Monday, November 30, 2009

First Day with Nanny

Today is way harder than I thought it would be. I was okay until John called my office to see how I was doing. I just lost it at my desk. I hate hate hate that Brooklyn isn't with someone that she already knows. I am worried that she'll be scared of the new face and surroundings. But it is what God has for us at this time, so I'll deal with it and be thankful that Shelby, someone we know and love, is willing & able to help us out. It isn't like she's a complete stranger. And this is keeping Brooklyn from daycare germs. So yes, I guess there are many positives. Rebecca, cling to them!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

Got some great deals. Did more spending on myself than anyone else. What's up with that???

It really wasn't the nightmare I thought it would be. I guess it's all in the attitude. I normally hate crowds and lines and the multitude of idiot drivers. But this day I figured those people WILL be I'd better just be prepared for it. It made the experience so much fun. Went shopping with Krissy until our feet hurt. It was great to catch up with my BFF. It's been a long time since we've hung out just the two of us. I heart her! We also met John & Brooklyn at Moe's for lunch. I truly love the excitement of Christmas.

Heather will be here in less than a month! Huge WOOHOO!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I've been up since 7:00am. Went to walmart to get newspaper & ended up buying a little Christmas tree. Got donuts & coffee. Came home to watch parade and look through the black friday ads. Everyone is still asleep. I love this quiet time. Think I'll make this my new tradition for Thanksgiving mornings. I love my family. I love this moment soooo much.

Heading to in-law's house for dinner. Freebie does it again....wonderful spread!
Then we take pictures of the family, eat pie, then watch 3 movies while lounging around the house.

Good to be home. I love time with family but home is soooooo nice.

Monday, November 9, 2009

You can ALWAYS trust in God to come through!

Last week John's company cancelled the 4 day work week. Although that sucks for him, the child care schedule, at this point, was still workable. However then we were dealt a blow last night when we found out my mom wouldn't be able to care for Brooklyn either. Seriously? But we had it all figured out. Why is this coming crashing down on us??? I really felt like someone punched me in the stomach. I cried.

How would we manage to find care for the baby for the 2 days a week that my mother in law cannot cover? My mind started going crazy trying to find a solution to our new problem. Does part time daycare even exist? Not for an infant. Am I going to have to quit my job? I can't even think straight. My heart was overwhelmed with sadness. I made some phone calls. We prayed and then went to sleep. Tomorrow is a new day.

And with tomorrow the sun came up. I called a friend this morning and asked her if her mom might want to work for us by caring for Brooklyn 2 days a week. The answer is a very enthusiastic "YES!" Seriously? Please don't be joking. "No, really. I would LOVE to watch Brooklyn for you. Thanks so much for asking me." Wow. I didn't expect that. But I knew that God would take care of things.

I called John with the good news and he was soooooo relieved. Shelby will start on 11/30.

Oh happy day!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

We all slept in this morning but when I went to see the baby this is what I found:

Lunch in the village with John & Brooklyn. Thai Thai's...nummers!!

Lots of great pictures in the park.

Dinner with family & friends. More great pictures. What a luxurious day!