Monday, January 31, 2011

30 Days of Me Photo Challenge: Day Nine

Day Nine: Post a photo of the person who has gotten you through the most. What did this person do for you during your troubled time? What made you turn to them out of everyone else in your life?

Truth be told, I've been blessed enough to not have very many troubled times and the few times where I've hit some bumps in the road I've turned to different people, or to no one at all.

In general, however, my mom has gotten me through the most. She single handedly raised me, provided for me, nurtured me, taught me, comforted me, disciplined me, rewarded me and loved me.

For the first 17 years of my life it was pretty much just me and her. (Then at 17 I started dating Jeff and eventually married him when I was 22, at which point I became his problem. lol!) We didn't live near family for the majority of my life, and I didn't meet my brother and sister until I was in high school, so she was my whole family.

She sacrificed everything for me. Selflessly gave everything she had to be the best mother and father she could for me. And while I wasn't the easiest teenager to deal with (and she will tell you I'm still not always a walk in the park), I learned it from the best ;) and I hope she knows that regardless of my 'tude on any given day I love her and am so thankful that she was picked to be my mom.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I'm still here.... well, a new HERE, but I'm still here in the blogosphere...

I feel like it's been sssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooooo long since I've last updated that I need to have a OMGBBQAMAZBALLS update to come back with, but I don't know where to start!! THIS IS TOO MUCH PRESSURE!!!!

We live in Colorado now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!

Apparently, if you wish for, pray for, talk about and think about something often enough it really does come true!!

It's amazing! Money is TIGHT, tighter than tupperware, but still I'm happy here. Happy with the weather. Happy with the people. Happy with my life.

(seriously, Jeff's truck was broken in to - window completely smashed out and GPS stolen, I lost my cell phone, and I've had pink eye for over a week and I'm still happy!!)

I'll start back up on my 30 Days of Me photo challenge in a few days, scouts honor!!

Madeline is doing wonderfully!! She weighs 14lbs and 12oz and is 26" long! She's up on her knees, rocking back and forth like crazy in preparation to crawl, she rolls both ways - and rolls across the room to get what she wants! She's mainly wearing 6 month clothes, but is in some 9 month pants - thanks to her fluffy cloth diaper-butt! She is still exclusively breastfed, but we did put together her high chair, so when she's ready to start solids we'll be ready for her! We just put together her big girl crib as she finally outgrew her bassinet... she's 5.5 months old - I can't believe she's almost 6 months old!! I feel like I JUST had her!

ok, that's all for now.... it's been awhile though, so I'll leave you with a current picture of my sweet girl!