Wednesday, October 27, 2010


 A game of Memory on a rainy afternoon..while little miss is napping.
Its a match!
So nice when everyone plays together happily.

Monday, October 25, 2010

18 months

Rian is 18 months today.  I'm happy to announce that she is finally outgrowing 12 month clothing.  Love the way she holds the pencil :) (Almost time to take away that "ba" aka pacifier).

Friday, October 22, 2010


We're at the point where we are just....waiting.

Baby Cam (see previous posts for name explanation) is due in less than a month. We're down to (or is it up to?) weekly doctor visits..trying to get all the last minute stuff ready and make some food to freeze--today I have homemade applesauce (round 2) and quiche in the works.

Side note, its kind of hard to freeze food when there is no freezer space.  We got a *new*-hand-me-down fridge (newer than our previous one) that has the side-by-side freezer and fridge and it really does not seem to hold much.  (So if anyone is or knows anyone who is getting rid of a freezer that is in working condition and not 50 years old--let us know!) Lest you think I sound ungrateful, let me correct you.  We're very thankful for this appliance, its a million times nicer than what we had!! 

Anyway, I digress. 

So, we're waiting for baby.  I think the older kids are getting excited, Michael has made several comments lately that begin with, "when the baby comes out" and Carina told me today that "the baby will pop out soon." 

We have a couple of things left that I really want to get done--ya know, putting the car seat in the car (actually it WAS in the car and then someone accidentally shut the cat in the car overnight(!!) and the entire car had to be cleaned and de-odorized), getting the bassinet cleaned and set up..I really want to clean the tub..but at the same time..I REALLY don't want to clean the tub.  Ya know?  Leaning over to give baths gets to be painful at this point..and a few other little odds and ends.

Get this--the midwives I'm seeing--well, they're starting their own practice and I just made the cut-off for delivery.  So after this baby comes, I'll probably be "shopping around" for someplace else to go, even for regular visits.  I thought we were done with that the last go around.  I won't really be "sad" to find somewhere else though.  While the midwives seem nice enough, I'm not fond of some of the office staff and they are rarely on time--one of my visits was scheduled for 9am--I didn't get in room till 10am.  While that was extreme, it is a common occurrence to be 20 minutes or more late.  Not good when I'm on a schedule where I have to meet a bus. 

Still can't get my camera hooked up to this computer--but being that the one memory card worked, there is either a problem with the cable that I have or Mike said it is possible that I might need an adapter for the type of card that I have in this camera.  Looks like for now, we're having to stick with cell phone pictures.  : /

So this has turned out to be quite a random post..again, just waiting.

At this point, sticking close to home as much as possible.  Unless this baby/labor process is completely different, it could be quite an adventure.  For those of you wondering what that means--Miss Rian was born in an hour.  I had pains around 12am, we left home and she was born at 1:08am..we got to the hospital with 13 minutes to spare.  And they say that with each subsequent birth, the time cuts down..

Keep us in your prayers as the time draws nearer..

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Last week Friday, Michael's class took a class trip,
compliments of the Board of Ed.
We went over to Race's Farm to pick pumpkins and apples..
Since it was the day after our anniversary, 
Daddy surprised us with a day off and came too!!

 On the wagon, ready to go!!

At the pumpkin patch..
searching for that perfect pumpkin

 No one wanted to let go of their pumpkin

 Time for apples!!
These apples (I forget what kind) where huge!!!
Nearly the size of Rian's head!!

Enjoying a treat off the tree..
It was a nice day and nice to do an outing as a family.
More pictures, but inaccessible at this time.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Well, its a start.  I figured, why not give it a try...and stuck my ancient (huge) memory card from my original digital camera into the computer...and go figure.  It worked.  I just can't figure out how to edit them...Anyway..these are a few never-before-seen shots from our wedding day..unfortunately, the card does not have any pictures of us together--except of our backs.  
Getting ready..
The girls..
The ceremony.. 
 The honeymoon...
And here we are 5 years later...Happy Anniversary!!!

 "Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice."
~Philippians 4:4