Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy First Birthday Delia!!!

Today is my sweet baby girl's first birthday! She got to go shopping with us today (which is something I had to wait until I was 18 to do...). She is such a big girl and this year has been an awesome one with her. I cannot imagine life without Delia in it!

We'll see some of you guys tomorrow in Knoxville!!


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hope you all have a great day with family and get some good eating in! We'll see some of you in Knoxville this weekend!


Saturday, November 22, 2008


Since we don't have our computer hooked up to the internet yet...I have to use my MySpace photo folders to do this. Denira tagged me and the way it works is you go to your fourth photo album folder and then the fourth photo. You upload it and write four things about it.

1. This was taken about three hours after Delia was born (almost one year ago!).
2. She was under the oxygen hood due to aspirating on amniotic fluid at birth.
3. She was about to be taken to ETCH NICU for better treatment.
4. We didn't know if we'd see her again...the nurse practioner did not give us a good prognosis. It was the most scared I have ever been and the darkest (and yet happiest) day of my life.

I'll do another when I have my computer hooked up.

Now I tag:

Ashley Downey
Karen Woelke
Angela Whittaker
Pierrette Abegg


Friday, November 21, 2008

First Birthday Party Ever!

Tomorrow is Delia's first birthday party! I haven't really had a chance to think much about it in the last couple of weeks. We've got everything we need for it...including her gifts! I need to make her cake tonight. It's a giant cupcake.

None of Mike's family will be there which pretty much has him bummed out...she only has one first birthday. But we'll have plenty of other family and friends there.

As soon as we can find the rechargeable batteries for our camera (which will hopefully be before tomorrow since we want to take photos...), I'll post new photos.

We're also planning for Thanksgiving next week! Yum! Lots of good food! And then shopping on Friday (which is Delia's actualy birthday). What's everyone else doing for the holidays?


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We're here!

So we're here. We're getting moved in and settled. We're trying to get adjusted to the time zone change. We still feel like we're just visiting. I keep thinking of all these things I want to do like I'm just in for the weekend and then I realize that I have a lot of time to do all this stuff.

It was really sad leaving everyone and our house. I cried with D asleep in the backseat on our way to stay at Mike's aunt and uncle's on Friday night.
I mean a baby. It's not that we're not's just a lot to take in.

We've been trying to get our living quarters arranged. It's like working one of those puzzles where you have the one empty square and you have to move the other pieces around with just that one square missing. My parents have been very cool and it's so good to know that they're right downstairs instead of almost 200 miles away.

We'll start to feel a lot more normal once we get into a routine...find a church...make friends at work and school (for Mike)...that sort of thing. We had dinner at our friends, Will and Becca's tonight. It was good to see them since it's been a while for me. They've never met Delia so they were excited to see her. We also got to see the Wii Fit tried out and now I really really want one. Anyway...I need to get to bed. I have to work on our room tomorrow and get Delia's birthday gifts.

I still have photos to post...they'll have to wait.

We miss you guys (you know who you are)!!!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Onward ho!

We just returned from a weekend of camping with my family. Always a fun time. I am beat...absolutely beat. We hiked 6 miles yesterday. I could have done that no problem 5 years ago...heck, even 3 years ago. But not now being as out of shape as I am and not with a baby. Delia did great. She hung out in the carrier the entire way. I felt like I was going to die right before we reached the overlook we were headed to. There were two times where I literally felt like my legs were just going to give out. I also have plantar fasciitis really bad in left foot and it was flared up like crazy yesterday evening. But I did it. I'll post photos tomorrow maybe.

I am really writing this post to say that the time has finally arrived when we must say our goodbyes to Knoxville. This has been in the making for around 8 months now. We are moving to Nashville this coming Saturday, November 8th. We are excited and nervous and sad. We know this is what we're supposed to do but it's a little bittersweet. We have some of the best friends we've ever had here in and around Knoxville and we are going to miss being able to see everyone regularly. Anyway...I just wanted to let everyone know.

We're packing up and loading the truck on Friday, the if anyone wants to come down and hang out and throw some boxes in the truck...we'd love it!

This week is going to be nutty so I may or may not be able to post again until we are in Nashville. Be praying for us...