August 29, 2007

Big News!

Ben is going to be a big brother!

"For it was You who created my inward parts. You knit me together in my mother's womb. I will praise You because I have been fearfully and wonderfully made . . . " Psalm 139:13-14

August 25, 2007

Cupcakes and Friends

It was a busy week. That's the norm for Ben. Personally, I'd love to just sit on the sofa and read a good book, but I don't think that's anywhere in the near future. Tommie and Tay came over for cupcakes and a play-date. Tay discovered Ben's lawnmower, and Ben pretty much wanted whatever Tay was interested in! A good time was had by all.
I have to tell you that a couple of nights ago Ben was having a hard time falling asleep, so I went in his room and just held him and rocked him. He loves to pat my back after I pat his. I can't imagine a sweeter feeling than that sweet little hand patting my shoulder. Every few minutes he'd turn his head and pucker-up for a kiss. Finally he drifted off, and I just held him. PURE BLISS!!

August 13, 2007

Poor Baby

I still don't know what he was mad about, just that he DID NOT want me to take pictures, of anything, least of all him, at that moment. Goober!

I've Been Tagged!

Okay, Sharla, Kim & Rebekah tagged me . . . So here goes! Here is some life changing info about me . . .

The Rules:
1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules. (**if you’re a non-blogger, you can email them!)
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

8 Random Facts or Habits about me:

1. I have a mega-addiction to dark chocolate. Dove makes my current favorite, but just about any dark chocolate will do. Yummy! I also have a huge sweet tooth, really anything will do. Other addictions include reading and Starbucks.

2. I am a NEAT-FREAK. Not to be mistaken for a clean freak, although the two are fairly related. Seriously. I am already planning to clean out my guest room bedroom/closet, planning for Ben's big boy room, and I'm no where near being pregnant. I think b/c I was so sick when I was pregnant with Ben, I have a fear of not being able to get things done the second time around. So I'm pre-nesting. But the neat-freak part of me exists whether I'm pregnant or not! Greg calls me "Monica Gellar".

3. I have at least a ten-minute ritual for teeth-brushing. Flossing, Listerine and Water Pik included.

4. I love the fall. It's my favorite time of year. I love cold weather, blue jeans, hot coffee or hot chocolate. I love to make good soups. Love sweaters and socks. I love fall loafers. Sketchers, too. And the turning of the trees is one of my favorite gifts from God. Every year I just take it all in, and every year it seems to happen way too fast.

5. I have a TON of grey hair. Hi-lights aren't really doing their job anymore. Poor me.

6. I hate cheap stuff. If it's cheap, or marked way down, I'm like "What's wrong with it?" . . . I would rather save and save and save and get something high quality.

7. I do my own mani/pedis . . . I don't like people to mess with my feet. Plus once after indulging in a manicure I got an ingrown toenail. Then my poor mom got an infection after a pedi. I'm done for life. But I have a fully-stocked nail kit with all the goodies.

8. I met my hubby on the internet!

BONUS FACT. I hate wires. And outlets. They're ugly. I hate the computer cords so much that Greg bundled them all up and taped them behind the desk so that I don't have to see them. And I buy special extension cords (cream colored) when a cord is brown, if I don't want it to show up against my white base molding. Told you I was Type-A!

August 08, 2007

Type-A Amanda

For those of you that know me well, you'll get this. I love organization. Recently one of my precious friends Amy commented on how neat my pantry looked. I'm sure I beamed. I like things just so, just right, just like that. Benjamin has turned my neat-nick world upside-down and inside-out. And it's good for me. Today he brought Greg's shoes out (this is new morning activity), and then he sweetly put them up. Not where they go. But he put them where he thinks they should go. And I'm gonna leave them right where he put them.
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