Monday, March 31, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
As if that day wasn't busy enough...we then went to Martha's baptism. Martha was baptized in the Catholic church, so the baptism was a 3 hour mass from 8-11pm at the Easter Vigil service. I had never been to a mass, let alone a 3 hour one! It went by pretty quickly and was very beautiful to see Martha baptized. And to top it off, Riley slept the entire time! Afterwards Mike's family hosted drinks and dessert at a nearby restaurant, so this mommy was partying it up until midnight or so...big time! And Riley continued to sleep in her car seat, sitting atop one of the tables. It was a fun evening and we are so proud of you Martha!
And then of course the next day was Easter, which consisted of church then a great day of good food and family. Hope everyone else had a wonderful Easter. This week I'm busy with babysitting, appointments, walks with friends and getting ready for some upcoming baby showers. And also running. My training has been going well, although I've missed my long runs these past two weekends due to the weekends being full. That is very unlike me, but I'm trying to just roll with it and just hope and pray I can make it those 13 miles!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Riley & I got to meet Cora, Kristen's baby, for the first time last Friday. It was so wonderful to see Kristen & DJ, as well as meet & hold their precious little one. Riley is only a month older than Cora, so we figure they will be the best of friends and will spend their days gabbing away like their mommy's do! We look forward to more visits Kristen!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
- I have 3 piercings in my left ear, two of which were pierced by a friend at summer camp with a thumb tack.
- I love hot hot showers. Who doesn't, right? But my true obsession with a scalding hot shower began the day after I gave birth to Riley. After a very long and intense labor and then surgery, my body was tired and achy and nothing could cure that besides the hot water. Now my hot showers offer a small escape every day, (well more like every other day) from the daily task of motherhood and allow me to just stand there and relax amongst the steam.
- Both of my little toes posses the tiniest toenail you've ever seen. Not only is there hardly a nail, the nail that is there sticks straight up. And by straight up I mean straight up towards the sky straight up. Tyler loves to point this out on a daily basis, but it truly does cause a girl some trouble when trying to paint her toes. I don't mind feet at all and have always wanted to have really pretty feet, but I just don't think it's going to happen (no matter how many coats of polish I apply!) Luckily for her, Riley has beautiful feet and super long toes and nails. Let's hope they stay that way!
- I often find myself straightening items in stores. For example, I was in the fabric store today and was looking at the bargain book shelf and before I knew it I realized I was stacking all the books and making neat piles out of them. I will do this in the grocery store, restaurants...really anywhere I go I find myself doing this. And I always feel like I'm being so helpful. As if a manager were to see me, he/she would think to themselves, "Wow, I should really hire that girl, she seems like a great worker".
- I have a thing for maps. I love to study them and figure them out, and read all the names of the towns, cities and roads. I take great pride in the fact that I can understand maps well and if in a random city, I'd be able to navigate my way around with ease.
- I backpacked around Europe when I was 20 years old with my friend Claire. We had many adventures, but one night more memorable than others. We arrived in Amsterdam late at night, assuming we'd find a place to stay with ease. After a few hours of wandering the city looking for a place with an empty bed at a reasonable price, we were forced to spend the night in the city park. Claire and I huddled up and pulled out every piece of clothing we had for pillows, blankets and warmth. It was one of the longest nights of my life, even though we were probably there for just 3-4 hours. We were cold, scared and a bit defeated come early morning, so we left before the sun came up and got on the train and kept riding and getting off at different stops, trying to sleep either on the train or at the stop. Lesson learned: best to book your first night in a city, especially when you arrive after 10pm!!!
- Currently Tyler and I are sleeping in the living room. We pulled our mattress into our living room because we discovered mold under our bedroom window and Tyler is in the midst of repairing it. It is really quite comical and makes us laugh each time we've come home to our now disorganized living room with our huge mattress in the middle of it. It also reminds me of when we lived on Maui. We lived in a condo that had an a.c. unit in the living room and our room was down the hallway, therefore making our room very hot. It was so hot that some nights we couldn't stand it any longer and would drag the mattress down the hallway and sleep in the living room for a few nights before we felt like we could deal with the hot bedroom once again. The mold is gone and Tyler is almost done with the repairs, but until then, no guests are allowed to come over!
Monday, March 10, 2008
Granola & coffee for breakfast
Tea w/a friend
Grocery shopping for dinner
Doc sleeping while I'm feeding Riley
2 mile afternoon jog
Pottery Barn decorations in the mail for Riley's room
Used bookstore looking for this month's book club selection
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Then Andy and Erin came the next weekend and we spent the weekend eating out, playing with the dogs and just hanging out. Oh, and also apparently a push-up contest:
Just a few memories of many. Thank you Tyler for being so fun, full of so much joy and confidence and for desiring a simple life full of good friends, adventures and lots of lovin'! I love you Tyler!