Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
we had a good time out in colorado, especially knowing hannah barely even noticed we were gone! for those of you who are blessed enough to live in the mountains, you won't appreciate these pictures. it was neat going with patrick because he'd never seen the mountains in the winter, and only very briefly once in the summer. I learned to appreciate them anew. Being 10-12,000 ft higher than normal was challenging in and of itself! I had (and still have) that cold, so breathing was difficult. I had to take off all my protective gear every few minutes to blow my nose.
this is patrick admirably working his way down the hill in the above picture. he did really well, i was proud of him. as for me, let's just say it's not like riding a bike. i think i have to lower my expectations while i'm on this once every 3 yrs schedule.
these are main street, frisco CO. looks a little different from frisco tx, eh?
patrick rehydrating. jana surveying the options.
i'm getting busy with my 3 very part time jobs, and keeping up with hannah. i think we're going to start potty training soon. she's developing this frustrating habit of taking her pants (and diaper) off. not good. since my time at home is increasingly more limited, i will keep this brief and move on to my next thing. i have some great hannah pictures from the weekend for later.
Monday, February 09, 2009
considering escape. making a break for it!
morning glory. oh so proud in daddy's tie.
left: remnants of a productive sunday afternoon. (i know sunday afternoon isn't supposed to be productive, it's supposed to be restful.) i found a nice desk chair at a garage that was in great shape just missing a castor, so patrick's been on a mission to fix it. not as easy as it sounds. but pretty sooon it'll wheel right up next to our oh so spiffy desk we got for free. i took it upon myself to make valentine's day cards, which could be easy unless you don't have a plan, go to hobby lobby and get carried away. it was fun, though. hannah put the finishing touches on for me.
- so lots of people say they dont' like to take medicine, but the rubber really meets the road when you're pregnant, and you can't even if you wanted to. i think i have the same thing patrick had a few weeks ago, except sans nyquil. a totally different experience. we've tried everything, including buried under a bath towel inhaling aromathy steam. that would have made a nice picture.
- speaking of pregnant, we decided on the allen birthing center. their midwives do homebirths, but i'll go there for my appointments.these 3 ladies have about 50 yrs experience between them. they are all certified nurse midwives, which normally means they are all about doctors, but they have apparently chosen a different route. this is a classy place. you should check out the website http://www.allenbirthingcenter.com/. we couldn't hear the heartbeat, but hopefully next time. and praise the Lord, i don't have morning sickness this time!
- we are getting a new ministry started at our church to spread awareness and interest for international missions. this week was the first step: a table with information about our monthly meeting, so this time i got to do it for west africa, and some general imb stuff. i'm really excited for our first get together, in march. i'm going to get someone to make fatayas, and have some djembe music in the background!
- i would like to congratulate patrick on fixing our dryer. I didn't know he fixed dryers. probably because he never has before. he worked on it for over 2 hrs, and fixed it. i told him i would have taken a picture, but i didn't actually think it was going to end up well. next time i'll have more faith in him. next stop: garage door. it'll open but not close. wierd.
David and Des are coming to babysit this weekend and Patrick and I are going skiing. I know, it's a huge splurge. But only for 2 days. this is our window, before we have another little baby that we can't leave for more than a few hours. maybe they'll be guest bloggers for me, and you can hear about their experiences with the munchkin. wish them luck! happy valentine's day!