Saturday, May 31, 2008

So Long For Now

I am leaving to go visit my sister for 10 days in Connecticut. I am super excited. Hopefully we will get lots of projects done. It will just be me and Em. Ry is staying home to work :-( I am also going to watch my sisters two adorable kids while she and her husband go on a little trip for a few days. Wish me luck, three kids under 4 will be interesting :-)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

Spending time in St. George was super nice. Below are a couple of pages that I have scrapped, I have a couple more to do still. Also below is a video of Emily saying Oh oh and tickle. It is pretty cute I think. She officially started the getting into everything phase. Right now it is still sort of cute when she pulls everything out from under my bathroom sink, soon I'm sure I won't think it is quite as cute. This morning she stood on her own for about 30 seconds. She seems to want to walk, but is not ready to let go yet.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Public Apologies

I often feel guilty. I have been feeling guilty about not getting baby shower thank you notes out for the past 10.5 months. I had an amazing shower with tons of friends and lots of thoughtful and useful gifts. I went home started on the cards and never mailed them. Emily is almost 1 and I still feel guilty. So to anyone reading this post that gave me a gift, please know that I loved it and I am sorry that I am incapable of mailing anything. I have a giant box of books that I need to send back to Scholastic, I seriously considered paying them their $200 just so that I didn't have to mail it back.

The last several weeks have been so busy! I feel like I have been over committing to everyone and totally letting everyone down. So if you are someone that I have bailed on recently, sorry.

I just started working for Jacobs Carter Burgess. They are a GIANT engineering firm. When I started they said, part time is perfect because we really don't have enough to keep you busy. LIES! It is pretty much frantic. I feel bad because all I have time for is going to meetings, but then I don't have time to do the actual work. I know it will get better (at least I hope it will) but right now I just feel like I am letting everyone down. I do love my new job though. I feel totally re-invigorated. I actually want to go to work instead of dreading it. I think it was a good decision to leave Jones & Stokes. The whole working for a company with as many employees as some small countries thing is a little weird. It is way more bureaucratic than I am used to, but the local people in the office try to make it more personal.

Today I came home from work (I was supposed to be there for like 2 or 3 hours, but ended up staying for 4.5 hours), and crashed. Emily was tired too and took a nap. When Ryan came home he woke me up and asked "where is Em?" In my drowsy state I couldn't remember for a minute. It was a scary minute until I realized she was also safely taking a nap in her crib. Hopefully I can recover from my sleep deprivation this weekend.

Tomorrow we are off to St. George for the long weekend. I can't even explain how excited I am about it. I am packing my sewing machine and glue gun and I hope to spend some time on projects. Well I better run. I really need to clean the bunny cage (yuck), do dishes, and finish packing before bed.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I am not sure why I think that it is a good idea to still be awake at 12:30, but here I am at the computer. Tomorrow is a very full day so I better make this post short. Below are a couple of pages I did tonight. Also is a photo of a baby blanket and booties that I made tonight. I am so happy with the results. I was surprised how easy they were to make.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

New Pages

Today I was able to make a couple of pages during Em's nap. I was pretty happy with the results.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Yes I am Still Alive

The last several weeks have been frantic! My mom and dad are moving and I have been helping (not sure if I am more of a help or distraction, but I am trying to help). There have been about a million other things too, but right now I am too sleep deprived to even figure out what I have been doing.

Emily has been to several doctor appointments. We went to her 9 month check up and found that she is super healthy and totally normal in just about every way. She is in the 50% percentile for weight and 75% percentile for height (she has pretty much been tracking there since birth). She weighs 18.5 pounds and is 28.5 inches long. Developmentally she is right on track. We are so lucky that there have no major health issues.

Today we went in for her umbilical hernia repair. We had to get to the hospital at 6:30 and I didn't sleep well the night before. Right now I am sort of a walking zombie. I really should be taking a nap but I wanted to be sure that everyone knew that things went well. She came out of the anesthesia a little grumpy but was feeling like herself within an hour. She has been sleeping since we got home, so I am not sure what to expect when she wakes up. I will post later when I know she is feeling better.

On Monday I start a new job. I decided to take a job with Jacobs Carter Burgess. I will post more about that later too. For now I need to see if I can catch a little rest before Em wakes up.