Monday, January 30, 2012

January in Review

I cannot believe January is almost over. Where is this year going? It's been relatively busy around the Unfried household. We have been getting back into our routines. John's work schedule has thrown us off a bit. Swing shift is really messing with our sleep, but it is nice to have him home in the mornings. 

I have officially submitted my application to the University of Alabama. All my transcripts have been ordered and Financial Aid paperwork has been completed. Now to just wait, and hope, that everything goes smoothly. I am hoping to be enrolled in distance learning classes by summer term, which begins in May.

I want to point out that I am still an Auburn fan. Becoming an Alabama student will not change that. I choose Alabama because they have the degree in Food and Nutrition, which I can complete online, that will set me up for becoming a Registered Dietician. If Auburn offered the same opportunity, I would have jumped on it in a heartbeat.

Enough about me. Let's talk about the star of the show. Delilah has been hilarious lately. She copies everything we say and do. She recently (more like a few weeks ago) learned the art of the 'knuckle bump'. She was taught this fun way of saying hello by some very good friends of ours. Now she is constantly coming up to us to 'bumb' hello. So adorable!

She is also building her vocabulary. Girls got a ton of words these days. What's fun is to hear her learn to put them together in 2-3 word phrases.  The most common phrase in this house these days is "I Dora On". The moment she wakes up in the morning she is screaming this through her door. Mommy and Daddy are getting very tired of Dora.

I have finally started to work on her next scrapbook. I'm only 7 months behind:) Hopefully this new creative burst I have can get some much needed layouts done. Here are the two I have done in the last few days.

One thing I have realized while working on these pages...I have been really bad about taking photos lately. There are barely any in my January file. Time to start picking up the camera again. Hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year

The Unfried family rang in the new year low key this year, with Nana (my Momma) and Janet. It is always nice to have family in town, especially when they spoil my beautiful girl. We spent the weekend doing a little shopping and eating some good food. I am shocked to say we did manage to stay awake (all except D) until Midnight on New Years Eve, mostly due to playing games on our iPads or computers. 

Delilah was her adorable self, for the most part. Yesterday, while browsing the outlet mall, we experienced her first, true meltdown. Little girl was not happy. At all! It seemed everything was making her mad. It wasn't until after we had been home a while that we figured out the reason. Delilah had a fever and wasn't feeling well. We think it may be some teeth coming in. I should have known something was up when I saw this:
And this:

Delilah NEVER falls asleep on people, no matter how tired she is. She will always continue playing or talking. This only happens when a fever is involved. Luckily, a little medicine and she bounced back. This morning there were no signs of a fever.

Now for some New Year Resolutions:
1. Take more pictures of our growing girl. I can't believe how few I have taken in the past few months. I've been such a slacker and her 3 year scrapbook is going to be short if I don't get in it. 
2. Speaking I'd scrapbook, catch up and keep up with her scrapbook as the year progresses. I haven't done a single page for this third year, and it is half way through. Better get on it. 
3. Be more patient. I seriously lack in patience, but I am trying to work on it. 
4. Be more frugal. Not by clipping coupons but by using what I have or making things from scratch. Did you know that you can make your own laundry detergent? Not only can it work better but it is much, much cheaper. 
5. Go back to school. This is something I am eagerly working toward. I have done some serious thinking and finally decided the degree/career I want to work for. I want to be a Nutritionist/Dietician, a career choice directly related to Delilah's diagnosis of Prader-Willi Syndrome. I have also done my research and found that the University of Alabama offers this degree program via distance learning, which is essential considering Johns many TDY's with the military. At this time, there are a few obsticals in my way, which we are working on, but I have faith that I will be back in school at some point this year. 

I hope that everyone had a great New Years Eve and an even better New Year. Here's hoping 2012 brings us everything we are hoping for or need.