Monday, November 30, 2009

Toddler Conversation

Griffin LOVES his cousin Nadia and they had a great time hanging out on Thanksgiving! I caught a few pictures of them writing their "thankfuls" and the pictures crack me up. I can totally imagine their conversation going a little something like this ...
"Nadia, do you like how I am rocking out this faux-hawk today?"
"Griffin, do you want to see what I am thankful for?"Griffin: "I am thankful for oatmeal and socks."
Nadia: " I am thankful for my new baby brother."
"Stop, don't write on my paper."
"Oh man, where did my paper go?"
"We love each other and can't wait to hang out at Christmas!"

Friday, November 27, 2009

How to Take a Family Picture

Kids, look here ... agh ... smile ... cheese ...

Griffin, look at mommy ...Almost ...
We're getting there ...

FINALLY, a keeper! Woohoo!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday and I am so blessed with the life that I have. I have too many blessings to name, so I will just say I am very fortunate to have the friends and family in my life that I do. I am thankful to have a job that I enjoy (even though I complain about being tired a lot) and I am thankful for the little things that I take for granted daily. I'm a person with MANY, MANY things to be thankful for! Enjoy this day with you families and friends!

Here are a few pics of Griffin over the past two Thanksgivings ... my boy is getting so big! Yes, he is crying in the 2nd pic - I stopped his play time and in return he cried in our pic.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sad ... please, don't judge :)

Well, it's 3:49am and I am awake ... I have a cold and once my meds wore off my nose wouldn't stop running, so I just got up. Anyway, since I am awake I am continuing to download my extensive CD collection into iTunes in preparation for my new iPod. I spent 75% of my weekend doiung this exact same thing ... okay, I know it's a little 1.) obsessive, 2.) crazy, any maybe even a little 3.) FUN! I have been hearing tons of songs from years ago. A few of my favorites have been:

  • Skeelo "I Wish"
  • Paperboy "Ditty"
  • Run DMC "It's Tricky"

Oh, the memories ... anyway, wish me luck or pray for me ... you choose.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Welcome to the Age of Technology

I am finally getting an iPod ... I know, it took me long enough! Happy early Christmas to me! I've been busy downloading music in preparation of my new arrival. My old CD collection is pretty crazy, so I will be working dilligently for a few days! I can't wait though!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Attitude of Gratitude

I thought since the season of Thanksgiving is upon us, that I would be a great time to start back up with the things that I am thankful for. So, here they are, in no particular order, the 10 things that I am thankful for this week are ...
  1. to be feeling better ... medicine, a great doctor, much needed rest have all helped me to get back to feeling like myself again.

  2. a fun night and morning/afternoon of Mommy/Griffin time ... Jimmy went hunting and the little guy and I had fun hanging out (well, all was fun until bedtime came).

  3. a great husband who has picked up some of my slack over the last few weeks.

  4. a thrilling win from our Buckeyes over Iowa ... overtime, a last minute field goal ... Rose Bowl, here we come ... oh yeah!
  5. family to help me out when I need an extra hand.
  6. friends/co-workers who cheer me up when I feel like crap and ...

  7. friends/co-workers who help me when I am missing school.

  8. students who make me laugh every single day.

  9. DVR ... Project Runway and a glass of wine made for a great Friday night.

  10. a good life ... I am very blessed.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Paw Paw!

Today is Paw Paw's (a.k.a. my father-in-law) birthday! Griffin LOVES his Paw Paw and I know in the future they will many more fun times together. Happy Birthday Paw Paw; we love you and hope that you have a wonderful birthday!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Prayers for Stellan

As of today, Stellan is back in Children's Hospital in Boston and he is going to have a heart abalation surgery on Tuesday. Please keep little Stellan, MckMama, and their entire family in your prayers. If you want some more detailed information and to see some new pictures of Stellan, check out MckMama's site.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday (sort of)

Halloween 2007 ... my little cow
Halloween 2008 - a super cute skeleton
Halloween 2009 - my cuddly, but scary gorilla

Monday, November 2, 2009

Random Pictures

I just wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures that I have taken over the past 2 months. Enjoy!