My Valentine's Day cards are ready to be mailed! I wasn't going to take a picture of my craft room because it needs to be cleaned, but I decided to be "real" whicha and just take the picture- Ha!
Speaking of "V" day.. David came home from work today and plopped this pretty little number on the dining room table, told me it was my Valentine's Day present, and not to open it until the 14th. Punk! : ) His company is actually flying him next week to Gastonia for six days to do some contracted labor in a plant they have located there. I suppose I won't peek while HW and I are home alone. When he brought that bag in the dining room, I panicked. I have nothing for him yet! He is a better shopper than me though. Maybe I will make him a card, eh?
Mom and I decided to play with some of Harbor's plain, jane white onesies. We had fun cutting out fabric and sewing them on. Since I can't do "hairbows", layering up onesies over long sleeves seems to add some excitement to our everyday routine!
Rachel and Harbor William
Friday night we had dinner at our house with the Hickman family and the Collins'. David grilled and we played games. It was lots of fun- thanks guys!
With big, cold tile floors in the living room, Harbor spends loads of time playing in his activity mat.
We are slowly recovering from the ice storm that hit hard last week. We, thankfully, never lost power, but most people living in NWA did. Since we had heat and plenty of space, we ended up having three overnight visitors- Rachel and two of her house roommates from the University. All in all, we either fed, showered, or housed 14 different people within seven days. We were so happy to serve and accomodate. Having a guestroom is such a service when it comes in need.
I definitely felt like an "old maid" with the three younger gals sleeping over. I'm glad they humored me and let me in on their little social circle. I settled in with Harbor on the chaise lounge and stayed up till the wee hours watching the entire second season of Laguna Beach and almost the first of The Hills with them. It was my first experience- I am thankful I am no longer in the dark. This is what I learned:
1. The shows are like 90210 for a new generation, minus the moral lesson the kids learn at the end, plus much hipper clothes, and new slang that I wished would have included subtitles for old maids like me. Did you know that "sick" now means "awesome?" Yeah, me neither.
2. The Hills and Laguna are actually the same show. What?? How did I miss this?
3. LC is THE Lauren Conrad I have been admiring in my trashy Extra magazines. That girl has some "sick" shoes on every time I see her, let me tell you.
4. David and I are officially moved into a lower tax bracket. I thought we were middle class, but this show made me think otherwise. I cannot fly to Cabo for Vera Wang wear on a whim, but I would cut my arm off to be able to- but that would be "sick" in the regular sense.
5. Names like Flo and Poster must mean you look hott!!
If I educated you at all, please leave a comment. I feel, oh, about 6 months younger now that I am up to speed. Ha, ha!
(I had my revenge when we all watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer the next night. Ha!)
This last Saturday, David and I left Harbor for the first time (11 weeks old) to have a date night. We met my parents at the movies to see, "Taken". It was really intense and unsettling at times, but really good. Not to spoil the movie, but all I could think about afterwards was that poor Natalie Holloway that went missing in Aruba. This movie makes you think about being young and vulnerable like that... After the movie, my family met up at the mall to eat in the food court and shop together. Rachel found a great BCBG dress, Harbor got some baby Gap clothes and a sweet little pair of size two K-Swiss shoes... I love him in little shoes. It was nice to get out as a "couple" and spend quality time together. The greatest piece of advice I hear from so many older couples is not to forget your "marriage" in the busyness of having a child. I figure the sooner I can leave Harbor in capable hands for small periods at a time, the better off we will all be. I don't want to have that seperation anxiety (for either of us, really) that you hear so much about. I want David to know he is still a priority to me. : )
This is the tree in Cathy and Tim's front yard. We were so sad to see it did not survive the storm. They planted it when Rachel was just a few years old.
David treated the lovely ladies pictured here to Olive Garden Sudnay on him. Our waiter volunteered to take our picture, which was great since I didn't have to scan the room looking for someone to do it.
Playdate with baby Gregory
I was so excited to find a package outside our front door this week- a fellow blogger who I would love to meet someday- Ginny- mailed me the sweetest "H" charm from her favorite jewely store. I can't wait to wear it when I start back to work!
Hoping everyone had a remarkable Groundhog day today! : ) Did it see its shadow?? I seriously don't even know.....