Dec 18, 2009

10 months

Jake turned 10 months the other day. I wonder where the time is going. It feels like yesterday I wasn't posting his 3 month update. Everyday he does sometime new. It's so much fun. He is officially sitting. He still falls over sometimes but for the most part he is a sitting boy. He is sleeping through the night and eating like a little piggy. He is about 19 pounds and 27 inches long. BIG BOY!!! I thought I would share some pictures and a video.

Dec 15, 2009

Jacob meets Santa

Brent and I are members of NAPVI which stands for Minnesota National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments.

Mission of NAPVI

NAPVI is a national organization that enables parents to find information and resources for their children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with other disabilities. NAPVI provides leadership, support, and training to assist parents in helping children reach their potential.

NAPVI hosts gathers for the children to get together and be with other kids like them and for the parents to be able to talk. This past Saturday NAPVI hosted Cookies with Santa and Jake was able to meet Santa for the first time. They had a craft table, treats, gifts and coco. We had a great time and got to meet so many other children with visual impairments just like Jake. There were so many children Jake's age. It's nice to know that Jake will have all these children to grow up with that he will be able to relate to. Here are some pictures from the day.

Dec 10, 2009

Jacob saying Mama!

I got a video of Jake saying Mama. Wait for it.. I promise he will say it!

Dec 8, 2009

Tuesday's Top Ten: Movies

My BFF Kristi did top ten 80's movies on her blog today and I was going to do that but decided that I'm going to include all movies.

  1. Urban Cowboy
  2. Hope Floats
  3. Goonies
  4. Elf
  5. Overboard
  6. Grumpy Old Men (all of them)
  7. Big
  8. Baby Boom
  9. Step Brother's
  10. Anchor Man
So that's my top ten and I have so many more. There are a lot that I love that should on this list but this isn't top twenty Tuesday.

Dec 3, 2009


My family and I attend Eagle Brook church. I’m sure some of you that live in the area have heard about it or attend as well.   Each month the church starts a new series of teachings and because the new series really hit home for me I wanted to share with everyone. The series is called OVERCOME and each week there is a new message. This week the message was overcoming your feelings of inadequacy.  
I feel inadequate at times when I’m blogging.  If I don’t receive comments it makes me wonder why I write when no one is reading. But then I remember that I’m not just writing for people to read my blog but also for my son to have record of his life growing up.  I also have the tendency to compare myself to other women. 
So the questions for you today on TFT are
1. Do you ever feel inadequate?

2. When you were a kid, who did you look up to? What qualities did you see in them that you
admired? Did you feel inadequate to them? How?

2. The root of inadequacy is comparison. Why do you think it’s not good to compare yourself
to others?

We don’t have to accept the status quo or keep playing the same old destructive tapes
in our minds that create barriers and stop us from becoming, hoping, dreaming and
trying. What are the things that are keeping you from experiencing the rich, full
and satisfying life?

Dec 1, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday

I'm copying my BFF Kristi's idea today and making a top ten Christmas list.

1. A new camera (I think this is on everyone's list this year)
2. A new pair of Silver jeans
3. A new pair of tennis shoes
4. New make-up from ULTA
5. LA Candy and Sweet Little lies(books)
6. Grey's Anatomy box set
7. Pedicure
8. A new crock pot with multiple settings(mine cooks too hot
9. Photoshop or some type of photo editing system
10. An ipod or a new radio for the gym

I know my list is simple. I don't want much. I would be happy with just watching my son on his first Christmas and having good quality time with my friends and family.