Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
1) Please add the Marie Antoinette award photo on your blog
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
These were taken by my mom on the side line. I'm sure the photographer, Jay got at least one good one!?
Here are some shots from the weekend. I love this one. Josiah took it. I don't even mind that my head is cut off because it is the first picture I have with Gabriel where I don't look pale and pasty. I'm wearing G in my new Zolo sling.
Look at this proud (and handsome) daddy!And my beautiful, not so little girl:
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I usually take a moment this time of year to reflect and be grateful for all of the blessings in my life. This year I have a heart full of gratitude for my new son, Gabriel, who will be 25 days old on Thanksgiving day. I am so grateful for his health, his beautiful presence, and the love and bliss he brings to his new parents and our families.
It is amazing how just the site of a tiny baby brings smiles to the faces of strangers. People aren't afraid to stop and stare at an infant, they know the infant has no concern about being publicly admired. The infant won't say "What are you staring at?!" Infants are completely authentic. Everything they feel is genuinely expressed, with no sensoring, anytime (3am), any palce, public or not.
We have a lot to learn from infants. If as adults we practice expressing our emotions, thoughts, and feelings genuinely and authentically to eachother, and if as listeners we can allow our loved ones to express themselves openly without becoming judgmental of them, a new world of authentic relationship will open up.
So my goal this Thanksgiving is to listen without taking offense, and be fully present without judgment.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I got a custom order for a one year old birthday cupcake tower topper monkey set, so here they are:
Let me know if you have any ideas for sock monkey sculptures, I'd love to give them a try!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Weighing 9 pounds and 21 inches long.
He was born at home in our piano room in a birthing pool. This picture was taken less than a minute after his birth. My husband, Brett was in the pool with me the whole time.
The labor was about 5 hours long, and we all came out great! This picture is his first with big sister, Josiah, taken about an hour after the birth. She is a wonderful helper!
He is wonderful and we are so blessed to have him.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I’ve been tagged by UniqueCommodities to share 7 secrets. Because I’ve been tagged before I will not tag new people, but I will share some dirt:
1) My favorite color is purple.
2) I never watch scary or violent movies because I have nightmares if I do.
3) I feel naked without earrings and I almost never leave the house without them.
4) I hate cooking, I burn everything (including myself) when I do cook.
5) My favorite food is Thai food. I could eat it every day.
6) Last night I broke the toilet seat when I sat on it. This did not help my self-esteem :-(
7) I'm 5 days overdue to have my baby today, and although I'm a very patient person (usually) my patience has worn out. I'm going to a friend for "bring on the labor" accupuncture today!