Tuesday, June 24, 2008

whew!

Ok, I managed to reincarnate my old design...new design still coming!

What have I done?

Well, I started messing with my blog design at 10:15pm...big mistake. Now I've messed it up and am ready for bed. There's a new design coming but it may take up to a week to see it because for some stupid reason I decided to edit my layout knowing I didn't have enough time to complete it. So, sorry for the blandness. It'll just make you appreciate how pretty it'll be in a few days!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I think I've managed to upload the video correctly. Enjoy!


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Wade Rolls Over

I caught him! After rolling over a total of 4 times in his crib over the last week I finally witnessed him in action. I had the video camera ready but of course he was too quick. So, even if this video does work (which I don't think it's going to) you'll only get to see him post-roll. We'll try again tomorrow and meanwhile maybe I'll learn how to post videos.



On the homefront, we are on schedule for packing. We move in 11 days and are trying to do a little each day so we're not up all night the last few days. The guys have also decided to have a garage sale on the day that we move. So, Anna and I will be manning the garage sale while they move. Should be kinda interesting but I think it'll work out. Plus then we'll just get moving and garage sale out of the way in one crazy weekend.

Back again tomorrow, hopefully with a video for you.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Home Sweet Home

What a week! I guess I didn't realize how stressful traveling with a 4 month old was going to be. And I didn't think about how different it would be to visit Houston friends than to visit my mom. You know, no matter how comfortable you feel with friends, mom's house always feels like a 2nd home. All that said, it was such a great time! Craig and Betsy went so far out of their way to make me feel at home - thanks guys! Joel and Wade had a blast- even if Joel tried to eat Wade's hand - haha (pics to come in future posts). Also a shout out to the Runyans who I stayed with the first and last nights. Mr. Tom is Wade's new favorite person! And he was SO glad to meet his NaeNae. And thanks to the Confers in Atlanta for letting me crash at their place the night before my flight and for taking & picking me up from the airport. Here's a few more pics. Unfortunately I wasn't real good about documenting my trip.

At Kenlee Falls in the Runyan's backyard
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Nae Nae and Wade
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Playtime in his new outfit from Nae Nae
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Joel & Wade just hanging out
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Hopey Flower!!
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Joel is scoping out the scene...trying to decide when to go for Wade's hand ! :)
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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Chubby Buddies, Chubby Buddies, Chubby Buddies!

For the past 5 days Wade and Joel have been alternating their sleeping schedule but we managed to catch them awake for a few minutes at the same time. This is the result...so precious!

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And I can't resist sharing this photo of Hope...

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Rollin', rollin', rollin' . . .

Well, actually he's only done it once...but I'm still thrilled that Wade rolled over today. Actually, I didn't see it happen. I'm making an assumption here...could have been aliens or levetation. I put him down for a nap on his tummy as usual. About an hour later he started fussing so I went in to check on him and found him lying on his back with a slightly confused look on his face. Now is when I wish we'd splurged for one of those over-protective (no offense) video monitors! I'm hoping to catch him in action and will have my camera ready for you.

Our visit to Houston is going great. The one hour time difference is effecting the little booger a bit. No one in the Dillman home, except the dog Maggie, managed to get a good night's sleep last night. Craig & Betsy are such good sports and amazing hosts!

Hopefully tomorrow I'll have some photos of Wade and his buddy Joel to post.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Home Owners Once Again

Well, here we go again. Property taxes, lawn mowing, roof repairs, hvac service calls, leaky faucets...home ownership at it's best! Seriously though, we are thrilled. Today was the home inspection and nothing major came back. So, we are closing on June 26th- just 3 weeks from today (and I'll be gone to Houston for one of those weeks!). The only terribly unfortunate part is this means we have to move which we are SO not excited about. Actually it's just the packing that we loathe.



I've got a few photos for you. I made a video tour today but will have to wait until the cable arrives. I'm so thankful for our awesome video camera that our church from Houston got us but did you know that a digital video camera does not come with the cable you need to transfer the images to your computer. Yah, ridiculous. What's even more ridiculous is that said cable costs $50!!!!!! What a crock! Anyway, my thrifty husband of course found it online for $9 but it won't be here for a few days (probably coming from China).

1112 Pineville Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37405


Beautiful kitchen, totally remodeled!


Large living room with picture window



Dining room

Kitchen Gadgets

Disclaimer: the following post strays from norm...Wade Curtis will (probably) not be mentioned in the content. Nor will you find any pictures of him. I'm sorry to disappoint and I promise not to let my attention wander for too long.

In preparation for our upcoming move into our new house I've been considering all of the cabinet and drawer space I'll have in my new kitchen. This will be so delightful as I currently have 2 drawers and 5 cabinets in the Thin Mint (affectionate nickname based on the dark wood paneling with bright green detailing someone added along the way). If you've ever moved you know the fun yet annoyingness of finding new places for all your kitchen items. (sidenote: this will be my 4th time to find new places in the last year!) Okay, so as I emptied the dishwasher I thought about the new places and came to realize how much I love some of my kitchen gadgets. So, I thought I would share them with you - here's my top 5.

#6 Pyrex glass measuring cups...great for pouring too!






#5 Over the Sink Cutting board (mine doesn't look exactly like the one pictured but it's still great!)

#4 Rubber Dish Scraper- for those crusty messes in the bottom of the casserole dish!


#3 Black & Decker Handy Chopper Plus-so amazing... you have got to get one!


#2 Really Cool Knife...that's not the official name, I'm sure CJ knows what this type is called. But it makes chopping so much fun!

#1 Wooden Spoons...I can't get enough of 'em!