3.18.2010

jumping off, or in my case not.

This morning I said the word "Berkeley" over and over in my head until it sounded like broken chalk. I thought about how it has that weird extra E and how both of my high school best friends live in California and then I realized I was still repeating it in my mind and that "Berkeley" didn't sound like a word at all anymore. It was just pieces of sound.

I will probably never live anywhere but Indianapolis, Indiana. I'm too young to know how I feel about that for sure, but I think it's okay. Indianapolis has some really good things.
And by "things" I mean people, yards, trees, and coziness.
It is filled with those.

I will lure my kids home for the holidays, even if they choose other places to have people, yards, trees, and coziness.

(I intend to have epic Thanksgivings.)

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Today is my mom's birthday. She is one of the brightest of my cozy things. I love you mom. Happiest birthday to you.

PS. A week from today we are having our one and only ultrasound. We're still on the fence about finding out the sex. Okay, I am on the fence. Luke wants to know. The only name we love is a girl name, but everyone seems to think it is a boy and Clark INSISTS it is a brother. Like I said, I'm on the fence.

17 comments:

  1. You're the one growing the baby. I think you get to decide about finding out if the baby you're growing is a boy or a girl.

    And I love Indianapolis.

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  2. Sounds like you've got a great hometown.
    We've only agreed on a girl name too. We just quit talking about the boy name. I guess we'll have to rehash that discussion sometime soon.

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  3. We've done it both ways and each time I know it was right. The first we didn't find out and Mike wanted to. I told him if he gave up beer (for the next 20 weeks) we could find out. We didn't find out.

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  4. We didn't find out with Fynn, but did with Paige... and I have to say I liked not knowing a little more... good luck on your decision! It's so personal, and so tough.
    Thanks for the reminder to get out the wagon ;)

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  5. Hey. I will probably live in Bloomington, Indiana my whole life. And I'm okay with that (for now). I love having family at a short drive away, so that keeps me here. I'm comfy and content too.

    And look how sweet your two little ones are?! Love.

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  6. Okay then, but you can still come out to Cali for a visit. Indiana is cozy but Disneyland is The Happiest Place on Earth. And only $72. each per day not including tax and incidentals. (That brand of happiness is expensive.)

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  7. hey blog friend!
    I've missed reading your posts, and everyone's for that matter. This new mommy thing is pretty full time.
    Slowly but surely he is sleeping more and adjusting more. So, i'll be reading more and commenting more. Come on over and visit, I've missed your cute comments.

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  8. Well, I'll probably always be in Indiana with you. Also, find out. I think it's a GIRL.

    Steph

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  9. You just summed up how I feel about where we live so beautifully. Really spoke to me and made me feel like I'm not the only one who feels this way about where I reside ... it's such a strange feeling to want to leave but know you're not going to.

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  10. ok, I'm commenting even though I only have one hand, just because I love you. I hope you really appreciate the effort I am exerting to capitalize all of my I's :) anyway, I think indy is where I'd prefer to live my whole life. I love it there. I also feel the same way and have the same hope for thanksgiving. did you know it's my fave holiday? I can't wait to hear what your name ideas are!

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  11. New Name & Address! Very nice!

    And of course, I say find out. :)

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  12. Waiting to find out is NOT easy! I am finally ALMOST at the end of the waiting game, but honestly the suspense was so very hard! But when my husband asked we not find out, I thought it was a good idea at the time, and then there was no going back! And even though today is my due date, we still do not have a name or names picked out!

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  13. Such beautiful photos! I repeat words too.

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  14. I'm excited to see what side of the fence you choose :)

    And I love your poetic posts. Always.

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  15. Such cute photographs. I think I need to get a wagon.

    P.S. Are you going to post pregnancy pictures or no? I hope so. :)

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  16. Hi, it's my first time here. I asked my friend Maria (mommy melee) to direct me to some lovely blogs that I wasn't yet reading, and she sent me here.

    I've been reading through, but this post brought me out to comment. I can tell already that I like your voice, I'm so glad to have found your blog. (you had me with the non-word, pieces of sound. i get you completely.)

    nice to meet you.

    elizabeth

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