Wednesday, September 29, 2010

why do you blog?

Well, I'm going on week 2 of no computer. I do have a blackberry so I'm not totally out of it, but I can't do everything I need/want to and I can't post any pictures, which truly saddens me!

Makenzie has had the biggest month of change and I'm dying to plaster this blog with pics of her adorable squishy face!! Hopefully soon!

Now, on to the real reason of this post...since I really haven't been able to blog the past 2 weeks, its got me thinking about why I do it. My name is Emily and I love to blog. There are many reasons, but the main reasons are keeping family and friends updated with stories and pictures and its "me" time and its a great way to journal.
Since we don't live by any family (boo hoo!) Its so important that they are able to see Makenzie grow and change! When Makenzie is napping its always a mad dash of what all can I get done! Then- its ME time! And that's when I get to read, blog, or watch Ellen :)

So I want to know...

Why do YOU blog?????

Make a post about why you blog and then pass it on!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cry It Out is not for the weak

Now I know you don't care but this is for my own sanity...

Makenzie is definitely an easy peasy lemon squeezy kind of baby. Buuuuut...lately she does not want us to lay her down until she is ASLEEP!! No thank you! Now don't get me wrong, I love rocking her to sleep every once in awhile, but we just can't do this for every nap and bedtime- not good for her or not good for us. So, yesterday when I was putting her down for her late nap, I decided it was time- she needed to learn. So we did our little nap routine of cuddles and "you are my sunshine" and then I just laid her down...I was scared, I'm not gonna lie. But, I'm happy to report she only cried (well more like screamed, wailed, wimpered, begged, etc) for 45 min and then she was out! I went in a couple times and patted her belly and talked to her a bit, but I never picked her up! I was expecting like 2 hrs for the first time! It was so sad and there were lots of tears but everyone survived!
So nap #1= success

Nap #2 (bedtime)- Jake put her down, I went for a quick run and she was already asleep when I got back! Only 30 min this time! So proud!
Nap #2 (bedtime)= success

DAY #2
Nap #1- routine, laid her down, a few fake cries, played with her binks, a few more fake cries and she's out!!!! I never even had to go back in!!! Wow! So happy!!!!!!
Nap #3 of CIO= success!!!!
I am so proud of her!!

Moving on...we have had really fun weekends the last 2 wks! I would love to be posting pics of those but our computer is toast...yes I know...something is always wrong with it! So, those fun stories and pictures will have to wait! :(

Thursday, September 9, 2010


my heart is heavy. over the past few weeks i've heard/read blogs of so many sad stories of death, cancer, accidents, etc. stories of babies that are longer on this earth with their parents, parents that are no longer here to take care of their babies, young moms fighting cancer....and i can't help but be sad. sad for these people that i don't even know. sad to think that those things could happen to me or my family or my friends. sad to think your life could change in the blink of an eye.
but you cant live your life that way. another reason to cherish the small things. love the little moments that make you smile. count your blessings. give. pray. have faith. say i love you. love your life.
i'm grateful to know that God has a plan for me and that families can be together forever.

wow. that was heavy.

be happy.

a little someone to cheer you up :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

there's a new sheriff in town

A visit to Daddy's office and she thinks owns the place now....

Monday, September 6, 2010