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Sunday, October 29, 2006



I had this great post all typed up yesterday about how I felt like I had the day off, it was great, blah blah blah...then Butterfly needed me. And then the power went out and I lost my post. Grr...

Yesterday was my ward's Super Saturday. The ladies in the congregation get together and do craft type stuff. I made a holiday recipe flip book and a jar full of scones and a jar of hot chocolate. Yum! Also yesterday morning I went to a local moms of multiples sale they have semi-annually. I bought Butterfly a ride on toy (she LOVES it) and a spelling caterpillar, and a few clothes.

Juice and I actually went on a date yesterday! We chaperoned the youth stake dance. Not the most glamorous date, but we got to relive how we met and talked about how we didn't recognize any of the songs they were playing. It was a costume dance so Juice was The Man in Black, and I just wore what I wore to the Renn Faire. I'm excited to get my own costume.

It was Butterfly's first time with a teenaged babysitter. She did really good, considering Butterfly was asleep and all she had to do was be there in case the baby woke up. An easy job for her, and I felt much better about leaving Butterfly when she was already asleep.

A few pictures:
Until next time,

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Another Contest

This time I'm not running it. But I'm joining in. All of you should benefit since the contest is to post every single day in November. Yes, you will be hearing from me 30 times in November. I hope you don't get sick of me. And if you do, stop reading until December. :)

Go HERE for details.

In other news, Butterfly has a cold. She is cranky! But we had a great time at the pumpkin patch on Saturday. Good times.

I feel very happy with my life right now. Just thought you all should know that.


Thursday, October 19, 2006

We have a winner!


Congratulations to Brandy for guessing our mystery building! It is the hardware store from The Runaway Bride. They filmed it in Berlin, MD which is very close to Assateauge. (Also filmed there: Tuck Everlasting) Good job Brandy! Email me your info at livinginmaryland AT gmail DOT com and I will send you out a goodie. :)

So, this past week has been busy again. I guess it's good I'm so busy. It keeps me and Butterfly entertained. We get out of the house every day. We always have people to see, talk to, call, play with, etc. But I am feeling a little frazzled. I feel like I have SO much to do, that I don't have any down time. Like right now, I should be switching out some laundry, sweeping my kitchen floor, picking up the huge pile of books Butterfly and her friend Miss Long Hair dumped on the floor, call my visiting teaching companion and decide when to go visiting teaching, respond to some emails, eat lunch, take a nap and clean the bathroom. All before Butterfly wakes up from HER nap. I know it's not all going to happen.

Ahhh, the milk is here! I'll be right back. I just heard Butterfly too. Will that girl ever learn to sleep longer than 30 minutes?!

Okay, Butterfly didn't really wake up, just a cry in her sleep. And can I just say that I love having my milk delivered? It tastes 10 times better than the stuff from the grocery stores. Plus, no hormones. Just plain old milk right from the cow. Tasty!

Poor Butterfly has been sick this past week. It started off on Monday when she wouldn't let me put her down and developed a small fever that night. Tuesday she was awful. I was at my babysitting job and I don't think her feet touched the floor all day. She would just hang on me, a stuffy snotty mess of hot dead weight. She was sick. 102 fever sick. She has never been that hot. She went to bed early that night, and woke up late on Wednesday. Wednesday she would play a little, then come over to me, ask to be picked up, and snuggle into me. I think she took a total of 5 naps yesterday, plus went to sleep at 6pm. Poor sick girl. She's better today. No fever and her appetite is back so I think we're safe to go hang out with my mom's group tomorrow.

I'd love to write more but laundry is calling.


PS- A very happy birthday to my grandma!!! Love you Nana!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Busy busy busy


Suddenly it seems like our life has exploded in activities. Between Juice's weekly computer night, my weekly night out with the 13 year old in my church, other church responsibilities, hanging out with friends, doing stuff with Butterfly, babysitting 2 days a week, and trying to see things in the area, my life is swamped. Not to mention trying to keep the house in somewhat of an order and actually make dinner before 7pm at night. I just feel so busy and I never have to to get on here and talk about the things I want to talk about. I've convinced Butterfly to play with her own computer right now so maybe I can get an update.

Last weekend Juice, Butterfly, Soot and I all drove down to the Atlantic Ocean to see Assateague Island and the wild ponies. This has been a lifelong dream of mine ever since I read Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry. Paul and Maureen's adventures with the wild horses on Assateague was something I read about over and over as a little girl. I told myself then that if I was ever close enough to go, I would. When we moved out here, I thought we would be close enough to go, but it never really happened. But last weekend, it did. Here are a few pictures. It rained pretty much the whole weekend. And let me tell you, it's no fun spending the night in a 2 man tent with Butterfly, Juice, and Soot. Can anyone say wet dog smell? Other than the wet, we had a really good time. Assteague is bigger than I though, and also a lot more inaccessible than I thought. I suppose it is a nature preserve so they want to preserve nature but still...it would have been nice to be able to go more places. But still, it was beautiful, and I seriously want to go again. Juice gets a little crazy look in his eye when I say that. But he did promise me that if we are still in the area in 2 years, we could go to Pony Penning Day where they swim the wild horses across the channel from Assateague to Chincoteage and Cull the heard. If we don't go in 2 years, one day I will go. Maybe Butterfly and I could have a trip when she is older or something. One thing that was no fun was going over the Bay Bridge. Traffic was backed up from 97 to the Bridge, which is about 20 miles. It took us 3 hours to go those 2 0miles. Apparently the weather was so bad they closed the bridge down to 2 lanes. Ugh IT was awful. I must admit that Butterfly did a very good job and only screamed for about half an hour. She slept so me, and ate a lot of snakes and played with Soot. Thank goodness for Soot.

Does anyone know what this building is a picture of? Think movie. Maybe I'll send a prize to the winning guess. If no one guesses right before Tuesday I'll put out a hint. (Mom, you don't count because I told you what it is already...sorry.)

Our good friends have just recently had a newborn baby boy so we were able to go out and see him. He has HUGE hands and Feet! Butterfly was very good while I was holding him, and discovered his nose, ears, mouth, head, etc. She was more interested in their 100 lbs Alaskan malamute than the baby.

Yesterday, Butterfly threw up for the first time. Not spit up, but actually heaving throwing up the contents of her stomach, smelling like puke kind of throw up. It was awful. Especially since I had to catch it in my hand or risk puke on the floor. What a mommy won't do for her kid, right?