Sorry, Sorry, Sorry!

I apologize for being MIA the last few months.  Took a baby step last night by updating the blog with pictures and the majority of the comments were along the lines of ‘I sent you an email, never heard back from you…’

I took a look at my inbox and it was overflowing with 419 unread emails in addition to the ones I had glanced at briefly but didn’t delete.  It never occurred to me just how much I used my PDA / phone to keep in touch on Twitter, update my blog, lurk on Facebook, reply to email, and text while driving (ok, not anymore… it’s illegal in Columbus now).  While I don’t miss being tethered to it all the time, I *do* miss being able to be technologically connected to the rest of the world in the here and now, not three weeks, a month, 2 months later.

So please, please, PLEASE forgive me if you didn’t get a response – it was nothing personal, honest!  I’m digging myself out of this hole and will hopefully get back to you shortly 🙂


Little Miss Personality

Every day brings something new with Mallory – good or bad.  Whether it’s taking those first hesitant steps while holding on to my hands or emphatically telling me nononononono, it’s all still new and exciting.  She’s almost 14 months old now and just a little firecracker.

She has a few standard words like Mama (finally!), Dada, dogdog, wooooo (Ben taught her that one – think Rick Flair.  Yes, I’m serious), good, and of course the ever present no.

She’s not walking on her own yet, but toddles along pretty well behind her little push car toy that Jamie got her for Easter.  We took a walk this evening as a family down the street – she was pushing her cart while Ben and I trailed behind.  She’s also pulling herself to a standing position on everything – the couch, the dishwasher, the fridge, the coffee table, my legs; I’m just waiting for her to use one of the dogs.  This week she’s been raising up on her knees more frequently and getting a better sense of her balance.  I figure she’s about 2 weeks away from taking her first solo steps.

I figured I’d share with you some of her moods and my interpretations…

Curious – “Oooooohhhh, whatcha doin’?”

Impish – “Lookit what I have!”

Devilish – “You no talka me, Mama!”

Sorry I haven’t been around much… busy busy busy!  I’m headed to WV tomorrow morning bright and early to visit a client; I love my new job! 🙂 I will try to post updates and/or pictures on a more regular basis.  You can see more pictures of Mallory, including some of her at Mom and Dad’s new house at