Monday, November 22, 2010

Brain, Mind, Train of thought

Does your mind wonder? Mine does...
What was I talking about? Oh, right my wondering mind.
Check out this article.

Friday, November 19, 2010


My friends are pretty awesome. They have many gifts and talents they use to the glory of God. I have been greatly encouraged throughout my life by these women. Today is blog share day. So I'll share a blog with you.
Prayer of Hannah

Monday we had a holiday once again. We did a little trip to check out the Christmas decor at the local mall. We had heard from several folks that it was a little unusual in a good way. We arrived at 11:30 to a mostly empty mall... strange. Then, we saw the much talked about decor. A nativity scene, like with a baby Jesus and everything. There were big life size animals, Mary, Joseph, wise men, and even an angel.
On the other side of the nativity scene was Santa. Can't forget him...
Karis had no desire to come close to him. It was kinda funny.

Friday, November 12, 2010

This Week In Pictures

First pancake (no syrup)
Trying to reach the ball behind the couch.

Giving hugs.
Trying on her new swimsuit.Not pictured: pooping on the floor after escaping the bath tub. That night I was really thankful for tile floors.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

16 Weeks

Time to count down to our one year anniversary and graduation of language school.
112 days. 16 weeks. 2688 hours.

Lately, I have been so confused with the fact that it is spring in November. Winter in July didn't really seem that strange b/c the temperature was never cold. Strange.

Also I would like to say that my days of nursing K have come to an end. The end of an era. Do any other mom's feel happy and sad at the same time? I set a goal when I was pregnant to nurse for one year and we did it. It wasn't always easy, no, it was horrible at the beginning. But it was so convenient! Never had to wash bottles or prepare them as I was running out the door. Not to mention the health benefits for both mom and baby! I think if I had to have another job besides the one I have now and I couldn't bake all day I would be a lactation consultant.

I would also like to ask for some help. Help! I am really struggling in the meal preparation part of my life. How do you plan? A month in advance? Week to week? Do you have a filling system for recipes? How often do you repeat a recipe? I'm talking basics here people.
Since Karis is now eating everything we eat I've become a lot more aware of how slack I was in this department. I need healthy stuff that doesn't take a long time to prepare. I'm a huge fan of making a lot of food and using in different ways throughout the week.
I found a website to plan meals. Is this a good idea?

Last but not least, Karis is almost walking. She will take a step or maybe two then sit down. Stay tuned b/c I think it will be soon.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

First time...

Karis has experienced many "first" times these last few weeks.

Subway sandwich, ice cream cone, spaghetti, pancake, refusing a nap all day and falling asleep at 6pm sleeping until 8:30am only waking once for some milk.

Also she got to go to the zoo! Mostly she was tired and glazed over b/c she hadn't taken a nap (same day she fell asleep at 6pm). She did like the toucans, monkeys, and ducks.