The Captain used his woodworking savvy to build Pumpkin’s crib (which was then Peanut’s, then Panda’s, and will likely be our grandchildren’s), starting with a pile of beautiful raw Brazilian cherry. I wish I’d taken more photos of the progress — I can’t find any that I’d taken before he had it mostly assembled. This… Read More 2009: Pumpkin’s crib and nursery.
A few months after we got the fence, Casey had taken to jumping over it to chase squirrels. Having to run after her being massively pregnant was not only physically difficult, it was emotionally stressful. Our old house backed up to the main road entering the neighborhood, and she could have very easily been hit… Read More 2009: The Bubbas
When I found out I was pregnant in January, I looked forward to the belly. I’m not a small person — 5’11 with bare feet — and I assumed that with pregnancy, my frame would expand accordingly, and quickly. I was ready for it. It didn’t happen. I didn’t really begin to show until I… Read More 2009: The belly grows.
I remember when the Captain took these photos. I was probably napping, or sleeping in. When he showed them to me later, I told him that I was going to steal them and share them on my blog. Now, almost nine years later, I finally am. These glimpses of our life in South Carolina bring… Read More 2009: May
This year, South Carolina has gotten record snow, but when we still lived there, I could count on a single hand the number of times that we had significant snowfall. These photos were taken one afternoon that we had a rare snowfall in January 2009. The dogs loved it.
In a one-year period of time (2008-2009), we adopted three dogs, and I became pregnant with our first child. We didn’t have a fenced back yard when we adopted the dogs, so when we finally got one, it was a big deal. Not having to take the dogs out on leashes, allowing them to have… Read More 2009: A fence for the Bubbas.
This will be the last of my 2008 posts, and the last of the primary dog-centric posts as well. These are all from December, the first month having three dogs. Cody fit into the pack quickly and easily, her transition into the family being much easier than Casey’s. Claire was so gentle with her, and… Read More 2008: A pack of three.