Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Seeking Warmth

Do you remember Nana?
She is going into the hospital for blood transfusions. Please pray for her. She loves Christmas and us. She would love you too.

I saw this on Kbroome who saw it on Amanda's Blog

He is gracious, and He is good.

He is just, and He is good.

He is merciful, and He is good.

He is risen, and He is good.

He is faithful, and He is good.

He is compassionate, and He is good.

He redeems all things.

He is the Good Shepherd.

And in this Advent Season, I am joyful the Savior in the manger.
Not Celebrate? Your burden is too great to bear?
Your loneliness is intensified during this Christmas season?
Your tears seem to have no end?
Not Celebrate? You should lead the celebration.
You should run through the streets to ring the bell and sing the loudest!
You should fling the tinsel on the tree,
And open your house to your neighbors and call them to dance!
For it is you above all others who know the joy of Advent.
It is unto you that a Savior is born this day.
One Who comes to lift your burden from your shoulders,
One Who comes to wipe the tears from your eyes.
You are not alone, for He is born this day to you.

Ann Weems, Kneeling in Bethlehem

Monday, December 20, 2010

On Beauty Products

I've never been good at putting on makeup, doing my hair, maintaining my nails, ect.
Just recently I have started feeling like I'm aging. Wrinkles. I started using face lotion and conditioner. I've purchased stuff to make the wrinkles under my eyes disappear and new concealer to conceal my dark eyes.
Not being savvy on beauty trends, I want to know what you use.
What makes your skin glow and (if you have them) wrinkles vanish?

PS I am doing before and after pictures of my wrinkled eyes. They really pop when I smile and I smile a lot these days.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Choo Chooo

Choooooo Choooooo
That's me jumping on another trend train.
Hints: Ice, Eskimo... Igloo? Well no, but that makes sense too.
Fur. Faux Fur to be exact.

I got this vest but I am dressing it down and wearing it weather appropriate.
Do you wear fur, faux fur?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Smoke Stack

I drove by the new Cancer Center this morning on my way to work. The construction workers were smoking outside of the fence. Ironic?

**Are you done with your shopping?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Its True

I hope I dont disappoint you. I was disappointed with myself until I made a list of pros and cons. (I love to make lists)

Facebook. I signed off a month and ten days ago.

I've miss keeping in touch with people. The thing about FB that drove me crazy is the thing that makes me want to go back. Everyone takes to their status to share good news, exciting times and even sad ones. I understand they could tell everyone at once and its an extra five minutes to call or send separate texts but in short, I miss out on these moments because I'm not on the social network.

Going back I will limit the time I spend on the site and choose to avoid those who bog down the homepage with negativity.

Recently, I've heard about my own baby being posted and me not being able to see her new pictures.

I hoped my vacation would last at least until 2011.

Pitiful? Maybe but this should take your mind off things..

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pin the..

This post goes out to the lady in the car next to me, at the red light.

My baby loves her passy. When she is sleepy, she loves it even more.
She was sleepy this morning in the car.

So, while driving and while I was stopped at the red light I was trying to satisfy my sleepy baby. As a new mom I have not developed eyes in the back of my head just yet so I have to blindly find the passy and insert into her mouth, Pin the Passy in the Mouth.

While you were staring, at the relight, I took my body, turned it around and rubbed her fuzzy head. I also left my hand in hers when the light turned green.

That's what I was doing, when you were staring.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I Tried it Too!

Shellac Manicure.

She tells a better story here. (I'm in a hurry)

You should give it a whirl for the holidays!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's Blog Debut

They've been mailed, most have been received.

We Made Treats

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What's the Password?

Do you have trouble remembering all of your passwords? I swear it seems like there is a password for everything these days. Can you remember when the only password you needed was for the clubhouse? Me too.

We, Dustin and I, have a password we are supposed to use for everything and it works great until the bank, paypal, mortgage company, ect tell you its time for a password update. No, that wasn't the plan. We really need to keep our same password.

I cant tell you how many times I've locked myself out of an account trying to guess the what we changed our password to.

Dustin now has an "ap for that".

Monday, December 6, 2010

I'm Electric

I think I produce more static than anyone I know.

I get shocked at the self checkout, when I give kisses, opening doors, and my hair sticks out 2 feet on all sides.


(I'll Pink Pig Post When I Have Our Picture, Let's Just Say It Was Nothing Like We Expected.)

Friday, December 3, 2010


(Random but it just tickles me when I hear that you guys read this thing!)

We are starting to develop Christmas traditions for our little family, I love it! You already know that we set up our tree early, ok really early, and that we go to the Christmas Parade. (oh, how did that go? she slept through half but watched the other half gleefully bundled in a fuzzy jjcole) This weekend we are going to ride the Pink Pink, it will be a first for both Dustin and Avery, I'm equally excited for both. I wanted to take them both to the Festival of Trees but after getting their hopes up, I found out it doesnt exist any more. Scratch that for a tradition.

Christmas Eve we will leave cookies and milk for Santa, on one of the three sets we have. How did we get three? (thanks for asking) I mentioned it to Mom, and of course, she was on top of this and bought one last year for little Avery. After searching "everywhere" and not finding it, we bought a second. It's cute but a week later we found a set at Pier 1, combining this round one, the salad plus the mug, and thought it was perfect! That same afternoon, we were decorating Mom and Dad's tree.. yep, we found the original cookies for Santa set. So thats the story of the three. Glad you asked? So, back to traditions, growing up we read the Christmas story every Christmas Eve. I think our (for now) trio will do the same.

For your patience, and my joy, here are some pictures.

The Parade

Santa Baby

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gift List

What are you giving this year?
What are you asking for this year?

We wont tell.


The Christmas Parade is tonight! I cant wait for Avery Cate to see all the lights, hear the music and cuddle close with me to keep warm. (don't fret, we are sitting in the back of the car)

Of course, she dressed festive for the event.

I was unloading all of her things this morning at daycare and I noticed she was gone. Out of her car seat and out of the room. She's getting new skills every day but I don't think unbuckling, crawling or walking are her thing just yet. Also missing was one of her teachers.

Just in time for me to give her kisses before I left, the teacher brings Avery back from her own parade around the classrooms to show off her festive attire.

It's a Parade Day!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Birds and Baby

(I'm thrilled with the Zulily responses. I hope you all find it as fun as I do!)

I also wanted to give a Shutterfuly shout out too- quickly. We placed a big order on Sunday and some things already arrived with others already shipped. Amazing!

In addition to all of our Christmas preparations, I am picking up goodies for a baby shower this weekend. I was looking at the registry and reminiscing about Avery's first week in this world. It was months ago and so much has happened since so I enjoyed letting my mind wander while I wandered through the isle collecting gifts for these two love birds and their baby girl.