About Me

I am happily married to Bryan. Yes, we have rhyming names. We have a sock eating dog named Daisy, a non-stop talker named Mary Paul, and a ball of energy named Ellie Jane. Life is wonderful.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Where Pacifiers Go to Die

I lose pacifiers all the time. For the last two weeks I've been using only 1 pacifier because it is the only one I could find. Then on Wednesday, I couldn't find that one either. I was getting ready to drive to Knoxville and the pacifier would be crucial in helping Mary Paul fall asleep in the car. Since learning how to stand up, Mary Paul can often be found standing in her crib with her pacifier 4 feet in front of her on the floor, where she threw it (she'll either be a softball player or a quarterback). I decided to look behind her crib. As you can see I located the secret pacifier graveyard. The previously mentioned pacifier was discovered in her crib hiding in a blanket.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


This weekend my husband ran in the 2007 Nike Hood to Coast Relay. This is a relay race that starts at the top of Mt. Hood in Oregon and ends at the coast in Seaside, Oregon. He was on a team with, I think, 11 other people. They took turns running legs of the race. Bryan ran 3 legs from 8-10 miles each. He might have a couple hours in between each leg to sleep or eat. During the race, there is always someone from your team running. There were 12,000 runners this year, so about 1200 teams. Nike actually flew in 70 pro teams to compete. Bryan's team did very well, finishing in about 24 hours. They were like the 130th team to finish, so pretty good out of 12oo teams. All proceeds went to the American Cancer Society. Since Nike sponsered the race, he got a pretty cool T-shirt. Mary Paul and I missed having him here with us, but were glad he got to participate in the relay. The team he ran with has invited him to run again next year. Mary Paul is excited about that because she'd like another medal to play with.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Long Time No Post

I've been very busy these past few weeks and have had no time to post. Mary Paul is growing and doing new things all the time. Nap time is not so nappy anymore since she has learned how to stand in her crib. She still loves books and is crawling all over the place. We went to Atlanta for a girls' weekend with my mom and sisters and had a blast. Popsicles, cookie cake and a fairy outfit were among the highlights. We also had a visit with Aunt Beth, Uncle Brian and Grandaddy and Grandmommy. Whew!!! It's nice to be back home and rest up.












































Thursday, August 2, 2007

Time To Baby Proof

Well, Mary Paul is officially mobile. She has been dragging herself around on her stomach by her elbows...like a low military crawl. Now she is crawling. It is time to baby proof our home. I guess I'll ask my sister Samantha for advice on that since she and Dave just finished getting their house ready. I don't think Daisy has any idea what she is now in for...or maybe she does. As a side note, I knew I had a squeaky voice, but I had no idea it was this squeaky.


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