Thursday, April 26, 2007

So many things....

It has just been another crazy week. Drew has been sick, and is still dealing with the pain in his foot. He went to the Podiatrist on Monday and she was finally able to figure out what is wrong. He has tendonitis really bad. So she is custom making him some insoles for his shoes, so we are hoping that will help!

Mary started Softball last week. So we are going to games a couple of times a week. I will post pics of her playing next week! She is really excited that there are only a few weeks of school left!

Julianna is saying "Dad" now and is into EVERYTHING. She is really trying hard to walk, but just needs to get her balance figured out. She is such a little ham. I am loving every minute with her.

I am busily getting ready for Rochelle's wedding. Her bachelorette party and personal shower are Saturday night. It is going to be so much fun! We are all going to dinner at Crave and then I rented a suite at Chase Suites and we are going to have a great night of laughter and girl talk and some other fun things that I can't post in case she reads this - they are a surprise!!! Then breakfast at the Machine Shed on Sunday morning! It will be great fun.

Next week is her wedding! I know I posted about that below, but I am just so stinkin' excited about it! We are spending Friday the 4th (which happens to be my birthday, and I can't think of a better way to spend it than with my best-friend the say before her wedding) getting our nails done and doing last minute preparations. Then Drew is preparing a fabulous feast for the rehearsal dinner. It will be a great day!!!

I am off tonight to meet Rochelle for some last minute clothes shopping for Sat. night! Hopefully we can find a few bargains......

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Rochelle is Getting Married!!!!

Only 2 weeks and 2 days until my best friend Rochelle (Ro-Ro, Wren, Aunt Ro) gets married!!!! I am so stinkin' excited for her! Her wedding will be outside on May 5th, so we are praying for a bright sun shiny day and lots of laughter and fun! For those of you that know Ro Ro, you know she is absolutely the most wonderful, beautiful and amazing friend a girl could ask for!

She takes such good care of me and has been such a great aunt Ro (or Wren - this was Mary's nickname for her when she first met her) to the girls!

We have a special girls weekend (which I will post pics of) planned for her next weekend and I can't wait to spend these last few days with her before the wedding. It will be a great time!

Congrats Rochelle! Thank you so much for letting me be part of your special day and for being such a great friend to me all these years! Andy is one lucky guy!!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Annette Lee!

O.k. so I am totally copying some of my other friends who post what they love most about their friends/family members on their birthdays. I am a couple of days late, but Monday was my good friend Annette's birthday.

Why I adore Annette:

~She can always make me laugh

~She has the sweetest spirit and soul of anyone I have ever met

~She is so beautiful and stylish

~She has a great relationship with her husband (who adores her)

~She always makes sure her friends are taken care of
~She loves a good girls night

~She loves my girls

~She loves my husband - in the "you are so lucky to have him, he is so lucky to have you" kind of way

~The girl can accessorize!

~She is there whenever you need her

Thanks Annette for being such a wonderful friend all these years! Can't wait for our next girls night out! April 28th will be a blast!!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Last night Julianna had her first experience with spaghetti. Needless to say - she loved it and loved hamming it up for the camera! She is such a great kid and is so good at trying all of these new foods, but I think this is her new favorite! She loved it so much, she had 2 helpings!

Julianna's First Easter!!!

It was a fun day. We went to church and then to my grandparents for lunch. My grandpa is so great with Julianna, he just loves her so much and she loves him. She was pretty spoiled all day, and she loved it! Drew's foot was a little sore after all of that (he has a stress fracture on the bottom of his foot from working so much and being on it for 16 hours at a time!). Then we headed home and had a nice afternoon together as a family - after I took a much needed nap! It was a great day and it was nice to be able to spend the day with the girls!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

New Teeth!

It has been a rough week at the Stinson household. Jules has been cutting 4 new teeth and I can only imagine how much they must be hurting. We finally broke down and gave her baby orajel. Too bad there is not an organic orajel out there! I guess it doesn't matter, because that stuff works wonders!!! She was fine after that and it has helped her (and mom) sleep better!

She is literally everywhere now and is becoming so smart at figuring things out. She is crawling so much and it so tired of her bottle. LOVES to drink straight from the big girl glass!
Last night Drew and I went to bed early because he had to work this morning at 3, so we went to bed at nine (well we tried, but Jules had other plans) at one point in the night I woke up and she was next to me. I felt something hitting my back and I thought Drew was moving around, but it was prolonged tapping so I wake up to her huge baby blues looking at me. How she got there is beyond me. She must have crawled out of her papasan that is inside her playard and onto our bed. She just sat there looking at me like "are we going to play" It was the scariest and cutest thing I have ever seen!

How long she had been up and "wandering" was beyond me. The little booger.