Monday, October 25, 2010


Well, I don't want to speak too soon....but I think we are all BABYWISE in this house! It truly only took 3 days of terrible crying for Caleb to figure out how to fall asleep without me rocking or patting him to sleep! We have a "typical routine" now..minus the fact that we were out of town for the weekend and got him off =) We seem to all be doing well with it now! WOHOO!
As for our weekend! It was grand! We got to eat lunch with my old college roomie on Saturday. It was so nice to see her smiling face again after too long! Then we were wanting to go to the botanical gardens after Caleb napped, but it was we just hung out. Then we met my sister and Matthew +1, Swag & Clare, and Michael at Fuzzy's for dinner, followed by watching the Horned Frogs beat Air Force! Caleb did surprisingly well at the game! TCU has changed so much! It is hard to believe it is the same school that I went to! But oh how I love Fort Worth! Just being there made me miss that beautiful city so much! Sunday morning Clare and I had a 20 mile race along the Trinity River...another thing I miss about FTW, beautiful running areas! I am so proud of us! We finished! WOHOOO!

What a blessed weekend!
Happy Monday!


Friday, October 22, 2010

Go Rangers!

Congrats to our beloved Texas Rangers on making it to their first world series! WOHOO!! Now I will have to find some tickets to get my hubby for his bday...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Not Mine

Here are some pics I am terribly late in posting...

picnic in our backyard!

we love to go to the park!

from our trip to San Antonio


from our second, slightly more successful attempt at a Ranger's game

Today I was thinking about the things/people I think belong to me. My house, my family, my friends, our money, etc...I remembered they are not mine. They belong to the Lord. They are simply on loan to me and he can take them back at any time. Therefore I should simply be grateful for the time he has given them to me to "borrow." And enjoy them all the more now.

Todays Blessings:
  • My precious husband
  • My beautiful son
  • Our lovely home
  • A morning run
  • Coffee...mmm (brazilian coffee!! from a sweet friend)
  • Mom and Dad
  • Voting!
  • Our Blessed Mother
  • My roses in bloom
  • Nap time
  • My Lord and Savior



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Holy Spirit

Well, I am praying to the Holy Spirit today to give me strength! We are trying to implement babywise recommendations into our lifestyle, only we are starting a little late...I am praying that this is the right thing to do and that God will give me the strength to listen to my baby cry, knowing that in the end it is what is best for him. Sleep is so important for my little guy, but he fights it so badly! I have been talking with a very wise woman from church who has 6 beautiful children that are very well behaved, with wonderful manners, selfless children...she said they did babywise and it teaches them self-control etc...a fruit of the holy spirit! Therefore I am praying for the same for me! Self-control not to run in there when he starts crying! (or has been crying for 20 min!) It should only take several days and then we should be good! Please pray for us!

Looking forward to this coming weekend...

*going to Fort Worth (in and of itself AMAZING!)

*see Courtney and Matthew and baby belly

*TCU game

*20 -mile race



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Well, think are good here. Busy as usual, but blessed. Still waiting for the leaves to change the temperature to drop a bit more!
I am in full marathon training mode...this past weekend was a 15miler, and this saturday is an 18miler. MMMM, love that soreness that comes after a long run! I am enjoying my training with my friend Clare. It is so nice to have company, and good company at that! The marathon is December 5...White Rock, so less than two months!
Caleb is busy trying to stand on his own...he can pull up just fine now, and tries to let go and stand on his own, but he just plops down...he is growing like a weed! He is still teething, working on 4 on top and 2 more on bottom. He is such a happy little guy, he smiles at everyone, from the check-out lady at the grocery to Father Don or Father Justin at mass. You can just tell that every now and then he just makes someone's day (I am not biased at all!)
Darryl is busy with school. He does so well! I am so proud of him! When he is not at the hospital he is being an excellent husband or father! Helping out around the house or watching Caleb while I work.

I can't believe Caleb is 8months old! Wow! What a blessed 8 months!