Monday, October 27, 2008


So yesterday morning before church Maria and I went upstairs to help make breakfast.... which neither of us were much of a help, but we did get the bumbo out to test it out with Maria....

she did pretty good.... i think her neck got tired after a little while, but that's ok. she hasn't had a whole lot of practice yet.

Lynden Dutch Bakery

Saturday Marco, Maria, and I bundled up and went to meet my parents out at the Lynden Dutch Bakery for breakfast. Her is Maria all bundled up... I love that this little pink jumpsuit of hers has ears!!
Marco had just finished making a joke of lickiing a plate clean...
and my dad tried to get him to do it one more time for the camera
Mom held Maria after she finished her breakfast so i could eat mine, because....
Maria ended up getting hungry.... this was my first time nursing in public.... it went well.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

2 am

my dear sweet maria just does not want to sleep right now.... thus the blog.

she didn't sleep well last night either.

good news, i'm starting to get used to it. i have to admit that i do miss 8 or 9 glorious hours of uninterrupted sleep.

they say to sleep when the baby sleeps, that's a lot harder than it sounds. when the baby sleeps i've got stuff to do. like laundry, or making the bed, writing thank-you notes..... maybe i should be doing some of those things now.... she's content in the swing. well, i won't make the bed cause marco is in it, and that would just be weird.

Monday, October 20, 2008

First Family Picture

This was our impromptu family picture taken before church yesterday.

Maria Pic's

I posted some 6 week Maria pic"s here!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

new camera!!

i'm so excited... my new camera got here today. i'm going to have to play with it a bunch to get to know it, but hopefully this means there will be lots of new pictures to share! here is one to start you off!


i enjoy the magazine "Real Simple". they've got quick tips on practically everything. i was perusing a few of their older magazines that my mom had saved and came across an interesting little personal story. one woman wrote in saying that she and her husband started to go to marriage counseling, not that they had any problems in their marriage, but they just felt distant from each other and didn't like that feeling. the counselor told them to kiss more.... look for opportunities to kiss and kiss. this woman said that it was all it took. she and her husband followed the counselors advice and it really helped. i really liked that story. i think that kisses are wonderful. so to all those out there.... distance or not, enjoy the kisses in life!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Here are the rules: I have to answer the following questions with one word answers and one word only! Then I must pass it on to others.
The questions are as follows:
1.Where is your cell phone? purse
2.Where is your significant other? outside
3.Your hair color? boring
4.Your mother? wonderful
5.Your father? kind
6.Your favorite thing? maria
7.Your dream last night? nonexistent
8.Your dream/goal? security
9.The room you're in? office
10.Your hobby? crafty
11.Your fear? distance
12.Where do you want to be in 6 years? together
13.Where were you last night? home
14.What you're not? pregnant
15.One of your wish list items? quilt
16.Where you grew up? rain
17.The last thing you did? unwrap
18.What are you wearing? casual
19.Your t.v.? crazy
20.Your pet?neighbors
21.Your computer?recovered
22.Your mood? sleepy
23.Missing someone? sure
24.Your car? clean
25.Something you're not wearing? socks
26.Favorite store? walmart
27.Your summer? gone
28.Love someone? forever
29.Favorite color? red
30.Last time you laughed? marco
31.Last time you cried? frustration

Monday, October 13, 2008

Birth Class Reunion

Saturday we had our birth class reunion! It was so great to see everyone there again. Their babies were all so beautiful. Maria is the smallest of the bunch, the biggest was about 13 1/2 lbs!! Maria slept almost the entire time (as you can see from the picture... still sleeping)
Logan, Olivia, Braxton, Arielle, Charlotte, Braden, Maria, Luna

Thursday, October 9, 2008


that's what my computer did last week. Fatal error and shut down, which normally isn't a horrible thing, but this time when I restarted my computer none of my programs would work, which really sucked cause I was in the middle of a project for work.... ick! I sent it to the 'Puter Man and he fixed it all up nice for me though. Now I just have to get all my settings back to MY "normal".

Other exciting news.... I'm going to order my new camera today!! yipee!! I've been planning and doing research for about 6 months now, so I'm excited that the time is finally here.... hopefully it won't take me too long to get the hang of it and we'll have lots of pretty pictures to look at soon!

Maria update: She's up to about 8lbs 2oz today. Still not sleeping thru the night. I had some pain yesterday/last night so I took some drugs and we both reaped the benefits, sleeping more during the night than normal.