Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Change of Address

Okay everyone. We are officially sleeping in our new house. Our phone number is working so feel free to give us a call or just stop by. We are still in the process of moving so everything is a bit of a mess but we are happy to be at our own place.

Thanks Dad and Mom so much for putting up with is over the last year and a half! And a big thanks as well to everyone who has been helping us renovate and move. We appreciate it!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Congratulations on your Engagement!

Congratulations on your engagement Jared and Katherine!

We were very excited to hear the news that Jonathan's brother Jared and Katherine are now Engaged to be Married! They will be returning from Australia at the end of June and we look forward to having Jared back and to continuing to get to know Katherine better. David is excited to have a new Auntie to spoil him and I'm sure that Angeline is excited too... she looks forward to extra cuddles when they both get back.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Before and After - Part 1

Before & After

Before & After
Here are some pictures of our refinished hardwood floors. We went to the house and saw them for the first time today and were very pleased. David hasn't been to the house since before we took out the carpets and he thought the "new" floors were really nice. In the above picture you can see into Angeline's room where the hardwood is unfinished so you get a comparison. We will be putting laminate in the bedrooms this week. Our magnolia tree has opened up so I've posted a pictrute of that as well.

Friday, April 17, 2009

4 years ago...

I realized this morning when I was checking comments for last nights post that yesterday was Jon and My 4 year engagement anniversary. Boy time flies when you are having kids! *smile*

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Double Stroller

I am looking for a second hand double stroller... please let me know if you know of any. Thanks!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everyone! We had an enjoyable but busy weekend. Angeline is 4 weeks old (as of Saturday) and on Thursday her doctors appointment went well. She weighed in at 8lbs 6oz so she is continuing to gain well and she measured 21 inches tall. She is now out of new born clothes and wearing 0-3 month things. We are just considering ordering some cloth diapers for her and David (though hopefully David won't be needing them for long).

Nana and Papa have been here for the weekend. They have been painting our house for us. They got a lot done but the ceiling has needed several coats of paint since the previous owners smoked in the house and one point. Also we ended up ripping out the carpets... thanks Bob! (he has been helping a lot too) so we are having some of the hardwood floors refinished near the end of this week. Jonathan and Bob are painting this morning before Jonathan goes to work. Thanks to everyone who is helping us out with our new place as well as everyone who has offered. Karen has been doing some extra babysitting for us too.

When we move in I will be sure to post before and after pictures, definitely a big difference! Lots to do still before we can move in. We have to put laminate floor in David's room because the hardwood isn't in good shape there and we haven't decided what we are doing in our room or Angeline's. We have some volunteers to help with the laminate and I will be letting people know what days we will be needing help but we are still waiting to see when the hardwood is finished and Jonathan doesn't have his work schedule yet.

David has been a bit cranky lately. He missed mommy and daddy (mostly daddy) because Jonathan has been putting in long days between working and working at the house. He also decided to do some redecorating of his own with blue dry errase pen on his walls, carpet, rocking chair, diaper mat and toys. Most has come out but I still have to work on the walls. Hope everyone enjoys the pictures!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Magnolia's and Penaten

I didn't take much notice of the tree in our front yard when we bought our house but when we got possession on April 4th we noticed it because the flowers had all started to bloom. I took a picture on Wednesday so that everyone could see our beautiful magnolia tree.

Yesterday David played quietly while Angeline and I had a nap. When I woke up he had a poopy diaper which was the least of my concerns. He had climbed onto the change table and styled his hair with penaten cream. At least when he was finished he put the lid back on and he didn't get it anywhere other then his blond locks but what a mess! I used olive oil, paper towel and a comb to get it out then washed his hair with dish soap. When Jonathan got home he gave him a shower and washed it again with shampoo.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Our House (is a very, very, very fine house)!

We got our house yesterday so we are very excited about that. We have been doing the countdown all week... I even thought that Thursday was Friday so I had 2 days spent thinking "we get our house tomorrow." We spent 4 hours there yesterday cleaning and just enjoying it. We spent another 5 hours there today doing the same thing. I've included a few pictures. 1. The flowers my mom and Al sent to our new house (thanks!) 2. David playing in his new room which he proudly calls "David's room" (he also calls our place "David's house") 3. Angeline in our living room 4. David playing guitar 5. Angeline from sometime earlier this week. She is getting so big. This morning when we woke up Jonathan and I both thought she must have grown in her sleep. She has an official cranky time which is unfortunately around 3-4am but other then that she is pretty content as long as she knows her milk is near by. She had her 3 week birthday yesterday.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


What about myself? This last week I have felt more like MYSELF then I have in a long time. Probably more then I have in the last 2 years. I didn't really feel not like myself most of the time but now I just feel so much more like myself that it makes me realize how much I didn't feel like myself before (confused?). I realize that it is normal not to feel like yourself when you are pregnant and I have spent 114 weeks pregnant over the last 3 1/2 years that we have been married so that has to account for some of it. And learning to live without Noah has to do with another big part. When Noah died I had this awful feeling inside that I would never be the same again... that I would never be "normal" again (that's the best I can describe it). Of coarse I will never be the same again but I am back to myself, back to my normal. I also feel like loosing a child no longer takes me out of the "normal" category. Most people wont outlive their children... and most children will not leave this world before they are adults (thankfully) but getting to know parents who have lost children has helped me to know that there are other people who feel how I feel, think how I think, grieve how I grieve, love how I love and live how I live. Passing the first year anniversary since Noah died doesn't magically cure us, and it doesn't make us miss him any less but we are all feeling more like ourselves again. We are also really looking forward to moving into our first house.
These flowers are from Jonathan... for no reason. I think he is just happy to have his wife back! (and happy to see me in a pair of jeans that are not maternity!)