Archive for July, 2007

July 30, 2007


haven’t posted in awhile, but i really have had a hard time figuring out what to write about.  it’s weird because my mind is always going…always thinking about something. 

this week went by super fast…i seriously can’t remember what i did…  editing, worked on invitations for amy’s going away party, laundry, tried to figure out my new proofing site (exposure, cooked, cleaned, did laundry, blah blah blah

kathleen and i hung out a little bit, which was fun.  she’s a fun new friend…hope to spend more time with her in the future.  the kids will have a blast together when jonas is a little older.

 courtney got baptized today…beach baptism.  ryan, erin, and i all rode over together and were so excited to be “witnesses”.  except that we MISSED IT!  i could not believe it.  long story, but i kept looking up to make sure i knew where she was, went to get harper’s sippy cup, turned around, and court was coming out of the water!  i missed it.  ryan had the tele-photo all ready to go, but chose to look around for harper at the exact moment court was being “raised to walk in the newness of life”.  ugh.  i was SO upset!

i had an engagement session this evening with jenna and evan.  cute couple, nice location (coral cove beach park), GREAT lighting.

 harper and i leave in two days for montana for a week.  excited about montana, NOT about the flight(s) out there.  i am praying that harper will be on her best behavior…

hopefully my next post will be a little more interesting.

July 23, 2007

jibber-jabber update.

new words harper has said this week (even if only once):

flower (“wowo”); opie; bubble (“bobo”); getting really good at “nana”

July 23, 2007

10 years.

we all know that the older you get, the faster it seems time goes by, but HOW can it have been 10 years since i graduated from high school?!  we had our 10 year reunion in tallahassee on saturday.  it was fantastic.  i was a nervous wreck before saturday (and saturday morning), but it was GREAT.  i guess we all figured out pretty quickly that none of us had really changed that much…that 10 years isn’t that long of a chance to really age.  it was so surreal to be around all this people that i spent so much time, so many years, with, but now they have these whole other lives and families attached to them.  i would look at them and feel like i knew exactly who they were, but then i’d start a conversation and remember that i knew NOTHING about this person…this “10 years later” person. 

there was quite a bit of laughing.  i think alot of it was nervous laughter…not fake, just reactionary.  you could tell everyone was enjoying each other.  when i heard someone laugh (unless it was a significant other), feelings of familiarity came rushing back…  i guess there are some things that we can’t change about ourselves even if we want to.

we had a picnic on saturday afternoon, where people could bring kids…  it was so great seeing everyone’s little families and how they interacted….seeing how the kids looked like their parents….looked like how i remember their parents when i sat behind them in 5th grade.  only a few “single” people showed up at the picnic…i was disappointed that more didn’t show (i wanted to show off my kid!), but i can see how it might be a little wierd…especially if you’re a single who wishes you weren’t.

that night there was a dinner.  we  had almost 40 graduates along with some of their dates, so maybe we had close to 80?  you could tell everyone was having so much fun just standing around talking…we had to be pushed and prodded to end conversations and actually eat.  that was  a first.  🙂  it was hard to force myself to talk to everyone…as much as i wanted to hug them and find out everything i could, i still felt super shy.  i would talk to someone for awhile and get comfortable in a little corner, and then look around the room and see a new face….and get nervous all over again.  🙂 

 having reunited with so many people i hadn’t seen in so long, it’s really made me sit back and think about how i’ve changed since the last time we were all together.  there was a “scrapbook” on a table on saturday night that had been at Project Graduation.  on each page was a name.  we were to find our name and write where we wanted to be in 10 years.  one of the mothers held onto that thing for all these years and her son (heath) brought it to the dinner.  it was really interesting to read where people wanted to be, and see where they actually are.  for many of us, our predictions have come true, and then some; but for some people, life is polar opposite than what they thought it would be.  i think some of those people have made wrong choices that have led them to a less than satisfactory life, but for others, i think they are doing exactly what God wants them to do and are happy in that.  i’m sure in another 10 years many of us will have learned why the Lord’s plans for us had to be different than our own.  [my prediction was something about being married to my best friend and having some kids and pursuing a career in _?_.]

all in all, a great weekend of introspection, thanksgiving, and warm fuzzies!  🙂

July 14, 2007

harper at 14 months, 2 weeks, 2 days

every morning when i walk in her room at 8:30 (yes, she sleeps that late) the first word out of her mouth is “pool”.  she says it five more times while i change her diaper and continues to say it ALL DAY LONG.  when i finally do take the 15 minutes to fill up her beloved pool (purple plastic on the porch), change into something sweat-worthy, and change her into a swimsuit (complete with sunscreen), she spends most of her time digging in the plants or looking for sooty bbq tools to rub on herself or learning that hot cement really burns your feet than she does in the pool (yes i know that was a run-on sentence).  in fact, to get her to sit in the pool, i have to physically sit her down in the water, and she gets right back up.  still, i usually save this activity for right before daddy comes home at the end of the day…it’s either that or TV, so i’m sure digging in the dirt is probably the more productive activity.  (plus, if there were no pool, what would i dangle my feet in while trying not to pass out?)   

Other things she’s into right now:

says other words: “shoe”, “teeth”, “dada”, “tree”, “pee” (for Opie), “ball”     she loves to wear my necklaces and carry the keys.  she is OBSESSED with cell phones.  holds them up to her hear and has a conversation with who knows who…usually daddy, unless he’s at work.  i would LOVE to know what she says to him.  🙂  she still sleeps like a bear cub…usually 13 hours at night and 2 two-hour naps during the day.  i’ve thought about moving her to one nap, but she still gets super fussy if she goes longer than 3 hours without sleep.  why mess up a good thing?!  she loves to climb on things and to walk around by herself (in the hall, parking lot, grass, whatever…).  she laughs like crazy if i stick my tongue out at her, or if opie gives her kisses.  she LOVES her daddy and has so much fun playing with him when he gets home.  she loves dogs.  her favortie toy is still books….or lately, her talking Baby Tad.  she is still obsessed with other kids and babies. 

July 14, 2007


so, i’ve tried three times to make this a successful blog, and twice i’ve ended up deleting all my past posts.  i LOVE reading other people’s blogs (mostly people i don’t even know), and i really have a desire to make mine interesting enough that people would visit it more than once.  actually, before today, i had my settings to private so that i was the only one who could see my posts…kina like a diary.  but, i have NEVER been a good diary keeper, so that didn’t work. 

i’ve decided to start doing what i’d hoped to avoid…when in doubt, i’m going to write about my kid.  i’ve done a terrible job keeping her “baby book” updated, so maybe this’ll be easier.  i’m on the computer all the time anyway, so checking in a few times a week shouldn’t be so bad.  we’ll see how it goes.