Sunday, February 15, 2009

We dedicate this child to you Lord...

Not a whole lot to say... Pretty overwhelming really. It was a beautiful service. Here are some pictures.

My mother wrote a beautiful song:

Slide 2
We Thank You Lord
(For The Child You Have Given Us)
We thank You, Lord for every heartbeat
For tiny hands and cute little feet
And while he’s young we dedicate him to You
To use for your glory his whole life through
We thank you Lord
For the child you have given us
For the joy and the smiles he brings every day
But our prayer this night
Is guide us with your Light
Teach us to pray as we show him your way
Your Word we obey
We thank you Lord for your presence we feel
As this child you have given
We give back to You
And as he grows Make him strong in you Lord
Each and every day don’t let him stray
His whole life through
To Will, Laura & Bentley Keith Wyatt
February 15, 2009
Love Grandma
I am worn out. Good night.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

He forgot. again. Well, according to him, he didn't forget, he just didn't "have the time to do anything." Bogus. He forgot our anniversary too. But I am completely fine with that. Why?
Because I would rather have a husband who forgets and is amazing everywhere else than have a husband who remembers and is horrible everywhere else.

Last night I met him in Eureka. ( I actually rode the bus up there horror of horrors) My mom kept Bentley, which it seems she never tires of doing. We went to the mall and then to an italian restaurant. I told him- surprise me, and he was going to take me to Applebee's even though he hates it. So I started naming other restaurants and we ended up with a delicous dinner at Babetta's.

Today we stayed home and cleaned house. I stayed in my pjs all day. Which was wonderful. He let me sleep in. And he even went and got me coffee. (and a card while he was out lol)

Sometimes I admit, (although rarely) I think, "Why God, did I get him?" But mostly I think, "Why God, did he choose me?"

So all in all, a wonderful day. Sometimes it's better when he forgets, because I usually end up with coffee. And this time a queen size bright pink blanket that he has to sleep under.

And my house, although not completely clean, is cleaner than it was yesterday. It's not every husband that will pitch in with housework. Thank God for mine. and Thank God for our little

And by the way, if you are reading this: Comment will ya?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Taxes, Tears, and Thunder

Well its that time of year again. The time of year when you just want to crawl under the covers and hibernate. Today it was so cold and rainy. Did I mention it was really cold? Bentley and I woke up to thunder and lightening.
(this blog may be going downhill fast if I am resorting to talking about the weather on day 3)

Our tax refund also came today, which quite possibly was the most exciting thing. Now what to spend it on. Will wants a truck, I actually just want to save it until I go back to work. (Which thank God is not until May 1st. Although I think I am going a bit stir crazy) We did go to target and find some amazing deals. Will bought me a huge pink blanket for Valentine's Day.

Now for the tears part... Bentley got his shots. It was horrible. I think I was more upset about it than he was.. There were tears streaming down his face, but they were from my eyes. The worst part that got me was here he was, cooing and smiling, flirting with the nurse, and all of a sudden WHAM! He gets poked with the biggest needle I have ever seen. The cry he made just about tore my heart out. But it also wrenched my heart when as soon as he got in Mama's arms he started to calm down.

They have snowglobes with digital picture frames at Target for 7 bucks! I wanted to get one but I didnt know what for.

I think we found a diaper bag that will work. FINALLY. It was on sale at Ross. What is it about diaper bags? They are all so useless. It makes me crazy.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Prego Brain just becomes Baby Brain

So during my pregnancy I had to get a new debit card a grand total of THREE TIMES. I kept misplacing it. I was constantly doing things that made me think I was going crazy. One time I tried to leave for church without my skirt. Thank goodness my dear husband was looking out for me on that occasion.

My husband is usually the one that is prone to driving around aimlessly before remembering where he was going or what he was doing. This only drives me somewhat insane. I think he has a great talent. How on earth can you miss a turn to a street that you have lived on for years?

Now I find myself at the hospital when I should be at the doctor's office. Or I find myself wandering around
the house wondering what I am doing.
It sounds like I am a crazy person.

Some days- I think I am.

One thing I have learned:Nothing prepares you for motherhood. Nothing.

I thought I had every item imaginable, but still find
that there is some item that I didn't think of, and

will think of it at 3 am. But do you think I could
remember it while at the store? Of course not.

A good friend of mine, during her pregnancy sent a letter to hersel
f instead of her client.

Both of us were in agreement that when
we had our babies these symptoms would undoubtedly go away.

Regrettably I have learned that these symptoms NEVER go away. They just now get blamed on the baby. Maybe its the sleep deprivation. Maybe its the fact that you use 70% of your brain power worrying about your baby's
next breath, and every breath thereafter.

Today was Bentley's 2 month checkup. I knew that it was on the 12th, but it didn't dawn on me that today was the 12th until 7:30 this morning. However we still didn't make his appointment, because I somehow thought his appointment was at 2:30. Nope, as I was informed, it was at 9:30 this morning. So now we try again tomorrow. Sigh. Poor Bentley. I still am holding on to hope that this will get better with time.

The pictures to the right are ones I took yesterday. 2 months old. I can scarcely believe it!

Bentley's Dedication is on Sunday. Here is the invitation. His outfit that he will be wearing is quite possibly the cutest thing I have ever seen.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dont Expect this everyday

In honor of the birth of this blog, I thought I would post again. Like I said: Dont Expect this everyday.

But I remembered some very important things.

Today Bentley is 2 months old. About a year ago he began. Amazing stuff really.

I must take pictures. Later.

Also amazing is the following free item I found today:

A free SD card? Anytime!

How it all started

The question here is how far back do I go to start our story?

Since I am starting in the middle of it, may
be that is where I will begin. This blog will be a whole collection of things... a story for each day, tips on where to find free stuff, jokes, poems, and our laughter and tears.

So for today the basics.
William and I (Hi! I'm Laura) were married on January 15, 2005.
We adopted our cat pixel in June of 2007.
Our baby boy: Bentley was born on December 11, 2008

So the meaning of the name: well I was searching for a catchy phrase and googling "think pink and free,"
didn't prove any results, so I turned to my new favorite thing. Bentley!

Oh, you mean his name?

Well it all started when I was pregnant and we were searching madly for a new name for this little guy. We knew he would be special, and we also knew that this was one of the most important decisions of our life. We had to choose a person's name. This would not be temporary, this would follow him for the rest of his life.

We also believe that a name makes who you are. In the bible there are many occurrences where a name defines a person or changes them. With all this said we also had more stipulations.
e didn't want a common name. We didn't want a name that would be hard to spell or pronounce. Those two things pretty much ruled out every name there was.

Then one day Will came to a realization. If we found a B first name and a M middle name, his
initials would be B.M.W.!

William was

Now he had a name for my belly. Beamer. (or as he emphatically puts it, Bimmer) We actually referred to him as this for quite a while. Then one day quite seriously my husband asks me if I want to name our son.... Bentley. I just gave him the look, not wanting him to see my real thoughts yet. And then a few days later I acquiesced. I like it.