“I think the most significant work we ever do, in the whole world, in our whole life, is done within the four walls of our own home.” – Stephen R. Covey

Friday, December 7, 2012

Update update (written 12/7/12)

So I think I might start updating this blog again. Not to tell stories or thoughts for the amusement of others but just as a scrapbook for myself. Of our family and the things that make up this stage of our life!

For example:

Today is the real first snow of the season. I would have expected it to come earlier seeing as this is South Dakota but we have had crazy warm temps in the 50s and 60s.

There are 3 new houses going up on the street behind ours. Hopefully the hammering and heavy equipment doesn't interfere with nap time! It is strange to be able to make eye contact with the guy driving the front end loader at 7am while I am still in my robe!

Growing up there were a few stay at home moms on our street. As the kids waited for the bus in the morning the moms would stand in the street and chat in their robes drinking coffee. My dad drove my brother and I too school and he would say "Ewww, gross! Pajama Party!". We naturally took the same attitude but looking at it from a new perspective, I would love to say good morning to my neighbors as the kids left for school. That is... as long as the weather is above 60.

Clara has got to be the worlds worst napper but today... she surprised me. After a  diaper change she walked right over to the rocking chair and wanted up. I let her rock back and forth for a little bit and she started rubbing her eyes. Is this a sign she wants a nap? I put her in the sleep sack and started our little nap routine. Lo and behold... I put her down awake and I do believe she has fallen asleep peacefully! Unfortunately the video on our audio/video monitor went out this week so I can't spy and make sure she is laying down but I am very happy she is quiet! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I saw this meme on another blog and thought it would be good to carry over here!

LISTENING: to the Michael Jackson GLEE episode. Really disappointed that they didn't have more popular songs. Also disappointed that Rachel said Yes (to getting engaged in high school).

EATING: Get Yo' Man Chicken  So good and SO easy with a side of brown rice and a green salad!

DRINKING: Cellar 08 Zinfandel. Only one small glass now and then since I'm feeding the baby!

WEARING: Comfy yoga pants. I am excited that I got these in the mail today. Will definitely come in handy on the cold winter days!

FEELING: Tired and ready to hit the bed!

WEATHER: A wonderful 30 something degrees. We actually have to open the sliding glass window from time to time because the heat from our downstairs neighbors can make our apartment hit almost 80 degrees!

WANTING: This election to be over with already!

NEEDING: To find a Moms of Small Kids (or something of the like) to get involved with while we are in North Dakota. I know Clara and I are going to need some sort of socialization even if we are only here until June instead of October.

THINKING: That I don't miss our DirecTV or DVR as much as I thought I would

ENJOYING: Quality time with my warm cozy family!

Have a good day, y'all!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Smart Bear

For being a Bear of Very Little Brain, I think Pooh is pretty smart:

"By the time it came to the edge of the Forest the stream had grown up, it did not run and jump and sparkle along as it used to do when it was younger, but moved more slowly. For it knew now where it was going, and said to itself, 'There is no hurry, we shall get there some day.'"

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dear Blog (original, I know)

Dear Blog,

It has been over a year since my last post, for that I am heartily sorry... Wait a minute, that felt like confession! Actually even though it has been a VERY long time since I have posted I have nothing to apologize for! Life has been crazy and busy and I have figured out that I am not much of a journaler... Perhaps I have late onset ADD. 

2011 was a crazy and busy year to say the least...

Early last year we got pregnant with the sweet baby who is now our precious Clara Grace! The day I found out I was pregnant was the beginning of Tulsa's February SNOWPOCOLYPSE!! All in all we had a total of 8 snow days! Luckily I could work from home! This is also when my morning (ALL DAY) sickness set in so I got to stay in my pj's and relax! 

We spent the summer traveling back and forth between Tulsa and Dallas for family events. My sister-in-law got married in a beautiful wedding and reception. We also had baby showers hosted by each of our families. That's when it hit me how much Baby Felderhoff was going to be loved!

I also had the joy of suffering through one of the hottest summers on record while pregnant. I broke the rules and parked in our visitor parking at work for 2 months without getting caught. Of course I got caught when I was 7.5 months pregnant when I could have really used it but oh well... I got the extra exercise that I needed, too! The Fall finally brought sweet relief from the heat but that's when my excitement for this baby really went into overdrive! 

In August Chad and I found out that he would be getting a job promotion and they wanted us to move to Tri-Cities, Washington. Talk about a gut wrenching decision to be so far from our family and friends with a brand new baby! We had decided that we were going to make the move when the location got changed on us! Turns out our move is actually Grand Forks, North Dakota for 8 months and then Mitchell, South Dakota for a few years! Still far from everyone but I'm sure we'll adapt!

September 29th came and went and on October 4th Clara Grace was born! Both my and Chad's parents got the call as we headed to the hospital and they were able to see me in the hospital before Clara was born. Luckily I had my epidural or I would not have been in the mood to see anyone!
From October to the end of the year we were lucky enough to have family come visit to help with Clara while we worked on coordinating the move. It was nice to get to relax over the holidays with family and have some of the extended family get the chance to meet Clara before we moved.
So.... that is everything up to now as I sit in our corporate apartment in North Dakota while its a blustery -5 degrees out side.
I've also thought I might add a few features (weekly?) to this blog...

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Peace Out,