Thursday, August 25, 2011


One of my sister's friends is in town visiting. She lives a good 8 hours away, so obviously we don't see her very often, but are so happy when she's here. This got me thinking about how close and how far people are. We are fortunate in that pretty much all of our immediate family is within a 2 hour drive, and we see them on a pretty consistent basis. Especially now that we have kids, I am glad that we spend as much time with them as we do.

But sometimes I get so frustrated when I realize that our neighbors that live across the street are pretty poo but we see them everyday, and some of the people I love the most I see maybe once every two or three years. (I will throw in here that I am eternally grateful for phone, e-mail, and facebook that allows me to be closer to my and my husband's extended family).

There are two friends in particular in my life that my heart breaks sometimes when I think about them and wish they were closer. I want them to be here to see our children grow up, and in one case I want to see their child grow up as well (and not just through pictures online).

So to Jenny and Mike, I miss you both so very much, and I wish you didn't live so far away.

(Ugh, nursing moms have way too many tears in their heads that are always wanting to come out, haha).

Friday, August 5, 2011

What 2 months can do........

Okay, maybe almost 3 months. Our baby girl will be 3 months old in two weeks, I can't believe it's gone by so fast.

From this (birth):

To this (about 5 or 6 weeks):
To this (2.5 months):

(I wish she was smiling in this, but she was being a stinker every time I took a picture). Not surprisingly for a child of mine, she has started talking quite a bit. No one knows what she's saying, but she doesn't care. Tons of smiles and laughs too. 

And most importantly of all, 2 different nights of 9 hours of sleep each. Can you see me dancing a jig? NO, cause I'm sleeping.

Don't forget, I also have this piece of wonderfulness (2.5 years).

I have started to really love our bedtime routine (do parents ever say that?) After the usual fight about pajamas and teeth brushing and such, Evan, Zoey and I all climb into the big bed. I read books to Evan while feeding Zoey. Sometimes we all fall asleep together, but if I can stay awake to put Zoey down they are usually asleep together in the same room by 9:30p. 

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!