Monday, September 22, 2008


Livvie: "Mom, I have something in my nose."

Me: "Is it a booger?"

Livvie: "It's red"

Me: "Where did you get it?"

Livvie: "From Santa"

(Just to clarify, she never did stick her finger in there. She just knew it was there. So, she was just guessing the color- its not as gross as it sounds)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Quirky Me

I was just tagged by Brandy

Here are the rules:
1. Link the person(s) who tagged you

2. Mention the rules on your blog

3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours

4. Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking them

1. I HAVE to have my bed made "just right" in order for me to sleep well at night. We're talking hopsital corners, everything tucked in nice and tight. On days when we didn't get the bed made, we have to make it before we go to bed! According to my mom, I have been this way since I was two.

2. When I get excited about something, my "s" sounds become very pronounced. Usually it's when its about something really nerdy, like organizing, labeling, filling out forms, planning, making lists. Scott mocks me mercilessly for this one.

3. I have the "gift" of thinking of a PERFECT idea just seconds too late. Just as we drive away, I'll say, "oh, we should have..." In so many situations, I 'll come up with the best solution just as it's impossible. Frustrating.

4. As Scott tells it, I have the fashion sense of an ardvark. (I guess they don't know much about good fashion). I have no idea what I am doing in this area. I HATE shopping, and don't know where to look when I do go. Most of the time, Scott decides I look like garbage and need new clothes, takes me to a store, shoves me in a dressing room, and then proceeds to pick out clothes and have me try them on. So, if there is ever a time when you think I might actually look okay, Scott probably bought it, and picked it out for me !

5. I am unnaturally clumsy. I have no grace or style. I bump into things, drop things, run into walls, trip on flat surfaces. In any physical area, I always make it look harder than it is! Scott mocks me on this one by calling me "gracie".

6. I can't stand wearing socks. I will for certain shoes that require them, but my feet get too hot and need to breathe! I love being barefoot. Also, I have sweaty palms. Not just when I'm nervous. I guess that's two quirks.

I don't know who has already been tagged with this one, so if you haven't been tagged, go for it.
I tag Stacey, Anita, Takara, Shae, Gina, Camille, Stephanie G., Becky, Melissa M., Dani, Melissa B., Kari, Erinn, Charla, and anyone else I have forgotten

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Anyone for Tennis? Happy Birthday to me!

My birthday was yesterday-one of my recent best. I had so much fun with Scott. He bought me a tennis racket and gave me a tennis lesson! I had mentioned to him in the past that I'd like to learn to play, and of course he can play any sport.
I laughed my butt off being the clumsy, non athletic, non graceful person that I am... I am sure anyone watching would have enjoyed the hilarity of it all... I really enjoyed the whole day.

I also got to hold our friends' new baby, born on my birthday. I was worried I would walk away wanting my own, but what do you know? I was fine. As I left I was thinking, " I love new babies, I am so glad I got to hold her, but I am going to sleep so well tonight! And when I want to hold her again, I'll just go visit! And give her back when she cries or poops!"

Then, my parents had a birthday dinner for me at their house. Great food. My mom made me a delicious chocolate cake with ice cream. Thank you!

The weather was PERFECT. I couldn't have asked for a better day! I loved it.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


This is a goofy shot of Olivia with all her presents, I'm not sure what she's doing with her mouth, but it's so funny. This was a hard birthday for me, knowing that the caboose in our little family is getting older. No more babies:(

Not really sure what she's doing here either. Her only request for her birthday was: PINK.

She wanted a pink cake and pink presents. My mom made her a strawberry shortcake with the whipped cream tinted pink. So yummy! Thanks, Mom!

She had a fun day and is still loving all the "PINK" she got! And truly, I gotta remind myself that having the youngest turn three isn't so bad, we don't have midnight feedings, diaper changes, and crying babies anymore, everyone can walk on their own now... We're embarking on a new, exciting part of our family life now! We can do things we couldn't with babies holding us back, and really no one here wants to experience another Mykalee type of pregnancy EVER again!