July 7, 2009

Trying Something New

I stumbled across The Simple Woman's Daybook and thought I would give it a try. You are supposed to post this every Monday but since I just came across it I'm posting mine today.

Outside my window... The sun is shining and it's hot!

I am thinking... about how much I have to get done before we put our house on the market, about the never ending pile of laundry and how much I miss my little man.

I am thankful for... the opportunity to be a Mommy to Noah and a wife to Shawn. I'm the luckiest woman alive!

From the kitchen... I'm trying to come up with something to serve on Wednesday night. We are having our new Pastor over my in-law's house and I am supposed to bring an appetizer. Any suggestions?

I am creating... I am planning on creating a couple of Taggies blankets for Noah. I discovered this on someones blog but I can't for the life of me remember who it was so if it was you drop me a comment so I can give you credit. Noah is obsessed with tags on anything and spends his time studying all of the tags on his toys. So, I figured this would be great for him. Once I get them finished I will post a picture of the finished product.

I am going... camping the weekend of the 17th. I'm so excited! This will be Noah's first camping trip and Shawn and I haven't been in forever. We are going to Codorus in PA which is our absolute favorite place to camp. I'm thinking Noah will enjoy it because he loves the outdoors. They have a swimming pool so I'm hoping that the weather will be nice so that we can do some swimming too.

I am reading... Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Did I mention that I am obsessed with Happy Potter? I always reread the book right before the movie comes out so that's why I am rereading this one.

I am hoping... to sign up for a cake decorating class. I love decorating cakes and I really want to learn how to use fondant. My dream job would be to open up a bakery but I seriously doubt that will ever happen...a girl can dream can't she?

I am hearing... the constant Baltimore City sounds (sirens and traffic)..

Around the house... is a disaster! We are trying to de-clutter our house so we can put it on the market. Needless to say this is quite a task. I'm actually looking forward to having a decluttered house though. I"m just hoping that we move into our new house before fall because I love decorating for fall and I will be very sad if all of my fall decorations are packed away.

One of my favorite things... is looking forward to a day off! I have Thursday off because Noah has a doctor's appointment and we are taking the remainder of the day to do some work around the house.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Wednesday we are going to my in-laws to get to know our new pastor as mentioned above, Thursday Noah has a doctor's appointment in the morning and we will be working around the house as mentioned above, Friday we plan to continue to work around the house (as much as you can work around the house when you have a six month old), Saturday we have a memorial service to attend, Sunday is the usual church service and then hopefully more working around the house.

Here is picture I am sharing...

This is Shawn and I many many summers ago while camping at Codorus. I'm not sure what year this is from but I can tell you that based on the fact that I am wearing a bikini it has been a while. Lets put it this way, I haven't worn a bikini is SEVERAL years!


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  2. That's a fabulous photo! You guys look great!
    Too late to make a recommendation for an appetizer :o(

    The cake decorating class is a wonderful idea. Who knows when the opportunity might present itself for you to utilize your passion.

    Hope ya'll had a great time and that Noah's appointment went well.
    Best wishes,

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