Saturday, December 12, 2009

Blog Changes

I have a lot to say but tonight I'll keep it to one announcement.

I've decided to change the name of my blog to Bungalow Bee for privacy reasons. 

The new url is http://bungalowbee.blogspot.com.  I will make the change on Wednesday, so if links on your page are pointing to the old blog, please change it after Wednesday.  Sorry this is such a hassle.  If you know a less crazy way to do this, PLEASE let me know.  It says that 34 people are still following me so I assume that it will correct itself on your blog if you didn't enter it manually.

I don't know the extent to which Blogger notifies the followers of my blog, so if the transition doesn't happen smoothly then I might have to go back and forth or create a new blog and leave the other behind. 

Does that even make sense?   My kid is not sleeping much lately which means I'm not sleeping, either, which means my mental capacity is minimal.

The holidays are a busy time of year which is my excuse for not keeping up with my baby's life in print.

My friend, Sarah, took pictures of my family for our Christmas cards.  Fortunately, I have my head on straight enough to have just today sent out said cards so that's done.  Well, I take that back.  I sent out the first 75.  We just ordered 25 more so I'll have a few more to do.  I'm excited about them because the photos are great and I designed the cards.  I'll post a photo of the card next week (it's really nothing special), but in the meantime, here's one of my favorites that didn't make it on the card:

Speaking of design, I'm now a published book cover artist.  As with the card, it's nothing special.  The content is great because it's the cover for a workbook that our preacher did for the book of 1 Corinthians.  He wanted something very simple so that's what I gave him...

I'll have a better update next week.  I have a lot of projects planned to get done before Christmas, but I feel like my goals are a little lofty.  Baking is becoming more of a chore than it is a pleasure, only for the reason that I'd rather be playing with my baby than be in the kitchen.  Oh, and because Christmas treats somehow seem to always necessitate melting chocolate, I've been trying to get better at melting chocolate.  I'm failing.  It really shouldn't be this difficult, but I think my chocolate is old.

Amelia's an angel, she really is...I'm amazed at how patient and good she is when we're in public and when we're at home and need her to play alone for a little bit.  Tonight we went to a white elephant Christmas party.  There were probably 50 people there and it was loud at times and got a little warm temperature-wise.  She was perfect, even while a few people held her and she went without a nap for 3 1/2 hours.  She got a little cranky at the very end while we were bundling her up to head home, but she fell asleep in the car.

The only complaint I have (which, I'm a parent, I signed up for this!) is that she isn't sleeping well and hasn't for the last month or so.  I'm 99% sure it's her teeth...she must be getting some.  Last night she didn't fall asleep until 11:30pm.  The max amount of time she'll stay asleep is 4 hours, but most of the time it's only 3 1/2.

Finally, here's Amelia when she turned 5 months old on December 3rd.  The pig is a stuffed animal that my dad won for me when I was 2 years old.  I loved that thing when I was little - I hope Amelia loves it as much as I did!

It's bedtime.  Goodnight!

2 comments commented:

Micah said...

Sorry you're so sleep deprived :(. No fun! BUT, she is ADORABLE, if that helps any ;). It is an especially crazy and stressful time of year with kiddos, so I definitely feel your pain. I love that my girls are so into it, and it's all so magical to them. I'm just trying to do enough to keep the spirit alive in them ;).

I am so, so sorry that I never responded to you on FB!!! Ack! I JUST REMEMBERED! I wish FB would keep messages new until you respond to them, because I always do this!!! I'll respond right now - LOL!

Laurie Gale Designs Jewelry said...

i love your new blog and i'll follow if you move to a different place. :)

i need to get something in the mail but i've been such a slacker. please forgive me jamie. soon soon!

:) amelia is precious.