Monday, February 27, 2006


OK... Who is SOOO excited about the Bachelors choice? I know I am (and so is Melissa, for the record!) I wanted him to pick Sarah from the beginning, and he did! Ok, I won't go on and on about it, i'm just glad that for once the Bachelor chose a good girl. I hope I didn't ruin it for anyone! Umm, mostly today Claire and I just played. We got to have lunch with Jeff, which was very fun. Well, enough for now. Here are a few new pictures of Claire! I haven't heard from any of my "cool" friends about how the Coldplay concert was! Was it fun?

Friday, February 24, 2006

Happy Friday!

I love it when it rains! It makes everything seem so peaceful. It also helps that my house is clean and Claire is asleep! We will see how long the clean house thing lasts. Last night my computer savvy Mom sent me this short video that she made of Claire. It is a compilation of videos from the first year of her life. Because it was made on my Moms computer, I do not have access to the HTML... you will just have to click on the link to see it! I hope you enjoy it... it made me cry, but then again she is my child! Claires Video.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Catching up...

Hi friends. I haven't blogged in a few days. I have been trying to wait until I had a fun picture, or video to post. I guess you can't force those kinds of things. Claire is getting a new tooth. It is no fun for her or for me. New tooth= no sleep and whining. I feel so bad for her, i wish there was more to do for her than tylenol and ambesol. This weekend is the spring Womens Retreat at FBCOC. It is only one day long, so if any of you are free, I encourage you to come. My good friends Liz and Holly are in charge of it, so it will definatly be good. On another exciting note: Frisco is giving away FREE trees! How cool is that? You can request up to two per home! They aren't even little twigs, they are supposed to be 8-10 feet tall! Very exciting! Anything else exciting... let's see... I am now 25 weeks pregnant. My stomach is getting big. Jeff always makes comments like " yup, your definatly pregnant!" Ha, Ha. I go to the doctor next week, so i will make sure and update you more then! I hope you are all having a great week. This is a picture of Claire in her special hat and coat that she got from her Opa and Oma (great grandpa and grandma in German.)

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Trying SO hard...

Today Claire and I spent time at home. At lunch Claire practiced eating with a fork. She practically refuses to eat unless she has a fork or spoon in her hand. This makes breakfast, lunch and dinner a very long process. I am posting a video of her using her fork. After her nap we played outside... I can't wait for the cold weather tommorow! I'm not ready for summer yet!

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I have a question for a few of you (those of you that read my blog that do not have kids.) Is it boring to read about what someones kid does on a daily basis? I love reading about what my friends kids are doing... but sometimes I wonder if that is just because I can relate. Do you wonder to yourself why a kid using a fork is so fascinating, or why i am constantly trying to get Claire to make a monkey noise? Just wondering... i want your honest opinions on this. I know that I haven't had a kid for that long, but this was never something I thought about when I didn't have kids. Does that make sense?

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valentines Day...

I just put Claire down for her nap. I am sitting at my computer, eating my lunch and reading my blogs... all before I clean the house. Today is a GREAT blog day. I decided to link you to a few of my favorites today. For sweetest post of the day please visit Allison's blog. And unfortunatly there is a tie for funniest blog today... to see them youself please visit Sarah's blog, and Melissa's blog. Jeff got home last night at around 8:00pm and we had dinner togather. I was doing the dishes, and he mentioned that he had left something in his car. When he came back in he had a rose, card and a Micheal Buble cd for me. I was so excited... what a sweet husband I have. We had said that we were not getting each other gifts, but he said that this did not count because the cd wasn't wrapped! Cute! Did you think I could post without mentioning Claire?! She is learning how to smell things, so Jeff let her smell my rose. She didn't quite get the concept! Here is a short video of how Claire smells flowers... Happy Valentines Day!

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Monday, February 13, 2006

What's new?

Hi! Let's see... there is not much to blog about today, but here goes! Claire and I did erronds with our friends this morning, very fun! Now she is sleeping. I made sure to get home in time for an expected phone call at 2:30, and it never came. Annoying. The Nutrition program at ACU is being acredited again and I was asked to do a phone interview on my experience graduating from the program. It's not very nice to say you are going to call someone, and then not do it! So, tommorow is Valentines day! What does everyone have planned? Jeff and I are not doing anything tommorow. Instead we are going to take advantage of free babysitting at the church on Wednesday! We are going to go out for dinner, just the two of us! I bet there will even be eating and talking going on! Amazing. When you eat out with a one year old you don't get to do much of either! Let's see, what else... Jeff got to be at home all weekend! On Saturday morning we were having breakfast togather like always and when we were finishing Claire looked at me and said "bye, bye, Dada!" SO cute. She knows that when we finish breakfast Jeff leaves for work, but on that day, she had so much fun playing with her Daddy! So, I guess I lied... I did have a lot to blog about! I hope you all have a very romantic day tommorow!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Kissing in church

As Valentines day is coming up, I thought this was an appropriate question to post... your probably thinking... wow two posts in one day!!! I couldn't resist! Thanks for sending this to me Lisa!


I am attempting to teach myself how to manipulate HTML! This is my fist attempt... what do you think? Is the white background too boring? I want your honest opinion! This weekend should be fun. Jeff probably won't have to work much! Yeah! Tonight I am making him a nice dinner, and then we will probably just play with Claire! I hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Live from Texas... It's the Claire show!!!

So, when you get tired of videos, just let me know. I have been taking a lot of video of Claire lately because she is doing so many new things. It is so fun to see her grasping things that Jeff and I teach her. Lately, I have been trying to teach her how to hug and kiss. That way, when the baby comes she will be able to show him that she loves him... let's hope she does! Anyway, this is a video of Claire and her pink bunny! Enjoy! P.S. Try to ignore me talking... I need to learn how to keep my mouth shut when I press record! :)

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Monday, February 06, 2006

Silly girls...

Today Claire's friend Natalie came over to play. They had so much fun making each other laugh. I hope this little video makes you laugh too!

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Friday, February 03, 2006

He's my son...

For the last nine months I have been following a blog of a family in Brooklyn, NY. I am not personally aquainted with them, but we have mutual friends. There son Ira was born with some very severe medical problems, which you can read about on there blog. As I was doing my daily blog reading today I felt very compelled to ask all of you to pray for this families child. Please pray that Ira will grow stonger, and that he will be able to go home soon. Please pray for his parents and his big sister, give them stenghth Lord! Being pregnant is a very emotional time, not knowing what the Lord has in store for your child. As I pray for our new son, it is hard to imagine having to encounter such obstacles. If you have time, take a minute to watch this video of Ira. It is very touching. I am at a loss for words... so I will leave you with that. Please pray for them.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Picture #2

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This is the proof!

Picture #1

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This is a picture of the babies spine, skull and partial profile!

It's a...

BOY!!! My appointment went well! The baby is healthy, and so am I! We are so excited that Claire will have a baby brother! Thanks for all of your prayers and thoughts today! I am posting a few pictures of the baby. The first one is the proof that he is really a boy! The second is the closest we got to seeing his little face. He is already head down and the doctor could not get a good view of his face. I'm sure he will be adorable though!
Update: for some reason I am unable to uplaod the sonogram pictures. I will continue trying! Sorry!