Thursday, August 28, 2008

still tall

not that everyone in the world cares about e's pediatrician visit today... but if you do, here are the stats. he is still in the 90-95% for height... but the 10% for weight. the fact that elisha hadn't stopped moving the entire time we were there seemed to ease my dr.'s mind that he is not malnourished, he just burns up all of his energy instead of keeping it around for fat production!

sadly, though, he had to get blood drawn from his arm to test for lead and it was heartbreaking. just heartbreaking. i think the fact that i am terrified of shots and blood draws makes it so much harder for me to see my baby have to go through it. he just looked up at me with a horrified expression... i don't blame him. i would be very upset if my mama didn't make people stop doing horrible things to me. oh! a mother's heartache... so many little things to ache over.

Friday, August 22, 2008

east coast and live oaks

my favorite place... the ga golden isles.
here are some of our beach trip pictures... the ones that didn't go swimming in the ocean with our new digital camera :-(((

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

shopping advice

ok -- i need y'alls advice. but you better hurry, b/c i intend to purchase at least one of these items in the morning(monday).
--- first up- what size crock pot do you recommend? i have a big one, but it is too big and so i never fill it more than half and the edges burn. ---also : what brand? since i'm not thrilled w/ mine i don't feel like i have to have a rival brand 'crock pot' ... i'm thinking about hamilton beach. i don't want to spend a fortune.
--- next, e broke my glasses. i bought them a year and a half ago at america's best(i think)... they were the absolute cheapest i could find n the city. this time however i think i'm going the other route. i think i'm willing to pay more to get some that are more resilient... maybe they can be twisted around w/ out breaking... who knows i may even splurge and get anti scratch or the glare free lenses. there is a lensecrafters near and i'm thinking about going there. i know that a lot of my friends are well researched in making the most of sales/ coupons... and shopping at the right places. help me out here! please! unfortunately, i am needing new glasses somewhat soon...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

mothering at home

while i am not at home( i am at the beach vacationing with my family) i have been blog wandering into essays on homemaking. this quote by G.K. Chesterton is so great i had to copy and paste it for y'all to read! i know it is long... but i really think you will enjoy it.

"[Woman is surrounded] with very young children, who require to be taught not so much anything as everything. Babies need not to be taught a trade, but to be introduced to a world. To put the matter shortly, woman is generally shut up in a house with a human being at the time when he asks all the questions that there are, and some that there aren't...."

"[W]hen people begin to talk about this domestic duty as not merely difficult but trivial and dreary, I simply give up the question. For I cannot with the utmost energy of imagination conceive what they mean. When domesticity, for instance, is called drudgery, all the difficulty arises from a double meaning in the word. If drudgery only means dreadfully hard work, I admit the woman drudges in the home, as a man might drudge [at his work]. But if it means that the hard work is more heavy because it is trifling, colorless and of small import to the soul, then as I say, I give it up; I do not know what the words mean…. I can understand how this might exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it. How can it be a large career to tell other people's children [arithmetic], and a small career to tell one's own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman's function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness."

now that i reminded of the hugely important role i get to play-- i am off to dig in the sand with my baby and watch his eyes widen as he sees sailboats go by!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

laguna song

with all the weddings i have been around the past 6 months- i have been thinking about these verses... i love them:

i add my breath to your breath
that we may be one person.
may our days on earth be long
may we finish our road together.

simple. but lovely.
speaking of simple.... a friend (julie) recommended a great blog . i have subscribed(just learned how to do that! on this blog no less) and am really enjoying it!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

wedding flowers photos

here are some picture from the wedding--- after all the work i put in on it, i am a bit sad that i don't have many pictures... but these will give you an idea.
this first picture is of one of the centerpieces ... this one was in front of the bride and groom seats. thankfully none of the hydrangea at the reception wilted... i'm telling you-- don't use hydrangea in arrangements if you can help it! but it does look beautiful. the place cards used names from Charleston - where the couple is honeymooning...

my friend ashley put this one together while looking at the gigantic kissing ball i had done for the front entrance-- unfortunately, i don't have a picture of that one... maybe i can get some form the photographer... they were both great backgrounds for pictures...
i LOVE seeded eucalyptus- that is the almost blueish greenery
these are the bridesmaid's arrangements(that were the hasty replacements my friends made while i was putting the reception flowers out;-) they were used as centerpieces on the bridal party table.
i like this picture of one of the tables. when i did wedding flowers for a friend last year -4 days before my due date! it was at night and there was enough time to get picture before everything started, but w/ a 10:30 wedding-- and all the last minute disaster --we just couldn't even care about documenting anything.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

coming soon

i have spent the past week or so working like a mad woman on flowers for my friend's wedding yesterday. our community group is so happy that becca and burton are now joining us all on the married side of things.
andrew and i are so happy to have reclaimed our home(even the bathrooms were full of flowers... andrew had to get them out of the tub so he could shower on friday!).
there was, of course a bit of drama at the last minute as just about all the flowers at the church (ie. bridal bouquet, bridesmaids, groomsmen boutineres etc) were all wilted and frosty from the fridge at the church--- that was on the warmest setting!!
all that to say, i will be posting a few picture soon to show for all my 2am work days and thorn splintered hands ;-) ... at least what survived for pics!