Friday, September 12, 2008

oh, happy day!

Today started out to be rather a sub-par day. Eva woke up at 6:20 because she had a stuffy nose and couldn't breathe. The dog threw up, for no apparent reason, on the carpet. We used our last Pull-Up last night and Eva was not going along with my new all-underwear all-the-time policy. I was tired and didn't have the energy to deal with it all. But things definitely improved over the course of the day!

First of all, Jill arrived for Creative Friday. Instant mood-lifter. Even though I still had plenty of Eva struggles before I got her down for her nap, it didn't bother me as much as it normally would because I knew I would get some quality conversation time with Jill.

Secondly, Max got his acceptance letter today for the Utah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra!

He is so excited and I am so excited for him. I am sure this will greatly enrich his musical experience and open many doors for him.

And finally, my niece Fiona was born today!!


Isn't she beautiful?

Jessie and Timm welcomed another baby girl into their family this afternoon, earlier than planned, but she was ready to come into the world. It was so strange to be so far away, it hardly seemed real -- until Timm put the phone up to little Fiona and I could hear her adorable sleep noises. It's real now!

Fiona and Timm share a birthday, how cool is that? And I get to go see her in person in just one short week...

It was definitely a very happy day!

19 comments:

charlotte said...

That is a very happy day! Congratulations Max on getting into the orchestra--you'll have to let me know when your concerts are. :) And congratulations on being an aunt again, Michelle--that is SO exciting!!

wende said...

congratulations max - way to go guy!

oh and those babies, man, have visiting that cutie, i'm jealous!

i'm glad you had a happy day, it is very well-deserved!

Hannah said...

That top picture is so pleasing!

Congrats to Max! That is so awesome and what a great age to be going into that program.

I would be chomping at the bit if I knew I was just a week away from that sweet little baby. I am SO glad you get to go and hold her and help and all that. :)

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Liz said...

Congrats on the safe delivery of your new niece!! Thank goodness for babies! They always make everything better!

Amy said...

I think it's the old rule about expectations. When you expect something to be bad, it's always better. Though I'm not sure it's as good as your day was! I'm so happy for Jessie, and that you get to go out there!

Jill said...

What a day! You're a champ for dealing with the Eva struggles so patiently, my fuse is so much shorter than yours!

Congratulations to Max, that's so exciting!

I'm thrilled for Timm and Jessie!

melanie said...

What a fabulous day! Congrats to Max, Timm, Jessie, Bella and of course you Michelle. How fun to get to see her in just one short week!

Claudissima said...

Oh Michelle...missing you guys for sure! What a great post and to hear about all the good news. She is beautiful, and that name seems just sooo MAGICAL. wOW...time is indeed flying and things are working out fine. Too bad to hear about your pupy dog....oh no! and Congratulations to Max...that is a big big accoomplishment. Alexei still wanted to go up and see if he could play with Max.! hehehhehehhe

patsy said...

what a day- dog puke- the worst!
I am so excited for MAX that is fantastic news!!!!!!
also for baby fiona - how wonderful congrats on a great turn around day autie michelle~

Denise said...

Fiona is beautiful! I'm jealous that you got to hear her baby sleeping sounds. Congrats to Max!

Robyn said...

Congratulations Jessie! Congratulations Max! Sounds like what could have been a very crappy day turned into a much better one.

Mother said...

Well, maybe NOW I will remember Timm's birthday! Yikes! She (Fiona) is a beautiful doll and just as cuddly and adorable as she looks!

Congratulations, Max-man! I had no doubts about your being accepted!

Marie said...

OH! She is darling! What a sweet little girl. Congrats to Max, too. That is impressive stuff. I'm so glad a sub-par day improved so much for you.

Diana said...

I'm so excited about Fiona. I wish I could hold her.
I'm so happy your day brightened up!

Price Cream Parlor said...

Congrats on darling new addition! I love the name! So cute!

Amie said...

Congratulations to Max and Jessie (and family)! That is an awesome accomplishment for Max and I am so happy that Fiona arrived safely. I am a little jealous that you get to go and see her so soon. Have a great trip!

Barb said...

If it were up to me I would have chosen orchestra over football for my boy. I think these lessons of hard work and dedication can be learned through many different means.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Hooray for Max! Hooray for Michelle for encouraging Max!

I love the photo...and the recipe. Oh I do believe I see a new cookbook on the horizon.

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