Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Sometimes you get so backed up it's too daunting to even start.  So I've decided to skip a few months, fill them in later (I have the photos saved on my computer...somewhere), and just get going with the more recent photos.  And if I never get around to filling in the time passed then at least I've got the road ahead.

Friday, September 23, 2011


So that last post (Day 122) was from June 30, 2011.  It is now.... much later.
There are pictures.  Loads of them.  All on my computer, waiting to be posted.  But here's what happened. There was a baby.  A beautiful baby boy that is just so much fun and, let's face it, so much work too.  Oh, and speaking of work, then there was work.  Back to teaching preschool.  Just part-time but still... baby + work.  And starting work meant that the boys were back at school.  Lots of driving back and forth added into the schedule.  Then there was soccer.  Soccer takes over our lives for about six weeks in the fall and then six weeks in the spring.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE IT, but it's still quite a time-sucker.  Then there was "the calling" for little ol' me.  The big PP.  Super fun to work in primary, but I know how involved it's gonna be.  AND, to top it all off, less than a week after accepting my new calling, Michael found a job!!  Big smiles all around!!  Only glitch?  It's in Colorado.  So he'll be commuting for a while and I'll be playing single mom for four days out of the week.

So let's see... baby + work + school + soccer + Primary President + new job for Michael = crazy busy Emi.

The pictures are still there, and they will be coming.
Sometime soon.
Hopefully.  :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day 122

Lunch with Kristie is the perfect way to de-stress the day before having a baby.

Day 121

Watching the storm clouds and lightning with Damien.

Day 120

So we got a used queen-size mattress that we thought would be great for the guest bedroom.  However, it didn't come with the box spring or a frame so we were on the lookout for a couple of months for those as well.  Finally we found this used frame/headboard for sale that didn't need a box spring.  Perfect!  So we bought it, spent three hours+ figuring out how to put it together, and then put the mattress on.  Hooray!!..... wait.  Nooooooo!!

Apparently the people who gave us the mattress were just guessing that it was a queen size.  It was a full sized mattress.  Sigh.

Day 119

Refinishing the desk.

Day 118

Almost there.

Day 117

They are so little!

Day 116

Let the battle begin!

Day 115

"What?!  Plaid, plaid.  It matches!"

Day 114

Damien:  "Look Mom!  I made a banana face!"

Love it.

Day 113

Let me tell you something about Damien...  He is a really great cousin to have around.  He has absolutely jumped into this roll of playmate slash helper slash entertainer for his younger cousins.  Like here, where he is helping Evan down the slide at G&G Wald's house.  (Or Great-G&G Wald's house, depending on which generation you belong to.)  He did this over and over and over, just so Evan could go down the slide.  Proud Momma sittin' right here.

Day 112

I was looking at my flowers today and found the coolest looking beetle on them.  Do you see it?

Here's a close-up.

Anybody know what kind it is?

Day 111

Reason #3 why my dad is cooler than your dad:

He likes to use Christmas dishes for other days like birthdays and (in this case) Father's Day.

Day 110

Hello, happy octopus guy.  You make me smile.  :)

Day 109

No longer a drop-side crib.  I wont tell you how long it took us to accomplish that either.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Day 108

We are done painting the baby's room and even fixed this door to the crawl space.  Hooray for grey!