Monday, September 29, 2008

Believe It

Disappoint it did not.

The Stork...

It's true. Heath & I are expecting a visit
from this fellow next year. We are so excited! Our second child is due at the beginning of April.
Right now I am 13 weeks. Last week we heard the heart beat for the first time. I think anyone who has been pregnant knows how big of a milestone this is- it makes it real.
Without "jinx"ing it: I have not thrown up once and have had mild nausea- for those of you who know what I went through during my first pregnancy, it's a miracle. Certain people are convinced this is a sign the baby is a boy. I'm not so sure. I will be happy with either, honestly.
McKenzie knows there is a baby in Mommy's tummy but I don't for a second think she has the slightest clue what it means.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Tag, Isn't This What Blogs Are For?

My cousin Jessica (J., that's right friends I have TWO cousins named Jessica and I love them both- of course I would never tell anyone which is my favorite) tagged me. Frankly- she is lucky that I even looked at her blog because lately she has been kind of a slacker when it comes to posting, but who am I to judge. Her blog is one of my favorites to read because of her exceptional creativity. Nothing is worse than tagging someone and them not responding- it means they don't read your very well thought out and time consuming posts, how dare you?!

How To Play This Game of Tag: 1. Post these rules on your blog. 2. List: 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 random surprising facts about yourself. 3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names.

I will try not to be too predictable:

1. Reading- I couldn't live without it, however lately I have been barely getting by. This has always been a way for me to "escape" to far off places and live in different shoes.
2. My Family- I have to agree with Jessica, there are a lot of people (particularly on one side) to look up to and admire. I always have a good time when we get together. This also includes the family that lives at my house, they are the reason I wake up in the morning- literally, McKenzie is an alarm clock of her own.
3. Games/Movies- I love playing games! I'm not competitive at all- it's true I really could care less if I win or lose. I would love a big family just so that I could play games with people, finally! Surprisingly being an only child doesn't offer a lot of choices as far as partners go. Movies are my favorite pastime besides reading for the same reasons.

1. Hair- Mostly I am terrified of being hairy. It is an unfortunate trait that runs high in my genes. Thick, dark, grow like a weed in places you wish it didn't... hair. The razor is my friend.
2. Disability- I like walking, talking, and using my mind. I would be disappointed if I wasn't able to do any one of those things. To be clear: I'm not afraid of people with disabilities.
3. Spiders/E.T.

1. Raising my children to be productive members of society.
2. Finishing college- maybe even a master's degree? Who knows.
3. The top 100 novels. Go Denise & Lindsey!!

1. The Office.
2. Blogging.
3. McKenzie.

Random Facts:
1. I have two tattoos (Heath was supposed to buy me a third, but he hasn't).
2. The three movies that had an impact on my life are: Schindler's List, Glory, & I Am Legend.
3. I talk to myself a lot.

I hope you learned something about me today, otherwise you just wasted like ten minutes that you will NEVER get back, ever. Ever. After two years of blogging all of my personal thoughts and commenting on everything, none of these things should be surprising. Seriously though- I want to see the Secret Life of Bees and anyone interested should contact me. Shocker Alert, the five people I tag are: Amy Nicoll, Becky, Nicole Rees, Denise, & Annie Ojeda.
I just realized something- I hope Jessica doesn't have a friend named Lindsey Harvey otherwise I smeared egg on my face. Honey- eat oreo cookies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner while metabolism is still on your good side. Good luck at the Girl Scout thing!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Love It...

Fall is by far one of my favorite things. The aromas, the sites, the weather, the impending arrival of major holidays!! It is reminiscent of home, baking, family, and love. If you ask me- it doesn't last nearly long enough. Happy Autumn...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Happy Birthday.

I am the worst Granddaughter ever! I didn't forget Granmere's birthday I just forgot to post about it. What a wonderful and amazing person she is, obviously traits that didn't pass on to me?! Plus, she is the only person I can talk politics with (besides Heath) which is a great relief- sometimes it is hard standing on the opposite side of the fence. Granmere thanks for your continued love and support and Happy Birthday.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Saturday Night, It's True I Went Out...

I honestly can't remember when the last time I went "out" on a Saturday night was. My Aunt Denise was gracious enough to invite me along on a music appreciation outing. We attended Abravanel Hall's tribute to Beethoven's Ode to Joy. What an experience! The music lover in me could not help but appreciate the work that went into this performance. The conductor was amazing, the symphony remarkable, and the vocalists were indescribable- really you just had to be there. Thanks Denise for a fantastic night of culture and I really am looking forward to our next adventure!! P.S. Thanks to my parents for watching McKenzie.

Friday, September 12, 2008

It begins...The battle.

I'm never sure what constitutes a blog entry, I've personally come to accept anything in my life that is out of the "ordinary" as exciting and therefore worth sharing. Yesterday my child, my first born used the toilet (I don't mean to flush for the thousandth time a handful of just toilet paper) I mean really used the potty. As a first time parent and someone with limited exposure to toddlers I had no clue how thrilling this could be. This is the start of no diapers and more independence, for everyone involved. Now, seeing as this momentous event took place at our friend Amy's house- who knows if it will ever happen again. Really though, who cares?! At least I know now she is capable, in fact she's a genius. Anyone with experience on this subject is asked to add a comment regarding any potty-training tips/advice for us "new" parents with a two-year old that is obviously interested in the potty. Honestly, we have no clue what we are doing.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Alright, Already...

So I've FINALLY figured out how to achieve getting more than 3 comments on my posts- don't post anything for a week. Becky: Yep. Amy: Yep. I don't like writing much on here- who really cares what my kid's doing or whatever...Somewhere 3 people are actually going to read this. Here's an update on what is going on: I try to work full time at the store (P.S. Mom no laughing). I'm taking 12 credits at UVU (Drawing, Race & Minority Relations, Meteorology, Computers). I have a two year old that is smarter than all get out. Nothing really exciting and no new pictures. Heath is working full time at the restaurant and part time at the flight center. Hopefully our schedule will slow down soon, probably not. Anyway we are grateful for all of the wonderful people in our lives that help us accomplish these many tasks. The only thing to post about are the current political issues facing our great nation and because the majority of you don't see eye-to-eye with me I've decided just to leave it alone. Probably best, people get defensive ("what" you might say? Not me, I'm cool- yeah right) and frankly a little irrational when it comes to some of the topics/people running. It will be interesting. So, that's all for now. I'm done. Hope all is well with everyone. P.S. The holidays are coming up and I'm SUPER excited about taking McKenzie out trick-or-treating for the first time! She of course has no clue what this is and what she will have to endure the night of. Oh well. Everyone wears masks lady, literally (that is my nonchalant way of being "intellectual" and "insightful").

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Secret Life of Bees

One of the few books that has deeply touched me. I am just a little excited to see the movie. Can we say, amazing cast?!