Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Surprise Birthday Party!

This past weekend we celebrated five birthdays (my dad, my mom, my aunt (who is my mom's twin), my uncle (my aunt's husband), and my niece Maddie. They all have birthdays within a few weeks of each other, and three of the adults are turning 60. So, my siblings, cousin, and I decided to throw them a surprise party on Saturday. It went off without any major issues (not counting the dog fight) :o), and we had a great time catching up with family members that we haven't seen in a while. The food turned out great, and the weather was beautiful! What more could you ask for?

Thanks so much to all who were involved, helped with set-up/clean-up, helped with distracting the birthday people, and more! It was definitely a great group effort and a lot of fun!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Mountains Weekend

Hello all! We are back (with new camera in hand). :o) Seriously, this camera is great...highly recommended! We are still learning all of the features and stuff with it, and I'm hoping I'll understand it all soon.

We were away this past weekend in Tioga County at my in-law's cabin. Even though it rained the majority of the time (except Saturday), we really had a great time of game-playing, wall-painting (my in-laws did all of the looks terrific!), relaxing, walking, and biking.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Camera finds and other news...

Thanks for the suggestions and comments about a camera! After much research into about 6 or 7 different makes and models, we decided on the Canon A570 IS, which one of Canon's 2007 models. We got an incredible deal on it (new) on one of my favorite online bargain shopping places, and I can't wait for it to arrive this week! Very exciting! :o)

Also, here's an answer to prayer. After our issues with the former insurance company, I now have insurance through 6 weeks after this little boy is born. Yippee! And, with this insurance, the bill at the birth center is covered! We were so thankful to find this out. :o) Thank you, Lord!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Needed: One Great Camera

Any suggestions on where to find a great, fairly inexpensive digital camera? Yes, our fantastic eBay find from almost 4 years ago decided not to turn on anymore. (Nooo, it's not the batteries...but thanks for taking into account my pregnancy brain.) :o) And it's such an older, discontinued model that we aren't even sure if it's worth getting fixed. So, if you have suggestions, please bring me into the light!

Oh, and the robin's eggs hatched this past to be posted as soon as I get the film developed from the 35mm camera. :o)

Friday, May 2, 2008

Dad Update

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers! My dad is home and doing well, resting when he should be, walking around, etc. Danae and I are in NJ for a day, checking in on Papa. Peanut made sure the doctor's kit came along and gave Papa a check-up.

Hmm...your heart sounds good...

...and your eyes look great!

You get the doctor's kiss of approval!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Good and The Bad

When it comes to good news and bad news, I never know which to put first. If there is a definitive answer out there, someone please let me know.

At any rate, I'll start with this: I'm 6 months along and - AGH! - am now in the last trimester. We feel like we just found out last week that number two is coming, and now we have less than 3 months left. Too crazy. Here's a 6-month picture. (We just got out of the bath/shower, and Peanut likes to be in the pictures, too.)

News #2: Prayers would be greatly appreciated for my dad. He had a mild heart attack this week, and the doctors found a few blockages (one significant enough for a stent, the others treatable with meds). So, as he goes home today and recovers, let's pray that he'll heal nicely and make some life-changing decisions regarding his health. :o)

Have a happy Thursday!