Sunday, January 31, 2010

January 31, 2010

High- being married to Taylor for 8 months now!

Low- realizing that I have about 7 years left of school....

31 Jan 2010 - Eric

Low: Getting very little sleep due to a kicking, squirming baby

High: We still made it to Church for the Sacrament

Thursday, January 28, 2010

28 Jan 2010

High: Stepping on the scale at the gym today. -21 and counting, baby!

Low: I miss cookies ;-(

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Brittny - 24 January 2010

Low: Our family had a really slow start this morning. Sunday mornings are still pretty rough since we're not used to being up at 9am when church starts... let alone beforehand to get ourselves ready! We were late to church as a result, but...

Highs: ... Sam was really cute when he woke up. At first he was *legs tired, so tired*, and just snuggling us and trying to figure out why in the world mom and dad were trying to wake us up. But when I took him into the bathroom and put him down to turn on the bathtub he immediately was happy and smiling and trying to hop in the tub. It was super cute! He also slept through almost all of church, which was definitely a blessing so that we could teach our Sunday School lesson and pay attention during the 3rd hour of Ward Conference. (yes, Ward Conference was another high :)

Also, Mom & Dad Hansen came over for lunch this afternoon and to visit us and play with Sam. I made our fettuccine alfredo all by myself and it turned out well (although it took me longer than I would have liked to get everything put together and on the table). We had fun visiting with them and showing off Sam's new tricks. It's such a blessing to have family nearby that can come and see us often.

Plus, after Mom & Dad Hansen left Sam was getting sleepy, so I took him to bed and nursed him to sleep and was able to sneak out and leave him alone in our bed. He's still there now! Eric and I even got to spend some time by ourselves which is a definite rarity and something I really miss. I think it's going to be a big driving factor in sleep training Sam. I just want to get to talk to Eric sometimes without a baby crawling over us! (Even if I do really like that baby :)

Hooray Sunday!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

21 Jan 2010

Low: Being up with the baby for ~5 hours during the night. tired!

High: I got permission to stay home and let Brittny get some rest since she isn't feeling very well.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Brittny - 18 January 2010

Low: I spent all day yesterday in a house with cats. I think I might be allergic to cats because my throat hurts today (of course, my allergies have been acting up for awhile now anyways)

Highs: SAM IS WALKING! He's so cute just toddling around the house now. There are few things as happy as watching that kid learn new tricks. What's really fun is how proud he is of himself and how he'll show off. One thing he does is he'll crawl almost to Eric and then stand up and walk the rest of the way just to see us clap for him. He's the best baby in the whole world!

Also, I got to spend all day yesterday helping a good friend of mine organize her bookshelves and discussing some deep topics of parenting. I'm so glad that I found Denise in our ward and we've made friends. I've learned so much from her and she's such a great example to me.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Taylor is prophetic

High: Jayson and I are working on converting all the old family videos from tape to the DVD. So I get to watch and remember. It is funny to see how much everyone has changed but actually I have been noticing how much we haven't changed; we were each born with a personality and they don't seem to have changed much. So I was watching a segment from right before Cody was born and we were debating his name. I am lying on the coach because of course I was really sick and the kids are dancing around me offering name suggestions, most of them very bizarre. So I don't know where Taylor got this idea but the name she suggested was "AbelFart".

Low: She was prophetic and that would have been a very appropriate name for Cody.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Brittny - 10 January 2010

Low: Being *really* tired this morning. Between our alarm going off I dreamed that Eric and I were in a special husbands-and-wives unit of the army. But we'd just been transferred to another base that was two hours away from where we lived. We realized that with 9am church that meant that we'd have to get up at 6am to get all ready and back to our ward in time. We were really conflicted as far as what we should do because we were supposed to be teaching Sunday School (which we really were), but since we hadn't gotten to bed before 2am we would be really tired and that was a long trek. So we were about to email our friends in the ward to see if they would teach the lesson we had prepared.... when I woke up to the alarm for reals. We weren't any less tired than we were in the dream but twenty-five minutes later we were all up, dressed, with dinner in the crockpot and out the door to church. Ick, not a great way to start the day.

High: Because church is so early we have ALL afternoon to nap... which we did. Also, this was a really productive weekend! I got a few things checked off of my task list which have been on there for months. That felt good. Additionally: we got the apartment all cleaned up, I got my New Year's Resolutions posted, Sam slept on his own on the futon for a couple of short naps, I got to spend time with Eric, I got another offer for a freelance job, I got my hair cut and I have my task list ready for the new week. Yay for the weekend! Although, I am excited to start another week too, I like getting things done and being productive :)

Sunday, Jan. 10

High: Taking a nice long nap with my family

Low: Waking up early

Monday, January 4, 2010

04 Jan 10

High: Starting a new year with enthusiasm to make some needed changes in my life and daily routine, including getting the laundry sorted this morning and starting the whites load.

Low: The stark reality that 5:30 AM doesn't seem to come any later in 2010 than it did in 2009. So I postponed getting up at that time this morning for 30 minutes. Maybe tomorrow I will only postpone it by 29 minutes and be the end of January I will be getting up at the target 5:30 AM.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Brittny - 01 January 2010

Low: Having a sick and grumpy baby all day :(

High: Being home again! We had a great holiday and a really nice vacation, it was awesome to get to spend so much time with family. But, it was time to be home again. Nice to be back in our own bed and doing our own thing.

Friday, January 1, 2010

First Post of the New Year


High: Coming home after a good long Christmas vacation spending time with family.

Low: Feeling like I will be coming down with something soon.