Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

2010 is the year I will sleep again.

I hope.

So much changes in a decade.

In the 2000's I... Graduated from college. Twice. Visited a dozen countries. Started a career. Moved across the country. Twice. Got married. Said goodbye to 3 grandparents. Made Lilly. Bought a house.

Wow, a big decade for me. I can't imagine the 2010's holding as many life altering moments for me. Then again, we'll see what happens! I anticipate this being a decade defined by helping Lilly to grow.

And some things stay the same. Hubby and I were coming home from a trip to San Fransisco 10 years ago. Our plane was in the air while the Y2K clocks rolled over in Greenwich, England. All plane clocks are set to Greenwich time. We knew it was safe, but it still felt a little like a leap of faith. Life is like that most of the time. We boarded that plane, got married, got pregnant, bought a house. I trusted Hubby then and I still do.

Back then I couldn't have imagined everything we'd do in the next ten years, but it's been wonderful to share.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New House!

We have officially moved... and finally have the Internet hooked up. It only took 10 days. I can't find the cameras, so no new pics.

What a great decision! The house feels comfortable, like a favorite pair of jeans. Fits us just right. Even Lilly made the transition without a hitch.

Also, EVERYTHING is easier. Tim is home so much earlier and we are close to him even when he is at work! Shopping is even easier. Seems like we're 10 min or less from anything we could possibly need! Woo Hoo!

That's all I wanted to say...


Sunday, October 25, 2009

From the Mouths of Babes

Lilly's gestures right now...
pointing- at everything!
Waving hello and goodbye
Kisses- mouth open and smashed into my cheek
Arms up- Here I am!
Clapping- pat a cake

Growling- i want/like that
Raspberries- silly
patting mouth- bababababa she jumps her whole body to do this
Uh-uh-uh-uh!- Pay attention to ME!
Mmmmm- yummy

Real words...
Hi- Her first word
Mama- sigh
Dada- she said this months before mama
Papa- grandpa
fffff- woof, dog
Baba- ball, bottle, bubbles, boat
Nana- banana
Nnnnna- No

Friday, October 16, 2009

Lone Lonley Alone

Sometimes being a mom is a very lonely job... and yet I would kill for 30 minutes alone?

My Helper

Er, Master of Destruction?

Can't you see she is helping me pack for the move? Just look at all that packing material she's spreading around for me!



Ok, maybe she's just making a huge mess.
Especially when it sticks to her and she tracks it around the house...

But that's alright.

This mess kept her entertained long enough for me to pack up a few boxes.

Progress... kinda.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Did I Mention?

That Hubby cooks?

Mmmm... this was a tasty dinner.

We need to make it again soon. Grilled corn on the cob with some kind of Mexican saucy goodness. And that wonderful shrimp swimming in garlic and butter. YUM!

Roll Over

Hubby is funny. Real Funny.

Here's an example. We have been watching Mad Men. It's written by the same folks who wrote The Sopranos, so you knew it was going to be good. Anyway we were up late the other night and had just finished watching an episode. I mentioned how grateful I am to live with far less defined gender roles than our grandparents.

I know, I know this coming from the stay at home mom. who likes to sew. and bake. and garden....

But I DO work from here. Has anyone noticed the silence for the last month? Didn't think so, but anyway I have been working a lot. It isn't just about being allowed to work these days. The attitude is totally different than when my grandparents were growing their families. Hubby really respects what I do for a living.

Here's a couple samples of my recent renderings of designs.

Anyway. My recent work is really pretty off the subject.

The point is: Hubby is FUNNY. And it was very late. We were both feeling a little silly and sleepy.

I brought up how in a recent episode a woman's clever turn of phrase was compared by a man to a dog doing a trick. Hubby immediately suggested I roll over. HAHA!

I've been chuckling for days over that one :)

Here's a cute dog... She knows a few tricks :) Goof ball.