Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I'm back...kind of...

Well, Nora and I have returned from Texas. We had a wonderful time! Very glad to return to Matthew. However, when we returned, our computer was broken. It is now in the computer hospital and hopefully will return either today or tomorrow (probably tomorrow since the "doctors" haven't called yet). Matthew and I are not very computer savvy! Apparently we had a ton of junk on our computer and did not even realize it. Oh well, maybe we can get a crash course on taking better care of it when we go to pick it up.

I have several adorable pictures of Nora to post, but those are going to have to wait also. We went to the doctor yesterday for her 4 month check-up. She is a whopping 11 pounds 10 ounces, which puts her in the 12th percentile. She's a little thing! She is only in the 23rd percentile in length, 23 5/8 inches. Bless her heart, she's never going to be too big. The doctor didn't seem worried, so neither were we. We did start her on cereal last night. She spit out more than she took in, but I think she will eventually get the hang of it. Again, I will send pictures when I can use my own computer.

I hope my absence has not caused to many people to abandon this blog. It's good to be back home!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

First drive-in and first father's day

We had a fantastic weekend! On Friday night we went to the Drive-In movie. Since "Grease" was one of my favorite movies growing up, I hummed "Stranded at the drive-in" the entire time we were there. We saw the new movie (Disney, I think), "Cars". It is hilarious! Definitely one to watch. It was the perfect setting for an almost 4 month old. She could cry as loud as she wanted and no one cared. But mostly, she slept through. The first picture of her is right after she woke up, the nighttime setting on the camera was freaking her out. My friend Kristy and I got a good laugh at her expense...poor girl. The second picture is after the movie is over. Nora is the only one sleeping, but Matthew and I were ready to call it a night too. It was after midnight and we were exhausted!

A very startled baby (if you look carefully, you can see the movie in the background)

A very tired family!!!! We are all ready for bed!

Today was Matthew's first Father's Day! Nora woke him up at 7am with a great big smile and a whole lot of babbling that I'm sure meant, "Happy Father's Day Daddy, you're the greatest in the whole world!". She gave him a basketball goal. It is a gift for down the road when he teaches her how to play (because her mama is not too good with the 'ole basketball). Some people were telling me that the gift was too early, I should have waited until she was older. Come on! It's never to early to start teaching coordination, right? Help a sister out, give me some feedback! We went to lunch with our friends, the Brown's, after church and then came home and we all took about a 2 hour nap. (Which I think is also a Happy Mother's Day!)

Matthew and his girl, Marshall and his boys

It was a fabulous weekend! Nora and I leave tomorrow for the Lone Star State to visit my family. We will be gone until Friday. Matthew is sad, understandably! I hope to have fun stories when we return.

Friday, June 16, 2006

I'm pretty sure I'm going bald!

While I was pregnant, I loved my hair! It was so full and shiny, I felt like a hair model. Even my hairdresser commented on how spectacular it was...and she's a professional, she knows good hair when she feels it. Now, however, it is coming out in huge chunks!!!!!! I can't take a shower without having to clean out the drain afterwards. When I comb my hair, I feel like the majority of it ends up on the bathroom floor. Aughhhh!!!!!!!! Has anyone else experienced such awful hair loss? Tell me this will pass...I don't know if I am ready for Rogaine for Women.

Thursday, June 15, 2006


This is my first attempt ever at blogging. I am really pushing my technological capabilities! I have created this blog to keep family and friends updated with our happenings. I am also introducing Nora to anybody who has not "met" her yet. She is the highlight of our lives right now. She was born on February 23 after 13 hours of labor and an eventual c-section. I taught school for 7 years, but now get to stay at home with her...what a joy! I am going to be teaching a class in the fall for Harding University, so that will allow me to use my brain cells some. Enjoy her sweet pictures.

As you can see, she is all eyes and she looks exactly like her daddy. The only parts of me so far are her cowlick (poor girl...bangs will never be an option!) and her blue eyes. I'm hoping they stay that way :). I hope y'all enjoy these "occassional updates".

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