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!"
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.
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!