Thursday, November 29, 2007

It's A Girl!

We are going to have a little girl! I would post a picture, but I didn't really get a good one today. She is weighing in at 9oz at 18 weeks. So, wow! We'll be having a girl the last week of April. Fun fun!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


My husband is addicted to Sudoku.

I am addicted to this...

The Coffee Park

Today I went with my friend Katie to The Coffee Park in Marietta. It was amazing! It is your typical coffee shop that also sells smoothies, sandwiches, etc. BUT, it is also a place to drop off your kids to play while you drink your coffee. Yes! You walk in, drop off your kid in the play area, ($5 for 4 hours of supervised play), then you go relax with your friends or by yourself. Hats off! It's the perfect morning for a stay-at-home mom or a got-the-kids-for-the-day dad. Check out their website at

Thank you, Katie!

Monday, November 19, 2007


How many of you out there try to pretend that you're someone you're not? What do I mean? You know, you go home to your parents' for Thanksgiving and put on an act, or all of your friends at church think you have the perfect marriage, not because you do, but because you've put on that "show". I really believe we all do this at some point.

Do you have somewhere or someone with whom you can truly be yourself? Someone who knows the dirt and the grime and still hangs around? Do you have somewhere you can go where you feel free?

These are the things I'm thinking about today. Wanna know what got me on this track? Take 30 minutes and listen or watch Out of the Shadows on the following website.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Stay-At-Home What?

I just completed my second week of being at home everyday with Parker. I didn't spend every moment everyday with him. In fact, I was sick part of the week, so my mom spent at least as much time with him as I did. Still, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of how not to be a stay at home mom. Seriously, I failed.

But, I guess it's in the failing moments that we learn most.

What have I learned thus far?
  • I need people.
  • I need to get out of the house.
  • It is a bad day when the highlight of my day is seeing James Blunt sing about a triangle on Sesame Street.
  • Parker needs people.
  • Parker needs to get out of the house.
  • Parker doesn't care if James Blunt is on Sesame Street.

Seriously, I think this is just like any other job change that I've had. The first day you come home excited because you have the BEST JOB EVER! The next few days you wonder how "they" can consider this a full time job and you're a little bored. Then all of a sudden it hits you that you were bored because you were ignorant, and you're the busiest you've ever been. I'm in the bored phase right now.

So, any other stay-at-home moms out there? What do you do all day with your kids, specifically a one year old? What do you do to stay connected with friends?

Precious Little P

Parker and I did not have a very good morning. Let's just say that the pregnancy hormones were raging and the sleep was lacking (for both of us). But, no matter how frustrated I get, it all goes away in those precious moments.

Lunchtime ended with P throwing his PBJ on the wall behind his highchair. It stuck. He then proceeded to walk into his room and pull out a whole basket of books. We sat on his chair for 45 minutes and read every book at least twice. When I told him it was time for his nap, he looked up at me and said, "Ieeeeeee You!" That's his way of saying, "I love you!" And, the PBJ on the wall no longer mattered.