Saturday, July 19, 2008

wax anyone???

i just received a call from a friend of mine who is at partylite's national conference in st louis....and OMG...working for this company just gets better every year!!! as many of you know, i look forward to our national conference every year, not only for the superb training i receive and awesome promotions they announce, but also because we find out the location for our annual incentive trip. so...the trip in to a brand new, all-inclusive resort...with a golf course and spa...and a jacuzzi in every

punta cana in the DR :)
every year, i receive numerous offers from friends and family who volunteer to accompany me on the trip. well...bidding is now officially open. derek does not yet know this, but i am offering his spot on the trip, to the person who sells the most wax to help me earn this trip...just kidding!!!
i would LOVE your help don't be surprised if i ask you to look at the new fall/holiday catalog, or have a party of your own!
thanks in advance for your help...i promise to send you a postcard!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

upcoming blog and other news to note...

as many of you know, derek and i are proud owners of the newest tech gadget....the iphone! it was quite an adventure to get our hands on them, and i look forward to sharing the story and pics with you in a future blog.

for those of you who receive my blog updates via email, be sure to visit the actual blog website ( soon. i've made some changes and additions.

exciting the not too distant future, yours truly should be blogging weekly on details are still being hashed out, so i'll keep you posted! thanks to those of you who have given me such positive feedback about my writing and the courage to pursue this new adventure...i'm really excited!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

four weeks flew by...

it's hard to believe that jacob has been a part of this world for almost 5 weeks now! to be honest, i can't really remember what life was like before jacob. he is such an incredibly good baby. other than some bad bouts of gas, he pretty much just does the baby rotation of eating, sleeping and pooping. jacob is becoming quite the "foodie", as he tours some of our favorite spots...

one thing i definitely forgot from the first go-round of parenting, is just how much sleep deprivation really sucks! i find that i am quite irritable during the day, due to my lack of sleep. unfortunately, andrew tends to be on the receiving end of my bad moods and snappiness. he is adjusting to all of this in ways that only a 3 1/2 year old could. as far as his relationship with jacob, i couldn't ask for anything more...he is very loving and helpful. it's his attitude toward me that has become a bit unbearable. he has decided that his way of handling anger, is by hitting & kicking me and saying some really not nice things. we spend a lot of our days handling temper tantrums and meltdowns. while i'm trying every day to deal with this a little better, i am confident we will all be fine in the end. hey, what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, right??? let's just hope it doesn't kill me first!!!

amidst all the chaos, i'm trying to make sure that andrew still gets his big boy time, to play with his friends. see some fun pictures below...

ebin and andrew

fireman andrew

lily and andrew

so, while i haven't lost the baby weight and i've gained quite a bit of what i like to call "nursing acne", the past month has been a whirlwind of exciting times. i'll leave you with one last picture of jacob in his "new womb" kangarookorner pouch. thanks to the singer family for this wonderful gift. i can't wait to carry jacob in it at the beach next week!

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