this week...

I'm overflowing with gratitude to the truck driver who helped pull our car out of the ditch on Sunday night. Thanking God that we are all safe and sound after our little mishap. We went to visit my parents for the weekend and decided not to make the 2 hr trek home 'til after the Super Bowl, despite the flying snow. Twenty-five miles down the freeway, we hit a patch of glare ice, started fish-tailing as the Blue Danube began to play, and found ourselves spiraling out of control and into the snow-packed ditch. Baby in the backseat and all. Before we could even process what had just happened and call for a tow, a semi had pulled over behind us, and its driver hopped out with a giant chain in hand. That man was a God-send and had us back on the road in less than an hour. G did not even stir. Nothing like a near-death experience to kick off your week. ;)In other news, this fella turned the big 1-0 ten months old today! I can't believe it's time to start planning his 1st birthday bash. This mister is getting to be such a big boy! Crawling with a vengeance, (still) digging through trash cans, standing and walking along furniture, and taking stairs one flight at a time. Insanity.
Poor lil' guy, he just spawned his second batch of teeth (4+4=8!!!) and spent his day curled up with a fever and zero appetite. So instead of his traditional monthly photo shoot in the rocking chair, Mr. Love Bug took a long winter's nap on the couch with my friend Kayt, who stopped by to say hi today. (True confession: As much as I rejoice in his health, a teeny tiny part of me savors his sick days...It's when we get our best snuggle time in.)

So much to do, so little time. Thanks for reading a week's worth of posting all jumbled into one. We are leaving for Spokane tomorrow (can't wait!) and I still need to do laundry, pack, drop valentines in the mail, spiff up the house, and run G to the pediatrician. Wishing I had more time to share some heart day inspiration of my own, but am exponentially more inspired by a little linky love from others anyway:
*This la la lovely living room via Just Us.
* DIY fabric flowers via 100 Layer Cake. Must craft AsAP!
*authentic love via etsy
*Love Notes via Smile & Wave
*one year ago today via moi.


Leslie said...

these are my two fav pics of G ever ever... they are works of art... love these.

have a fab time in Seattle, hope you get to meet the girls!!

p.s. so very glad your safe!

Bluebelle said...

Oh wow, so glad you are all ok. Cute photos of G, what a trooper not to even wake up!

frayedattheedge said...

Glad you are all ok!! Gorgeous photos of G!

Katie {My Paisley Apron} said...

I'm so glad you're okay!! Have a great time in Spokane!

We cherish a little sicky or teething time too - not just for the snuggles, but for the great naps. :)

sheena said...

oh how scary....so happy to hear all is well....just found your blog, can't lose you now:)

ps. 10 months. enjoy every single little second!!!

Cassie said...

So pleased you are all ok and safe, take care on your next trip.
Happy ten big months to your baby too

From Sunday to Monday said...

Happy Birthday! I love G's new little teeth! So cute. He is getting so big!

Anonymous said...

Jess how scary!! I went in the ditch on New Years Eve by myself and was freaked out I would have been a nut case if Owen was with! Thank God you guys are okay.


Casey said...

oh my goodness, God was sure watching out for you! and these pictures are too cute!

summer said...

oh my goodness. am so glad you're alright! the ditch has become one of my top fears since moving to minnesota.

what a cozy photo- i just love it!

and happy big ten to you boy! what an awesome age that must be. i'm sure he has a new trick to show you everyday.