Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Breif update...

Well, we have been getting ready for Christmas and it seems like things have been so busy non-stop. Josie got a cold after Thanksgiving and wasn't sleeping well (which made my days seem longer)it still isn't gone, so she's pretty much not been feeling well for nearly 3 weeks. Also, Luke has been driving sugar beet re-haul and working the 12am-12pm shift, then coming home and sleeping afternoon/evening. All of this has sort of combined to make things all out of sorts for us. Then theres the baking, shopping, wrapping, stress that is Christmas *sigh*!

Other than her cold Jo's doing really well. She's talking like crazy and has added the word "crazy" to her vocabulary. Also, some new phrazes "round and round" "diaper change" "good stuff" "super cool" "I get it" and others that I'm not thinking of right now.

I cut my hair and got contacts after Thanksgiving so that's my big news. It's not the best pic, but not too bad. Could be worse!!!

She's pretty jazzed up about Christmas too and has been wandering around with presents that she's stolen from under the tree. She's really interested in two that came from our good friend Laura in New Hampshire (THANK YOU!!!!). Laura and I met when I worked at Arabian Horse Association (Jen, you will remember her I think) and she's the kindest, most wonderful person, someday I hope we get to meet her! Anyway, she's had those two gifts all over the house, but to her credit, not a corner of the paper is torn so she's doing really good:)

I just wanted to wish everyone a merry merry Christmas and happy New Year, in case I don't talk to some of you in the coming days. Take care of yourselves everyone!

Saturday, December 03, 2005


Here's the photos to go with the last entry...

Josie and Luke at my parent's house.

Making fruit salad at the Schlachter Thanksgiving

The advent wreath...

Smilie girl in the morning:)

Super cool in her sunglasses!

Playing catch up...

Well, the last few weeks have been a whorl-wind! We went to my parent's house for Thanksgiving and had a great time. My sister's Annalee, Marika and Mickey were there, and Josie had fun playing with them and checking out the horses, chickens, dogs and cats. A huge favorite was checking cows with Papa (one of Mommy's favorite things to do). I am, however, a big looser and only took one picture the entire time we were there.

We then came home (with colds unfortunately) and hosted a Thanksgiving dinner here with Great-Grandma/Grandpa, Papa Steve, Stacey and Glendon. We had a lot of fun there too:) That evening we put up our Advent Wreath, Josie loves the candles. She also is working on singing "Happy Birthday Jesus" but, Jesus is a hard word to say. She's getting close though:)!

A quick update on Josie's doing (long overdue): she is talking like crazy! Using sentences no-less. Among them "I make 'em" "I find 'em" "Look, Shreck eating" "I like it!" And, GUESS WHAT!!! She said "I love you" to me the other day. I nearly cried. We were cuddling on the couch watching a movie and she told me:) It rocked.

She has absolutely no interest in potty training (I'm not too worried though, I just keep telling myself she'll get there). Still carries around "Bunny" and if anything her attachment to him has grown. She has been known to feed him now.

She can say her whole name, count to three, say "A, B, D" :) and name just about everything. Her favorite color is currently purple and she is definitely right handed. Her favorite movies are Chicken Run and Aladdin, and she really likes Shreck 2, but not the original Schreck. Favorite TV shows, Boohbah, Telletubbies and Sesame Street.

We got our Christmas tree up the other day and she's doing relatively well at not touching the ornaments. We've only broken two so far and I was the one who broke them.

I think that's about all for us, Luke is doing sugar beet rehaul so he's working noon to midnight now. It's nice that he gets to hang with us in the mornings though, and I get some time to go workout alone and Josie gets her Daddy all to herself.

We're getting ready for Christmas, slowly. I'm nearly done with all of that, but need to get my butt in gear on the Christmas card situation. I think that's all for now:)