Monday, November 26, 2007

Finally....

I have my new Dell here and Micah got it set it up this weekend. I am a happy cyber girl now. :) I forgot how many things I rely on my computer for too. Printing pictures, copying documents, uploading LOs, and of course staying in touch with the blog world. Now we just need to get all my scrap stuff cleaned up and this office will be good to go.

We have been busy being parents of a newborn. Alden is now 8 weeks old. Isn't he cute? HeeHee... I know I am biased but... One little dimple cheeked grin from this guy and I am smiling too. He has been doing great at night, about 10-6am... until this weekend. He woke up at 3 and 3:45 a couple times and I was like "Whoa, dude... once you've been to 6am, you don't go back." So, today it was 5am... a tad better, but the other two were 7 and 8 am babies by this point so I am a little perplexed by this matter. I am a woman who likes her sleep you know. Other than that, his dry scalp is the only matter of concern. Come on, I am a hair dresser... it is very important to me for my children to have a healthy, cradle crap free head. And no, that is not a typo, I call it cradle crap. I do a little baby oil/lotion scalp treatment to get rid of it, but old Alden is trying to keep his... again... perplexing me. And the "little" stinker weighed in at 14lbs 8oz. at his 2 month check up. He is a hoss I tell ya.



We had a lovely Thanksgiving. We went to Micah's sister's and had a lovely meal whilst children played and screamed and had fun. And Mel, Emerson bit his cousin on the butt. Yes, the butt... as she was climbing up the bed ladder... can you muzzle kids??? LOL. I did NOT shop on Friday. Lincoln and I ran a few errands Saturday and were lucky enough to park next to an entire discarded turkey. Yes, you are reading that right. It was there in the Staples parking lot, all over with its gross looking bones and leftover innerds and such. Really, if you are sleeping out so early that you had to bring your turkey dinner with you, at least clean it up. And hello??? What one earth was so great Staples anyway??? People are nuts I tell ya'.

Here is the Thanksgiving Mini book I made. I just have to get the photos in it now. I love how it came out. I channeled my inner Beth to make a mini in time, and my inner Vee to make the various sized pages. I had to take pictures because my scanner is not working yet. I also think I will add some ribbon to the jump rings ala Ronda. :)


I'll post some pics when it is done and has pictures too.

Now I must go get started on putting away frozen milk and hopefully getting my Christmas mini going... thanks to Beth I have a great little book to use, and I can't wait to get started. I think by virtue of the fact that Beth, the undisputed mini book Queen has touched said book, it should come out wonderfully... :)
ETA: Ok friends, please e-mail me. In the computer switch my addresses are not there in my address book anymore... I am sure there is a way to find them, but this non techno-savvy gal cannot figure it out... Just put "Here's my address you dummy Jude" in the subject line :)

23 comments:

  1. love your mini!! your lil' guy is the cutest!! I can't believe someone threw way a turkey in the parking lot of staples :) so glad you had a great holiday!! :)

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  2. He so is stinking cute! Love that smile. Great mini book!

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  3. you are back!!!!! yea. So glad the new puter is up and running and to hear from you again. That boy is mega football material my friend. LOL. What an adorable little smile he has too. Just too cute. Love all that scrappy goodness and totally love the different page sizes. Saw that on a mini recently and loved it. Anyway, Hope the holidays are cheery and bright. Love and Hugs.

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  4. Glad you're back up and running again. I missed you!

    Ok, that little...err, BIG Alden is just a cutie pie!!! :-)

    Turkey at Staples...hmmm, you may have stumbled upon a new tradition. :-)

    Love the mini album!!

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  5. That is an awesome mini!!!!!!!Your little guy is so cute!

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  6. love your little mini! And that kid is making me want another...

    Love his little bitty dimple, I could just eat him right up!

    :)

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  7. hooray! i'm glad you're back with us here in cyberspace!

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  8. Hi Jude! so glad your back in the land of blog :)
    Dang, Alden is SO SO cute! He looks a little mischevious with his little smirk and dimple :)
    I love your mini. I did my Hawaii book different sized pages and it is really fun. Love the way yours turned out.

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  9. I am so glad your new computer is friendly. Happy thanksgiving and holy crap! quit feeding that little one! He is almost toddler weight! so much for newborn size huh? Can't wait to see the mini full of pics

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  10. so glad you got a new computer and what a cute baby!!!

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  11. LOOOOOOOOOOOVE the mini! Alden is ADORABLE!!! Welcome back to the computer world!!!!!!!!

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  12. Love that kid, so darn cute!!
    The mini is great and I'm glad to see you are back!

    :)

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  13. he's sooooo cute!

    awesome miniBOOK!

    glad you're back!

    guess what....

    i get to see ronda on saturday! :)

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  14. You are so talented.. look at that cute baby you made... and the great book... awesome.!

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  15. oh no...he's a biter...I'll buy the muzzle you put it on!!!

    Hey Jude I sent a layout page to you on 11/20/07 please let me know if you got it....if not I want to check the address to which I sent it...it was supposed to be a page for your baby book which I did so late I didn't get a chance to mail with the rest of them.

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  16. I wanted to email you a breastfeeding/pumping question but couldn't find your email anywhere on here - would you mind emailing me when you get a chance?? (Ha you know in your spare time) Thanks - Teaque
    byronteaque@comcast.net
    - that is spelled with a Q NOT a G

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  17. He is such a CUTIE PIE!!!

    And i love your mini book!!!

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  18. Your thanks book is wonderful! I love all the "stuff", wish I could touch it!

    Your little one is so sweet, great pics!

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  19. Hooray! You are back in blog land (and as you can tell, I have no excuse like a dead computer - I think I'll just blame it on being knocked up!) Alden is beautiful - hopefully you'll start sleeping soon (of course, Joel has never been a great sleeper - he still wakes up in the night occasionally and he's two and a half!) So glad you had a good thanksgiving! That mini is awesome (I need to try the different sized page thing sometime!) Have a great day my friend! Love ya! Kim

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  20. Glad to have you back, mama. I love that mini. What papers are those? I must have them. ;o)

    I got to see my little sweet niece over thanksgiving at my sister's in Texas. I think I was the turkey since I stuffed myself beyond belief.

    Little Alden is so yummy. I could just eat him up!!

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  21. Hey Jude. Just read your post on my blog. Give Lincoln a big hug from his cyber auntie. He's so cute!

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  22. o man i suck!!! i was coming to check out the happening in your life and i see this very old post..thinking come on jude...UPDATE!!! than i scroll through the blog and comments and smacked myself on the forhead going...o man!!! it might be old but i haven't even read it or commented!!!

    glad you have a computer and are good to go....LOVE that mini...so cute!!!!

    how's the babe and rest of family doing?? have a fabulous monday!!!
    ciao!!

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  23. OK...FINALLY you have a new Dell. NOW it's time you start using it and update us with some more pix of those beautiful kids!!! :-)

    Oh, sorry...I forgot one of those beautiful kids is an infant :-). Silly me...Carry on!!! LOL

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