Sunday, July 29, 2007

Wedding bells

We're just back from a weekend in West Virginia (sans Julia) for the wedding of dear friends, Marina and John. And what a beautiful wedding it was, from the setting in Canaan Valley to Marina looking so stunning in that dress. A good time was had by all -- despite lost luggage and a new mom missing her baby so very much on their first time apart....
Best wishes, Marina and John, for a wonderful life together. Thank you for letting us be part of your special day.

During our brief stint back in the Mountain State (brief because we lost a day due to aforementioned luggage debacle in Washington, D.C. but I'm not bitter or anything....) I became even more homesick than ever. The mountains took my breath away. We had some time to stop by Seneca Rocks, which believe it or not, back in the day, Mike and I hiked to the top. And we took the drive up to Dolly Sods wildnerness to take in the view. So beautiful. I've included some of the pics from our trip. Why did I want to leave again? Stadelman, do you need a copy editor? Oh, and I threw in a picture of our sweet girl, just for good measure. Mike and I were sooo happy to see her when we got home. We couldn't give her enough kisses!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Beautiful mess

Yep, Julia's definitely feeling better and wreaking total havoc on our house. Her new favorite thing is to pull all the books and CDs off the shelves. Problem is, she doesn't know how to put them back, heehee. And poor Mike -- the only thing he has that's organized in any manner is his massive CD collection. Should be fun for you to put back together, honey. Our girl seems to have a preference for The Pretenders and REM so she's showing good taste at an early age!

Have a good day!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Feeling better

That fever I mentioned before -- it wasn't teething. Turns out Julia had a urinary tract infection, which wasn't determined until after her temperature spiked to 104.5 and we were admitted to the hospital for numerous tests, which weren't pleasant for anyone, most of all our sweet girl.
We spent three nights at Cape Canaveral -- which by the way has the nicest nursing staff -- for three nights. We are so thankful it was nothing more serious but man, what a stressful time. It is so hard to watch your tiny baby being poked with needles and hooked up to an IV. And why are cribs in hospitals made to look like metal cages? Julia ended up sleeping in bed with me, because frankly, neither one of us could stand those contraptions.
Anyway, after several doses of antibiotics and lots of TLC we got to come home. Julia was soooo happy to be able to crawl again. And we are so happy our girl is feeling better....

Monday, July 16, 2007

Here we go!

Ah! Would you just look at this girl? Is she cute or what? That's why I'm starting this blog, so friends and family far and away can keep tabs on Miss Julia's comings and goings and her ever-growing cuteness. Julia Grace is nine months old today! Nine months! I can not believe it! She's not celebrating much though -- she's got a little fever, probably from all the teething.
Anyway, I'll do my best to bombard you all with adorable photos and latest happenings -- just as soon as I figure out the digital camera. Thanks, Mike.
Bye for now!