A Few Things

  • Isn’t it fantastic to get home after vacation? Ella fell asleep on the way home from the airport and I tried to put her in her crib to continue the nap, but she was SO excited to see all her own things that she wouldn’t settle back down. Little girl, I feel the same way. Especially about my own soft bed and perfect pillow (you know, the expensive one from Target (and by expensive, I mean $4)). 
  • Also, I love not living out of a suitcase. 
  • My child makes a very cute lamb. I’ll probably stuff her into this costume every Christmas until she’s ten. Poor kid. 
  • Right before we left on vacation, Ella snapped the arm of my glasses off. Blah. After I was done being peeved, I ordered a new pair online for all of $10. I love the internet. (This is the pair I got). They arrived while we were gone, and I’m loving them. Bart loves them too, which, frankly, surprised me. 
  • At Bart’s office Christmas party, we won a Kindle. (It turns out, he’d ordered me one for Christmas, so we had to return that one). I’ve been really liking it so far. Having it before we left was ideal, since I only had to take a single book with me and I could keep getting new ones from the library while we were gone.  
  • I have not gone grocery shopping since we returned. We have eaten a lot of pancakes since we got home.
  • And, over the weekend, Kayla revamped my blog, including a new header and a much cleaner, more stream-lined look. And finally an About Me page that isn’t the length of a short novel. I am so in love with it – I keep having to go look at it again. I’ve probably single-handedly doubled my traffic over the weekend. How pathetic. 

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  • Reply Stephanie Lee January 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Love the new blog layout! And yes, she might be the cutest little lamb I've ever seen.

  • Reply Julie Anne January 3, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Janssen I LOVE your hair. I love how long it is and your bangs look amazing. You are beautiful.

    ps your Christmas card was returned, I must have the wrong address, could you email that to me again. Thanks! I loved yours. And your parent's was GORGEOUS. Those wedding pictures belong in magazines.

  • Reply ellen January 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Nice new blog. 🙂

  • Reply heidikins January 3, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Again, love the layout. And the "about" page. And you. And everything.


  • Reply Nicole January 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    You look great, your blog looks great, and Ella is SO adorable as that little lamb! Happy New Year to you!

  • Reply tootie January 3, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I love the new blog look! It's cute and fun 🙂

  • Reply Jenny January 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I like the new look! I have one of those outrageously expensive pillows from Target too. I don't know what I'd do with out it. 😉

  • Reply lifeofadoctorswife January 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Oooh a Kindle! Not sure if you've posted about it before, but I would love to read your thoughts on digital vs. physical books. For some reason, I thought that you would be very Pro Book. Not necessarily ANTI Kindle, but I was a little surprised to read that a) Bart got you one as a gift and b) you like it!

    What funny beliefs we build up about a person, just by seeing a small slice of her personality via her blog!

  • Reply Heather January 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Your blog looks fantastic! is there nothing Kayla can't do? I had a feeling you might be getting a kindle for Christmas – glad you're enjoying it so far!

  • Reply Katie Rich January 3, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I love the new layout!

  • Reply G January 4, 2012 at 3:08 am

    I just got new glasses too! (First ones since before I got married. Apparently I get them promptly every 10 years.) Yours look like they'll be very cute! And so cheap! I admit I am envious of people who are not so blind that they have to pay for the thinnest lens possible to avoid the coke bottle effect. If I don't get the very thin ones, they won't fit in the frames 🙁 Thick lenses are so much cheaper!!! And I know I already said it, but the new blog layout really is great!

  • Reply Meg January 4, 2012 at 3:21 am

    I love the new layout AND your hair, and I see that I'm not the first one who decided your bangs needed to be commented upon – but seriously, I am coveting them.

  • Reply Melanie January 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I love the new look! I think I'm being converted to the idea of a Kindle…although I don't know that my library offers enough e-books to make it worth my while quite yet.

  • Reply LatteLove January 4, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    very cute new header!

  • Reply Merry January 5, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I like the new look!

  • Reply Angela Noelle of SK January 9, 2012 at 11:50 am

    We just got home from our travels too, and so I completely (and concurrently) appreciate your sentiments in that regard…although I'm finding unpacking with two significantly slower than it was with one. (I can almost hear the >3s laughing from here)

    Your new look is clean and cute — apt.

    Your final point is deliciously funny. MWA!

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