Monday, July 30, 2007

Am going to be fairly brief. For those of you that haven't heard, we lost our baby at just under 19 weeks. She had a cord wrapped twice around her neck & arm. We delivered her Sunday July 29th at 10:14 am.

Isabel Grace
8.5 inches
7 ounces

We appreciate your thoughts and prayers, please allow us space to process...thank you.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Attack of the camera phone

More Hi-5
Dancing at a Jimmy Buffet tribute band show last night
Little parrothead getting down
Wasting away in Margaritaville with Grandma, the Vanovers, the Paweleks,
and the newlywed Vanovers

Josh & Ky on the way to Boyne
Josh in his new guitar t-shirt (we have to fight to get it off him)

Thursday, July 26, 2007


My blog is getting dull. Sorry about that. I have noticed a trend recently where I've rapidly deteriorated into quiz-posting because it's easy. But mindless. Not so much fun for you.

So here's a quick update on life with us:
  • Nate has been traveling a TON - seems like at least one night every week. It's getting old fast for all of us - especially Nate.
  • I'm over committed as usual. Swim lessons, Bible study, kiddie camp, Bradley childbirth class, and WAY too many doctor & dentist appointments (at least one a week - seriously).
  • I going to walk the Rock & Roll Half-Marathon in Virginia Beach next month with my sister-in-law, Linda. Should be quite interesting given that I huff & puff just going up the stairs lately.
  • We saw Hi-5 today - it was a lot of fun. A woman turned around and said to Nate & me: "I can tell you guys are real fans because you know all the words!" Kind of embarassing, but we had fun just the same. Josh was totally starstruck - literally stared open-mouthed at Curtis.
  • Our friend Amy got married this month - hooray! We went to her reception last Saturday...Josh had cotton candy, two pieces of cake, and couldn't fall asleep until 10pm.
  • My little peanut is starting preschool in September. Itty-bitty Ross makes it a little easier to let him grow up, but I suspect I'm going to cry more than a little (thank you hormones) when I send Josh off to his class.
Pardon the list of lifeless bullets - that's the best I've got @ 1am.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Lactose - free!

My friend Jos tipped me off to a cool contest - click here & enter to win $300 in dairy products from Horizon Organic.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Farewell, Bailey...

My mom's dog died last night - she was 11 years old. She's been sick for over a month, really deteriorated in the last week.

Pray for my mom & sister if you think of it - I think this will be really hard on them, particularly for my mom, who lives alone.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Once upon a time...

Once upon a time, there lived a woman who was neat, tidy, organized, reliable, relatively punctual, and generally responsible. Then one day, she had a baby. And all that went away.

Sound familiar? I swear, I read about "pregnancy brain" when I was pregnant and wrote it off. But it got worse - then I called it "baby brain" and blamed the same hormones. Now, I'm pregnant again and have uber-hybrid pregnant/baby brain. And it's a bad, bad thing.

Case in point: Monday I ordered a new dress for a wedding reception this Saturday. I paid $7 extra to have it shipped 2nd day, just in case I didn't like it - I thought 3 extra days was pretty safe in terms of finding a Plan B dress.

So did it come yesterday? NO. Well, yes and no. It DID arrive, but not @ my house. I somehow managed to send it to my friend Mindy's 4 year old daughter Natalie. That's apparently the last person I shopped for @, and I didn't even look at the shipping address until it was too late. So instead Mindy picked it up last night at her house, and then overnighted it to me today. Bottom line - I will have less than 24 hours to try it on and get a new one if it doesn't work, and I paid a grand total of $42 in shipping for what will amount to 5 day shipping.

Now that's baby brain. By the 3rd or 4th baby I'm going to be a drooling idiot.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I am however...

a spelling nerd. I have no qualms about admitting that. Typos - especially on blogs - make me crazy. You're on a COMPUTER people - they come with spell check!

Not too nerdy but a little bit geeky

For those that didn't believe my results on the nerd test, I'm proud to report that I'm 40% geek. Is that more in line with your perception of me?
40% GeekMingle2

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Weekend warriors

My sister posted a bunch of photos of her trip to Chi-town this weekend. I however, have no pictures to post because I was chasing her kids and mine all weekend. It was an adventure, to say the least. 3 kids in a car for 4.5 hours = not so much fun.

Generally, it was pretty painless. The baby was a piece of cake. The older two, on the other hand, gave us a run for our money.

AFV & me...

So Sunday night we're sitting & watching America's Funniest Home Videos with Josh (don't ask - long weekend). They show a clip of a guy in a cowboy hat cooking on a barbecue. Josh turns around and says "when I was a grown-up, I was a cowboy and I cooked." The next clip is a baby with Tom Bergeron's head super-imposed on a baby. Josh says "When I was a grown-up, I had a giant head."

Seriously - where does this come from? Pretty strange to have your 2-year old reminiscing about when he was a grownup.

Friday, July 6, 2007

We share with everybody...

Yesterday in the car
Josh: I'm not sick anymore! I'm all better! (for the record, totally random)
Me: Yes, you're all better.
Josh: The doctor made me better!
Me: No, not really.
Josh: The medicine made me better:
Me: Except you refused to take it.
Josh: What made me better?
Me: I don't know babe. Maybe God.
Josh: No, Milk made me better!
Me: I don't think so.
Josh: Jesus made me better!
Me: Sure, that's right.
Josh: I should give him a sticker.
Me: That's great. What are you going to to say to him?
Josh: What do I say to Jesus? I say "Here Jesus, here's a sticker!"

Monday, July 2, 2007

Catching Fireflies

This is my favorite store (although I haven't been there since last fall when Josh broke $60 worth of ceramics).

If the last 4 digits of your driver's license match 9273 in that order, simply print this page and bring in your matching valid license to catching fireflies during the month of July 2007 and we'll give you a $100 catching fireflies' gift card!

If this is your DL#, I think you should buy me a gift...