Register My Frustration

Register My Frustration

REGISTER MY FRUSTRATION The two times Chris and I have come the closest to divorce would be the time we registered for our wedding and the time we registered for our first baby. Hands down, they were awful experiences. Come close and let me tell you the tale of how NOT to register for a newborn baby. Learn from my mistakes, people. Trust me. In both cases, the bottom-line reason that the registry was such a fiasco was because I didn’t include Chris in preparing for the registry. When you…

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It.s All in the Details

It.s All in the Details

Now, if I’ve learned anything about my readers over the years, it’s that you folks are nosy, nosy, nosy. And that comes from a very nosy person myself. I love knowing details about things. Where stuff came from, how much it cost, where the idea started. And I know you all do, too, so this post is all the behind the scene details from Gracie’s party. I set the food up on our dining room table, and we moved our deck table out into the backyard under a tree in…

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Gracie.s Birthday Recap

Gracie.s Birthday Recap

Sunday afternoon we had Gracie’s first birthday party. We had a really nice afternoon sitting outside in our backyard under the shade tree. The kids played, the adults ate and chatted, and the birthday girl went to town on her birthday cake. All the makings of a great day! Gracie decided to wear butterfly wings instead of a birthday crown. I think it was a smart choice. Crowns fall off, but wings are forever. I found the wings at Target in the baby section (next to some killer shoes, which…

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Makin. Babies, Spendin. Money

Makin. Babies, Spendin. Money

I remember when we were pregnant with Bean, one of the things that went over and over in my mind was how exactly it would work having a baby. What were the logistics of a newborn? What would I use? What equipment would I need? What would I do if I didn’t have something I needed? Sometimes, I would go on crazy binges of online consumer and product research. And then other times, I’d just lay on the couch, close my eyes, and try to make myself believe that first…

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These Days

These Days

These days, Gracie Girl is constantly on the go. Since she figured out how to crawl, I don’t think she’s stopped to rest for a single minute. She’s all over the living room, but really loves crawling around upstairs between her room and Bean’s room. Her favorite thing is when Bean gets down and crawls with her, chasing her all over. She just squeals the whole time like it’s the most fun in the whole world. More than crawling though, Gracie loves to cruise. She pulls up on anything that…

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Status Update

Status Update

This post is more of a scheduling pep talk for myself than anything else. In the next week, there are so many major events happening that I can hardly keep myself straight. I get tired whenever I think about it, and then I just want to take a nap until April. But I can’t because I have too much to do. So, I thought I’d make peace with the next couple days by blogging about it to help calm my nerves. Plus, if I’m blogging then I don’t have to…

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Sick Bed

Sick Bed

I’ve blogged about this before, but it is so bizarre that I feel the need to blog about it again. The summer after Chris and I were first married, I came down with a terrible summer cold. We had just moved to Connecticut, and I think it was a combination of allergies, exhaustion from the move, and dealing with a new environment. Whatever it was, it wiped me out. I sent Chris an email from work telling him that I didn’t feel good and that it was his first opportunity…

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Singing Praises

Singing Praises

This past Sunday in church, we had a guest minister who gave a sermon about active prayer.  She suggested that sometimes we need to do physical actions when we pray to remind us of the words we are saying.  She even made the whole congregation stand up during her sermon and say the Lord’s Prayer using hand motions.  It was pretty odd, but it did get me thinking. Sometimes when I pray, I’m just too tired or distracted to really focus on the words that I am saying.  More and…

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