Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas in Kansas....

Ben surprised us when he came home from work. He says he managed to get some time off work, that he doesn't have to go in the rest of the year! So, with him freed up, we're taking an impromptu trip to Kansas for Christmas. My brother Ben and his wife Angie and their kids came to our house for Thanksgiving. Now we're taking our turn to join them. We'll only be able to spend a week ('cause I can't be gone on Sunday) but we're looking forward to spending time with family again! Thanks, Ben and Angie, for being such wonderful people! And for giving our kids a chance to get to know some of their cousins. You are the best!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


I need some help from you--my blog readers. I want to add a video of William and his wobbly steps. I don't know how to stick it on my blog. I can capture the video on my camera. (I love digital cameras these days!!) and I view my pics with Picasa. I just can't get them to post (like when I up load pics--but then I"m not too computer savvy either.)
Got any suggestions or tutorials?
THANKS!! in advance.

a new blog...

Ok, so I've seen a few of these poppin' up on some of the blogs I've been visiting. I thought it was a great idea for collecting and being able to locate recipes. It's also an easy way to share recipes. So (with all this free time I don't have!) I've created a new blog--a recipe blog. I hope to add a couple of recipes each day until my collection is complete.
Check it out and tell me what you think.

Also, if you want to share a recipe with me, Please! DO IT! I love getting recipes from other people!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

look what William can do now...

In case you can't see, he's not leaning on Ben. I even caught him later in the's become a regular thing! And today, he's even started taking steps (2-3, but steps none the less. Yikes!!!)

Happy baby, sad baby

pics aren't the best quality, but you can still get the idea...
guess he liked our photo session.

Photo op

Just a pic I found of William.
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Thursday, November 27, 2008


Hopefully you haven't noticed that it's taken TOO long to post our events of Thanksgiving, but if you have, I hope it's because you know me!
We were blessed to have my little brother Ben and his wonderful wife Angie and their kids come spend the week with us. We had a blast!!!
(Jill and Maddi, I finally understand...) Cameryn, my niece, was sweet enough to let me join her and her mom for a girls day out at the American Girl store down town. (we spent most of the day) Oh the dream world that place is!!!!! Maybe it's good that I don't have a little girl....
Thank you, Cam and Angie.
We also spent a full day a the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry to give the boys a good fix. I tell you, that is becoming one of my favorite places in Chicago. It's easy to get to (just wish we could take the train) and so much to see and do!
Then of course there was T-day.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

William is 9 months old

Can you believe how fast these days are flying?!?! We had William's 9 month check today. Can I just plug some praise for the Pediatrician we have here...He is so wonderful!!!! (Thanks Karen, for referring us!) Dr Russell is with DuPage Medical Group, but has a private practice (he's the only Pedi in the office). When I schedule an appt, I don't have to wonder who we'll see--it's always Dr Russell! And he's so thorough with everything. In fact, at the end of William's exam, he jokingly said,"And would you like me to rotate your tires today too?". Sometimes it feels like he's doing everything else, so why not?
Ok, so back to William... He's right on target or ahead for his age. His biggest thing is cruising-EVERYWHERE...couches, chairs, tables, stairs, and if it moves (like a laundry basket, garbage can, chair or push-toy) I can guarantee it will be under my feet in seconds! He pushes what ever he can across the room and he's so fast doing it. I have found him standing on his own several times too, but it's usually when he's standing next to the couch or something and get his hands on a toy, then he lets go of the couch or chair so he can handle the toy with both hands. He just forgets to sit down to handle it. He loves to play pat-a-cake, and he love peek-a-boo. He does NOT like his crib. He's still nursing and prefers to sleep with me (which is fine when Ben is gone, but even a King isn't big enough for three of us to sleep good comfortably when Ben is home) He manouvers stairs nicely, but does a better job of going up than coming down. He's got the crawling down great and gets where he's going pretty fast! He still crawls on his right knee and left foot- just like Andrew did. And speaking of feet, the kid has skis! (I wonder where he got those from, ha ha ha) I finally got him a pair of shoes--size 5! His first pair of shoes are a size 5! The rest of him is trying to keep up. He's in the 38% overall, which makes him seem on the small side. I think it's more that he's been about the same size for 3 months. But he's finally over 20 lbs. (20.1 lbs and 27 1/2 inches) Dr Russell isn't concerned and neither am I about his growth, but it's certainly different than we projected with his size at birth! Way to go William. We sure love him and enjoy every day we have him with us.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Joshua's baptism

It takes me forever to get pics up, so I'm just making a new post. Here is Joshua Steven Loveland on his baptism day, with his dad, Ben, who baptized him.
Two down....
Does anyone else see how fast their babies are growing up?
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It's great to be 8

Happy Birthday, Joshua!!! Today is Josh's 8th birthday. We've scheduled his baptism for later this afternoon, I'll post pics then. But until then, he seems to be enjoying the day-getting his way on everything!
(spoiled kid)

Happy Birthday

Today is a special day in our family. My nephew, Luke was born on this day...and so was my son Joshua.
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY boys! I hope you have the best of days.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Michael went on a field trip to a local pumkin farm. There was a petting zoo and a corn maze activity along with picking out their own pumpkin to take home. We happen to pass this farm on our way to church (which is where we were headed tonight for Scouts). I hear Joshua say he wants to go to the pumpkin farm for his birthday and Michael tells him there is a corn maze too! Then Mick explained that there's a secret entrance into the corn maze but he didn't get to use it because he had to stay with his 'sheriff'. Andrew pipes in, "you mean your chaparone?" "Yep," says Michael, "My shaf-ron". I guess only in Illinois, in a corn maze, that a sherrif becomes a shaf-ron. Who-da thunk?

Monday, October 20, 2008


I'm in the mood to listen to some piano music. Please bear with me until I get my fix.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


The state of Illinois requires an eye exam for all Kindergarteners. We took it as an opportunity for us all to get our eye exams current. Micheal passed with flying colors!!! I guess he's got the best eyesight in our family now!
Joshua got glasses and Andrew got a stronger Rx for his glasses.
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Joshua didn't get past the eye exam without a simple addition. So this is how he'll apprear for a while now.
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Andrew's in his new glasses
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Friday, October 10, 2008


Today has been the most wonderful day! In fact, the only time I can remember enjoying this day as much was when I turned 20. A friend of mine took me for a drive up Ogden Canyon, thru Ogden Valley, then back home by way of Weber Canyon--all with the top down on her convertible, the cool fall air ripping our hair around and the red and orange leaves planting all sorts of colorful memories. (...years later, in my old age, I still remember) Anyway, today ranked right up there on the good memories scale. Of course there were several phone calls from friends and family, my friend Amy came and spent some time with me in the morning, then an angel friend Sarah took William while Ben and I went to lunch. We went to this place called Branmore's-It's an american grill type place. Out of character for me, I ordered a steak (usually, I prefer chicken. Don't know what got into me, but it was SO good, that I admit I'll probably order it again when we go back--you know we'll be going back!) We had a wonderful afternoon together! Then I got to spend the evening with my kids. I made myself a yummy spinach and tomato pizza with a sort of alfredo-ish sauce and intentially left out the birthday cake. Ben, (one not to leave well enough alone) disappeared just before dinner and returned with a box of Zingers. He told me that since I hadn't made a cake, that he'd had to take matter into his own hands! So I got to enjoy chocolate Zingers. (chocolate is his thing! the only things I like chocolate are brownies and swiss chocolate candies. I prefer white and vanilla desserts) He also creatively fit enough candles on them to represent my age (yeah, so it took two...Someday you'll be that old too...) I don't keep track of my age-I leave that to him!! As far as I know, I'm 29!
At any rate, from morning to night it was a wonderful day!!
And last but not least, Here is a thank you to each of you who called, sent a card, or even thought about me on this special day. Also, (you'd think I could remember it, but still didn't DO it) a very special Happy Birthday wish to those in my family who share this day with me: Keola Ho, Sarah Stanworth, Camille Crabtree.
Happy Birthday to me...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 you love it or curse it?

How long can you go without internet? I know there are a few people who read my blog, and perhaps you've noticed that I haven't posted anything for awhile...(ok, so I do that often and it's only been a week. It's nothing new now.) We had a wonderful time with Ben's parents! And when they left, suddenly we had problems with our internet. It wasn't their fault! Just happened to coinside with AT&T upgrading their servers, then suddenly our dsl modem wouldn't work. I survived more than a week without internet while we were waiting for a new modem! I've missed you all, missed checking your blogs, missed seeing your comments, missed telling you silly little things but mostly, I miss cable internet! Unfortunately, it's not available where we can that be?
Anyway, now I'm playing catch up mostly with my overloaded email inbox, but as I catch up, I'll be posting again with pictures of some of the fun we had with G&G Loveland.
I'm back...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Grandma and Grandpa Loveland

Boy, do we feel special!! Grandma and Grandpa flew from Billings to come spend a week with us. William and I stayed home while the rest of the boys went to the airport to pick them up. It would seem that Chicago travelers are getting quite the adventures this month! (Or at least those who come visit us). G&G's flight was missing nearly 1/2 the passengers because of security issues in Billings. Ahh, leg room...
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Friday, September 19, 2008

there's a rat in the kitchen, what am i gonna do...?

When I was living with my sister in St Croix, my niece Melissa was about 5 years old. One day, when we got the icecream from the freezer, there were some beautiful little 5yr old size finger marks across the top of it. Rachel asked Missy what happened to the icecream. Melissa replied she "didn't know, maybe it was a rat." Of course, we all knew what happened, but it became a standing joke and a reference for blame. I still use it. I guess I need to get the rat that gets in MY kitchen!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

special visitor

My sister Marti came to Chicago with a friend to celebrate a 'coming of age' birthday (just in case you didn't want any one to know you turned 40, Marti). They had quite an adventure coming to visit us. Chicago recieved a record amount of rainfall (7 inches in one day) and flooded out trains, plains an automobiles. We were grateful they made their way to visit with us. Thanks Marti and Melodie!
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11th

Too many of us remember this day with reverence and awe. I think it should be that way. But for many, it is also a day of celebration. So for those like my sister, Marti, I send out a shout of joy and say Happy Birthday!
7 years ago the unthinkable happened. It's a day that few can or will ever forget. Instead, we remember where we were, and what we were doing, and exactly how we felt! It was as if the world stopped turning. I'm embarrassed to say, I was still in bed, asleep. Ben called me from work and told me to turn on the tv. I remember asking what for and he just replied, 'you've gotta see for yourself.' It was surreal. I couldn't comprehend something so horrible. I waited for the 'happily ever after' to come, for the reports that everyone had been evacuated from the building and that everything was fine...And I watched in horror as a second plane hit the other Tower. ..and an eternity later...I watched the reports of the colapse of both of the Twin Towers.
I remember the silence...a sickening silence...when all planes were grounded-including all air traffic coming and going from Hill AFB. I hadn't realized how often we heard the planes fly over(we lived in the landing pattern for Hill) until we didn't hear anything for days.
7 years later, I still remember that day. I learned from those tragic events, to love the flag and to value freedom! To value the rights and priviledges I have as a US citizen. I've learned that waiting in line to go thru airport security isn't so bad.
I hope each of you remember the good that 9/11 invokes in us. Use this day to celebrate that good.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Michael's first day on the bus

Micky has half day Kindergarten, which means he has a Kindergarten bus that comes to pick him up, then he gets to come home on the same bus as 'his guys'. (he endearingly refers to his brothers as "mine guys" still). The K bus stops right in front of our house- no hauling off to the bus stop for Mick. Love it!
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Back to school


The boys are back in school now. Andrew is in 5th grade, Joshua is in 2nd grade, and Micheal is in Kindergarten. That leaves just William to keep me company at home. I can't believe I'm saying it, but I really miss them! (Andrew has the addition of a safety vest because he's been ask to help with bus safety patrol. This is a priveledge that was recommended by his teacher last year. Now he has to keep up on attendance, grades, and homework to continue.)
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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Midnight Sun postponed...

Oh, can it be true? Passing time while I decide what to do with my sleeping children...I came across a post that there's been a leak. Twilight is coming to theatres 3 weeks early, but Midnight Sun is being postponed indefinately. Scowl!! But the good news is, you can whet your appetite for Edward by reading a partial draft on Stephenie Meyer's website. Happy reading...

Friday, August 29, 2008

sleeping under the stars...

Years and years (and years) ago, my family used to live in Wyoming. My parents were both teachers in a small town called Burlington (somewhere slightly south east of Cody--east of Yellowstone Park). One of the perks of teaching would be the summers off. My parents took advantage of this and we would spend the summers in Driggs, Idaho--where my dad grew up. (We didn't make Driggs a permanant home until I finished Kindergarten.) Driggs used to be primarily an agricultural area. I remember as a child, sleeping out under the stars. I remember sleeping on a "big bed" (it was probably a full size...) on the front porch, or just laying down blankets on the front yard and going to sleep. I remember the rhythmic sound of the sprinkler systems on the fields around our house. I don't remember noticing the dew point until I got older. I just remember enjoying the great outdoors! I remember when 'city cousins' would come spend a few weeks with us in the summer and we'd spend all day and all night outside. And we'd poke fun that our cousins were scared to sleep outside.
Today, after dinner, I went out and laid down on the trampoline in the back yard. I was listening to the cars drive by, and the spray of the fountain across the street, and the sound of kids playing in the cul-de-sac, and the sound of someone's tv (probably mine)...and that's when I realized I'm raising 'city cousins'! I don't know what came over me, but I got this hairbrained idea to sleep outside with the kids on the trampoline. It's a great way to teach them about the dew point! It's also an excellent way to stay awake all night! And it reminds me of my mountain home so dear. So we hauled out the sleeping bags and pillows and laid 'em out on the tramp. Mick and Josh were really excited. Andrew...well, he's Andrew. He just rolled around like it was normal. I got William situated in his bed, grabbed my pillow and blanket and headed out. (Keep in mind that I'm not a small person! My children are not big people! ) I lasted almost 2 hours before I'd had enough. Of course, by now the kids are all asleep. Do I wake them? Do I let them sleep outside, alone? It's barely midnight and I'm ready to go to sleep but what do I do with the kids? I guess I'll let you know in the morning what I chose. For now, they're sleeping peacefully in the cool moist air, lulled by the songs of the crickets and cicadas, and I have free time on the computer!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Careful: He Bites!


William is well on his way to become a full-fledged meat-eater.
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Sunday, August 17, 2008


200?! I don't even pretend to think any of you will read all 200 facts here, but copy and paste it into your own blogs and we'll see how many things we all share in common. I think it's a fun way to get to know you--or me.

Have you ever...(if it is bold I have)

1. Touched an iceberg
2. Slept under the stars
3. Been a part of a hockey fight
4. Changed a baby's diaper
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given to a charity
7. Swam with wild dolphins
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a tarantula
10. Said "I love you" and meant it
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Bet on a winning horse
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Held a lamb
25. Gone skinny dipping
26. Taken an ice cold bath
27. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
28. Seen a total eclipse
29. Ridden a roller coaster
30. Hit a home run
31. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
32. Adopted an accent for fun
33. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
34. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment
35. Loved your job 90% of the time
36. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
37. Watched wild whales
38. Gone rock climbing
39. Gone on a walk on the beach
40. Gone sky diving
41. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
42. Bench-pressed your own weight
43. Milked a cow
44. Alphabetized your personal files(not that they are now...)
45. Worn a superhero costume
46. Sung karaoke
47. Lounged around in bed all day
48. Gone scuba diving
49. Kissed in the rain
50. Played in the mud
51. Gone to a drive-in theater
52. Done something you should regret
53. Visited the Great Wall of China
54. Started a business
55. Been in a movie
56. Gone without food for 3 days
57. Made cookies from scratch
58. Won first prize in a costume contest
59. Got flowers for no reason
60. Spoken more than one language fluently
61. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
62. Bounced a check
63. Read and understood your credit report
64. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
65. Called or written your Congress person
66. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
67. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
68. Helped an animal give birth
69. Been fired or laid off from a job
70. Won money
71. Broken a bone
72. Ridden a motorcycle
73. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
74. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
75. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
77. Had your picture in the newspaper
78. Read the Bible cover to cover
79. Changed some one's mind about something you care deeply about
80. Gone back to school
81. Changed your name
82. Eaten fried green tomatoes
83. Read The Iliad
84. Taught yourself an art from scratch
85. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
86. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
87. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
88. Been elected to public office
89. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
90. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
91. Dyed your hair
92. Rocked a baby to sleep
93. Ever dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all four
94. Raked your carpet
95. Worn a mood ring
96. Ridden a horse
97. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap
98. Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe
99. Buried a child
100. Gone to a Broadway play
101. Been inside the pyramids
102. Shot a basketball into a basket
103. Danced at a disco
104. Played in a band
105. Shot a bird
106. Gone to an arboretum
107. Tutored someone
108. Ridden a train
109. Brought an old fad back into style
110. Eaten caviar
111. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn't need
112. Ridden a giraffe or elephant
113. Published a book
114. Pieced a quilt
115. Lived in a historic place
116. Acted in a play or performed on a stage
117. Asked for a raise
118. Made a hole-in-one mini golfing
119. Gone deep sea fishing
120. Gone roller skating
121. Run a marathon
122. Learned to surf
123. Invented something
124. Flown first class
125. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury hotel
126. Sang a solo
127. Gone spelunking
128. Learned how to take a compliment
129. Written a love-story
130. Seen Michelangelo's David
131. Had your portrait painted
132. Written a fan letter
133. Spent the night in something haunted
134. Ran away
135. Learned to juggle
136. Been a boss
137. Sat on a jury
138. Lied about your weight
139. Gone on a diet
140. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget
141. Written a poem
142. Carried your lunch in a lunchbox
143. Gotten food poisoning
144. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission
145. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks
146. Gone to the opera
147. Gotten a letter from someone famous
148. Worn knickers
149. Ridden in a limousine
150. Attended the Olympics
151. Can hula or waltz
152. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books
153. Been stuck in an elevator
154. Had a revelatory dream
155. Thought you might crash in an airplane
156. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert
157. Saved someone's life
158. Eaten raw whale
159. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint
160. Laughed till your side hurt
161. Straddled the equator
162. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing
163. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival
164. Sent a message in a bottle
165. Spent the night in a hostel
166. Been a cashier
167. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
168. Joined a union
169. Donated blood
170. Built a campfire
171. Kept a blog
172. Had hives
173. Worn custom made shoes or boots
174. Made a PowerPoint Presentation
175. Taken a Hunter's Safety Course
176. Served at a soup kitchen
177. Conquered the Rubik's cube
178. Known CPR
179. Gone fishing
180. Found a long lost friend
181. Voted for a contestant on American Idol or So You Think You Can Dance
182. Successfully convinced someone you were of a different nationality
183. Received a promotion
184. Movie-hopped (Gone to two movies in a theater and only paying for the first movie)
185. Planned a surprise party for someone
186. Beaten all levels of a video game
187. Driven more than 2,500 miles on a cross-country trip
188. Cried yourself to sleep
189. Stayed awake for more than 24 hours
190. Crossed a national border by car
191. Been to an island
192. Been completely out of debt (student loans, house, and all)
193. Read a book from the Twilight series
194. Traveled to Italy
195. Given birth
196. Found a bra that fits perfectly
197. Learned to meditate
198. Owned your dream car
199. Learned to love eating raw vegetables
200. Seen all 50 state

Monday, August 11, 2008

...and here's what happening in our neck of the woods

I remember hearing Willard Scott say that every morning growing up, as my dad watched the Today show. So, here's what new for us.
William is 6 months old today. In the last month, he's gained two more teeth (on the top, but not directly in front. Rather, they are the two on either side. So for all you Twilight fans, I'm growing my own little vampire. I'm sure those front teeth are not far behind!) He sits up big and tall. He can roll over (front to back, back to front). And in fact, he can sit up from his belly. (which means, when he wakes up in his crib, he sits up and won't go back to sleep!!!!) He's crawling all over the place and eating solid foods. His preference seems to go toward sweet potatoes or carrots over any fruit. And he LOVES graham crackers. His body seems to be slimming or maybe he's just getting taller. I don't think I should be seeing that trend until he's walking, but maybe I'm just imagining it too. We will visit the doctor next week for his 6 month check up. I've also noticed him make his preference known (like if I take away a toy that he's enjoying--he'll squeal or scream till he gets it back) and he's just started making the funniest sounds from the back of his throat or nose. He has become such an important part of our lives, I can't imagine life without him!

Friday, August 1, 2008

...And I remember when...

Heres what you do:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you.It's actually pretty cool (and funny) to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

towels...laughter...yeah, you better read it...

Here's a 'moment' for you to laugh at. I sent Joshua (who is 7 yrs old) up to get all the dirty towels in the main bathroom and bring them to the laundry room. (with 4 boys, they pile up) He came back with a bathmat and 2 washclothes. I said (a little frustrated) Josh, go get ALL the TOWELS and bring them downstairs. I'm waiting to wash them. He disappeared and about 5 minutes later he reappeared with a laundry basket full of towels and a handfull of washcloths--still folded! I couldn't help but laugh as I took that laundry basket back to the bathroom to put away ALL the towels, then gather the dirty ones to take them to the washer. Maybe you won't laugh at that as much as I did, but I needed that laugh today!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


My oldest son, Andrew...I know I don't have many pictures of him up. I think it's because of a combination of things. 1) he's often behind the camera (I'm amazed at some of the pictures he's taken) 2) he's camera shy or 3) he's in his room with his nose in a book when I'm clicking away. Maybe I just need to get one of those pictures up...
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Joshua...the toothless wonder

While William was busy finding teeth, Joshua has been busy losing them. The first three were lost with the aid of his mom (he was just too nervous to 'pop' them out) but the most recent one...he woke me up Sunday morning by saying he 'touched it with his tongue and it just popped out!'
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another shot of those pearly whites

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Williams teeth

While I was away, there were a few happenings. William cut his first tooth a few weeks ago, but I couldn't get a picture of it...and before I knew it, there was another one. Now he's smiling all the time so you can see them.
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I'm still working on it, but you may have noticed some changes. I'm finally feeling comfortable enough to sit down at the computer, so I tried to get some more 'un-froggetable' images up. What do you think?

Monday, July 28, 2008

Healing Hands...

I am SO thank full for chiropractors! Anyone who's had a problem with their back knows what I'm talking about. And if you are clueless?...well, stay that way!!!! A couple of weeks ago, with no warning, my back took the last straw. Pain much worse that childbirth and no relief in sight...that was just the beginning. Kids are on summer break, William is 5 months old (and thankfully, not too mobile) but still needs toting around, laundry still gets dirty, and dishes too,... life is still going on. But not me! The house (something I struggle with anyway) is overwhelming, the kids have learned to fend on PB&J, and I've learned to ask for help from everyone. Quite humbling. But day by day, I'm getting my back--back.
So, for those of you who are clueless (and that's a compliment), may I educate you a little bit...Chiropractic theory is this: if you keep proper alignment in the spine (healthy diet, activity, and posture among other things) your body can heal at 100%. You will be more able to avoid or fight disease (such as cancer). You'll have more energy and sleep better. (oh, and the chiropractor can pay for his education, his children's education, and his Lamborgini--either because you take a preventative stance on your health, or you wait for a 'last straw' like me.
So, join me and go visit your chiropractor today!
( no advertising agencies were involved in this schpill, just my personal opinions)
...and in case you were wondering, I am doing much better-but still limited in what I can (and should) do. It'll be a while....

Saturday, July 19, 2008

...Blessings...something to think about....

I came across this blog a few days ago. Wisdom, ache, hurt, peace, faith, strength. These are just a few of the words that come to mind. I hope you enjoy reading Stephanie's musings as much as I do. And I hope you find the strenth and hope that she has shared with me. (, I don't even know her, but she's changed my life for good just the same) Thanks, Jill, for sending this my way.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Juice box...

My day started yesterday with a phone call from a friend rather early. She was on her way to the ER, but was calling to ask her Home Teacher (Ben) to come give her son a blessing. It turned out that it was his apendix that needed to be removed so while Ben was on his way to the hospital, C was being prep'd for surgery. When Ben got home, he reported to me that C was getting an IV when he arrived and the mature little guy says, 'I guess I'm just like a juice box.'--calm and collected (or already doped up) Surgery went well, and we hope to see them home tonight when we bring dinner.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

5 months old

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I'm trying to get a picture of it, but so far, no luck! William has his first tooth, cut on Monday, the 7th of July. Like Andrew, he doesn't seem to have a problem with teething, other than LOTS of DROOL! I can handle that.