Friday, December 31, 2010

Starting early?

So I mentioned that T was not so overly thrilled about going "green". He decided he will work with me on this. Today he is taking down our Christmas lights outside and he grabbed a box from N's BeBePod chair and exclaimed loudly " I am going to recycle this box. It will now be a Christmas lights box!!" He was so excited and happy that he could "help". I think it was super cute and sweet.
Today we are cleaning out the recycling bin and it will be used now.I am pretty excited about these changes we are making!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Green 2011

For 2011 I have decided to be as green as green as I know how to be. Why not?

Changes we have decided to make so far:

1.The recycling bin is no longer for storage but will be used.
2.We are planting a potted garden of herbs,tomatoes ext.
3.Reusable sanwich/snack bags (planet wise,super cute.or etsy has some)
4.We already cloth diaper, now we will add cloth wipes into the mix.
5.Saving paper and bags to make wrapping paper out of.
6.Carrying reusable shopping bags with us.
7.Limit processed food

This is all I can think of at the moment.T isn't thrilled but decided to try his best.So here goes nothin!!!
If you  have any suggestions feel free to chime in!

Monday, December 27, 2010

A laugh caught on video finally!

I love that she is laughing more every day! It melts her mommas heart :). Just thought I would share!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

I survived Christmas & Two fabulous months!

Our sweet precious girl was two months old yesterday.Christmas day! What a happy and exciting feeling!  She is smiling and laughing like crazy now!She keeps trying to roll over and I am sure she will be there soon.
I am so proud of her everyday for new achievments and everything she is learning.
No matter who holds her right now she turns her head to find where I am in the room. She sure loves her momma! And that's fine with me. :)
I feel so strangely proud when she cries and I am the only one who can calm her. I dont care if it is talking to her, rocking her,or nursing her.She needs me as much as I need her right now.It is a scary yet wonderful feeling.       
N got a ton of presents! Lots of rattles and teething toys and clothes. I ordered her some cloth wipes and a few more cloth diapers as part of her Christmas but the crappy snail mail around here they havent arrived. We also made customs Christmas cards and havent gotten that package yet either.So I think I may ask for a refund.
T got me a Mr Coffee coffee pot that is compatable with keurig.Now I will finally drink coffee alone again and possibly regain some sanity.....
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.I always imagined the day I would be holding a baby in my arms looking at lights on our tree.N is my miracle.She is a blessing I was told I would never have.So when I look down at this beautiful gift,I swear to anyone I AM the most blessed person alive.I have more love and joy in my life than I could ever imagine.                       

Thursday, December 23, 2010

My list for Santa

I wish for less miles between Florida and Colorado.

I wish that there would be no more suffering from illness like cancer and aids.I am so sick of pain and death.

I wish there was a cure for a broken heart.

I wish all children were allowed to be children and not forced to grow up too soon. That they all had kind and loving parents and none of them ever had to go without.

I would also like a volvo SUV and my house paid off


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Stinking Christmas.

I have always loved holidays. All of them. Especially from Halloween through Jan 13th which is my birthday.Yet it seems like the older I have gotten the sadder they have become.
Christmas used to be four of the funniest,craziest women you could ever meet. My Grandmother,Mom,Sister and myself.
My Grandmother passed away when I was in the fifth grade and  things started going down hill from there. About five years ago my mother moved to Colorado. I am a momma's girl.I was devistated.A few months later my sister went on vacation to England, fell in love,came back for a couple of weeks and then moved to England.
I miss Christmas. I  miss MY Christmas.I still have a big Christmas day with my in-laws and the whole bunch.Sometimes I miss just us ladies laughing so hard when we opened gifts because we already knew what was in them. We were those people. You know? The ones who are so excited about what they got you that they tell you and still wrap it anyways! haha
I miss my mom.I miss everything about having my mother so close to me.I miss waking up early,even as an adult and curling up at the foot end of her bed and just having conversation. I miss late night drives to a whole other state just because none of us had work the next day and we couldnt sleep. My mother brought so much adventure into my life.When I do get to see her it all comes back.There is no telling what kind of trouble we can get into.
I miss my sister.I miss staying up all night making up stupid jokes.Trying new funky hair styles or painting our nails. I miss that kind of laughter you only have with a sibiling .
I am so happy this year to have Nattie. Our first mini family Christmas. I want to give her the same "high" I got from Christmas and holidays when I was a kid. I want to make her as happy as my mother used to make us.But I cant help being sad at the same time.
On a happy note, Natalie will be two months on Christmas day! Two whole months. Where is this time going? She is growing up so fast and she is so beautiful...ok enough before the tears come!!