Monday, August 25, 2008

Recent Happenings

We have been pretty busy around here lately. I need to figure out how to do those slide-show things that people put on their blogs so that I can just do one of those with all of the pics, but as you may know, technological stuff is intimidating to me. So, this will do for now.
A couple of weeks ago, we took Eden in for a major hair-chopping. Jeremy was just "slightly" attached to her long hair. Every time I have trimmed it, he gets all anxious like I am cutting one of her fingers off. What is it with Dad's and their little girls' hair??? Anyway, I finally convinced him that we could just cut it short this one time so that it could grow out thicker and would look a lot less raggedy. So, he finally caved. I will admit though that i was nervous to do it as well. After all is said and done though, it looks adorable on her and fits her personality very well. I have yet to figure out how to do it as poofy as the hair cutter girl did, but it's cute anyway.

Another new thing is that Eden came to me one afternoon while we were outside playing chalk saying "Mommy, look....look....I wrote my name!" I turned around and looked and she had written her name perfectly on the side-walk. What? I didn't teach her that! She has been very much into letters lately and is always asking us how you spell things, like her name, but I never sat down and tried to teach her how to write her name. Yeah, she's her father's child. So, now she can write her name, as well as 'Mom' and 'Dad'. You can see in the picture below that she drew herself and her name is in the top right corner. So stinkin' cute!

This final shot is a preggy shot because we have not taken ANY thus far. I figured I better take at least one. This is me and my little basketball belly at almost 23 weeks. It was taken just before church which is why I am wearing a dress.

Other than that, we have been trying to catch up on sleep due to staying up late for two weeks watching the olympics. We loved every minute of it though (despite the crummy judging in the women's gymnastics). Eden has finished her second round of swimming lessons and has completed her level 2. She is now officially a "Sea-Horse". Although, she has tried to convince me again and again that she is part fish. That girl loves the water and can't get enough. She started up her dance classes again, and of course is very passionate about dancing as well. It is pretty entertaining and invigorating just to watch her and kind of live vicariously through her.
I am enjoying being pregnant, except for the interrupted sleep, and am very anxious to see this new little girl and try to remember how to take care of a newborn again. It has been almost 4 years!

Monday, August 18, 2008

5 years and counting

We had our 5 year anniversary last week. I remember when we first got married and the idea of being married for 5 years seemed like such a long time. Now that we're here, I feel like we've been married for much a good way. I think it's because so much has happened in the last couple of years in our lives that normally would happen over a span of 10 years or so. Another reason may be that we have grown so accustomed to each other that it is hard to imagine life before we were together.
I'm not going to go all cheesy on y'all. I save that specifically for Jeremy.:) I did post a kissy face picture of us just because I know it makes Jeremy crazy, and hey....after five years, you've got to find ways to make your "spouse" (I hate that word!) cringe so that you can get a laugh. Don't be fooled, Jeremy is the best at this, but saves it for when I'm his only audience.
Anyway, we had a great anniversary. Jeremy planned the whole thing and I was so impressed. If any of you know Jer, you know that he doesn't pride himself on planning things or on being particulary romantic. Poor guy had to marry into a family where all of the men are rediculously romantic and apparently "ruin it for the rest of us". So, when he does it, I am always so proud of him. He really does underestimate himself when it comes to planning romantic things. He is very good at it.
So, here's to you, my lover dover. "You are the best" (said like Nacho Libre). And as for the next five years +, we better hold on tight and buckle up if it is as crazy as the last 5, which, knowing us, I'm sure it will be. Here's some cheese for you: How great and incredible to be married to your best friend who is just as weird as you are and loves you more because of it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sweet Kiddos

Last weekend, I did a family photo shoot with a family of 6 from my sister's neighborhood. Family photos or group photos actually scare me because I haven't had a lot of practice and therefore have a hard time getting everything in focus and everyone looking, etc.. It was good to get out and push myself again though.
The kiddos were really sweet and the 3 younger kids were quite photogenic. The funny part was that the oldest boy was the most challenging. He was not interested in looking at the camera. Oh well. You make the most of what you have to work with, right?
Thanks, Darla, for trusting me with this. I think I was lucky enough to get some great shots. Let me know what y'all think.