Thursday, October 28, 2010


I know you all just want to see pictures of our newest family member.
Sometimes he has a hard time opening his left eye.

Nothing is better than sleeping with a new babe.

Doing his foot prints.

not fitting into the smallest sleeper we had for William. I know William fit in this for at least his first week. Not even for Joseph's first day.

Just a sweet baby.

My husband the talented multi-tasker. joseph stops crying intantly when Russ bounces on the ball.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Flabergasted (sp?)

This is a guest appearance by me, Russ. I felt I needed to take the liberty of sharing my thoughts on today from a different perspective than you will get from Debbie. First, let me tell you what today is. Today is the day that baby Joseph came into the world. It was truly amazing. My intentions for doing this post are literally purely in praise of my totally incredible, totally amazing wife. I have never been more in awe of a person's strength than I was today. I have had some clues in the past but it is official today, my wife is a stronger peson than I. I won't go into too much detail but I will say she began labor at just after 2:00 am and was a complete champ through every contraction. She made it look easy today. I am of course not insinuating that it was easy because I know that it wasn't. But, today will be an everlasting testimony of the metal of my wife. I have been so close to tears for the majority of the day.......Joseph just started crying and I need to go help Debbie. I will finish by saying once again that I am so proud of my wife because of the truly noble spirit she is. I will forever be in awe of her. I am the luckiest. I love you Debbie. You are my first, my last my everything.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Done and Done

I started this post a long time ago and I am not sure when this picture was taken, but I am pretty sure it was the beginning of October. Once I had my baby shower I was done and ready for the baby to come any time. My mom came and helped me clean my whole house and even recover a rocking chair.
I for got to take a picture of it before I took the arms off.
I kinda liked it without the arms but that would not work so good for nursing. My mom is a genius and came up with an easy way to cover this in a mater of hours.
I don't have pictures of all the finished projects, but they all got done! I can't even believe it.
Here are some pictures of me stretching before a long morning walk on 10/10/10. I had to try something to see if I could have the baby on this day, but I guess he was not ready.

It was a beautiful morning and a lovely walk though. To keep myself busy since I kept not having this baby I decided to make Gracie some flowers for her hair. Kind of random, but it kept me occupied for a couple of days.
I also have Williams birthday to get ready for next week. I can't believe I am still pregnant. It really hasn't been too bad. I just try to wait patiently and go on with life.
I am ready to be done.

Hello Diapers

That is a greeting my son learned from a friend at school. But that is not what this post is about. My sister Connie and sister in law Ashley threw me a cloth diaper shower. We were already planning a bridal shower with the genus theme Connie came up with, I see London I see France, lets get the bride some underpants. That shower is going to be off the hook and I am sue you will see a post about that when it happens. Anyway I insisted they use the same theme for my shower. 1. Because is it cute 2. Because we had the decor and such for it.

I mean seriously - look how cute. The cloths pins say "I heart Paris" and "cheers" and there are many more.

We had raffle prizes for those who donated to my cloth diaper fund. Everyone was so generous and I am so grateful. I love my new cloth diapers!

a headband made by Ashley - so cute!

A fabric necklace and bag made by yours truly.

An awesome red velvet cake

Making the yummy sandwiches - I have to say also that my mom came and helped me clean my whole house and finish projects I was never hoping to get done. I love her so much for it.

The yummy sandwiches.

Gracie loves to help in the kitchen.

I love the rest of the pictures so much.

Obviously fun was had by all.

Monday, October 11, 2010


After going to the baseball game Friday night (lots of walking) and the basement sale (posted about here) my feet grew a couple of sizes.

That finger print would hold there for quite awhile.

Luckily after sitting down with my feet up all night and part of the next day they shrunk back down to a reasonable size.

it went down

Here are some pictures that my husband took of the Basement Sale.

Don't forget to notice my unusually large ankles in this picture. And I will let you all know that after the sale I plopped down on the couch and the button directly over my belly popped off. Don't worry, Connie was there to witness it and laugh about it with me.
We will be having another sale where I won't be pregnant and it won't be so hot. It should be awesome.

Friday, October 8, 2010

I'm not into sports

But you invite me to a box sweet were they feed my hot dogs you can bet I will be there.

Russ and I went with his boss and his wife Mark and Michelle to a Diamondbacks game. I am pretty sure they played the Dogers and they lost. It was fun to get out with Russ though.

Here we are at the Christian rock show afterwards.

It was really a fun night, but my feet were a little swollen at the end of it all.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dog days of summer

I am not sure why I take Gracie to the mall once a week just to ride the carousel. It is so hot walking to and from and we usually only stay long enough to just ride the carousel. But look at her. She was in her newly purchased Belle dress with cowgirl boots pretending she is Mary Poppins.

This is her saying "tally ho!"

She just loves it so much I can't help it.

It also means we stop by Russ' work cause he is really close and that is always fun. On this particular day we picked him up and met Connie at Joe's Farm Grill to try some of their hot dogs from their limited time "Dog days of summer".

Little did we know we would be back twice to try more of those delicious dogs.
Now September is over and hopefully it took the heat with it and now we have to go back to the Farm Grill to get some pumpkin shakes and let our children run amok under the citrus trees.


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