I spent over $10,000 in the last year.

ON RENT!  Whoa, I feel sick about that.  I am never going to see that money again.  When I found out about that, I started thinking about how nice it would be to buy our own place and stop this renting business.  Chris, of course, agreed whole-heartedly.  So the process has begun. Last night we saw five homes that I never want to see again.  Ever.  They looked decent online, but they smelled and the neighbor’s yard was trashy.  I know that this is just our first home.  This isn’t our dream home, but there are some things that I don’t want to compromise. We need at least 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  I want a closet in the master bedroom that can fit both of our clothes.  (Chris currently uses the closet in the nursery as his.  Both of our closets are tiny.)  I want to live in a…

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Photoshoot

I have four sisters, I know all about photoshoots.  Everytime we are all together, which sadly isn’t as often anymore, we spend a couple hours getting ready.  I usually do everyone’s hair, Krissy helps with the eyebrows and makeup and we all swap clothes for the big photoshoot.  My mom takes the pictures in every pose and setting possible and then we spend the next hour huddled around Andi’s computer editing.  Ah, it is delightful.  It is a main event that we all look forward to.   You can imagine how excited I was when Brandon, Chris’s brother, asked if he could take pictures of Greta.  “Ahh!! Of course!”  The getting ready process wasn’t quite as extravagant.  I have to wait 5 minutes before any event to put Greta in her outfit or she’ll spit up all over it. (Yes, she still spits up constantly.)   I put a little bow…

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Sleep 2.0

Last night, after 20 months of marriage, we switched sides in bed.  The idea originated because I didn’t want to sleep next to the open window anymore.  After one night, I am hooked!  I slept so well last night. Turns out, I like the other side of the bed. Greta also has a new way of sleeping…. And it must be working for her, too, because she slept until 9 am this morning.  She needed lots of rest.  She has had a very rough week of hardly any sleep at all due to a cold and cough and right ear infection.  She’s been teary-eyed and cranky all week.  It has been hard on all of us.  Coming home from our trip, we weren’t feeling well, and by the end of this week, I am completely drained.  I hated that she wasn’t feeling well and I wish she could understand that…

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A Non-Greta Post

 Something has to be said.  It has really been bothering me lately.  I would say I HATE , but I don’t say hate, so I very much dislike…even ABHOR when I am leaving a comment on someone’s blog and I have to put in the word verification.  Those things are never words and they make them all swirled and very close to real words.  In fact, sometimes I think, “Oh, I know that word —-” I type it in, like no problem and then it turns out being not correct because they wanted me to look closer and notice that it is not the real word I was thinking it was…it was just a made-up sorta thing.  Why?  Just make it a real word, right?

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