Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Year in Review

Everyone seems to be doing a review of the last year on the news, talk shows, and radio so I thought I'd do my own 2009 Year in Review with pictures. I hope the New Year brings both my family and yours many blessings and lots of love!!!

We bought our first house in February!!
A month later, a hail storm came through and totaled roof. Good thing for home owners insurance.

Lincoln kept growing more teeth to BITE us with.

Easter in Marble Falls...not intersted in the bunnies.

Bluebonnets in April on Hwy 281 N.

Monster Ice Cream in May
Dog Days of Summer at the Weiner Dog Races
Playing in our backyard.
Swimming in our backyard "pool".
Josh's car accident and having to buying a new one. (And Linc burning his leg with the iron.)
July 4th Pancake Breakfast

Lincoln's first trip to the beach (Port Aransas)!!
Lankford Grocery and HUGE hamburgers in Houston.
Paddle Boats on Lake Marble Falls.

Lincoln's 2nd birthday (Sept. 27th).
Texas-OU weekend at the Pumpkin Patch
Halloween: Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy
Lincoln's ear plug obsession continues.

Trimming our first REAL tree. Coat Rack Tree broke and couldn't be mended in time.
Hating seeing Santa!


Spending time together as a family!

BRING ON 2010!!! Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Best First Date Anniversary Gift!!

Last night, I tried to sneek a peek at something Josh was planning for me on his computer. Luckily I waited until this morning and woke up to find the laptop next to me in bed with headphones and a "Play Me" note.

It was a video he made to celebrate our first date 10 years ago TODAY!! He added one of my new favorite songs and spliced lots of pictures together perfectly with the song. We are going to take a ballroom dance class (because I want to learn) and then go to dinner at the same restaurant as our first date. Josh even got a babysitter without me knowing. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful, thoughtful, romantic hubby!

I had to video the computer to put it on here. It's not the best, but you get the idea!
I LOVE YOU HONEY!!!!

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Crib Solution

A couple weeks ago, Lincoln learned how to climb INTO his crib, which only meant he was pretty sure how to climb OUT and crack his little noggin. Not yet ready to deal with the headache of keeping a running (nevers walks, always runs) 27 month old in his "big boy bed", or with the hassle of buying a big boy bed, Josh and I came up with a temporary solution that we think is pretty darn brilliant!

We cut a wooden dowel rod used for our closet (to hang clothes on) and added the two plastic end caps to his crib a few inches above the crib railing. The bar can spin, if he tries to escape, and it's high enough that, for the time being, he can't swing his leg over it. I'm sure there are mother's out there who are appalled at our attempt to "stifle his development" and "keep him from progressing", but they obviously haven't met my very ACTIVE (trouble-making) son. Spend a day/night with him and you'll see things from my perspective.

So far, it's worked and it has let everyone in the family sleep peacefully...for the most part.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Never say never...

I always thought that parents who let their children fall asleep while eating or playing were bad parents for keeping them up and not making them take a nap. I would never do that! Well....

Lincoln skipped his nap, although he was in his crib for 2 1/2 hrs, and this was the result at 5:15 pm during dinner.
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I'll never say never again....until next time.
P.S: Josh found my journal for me sandwiched between the headboard and the box spring while he was fixing the mattress. Yeah!