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Not Keeping Up


I give up.



Daylight Savings Time wins.



It’s kicking our behinds this year.



It doesn’t help that we’re out playing later and later when we’d normally be home hunkered down in our goodnight dresses.



Between being focused on my dad, baseball practice and DST – I haven’t even thought about naming the new baby in a week. A week! That’s unheard of for me.



I’ll adjust to all of this right? And things will fall into place? Right?



Time is flying by me.


Before I know it, it’ll be July, the baby will be here and the poor thing will be nameless and roomless.


March 13, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Carrie T - A picture of AR without her tongue sticking out! I don’t believe it. =)

March 13, 2009 - 12:12 pm

bohemianbailie - names just come somtimes and I bet without so much tinking the most natural one will just pop into your head one day in the most unexpected way

March 13, 2009 - 12:21 pm

Susan Marie - My youngest came a little early, and the DH and I had still not agreed on a girl’s name. So when SHE appeared (we didn’t know the gender ahead of time), her big sisters named her!

Couldn’t help but notice the warm weather attire… we were in the high 80′s for a week here in Texas, then a wet cold front blew in Tuesday. It hasn’t stopped raining, or gotten above 42 for 3 days now. Praise God for the rain – we’ve been in drought mode for 18 months – but I could do without the cold!!

March 13, 2009 - 12:30 pm

Liz A. - No biggie. I wasn’t named for a week. The hospital called and my grandfather picked up the phone. The nurse said my birth certificate was going to say Baby Bryant if they didn’t tell them a name right then. My grandfather asked, “How about Mary Elizabeth?” No one disagreed, that’s what he told the nurse and so I was named. It always works itself out, the surprise lies in how!

March 13, 2009 - 2:53 pm

fencepost - It’ll all come together at once. Enjoy the DST and have faith.

March 13, 2009 - 10:45 pm

Karen - DST is kicking my butt too! I think Arizona may be on to something by not observing it.

As far as names go….my youngest was almost a month old before we decided on a name. She is no worse for it.

March 14, 2009 - 7:44 am

ellie k - We wanted a girl the first time around so we had a girls name all ready but it came out and we had a boy. He went 3 or 4 days as baby boyKennedy before we picked a name.

March 15, 2009 - 5:32 pm

Dana - We had our first daughter’s name picked out, but had she been a he, we’d have been in trouble. Second daughter — this time we knew she was a daughter in advance — was easy to name, thanks to the first: we have an Autumn and a Summer!

My suggestion for a name is, of course, Dana! It’s a fine and noble name. :)

March 15, 2009 - 7:54 pm

Lisha - Love the photo’s especially the first one. Are those pink blossoms falling down or pink flowers springing up??

It took us a couple of days after our third son was born to decide on his name, but the first two were pretty easy and decided before they were born.

March 16, 2009 - 6:26 am

the Cotton Wife - Thanks, Lisha!

I wish they were flowers… but they’re just weeds. I think someone ::cough cough:: is not too happy that I publicized the weeds in his field!

- Jennifer


I Was Supposed To Be Doing Laundry


I was supposed to be folding laundry. The same laundry I was supposed to have folded yesterday.


The Cotton Husband was helping me out by giving the baby a bath  – not that he wouldn’t ordinarily do that (bless his heart), but this time I had a task to accomplish.


And that task was NOT taking grainy photos of the full moon.



I’m pretending this one is pointillism.



But how could I help myself? It’s 70 degrees outside and the moon is beautiful.



A few years ago I’d have been outside enjoying the starry sky with CH.  Now he’s inside giving the baby a bath and I’m with my camera.

Maybe we need a babysitter every now and then.

March 9, 2009 - 7:01 pm

Rhea - Very cool photos. I would love to spend some time outside in the night taking photos of the moon. What a great idea!

March 10, 2009 - 7:17 am

fencepost - Sometimes you just have to let things go and have a me minute.
Great nighttime photos!

March 10, 2009 - 7:55 am

Jennifer - That’s the problem – finding babysitters. I never seem to find one when I need one! Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing :) I can’t wait until it’s 70 degrees here!

March 10, 2009 - 9:36 am

Kath - Some moments you just have to take advantage of!! You have to love a guy that changes diapers/gives baths!!!

I shared pics of our kitchen finally!

March 10, 2009 - 9:59 am

anna - You should call me to keep her, I’m just down the road. Jay and I love everybody else’s babies!!

March 11, 2009 - 1:47 pm

Karen - Beautiful pictures. You do need a baby sitter. If I was closer I would offer.

March 13, 2009 - 6:19 am

Caution - Tell CH thank-you from me for freeing you up to have that date with your camera. 70 degrees? At night? Someday. Someday :)


Time Marches On


…no matter what turmoil you may have it your life. So it is with baseball practice. This is the worst possible week for it to start but guess what? It did anyway.


But Pumpkin was really excited about it, so I took it as a blessed distraction for both of us.

She’s in the big leagues this year. The big time. The big show.




After four years of teeball, she’s finally movin’ on up.

March 6, 2009 - 8:25 am

Carrie T - I have to wait until June to start playing. :( Lucky girl.

March 6, 2009 - 9:39 am

anna - This reminds me of all the ball games we’ve been drug around with our brothers playing. We’ve definitely done our bleachers time!

March 6, 2009 - 3:17 pm

Fencepost - YOU GO, GIRL!
Show ‘em how it’s done.
Even if it is too cold.
What I wouldn’t give for those days again.

March 7, 2009 - 4:29 pm

Jessie - Looking good. Calli starts hers tomorrow.