sick of being sick

so this past week was sick week. evil, nasty, disgusting sick week. blah!

monday evening
me: body aches and pains, then a nasty fever.
duckie: perfectly fine.

me: worst. headache. ever. plus fever.
duckie: perfectly fine.

wednesday morning approx 2:13am
me: same.
duckie: puking her guts out all over herself, me and our bed.
thank you lord for hubby being home.

me: same.
duckie: the big “D” firing out the rear. all day.
hubby leaves for drill until sunday. boo. boo hoo wahh.

same as wednesday
thursday night approx 11:36pm
me: fever 104.9 ... what? check it again 10 min later: 105.5. time to get nervous. called bro (the er doc) who talked me off the ledge and convinced me i was not dying.
duckie: sound asleep.

me: fever back down to 101.7 - feels cool compared to the night before.
duckie: on the mend. no trace of big “D”

me: same.
duckie: singing + bouncing = feeling better.

me: first day without a fever. it’s a miracle. thank you lord for making me better.
please, please let me feel even better tomorrow!
duckie: see below


project 365: july 2011

i just love the project 365 app, don’t you?
i mean, journaling and scrapbooking are both awesome but sometimes it’ difficult to keep up with it all.
since i always have my iphone with me, it’s easy to capture a moment of our day on the go.
my favorite part is, at the end of the month, looking back and being reminded of little every day moments i may have already forgotten about.


my best friend’s guy

bryn and i have been friends since the seventh grade - no lie. we have seen it all together!
bangs, tight-rolled jeans, bangs, school dances, and more bangs
blue eye shadow (what the heck were we thinking?? - more importantly, why didn’t anyone stop us?!)
first loves and heart breaks
true love and marriage ... then came the babies in the baby carriage

we joke about these two getting married someday
if these two had babies together, they’d have a crazy-whack, awesome gene pool
american ... korean ... german ... latino ... american indian
couple other things i’m sure i’m missing

...for now, we’ll stick to play dates...
  ...clearly she was not as interested in my cool two dollar chalkboard thingy as he was...


little miss sweet p

so i can’t believe it’s almost been two weeks but last thursday, my friend lindsay started her morning at her 36 week doctor’s appointment and by that afternoon 3:18pm, she met her baby girl!
obviously a complete surprise to come that early but baby payton got a clean bill of health and is at home packing boxes with her mommy, getting ready to move in the 110 degree texas heat. yay, thanks payton!

i was lucky enough to meet and hold little sweet p (as i like to refer to her) that first day and then over the weekend, i brought duckie to meet “baby paayy-tinnn” as she says.

here are some of the pictures i took during our visit.
(yes, i am tearing up as i post these. just so thankful to share these moments)


...what a precious family of three...
a little birdie told me sweet p already has daddy wrapped around her tiny little finger
...mommy and payton...
it’s like you can smell newborn right through the screen

...lindsay’s dad said, “it looks like she has a garden on the side of her head!”...
yes, her parents are as adorable as she is

...more family. my favorite is the second one...
when he stepped into frame, these were their natural expressions
pure love, just the kind i think God intended

...duckie with sweet p...
being so, so gentle, looking to linds for reassurance


this day was oh, so special.

not only because of how much lindsay and matt mean to me, but because of how much they also mean to ava.
she always remembers to say their names when we pray at night.
and right now, her most favorite thing to do in the world is bounce up and down while repeating this hilarious little chant that matt taught her while they kept her over my birthday weekend.

“where we gonna go?!?!...”