Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Today we laid to rest your Great Grandpa Henderson. Oh how I wish you were old enough to remember him. He loved you so much. When we took you to see him on his final night with us, he responded immediately to you... you were such a joy to him.
I have so many wonderful memories of Grandpa Henderson - the snickers bars he always had in his truck, the wonderful woodworking projects he made for us, the way he would always tell us he had just gotten a permanent when we would ruffle his hair.
He lived so much of his life in service to others, whether it be serving on a board or volunteering to drive others to doctor appointments. He loved to play cards and share stories. He thrived on being around people.
Your Great Grandpa will still get to see you grow and change as he watches you from above. Know that he is proud of you and loves you.
Love you! Mom
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I do have a few rules for using coupons though:
1. Use coupons on items you would buy otherwise. Although I have used a coupon as an excuse to try something new, I don't make that a habit. If I saved $1, but spent $6 on something I normally wouldn't buy, I didn't really save anything.
2. Read the coupon closely. The item pictured isn't necessarily what you have to buy. I had a make-up coupon the other day that was for $1 off any product. The pictured product was a $12 foundation, but the coupon was a much better deal on the $2 eye shadow, which is what I needed.
3. Sometimes, even with a coupon for the name brand, it is cheaper to buy the store brand.
4. Try to stack coupons with items that are already on sale. This requires being organized. I'm usually not this organized.
5. Stack coupons when available. Most stores will take a store coupon and a manufacturer's coupon on the sale item.
OK, so not rocket science, but maybe it made you think about your own coupon strategies.
I think the people that save mega bucks take advantage of stores that offer double-coupon opportunities. None of the stores in our area do that, but if you had that chance, I'm sure you could save big bucks!
There you go, Megan! :)
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
and my friend Anne, she can't see it either.
but the IT guy at work can see it - he said the country music was burning his ears.
So I guess I will just continue to post blindly, unless someone who is reading this knows loads about computers and is willing to help me out.
Until then, read on if you can, and enjoy the pretty background... that I can't see. sigh.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Why the changes you ask? I checked my stats the other day and was a bit astounded at the amount of people I don't know that visit this blog. Then I started looking at what I have in this blog... our full names, city we live in, and where we work are all out there for the viewing public. I would love to believe that everyone in this world is kind and trustworthy, but I watch too much Criminal Minds to be that niave. So I have decided to make us a little more obscure... I'll still use our first names, but our last name will disappear from the title and the URL.
Another reason why I have decided to change the URL is because I think we have outgrown it a little... Baby L is now Clara, and this blog is about more than following our pregnancy. I think this title will fit a little longer as our family grows and changes.
Thanks so much for your reader-ship! You have no idea how much it means to me! mamie
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Heading out to the mailbox!
All bundled up!
Now we're off to feed Clara's Cluckers! (aka the chickens!)
I LOVE getting together with the girls; I'm just sorry it happens so little… This past weekend was one of those rare opportunities, and I enjoyed in thoroughly!
As some of you know, I attended a parochial elementary school. It was (and still is) a small school, with multiple grades in one classroom. This means you get to be good friends with students in the classes above and below you. There were 7 of us that became really close, attending each other's birthday parties, playing at recess, rooming together at the New Ulm Basketball Tournament… During college, we lost touch a little, as we were studying at different schools in different cities/states, but several years ago someone suggested we all together around Christmas time to catch up. So began our annually (sometimes semi-annually!) CLS Girls Get-Together. Someone volunteers to host, and we all arrive bearing appetizery type food, and wine. Lots of wine. We talk, laugh, talk, and laugh some more. It.is.awesome!
Our current stats are:
1 preschool teacher
1 free-spirit former peace corp volunteer
I didn't get home until after 2am. Seriously. I haven't done that since, well, the last time we got together! So much fun.
Next weekend it will be Girlie Get-Together #2 with the 4-H ladies – can't wait!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Age: 6 months
Weight: 16lbs 9oz
Length: 26 inches
Eating: 1 meal of cereal and veggies and /or fruit. At least, she is supposed to be eating 1 meal a day, but daddy has a hard time doing it, so sometimes he skips… mommy is not happy about that.
Sleeping: Sleeping has been in upheaval recently. Clara goes down between 8 & 9pm, wakes several times during the night, and is usually up for the day at 7am or so. So I am not getting much sleep.
Wearing: Depending on the outfit, 3-6 and 6-9 month outfits. The biggest challenge is leg length. I am grateful for leggys that I can put on to cover the 2-3 inch gap between the bottom of her pants and her socks!
Movement: Rolls from front to back very easily, although always to the same side. Not a big fan of being on her stomach, so she doesn’t roll back to her stomach very often. Still considered a supported sitter, but we are working on it. Can stand with help for balance.
Talking: LOTS! Baba, dada, and the mmmmm sound are heard quite often around our house. Also a grrrrr sound. She is very boisterous! She is also really into shaking her head “no”.
New milestones: Everything seems new at the point. But I love it when she shakes her head when you ask her a question, and then smiles like she really knows what she just did!