Apparently we’re staying another day

We were planning on driving home today, but that didn’t work out so well. It was snowing here this morning and even though the roads didn’t seem that bad, we didn’t even make it 30 miles out of town before traffic was at a dead stop because of an accident. We thought about waiting it out and continuing on until we realized that we’d left my sister’s house an hour ago and had only gone like 25 miles. Since the accident wasn’t even cleared off the road yet and we had no idea how much longer we would have to wait or how bad the roads would get we opted to turn around and come back. It didn’t seem like a good idea to turn a 10 hour drive in to an all day ordeal. So we get one more day with family and when we come home tomorrow it will be December. Where did this year go?

P.S. I made it! NaBloPoMo is over and I posted every day this month. I probably won’t be attempting that again anytime soon.

That’s about right

On Monday night Kalena slept for 11 hours in a row. We put her to bed at 7 pm and didn’t hear from her again until 6 am. But you know what we were doing Monday night? Running around like crazy trying to get everything ready so we could leave for Thanksgiving. So we didn’t go to bed until midnight and then we had to get up at 5 am anyway. So we didn’t even get to enjoy sleeping all night! Of course she hasn’t done it again. Actually, she’s had some of the worst nights of sleep in months. One night she woke up at 3 am and didn’t go back to sleep for like 3 and a half hours. And last night she woke up at 3 am and cried for an hour which is something she’s NEVER done. Even when she was brand new crying was easily remedied by feeding her. Last night nothing was working but eventually she went back to sleep. I blame teething. You can see the spot on her bottom gums where one is about to come through but it hasn’t quite yet.

Anyway, I guess that’s just our luck. The night we weren’t going to get much sleep anyway she sleeps all night long and now that we’re on vacation she doesn’t want to sleep at all. Oh well.

Nothing much

It’s time for more board games, but I didn’t want to forget today’s post. Since we’re in Colorado visiting family, we had to buy Kalena some extra warm clothes for the trip. Turns out it’s a little colder in Colorado than Texas. So here’s a picture of the cutest bundled up baby in the world! (I think so at least.)


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Today I took pictures of some of the things I’m thankful for. (Obviously not everything, but I tried to hit the highlights.) Here we go:


Way fun board games

Pumpkin pie! (Really, who’s not thankful for pumpkin pie?)

The medicine that’s keeping me from feeling like I want to die.

And, the only thing keeping me awake in my medicine induced haze.
What are you thankful for today?


I got a video of Kalena crawling this morning. Notice how she ignores the toys on the floor in her quest for the good stuff- tv remote, cell phone, and copy of twilight. It’s still a little sloppy- she’s got the arms going and the legs going, but she’s not so great with the timing yet.


Midnight bedtime + 5 AM wake up + more than 10 hours in the car = very tired Elsha

Also, when I woke up this morning I was fine and now I have no voice. Apparently I won’t be contributing much to the Thanksgiving conversations.

Where did that go?

I used to be pretty good at keeping track of stuff. I rarely lost anything, and when I did I usually at least had an idea where it might be. What I’m finding out now that I’m married and have a child is that I’m pretty good at keeping track of MY stuff. Helping Brian find things he’s misplaced is hit or miss. Either I can tell him where it is (or probably is) or I have no idea. This isn’t so bad, since Brian is an adult after all, and can look for his own stuff. The problem is with Kalena’s stuff. I have lost a couple things of hers and I don’t even know where to start looking. What gets me though is that I can clearly remember the last time I had them–and now they’re just gone. It’s like they just disappeared into thin air.

My mom tells me that the best way to find something you’ve lost is to start cleaning. (She’s right, I’ve found plenty of stuff this way.) Unfortunately, I’m a little bit (okay, more than a little bit) of a procrastinator so I’m always looking for stuff right when I need it. I guess I just need to procrastinate less and clean more. That doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun though. Maybe I’ll just make BRIAN clean more. That should work right?

I missed it!

Kalena started crawling (for real crawling) today at church. BRIAN got to see it because he was playing with her in the foyer, but I was in primary learning Christmas songs with the kids. So I missed it. We’ve been expecting it– she’s been making progress towards crawling for awhile– but it still seems crazy. I guess this means we ought to start baby-proofing.

I tried to get it on video later but she wasn’t cooperating; she would only do it when the camera was off. In fact, Kalena didn’t want anything to do with the camera today. We bought a couple of adorable dresses for her and she wore one to church today. I wanted to take some pictures of her in it, but that didn’t work out so well. Here are some of the results.

This is more what I was going for. Without Brian’s hands of course. Too bad I can’t edit those out.

Friday night is date night…

for some people. Tonight we babysat for those people. The movie Twilight opened tonight which means pretty much every single teenage girl in Midland was at the movies. So who did that leave to watch kids for anyone else who wanted to go see Twilight? Us. Because we’re not seeing the movie until next week when we’re visiting family for Thanksgiving. Which is fine by me because it means we will avoid most of the long lines and huge crowds of teenage girls. I don’t mind the babysitting either and we got fed delicious brownie sundaes after everyone got home so it was a pretty good deal all around. But then of course we got to chatting and now it’s WAY past my bedtime so I’m going to go to sleep. (At least I remembered to blog right?)