Friday, November 28, 2008

Going on a trip

Procrastination...I should have been packing our suitcase for our overnight visit to Aunt Peg's...but before we did that it was a lot more fun to do this! And now, the laundry isnt' done...oops!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Marcus reading his Thanksgiving Day card sent from Auntie Peg

Some recent things I'm thankful for: the wooden pull-toys I found at the Craft Fair (I attempted to fix the eyes), pecan pie made especially for dad, a new puppy for marcus from the craft fair, sara's yarn turkey hiding with my mini-pumpkins, a new vase with my hydrengreas in the kitchen, my new cookie jar (from my new friend, potter Beth Griffin), and my fabulous new bag compliments of Miss Bernie.

Other things....the newly installed floor registers helping to keep our house toasty, my new walk-in closet that I am finally using, installing the upstairs french doors, being SO close to moving upstairs, our up-coming mini-jaunt to NYC in December, Mocus being the happiest baby in the world, Gram's apple pie, Gossip Girl (my biggest guilty pleasure these days...)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Chubby in the Tubby

Grammie Jackie came to visit she gave Mocus Pocus a tubby in the kitchen sink. I took advantage of the moment to take future torture pictures to show future girlfriends and the like....he LOVES tubbys these days!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jackie O

Some people are starting to say that Michelle O. will be the next Jackie O. I think Mrs. Obama will make an excellent First Lady, but no one can ever fill the shoes of Jackie!
I've been slightly obsessed with Jackie since High School, and even designed the top half of my wedding gown to mirror her's.
This is an excellent book- Portrait of a Rider- it covers mostly Jackie's love for all things horses. I've been told many times, by lots of random people, that I look like her...which is really nice, but come on people, in my dreams!
I'm bidding on this on add to my collection.

Here are some fabulous Jackie quotes to brighten your day:

"I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college ... I did other things." Other marry the future President of the United States! I started out as a Journalism major too...and then went onto Fire Science and now take wedding photos and pictures of happy babies.

"The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse." Ha!

"What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What we were they going to do when the children are grown- watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?" And now the women of my generation are left to feel guilty if we opt not to have a career and raise our children instead...I doubt there will ever be a happy balance.

"The only routine with me is no routine at all." This pretty much sums me up to a tee- even though I constantly am struggling to find routine....and even write down what my routine should be! I even have a cleaning schedule somewhere- bathrooms on Mondays, dusting on Tuesdays, etc....and an exercise schedule...sigh.

"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much." Perfect. Jackie O. Which explains why

"Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death."

4 Month Photos

Sporting the Sweater again.....I'm curious how long this will go on...any guesses? 

I'm 10 days late in posting these....thanks to our ridiculously over-priced satellite internet barely working...but I did take these on his 4 month birthday- I barely remembered! Oooops....

And for inquiring minds that want to know.
Head measurement 16" = 60% percentile
Length 27"= 97% 
Weight 16 lbs. 4 oz = 80%

He rolled over once. He drools A LOT. And most night lately he's been sleeping all they way through...but not last night. Oh, well! At least his mommy has FINALLY gotten more than 3 hours of sleep :0)

Construction Update: My clothes are finally hung in the walk-in closet! Yessssssssssss....the nursery is SO close- just needs a couple more pieces of trim & a light installed. The bedroom carpet is in & we are just waiting on the trim for this too. Maybe after the next days off???? The heat will be turned on up there TONIGHT....


Thursday, November 13, 2008


Early this morning, and I mean early (say 4:30) Marcus was especially fussy and cranky due to his 4 month shots yesterday. In an effort to quiet him down we were working on his sign language...and after a few minutes of concentrating and moving his fingers all around he signed "I Love You" not once, but twice with his left hand! We have been working on this for a while- but I really can't believe that at 4 months he was able to do this- I'm not sure if he knows the meaning of it, but he was able to copy my hand- which is impressive either way!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sullivan Turns 2!

bev,jack,sully & owen
hannah & m.....i'm totally in love with her new hair-do!
Gramma gave Sully a bag with bobbins & it was probably his favorite gift!

Cookie Monster Cupcakes
O sporting the Cookie Monster head that Sully didn't want to wear.....
so we stuck it on marcus too...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Gratitude Journal

In the November issue of Real Simple they have an artcile entitled "Why Gratitude Is Good for You." And, for whatever reason, it is one of the few articles that isn't available on-line. Boo. Otherwise I'd link it for you. But the basic concept is it to keep a gratitude journal for a month (or more!)...just jot down a few things each day that you are grateful for. Perfect for the month of November- but also, just a good thing all around.
I' figured I'd start mine here, but then keep it going in one of my many assorted journals ;0)

1. The amazingly perfect weather this past week & not having to turn on the heat or burn any of the precious wood!
2. That Marcus slept for 3 solid nights in a row, waking up at 5 & 6!
3. That I sold a piece of artwork at the gallery opening last night.
4. The carpet was installed this week in the master bedroom.
5. Nate and I installed the cork flooring in the nursery!
6. That I have such a handsome, handy husband that is sooooooo close to finishing the upstairs project!
7. Pumpkin Spice Coffee...yeah, I'm still on that kick.
8. Obama. Obama. Obama. I'm an Obama Mama.

Monday, November 3, 2008

WREN Small Works Show

Sara and I will both be showing some samples of our work in the annual WREN Small Works Show- the Opening is this Friday from 5-7 at WREN. :0)

don't forget to vote!