17 May 2007

Counting my blessings....

Caleb's birthday is today. He's two years old. And it seems like just yesterday that I was heading to the hospital to be induced. I can't believe my baby isn't a baby anymore. It's sad, and happy all at the same time. He is getting such a little personality, and talking more, which is great. But some days I miss the little baby boy who was so cuddly. He's still pretty cuddly though, so I cannot complain! We are so lucky, and so blessed to have such a great family.

May is a month of happy days and happy memories at our house. Caleb's birthday today, mine this weekend, and Maddie's next Saturday. Not to mention Mother's Day, we moved into our hose in May four years ago, and Maddie's birthday will also be the 11 year anniversary of the day I met my husband. I got the job in England in May back in 1999, found out we were moving back three years later in May.... How lucky we are to have so much to celebrate each spring!

09 May 2007


Tonight we went to a bone marrow donor registry drive for the daughter of my former co-worker, Hannah. Most of you know her story, if not see previous posts. Anyway, Mike and I were all set to get in the National registry. It's an easy process - just fill out a form, and let them swab your cheek. I had no problems with this, but apparently Mike can't be a donor because of previous back problems! Who knew? Loads of people have back pain, I think it's interesting that they can't be donors. Apparently it has something to do with possibly making it worse if he were to donate marrow.

On Saturday we are doing a fund-raising walk with Hannah's team for the Cancer Free Kids charity. They are having an event for the whole family - face painting, clowns, pony rides, etc. It should be a great time, and for a good cause as well!

Everything else with us is good, no more news! More soon!

07 May 2007

Long time no updates...

Clearly, I am a slacker of the highest degree if you go by the date of my last posting. My excuse should be that we have been so busy. But if that were the case, I would have lots of news to post on here, and you will soon see that we are boring as ever. It seems my natural procrastination tendencies have once again gotten the best of me for the past few weeks. But never fear! I am back now with all the exciting news of us!

Maddie has been busy with her cheerleading class. I had to take her yesterday for a "costume rehearsal" which is where I got her dressed up with the costume, hair, and makeup (yes, real makeup - including eyeliner on my 4 year old), and we went to the dance place for her class photo. The hair and makeup took me about an hour. I am including a photo of her. She looks about 18. Mike has been having a fit over the makeup, as Dads are prone to do. But she only has to wear it now for the dress rehearsal, and then for the actual show. Being that I'm not really into makeup myself, I was glad for the opportunity to practice putting it on her yesterday. The eyeliner was the hardest bit. I must say, I'm quite pleased with myself.

Caleb has been busy beating up his sister and yelling at everyone. He stamps his foot, points at you, and shouts "NO" when he doesn't like what you have to say. His favorite word is now "mine." Other new words include touchdown, football (can you sense a theme?), cold, car, and home. We're working on who-dey, but he has yet to say that one. And he still won't say Maddie, just calls her Sissy. His favorite thing to do is to play outside, so every time we get in or out of the car he has a fit, as he thinks we're going to stay and play in the driveway.

Mike's mom is doing well (for those of you who do not know, she had a stroke last week, and a surgery following that). Luckily, it seems that as strokes go, it was a relatively minor one. She's home now, and recovering many of her motor skills. The long-term outlook for her is very good. Prayers would still be appreciated!

Other news, I just had my 10 year anniversary at Enterprise - how crazy is that? I can't quite believe it's been that long.

That's it for now!