Monday, August 20, 2012

All Is Well

It's a little late, but as promised. Here's my Monday post. Since it's been so long, I figured I'd start with an update on my life. I could go on & on & on but I'll try to keep it relatively short.

Things have been really good here in the G household. We hit a bump when I lost my nanny job right after Adelyn was born. It stung to lose someone that I cared so much for and spent so much time with but I knew God had bigger things in store for me. I quickly picked up a little girl who is just a few days older than Lily. She's just as sweet as can be. Lily and her get along wonderfully. I wish I could have her full time but I must share with her grandparents. Not that I can blame them, I don't know anyone who doesn't want to be around her. So, we get the pleasure of having her 2 days a week. Then a few weeks ago, a little boy who just turned 1 started. He's sweet, kind and oh so lovable. But, having a 1 year old is a lot of work! I forgot how much! He's still a joy to have around and I look forward to watching him grow in the years to come.

I have also found a love in photography. I've always been a picture whore. Even dating back to stopping on my way out with friends to buy disposable cameras. But recently I've found that I really enjoy taking pictures and then editing them. For not having taken any classes, I think I'm pretty good at it. Other people must too since I've been taking pictures for friends & family. I've done newborn shoots, 1 year old shoots and even weddings! I also do monthly pictures of Adelyn. I've don't claim to be a professional and would like to take classes in both photography and photoshop to get better. More on all that later though.
Lily is great. She's getting so big! All the 3T clothes I bought her at the beginning of summer are getting small on her. So, at not even 3, she's starting to wear 4T clothes. Someone is going to take after their daddy! She's smart and oh so funny! She cracks me up on a regular basis for the things she comes up with. She's potty trained during the day and we're working on night & nap training. Today we started a sticker chart and I really hope that helps since I'd love to only have 1 in diapers.

Adelyn is growing & changing every day. She loves to be cuddled and sang too but is starting to really enjoy her independance as well. She loves playing with her toys and even likes tummy time. However, her enjoyment of tummy time and being on her belly in general has led to a lack of rolling over. I try to show her what to do. Lily even lays on the ground and rolls around to show her. But she just happily lays there, laughing at her sister's antics. It's not all bad though, I'm in no hurry to have a mobile baby. She's such a happy baby. It's not hard to get a smile or laugh out of her, even for strangers. She's been a great sleeper up until recently. She's waking several times a night to eat. I was really hoping to exclusively breastfeed her for 6 months but I think she's telling me she needs more calories. So in the next week or so we'll start her on cereal.

Steve....oh Steve. I never knew I could love him so much until I seen the kind of father he is. Although Adelyn is hot & cold with him, Lily is his #1 fan. And he's crazy about both the girls. He loves doing anything with the family. We all look forward to family fun time on the weekends. He's recently got a promotion at work that we're all so proud of. There was a big learning curve to what he was doing but he seems to have really gotten the hang of things. His determination to provide for himself and this family never ceases to amaze me.

That is the long of the short of it for us! I look forward to sharing more about our lives & endeavors as the weeks pass!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

It's official!

Usually when you hear (or read in this case) "it's official", there's some big news that follow it.
"It's official...we're pregnant!"
"It's official....I got the job!"
"It's official...we're moving!"
And sometimes, bad news even follows it, "It's official....I was laid off".

The list goes on & on. This, is not that serious. Or even that big of a deal. But, it is official.



I suck at blogging.

I started this blog because I love to write. And sometimes I even feel like I have important things to say. Or at least something that people can relate to or learn from. But, I don't share this stuff as much as I'd like. I have ideas for blogs going back to last winter! But I can't seem to find the time to type this stuff out.

I plan on making the time. I hope to start writing once a week (probably on Mondays or Fridays since those are my days off and weekends are full of family fun time). Maybe, if I can keep up with that, I'll even do both days. Assuming I have enough to say that I feel people would want to read.

I hope that tomorrow will be the first of many "real" blogs. And maybe, just maybe, in a few months or year or whatever, I can announce "It's official....I DON'T suck at blogging!".

Stay tuned. Good things are ahead.