Saturday, January 31, 2009


Can I just say how much I love our new Wii? Thank you Jim and Carol! I think the family favorite so far is Bowling. Emily is putting us all to shame. She got 4 strikes in a row and her high score is 177! I think that is part of what makes it so fun; Daddy and Mommy aren't necessarily any better than the kids. Also, we don't have to battle the crowds at the bowling alley, and we can bowl in our pjs. :-) Even Andrew loves to play Boxing.

As an added bonus, it is a great motivator. This morning, I didn't have to tell Nathaniel to do his chores. He quickly got them done without complaint (even piano practice!) so that he could play Wii.

Good news--Daniel is doing much better. Michael isn't feeling too great, unfortunately. We were able to go to the YMCA yesterday to do the same thing I had planned last week. I took the boys to the indoor baby pool, and then I took them to Childwatch so I could play tennis. :-)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Blogs and My Sweet Daniel

Thank you all so much for your comments! I am so excited about blogging. I have already found so many friends and family members who are doing blogs. What a wonderful way to keep in touch!

My friend Lisa asked, "How do you have time to blog?" I had to laugh at that, because I wondered the same thing. That is why I put it off for so long. Thank you, Crystal and Tori, for convincing me to just go for it! I figured that if I could write in my journal, I could do a blog. :-)

Then there is a day like today; I had planned to play tennis at the YMCA and then take the boys to the indoor pool. I was really looking forward to tennis, because this is the first day in a week that someone was willing to play with me. It has been so cold. Alabama cold, not Midwest cold. Anyway, my sweet little Daniel woke up last night with a horrible, barking cough (croup). We were up with him a few times giving him breathing treatments and creating a sauna in our bathroom (letting the hot water run to create steam) to help clear his little lungs. Needless to say, today wasn't the best day to go to the YMCA; I had to cancel tennis for today and the boys and I can just play at home. So, I suddenly have a little time on my hands. I've caught up on my email, and now I can work on my blog again. Thankfully, Daniel is feeling much better this morning and he is taking medicine so it should totally clear up in a few days. Yea!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Great news!

We are going to have another baby! I've already had an ultrasound where I got to hear the heartbeat and see the heart beating on the screen. It was wonderful! The baby is due on August 21.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Welcome to my blog

Well, I've finally done it. I have a blog. I can't wait to get started. :-)