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I’m an AUNT!

Yesterday my sister, Rachel, and her fiancé, Steve, gave birth to Gideon Jaxon Huff. He weighed 8lbs. 8oz. and measured 19in. long and has to be the most adorable baby on the planet*. I never thought I’d feel this excited, but the high from yesterday still hasn’t worn off! My baby sister is a Mommy now; it’s a super surreal feeling for me.



Gideon Jaxon Huff


Happy Family
Rachel, Steve, and Gideon


Me and Gideon


Maw Maw kissing Gideon’s foot – As precious as precious can get

To see the entire album click HERE!

Feeling Blessed, Sarah

*Look, I realize I may be biased because I’m his aunt, but I’m allowed to be because I’m his aunt! :)

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P.S. I know I’m so behind on LJ, I will try really hard to catch up this weekend when things slow down!

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Miss Me?

Probably not, but that’s okay. I’ve been facing possibly the worst days of my career over the past week, in addition to drama in all of the important parts of my life, and by the time I get home I’m so spent I just can’t seem to find enough oomph to make it online. Today was no exception, in fact in comparison to all of the other terrible days, today was the worst. I even cried today, the stress was just too much. I have a deadline to make by tomorrow and I’m not sure I’ll be capable of it, regardless of how hard I’m trying and that just makes me feel worthless.

But enough of that boo hoo crap. In my absence some noteworthy things did happen, like:

My new books arrived! You know those ones I got to buy myself as a Christmas gift from diamante_negra without breaking my own forbidden-to-buy-books rule? I’m so excited I could squeal (Okay, I actually did)! I feel like a proud parent, they’re just so beautiful.



Also, these are the other books I’ve received since October and haven’t posted pictures of, which are still totally pet worthy:



You would think these newbie’s would satisfy my desire to buy books a little more than it is, but I’m already hoping the majority of my Christmas gifts this year are books. I hope to be overloaded with them. Oh, Christmas get here soon!

Question for the Comments: What books are you anticipating the most for Christmas?

Speaking of books, I read FALLEN last week courtesy of poseiwriting and have since started TORMENT. So far it’s an excellent series and only making me more eager to start my own angel story in 2011 (hopefully).

I got a little bit of writing accomplished this weekend, which is good since I haven’t been giving my book much thought lately. Well actually that’s not true. I’ve been thinking about it a lot, but not in a get-writing sort of way. But I finally felt compelled this weekend.

My sister had her first sonogram last week and her 7 ½ week old “nugget” (as she’s calling it right now) is perfectly healthy. She’s also settling on her first home in the first week of December so things are really looking up for her, which of course makes me happy because I love her!

And lastly, this news isn’t exactly great, but could potentially have some positive side effects. My most recent blood work came back with even worse hypothyroidism and high cholesterol than the last time. My doctor put me on Levothyroxin for the thyroid issue in hopes that it will help the cholesterol as well. So far, the medicine is making me a bit hyper, but I’m told that’s to be expected since I’m going from virtually having no metabolism to suddenly having one with the help of pills. I’m also told that will even out, but that being on medicine may help my weight loss issues and my constant exhaustion. So, I suppose if those things come out of having this issue then it’s not so bad.

I know I’m super behind on LJ and I promise I’m trying to catch up. Please forgive me if it takes a little bit.

Peace – Sarah

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Secret Sister Stuff

*NOTE: This post contains information and pictures that can not be seen by my family (some of which check my LJ frequently), therefore the need to be F-Locked is necessary.

Wedding dress shopping today was a success for Rachel, myself, and even Mom! The dress I ended up with wasn’t there in my size so there’s no picture to provide, but hopefully with all of the weight I intend to lose it will look even better than what we could tell when the big day finally comes. And Mom’s got a “sexy” mothers dress. She didn’t want to have an “old lady” dress. (LOL) The one she ended up with was very flattering and didn’t make her look old at all :)

And these are the two dresses it came down to for Rachel. Which one she actually chose, I will not reveal. But both were great on her and the one she finally went with will look beautiful for her wedding.



So the wedding dresses above is just part of the secrets sister stuff mentioned in the title above. The second bit of news is crazy unexpected…

I’m going to be an Aunt!

That’s right. My baby sister is having a baby. She’s not really a baby of course, she’ll be 26 this year, but she still feels like a baby to me. I can’t believe she’s going to be a Mommy!

The kicker… the baby is due 3 months before her wedding. She’s got a rough year in store for her between being pregnant and planning a wedding. Oh, and finding a house because they currently rent with roommates in the city which is not exactly ideal for raising a baby.

I’m surprisingly excited for her though. I’m not much of a kid’s kind of person. I always thought I’d have my own one day, but as I’ve aged the idea seems less and less for me. Maybe being an Aunt will prove me wrong though?

I’m so happy for my sister right now. Between all the awesomeness of my new crit group this week and the good things going on for my sister, happiness is literally radiating off of me. My cheeks hurt from the constant smile I’ve been wearing all week!



Rachel & Me (Today)

Peace – Sarah

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