Monday, December 28, 2009

Grandma Hoover and Stuart

December 2 489copy, originally uploaded by LydiaJo.
Video of Grandma Hoover singing to the girls.  Same songs she sang to me, only she can't get the words out right anymore.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Family card

Family card, originally uploaded by LydiaJo.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Love, originally uploaded by LydiaJo.


Sweetness, originally uploaded by LydiaJo.

Monday, December 21, 2009

December Snow

December Snow, originally uploaded by LydiaJo.

December Snow 2

December Snow 2, originally uploaded by LydiaJo.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

3 Weeks

3 Weeks, originally uploaded by LydiaJo.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hanging Baby

Hanging Baby, originally uploaded by LydiaJo.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Little Peanut

Little Peanut, originally uploaded by LydiaJo.

I've Been Using The Same Christmas Wrapping Paper For Years...and this is why

One year when I was teaching school, I bought the guys soccer balls for Christmas.  I am thinking it was like 8 of them or maybe 12.  I knew that wrapping them was going to be a nightmare.  I was at Bon Ton buying other things like a purse or gloves or something fun that you can buy for yourself when you are single.  Shopping was different in those days.  By the register there was a display of Christmas wrapping paper.  I thought it was a good deal.  Something like 3.99 for a pack of 3.  Or so I thought.  They were in packages of three.  And in each package I really liked 2 out of the 3 papers.  After all these years I am still thinking about blushing as I tell this tale.  I'm going to say I bought like 6 or 7 or I don't know maybe 8 packs of 3.  I seriously thought the soccer balls would use up all of this wrapping paper.  I wonder what I got the girls that year.  Thing is they charged me $3.99 per roll and I was too inferior to say, "Hold it! I do not want this wrapping paper" like I would now.  You do the math, this was a lot of cash for a school teacher, probably more than I spent on the presents.  I still suffer every year when Nate informs me, "We do NOT need Christmas wrapping paper" He has seen the stash in the attic.  And I suffer as I wrap my children's presents in those ugly rolls of wrapping paper that are left.  Even the ones that were pretty, would no longer be pretty to me.  One of these years we can get some pretty paper.  I can't wait!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Feet Blog, originally uploaded by LydiaJo.
Stuart has long fingers and toes. Toes like his Uncle Tristan and his Great Grandpa Amos. He is in the fifteenth percentile for everything except his length, 75%.
He is doing great these days. Very content. Also sleeping so nice and long at night. Nate's Mom wondered if I get up to check on him.
He gets lots of kisses. We feel so blessed.

Two Weeks Old

Saturday, December 5, 2009

What's In The Box?

Box, originally uploaded by LydiaJo.
Cute box huh? Oh what a fun gift this is! My cousin's wife gave these cute cute socks to Stuart! She knew I am a fan of Trumpette Socks. Thanks Yvonne. So sweet.


Here is a munchkin for ya.