24 November 2013
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16 November 2013
6am. Wake up, fold laundry from the night before, get all of Sam's stuff packed for the day, clean up, feed Sam, then I get myself ready for work.
(Dad picks up with Sam from here)
7:30am. I leave the house and head for the bus stop, 7 minute walk.
7:40am. Hop on bus.
8:12am. My day starts at the office. I do love what I do for a living and work at a beautiful hotel.
12:53pm. Catch the MAX light rail train to go feed Sam.
1:55pm. Back at work.
5:03pm. Catch the MAX to pick up Sam.
5:45pm. Catch the #58 bus.
6:30pm. Walk 20 minutes and then we're home.
In the evenings, we play together and wait for Steven to get home at 8:30pm. Once I put Sam down to sleep and he will want to feed again around 2 or 3am.
...come the next day, rinse and repeat but Sam is always teaching me something new everyday and Steven and I decided that we need to come up with a date for our wedding next year. Any suggestions???? Sometime early fall maybe???
10 November 2013
My parents, one loves football, the other doesn't. My brother and sisters' alma mater. Go Dawgs!!! Thanks Papa for sending this to me. xo
My soon to be mother in law gave me this pebble with a message over 5 years ago and the last photo is of me at Elberry Cove with Steven last year thanks all to you Mum!!!
09 November 2013
Someone said to me I seem to be always happy, post always the good. Here's a pic of me right after giving birth dealing with an epidural headache..
Finally. I have a moment, a single sliver of free time to jot a few words down here at Freckled. Girl. Talk. Ever since Sam was born I finally get what it means to have a real sense of purpose in life. Besides having made a good life for myself and having an amazing man to share every moment with, having Sam in our lives has made my life complete. Sam has already brought me closer to Steven and to those around us, especially our family here in Portland and those out in Michigan and Georgia along with aunts, uncles and cousins in Holland, Germany, Romania and England. Speaking of international flavor, we are going to apply for Sam to have triple citizenship: American/Canadian/British. I can't wait to travel with Sam and Steven!!! I can't wait for the holidays, especially Crimbo, that's abbreviated English slang for Christmas, I can't wait to watch my little boy grow up surrounded by love, family and our good friends. I came to Portland via a one way ticket seven years ago and look what I have now!!!
What I am not looking forward to is turning 40 on December 6th...I shall save that post for another day. Here's a photo of Sam pretending to look 40...."oh Mom, you look great to me!"