to every KU home basketball game :)

Things going on at Chris' work:  Not quite as eventful.  They keep firing people in the Tulsa area to cut down on overhead.  For a global company (well, the parent company is global), I just can't believe they haven't found any other way to cut down on OH.  He has been with APAC for 3 1/2 years and for the most part enjoys it.  I don't always enjoy his work schedule, but such is life.

Things going on at Emmy's work: (aka school).  School is ok.  We are on a wait list at another child care center close to downtown.  This is something that's on my mind constantly, but I need to be more persistent in praying about her getting into that school.  There have been some things that have happened at her current school that I am just not comfortable with.  Nothing that's a super huge deal, but just indicators of behavior that is allowed when parents aren't around.  Almost seems worthless to try to parent at home when the same things aren't being taught at school.  I realize that each child is parented different at home, but there are some common ground items (biting, hitting, talking back, etc) that you would expected to be addressed at school too.

Things going on in Nora's life:  She is currently breech and kicking the snot out of my lower area.  Her active times still tend to be at 2pm and 9pm.  I know she is active at other times, but I can always count on major movement during those two times.  I feel alot of little kicks and jabs from her, but rarely can I see my whole belly move because of her.  I remember with Emmy- my abdomen would move when she was having wrestling matches with herself inside my womb.  Also...Nora girl seems to have a bit lower heartrate than her older sister did.  Emmy's average heartrate reading was 155-165bpm.  The past few appointments, Nora's has been 140-145. Wonder if this is giving any insight to temperaments?

Things going on in Sally's life:  Sally lost Frank in early November.  She misses him and we need to get a companion for her.  She does enjoy human companionship slightly more now that he is gone.  But she is still weird and can still handle only small amounts of human love at a time.

Things going on at our house:  This will have to be a post all on it's own.  I hope I have taken enough pictures to do a time lapse journal on our backyard renovation.  Let me just say this though, my husband is amazing.  I knew he was handy, but I am coming to appreciate it more and more with his undertaking of this project.

Well, enough boring for now.  Just wanted to prove to myself I could blog something other than baby update.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

24 weeks

Nora Belly
Emmy Belly

  • Weight gain? ugh, probably up 20#.  BOO
  •  Stretch marks? None that I can see :)
  • Belly button? Starting to stick out JUST a little at the tip top.
  • Gender? a baby sis for Emmy! 
  • Cravings? Protein!  The insatiable hunger has struck!
  • Latest hormonal outburst? Bursting out in tears in 0.2 seconds when a lady won Chopped that had about 10 adopted children.
  • Vomiting? . Early on I was nauseous (subsided around 14 weeks), but no vomit from me.  Although there were many times I wish I could have.
  • Feeling prepared? My illegal crib is up
  • Names? Nora Lee
  • Random pregnancy side effects? My Nails are FINALLY starting to grow.
  • Maternity Clothes? OH YES.
  • Work? Yes, will work up to D-Day.
  • Horrifying picture? Any picture that captures my "looks 40 weeks pregnant" face would fit this category.
  • Funny for the week:  Um...can't think of anything in particular.  But I did get a new phone, so I can't wait for the return of iPhone Fridays!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I don't want to forget

... That right now, my daughter is busy furrowing her eyebrows at daddy's "yucky" hands from doing backyard renovation work, wiping off mommy's kisses, yelling for 10 minutes after going to bed for us to come lay down with her, saying while in a public restroom "everybody going pee pee?", asking to watch Dora or Toy Story very morning, eating alot of ketchup, getting excited at seeing houses lit up with Christmas lights, wearing a size 6 shoe, de-robing at bedtime, singing Happy Birthday to no one in specific, loves to slam doors, taking her hand and tries to grab Nora out of my belly, running around nakey, so pleased with herself when she builds big towers with her giant legos, saying "you hear me?.....allllllll right?" and finally- I can't forget that she is growing into a little lady every day.

Friday, November 25, 2011

What's in a name?

And she has a name...and it will be...

Nora Lee Sanders

Sanders...because I'm 90 percent Chris is the father.  Just kidding just kidding.  Based on the last ultrasound I'm fairly convinced she's going to look more like him than Emmy.

Lee...because for the past few generations on Chris' side, the 2nd child has been the same gender as the 1st child and bears the middle name of Lee.

Nora...because we like it.  And after looking up the meaning, which is "light" just fits.

Emmy says "No-wah".  A little more dramatic than Noah, but not quite with the R of Nora.  We finally told her about the baby in my belly.  She was interested for one night but hasn't asked since.  We'll tell her again in a few more weeks and see what she thinks then.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Manners, Please

We practice manners almost every minute that Emmy is awake.

Usually the first words out of her mouth in the morning?  "I watch Tooey Tooey" (read: Toy Story).  I correct her and make her repeat with me "Mama, may I watch Toy Story please?".

Almost everything she wants starts with "my".  I know in her mind it means the same thing as "may I please have".  And gosh darn it, the little girl is smart- why use 4 words when you can use 1? But I love her and I want her to be a well mannered and respectful child.  So, as much as humanly possible, we say things using manners.

Today on the way home from church, I hear from the backseat "My Tooey Tooey please?".  Ah, sweet victory is mine.  She just said please without being prompted!  I immediately turned on the movie for her and commended her for using manners.  As soon as I started praising her, I then hear "May I please watch Tooey?".  WHAT?  Even better!

Now I'm no dummy.  I am pretty certain these events will be few and far between.  But I'm so glad my little "Emmy honey" is starting to use her manners, all by herself.

Monday, November 14, 2011

full cycle

As I sat there in my hospital bed, the chaplain having just prayed over me, the sweet nurse who was trying to give me a bit of hope said "There are so many women who have gone through what you are going through right now and we see them back here within a year.  It'll happen again for you".  

I had a few more minutes with family and was then wheeled back to the OR room for a d&c. Sad should have been the primary feeling, but I found myself a little numb. That's just what I do in highly emotional situations.  My mind tries to process the logistics before I move onto emotions.  It wasn't until a few nights later (when all visitors had returned back home) that it hit me.  

I was sad.  I was confused.  I was empty.  I was angry.

Being a Christian, I would like to say that at this point I drowned myself in scripture, but I didn't.  I would like to say that I spent so much time on my knees in prayer, but I didn't do that either.  I had traveled through dim valleys before, but after this miscarriage- I found myself in the darkest valley yet. At this point all I could do was ask others for prayer.  Thank the Lord for those prayer warriors who were able to lift me up when I couldn't do it for myself.  

Hope slowly returned into my life.  I remembered the nurse telling me of all the women who returned within a year, and I started holding out hope that my story would follow suit.  If I were to be returning within that 365 day period, I needed to deliver a full term baby by Dec 17, 2011.  For those who have ever walked this road before, that means I needed a positive test by mid-April.  Well, mid-April rolled around and much to my surprise......A POSITIVE TEST!  But the feeling of victory and hope was short lived.  Another miscarriage.  The pregnancy didn't even last long enough to get to the doctor's office to hear a sweet heartbeat.

What was wrong with my body?  

I fell back into a really bad place.  Not exactly bitter at those around me who were experiencing the joy of pregnancy and new life, but just feeling sorry for myself.  I don't know...maybe I was bitter, but what an awful admission of self.

Eventually, just as before, my hope returned.  It returned just in time to grieve again.  June 27.  The day I was to have had a baby.  I think the anticipation of the day was much worse than the actual day.  Thank goodness.

So here we are now.  I found out I was pregnant in mid-July.  It means that I got pregnant just days after the expected due date.  I am pregnant, and I am so extremely grateful.  But I cannot sit here and say that it was easy to get to this point.  Throughout the journey, I never ceased to believe in God or His plans for the Sanders' family of 3.  I just couldn't understand.  Chris and I asked the age old question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?".  The answer did not show itself immediately.  And for awhile, I couldn't even get past the tears to even think about the answer.  

We have come full cycle and now I know these things (not saying I understand).
1.  God knew that Chris and Jordan Sanders needed to experience going through the due date without being pregnant again.
2.  There are some amazing Christian women whose outreach saved me many times.
3.  I now have the opportunity to be a #2 on the list.  
4.  Sharing joy is so much sweeter than sharing grief.  But it's in sharing grief with one another that relationships grow.

There is so much more that I have learned.  I am better friend now.  I appreciate small victories much more now.  I believe so much more in God's faithfulness.

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;

Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not

As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness Lord, unto me!

Emmy baby

Sweet heaven baby

baby whose name means "light"
(PS: I promise I'll reveal the name after we tell our families.  We decided today on the spelling)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

21 Weeks

Emmy belly

Present Belly

  • Weight gain? Umm, yeah....15lbs? And that might be on the low side of the estimate.
  •  Stretch marks? None that I can see :)
  • Belly button? I have an insanely tight belly button normally (as in it looks like just a little slit).  It's starting to expand though!
  • Gender? a baby sis for Emmy! and we have a name.  But I haven't told family yet.  
  • Cravings? Anything that doesn't leave a weird aftertaste in my mouth.
  • Latest hormonal outburst? yes, many, but none that actually make for a funny story.
  • Vomiting? . Early on I was nauseous (subsided around 14 weeks), but no vomit from me.  Although there were many times I wish I could have.
  • Feeling prepared? Um, no, and I don't intend on preparing until after the holidays.  I mean hey- we have all the gear, all the clothes, just need some diapers
  • Names? Chris' choice. He has decided, but we aren't quite certain on the spelling.
  • Random pregnancy side effects? I cannot use minty toothpaste anymore, makes me gag.
  • Maternity Clothes? OH YES.
  • Work? Yes, will work up to D-Day.
  • Horrifying picture? No horrifying ones that I know of unless someone caught one of me?  Chris did manage to snap a sweet shot today, I'll post below.
  • Funny for the week:  Even though haven't officially told Emmy about the baby, she lifted up my shirt the other day and said "Baby Julie, mama's belly?"  (Baby Julie is her brand spankin new cousin.  We really hyped up the baby in the belly leads to baby on the outside concept).  She is smarter and more intuitive than I care to admit.  This will probably ruin her trust in us for the rest of her life...oh well.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday morning perfection

She's not a huge fan of cookies and cake, but the girl loves her some donut holes!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

19 weeks

So i almost started typing in 23 weeks into the title box.  I swear my belly has popped out so much sooner than with Emmy and I'm feeling like I should be one more month along!

My present belly is first, Emmy's is second....see what I mean about popping out?  I think my weight gain to this point in time is about the same- just growing differently!

  • Weight gain? Oh yes.  10 lbs very early on (as in, by the 13th week).  I'm up a total of 12ish pounds.
  •  Stretch marks? None that I can see :)
  • Belly button? It stayed in for a very long time with Emmy, it's a deep one- so it takes a LONG time to pop out.
  • Gender? a baby sis for Emmy!
  • Cravings? Anything that doesn't leave a weird aftertaste in my mouth.
  • Latest hormonal outburst? Seriously?  I have to just pick one?  I have about 10 a day.  Sorry hon.
  • Vomiting? Just mucous pukes from Emmy this week. Early on I was nauseous (subsided around 14 weeks), but no vomit from me.  Although there were many times I wish I could have.
  • Feeling prepared? Um, no, and I don't intend on preparing until after the holidays.  I mean hey- we have all the gear, all the clothes, just need some diapers
  • Names? Chris' choice.
  • Random pregnancy side effects? I can't fit into my normal pants!  What?  I thought with the 2nd pregnancy your body doesn't freak out so much and the weight doesn't come on as fast...hah!
  • Maternity Clothes? Yes and no.  I cleaned out the closet this weekend and put a lot of normal shirts away (b/c I like for all shirts to be long now).  Chris found my Bella Band that Emmy hid in the bathroom towel hamper, so I am still getting some use out of non-maternity pants
  • Work? Yes, will work up to D-Day.
  • Horrifying picture? Um yeah, refer to belly shot above.  It's my general rule that I try to avoid full length, face on pictures while pregnant because my face actually starts to look pregnant around 3 weeks.  With the holidays this year, I'm thinking this is unavoidable.
  • Funny for the week:  Pretty sure after we saw little girl's girly parts during the ultrasound I laughed hysterically and pointed to Chris and said, "Oh no, they are gonna turn you into a big fat weenie".  Wow, sounds so mean in retrospect.  Let's just add this to the list of hormonal outbursts!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

thinking of a new blog title

If you haven't caught it on FB.......
We would like to introduce you to our baby girl.  She has no name yet and we have not told Emmy about her yet.  Judge us if you want....but until you've spent a day in our shoes answering 10,000 or so questions about "where'd ______ go?", then just believe me when I say it's best to hold out just a bit longer.  We are thinking maybe once the belly becomes a hinderance we will start explaining.  I have hope, with as baby infatuated as Emmy is, that this transition will be a good one.

On Friday I will be 19 weeks and little girl is due around March 23.  Chris' bday is March 18 so I think it'd be great if she came just a few days early to give him an amazing 30th bday present.

Thank you all who have been with me, and checking up on me during the past 10 months....

Thursday, October 20, 2011

time to blog....

So I'm am home with "sick" child.  By "sick" I really mean: the daycare called to say she had 3 loose #2's and had to come home.  I brought her home, she watched "tooey" (toy story) then wrestled with herself in bed for an hour before falling asleep for a nap.  I think we are ok, but whatev...back to school tomorrow.

I have found that since parenthood entered my life, my crafting has severely taken a hit.  Even though the house needs cleaned, dinner could be started and the kitchen is a wreck- I decided to craft! HAH, take that house.  You came in 2nd place, AGAIN!

Here is my first Pinterest inspired craft.  Materials list: old frame & mat, sparkle paper that was in my paper stash, printable subway art that I found somewhere on the good old WWW.
Second craft of the day.  Materials list: pumpkin that a coworker gave me, probably 10 year old black acrylic paint and a sponge brush with a circular head.
I'm thinking Emmy's nap is probably close to being over, so I probably shouldn't try to squeeze in any more free crafts for the day...but you never know.  We may just create something once she wakes up.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Oh, elusive forward roll, Emmy is SOOOOO close to mastering you!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Emmy's first Sleepover

Emmy's cousin Jackson is here for a sleepover.  We had to have a little family sing-a-long before bedtime, here are the kiddos performing.

This was also Emmy's first night in a big girl bed, it took her about an extra hour to fall asleep but she is finally down.  Hoping for a better night tomorrow!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bathroom Colors

Soooo, now that you've seen our guest bathroom before (in previous post)...and you've seen the current...maybe you can help with the future.

Even though the tile is in pretty good condition, we are done with the peachy-pinkness in the bathroom.  We bought enough tub and tile paint to cover the outside of the house and will give this bathroom a little makeover.  I've decided to go with the gray-blue color for walls...but OH the choices.

I'm thinking that I like the Jamestown Blue.  I don't know.  

So once I do decide on paint colors, then I need to decide on accessory colors.  Do you do a dark brown this this kind of blue?  A black for contrast against the blue and white? A gold/yellow....a burnt orange? My decorating skills are about equal with my house keeping skills, so if anyone out there can help...will you please?????

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

iPhone Friday 09/14/2011

Sadly, I only took a few pictures this week.  One was a recipe and just a few of Emmy.

I LOVE this picture of my little gal, she is the sweetest and the most ornery thing wrapped up in one package.  

This one cracked me up.  She's very particular about her night time routine and ALL of her buddies have to be in bed with her.  You can't tell it very well here, but her monkey is actually sitting on her pillow.

Baked Potato Soup (b/c it's feeling like fall)


Please let me repeat if you missed what I just said I.LOVE.PINTEREST.
I would marry it if I could, imagine the wealth of knowledge I would become!

However, the one thing I don’t care for about Pinterest is that there is no great space to put notes about the item.  I know you can add comments, but it doesn’t keep your text formats.  For most items this is not an issue.  But for recipes I would love to see a picture of my object of affection, an ingredient list and cooking instructions! Right?

If I’m just Pinterest  dumb and there is a way to do this, will you please be a friend and tell me?  So until the time comes that either a) Pinterest adds this feature, or b) you let me know about this feature I’m going to problem solve this way: (step by step instructions) Post picture on blog of dish and ingredients, post to blog, pin it.  Is this vain?  Oh well, it solves my problems so here we go.

Baked Potato Soup, found here

Saturday, September 10, 2011

House Befores and Afters

So I have a confession to make, and for those of you that know me well this is no confession at all, just the truth:  I'm terrible at keeping house.  I would have been an absolutely AWFUL 1960's wife.

We clean our house for events:  parties, family coming over, the night before the cleaning lady comes, and most recently for a house appraisal.

Since our house was nice and clean, I wanted to take a few pics and compare to "before" (pictures taken from the house listing website).  I know I've done this before, but seems like our house is in constant flux and I wanted to capture what it looked like September 2011.

OUTSIDE BEFORE: We thought it looked pretty nice when we first moved in, and it did!  See the two bush things on the left?  The tall one we just called the "bush tree" b/c we had no idea what it was.  Well, it blocked the view to the driveway from the inside of the house, there's a window that you can't even see from this picture.  Also note: old windows.

OUTSIDE AFTER: new windows, cleaned up the landscaping, added a front yard tree.  You can't see it in the pictures but to the right we also planted a redbud.  And to the left of the driveway is a type of japanese maple.  It had been planted 1 foot away from the garage and was having growth issues. 

FORMAL LIVING DINING BEFORE: Nice condition, just decorated for a granny and gramps.

FORMAL LIVING DINING AFTER:  Added ceiling fan/light, replaced chandelier, and most importantly- added wood floors this past Memorial Day.  I can't express how much larger the room seems now that it's wood flooring.

DEN BEFORE:  It's.All.Wood.  Seriously- wood floor, wood wall panel, wood bookshelves, wood blinds, wow.
 DEN AFTER: We painted the trim white, bookshelves white, added the mantle, replaced gas fireplace with woodburning stove, primed and painted walls.  I like having a little more contrast.

GUEST BATH AFTER:  Took fluorescent light off and replaced fixture, elbow greased the wallpaper off and painted a neutral.  We still have lots of plans for this bathroom, so I can't wait to someday show you the FINAL after picture.

 There are some days that I definitely wish we had a new house that didn't require so much work.  But most days I really appreciate our home and love the fact that we've put so many personal touches into this home.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

iPhone Friday 09/07/2011

I've found that ever since I had to downgrade to an iPhone 3G from the, I've not taken as many pictures. I was SO spoiled by that old phone....just waiting patiently for my upgrade date and the new iPhone 5- whatever it may be.

Emmy and Daddy reading books.

Enjoying a little appetizer of Greek yogurt while it was still warm and light in the evenings.

Ahhh, now these are the temperatures I've been waiting for.  After 3 months of unbearable heat, temperatures of this nature are MORE.THAN.WELCOME!

Yikes, so glad I wasn't stuck in THAT traffic on the overpass.  Sometimes I love Tulsa, sometimes I hate Tulsa. 


Emmy at her first Wednesday night church experience.  She was a little overwhelmed.  I think that after a full day at school she was probably just ready to go home and chill.

Friday, September 2, 2011

iPhone Friday 09/02/2011

It's been interesting watching Emmy at parks.  She is pretty shy at the park, I'm not exactly sure why that is.  I would assume that since she is a daycare kid that she would be more outgoing- but it takes her awhile to warm up to the kids and to the toys and water.  Don't worry, she's not drinking the water here- she's blowing bubbles.

We FINALLY had her 2 year checkup.  She is a full 2 1/2" taller than I was at the exact same age, so I have very high hopes that she'll surpass my 5'2".

"Painting" her toenails with a dry erase marker.

Pink Ting.  If you haven't tried it, and you like grapefruit, this is a MUST!  Get yourself right on over to Hibiscus on Brookside.

Getting prepped for allergy testing...result?  A small allergic reaction to Maple trees.  But the nurse told us during the consult that allergic reactions won't always show up on 2 year olds and that it is DEFINITELY possible to have allergies still without them showing up on the skin test.

Sometimes you just have to pick up something OFF of the list....I might have won my hubby over FOR LIFE with this purchase.

Happy Friday!  We'll be working on our house this holiday weekend.  Fun, right?

iPhone Friday 08/26/2011

Emmy's first trip to the dentist, 8/22/11.  She was such a good patient and let the hygienist clean her teeth!  No cavities, yay!

Because sometimes your armpit itches right in the middle of dinner.

Chicken and Biscuits?  YES!  It's a mix between pot pie and dumplings I suppose.

Our cucumber vines were AMAZING!  Those little guys are the fall tomatoes that we planted.

Chillin on the couch!

iPhone Friday 08/19/2011

So, I'm catching up today with 3 iPhone, I'm behind.

First...this guy....really?  Does it really take that much more effort to just pick up your drink?

Workin away on the "puter"

This is how we roll now.  Thanks MIMI

The "studious" look.

Important to stay up to date with your heart health statistics

Creating her masterpiece, from pizza dough, at Andolini's on Cherry Street.