Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, all you bloggertons!! (College friends, you will appreciate this...lately I have been adding -erton to the end of all my words. For instance, I may call the Bean "Boogerton" or "Sugarton", or say Hey Bean, would you like more milkerton? For all you non-college friends, I was known for making up words and rhyming things back in the day. My roomies Jess, Ginny, and Amy are saints for putting up w/ my annoying habits. That's all I can say.)

I am sort of copying my friend Angie here, but this post will be about the things I am looking forward to the most in 2008.

And in no particular order...

The Prince Caspian movie
I read all the Narnia books two Christmases ago right after The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe came out, and I couldn't put them down.

Using my new font software
The embroidery machine I have only came w/ two fonts, and neither were all that pretty. So for Christmas RR got me the font software that allows me to use any TrueType font on my computer. Yippee!

A new little Skinner
We find out the sex of the youngest Skinner on January 8th...don't worry, of course I'll blog about it! She/He is scheduled to arrive on May 28th. I think it's a boy. :)

Finishing the Bean's 1st year scrapbook
Ok, so maybe this is more of a New Year's resolution, but I've only finished through her baptism, which was when she was 6 months old. I'd like to finish this b/f the next baby comes.

This new-ish children's fabric/sewing shop in Hoover opened Feb. 07, but I just found out about it a couple of months ago. I think it's better than the Smockingbird or Elizabethanne's. And I promise I'm not just bitter toward the Smockingbird.

A Talking Bean
Her first official word has been Da-da. She's been saying it all the time the past couple of days and following him around. But it will be nice when she can say, "Milk, please!"

Surin 280
At some point, I will actually eat at this place. RR doesn't "like" Thai food (he's only eaten it once), so he won't go. I LOVE their Chicken Panang.

Babymoon 2008
Ok, so it's not really a "babymoon" (the trip you go on right b/f you have a baby), but RR and I are planning on going to Fairhope, AL at the beginning of May. It's a reward trip through his work. Unless I'm way dialated or something, I will be there! I've heard Fairhope has great shopping.

That's right, I'm going to Dresden, Germany for a week in February to visit my friend Holly. We went to HS together, and she is a teacher there. It was a little bit of a debate in my head about going since I'll be leaving the Bean, but RR thinks I'd be crazy not to go (Holly is only there for 2-3 years.). My Mom will keep the Bean for a few days so RR can work, then RR will have her the rest of the time. And the Bean LOVES her Mimi and Grandpa, so I know she'll be well taken care of...probably too well!! And w/ the new little Skinner arriving in May, it's doubtful I'd be able to do anything like this again for quite a while.

Ok, so I'll stop. That's probably more than you wanted to know anyway. I hope you have a happy and healthy 2008!


jess said...

ok...i'm going back and forth on my sex prediction. the heartbeat thing has swayed me a bit ;)
and am i TOTALLLY out of the loop?!?!? probably the biggest narnia fan under the age of 10 lives in my house and i didn't know they were making prince caspian into a movie!! i can hardly wait to tell him ;)

jessica said...

My mom and i love thimbles too!

Amy said...

Guess what!! I think my winter break is during the time you're going to Germany! I might be able to go with you!!

I'll call you!


lauren said...

wow, your year sounds so exciting already!

1. i'll go to surin with you!!!

2. GO TO GERMANY! brian and i toured europe and got engaged there. germany was one of my favorite places, which surprised me. it was so beautiful.

just my 2 cents. :)

Holly said...

Yippeee!!!!!!!!! I can't wait for you to come, and if Amy comes too, I won't be able to stand it.