Monday, December 3, 2007

Hello World!

Hi All! I can't believe I haven't posted in almost a MONTH! Yikes! We went without any internet at all at our house for almost that long, but I'm back. It's still slow...but I'm here. I'll try to catch you up.

We had a great Thanksgiving in Waco with my side - including my grandparents, Aunt Maxine, and two cousins. It was great to all be together. And we even had a little birthday party for Asher (with a TERRIBLE "allergy-friendly" cake!!!). One of my favorite parts of the time we spent there was when the guys kept the kids, and the girls went to the movie! It may sound shallow, but I had not been to a movie without Asher since he was born. It was GREAT! And so was the movie..."Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium". I loved it.

Speaking of Asher. He is officially ONE YEAR OLD! I can't believe it! We had a great day on his birthday, and I only got a little teary-eyed when I was about to put him to bed for the night. I can't believe a YEAR has come and gone! It's very difficult learning how to be a mommy and wife...and person...all at the same time, but it's been the BEST experience of my life!!! I love Asher more than I could EVER describe!!!

Another "exciting" event was that he ate a cricket yesterday. Yes, he actually ATE it! GROSS!!! I'd like to say that I kept my composure, but I found it beyond disgusting! And there was NOTHING I could do about it. It was already on its way down when I realized what was happening! NASTY!!!

I guess this update will be a tad unorganized, because we're back to his birthday now. He got a very cute rocking horse from his Poppie and Gibbie, and he loves it. Although, once he figured out how to rock back and forth by himself, he then had to figure out how not to rock TOO far...because he fell off twice...once going forward, once backward. It was actually pretty funny.

And his Grandad and Grammie sent him a Radio Flyer red wagon in the mail. And he loves that too. I haven't taken a picture yet, because my camera's full, but he's so cute in it. He just gets the biggest smile on his face, because he thinks it's so fun! And today when we were on a walk he spotted birds in the sky while he was riding...which he thought was pretty cool. =)

Thank you to the rest of you who gave him gifts as well. He's having a blast with all of them! =)

One of his favorite new things is BOOKS!!! He's pretty darn cute with them! He likes to bring us books to read to him, and then he'll go get another one...and another one...and another one. I love it!

AND he asks nicely for things now too. Oh, many times he'll whine first, and we'll tell him not to whine or "How do you ask?" or "What do you say?", and he'll sign "please". I'm so proud of how polite he can be. I love the little guy!

Let's see...what else??? We've got a busy month ahead of us! Thursday, Asher and I will leave for Dallas. Amy's birthday is Wednesday, so we'll have dinner for her birthday that evening. Actually, Asher will either stay with Allie and one of her friends or Uncle Joe (Allan), which will be nice...and fun for him too! Then Friday starts the girls' (and Asher) weekend. We're going to stay in a hotel in Grapevine, go to Six Flags, shop, eat, sit in the hot tub, and have fun. I can't wait. Then Monday morning Asher has one last appointment with his doctor in Waco. How pathetic is that? I can't give him up! We've taken him to the doctor once here, and we just didn't like the guy NEARLY as much as Dr. Nesmith! So...since we're going to be in the area, and he needs his one-year checkup, we're going to complete his first year with Dr. Nesmith...who knows Asher and we trust! I know, I'm a little crazy. =) Then, at some point on Monday I hope to see my friend Julie who just had her baby (Jay) and possibly my friend Robin (who is expecting a baby in January). They both live in Austin. But we'll see if that can be figured out. BECAUSE...on Tuesday, Emily, Amy, our babies, and I are flying to CHICAGO for the DAY!!! Again...CRAZY!!! But the reason we're doing it is because Beau and I had passes that we were going to use to go see Lee and Chance (Beau's sister and her hubby) in Florida, but come to find out the closest we could've flown with those passes was New Orleans. We were SAD to have to cancel that trip!!! BUT...the passes expire on the 19th of this month, so we're going to use them to go explore in Chicago for the day on Tuesday. Brrrrrrr!!!! It will be cold, but a fun adventure no doubt!!! I've never done THAT before, but I love random "adventures"!!! =) Anyway...then Asher and I will head home on Wednesday. Friday is my birthday!!!! Our anniversary is the 20th!!! And we will leave for our Christmas week in Livingston on the 21st or 22nd....which we're excited about! It will be GREAT to be with Beau's family for several days!!!!! We miss them!!! And then my family will come here for the last weekend in December so that we can celebrate Christmas together as well. That should be lots of fun...but I've got LOTS to do to this house between now and then. It's GREAT motivation! The kind of motivation I need! And THEN...Beau's birthday is the 31st...aka New Year's Eve! =) Ay-ya-ya!!!

That's us in a nutshell. I MUST go for now! This computer sucks me in, and I don't have time for this. =)



Emily said...

Holy live!!! I know that you are alive and kickin' in the real world, but I thought you were pushing up daisies when it came to the blogging world. Good to have you back. I can hardly wait for this weekend and CHICAGO!!!

Amy said...

Woo freakin' Hoo! You're back to the blog. I missed you... and have been checking several times a day to see if you've returned.

CHICAGO or BUST. (By the way, I am really afraid of the "bust" part!)