Just Me

As promised… February 6, 2010

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These pictures accomplish 2 things: Showing the “before the snowstorm” backyard” and showing my “seriously in-shape husband” who decided to go for a run before the snowstorm hit and put a halt to running activities.  He’s a little bummed that the 4-miler is canceled for tomorrow, but it’s rescheduled to Feb. 14.

That was yesterday, right before the snow started to fall.  Later last night, it turned to sleet.  Now it’s back to snow again.  And still going as on 2:15  2/6.

W’s book of choice today while changing out of wet clothes? The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.  !


Ok. January 29, 2010

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I haven’t been motivated to update my blog until I started reading Melinda’s blog, and now I feel like I should!  She does such a good job of keeping us all up to speed.  Thanks, Melinda!

I won’t even try to update from the last month and a half.  I’ll just try to post some pictures.

However, I will say that I finally joined the church choir last night.   have wanted to do this since last spring, but the time wasn’t right…7:30 practice time was right at Wendy’s bedtime, and things were pretty crazy.   Not to say they aren’t crazy now, but, I am so glad I’m doing this for myself.  It’s an awesome way for me to worship, I think it will be a great support group, and they sing some really nice music…not just “churchy” “cheesy” music.  They may not be the best singers, but the director treats everyone like musicians, so I think it makes everyone aspire to be better.

Here comes the randomness:

Oh wow, I can’t believe this worked. I’ve been trying to figure out how to put video in my wordpress blog for a long time, and I thought I’d have to buy some upgrade from wordpress. So now, beware. I may just post a bunch of videos. Here’s another one. Of Wendy. She is really busy, toddling around and talking all the time.

She insisted on wearing her halloween costume –

We thought crayons were a good idea until she started coloring herself:-)

These are the shoes we got for Wendy with the Christmas money from ggma and ggpa.  They are too big yet, but she is still obsessed with them.  Thanks, ggma and ggpa!

There i am.

Sorry I am not any better at taking good photos.  I just thought this one was funny.  Thanks for sticking through this random blog.  I promise I’ll do better at updating and being more coherent in my updates.  I also will post evidence of my seriously in-shape husband, maybe on the next blog.  And maybe some of the forgotten family member, Teddy.   Don’t worry, he’s still a part of our little clan…just a little less paid attention to.  Ok.  Must go retrieve the waking pumpkin…


Hello, look at me! December 18, 2009

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Wendy thinks she is so cute in her little pigtails.  These actually stayed in through our whole trip to the store to get winter storm essentials.  We are supposed to get 5+ inches of snow tonight, which is a lot by Virginia standards. ( ***EDIT: as of 4pm today, they are saying between 12-24 inches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Zach just went out to get some bacon.  I guess that’s his form of survival food.  I won’t argue)

This means that I joined the mad rush to the store for bread, milk, and toilet paper.  But we actually needed those things today, so I don’t feel quite as bad.


Some things new. November 28, 2009

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Last weekend, my parents and Zach’s parents visited us.  Little did they know they’d be painting the kitchen and installing an over-the-counter microwave and under-the-counter-toaster-oven.  Major thanks to moms and dads.

Next up, the annual AKC dog show that comes on every year after the Macy’s Parade on Thanksgiving.  Wendy LOVED watching the “Teddies” and we listened to her squeal “Teddy!” as she pointed at the TV for about 20 minutes.  Sorry the pictures are so bright…don’t know what happened there:


We had a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal, but a similar one to what we had a few years ago when we did Thanksgiving on our own.  We had grilled mahi mahi and asparagus, garlicky cranberry chutney, butternut squash, and cranberry orange bread.

Wendy wasn’t able to stay awake long enough to have any of this.  She got some leftover squash tonight, though!  Our dessert was Irish sharp cheddar cheese with papaya, starfruit, and pear.

Looks yummy, right?  It was.  I’m glad we were able to enjoy giving thanks today together.  Zach and I don’t get to spend much face to face time since he has so much to do as a 2nd-year professor and I’m always chasing Wendy.  It was really nice to be able to cook and eat together!


Wendy’s new words November 14, 2009

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We’ve known for a while that her first word was “Teddy.”  Then came “Daddy.”  Now every animal is a Teddy, and it’s hard to distinguish between Teddy and Daddy.  She also says “Hi!!” very readily.  To anyone.

Recently, she’s added “Shoe,” which sounds a lot like “Shee-ooo.”  She sits in our closet in the mornings and tries to put on all our shoes…already shoe obsessed and at such a young age!  And she says something that sounds a lot like “Oh Sh*t,” which she was repeating over and over again in Marshalls yesterday.  How do I explain that one?  I can’t prove that I don’t go around all day muttering that to myself…I hope those sounds eventually turn into some more pleasant real words really soon.

Zach discovered that she can identify and say “nanananana” when presented with a banana or picture of one.  So that’s pretty cool!  Her vocabulary is starting, and I’d like to supplement it with baby sign, but I’m going to have to search the recesses of my mommy brain for the signs I learned in high school  Or, I could just find them on the internet:-)


100_3235That’s me (I mean, the unidentified backyard monster) modeling the reflective ankle straps I made for Zach for when he runs at night.


Fall fun November 3, 2009

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Playing on the air mattress with cousin Ethan


Swinging at Old Mill Park


I'm walking!!

She really wanted to wear this handkerchief.   Really.


So many books...must rest.


She did NOT want to wear the hat.


With Edith and Taylor at Harvest Festival


With Peyton at Harvest Festival


family photo

family photo

I know this was a Wendy-heavy post, but really, she’s what’s going on around here!


Birthday Kids October 28, 2009

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100_3174Zach: November 6

Wendy: Oct. 22

Mom: October 11

Megan: November 6

Mike: October 20

birthdayboysAndrew: October 30

Sam: September 14

(Zach: November 6)

(Wendy: October 22)

I’m pretty sure I got everyone’s dates correct.  If I didn’t, PLEASE tell me, and I’ll correct it.  I don’t want to be a bad relative!