Friday, July 29, 2005

Daddy & his little girl! Posted by Picasa

Hello World! Posted by Picasa

Peek! Posted by Picasa

The proud big brother! Posted by Picasa

Daddy's Little Girl?!!!

I don't know, what do you think? Does this look like Daddy's little girl?

Well our new little baby is here! Jordyn Alexia McCormack arrived at 2:48pm on Wednesday, July 27, 2005. She weighed 6 lbs 12.9 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. What a wonderful treasure. Yes, she is a girl and I am OK with that.

For those of you who care about the delivery thing read on (nothing graphic or in detail of course). For those of you who don't want to know, skip to following paragraph. I went in for my Dr.'s appointment on Monday and was dialated to a 4. Dr. Baldwin told me to watch for any signs, but considering I don't feel those kind of things, she told me that maybe I should come in Wednesday and be checked. So, Wednesday morning I just didn't feel good, so I scheduled an appointment for 11:15am. I was sitting in the waiting room and Dr. Baldwin came out to get me. She said that when she saw my name come up on the screen, she came right out even though there were 4 people in front of me. Anyway, I was a 5 and she asked me if I just wanted to get it over with. I, of course, said yes. So I called David, told him to head to the hospital, and went over there. Dr. Baldwin broke my water at 11:55am and Jordyn came a short 2 hours and some minutes later. I am so thankful to God for the easy time he has allowed me to have with my two children!

David and I are looking forward to getting to know this little girl and finding out what kind of a person she is going to be.

Thanks Jenny so much for the food delivery, my standard Hot Ham & Cheese and of course a Mt. Dew.

Thank you so much Becky for all of the advice. I may have quit yesterday if it wasn't for you. You are going to be such a help to alot of women.

And, also, thanks to my great freinds, my early little girl has clothes to wear. Boy are David and I thankful for all of the wonderful friends we have!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Sorry about the double post about the Tour De France. I posted it and when I went to view the blog, it wasn't there so I made a new post. Now when I looked at the blog it was there twice. Oh well, technology!

Our God

I did get to watch Lance Armstrong ride his 8 "victory" laps around the Champs Elysee in Paris on Sunday. It really made me think how wonderful our God is that he can create a body that can ride over 2,000 miles over at least 3 big mountains in the Alps in three weeks. After watching that, you have to believe that we are fearfully and wonderfully made!

Chance and I sat down to watch a little TV last night before bed and he said to me, "mom, we should see how Lance is doing." I guess he has heard that a couple of times in the past three weeks. In the words of Lance, "Viva la tour!"

Dr.'s Appointment

Well, we went in for our 36 week Dr.'s Appointment and Dr. said the baby is coming. She doesn't think that I will make it much more than a couple of days or so. I am really excited to get this over with. Whoo Hoo! Just think, in a few days we will be able to meet this new little bundle.

I did get to watch Lance Armstrong make his 8 final laps around the Champs Elysee in Paris Sunday. It really made me think. How wonderful our God is that he can create a body that can ride a bike over 2,000 miles and at least 3 big mountains in the Alps in 3 weeks. How anybody can think that we wern't fearfully and wonderfully made is beyond me.

Chance and I sat down to watch a little TV last night before bed and he said, "Mom, we better see how Lance is doing." I guess he has been hearing that alot the last three weeks.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Underground with Grandma Posted by Picasa

This is the life! Posted by Picasa

This camping thing is pretty rough! Posted by Picasa

Sitting around the fire. Posted by Picasa

Chance and David getting ready to go underground. Posted by Picasa

Another Great Weekend!

Well, it's sad to see another great weekend come to an end. This weekend we went up to Hoodo Point Campground on Lake Vermillion. It was alot of fun. We headed out about 3:00pm. David got home about 1:00pm and by the time we got the groceries loaded in the motorhome, the dog brought to the babysitter's (my sister's house nextstore) and everything else taken care of, it was about 3:00pm.

Friday night was spent sitting by a beautiful fire right by the lake roasting marshmellows and eating smores. Thanks Justin and Heather for driving all the way to Hoodo Point to bring my mom her pills. This is the second weekend she forgot them. You would think after the big deal it was last weekend, we all would have made sure the pills were in the motorhome. My mother has insomnia and so she can't sleep with out her sleeping pill. Last weekend she toughed it out until about 2:00 in the morning and then she got in her car and drove home. This time Justin and Heather saved the weekend!

Saturday dawned kind of rainy and cloudy. But that was OK because we planned to be under ground. We took the tour of the Tower-Soudan underground mine. That was alot of fun. I had done it years ago, but didn't remember it. Chance was a little unsure about going down in the elevator, but once we got going, he got used to it. Boy, it sure makes you thankful for the long way that technology has come in a short time.

By the time we got above ground, it was starting to clear off. By the time we got back to the camper, everybody was ready for the lake, which might I add was freezing! Saturday evening it rained, but that is the beauty of having a camper. We just went inside, read books, or watched TV. I was bummed that I didn't get to see Lance ride into Paris today, but I have managed to see most of the other days. Congrats Lance on #7!!

Today we had a big breakfast and sat around the campfire for a while and then packed up and came home. I do have to admit that I was excited to get home. David went to Home Depot on Thursday and bought most of the organizers for our closet. So, when he got home he proceeded to put what he had together. I will take a picture of it when it is done and post it. It is so awesome. It looks like a surgical room. The walls are white and all of the organizers are white. I love it!

Other than that, while David was slaving away on the closet, mom and I headed out to the berry patch. We managed to get an icecream bucket full of blueberries in about two hours. Not to bad I guess considering it was still really hot.

Kranny I heard that the Boondoggle Bash was a success, Good Job! I am really sorry we had to miss it. There were only a few weekends that I could get reservations for camping and this was one of them. With the baby coming sometime in August (hopefully the beginning of August) I wanted to camp with Chance a couple of times in July.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

This is a picture of my little fish going swimming. He calles this his racing suit.

The Bedroom

OK, I figure I am safe with that title given the fact that all I have been talking about is the new bedroom that we added on. Any way, we have moved in! I can't believe it. I am almost nervous to sleep there. The trim is on the windows, the mop boards are being put on tonight. Everything looks so nice and there is a ton of room. We have a huge walk in closet that will hold all of our dressers and hanging clothes, so we don't have to have any dressers in the main room. I am not sure how we will fill up the space. My mom has a chair that she just recently had covered and it matches the quilt I made for our bed perfectly so we put that in the corner, but there is still a whole lot of space. I AM NOT COMPLAINING, THAT IS FOR SURE!!!!

Well, besides that, we just got back from a really fun camping trip with the church. Thanks guys for the great time. Boy was it hot. I wasn't all that impressed with West Two Rivers. Ok I wasn't impressed at all, but the people we camped with made it fun. West Two Rivers is not set up for big campers. It would be a good tenting campground, but when you got campers in there they were not equiped to handle them. The have 20 amp service and you shouldn't run an airconditioner on anything less than 30 amp. The first 3 hours there I blew the fuse 5 times. Finally we just shut the thing off and suffered the heat. Thank goodness for the lake. I know, some of you are saying, "poor baby!"

Pastor Al and Becky came out this morning and we had a great service in the pavillion. Tim and Jody Laeupple were camping with us and had their boat. Thanks guys for the great tube ride. My husband was brave enough to ride on the tube with me this time. He said it was because I was pregnant and he knew that I couldn't try to kill him! Tim gave us a great ride, but it sure will be alot more fun when I don't have to worry about a baby. I can't remember a time when I have been on a tube behind a boat when someone wasn't trying to kill me!

Chance had a blast with Aunti Spooke in the lake. Both of them are fish and spent 80% of the time in the water. I was very impressed with Chance, he swims out into the deep part all by himself. OK, he doggy paddles out there, but it's a start. He is very happy to tell you he swims like Lilly Ann! He also rode on the tube behind the boat with his father which I was happy for! All in all it was a great weekend. Next week it will be Hoodo Point!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Flying off the slide Posted by Picasa

Happy Birthday Karter!

Yesterday was a great day! Mom, Sandy, Chance, David and I headed for Duluth at about 9:30am. We went to Menards spent some money and then went to the Mall. We ate and then Sandy had to get some shorts. So, after a bit of shopping we headed towards Two Harbors. My Nephew Brian, his wife Laurie and their two children Kyler & Karter live just outside Two Harbors on a hill overlooking Lake Superior. They were having a birthday party for Karter who was 6 this month. The bought a water slide and had that set up and a pool. Chance was a little intimidated by the big kids for a while so he just stood off by himself. I think he was syching himself up to go down the slide. Finally he was ready and once that happened there was no stopping him. He was bailing off the top of the slide and going just as fast as the big kids. I think he must have gone down at least 50 times.

Meanwhile the grownups got to sit on the deck and watch and chat. A fun time was had by all. Thanks Laurie for the invite and the great food!

Today was a hot day ment to be spent at the beach with friends. My husband refused to leave the house, he had ceiling fans on his brain. So, while Chance and I spent the afternoon at Carrie Lake with Jenny, Lauren, Lisa J, Solomon, Esther, Becky, Isaac, and Jayden David stayed home and put up the ceiling fan in our bedroom and one of the two in the Living Room. He is putting the other one up as I type.

WE ORDERED OUR CARPET!!! I am so excited. We went to Floor to Ceiling in Virginia on our way to Duluth yesterday. OK, so took a little bit of a detour. Anyway, they had some good deals, but the best part is they could install it this Friday morning. That was the selling point. The Carpet Plaze and C & J Interiors were pretty backed up and said it would be more like the middle of August before they could get to it. A No, I want to be in my bedroom before this baby comes! So, after a little agonizing, not as much as it could have been, we landed on a color and texture that both David and I liked and even my mother. They will come and istall it this Friday morning and then we get to leave to go camping Friday afternoon. We will be camping out at West Two Rivers with the church, so come on out and say Hi. David's job this week is to get all of the trim on the windows and doors so we can move in Sunday evening.

Sorry Brooke, the first coat of paint on my bedroom was so horrible that I didn't take any shots of it. I am kicking myself now that it actually turned out, because I wish I had a before and after shot of it.

Friday, July 08, 2005

The Painting is Done!!!

I am done painting the new part! And, if you read the last post, you will be happy to know that the bedroom actually turned out. I guess Ralph Lauren knew what he was talking about. The first coat looked so horrible and I paid so much for the paint that I couldn't stand it. But, that night I got to thinking, the can says it takes 4 gallons to paint a 12X12 room and I only used 1 gallon to do a 12X20 room. So, the next day I decided to bite the bullet and try the second coat. But this time I loaded, and I mean loaded the roller with paint. What do you know, it worked. The wall actually looks nice and I love the color.

David went along night before last hooking up all of the outlets again. You have to take everything out and push the wires back in the boxes so that when the do the mudding they don't have to work around boxes and wires. Anyway, he got everything hooked up and only half of the outlets worked. So, since whe have taken pictures all along the way, he started looking and realized that they burried one of the outlets. He was going to start cutting into it but I said, "A NO". After Paul spet all of that time and hard work on the sheetrock and me on the paint, let them do it. So, hopefully they will come some time soon. Now we pick out carpet for our bedroom, bathroom and closet. I told David I don't want to move in until the trim is on and we will put that on after the carpet. So I guess moving in time depends on the carpet.

The potty training thing is going so so. We have got the potty down, but can't seem to get that solid stuff down. Unfortunately, when he has to go potty, he just goes. Which means no matter where he is, he just whips his pants down and pees. David says we have to work on that. I told him I am working on one thing at a time. As soon as I get the "go when you have to go thing" down, I will work on the "No, don't go there thing." These country boys!!!

Had a Dr.'s appointment yesterday. We spent literaly 2 minutes talking about the baby and 15 minutes talking about the Boundry Waters. Her and her family were up there over the 4th and she was so excited. Baby is head down and hopefully will stay that way. Dr. Baldwin doesn't know when she is going into the BWCA on her second trip yet, but it will be sometime in August. She doesn't have her permit yet, is it bad to pray she doesn't get one? Baby is due August 21st. Please pray that she will be around when the time comes.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005


Yey!!!! The sheetrock is all done and Paul finished priming yesterday. I can't believe how nice it all turned out. Thanks Paul for a wonderful job (not that he will ever read this)!

So, early this morning I started painting. I got the living room almost all painted and my nephew Justin's wife Heather showed up. She finished painting the living room and I taped off the bedroom and bathroom. With Heather painting the bathroom and me in the bedroom, all was 1st coated by 4:oopm. Thanks Heather so much for your help. I would still be at it if it wasn't for you! I actually love the colors I have chosen which is surprising for me. Except maybe for the bedroom. I decided to go with the Ralph Lauren River Rock. I knew it was going to be tricky, but I thought I would try it. The 1st coat looks horrible. Hopefully the second coat will fix it or I will be painting over it.

Well, Chance was potty trained for a few days, but it seems as though today we took a turn for the bad. I am hoping that it is just a set back.

Bathroom Posted by Picasa

No, the water spots are not on the wall Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Potty Trained, I think

Hey!!! I think Chance is finally potty trained!!! Well at least for the liquid stuff, unfortunately not the solid, and just during the day, not the night yet. But anyway, it's a start Just what you wanted to know hey!

The house is really coming along. Paul textured everything day before yesterday and he worked all day yesterday on the race trak. Monday he is coming to prime everything and then I think Tuesday he will paint. David and I went to Duluth yesterday to pick up some of our Kitchen cabinets. They look really nice. After we got the cabinets we went to Home Depot. I got to agonize over paint for about an hour. Yuck. I think I am going to be happy with the colors I have chosen, but talk about stress.

This is the first 4th of July weekend that I haven't camped I think in my life. I don't like it, but we knew that we would have to pretty much give up the summer to get this house done. It will definitely be worth it though!