Posted (reneeholiday) in Uncategorized on July-29-2011

(recycling this from my post on TBW. oh, and please forgive the all lowercase.)

time flies – im at 29 weeks now. we have a name picked out, but its kinda a surprise. we have been trying to buy a house since APRIL! (DF and i still live 20 miles apart, which has been a challenge) we are under contract for a fannie mae homepath deal (post-foreclosure/REO) home. but the red tape is getting old. please cross your fingers that the real estate gods smile upon us as we already had to move the closing date from 7/28 to 8/26. the closer it gets to october, the more i dread MOVING!

on the bright side, i have a pretty darn nifty NB cloth diaper stash and hopefully will be getting a didymos CGW wrap [for those who dont speak “wrap-ese”, this is a particular natural woven cotten wrap sling that is supposed to be the softest, “marshmallowy” wrap thats perfect for newborns] as well. oh, and ive SCORED on clothes from consignment sales and thredUP! (i’ll post a link to my thredUP soon, then we can each get a $5 credit!)

oh, and decided to use this as a justification to finally buy a DSLR, which im LOVING! (now i need to swap my computer hard drive out so i can upload fluff pics.) :woot:

due to my age & overweight, i took and minorly failed the early glucose screen (1hr) last month. so i took and passed 3hr. but i still had to take ANOTHER 3hr at the regular time (26-28 wks) a couple of weeks ago. they said, “no news is GOOD news” and i havent heard back. so glad thats over.

the puff has been doing somersaults and kung fu in there, i think. and last week he was experimenting some weird horizontal-feeling yoga. O_o it’ll be interesting to see the contortions as he grows. (i too tend to have small babies, so they have lots o’ room to plAy. lol)

3rd trimester is DEF here though. the “hollow pit” hunger has been replaced by “heartburn hollow pit” and red sauce is not doing me any favors. :-/ oh well, better than nausea! myback is stsrting to feel it too. but i picked up a belly/back support brace band thingie today at another consignment sale. excited to try it.

oh, and i finished up my summer classes this week. YAY!

Posted (reneeholiday) in attachment parenting, blogging, development, milestones, random thoughts, renewal, teens, wahm on July-12-2011

Well, I looked back on my “renewal” post from January and realize how truly accurate (& prophetic) it was! It seems like a ridiculous understatement when I say there has been a LOT going on since that time.

Here’s a very brief overview.
1.) Started and finished yet another semester of school (knocked out 14 credits of G.E.s + 4 “for my art edification” auditing life sculpture again)
2.) AuTeen started driving. (wait, that was last year) O_o
3.) Had a “couch surfer” (aka extended houseguest) for a couple of months. That was a nightmare and a crash-course in TOLERANCE and coping skills.
4.) Went to Biltmore with my beloved for our anniversary and came home with a very special piece of jewelry for a certain finger, on a certain hand!!! ;-D
5.) Discovered that we are expecting a baby!!! Big, happy SURPRISE. (btw, the “cheese puff is due mid-October)

***everything else is a bit of a blur***

6.) oh yeah. finally got rid of couch surfer.
7.) started search/process of buying our first home. (it has been quite a roller coaster in this economy, and to find something big enough in our budget)
8.) started taking 2 summer classes online
9.) traveled to oklahoma & texas w/parents & twill (Grandmom is turning 91 this year, so I wanted to visit before I get caught up in new baby lost-time-mode) – also had family reunion.
10.) getting back involved with the AP community.
11.) Twill is turning 4 next month! Time FLIES!


I realize it’s definitely valuable to catalog all this life change, so I’ll probably start posting more regularly. I just hope it’s not too much info, or boring. If so, I guess no one has to read it. lol

hope this finds you well! 😉

Posted (reneeholiday) in Uncategorized on January-28-2011

twill’s friend next door decided to become a make-up artist. lol

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Posted (reneeholiday) in art, iPad, metal, renewal on January-8-2011

There is a lot going on in our lives recently, and it is giving me a strong sense of renewal. I won’t go into detail now because my left hand is all bandaged up from carpal tunnel release surgery I had on Thursday. But I will say I’m EXTREMELY grateful for my new iPad that my luv got me for Christmas. ;-D That plus my overwhelming newfound obsession with (art) METAL is fueling this new paradigm! So expect more updates when I feel better to type. And we wish everyone a very HAPPY NR

Posted (reneeholiday) in Uncategorized on June-26-2009

It is inevitable. Twilli’s swift descent into toddlerhood would eventually take it’s toll. On her. On us. On our well-meaning friends who assume “she’s ALWAYS like this”.

With less than a month until her second birthday, Twilli’s personality is every bit as LOUD as any long-time toddler. But her size and her relative CLINGINESS remind us that she’s still a one year old.

I don’t remember the transition being this tough with au-teen.

Tell me about your trials, tribulations, and triumphs of TODDLERHOOD.

BTW, follow us on Twitter @reneeholiday or @twillipie. 😉

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Posted (reneeholiday) in Uncategorized on June-12-2009

As we are enveloped in the warm summer blanket, I can honestly at I am finding a flow to go with!

However, I won’t go into detail here. If you wanna know more, read up on us in Facebook. (hopefully will be facebook.com/reneeholiday) ;-P

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Posted (reneeholiday) in Uncategorized on May-27-2009

Yeah. I thinks Crocs, and their copycats, are soooooo stinkin’ UGLY! But 21stCenturyDad is dying to see Twilli in pink Crocs. So I caved.

WalMart is evil. ;-P

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Posted (reneeholiday) in Uncategorized on May-6-2009

I bought this lovely Storch wrap, “INKA”, months ago, with the specific purpose of doing a Twilli Pie podegi – wrap conversion. But it sat in my closet because I was a chicken to chop it up. And, I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do with the body. I knew I would include lots of purple and blue. But somehow, it got lost in the shuffle.

In reality it was lost, along with my inspiration! I let myself get so bogged down by the whole job search shananigan.

Then one day I was feeling like myself and put some fabric scraps together. In that moment, I got my groove back.

Design is my floodlight on the sometimes dark and winding road of life!

And the added benefit to all this is that Ive already worn Twilli more today than I have in the last MONTH. 🙂

Someone in my new circle quoted Steve Pavlina, “Follow your bliss; and FOCUS on what makes you cry.”

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Posted (reneeholiday) in Uncategorized on April-8-2009

I took a couple of video clips. So this pic is just a teaser. ;-P

My brother’s girlfriend told me about the FREE PLAY AREA, sponsored by The Rush, at West Town Mall. So we decided to check of out while Au-teen was at youth group. It is great! The carpeted floor is bouncy enough to pad little falls, and the equipment is perfect for pint-size tots. 🙂

Oh and there is a DIAPER CHANGING STATION off to the side as well. Yay for corporate sponsored fun!

We will definitely be back.

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Posted (reneeholiday) in Uncategorized on March-14-2009

is born…

I have been meaning to bake a cake since I moved. The way I see it is that the heat from the oven is likely more cost-effective than the natural gas heat that works so hard in our drafty apartment. LOL

So today I finally made a yummy red velvet cake. 😉

Twilli LOVED it!!! She kept saying, “Yuuuuum!”.

It was a mess of dishes. But her enjoyment made it all worth it!

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