Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ho Hum

I got these little pink bootie shoes for Daisy to wear in our family Christmas picture that we are taking. Her feet are too chubby to fit in normal shoes and I wanted something that she can wear with socks on and keep her feetsies nice and warm this winter. These were super cheap at TJ Max and super cute if I do say so myself. Wouldja just look at the chunk on my little girl's legs. I know you are all thinking it, wow, she is chunky! Yup, I like my kids round and jolly. Baby rolls make me so happy; like eating a big piece of fresh baked cake only better!! haha. I would like to privy you to the fat that our house is 84 degrees inside. I have been sweating profusely here for the past week so me, Joey and Daisy try to wear as little as possible and forget make-up or doing my hair. My hair ends up being plastered to my neck and my make up melts off my face. We were trying to get through the rest of the season without fixing our AC unit but, I finally broke today. This is just too much heat for all of us. I'm feeling crabby and irritable and we are sluggish. Hope we can get the issue resolved tomorrow if the AC company will ever call us back. Fingers crossed.

I'll be the first to admit that blogging has taken last priority in my life lately and probably will continue to do so for some time. I'm still working full time until November 5th, I'm doing photography sessions every weekend and editing takes me every free second I have each evening after Daisy goes to bed and I'm being a mama and wife in every other free moment. I'm swamped and tired and definitely burning the candle at both ends right now but, otherwise doing okay. Just trying to pace myself right now. I really do look forward to getting back into the swing of things and learning a new and different balance when I am no longer working my outside job; however, we are coming up on one of the busiest times of the year so balance might have to wait a while:). I'm going "home" to California for Christmas with my hubs and I get to show Daisy off to everyone there for the first time. I'm very excited about this. I do have a question for you traveling mamas have you dealt with the 3 hour time change and an infant who relies heavily on a schedule when you travel from coast to coast? We will be flying from NC to CA so it will be much earlier. Kinda dreading that part of things. Any suggestions, thoughts? Can't wait to see our families and spend the joyous holiday with them this year!! Such a blessing!

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  1. isn't it crazy how hot it is?!?! I think after tomorrow it will be A LOT hope for this fall weather! I love chunky babies as you have seen with my boys them round and squeezable! She is adorable my dear! You are about to change life's journey big time and I can imagine how crazy life is right now. One day at a time right? Hope you are enjoying your last days of work:-)

  2. I love her shoes. Too cute! I know I am tired of this hot & cold stuff.

    Good luck traveling. Don't have much advice cause we have never traveled out of time zones.

  3. Wow, you sound SO busy!! I wish I had advice about traveling, but we've never traveled with a time change.

    Our AC broke one summer in 100 degree weather. I didn't last a day. I feel your pain.

    Daisy's bootie shoes are so cute!
    Big Fat Mama

  4. 3 hours? Pssshhhh! Try 9! Change her naptimes a couple of days before. Or, depending on the time you guys fly you can make the flight her naptime. It usually worked out pretty well with H. We'll be praying it goes smoothly! AND we'll have to get together while your in CA! I'll be there then too! YAY! Oh and we definitely like chunky babies! H was 18lbs at 3 months!!! :) ha ha ha ha! She is so stinkin cute and so are you!

  5. Seriously, those legs always make me laugh! She is so cute and I can't wait to see you guys in Dec. Hang in there Casey and before you know it, this crazy season will be over and you'll be in another one. :-) You're doing great!!!

  6. what great encouraging quotes/verses!!!!! i loved them!!!! thank you!

  7. I love the booties! I noticed them before I read about them. How cute! And the chunk? ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!! I noticed you typed a Freudian slip! Can you find it? I only say that because I wrote "orgasm" instead of "organism" in my psychology notes yesterday during class! =) Your slip wasn't sexual in nature though! Anywho...I am completely 100% with you that blogging has to come last at times. I have been feeling the guilt of not being on the blog in a week(ish) but school, a son who plays football 6 days/week, a daughter who dances 6 days/week and other life stuff like grocery shopping, illnesses, injuries, going to the pumpkin patch, going to the mailbox, putting on a bra...all that crap adds up!!!

  8. You will be fine with the time change! We traveled from FL to CA when Z was 10 months and he was scheduled very well. I pretty much kept him on his schedule as we traveled, and by the time we arrived, he was so exhausted from a full day of traveling, that he fell asleep exactly when he was supposed to! He adapted to the time change better than we did - lol - and way better than expected. :)

  9. Those are adorable booties!!!!

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  10. You are one busy mama! LOVE the pictures!

    I agree with Karen on the traveling... I think it will all fall into place!

  11. Oh SO cute! I love coming to your blog and seeing the cute baby pictures posted. Thanks for sharing them. :)

    I don't know what to tell you about the hour change for Daisy's schedule but I'll be praying it works out for you! Hopefully you'll come by GL and show off that bundle of joy!! (hint hint)

  12. Those shoes could not be any cuter. And her chuncky monkey legs are adorable. Traveling...I found that with KLV she was exhausted so we were able to put her to bed earlier which forced her to adjust more quickly. That and it's good to resign yourself to the fact that she'll be a little off.

  13. Hello friend! I've missed you! I've been MIA from the blogging world this week and I feel cut off! I understand the burning a candle at both ends - I'm there as well. Many hugs to you. Miss Daisy is a doll!


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