Monday, February 28, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window...

...rainy and gray.  I am very much missing the sunny Florida days last week.

I am thinking...

...about how in the world my first baby is now 8 years old?  I had him on my 24th birthday, so you can do the math to see how old I am too.  We celebrated our birthdays with breakfast in bed and ice cream at the airport.  Phil's family had a cake for us On Saturday while we were in Maryland, and John-Paul will have another party this weekend with my side of the family.

I am thankful for...

...precious vacation time together as a family.  Eamon said it best "this is the bestest vacation EVER!"  We wholeheartedly agree.  We are also thankful for my parents who gave us a place to stay in FL, Phil's parents who gave us some spending money, and two people (who wish to remain anonymous) who helped us out with DisneyWorld tickets.  There is no way we would have been able to take this vacation without all the help :)

From the kitchen...

...the menu for the week includes: roast chicken and mashed potatoes, ravioli, veggie burgers and salad, pizza, and chicken divan.

I am wearing...

...Brown maternity pants, a white Maternity button-up shirt, and brown boots.  The shirt accentuates the bump :)

I am creating...

...a baby. 

I am going... stop eating ice cream every day - geesh!

I am reading...

...nothing.  I just read about St. Gianna, and I'm about to start a a book called Burst to review in the future.

I am hoping...

...that although we are keeping this baby's gender a surprise, I will be able to tell what he/she is just from looking at the screen myself.  Not likely, since I usually can't even differentiate between the head and the belly. 

I am hearing... music on the radio.  Why does it always make me cry?

Around the house...

...Phil ran around like a mad man when we arrived home yesterday and unpacked all our clothes.  Then he went grocery shopping for the week with Maggie while I stayed home with the boys.  I can not say enough wonderful things about my husband, and how helpful he is!  Plus, he's a hottie...I mean how lucky can one girl get?

One of my favorite things... friends.  Sarah had her baby, and I feel as though I am missing out on not seeing her in real life, even though we've never even met IRL.  Another blog friend, Lisa, is coming up to visit and go to the Mom's Day Away hosted by Faith and Family with me.  I am so excited!

A few plans for the rest of the week:

~Ultrasound on Wednesday and a dinner date with Phil afterward to my favorite restaurant.  They give you a free meal and dessert to use on or around your birthday!
~A wake (Tues) and funeral (Wed) for my boss's father that passed away this weekend.
~A pool party for John-Paul and my niece, Katie's birthdays on Saturday.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing:
None, I have already posted a zillion vacation photos over the last couple days. 


  1. Looks like a great vacation!

  2. Happy birthday to YOU!!!!!
    I agree with you on the sonogram....looks like a little blob moving all around.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.

  3. ultrasounds are the best. mine is not for a couple of weeks. hope the little one puts on a show for you!

  4. So glad your back! Looks like you had a wonderful time and I'm sorry about your legs getting burnt. (Ouch!) I also love the new header too. Maggie and the boys are just so dang cute. Good luck with everything at the ultrasound. =)

  5. I also have the book "Burst" to review. Looks like a good one!

  6. I love your Daybook posts, it's such a window into your world :)

    Happy Birthday, and good luck with your ultrasound! Maybe everything be perfect and visible :)

  7. I've been enjoying the vacation photos. I was pretty sure you were gone and in my early postpartum days I was pretending I was with you enjoying the warmer weather :)

    You know what? I'm missing bloggy friends like you too. Wishing I was surrounded by your sunshiney faces and support too :) One day, we'll meet. We've just got to!!

    I love the new header photo! Too funny. Looks like Maggie is having a little moment...nothing like keepin' it real :)

    Enjoy the ultrasound and your sneek peeks at Baby Boo this week!

  8. I am reading Burst after I finish One Thousand Gifts. The author just spoke at a reatreat I went to this weekend. He is from the town I live in. Who do you review for? I used to review for The Catholic Company, but have not done one in a long time.


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