Friday, June 23, 2006

Sharathon 2006 OKAY I AM UPDATING!  More pictures coming!  We’re in the midst of our annual fundraiser at KSBJ!  Go to to help!   To help with all my extra shifts my parents are in town watching Emily.  Here’s a pic I snapped of my “manny”…that’s Grandpa holding Emily while she’s sleeping during Sharathon in […]

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sleep, Glorious Sleep! SHE SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT!  I couldn’t believe it this morning!  My alarm went off at 6am…I woke up, stunned to confusion, and yelled GREG…SHE SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT!  I feel like a brand new woman…the old energetic Amanda is back!  For the first time in 2.5 months I have had a […]

Friday, April 21, 2006

Oh the Irony… Emily had her 2-month checkup at the doctor today and her first round of immunizations.  I was nervous going into this, so I asked Greg to come with us this morning.  Here’s how it went… I got up earlier then usual this morning to get Emily fed, bathed, dressed, etc. for her […]

Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter Reflections… We have BIG NEWS…stay tuned through today’s blog to find out! We’re tired girls today after a busy Easter weekend….Emily’s now down for a nap after already soiling through 3 outfits by 11:30am.  I can tell we’re having a “Monday”. I’m sipping hot tea and downloading our Easter pictures from my camera onto my […]

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Mother Bear I’ve always been an outdoorsy kind of gal.  Even before I could walk my Dad would take me hiking in the mountains with me on his back.  As I grew up he would always caution me about what to do in case I met a wild animal on the trail.  The most dangerous, […]

Monday, April 10, 2006

Emily and the Bluebonnets Emily touching Bluebonnets for the first time We drove out 290 on Saturday with friends to find Bluebonnets!  It’s a first for us.  We never got into this Texas Wildflower thing as midwesterners.  But, since were raising a first generation Texan now we just had to go….plus I wanted to dress […]

Friday, March 24, 2006

How to be a “Cool” Parent This morning Emily and I prayed together!  I love that.  After her “breakfast” and getting dressed and cleaned up for the day I held her and rocked her while reading my little quiet time book to her.  I’m already trying to teach her the importance of daily time with […]

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Rainy Day I felt like a horrible mother yesterday!  Around 11am I decided it was time for Emily and I to go on a walk.  I’m trying to walk every afternoon to get my body back in shape.  Funny, I used to run 4 miles before I was pregnant, now walking for 40 minutes seems […]

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Dear Emily…  My sweet baby girl…or as I call her “my wit-el-bay-bee” has been in this world for 4 weeks what an impact she has had.  Everyone prepared me for this life changing experience, I can’t tell you how many times I heard, “your life is going to change!”.  For a while there I didn’t […]

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

We had a bad day…SO WHAT…it’s over…and we’re movin’ on! I’m back!  My smile and my optimism is back today!  Emily even smiled too!  We’re all better.  Thanks for your suggestions and your prayers, we got through the dreaded “e” word and we’re stronger for it!  It’s wonderful to be able to move on from […]