Sunday, January 28, 2007


Thanks to my wonderful husband and two Tylenol PM's, I was feeling quite revitalized yesterday. For some reason, I haven't been sleeping well lately. As soon as my head hits the pillow, it's like my mind goes into hyperdrive thinking about everything I want/need to do and I can't get to sleep. Once I do get to sleep, I dream all night long so I don't feel rested. After several days of this it starts to creep up on you. I asked Chris if he would mind taking care of Jonathan Saturday morning so I could take something to sleep Friday night and he thought it was a good idea. He had to be at church that morning to set up some new mics for choir practice so he just took Jonathan with him. I went to sleep at 10:00 Friday night & didn't wake up until 10:00 Saturday morning. I felt so good! It was a little wierd being here all by myself, but I just took advantage of the time & played on the internet & called a couple of people. I have to admit it was kind of nice having some alone time, but I did miss my boys.

When I quit Hitachi, Chris and I decided to cash out my 401k. We could do more good by using the money to pay off some bills than we could by rolling it over. Once the money came in we were able to pay off several debts. The biggest being our cars! That alone will save us about $600/month! What a difference that will make for us.

We did decide to do one "frivolous" thing with the money. I wanted us to consider getting a new camera, as the one we had was really starting to act wierd; it would change to view mode while you were trying to take a picture. Annoying, especially when you're trying to catch cute moments. So, we did some research and decided on the Canon Digital Rebel XT.
It has double the megapixels that our other camera had, so it takes much better pictures, and it focuses ALOT faster, so it's easier to capture the moment. Sometimes with the other one you'd miss the moment waiting for it to focus. We ordered it Wednesday night, and it came Saturday morning! I was so excited! We've been taking pictures like crazy. I think it will really come in handy as Jonathan gets older and more mobile. In "sports mode" it can take 3 frames/second, so we can get some cute shots of him crawling & taking his first steps. But let's not rush into that too soon!

I think Jonathan's teething! He's drooling like a faucet & chewing on his hands alot. Not to mention that he's been more fussy than usual. So far I don't see any teeth popping through the gums, but it's got to be any day now.

Here are a couple of pics of the little guy. I can't believe he's 3 1/2 months old already! Where has the time gone? Can you believe the red hair!

For some reason when I resized these, they came out grainy. ;o( They were a lot clearer before I did that. I guess I have to learn how to resize the ones from the new camera.

Well, I think I'd better head off to bed now. I need to try and get more sleep. Have a great day/week!

Monday, January 22, 2007

A quick one

Don't have much to say right now, but I thought I'd share these pictures of Jonathan napping on our bed. Is he not just the cutest thing EVER!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Back in the (scrappin') saddle again...

Finally. Saturday we (Laurel, Rebecca, Kimberly & I) had an all day cropping event at Archiver's in honor of Laurel's birthday. Laurel had reserved one of the rooms so we could have it to ourselves and it was so nice. We even had a sales associate (Jenni) all to ourselves which was really cool. She hung around in there quite a bit & helped us with our layouts & ideas. Unfortunately my camera was being wierd so I didn't get any pictures, but Laurel and Kimberly both did and I'm sure they'll post some on their blogs. Rebecca bought Laurel a tiara which she wore most of the day, though we couldn't convince her to leave it on when we went to lunch.

It had been a really long time since I had scrapped, and I was definitely ready to get back into it. Now that Jonathan is here, I have a lot more pictures & ideas to scrap. Even though I was there for 12+ hours, I only completed 3 layouts. It's taking me a while to get back into the groove, but here they are. I hope they show up okay, I took pictures of them instead of trying to scan them:

I think they turned out pretty good. Rebecca got a Cricut for Christmas & was quite generous in allowing us to use it. It is the COOLEST thing. You get cartridges for it with different fonts and it will cut out anything you type in. I used it on the "Miracle" and "Bad to the Bone" layouts. Thanks Rebecca! I hope I can get back to joining my scrappy friends for our monthly crops. I had gotten out of the habit towards the end of my pregnacy and since Jonathan's birth, but I'm ready to get back in the swing of things. It's good to get out & just have some "me" time.

I hesitate to mention this because I don't want to jinx it, but Jonathan seems to be on a "routine" now. It's quite wonderful. He's been taking his last bottle with some cereal in it at around 8pm and going down for the night at around 10. Then he sleeps until around 8am! He gets up and eats, naps & plays and does the same at around 12pm & 4pm. I have to say that it makes it easier to get things done around the house because I know when he's going to need to eat again & I can plan my day. Not to mention, a full nights sleep is always great.

Speaking of a full nights sleep... I'm off. 'Night all.

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