Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Big Thank You

Who you callin' noisy?
Any of our readers that have children can probably relate to the fact that we have been a bit preoccupied lately.  Each morning when I leave for work I need to check to make sure I have my wallet, not because it is common for me to forget my wallet, but these days it might be just as likely I forgot to put on pants before leaving the boat, so my wallet check serves several purposes.  Along with forgetting things in daily life, our priorities tend more towards survival and a minimizing of noise.  My internet surfing time is taken up with comparison shopping for diapers, and our "down time" on the weekends resembles a three ring circus of laundry, groceries and cleaning.  All of this works as convenient excuses for what we haven't done but want to, which is to say Thank You.
Many of our friends and relatives have sent cards, gifts, and well wishes for the addition to our family, and we haven't quite been able to squeeze in time to write the thank you notes we intend to write.  I still have hope that we will get to them, but the timing is no longer just subject to my procrastination.
Being physically isolated as we are from both family and friends, we lack the network many have for input, encouragement and reassurance and the cards and emails become that much more important to us.  This is just a quick note to say thank you for checking in, it means a lot to us, and don't be surprised if you find a thank you note in the mail, someday.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Month in the life of Madeline

September 2, 2012
My Birthday!!

September 3, 2012
Hanging out in the hospital watching Family Guy on TV

September 4, 2012
No more cable TV, delivered meals, long hot showers, they're kicking us out

September 9, 2012
Just chillin' out at home on the boat

September 16, 2012
Bath time in a perfectly baby-sized sink

September 19, 2012
Tors' Mom and Dad take a cruise in Alaska and stop by for a visit

September 20, 2012
Grandma Filipek comes to Sitka for a visit

September 21, 2012
Three generations of Filipeks

September 25, 2012
What in the hell is that thing?  The baby gifts keep on coming

October 2, 2012
A whole month old, I'm a big girl now