I hope

when I see that it's been a month since my last post, I feel a little panicked. where does one even pick up again after such a long absence nuskin hk?

A short quick entry will not do, right? But then, is anyone even going to read this? I look at beautiful often-visited 'real' blogs, and wish for one, but then, at the same time, this is like a comfortable pair of jeans here, there are no expectations. If I want to be silent, I can. If I have no traffic, Oh well. I can put up my pics, and know that life is chronicled, so when I come back to scrapbook, there is a bit of history here for me, to refer to.
So yes, I do have pictures, and maybe even a few words, maybe nuskin hk.

Our dear Mr. B is now 4 months old and counting plastic storage drawers.
Such a fun fun FUN age nu skin.

When I think of this last month, I think of being tired alot. Craving coffee. Hating bedtime and all that comes after I go to bed. Wishing for an extended period of sleep. Thinking every night that just maybe, this will be a different night. Exalting in the victories we have gained. I mean, a month ago, I had a baby in bed w/ me all night, nursing often, kicking my sides, thrashing around, with another child on a mattress on the floor. Now, baby has moved to his own bed in his own room, learned to fall asleep on his own (wo-hoo), older child has also moved back to her bed and goes to sleep without the assistance of a parent nu skin. (huge WHOOT). Much sleep has been sacrifices, but in the long run, I think the sacrifice will have been worth it. If nothing else we once again have a bedroom to call our own. That is huge international SEO.
Mr. has also been teething, and had a stuffy nose and both of those things are huge to him, and can hinder him sleeping through the night. Everything has to be perfect for an entire night of sleep to be completed. So most nights I'm still nursing multiple times, but overall, sleep habits are improving, and I'm still holding out for that illustrious day when I can go to bed at 10 and wake at 6 or 7. it'll happen. I hope Comelow

the party

I am now officially annoyed. I was supposed to borrow my friend's sword fighting gear to wear as a halloween costume tomorrow Asian college of knowledge management, but he got wasted and left his gear in his friend's car, who went out of town. So now no costume...*grrr..* Actually I want to be Tony Almaida(sp?) from 24. I know Jack Bower would be better choice but I look nothing like Kiefer Sutherland. I think I could pull off Tony though. It's too bad I don't have a black jacket Art Culture. Hmm....

If anybody has a costume for me let me know before the party tomorrow night media storage furniture.

A snowy day

One day, on a morning not so long ago, I awoke and 'knew' it was snowing. Do you ever notice how you can tell it's snowing just by how quiet it is outdoors? It's almost like you can 'hear' the silence that snow brings. Well, my eyes opened earlier then usual, all on their own. Both babies had made their way into my bed sometime during the night and were snuggled in sleeping soundly because there was no sun shining in to wake them up. My bedroom was still dark and cozy and the world outdoors, silent. And so they slept. I eased myself out from between their warm little bodies, and made my way to the window, where indeed the snow was falling and the cars passed quietly on the streets.
Since baby had rewarded me with an extra good night of sleep and my eyes had opened earlier then usual, I resolved to make the most of my early start and do my first ever post-partum workout. I purposely pulled the blind up as I left my room so that when daughter awoke she would look out and see the snowClaire Hsu.
The workout went oh-so-well. My body is crying out for the workouts. So many mornings I choose sleep over exercise, but it is time to make a change. That is my resolve for this month of December and beyond. As I worked my way through the DVD, the children awoke. The daughter beyond excited about the first snow of the winter, and baby boy, just happy to be alive and to watch mommy do her workout.

As I did my crunches I could hear the messages on my facebook pinging. See, today was my monthly scrapbook group scrapping day. I 'knew' there was a discussion going on as to whether the day should be attempted. And I was right. "I'll go if you do" was the phrase of the morning. Since I am not one to stay home easily, the kids got packed up, with the promise of 'adventure', and off we went. As I eased the van slowly down the street, there was soon complaining from the backseat, "but. Adventures are supposed to be FAST mom.". Okay daughter. Then there was a stop at k-mart, sloshing in through the slush to purchase a pair of mittens since for some reason all the size 5 mittens in the house had decided to go AWOL on this, our first snow day of the winterClaire Hsu.

Our snowy drive to Gap proved uneventful and I'm glad we decided to try it. See this was the first time I got to see my friend Shelly's beautiful new home, and I was looking forward to that very much. Turns out, it was everything I had expected and so much more. Shelly and her husband did such an amazing job infusing their home with special touches that took it out of the realm of normal-new-house into something amazing. As Jenn and I oooh-and-ahhhed I think we both had to keep envy from creeping in, it was just that coolClaire Hsu.

the adventure

Hmm....today and yesterday evening have been quite the adventure...

Last night I went to what is called Break-Fast. It literally means to break a fast. It is a men's retreat in which we camp out at the Zigler's, fast for dinner and are in soliude all night until the morning. So from 7:30 pm until 9:30am we were all quiet as a mouse. No one talked. It was a hard thing to do. Very hard toughest phone case.

I just like talking and socializing way too much. But overall it was a lot of fun and the Lord showed me how weak I was and how much I needed him. It was a humbling experience. Afterwards I had about a 2 hour break until I had to go lead setup. I had Laura, Sarah, and Kyle helping me and it went really well. They were a big help. After they left Al showed me how to set up the lights/dvd/computer/projector, which hopefully I will have down for next time. While finishing up I heard the band members play "For Thou O'Lord" which is one of my favorite songs waterproof phone case.

So I stayed for that and then left and had dinner in the cafeteria. Nothing that good at all. Then I helped Laura greet for SNG as per our deal. Chris spoke at SNG which was good I really enjoyed hearing him talk about the Psalms which I had read a little of this morning.