Friday, February 27, 2009


The bookshelves in our living room have bothered me since I first "organized" them. Call me weird, but I got irritated just about every time I happened to look over at them - they weren't filled up, & there were too many knick-knacks placed awkwardly inside. I'm a huge perfectionist, so I had to do something to fix the problem.
So almost two weeks ago, I got the urge to redo the bookcases. I emptied the shelves, carried a bunch of books downstairs from our study, & organized the books by genre (& size or color when necessary). I also had to keep William entertained - he doesn't like to be left alone to play for very long (which is why this project took me at least 5 hours - of course, my OCD added to the length of time as well - I'm surprised I didn't catalog everything).Before:The finished result - (still not absolutely perfect, but SO much better than before).The up-close pictures are for my own enjoyment - I'm sure everyone else could care less about this project.

Monday, February 16, 2009

4 Months Old

William is 4-months-old! I can't believe how quickly time's going. He is such a big boy - he loves to suck his fists, grab his feet, watch TV, drink from his bottle with his chin tilted up, eyebrows raised & eyes closed, talk to whoever will listen (or just jabber to himself), be swaddled, sing along with mom & dad, lift his legs in the air & then slam them down, splash in the tub, fall asleep while draped over my arm, play peek-a-boo while folding laundry, stick out his tongue . . . . It is so much fun seeing him learn & enjoy life. He is such a sweetheart & a huge blessing in Scott's & my life.
Ready for church - love his little shoes: I love my baby boy:Grabbing his feet & playing with his tongue:It took me making a lot of ridiculous noises to finally get a smile out of him - as soon as the camera comes out, he gets too curious to smile:Hugging his blabla:Best buds:

Weight: 14 lb. 6 oz.

Height: 24 1/2 in.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

You Know You Want To

Another fun blog game!
The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you.
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It'll be done this year. {might be a little while}
4. You have no clue what it's going to be. I don't even have a clue what it's going to be.
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a homemade gift! It may not be great, but it will be fun!!
* * *Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!* * *

Friday, February 13, 2009

My New Chair

Scott & I have been married for a little over 4 years, & I haven't bothered him about getting furniture (or really anything for that matter) in that amount of time. I've been quite content with what we have, so our extra money has gone towards projects around the house (new counters & backsplash in the kitchen, laying tile downstairs, painting the house, & landscaping (& stuff for Willliam)). Over the last few weeks though, I've been starting to get antsy wanting to decorate our home. There is a chair at Anthropologie that I absolutely love - I love the style, the color, the fabric, & it's comfy. Well, I kept talking about how much I liked the chair, so Scott thought he'd surprise me with it. Two nights ago, I went to the front door, & this was out on the front porch for me:
Isn't it awesome?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

BlaBla & Exersaucer

Matching with his BlaBla friend, Oscar.I got an Exersaucer as a baby shower gift, & Will is finally big enough to use it. I laid him down on the ground, so I could assemble his new toy, & after playing with some finger puppets & some of the Exersaucer parts, Will conked out. It was all just too much for the little guy.
The completed Exersaucer:After he woke up from his mini nap on the floor, I put him in his new toy. I had to stuff a blanket behind him because he's so little in the seat.He loved the sunHappy baby!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Prayers Answered, by Scott

As many of you know, I (Scott) applied to the Stanford PA (physician assistant)Program, and I have been super stressed out waiting to hear anything - I lost even more hair (if you can believe it). I called Stanford at the end of December, and they said that they were reviewing my application, and I would know by the end of December or early January if I was moving on to the interview phase. Just a few weeks ago, I checked my e-mail just by chance (I hardly ever check it) and noticed that I had something from Stanford. I guess Bakersfield College sent my transcript request paper instead of the actual transcripts, and Stanford needed them and one other piece of information ASAP. I took care of the problem, and I worried constantly as the program states very clearly that if any information is missing they could reject my application. I called again to make sure that they recieved my transcripts. They were not there yet, but they told me that I would be hearing by the end of January for sure. Well as you can tell by the date, I did'nt hear anything. So I called again today, and they told me that once piece came, but they could not find another piece of information. They told me, however, that that could be fixed at the interview. They were officially offering me an interiew and said that I would be getting the exact date very soon (due to a large amount of applicants it was taking longer than expected). So I HAVE AN INTERVIEW. God answers prayer. We just need to keep praying that the interview will go well.