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Hello, world! This is the third iteration of a blog for myself…I was well-ensconced in the world of blogging originally at Xanga but fell out of habit after my first daughter was born in December, 2006. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of blogging again here. It may start out with posts of my simple doodles from Draw Something (my favorite gaming addiction at current). We shall see how it grows….Thanks so much for swinging by and visiting today; please remember to leave a word or two so I can remember to swing by and do the same!


Happy Happy!

Happy Holidays from the MonkeyGnomes (thanks to Bekah for leading us to such merriment)!

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Ok, so it’s been something like seven months since I’ve chimed in. It’s not for lack of intention (I’ve got several half-written posts still stored up in my private posting). These days, a large chunk of time at the computer is rare. Very rare. Our little Bump turned 1 on the 2nd. ONE! She is walking (running!) and trying to talk (oh, she has the sweetest little voice), dancing (!), climbing anything and everything, eating many new grown-up foods, laughing at the right moments at jokes, making her own jokes (her timing is impeccable), and driving around a lot (it started with the Stride-to-Ride, which was fun, but killing our backs, and then we got the Push Buggy┬╣ for her birthday and she LOVES it). I couldn’t even begin to list all the wonderful marvels she’s revealed to us in the past year, but I will post a few pics for you few readers who I may still have…

She’s practicing the cell-phone-driving skills.

See the walking? And with balloons!

The eating of the birthday cake. With much glee in squishing.

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In other news, we MonkeyGnomes have relocated ourselves further up the eastern part of the country. We’re missing our pals in South Carolina (miss you guys!! hugs! you know who you are!), as well as our house (which is for sale, so if you know of someone in need of a fab house with a fab pool, let me know, will you?), as well as the warm weather (we heard it was near 80 this week). We are in central New York, lavishing ourselves with lots of snow. Hmmm.

At least it looks pretty for the holidays:

Ok, I will try to make it less drought-like with coming posts. Maybe more small ones. Or something.

I probably will not make another peep till the holidays are over….hope you all have a wonderful Christmas/Hanukkah/hanging out in the winter air. Take good care! Will try making my regular blog-read rounds soon. Happy Happy!!

┬╣ Made in the USA!

Happy Mother’s Day

I am ecstatic to be able to celebrate this holiday as a mother as well as a daughter this year. Mommy, I finally understand and appreciate tremendously what a wonderful job you did as our mother and hope that I can be as great a mother to my daughter. Thank you for being such a beautiful example.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mommies out there. What a wonderful club to belong to!


Quick Peep!

Happy spring, y’all! Thanks to all of you who’ve sent sweet emails or left lovely comments welcoming Quynh into our family. It’s been such a full, wondrous time! Apologies for the ridiculously large spans of non-blog activity…being a mom has been such an amazing adventure that I don’t want to miss a moment of it. Subsequently, quality online time has diminished nearly completely. Not a complaint, just a mere fact these days. Someday, I will pen the birth story.

For now, here are some fun pics to demo what’s up:
Quynh March 2007 313 Nicki singing to Maya and Quynh Quynh March 2007 242
Quynh March 2007 199 Quynh March 2007 156 Quynh March 2007 155
lots of fun playing and laughing and just plain having fun. started yoga for mommies and babies last week (same place where I had been taking prenatal yoga before), got a st. patty’s weekend visit from my ever fab lizzie, taking lots and lots of pics of the absolute joy of our lives (who is now rolling from side to side, drooling like no one’s business, giggling, cooing and chatting, and nearly sleeping all through the night **knock on wood!**)…

Will hopefully swing by to visit all my fave old blog haunts soon. Take good care and enjoy SPRING!