Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Any suggestions?

I'm struggling with some frustration, hurt, and resentment this morning. I have a few key Bible verses I turn to in situations like this, but could use some extra guidance right now.

Any suggestions? Bible verses, devotions, or other Biblical teachings?

In the meantime, I'll keep leaning on my God and trust that this situation will be used for His glory and that He'll walk me through it.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Thanks to Irene, the ultimate tournament and our trip to Maryland was cancelled last weekend.  As much as traveling tires me out, I have to tell you that I was pretty bummed about the cancellation.  I was super excited for the trip.  I was looking forward to traveling with my husband and watching him out on the field.  I couldn't wait to put Krew in summer sports clothes and smother him in gobs of sunscreen and watch him gleefully run around the field.  I couldn't wait to cheer and scream for my honey.  I was looking forward to forced relaxation with friends.  (Can't do housework when I'm not in our house.)  As one of my friends very accurately described it, I felt pretty deflated when I found out we weren't going.  But alas, that is life, huh?

So Friday night I somewhat nervously awaited the arrival of the hurricane.  We are about two hours from the coast, and the last hurricane that had hit North Carolina in a similar way had caused pretty severe damage, even in our area.  (This is according to reports from friends.  Hurricane Fran, I believe.  I did not live in the area at the time.)  It was amazing to look at the radar on Friday night and see how massive the hurricane was this giant spinning ball of red (yes, that's right, the strongest form of precipitation that the radar shows)...and it spanned well over 100 miles.  Our little dot of a city on the map sat just outside the edge of the encroaching red ball when I took my last glance at the radar before laying down to sleep around midnight.  It blew my mind to think about the storm's power and strength, and the fact that it was heading straight toward us.  Slightly nerve wracking, I must admit.  Especially with our young child in the room next door.  We are to be his protectors...but what do we do when we can't even protect ourselves?  Thinking about these things...the incomprehensible power of natural disasters on this blows my mind to think that God's might is infinitely stronger.  And thank goodness for that.

Saturday I woke up to discover that the hurricane's arrival had been pretty anticlimactic.  I hadn't awoken once during the night.  I looked outside, and although it was gloomy and drizzly, everything was intact.  Nothing had been blown around.  I checked the radar, and although there was precipitation covering us, the red was gone. There was definitely wind, but other than occasional strong gusts it wasn't any cause for concern.  It had turned into your average rainy, blustery day.

We hung out at home all day long.  Despite there not being any horrible damage, there were still reports of trees blown into roads and power lines down.  The gusts were still strong enough to keep you from unnecessarily driving too far.  So we just relaxed inside.  Well, Dave and I relaxed inside.  Krew had other plans.  And since it was pretty warm out, I let him do as he pleased.  Which mostly involved running around in the yard in the rain with his Aquadoodle and playing in the dogs' water bowl.

"Krew, please don't make a mess."

"Yes, Krew, that's water, but please don't play in it."

Sigh.  "Krew..."

"Oh ok...go ahead."

Monday, August 29, 2011

Needing a Face Lift

My blog header is in desperate need of a face lift, no?  The pictures of my son are from like 7 months ago.  Given that he's not quite 18 months old, that's seriously outdated.

Any suggestions?

I'm thinking I may stick with the same theme, same blue background.  Might just update the pictures.  I'm pretty happy with it otherwise.

Not fully decided though.

We'll see what happens. :)

PS Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you're pregnant or plan to get pregnant or know someone who's pregnant or simply love Pilates.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Prenatal Pilates Video

To answer the question I know that half of you asked as soon as you saw the title to this post...

No, I am not pregnant. :)

I just happened to get selected to review this DVD because I have been pregnant in the past, and I am at a time in my life when I have pregnant friends and pregnant blog readers.  Sorry to bust your bubble. :)

Anyways...I was recently selected to receive and review a prenatal Pilates video.  It is choreographed and led by Dale Shea, who has been a certified Pilates instructor since 2001.  Dale felt that there was a need for better prenatal workout DVDs, so she decided to develop one of her own.

I must admit I was a little skeptical when I saw the case for the DVD, but as people say, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.  Once I popped it into my DVD player and started working out, I was actually pretty impressed.

First off, I really love Dale's tone of voice throughout the video and how she seems to connect with you as a viewer.  I felt like I was taking a personal class in her studio, not like I was watching a video.

Second, as mentioned previously, the video is directed toward pregnant women and provides a great workout for any momma-to-be.  Although a slower warm up and cool down are provided, the video is not extraordinarily easy by any means.  Dale herself was 31 weeks pregnant when she recorded the video, so you know that all the exercises are manageable and healthy for a pregnant woman, but the video still provides a healthy challenge.  Although I'm not pregnant at the moment, I could remember back to when I was, and I know I would have surely appreciated Dale's understanding of the pregnant woman's body and her extra instructions in how to deal with it.  (In fact, I'm definitely going to hold onto the video for if/when I get pregnant again!)  Working out while pregnant can be very difficult at times...I know that I personally had aching joints from about 3 months on.  A DVD like this would have been so helpful and let me still feel the benefits of exercising without the pain caused by running or other strenuous activities.

The DVD is split into seven parts: Intro, Warm up, Mat, Light Weights, Resistance Band, Stability Ball, and Cool Down.  Every section but the Intro is about 20 minutes long, so you are getting a whopping 120 minutes of workout on one DVD.  That's a lot of bang for your buck.  You can pick the sections you want to do, depending on the time and supplies you have with you.  The warm up section is great for stretching and relaxation.

Throughout the video, you can definitely tell that Dale knows what she is doing.  And of course it's reassuring to see her carrying a baby belly of her own.  You can buy the DVD at her website or on Amazon - it's called Prenatal Pilates With Dale Shea.

And now for the fun part, Dale has offered for me to do a giveaway of one of her DVDs!  This would be a great workout DVD to have if you are currently pregnant or plan to get pregnant.  It would also be a great gift for a pregnant friend.

Ways to enter:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post (not on Facebook - Facebook comments will not be counted).
2. Become a follower of my blog, then leave a comment telling me you did so (or that you are already a follower).
3. Put my blog on your blogroll or list of favorite blogs on your own personal blog, then leave a comment telling me you did so (or that I am already on your blogroll).
4. Post on Facebook about this giveaway, then leave a comment telling me you did so.
5. Tweet about this giveaway, then leave a comment telling me you did so.
6. Write a blog post about this giveaway (worth 2 entries), then leave a comment telling me you did so.

The giveaway will run until Thursday, September 1st, at 11:59pm.  I will select a winner from

Happy entering!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Things I Love About My Witto Boy

There have been so many times recently that I've thought to myself, I need to write this moment down. I need to record Krew doing this. It's so adorable, and this time will pass, and I want to always remember this...

So I'm finally writing a few things down. Here are ten things I absolutely love about our little boy right now and his fascinating toddler world.

1. He's learning to share.
A week or so ago, I noticed that he had some paper crumpled up tightly in his little fist.  I asked him if I could please see it, and he handed it to me.  Upon confirming that it was only a paper I had intended to throw away, I handed it back to him.  However, he decided there was a better way to handle this that would clearly make us both happier.  He promptly ripped the paper in half, and then reached up to hand one of the halves to me.  I joyfully accepted it and said thank you, and he continued on his merry way.

2.  He is learning to communicate his wants without screaming or whining.
He now tells us where he wants us to go by crouching down and pointing at the ground where he wants us to stand.  If he wants us to go outside with him, he walks just outside the back door and then squats down and points to the patio.  If he wants us to draw on the chalkboard with him, he goes over to the chalkboard then points at the ground next to him.  If he wants us to go down the slide with him, he points at the steps.   It's really adorable...and really helpful.

3.  He has his own sense of fashion.
His favorite accessory at the moment is dog collars.  Even the ones with dog tags hanging off of them.  He frequently brings one to us, demonstrates his struggle to place it around his neck, then hands the collar to us.  If we do not hook it around his neck and allow him to wear it for at least 30 minutes, mounds of toddler tears are inevitable.  So if you see a picture of him wearing a bright pink and black dog collar, please don't judge. It was his own doing.

4. He's developing into a little chatterbox.
He talks his head off right now.  Problem is, this is what it typically sounds like: "Dadoh bajoo dis dadihdah didoh djo dwajo dat bwow dahdah."  And then he looks at us, like, Well?  And we say something along the lines of, "Oh, I see!"  And then he continues, "Bajoo dadihdah didoh bwow..."  This goes on and on and on.  I wish we had some inkling of a clue as to what he's trying to tell us.

5. His physical abilities are growing by leaps and bounds.
He's nearly running and oh-so-close to jumping.  When he "runs", he throws his shoulders forward and his little arms go back-and-forth, back-and-forth while his feet go pitter patter pitter patter.  When he "jumps", he throws both arms up over his head simultaneously, as if their momentum will left his little body off the ground.  His little feet lift all the way up to the tips of his toes, but never quite make it all the way into the air.  This past Tuesday he started actually walking on his tippy-toes with me, and we walked around the house while I chimed, "Tip toes! Tip toes! Tip toes!"  Then I'd go flat-footed and say "Flat feet! Flat feet! Flat feet!" and he'd follow behind me slapping his flat feet on the ground.

6. He's learning to entertain himself.
Being outside is pretty much his favorite place in the world.  If you let him go outside with a that's heaven on earth for the little boy.  He just walks around the yard, sipping on his juice, babbling to the dogs and the birds and the clouds, occasionally pulling an unripened tomato off its branch and using it as a ball.  And if you turn the hose on for him?  Oh goodness, he gets so excited.  He exclaims "WAH-tis! WAH-tis! WAH-tis!" (his pronunciation of water - imagine "water" said with a British accent and an extra s thrown on the end for special effect) and sticks his hands in the stream or requests to hold the hose himself.  Speaking of water, he's got some mad water-identification skills.  He can point out water no matter it's location or form.  If it's a picture of the ocean or a beach sunrise, if it's water coming out of a faucet, if it's flowing from the sink faucet, if it's a lake in the distance, if it's in a bathtub, if it's coming out of a matter what, he always knows it's water.  It really impresses me.

7. The actual words he says are just so darn cute.
My favorite word of his is still "bubble".  I just find it simply adorable when he says it.  It's so perfectly pronounced, with that little baby twang to it.  I love it love it.

8. He loves his music.
He is still a dancing fool.  He'll dance to nearly any tune.  He likes to mimic dances, too, so if you've got any moves you'd like to share with him, I'm sure he'd appreciate it.  His favorite song right now is probably "Itsy Bitsy Spider".  We have an iPad app that plays it, and he skips through all the other songs so he can get to "Itsy Bitsy Spider".  Then he does all the motions with the song to the best of his abilities.  And along the lines of music, the little boy has also begun to sing.  I am OVERJOYED about this, because if you know me well then you know I love my music and singing!!  I've picked out some of my favorite childhood music for him (Psalty, anyone?) and to my excitement he loves the same music I do used to. He and his daddy and I like to all sing together with the music during bathtime.  :)

9. He's starting to play make-believe.
His favorite right now is to "drive" a "steering wheel".  Pretty much anything can be a steering wheel at this point.  He's used a baby jar lid, a bathroom cabinet knob, even an itty bitty pretzel that came from the bag of free pretzels you get during a plane trip. He also likes to push around cars and trucks and say "VROOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!"

10. He gets confused about the simplest things, and it reminds me how new to this world he still is.
If you say to him, "Krewson, can you say fill in the blank?" he'll always respond.  But it may sound absolutely nothing like what you said.  For example, I'll say, "Can you say 'Up, please?'" and he'll respond "Di doo."  And I'm like, um, what went wrong here.  So then I'll split it up..."Can you say 'Up'?"  "UH."  "Good job!! Can you say 'Please'?"  "TSSSSSSS."  "Can you say 'Up, please'?"   "DIH DOH SPPP."  Hmmmm.  If you ask him to say "yes" he'll nod his head.  If you ask him to say "no" he'll point to his nose.  If you ask him to say "truck" he'll say "VROOOOOOM!!".  If you ask him to say "airplane" he'll start soaring his hand through the air while making a soaring noise.  If you ask him to say "house" he'll click his tongue twice.  (This is by far my favorite.  I was so confused the first time he did this...I asked him to say "house" over and over, and each and every time he responded with two clicks of his tongue.  I was pretty sure he'd picked up some alien language in his sleep until later that night when I finally figured out what was going through his sweet head.   When we put him on his toy rocking horse at home, we click our tongues to make the sound of a horse's hooves.  So when I say "house", he thinks I'm saying "horse", and he clicks his tongue twice to make the sound of hooves.  So naive and so adorable, right??)

And if you're wondering why all the pictures of him in this post are of him eating...well,'s because it's the easiest time to get pictures of him. :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crazy Times

Things sure are a bit crazy around here.  An earthquake yesterday (don't get excited, I didn't even feel it), a hurricane aimed to hit this weekend (if just the rain would come, that would be GREAT, no damage necessary)...potential hubby job loss (sad face...stupid politics)...tons and tons of traveling and weddings (I believe we have five in total that we're attending this summer)...lots of ear infections for the kiddo and sicknesses passing between us all...and of course just "normal" life thrown in there...whew.  It's a bit overwhelming and exhausting at times.  And boy am I grateful to have my God to lean on and to cry to when necessary.  I know He'll work it all for good and that He'll take care of me, whatever comes my way.

We're headed to an ultimate tournament in Maryland this weekend, and I'm super excited to spend time with our friends who live in Virginia and are graciously allowing us to stay at their place...dogs, toddler, and all.  (Yay Mary and G!)  And honestly I'm just super excited to see one of Dave's tournaments.  I've missed out on most of the season so far and (much to my surprise) I LOVE watching his games. (If you know me well, you know I'm not a sports girl in any way, shape, or form.  I don't like playing, following, watching, or talking sports.  At all.  Except for Dave's ultimate frisbee.  For the first time in my life, I've found myself trying to learn more so I can understand the plays and join in the sports talk. Crazy, right?)

How is everyone else's week going? Or just life in general?  Is it as crazy as mine?

And just because everyone appreciates a pic or two, here are a few miscellaneous ones from the last few weeks. I'm really behind on editing and uploading my pictures, so there are many more to come.

at Meade and Abby's wedding in Philly

our turbo child

little pilot

reading with Grandma Nancy and cousin Brady

just chillin'

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

In his eyes...

When I look into his eyes, I see his daddy.

And I can't help but thank God over and over again for blessing me with two such wonderful men to love and to love me in return.

A Quote for Your Day

I've been a busy woman lately and haven't had a ton of time for blogging. But this morning I wanted to share just one small quote that I find to be greatly significant and life-changing if truly taken to heart.

In my women's Bible study, we are reading the book "Calm My Anxious Heart" by Linda Dillow. Chapter 3 discusses Psalm 139, which tells us that God intimately knows each of us and lovingly created us just as he wants us. Dillow shares a quote from George MacDonald, the man C.S. Lewis called his mentor:

"I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God's thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking."

Wow. To take that to heart and live it in truth would surely change my outlook in many days and situations.

What about you? Which would you rather be?

Linking up with Jami's blog at  Head on over and find some more encouragement for your day. :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tomatoes, anyone? And a recipe!

This is the second year that Dave and I have a) had a garden and b) grown tomatoes. This is also the second year that we've found ourselves with more tomatoes piled on our kitchen countertop than we could ever eat in a lifetime. I don't know if this is typical for gardeners who grown tomatoes, but Dave and I have tomatoes coming out the wazoo.


If you don't think that pile is impressive, than may I mention that we've given away at least an equal amount, if not more, to our friends? And that Dave has been eating tomato sandwiches like three times a week? And that I have been eating tomatoes in my salads and as a snack almost daily?  And that I had just used up about 50 cherry and black cherry tomatos in a recipe (see below)?

Oh yes people, it's for real.

We have a tomato problem.

(If you can call it that.  Is it ever a problem to have an over-abundance of home-grown veggies fruits?  I mean, even if some go to waste, isn't it better to have too many than too little?  Food (hehe) for thought...)

So anyways, what to do with all these tomatoes has been an interesting predicament.  And I'm very happy to announce that tonight I found a delicious recipe to use up some of those yummy red veggies fruits.  Thought I'd share in case anyone else is interested. :)

Here is the actual recipe:

Spaghetti With Cherry Tomatoes and Toasted Garlic

3/4 pound whole-grain spaghetti
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves, sliced into ribbons
1/3 cup coarsely grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
2. While pasta cooks, pour the oil into a large skillet over medium heat and add the garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until garlic is golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes. Increase heat to medium high, cover and cook until tomatoes are warm and softened but still retain their shape, about 3 minutes.
3. Add pasta, 1/4 cup each of the basil and Parmesan, and the salt and black pepper to the tomato mixture and toss to combine. Top with remaining cheese and basil and serve.

Now I'll give you my version, which is close but not exactly the same:

Kara's Gluten-Free Spin-Off from Fitness Magazine's Spaghetti With Cherry Tomatoes and Toasted Garlic
(Go ahead and say it.  I know you're superbly impressed with the originality of my recipe's name.)

1. Cook up some gluten-free spaghetti noodles so you don't get a tummy ache after dinner.
2. While pasta cooks, pour some olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add a bunch of pre-minced garlic.  Try to eye-ball approximately four cloves. (Good luck.)  Cook, stirring frequently, until garlic is golden brown.
3. Cut up all the cherry tomatoes and black cherry tomatoes that are sitting on your countertop.  Feel relief at the realization that you do not have to eat a pound of cherry tomatoes for lunch this week.
4. Add the tomatoes to the garlic.  Cover and cook until warm and softened.
5. Slice up lots of basil leaves, taken from the basil plant sitting in your kitchen.  Add them to the mixture.
6. Dump in the remains of your grated parmesan cheese container.
7. Drain the gluten-free noodles and rinse well.  Add to the garlic/tomato/basil/cheese mixture.  Stir and stir and stir.  Realize that rice noodles like to hang out in clumps.  Add some olive oil and stir and stir some more.  Announce to hubby that the noodles are kinda all hanging out in a pile, but they really should be delicious.
8. Serve to son and hubby and all three together decide that the dish is in fact delicious. Mmmm mmmm mmmm.
9. The end.

And because no recipe is as exciting without a picture, here is a picture taken from the Fitness Magazine's recipe webpage:

That's what it's supposed to look like.  Mine didn't really look like that.  At all.  But it was still amazingly yummy.  And I definitely think you should try it out.  (Whether you follow Fitness Magazine's recipe or mine (or your own version!) is completely up to you.)

Dave said I could make this recipe at least once a week because of how much he liked it.  Next time we'll probably cut up some of our other types of tomatoes and try them out.  I'm hoping it still tastes as good.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Refocusing on God

While I was visiting my family up in Indiana, I found that my Bible reading and quiet time with God really fell by the wayside. It's great to be back home this week, back in my routine, and back to my Tuesday night Bible study and Wednesday night church life group. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with having two week nights taken up by activities, but weeks like this one show me how truly valuable those activities are in encouraging my Christian walk. My Bible study last night and my life group meeting tonight both helped me incredibly in refocusing my gaze on Christ. After a week away from home, I had found myself very much living in the here and now, completely oblivious to God's presence and will. And that's not where I want to be.

Last night's Bible study focused on seeing the positives in life, not the negatives. It was about accepting the trials in life, and running to God in prayer and submission, knowing that He will take care of you and give you peace that passes all understanding.  We were challenged to practice the following four things, especially when we are feeling frustrated, hurt, or negative about situations in our lives:

1. choose to give our anxieties to God
2. choose to pray specifically
3. choose to be thankful
4. choose to dwell on the positive

Four things I know I should do but more often than not do not. (Did you catch that? I'm striving to be like Paul. Romans 7. Check it out. You'll get an awesome headache. :))

In tonight's life group, we wrestled with determining the time point at which temptation actually becomes sin. At what point has the line been crossed? We discussed guard rails (or training wheels, hehe Ashley), or extra precautions we take to ensure that we are avoiding sinful behavior. We discussed marriage, and how easy it may be for someone to fall into temptation. We also focused for a while on the topic of social media, and how it presents temptations that never existed fifteen years ago.

Within these past few days, I've felt encouraged to start memorizing more Scripture. Although I know many of the stories and lessons and rules in the Bible, I have very little memorized verbatim. Those few verses that I do have down by heart, however, I use on a very regular basis. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have more life-giving words at my fingertips, wherever I am, regardless of whether I have a Bible accessible? I'm thinking so.

So here are the verses that have stood out to me this week. I am going to focus on memorizing them. One of them I already have mostly memorized, but it's always good to do a refresher.

Philippians 4:6-8
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthythink about such things.

1 Corinthians 10:13
13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

James 4:7
7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Feel free to join in the memorization if you'd like. :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

17 Months!!

Krewson turned 17 months last Friday on August 5th!  I skipped a 16-month update so thought it was about time I fill you all in on his life a little. :)

He is now wearing 12 month shorts, 12-18 month shirts, size 5 shoes (and even some 6s), and size 3 diapers.  When I weighed him tonight he was about 24 1/2 lbs.  He's also definitely getting taller, although we don't know his exact height.  He's suddenly almost the height needed to pull open the back door, and he's reaching a lot of other things that have previously not been a concern.  It gives us an exciting new list of items to check for babyproofing.  :)

He's a jabbering machine these days.  He loves to babble and talk to us, although we're clueless as to what he's saying about 80% of the time.  He's picked up quite a few words and frequently attempts to say mama, dada, grandma, grandpa, bubble, ball, dog, water, milk, outside, please, up please, down please, thank you, wow, yay, this, and that.  I think there are some other words too, but I can't remember them at the moment.  What I'm really enjoying is that he finally seems to be differentiating between Dave and me by using "dada" and "mama".  It's great to actually have a name.  :)

He loooooooooves dogs right now.  He gets super excited and goes into fits of giggles when he sees any dogs, including our own when we come home to them at the end of the day or when they crowd around his high chair.  We actually have to be careful, because he even loves dogs that are growling and snapping at him.  (Scary, right?)

He's sooooooo close to being able to run.  He walks super fast and picks his little knees up really high and pushes his shoulders and head forward as he goes.  And one of his favorite things to do while he's almost-running is to charge between our legs like a tunnel.  When he decides it's time to use our legs as a tunnel, he comes up and pushes through with his arms.  And if you're not tall enough, watch out, because he'll just knock his head straight into your privates.  (Trust me, I've seen it happen.)

He still loves books and still loves his videos.  He's getting to be quite the climber and can climb onto much of our furniture on his own.  He also likes to climb step ladders and stairways.  Especially when we're not looking.  And he still loves to dance, which makes me oh so happy. It's so sweet to see him sway and spin and bounce to the music. :)

He had a double ear infection for the last month, which was a pain to deal with.  The first round of antibiotics didn't take care of it, but luckily a second round with a stronger antibiotic did the trick.  I was grateful to be in Indiana during the last days of the antibiotics so my mom could check his ears and let me know that they were indeed healed.  Thank goodness, because he was a serious mommy-hater while he was sick.  I'm not kidding.  He acted like I was the worst person on the earth about 80% of the time.  It was rather depressing.  As much as I didn't want to, I couldn't help but take it a bit personally and feel hurt.  He didn't like for me to hold him or play with him or anything if his daddy was anywhere around.  In fact, he'd go into a complete tantrum if I tried to do anything with him and Dave was anywhere nearby.  Fortunately, now that he's feeling well again, he seems to be back to loving me.  Phew. :)

Alright well this was a lot of rambling, but I'm tired and have a lot to do and so don't have the time to do my usual proofreading and rewording.  Please disregard any grammatical or spelling mistakes. :)

And to finish up, here are some pictures from the last month or so. And yes, he has food on his face or shirt in half of the pictures. It's his way of life these days. :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

MIA for the Week

I'm going to take a blogging break for the week. I'm up in Indiana without my laptop and with lots of things to do in the evenings after work. Sooooo I think it's a great time for a short hiatus. I will be back to blogging and visiting you all next week. :) Have a great one!

God bless!