So today I finally decided I was going to frenchy’s. I’ve been planning this for months but I never seem to get it done. I’m not like alot of you smart people that go all the time. I go when one of us needs something, and when I actually get out of the house without Chloe because she doesn’t do well with the sitting still while I rifle through bins. But I did very well today…and I only went to the Berwick frenchy’s. that was enough. I got tonnes of things for Chloe…cute things. And I got myself two skirts which that success remains to be seem as I didn’t try them on. Sometimes my eye is that of the size I was before pregnancy took it’s tole. But I am pleased with the new baby loot since she has had a growth spurt recently…everything is looking short in the arms and legs. I know there is still some clothes in storage somewhere that would prolly fit her. Things from Kelly and Kim etc but I honestly wouldn’t know where to look. Isn’t that awful? They are probably in our storage unit at the Richardsons. If I had been organized, I would have went through them before we moved and rescued some things for the next few months. I must say how grateful I am to those of you who gave us things…It is SO appreciated. When I look back on last year, I can see how much God blessed us through all of you who were so generous in what ever way it was. Whether you knew it or not, last winter was the most difficult for us financially since we have been married. If it weren’t for all the wonderful donations, Chloe may have been without some necessities…yes, it was that bad last year. But I praise God (probably not as much as I should) for raises at work for Mike and a wonderful church family!! God really does give us what we need. I learned the difference last year between a need and a want.
On a different note, we gave Chloe a baby doll for Christmas and it came with a baby plate and spoon to feed the doll with and i saw her feeding the doll. So I thought well, maybe she does know how to feed herself with a spoon. Up until this point I just didn’t imagine she was ready to feed herself. So I gave her a bowl of apple sauce and a spoon and she expertly fed herself for the first time like she had been doing it for months! She barely even got any on herself! I had psyched myself up for a mess…I don’t like food messes, they stress me out…but I had resolved to let her go. Well, she showed me, she aced it! I have a little video of the event on my camera and someday I will upload it somewhere. I think it’s funny that i underestimated her…and probably do all the time.
cool, I finally took the time to figure out how to get a photo on here. So I choose this one. It’s cute :). I’ve realized at this age, Chloe looks exactly like some of the pics I’ve seen of my sister when she was this age. funny how her looks change. Not once has she looked like me yet though! there’s still time 🙂 tee hee.
I hear her waking up, so i’m gonna get some breakfast first. She slept in this morning, it’s after 8:00am.
Last night and the night before CBC showed LOTR ROTK…if you are a true fan you know what that is. Anyway, I never get tired of watching it…I always get right into it everytime and last night was no exception. I found myself shedding tears of all things! But I can’t help it, it’s just such a good story. And now I am in the mood to watch the whole trilogy again from the beginning. I think I’ll borrow it from my sister. Pretty sure she owns it. I cry at different parts each time I see it. This time what really got me was after they had won the battle and aragon was crowned King, as he walks down, the 4 hobbits bow to him and he says, “My friends, you bow to no one”…I’m getting teary just reliving it…and then the whole entire court yard bows to them. So good. Mike thinks I’m crazy…oh well.
It’s been a very long time since I posted anything. No one will prolly even read this but I’m ok with that. Shannon said to me awhile ago, “you’re the worst blogger ever” she was joking and i laughed but it’s true! But we have our computer now and high speed internet (woohoo) so I may blog once in awhile now.
So Christmas is 2 days past already. Time sure flies. It flies even faster when you have children…well, in my case, child. I hope time doesn’t go even faster the more children you have. that would be scary. We had a fun and busy Christmas here in our cozy little Berwick apartment…now we have more things to find places for and no places to put them. whatever will I do? I just keep making piles knowing that in a few months I will be able to make piles in my new basement where no one can see them 🙂 I’m excited to have an organized looking new house…eventually. Knowing me it’ll take me a long time to get organized and everything hidden where I want it and all of the things I like out where people can see them, but it’ll happen. We are supposed to be breaking ground in the first part of January. I’m excited.
So I was thinking this morning after I did my devotions that I really miss being a child at Christmas. All I had to do was wait with very little patience for the day to arrive. My sister and I would play “santa” in the evenings under the glow of the tree lights and put toys we already owned in eachothers stockings and pretended it was Christmas morning. We waited for christmas eve church service with the candle light and carol singing, and treats from Skytha. Then it dawned on me that I’m almost 30 and Skytha has been doing treats for kids for a very long time. What a wonderful person she is! I appreciate it so much more now that I see my own daughter getting the treats. wow…times really does fly. Then on Christmas morning we would wake up ( we weren’t allowed to get out of bed until 6:30) and go empty our stockings. then we would wake up mom and dad no earlier than 7:00am and present opening would begin! Then for breakfast would be mini wheats (which was a treat!) and grapefruit. Dinner would be delicious! Did you know my mom makes the best turkey dinner ever? It’s true, she does. I have really great christmas memories and i really hope Chloe and future children (Lord willing) will appreciate the traditions as much as Michelle and I still do.
It’s snowing very gently….I like it.