Thursday, February 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Ethan!

It's hard to believe it's been a year! But a wonderful year it has been!!

Happy Birthday, Ethan!
You are incredibly precious to mommy and daddy!

You have filled our lives with so much joy!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

One Year Ago Tomorrow...

I gave birth to our precious son, Ethan!

And one year ago today...Bob and I headed up to the hospital so I could be induced.
I was 5 days late, and oh so ready to have our baby!!

Here we are, right before we walked into the hospital.
I was sooooooo nervous!

Just waiting...
A horrid picture--but this is what I looked like, nonetheless.

Tomorrow morning at 9:14am, all the waiting (and excruciating pain) would be well worth it! We'd finally be holding our little baby boy!

Just some reminiscing...

It's amazing how the first few weeks, even months, of Ethan being home seemed to drag on, and on, and on.

It's crazy how sleepless nights can affect a person's life.

But now, all of a sudden, our little bundle of joy has grown into a little man! He's just shy of 26 lbs, and loves getting into anything and everything he can get his hands on.

I love how his whimpers and cries have been replaced with smiles, giggles, and "talking".
I love that we can interact with Ethan, teach him things, feel the pride when he learns something new.
I love walking into the nursery every morning, knowing I'm going to get a huge grin from our little sleepy head's face.

He's not perfect. He has his days of fits and tantrums. And this mommy gets frustrated.

But the joy I feel when I look at Ethan, when I pray for Ethan, when I see him figure something out for the first time, when I watch him sleeping peacefully...and when I look ahead and wonder what kind of a great man he's going to be....all that frustration slips away.

I'm trying to treasure every moment I have with him. Because as fast as this first year flew by, I'm afraid he'll be grown and out of the house before I know it.

Thank You, Jesus, for our treasure of a son. You've blessed us richly, and we look forward to many years of teaching him just how great You are.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Library Love

I have a whole new relationship with the Library these days.

Long gone are the annoying days of walking through the aisles, searching for some weird book I had to do a report over.

I get to choose the books now.

I'm even in the Adult Winter Reading Program (How nerdy is that!?)

I revel in the silence of the Library, because it's a rare commodity these days.

I love how when I check out a book, it kinda gives me the thrill of buying something. We're on a budget, and I need to get my spending "fix" somehow. This is the perfect way!

I totally enjoy crawling into bed with a cold bottle of water and a great novel to read.

I don't, however, enjoy staying up until 4:30am because I just "couldn't put the book down", and still having to wake up when my alarm (aka Ethan) goes off! It makes for one tired mommy.

Yet, I do it all over again the next night.

Library Love.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


When I was in college, homework was the bane of my existence. I detested the stuff. But after reading the following song, supposedly written in the 1940's, I've found a new love for a totally different kind of homework: Housework!


I'm so tired of working in an office
And it's making me blue
There is work that don't require an office
That I'm anxious to do

Homework, I want to do homework
Instead of an office, I want to work home

Staying at home and crocheting
And meekly obeying
The guy who comes home

A cozy kitchen to be in there pitchin'
Is the thing I'm longing to do
To be there learning when a steak needs turning
And just what goes into a stew

Homework, I want to do homework
A genius who sits and plans with pots and pans at home
A genius who bakes a pie that keeps a guy at home

Homework, I want to do homework
Instead of an office, I want to work home

Messing around with French dressing
And slightly impressing
The guy who comes home

I long to settle with a steaming kettle
And a frying pan and a pot
And be the keeper of a carpet sweeper
That's the one ambition I've got

Homework, I want to do homework
A genius who has a way that makes him stay at home
A genius who has what takes that makes or breaks a home

Homework, I want to do homework
Instead of an office, I want to work home

Patching his trousers and matching
The part that keeps scratching
The guy who comes home

A table wiper who can change a diaper
Is the thing I'd like to be best
And be the master of a mustard plaster
When the cold goes down to his chest

Homework, I want to do homework
A genius who does her part so he don't start to roam
A genius who earns her keep that makes him sleep at home

(I found this song on Domestic Felicity, an awesome blog definitely worth checking out!)

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Simple Woman's Day Book

"The Simple Woman's Daybook" originally started at . Check it out!

February 1st, 2010

Outside my window...the ice and snow are melting!

I am thinking...about how I can't believe our son is going to be ONE this month!

I am thankful for...sunshine

From the kitchen...I'm trying to remember the last time I cooked. How terrible is that!?

I am pajama pants and a basketball t-shirt. Going fancy today ;)

I am watch the Bachelor tonight.

I am reading...nothing at the moment!

I am finalize Ethan's party details soon!

I am hearing...the quiet noise from Ethan's baby monitor.

One of my favorite seeing a good chick flick with girlfriends.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Visits to the library and grocery store.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...

Bob and I are celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary this summer and I would LOVE to get away to this place for that weekend!
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