I have lived in Georgia for one year and 3 weeks now (went by fast huh?!). Yet, I still get lost regularly. There was a nice little surprise on my doorstep a few days ago. I opened it up and inside was a TomTom GPS system. I immediately called Jake furious and said "what did you do?! was this an approved purchase? I hate gadgets... I would so much rather spend the money on something else! etc. etc."
"Fret not!" he said. "As much as I have loved the all too frequent phone calls saying 'are you by a computer because I am majorly lost', I was ready for you to have a little helper in the car". What a dear sweet husband to think of me. Long story short, I said thank you and begrudgingly plugged it into the car, all the while thinking to myself "thats like the price of 3 beautiful dresses from babyGAP ....but nonetheless, I will appease my sweet husband"
LITTLE did I know how much I NEEDED this GPS. For example. I was on my way to watch a friend's kids and she called and said "Ava has the flu, I dont want Emmi to get sick." At a moments notice I called another friend to take Emmi so that I could still go to work and help out a friend. I typed my friend's address into the GPS and at PEAK traffic time it got me to her house and back to my other's friend's house in record time. "Oh snap!" I thought. This is cool.
This morning I had to get from South Decatur to Buckhead in 25 min (a 30 min drive even without traffic). My little TomTom scooted me through backstreets and shortcuts and made sure I arrived at work only 1 min and 3 sec late. "WHATS UP!"
Sooo... Im writing this little note to say "Thanks hubster! I would have never bought this on my own and it is saving my little brain and my toosh DAILY!"
Where has the time gone AGAIN. July flew by...I only posted twice! And here I am on Aug 20, 2009 noticing I have only posted once. Im realizing that time is something you never have enough of when you are a parent. When Jake and I were kid-less we didn't care if we didn't have any time. We stayed up until 3 am to make time for each other or time to wash clothes. But as the clock ticks 11 pm every night, my body comes to a screaming hault and refuses to go anymore. "SLEEP" it yells at me. And so I sleep. I wake at 7am refreshed and bright eyed to see my baby standing in her crib talking to me. I kiss her, love on her, and then realize its going to be a busy day.
So amidst all the busy days that have been, heres what the Kirkham Krew has been up to. (I will list them, in no particular order,so you don't have to read a long annoying post)
1. Emmi is crawling 2. Katie has lost 40 lbs (took 8 months) and is officially down to high school weight. YEE HAW. I say high school weight because this body ain't never gonna be that young looking again. 3. Jake has applied to 55 law firms for next summer. GO JAKE GO! 4. Emmi is eating solid food...NO BABY FOOD!!! She loves ravioli, pickles, and bananas. 5. Katie has a part time job working two mornings a week for a private pre-school 6. Jakes hair grew back :) 7. Emmi is pulling to stand 8. Emmi shakes her head "no" when she doesn't want something 9. Emmi hates anything in her hair....AKA sad mommy 10. Katie bought Emmi her first pair of walking shoes 11. Emmi is sleeping on her tummy now 12. Emmi says Da Da consistently 13. Jake and Katie still have the same callings and are HAPPY that those haven't changed 14. Emmi loves stuffed animals. She holds them, snuggles them, and then laughs. 15. Emmi is bored of all her baby toys. Thank goodness her birthday is just around the corner. 16. Jake is 25, Katie is 23, Emmi is 10 months
There you have it. I have decided to start a workout journal (blog) where I can track what I am doing. If you want to follow along/send suggestions for workouts/ tell me Im crazy/ tell me Im not crazy enough or whatever go here. There will be very little fluff, just workouts.