Friday, January 29, 2010

The baby road show!

There is no way I could blog about our incredible last month plus, so I will try to quickly sum it up. We have officially named the last 7 weeks of our life "the baby road show." We wanted to get Vivian around to meet all the people we love and who have poured in to our life in one way or another. Since babies are little for such a short time we wanted her to receive all the baby love she could handle...

Viv was officially on 8 plane rides before she turned 10 weeks old! :) 4-round trip to Missouri for Christmas and 4-round trip to Caili. Three of our segments were first class. (love those upgrade points!) I told Vivian people paid extra money to be in these seats so she needed to be a real good.. she slept the whole time! :) Reasoning with an 5-10 week old is like talking to a puppy dog..all they hear is wahwahwahwah. Someday soon she is going to know what we are saying-just getting our practice in now. I've been told travel gets more interesting when they are big enough to crawl over the seats and push the flight attendant call button- so we are taking advantage of our good little sleepy traveler now. :)

On our trips I was reminded how incredibly blessed we are by the friends and family in our life. Unfortunately it seems like everyone is scattered all over the globe. So when we get face time with these sweet friends and family we capitalize on (cell phones are turned off) great quality time. We stayed with our big fat (none of them are fat. ;) Italian family, the Albas! The house was loud and full of lots of love and food as usual. Vivian loved meeting her West Coast "grandparents" We miss them so much. They add lots of color to our life. Another highlight in California was a visit from our dearest friends Aaron and Rachelle Trank, who drove down to Los Angeles from San Francisco. Rachelle is now 23 weeks pregnant and it was so fun to see her sweet baby bump- She is glowing. Vivian is a big fan of Auntie Chelle too! We are so excited to meet their sweet baby girl coming in May! We know Vivian will love to play with with baby Trank through the years on our travels together. :) We love you baby Trank, We pray for you daily. We know you are going to grow up and walk with the Lord. You have two amazing parents who will always inspire you and encourage you in your faith.

I could write a book on all the great visits we had with friends in Caili, but to sum it up...We loved seeing the: Leonards (all of them! ) , Rutledges,the Howell/Horowitz, the Levy's, the Abikasis family, and Nicole and Adam! :) We love you all and are honored the call you friends.

David is currently in New York and then he's back to LA for a few days next week. Vivian and I decide to take a break from the road and spend a little time at home. My sweet Mama came to town to keep us company while the "boss" is away. We also had a fun visit with my friend Theone this past weekend. Poor thing flew all the way from California to get snowed in our house in Richmond. We ate cookies and watched lots of movie-actually pretty nice and relaxing.

Ok, I'm going to try to be better about my blog now that I'm back to a computer, the Iphone is great, but a little intense to try to blog on. :/

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Leaving on a jet plane!

Our house currently looks like a bomb blew up in it. I am not an orderly person by any definition, but the one thing that consistently I try to keep in order is our home. I can't stand yucky dishes and dirty laundry . I'm a bit OCD when it come to germs too, our house always has a hit of antibacterial smell. But the last ten days that's all gone to pot! We spent two weeks in Missouri for Christmas. ( which was great, but I was sick most of the time..that's another blog for another time) We got back to Virgina 10 days ago and I didn't bother emptying the suitcase because here we go again! Tomorrow we are packing up our sweet little bundle of 8 week- old-joy and heading out west for 2 1/2 weeks. LA baby! I'm so excited we are staying with some of our dearest friends. It always feels a bit like going home when we go to visit them.

The debate of the day is...should I use my airline freebies and upgrade us to first class? The poor people that paid a hunk of change to be up there could potentially listen to a screaming baby for 6 hours..

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Dear Blog,

All my friends have a blog. It seems like you are as common as a family pet these days. Since I am pretty much a joiner and often follow the fun crowd I decided to get one of you.
I'm not sure how personal we should get, but if I am going to write about my daily life, guess we are going to get personal one way or another. I guess if I named you the dairy queen you can smell where this relationship might be going anyway...

Till I have something intresting to write..signing off for now.