Friday, August 21, 2009

So Adorable!

Daddy had the day off today, we were going to go golfing and Grandma and Grandpa Tangren were going to take Gabby one last time before they left for Europe. It's aweful quiet upstairs so I thought I would go check on the two 'characters'. They are both fast asleep, snuggled into one another and I have to say that it's the most adorable thing I have ever seen. I would have taken a picture, but I didn't in fear of waking both sleeping beauties! As of for today, no golf... because of course the weather is so cruddy. But I think we are going to head over to Rochester to do a bit of shopping and maybe have a nice lunch together... which hasn't happened in quite some time!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

No messin' around!

Just wanted to upload some photos that I took of Gabby today...

"Gimme a 'F'"

"Gimme an 'A'"

"Gimme a 'V'"

"Gimme a 'R'"

"Gimme an 'E'"

"Gooooo Favre!"

"When I tell you I want my food, I want it now!"

"Don't worry Grandma & Grandpa Tangren, I will make sure mommy updates my blog frequently while you are gone to Europe so you can see me everyday! I will miss you more then you will miss me, but I will make sure that mommy and daddy take good care of me... I will ask for extra hugs and kisses each night while you are away."

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

First Solid Foods - 5 1/2 months

Well, with Dr.'s okay, we started Gabby on her first 'solid' foods tonight. She absolutely loved it! A little bit of Rice Cereal and a little bit of Carrots. She reached for the bowl and kept wanting more, but since she still has a sensitive tummy, I wanted to start slow.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Random post of the century... ('random post of the century' on my blog anyway)

A few things have happened in the past few days that make me truly believe that 'everything happens for a reason'. People would say it all the time to me, or I would hear it randomly, but it seems as though lately, and more so recently, that it is starting to ring true. I was reading an update from a friend that made me decide to write this. Even though I have never, truly experienced 'real' tragedy in my life, it breaks my heart to hear about what others have gone through and it makes me appreciate where I am, the hardships that I have gone through to get here and the heartache I've endeavored along the way. I also feel a little bad. I grew up Catholic and in all honestly, I still am Catholic, but unfortunately, I haven't been to church on a Sunday for no good reason at all since I was probably in 6th Grade and really, to no fault but my own. I feel bad because I do believe in God, I do have faith. However, I do not feel as though HE really cares where I pray or when I pray. I try not to hate those whom have spoken ill of me in the past or blamed me for things that I know, in my heart, are not my fault. I try not to let those that don't let me in, hurt me and I try not to speak harsh of those who have hurt me in the past. Having the faith that I do, seeing my life go down the path it has, been given the people that are close to me and the family that I have, I know that everything DOES happen for a reason. I know that God has his plan and even though I may think it 'sucks' at times, HE has my best interest at heart and if it's not meant to break me, it will make me. And those that don't like me, speak ill of me, and/or try to hurt me... (and I say this to all my friends that have been hurt so recently) "GOD'll get 'em in the end"! And I truly believe that. So, if I chose to pray in my house, in my bed or as I lay my baby girl down to sleep, so be it... I know HE hears me and that's all that matters!

Think about where you would be if 'something' in your past didn't happen! If you wouldn't have lost that spelling bee, would you be a Kindergarten teacher? If you wouldn't have been running in the hallway that day, you wouldn't have fallen, would you ever have met that person? If you would have married him/her, would you be the one sitting home alone, wondering, is he/she out with her/him? EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.

May your hearts be strong when dealt a bad hand, because we all win with a full house!

FYI, this post is not meant to hurt a single soul... to all my friends, I love you and I thank God for putting you in my life!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Congrats, 1st tooth & 15 years... Yikes!

Okay, so it's been awhile, it seems like lately... what else is new?

First off, fun stuff. I have to send out a couple congratulations! One; to Jason & Chris (Clements) Weis on the birth of their beautiful, long awaited, baby girl Laney Faye and two; to Trevor & Kari (Sagedahl) Frank on their precious peanut Annelie Ruth! May your hearts be open, your souls be deep (and the toothpicks that hold your eyes open, strong) for your new journey now begins! Just remember, be kind to one another, be there for one another and help one another equally... both created this miracle, both should have equal parts in the new found responsibility (even though mommy has done all the hard work up to this point :) )! Enjoy every moment of it because the old cliché of 'they grow so fast', truly is true! Congratulations again!

Onto daily life. Gabby has her first tooth coming in, I felt it on Friday (August 7) and I do believe she has another coming in...she keeps tugging on her ear and has been slightly fussy today. But, even with the discomfort she is experiencing she still has plenty of smiles, room for hugs and lots of time to 'kir plunk' (her most favorite thing to do... other then eat of course)!

And thirdly, onto the funny stuff. I've known about my 15 year class reunion for quite some time (yes, that's right, I said 15 years). Honestly, I couldn't make up my mind if I wanted to go. Then, when it come down to actually wanting to go, Dave had made other plans and I was without a babysitter. Then, Dave's plans changed AND we had a babysitter lined up. Then, Friday afternoon about 5:30PM I got hit by a truck and whilst laying on my bathroom floor sweating from every pore on my flesh, I saw on the side of the truck. It read: 'STOMACH FLU, We Stop at Nothing'...and literally, that's what was left in me come Saturday morning about 2am. I wanted to crawl into a hole and die! I am 33 years old and never in my life have I ever been that sick! I didn't sleep at all Friday night (and from what I understand from most of my classmates, neither did they... Party animals!) Finally, I got about 2 hours of sleep from 8 to 10am Saturday morning. I laid in bed most of the day Saturday in hopes of feeling better so I could go to my reunion. I even stayed away from our peanut so I wouldn't get her sick :( I was still up in the air about going because I was still weak and queasy until about 3PM Saturday. Finally, I just jumped in the shower and took my sweet ass time getting ready, I'd have to sit down every five minutes. Finally, we met friends about 5:30 and off we go. I choked down a beer or two and sweat the entire night, and if anyone knows me at all...I am usually overdressed and mostly always cold. Needless to say, I finally had to throw in the towel and go home early (about 11PM)...but at least I made an appearance! And, wouldn't you know it, I laid on my bathroom floor again all Saturday between trips to Gabby's room to put her pacifier back in. I fear my baby girl will travel on the same highway where I met this truck and it frightens today I stocked up on infant Tylenol and Pedialyte just in case. But, I am crossing my fingers she fights this one off! Perfect timing, wouldn't you know, Dave is gone to the PGA tournament all week! :( If women ruled the world! (oh wait, they do [insert Dr. Evil laugh here]!) :)

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ready for a sippy cup, or a beer?

Gabby is just facinated by aluminum cans! She pretty much grabs the beer out of dads hands and tries to drink out of it. Despite the fact that it's a beer can, it's actually quite hilarious! She shakes uncontrolably until she gets the can in her hands and she will completely hold the can all by herself. Does this mean she's already ready for a sippy cup or is she following that closely in daddy's footsteps?
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