Thursday, July 30, 2009

a pretty little pic for your enjoyment

Here is Emmy while we were listening to some swinging 40's music tonight.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Patty Cake

Emily and I did some baking together today for the first time. It was not a cake, however, but blueberry muffins...yummy! I am really a muffin freak, aren't I? They are just so convenient in there shape and size for a snack on the go, and we always seem to be on the go. I feel much better about us grabbing something that is homemade with love and we know what is in it.

(pay no attention to the frizzy hair, it is just the camera!)
As you can see, Emily has strong enough neck muscles now to face forward. She loved it but finally fell asleep in the carrier at which point I put her down for a nap carrier and all. She is still sleeping as we speak. Hope you all are having a fabulous day!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Old, not in Massachusetts

We took a quick trip to Old Salem, NC this past weekend as a farewell to my time off from work. The weather was great, but we did not love Old Salem and will probably not be going back again. Anyway, we had fun together and here are a few pics.


for only being woken up once last night! What a lucky mommy I am.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Garden

Here are a few pics of the lovely tasties growing in the garden right now. We had fresh green beans with our dinner tonight. Yum!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I spent a few hours painting on the house today, and then made Shadow a second doggie bed; this one for the bedroom. I also bought material to make Emily Dear a quilt. And finally, we are going to try infant massage for the first time tonight after Emily Dear's bath.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Can't wait to see...

One Month Old

Emily was one month old yesterday and here are a few pics to commemorate the day...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I know...

that this is so overly talked about by moms everywhere as to be a cliche...but I am so in love with my daughter. I can just watch her sleep for hours. I thought I would be going out of my mind with boredom during my leave of absence from work, and I was before I had Emily. Now I dread going back. Can't they just pay me to stay at home? OK, obviously not an option, but it would be really great if it were. I was really into my job before and am even waiting to see if I get accepted into this senior leader mentorship program when I get back, but right now the only thing I miss is my friends...the job itself, not so much. Being a mom is much more rewarding.

Happy Independence Day!

Here are a few favorite quotes from founding fathers...

I would rather be troubled by the inconveniences of attending too much liberty than attending too small a degree of it. - Jefferson

Determine never to be idle...It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. - Jefferson

Those who would give up liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Franklin

Wish not so much to live long but to live well. - Franklin

Labor to keep alive in your chest that little spark of celestial fire called conscience. - Washington

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most envious of all titles, the character of an honest man. - Washington

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

In case there was any question...

we are definitely in the south as can be seen by the fried bologna sandwich sign at the local fair...
The fair was at a town nearby in TN, Trade, which used to be a Colonist/Native American trading post. We have decided that if we ever need Emily to see what white people pretending to be "Indians", as they called themselves, look like, we will take her there, otherwise, not so much. We did really like the Grist Mill though and will be buying our flour for bread and such from there from now on. Yeah for local organic wheat flour! And here is a pic of Joe and Emily using their handy dandy carrier (mommy uses it daily around the house to get chores done as well as the Maya Wrap has yet to be embraced by Emily Dear).
And finally, you get to see a pic of Emily's first real bath in her baby bath tub. Umbilical cord is all healed and she needed a good soaking. She loved it; she just couldn't stop staring at herself in the mirror and didn't mind being washed at all. The only cries came when she had to get out and got a bit chilly. We quickly warmed her up with a nightie, socks, hat and mittens though and everything was right as rain again.
I replanted my tomatoes in gigantic pots today. They have lots of blossoms and fruit already. YEAH!!! I am so looking forward to home grown tomatoes this year. OK, that's all for now. Oh, the PUPPPS is on the decline which is a HUGE relief...not gone yet but on it's way!