Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Posted by Bri at 10:05 PM
Saturday, August 25, 2007
This fabulous item came to our home via UPS yesterday... I'm so excited! This is a Cricut Expression machine used to cut paper. To the seasoned scrapper, this is a BIG deal. I have been scrapbooking for over 10 years and this is probably one of the coolest tools out there.
When I was 17, I began scrapping using 3-ring binders. I have scrapped my high school years, my courtship with Greg, our wedding, etc... I have completed 19 albums. WOW. I'm so glad I started to scrap before Gabe was born. I finished Gabe's first book. I wasn't really planning how many pages per month or anything. I take a lot of pictures... maybe too many because his first album - 20 layouts - only made it to 3 months.
I just really enjoy scrapping - so much so that my nickname is Scrappy. Even if I'm teased about it, I think one day Gabe and my future children will really be glad that I took the time to write about our moments together.
AND... One more reason to be happy today... Papa Noisy is coming home from the hospital tomorrow! He's still got some serious health issues, but he can come home and hopefully manage them with diet and medication. We're so thankful that Papa Noisy is ok! Gabe said "Papa" again today. How sweet.
Posted by Bri at 7:23 PM
Thursday, August 23, 2007
A baby after my own heart...
This cutie pie thought it would be fun to try and steal my lens cap while I was snapping pictures of him crawling. Everytime I tried to get a picture, he would crawl closer to me trying to reach for my lens cap. What baby wants, baby gets. Of course, I let him have the cap. He's so stinkin' cute.
Papa Noisy is doing better today. We went to see him tonight at the hospital. I think grandchildren are good medicine. Gabe said "PaPa" tonight - I swear - I have witnesses. How can that not make you feel better?
I told Greg tonight that lately I've really realized what a wonderful life I have. I have a fantastic husband who only wants the best for our family, I have wonderful in-laws that I wouldn't trade for the world, I have a family that loves me for who I am, and I have been blessed with a healthy, happy child. Who could ask for more? It's unfortunate that we forget how blessed we are sometimes. Lately, I've realized it and I want to remember it everyday.
Posted by Bri at 11:11 PM
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Gabe spent the day at the farm with Grandma. I picked him up after visiting Papa Noisy and some of the family friends at the hospital. By the way, "Papa Noisy" is in reference to his loud Harley! Mom advised me that my son said "da da" a few times... Ok, not fair!! Actually, I'm thrilled to know that he is starting to speak even if he doesn't know what he's saying yet. The other night, he said, "MA!" really loudly - it definitely got my attention! It's so weird to hear him speak. For so long, all he did was blow raspberries... now he's talking. It's amazing.
Each day, I am suprised by this child. He is changing so quickly. Gone is my infant who couldn't hold his bottle or hold his head up. Instead, is a little boy who is moving all over and doesn't want to cuddle much with his Mommy anymore. I'm happy that he's developing and becoming more and more independent, don't get me wrong, but I do miss my little baby. I know what some of you are saying... Just wait until he's a teenager... he'll never cuddle with you then! I know. I am still fortunate though to cuddle when it's time to go ni-night.
Do other Mommies feel like this? I don't know. I just believe my parents now...
it really does go by so fast.
Posted by Bri at 10:11 PM
Monday, August 20, 2007
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Saturday, August 18, 2007
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Friday, August 17, 2007
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Thursday, August 16, 2007
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