Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I believe the term is Domestic Goddess

Keira  has finally gone back to her usual waking time of 7 am. Thanks to Daylight Savings, we had a few weeks of 5:30/6 am wakings. Mommy is not a morning person. At. All.

Since my only plan was to do laundry today, I am feeling super accomplished. I did 3 loads of laundry, washed & dried and got the diapers going so those will be done tonight as well. I managed to get my new dry erase board in my office. What do you think? Cute, huh?

And if you're wondering how well it erases...

I made Keira's lunches for today and tomorrow as well as got supper in the crock pot. Pineapple salsa chicken with beans & rice. Trust me, it's really good.

I also made Doug's lunch sandwiches. I use croissants and bake the meat, cheese & spices inside. He likes them and I don't have to worry about mayonnaise making his bread soggy. (If you're wondering, it's turkey, ham, sweet capicola & pepperjack cheese.)

I also made turtle cookies. I have very little faith in their surviving the night.

And where was Keira while I did all this? Playing happily in the tupperware. Again.

Christmas Photo Success!

A few days ago, I posted a preview of one of Keira's Christmas photos. Well, I've finished all my editing. (including playing with a new program that so far I'm loving). Enjoy.

30 Day Photo Challenge - last catch-up

This is the last day of the photo challenge. Apparently, it was beyond me to manage to copy and paste a photo each day from the Photo Challenge blog to here. Oh well. Here's the last two days:

Day 29 - Happiness

Daddy's home. Look at those eyes light up.

Day 30 - Holidays

The remnants of our Christmas photos.

Hope you've all enjoyed.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Prayer for Daughters

A friend of mine, Heather, recently wrote her hopes for her daughter. I thought it was beautiful and asked her permission to share it with the rest of you. Here it is:

"I pray that I never disappoint her, never let her down.
I pray that she doesn't feel pain because of me.
I pray for the strength to be everything she ever needs.
I pray that she never hurts or wants or needs for anything that I am unable to provide.
I pray she never knows sorrow or heartache but if she should one day I pray I'm here to comfort and hold her until that hurt is gone.
I pray that she never settles for a man who loves her less than her daddy loves her, and that she never doubts his love.
I pray she knows how much happiness she has brought into this world, that it is a better place because of her. 
I pray she never thinks twice about the sacrifices I made to get her here, to keep her here and to make her happy, just that she is those things.
I pray that she makes the right choices in life, that she lives with no regret, that she is a good person.
I pray that her mistakes are small and that they leave nothing but a lesson in their wake.
I pray that no one ever makes her doubt herself or what she is capable of.
I pray she is never belittled, bullied or judged due to her differences or shortcomings but if she is I pray she finds strength to rise above it and be better because of it.
I pray that she find her niche in this world, that she enjoys it, and that she succeeds, whatever success may be to her.
But most of all I pray that one day she can hold her own child tight, and feel love this powerful, this consuming and finally be able to understand how I felt about her."

Christmas Pic Preview

Sunday was spent taking a ton of photos. Of Keira, of Abby, of Keira & Abby, even Heidi got in a few of the shots. Some even intentionally. :)

Here's the first review of Keira's Christmas pics. I'll post more when I have them finished.

Whew! What a weekend!

Another weekend over. Thursday, our original plan was to go for Chinese, but it was closed when we got there. We ended up going to my in-laws for chicken & dumplings. Fantastic comfort food. Friday, I spent on the phone to customer services. Saturday was spent eating a big turkey dinner. My mom worked on Thursday so we had our Thanksgiving turkey on Saturday instead.

 Abby made Turkey cookies for each place setting. How cute are they?

I had to get a close-up.

It's been a while since I've eaten so much food in one sitting. But it was all so good.

Keira did great with her meal as well. She had turkey, mashed potatoes & carrots, cranberry sauce and cornbread. Poor thing even looks stuffed.

After dinner, she spent time playing with Grandma and Papa. She even managed to snag Papa's glasses.

 And I finished the scarf for my friend. It's soft, squishy and all I can say is it's a good thing it's not my color because I might have been tempted to hang onto it.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Baby toys are overrated.

Apparently, my camera lens is far more fun. She played with it, moved it to the floor, put it back on the table, did it a few more times, then decided it was great for chomping.

Friday, November 25, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 24 Shadows & 25 Thankful

I'm thankful for so many things, there is no way to picture them all in one post. So here's some cinnamon rolls I baked. I'm thankful for all the good food we've been able to enjoy.