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Time Marches On...

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My last blogpost didn't SEEM like it was from a long time ago, yet now it is nearly the end of the first month of 2012.  It has been a delightfully busy month so far.  Of course, there was the wedding and all of its preparations.  Then, a few days after that, my awesome cousin Chandra came to stay with us for a week.   She is Ruby's godmother and definitely has some fairy godmother qualities to her (washing dishes, shopping for groceries and then preparing tasty meals, cleaning up Ruby's messes, reading books to Ruby over and over again).  It was great to see her, and I'm very pleased to hear that the powers that be in the world of educational conferences have deigned to hold another conference in Portland this coming November, so we can be assured of two visits in this calendar year!  Of course, by then Ruby will be a 2.5 year old big sister!  Wow!
Tomorrow marks Ruby's 20th month, and I feel like she's been practicing her "terrible twos" a bit early…

Wedding pictures

Okay, so it's a link to my Facebook album I just made. I'm sure eventually I'll get around to posting pictures on here too, but it's almost 9 and I'm tuckered out.  And why, oh why, is Ruby still making noises from her room?  Sigh...

A big day...

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Hello blog readers!  Well, it's January 7th.  For many, just an ordinary Saturday, but for two people I know, one of the most life changing days they'll ever know. My brother-in-law and his fiancĂ©e become man and wife today.  I have known Andy for close to 3 years now, and although I wouldn't say that I know him extremely well, I feel that I know him reasonably well, since he has spent a lot of time around us (particularly in the past year).  I have only known Alishia as long as she's been with Andy, but moving in across the street from her in August definitely means we see her a lot.  Andy will be moving in with her (and the two other roommates...no, they won't all be sharing one room!) so we will still get to see each other all the time.  It's a pretty nice arrangement, really.  I live with my brother, and Allen lives across the street from his brother.  Back in the day, it wasn't odd to have family members all living in close proximity, but it is less co…

Done!

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The dresses are done!  Well, technically, one bridesmaid's dress is not quite done because she hasn't tried it on yet.  But it only needs to have the elastic fitted and then sewn and then it, too, is done.  The dresses don't look all that amazing on hangers, but they look good on Alishia!   I would update more right now, but Ruby is climbing me like a jungle gym so I'd better stop for the moment.  But I knew that people would want to see what I had done.  More pictures of her in her dresses and the bridesmaids in theirs after this weekend, I promise!