Thursday, February 24, 2011


I should win the award for "Worst Mommy Blogger EVAH!".  Yes, it's true.  I haven't blogged about my beloved since I posted her 9 month stats.  What have I been up to, you ask?  Well, the holidays, a major birthday milestone (no, mine was just boring 32 and Rob's was even more boring 33), WORK, oh, and did I mention a major milestone birthday?!  I need to backtrack and then catch up.  I should also win the award for worst baby book update-er, as well, since Molly's super cute Poterry Barn Kids baby book sits totally, completely, 100% untouched on her bookshelf.  Hey, at least I take pictures....speaking of which, are not on my PC, which I am blogging from.  Man, I am GOOD. 

Thanksgiving was by far, my most THANKFUL Thanksgiving of my life.  My Moo totally enjoyed herself and started pushing a little kids chair like a push toy that week at my parents.  (pics to come when I'm on the MAC).  We spent the holiday with my parents - we do an every other year deal for year we will be in Macon with Rob's parents.  Molly and I went out to my parents on Tuesday and stayed until after Thanksgiving.  Mom and Dad always have a super big crowd and this year did not disappoint.  Molly, Emma and Brookie Bear had matching dresses that Mom and I made...and they were so cute.  Did we get a picture of all 3 girls you ask?  Nope.  Pathetic.

Christmas is my all time very super favorite day of the year.  This year was, of course, absolutely no exception.  We went to Macon I think on Tuesday and left Christmas Eve evening (Santa doesn't follow you around - he only comes to your HOME :)) and then went to my parents on Christmas Day morning.  We had a WHITE CHRISTMAS!  I AM NOT KIDDING...Atlanta had a WHITE was the first one in like a million years (no really...I think in over a century).  Molly was the cutest thing ever and had a ball.  She really does well with excessive stimulation.  Surprised?  With me as her mother?  {smile}

Santa was very good to the girl, as were her grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles.  Everyone was very good to the Moo Bear.  Probably her favorite gift?  A Melissa and Doug crocodile push toy from Great Aunt Jane and Uncle Ray.  A close 2nd is probably the laptop or purse toys from her grandparents (Rob's parents and mine, respectively).  MY favorite gift for Moo's Christmas?  Why, her PBK chair from Santa, of course.  And her Vera Bradley garment bag.  Man, they've improved on that thing since I got mine, eh-hum, 10 years ago.  Pictures will surely follow.

I started a new tradition, as our new Christmas traditions began this year.  I had a photo book of Molly's first Christmas made at one of the online photo places (maybe Snapfish, but, it could've been shutterfly...I don't know.  My brain has never recovered from pregnancy).  I am going to do that for her every year.  And, if we are ever blessed enough to have another one of God's miracles, I'll do the same for him/her.  I think it will be a keepsake she will cherish when she is an adult.

How I have missed my blogging.  Work has been nuts.  Unfortunately, Pop has not yet won the lottery, so, WORK will continue to be a part of my life for the foreseeable future.  Mostly, I say this in jest.  I enjoy my work and am not sure if I'm cut out to be a full time stay at home mom.  I enjoy the intellectual stimulation and adult interaction.  I enjoy the challenges that my work brings.  On the other hand, I wish that I had a clone that could help me with work.  It sometimes gets in the way of life...and that annoys me to no end these days.  At 5:30, I want to log off and not look at it again until the next morning...and focus 100% of myself on the girl.  Unfortunately, I work in an environment that probably, in reality, requires about 15% overtime to really be at the top of my game and totally caught up.  My email hasn't seen below 50 un-read mails in about 6 weeks.  It's daunting.  Right now, it's 10:40, and I should be working to catch up after a day of totally screwed up connectivity, but, I just really missed Molly and Everything After and needed to give myself and my blog some lovin. 

I am going to research FLICKR and see if that makes posting pictures easier.  I have a gazillion from the holidays to share.  Oh, and did I mention we had a milestone birthday?  Oh, right.  That, my friends, deserves a post all to itself.