Friday, April 24, 2009

I would like to introduce myself...

But I do not yet know my name. Welcome to the world Baby Girl Long. April 24 th 8:17 am 7 lbs 7.8 ounces. Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Final Days

These past couple of days have brought some sadness while anticipating the baby's arrival. Isaac has been super cudly and very attentive to me and I realized that we are in the final days of him being the only child. Gone will be the days where just the two of us decide what our schedule will hold. Gone will be the days (at least for a couple of years) that we stay in bed watching cartoons until 9am and have breakfast in bed.

Isaac has been an amazing first child. What a remarkable young boy he is! I am so proud of him even on his worst days. Sometimes, he walks towards me and I wonder if this child is really mine. Where has that smile come from? There is nothing quite like it, and I don't know of many things that can immediatly change my attitude like Isaac's smile.
I am thankful for the past two years and being Isaac's mom. I am amazed at the ability his life has had to bring out the best in me. There is nothing I take more seriously than being his mom. My prayer is that God would give me wisdom to teach and guide him, to love and nurture him, to protect his heart and to show him how to love others.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Catching up on posting photos

Playing in the dirt...

Baking a Derby Pie with mom.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday

Our family has had a lot to do these past weeks. There has been very little downtime and we don't leave the front door without an agenda of 3 or more things to accomplish. Well, with baby #2 due in 11 days, today was the last official day of scheduled events...and was it an event! We attended our church on a beautiful Northern Virginia day to celebrate in full force, the ressurection of Jesus. The boiling and hiding of eggs will have to happen this evening since all other disposable time was spent preparing the various extra-familial events in which we are involved. We were able, however, to snap an auto-timed photo of ourselves before we changed out of our Easter garb. Now it's time for a beautiful Easter nap!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The New Refrigerator

Well, we did it. We finally bought our first stainless steel appliance. We got an amazing deal on a returned item (returned due to a buyer who neglected to measure the available space the unit needed to fit into, thus, it was too big). Since it was in stock, they (Lowe's) were able to deliver it the very next day! Great start, huh?
Well, after it was delivered ahead of schedule on Saturday morning and plugged in, throughout the day the temperature went from 61 degrees in the unit, to 63. Our beautiful new appliance, was broken.
I am happy to report that all is operational after John, the very lovely GE repairman, visited our home this morning to fix a crack in a sealing system and added some more Freon. Lowe's has even promised to kindly replace $125 of our lost food. Thank you Nicole and Grayson (managers).
I have 15 days from date of purchasing the appliance, to purchase the additional 5-year Extended Warranty. I'll be visiting there tomorrow!