Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Today's high temperature - 108 degrees. Wow!

Also wanted to try adding a couple videos. We'll see how it goes.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Thank the Lord for AC. It has been in the 100's here in Salem and quite muggy. According to the news it was 103 in Salem yesterday and is supposed to get up to 105 by Wednesday. It's so crazy to go outside at 9:00 pm and have it still be in the high 80's. But the Mogford clan has been enjoying the cool in our little house (I'm not exactly looking forward to our electricity bill this month but trust me its worth it). I can't imagine trying to keep a baby happy when the house is 100+ degrees. But speaking of happy babies... Grace, who is normally such a happy little girl, decided now would also be a good time to grow a little and wanted to eat every two hours yesterday, including last night. Our doctor warned us that there might be a couple rough days around two months because it is common for babies to need to increase mom's milk supply. So needless to say, her schedule was thrown out the window and mama was really tired. But today she seems to be back to her normal happy self. Maybe God also wanted to remind me how great of a baby we have. And have I mentioned yet that she is also one of the cutest babies I've ever seen. Don't believe me, take a look for yourself:

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sweet Sleep

Grace slept for seven hours straight last night! Woo-Hoo! And the night before she slept for six hours. Thank you my dear. Now if only we can keep this up. :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Five Generations

While at my parents house we were able to visit my great grandparents. My Grandpa Friday is 96 and still quite the spit-fire. He has lived in Langlios most of his life and even came over to Oregon in a covered wagon when he was a little boy. He has some crazy stories which I love listening to. I loved growing up in a small town surrounded by family. My great-grandparents, grandparents (all on my dad's side), and of course my parents all live in the same tiny town on the coast where I grew up. Cousins and second cousins, aunts and uncles and everyone in between mostly live in near-by towns. Family is so important and I think, now more than ever, I really appreciate living so close to so many relatives. It can make for some crazy times and everyone knows you don't always get along with each other, but at the end of the day, blood is always thicker than water.The five generation picture- Great-Great-Grandpa Friday, Great-Grandma Barbara, Grandpa Wayne, Mom Ashley and Baby Grace.

Great-Great-Grandpa Friday with a very happy Grace

Great-Great-Grandma Kathy and Grace

And Great-Grandma Bobby and Grace

Visiting Grandma and Grandpa

It was so good to visit my family for longer than one or two days. It has been several years since both Joe and I have been able to stay longer than a weekend. Joe was busy helping my dad who is remodeling the house and while Joe was busy working, my mom was busy spoiling our daughter. Gotta love grandparents. It was so nice to have someone who loved spending time with Grace, all the while giving mommy some much needed breaks and rest time. I feel like I am finally getting back to my old self thanks to the extra naps I was able to sneak in. It was a much longer process than I had expected, although I should have known. Thanks mom and dad for letting us stay so long. But it is good to be back in our own house and my own comfortable bed. :)

My mom with Grace

Joe and my brother Joel painting siding

Monday, July 20, 2009

Joe, Grace and I just returned from a two week trip to visit my family down in Langlois. My parents have dial-up and uploading new pictures just isn't worth waiting several hours to do, and I am not exaggerating. Ahh dial-up internet. :) Here are a few new pictures of Grace, who is growing and getting cuter every day. She is getting into somewhat of a schedule although I am still dreaming about the day she will sleep through the night, or even sleep for longer than four hours at a time. :) But I know it will come, and in the mean time, I feel like I am back in college- tired all the time, but getting used to it.