Sunday, August 19, 2007

Shameless Plug!

I started another blog, because I'm learning to knit! It's called N-E-W-Knitter. I also updated my sewing blog. Go have a look!


Eileen's Sewing Journal

Monday, August 13, 2007

Happy Birthday Ben!

My "baby" is 17 years old today! Happy Birthday Ben!

After 12 weeks of bedrest for preterm labor, then almost 3 weeks of walking around, having contractions but no baby, I was finally induced a few days early (I was due 8/17) and Ben was born at 6:12 p.m. He was 7 lbs. 2 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long. I can't believe 17 years has gone by since that day. Ben is a son to be proud of. He will be a senior in high school this year (homeschooled) and plans to go into a career in aviation. He loves music, movies, hanging out with friends, and anything aviation related of course. He works part-time as a bagger/checker at a local grocery store. He's a great big brother, a big help to me, and bigger than me!

My sister is watching the girls tonight while we take Ben out to dinner at Hu Hot Mongolian Grill. Yum!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

One Year Ago Today

We saw this picture....

....and received the referral for our second sweet daughter from China. She was exactly 10 months old, living in Kunming, Yunnan. She had a special need of ASD which turned out to be non-existant. She still has some delays but has made tons of progress in the past 9 months since we brought her home. Referral day is the BEST!


Tonight is the Packers first preseason game. But boo hoo, I won' t be able to watch it. I'll be at my 25 year high school class reunion. I'm sure the game will be on there so I can catch parts of it. I am a huge football fan and am training my girls the best I can. I don't know where I went wrong with Ben, he recently lost all interest in football. Sigh.

Here are some pictures of us in our Packer attire. None of them are real recent. I think I need some new Packer clothes for this winter. I still wear my Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XXXI Champions sweatshirt (they won it in 1997).

Thursday, August 02, 2007

At the beach

We were at a friend's cottage a few weekends ago (where the latest pics of Allison were taken). We went to a beach for a little while. Lindsey had a ball playing in the sand and running through the water (we forgot to pack swimming suits, ack! but it was too hot to stay long anyway). Allison was NOT so sure what she thought about the sand. She would cry if she had to walk in it (with or without shoes on). But she did eventually stick her hands in it to see what it was all about. (Reminds me of when we brought Lindsey home, she was scared to death to touch grass with her hands or feet. Allison was fine with that right away.) Just 2 pics from the beach...