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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #5: "Firsts" I'm Looking Forward To, I Think....



13 "Firsts" I'm Looking Forward To, I Think....

1. First time she sleeps through the night in her room! She sleeps all night but when she cries for her pacifier I go and get her, and now I think she needs to coming into our room, midway through the night. Something I never should've started I guess!

2. First Tooth: We're already well on our way. Her teeth are coming down/up now they just need to push on through!

3. First Snowfall: She's so observant that I can't wait to see that puzzled look on her face when we go outside to everything being white!

4. First Time She Crawls: That's one of those that I'm not sure I'm excited for! I just look around and see the baby proofing that will need to be done!

5. First Time We Go Swimming: We'll take "lessons" starting in Jan when she's old enough :)

6. First Word: What will it be, what will it be?

7. First Veggie She eats: Right now all she's had is cereal, but with veggies it will be a different reaction every 3-5 days...Think of the photo opts!

8. First Steps: Another one that I hold with mixed emotions.

9. First Day Of School: Yikes! That's all I have too say about that one.

10. First Outcry For Independence: Doesn't that come around age 2?

11. First Dance: I was so excited for mine, I hope she will be too!

12. First Best Friend: Maybe it will always be the same friend, but I had a few (we moved, and changed school board, so my friends changed).

13: First Date: I wonder how DH will handle that one!

***Now don't get me wrong, I'm loving everyminute (well almost every minute) but I still like to think about the future and what that may hold for my little Moon!

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Wordless Wednesday #5: Cereal 1st Time


Saturday, August 19, 2006

Laughing....

That's right. She did it for 20 seconds, once, a few weeks ago. But just a few hours ago she did it again. And this time the laugh went on and on and on!

I loved every minute. I thought I was gonna cry I was laughing so hard! She's got a great down in the belly laugh. I hope I remember that moment forever and ever.

We were just sitting on the couch, hanging out together after a bottle, and she looked at me and laughed. Now a more self-conscious person might have started to wonder what was so funny because she laughed for a few minutes. It was great!

I can't wait to hear it again. Hopefully the next one isn't weeks away!

Keep laughing baby girl!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #4:

13 Things I Wish I Had Money For:

1. A house...I'm tired of renting apartments.
2. A car...just for out of town trips.
3. A trip to France.
4. A trip to Brazil.
5. New bedroom furniture...we have leftovers from bachelor hood and my girly bedroom from when I was little.
6. A gorgeous cherrywood diningroom table and chairs.
7. A better digital camera.
8. New computer.
9. Money aside for Charlotte's education.
10. Money for our retirement.
11. A play structure for our imaginary yard.
12. A trip to Norway (for Dh).
13. To save a little something for later!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Wordless Wednesday #4: Sunflower Fields





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Why?

Why...I have a lot of why questions floating around in my head right now. Why did I commit to a book club right now? Why did we wait so long for the marriage license? Why do we try to make everyone happy? Why does she compare her children's weddings? Aren't they individuals? Why didn't we just fly away and get married? Why? Why? Why?

I skipped Tackle it Tuesday this week because I wasn't home, we're home now, and we still have so much to do. The wedding is officially one month away!

I'll try and keep up here, but I don't know if I can. Also, Char seems to have picked up the beginning of a cold. She snoared a lot last night, and her nasal passages seem pretty closed up. She'll be three months old in two days, how time flies!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Procrastination...

Heather wants to know what we procrastinate with. I have to say that the phone bill and the cable bill will sit there for a very long time at times. I always (99% of the time) get it in on time, but is it really necessary to wait until the very last week to send it in?

I obviously think so.

Also looking at my Thursday 13 this week, I have procrastinated a lot on the little (and not so little) things about the wedding.

Ahhh its like being in school again, always at the last minute!

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #3: Things Left to do Before the Wedding!



Thirteen Things To Do Before The Wedding:

The wedding is less than 5 weeks away and there's still a ton of stuff to do:

1. Get my birth certificate because of where I was born I only have a baptism certificate, which is unacceptable in this province, so I need one before I can do anything else.

2. Get a marriage license (luckily found out that if this birth certificate stuff delays the license we can still get married...just won't be legal until we sign the papers)

3. Get a passport (again only once I have the birth certificate).

4. Buy the items needed for the wedding favors.

5. Put the favors together.

6. Choose and purchase the red and white wines.

7. Buy beverages for those who don't drink/are under age.

8. Plan and buy the food for the party after.

9. Put the food together (we're doing all that in the two days prior to the wedding)...crazy, I know!

10. Go for my dress fitting (was post poned because I just had a baby a couple months ago).

11. Call the photographer and send him a list of who's who in the wedding party.

12. Buy sweaters for my flower girl and bridesmaid ( my baby) and white ones just in case its cool!

13. Put the bouquets together....

Turns out there's more than 13 things but I have too stop here for now....I hope I get this done without going absolutely insane!

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Wordless Wednesday #3: Generations



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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Tackle It Tuesday - Week 3



So this week (motivated by the cool morning weather of the last couple of days), I'm going to sort through Charlotte's 6-9 months, and 9-12 month clothes to look how much I have that's suited for cooler/cold weather.

There are 3 huge rubbermaid bins, and some of it hanging in the closets.

So far I DON'T NEED:
* overalls of any type of material
* jeans

What I DO NEED:
* long sleeved diaper shirts that are NOT turtlenecks!
* Another hoodie, but I know what color I need so we'll pick that up real soon!

I won't be taking a picture of the bins, but I will post if I notice that we need anything else!

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Long Weekend....

As much as its fun/different to have people around for a few days, no offense, but its really nice when they're gone. I'm a creature of routine, I don't mind a deviation, but not everyday for three days in a row.

Charlotte was disturbed from a few naps, didn't sleep as long for the rest of the days, and proceeded to be awake on and off for several nights in a row. I want my baby with the good night sleep habits back! I always thought that sleep was going to get better the older she got, but its been getting worse. With getting sick, getting shots & fever, and having company around, its been a long 3 weeks.

That's why I didn't blog this weekend, and that's why my brain is so mushy that I'm almost certain I shouldn't even be blogging right now...LOL...

Anyhow, that my 2 cents about this long holiday weekend.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Since I've Captured Some Attention On This Blog...

I was wondering....

For those of you who are married, or those of you who have attended weddings, what wedding favors did you give out? Or what favors have you received that you really liked???

I'm starting to freak out a little bit because the wedding is a little bit more than 5 weeks away and I still have no favors in mind! We just can't seem to think of anything... we are hoping to get people something that they can use, not just something that will sit around and collect some dust.

Its a small ceremony (30 guests max. if everyone brings a date) 4 (or 5 if the 5th comes) of the guests are small children. We are also doing Charlotte's christening right after we say our vows. Any input helps at this point!

Thanks :)

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Thursday Thirteen - Week 2



Thirteen Movies That I Could/Do Watch Over And Over Again:

They are in no particular order and they are linked to imdb.com....

1. Dirty Dancing: Something about the dancing, the music, Baby's age, and those nice strong Patrick Swayze arms. I have been watching this movie since I was 13 or 14 and I even went out and got it on DVD, eventhough I had the VHS version!

2. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days: Kate Hudson is great in this movie! The movie is so funny, and its nice to see a girl try to get a guy to breakup with her by purposely doing all the wrong things! Of course she falls for the guy. Just a great funny movie!

3. Grease: Yes more singing and dancing. And this time picture you with John Travolta! Ahhh that would be nice. I have also been watching this one since my very early teens. And I also bought this one on DVD eventhough I have it on VHS!

4. Uncle Buck: John Candy was a genius...well sort of :) I loved this movie when I was younger, and I still do! Just the sheer lack of knowledge that he has about children is hilarious! Nice to see him come around though.

5 & 6. Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Yes they're cheesey, but they were watched regularly around Christmas time in our house! I still watch them. I don't own them on DVD yet, but I will! Christmas season doesn't feel the same if I haven't watched both of these movies at least once!

7. Sweet Home Alabama: Reese tries to find the happy middle after trying to hide who she really is. A lot of people I know want to just forget and/or hide where they came from. In this movie you learn that you can't hide forever and you just need to accept it, find the middle ground, and move on with your life.

8. Lion King: Yes its Disney, yes its animated, but come on! That is a terrific movie with the same message (give or take) as the one above. You need to rise above your mistakes, accept who you really are, and move on with your life.

9. Chocolat: Other than my inner chocoholic self (which originally drew me to rent the movie), I bought it and watch it often because its...well...great. Another movie where the lead needs to make peace with her past and then move on (or stay put in this case). And the fact that there's tons of chocolate in the movie helps a little!

10. Twins: Yes the one with Danny DeVito and Arnold! I don't know why I like it, I don't know why I still watch it, but its one of the guilty pleasures that remind me of a simpler time way back when!

11. My Girl: I think this was the first movie that I read the book for first. I watched this one a lot when I was younger too, and I still watch it occasionally. It was nice to see a girl who was just as confused as I once was!

12. All Harry Potter Movies: I've read all the books more than once, I've seen every movie in theatres, and I own them all on DVD. I would officially say that I am addicted to the Harry Potter series and I can't wait for the 7th and last book, and the 5th movie to come out!

13. The 10th Kingdom: I'm not sure how to explain it. It was a mini-series on tv and is now on DVD. A girl makes her way through all the 10 kingdoms (each one is ruled by one of the ladies of fairytales, ie. snow white, etc...) The 10th kingdom is a newly discovered one (New York City)....its really cool for the ideas alone. I can't explain it, but you need to see it!

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Wordless Wednesday - Week 2


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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Tackle It Tuesday - Week 2: After




I got carried away and I tidied up the rest of the livingroom (minus the desk and I'm not taking a picture of that!)...Its so hot in here, yuck! Hope you all had/have a great Tackle It Tuesday!

Tackle It Tuesday - Week 2





If I ever figure out how to upload images in the order that I want on Blogger I will be extatic! Anyhow, my project today is to clean off this darn coffeetable. Once I actually get to it (in this TERRIBLE heat), I will post the after pics!