Tuesday, March 09, 2010

New Blog!

Here's the link to my brand-spanking new blog!  It's still a work-in progress! 

Monday, March 08, 2010

New Blog Coming Soon!

I admit it...I've been a real slacker the past 6 months--at least with blogging! My baby girl, Emma Claire, born August 30, has been keeping me super busy though! I plan on starting fresh with a brand-spanking new blog. My blog will most likely focus on holistic living and parenting. Once I get it set up, I will link back here so those of you who are interested can follow my new blog! Until then, here's a photo of my baby bear!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Our Newest Addition

No, the baby hasn't arrived yet! We still have 6 1/2 weeks until she's due! This is Oreo, our new kitten. Isn't he cute? He's probably around 3 months old or so. Eric's coworker's daughter found a litter of kittens in the woods and so Eric brought one home! We figure it's good practice for Norton and Pumpkin. This way by the time the baby comes, they will be used to sharing us! Norton adores Oreo and Pumpkin is slowly getting used to him. I wouldn't say that Pumpkin likes Oreo but she's tolerating him...some of the time! Oreo has not yet learned to be afraid of Pumpkin. She attacks him and he attacks back! It's pretty funny.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Random Photos with the New Camera

Norton in Sprout's room
Notice the lovely paint job by Eric (romantic pink!) and new carpet.

Pumpkin and Norton relaxing on the couch

Sick Day

It's been almost 2 months since I've blogged. I really do need to catch up and I figure today is a good day to start as I'm home with bronchitis. It's not fun!

Lately, we've been busy doing work around the house (new carpets and windows in our room and Sprout's) and getting ready for the baby. Yesterday, we decided to do some Memorial Day shopping and we came home with 2 new a/c units for the bedrooms, along with a video camera and a new digital camera.

So my old camera, a 2 1/2 year old Canon Powershot, was good to me at first--until I dropped it. It still works but it's gotten to be slower and I had realized that with the new baby on her way, our digital photography needs had changed and we needed a DSLR.

I had my heart set on a Canon Rebel. I know so many people who have the Rebel and love it! However, after doing some research and shopping around, we ended up going with a Sony Alpha A200k. I knew it was a possibility that we would purchase something other than the Rebel, but I didn't expect to purchase a Sony. But we got a great deal on the camera and it gets excellent reviews. So far, so good. I'll have to upload some photos when I get a chance.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

It's a Girl!

Last Saturday we had our big ultrasound. Everything went great. Baby was measuring about 10 ounces already and looks like it has all of it's parts! And the most exciting news?!?! Even though I was sooo convinced we were having a boy, it's a girl! The tech said she was 99% sure that we're having a girl! We're just thrilled. Of course we would have been happy either way but every mother wants a little girl! And we're not 100% sure yet, but right now we're thinking of calling her Emma Claire. Emma because we like it and Claire for Eric's grandmother who passed away a number of years ago.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Good Eats in Philly

Last Saturday Eric and I were visiting a friend in the hospital in Philadelphia. After the visit with our friend, we had dinner at Horizons, a gourmet vegan restaurant, right by South Street. One word--yum! Everything was delicious! We started with the Viatnamese bruschetta and barbeque seitan. So good! For dinner we shared a couple of dishes--a platter with different kinds of mushrooms, stuffed and unstuffed and crispy tofu with hearts of palm crepes and chickpea curry. I couldn't recommend this place highly enough if you have plans to be in Philly!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Baby Stuff!

Since finding out that I was pregnant back in mid-December, my brain has been consumed with all baby stuff all the time! Lately, I've been kind of obsessed with craigslist! I've gotten some amazing deals on there! 13 pieces of maternity clothes for less than $40. Then a few days later, I got a beautiful wooden $185 rocking horse for $35 bucks. I'm hoping to find a rocker/glider for a good price next!

I've also been scouring lots of websites for good deals on cloth diapers. Yes, we're cloth diapering. And they are not your cloth diapers of years ago with rubber pants and diaper pins. We've already gotten some super cute ones--veggies and farm animals and Dr. Seuss. Look at some of these diapers. How cute are they?

On March 28th, we have our big ultrasound. Hopefully, Lil' Sprout cooperates and we can tell if Baby is a boy or a girl! Our bets are on boy but who knows, really? We'll be delighted either way! If it is a boy, one of my first grade students suggested the name Indiana Jones. Eric really liked that name too!

We spent the weekend baby furniture shopping. We think we found something we like but we're going to wait a little longer to order. The room needs new carpeting and a paint job first before we bring furniture in!