Wednesday, February 25, 2009

On Our Way

Today is the day! Gideon Justus will be born around 1:00 and we couldn't be happier!
...Pics will be posted soon...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Nesting and To Do's

Well as the ticker on the left so clearly informs me, only three more days till Gideon arrives! We're so excited about the big day. And with all the excitement comes the stress of finishing things up around the house so that when he arrives it's smooth sailing. Here is a list of things I have yet to do that I want to get done:

  • oil change, air filter change, and battery replacement in the Lumina
  • finish putting all Gideon's clothes away
  • put the cradle in our room and the changing table in his
  • wash the car seat cover and bouncy seat cover in baby detergent
  • clean out basement refrigerator
  • fix leaks in the basement sink and pipe
  • deep clean living room carpet
  • change furnace filter
  • finish thank you notes from the baby shower
  • put porch furniture where it belongs...on the porch rather than back yard
  • (not really thinking Gideon will care about above task)
  • re-install both car seats in lumina
  • pay Jason's MRI bill
  • reorganize our medical/bill file folder to prepare for the plethora of new bills coming
  • clean fans in all rooms
  • grocery shopping
  • regular daily chores/housekeeping
  • pack a hospital bag for myself, Jason, and Gideon
  • pack a stay-at-Grammy and Pops' house bag for Reagan

Since this list is on my mind all the time, I thought I'd blog about it...seems like I'll keep myself more accountable now that it's out there for all to read. More in the days to come!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Haunted Tree

We have this tree in our backyard that is wonderful in the Spring and Summer! It blocks out lots of sunlight, which in turn reduces our electric bill thanks to the AC not running as much. It has beautiful leaves which makes any seasonally-depressed Ohio resident smile. However, when there's a storm like last September's wind storm, or an ice storm, or any sort of weather bearing winds over 10mph, we start to worry. This old tree is so tall and has so many branches that other branches grow from...and to summarize, it becomes a danger when wind is involved. All that to say with the wind storm we had a few days ago, some big limbs snapped and landed in Kendall's back yard (again) and on our garage. I called the City of Dayton to say one of their trees has landed on private property and to please come fix it. (I didn't know it was a City of Dayton tree, but Dad advised me to just say it to get them out here quicker. And within two hours they were here with a crane and cherry-picker!) Here are pics from the big event!