Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy New Year randomness

As I am currently living in an igloo, I wish I were kidding, and we are going on day 3 of not being able to leave the house and I might soon go crazy, I thought I could write a little update of life.

So, first of all, Happy New Year. I thought 2010 was pretty good for our family, and so I can only hope 2011 continues the streak.  We are still trying to forget 2008, and so far the electroshock therapy is proving well worth the pain and money.

My New Year's Book Resolution list is wonderful!! I even have a small crew following the list too, which is both motivating and just awesome. Here is the updated list with a order by month in case you too would like to tag along:
#1 Little Bee by Chris Cleave  
#2 Interview with a Vampire, Anne Rice 
#3 East of Eden, John Steinbeck 
# 4 One True Thing, Anna Quindlin 
#5 The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
#6 My Spiritual Journey, Dali Lama 
#7 Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell 
#8  Dead Reckoning, Charlaine Harris
#9 The Constant Princess, Philippa Gregory 
#10 Persuasion, Jane Austen 
#11 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 

I hope this is a huge success and me and my tiny crew are dreaming of ways we can all meet together and discuss them all. Next year we will plan the list together! Fun! 

My sweet boy turned 4 yesterday.

I can't believe it. Thinking about life when he was born is odd. We lived on the other side of the country in California. We had a small apartment. Different jobs. A different life. Our parents had to book a flight to come out for the big arrival and trying to plan that trip was just a shot in the dark. We picked a day, two days after my due date and hit the jackpot. Our parents were in the air all day coming from AL to CA, and I couldn't tell them that I was at home laboring away. When they landed we started calling and calling and calling just waiting for someone to turn on a cell phone. I'll never forget finally getting someone on the phone, I believe they were waiting on luggage, and telling them, "glad you made it, but we're heading to the hospital now." They were so excited. That was the day my life changed. After that everything looked different. Everything was a potential hazard to my tiny new life and I was a tad nervous.  P.S. 9lbs 1oz, is not that tiny. I know that now. 

But we made it and he's thriving! And we even did it again! Ha!

So Jonah had a white birthday, and a white Christmas for that matter. I love to watch snow fall, and I like to see it on the ground. For about 2 hours and then it can go away. Please. Jonah got a couple of new Spider-man toys and thank god for those because it kept him pretty much occupied on a day where we couldn't leave the house. 

So that's us. I hope everyone who's snowed in isn't going mad. We southerners don't know what to do with ourselves in the snow. But I'm learning just to bunker down and pad the walls. 

I snowed pretty hard all day, and I didn't get many pictures because my camera was getting soaked. And we can't have that now can we? Maybe next time... (but hoping there is no next time)

You know these are the perfect murder weapon right? Yep, we need to get out of this house for sure. 



  1. Best post ever! I love that last line! Cabin fever is definitely setting in.

    xo Marcie

  2. Girl, I know! I am OVER being stuck inside! School is cancelled for the rest of the week. Shoot me now.

    Love your reading list-I'm going to check out some of those books. However, I read Little Bee when it first came out with all the hype, and I HATED it! Ugh-sorry. You'll have to try it out and let me know what you thought-it was just really hard to get through.