Tuesday, July 31, 2007

More Avery Pics....

I know you have all been patiently waiting for more pictures. Here are some from the hospital. It is amazing how much she changes every single day. I will post more later this week and hopefully I will get to sit down and tell you a little about the past four days. Until then....enjoy the pics.

Wordless Wednesday...Happy BIRTH day Avery Skye!!!

Friday, July 27, 2007

I bet you want to the know the details.

Since Delilah is in the hospital I thought I would do a blog-jacking. You'll have to go to the Launch (which is my blog) for the baby details.


Yes I am Blogging on Delivery Day....

Did you expect anything less???? Well, the day is here. I am a little nervous and a little excited. We still aren't set on a name but that is okay. We will come up with something. I got a ton of emails yesterday, that I just got to read. It is so nice to hear from all of you and to know that we are in your thoughts and prayers.

I have to leave in 45 minutes and I need to do a few more things so I will have to chat with you all later. Stay tuned for the details....

Thursday, July 26, 2007

My Tan is Fading...

I had a nice tan. I had been taking the kids to the wading pool several times a week and I was turning nice and golden. It was the first time I've had a real tan in years. Unfortunately, the weather has gone nuts. It is the end of July and it has been in the 60's & 70's. I am FREEZING. I know, pregnant lady's are supposed to be hot but I am cold. The Tot Time theme for the day is Water Day. The kids are supposed to wear their bathing suits but I think it is too cold. I want to go to get out of the house for a little while (well...and I have perfect attendance ha ha ha) but it is so cold. I was hoping for some 90 degree days this week. Bummer, eh?

On another note...we have narrowed the baby name field down to 4 names (first & middle combo's). We aren't set on any one in particular since they are all so good. Don't worry - no Meadow, Lola or Lyric. However if left to me I think I would probably use Lyric for at least a middle name. I LOVE it. Either way, we may end up drawing out of a hat. Who knows. By the way - my Dad suggested the combo of mine and Jake's choices - Meadow Taite...get it?

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Two Days???? Yikes!

Wow, the reality of having another baby is very real today. Last night when I woke up to go the bathroom I thought, "man, when the baby wakes up I won't be able to go right back to bed...I'll have to feed her."

I wish I could say I have been busy making preparations this week but I have actually been reading the new Harry Potter book. I finished it yesterday - it was almost 800 pages. It is a "kids" book but it isn't that easy of a read. If you don't pay attention to every sentence and even word you may miss an important detail. It was not my favorite of her 7 books but it was indeed very good. Jake listed the book on half.com last night and it already sold. Sorry if you wanted to borrow it.

Other than that I will say I have seriously slowed down. I am exhausted. Everything I do depletes my energy. Which really stinks because I had big plans for this week. Jake has been picking up the slack and was doing some scrubbing yesterday. Wasn't that nice of him?

I've been "working" on a little business adventure. Well, I have been planning and making some things to sell. I know everyone has been saying for a while I should sell stuff and I know I should. This fall I plan to do a craft show or two. I have lots of different stuff. Pottery, cards, purses, etc.... I think I need to pick one thing and go with it. I don't know. Once I get the "new" project going I will post about it. In fact, I think I am going to go work on it now so I will talk to you more tomorrow! See you then!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

$5 for a Funnel Cake....Are you kidding me???

Last week-end Jude went to the Italian festival with the neighbors for dessert. When they got back, Patty (the neighbor) told me about all the stuff they ate. She said they bought a funnel cake. I LOVE funnel cakes. Yummmmmm. What isn't to love about fried dough and powdered sugar. She said they cost $5!!! I can't believe it. I told her when I was a kid my mom would make funnel cakes on occasion. It started me thinking that I could make them myself...if I only had a recipe. A couple of nights later, Jude was asking what we were going to have for snack. I decided it would be a good day to try my hand at funnel cake making. I quickly found a recipe on-line and whipped up a fabulous batch. I, however, don't have a funnel (who doesn't own a funnel???) so I had to compromise a little and used a gravy thingy to just pour the batter into the hot oil. The results were absolutely delish!!! The recipe makes a lot of funnel cakes so I sent a few over to the neighbors who were excited to have free funnel cakes. I ate two whole ones. Yes....I am only admitting that because I am pregnant AND to warn anyone else - it isn't a good idea. I didn't sleep at all that night. My stomach was so upset. I was sooooo full.

Two days later, Jude asked me if I was going to pottery class that evening. I told him I was. He sounded disappointed. I thought it was sweet...he was going to miss his mommy. I said, "Why? Are you going to miss me?" He said, "No, I wanted you to make funnel cakes again." Isn't that something? Anyhoo....here is the recipe. I think I made 7 funnel cakes and total it cost me less than $5.

YUMMY Funnel Cakes

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


  1. In a medium bowl, mix salt, baking powder, and half of the flour. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream eggs, sugar and milk. Add flour mixture and beat until smooth. Continue to add remaining flour, but use only enough to achieve desired consistency. Batter will be thin enough to run through a funnel.
  3. In an eight inch skillet, heat the oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Put your finger over the bottom opening of the funnel, and fill the funnel with a generous 1/2 cup of the batter. Hold the funnel close to the surface of the oil, and release the batter into the oil while making a circular motion. Fry until golden brown. Use tongs and wide spatula to turn the cake over carefully. Fry the second side one minute. Drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with sifted confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Picking a Baby Name...

Are you tired of hearing about baby names - or our lack there of???? Well, I am starting to get a little nervous. Jake has a "list" on his blog. I could stomach maybe one of the names on his list. The rest make me want to look at him and say "Do you know me at all?????" Yes, I know probably a little too hormonal. I actually picked out a name that is on the top 20 of names from last year. I am serious. It is a great name and we have liked it for some time. I thought we were semi-settled on the name. Last night just as I was about to fall asleep Jake says....."I am not sure about that name". WHAT!? Jake really wanted the name Amelia - which I originally suggested but I am just not sure about it. I wanted Eva but Jake won't budge on it. He wanted to compromise and go with Ava but it is #5 on the Social Security list. It is way too popular. The baby is going to be here in 8 - only 8- days. Yikes....

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Am I Naive???

I put the kids down for "quiet time"/nap time and decided I was going to take a nap myself. I needed something to drink so I had to walk downstairs to get that. I decided I would carry the laundry down since I was walking down stairs anyhow. When I got to the kitchen I looked at the floor and noticed it was extremely dirty so I grabbed a broom and swept it real quick. Then I got my drink and carried the laundry to the basement. Since I was in the basement I decided I should go ahead and start the laundry, which meant I would have to sort it all out. After I got the first load in I started back upstairs and walked passed the computer. That is how I ended up here typing this post.

I've been thinking a lot about having this baby and how life is going to change. Not that anyone has let me think for one minute things would be the same. It is amazing how many people, some almost complete strangers say things like - "your life is really going to change when you have three." Well, DUH. Do I think it is something I won't be able to handle? No way. I am not naive. In fact, I look forward to enjoying this baby in a way I wasn't able to enjoy my other babies. When I had Jude and Elise we worked as Respite Houseparents. I think we got two weeks off with both births but as soon as that two weeks was up we got kids. Two at a time. I am not sure that people know what life was really like (unless you have done a similar job or spent time with us while we were doing the job). Some of the kids were fantastic. Easy and even helpful but others...oh the stories I have to tell. So, two weeks after I had Jude and Elise we were thrown right back in - we didn't have only one child or two children we had three or four and a dog. Trust me troubled children and a dog have to be worse than a newborn baby. We had to run the kids to appointments, cook balanced meals, entertain the kids, deal with case workers and write up detailed reports about it all. Granted we only kept the job until Elise was 5 months old but PULEEZE do not think I am naive. I know what babies are like. Elise spoiled us but man Jude did not. He cried all the time but we made it through. I am praying this baby is pleasant and sleeps like Elise did. If she doesn't I think I can handle it. It isn't like I have had a good nights sleep for the last 4 months anyhow. I am used to being up. Not that I like it or would even choose it but I have lived with it and I think I am fine. Do I sound smug or mean? I guess I just feel like people are waiting for me to fail or be miserable. Maybe I am just too hormonal or whatever right now. It is just what I was thinking about while sorting my laundry. Maybe next time I will give you my commentary about why I don't want to name the baby something popular or why I choose to use cloth diapers on occasion. Until then....have a great day!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Baby Countdown....

You may have noticed my baby countdown skipped a day. That is because my c-section has been moved up one day. I just thought you might want to know.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Not for the Squeamish.....

In the past I have talked about what should and shouldn't be discussed on a blog. Some of you may think I shouldn't talk about this topic on my PUBLIC blog. I hope I don't offend you but if I do - hey...I am pretty much 9 months pregnant and I think that gives me some liberty. Right? Well, today I had to go to visit my OB-GYN. Yes, the gynecologist. When I went to the Women of Faith conference a few weeks back, the comedian, Anita Renfro talked some about being pregnant and going to the doctor. It was hysterical. Mostly because what she said was soooo true. One thing she talked about your weight when you are pregnant. I've done great this time but I have still been concerned. I actually lost a pound this week. But, I have found myself picking out clothing that I think would weigh lighter. On my last appointment I wore a very lightweight dress. Today I gave up and just wore my jeans...and still lost a pound. So that is good. Anita said when she was pregnant, in the beginning she was proud of her weight by the end she was wearing a newspaper and flip flops to save a pound or two. Ha ha. That is what I had been doing - well not with a newspaper. Then she talked about peeing in the cup. For those of you that have never been pregnant - you have to pee in a cup each time you go to visit the OB. I assume they are checking for infections. Either way, the cup is small. I am not kidding. It isn't really that much bigger than a dixie cup. I am not exaggerating. Now, I have this BIG belly - it is difficult for me to sit, let alone bend over while sitting. Add to that I very full bladder that has an almost full grown newborn sitting on it and give me a "large" dixie up to catch my pee. I miss every time. I am lucky to catch alittle. I can't tell where the cup is and God only knows I can't see down there. They should just give up pregos a catch pan. It would be so much easier.

After peeing in the cup, my appointments usually go the same. I go back to the room, the nurse takes my blood pressure and listens to the baby's heartbeat. Then the doc comes in, measures my belly and asks how I am feeling. Occasionally they throw you for a loop and they hand you the paper towel thingy - it isn't even a gown - it really is just an extra large paper towel you lay on your lap. They don't warn you an appointment ahead of time that you are going to have an "exam". One time when I was pregnant with Jude, they sprang an "exam" on me. I wanted to make sure I was "fresh". BTW...Jake was with me when this happened. I saw these wipe things on the counter. They were individually wrapped and I think they are called Mamo-wipes. I took one, opened it up and proceeded to wipe "down there". But I didn't wipe long.....it burned like something else. I mean BURNED. I practically screamed. Jake was rolling on the ground laughing because it thought the whole thing was funny anyhow, then when it burned, well.....he couldn't stand it. Come to find out those wipes are to remove your underarm deodorant for a breast exam (they check your pits too). I had an impromptu "exam" today. I asked Jake if I should use a Mamo-wipe. We just laughed. I didn't use one, in case you were wondering. Anyhow....I disrobed from the waist down (yeah....any where is my waist again?). I put the paper towel on my lap and waited. Then the office manager, who is also pregnant came in to talk to me. My butt crack was hanging out. How can I avoid it? I am sitting on the tissue paper covering the table, it is sticking to my butt. I have the paper towel on my lap - it doesn't fit all the way around and she is talking to me for like TWENTY MINUTES!!!!! I am not lying. I kept pulling my shirt down and turning to the side but all modesty has left the building. I even apologized for my butt crack hanging out....what else was I supposed to say. We talked about baby names, c-section dates, throwing up, pants that won't stay up and all sorts of stuff. The thing is, the way the room is set up my backside is to the door. She was standing in the doorway and I twisted a little to talk with her. So, she had view of ol' whitey the whole time. Lovely. By time the doctor gets in the room, I was ready to go pee again...I thought I would have to put my pants back on and go to the bathroom but luckily she came in just as I was taking that thought seriously. Then I have to do the whole lay down, feet in the stir-ups and skooch down thing with paper sticking to my butt. Isn't pregnancy beautiful!? In the end I am not dilated at all, not even beginning to efface and she couldn't even reach my uterus because I am carrying so high. I don't think the baby will be here early. Bummer. Well, I guess - we still don't have a name.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thursday Thirteen...Concerts I've Attended

When I was younger I used to go to see live bands every week. Eventually I got a job at Blossom (outdoor amphitheater) and worked there for like 4 or 5 summers. It was so fun. I got into shows for free, got to meet some famous people and met other people who had connections and got free tickets to other venues. It was GREAT!!! I also worked at a restaurant with this guy who went on to work for a radio station. He hooked me up a few times. Either way, I have seen quite a selection of bands. Here is a sliver of my list.....

1. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

2. The Cleveland Orchestra

3. Cypress Hill, Eryakah Badu, Brand New Heavies, George Clinton & Outkast (Smokin' Grooves)

4. Jimmy Buffett

5. Red Hot Chili Peppers

6. Beastie Boys

7. Chicago

8. Mary Chapin Carpenter

9. Pearl Jam

10. Peter Gabriel

11. Hole

12. Eminem

13. Sting

Man....this list doesn't even do the diversity of my concerts justice. Maybe I will do another list another day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


I am a little late getting this up but Stephanie over at Adventures in Babywearing is sponsoring a giveaway. You have to sign up by tomorrow and link to her post about the contest. GO HERE to see it. The prize is this cool baby wearing thingy called the Podonbutai. It looks cool and I want to win it! So there. Sign up and maybe you can win one and give it to me. Ha ha ha. Oh...you also can purchase one at All Natural Mommies. There is some other cool stuff on that site as well. Check it out.

Bringing Home Baby....

Yes, I know I am a posting fool today. Yesterday I cleaned like a mad woman - did all the laundry, mopped, dusted, scrubbed and went to the pool. Today I can relax and really I am just waiting for the pool to open so I can take the kids.

So, for those of you that have children you know what it is like to prepare for a new baby. For those of you that have more than one child know preparing for the second and any subsequent children can be quite different. With Jude I wanted everything shiny new and the best we could afford of everything. We had two nice showers and received a ton of stuff. I did get a few hand-me-down clothes but for the most part everything was new. Months before Jude's arrival I had everything washed in the special baby laundry detergent and organized neatly in the closet and drawers. With Elise it was slightly different. We had the basic items so we didn't have to buy them again. I had lost (a long story) our umbrella stroller so we did buy a new and much nicer one of those. My sister had Indy when I had Jude so she gave me all of Indy's old clothing. Elise was set in the wardrobe department. Yes, she did get a couple of new quilts and some new clothing but it was so different. Not that I care about second hand stuff....I don't care as long as it still looks good. But everything was was different with Elise.

Now we have #3 (we still don't have a name and apparently aren't ever going to agree on anything - can you believe Jake shot Lyric down today?) coming along. I feel so unprepared. I did get out the Indy/Elise hand-me-downs and washed them. I hung a few things up (in the basement) and the other stuff went back into a plastic bin since we haven't decided on a dresser yet. I did get the car seat out and took a look at it. It really is looking ratty. The fabric is faded and there is even a hole in the cover. So, the next time I went to Walmart I looked at the carseats. I thought maybe I would buy a new one. After looking at the prices I decided I would keep the one we had but I decided to make a new cover! I went home and immediately started disassembling the one on the old car seat. It was a chore. There are a lot of little parts sewn together. Next I went back to WalMart and purchased some inexpensive fabric. I spent $15 total and in the end it I have about half the fabric left over so I could have saved a few more bucks. It took me a while - like 5 hours - to sew the silly thing but I am happy with the results. The fabric pattern isn't my first choice but I wanted something fairly cheap and it had to match navy blue (the color of the base). I did look on line and people are selling these covers for $50-$100! Whew...that is almost as bad as buying a new one! I did see a pattern for a car seat cover that looked a little easier but it did not include the hood thingy...as you can see mine does!

So....here are the results! (Drum Roll Please......)

Well, this is what it used to look like when it was brand new. That is Jude.

And this is the car seat with Elise in it....ya know to be fair.

And here is the car seat now....No baby yet but you can see my cat, Molly (isn't that a good name for a baby??? Jake says no to that one too.)And here is another view....

Here are some pics for you.....

Me. Jude waiting for the parade to begin.
Watching the 4th of July Parade.

Elise kept her candy in her front pocket. It never got very full because she kept eating it!Watching....
I took this picture while I was driving.
Jake playing at the playground.
My little climbers.
And my little dare devil.
Isn't she cute????

I'm a Rockin' Girl Blogger....

Yesterday I was checking out Stephanie's Stop the Ride and I saw she picked me as a Rockin' Girl Blogger!!!! Wasn't that nice of her?? Now I get the chance to name 5 more women as Rockin' Girl Bloggers. If I name you you have to keep this thing going....

1. Amy at Which Describes How You're Feeling. Amy is a single mother, year round teacher, new vegetarian and a very fun girl. I know Amy through my sister. They were room-mates in college.

2. Justiene at Life. Justiene is my young, wild and crazy friend. She likes to blog about what is going on in her life....she always has some sort of drama! She likes to line dance, ride ATV's and quilt. Funny....she is from Akron - not your typical activities for a city girl.

3. Jacki at This is Me: take it or leave it. Jacki is another one of my young, single mom friends. She works as a dispatcher for a local police department, heads a non-profit and has a serious Harry Potter addiction. She said she is going to start blogging all the time but.....she only posts about once a week. Needless to say, she always has something interesting to say.

4. Steph at Adventures in Baby Wearing. Well, I checked and she has already been picked as a Rockin' Girl Blogger but I don't care I am picking her again. She is cool. She talks about (obviously) baby wearing, nursing, products and "mom" hair - among other things. She always has some sort of crazy meme (prego belly pics, nursing baby pics, tattoo pics, etc.....). Check her out.

5. Okay....last but not least. Ya'll know I am a bona-fide RULE BREAKER. Applehead left a comment on Stephanie's blog complaining that the Rockin' Girl Blogger thing is sexist. So...I would like to name him as my last Rockin' Girl Blogger. No he isn't a women, homosexual or gender confused but I do think he keeps in touch with his feminine side. Besides he sings opera and sometimes signs off on his blog with a TTFN (ta ta for now????). So...Applehead you are my Rockin' Girl Blogger #5.

There you go and girls...wear your label proudly...you ROCK!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

This is me....

This is a picture of me from last night's Rockin' on the River (a CF thing). From the angle my belly doesn't look THAT big but my face sure looks puffy. I definitely look prego!


Jude it so cute. He is at the age where he wonders about all sorts of stuff. Last week, after a doctors appointment, he asked me how the baby magically got in my belly. Very curious...isn't he? I told him God put it there. I overheard him telling someone that later.

Yesterday Jude was saying he wants us to name the baby Skye. He is stuck on that name. I keep telling him no but he told me that is the only name on his "list". Ha. HE has a list. Well, later he told me he has four names on his "list". I think that is more than we have....no, we haven't picked a name yet. It is stressing me a little bit but I am sure when she gets here we will find a name for her!

I've had two crazy dreams lately. I dreamed I went somewhere with my friends and on the way home they decided to take me to Virginia. I kept saying I needed to get home but they didn't want to drop me off. I couldn't call Jake because my cell phone battery was dead (ha ha ha....it always is). So....I did what any kidnapped girl would do...I started choking the driver, who pulled over but this police officer saw the whole thing and arrested me for attempted murder. I tried to explain to him that I was pregnant and they were kidnapping me but they told him they were my friends and I wasn't being kidnapped. Hmmmm....I wonder what all that means.

Then last night I dreamed that I had the baby but I didn't get to see her right away. I left the hospital and came back the next day. When the nurse brought her to me she was HUGE. The nurse said she weighed 25 lbs at birth! Yikes. She looked like Elise with long blond hair. In my dream I looked at Jake and told him her 0-3 month clothes weren't going to fit her. Elise doesn't even weigh 25 lbs yet! I wonder where my mind gets this stuff!?

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Happy Fourth of July....a day late!!!

Wow, what a busy day we had yesterday. We started the day off by having breakfast with our friends. It is our second year getting together for breakfast so I guess it is now a tradition. After eating blueberry pancakes we rushed off to the parade. We were a little worried it would rain but luckily it held off. I hate to say that when we really need rain so badly but who wants rain on a parade??? The kids liked parade. There was a lot of candy. Elise thought she had to eat every single piece of candy as she got it. Needless to say she was full of tootsie rolls by time we left. Jude on the other hand wanted to save his for later but Elise and the other kids kept eating it. In the end, he had plenty left!

After the parade, we had a picnic to attend with some other friends. I made the mistake of wearing a white t-shirt to the breakfast/parade (I was attempting to be patriotic) and by time the parade was over I had blueberries, dirt, tootsie rolls and who knows what else on parts of the shirt that I can't even see.... So, I talked Jake into stopping by Target and bought a cute little sweater thingy to go over my mess. I hate buying maternity clothing this late in the game but I haven't really bought that many so I can justify a clearance rack purchase.

We finally made it to the picnic. Everyone was starving. Good thing because there was a TON of food there. It was very good. Besides the food, there were many people there that we haven't seen in a long time. Many....well, all of them were from our old church. I haven't commented on the old church in a long time because the last time I went on my little rant about how I was feeling it ended up being the subject of a sermon. I did go a little overboard but I think what certain people failed to realize it that I was talking about myself and how I was feeling. I admitted I was in a very bad place. I wanted (very badly) for someone to tell me I was wrong - that people weren't "shunning" us. For the most part, they weren't. I think many people didn't realize or felt a little awkward....probably afraid of what I would say to them. But there are people who still don't talk to us. That is okay. I only wish them the best. I am so past all that drama! So....back to the picnic. It felt good to see old friends and not feel like an outsider. And....the hostess went all out (as always) which made it so nice.

After the picnic we went home, took naps, then woke up and heading back to the breakfast friends home to have dinner. We were all wiped out by bedtime. We didn't go to the fireworks because they were so late. We might try to catch some this week-end.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

What Day is Today?????

Yes, I had to stop and really think about it. Tuesday, right? Well, I haven't had the time to sit down lately. When I do get a chance to check out the computer I have been checking my email, reading blogs and that is about it. Sorry.

Lets see if I can remember everything I have been doing.... Well, not last week-end but the week-end before I went to the Women of Faith conference in Cleveland. It was my second year attending. This year I was so lucky to have free tickets in a private suite. It was so nice because the suite had it's own bathroom - perfect for any pregnant woman! I also got to go to the pre-conference, which was Beth Moore. She did such a great job and I actually learned something. Maybe I will share some of it someday. Going to the conference is fun to just hang out with other women and relax a little. While I was gone, Jake and the kids went to West Virginia and Jake helped build a deck. They left Thursday evening and came back Sunday. That meant I was home alone two nights that I wasn't at the conference. I was a little scared but I did get to shampoo the carpet and on Saturday evening I went to bed at 7:30 P.M. I woke up at 6:30 A.M. Eleven straight hours of sleep. Ahhhh.... I can't remember but I am sure I did have to get up and go to the bathroom at least 5 times but still....eleven hours!

Last week was full of the typical kid stuff - going to the wading pool and tot time. My parents came to visit for a couple of days. I got to take a nap. I told my mom I was going to set my alarm for a half hour but when it went off I shut it off and went back to sleep - I woke up 2.5 hours later. While they were visiting we went shopping, ate a lot and mostly stayed inside because it was extremely hot out and we actually turned on the air conditioning. They left on Thursday morning. Jake had Thursday & Friday off. We went to the wading pool, tot time and man....I have been sleeping like a champ (during the day, at least). I am having some problems sleeping at night - probably why I am so tired during the day.

The week-end just flew by. Friday evening we had the Looman clan over for S'Mores. It is always crazy when we get all the kids together. Saturday, two of our old friends from Safe Landing and their families came over for dinner. Afterwords we walked to the park. Elise is such a daredevil. She was climbing on these monkey bar things and feel off. Luckily she didn't get hurt. It looked scary, though. While we were at the park, we ran into this guy that was a man from my past. We never dated but we had this weird thing....he liked me but I acted weird, then I thought about liking him but by then he had a girlfriend....yada yada yada. Either way, while all of this was going on, my friends at work knew (including Jake, who I was not yet dating). The guy had came to my work once and Jake said to the secretary, "she likes that dork!". Ha ha. She was one of the friends that was at the park with us. So, when we see the guy we all had a good chuckle. We talked to him. In fact, Jake and I see him all the time - he only lives a few streets away. He married the other girl and they have a little boy Elise's age. Either way, it was so nice to see the old gang. We used to spend 40 hours a week together and now we see each other about once a year.

On Sunday we went to church and they had a bunch of people over for lunch. After they left the kids and I took our afternoon naps. When we woke up we promptly left to have dinner at the Looman's house. Wow...what a busy day week.

People have been asking about the house situation that I mentioned in passing a few weeks ago. I don't know what is going on yet but I will let you know when all the details get worked out.