Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Crazy Days

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Click here to see some stuff we've been doing the last few weeks. Packing in as much family time as possible, since we won't see them until Christmas, once we move!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

New hair

I just got my hair cut and colored on Saturday, and am pretty pleased with the results.  I happen to be having a bit of a bad hair day today, but the color is good in this picture, so this is what it looks like:
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photo shoot

A few weeks before Elijah was born, a professional photographer friend of mine (Amy) did a photo shoot of us for her portfolio. I blogged one of them before, but here's the link to her site and our album. It may take a little while to load all of them, but at the bottom of the page are a few shots from another shoot she did a few days before we moved out of Watertown (to include Elijah). She did such a good job, and was the same photographer Jesse and Sara D used for their wedding a few weeks ago. (Congratulations again, guys!)

Oh, while you're on Amy's site, be sure to check out the Soft vs Steel album -- incredible.

Monday, September 26, 2005


Hey everyone, so sorry that I didn't post this in a more timely fashion (especially to people like Sarah K who's been trying to email me!), but my edress has changed. The TWCNY one was only good for Watertown. Now that we've moved, I've switched over to Yahoo (Yahoo is way cooler than I expected, and I'm pretty excited about my new customized home page and stuff). You can email me at my new edress: FaithfiberflashATyahooDOTcom (lest the SpamBots wish to join in too)

Pictures tomorrow, when I am at my inlaws, but for now, I hope that you're all having a fantastic day.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Oh what a crafty bunch

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Yesterday Rachel and I went to get some more corn from the farmstand I posted about earlier this week. They've had consistantly sweet butter and sugar corn -- the best year that we can remember, so we can't get enough of it!

After my mom shucked it all, I taught the little guys how to make corn husk dolls. We ended making a whole family, complete with Mommy with baby in sling. Click on the photo to see more!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Apples and ice cream and corn, oh my!

apples and corn
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Andrew, Rachel and I went out yesterday to spend some time together. I'm trying to make every moment count as the days draw near to the GA move. Rachel found an apple that was pink on the inside. Click on the picture to see more.

We are successfully moved out of the Watertown appartment, and Greg is setting up house in Columbus. He's also getting a jump start on the studying he has to do for his class, so that he can spend more time with us when we get there.

Grace will hopefully be able to go down to GA with me and stay for a few weeks. It will help soften the impact of the move for me, I think.

Elijah keeps getting cuter. Here he is in his saucer play station:

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Mr Adorable, I tell you.

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Precious little sleepy guy:

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Andrew and Elijah generally get along really well, but that fuzzy, soft little head is just begging to be squeezed...

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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Have you seen this phone?

Today someone stole my husband's phone. It looks just like mine, except it has a black leather cover on it. This is mine:
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It's an LG 4400, and most of the numbers in there aren't backed up anywhere. I know, bad idea, but it's true. He's getting a new phone now because that one was insured, but we're definitely getting my phone and his new one backed up now. Anyway, the main thing is that we need it back. If you live in Watertown, please post a message here to let me know if you've seen it. If you live anywhere else, please, please: back up your phone.

A girl stopped by our house right after the movers left at noon and asked to use our phone. She was pretty shaken up and said that her brother had just punched her in the mouth. We let her use our house phone. She sat on the couch while making the call, next to my husband's cell phone.

About a half-hour after she left, we looked for the phone and it was gone. Since there's pretty much nothing left in our house, it didn't take long to look through our suitcases and realize that it was definitely gone.

We called Verizon to see what the time was of the last call from that phone was and it was 3:11pm, definitely after we found the phone missing. So we have verified that it was stolen and has been used, and the only person in the house since the movers was this girl (the phone was still on the couch after the movers left). Following is a description of the girl -- things we observed and things she told us about herself (so some of that -- like her name -- could be suspect)

Here's a description of the girl who (we assume) took it:
  • Age:20
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Hair color: Medium to dark brown very straight, pulled back in low ponytail hanging to mid back
  • Light denim skirt ending a few inches from knees
  • Dark blue/navy short sleeved shirt
  • Flat shoes (possibly dirty, light blue flip-flops)
  • Swollen lip and cut chin (from being beat up)
  • Uneaven pasty white skin
  • Large scabs on knees and legs
  • Brown (or hazel) eyes
  • Receding chin

Things she said about herself:
  • Name: Nichole
  • Place of residence: Palmer St, Watertown, NY
  • Goes to school at JCC community college
  • Brother is a large guy 18 years old and a senior in highschool (probably Watertown High)
If you see this girl or find a phone in a parking lot or something, please let us know. Thanks!!

Fire Hat

Andrew decides that the only way to rock is in his fire hat. From baking to dishes to bathing, he wore it all the day long.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

the move, oh the move

My brain has officially left the building. I put Elijah down for a nap, then ran upstairs to see where he was. Oh! He's sleeping. Right. No memory of putting him there. I've been very productive though, which is good. I just don't remember what I've done once I've done it. Crazy, I tell you.

The movers are here today packing everything up that we don't already have in plastic bins (Greg bought a bunch of the bins since we'll be moving every few years or so now, and it's nice to be able to pack the important stuff yourself). The Army pays for these movers (your tax dollars at work!), which is really cool. I've heard stories of movers stealing and breaking some stuff, so we'll see exactly how good they were when we unpack. They do seem to be doing a very efficient job though.

Still can't believe we're actually moving...

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Now I lay me down to sleep...

Thanks to everyone who keeps checking in on this blog. I'm sorry that I've been sadly absent. There really is a good reason: moving is a heck of a lot more work than one might expect! On top of that, we've been making a ton of road trips lately. Three weekends ago, Joycee and I took my little guys to NJ. My Grandma Annette and Aunt Terry don't ever get to see us, so it was important to hang out and say our goodbyes. (Also, we checked out some yarn shops, which is always fun) =) Then I stopped in Binghamton for a day, and then back to Watertown for two days. After that, it was off to Harrisburg, PA for Purple Door Music Fest, which was fun last year, but....well, sufice to say that we probably will never go with babies and toddlers again. Ah well, you live and learn. Immediately after I drove back to Binghamton to spend a week with my parents (and my cousin Becky who's visiting from Israel), and Greg drove down to Georgia to find us an appartment and move some of our stuff in. The boys and I picked Greg up at the Syracuse airport on Monday, and we've been packing and stuff ever since. So that's why I haven't been posting.

Andrew loves to sleep with his feet up on something. We have the "roll bar" on the side of his bed, and we often find him like this:

This was taken two nights ago. Five minutes later, he looked like this:

Look at that face!