July 31, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

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Harry Potter...Week Two Question Two


Question Two:

So, how did it hit you? Did you weep, sob, get angry?? Did your favorites survive, or did they become casualties of JK's mighty pen??

My favorite, Hermione, survived! I can't tell you how happy I am about that! There were a couple of times when I was cringing for her safety.

I have to be honest, I did not get weepy or sob. I did feel strongly emotional when Dobby died. I really did not expect that reaction from myself. I just sat there in shock.

I also think that Hedwig dying, in the very beginning, was really quite sudden, fast and shocking.

After each death happened in all of the books, I realized I took those characters for granted. If that makes any sense at all. Like Dobby, he was the character out of the whole series I didn't like, at all. But, when he died and how he died just broke my heart. I wished for him to live and not to have died. I felt the same way about Snape. I didn't really care about him until he died. The only death I was not sad about was Voldemort!!!!

I finally watched the Dateline special that I recorded from Sunday night, but I missed the first 30 minutes of it. I am really bummed about missing a majority of it. I saw the end though and got a little bit of J.K. Rowling.

Can't wait till tomorrow's question!!!

-Until tomorrow

July 30, 2007

Weigh in...WEEK 12

Weight 1st tuesday (5-1-07)______178
Weight 2nd tuesday (5-8-07)_____ 173
Weight 3nd wednesday (5-16-07)__174
Weight 4th tuesday (5-22-07)_____172
Weight 5th tuesday (5-29-07______172
Weight 6th tuesday (6-5-07)______170
Weight 7th tuesday (6-12-07)_____171
Weight 8th tuesday (6-19-07)_____170
Weight 9th tuesday_________ vacation
Weight 10th tuesday _____________________________vacation
Weight 11th tuesday (7-10-07)_________________________170
Weight 12th tuesday (7-17-07)_________________________169
Weight 13th tuesday (7-24-07)_________________________168
Weight 14th tuesday (7-31-07)_____________________168

I kind of figured that this would be the case this week. I am so hungry!!! I am doing everything I know possible not to go next door to the deli and get some salt and vinegar chips. Those are my weakness. I just want salt!!!!

My goals for this week:
1. Continue watching my food portions. (there is an evil lemon cake in my kitchen - that is such a huge weakness for me right now. I just have to have a small piece every night after dinner, it's so incredibly yummy!)
2. Workout Tuesday night and Friday night! I have to start disciplining myself to do this. J and I have been walking a little, but not strenuously enough!
3. Chase after Lil'D LOTS!!!
4. Drink at least 6 cups of water at my desk all day at work!

This week and next week will be the hardest because of that time of the month! I have worked so hard to get these 10 pounds off, I have to work even harder to keep it off and keep going down in weight!!!
I can do this, I can do this, I can do this!

-Until tomorrow

More Harry Potter...Week Two-Question One:

Question One:
So, on to Book 7, "The Deathly Hallows"...first and foremost, are you satisfied with the entire series as a whole?

I am evenly satisfied with the series as a whole. I did yearn for more after the epilogue. I am very happy to have closure about Harry's fate!

And second, what one thing surprised you the most about book 7?

I was so surprised the way Snape died. It was just out of the blue and so quick.
I was also surprised when Harry accidently said Voldemort and Greyback and the others showed up so fast. I was so frustrated with Harry at that point!!

I don't have a lot of time today. Wanted to for sure get this in!! I have not watched the Dateline special yet. I recorded it and am watching it tonight! I can't wait!!
Go to A Peek at my Bookshelf to check out other answers:
-Until tomorrow

July 29, 2007

My name is, My name is...

...not really EllieMae.
When I first started blogging I decided not to use my real name. I was unsure of putting it out there on the web. So, the first name that came to mind was EllieMae.

My husband gave me this nickname a couple of days after he met me. We were in Texas (my home state) and I had a twang back then. He called me Ellie "huh" Mae because I was always saying "huh?". He was also referring to Ellie May Clampett. So, EllieMae stuck. I had to play with different spellings because for some reason I couldn't get Ellie May. So that's how I got to be ELLIEMAE.

July 28, 2007

Today was a big day of firsts...

First of all, I drank out of a straw today for the first time. Mom & Dad took me to North County Fair because it was just too hot to stay home. Daddy had gotten some lemonade with my kids meal and let me try the straw. At first I really didn't get it, but I figured it out real fast. Lemonade is good. I didn't want anything else to drink except Lemonade after that.

Second thing I did for the first time today was watch the night show at the zoo. I was fascinated by all the lights. I held on to the rail in front of me and danced my heart out. It was a lot of fun.

I stayed out till 9:45 tonight. When we got home I was ready to go night, night!!!

Harry Potter!!

I have had no time to blog about Harry Potter. I have been in Harry's world the entire week. So here is what I have to say about it:

I bought the book at about 3pm on Saturday, July 21st, which was my Mom's birthday. I had been sick for 3 days with strep throat and this was my first fun outing since. I started reading it on Saturday night after Lil'D went to bed. I read alot on Sunday too. This week I have worked all day looking forward to my reading time from 7:30pm-9:30pm after Lil'D goes to bed. I finally finished it on Thursday night at about 9:15.

After the last word I was happy, yet somewhat unsatisfied. I can't believe that it is over. I wanted so much more! Don't get me wrong. I really loved the book. I just want more Harry Potter. I have heard a rumor at work about her possibly working on an encyclopedia that would expand on ALL the characters. I haven't researched this rumor at all, but it sure sounds fun!

I also found this fun meme over at A Peek at My Bookshelf, go check it out. I have missed all the questions so I have put all the answers so far in this post. Have fun.

Question One:

How did you discover Harry Potter, and where were you when Book 7 was released??

I discovered Harry Potter right before Book 5 was being released. My niece Andy was telling me all about it and I borrowed her books one by one and caught up.I was at home sick with strep throat the night that Book 7 was released. I was really bummed because I know my friend Kaydee was at a book release party and I would have so loved to have been with her!

Question Two:

Jo Rowling has created a most magical place for us to journey through. Of all the places she describes in the Harry Potter novels, which is the one you'd most like to visit?

I would like to visit Grimmauld Place. The new movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix really made the visual of this place more real. The doorway is tucked inside and the only way to get in is to stretch the building out. Very cool. The inside would just be so much fun to explore. The portrait of Sirius' mother would not be fun at all though. It's really noisy.

I would also like to visit The Burrow. The Weasley's home just sounds like it is loaded with all kinds of neat stuff to check out. Mrs. Weasley would just be such a wonderful hostess!

And the Hogwarts Castle itself holds a lot inside its walls...what do you love most about the castle??

The moving staircases and the way the Great Hall can just transform.

Question Three:

So, let's chat about our favorite magical creatures, shall we?? Feel free to name more than one. And while we're at it, which animal would YOU have brought to Hogwarts??

Hedwig is my favorite by far. I would love to have an owl that delivers letters and packages to me!

Question Four:

So, which teacher would you most like to have, and which classes would you like to have on your course schedule? I'm bending the rules on this one...teacher and class don't have to match from the stories...we can play mix and match!!

I would like to have Professor McGonagall as a teacher. I like her. As for classes, charms or potions sounds fun I guess.

Question Five:

What is it about Harry that has such a hold on us? What is it about the series that appeals like no other? There are more detailed, more intricately woven, more authentic series out there...but none like Harry Potter...why?

I think in our everyday worlds there is so much stress of all the things we have to do and then we are dealing with all the currents events that are going on in the world. We are intrigued by Harry Potter because it is fantasy. It starts out as a child"s world. It is creative and imaginative and takes us to a place we love to imagine ourselves being in. The steam train that takes the children to Hogwarts. The beautiful Hogwarts castle. The idea of having a wand. All those things take us away from the "real" world and allow our imaginations to soar.

Second of all, favorite scenes from the books?? Come on, I know you have some! But please, no spoilers just yet!! Some are still reading, poor souls:-) LOL!!

In the first book, The Sorcerer's Stone, I loved it when Hagrid arrived in the middle of no where and told Harry he was a wizard and that took him to Diagon Alley. I also loved it when he realized he had all that gold. I'm have tons more favorites, but those where the first to come to mind.

Question Six:

You knew this one was coming--favorite characters....one good, one not so good. Who is in your Harry Potter hall of fame, and hall of shame??

My favorite Harry Potter character is Hermione. I, of course, like Harry and Ron but she is by far my favorite. I love how smart she is, I just love the character she has grown into. I love everything thing about her and everything she did in the moment. Love her and Ron together to!!!!

I didn't like Dobby at all, AT ALL, until the last book. He was really kind of annoying and stressed me out. Loved Dobby in the last book though.

My favorite not so good guy was Snape. He made me crazy being so hard on Harry and not being able to figure out whether he was loyal or not.

There, I'm all caught up on these questions. Can't wait to see what is discussed next week!

-Until tomorrow

Say goodbye to my long hair...

So yesterday was a big day for me. At 5pm I got 10 inches cut off of my hair. I was so ready. I have a hairstyle now, instead of just long stringy hair. Here are the photos. I forgot to take a good before, but you get the idea:
My hair was more than halfway down my back. My hair is just too thin to have it long. I was really wearing a lot of ponytails.


It feels really good. I need to spend some time fixing it. I slept on the hair that my stylist fixed so I can't wait to really fix it myself!! Hopefully, I can.

10 inches is alot. But I don't miss it...yet!

-Until tomorrow

July 27, 2007

Friday's Feast

Describe a toy you remember from your childhood.
My favorite toy when I was a child was my Little People's Castle. I remember it having a secret dungeon door. Here is a photo:
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how observant are you?
Some days I'm an 8 to a 9 most days
Other days I'm like a 3.

Where would you rather be at this very moment?
I would love to be somewhere air conditioned!

Main Course
When was the last time you learned something new?
Yesterday at the Barn jobsite. I learned how to use my tape measure more efficiently. Usually when we are at a jobsite "Senior" designer always does the measuring. Since he tore his achilles tendon he has to ride around the jobsite on a scooter and cant' do the measuring. Most every time I go to a jobsite with "Senior" designer I learn something new. There is so much to learn in the construction business.

Fill in the blank: I have lost 10 pounds but I haven’t been working out like I should!!

-Until tomorrow


I have been saying "no" alot this week. I know that they say "no" when I touch the fan. And they say "no" when I throw my cup on the floor. I even know how to shake my head and say "no" at the same time.

Night, night

July 26, 2007

Thankful Thursday...

A week ago today I felt like I was on my death bed. I was trying to get to the doctor so I could get some medicine and get better!! I have many things that I am so thankful for!!!!

  • I am so thankful TO HAVE MY HEALTH! I take my health for granted big time! You just live everyday thinking you are invincible sometimes. I grumble because I have to clean this or do this...praise God I can clean and praise God I have a to do list that I can get done!

  • I am so thankful THAT LIL'D HAS BEEN WELL THIS WHOLE WEEK so far. The past two weeks have been really crazy with him. He had roseolla, then we had an ER scare (turned out he was having nightmares with his eyes open...he was just in a deep sleep), then, Pam (daycare) thought he had pink eye, then he got a small non contagious bit of infitigo. We have super neosporin now!! He hasn't gone to the doctor since Saturday. Let's keep it that way for a while

  • I am so thankful FOR LIL'Ds GREAT ATTITUDE. Even though he has been sick a lot, he kept his spirits up. He is a pleasure to be around even if he is sick. He can get a little fussy here and there, but it is not half of what it could be!!!

  • I am so thankful FOR MY SUPER HUSBAND, J!! He has put on his superhero cape for the last two weeks and I just couldn't have survived without him. He has cleaned, cooked, and completely taken care of Lil'D. He took over smoothly and selflessly! I am so lucky to have such a wonderful man of God in my life!!!!

  • I am thankful FOR MY JOB! Some days I wish I could be a stay at home mom. Some days I am glad to have my job. There are bills that have to get paid and one income just doesn't cover it, especially here in California. I just could never let J have two jobs when I am perfectly capable of working. My job is really a lot of fun and my boss is the best. I am design assistant to the owner of a high end kitchen design firm. Here is my to do list for today and tomorrow. I am thankful that it is not any longer than this:
  • I am thankful FOR PAM. Pam is my daycare provider. She has a daycare in her private home. She has 5 other kid in addition to Lil'D. She is awesome!! She loves Lil'D. and he loves her! Lil'D is 13 months and he is starting to recognized her house when we arrive. As soon as we walked in the door he was so excited to see her. He held out his arms for her to take him. I was disappointed for a minute but I realized how much he loves her and that is so important to me. At least he is not crying because he doesn't want to go there. The wonderful thing is to watch all the other children progress with their letters, colors, reading, they have craft time. She is just awesome and I praise God I found her!!!

  • I am so thankful THAT I CAN TALK TO MY MOM ON THE PHONE. My parents got a family plan and got the extra free phone and gave it to me. We can talk all we want on this phone, anytime. It is really great especially because they live in Texas. My usual times for talking to my Mom are after dropping Lil'D off at daycare on my way in to work. I also talk to her from work to daycare. (I never talk if Lil'D is in the car!!) I have an earpiece to be safer. She was there for me last week when I was feeling miserable. I told her she was there in my ear! She drove to the doctor with me, she drove home with me, she went to the pharmacy with me. She was right there with me. I was not alone in my misery.

There are so many other things. The list could just go on and on!!! I have to get to work this morning. Obviously you see my to do list!!

-Until tomorrow

July 25, 2007

Everybody else in the kitchen design business is slow except for ME...

So my goal this week is to work the entire week! Five whole days in a row. No more sick Lil'D and no more sick EllieMae! I am a week, almost 2, behind at work. I am only running two jobs. TWO JOBS. One job is a 6,000 sq. ft. custom home. The other is a 4,000 sq. ft. condo in Yellowstone Park in Montana. Both of these jobs are crammed with major cabinetry. I am also doing all the electrical and drywall details. It feels like it is never ending. Not only am I project managing the jobsite details I am ordering ALL the cabinetry. That is really hard to juggle when the jobs are that big. I'm used to managing the kitchen remodel and maybe a bath or two or an entertainment center. Both of these projects include every cabinet in the whole house.

I spent the entire day yesterday at the Barn job, which is the 6,000 sq. ft. house. I verified 22 rough openings for all the custom interior doors we are manufacturing at the moment. A few of them are about an 1/8" to 1/4" off. Lovely... The lighting contractors were on site putting cans in the kitchen. Of course the plans they have do not have the revised soffit plan. We had get measurements on what they have installed so far and make sure it works with the new plans.

There has been a wall missing in order for me to finish up the design for the bar and to get it ordered. I measured this area because the framing is complete on this area FINALLY! I did the same thing for the living room entertainment center that has been completed as well! The framers will be done on Friday. Next step is drywall.

We met with the client for an hour or so. We went over things like strip lighting in his office and master bedroom entertainment center display shelving, tile installation and layout and he added 2 walls of cabinetry in the gym that were not on the original contract. We also went over the details for the wine cooler. This piece is an amazing piece. We build a cabinet with racks for storing wine, we hook up a refrigerator compressor to it and its like a custom refrigerator for wine. It is awesome. The front of the cabinet is bowed out (the glass is bowed as well) and the top is arched. It is really a neat piece. My boss is an amazing designer, considering some of the designs he comes up with. He does not know the words can't do that. He can do anything.

Here is a photo of the wine cooler that we installed in another client's home:

When you open the doors fresh cool air hits you in the face.

I am also picking up and taking home "senior" designer everyday. He told me today he was going to reimburse me for going out of my way to pick and drop him off.

So that is my crazy life right now. and everybody else in the kitchen business has hardly any business. Praise God for my job!!!
-Until tomorrow

July 24, 2007

Weigh in...WEEK 11

Weight 1st tuesday (5-1-07)______178
Weight 2nd tuesday (5-8-07)_____ 173
Weight 3nd wednesday (5-16-07)__174
Weight 4th tuesday (5-22-07)_____172
Weight 5th tuesday (5-29-07______172
Weight 6th tuesday (6-5-07)______170
Weight 7th tuesday (6-12-07)_____171
Weight 8th tuesday (6-19-07)_____170
Weight 9th tuesday_________ vacation
Weight 10th tuesday _____________________________vacation
Weight 11th tuesday (7-10-07)_________________________170
Weight 12th tuesday (7-17-07)_________________________169
Weight 13th tuesday (7-24-07)_____________________168

The only reason I lost this pound was because I was sick. I am in the process of healing from strep throat. I still have 5 more days of penicillan and I will be done with it!!! I am going to start working out again next week! I really have only gotten my strength back today.

But just in case you didn't see it. I HAVE LOST 10 POUNDS!!! WA-HOO! Now I just have to work hard, keep it off and get another 10 pounds off in 13 weeks!!!

I am getting this post up so late because I was at a jobsite ALL DAY long! It was a long day at work. I am extremely exhausted and can't wait to get to bed and SLEEP!!

-Until tomorrow!

20.Loose 10 lbs

I started April 1st and I have now lost 10 pounds!!!

July 23, 2007

I am back in the land of the living...

I am so glad to be feeling better. I got STREP THROAT. Can you believe it?
I started feeling bad on Tuesday night. I got a fever and couldn't sleep well all through the night. I really thought I could just push myself and make myself work.
I had to go to work. HAD TO GO. I had already missed last Friday (due to Lil'D's roseolla) and then I had missed Monday (due to taking Lil'D to the ER(long story-not going there)) I had to work so that I would have a decent paycheck.
So I made it till 4pm. I was so careful as to keeping my hands clean and not breathing on anyone. I went straight to bed when I got home. I could have shot myself for not taking the 2pm appointment that day, instead I took the 8:40am appointment for Thursday morning. Dum-Dum!
I could barely get myself up and out the door. I had to take Lil'D to daycare as well. It was simply torture!! I was super careful not to spread my germs. I finally got to the doctor and he had to get a swab of my throat and they wouldn't know the results of my test UNTIL THE NEXT DAY. I thought I was going to die! I went home and laid on the couch and slept as much as I could. Sleeping was just torture itself. I would get cold and cover up then, wake up about 15-20 minutes later and be soaked in sweat. Then I would kick all the covers off and wake up freezing. It was a constant cycle of this. I WAS MISERABLE. I survived the day, then I had to survive the night. I missed my sweet Lil'D to. I had to really separate myself from him. I really didn't want him to get this.
I called to doctor at 8:30. They hadn't bothered to call me back in an hour so I called them again. The nurse gave me the results POSITIVE FOR STREP. They called in my prescription of penicillin. Yeah!! I went to the pharmacy to pick it up. When I told them who I was the lady told me there was a problem with my insurance and that I had to get the doctor to call them and get it specially approved. I asked her how long this would take, she said usually about 2 or 3 days. 2 OR 3 DAYS? WHAT? I completely lost it. I started crying and telling this lady that I had felt like this for 2 days and I just needed my medication now!!! She wanted to call me when she got it straightened out and I asked he what number she had for me. She looked down and back and me and said Tina right. NNNOOOOOOO! EllieMae. She had been talking and yappin' about somebody else. She apologized for making me cry and told me my medication would be ready in 10 minutes. I walked out to the car to wait because I was so weak. I finally got my penicillin!!! I tried to sleep as much as I could. This day was finally over. I was on my way to recovery.
I woke up feeling somewhat like a human being. My throat wasn't hurting as badly and I was actually feeling better. J bought me the new Harry Potter book. I was satisfied with just sitting and reading...resting just like I was supposed to be doing!
I was still week but felt 10 times better than Friday!!! I rested and read ALOT!
I am feeling wonderful today. Still a tad bit weak, but I can manage. I am working! Yeah, I'm really glad I don't have to stress out about missing work anymore. (at least for now)

July 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom...

Happy Birthday Mom!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

I love you very much!

July 18, 2007


I feel horrible today. I had chills all night. I feel like a bus hit me. I'm not going to do my usual today. I just don't feel like it.
Let's hope this day passed by fast!
-Until tomorrow

July 17, 2007

Weigh in...WEEK 10

Weight 1st tuesday (5-1-07)______178
Weight 2nd tuesday (5-8-07)_____ 173
Weight 3nd wednesday (5-16-07)__174
Weight 4th tuesday (5-22-07)_____172
Weight 5th tuesday (5-29-07______172
Weight 6th tuesday (6-5-07)______170
Weight 7th tuesday (6-12-07)_____171
Weight 8th tuesday (6-19-07)_____170
Weight 9th tuesday_________ vacation
Weight 10th tuesday _____________________________vacation
Weight 11th tuesday (7-10-07)_________________________170
Weight 12th tuesday (7-17-07)____________________ 169

I really don't know how this happened. I have been under so much stress this week. That must be why I lost a pound. Lil'D had roseolla all last week. I had to work at home 3 days last week. I had no time to workout and I was so stressed out I ate things like soft tacos from Taco Bell and taquitos from El Pollo Loco.
This is what I am going to do this week:

  1. Drink lots of water!!

  2. Exercise 3 times this week.

  3. Eat healthy!!!!!!

If I keep up what I did last week I'm gonna gain it all back. I have got to take control NOW and really discipline myself!!! I want to succeed and feel good about myself and get back into my pre-pregnancy clothes!!!!

-Until tomorrow

July 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Dad...

RockYou PhotoFX - Get Your Own

Today is my Dad's birthday. This is a photo of me & my Dad when I was about in 3nd grade.
He looks like a rock star doesn't he?
I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
Relax and enjoy today. You look as great as you did back then!
I love you very much!

July 15, 2007

48.Iron & hem clothes that need it

I ironed all my clothes today!! Watch out! Super mom at work!! :)

July 14, 2007


So I have been meaning to try the photo hunters and today is the day. Of course I went to see what the subject was...it's shadow. I have looked high and low through all my photos and I can't find anything with cool shadow. So I'm gonna pick one of Lil'D with his hat on. The hat casts a shadow on his face. I'm reachin' I know.

We were in San Francisco when this photo was taken. He is so serious sometimes.

July 13, 2007

Friday's Feast...

What is your favorite fruit: Grapefruit
Who is someone you consider as a great role model? My Mom
If you were to spend one night anywhere within an hour of your home, where would you choose? My best friend's house
Main Course
Name something you do too often. bite my nails
Fill in the blank: I really like the color pink because it makes me really happy!

-Until tomorrow

July 12, 2007

I'm crazy sometimes...

I just redesigned my blog. Hope you enjoy it!
Let me try out my new signature...

Thankful Thursday...

Something really great happened this week and today is a great day to share it:

I am so thankful for God's grace and guidance and especially his promise. I have been in and out of depression since I had my baby boy about a year ago. Some days I can just push through it all, some days are just so difficult I feel as if I just can't go on. I have had great support through all of it. My husband has helped me above and beyond, my parents have helped me, my sister-in-law has supported me, my friends have supported me, my boss has even helped me without him really knowing he has helped.

I tried taking St. John's Wort because I didn't want to be on any drugs. It helped a little while, but then it kinda just stopped helping. Nothing really helped. Throughout this entire journey I turned to the Lord in prayer, asking him to help me through this. I asked why. I couldn't understand why. This is supposed to be one of the happiest times of my life...and I was just miserable at times. I had gotten pretty good at hiding it, which wasn't a good idea because it felt like what I was going through was being ignored. I felt like nobody cared about me. Nobody.

I was really looking forward to vacation and "getting away from it all." That doesn't happen now that I am a Mom to a one year old. Vacation took effort and I was tired the entire time. Don't get me wrong, it was a wonderful time and I have wonderful, incredible memories with my precious baby boy. But I had different expectations of what vacation was like before him and it was change that I didn't think about. I know NOW.

So this weekend, J and I finally made it back to church. We have missed for almost 2 months due to Lil'D being sick so much and being away on weekends and going on vacation. At first my heart wasn't into it. I just didn't feel like worshiping. My mind was racing with things like the house being a mess, clothes weren't washed yet, WAS I EVER GOING TO GET IT TOGETHER? Once Pastor B started his sermon I finally let go and listened. After the sermon we had communion. I just gave everything to Him. I really gave it ALL to the Lord. I can't explain it. It was definitely different than the many times I had come to him before. I felt something lift from me. It was an amazing feeling. I re-dedicated my life to him and it felt so wonderful.

This week has really been different. Even though things haven't been easy this week, I feel differently about things. I have a different attitude about it, I feel empowered by His strength. I really feel it. I have been reading the Word every morning. I have been praying every morning like I used to. I am not loosing my patience like I was before. I haven't felt like breaking down and crying at all. I have faith that the Lord wants me well and He can heal me if I would just trust him and let him. I am feeling like my old self this week and it is simply wonderful. I give ALL the glory to my savior Jesus Christ. Without him I would sink even farther. No sinking for me!!!

Hope everyone has a blessed rest of the week and an excellent weekend!!

-Until tomorrow

July 10, 2007

Sick day...but still a good day

I came home today with a 102.6 temperature. I was very clingy and really wanted to just hang on to my Mommy. Here is a photo of me and Mommy. We just sat for about half an hour and ate snacks, drank water and watched baseball with Daddy. If you know me, I can't still for a second, I have an agenda and I'm always busy. Even though I wasn't feeling well, it was a nice evening.
Night, night

Weigh in...WEEK 9

Weight 1st tuesday (5-1-07)______178
Weight 2nd tuesday (5-8-07)_____ 173
Weight 3nd wednesday (5-16-07)__174
Weight 4th tuesday (5-22-07)_____172
Weight 5th tuesday (5-29-07______172
Weight 6th tuesday (6-5-07)______170
Weight 7th tuesday (6-12-07)_____171
Weight 8th tuesday (6-19-07)_____170
Weight 9th tuesda__________ vacation
Weight 10th tuesday ________vacation
Weight 11th tuesday (7-10-07)_________________________170
I am so happy. Yesterday I was 171 and was so good about drinking my water. I stepped on the scale this morning and was totally surprised!! Yeah, me!

Vacation was really awesome! Traveling with a one year old was pretty hard, but we really enjoyed all the places we visited! Grandma and Grandpa had a great time with Lil'D. They got some serious quality time with him. If you want to check out the photos from vacation click here!

I really missed blogging. I'm ready to get back into it and read up on everybody!
-Until tomorrow

July 3, 2007

Tuesday vacation

Lil'D keeps sleeping till 9am. He is catching up on all the sleep he lost on vacation. I took him to his one year well visit at the doctor. He is very healthy. I got the low down on making the milk transition, brushing his teeth and he got 3 immunization shots. He was such a brave little boy. He cried for about 20 seconds and then forgot about it. He got Bugs Bunny bandaids. I took him home, fed him and put him down for a nap. He cried for a bit, but finally gave in to the sleep. I woke him up at 1:30 and took him to my work. I wanted to show him off. He had a great time and so did everyone else. He is such a little Ham. Everyone loved him, of course! I got back home and put him down for a short nap. We went to J's softball game, Costco and the grocery store. We bought whole milk. When we put Lil'D down for the night. He screamed again. J went in to sooth him and worked some magic. He went to sleep. Yeah. J and I watched some tv. J said he was going to stay up till 2am, because he could. Yeah, right. He is sleep on the couch as I am typing this. I need to go to bed so that I am not tired tomorrow, my last day of vacation.
-Until tomorrow

July 2, 2007

Monday vacation

I guess I am still on vacation. I'm not going to work, so that is vacation. Lil'D and I took it easy today. I did a little housework. It got really hot so I didn't do a whole lot. J got home at about 3:30. We ran some errands and got dinner. In the middle of dinner, J got a call and had to go take pictures of one of his buildings. An electrical panel had blown up. I had to give Lil'D a bath and put him to bed. He was screamin' and screamin'. He is having separation anxiety when we put him to bed. He crys when J or I walk out of the room. He just screams. He finally went to sleep. J didn't get home till about 10pm.
-Until tomorrow

July 1, 2007

95.Take a vacation the last week of June 2007

Yeah vacation!!!! We drove up the coast Saturday June 23 and got back home Saturday June 30.

Vacation is officially over :(

Lil'D did not let us sleep in this morning. J was such a sweetheart and got up with him and let me sleep. I got out of bed at about 9am. I fed Lil'D his breakfast and put him down for his morning nap at about 9:30. I did absolutely nothing. This was the most relaxing day of my vacation. Lil'D didn't wake up from his nap until 2:30pm. We played and played and played. I decided since Lil'D slept so much today that I wouldn't put him down for his second nap. We went for a ride on the electric scooter that we had rented for Grandma Ham. Lil'D had fun. It was actually cooler outside than it was in the house. We went to the grocery store because we were out of everything. After the grocery store we went over to Auntie E's and gave them the bag of jelly bellys that Grandma & Grandpa Ham got for them. We visited a bit and I had to get Lil'D home because we needed to give him a bath and get him in bed.
I can't believe vacation is already over. Where did it go? J is going back to work tomorrow, but I am staying home because the Pam is taking 2 weeks off. Lil'D is stuck with me until Thursday.
-Until tomorrow