Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The number 3.

As in....

we're officially in the 3rd trimester!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Kitchen Progress.


So this isn't one of those incredible -- WOW! -- before and after photos. It's definitely mid-project. But I promised Mom I would show her the floor and I was just so dang excited about taking 4 steps across the kitchen and not running into something ...

The only problem with taking a project one step at a time is that it gives you time to ponder alternate options. Our plan was to build a sit-in/bench table in the corner. But now we're not so sure. Maybe more cabinets and shelves would be nice?
P.S. Don't mind the clutter and mess everywhere :) Maybe eventually I'll have a real, bonafide, magazine-looking "after" picture to post...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Random Tidbits.

Loving and/or inspired by:
  • Feeling the baby kick a lot! Baby seems to especially respond to Ever talking to it and blowing raspberries (or helicopters as she calls them) on my burgeoning belly.
  • This blog post. Seems so familiar to my thinking and my lists...
  • The way Ever randomly mentions Jesus on a daily basis.
  • Our new kitchen remodel that's in the works. Today the floor got ripped up. Tomorrow the counter is coming out. Progress!
  • Fresh Valentine's flowers in the house and a Christmas cactus that decided to hold out and be a Valentine's beauty too.
  • Baby crafting and birthdays coming up.
Confused by:
  • The marketing of baby DVD's when babies aren't even supposed to watch television before they are 2 years old.
  • The marketing of baby bath products when they really aren't that good for most of them either.
  • For the first time I like the way I look naked better than clothed. Very strange. Although I'm thinking maybe this is something common in pregnant woman and explains all the nude maternity photos women share?!? Hmm....
Sad about:

Sometimes the longing to live closer to my parents and family strikes real sudden and acute. It did today during Ever's bathtime. I guess I'm thankful for the feeling itself, glad to have a wonderful family to miss. But sad that I can't do much about it, at least for now. Maybe a long visit next fall will need to be pencilled in. Until then....

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Spring Fever.

I think I've got it already ...

::The house is feeling stuffy, so I'm resisting the urge to open the windows at 16 degrees and instead have two humidifiers going.

::I'm getting a serious, serious itch to re-vamp multiple rooms. Feeling like another child calls for a more in-depth look at organization and optimizing what little space we have.

::Dreaming about seeds, vegetables, flowers, fruit trees, gardens, and the greenhouse.

::Literally dreaming about coming up with baby names.

::Feeling the urge to clean. What?!?! I don't know if that's about spring or the fact that we've been low on water for a day and a half. Come on water man!

Speaking of cleaning, I have no picture today because I need to clean the desk off enough to find the plug-in to use the external hard drive. Wonder how many days this will take me :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

As promised ...

Accompanied by an apology.
Bry just got a new iTouch. We're rookies when it comes to the "i" world. So I was real excited to take the video with his 8mm app. Unfortunately, I didn't realize it was on some weird red setting, so there is an annoying red flashing "orb" in the top-right corner.

P.S. Be sure to notice her huge magna-tile tower that she built entirely by herself :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I didn't watch the game, but ...

I did eat dip.

And I took a nap.

Integral parts of Super Bowl Sunday I'd imagine.


Some things we've been loving lately:

*MAGNA-TILES!!! They get brought out every day to build houses, towers, and designs on the floor and fridge. A wonderful Christmas present from the Rother's.

*Dierks Bentley new CD -- you should see her moves when they start pickin'! I'll have to video ...


*Our trusty little red sled.


*Playing with our seashells and treasures that made it all the way back to Alaska from our trip.

*And Mama loves her comfy new maternity jeans -- but not near as much as I love my GROWING belly.


Here's just a couple more favorites from our vacation file. Mom, you have to show Dad the one with her "little blue fish".



Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Peter Pan.

Who has actually read the book? Page 1:
"All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in the garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, 'Oh, why can't you remain like this for ever!' This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end."
Thank goodness I didn't read this before her 2nd birthday...
We might not have celebrated at all ...
Who is this girl in my house? Where's my baby?