Thursday, February 24, 2011


This past weekend, we had the opportunity to go to Atlanta for a few days, and boy did we have a GREAT time!  Dan had a PA conference, so Caroline & I decided to tag along for the ride and do our own thing during the day while Daddy was in classes.  We walked all over downtown Atlanta, enjoying Olympic Park, The Children's Museum, a fabulous playground we found for little ones, and also just roaming around our hotel (in fact, that may very well have been Caroline's favorite part!).  In the evenings, we got to do a few things with Daddy, too, and enjoyed eating out at several...interesting...restaurants.  I thought you all might enjoy a few pictures, so here you go!  (By the way, I updated some things on blogger and it has completely changed the way I upload this time they all showed up in reverse order.  I'll get this figured out eventually)

Enjoying the decor at Pitty Pat's Porch, the oldest restaurant in all of Atlanta (let's just say, I believe that)
Caroline had a BALL at the Children's Museum.  Here she is sculpting some sand.
Showing off her fabulous rhythm.
Just like Papa!

She fell in love with this fishing pond.  After we had done this, nothing else seemed quite as interesting.
My little ladybug, ready to fish!

Quite the architect

She probably would have spent the entire time in this kitchen area if I had let her.  She washed dishes, cooked food in the microwave & oven, put things in and out of the refrigerator...the girl was in heaven.  You know, if I had a kitchen this large in comparison to myself, I'd probably be in heaven too!

A little grocery shopping before she got started with her cooking.

This was one evening at another restaurant.  She was very serious about the coloring.

Just us girls.

She's recently learned how to give real hugs, and we just can't get enough!  She has lots of squeezes for Dadden.

A thoughtful lady offered to snap this picture of all 3 of us in Olympic Park - can't remember the last picture we have of all of us!

Caroline & the fountains dancing to the music

If you look closely, the fountains shoot out of the Olympic rings.  Very cool!

Just hanging out in our hotel room.  We had very cool, large windows with a little window seat/ledge that CJ thoroughly enjoyed.

My big girl having a snack in the lounge.  She even drank her juice right out of a real glass - she's very classy.

All in all, it was so much fun and quite exhausting for Mama.  I had brought several things to do during nap times since I knew I'd be stuck in the room with her for awhile, but instead I just took some nice naps myself.  Just what this pregnant girl needed :)  I was very grateful that the nausea seemed to let up for me as well, and I was able to enjoy the eating out.    So glad we got to go, and hopefully we can do it again sometime!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Things I've been meaning to do lately...

  • Blog. And upload pictures. And blog some more. The past couple of months have just sort of escaped me.
  • Cook dinner. Not just tonight, but most nights lately...I've been meaning to, but it just hasn't gotten done as often as I'd like.
  • Clean my bathroom. And my floors.
  • Read a new book. 
  • Keep up with my e-mail.  And text messages.  And phone calls.
  • Reorganize my kitchen.
I could really keep going with this list, but it just seems that all my spare time lately has been taken up with growing this little baby inside me. Yep, that's right – Baby J #2 is on the way! I just passed the 14 week mark on Friday and am due August 19th. It's not that I meant to keep it a secret it quite this long, but I just haven't gotten around to writing this blog in the last few weeks – along with my growing list of things I haven't gotten around to during this first trimester blah-ness. BUT, here's hoping I'm almost out of the woods! It took about 16 weeks the last go round, so I'm optimistic.

Dan & I are completely thrilled and feel so very blessed that the Lord has decided to grow our little family. It will certainly be a transition, but we're excited to see what this next chapter has in store!
(A couple pics from my first OB appt. back in January)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hangin with Dadden

Here's a quick peek at our never-boring lives. Caroline & "Dadden" (as she calls him) were playing together tonight while I cleaned up after supper. They're quite the pair, don't you think? Oh, and please excuse the random Christmas music...I haven't taken the time to update my playlist and an occassional Christmas song still pops up every now and then when I'm listening to certain playlists. It's only February, people...give me a break!

Anyway, enjoy the video: