"If you know someone who has lost a child or anybody who's important to them, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that's a great, great gift" - Elizabeth Edwards

"The deep hurt is the mirror image of the deep joy that still awaits you." - Bruce C. Hafen

Archive for December, 1969

A Sunny Friday!

Eric and I have decided that we are going to change our blog a little bit. We are going to call it The Merrill Family Blog or something else. This way I can blog about a lot of different things, not just about our family. I will of course continue to blog about Nicolina!! It will probably be a while before the new design is done. Eric needs to start making it! So for now this is still Nicolina’s Blog.

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Nicolina is having her 6 month checkup on Monday. I’m excited to see how much she has grown. She will also get her 6 months shots. Blah, I think it will be harder for me to watch now when she is a little bit older. She is probably going to give me a look like, “What are you doing to me?!” The Dr’s office is very close to our apartment complex, so its all good.
Yesterday I saw a woman go swimming in one of the swimming pools here. It was that warm outside. I still have a hard time thinking to go swimming outside in February. It just feels weird. February is still winter in my head.

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I have been feeling very lazy this last week. Now I have come up with a goal that I’m going to start working out a couple of times every week. We have a gym here in the same building as the manager’s office. Everyone that lives here are welcome to use it. I’m trying to feel excited about it, but it’s hard…hehe working out is not my favorite activity to do. I have lost almost all pregnancy weight, but I still want to feel more in shape.
I watched the movie Becoming Jane, the other day. It was a good movie about the author Jane Austen’s life. Yesterday I found this test online. It shows you which Jane Austen character you are. My result was Elizabeth Bennett! You should try it out!

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Quiz here!

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