Thursday, October 11, 2007

What's New

I truly wish that I were a more faithful blogger!! I love reading everyone else's blogs, yet I still can't seem to update mine regularly!! Oh well...I'll try to do better :)

I can't believe that it is mid-October already! Landon turned 11 months yesterday...AGH!!!! He is going to be ONE in less than a month!! My little baby is just growing up way too fast!! He is such a joy though...he is almost walking (I say "almost" because even though he can walk, he still likes to crawl). He has been such a sweetie lately!! I think he is understanding things when we aren't pleased with something he does, or when he does something that's good. As sad as it is that he's growing so fast, I love to see him learn and discover things daily!!

We gave him his first hair cut a few weeks ago - that was rough!! My baby's "locks" are all gone!! It turned out really short, but it looks good and he really needed it. I wish I had gotten more pictures, but it's kinda hard when one of us is holding him and the other is cutting his hair...we didn't have any extra hands to take photos.

Today, I must part with my very first car...Genevieve - a silver 1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE. She has decided to die on us and leave us with only one car...which makes things difficult when Jason needs a car to go to work and I am out and about quite often. We knew this day was coming - we've had to have it in the shop almost every month this year and we are swimming in car repairs. Now the fuel pump needs to be replaced (which involves taking apart the entire car to install - $$$$) and we just don't have the money to keep putting into this old car. I am a bit frustrated though - the timing couldn't have been any worse, but I know that the Lord has an answer to everything. His ways are perfect and His timing is best. So tonight we will go trade in (whatever worth it has) and buy something else to get us around for the time being. We have found a car that we are interested in and we've been praying about it for a few days now. Since Tuesday, it dropped $1000 in price, so we are definitely considering it. It is a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. Jason really likes it a lot!! While it may not be the best of cars, it will keep us off the streets :) :) And for that, I am thankful that we found the car.

Oh, and speaking of things breaking - our digital camera broke!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was at my brother's soccer game taking some pictures when suddenly the ball was kicked towards me and in an effort to keep it from hitting my face, I tried to stop it (with camera in hand) and the ball broke the zoom lens. It was going to cost us $100-$140 to have it fixed (not including parts)!! For that much, we were better off just buying a new camera. I really like it - it's fairly decent and I was able to get it on e-bay for a great price...thank you Lord!

It is very rainy today - one of those days you want to just stay in bed and read a good book!! Any of you other mommies of babies/toddlers out there know that it is IMPOSSIBLE for that...but it's a lovely thought!! Maybe I'll try to sneak in some relax time during Landon's nap!!

Well, I will post a few pics of Landon...this weekend we are going to go to the Pumpkin patch, so I'm hoping to get some cute pics!!

Have a great week!