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    I wanted to start up a journal to keep track of life. I think it is much easier to put my thoughts into writing. I want to keep this to look back on what has happened with the last year.

    I will start off with a little bit about me. I am Sadie. I have a DD- Georgia Ruth "Ruthie", and a wonderful DH- Randall. We are both 21. Ruthie will be one on Feb 10th. *sniff sniff* We live in Arkansas. We aren't rich, but we aren't poor. There are things in life I do want, that we will never afford, but I have learned to deal with it.

    I work as an Early Headstart Teacher. I teach the toddler room. Needless to say, very stressful, but worth it. They are adorable and I love watching them learn. I am in the process of getting my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I want to teach someday, but college will be going very slow.

    Randall works at a local plant. He makes good money for around here, but he knows he is young and has plenty of options. He wants to go to school after I have a decent job and get a teaching degree in Agri. I know he can do it, and he would be great at it. He is a wonderful, perfect father. I couldn't ask for anything else from him.

    Ruthie is almost a year old. Wow, where did the time go?!?!? She is almost walking. She has the sweetest personality. She is one happy baby, but a very curious baby. She climbs on top of EVERYTHING! She's a mess.

    I guess this will end my introduction. Maybe next time it will be a little bit more interesting! I just want this journal to keep track of life. Nothing important, just some place to vent, cry, and share my happy times. Thanks for reading!
    Sadie- mommy to Ruthie & Randy
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    Today has been quite a stressful day. I woke up at 6:15 am b/c Ruthie didn't want to go back to sleep. Little booger! She didn't want her bottle either. I think it was b/c Randall woke her up, getting ready for work. I knew she was still tired, so we layed around until 7:30, but I never went back to sleep.

    Our house is still freezing. I was a little upset b/c Randall didn't get me a fire going, considering this is our only source of heat other than our electric heaters, which run up the darn bill. I want some other source of heat! I am hoping within the next 2 weeks we will have propane. The problem is, we had a gas leak on our property and it will cost LOTS of $$$$ to get it fixed. We don't have that sort of money to just shell out. We found out it isn't going to cost too much to get a tank installed and get everything up and running. We are hoping we can get it with our income taxes. My mom and dad said they would lend us the money until we get our tax money in, so we aren't freezing.

    I am just really stressed out. I hate being cold and I hate not having a clean house. In other words, I need to get off this darn computer and clean! I also need to be studying. That's something I haven't had to do in a while. Ruthie is taking a nap, which I would love to be doing with her. BUT, I have a dirty house, that needs lots of cleaning. So, I guess I better hop to it.

    I am sorry this was nothing but me complaining. I know there are lots things out there that are much worse, and I don't deserve to be complaining. I just needed to vent.

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    Tomorrow is FRIDAY! WOO HOO! I am in need of this weekend! Since school has started back, I have been going, going, going. We went out to a friend/co-worker's house tonight. She cooked us a big dinner and it was good! At least I didn't have to cook!

    Ruthie is almost ready to walk! She will crawl to the middle of the room and just stand up, not holding onto anything. She doesn't act interested in taking steps though. She walks great holding onto things, but she wants the comfort of holding onto something, so she doesn't let go.

    Randall has been working with Dad for a few weeks now, so he hasn't had a day off in forever! Poor guy. I really do feel bad for him. I am really thankful my Dad has him though. I know that when my Dad asks for help, he desperately needs it. He's just stubborn like that.

    This weekend, I am supposed to get together with Rachel and LaDonna. I am looking forward to it. I am in need of time with my "girlfriends."

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    Today started off interesting. Randall wakes me up at 6 am saying, "honey, I just cut my hand!" My first thought was he cut his hand off! I look at it and it doesn't look bad at all. But, I get another look at it, and it is pretty bad. So, we get Ruthie up and we go to the ER. All he needed was 5 stitches, thank GOD! I didn't want him going to work without them cleaning it up and getting it all pulled back together. It's too dirty where he works and it would get infected.

    We had Alex's birthday party today. I thought Ruthie would be awful b/c she finally fell asleep right before we got there. I was hoping she would stay asleep, but no such luck. She played really well. Pappy played with her a lot. I can tell she's going to be a Pappy's girl, just like the rest of them!

    Randall got me a new digital camera for my birthday! WOO HOO! I am super excited. The one we have right now isn't very good. He won't let me have it until Monday though. Stubborn male! The whole family is going in on it.....hopefully!

    Tomorrow, Rachel and I are going to visit LaDonna. I am really looking forward to it. I can't wait to see Britlee and Ruthie play together. They are only 8 days apart!

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    We had a great time with Rachel and LaDonna. Ruthie and Britlee didn't get to play together much b/c we went out to eat, but I can tell I got the bully on my hands. She was grunting at Brit and pushing her out of the way. Great, just great.

    Ruthie is still showing no signs in walking. Little booger just won't take a step. I really don't mind though. I don't think I can handle chasing her around our house!

    Saturday is Britlee's b-day party. I am sure we will have a great time.

    Tuesday night was awful. We couldn't figure out what was wrong with Ruthie. So Wednesday, I called in to work and took her to the doc. Turns out she has an ear infection. Poor baby. Just doesn't seem to end. Luckily we saw Fisher instead of Graves. I just can't stand that lady. She seems to be feeling better today. We actually got snow! WOO HOO! It has snowed enough that we didn't have work today and *might* not tomorrow. Wouldn't that be nice!? I would have a 5 day weekend! I just wish Ruthie didn't have this EI and we could go outside and play in it.

    ETA: Here is a pic of our so called "snow"!


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    Today Ruthie and I went to Britlee's b-day party. We had a great time. Ruthie was being very shy and wouldn't let me put her down. She was being so snuggly today. Makes me sad b/c I don't get to spend enough time with her. I hate having to work. I would give anything and everything to be a stay at home mom. Makes me so sad that I have to work.

    Tomorrow, Ruthie, Randall, and I are headed up to Fayetville to go to Smitty's baby shower! I am really excited! I miss shopping for little baby clothes! We are going to go to the mall and shop for them!

    I just can't believe my baby is going to be one year old in 7 more days. I am so sad about it. I have cried the past two days just thinking about it. I made a sweet collage for her. I just cried when I picked it up today. I don't think I can say it enough, but where did the time go??? Here is a picture of it.



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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY my sweet Ruthie! I remember this day a year ago, like it was yesterday. Today is a bittersweet day. I miss you being so little, but I love watching you grow. You amaze me everyday, and my heart grows and grows with more love for you every minute of everyday. I love you sweetheart! Thanks for the most amazing year ever! We love you honey! XOXOXO, Mommy and Daddy!

    Today was a wonderful day. We started off by having lunch with Libby, Kenneth, Kameron, Becky, Caleb, Joshua, Madison, Alex, and Autumn. Afterwards, all of us went to Vanessa's to meet her mom and dad. Then, Randall, Ruthie and I headed up to Ft. Smith to do some shopping. We all spent some money, but we had it and needed everything we bought. After shopping, we met up with Becky and her crew and went skating. Ruthie had a great time! She is worn out from the long day.

    Tomorrow is Joe's and my b-day party. It will be nice to get totgether with the whole family, that is if everyone is feeling better.

    I still can't believe a year ago I was welcoming my beautiful daughter into the world. I love her more than words can say. Happy Birthday sweetheart!

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    Mine and Joe's b-day parties were great. It was really nice to get together and have a nice lunch with the whole family.

    Ruthie's b-day party was yesterday and it was so much fun! She showed off by walking everywhere! Little booger just started and now she is doing great! Where did the time go? She loaded up on the presents! She got so much stuff. We got her a Mater chair and she sat in that chair the whole time opening presents. It was too funny! She got lots of toys, clothes, a wagon, and lots of other goodies! She got a cute pair of Wranglers and a Wrangler shirt. Now, she just needs a pair of boots! She was an angel the whole time too. She loved the cake! She had it EVERYWHERE!

    We are going to get carpet! WOO HOO! We got our income taxes in and decided to get carpet before we buy a bed. I am so happy! Ruthie will love having carpet. I know we will too. I think we are going to carpet the living room, bedroom, hallways, and possibly the stairs. We still don't have heat, but Stephenie gave us her kerosene heater and it works WONDERS!

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    Still no heat. Still no carpet. We did order the carpet so it *should* be here on Tuesday. Knowing our luck, it won't. We just can't seem to get the things we need, when we need it.

    Ruthie is walking great! I would say she is a walker now. She will crawl every now and then, but not very often. She hardly ever falls down. She is growing up so fast.

    Randall and I got to talking about my job. He knows it is stressful and he actually thought about me staying home and keeping kids. He realized it was selfish of him to not let me. He wants his days off to be his days off and I respect that. I just hate taking care of kids and none of them being mine. It is so hard. I would love to just keep kids at home. I know it will be hard as well, but at least Ruthie will be there with me. We are really thinking about it. I just hope we can. I don't want to get too exciting about it, but I do want to realize it may happen.

    Today we have a pagent that Amethyst is in. It is going to be too cute to see her up there! Afterwards, we have Joshua and Alex's party at the skating rink. That should be fun! We went out to the bowling alley with Libby, Kenneth, and Kameron last night and went to eat at Chili's afterwards. We had a great time. It was nice having fun with adults! I love bowling too! We should have a nice night tonight!

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    Wow, it's been a while since I have posted. Guess I get so busy and forget about having this here. We finally have carpet! Joe still hasn't layed the hallways, but I am hoping he will soon! I know Ruthie loves it b/c she had carpet burn on her chin the first week b/c all she wanted to do is lay on it and roll on it! She is a mess! She had another EI. Poor baby just can't seem to cut a break.

    Tomorrow is the canoe race! I just hope it doesn't rain. I am actually looking forward to doing it this year! I haven't done it in two years. If it rains, I am not going to do it, but Randall will on his own. I love canoeing and I would really enjoy some time on the river with Randall.

    Work is getting more and more stressful by the day. I am so sick of how unfair my director is. She makes me so mad everyday. She plays favorites BAD. Guess that happens anywhere you work. I have made a flyer to put up around town to find some kids. I know I more than likely have 3 part-timers but I need at least 3 full timers on top of that. I just hope I can actually do this.

    Randall put in for a new job. He will go back to working 3 days on, 3 days off, then 3 nights on. Not looking forward to him working nights again AT ALL, but he wants to do this, so I am giving him the thumbs up. He isn't happy in his department. In this new one he'll be working alone. I just hope he still gets the same days off as Joe.

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