Wednesday, June 17, 2009

While You Were Sleeping...

This is what I was doing at 2:00 in the morning. I guess I'm just missing all of that sleep depravity now that Marleigh sleeps a good 7-8 hours a night...

Yes, I think it was worth the lack of sleep. Sometimes you need to feel like you're not just a mommy... art helps!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Time Out

One month, already... really?

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Right Way

Normally, I would say use whatever means necessary to accomplish the goal, in other words do it any way you want as long as it gets done. But around the house I'm a bit of a nazi, I feel like there is a right way to do things, and Danny thinks so too... Unfortunately we have somewhat different views on what the "right way" is.

From how the dishes fit in the dishwasher, to the laundry, to picking up around the house, we just step on each other's toes, start getting irritated and redo what the other one has already started. Luckily this only happens when we're trying to work together, so it doesn't happen all that much (typically only when we're having company... the perfect time to start a fight).

We both have type B personalities so I wouldn't think this would be a problem, but I'd almost rather go into labor than cook or clean with my favorite person on earth.

~Is something wrong with me?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Coffee Please!

"I want coffee"
"Ummmm... ok you can try a little."
"So, what do you think. Does it taste yummy or yucky?"
"It tastes aweful!"
"I want some more."

This was my little sweetheart at 12:30am....
needless to say I've learned my lesson!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Best Friends

Sati and "Mono" have been attached at the hip sense the beginning. It was partly our fault because we had him sleep with her and he always got to go along with us on car rides (several to Mexico). He's her best buddy, they're great friends. She really LOVES him!!!

I don't mind that she is so attached because that means she's not that kind of attached to us. She can go places with other people and as long as she has her mono she's fine. This does present one major problem though... what happens if we loose him? Well we found a replacement monkey, but he's just not the same. He's made by the same company and all, but he has different eyes and he's not warn out like her mono.

anyways... the real reason for my post...

On the first car ride that we took with both kids Sati looked at Marleigh in horror... "Where's her Mono???" We realized that this was a problem and have been looking for a friend for Marleigh ever sense.

We found the perfect buddy for our new little girl, but I guess they don't make them anymore because I have checked up and down the internet and only found the small one (we want the bigger one) and you have to order it from Australia... Dude!

So if, in your travels, you see this little guy will you pick one up for us (actually two)? His name is Octavius and he's made by Russ... Thanks!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Number Two

Marleigh's crying (screaming) in bed...
I come in to see what's up.
What do I find?
She's turned herself completely over and woken herself up (for the third time this week).

Is that even possible at 3 weeks?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Dropping Names

I lived in Mexico, at a deaf boarding school for two years, right out of High School. It was one of the hardest and most rewarding things I have ever done. I think it has made me into the parent I am today... and also shaped my character tremendously. The "Ranch" taught me a lot about myself and what I like and dislike. All of those things just seemed magnified at the Ranch for some reason. One thing that I came to really dislike in my time there was name dropping.

The director of the ranch is a very "cool" guy. He's always in with the latest trends... including (in the short time that I was there) Converse shoes, Livestrong bracelets, and XM radio. (and to be completely honest I had all of these as well, but not multiples of each.) He also loves the idea of fame. We had a few different famous people come to the ranch and it was always a BIG DEAL to the director and most of the staff. Danny and I always joked that we did more for these people of fame than we would have done of Jesus himself (it is slightly overstated, but has truth to it).

After I left the Ranch they made a movie about the "Ranch Story" (which really is a pretty great story of how the ranch came to be). Many of the staff and kids from the ranch were on the movie... and I've heard some of them refer to themselves as Movie Stars (as one of my friends pointed out "everybody believes in their own fame.")... and I guess they are, to some extent. I've heard that people follow the director around (when he goes to share the movie at different state side churches) and get his autograph and what not.

Obviously it's not just the director and staff there, at the ranch, that like to tell of the different famous people that they've met. On facebook I have friends that did "15 random facts about me" and almost all of them wrote in one or two famous people that they either went to the same school as, or bumped into them at the mall or something.

I just don't get it... what's so attractive about fame?

Sorry there is no picture, but I don't have any pictures of famous people (surprise, surprise).

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Picture This

My latest creative adventure...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Baby blues...

I'm back and forth with feelings like...
"I wish it could all just stay like this!" -to- "will it never end?!?"

They say this is normal, and even title it "the baby blues". Like it's some kind of crazy chemical reaction that happens when you have a baby or something. Maybe it is, but I think it's more like "I haven't slept in weeks, there are two little ones screaming at the top of their longs, their dad's working late (again), I haven't had adult conversation in what seems like weeks, the house is thrashed (again), and I feel like I'm doing everything all by myself, blues." I don't think I need drugs... although it might be nice. It just seems to me that there is a perfectly good explanation for how I'm feeling (with or without the *crazy* hormones).

Not to say I don't love being at home with my girls, really, I do love it! There is just a couple times a day when I feel completely overwhelmed. Anybody else feel like that?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


~ a refection of the last 20 days with two little girls...

  • Sati has become deathly afraid of eggs causing her to not want to get in the bath tub (I know it's odd, but she is my daughter).
  • People don't critique your parenting skills nearly as much the second time around...
  • Marleigh looked just like her big sister when she was born but is now taking on her own look (and she might have some of her mother in there... about time).
  • I LOVE baby schedules, Marleigh is doing great, Sati sleeps right through the one time a night when Marleigh gets up to eat... and I'm catching up on my Zzzzz.
  • I think Danny has slept more sense the baby was born than he did before... Dude!
  • I'm loving being a mom of two, and I feel so blessed that God gave us girls!
  • Sometimes I just want to talk to an adult.
  • Sati says all kinds of things that we had no idea she knew. Today she was watering my plants and ran out of water in her bucket. handing me the bucket she says "filler up"... what? where did she get that?
  • "little sister" is already getting big. I'm feeling sad about it, it seems too fast.
  • I'm healing so much faster than I did after Sati and I feel wonderful! So glad it's over!!
  • Sati has become MUCH more attached to her Mono.
  • I thank the Lord multiple times a day (or should) that I get to stay home and take care of my family.
  • I'm actually enjoying nursing this time around, but can still identify with a cow (and I hate the way I smell because of it... tmi?).
  • I'm ready for the weekend!

My Girls