Thursday, October 15, 2009

just so you know

I do have a life outside of taking pictures of my children.

And lately, I have been taking a lot of pictures.

But I’ve realized you haven’t heard much from ME lately. 

1) My 1-year blogging anniversary is in 25 days!  This means I should do something important and fun, right?   But, WHAT??  In fact, I will probably spend the next 25 days thinking about what to do until I run out of time and resort to just posting a cute picture of my kids.  I’m pretty good for that at least.

2).  My birthday is coming up (mid-November) and my husband is planning something!!!   He has gone so far as to tell me to “buy a nice dress!”. 
Kudos to him for giving me plenty of notice.  After all, it’s NOT just a dress.  It’s shoes, accessories, just the right coat.  And of course supportive undergarments are a MUST.  These things take time.  So thanks for that. 

Of course, my little brain is wondering where we could possibly be going.

I’ve been informed my younger sister knows where we are going. 

(PSST, honey, just a little FYI:  She can’t keep a secret!  I can weasel it out of her if I want to!!!! )
Luckily, I don’t WANT to know so I won’t be throwing guesses left and right at her until her face gets that “you guessed it!” expression that totally gives her away! 

She knows she does it too, so it’s okay.  ;-)

3)  I do in fact take pictures of myself with silly props. 

4) I think October, November, and December are the best months ever!

5) On a more somber note, today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance day.  For those of us that have lost a child in pregnancy or infancy, we remember every day.  The pain does not diminish, but we can move on.  Read below if you are interested in lighting a candle tonight, and click the image for more information.

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Lun said...

your kids are so cute

Spring Fricks said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I didn't know there was a rememberance day for this. I had a miscarriage about five years ago. You never forget. that's the truth. But, I'll see her one day.

Judy Harper said...

I know, you have a chance for a day of freedom, but it isn't any fun without someone to share it with! Have you ever posted your wedding pictures? Or, some of your old baby pictures and high school pictures with notations! I love to see people when they were children and comments. I wonder how long you're going to be able to hold out without trying to get information from your sis? LOL

Ladybug Mama of 2 said...

Your kids are so cute. Thanks for thinking of me on this day. I'll be thinking of you too. And we're going to light three candles, one for each angel.

Lisa Anne said...

I think that is so cute your husband is planning a surprise for you on your, what 25th Birthday? It's always my 25th birthday no matter how old or young I was. I've been 25 for like 10 yrs now. LOL

October and November are my fav months. December not so much. I stress to much over what to buy people for xmas. I always want to find the perfect gift for people.

For your 1 yr anniversary I say do something CRAZY! Since you post pics all the time I say you post 12 of your most favorite pics (i for each month you blogged in) and then to the topper take a current picture and post it. Only that current picture should be like a totally crazy picture. like bake a big cake and stick all your feet it in and take a picture. LOL I don't know. Something off the wall and funny.

Just my suggestion. I have a long way to hit my 1 yr mark. With my track record I'll be surprised to make it 6 months. lol

Jennifer Bowen said...
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Jennifer Bowen said...

Oh, your blogging anni is coming? Yay! I can't wait to see what you come up with. I'm sure it'll be fun and exciting.

I love birthdays, too! I'm not big on surprises. I always try to weasel it out of my hubby or children. My husband caves most of the time, but not my kids! LOL

Late October to December are my fave months, too. I'm a December baby. =)

Great photo of you and your daughter! I will light a candle in honor of those who have lost their little babies.

Tamela said...

aw that is so adorable that he is going to surprise you for your birthday. Just by saying get a nice dress, I know its gonna be good! I can't wait to see the pictures.

I love October too, its finally starting to look like fall in KY!

Anonymous said...

Hi There! Thank you for visiting me yesterday to celebrate my SITS Day! U are deeply appreciated!

Molly said...

What fun having a night out to look forward to! Sometimes I feel like the anticipation is as much fun as the event itself.

I love this time of year too, every month is somthing fun to do, and I love it even more now that I have my kids to share everything with. I don't have to make an excuse to watch all the Charlie Brown specials!

Momstart said...

I didn't do anything for my anniversary. Congrats on it though. I love your theme, I don't think I ever told you that before. And I can't imagine the pain of losing a child. OMG my heart bleeds for those that have

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so nice of you to post that for women who have suffered that heartbreak. I think you should have a party. A marvelous bash!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

Ooo sounds like fun! Can't wait to here the bday surprise:)

Kekibird said...

Oh hello there stranger! And Happy Blogoversary almost and almost birthday. I'm a November baby too.

Exciting about the plans.

blueviolet said...

I LOVE that your hubby has plans in place to surprise you. That's so sweet and thoughtful!

I'll be lighting a candle at 7pm for the baby angels.

The Rambler said...

I completely love seeing all the kid photos cause they are soooo stinkin cute!!

Wow...a year. Woohoo!!!

Three Js said...


otin said...

The end of your post with the candle lighting was very touching. In my blogging, I have come across three or four bloggers who have lost babies. It is very gut wrenching and I am sure that the support helps. I just started visiting a blog that I had not been to in a long time. She has a great idea, you should check her out!

Jenn@ You know... that Blog? said...

I don't mind at all that you show lots of kid pictures! It's your blog, and your kids are cute!

My heart breaks for anyone who has lost a child in any circumstances. I cannot imagine going through anything that horrible. :(

Hrm, I have no ideas for you for the anniversary post. I guess I should start thinking about my own, although I'm still a few months away from it. Maybe I'll see what YOU do, and steal your idea... ;)

P.S. I would love it if you enabled Name/URL cuz I'm breaking my own rule by posting with my dreaded blogger ID ;) Only because it's you!

Annie said...

Sounds like he have a wonderful surprise for you.

Maybe you could do a big giveaway for your blog anniversary.

Anonymous said...

Hello fellow SITSta! Thanks for the follow on Twitter. Happy early anniversary and birthday. I'm also a November baby.

Did not know about Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance day. Blessings to all those who have suffered such a horrific loss.

p.s. Your blog is great. I'm a new follower and keep the pics of kids coming. Too adorable!

Helene said...

What you said about pregnancy loss is so accurate. I always light a candle for our 3 angel babies on this day and also on the day we lost each of them. I'm always surprised at how much grief I still carry with me every time I light those candles. It's like I go all year round doing well and then when it comes time to light the candles, all the tears coming pouring out again.

Your husband sounds so year on my birthday my husband got me a roll of Sprees. How lame is that?

Great pic of you and your daughter! She has your eyes!

Life with Kaishon said...

I saw your link over at Jennifer Bowen's yesterday. Isn't she the coolest? : )

I think you are your Mom's favorite too! I can just tell!

LOVE the picture!

Alicia W. said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog months ago. I have enjoyed reading it each week and seeing the pictures of your beautiful kids. Hope you have a nice long weekend and get some "you" time.

Dee said...

How sweet that your hubby is planning something-I can't wait to hear about it. Today is our anniversary and I'm sure we'll do NOTHING. My 1year bloggiversary was this month too!

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures, but updates are nice too. :)

Daddy M said...

Your sister assures me that the secret is safe. Make sure you have some good walking see your face when we end up in Pullman at the Cougar game..oh did I just give it away..oops oh well at least you will be the best dressed person at the game and I wanted all eyes on you for your special day! LOL

Anonymous said...


Good luck finding "THE Dress"!

The Royal Family said...

Good job hubs to have thought that far in advance... I have to remind my hubs...

the buzz, Brandy

pam said...


I can not wait to see what he has up his sleeve. said...

How cool that your are going to do something obviously very special with your honey for your birthday!

I can't wait to hear all about it!

Looking forward to your 1 year...very cool.

I think it is a terrific thing that they are doing for Oct. 15th. It is growing each year. It validates the lives of our babies.