Now we’re in the holiday spirit around here!

Since my house is decked out with Christmas garb, I figured I should spruce up the blog a bit, too! Feels much better in here, don’t you think? 🙂

Today has been pretty boring – Gene’s been home, so I’ve gotten a lot of work done. Installed a new blog design for a client and friend, you can see it here. Did some posting over at What to Expect. Got a bunch of other business things checked off my list. And, I entered a bunch of Holiday Contests. Gotta love the giveaway blogs.

Parker has been nursing constantly today. Only, it’s not to eat, it’s just to suck. I really wish I could get him to take a pacifier, because I am hurting because of his constant latch on – latch off. Any tips? All my other kids took pacifiers just fine, so this is all new to me, and I don’t like it! Although, I have become a pro at nursing at the keyboard and getting lots accomplished.

Not much else to report. All of our beautiful snow from yesterday melted and left behind a yucky, muddy mess. The poor UPS guy came to our house today and parked at the top of our driveway and walked the 1/4 mile+ to our house because he didn’t want to get his truck stuck. I felt so bad! We’re supposed to be getting new gravel soon, but because it’s been so wet, they won’t deliver it. Pa (the one getting us the gravel – Merry Christmas to us! LOL!) had them smooth out the driveway so that it would all be even and level before they put the gravel on. Well, it’s rained or snowed almost every day since then, and because they leveled it, it made it really soft. Now it’s all a big swamp. I’m hoping it dries out sometime. I really wish we could afford asphalt or concrete. It would make my life so much better. Oh, well. I’ll be thankful for all that we have. We really are blessed.

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Love your Christmas tree! LOL! Hey, I’m supposed to remind you about adding the left sidebar to my blog. Holy crap, I remembered something! 😉 If it’s real complicated, don’t worry about it. I just like how it looks.

    As for Parker and the pacifier…I really wish I had some advice. All of my kids have taken one just fine. Kyle swapped it for his fingers at 3 months and has been sucking them ever since. They should just be a couple of shriveled up little stubs by now, LOL! If you’ve tried several different types and he just won’t take one, I don’t think there’s anything you can do about it. He may just be in a phase of needing a lot of extra comfort sucking. If you’re sure it’s not a growth spurt, I guess I would just try whatever you can to keep him from being on the boob so much. Put him in the swing, on a blanket with something interesting to look at…anything. I hope it’s just a phase and it passes quickly!

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