Monthly Archives: December 2006

I lied

So I lied. Here’s a picture of Hayden with the big guy:

Santa brought us everything we wanted this year: a beautiful, happy baby boy.

We’ll be asking for a good night’s sleep (or several!) in the year to come.

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Baby’s First/Second Christmas

Since we had Baby’s First Christmas November 25, December 25 is Hayden’s First/Second Christmas. Hopefully next year we’ll be consolidating the nomenclature.

Santa brought Hayden an adorable set of table and chairs (picture; Santa shops at Bed, Bath and Beyond, which of course now has them for 50% off. Poor overspending Santa) which are waiting for him at home (we’re in San Diego with Ryan’s parents; the drive was lovely and yes, that’s sarcasm). Here he has a ball, two BYU baseball caps, a BYU sweatshirt (can you tell his parents met at BYU?), Down by the Bay songbook and CD, a Leap Frog Phonics bus, a Leap Frog Baby Little Touch LeapPad book and a Leap Frog Baby Little Touch LeapPad puzzle (two separate electronic devices). Oh, and of course, Leap Frog Maracas that he opened last week. They go great with his Leap Frog Drum (and his baby piano).

Ryan’s right: we should’ve bought stock in Leap Frog.

The other big news: Hayden’s first spontaneous steps! He just decided to walk to Mom while we were talking with his great grandparents (whom he met last Thursday for the first time). We have a little video of him walking yesterday, but sorry, no pictures or videos until we get home (don’t want to tie up my in-laws’ phone line forever—we’re on dial up here).

Holiday shopping: check. Holiday baking: check. Holiday knitting: almost check. VERY close. Holiday wrapping: one more recipient’s gift to go. Shopping days till Christmas: -1.

Thank you to everyone and we hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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Dearth

The word of the day is dearth. I’ll use it in a sentence: there has been a dearth of photos of my sweet baby on here lately!

Some cute pictures from the last little while.

Baby’s First Christmas
Hayden curled up with a good . . . cell phone.
Baby in a cage!
I don’t think that’s the intended use of the block walker.
Almost good enough to frame
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Only 3 more shopping days until Christmas! (Sunday doesn’t count)

Yep, only 3 more shopping days until Christmas (if you don’t do business on Sundays). So far, I have only one more thing to buy for Christmas presents.

I’m done with all of my Christmas baking: 3 1/2 dozen rolls, 6 loaves of bread, cookies, desserts, presents and (I know it isn’t baking) a dozen jars of vanilla pear jelly.

I have one knitting project nearly finished and two (hopefully quick!) projects to start and finish before Christmas.

And I have wrapped absolutely nothing.

We head out tomorrow afternoon for sunny San Diego. Lots of knitting time in the car, I hope.

It’ll be nice to be in a place with a high temperature above freezing. The high today was 30 degrees F. The low was 14. It’s always a bit of a shock for me to drive through town and see one of those time/temp clocks with a negative Celsius reading. Yeah, the high today was -1 degrees C. The low was -10. And we went out delivering gifts after dark with Hayden. We must be crazy.

Grrrret Scot!

Apparently, the Scottish military is running a bit short on kilts. According to MSN, they have 1 for every 15 soldiers.

We have two kilts they might could borrow. Okay, so they’re Ryan’s and, I think for at least one of them, he would rather go fight himself than loan it to someone that might hurt it. Oh, and also, they’re the wrong pattern. Here’s the best full body shot I have handy:

However, I think our flannel sheets are the right pattern. $30 at Kohl’s, guys. Run on down.

[MSN story]

Big debut

This morning I made my grand debut into the real Internet marketing blogging sphere. Here’s my introduction (though I’m almost too modest to link to this!).

I’m super excited about this opportunity. Over the past few months, I’ve become just a little attached to my RSS reader. (Hayden and Ryan might never see my eyes again if I went mobile with my RSS!) And now, 2-3 times a week I’ll be on a well-known Internet marketing blog.

On Facebook, they used to have a pull down menu for occupation. There were options like “secret ops,” etc. If they still had that, today I would feel like I could officially select the option “Kind of a big deal.”

Yep, that’s me.

Side note: I really thought I would be less busy after losing my job. Oh well, it’s the holiday rush.