Saturday, January 27, 2007

"I don't want my picture taken!"

You may be asking what I mean by the title of this entry...We went to get Annaleigh's pictures taken tonight and it was a disaster. You may know how it is. You dread the days your children have their pictures made. You schedule around nap & eating schedules so that they will be at their peak happy time...then, inevitably, they get off-schedule with their nap or they puke all over the clothes they were wearing. Well, none of those things happened today. Naps were a breeze, the dress was perfectly pressed and without stain. I was very optimistic. We proceed to the studio and everything is going great until Annaleigh gets in front of the camera where she goes absolutely stoic. She was bound and determined she would not smile. She didn't really fuss that much, but was just completely disinterested in what she was there for. I felt so sorry for the photographers because they truly tried their hardest and did a good job under the circumstances. Thankfully, a few shots turned out okay so it wasn't a total loss!
I tried to have my own photography session tonight before bed time receiving just about the same results, but I will let you judge for yourself....

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I'm not a stalker, but...

Does anyone else read blogs of people that you don't know at all, or ones of people who you just know of?? I sometimes feel guilty when I find myself occasionally hopping from blog to blog through friends' links. I mean, I know blogs are public access (and by the way, it peeves me when people set their blog to private...what is the point??) but strangers may not necessarily mean for me to see pictures of their precious children or hear an anecdote about a conversation they had with a co-worker or friend. Am I invading their privacy?? It makes me wonder: who out there is reading my blog that I don't know about and who is guilty of "blog hopping" like me?? Feel free to confess. If you come clean, I will too=)

Sunday, January 21, 2007

As much as I try...

I just haven't gotten back in "the swing of things" yet! Dallas experienced some unusually cold weather this past week with every headline on the news containing "Arctic Blast" or "Bitter Blast" with little to snow or sleet to report. We ended up canceling church services both last Sunday and Wednesday nights. Most of my classes were also cancelled last week due to the weather which was fine except for I am to the point where I needed them to start so I can just establish my new routine. Sufficed to say, we have been mostly holed up in the house for the last week...which makes me wonder HOW in the WORLD Annaleigh got sick!!! Just another thing to add to the pot! We took her in to Dr. Sonnen Friday because she had a persistent cough plus had been in a horrible mood for a few days. Mommy instincts told me something was wrong so I took her in and sure enough, she has an ear infection and RSV (basically a really bad cold virus. Very contagious. Can be serious for infants...Especially premees.) Anyway, meds were given along with orders to stay in for about a week so not to give it to anyone else. Can you say stir crazy??

Friday, January 12, 2007

It's been a busy week

It's been one of those hustle-bustle weeks...lot of little things to do most of which would be of absolutely no interest to any of my blog readers (all 3 of you.) I would like to back-track about 10 days and address the one obvious topic I missed. New Years Resolutions. I am not a big on them for the most part, but there is one that I try to accomplish every ready the Bible in it's entirety. While the thought may seem overwhelming, the good people over at the Christian Book store can show you a few aids that may make it seem more attainable. I use the NIV " OneYear" version. Every day you get an easy-to-digest excerpt from the O.T., the N.T., part of a Psalm and a Proverb. It only takes about 10 minutes or so to complete the reading and you are right on track.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a safe and happy new year. I have to say that I am a little bit relieved to get back in a routine this week so that I can get some rest ( I think that is a sign I am getting old!) Some of the major highlights of the holidays was Christmas at our house with the Frantz's, going to Georgia to see my family, seeing some GREAT friends from back home and Annaleigh turned 9 months old! Santa brought me a DVD camcorder this year, but since I am not that technical, I haven't figured out how to post video yet, so here are some pictures of some friends and family in the mean time.... Annaleigh and Great-Uncle Raymond Annaleigh doesn't wan't grandaddy to put a Georgia Bulldogs hat on her!
Annaleigh and favorite Aunt Rachel