Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Hi all!

I decided to move my blog over to Word Press. I imported all the posts and comments here, over there. So, my blog has a new address, new name, and a cool new look.

Check it out and let me know what you think!


Monday, June 11, 2007
Hello World!
Things seem to be slowly improving. 2 teeth have popped through Fiona's gums, so there are 4 left. She seemed to be in a pretty good mood today, and Z said she ate really well. I just got her to sleep with no crying, so I am keeping my fingers crossed for a good night. The past couple of mornings, she has actually slept until 7 instead of waking up a 6 or 6:30. All the teeth should be in by the end of the week and I am looking forward to a happier baby and more sleep.

Since sleep has been such a big issue the past couple weeks, Abhi has learned something new.

My dad didn't finish the canoe race. He started having muscle spasms in his shoulder and had to drop out at the 40-mile point. Of the 3 guys competing for the oldest solo finisher, only 1 guy is still in. The second guy's canoe got broken in half and he had to drop out. My parents are still following the race and my mom is submitting her photos to the local newspaper.

Let's see, what else has been going on?

I guess that is all I can think of at the moment. I will leave you with a video of me and Fiona that was taken earlier this evening.

Sunday, June 10, 2007
Fiona is currently getting 4 teeth on the top and 2 teeth on the bottom. This is 6 teeth coming in. At the same time. Each spot where a tooth is trying to come in has a little blister. There has been lots of screaming, crying, and clinging to Mommy with very little sleep around here.

That is all for now. She is hanging on my leg, jumping up and down crying, so I have to go. More updates tomorrow when the kids are at the babysitter's.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Catching Up
Sorry for the lack of updates (I warned you!) but it has been crazy busy around here. We had fun at my parents house over the holiday weekend. Abhi loves her Grana, and didn't even want to stop and get a candy bar on the drive there. She just wanted to get there to see her Grana. My dad was also there all weekend, which was nice. He is currently training for the Texas Water Safari, which is a 262-mile canoe race. He is 69 years old and is going solo this year. He went on the very first race back in 1963, then took a 30 year break. Since 1993, he has been on the race almost every year. He has finished solo once before and set the record for the oldest person to finish. The next year, someone a few months older finished and he has been trying to reclaim his title ever since. The race starts June 9th, so send him some good thoughts!

Back to this weekend....

Abhi had a blast at my parents house and now calls my dad "my friend Grandad." Abhi is usually very shy around him since she doesn't really see him often. She found one of my old dolls laying around and immediately attached herself to it. The doll had a "broken" arm that needed to be sewed back on, so my dad got some needle & thread and had Abhi help him by holding the doll while he fixed the arm. After that, they were friends for life. She had been talking about Grandad's big red truck before we came, so he asked her if she wanted to go for a ride. She said yes, and then he asked her if she wanted Mama to go too. She said, no way, just her and Grandad (much to my surprise!).

Abhi also had her first real haircut this weekend. My mom and I took her to the mall, with her dolly Bella and a lollipop for moral support. She didn't touch the lollipop until after it was all over. She spent the entire time glaring in the mirror at the girl cutting her hair. At least she didn't have a screaming meltdown!

I had lots of fun taking pictures of the girls around my mom's beautiful flowers. Here are a couple of my favorites!

Fiona is chewing on a leaf. Oh God, that reminds me. Fiona ate her first bug this weekend. When we got there, she almost immediately crawled over to a dead roach and shoved it in her mouth (gag!). I was able to get most of it away from her, but later she was kinda gagging on something and I pulled a roach leg out of her mouth *shudder*. Ugh, at least my mom doesn't use poison in her house.

Anyway, back to the pictures....

And to wrap things up, here is a video of Fiona doing her latest "trick."

Night, night!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Lots Happening!
So, lots of things have been happening lately. I thought I would just wrap everything up in a nice little bulleted list.

* I talked to another mortgage broker today and we have a preapproval letter!!! Now, when we are ready to start looking, we will be all set. Yay!

* My mom told me today that she wanted to pay for Jim to have a vasectomy. She came in to town on Saturday for my birthday and we all went out to dinner (with no kids, woo hoo!) and somehow got on the subject of birth control. She was telling me how bad birth control pills are and I told her I wasn't taking them. So, of course, then she asked what we WERE doing (condoms). Great dinner conversation, right. She wondered why Jim didn't get a vasectomy and I told her we couldn't afford it right now. So, today she calls and offers to pay for it.

* I just reconnected with my two best friends from elementary school - Melissa and Kelly - on MySpace. One of these days I am going to go up to WV and have a reunion with them.

* I am going to be a busy little bee for the next few weeks. We are going to Victoria to see my parents and Jim's mom on Memorial Day weekend. In June, we are going to Dallas for my company's Spring Picnic which should be fun. The weekend after that, Jim is going to New Orleans for a Flatland competition and I will be on my own with the kids for 4-5 days (wish me luck!).

* Things have been pretty busy at work and I hear it's only going to get busier, so if my posting gets sporadic (more so than it already is), that is why.

* Abhi's newest obsession....

* And finally, the latest cute video....

See ya on the flip side!

Friday, May 11, 2007
The Big 3-0
Tomorrow is my 30th birthday and I am really looking forward to it. My mom is coming in town and we are all going out to eat. Z agreed to watch the kids while we are at dinner, so this will be the first time in almost 3 years we will eat in a restaurant with no kids!

I am excited about being in my 30's. I feel like I am truly an "adult" now. I struggled a lot in my 20s trying to figure out who I was, who I wanted to be with, and what I wanted to do with my life. I am in a good place now. We are about to buy our first home. While we are not swimming in money, we aren't struggling. I adore my husband and daughters. I think I have made some good choices and bad choices in the past 10 years, but it has made me who I am. Let's run down what has happened in the last 10 years (in no particular order).

* I met Jim 7 months after turning 20, dated for 3 years, and have been married almost 7 years.
* I graduated college.
* I gave birth to 2 daughters.
* I have moved 8 times and lived in 4 cities.
* Since graduating college, I have changed jobs 3 times.
* I cared for my grandmother who has dementia for 2 years.
* I have had 4 different cars.
* I lost my grandfather.
* I have made friends, lost friends, and reconnected with friends from the past.

Lots of change, right? I am hoping the next 10 years won't have so many life-changing events and definitely not as many moves! I am ready to settle down and stay in one place for a while and watch my kids grow up. I have a good career with a great company with lots of potential to go far. We live in a city we both love and have a great group of friends.

Life is good!

Monday, May 07, 2007
MBSM - May 7th
I missed last week, so here are 2 photos for MBSM to make up for it! I don't think these need any explanation.

To see other MBSM posts, visit Tracey over at Picture This.