Friday, January 29, 2010

i think i want...

My girlfriend has a little purple store in our little historic town, lilac bijoux is its name, and inside this lilac wonderland is a necklace that I think I want...or maybe need. I am not a big wearer of flashy jewels, but I keep looking at this little number...the best part is that her mom made it...lovely.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

We've been bit.

My poor girl has been bit by the stomach bug that is going around. Her poor little face when she throws up makes me feel so helpless. This is definitely one first I wish I could take back.

Ahhhh thank God for a nap.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

the maintenance of memories...

One of my favorite things is when Avery Grace falls asleep laying on my lap...the sweaty ringlets that matte her hair and leave little dabs of moisture on my arm. I try to remind myself to make the mental note "don't forget the way this feels, don't forget the way her tiny breathe smells sweet and cool as you carry her to her crib" I know that time is short with a growing babe, everyday is a milestone, every moment is one to remember, how can we keep it all together?
My sister is an amazing memory recorder, her families historian if you will. Scrapbooks and yearly albums for all THREE of her babies! My girls baby book is full...of every first and receipt and card and sealed letter I have written, not in a set place, just stuffed in the pages for a rainy day of "getting organized"...if I have my sister reading right now she just choked out a laugh, as I have placed organized and I in the same sentence. However I just returned from a visit with my family, I went through photos that my grandmothers had in treasure boxes and flowery albums, flagging those for copies that were important or that caught my eye. After looking at so many and my mother straining to remember who and what and how...I realized the importance of creating a system to help my future generations remember. SO I am preparing to be a better recorder, both with this blog as with my memories and my families memories. My girl will grow to know her past through stories and pictures and my voice, and hopefully in an organized fashion that will not leave her guessing "who the hell is this!" Wish me luck...


Friday, January 8, 2010

Gosh Darn this is cold!

I am freezing. To my core. Thankfully it is Friday and this weekend only involves a little pampering, ala mani-pedi, and some precious down time with my girl.

If you need me, I will be on this sofa, in front of this fire. Of course that will be AFTER I take down that tree.


Monday, January 4, 2010

Good New Year

2010. Hello. It is surreal that the year has passed so quickly and that my life has changed so very much. I have become a completely different person, thanks to the angel who entered my world 9 months ago exactly to the date of this new year. My house evolved into a home. My marriage into a true or truer partnership. My heart into an abyss of every emotion I can't explain, only feel. This passed year I became a mother. I pray for the ability to make 2010 the best. I was going to post my list of this years what to do's, but I think I will leave that list for next December 31st, and list my what did's, it will make a much better list! Hope the New Year was grand for you all!!!!

AG on her rockin' jet ski Papa made for her!!!!