Tuesday, November 20, 2012


It is a super cold, rainy morning. I'm *so* thankful for wool knee socks, lots of knit blankets, and plenty of movies. It's one of those days where you just feel like burrowing in for the winter, and I'm thankful that we don't have any place to go! Also, I feel bad just thinking about Justin working outdoors, probably digging, in this mess. I've gotta try to remember to have a warm pot of coffee going when he gets home!

 On Sunday, I set up to do newborn photos of Rebecca at our house. You know, because I love newborn photos, and since I didn't start doing them until after Lizzy was born, I was excited about having some "real" newborn photos of one of my own kids for once! I figured it would be no problem because Rebecca really didn't sleep at all the night before, so surely she'd be out most of the day, right? Wrong. She slept for 5 minutes...which means I got all of 10 photos. Oh well...she's cute, so she gets a pass.


I know this won't apply to 99% of people who read this blog, but it may apply to one or two people and save them some $, so I'll post about it anyway. So, we have DirecTV and an old-as-the-hills Tivo DVR. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that the DVR receiver would power off and re-set itself a couple of times a day. I thought our DVR was just old and figured we should start thinking about buying a new one. I happened to do a Google search about our model to see if there were any fixes I should try first, and discovered that this is something that has suddenly happened to HUNDREDS of people across all sorts of older DVR models. Now, our DVR re-sets itself 3+ times an hour, and has totally made watching or recording any sort of TV pointless--Bones last night? Three re-sets. We'll end up watching online in a week...so I'm not really sure what we're paying DirecTv for at this point. I just wanted to post something in case it applied to anyone else, because about half the people who call DirecTv seem to be told that their DVR has failed and that they need to buy a new one...which is clearly not the case.

I haven't even begun to think about Christmas yet. Heck, I haven't even begun to think about Thanksgiving! 

I totally forgot all the crazy little noises that newborns make while they are sleeping. Am I right? I spent a good 15 minutes freaking out about all the crazy noises and irregular breathing patterns that Becca was making the other night before I remembered that Lizzy did the same thing and that I was just as freaked out when she did it. 

Do you all do Black Friday shopping? Where are y'all going and what are you planning to buy? I usually go because I find that it does save us money when buying for Christmas and the crazy number of December birthdays in our family, but this month it's just out of the question between having a newborn and sort of being on a total spending freeze trying to make the house refinance happen in December. And honestly? It's kind of a blessing to just have it be completely out of the question. And also? It'll prevent me from buying all sorts of clothes in this crazy-in-between postpartum size, which is probably a good thing, heh!


  1. Oh how sweet is she?! What a little snuggly baby!

    No Black Friday for me. It's insane and I love the protection of my own home, TYVM :)

  2. Wow. What a DOLL baby Mere. She's absolutely gorgeous.

  3. I knew from IG you had a rough go at newborn shots, but MY GOODNESS. That one is a beauty!

  4. Love the pic!!

    We do Black Friday... and part of the reason it doesn't bother me is because we go A.) late in the day and B.) I'm not looking for anything specific. So I'm not fighting people who have been in line for 24 hours for that one item, most of the time I don't even know what that one item is. I just go because there's lots of good deals... if I find something, I do, if I don't, I don't. No biggie either way.

  5. umm well the photo you got of her is breathtaking!

  6. What a beautiful picture!

    We had a few problems with our DVR awhile back and Direct TV came out and fixed some wires for free. Maybe they'll be nice and fix yours too. Here's hoping! : )

  7. I think 10 pictures of baby girl is enough---that one you posted is awesome. She is so precious and already had such a little personality in her face!!


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