Monday, December 22, 2008

Everyone else is on vaca - why not me

Oh I know why...because this time last year I was at home with a wonderful, perfect, angel of a baby to enjoy my maternity leave all while using most if not ALL of my sick and vacation days for 2008. Thankfully I work for some awesome people so I was able to take days off here and there but I am not brave enough to test the waters to request days off right around the holidays so I am work...bummed...and ALONE.

The reason I am so bummed about being alone...KINDREDLY is off. Seriously!?!?! THIS STINKS. Of course I love her tons but the reason it stinks is...I FINISHED TWILIGHT, MOVED ON TO NEW MOON and I have NO ONE TO DISCUSS EDWARD WITH. My co-worker brought in her 12 year old daughter and I have been discussing my love for Edward with her all morning. THIS IS SAD.
(In case you don't follow, Leslie and Ashley talked up Twilight so much during an awesome dinner I had with them that I could not help myself when I went to Target that weekend and found it on sale for $8.37. I find no harm in ever buying something for myself under $10. I picked it up, started reading and NEVER PUT IT DOWN. I swear, it is probably as thick as Pride and Prejudice and I finished it in less than a week. Yesterday while Targeting again, I picked up New Moon (again $8.37..beat that Amazon) and could not be more irritated that a)I am at work, b)my boss is here...seriously of all days and c)have a meeting at 2 pm in DOUGLASVILLE with Crazy Lady. I thought of a million things in my ride to work to call her up with telling her that I could not meet her. I just have to get it over with. Edward, we will be together soon enough.

I may have been more prepared for mother hood if the baby books were this good. The only one I read was A Girlfriends Guide because it was silly and did not use big words.

The Twilight series is in the Pre-Teen section of the book store in case you were wondering why you never saw it. I explained to my friend Ray that since I do not consider myself very smart...these books are also on my level. Until Jen Lancaster puts out another series...I am living in Forks and searching for my Dear Edward. However, the 12 year old that is here in the office today did tell me that I could go on Team Jacob when I get more involved in the book.

So...Kindredly if you are out there...hit a girlfriend up!!! We must discuss. I think the 12 year old is tired of my questions because she did say...Why would someone as old as you like the book. OLD AS ME???

Also, my cousins 20 year old girlfriend called ma'am last night. Apparently I am starting to look old.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A year in pictures

A picture year in review.

Happy Birthday Owen

I cannot believe that it was a full year ago that Owen was born. Time has flown. It has been the best year!!! Jeff and I are so blessed to be the parents of such a wonderful child.

In one year he has gone from sleeping sweet baby to a movin and groovin crazy boy. I love it!!! I remember being so scared and intimidated by this sweet innocent baby with NO CLUE what to do. I still have no clue but Sweet Baby Owen makes being a mommy really simple.

He is crawling all over the place, using his walker to get around, into EVERYTHING, eating grown up food and drinking whole milk. He is growing up TOO FAST. I want to stop time now - just for today and relish in everything. But, this year has been a blast and I know every year in between will be as well.

He is by far the greatest thing that has ever happened to me and Jeff. I can tell he was hand picked for us by God and all of the loved ones hanging out in Heaven. I really think that Papa Bruce had a giant say in the selection process because only he would send me a sassy child with a giant personality and a great sense of humor. I say a thank you every night before going to bed.

Owen is lucky to have so many wonderful people in his life. As much as we are blessed to have him he is blessed to have so many wonderful friends, family, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins...the list goes on.