Monday, April 30, 2007

Home at last

While visiting family is wonderful and I LOVED seeing everyone - there really is no place like home. I am so glad to be back in my own house with my own things and our own bed... although right now I am smelling a very foul thing that I can not find, so that's yucky! : ( We got home late on Friday nite, and Saturday I took Eli up to Cayucos to spend time with all the females on my dad's side of the family.

Every year in the spring we have a girls weekend called Sisters at Heart. My aunts have a sisters trip every year they go on, but they also wanted to have a time where they could gather with sister in laws, cousins, nieces, and friends and spend the weekend - thus Sisters at Heart was created. It's always in Cayucos, there's lots of ladies, lots of food, lots of wine, and lots of crafts. It's perfect;)

This year we made sun catchers out of mirrors and beads, mosaic flower pots, etched our own wine glasses, and made slipper shoes (I didn't do this one.) I really enjoyed my day. By the end of the day Eli was so tired though that he started screaming at everyone who tried to talk to him, so I didn't get to enjoy dinner with the family and made a quick getaway. Poor little guy. Musta been overwhelming to have 40 ladies all in his face saying how cute he was - I think it's overwhelming to be around everyone at times too!!!

Today we started back with YWAM again. Will has two days to get everything together before he's off to Africa. Well, he has one day left now. We have all the finances to get ready, I want to make the team homemade cookies (nothing like cookies after a month away!), and we have loads of laundry to do! (get the play on words? ha ha ha) It's going to be a busy day.

I'm not really looking forward to single momness for 2 weeks though. I can't imagine what these women do when they have more than one kid, or even just one, and have no support around. I at least have all my co-workers, and if things get really tough, I can take off and go to grandmas! I have a feeling that these two weeks will go a bit quicker with Eli around than they did when Will went to Nicaragua, but it's still 2 weeks, and being at the start of it - 2 weeks seems like forever!

So - drop me a line - I'll have some time (maybe not, with Eli all to myself!) - but I'd love to at least hear from everyone!

Be praying for my sanity! Eli is quite a handful now and I get exhausted sometimes from just one busy hour!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Who knew I had inner hair?

This is from my friend Heather - I went exploring her blog and found this fun thing. i have to say I like the results!

Your Hair Should Be Pink

Hyper, insane, and a boatload of fun.
You're a traveling party that everyone loves to follow.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Ear Infections

Eli has an ear infection - it's really sad. He is such a happy baby, even when he is hacking up a lung he tries to smile! It's sweet. Today he had two coughing spells that were really bad. Wheezing, coughing, crying, choking up stuff - it was really horrible. He couldn't breath through his nose, so he couldn't eat and that made him really frustrated! We finally took him to an after hours pediatrician tonight and he said he has an ear infection and that his cold has worked its way into his lungs... so now he's on antibiotics and two inhalers - well, one is for really bad times, so it's only when necessary.

I really liked the doctor though. He was from Ireland -or Scotland (I know they are very different) -but he was kind and I felt like he took me seriously unlike the other doctor we took him to. I really don't like having a sick kid though.

We also went and got our family pics done today at the superstore - it went pretty well considering Eli was sick. We didn't get the really big grins he is famous for, but there were some pretty cute shots. I'll post them when I can get them onto the computer....

I have to go to bed now though - I'm really tired.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Idyl Time

Recently I've finished a 40 day fast of TV, and I really can live without it. I think in a perfect world, I would just rent the shows I enjoy on DVD and watch them at my own leisure- but in a real world, that costs money and makes me even more of a slave to TV because now I have 20 episodes I have to watch in 5 days before they are due, and who really has time for that if they want to sleep at all?

I've also discovered how much I enjoy hearing about other mom's lives. So, while I am a very busy mom myself, and I complain to Will over and over how I never get to do anything I enjoy anymore or have me-time (essentially - I never scrapbook - which he jokes that I don't really scrapbook - I collect scrap booking materials), I will most likely now spend my "free" time reading other mom blogs that I randomly find on here - instead of making use of that time to do what I "want" to do. (don't tell Will) Except here in Canada, I don't feel bad because I don't have my scrapbook stuff with me, and thus the addiction to mommy blogs will begin here because I have nothing else to do, except watch TV.

Eli is so cute. Can I just say that I have the cutest 5 1/2 month old baby in the whole world? I really think he is the cutest in the whole world no matter how old, but as so many of my friends have babies, you learn to be specific so their kids can be the cutest babies too...
I've been going through all his pictures on our I-photo to get them printed, and here are a few of my favorites.

Monday, April 16, 2007

I finally did it

So, I'm finally entering this century and am getting with it to have my own blog. Today I asked Will to show me how to post a blog - and he said no! His blog was titled Words with Will and sometimes Lori - how is it sometimes Lori if I never post? So, I decided, I'm just going to get my own... then I can do whatever I want and design it however I want and not have to go through Will. (He barely lets me change the desktop on our laptop - like I'd get to change anything on the blog page. :) )

Now I have to actaully do it though - I have a problem following through with things and finding time to even check my email as a new mom - so this will be a challenge. But - since I can write all about Eli - it may work out - we'll see. I have to do it well though - just to spite Will! ;)

So, I'm going to go figure out how all this stuff works - I'll add pictures and do better next time.