Leah asked: Besides being a mom and all that, what would your dream job be?
My dream job (besides being a mom) would probably have something to do with illustrating or painting. I would love to illustrate childrens books and/or travel the world and paint the scenery. Anything creative that allows me to work at my own pace and set my own schedule. Even without kids that would be important to me! And I say all this with the assumption that were I to land my "dream job" (before I had kids) that my husband would be able to travel the world with me!
Melissa asked: As for a question..... when are we going to get together again??????????????????????
That's a lot of question marks! Hopefully soon! We owe you guys - I'll talk to David. We need to have you over for dinner soon! We drove right by your house on our way to Leavenworth and if I would have had your number I would have called and asked if we could stop by. Carrie & Lori were with me :)
Diane asked: My question is, So far, what has been the most surprising thing about your pregnancy?
That's tough, because some of the more surprising things are things no one ever told me would happen when you get pregnant but things I shouldn't share publicly :) I think the most surprising thing that I can say about this pregnancy is that I never get tired of feeling her kick & move. It surprises me and comforts me every time I feel her. I wish I could somehow transfer this feeling to my husband just for a few minutes so he can experience how amazing this feels. I'm also surprised that I'm not scared about the labor/delivery part. Maybe I'm naive, but I just try to tell myself that everything will work out fine...because what will worry do?
Thanks for the questions!
By the way, Diane is having a great giveaway on her blog today! Go check it out!
Well, our (not so) beloved Contorted Filbert is gone. We gave it to a family from church who wanted it. I admit the thing had personality, but the front of our home was a very strange place for it to be planted. We would have just transplanted it elsewhere, but our back yard is already crowded with other plant life and there would be nowhere for us to move the filbert without uprooting another tree or plants which we weren't willing to do. So, the filbert had to go. David's dad came over along with members of the family who were taking the tree to dig it out.
Here's the tree. Looks like a mess, doesn't it?
Here's the front of our house with the tree. Just seems like a strange place for the tree to be. D's been doing a really great job of keeping our yard trimmed up even during the winter. I commented to him the other day that winter is my least favorite season simply because everything is dead and ugly. Our yard is so pretty in the spring!
Here are the guys (minus D who is taking the picture) working on the tree.
Here you can see the big root ball. We have no idea how it was growing where it was planted. In the next picture you'll see why.
There was a HUGE rock under there! You can barely see it in this picture, but there's a giant rock in the ground right where the tree was planted. That is one resilient tree if it was still able to grow in those conditions!
We went and registered for Amelia this weekend at Babies R Us. We were sufficiently overwhelmed. It took us over 2 hours to walk through the store and one large bottle of water. I'm not sure if the things I have on my registry are good or if I need to add things or take things away. It would have been helpful to have someone with me who knew what they were doing - D & I are definitely amateurs! Whoever entered our registry info online misspelled my last name which is funny because Baldwin is a pretty easy name to spell...maybe they just fat-fingered it. I called and supposedly it will be changed by tomorrow at the latest. No sweat!
Have a great Monday!