Friday, March 21, 2008

March Madness

The month of March is almost over and I have barely had time to enjoy a thing about it. Things are starting to settle down a bit, so before this wonderful month ends, I would like to focus on myself a little more. You may be thinking, "Hey, Melody, please talk about yourself. You just don't do that enough and I must hear more!" (Yes, blogs are a bit egocentric, aren't they?)

First, I must explain this lovely photo. Jeff works for the Air Force and this "Moustache March" Jeff is pretty proud of this crazy fu man chu meets biker guy look he has going on. He is outdoing all the young guys around work because their mustaches aren't half as thick as this sucker. It's pretty impressive isn't it?

We had a lovely blizzard here in Ohio...on my birthday. I wanted to celebrate my birthday on the actual day, so we called up a local restaurant and they were open. We bundled up and headed out against the elements and enjoyed a fine meal at Bob Evans. We had a blast. Jeff was sweet and got the lovely practical gift that I had requested because comfort comes before anything else after you turn 30.

Reili started "crawling" (a.k.a. getting where she needs to go in whatever mode suits her). -See previous post. It seems this little girl is so full of energy! She gets super restless whenever we try strapping her down in one of the various seats we have for her. It is amazing how many baby items you can buy and how quickly they clutter one's living room.

I was able to make an overnight trip to Mobile, Alabama for work. I spent my last two years of high school in Mobile at a magnet school (we liked to refer to it as nerd school). It was fun being back there and I also got to sneak in some time with my friend, Laura.
She drove over from Pensacola, FL. We had such a fun time! I flew in to Mobile airport in the morning, worked from 2-6pm and then met up with Laura for dinner and a fun spend the night party. Yes, kids, spend the night parties never end. Isn't that cool? We had so much fun. It was good seeing her again.

And finally... my brother is going to move up to Ohio! We are so excited for this to happen. There wasn't much keeping him in Alabama (we never planned to live there very long when we got there 25 years ago). We are making a short jaunt down there at the end of the month to help move him up here. Maya LOVES her Uncle Shi. His name is not Shi, but that's what we nicknamed him. His middle name is Shigeru (pronounced 'shee-geh-rlu') and we shortened it and changed the pronunciation and some how came up with "Shi" (prounounced 'shy').

Whew! A crazy post for a crazy month.


glittersmama said...

I was admiring Jeff's spiffy facial hair just the other day--he did seem pretty proud of it.

I'm sorry that I missed your birthday. We'll have to celebrate when things calm down a little. (Does that ever really happen?)

Tom and Jane Schell said...

Happy Birthday Melody! We miss you guys! Reili is so cute moving around! How fun. Love the facial hair, Jeff. I think a goatee is better.

Jill said...

Happy Birthday Melody!!! That looks like a nice practical gift! :o)

Anytime Tyler has some time off from work - I encourage him to let his facial hair grow. He looks so manly and whenever he shaves it off - he looks SO young!

Laura said...

Happy B'day!!! Can you believe I am JUST NOW GETTING HOME???? I like Jeff's fu man chu! Perfect for the weather! Also, I am very jealous of your practical birthday present. Happy Mom=Happy Family. :)

I am so glad that your brother is moving up there. Having family around is nice. I just spent 5 days with my family up in my family (my sister and her kids came down for spring break), and it was great. There is just a special bond for kids and their Aunts/Uncles. I am happy for Maya and Reili.

Heather Tewalt said...

Happy Birthday Melody. Jeff, LOVE the facial hair. Michael's got a goatee going right now. Started growing it for his ill-fated canoe trip over the past weekend (seriously we're glad no one died).

Sawyer decided to start crawling Friday. He literally woke up that morning, thought to himself, "this will be quicker," and just crawled. No practice, no halfway crawl. Just all out crawl. Then today I go in after nap & he's standing on the side of his bed, trying to get his leg over the rail. BOYS! Love y'all & miss you! Come see us some time!

Lilola said...

Glad you had a good birthday... how could it be anything else if you went to Bob Evans!! My favorite!

BlankHeart said...

I was thinking, Jeff! Man, that's a honch 'stache, yo. And then I realized if you plopped a cowboy hat on him and made it black and white, he's Billy-the-kid!