Wednesday, April 1, 2009


So...I took a little break...sort of unintended. I have been feeling somewhat worn down after a week of poor sleep. But after going to bed at 9:30pm for two nights in a row, here I am!

Little recap:

Ricky was in town for a portion of Spring Break. He got to see Miss Chunk in all of her chubby glory. (We were low on laundry that day. I promise I don't usually dress her in the free tee from Baylor hospital and just a diaper...I'm a little bit white trash, but not full blown.) We're all going to see Ricky graduate from the University of Arkansas (Go Hogs!) in May.

We drove to San Angelo two weekends ago to visit Sutton & Johnna. This one photo captures the entire visit: it was all about being laid back, comfy and simply enjoying them. Davy was great - she slept, she barely cried, and she got plenty of attention. We ate lots of heavenly food (not Dr. Brown approved) and paid the price for it. But my favorite part was having plenty of time to simply sit and talk. That's one of our favorite things to do with them. I loved that I caught a shot of Johnna with a camera since she is our family historian, a talented scrapbooker, writer, and creative mind as you can see here.

Remember how Davy got a new jumper? One day while I was working on my Spring cleaning she was being awfully vigilant in her jumping skills. I noticed she enjoyed spinning round and round in the bouncer. I stepped out on the front porch to sweep and got caught for no more than 3 minutes talking to a neighbor. When I came back in a quick look let me know that D was still happy and content. A second look piqued my curiosity: what WAS that stuff?

Prunes. From an hour before. It appears the spinning worked it's magic on that little tummy. Here's my question: how do you puke that much and not even lose your pacifier? "W'sup, Mom?"

For anyone still reading, we had to re-do our family room this weekend. What worked pre-baby was no longer working. Also? We felt terribly cramped in our charming 1600 sq. ft. 1930s home. This table used to sit against the back wall displaying what was probably too many family photos.

Here is the room mid-move. I ran to get my camera and Russ goes,
"What are you DOING?"
"I need it for the blog!" (He doesn't understand that everyone enjoys a good before and after!)

Our couch used to float mid room with a walkway behind it and that table up against the back wall. Why? I don't really know. It worked for the first 2 years. But then the pack n play was jammed somewhere between the floating couch and the fireplace. The whole room began feeling claustrophobic. But here are some after pics.

The photo table has been removed and the couch pushed back against the wall. That chair used to be in front of one of the corner windows.

The table that once showcased an over-display of photos got downsized (I love that table - it can serve as a dining table or a card table!) and is now in the corner where the other chair used to be. The pack n play is still a major fixture but, hey! that's life for a little while. (Let's be honest - it's only going to get worse, right?)

P.S. Russ will read this and call "bull$*t" on me if I don't confess that one of the main reasons I haven't updated my blog is because the only time I've been online lately is to play Mafia on Facebook. I am filled with shame to right this. but if you want to play will you let me know so that I can add you to my Mafia?


dianeroutson said...

I, for one, have really missed your blog. I understand the Mafia Wars things -- you even let slip
your Scrabble turns :). I'm glad your back. I like the changes to your room. It's fun to do. I'm like Russ -- I always forget the before and after pics and how important they are.
And, after regularly babysitting for Ellie, soon to be 3, your little Davy will only acquire more stuff that she will want to play with in the Family Room. Just be prepared, Momma. It will look as if ToysRUs has overtaken your home. What a ride, though!
Hugs and kisses to you all.

Prunes -- what a mess. How did you get it all cleaned up?

lindsay said...

I'm so glad I got to see photographic evidence of the prune story I heard earlier this week. Also- the room looks great and I can't wait till we come over next and Cohen can get hit in the face with fatty's hiney!

Mike and Jess said...

I missed you in Blogland also!! And I would totally have laughed at you playing Mafia, if my husband hadn't also been completely sucked in himself a few months back:)

Great picture of Davy in the puke...that's awesome! I love how it spilled on the floor too and you can see that she'd been running around in it. She is hilarious (and she looks so content)!!

Mike and Jess said...

Oh and p.s. your house is BEAUTIFUL! I love the living room re-do.

J. Page said...

Glad you are back! I've missed your posts. LOVE the living room...It turned out great and I bet that room feels so much bigger now. I remember when we finally moved our couch against the wall and it was amazing how much bigger it made the room.

life with the wisners said...

so, i'm lovin' the redo. so much.

love "being laid back, comfy and simply enjoying them."

and i, for one, love your white trash baby. in fact, i plan on keeping my daughter in underwear a t-shirt only tomorrow. just for you, dude.

The Mitchells said...

I've always loved that table of photos since the Camden sad that kids come in and change up the decor! Also, WHY AM I NOT IN YOUR MAFIA???