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I am talking about me, not Kenny (Kayla!). We would like to have more children...

Last night around 7pm, I got the urge to chop my hair. I wanted to do it months ago, but was told to wait. Everyone said cutting your hair when you're pregnant never ends well. It would have been fine, but I took the advise of well-intentioned friends.

I got online and began to look for a cut I wanted. I looked though my magazines. I had an idea, but I wanted an updated version of it. I called/texted/emailed friends and family to get their advice and opinions-thanks guys!

It can be a good or bad thing to have a mom that used to cut hair for a living. I called her up, and she came over around 9pm. I think I may cut a bit more off in the next couple weeks, but we will see how this works out first. It's not the exact style I wanted, but I like it. I just have to figure out how to do it.

Having my hair long was stupid. I couldn't just wash and go. I had to actually do it. It's curly, but needed to be tended to if I wanted it that way. I think I did it once in the past two months. It took me a good 30-45 minutes to blow it dry and then I had to use a straightener, which took another 20 minutes. I do not have the time or energy for that. I have always liked my hair long, but I need someone else to do it for me every day. (Sidenote: my mom did my hair every single day until I was well into middle school, I would say. I never knew kids did their own hair! She would blow it dry and style it 7 days a week. Wish she would still do that now, actually.)

I will post a picture when I actually get ready and do it. Today, the three of us are just hanging out. Pictures will not be taken.


Domesticated already

I have decided that I am going to make weekly menus. I have always wanted to do it, but never have. I am actually really excited about it. I am trying to stay price conscious though. I can't get carried away, which would be easy to do. The scallops for $25/lb are going to have to wait.

If you have any great recipes, pass them along! I will also post some of the good ones on here from time to time.


2 months

Carly was here this past week to take Lennon's 2 month pictures! And since she was baptised beginning of the month, I had her in her dress for most of the time. The link to the left has some more pictures!

She also went in for her 2 month appointment on Thursday. It was shot month...so sad.
She is 64% in weight and 89% in height. Who knew she would be tall?



On Sunday, Kenny and I sat down and took a look at things. And when I say things, I mean our finances. Last week I wrote about how I did not have a choice when it came to going back to work. My good friend (thanks, Linds!) pointed out some other options that could possibly work out so I could stay home. Well, they worked out! I get to be a stay-at-home mom! Money is going to be a little tight, and I am still looking for something to do part time from home, but we can make it. It is going to be so worth it for our family and I could not be more thrilled about the whole thing! A huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders, and I have no stress anymore. I was so worried about trying to get her on a schedule before I headed back to work. I was worried about a million other things like what I would need to buy for the woman that was supposed to watch her to worrying that everything would go well from day to day when I wasn't there.

I am so grateful that I am now able to raise our daughter, Lennon, full time. I have the best job ever.


Mom brain: Part deux

I have turned the corner and am now a full blown idiot. This morning, when getting ready to feed Lennon, I set my cup of coffee down on the bed. It was not an empty cup. We can all see where this is going. Not two seconds later, the entire cup spilled, soaking into the relatively new temperpedic mattress. Why would I think that a cup could stand upright on a mattress that I was sitting on?

About an hour ago, I was getting ready to do some laundry. I had on a green robe that was rather disgusting so I took it off right before I started the load and threw it in. Along with my cell phone which was in the pocket.

So now we have a new Bissell green machine (that I used to clean the mattress) and I am without a phone.

I can't do it

I can't do it. I can't go back to work. I absolutely have to go back, but I just can't. I don't want someone else watching her. I don't want Kenny watching her. I am sitting at the dentist office right now waiting for my appointment. It is Kennys first time with Lennon, alone. Is he capable? Completely. Does he have a single clue on what to do with her? Not one. He is a fantastic dad and helps out with her when he is home with me, but I am always there and I know what she needs. Before I even walked out the door this morning, she was crying for way longer than was necessary. She was hungry and Kenny was just lovingly rocking her trying to put her back to sleep. I know he will get it figured out-practice makes perfect-but I don't want him to have to. I want to be with her every day. Me.

The only way this is going to happen is if I:
1.Find a work from home job
2.Find a job where I can bring her
3.Win Powerball

Everyday I get more and more depressed about the fact that I have to go back to work the beginning of February. It breaks my heart.