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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What I Love About Maternity Leave

Lots of free time! Well, today anyway. I spent the morning working on a scarf, got my hair done, came home and did some scrapbooking and now I'm going to do some cleaning and start cooking dinner. I love not having to be somewhere I don't want to be, or do all my errands on a Saturday morning because that's the only time I have available. It's nice to just relax and do things when I feel like it.

It has been so long since I've done any scrapbooking. Our extra room has been a junk room since we moved in and I finally cleaned it out and had Mike paint it. I bought a new desk and hung my pictures on the wall. I love this room. I've got a few months now to get Madison's scrapbook up to date and start on Sidney's. Here are the pages I did today.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas

We had a great Christmas this year. Madison got so much fun stuff, she didn't even know what to play with first. We stayed at home this year instead of heading out to the Bay Area. My mom and Lisa and the kids all stayed at our house. It was a crazy few days.

Madison riding her new tricycle and collecting leaves.

Madison holding Heidi, getting in some practice before Sidney arrives.

Madison and Jackson. Don't they look like boyfriend and girlfriend?

Heidi wearing her new "Auntie Sandi" hat.

My favorite picture. Getting ready to take a walk and look at all the Christmas lights. Did I mention it was crazy at my house?

Saturday morning at the train museum.

Next week will be just as crazy. Three more birthdays, New Years Eve and lots of appointments.

I am also officially on maternity leave and I can't believe I already miss work. It is really weird knowing some stranger is sitting at my desk doing my work. I don't know if I'll last for four months.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Weekend Before Christmas

We have had a great weekend. Most of my Christmas shopping was done weeks ago, so I haven't had to go to any of the crazy stores. Last night we went to a Christmas party and Madison was running around like crazy, eating every cookie she could get her hands on and then passed out on the way home.

This morning we hung out at home and Madison wanted to take pictures with Santa.

Then I did some grocery shopping at Safeway, got into an argument with the cashier, and got all this stuff for...

22 cents! That cashier kept insisting she missed some of the items because she couldn't believe the total. Most of it was from ecoupons. Ever used them? They are great. You just load them onto your club card and they automatically come off. You can get them here, here and here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Madison

I can't believe that it's been three years since Madison was born! Time flies. We took her to Chevy's for her birthday dinner and she was so excited when they sang happy birthday to her. She kept telling everyone she was a cowboy with the hat on.