Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Pics with the wonderful Kathryn

Just wanted to give a shout out to an inspiring and aspiring local photographer Kathryn Krueger. She took beautiful pictures for us in November and has posted them on her blog. She is fun, unique,creative and in my opinion, one of the best around! Click on the link below and you can check out a few of the photos-enjoy!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Walker Look-alike Meter

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blog stalking

So today I saw an old friend who I have known since I was 10 and she said she was blog stalking me and she would not have even admitted it if she didn't have some encouragement to give me from something she read on my blog. HA! I loved it, "blog stalking". But I am thankful to that type of stalker because she had a great piece of advice for me. This is perhaps the only type of stalking I will appreciate.

Friday, December 14, 2007

strutting boy and crazy mom

Officially walking. Maybe I will even put him in the "walkers" class at church on Sunday. I actually think I like walking better than crawling. I don't know why necessarily but I do. Today he is 13 months and more beautiful than ever. He has had a cold this week but I think its getting better. Yesterday I had a breakdown. It just all came to head after being couped up in the house all week with a sick dude. I realize how much of my life is about everybody else. I would not want to have another job in the world, I love being home but it is consuming and easy to just push my own needs aside but then after going so long that way, I crash. So that was yesterday and my amazing husband stayed the afternoon with Keller and let me get out of the house. I felt like a different mommy when I came home. I was refreshed, inspired, freshly manicured:) I realize how much I need time away and alone. So I am going to try and find a permanent Mother's Day Out Program for the bear in the Spring because right now we are just on a drop in list at one place. Until then I drink in the sporadic moments and hours I have to myself.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Even if I do not know you and you have a piece of wisdom I need it. Keller has been waking up pretty consistently around 430 or 5 every morning usually not going back to sleep until his mid morning nap. What do I do? We have tried it all. Coddle him, give him a bottle, let him cry it out, go in intermittingly, put him down earlier, put him down later, other than fasting through the night we have done it. Is there any thing I am not doing? I will take any advice PLEASE!