Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Deliciousness in a bag!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
And coming soon to our front yard, grass!!!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
In our travels, she was able to make many new friends wherever we journeyed.
In fact, at 4:30 this morning (she has forgotten that she knows how to sleep through the night), she cracked an ear-to-ear grin as she stared up at the ceiling fan while being re-swaddled. I had the hardest time not laughing and smiling along with her. (Night time sleep rule #1: No interacting with the baby in the middle of the night if you want them to go back to sleep quickly and quietly. Man, that is hard sometimes.)
Ah, the simple pleasures in life.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
This chair is where I spend a large portion of my day. I like to refer to it as the "Nursing Station." When nursing a baby, it is not always easy to hop up and get what you need without interrupting the baby. Therefore I have found it necessary to keep it all within easy reach. Care to know what "it all" entails? I thought so!
1. The laptop: How else could I keep up on my blog writing, blog reading, and Facebooking?
2. The remote control: For my Today Show viewing pleasure.
3. My cell phone and Bluetooth: Easy hands-free talking.
4. Magazines and books: When I need a technology break.
5. Afghan: For those chilly days and nights.
6. The chair: Nice and comfortable.
7. The ottoman: For getting the right position.
8. A pillow: For some added back support.
9. A pacifier: For mouth plugging purposes when nursing is done and a nap has begun.
10. A burp cloth: You know why.
11. A lamp: To shed some light on the matter.
12. A water bottle: Must stay properly hydrated.
13. Lotion: You never know when dry skin may strike.
14. Boppy: Such a good nursing companion.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Papa was a healthy 82 year old until about a month ago when he had a stroke. It was determined that the stroke was caused by a large tumor in his abdomen. The tumor had probably been there for years, but started causing many complications after the stroke. Finally his oncologist determined that surgery would not be a possibility and Papa entered hospice care.
I left with Peachy last week Thursday to go and see Papa for what would be the last time on this side of eternity. The Papa I saw was not the active and sharp Papa I had known my whole life, but what a blessing to see him and introduce him to his first great-granddaughter. What a blessing also to know that he is now relieved of all earthly discomfort and made whole again in Christ.
While we will miss Papa greatly, we all share the joy of resurrection and we eagerly look ahead to our reunion in heaven.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The dirty rag bucket (Don't judge me for the seemingly uncleanliness of my cleaning buckets. We used them to clean paint brushes and rollers when we painted our home before moving in.)
The clean rag bucket/vinegar solution bucket
I have to admit, I did not come up with this process on my own. You will find this any many more green cleaning ideas in the book "Organic Housekeeping."