Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Well, we are settling into a normal routine here in Saginaw (FW). Our days consist of changing diapers, meals, snacks, naps, going to the park, and an occasional wade in the kids' kiddie pools. John and I have also discovered a delightful little thing called freecycle.org. It's a great place to get free stuff if you are willing to drive and pick something up at a stranger's house. So far we have gotten a really great bag of toys for the kids and today we are going to pick up a gazelle and a treadmill. Which we will probably wind up freecycling ourselves. But, we are going to give it a spin.

Today is day 2 of Weight Watchers. I am trying to go it on my own. I am doing pretty good EXCEPT for a bag of peanut M&Ms John got for Father's Day that I keep dipping into. No telling how many points those little handfuls add up to be. I wish John would just take them to work with him so they wouldn't be here to tempt me. Chocolate will be the death of me one day.

We are having a bit of a struggle with Elijah and potty training. He was doing pretty good about being willing to go and actually depositing something IN the potty when we would take him. Now he refuses to even sit on the potty and commences to whining and crying whenever placed upon it. Even with the promise of a piece of candy, he still does not want to do it. BUT we are going to persevere and just keep doing what we are doing. And hope that it will get better.

I believe for the first time in the 5 years and one month of my marriage, I have got to the place where I do not call my Mom every day. I know, it sounds sad. Really sad. But my Mom has been my support and my link to sanity through bouts of homesickness and depression. I seem to have less and less of either these days, so maybe I am finally cutting those apron strings. I know she is probably relieved not to have to talk to me all the time now! I think this move is going to prove to be really good for us.

I am also pretty excited about the up and coming housewarming shower my new church is giving me. I have never had one before, so it is going to be fun! I plan a trip to Target and maybe a few more places to start a registry of things for people to pick from.

The 4th of July will be here soon, which brings about mixed emotions because it is also the birthday of John's late sister, Shanda. She would have been 32. We will celebrate our liberty and also the life she lived that was such a blessing to everyone around her. We will also get to meet our new nephews and niece: Andrew, Tatiana, and Diego. We are very much looking forward to that!
Till next time....


Natural Mama said...

Finally, a new blog from my SIL! :) Sounds like life is good. I'm beyond proud for you and John. You aren't calling your mom as much because you are HAPPY! :) Nice to know she's there if you need her, tho! Good luck with the freecycle things. I had to laugh at the gazelle..you mean like the animal? LOL I'm clueless! Loved your new entry! Don't worry about the potty training, hon. Emory was over 3 and 45 pounds. I said he had to be the biggest child in diapers. LOL TTYL

Autumn said...

I am glad you or feeling so confident in your new home and town. Just hang in there with the potty training you will get there. I know I have told you this before but it didn't click for connor until he turned three so don't stress. We or excited to come see you guys. talk to you soon!