Sunday, June 29, 2008

random weekend

* We drove to Toledo yesterday to do some shopping. Sam's Club and BRU - super exciting. Now we have lots of diapers and an umbrella stroller.

* I got Starbucks on the way there! But I burnt my tongue on it :*(

* We took Gerald swimming at the Y today, he was generally unimpressed. We bought him Spider Man swim diapers, they are huge on him.

* You can buy a paternity test kit at Meijer, they are conveniently located next to the condoms.

* My sister-in-law and brother-in-law are coming tomorrow!

* We leave for the UP on Wed!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Pretty much consumed my day.

G went through 3 outfits, 4 bibs, and 6 burp cloths.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

i did it!

I accomplished my scary task o' the day - mostly because I knew you were all cheering me on (and waiting for an update). Thanks!

Some of you may know that I never finished my degree - I spent 4.5 years at Tech and then I just left, in fact I don't even know what my final grades were. This has been weighing pretty heavily on me, and last night (in the middle of the night) I decided TODAY was the day to get the ball rolling; after all, we'll be in Houghton next week and I can maybe set up an appt with an advisor then. So I called admissions, and they transferred me to records - I'm now active for the fall term, and can switch to track B if needed - and then onto the humanities dept, and finally to the current HU advisor. She sounded really nice and I have an appt with her next Thurs at 9AM - she even has the old "transition" audit I filled out with good ole Bill Sewell (I'm bringing my copy, too).

This was really hard for me to do - in my head I kept envisioning profs yelling at me for being an awful student (I was), but so far everyone has been so very nice.

happy thoughts

If you could send out some happy vibes for me today I'd really appreciate it. I'm going to do something today that I'm a little (ok, a lot) chicken sh*t about.

It's something totally positive and happy, so do not worry. I just don't want to go into too much detail and jinx myself - I'll write more when I know more :)

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Finally found a decent stylist:)

Monday, June 16, 2008

educating jack

Two weeks ago we went to Kalamazoo and spent the night at my cousins' - they have a nine year old (Emma) and a five year old (Jack). Emma is my mini-me. Jack is adorable, and precocious. This is the conversation we had about feeding babies.

me - "Gerald is hungry - time to eat!" I get him "hooked up" and he's happy, happy.
Jack - "What are you doing?" Gives me suspicious eyes.
me - "Feeding the baby."
Jack - "I don't believe you."
me - "It's true! This is how your momma fed you. That's how G gets milk."
Jack - Sits next to me on the couch, places one finger on my chest and says with a slightly sinister smile "I'm helping push the milk out."

Emma, Gerald and Jack

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

3 months

J was hoping for an engineer

*favorite song = American Pie, he especially likes it when I sing the LP version :)

*prefers gnawing on right hand

*loves to grab for the toys on his toy bar

*likes to face out in the Bjorn

Monday, June 09, 2008

i got served

Just had cardio -fusion class at the Y.
OK, half of class because we had a tornado warning and were ushered into the locker rooms.

It kicked my ass.

Friday, June 06, 2008


It is hotter than hell outside.

We were going to meet up with another couple and their baby girl for dinner at Boogie! tonight (Main St. is closed, there are bands, and sno-cones), but not when it is this hot.

I'm sad about the sno-cones.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

so much to blog, so little time

We've been busy!
The highpoint of my week so far - new glasses!

You can't see it in the picture - but on each side there is a rhinestone "G" - I love sparkles!

More later - we're off to register for summer classes at the Y.

edit: please excuse my huge eyebrows - guess I'll be making an appt at the salon, too!