Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday Morning Musings

It's a beautiful Saturday morning here in the "Show-Me-State". A balmy 49 degrees, but the sun is shining. I didn't get to sleep in, but that's fine with me. 5:22 is early, but I don't mind getting up with my baby. Those early morning feedings are some of the most precious moments I have with my baby boy. He seemed especially sweet and talkative this morning, making all the more worth while. I didn't go back to bed because I'd planned to make up some time at work. When I arrived, the network must have some issues because I wasn't able to log in.

Chris has already filed our taxes for 2008. See that little man on the left of this page? Isn't he the cutest little Tax Deduction you've ever seen? Our return is definately larger, thanks to Elijah. I'm so happy to be able to pay off a bill AND put a bit in savings. Quite a good way to start the weekend!

The above picture was taken on Chris' birthday. It was the first birthday he's celebrated as a Daddy. Last year, we didn't know we were expecting on his birthday. I love the transformation our lives has had. Even though Elijah and I were sick, I know Chris enjoyed his special day. I bought him an "Secret Service" coat for his birthday. He looks so handsome in it. It's a heavy wool fabric and Chris said it is the warmest coat he owns. S&K Menswear had a good price on their coats (1/2 off). I was pleased that Chris liked his coat so well.

Has everyone seen Fireproof? We're having friends over tonight to watch it for the first time. We had both wanted to go see it when it opened in the theater, but because I was 39 weeks pregnant, we didn't make it. I'm not big on going to the theaters, but to be honest, I really want to support these types of movies. I would like for Hollywood to get the message that we're sick of trash and want movies with wholesome content. We own their first two movies also, Flywheel and Facing the Giants - both are excellent films I would recommend to anyone. Even my Dad wants to see them! Facing the Giants has literally been an inspiration to both Chris and I.

See my Christmas present from Mom and Dad? It's been oiled and has trim on it now, but it's gorgeous! Dad built Amy & I each one of these chests using cedar lumber that he'd gotten from his dad's furniture shop. I'm not really sure how Dad acquired the lumber since his dad passed away in '78. Regardless of that fact, I'm proud to have such a beautiful piece of handmade furniture. It's an heirloom that I'll be proud to pass on someday.

I should get off here. I've been on the computer more today than in weeks. I hadn't uploaded pictures in forever but I'm finally caught up on that. TTFN!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Updating... finally!

I've had the internet back nearly a week and still no update... yep, life sure is busy these days. But oh the joy that fills my days now.

So what was up with the phone/internet? Well, several months back, I switched from Windstream (aka Alltel) to MediaCom. Can you blame me? I got a better calling plan, faster internet, and saved $15/month to boot! No problems until maybe November?? I can't remember the exact time, but from then on, it seems we were without service more than we had working service. We tried their customer service but each time was told to 'reset the modem'. I finally got ticked and said 'No more!' I'm changing back to Windstream. I called Windstream and placed the order. (Keep in mind, I really, really, dislike Windstream from way back when) I couldn't cancel Mediacom until they had ported my number over. Several days later I called Windstream back because I'd not gotten any confirmation of my order. "Oh... sorry... we lost your order." *gasp*WHAT????* They'll have it ready in two days. Two days later, still no internet. I call back again. This time they gave some other half crazed excuse - something about it being routed to the wrong department. By this time I was ready to pull my hair out. Finally after many hours on the phone, I got an installation date of Jan. 21. In all this time, I'd been told the hold up was Mediacom... but MC said it was Windstream holding up everything. I know it's a long story, but the point is - we finally got our service back. Oh, and the problem this whole time? Squirrels had destroyed our MC cable. Go figure.

Elijah? He's doing great. Growing like a weed. Nearly 4 months old now. I can't believe how much he's changing... trying to sit up on his own, rolling from his back to belly, talking like crazy, and just being his sweet self. We have an appointment set for Feb. 10th to see a pediatric Urologist for the continued blood in his urine. After talking to the nurse, she and the nurse practioner there at Children's Mercy think he has a cyst that is blocking his ability to properly drain his bladder. There was no red blood cells in his urine samples which means the problem is NOT his kidneys. This is very good news. We'll find out more about the exact cause and treatment options when we go to Children's Mercy next month. Right now, he's fighting a cold that has settled in his chest. Poor little guy is just plain miserable. He can't breathe very well which effects his sleep and his eating. He's ran a fever too, but that seems better now. Today he's been better and has been so smiley. As soon as I saw the smiles he had this morning, I knew he was better. When I get the chance, I'll try to upload a video of him laughing. It's soooo cute!

Chris celebrated his birthday yesterday. He's 36 now... and it was his first birthday as a daddy. Poor guy - Elijah and I were both sick. Not the happiest birthday he's ever had, I'm sure. But Leta fixed dinner and Chris' favorite cake yesterday. That made it a good day. I got him a nice dress coat for his birthday. He loves it. Ben and Israel both said it made them feel like the Secret Service when they tried it on! LOL

I'm doing fine - other than this pesky cold or sinus junk. Whatever it's called, it's miserable. I'm still working, but still believing that my day is tomorrow. With Elijah sick, it makes me want to stay home that much more. I know my day will come. Being a supervisor certainly has it's challenges. The department I'm overseeing is in quite a mess. The training, work, etc... all of it is kinda... um... challenging. We've made some progress already, but it seems we have so far to go.

Well, there is certainly more that I wanted to blog about, but I can't seem to think right now. I'm very tired and need to sleep while Elijah is sleeping.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Will update soon...

Just wanted to let everyone know I am still alive. I want to get an update posted, but don't know when that will be. Since we were nearly 3 weeks without the internet, I have broke the 'habit'. Now I feel that if I have spare time, I should spend it with Elijah. He's growing so fast and the time is to short and precious.

Love to all my 'followers!'

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Will post when I'm able... our internet/phone is out. We have a new provider lined up to install soon!