9:38 AM


I just wanted to share some photos with you guys...

9:28 AM

My Darling Girl,

Lorelei, it is morning and you are nearing on your 8 month birthday. Time has passed so fast. I feel like it was only yesterday that I had this little girl who was less than half your size in my arms at the hospital. I wasn't sure I knew what to do with this little bundle of cuteness. However, Mommy's instincts must have been right, because look at you, you are crawling and pulling yourself up, you are attempting walking along the furniture. You are a very intelligent little girl and there is not a day that goes by that I do not swell up with pride at something you do. You amaze me every day and every day I dream of more dreams for a wonderful life for you.

We are getting close to moving out of Amma and Umpa's, my angel. You will soon have your own room, and my heart sometimes constricts at the thought of you being so far away from me at night. I know it's time though. Mommy is very excited to paint and prepare a nursery for you. Your auntie Kailey is coming over to help care for you while I prepare the bedrooms. I hope that I can prepare a home that you can be proud of as you grow up.

As I watched you play this morning, I had to wonder to myself how your grandmothers feel at this point. If I can barely have you in another room, imagine how it must be to have your child in another city! There are some Mom's that lose their kids to another state! Can you imagine that? I hope you never want to move that far away from me. I love you with all of my heart, little one. Please never forget that.


2:08 PM

Everything just keeps moving.

Well, the other day, we did the bank account draining rounds. We made our down payment on the house, and signed lease and all. This is very exciting, as we are getting down there for time left to moving date. Andrew and I are definitely having occasional panic attacks when we think about money, but I know that we will make it. We will be extremely tight and limited but it will be okay.

Lorelei is doing wonderful. She is sleeping so incredibly well--last night was about 12 solid hours! I will try to get some updated photos-and maybe small video of our little crawling machine posted soon.

We are all very excited to get this going...

10:40 AM

A busy Mama...

My apologies to all that it has been a month since I last posted. We have been a very very busy little family.

First off, Lorelei started crawling about a week after she cut the first tooth, and she also cut a second tooth. She is getting so big, it is hard to look at her and remember how little she was and that she was once small enough to fit inside of me. I can barely believe that my little angel is nearing 8 months old. She is absolutely beautiful. She also started pulling herself up on anything that'll stay still long enough for her to use it. If you hold her hands, she will walk now. She is a smiley, happy, giggly little girl and I love every single moment of it.

And of course, paperwork has been signed for the purchase of our mobile home. Though it is small, Lorelei will finally get her own bedroom (as will Mommy & Daddy) There is a living room, and a computer area and washer and dryer IN the unit! We are all very excited. Our address will be the same only the unit number will change to 78. The current owner is leaving some plastic play equipment for Lorelei to play on outdoors as well!! We got a super deal on this place and if it weren't for that, we would not be fortunate enough to be moving!

Things are on track for the wedding still, I will be starting to get the invitations ready soon. Than I can make all the decorations and all. Life is finally starting to come together and look wonderful. I am very excited for the direction that everything is moving in.