6:04 PM

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8:39 PM


I have been a horrible person about keeping up this blog. As our little Lorelei has grown older, it has grown harder to keep up with this thing. I'm sorry to all.

I am unsure of when our last update was, but I know that many things have happened since. Early in the month, Lorelei got to meet her great grandma and great grandpa. They came all the way up to visit us from Texas! Grandpa brought her a beautiful wooden toybox he made for her that she has been enjoying tremendously (as have I, it is big enough to keep most of her toys in one spot, HURRAY!)

Following that, on the fifth, her father and I got married! It was an absolutely beautiful day and everything went splendid. Lorelei and her cousin, Gabe, were our flower girl and ring bearer. My mom pulled them down the aisle in a wagon, which was absolutely adorable, as planned. The following weekend, she was spoiled by her Grandma while Drew and I ran away to Duluth for our first ever vacation just the two of us! That was a ton of fun.

The month continued with a campout, some fun at Nana's and than--before we knew it, Lorelei turned ONE on Monday. I could hardly believe it! This Saturday is her party, and that will be tons of fun. Tomorrow is my birthday. It is hard to believe that only a year ago, I was sitting in a hospital trying to figure out how to take care of this precious gift from above.

Lorelei is doing splendid. She is not quite walking yet, but we're hoping for any day now. She has figured out how to stand from any position almost, without pulling herself up on anything. This is huge!

I would love to type more, but it is getting late and the Mr and I are super tired.

8:14 PM

I'm really Sucking at this, aren't I?

Oh, Life has been so busy that it is difficult to remember to update something that doesn't bug me and remind me!

First, and most important, I am kind of obsessing over the fact that our little girl is just over a month from turning one! She is getting so big! As I'm sure you may have guessed, she is working on her walking skills. If she doesn't fully realize what she is doing she may even surprise you by standing on her own (usually with a toy in each hand). She cruises furniture like a champion already as well.
Drew and I went to goodwill last Thursday because each Thursday they run a special--Toddler Thursdays. Basically, if it is a child's item, than it is 1/2 off their marked price. We found her an older walk behind toy--for 1.50! She will cruise with this thing until she runs into something, than we turn her around and she'll go another round. She still prefers the one at Grandma and Grandpa's because it sings if she keeps walking.
Speaking of singing! She is so cute with one of her new things. She bops her head to music!

Next, we are under 20 days until I change my last name. Things are starting to come together, and everyone involved seems very excited. I suspect that this is the reason that I fight to fall asleep most nights these days. Eh, it will all be over soon, right? So, as we go on, things are getting checked off of the list fairly fast. My future mom-in-law and sister-in-law have been simply amazing with this. They are really helping create some memories for us to look back on to remember this whole process.

And the home front....we are doing lovely in our home. It has been a challenge to keep it clean, with a mobile little girl (who is often attached to my leg) but we work hard at it. Our cupboards are falling apart a little more each day, however I think I have a swell solution to the issue. For right around $50 I can put in shelving in place of the cabinets, than use what is usable of the cabinets to fix the lower cabinets to make them more efficient.
I have plenty to do before winter, as we have a couple of leaks in the house, and would like to see them ready for Spring. However, with everything going on, most of the home projects are on hold until after the wedding. Sad, but true.

We are much looking forward to seeing my grandparents again as they make their journey from Texas. I do not believe that there is a week that goes by that I don't miss them. I wish they could see their great grandchildren more. However, being in Texas makes them happy, so I do not begrudge them that.

6:25 PM

5:30 PM


Well, I tried to update a few weeks ago with photos but it would not let me. Than my computer hick-upped, and I lost the post!

We are doing well, fairly busy at all times. Lorelei is working on figuring out walking, can you believe it? When we started looking at this place to move into, she started crawling, and now, she is cruising along furniture and walking when you hold her hands! I just cannot believe how big she is getting.

Last Thursday, we sent out wedding invitations and are already recieving RSVPs back! It is so exciting for us! Life is really starting to come together for us and that is a fabulous feeling.

Friday morning, we packed up the car and we drove about 3 hours north of us to Drew's family's cabin. We spent the weekend there and really enjoyed our mini vacation. Lorelei had her first dose of fireworks. She was rather amused until about halfway through, when she promptly curled up into me and fell asleep. It was very cute. Sunday, we made homemade ice cream. Monday, after breakfast, we drove home. Lorelei slept most of the driving, and when she was awake, she played. She was very well behaved, considering the length of the trip.

I am going to make a second post, I hope, to try to show you guys the photos I have for you. I have photos of Lorelei's room! And Lorelei, and stuff.

9:59 AM

And the wheel keeps on turnin...

Things are going well around here. Miss Lorelei is definitely an active girl now. She pulls herself up like a little champion. She is testing here and there allowing herself to let go of whatever is holding her up. She'll stay up for a few seconds, and either fall or as she starts to waver, grab onto her furniture or whatever.

We are officially in the homestretch until we move. Everyone is very excited. It may not be a forever home but it'll definitely work until we can save up for something better. Personally, I think it's lovely.

I am working on creating a Recipe box for us. So, if you have an excellent recipe, that would be awesome.

Miss Lorelei's auntie Kailey graduated last Friday. It was fun. Lorelei got to play with Grandma and Grandpa and some of their friends. She got to meet some of Grandma and Grandpa's nearest and dearest friends, and I did some photography fun. It was quite fun.

9:38 AM


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