The One with Thoughts on a Thursday

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My brother of all people said I need to blog more. I didn't even know he reads this except when I tell him to. So this one's for you Eric.

On Tuesday we went to Disneyland (and renewed our passes - yay!). I took exactly four pictures the entire time we were there. This is the best one:
Either A) I've run out of things to take pictures of at Disneyland, B) I'm realizing it's much more fun to be "in the moment" rather than trying to capture everything on camera, or C) Having such a big camera is preventing me from taking it places and documenting everyday life. I really like taking pictures of our day-to-day events and blogging about them though, so I'm going to make a better effort to get back on the picture-taking-wagon, even if that means I use my crappy little point and shoot. 

Poor Mr. Fox is sick again. He got over the virus right before my parents came, then as we were pulling into the parking lot of D-land he threw up. He has a cough and a stuffy/runny nose and is all around miserable. Lots of snuggles and Toy Story on repeat help. 

I have a Dr. appointment tomorrow to hear baby #2's heartbeat! I hope there's an ultrasound machine available too cuz I love seeing the little lemon every month and makes it feel more "real". One more week then I'm officially in the 2nd trimester! I didn't take a nap today - the first time in a couple months - so hopefully I'm getting my energy and drive for life back! 1st trimester hormones really do a number on me physically and emotionally and psychologically and mentally and creatively...

I made FIVE cards today for the Create: Blog CARDS challenges that I make up every week! I haven't participated in a few months (see paragraph above as to why) but today I sat down and whipped some out! I only got to take pictures of three of the cards before I lost my sunlight so I'll show them all first thing tomorrow. Or, if you're super impatient, you can see the first of the five on the Create: Blog here

I'm getting up to 1200 posts! I didn't do an 1100th post giveaway, I have no idea why, maybe I was still wiped out from making those 10 handmade books for the 1000th post giveaway. But I've got a box of stuff accumulating for 1200 which should be in about a month! Stay tuned!

My mom and I were sitting at the kitchen table Tuesday night when out of nowhere she says, "You're a very lucky girl." She then proceeded to list off a bunch of things to be grateful for. My husband, my baby, my stay-at-home jobs, our apartment, and so forth. I have a very pessimistic and negative personality so lots of times I revert to whining and complaining when really, we've got so many things to be happy about. I resolve to focus on the positive instead of the negative!

That's all for now!
How's that Eric? :)


  1. Sounds like you have a pretty busy life! So excited for you to hear baby #2's heartbeat!!

  2. Awww! I'm so sad you're not feeling well. I hope the 2nd trimester brings GREAT feelings! :-D

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my scrap room. You're so awesome. :-)

    And I hope Fox feels better! Poor guy! :-(

  3. Thanks for sharing a pic from the happiest place on earth! Hope little Fox feel better! Hearing baby #2's heart beat will be so cool! Good luck with that! I love your card with Rolled Paper! That one just ROCKS! I can't wait to see the rest of your cards...and oh, I don't own a square punch :(

  4. Fun! Glad things are going well. Yay for renewing Disneyland! When am I going to see you on The Price is Right? Come on, you live in Cali lol!!!! :)

  5. It's funny, I totally can't imagine you as pessimistic--you always seem so upbeat on your blog! Hope you're feeling good and enjoy seeing the little's heartbeat!!

  6. So glad to hear your mojo is returning but so sad to hear Fox is under the weather again :( Sending a (((snuggle))) to him!

  7. aw, can't wait for you to hear baby #2's heartbeat! that will be so surreal, i can only imagine!
    p.s. i can't believe eric told you to blog more. i swear he should just make up his own blog because he always bugs me about it too, ha

  8. seriously love!
    you are very luck ..
    look at all that ..what else
    do you need!

    :) i am excited for baby numero
    dos .... i hope Fox feels better
    soon! sucks to hear he is sick again

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  9. Yours is the only blog I read every day. Wish I could be there to snuggle Fox for you. He was so sweet when you were here.Don't do too much with that newfound energy.
    Grandma D.

  10. One of my favourite parts about being pregnant were the ultrasounds as well!! Although as I had so much fluid in my belly, it was hard to get a good picture of my beautiful boy!! I cant believe how fast the pregnancy is going - probably not to you though....everyone else's pregnancy always go so much quicker than your own!

  11. Thats awesome youve made it to your second tri now! Whoo Hoo! Thats way cool you have stay at home jobs, I would love to do that..someday. And what a sweet mother you have to remind you of those thing. We all need reminding sometimes of our blessings! Have so much fun hearing your little ones Heartbeat! Im so happy for you : )

  12. Oh how i miss the daily blogging! But i totally understand the 1st tri blues and energy suckage! Btw, so happy for you! Cant wait to hear more!

  13. OHHH! What a fun post--so much information! LOVE that you renewed your passes to Disney! And I'm so happy that you are feeling better! LOVE that your mom and you get to spend time together (I live 5 states away from mine). HUGS! Hope Fox feels better soon!

  14. My mom and I went to D-land on Wednesday and got passes. It was Scarlett's first time! I hope Fox feels better soon!!


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