Friday, August 14, 2009

well, hello there!

So. I've been rather absent this week, due to several different things. And this, my friends, is not even a REAL blog post. Nope, I'm just going to play a bit of catch-up and use the ever-wonderful bullet point. (wait a minute, I don't know HOW to do a bullet point. Shh, don't laugh at me. I'll use dashes instead.)

-THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: On Sunday, we leave for Denver to visit my family!! And we're driving, which we've never done before. I have mixed feelings about this... excited to be on the road and seeing all the beautiful scenery, spending time as a family, but rather apprehensive about how it will go with a baby who has never been on a LONG car ride (about 16 hours total, although we're doing it over two days). It'll definitely be different. Hopefully, it will be a very fun different, rather than an oh-my-gosh-why-did-we-do-this different. :) Either way, we simply cannot WAIT to get there and see everyone and have a lovely week full of all the fun family things we love best. Please pray that we will have a safe and uneventful drive.

-On Tuesday I got sick with the flu and did some major throwing up. It's now Friday and my tummy is still not completely back to normal. However, because of this, I've lost 7 pounds this week. And while I'd rather not have been sick (especially THIS week), I certainly won't complain about that part of it. :)

-Miss Alyssa recently started hosting her crafty challenges again (can I get a yay? yay!), and I was so happy to see that this time it was jewelry. I'd been wanting to try my hand at making a cute necklace for some time, so this was the perfect excuse. I had grand plans to go to Michaels and pick up some super cute supplies this week, but what with the puking and the million things I already had to do, that just didn't happen. Oddly enough, I'm glad, because it forced me to look around at the things I already had and see what I could come up with. And this is what I ended up making:
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Cost: $0. Just a chain from a necklace I didn't wear anymore, some old buttons from my jar, and a bit of good glue. I think I really like it! Thanks, Alyssa, for inspiring us to get creative!

-It's been what feels like ages and ages since I went to coffee or had some sort of good girly time with my sister (in-law, to avoid confusion) Jessica. I'm having withdrawals.

-Today, one of the girls that I used to babysit (old family friends) is getting married. Yes, I do feel a bit old, but mostly I am just excited and glad and happy that God blessed this lovely young woman with a wonderful man who is perfect for her and I wish them all the best. I also wish I could be there for her wedding, because my two sisters Jerusha and Lydia are both bridesmaids, and I'm pretty sure they are going to be absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. Can't wait to see pictures of it all (taken by my very own dad, who incidentally gets to be the wedding photographer)!

-I really love this picture of me and my sweet honey-bunches.(taken on our birthday date last Saturday-- a happy and wonderful time was had by all. And by all, I mean US)
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-And I really really love this picture of Rosalie-roo!
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She is 5 months on Saturday, can you believe it? Me neither. I of course plan to write a 5-month blog post and show you many more adorable pictures, but that will have to wait until we get back home.

That's about it for now, darlings. I shall be back again in a week or so to regale you with stories and pictures galore! I hope all of you have a delightful weekend/week ahead of you...

xoxo.

10 comments:

Mommy Diffee said...

Cuteness! I can not believe you guys are going to make that drive! You are so brave =) Can't wait to hear about it!

Kourtni said...

Yeah.. um... the puking pretty much sucked hard core. But the weight loss was awesome. I'm with you on that. It was horrible though, and I hope another plauge doesn't smite our group again for a very long time... or... forever. That would be fine too.
Be safe on your trip and take TONS of pics!!
(Are you leaving before or after church?)

Jenn said...

I've driven from Bakersfield to Denver before - it's a beautiful drive....you know, once you get out of the desert through Nevada and such. Enjoy the time with our family and be safe! That picture of Rosalie is so adorable! I can't believe she is 5 months already! Why doesn't pregnancy go as fast???

bandofbrothers said...

so sorry about the puking. i would have been thrilled to lose 7 pounds:)

have a wonderful trip dear! LOVE all the photos. Rosalie is a complete doll!

Tristan said...

Oh wowzers...Have so much fun on your trip!!!
We are going to CO next year too..because chri's brother is moving there next week.
It takes us 22 hours..lol.

omg..Rosalie..my love :)

Sara said...

Love the catch up! So sorry about the yuckies. Please know you can cancel on us anytime. I would have totally understood!

Lacey Bean said...

what a cute necklace!! I better get on creating something since the deadline is Tuesday!!

alyssa said...

THANK YOUUU :) very very cute! I had necklace to make in mind, but that's not going to happen thanks to the item I ordered for it TWO WEEKS ago not being here yet :( I fail at my own challenge, haha!

I hope you have a fun trip! It sounds awesome :)

sarah marie p said...

Oh noes! I'm so sorry you were so sick! I cannot believe you lost 7 pounds in one week! Especially because you're so tiny! Poor thing!

I hope you're having SO MUCH FUN on your road trip! Take lots of pictures! And drive safe!

Oh, your necklace is super cute! You are so crafty, lady! I LOVE buttons!

sohobutterfly said...

Rosalie's headband is the cutest!