Thursday, May 17, 2007

Some pictures...

We are leaving for Chicago tomorrow, so I won't be posting for a while. We went camping last weekend... and it was great! Anastasia loved it! She definately loves the outdoors. There is nothing like waking up at daybreak to a cup of perculated coffee to the refreshing sounds and smells of nature. Here are some pictures:
Nick and Anastasia by the river

Anastasia- roughing it

Yay for camping!

View from our campsite, early in the morning

The waterfalls at our campground.

Anastasia's newly inherited swing... I think she likes it!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Happy Birthday Me!

My favorite Gift!
Well, my birthday was Friday... Nick bought me this book called "Crunchy Con's" because his boss (Father Planty) asked if I was a Crunchy Con. Apparently I am! Reading the book is somewhat wild, because I feel like the author is Nick and I, 10 years in the future! Seriously weird. Anyway, the description is: Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature lovers, and their diverse tribe of countercultural conservatives plan to save America (or at least the Republican Party). Its really awesome because sometimes I feel we live a somewhat liberal lifestyle with reguards to the environment, our choices in organic foods and our cultural tastes. I have been dubbed a "hippie" time and time again, yet I feel the heart of my beliefs have nothing to do with a traditional "hippie" belief system. So yay for independant thinkers!

I spent the entire weekend in a Life Insurance class. 9 hours Saturday, 9 hours Sunday. Nick spent his first entire day Saturday with the baby. I left bottles of pumped milk... I made like 5 out of worry she would be extra hungry or something. She drank 1. I was so worried I would come home to a screaming starving child. Instead Nick was reading with Anastasia spread across his lap asleep. I had missed her so much... and it seemed she didn't even miss me! The next day she was with my mom and I came back to a screaming child. Not because of my mom. They had a great day together. I think she had an upset tummy... probably bottle gas. Turns out it wasn't anything that a little fresh-from-mommy milk couldn't fix. Maybe she did miss me afterall!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Thank you Craig... whoever you are...

Can I just say I LOVE CRAIG'S LIST!!! I just got a bunch of moving boxes, and Nick is picking up a camp stove and some airmattresses we got for $40 (including a pump). We are going camping in a couple weeks, and Nick wanted an air mattress and I wanted a campstove, and I found this post with both! And it will cost less than at REI using my dividend, and we can use our $20 dividend for something else. I will try and resell one of the mattresses for $10 since we probably don't need both. I also just sold my wardrobe (that is slightly falling apart) for $40 and plan on selling our Futon next week! in this move, who knows what other wondrous things I will be able to sell! I was thinking of starting a business once we settle at my parents of buying items at yardsales and selling them on Craig's List... hmm.