Friday, December 13, 2013

The Heart of Christmas

I haven't blogged since August.  I'm sorry.  I've been growing a human in my womb.  It's a girl.

My mother-in-law, known on this blog as "Mamma-Sita" gave me an early Christmas present.  It's a figurine of Santa, pockets filled with sugar cookies, holding a little girl with a beautifully decorated Christmas cookie.  It's called "The Heart of Christmas".

This is the most beautiful Santa I've ever seen.  I love the details on his robe.

Next year, I'll have an 11-month-old for the holiday season.  I can't wait.  She can have all the cookies she wants.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Knock, Knock

"Knock, knock."

"Who's there?"

"Two Buff Geese."

"Two Buff Geese who?"

"Two Buff Geese who want to come in."


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

That's A Good Start

My 4 year old nephew watched my husband water ski on a family vacation a few weeks ago.

My sister emailed these pictures the other day of my nephew playing in the backyard.

He was waterskiing like Uncle B-Lowe.

B-Lowe saw these pictures yesterday and responded, "That's a good start!  We'll get him up one day."

And well, I think it's just precious.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Woman's Invention (it has to be).

B-Lowe had a work trip to Montana.

Big Sky Country.  

Our favorite place on earth.

We took our camper.  Each night, we played it by ear where we made camp.

You never know where you'll end up, but, in Montana, no place is a bad place.

This was our last camp site on our way home.

While man balanced truck, man told woman to gather firewood for fire.  

LOOK what I found!  Have you EVER, EVER, EVER seen a firewood vending machine?

You throw in your 1,000 quarters and 1, 2, 3...


I walked back through the woods with 2 bundles of firewood beneath my arms, uphill, and a baby bump to boot.  I rock.

I was SO excited about the vending machine, I made B-Lowe try it.  He entered 1,000 quarters, and 1, 2, 3...


Are you smiling?  I'm smiling.  I love this idea.  A WOMAN thought of this contraption, I just know it!  I feel it in my bones.

I made him buy a few bundles the next day, so I could watch the firewood come down the shoot a few more times. 

Then, he was done.  

"Oh, come on!"  I pleaded.  "Just one more time?"


Monday, August 26, 2013

In Honor Of National Dog Day

I have a pregnancy pillow I'm rather fond of.  It's called a 'Boppy'.

Jesse, is also rather fond of the Boppy.

She naps on it.

Fights me for it.

Beats me to bed so she can lay on it, first.

I get up during the night no less than 27 times to use the potty.  Every time I come back to bed, Jesse, is on the Boppy.

We have bought her dog pillows.

Lots and lots of dog pillows.  She wanted non of them.

But THIS pillow... MY pillow...

It's the one.  Whomever has ever competed with a Standard Poodle for a pillow, please raise your hand.  

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Harriet's Leg Update

If you are one of the many people who prayed for my Harriet's leg, thank you.

The swelling has gone down significantly the last few months and looks much better.

Harriet has been learning how to use her leg again.  She limps, but not like before.  Her world is better.

In other news, there is a child, slash, alien, slash, parasite, slash, vampire growing in my stomach.  We're on month 4 together.  This person likes to elbow me right as I lay down to sleep at night. 

We bought Duckie jammy's for the little punk.  The feet are my favorite part.  If it's a girl, maybe I should name her 'Harriet'.  I'd sleep on it, but, you know.....child in the womb, elbows, movement, wide awake, that whole thing.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"I'm Still Here!"

Any Streisand fans out there?  Hit it, goose!

"Good times, and bum times, I've seen them all and my dear....

I'm still here!

Gold statue sometimes, sometimes a kick-in-the-rear....

But I'm here!

Now one day you're hailed for blazing trails, next day you're nailed for fingernails....

Either they cheer or they jeer....

But I'm here!"

Our mystery goose is still around, folks.  For better or for worse.  She's still here.