Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sweet Baby Mei....

Monday, January 21, 2008

some of my favorite photos from sweetpea blog archives...

we've got sweetpea and M in massachusetts, sam & ethan, M & Giz, all three sweetpeas in Cali, the german expressionist meerkat and kinkade on fire. we've had some good times...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Our sweet little loser of a blog.

WG, who is probably out snowboarding in a winter wonderland right now, recently sent Lizard and me a gentle email pointing out an undeniable truth: that this blog has become the boringest blog ever.

So, to anyone out there still reading, I apologize. WG had a baby, Lizard and I are focused on our adoption blogs, and, I don't know, I've lost my mojo, people. Here's why:

Too many people read this thing. People from church, people from my husband's work, etc. This should rightly make me more cautious about what I post, but I'm afraid it's really dampened my blogging spirits. Many times I've thought, "Oh, I'll post about this, " only to start thinking about who may read it--what if THAT person reads? By then my desire to post has pretty much completely faded.

So today I'm really throwing caution to the wind: I'm going to talk about politics!

question: What IS it about Obama? Republican friends left and right, (or maybe right and right,) are just lovin' that guy. I really like him, too. His speeches are inspiring. I appreciate the way he's run his campaign. I'd be excited to have a black president.

I want to know more about why people are willing to stop being conservatives and vote for him. Because from what I understand, though he sounds quite centrist, his (short) voting record--which IS what we should be looking at, people--is liberal. Has the Bush admin. just embarrassed us so much that we are willing to vote for someone who seems like he won't make us all feel sheepish? I'm not knocking Obama's appeal or his sincerity. Just pointing out that his actual stance on issues is solidly liberal--universal health care, full-on affirmative action, and a vote against the partial-birth abortion ban. That last one really gets me. I would classify myself as a moderate/conservative; I continue to ponder these things in my small-brained way, admittedly without expertise, and I can't get away from the fact that I believe in small government, not big. Therefore I can't look at his /positions record and vote for the guy, despite the inspirational speeches, despite the thoughtfulness. Should I? Anyone want to convince me to? Here's an even better question--does anyone still READ this blog??

a momma's gotta go 'boarding sometimes...

stephen watched the baby on friday so i could go snowboarding in vermont with a friend of mine. it was way fun, but i'm so sore it's not even funny...

Lizard's Baby

In case y'all haven't heard, LIZARD's IN CHINA!!!!!!!! Check out her blog for more info and awesome pics.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Sometimes I love my car seat....and sometimes I don't.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Sam and Ethan rock it again...

So, I have a cold and this past Sunday Andrew took the boys to church. I was in bed as they prepared to go and did not see their outfits until they walked in the door after church. **I immediately pulled the blanket up over my face and laughed so hard I was crying.** Because on top of these AWESOME outfits they each wore a blue stripe clip-on tie on their t-shirts. I "yelled" at my husband for letting them go to church looking like nerds, but he thought they looked great.

This folks is how homeschool families get weird.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Mondo Beyondo!!

Some of my bloggy friends do a "mondo beyondo" list at the beginning of the year. Forget about those lame resolution lists about losing weight, etc. THIS is a list of your wildest dreams, your deep desires. No worries about whether they are actually attainable.

It's good to dream!!

Here's my starter list for myself:

1. Live in Europe.
2. Live in Africa.
3. Buy and renovate cottage. Create an amazing veg. and flower garden outside cottage.
4. Persuade all my dearest friends to move onto the same street as the cottage.
5. Volunteer at an animal shelter.
6. Start some kind of arts/minisitry/NGO for children in war-torn countries.

SO, what's your list look like?

Friday, January 04, 2008

Happy New Year from WG & Family

We just returned from a little Christmas vacation in So. California with husband's family. It was a much needed break for all of us. The week before we left was extremely stressful as I tried to balance pumping, breastfeeding and sanity. Stephen was busy finishing up finals and we both breathed a sigh of relief in Cali's sunny air.

After giving it all I had, we switched completely to formula a little over a week ago. It was a huge load off...I was totally exhausted from trying nearly everything. I'm happy to say that my baby is gaining weight at a steady pace and is very happy and healthy.

2008...We're looking forward to watching our baby boy grow into a little toddler, Stephen's looking forward to finishing up grad school!!!...And we're praying about what's next...

Hope you all had a lovely holiday sesaon!! Any new year's resolutions?

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