Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snow Day Randomness

Church was canceled today due to the weather. It snowed a little last night, but the roads seemed clear enough this morning. At about 3 o'clock this afternoon it started to snow and came down pretty good for the next few hours. March is coming in like a lion. We have enjoyed a day at home with the family.

Here's a little update for the journal.

Lucy - She is growing up so fast. She is starting to talk a lot. I used to think she was just along for the ride, following and wanting just whatever Leland wanted, but she definitely is starting to develop her own opinion. The other day at the grocery store (Leland was not with us), I started to put her in a regular cart and she started yelling, "Car! Car!" I kept trying to explain to her that this was the carT. I finally realized that she was pointing where the grocery carts with the cars on front usually are and that she wanted the Car cart. She is getting an opinion and finally learning how to express it.

We had one day this week of nice outdoor weather and headed to the park with some friends. This was the first time Lucy actually played independently at the park. She went up and down the big slide by herself and went from one thing to another with out requiring my help. After over an hour at the park it was clear she was ready to go. She climbed into her stroller tried to clip herself in and started telling everyone good-bye.

Her vocabulary is growing everyday. She is finally saying her own name - it sounds like Su-ci. Leland is E-nan. Snack is also a new word and she uses it often. The kid can put down some food when she is in the mood.

Leland - Her newest obsession is playing with the refrigerator clip magnets. It is pretty amusing to watch. I keep meaning to try to catch a picture of it. She lines them up and pretends they are different characters - mom, dad, baby, dog, etc. Her newest additions to the family are mixing spoons and spatulas. She likes the household objects better than her actual toys.

Her surgery is scheduled for Friday, March 6th. We've started talking about what surgery is, going to the hospital, and scars. I have been showing her my scars from laprascopic surgery I had a few years ago. I am confident that all will go well, but I am still nervous about her going under and how I will be during the whole process.

Ashley - I have been having fun with Photoshop Elements that I got for Christmas. I have completed my first digital scrapbook - a wedding album (5 years in the waiting for some actual printed pictures). I haven't gotten the printed book yet, but should this week. I am starting to work on my next one - Our 10 day cross country RV road trip. Chuck has taught me some cool things like removing people and objects from pictures. It's been a lot of fun to learn.

The pregnancy is going well. This baby is on the move all the time. It's crazy how much and how strongly I feel this child move.

I'm starting to feel sad about the fact we will be moving in a few months. I have loved living in this town so much. Our house, the charm of the small town, our friends, all of it. We have the bar set pretty high on the next place we get to live.

Chuck - Staying busy with the last few months of school. Feb was his last month working on the Student Lawyer magazine. He will go to FL this month for his last ABA meeting to train the new editor for next year. He is now in job search mode and preparing for the Bar.

We have been gathering the ridiculous amounts of information necessary for the Bar application. For example, listing EVERY place you have ever lived. For some people this might be an easy task, but not for Chuck. So far we are at 17 addresses in the last 9 years. We have a ways to go. Tonight he decided to post on Facebook that he was looking for all these addresses and actually had some old roommates respond with some info. Awesome!


  1. What a great everyday kind of post! I loved reading about your daily details...

    Love you so much!

  2. I hear yah on the bar application, it's ridiculous the information they want! Hopefully we can both find everything. Good Luck!

  3. I had to laugh about the "character report" stuff, since we are all going through it. At least Spencer hasn't lived in 17 places and that is good for me because I have been filling out most of it for him right now because he is so busy. Can't wait for all of this to be over!

  4. That was fun to be able to read about what you all have been up to. The bar app was crazy. Collins already had his deadline so he is glad to be done with that.