Sunday, September 30, 2007

Quote I Like

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh

Saturday, September 29, 2007

All New Things

First and foremost, before I dive headfirst into how beautiful, bizarre, and full our life is right now, let me give you a link to recent (ish) pics of the little man. Grammie Akulis and Auntie Carly took these earlier this month (Noah is ~8.5 months):
Click here: our Mr. Happy!


A common Noah expression :D

Can you keep a straight face when you look at this last pic! Lol! Guess we knew he'd inherit The Goof!

Also, do you like the new Blog look? It was time for a makeover, and Blogspot made it easy with their fabulous, easy-to-use upgrades. Again, don't forget to check out Carly's word in the swamp at MattnCarly's Blogspot!


After our Wallenpaupak adventure, we packed our bags for Asheville, NC to celebrate our 3-year anniversary. Pictures of the amazing 3 DOZEN roses my husband brought home for me will be posted soon! Noah stayed with Grammie while Connor and I enjoyed our first trip together away from Noah. Admittedly, it was nice...once we remembered how to relax...and sit still...and just be. The following week I had a work trip planned on very short notice, so I flew out to Colorado Springs. After just being away from Noah for 4 days, I found this very difficult. In fact, on this last business trip, I had what I would consider to be a mild breakdown in front of my boss and a few working peers. I felt, all at once, all the pressure I've been placing on myself to be perfect at work, as a wife, mother, daughter, friend, and I just can't. There aren't enough hours (or energy). So, I had a turning point ...a perspective check, and it was needed. I have renewed my mind. Now, I am back to letting things go, just doing my best and being happy at all costs. Which I really am. I am focusing on all my MANY blessings - mostly, my son, friends, family and the many miracles God has worked in my life.

Drumroll....NEW HOME!!
A lengthy post with few pictures - very unlike me! Well, pictures we have HUGE news and things to show: WE JUST BOUGHT OUR FIRST HOUSE!! Yes we did. Yikes! But, I will post pictures and more on the new home next week.

A Quote Worth Repeating:

"The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others."
~ Sonya Friedman

Monday, September 24, 2007

Mountains, Mountains!

From the Asheville's Blue Ridge mountains and onto the Colorado Rockies! And, our three year anniversary was in the mix - which we celebrated at the exact spot where we tied the knot! It was very memorable. We renewed our vows in the Blue Ridge mtns. Noah stayed with Grammie Akulis...

Make sure you check out Carly's stories from the swamp. Visit her new blog at - link is also on the side here!

More pics and updates soon to follow!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Lake Wallenpaupack: Boats, babies, camping, and the Pachanga 19

Yes, it is the boat Connor and I met on six years ago. It is our latest purchase and the consumer of all our spare time (what they say about boat ownership is absolutely true). It was also a total blast this Labor Day weekend 2007. We met a group of friends - some old & close friends (and new babies) and some new friends - and their cute kids, and we camped the weekend away, eating(/wearing) smores! Long days on the boat, pizza picnic parties and good times, once again, on the Pachanga 19!

Video clip (warning the camera's operator (mwha) needs some work ;- ):