Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Entering Blogland Again

I have been meaning to post new pictures and stories for a while. Every time I try, either my mind goes blank or a baby starts crying/whining. Story of my life.

So, thanks to Heather for kicking me into gear. Here we go again...

Christmas was great. We flew up to Boise on Christmas Day and surprised my Mom, who thought we were staying in Utah for the holidays. Her face, as she answered the door, was priceless. This was the only time the entire Marshall side was together, so my Dad arranged for a family portrait session. Do not attempt that with a 2 month baby and a toddler. Chaos ensues. But overall, the holiday was fun and the kids were troopers on the airplane.

Jamison is still our happy kid who loves to destroy things. I think that's his mission in life. Recently he watched a movie where Gene Kelly tap dances on a table. He loved it and clapped every time the dance was over. We thought it was really cute until he started dancing on our kitchen table. When we vetoed that, he moved on to his little red craft table (see above picture).

Jamison is my little cookie maker/helper. Or in other words, he likes eating the dough. He is also good at helping me unload the dishwasher and doing the laundry. It takes me three times as long to get it done, but as long as he's happy, I'm happy!

Vivienne has turned into such a smiley baby. This picture doesn't do her justice. I'll admit we were worried when she cried for the first month and a half of her life, but she has really turned around. She also is sleeping through the night. I mean, from 10:00pm to 8:00am, with few interruptions. Heaven! She is still as bald as a billiard ball, which I think is cute. What I don't think is cute is strangers asking if she's a boy or girl when she's wearing pink clothes with bows and frills, while wrapped in a pink blanket.

Our family goal for this year is to get our food storage and emergency kits in order. I found a great website that sends e-mails every two weeks to help you accomplish these goals. This is something I've been intimidated by, but am excited to take it one step at a time and to work together as a family on it.

Another goal I have is to blog more frequently. I'm sure I've said that before. But this time I'm putting Heather in charge of keeping me in line!


Lee and Melody said...

Glad you're back in blogland! I only stop by occasionally, but hopefully I'll be better too. I LOVE that Jamison wants to be Gene Kelly, that is hilarious. I can totally relate to the "is she a boy" scene- we're there too. I have taken to just sticking a bow to her head every day. See? She's a GIRL. ;)

Mrs. Heather said...

I hear you loud and clear, and if I do not see a post from you once a week (that is doable right?) then I will be sure to zip over here and reprimand you.

I LOVE that scene in Singing in the Rain- it is my all time favorite scene in the whole world! In fact I tried to learn that dance- seriously I rewound that part of the tape over and over- and then bought tap shoes at Savers.
I love surprises- the best are surprising mothers with unexpected visits. priceless.
oh, and don't tell me "v" (that is what I am calling her) is sleeping through the night when rowan is still waking up 3-4 times- i am jealous.
Glad things are going well for you. I am also glad I have such power over you- to think one little comment from me got you back to blogland! :0) If I had known it would be that easy I would have said something 2 weeks ago!

Jen Gillespie said...

YEAH you are back! I bet it was crazy trying to get settled/unpacked with a new one and a rambunctious toddler. Glad Viv is being good for you. That's awesome. keep in touch!