Friday, October 17, 2008

7 months...WOW! Badly needed update!

Madison, 9 months "Helping Momma at work"

Madison 8 months playing with her new toy!

Madison 7 months "First trip to the salon!"

Madison 7 months "Red Robin"

Doyle and I at Jessica's "Dirty 30"

Hello everyone!

Wow, I can't believe that it's been SEVEN MONTHS since my last post!!!! Yikes!!! I have no excuses, other than claiming to be a busy work-at-home mommy! =)

Things are going fabulous here!! Madison turned 9 months old last Friday, and Monday she had her checkup, she is 19.4lbs (60 percentile) , 28-1/2" long (90 percentile), and right on track where she should be with her health and development!!! She is doing FABULOUS!!! She is crawling ALL OVER the house now, and its rare that I can sneak a moment away from her, she always finds me! She is so smart!!! She is pulling herself up on furniture and I know it won't be long now before she starts to walk! She has her two bottom and two top teeth in, and her other four on each side are mostly in, she didn't even get her first tooth 'till 8 months...then it was ALL at once, literally! It was definitely a crazy--and uncomfortable--couple of weeks for all of us!

I am back to work now in the office--2 days a week--and the rest of the time here at home. I am so lucky to be able to do that, my daddy is the most amazing boss EVER! I love my job! I have lost all of my 'post pregnancy baby weight' and am back down to 130---I even put on a good 3-4lbs in the past month (blame that on Papa Murphy's cookie dough and strawberry mochas!!!). I am between a size 2 and 4, which is hard, but am super excited to be where I want to I just need to focus on TONING! My wonderful neighbor, Mel, and I have become great friends, and we have motivated each other to work out---jogging 2 miles and doing my Bow Flex. We've been sorta on a break here these past couple of weeks, but I am hoping to get back to our routine here next week!

Doyle took his test for Commercial Journeyman Plumber in Sept. and passed it with flying colors...which meant promotion AND a raise! Woohoo!!! That has made life easier! He is also working MUCH closer to home now, so gets home at 4 in the afternoon vs. 5 or 7!!! THANK GOD!!!

We are still planning our wedding for summer 2009---although the place is still undecided. Stay tuned for further information!!!

In August, my Tuffy-cat went missing. I put up flyers all around the neighborhood twice, and no luck. He followed Melanie and I jogging one morning and the next morning sleeping on the couch was the last time I saw him. I think he must have ventured a little bit too far. I hope that he found a good new home and did not end up in the belly of some hungry coyote!! Tuffy was a part of my family for 5 years, since he was a kitten, and as much as he was an independent little bugger, he was such special kitty and had a special place in my heart. I will never forget him and I miss him dearly. =(

In May I traded in the ol' Nissan for a 2008 RED Mazda 3 (note the emphasis on the red!!)...I absolutely LOVE this car! It has made life A TON easier with baby!! =)

Also in May, my brother got married to his girlfriend of 5 years, Stephanie. Doyle and I were both in the wedding, it was a beautiful wedding and wonderful day for our family!!! Congrats, Mike and Stephy! I have gained a sister!!!

In June, I took my first ever real girls getaway---to fabulous Las Vegas--with three of my bestest friends ever, Brookie, Jennie, and Anni!!! We had a terrific time and spent the days laying by the pool and soaking up the sun, and our nights out clubbing and partying it up in the city. It was much too short of a weekend, but I was ready to be home, I missed Madison TERRIBLY!

Other than that, not too much else has here is pretty hectic most of the time! I haven't had any time to focus on my writing, but I have tons of ideas constantly floating around in the back of my mind! I am hoping to one day be able to get back to it. My friend and crit partner, Trish, in Louisiana, has finished her third book in her first series, a short story, and has even started another new series!!! Her work is amazing!! I am reading her second book now, and can't tear myself away from it!! I have it on my laptop so I can sneak into my office here and there and read a tidbit every time I get the chance! She is such a talented writer, I KNOW I will see her name on the New York Times Best Sellers list one of these days! Kudos, Trish!

I have made some amazing new friends this year, discovered the true meaning of life in my amazing daughter Madison, and am so very blessed to have the family and friends that I do!

I will try to be better about updating this a bit more frequently than months! LOL Sorry ya'll!

Until next time,


The Tills said...

Yay! You updated, L*O*L
It was really nice reading your blog girlie and looking at the CUTE pictures of Maddie.

Melonie said...

well in the time it took you to start blogging again i missed it all. lol
congrats to doyle on the promo...niiiice. :-)
see y'all in november! i won't have little man with me....daddy's taking leave to stay home and watch him so it's just me and the princess flying back this time around. i can use the BREAK!!!!! we'll have to do lunch or dinner or sumthin. ;-)