Monday, January 28, 2008

Overlooked #1

i stumbled onto this really cool blog called Overlooked check it out.
the blog owner, ashley, gives you a subject to take a pic of, then gives you ideas about that specific subject, and then you scrap, journal or blog it, something.
the first subject was your coffee mug or drink of choice.
it's really neat idea and it's fun seeing other people's creative ideas with there pics.
i'm not the best photographer but i try. here is my first overlooked attempt.
i love looking at scrapbookers creative ideas and all but i'm trying to do one for baby boy and don't really have the time to do one for me either so i am just going to post them here on my blog and maybe journal them in a notebook as well.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Question for Moms

baby boy is 6 months old.
it wasn't to long ago that i was able to lay him down in his bed and he was able to fall asleep on his own.
now it's a fight just to get him to go to sleep.
it seems like the only way that he will go to sleep is if i'm holding him.
which i guess is okay but the minute that i put him down he wakes up.
what to do?
is this normal?
will he grow out of it?
today i let him cry for over 30 min and he wasn't giving in.
he wasn't even giving in when i held him.
and he had been feed, changed, played with and all but still he was fighting it.
he basically fought it until it was time to feed him again and then he feel asleep eating (he did finish his bottle) and then when i put him down he woke up.
i'm not sure if all of my rambling makes sense so i will just leave it at that and hope that i have some suggestions to follow.
am i putting to many expectations on my son like my hubby is saying that i may be doing?

2007 Books

i usually post this at the beginning of the month but every time i sat down to blog i realized that i didn't have my list that i kept of the books that i read in 2007. so finally i pulled it out and have it with me. here it is...........

Leave a Candle Burning-Lori Wick
Summer Sisters-Judy Blume
Tomorrow's Treasure-Linda Lee Chaikin
Yesterdays Promise-Linda Lee Chaikin
Captive Heart-Linda Chaikin
Silver Dreams-Linda Chaikin
Ever After-Karen Kingsbury
Sisterchicks in Gondolas-Robin Jones Gunn
How to be Lost-Amanda Eyre Ward
Forever-Karen Kingsbury
Finding Noel-Richard Paul Evans
Reason and Romance-Debra White Smint
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants-Ann Brashares
The Timepiece-Richard Paul Evans
Sunrise-Karen Kingsbury
Summer-Karen Kingsbury
On Becoming Baby Wise-Gary Ezzo

i have to say that i am impressed with the amount that i was able to read this year. still not as many as i would like to read but at least i got to read is how i think about it. there is 17 in this list...that's 2 less than last years list. i would hope that i can top that this next year but so far i've only read one book this year.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


i have this giggle problem.
you know when you uncontrollably giggle at the wrong or most inappropriate times.
like when someone is praying...inappropriate.
or how about his one: first off keep in mind that i went to bible college for four years. OKAY!
at church on sunday the pastor was preaching from jonah. so my hubby picks up the pew bible and starts his search for jonah. he's looking like he can't find it. so me, being smug and all, takes it from him and proceeds to find jonah. i open up to joel and hand the bible back to him.
he looks at me questioning what i had just done. he points to the name and then i notice it. oh wrong "j" name. i am now frantically going through the old testament books in my head and before i get to the end of them, where jonah is i look over at my hubby and said, "wait, there isn't a jonah!" (why do i even speak sometimes.)
again the questioning look and he says while laughing, "you should have your bible college degree taken away from you."
here is where the giggling starts and i have trouble stopping them. like the pastor would print sermon notes and preach a sermon on the book of jonah if there wasn't one. i guess it's not unheard of. try looking for the book of moses or noah.

anyways, this brings me to last night when i'm holding baby boy as he's trying to go to sleep. he was fussy and tired and once the crying stopped he laid in my arms, eyes closed making spit bubbles. then he'd get all cozy and i would think he's finally about to go to sleep and the spit bubbles would start again. i couldn't help it, the giggles just spilled out. which would make him stop only to start up again and make me giggle more. meanwhile my hubby is shhhh--ing me, like i can help it. eventually the bubbles stopped as did the giggles and little guy floated, on a bubble probably, off to dream land.

i love the joy and unexpected giggles that little babies bring into our lives, even when they aren't trying.
i got this by email yesterday and thought that i would post it.

I've learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things: a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned that, regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.
I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
I've learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone. People love the human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Random Tuesday...

...hosted by Cheryl

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:20am to get ready for work

2. Diamonds or pearls? i don't wear to much jewelry but i too love my diamond engagement ring but i also really like pearls. i feel pretty in pearls

3. What was the last film you saw at the movies? harry potter

4. What is your favorite TV show? still lovin' "lost" and can't wait for it to come back on

5. What did you have for breakfast? 2 sister shubbeart (i'm not really sure how to spell her last name) cinnamon rolls and 2 sister shubbert sausage biscuits

6. What is your middle name? lynn

7. What is your favorite cuisine? oh! to many to choose. i like so many. it just depends on my mood

8. What foods do you dislike? sweet potatoes. i know those who are sweet potato lovers are going to think that i am crazy but i just don't like them

9. Your favorite chips? baked lays (any flavor) for some reason i can't get enough of them. and no i am not pregnant.

10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? i have not been listening to many cd's lately but my hubby got a david crowder band cd for Christmas and i really like that one.

11. What kind of car do you drive? a dodge spirit. i'm pretty sure dodge doesn't even make spirits anymore

12. If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would it be? well fiji was our dream vacation and we went there but i think that the other place that i would like to go is new Zealand

13. Where were you born? new orleans, la

14. Where have you lived? nola, b'ham, the 'couve and h'ville

15. What is your favorite sport to watch? football

16. Pepsi or Coke? cherry coke

17. Piercing? One in each ear

18. Been in a car accident? yes

19. Favorite day of the week? thursday through sunday because i get to stay home with baby boy

20. Favorite flower? tulips

now back to work for me. possible more to come later.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


it's lightly coming down outside.
the first snow of the winter season.
yeah for flurries.
i love snow flurries.
for those of you who read my blog and live in states were it really snows i know you are sitting there rolling your eyes at me.
i just can't help it.
oh coming down harder now. :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

6 months

baby boy is six months today and i was watching him 2 nights ago when i went to feed him and laughing at how he sometimes attacks his bottle when he's hungry and thinking about how much i love that about him and wanted to post the things that i love about him.

i when you are hungry and the bottle is close to your mouth you attack it

i love...the way your hair looks after a bath

i love...the way you stare at you hands before they find there way to your mouth

i love...the dimple in you chin

i love...picking the fuzz out from between your toes

i love...the way your eyes smile at me even when i can't see you mouth

i love...your lips

i love...when you are asleep in your daddy's arms

i love...that you are so happy when you wake up

i love...that you look for me when you hear my voice

i love...when you talk to me

i love...making you laugh and smile

i love...your left ear (the puzzle piece)

i love...the way you smile at you daddy

i observant you are

i love...that when you are tired you cry with your eyes closed

i love...that you always have the look of surprise whenever you roll over, even if you did it 3 secs ago

i love...when you curl up and cuddle you face into my neck

i love...the sweet smell of your breath

i love...that i can kiss your cheeks a million times and you just let me

i love...the way your face looks after eating (chubbier)

i love...that you favorite thing is to have all your clothes off and just be in your diaper

i love...the look on your face when you first wake up

i love...that you sleep through the night

i love...just you

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Christmas in NOLA


little guys stocking

sawyer's fist Christmas present from mom and dad. i know that he won't remember but i had to get him something so this was it. it's a toy camera and when you push that snap button it makes a sound like the camera clicking.

tickles and giggles


the bell again

aunt kate

a boy and his daddy


the fam

Sunday, January 06, 2008

New Years Resolutions

these are a little late but here they are...........

1. get baby boy to sit up
2. teach sawyer baby sign
3. read more books than i did last year

i was going to look and see how i did with my resolutions from last year but i didn't make them.