January 23, 2012


We're one for one in Our Dating Game!  (Don't know what I'm talking about?  Check out my goals for 2012 here.)

Last Sunday, we left Garrett with Grandpa Mark & Grammy (the Forsyth variety) and met our friends, Jenn & Jamie, at Black Dog Smoke & Ale House in Urbana.  (In November, 2010, Nathan and I went to Black Dog for our first post-partum date, but there were Illinois football and basketball games in C-U that day.  Needless to say, Black Dog was PACKED, and we'd have had to wait for quite a while.  We headed to Outback instead.)  Anyway...the food at Black Dog was delicious DELICIOUS.  If you live in the C-U area and haven't been there, go.  If you've been there, go again.  If you come visit us, beg us to take you there.

Next month's date: All Out A Cappella.  We've already bought our tickets to the Early Show, which, according to Uncle Todd, is for "old codgers".  I'm okay with that.

Any ideas for the remaining 10 months of this year?

January 12, 2012

It's official! Garrett is "perfect".

His doctor said so!  (We already knew, of course.) 

I took Garrett to Christie Clinic for his 15-month checkup on Monday.  (Wasn't he just born?)  He is now 33" tall (92nd percentile) and weighs 23 lbs. and 3 ounces (29th percentile).  Dr. Palazzolo said his ears looked perfect and his lungs sounded...wait for it...perfect!

Peanut butter jelly time!
His diaper this morning?  Far from perfect.  Ew.


What are your goals for 2012?  I have a few:

-Participate in (preferably by running) and complete the Kirby Derby 5K
-Hire a Garrett-sitter once each month so Nathan and I can go out on dates
-Be more intentional about celebrating the birthdays of those closest to me


Ever heard the song Winter Snow?  If you have 3 minutes and 51 seconds, listen.  It's lovely.

Good night!