Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I got drafted....

....sort of.  I got a new calling at church...more info to come after Sunday!  I was recently released as the second counselor in the Young Women's presidency...they didn't waste any time did they? ;-P

Monday, December 15, 2008

When It Rains...

...It pours!  Daniel just got over a virus and, after our trip to the doctor today, we've discovered he now has an ear infection.  Can't we catch a break?!?!  I want my sweet, happy baby boy back!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Book Club

Last night, we had our book club meeting, and I have to say that this one was my favorite so far...even more so than the one I hosted.  I didn't realize I had so much to say about this book.  The more we talked about it and analyzed it, the more I realized how much I truly did enjoy it.   We read NIGHT JASMINE by Mary Lou Widmer.  At first, I wasn't going to read it because it was checked out of the library and cost $23 at Barnes&Noble.  But, then I learned why it was so expensive...when the first edition sold out, the book was still very much in demand, so MLW decided to invest her own money to print more copies.  Then, Hurricane Katrina came and washed away her last 2500 copies...the book was unavailable for a while until she was financially able to have it reprinted.  So, I didn't mind spending that much on a book...and it turned out to be a really good story.  You can read the synopsis here.  I don't want to say much on the off-hand chance any of you might read it...and if you have the chance to read it, you should.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Let it snow...

I was rudely awoken by a phone call from my sister this morning. She asked if I had been outside yet, to which I responded, "Uhh, no...I'm still sleeping." She told me it was snowing, so I shot out of bed, opened the blinds, and sure enough there was snow covering the ground. I was so excited!! This is the most snow I have ever seen in my entire life!!! Growing up in Louisiana will do that for you. Adam and I threw on some clothes, grabbed the camera, and went outside to check things out...Daniel was still sleeping. We went down the street to Jacob and Jane's apartment just to make sure they knew the good news...they didn't seem as impressed as I was...I think they have seen snow a time or two before :-) Anyway, when Daniel woke up, we bundled him up and brought him outside to see his first snowfall. As you can see in the pictures, he didn't exactly know what to think...

Sick Baby Boy

Poor Daniel has his first real illness. We thought he was getting over it, but he seems to have a re-emergence of runny nose, coughing, and generally not feeling well. He is not his usual happy self. I just hope he can kick this before we leave for Gigi's house for Christmas.

Monday, December 8, 2008

9 month Pictures

6 month Pictures...Finally!

We finally got Daniel's 6 month pictures back. Can you guess my favorite?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas came early...

Santa visited us early this year.  We bought a new camera from one of the Black Friday deals at Circuit City.  Woohoo!!!  I am so excited...I have been complaining about my old camera for quite a while.  I will post pictures soon.  On another note, Santa brought something else with him too.  It's called herpangina, and Daniel's got it.  Basically, he has fever and ulcers at the back of his throat, which means he isn't eating or sleeping very neither am I :-(  This is the first time Daniel has been sick and it is killing me.  This is caused by a virus, so there is nothing we can do...we just have to "wait it out".  It breaks my heart to hear him crying and see him in such pain knowing that there isn't anything I can do about it.  Well, I know you mothers out there have probably dealt with this before and feel my pain.  I just hope he gets well soon...I want my happy baby boy back!!