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January 2007 articles

January 29, 2007

Bye, bye Doty...plus a new family member

It's with both relief and sadness that Sam, Daisy and I have parted with our first home. As of today, our 100-year-old Victorian dwelling in Mineral Point, Wisc., which we owned for four years, is not ours. The official sale was today, but has been the works for a few weeks now. It had been on the market since we ventured out to California and PayPal over a year ago. Bye, bye Doty.

On the family front, my cousin Heather gave birth to a baby girl today - congrats from all of us! We're very happy for you and your family!

Posted by paul at 07:43 PM in Paul rant

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January 16, 2007

Another miracle on the way

Friends, Romans, countrymen (and women), lend us your ears. We have some exciting news to share that we've been keeping to ourselves for some time.

14 weeks in fact.

We are expecting our second child in July, the 16th to be exact.

As you can imagine, this has been exciting and a little scary after what we went through with Daisy. We have been tremendously blessed with Daisy, she is such a miracle - a shiny, lovely little spirit who talks like a magpie and is on the verge of walking all over the place any day now.

This second "bean" was not planned, we had talked about maybe having another in a year or so, but apparently this whole baby schedule thing is beyond our control. So far this pregnancy has been the opposite of what I went through with Daisy - while I was indeed sick with Daisy I never was extremely sick and wowza, this new kiddo is making me one sick puppy. During our drive out from California I threw up almost continuously for the first 200 miles, the poor Yukon still hasn't recovered.

We are hopeful that this time the little Janney bean will stay put the entire 40 weeks - of course, I look at it one day at a time. I am 14 weeks along today, everything looks really good so far and it seems that the "all day evil sickness" is starting to let up a bit. I went in for a special ultrasound today, one that shows if the baby has Down Syndrome. Everything looked great, the little booger is in there just hanging out, growing, making me eat all of the time.

Oh yeah, and they just happened to catch a shot of what might be a little "ooh hoo." Yes, you read that right, the odds are good that this bean is a boy.

OH BOY. ;)

And to think, our Daisy, the little preemie - is going to be a BIG sister!

I have attached some pictures of the newest Janney. I hope you enjoy!

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Ooh Hoo Could it be a boy?

Posted by sam at 06:05 PM in Sam rant

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January 11, 2007

Our happy, healthy, ELMO Christmas!

We had a wonderful Christmas here in Wyoming.

Daisy was such a nice girl this year that Santa brought her not one but TWO Tickle Me Elmos! Even Aunt Jenna and I received a Tickle Me Elmo... safe to say it was definitely an Elmo kind of Christmas.

Elmo and Daisy

Daisy went to Christmas Eve mass for the first time this year and was simply a little angel. She whispered when she spoke, read her books and managed to get her exercise by walking back and forth between Grandma and her daddy. We were actually able to have a picture taken of us as a family:

Janney Family

Paul snapped a picture of the "Janney women" in front of the tree, even the littlest Janney:

Janney Fems

Christmas morning was chaos - it has always been that way but this year was even wilder. So many presents under the tree for Daisy, and of course she was most interested in the boxes, bows and paper. Later that morning we all ate cinnamon rolls and Paul and Grandpa put Daisy's new red wagon together while she napped.

I'm not sure Daisy got the whole Christmas thing this year, but next year she's going to be a complete maniac. We can hardly wait.

I hope you all had a wonderful, magical Christmas as well. Thanks as always for keeping up with the Janneys. -Sam

Posted by sam at 11:40 AM in Sam rant

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January 03, 2007

A new year and a new home in Wyoming

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we safely arrived in Wyoming over the Christmas break and have started to settle in. Daisy is slowly becoming familiar with her new room, which right now is just a giant toy room, while Sam and I finish going through boxes and make daily trips to Target for any necessities.

The trip out was fairly uneventful, but we did end up staying an extra night in Evanston, while we waited out a snowstorm. In the end our timing couldn't have been better though, as we snuck in to Wyoming before two major blizzards hit the Wyoming/Colorado region. We ended up with drifts in our front yard over 4-feet tall and 24 inches of snow before it was all said and done. A climate change to say the least.

When we have more time I'm sure either Sam or I will post pics of Christmas day, including the four TMX Elmos under the tree, and some shots of the new homestead.

'nuf said.

Posted by paul at 03:15 PM in Paul rant

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