Saturday, April 14, 2012

Things I Had Forgotten About That I Don't Love About Pregnancy

-Being reminded a million times not to lift anything heavy
-Being scolded for walking toward something heavy because I "might have been thinking about picking it up"
-(At the opposite end of the spectrum) Being treated like pregnancy is no big deal when I say that I really can't pick something up when I know it's too heavy
-Being easily offended
-Being an emotional wreck
-Constant fatigue and lack of motivation
-Peeing every half an hour or so
-Food aversions
-Physical discomfort (especially at night) as my body changes
-I'm hungry, I'm not hungry, I'm hungry, I'm not hungry, I'm STARVING!!

I think that's all that I've dealt with in the last couple of weeks.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Measuring Love

It's so easy to forget that love is measured by the recipient not the giver. If I feel most loved by hugs and kisses, then lots of gifts without any hugs or kisses are going to feel like a cheap imitation. Likewise, if I feel most loved by time spent together, then lots of hugs and kisses as you head out the door are simply never going to suffice.

Much like my English teacher drilled over the years, you must speak to your audience. In a marriage, you have a responsibility to study your spouse. Whether you've been married for five weeks or fifty years, they deserve the time and effort that you were willing to put in to get their attention in the first place.

Ask yourself, how would your spouse measure your love for them?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

SuperBowl Sunday 2012

Enjoying the game with Mama and Papa!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Dear Chocolate Chip (17 months old)

Dear Chocolate Chip,

Every month I start and don't finish a letter to you. This month will be different though! Today my dear son, you completed your 17th month of life. How quickly it's flown by! It seems like almost every day there is something new that I'm excited to tell everyone about.

There are some things that I want to remember about this past month, like:

-We began attending the playgroup at the library and you love the toys there! The kids are cool, but you're still spending a lot of time doing your own thing.
-You aren't speaking yet, but your babble lots and every so often you get something out that sounds like a definite word! Mama isn't worried, because you definitely understand us an are communicating with sign language and grunts and yells and beautiful laughter. The doctor says that it's because of the English and Spanish that you're learning simultaneously.
-You have an amazing appetite! Dried blueberries, fresh bananas and broccoli are some of your favorites, but you also like rice, pasta, oatmeal creme pies and potato chips (I try to limit your junky snacking though.)
-Not so nice, but worth remembering is that you have started fighting back against Stella. You try to head butt sometimes but you also scratch and slap her. She definitely doesn't like it and is often heard telling you to "SOP!" Much to my displeasure, you've picked up her habit of biting, but I always remind you that, "Our mouths are for kissing, NOT for biting." an follow up by having you give her a kiss.
-I try not to let you watch tv often, but you LOVE "The Fresh Beat Band", "Jack's Big Music Show", "Yo Gabba Gabba", and "Sesame Street". You recognize the sound of the tv or computer turning on even from another room and you know when iTunes or Netflixis open!
-You love music and dancing too. I turn on Dance Central and your excitement can't be contained.
-You are growing so quickly that ive started putting size 18 and 24 months on you already. You are lean, so the 24 months look a little baggy, but you are so long that you need it!
-Last but not least, you love your daddy so much! Even though you spend all day with me, your most excitement veins when you hear your father coming into the house. You rub to the door and want to play before he can even get his coat off. And guess what? He loves it!

I look forward to all of the joy that you bring into my life every day. I love praying with and for you throughout each day. I know that someday I'll look back on this time with plenty of wonderful things to say.

I love you!


Friday, January 13, 2012


I feel drained. Mentally, emotionally, and physically, drained is the only way to describe me right now.

It has been an interesting few weeks in my marriage. I had a recent death in my extended family. I'm trying to figure out what God has next for me as far as my career goes. I haven't exercised in weeks (other than walking to and from work which I don't count). Put all of this together and you get burnout.

I pray that things get better quickly.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Game Night Quotes

"Thank God it's not a math game..."



"Hmmm, hmm, hmm..." "Based on that, I'd say Indiana Jones?"

"Hurry" "Curry!" "YOU CAN'T DO THAT!!!"

Thanks for the laughs everyone!