Friday, November 28, 2008

FFF - Thankfulness

Today's theme for FFF is Thankfulness.

So, here are a couple of pictures of what I'm thankful for this year. I was terrible and didn't take pictures except these two on Thanksgiving!! I was too busy cooking. Unfortunately, the focus isn't great either.

Here are a couple of my turkey taken the day before Thanksgiving.

Does the outfit look familiar??? Here's a picture from last Thanksgiving. And no, I didn't buy it in a bigger size. It's the same outfit!! My peanut still fits in it, just with 3/4-length sleeves this year.

And I certainly couldn't end a post about thankfulness without saying how incredibly thankful I am to have met so many wonderful people on this journey. My blogger friends are truly a part of my life, even those I haven't been fortunate enough to meet in person(yet!).

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sea World and Catching Up

On Sunday, we went to SeaWorld one last time before our passes expire at the end of the year. We had a great day and the weather was glorious! Gabriella even got to see Santa.

And here are some pics taken in the last several days.

This was just after she came in after her nap. Gotta love this look,huh????

That's better!

Who me? I wouldn't take off my jammies....

Friday, November 21, 2008

FFF - For Crying Out Loud

Sarah's FFF theme this week is Crying pictures. I just posted last week crying photos, so I went back to find some earlier ones. I don't take many pics of Miss G crying, but once in a while I do just to show people that, no, she isn't always smiling. Trust me.....

So, here are some I found from the years past....

She isn't crying in this one, but she's really close... This was her first Christmas.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

HOT Deal Alert, Sickies & a Big Announcement

EDIT: Target has put the prices back to normal.... I sure hope they fulfill the ones that were placed at the lower price.

OK, first the deal: right now has the Britax Marathon carseat in Granite for $42.99 and Cowmooflage for $59.99 including FREE shipping!!! Holy cow this is unheard of! I have been wanting to order a new cover, but those alone are $50.00. I just ordered a whole new seat and now we'll have another seat(we've been moving one seat between cars when needed, thankfully, not often). Use this link to get another $5 off of $50 or more:$5%20Off%20$ Sorry if that URL is mangled. The savings will show up at the end. It says they aren't shipping for a few weeks, but at that price.........

This is a great seat that is highly rated for safety. My only complaint has been that Gabriella recently figured out how to release the tightening strap that is between her crotch. Thankfully, after some bigtime scolding, she's stopped doing it while we drive and now only does it sometimes after we stop.


Next, the sickies.... It's been a rough week around these parts. Last Monday night, Gabriella woke up around 10pm and was throwing up. Fortunately, it really wasn't awful and she only did about 4 times and it was over by just after midnight. I slept in her room on the floor just to be sure she was ok. So, the night was probably rougher for me since she slept and I didn't.

All I kept thinking was, "Please don't let me get this". I'm known for catching every single illness that comes into the house. Well, when a couple of days went by and I was fine, I breathed a sigh of relief.... HA! Thursday morning around 5am, I woke up and wasn't feeling so hot. By 6am when Gabriella got up(yep, 6am. She doesn't seem to be adjusting to the timechange at all), I knew it wasn't going to be good. I told Ferdy he'd better likely plan on not going to work. By 7:00am I was POSITIVE he wasn't going in. People, I wanted to die. I didn't get out of the bed(well, other than trips to the bathroom) until Friday morning. And even then, grandma came over to keep Gabriella busy and amused so I could lay on the couch. I finally began to feel human Friday afternoon.

UGH, let's hope that doesn't happen again anytime soon. I repeated that same scenario sometime last year and once a year is too much if you ask me!!


Lastly, the big announcement.....

I'm going on a mission trip with Global Orphan Team in March to Guatemala!!! I'm so excited (and also nervous!). I've been really wanting to go on a trip at some point and I'm stepping out in faith and doing it. This will be the first time I've travelled out of the country without Ferdy. He's always been a source of comfort, not to mention the best translator for my very limited Spanish!!! But, I will be surrounded by a great group of women and we are going to have a great time and hopefully make a difference in the lives of some of the orphans in Guatemala. Now that adoptions from the US have stopped, there are so many children there that face a bleak future.

Due to the excitement of the week, no pics. Sorry. I promise to try to take some this week.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Slacker Blogger

Yes, I know I've been a terrible blogger and haven't posted in over a week. We went through a rough patch there for a bit. Miss G was some kind of ornery and in a terrible mood. She whined, cried, screamed, fussed and everything else pretty much every waking minute for days on end. It was bad people. Bad. I have no idea what the problem was. Thankfully, she's being a bit better now. Though, she still hasn't gotten back to her normal wake-up time since the time change. GRRRRR. She used to sleep until 7 or 7:30 and now she's up at like 6 or 6:30(there were a few days that were even earlier).

I also didn't even take the camera out after Halloween until today. No sense taking pics of a grumpy girl. But, today, she was in a good mood and I snapped a couple.

She saw this Steeler's onesie and decided she HAD to wear it over her PJs even though it's too small. As we all know, there's nothing to deter a toddler who's made up their mind. So, on it went even though it couldn't be snapped. And yeah, her hair is a mess. I don't bother with it until I get her dressed for the day. She also had put pancake syrup in it at breakfast.

What a face....

This afternoon, she found my jacket and decided to wear it around. She was totally posing for the camera.