Thursday, July 29, 2010


Want to hear a secret?

You see that white stuffed bunny with the pink ears sitting in the corner of the crib? That's the one- behind the mushroom mobile.

I'm pretty sure that when I put Savannah down for a nap and then walk out of the room that it comes alive and entertains her. I haven't actually caught the bunny in its "live" form because every time I walk back into the room, it hurries and goes back to sitting in the same form that it was when in when I walked out of the room.

But I can't think of many other reasons why Savannah would be so content to just lay down awake in her crib (like she is as I type this) for long periods of time in the afternoon trying to take a nap as I hear happy baby squeels/ talking/ singing comming from her room.

Yeah, pretty sure it comes alive ;)
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Baby's First 5K

One of the goals that I have for our little family (besides taking lots of pictures) is to live a really active lifestyle. I'm not really a big runner nor did I run cross country in high school or college or anything, but its the one thing that everyone can do as a family and is a low maintenance sport. Back when we were picking out our stroller before Savannah was born, we went for the one (and only) jogging stroller travel system that we could find (by the way- are you listening stroller makers? your missing the mark here - we need more options of jogging stroller travel systems please!)

Last Saturday we woke up early and headed up to North Atlanta to participate in the annual Clydes Run. This was a special 5K because it is held yearly on Clyde May's birthday - someone I've never met, but who died from complications of Prader-Willi Syndrome. If you aren't familiar with Prader-Willi Syndrome (which you most likely aren't because it's not common) go here.

Matthew, our one year old nephew (born six months before Savannah) has PWS and we all ran to show our support.

Matthew's fan club at the start line- minus a few that didn't make it in the photo (like me who was the photographer)
The course was set up to run a 5K, but was also set up with a shorter course for folks that wanted to complete the 1 mile walk. I really enjoy these kind of 5Ks because everyone is running with a purpose- or for someone. It's not a competive run and you see lots of folks along the course who are just trying to support the cause and make it to the finish line. We especially noticed the 60-something old man who was running with his dog, wheezing the whole way, but determined to finish.

I let Brant have the opportunity to be in all the pictures this time! A funny side note - at the end of the run Deahl thanked us for comming to support Matthew and Brant automaticaly replied "Yeah- no sweat!" Then he thought about it for a second and realized that was kind of a lie - there was a lot of sweat!

And this sweet litte guy is Matthew! With his dad (my brother Adam and his wife Deahl - we all wore those buttons with Matthew's picture on them.)

A group picture after the run of about half of all the participants. When we were running I noticed a girl that couldn't have been more than 6 years old (running a 5k!) with her mom. She was sweating, determined, and oh so cute with her determination (and her adorable skirt running outfit). I hope Savannah and I will be running like that one day! But in the meantime we'll look forward to pushing her in the joggling stroller and look forward to running again in it next year!

Monday, July 5, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

And since it fell on a Sunday this year, we got to celebrate both the Saturday before and on Sunday. It's July 5th now, but we're still celebrating at the Harrison House - Savannah is now in her third 4th of July outfit.

Plus, we're celebrating with the extra pretzel sparklers that I made to share for the Independance Day bbq's that were going on.
Not to be a downer on other holidays, but I think I heard it said perfectly at church yesterday - that Independance Day is such a great holiday because you don't worry about presents or crowded shopping malls. Just lots of food and good times with family& friends.

Friday, July 2, 2010

I won! I won!

To see what I'm talking about, go here.

Yes, it was bold of me.

Yes, you can laugh.

YES - a fair warning that it might make you blush!!

And YES - it's all worth it for what I get!!

But you better hurry before Brant sees this post and wants me to take it down.

I mean, it's already online for the world to see, so I might as well share the good news on my blog, right?!?
(And yes, I need a tan!)

UPDATE: All right, the gig's up (a few hours after I posted this Brant saw it). I took out the hyperlink above, so you'll have to leave me your email so I can send you the link individually if you want to see.

P.S. I got my free photo luggage tags in the mail and they are super cute.
If you haven't already gotten yours, there is still over 20,000 left before the promotion ends!