Substance and Soul

Life 365 | Weeks 46 and 47

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I know what you’re thinking… "Oh my! Is that what I think it is?“

Then you would be correct! Yes, it’s my honors thesis from college. I know you all want to learn about the extra eye mutation in fruit flies. Nope? Just me? Moving on. 

Well I finally have a breather over here to share with you some pic-a-doos from the last two weeks! I know, you’ve missed me. Oh wait, just Emma. That’s cool too. I see how it is.

Although Paul has always been a very hands-on dada and equally shares our household duties hoopla, he’s really picked up his game lately. He allowed me to have some serious alone time with my dental books. I don’t know whether to be grateful or hit someone with that book. But I survived another board exam. WHEW.

This is a short week for some reason, oh yes, THANKSGIVING! Or as Phoebe Buffay would say, "Happy needless turkey murder day.” I hope you all have a wonderful time with your loved ones. I will be up to my elbows in honey ham and cranberry sauce.

Now for the photos. That’s why we are all here isn’t it? 

TEN I feel like she’s posing for her realtor billboard. “Why yes, I would love to talk to you about your housing needs." 

ELEVEN Someone discovered the joys of shadows. Something cats have been enjoying for all of time. 

TWELVE "Ha ha, I can see up your nose." 

THIRTEEN #eyebrows That is all. 

FOURTEEN I guess kicking mama in the face is a sign of affection. Things sure have changed since I was a kid. 

FIFTEEN I kept telling him that using two hands is cheating. But he was in the zone. 

SIXTEEN I think this is Emma’s idea of a fainting couch. So dramatic. 

SEVENTEEN Yes, we decorated for Christmas before Thanksgiving. Well, I am THANKFUL for the coming of the BABY JESUS. And Christmas lights. And Christmas music. And mistletoe. And hot cocoa. And peppermint flavored things. And… well you get the picture. 

EIGHTEEN Okay, so this Sophie the Giraffe, I get it now. Babies love that thing. She hasn’t put it down since we got it. I guess they put some baby-nip on it. 

NINETEEN #eyebrows 2.0 And okay, can we talk about white onesies. They go with everything right? Well I also believe they are a universal baby symbol for, "let’s have a blowout”. I guess that’s why they come in packs of five. 

TWENTY Apparently I said something really funny. Or she farted. Yeah, it was probably that. 

TWENTY-ONE The three of us went out for sushi and Emma sat in the big girl high chair. The server also brought Emma her own little water. You better believe she spilled that down her front. 

TWENTY-TWO I was greeted by this face after my exam. I’m going to keep it real with you all, Paul and Emma make it all worth it. I do this for you two. 

TWENTY-THREE Emma “helped” with the laundry. Meaning she dog-piled on the warm clothes and tried to shove socks in her mouth. Thank God they were clean. 

We are having a special guest over tomorrow night! Our local priest is coming over to prepare us for Emma’s upcoming Baptism. If any of you are near Santa Clarita, CA on December 21st, please come to Emma’s Baptism. I’ll be the one crying. She’ll be the one in white.

Have a great week my friends. Gobble gobble.