Monthly Archives: September 2007

Movie recommendation…


Paul and I watched this last night.  We are suckers for the “inspiring family movie”.  Cute movie.  I think I remember reading the book when I was younger.  Beautiful setting, I think it’s supposed to be in Wyoming. 



Two firsts this week:

Eli can sit up on his own now.  During Book Babies I noticed that he had more control and so we’ve been practicing a little with pillows at home.  He can sit and play with toys for one or two minutes before he falls over.  I will try and get a picture soon!  I don’t think I’ve mentioned here before that I absolutely LOVE Book Babies at the Multnomah County Library.  It’s story time just for babies. 

Eli has his first cold.  I feel sorry him.  He was up every two hours last night.  Any advice would be apprieciated because it is also my first time dealing with a sick child.  I have the humidifier out during nap and night, trying to make him rest and feeding him as much as possible.  I think I will try to give him a few warm baths today as well.

We are having some friends over tonight for dinner and then this weekend will celebrate our birthdays with my family by making apple cider in my parent’s press!

no rest for the weary…

Usually we put Eli to bed around 7pm.  He sleeps for about 8 hours until he wants another meal, which means I get up around 3:30am, EVERY NIGHT.  I really don’t mind.  Anyways, last night, Eli woke up around 10 pm and wanted an unexpected meal.  Oh well, I thought, now I won’t have to wake up at 3:30am.  Wahoo!  Anyways, I’m sleeping…sleeping…sleeping, when, O my gosh, someone wakes me up at 3:30am.  “You’re breathing on me…umph…”  my husband complains.  You moms know how frustrating it is to be wakened UNnecessarily (ie. because I was BREATHING).

I love taking care of my two guys, and it’s a full time job.  Have a great day!

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Welcome Mandy Rose and congrats to Jeff, Alysun and Emmaleigh Peters.  You should read her birth story, it’s really very exciting.  I won’t spoil it for you, but it involves a 911 call.

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As of today, I am no longer “in my twenties”.  It’s a little wierd to be saying, “I’m thirty years old.”

No way!


It’s true.  I had been thinking about making a list of things I wanted to do before I turn fourty (uh, fourty? that seems like light years away, only old people turn fourty).  I think lists like this really serve very little purpose at all.  Think about it, how much stuff do you not plan, but when it happens to you, you are really glad?  That being said, here goes:

1.  Have at least two more kids and experience motherhood to the fullest. 

2.  Go to Alaska and maybe live there. 

3.  Start teaching again when my kids are old enough.  Perhaps get my reading endorsement so that I can be a reading specialist.

4.  Actively study God’s Word.  More than just simple devotions, I wan’t to seek out hardcore study.  I am auditing a class at Multnomah right now, and it’s been really good for me.  I want my kids to know that I get up early in the morning and study and pray for them.

5.  Pursue more outdoor activities as a family.  Paul and I have always enjoyed the outdoors, and now that we have a baby, it’s changed a little.  We need to find out what it looks like to to be outside with kids.

6.  Be grateful for whatever God brings my way. 

It’s 6:29 and I am going to hop back in bed and sleep with Eli for a while (a birthday indulgence).  I never realized how sweet it would be to sleep with your baby and now I totally understand why people co-sleep.  It’s like that’s where they are supposed to be.  Paul went to the 24 hour starbucks this morning at five and brought me a latte in bed.  My mom is coming to take me out to lunch.  Happy birthday to me!