Saturday, August 22, 2009

Good grief!

I cannot believe how long it has been since I have updated this thing. I can't even begin to try and catch up so I won't. Things have been going really well and Delia is still the smartest, funniest, most beautiful little girl I've even seen!

She will be 21 months next week which means her 2nd birthday will be here before we know it. I'm already planning the party cause that's how I roll. The thing that stinks about birthdays in late fall or winter is that there's not as many options as in warmer weather. But she's still pretty little for a lot of stuff anyway. Not that anyone may care...but the theme is Woodland Fairy Tea Party...I do love having a little girl!

We were thinking of enrolling her in Montessori this year but we're gonna hold off. I can't bear to part with her just yet, even for a few days for a few hours.

As some may know...I have become a PartyLite consultant. It was free to start and it seemed like a flexible, fun thing to do...and it is! I have been doing really well. I even made top sales in my unit last month without even knowing it. I get to get out and socialize while I'm making money. And I get a ton of free candles, which is a HUGE bonus for me. It's allowing me to continue to stay home with Delia during the day and taking some of the burden off Mike. It really has been an enormous blessing.

Our biggest news is that we're moving!!!!! Finally! I've said it a thousand times...I don't mean to seem ungrateful for having a free place to stay the last 10 months...but there is nothing like being in your own place. We'll be heading up north of Nashville. We'll actually be about 30 minutes from the KY line. Which really isn't far from where we are now. I will be so glad to be in my own bedroom (on our mattress that is no longer just sitting on the floor...we've been sleeping like squatters all this time), and cook my own meals, and watch my television (which is a brand new Samsung LCD 1080p 120hz HDTV...thanks PartyLite!), and have everything just the way I want it...this is starting to sound really self-centered. You get the point. We're excited. Delia will be back in her own room...I've been building a stash of new things for it so I'm super-excited to get it all set up. If you've ever gone from living on your own to moving back in with your parents...you know how we've been feeling. But the time has finally come.

We've been taught so many things over the last year and a half. We've had a serious lesson in patience and God's plan/timing vs. our plans/timing. We've left friends and lost A LOT. It has been so stinking hard a lot of the time to not get discouraged and down on ourselves. But I've also learned how to find joy...in everything. I've never really been a pessimistic sort of girl...but as rough as things were getting...it was really taking it out of me. I don't think we ever hit the bottom of anything...but we sure got close several times. That has taught me to look for the silver lining in just about anything and any situation. I've also had to learn that my silly attempts at control really are futile. I've been meaning to get this lesson down for a long time...it took drastic measures for that to happen. But I'm grateful for it.

Well, I need to get off here and get some more packing in. 2 more weeks!!!! Of course...it's going to crawl by...but I can handle it! Oh and I'll add new photos once we get moved. I have been forbidden to add any photos to my parents' ancient computer and we no longer have internet on ours since we had to dismantle the router. Apparently it was somehow damaging the aforementioned ancient computer. You've all waited this long...2 more weeks won't kill anyone.

Friday, May 29, 2009

I have an 18 month old little girl!!!

Taken from Delia's Babysite on 5/28/09:


We have an 18 month old little girl as of 6:15 this evening! I cannot believe how fast it has all gone by. She is starting to lose that "baby look" and is looking more and more like a little girl. It makes me excited to watch her grow, but sad that she's not a teeny baby anymore.

She is more and more independent every day, which is also kind of sad. She can say about every word out there, she is starting to put together 2 and 3 word sentences. She can say "I love you", though it doesn't come out quite that way. She blows kisses all the time and if she sees keys in your hand, she'll start to wave and tell you goodbye.

She can climb stairs which freaks me right out. She still hasn't figured out how to climb over furniture though...thank goodness. She likes sitting in her little chair and I'd really like to get one of those little Princess or Dora couches that folds out into a tiny bed. It is the perfect size for her.

We just took her off her bottle so we'll see how that goes. She is starting to throw tantrums which makes me want to pull my hair out but she responds pretty well to discipline...even though we get some attempts at manipulation when she knows she's in trouble. She starts saying, "Hi Mommy" or Hi Daddy" or "Come Here" and pulls your finger to try and distract you. She's a smart one.

She is turning out to be such a girl...which is odd for me since I grew up with a lot of boys and have never been terribly girly. She loves purses and calls them "baggies" and loves chapstick which is called "ips" for "lips". She loves her dresses and insists on putting on a jacket every morning no matter how hot it is outside. She also loves her Lucy Bear and rocking on her horse that she named "Rocket". The name came from her saying "Rock it" anytime she wanted on. We thought that was a good horse's name.

She is still a Dora nut but also really loves Ni Hao Kai-Lan, The Backyardigans, Max and Ruby (which she just calls "Uby"), and Olivia.

She loves eggs and can eat a ton of them. She also really loves apples and chicken. And the french fries that Aunt Caity is always bringing her.

We bought a zoo membership in April and have already used it a ton of times. We can also use it to get into over 160 other zoos for free which is pretty cool. Delia loves seeing the animals up close. They have farm animals which are her favorites. She also loves the meerkats (which look like our old buddy DeeDee...RIP little man...) and the petting zoo. She has a fit every time we leave that part and cries while saying "Bye goats". Oh and the elephants...she loves those! They also have this huge 60,000 plus sq. ft. play area with a section just for the little ones and a really cute carousel that she rides like such a big girl. She just loves being outside and loves dandelions...or any flower, really.

Delia has now been to four different states: Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky, and Illinois (where I used to live). She'll go to the fifth in July when we take our girl's trip to Florida and see the beach for the first time! And then to Maryland this Christmas (and possibly before if we can swing it)...she is a big traveller.

We love spending time with her and making sure she gets to experience as much of everything out there that she can. She is a huge goofball and cracks me up all the time. She does the funniest, most random things sometimes. I can be completely angry about something and she gives me that big grin she has and I can't even remember why I'm mad (unless it's about something she did...she doesn't work me over that easy...).

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Free Soaps...Oh My!

A chance to win free soaps...I am so there. You can either visit Maria's Space for a chance to win soap for the dear father in your life or go to the source herself and visit Tanya's Dirty Housewife page for instructions on how to win there every month. I already have about 10 bars myself and they are soooo worth it! So go go go!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Give mama some sugar...

I had a great Mother's Day...even with a migraine. Mike and Delia got me a heart necklace with Delia's name engraved on it. So pretty and I loved it. We went to church with my parents and then came home and spent most of the day resting...which is all mama wanted. Then my sister, Sarah, came over and cooked dinner for the two mothers in the house (well, and everyone else too...). We didn't have to cook or clean...yay!

I am so thankful everyday for being appointed as Delia's mom. I love that little girl with everything I have. She is such a blessing and I love spending as much time as I can with her and discipling her. Being a mom is one of the best things I have gotten to experience. I am so proud of what she does and who she is and how she changes and learns new things everyday. I just get her...even when she's being a turd. It's so amazing having this little person who looks just like you and is so much like you.

Can't wait for all the Mother's Days in the future and to have another child to be mommy to someday soon...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Whoa

So um...yeah...I have been terrible at keeping up with this thing lately. Between Twitter and Facebook...I forget to update on here.

Mother's Day is coming up and I am so excited! My sisters and I got our mom a pretty cool gift...I think she'll really like it.

My photography business is starting off nicely. It is really hard to find time to edit since my parents' computer is old and bogged down and ours is in the room where Delia sleeps...and the only time I have to do anything is, of course, when she is napping. I have gotten some bookings for May and I am really excited about them.

Hopefully using our computer won't be a problem much longer...Mike had his second interview with a really great company this past week. Our old neighbor in Powell, Brian, works for them out of the Knoxville area...but they are actually located here in Nashville. This last interview was with the owner and it went really well. Now we wait. Please pray. If he gets this, we can for sure move out in the next couple of months.

Delia is doing awesome! She never ceases to amaze me or crack me up...even as she is developing a bit of baby attitude. It's so funny how much like me she is. I get her...even when she's being less than cooperative. She is talking like crazy and growing more and more independent. She is twirling in the living room as I type this. She is starting to say two and three word "sentences". Stuff like, "Help please" or "I sorry" or "I stuck" (though that one comes out as "I suck"). She is climbing stairs...which absolutely freaks me out. She is hardly ever still...except maybe when Dora is on. She loves ammals (that's animals). We got a zoo membership that gets us into over 100 other zoos for free...she loves it! Especially the animals we can get close to: the goats, horse, lorikeets, sheep, meerkats, etc. As far as growth...she's gained a tiny bit of weight but she is still one of the healthiest kids I know of.

We're going to try to go to DC this summer...like late summer. Even though Mike's grandparents only live about 45 minutes from there, he's never been. I went on a class trip for 4 or 5 days in the 6th grade and I loved it. We were going to stay with his Mamaw and Pap and then just either drive in to DC every day or take the train. Every major monument there is free...all the Smithsonian museums are free...we will literally only be paying for food and gas. We were going to try to make it to New York either this summer or fall to see my family...but we're going to have to wait now.

Oh and I have already stated my Etsy addiction...if you have baby girls (or are about to, Ashley...), you need to visit this blog: Three Yellow Starfish . She makes the cutest pinafores and bloomers. I'm also putting her link on my friends list. I got Delia a pair of bloomers for summer and they are so cute! There is a link to her Etsy site where you can purchase any of her items.

I also have to give link love to Tanya, owner of The Dirty Housewife Soaps. I love, love, love her soaps. I am a soap junkie and these are so great...I even licked one of the bars I got because it smelled really sweet. She has an Etsy store as well. You can visit her blog here: The Dirty Housewife . There is a link to her Etsy site on there as well.

Well, I need to get off here. Delia has been playing but she's getting cranky since it's getting close to naptime.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Obsessed

Ok...I know, I know...I haven't posted in a long while. I'll be getting back to that. I just needed to confess a love (obsession) of mine.



I could seriously scour this site ALL day and it wouldn't get old...I can always find something I need (or want, really).

See for yourself...Etsy

Yep, that's all...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

So ready for spring!

I am so congested it's making me sick to my stomach. Delia has had the worst sounding cough and it's starting to sound a little better so I hope it's gone by the weekend, at least. Mike found out from Epiphone that they are in an "unofficial hiring freeze", whatever that means. He was pretty frustrated with the woman who called since he's been trying to get a hold of her and another guy there for over a month. So pretty much...he's giving up on that as a job prospect. But since they told him he had the job, he hadn't been looking as diligently for other things so now he's back at it, full swing.

Okay, that's the stuff that sucks right now. I needed to whine a bit. Other than that, we're good. So ready to be out of my parents' house but it'll happen. We joined the church we've been visiting and we're really excited. We had already started getting involved and have even started a new ministry there with another in the works.

I am loving the nice weather we've been having the last two days, even though I think it's supposed to get cold again soon. We're planning a camping trip for sometime soon and since I won't be working Saturdays anymore after this Saturday...we'll be able to get into more stuff on the weekends. I am so pumped about Easter since Delia will be able to participate this year! She has the cutest dress and we made a basket for her. Again, we'll be visiting Knoxville/Powell the first weekend in April and we can't wait to see everyone! I think we're also going to try and head up to Cade's Cove while we're there if the weather is good.

Mike is about done with my logo so I can start watermarking my photos. It's really cute. Since they're kind of pricey, I'm not setting up a website yet...I have a blog I'm going to post photos to for now. We also got Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2 and I am ready to figure them both out. I know a little about Photoshop...like basic stuff...but I want to be able to use it all on my own so I'm not constantly bothering Mike about it.

Well, I guess that's all that's been happening. Like I said, we're just itching to get out of here and into our own place. Please keep Mike in your prayers as he looks for another job so that we can get a place of our own.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

We want to see our friends!

We will be in town the first weekend of April!!! We want to see everyone, so we need another hangtime.

Ok, that's it.

Monday, March 2, 2009

15 months old!

We took Delia for her 15 month check up today. She's doing great, of course. The doc did have some questions about her weight but once we assured her that Delia does eat and is one of the healthiest babies we know...she just gave a couple of new suggestions on how to increase her caloric intake. She's just going to be petite, I guess. She also got three shots and was not okay with it. She screamed and cried like she has never done after getting shots. We also waited two hours before being seen and she was really tired and not happy about not being able to get down and play (they had nothing to separate the sick and well children). We actually weren't so impressed with the office as a whole. The doctor was just okay. We just really loved the Blackmons and their quality of care.

Delia showed off her huge vocabulary and showed the doctor where all of her facial body parts are. Then she ran through all the animal noises she knows. And then she shredded the paper on the exam table. And tried to eat some of it...

Anyway, we're all good here. Nothing major going on. Epiphone seems to be dragging their feet all over the place with hiring Mike. It'll be 8 months this month since he first interviewed and all he keeps hearing is that they're sending his hiring packet through.

Well, we need to go eat...hope everyone has a good rest of the week!



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Monday, February 23, 2009

It's another girl!

Not for us...that would have been strange and fast huh? Delia is going to have a little girl cousin to grow up with! I am soooo excited. When Jason and Miranda first told us they were expecting, I really thought it would be a boy but then after we moved...I didn't know anymore. Brooklyn Kate Barnard should be here in early to mid-July. I am already thinking of all the cute little things I want to get for her. Seriously, I don't know when or if I'll have nieces or nephews of my own so this is the next best thing as far as family goes. I already feel like I have little nieces and a nephew (Sophia, Aubrey, Isaiah and Miss Amelia!) from friends.

Anyway, I was just super excited about that and wanted to share.

We had a good weekend...not too eventful. I napped a couple of times (which I NEVER get to do anymore). My uncle, who is a former Jehovah's Witness, came to church with Mike and I yesterday. I know if it was confusing for my mom as a Catholic...I know it has to be even more confusing for him to understand God's grace. My prayer is that conversations will be had with either us or people put in his path and that his eyes will be opened. He has had such a hard go of things for the past 8 years or so. He has 4 children and all of them have either a mental, emotional, physical, and/or developmental disability. He's struggled with alcoholism for as long as I can recall. His ex-wife is bi-polar and makes life for him and their kids very hard. He is a great guy and knows no strangers, he can make friends with a tree if need be. I just want him to know God's peace and to receive His grace. It's a pretty huge step that he even came because I don't think he's been to another church since he left Kingdom Hall. Just pray for him with me if you don't mind.

Well, that's it. Now I need to go get that Delia Bird to bed for a nap.



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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Starting out

Sooooo...I have big, good news! After much prayer/thought/talking it over with Mike, I have decided to do something I should have done a long, long time ago. I have had a love for photography since I was a little girl. That was usually the main thing on my Christmas list...a new type of camera I didn't yet have or a better camera than the one I already had. In high school, I would wake up early on Saturdays and walk around Old Hickory with this ancient old Brownie camera I found in a thrift store. I would have gone to college for photography if I knew I wouldn't be met with rolled eyes and lectures of how it would have been a dead-end. I have had this thought/idea for many, many years and Mike and I have talked it over a lot in the 8 years we've known each other. I am just now feeling confident enough to do it and so I am starting my own photography business. I am literally just getting it going. I have ordered my equipment (after saving some Christmas/birthday money) and will be working on my portfolio. Mike totally, 100% supports me and has been trying to get me to just do this for a long time. I have gotten in my own way before by second-guessing myself. Please pray with me as I take this leap. I am still very nervous and want to be the best I can be. I am sticking strictly to families and children right now. I couldn't stand myself on my wedding day so I don't think I want to tread those waters just yet. I will be using my gorgeous, and much-more-photogenic-than-me sisters and daughter as my practice subjects. I really can't wait...I haven't been this excited about something for myself in a long time.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New theme!!!

Thanks again to Ashley for giving me an awesome new theme! I love this one just as much or more than the first!



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Friday, February 13, 2009

I'll never be an aunt...

Since I have no clue when or if any of my sisters/sister-in-law will have children (for various reasons) anytime soon or at all...I am so super-excited that in one week we will find out what Mike's cousin Jason and his wife will be having. I was thinking a boy but since we've moved...the vibes have gone. I think I have to be within a 10 mile radius for the vibes to be there. Jason and Mike are more like brothers than cousins and I think of him and Miranda more as aunt and uncle to Delia so this actual 3rd cousin to Delia will seem more like a 1st cousin.

Speaking of babies...I'm watching a segment on Inside Edition about the 13 year-old boy in the UK who has just fathered a child. Wow. Just wow...

Monday, February 9, 2009

I am now 27

3 years closer to being 30. I had a great weekend. The weather was so beautiful...I never get that on or around my birthday normally. It's usually either just cold and nasty or snowing.

I taught my first PATH for Belmont and we actually had more than we expected. It was a good first class, even though I was feeling pretty rusty. The last time I taught was in early August.

Afterward, I got home and Delia, Mike, and I went to the playground here in Old Hickory. D loves being around all the other kids. I justove being outside when the weather is so great. That night, we used our Cracker Barrel gift card that we got for Christmas.

Sunday, my sisters came to church with me and then after...took me to O'Charley's where we had literally the worst service I've ever encountered. But it was good to get out with them and Delia. Mike had to work again...hopefully Epiphone will get finished checking his references this week and let him know his start date. Later on, after her nap, Delia and I went for a walk on the Stones River Greenway...very good day for it. Sunday night we (me, Mike, Delia, my parents, my sister Sarah, and her ex-boyfriend) all went to Cheesecake Factory at Green Hills. It was so good. I got the Banana Cream Cheesecake and it was awesome! They have such a great, expansive menu...everyone can find something they like.

This Wednesday is my mom's birthday and we're going to the neat little Irish pub in Franklin. It should be good...it's my mom's favorite restaurant.

Anyway, thanks for all the well-wishing...it really was a good day.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Back to work...sort of...

That's right...I will be working starting this Saturday. Well, I'll be working every Saturday for the next two months teaching PATH. I'm being contracted out through Belmont University. It'll be good to get to interact with other adults on a regular basis. I really do love training. The only thing that worries me is that I haven't trained PATH in about 6 months. I've been going over the material so hopefully it will just come back to me. I have 16 participants so far! And I have a co-trainer! And I don't have to write the home studies! I also have to train them for CPR and First Aid in March so I need to find my instructor dvd. It is somewhere in storage.

The only thing that bums me out is this Saturday is supposed to be warm and pretty and I'll be stuck inside ALL day... But I will be making a stop by this awesome little Thai store/restaurant on my way home. And then I have to pick up Delia's new VeggieTales dvd that I preordered.

We're going to check out some apartments around here today...just to see what's out there and isn't a piece of junk. I really loved being in an apartment...even The Ashton until it flooded. We're probably not moving out until August but we want to get a start on checking things out.

Well...I need to finish laundry and get myself ready before Delia wakes up.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Days like this!

I definitely let the weather affect my mood. If it's rainy...I want to crawl in bed and stay there. If it's really hot...I'm ready to kill anyone that touches me because I'm all sticky and sweaty. If it's a beautiful, mild day like today...I want to give hugs and kisses to everyone. I am going to take full advantage of this day as soon as Delia gets up from her later than normal nap.

This weekend was a bit different. I went to Knoxville yesterday by myself to say goodbye to my dear friend's sister who had passed away last weekend. It was good to see my friends two weekends in a row...but the circumstances I got to see them under pretty much sucked. I defintely agree with what Bobby said during the service. We need to live and live well to honor Kirsten's time here with us.

Mike had to work today so it was just D and I at church. I really love the church we've been visiting. Partly because it is about 5 blocks from our house (I love being back in a place that has actual, definable blocks). I also love it because it feels like home. We were worried (for no good reason) that it would take us a long time to find a church here. We love our Ridge friends and that made the move so much harder. But we feel like we belong at NorthPointe now and there is all kinds of room to get involved and really reach this community.

Speaking of church...I just have to praise God for all He has been doing for us. 2008 was not the best year we've had. We had a lot of bad things happening and they seemed to hit us one right after another. I have been learning a lot about humility and patience and to truly trust what God wants for us...not what we want for us. Things have really been looking up lately. Part of that is that Mike finally heard back from Epiphone and they are sending his hiring packet through so it's just a matter of a couple of weeks I would say before he starts. And he really enjoys school and feels like he's doing well. I also have an employment opportunity that will pay well and is flexible to my mothering schedule. I may even be able to bring D with me. I would be working as a companion for seniors. I had been thinking of that exact thing a few months ago and it turns out that my sister's best friend just got a job hiring people to go out to the houses. I would basically work when I could. I also start teaching next weekend. Things are totally going well.

So...I'll be 27 in exactly one week. Yikes. 3 years closer to 30. Mike has to work on my birthday but then I think we're going out to dinner. Last year, I was puking up Bojangles (which I will never eat again) because my sweet husband gave me a stomach virus for my birthday gift. I think most of my friends know about Delia's "Bo-DooDoo" from that weekend. The only thing I want is a massage. Lucky for me...my sister is a massage therapist.

Anyway, I'm going to get off of here and get outside!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Like Rodney Dangerfield...he's going Back to School...

Mike offically starts school tonight. I know he is nervous and I honestly cannot imagine going back to school for another degree and having a family and working a full-time job. I am done with school for the rest of my life (at least for myself). I am so proud of him that he is willing to do this for his family. It means more than I think he knows. Please keep him in your prayers as he is beginning another degree and for the times that he gets discouraged. He is going to apply for the Radiology program in May and they only accept like 30 people...so also pray that he does well and can be one of those 30.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

On our way to P-P-P-Powell

So we are most likely going to be in Powell this next weekend (Thursday, the 22nd - Sunday, the 25th). We want to see our friends...this means you: Denira, Deena, and Melissa... You better be in town. We didn't think we'd be able to make it out there this month and we for sure can't from February until early April so this will be the last time for a while. I'll be teaching a foster parent class every Saturday...so we're stuck here until it ends in April. Anyway...be in town...hang out with us...I want to see you all (and your respective children...).

Oh and if you haven't yet...watch the videos in the post below...soooo funny.

Delia Dancing Dirty...

When Delia dances...she does this hilarious hip thrust that I sooooo did not teach her. It's just what her natural sense of rhythm tells her to do, I guess.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

We've got a walker over here!!!

Man, I was starting to think she'd be two by the time it happened...and it actually wasn't today...it was Monday. But Delia is a walking girl. She is still wobbly but she can go clear across rooms (that aren't too big). We took her to Opry Mills during the day on Wednesday and let her walk in there and she went (with help from my finger) from Past and Presents almost to Rainforest Cafe. In case you don't know, it's not a short walk. It took us about an hour to get there but she made it. She was so excited. She doesn't like to be corraled up in the living room anymore...she wants to explore. But...my parents' house isn't totally baby-proofed yet so we have some cabinets and such to work on. Here's a couple of photos of her walking and I'll try to put up the video too. I've never done that before so bear with me. She's playing with my old cell phone...it keeps her away from my current one. What is it with babies and cell phones???






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Thursday, January 8, 2009

I hate my nature

I could use some prayer right now. I am a complete and total worrier. It comes from me wanting to have control of everything in my life...which I know is off. Still...it's in my personality...and I fight it and pray about it constantly. Things (as per usual for the last 12 months or so) have not been going according to our plan. I know that at the end of this long, and sometimes dark road that things will be better. I have faith in that. I am just having trouble with faith that things in the next few days are going to be okay.

I'm not going into huge detail but it seems like just when we start to take a step forward here...we get put two steps back. It's incredibly frustrating.

So anyway...when you're praying today...if you could add me and my family in there, I'd appreciate it.



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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Lazy, rainy weekend

Not much has been happening this weekend...and that's just how I've liked it. Not plans, no agenda. Just going with whatever comes up.

We were going to check out a new-to-us church tonight in East Nashville but my aunt and cousin that I haven't seen in 7 months are coming through town on their way home to Kentucky so we're having dinner with them instead. City Church...we will have to meet next Sunday.

Delia is doing great. I would say growing like a weed but anyone who has seen my daughter knows the likelihood of that happening. She has such an extensive vocabulary. She knows where ALL of her body parts are...even the unmentionables (which she calls "No"...I just don't want her to hook it being all grabby down there!). She still isn't walking but I'm not at all worried...she will when she's ready. She is such a personable and outgoing girl. She says hi to just about everyone we pass when we're out. And then she wants to let them know all of the animal noises she can produce.

Since I've been able to stay at home with her now...we are missing some social interaction with other kids. Now kids her age don't "play together" anyway...but still, she's missing out on just being around other kids. So I've started taking her to storytime at Old Hickory Library where I used to go when I was little. Actually, the same sweet lady, Ms. Dorothy, is still doing storytime there after 30 years. She is amazing with kids. It's neat that Delia can sit in the same room I used to sit in and listen to the same stories and sing the same songs I sang when I was little. Anyway, she loves just being around the other kids. She's the youngest but she behaved well for being 13 months. We're also signing her up for Kindermusik classes starting January 23rd. I am so excited and I know she will love the songs and dancing and instrument playing. It will also give me time to be with other moms.

Well, that's my update for now. Have a good week!



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Thursday, January 1, 2009

I am resolving to be resolute

I normally don't do these because normally I am only half-committed to actually completing them...so I guess that also needs to be a resolution:

*Pray more
*Finish things I start
*Lose another 15 pounds by end of February (I've lost 15 since beginning of November)
*Spend more one on one time with my husband/Be a better wife
*Make two new "real" friends
*Move out of my parents' house
*Pay off our cars by summer
*Find a church (we're working on it...but it takes some time and prayer)
*Get into a Bible study on a weekly basis
*Be an even better mom to Delia

Those are reachable goals, I think.

What are some of yours that you can actually stick to?



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