Sunday, March 30, 2008


We are home got in at 11:30 last night. We all wanted to sleep in our beds the drive home was a little hard.

so I left my camera in the room its being shipped home. I will update more later now its shower time.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Seattle day 2 and part of 3

Our trip is going really well things couldn't be better. Nolan is napping so I'm sitting out in the hallway writing this. The sleep thing has been a little hard. With us all in one room makes for early nights. We brought the pack n play from Grandmas house he naps in it. At night he sleeps with me which means I don't sleep so well.

Yesterday we went to the Woodland zoo that was fun. They have a kids area so they can run around and play. Nolan loved that he was crawling all over the place with a huge smile on his face. They also have a nice indoor wooden carousel that we rode. The Graffias were being feed at the same time we were at their pen.So we spent a few moments talking to the keeper.
We spent a good 4 hours at the zoo so after we were all ready for a nap.

Then we went to Jen's for dinner got a little lost on the way. That would be my fault my note taking was not the best. It was fun seeing Jen and family I even got to hold the newest member he is so little and sweet. Her older boy is cute with all his hair 2 year olds are crazy and fun. I can't wait for Nolan to talk like that and run around.

We have been doing a lot of walking so far which has been nice. After Nolan wakes up we are heading down town to do a little shopping.
Our plan is to also see the Aquarium we will see how Nolan is doing.
I haven't taken any pictures but Brian has so I will post some when we get back.
Nolan has been a real trooper just hanging out in the Beco while mom and dad drag him around. We have been trying to let him out so he can crawl around get some of that energy out.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Day 1 Seattle

Nolan did really great on the drive. He slept for the most of the way which worked out really great. Things are going good just having a low key day. We did a bit of walking around after checking in. I think we are going to watch a movie and then put nolan down. I'm not sure how sleeping is going to go with us all in one room.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Easter was good for the most part. I got to enjoy family two day's in a row woot. yes that is sarcasm because I love Brian's Grandma. Ugh the woman loves to tell me how to raise my child. Yes she is 92 and maybe a little crazy but still. Do you really have to point out my choices that you don't agree with to everyone.

My feelings have been a little hurt no on purpose. I made a error in judement and took some thing personal. I shouldn't have and I am sorry.
I know most of it steams from not knowing what to do with my life. Not sure how much longer I have do this stay at home thing. Don't get me wrong I love my son more then anything. I just can't handle not talking to adults or using me brain.

I did find a mommy group and went to it this week. I had a blast that was helpful.
we are talking about finding a new church. for a few weeks we were visiting Sarah's sadly its not for us. I will miss seeing Sarah more regular.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

baby profing thats funny.

So having a mobile child is crazy. Nolan pulled the tv trays down on himself just for starters. He has learned to pull himself up on anything and every thing. I can't turn my back for a moment. I do have to say its so cute to see him standing and "playing."
We have one of those big play yard things so the kitchen and hall way are blocked off. Poor cats they don't really get the whole baby gate thing. We have not so smart kitties guess that happens when they are inbreed.

I had a interview with whole food last night. I don't think much will come of it.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Fun idea

Yesterday at play group one of the mama's. Told me about a photo book she made her little girl. She made on of all the family members with there names. I love this idea so this summer I'm going to make one. She also has one for going out and about.
There are pictures of Target and places you go daily. That way they can look at the book and see where they are going. I think this is also a great idea gets the little one involved with running around.
Play group is nice Nolan is the youngest but still has fun. He is still cruising on the couch and end tables. The other night he took a nasty fall poor guy. We are still fighting that cold so he is a little cranky.

Monday, March 17, 2008


Nolan got mail today a package from Aunt Jana. She sent him some baby cookies they are really cute.
Nolan has chosen that naps are not for him. ugh this is making mommy grumpy oh well. So he learned a new trick and pulls himself up on his crib.

This post is going to turn into a little mismash of info.

So I have hit a 10 lb road block. For whatever reason I have lost some drive on the weight loss train.

Friday, March 14, 2008


Once again this weekend we will be driving all over. Last weekend we spent a fair amount of time driving all over Portland. Saturday we went to see the Great grandparents in Silverton an hour drive from us. Then Sunday it was off to see both sets of Grandparents. On the East side of town a 45 min drive. Needless to say napping last weekend was not so great.
Tomorrow we have a Birthday party for Chloe who is turning 1 years old. We get to drive to Gresham about 30 mins from our house.
Then Sunday we are heading over to Milwaukie to see B's folks. Since they will be gone during Easter since it is Spring break. B's mom is a High school teacher so for spring break they go to Palm Springs. Also I guess they need B's help ordering a Laptop for Jana. I don't ask it makes my head hurt some times.
So looks like we will get to have a craptastic nap weekend . On top of it Nolan has a cold so he is stuffed up and waking up every couple hours. ugh I need to head to bed so I can be nice this weekend.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

i have pain

The sore truth I have Dequervain's Tenosynovitis in my left wrist, thumb. So today I got the joy of getting a Cortisone injection. They numb the area with a shot of cold liquid so odd. Then give the injection you can feel the pressure. I should be taking it easy since my wrist thumb is throbing.

Happy Birthday Shalisa !!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

travel plans with a little rambling.

March 26-29 or 30th Seattle and Shelton Washington. I booked our hotel for Seattle we are checking out Saturday. Then heading down to visit in Shelton we might stay the night not sure just yet. I would like to see Kristi, Justin and the boys maybe we could go to church Sunday. We will have to see how Nolan is doing that and if the Smiths really want to host us. I know Ryan and Shalisa said we can come I just don't want to get in the way. Yes I am funny that way :)
Then April 24th-27 Nolan and I are going to Californian to see my Dads side of the family. We are meeting my mom down there so that should be fun. I am hoping to hit up Disney since it has been 3 years since my last visit.

September 17th - ? New England none of this is set in stone just yet. Brian has gotten the ok from work. He is off Sep 5th to Nov 3rd ahhhh that is so crazy to write.

I love Intel they sure have treated us great. Granted I do bitch about him working crazy amounts of over time.

For those of you that sew where do you buy your fabric? I want to make some wipes for a baby shower gift. I am on the hunt for a cute girlish print. Joannes is not cutting it right now for me. I have some Amy Butler coming in a few months thank you coop.
Oh I found bamboo fabric here in town it is so soft. Sadly they didn't have bamboo velour. I did get some Organic cotton Velour which is really soft also. I have a fabric problem the office has a over flow of it right now. I need to work on some projects so I can feel better about buying more.

Monday, March 10, 2008

things are falling into place.

This fall Sep / Oct we are heading to New England as a family. Every 7 years Intel gives you 8 weeks off paid so we are using 3 weeks of it to travel. For those of you that have been to New England what did you like best ?
Please give me tips on what you liked and did. Also this will be our biggest trip with Nolan so any travel tips with a toddler are welcome.

We are going to visit Maine, Vermont and New hampshire. I have started looking up things to do they have apple festivals. Those look fun and are free/ cheap not sure what else just yet.

Friday, March 7, 2008

This breaks my heart
Really how can she think this is right?

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How did she thinking spraying a 2 yearold would make her calm down? Um she still has her child they really need to take that little girl away.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


To those that have over supply Donate your milk. There are plenty of mom's that would love the help. There Milk banks also Milk share is a great way. That way you can try to hook up with local moms.

With our next baby if we have the same supply issues. I will be going to milk share and or the bank. I tried joining the yahoo group but I didn't fit the needs.

Alright I will now step off my soap box.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Washington folks

Hey girls and boys we need a Hotel in around Seattle. Let me know what you think would work 3 or 4 days.


Alright so This fall we plan on taking Brian's sabbatical. At first we were thinking the east coast. I'm not sure if a 16/17 month old would enjoy that.
So I am asking you my readers please give me some ideas. Where should my family go for 2-3 weeks.
Has to be toddler friendly so Vegas is out. Disney is good but I think we will take him when he is a little older. We are not huge fans of super hot weather for we get cranky & snippy. A aunt/grandma might come with us if that helps.

Lets hear them !!

Sunday, March 2, 2008


We are heading up to Seattle the end of March/first of April.
I haven't worked out all the details just yet. We would like to stop by Shelton while heading up or back.
Also Jenn Maybe we could meet up see the new baby. Who knows how all of you will be doing.
So far our plans are to hit up the woodland zoo maybe the Aquarium and Pike street market.

Oh Nolan went potty in his little chair. I gave him a book to look at so he wouldn't scream it worked.

Saturday, March 1, 2008


The last few nights Nolan has been waking up screaming. Some nights we can get him back down pretty fast. I know this is just how things go so no reason to complain.

I used a little baking soda to clean up a stain yesterday. Now I think it bleached my carpet is that even possible?

We are having a Off week for EC like I said he screams. When ever we sit him on his little potty chair. My wrist can't take holding him over the toilet. I guess its time to break down and get a seat for the toilet.

For those of you that CD I'm in the market for a few new diapers. Spam we with the ones you like. I sold off our BG v2.0 and our Blueberry minkys OS. The Aplix was rubbing Nolan's tummy.

Do any of you have a pattern for perfitted's this is a per fold made into a fitted? Last year I got a Kam snap press so I am itching to put snaps on something.