Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy holidays! I want to share some awesome holiday photos of my babies, taken by Dianna Nartoski at DGN Photography, as a charity fundraiser event for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

I deactivated my Facebook account. For now, this is temporary. I need to ground myself a bit and get out of mindless cyberspace, so I can focus more on my life and kids and husband and home. I also need to focus a little more on my own website and blog. Social networking is fun and useful if you are able to follow through and be social and network in real life. Otherwise it just turns into a mind suck and makes you focus on what everyone else is doing, and what you're not.

So I blogged about it.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I go on around 4!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It's a boy!

Ivan Nicholas Harrison Ours 
born April 17, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010


February has brought much illness into the household. I think we're all finally getting better though. We've been hit with one snowstorm after another here in Columbus, and with that snow has come the homeowner's nightmare of ice dams in the gutters. My husband is an ice dam warrior though, and despite his horrible sinus infection, he's been out there on the ladder, chipping away at the dams and shoveling the snow away to allow the snow to melt and properly drain out the gutters. He's a hero.

Meanwhile, I am nesting like crazy, with 8 weeks left in this pregnancy, I am trying to get my domestic ducks in a row now, in order to allow for that much needed rest during the last month. I've been tackling the curtains. Trying to brighten up the place. My mom gave me some beautiful curtains for our bedroom but I ruined them through a laundry faux pas and shrank the flannel lining by putting them in the dryer on low heat. Dammit. I'm still using them though.

Our recent renovation to the back room and the removal of the swimming pool has brought much joy to our family, and this place really feels like home more than ever. I can't wait til spring so we can get working on the back yard and landscaping and such.

Anyhoo, we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of this babe, currently called "Chewy," because she was seen chewing during our ultrasound. We are trying to get Abigail ready for her arrival, but we don't really know if we're making any headway on that. All I know is that I am beginning to feel emotional about the transition of our little family of 3 to a bigger, more chaotic family of 4. I know we will adjust and we will be just fine, and I will love Chewy as much as I love Abigail. I am not worried about any of that. I guess I am not really worried about anything... I feel at peace at the whole prospect of our growing family. I am just hyper-aware that it is growing, and there is a limited time left at its current size. I'm sure this feeling is not unique to me. My mom even told me she went through a similar feeling when she went from 1 to 2.

Well it's a lovely sunny day outside so I suppose I should switch my attention to that and stop looking at the computer screen.

Hugs & kisses