Wednesday, May 27, 2009

L is in love with the American Girl movie "Kit Kittredge." I have to admit, I love it too! (oh, to live in such simple times. minus the great depression.) 
Her first questions, "What is that thing she is using? Why doesn't she use a computer?"  Something about this typewriter business fascinated her and whatever it was, I liked it. I love that about my girl. She doesn't need something new, shiny, nor pink to make her giddy with excitement. So, a stop at the DI and $10 later, we have a good-old typewriter too! She has been practicing her typing non-stop since we bought it. I love the thought of her in her bedroom typing away stories and poems and whatever else her little brain can imagine. We talked about creating a summer newspaper (newsletter) to send to all of her cousins in N.C.. I think it sounds like so much fun. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

natural beauty

Wow Megan, I brought your lovely apricots home and sat them on the counter top. A little while later I caught a glimpse of the beautiful jars illuminated by the evening sun. Aren't they gorgeous? Thank you for taking such good care of me. I love ya.

Friday, May 22, 2009


I'm happy to report that I survived- quite well actually. Every surgery that I've had I've demanded to be given NO pain meds, only IBU. Every time, without fail, the Dr. comes in and tells me how recovery will be miserable and take longer due to the absence of pain medication. I am proud to say that once again, I was right. I have minor swelling around my jaw line, and I can definitely tell I had my teeth pulled, but come on, I don't need to be knocked out by narcotics- thank you very much. 

Thank you Mr. W for taking such good care of me, as I drifted in and out of consciousness from the anesthesia. And your patience as I watched "The Holiday" at 2 am because I slept too much yesterday. I am happy that you continued the tradition of stocking up on treats after my surgery. Somehow it comforts me to know that you can't go to work and all you can do is hang out at home and eat Sara Lee apple pie. Myself on the other hand, tomato soup is the entree of choice and dessert is my key lime pie filling with graham cracker crumbs sprinkled on top. yum.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

say ahhhh...

The time has arrived. It was inevitable. Tomorrow I am FINALLY having my wisdom teeth extracted. I have put it off, and put it off, and put it off, until there are no excuses left. So, at 31 years of age... here we go. Just another surgery to check off the list. I think this is #5. Yuck.


I have to apologize to L's cousins, who have waited so patiently for their birthday gifts. I am shipping them in the morning. Sorry Auntie Denise, who was so kind to drive 2 hours each way with 4 children in tow to support our girl. We love you guys.

Monday, May 18, 2009

congrats shae and brady!

Congratulations Shae and Brady! It was a beautiful day and we wish you all the best the future has to offer.

On another note, mom and dad left us yesterday to return home. We had a wonderful time having them here for 2 weeks. After the tears we got into the car at the airport, where there was an obvious absence of their presence. I am so glad we were able to visit Moab together. We are left with a little void in our hearts, but beautiful memories to get us through to the next visit.  

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

much needed vacation

Mother's Day was beautiful. L and Mr. W spoiled me with beautiful gifts, and I got to have my mother with me! Delightful. One gift was "The Last Promise" by Richard Paul Evans. I couldn't put the book down. I am a sucker for a fantastic love story. This one did not disappoint. 

 Mother's Day was followed by a trip to Moab. WOW. Are there words to describe such beauty? Pictures are an injustice for
what the eye can see. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

rainbows and dresses

Megan are you home yet? I made this dress from the pattern you bought at the DI. (with a few adjustments of course) I love it! I thought I'd better add the cap sleeve. L is so aware of modesty...let's hope that continues! Next time I think I'll add buttons instead of a zipper. There is something so sweet and old- fashioned about buttons. Thank you for sharing, as always.

Last night we were sitting at the dinner table and noticed this incredible rainbow outside. WOW! This is probably the fourth rainbow we have seen this spring. What a beautiful miracle.

Monday, May 4, 2009

fun visit + projects waiting

We are having so much fun with mom, dad, and David! We celebrated L's birthday for the third time on Saturday. (note to self, one party per birthday please. more than the candles are burned out) So for now, a couple projects are sitting, waiting to be completed. I cut out two birthday presents today to add to the pile. Too many great blogs, never enough time.

Friday, May 1, 2009

happy birthday max and mom, dad, and david are on their way!

Happy Birthday Maxwell! You have been a welcome and faithful companion for miss L this past year. If I could make just one request, please stop using my bonus room as a naughty little dog.


L and I will be taking off in a few hours to pick up my parents and David at the airport. I love the anticipation of seeing them come down the escalator, and being on the receiving end of their hugs. It is always so comforting to have them close by me.