Monday, April 30, 2012


This month got away from me.  It was busy, and I was tired.  We started the month with a visit from my sister, which was amazing.  Except for the part where her nephew vomited all over her…and then on our friend Tiffany…and basically through our entire house.  The rest, though, was pretty awesome.

Liam has been growing up like mad.  He is crawling everywhere, does baby yoga all the time, and likes to walk up and down the length of furniture.  He throws balls, and opens the toilet lid.  He climbs as of this weekend.  The kid is fearless.  He attempted to do a nosedive off a plastic container that’s about a foot and a half tall….but I caught him before he could get too far.  He kissed a little girl who’s about three weeks older than him.  He wants to walk like she does, but he can’t quite figure it out.  He is getting teeth…he has two that are in, and two that are coming in. 

We had Mariah’s wedding…..which has certainly been a long-awaited event.  It was a great weekend, and we all had a blast.  It was so nice to be home, to be with old friends, and people who were a part of my childhood…like Mariah’s entire family.

We’ve been prepping for Liam’s birthday party—this weekend.  I am an overplanner for parties….but I am so excited for this one.  It’s ridiculous how much effort I’m putting into a one year old’s party….but I kind of feel like we need it.  Liam’s birth was rough…and a lot of stuff has happened over this year that has been difficult…excruciating even…but God has been so faithful to us, providing what we need, and just showing up in a big way this year….and I want to celebrate.  And I think Liam’s grandparents feel the same way :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Random Thoughts

We are still in the process of fixing up our house…we are almost finished packing up things for storage.  Almost every room in our house echoes now, which is just wild.  I think we’ll be finished with the clearing/cleaning phase by the end of the week.  Then we just have some walls to touch up and a room to paint (the red office is going neutral), and a few other small things..a few projects that were left unfinished that need to be finished.  It’s exciting to see things coming together! 

We started on Liam’s birthday party planning this weekend.  Andy designed an invitation that I just want to hug to my face and stroke lovingly.  It’s awesome.  Basically, I told him what I wanted, and he knocked it out of the park.  The best part—we ordered them on Winkflash, using their 5x7 postcard option, and we got twenty postcards for something like 11 dollars.  I don’t actually need that many, but I wanted a few extras.  I am chomping at the bit for them to get here.  And I’m not going to send them as postcards..I actually have leftover envelopes from our wedding invitations (also designed by Andy) I’m going to use those.  And I figured out the menu/games/decorations…and they are super simple and I can probably get everything done easily the week before the party!

I have some great Liam Easter pictures…as soon as I get them uploaded, I’ll post them here.

And somehow my son just woke up from the world’s shortest nap…so I’m going to go…and kill the dog…because he woke him up earlier this morning, thus causing the inability to get a proper nap today.