Weekly Thought List

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  1. I love the quote above (taken from The Office and I found the graphic on Instagram @stevecarellfanpage). I’ve actually been thinking about it a lot lately. Here in Jersey, we don’t have mountains right outside of our windows or see amazing sunsets every single night (oh, Utah…), but there is a lot of beauty around me, I just have to take time to notice it. Archetecture, old buildings, parks, the river, and our amazing view of the NYC skyline and empire state building out of our window. Pretty amazing!
  2. We decided that until we get a couch (we had to leave our old couch in Utah because it didn’t fit in our U-boxes), that we  are going to keep our bed out in the living room. I kind of hate the way it looks astetically and I definitely won’t be entertaining with the bed out here, but it’s really nice to not sleep in the same room as Eva. Originally we planned on putting her portacrib in the walk-in closet… but we realized she will just pull of the clothes down on the ground and create quite a ruckus. So, although it kind of looks ghetto to have the bed out in the open, at least it’s convenient and comfortable.
  3. I FINALLY cooked last night! And it was awesome. I missed it so much. I made my favorite oven tacos and a fruit salad with balsamic vinegar dressing. I’ll be posting that recipe soon!
  4. We watched Safe Haven the other night. Was I the only one who thought it was legitimately scary? I don’t watch scary movies EVER anymore (with the exception of The Walking Dead, but that’s kind of different) so perhaps my tolerance is low. Anyway, I thought it was really good. Kind of cheesy at parts, but I liked the story and I got major chills at the end.
  5. T.J.’s birthday is on Father’s Day and he really wants to see the new Superman movie. But we don’t have a babysitter since we are new to the area. We created a plan that is sort of lame, but at least we will be able to see the movie… I see the movie earlier in the evening on Saturday and then he goes to the later showing when I get home. Is that ridiculous? The movie theater is just a block away, so considering our limited options until we find a babysitter out here, I think the plan isn’t too shabby.
  6. Holy cow. The rain out here won’t stop. Well, I guess it did over the weekend. But pretty much all last week and then again today it has rained continually. I really would love it to ease off so Eva and I can get out of the apartment and explore the area more than just the mall a block away. I WANT TO GO TO CARLO’S BAKERY!
  7. I’m going to visit my sister in DC next week. It’s only about four hours away and it’s almost been six months since I’ve seen her and her family. I can’t wait to see those cute nieces of mine!
  8. The building that we live in is about 90% occupied with Indian families. Everyone is very friendly and nice, we love it. But our hallways smell like curry 100% of the time.
  9. We are weening Eva off of bottles. It’s going okay. We no longer give her a bottle in her crib to help her fall asleep and I think she’s gotten used to that fortunately. But she still asks me for her “ba-ba” throughout the day. I put the milk in a sippee cup but she wouldn’t take it today. Any tips?
  10. We got called to be sunbeam leaders at church. We are over about ten four-year-olds. They are really cute but quite a handful. Also, on the subject of church… Eva went to nursery for the full time yesterday and didn’t cry at all! I’m so happy!
2 replies
  1. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    When I’m trying to get Avery to do something she doesn’t want to do I make a big deal about how she’s a big girl now and she needs to do big girl things, not baby things. It works really well for us, especially when she tries to revert to habits we’ve broken. You could try that with Eva to break the bottle habit. Maybe take her to the store and let her pick out her own cup. Then make a big deal about what a big girl she is using a cup, and how bottles are for babies, but she is a super big girl. Good luck! You wouldn’t think kids that young would have hard to break habits, but they can be a challenge (we just broke the pacifier habit and now we’re working on the diaper…wish us luck 🙂 ). And when I get discouraged about something my kids do I think they shouldn’t I just have to remind myself that eventually they’ll grow out of it. You don’t see kids walking into kindergarten with baby stuff in their bags, so eventually even the most stubborn kid must decide they’re too old for it 🙂

  2. mom
    mom says:

    I like the quote, and I enjoyed reading your list. It inspired me to pay more attention to the little things, be thankful and praise the Lord more.


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