Thursday, October 30, 2008

October and holidays approaching

Wow! I can not believe it is October already. No wait, its Halloween in 1 day (note to self to pay rent) and its November and only 56 days or something til Christmas. This end of the year is creeping up fast. We have been busy with Katies Grandparents visiting and Grandma Sue coming in almost 3 weeks and moms group stuff and whatever else passes the day. I just had Katie's 6 month pictures taken. They came out cute so watch for those on the tot site (link is on right of my blog under Katie Madsen). Halloween pictures will get posted obviously after halloween. We went to the pumpkin patch also and I used my SLR 35mm camera so film is being processed. If you want pictures mailed to you, yes real 4x6 type paper photos, just let me know and I will send anything, I have lots. You can read all about Katie on the tot site and videos will be uploaded soon. Its 3 am and I need to hear them before I upload and I dont want to wake Shannon or Katie with it. (sound travels through the baby monitor)
I am updating the wish lists on I set one up for Katie and I also have one. Remember, it is just an idea for gifts since some of you ask about what we want for Christmas. This does not mean you have to purchase through amazon. I posted a toy box for Katie. We are not particular, maybe someone is handy with wood and can make a nice one or has one or has seen one, just wanted to put it on the list so someone knows. Our bbq has also died, we know we would like something more than the basic gas bbq but not the expensive $300 bbq. If you are considering this, just ask me or Shannon as we know sort of what we want.

Ok enough on gifts and that. What else is going on? We just bought a tempur-pedic bed over the weekend. A wedding/christmas gift to ourselves. It was a great deal and less than 1/2 the normal price for them so thats even better. Hmmm why am I not asleep on it right now?? Not sure. We will get new bedroom furniture of some sort when we move sometime next year, there is not enough room for it here right now.

I am working on trying to build my business again for 2009. I have many requests for events but nothing booked right now. It always seems to be this way at this time of year. I also have a portion of my calendar blocked right now. We will be taking a trip to Ireland and Scotland in July or August and I dont know the dates until January sometime so I have to keep it blocked for now. That will be a great trip. My dad, aunt and uncle are to go together to bury my grandmothers ashes in Scotland, so we are all going. Since I did not make it to Texas when she passed away, I want to make this trip. Anyway, so until I know dates for that, my calendar is blocked off right now. I also only have 1 more wedding left this year. Obviously was not too busy this year due to pregnancy and economy.

Not sure what else I can tell you so I think I will try to sleep and continue soon to tell you more on whats going on

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hmm "Eye on the Bay"

Tonight we watched Eye on the Bay, King Walnut from the Walnut Festival was on it. We it turns out they did this thing that was getting from point A to point B. Point A was "Blackhawk" and point B was "Brentwood". I learned a bit of information on the East Bay. We saw my cousins boyfriend Mike who works for Blackhawk homeowners, yay Mike. Then the show stopped in Walnut Creek on its travel out to Blackhawk and "King Walnut" was on it. I also learned about the creek and where it travels in Walnut Creek and where it meets up, which I had no idea about. Next was Pleasant Hill. I had no clue that Tom Hanks had a childhood home in Pleasant Hill. Next was Pittsburg and its various names and history before being named Pittsburg. OH wait I forgot the cool part, Concord. I was born in Concord and they talked about the hospital, now know as John Muir .... something or another. It was called Mt. Diablo community hospital when I was born there. Well Luke Skywalker, whatever his real name is, he was born there also, how cool. Then they traveled to Pittsburg and then to Brentwood. The only thing I found interesting in Brentwood, besides how much it grew, is that they have fruit stands and you go pick the fruit/vegetables yourself. I might actually check that out since i am due to head out that way soon. Not sure what is in season but may check it out anyway.
Ok thats my non baby related post. I thought it was an interesting segment of the show. I never watch it so maybe I will now on occasion.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Videos of little things

She cant get this thing t her mouth...

This one is just her being cute

This ball is insane. It starts making noise by itself or when you walk by and its just crazy.

Friday, October 03, 2008


Can you find what I have recently added to my blog?

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Katie Dancing video

I just found out that Tami posted a video of Katie dancing at Pancho's wedding. You have to click on her blog on the right to view it. Its says crochetami. Enjoy and thanks tami

Diabetes Walk

Katie and I are participating in the diabetes walk along with our team. Help us reach our goals and sponsor us.

As many of you know or do not know, I am diabetic and had a hard time at the end of my pregnancy due to diabetes and pre-eclampsia. I was hospitalized for several days at 32 weeks and then Katie was born 1 month early.
I am trying to get it together and train to do the 10k walk. Last year this would have been much easier to do. This year I have to get in shape and have until October 12 to do it. I would love to have others join me and walk or just donate to a great cause. I have a team together, Spontaneous is on it and we would like more to join us. (help us figure out a name also) The Date is Oct 12.

About the Walk:
Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes is a fund-raising walk, benefiting the ADA's mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Please support me by donating to my campaign.

I appreciate your support and I'll keep you posted on my progress. Thank you very much!

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