Thursday, February 28, 2013


The older Dinah gets, the more her little personality just blossoms. She makes us laugh daily with her antics and the things she says. So, I figure it's time to start keeping up with some of the things that come out of her mouth, or what I like to call Dinah-isms. Here are a few examples.

Me: Are you a baby?
Dinah: No, I’m a BIG ol’ Dinah!

Me: You little monkey.
Dinah: No, I Dinah (insert full name). Not a monkey.

Dean: *scolding the dog for digging under the fence*
Dinah: Don’t yell at my Mucket! (musket)
Dean: She’s in trouble.
Dinah: No. She loves me!
Dean: I know she loves you, but she is in trouble.
Dinah: I LOVE HER!

Dinah sitting on the couch with her daddy as I leave for work: Bye, Mama!
Me: Bye, baby. I love you.
Dinah: Mama!
Me peeking back into the room: What?
Dinah: Daddy loves you.

Now, I just need to get better about writing things down as she says them so I don't forget.

Friday, February 22, 2013

High 5 For FRIDAY!

It's that time again! The end of the week. And, the day to link up with From My Grey Desk. So without further adieu, here's my Friday list. 

· My husband gave me a little bit of money for maternity clothes.  It’s amazing how much more confident a couple tank tops can make you feel. 

· My husband cooks me breakfast every morning. The older I get, the more I'm too lazy to get up early enough to make breakfast. And, he likes his breakfast so he's had to pick up the slack. He always gets up in time to cook for me, though, even when he doesn't have to be up until much later. He's a keeper. And, this week I've wanted biscuits and gravy so that's what I've gotten. Like I said, keeper!

·  My husband and I took some time last night for a late Valentine’s date.  We tried a new local restaurant that uses local ingredients in creative menu items.  Afterward, we went to a local bakery and coffee shop that we love. 

·  It’s been an interesting week.  It seems our year is continuing to follow the theme of big changes for our family.  We still have yet to see what exactly that is going to look like.  I have a feeling we won’t really know until the year is over and we look back on it. 

·  We still miss some of the things about our old house, but being closer to town and work is proving to have so many benefits.  For instance, Dean spent one day this week meeting with several different contractors and running errands.  He was able to come home for a few minutes in between, and come home and make a sandwich for lunch.  We got to see him more, and he didn’t have to wait around in town twiddling his thumbs. 

Notice how so much of this has started with "my husband" this or "my husband" that? I love that man!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Big Announcement

Last week, I mentioned in my High Five for Friday post that I had a big announcement coming up. If you're part of my close family, or friends with my husband on Facebook you likely already know what it is. Or, if you're like my sister-in-law and just intuitive like that, you may have guessed. Otherwise, I have news for you. 
This fall, about the time Dinah turns three, she'll be getting a little sister or brother. I had my first OB appointment this week, and things are looking great. 
I had a feeling this year would hold big changes. I didn't know this would be one of them, though. 
I hope you enjoy your Valentines today. My little group of valentines is about to get little bigger. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

High Five For Friday

I've done this a time or two before. Today, I'm linking up with Lauren at From My Grey Desk. 

1. The weather was nice early this week, so we took Musket to the dog park on Monday.  Then we all went on a walk.  On Tuesday, Dinah and I played with her in the backyard.  I’ve got a good dog, and a good kid.  I like them. 

2. We’re going to Kansas this weekend for my niece’s 4th birthday.  I like that kid, too.  I’d tell you what we got her, but she hasn’t opened it yet, so it’s a secret.  I will tell you that I’d enjoy it as much as she will.  Oh, and we get to meet our youngest baby niece for the first time! That’ll be fun.

3. My body is falling apart.  I’m on antibiotics for an ear infection, and now my eye is acting funny so I’ve been wearing glasses the last two days.  I hate glasses.  Someday maybe I’ll get Lasik and eliminate this problem.  Not necessarily a highlight of my week, but it’s been a big part.  

4. We got a call from Dean’s cousin’s little girls this morning selling Girl Scout Cookies.  I’ve been waiting for this call.  Seriously, I’ve been thinking about it for days.  I confessed this to my husband, who told me that he had too.  Bring on the Thin Mints…and Samoas (or whatever they call them now)…and Tagalongs.  On that note, if Dinah ever joins the girl scouts, she’ll have it made.  Her grandpa buys boxes upon boxes of Girl Scout cookies every year, from pretty much anybody that asks him.  Then he freezes them and eats them throughout the year.  Come to think of it, why do I not do that?

5. I said I was going to write more this year, and so far I haven’t done so well.  But, I have an exciting announcement coming next week, so that will probably change.