Thursday, September 18, 2008
1. My Family
2. Good Music
3. The few minutes I get to myself after the kids are asleep and before I go to bed. I look forward to it every night!
1. Losing a member of my family.
3. Getting pregnant any time in the next year or two.
Three Current Goals
1. Get out of debt.
2. Learn how to take better pictures.
3. Learn more about graphic design.
Three Current Obsessions
1. Sugar Free Italian Sodas (thanks Kenny & Bobbie)
2. Disneyland - I can't believe it's been 2 months and I haven't been back!
3. Dieting. I can't say I'm enjoying it but I am obsessed with it by default.
Three Random Fact About Myself
1. I win almost every single game I play. I rarely lose at a board game or a card game, though I stink at dice so I rarely play those.
2. I love magazines. I'm a sucker for magazine subscriptions. I currently only have 2 (Better Homes & Gardens and Home) but I'd sure like a few more.
3. In case you haven't noticed, I have a LOVE/hate relationship with politics and follow closely what is going on in the world. I feel like one of the only things that can turn this country back around is an informed voter. I don't care how you vote (theoretically) just know WHY you're voting!
thanks for the tag Ashby!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thanks in advance!!!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
She is such a good baby. Sometimes I get frustrated because she LOVES to be held. If I (or anyone else) am holding her she's happy!
She will smile and laugh at anything. I'm talking constantly. All it takes is to look at her and you'll get a smile. I remember Annie smiling here and there but Halle is one constant smile - and you can't help but be happy.
She is the BEST sleeper! At night, I don't even have to try, I just change her diaper and pajamas and toss her in her crib and she falls asleep and sleeps through the whole night! I know, I'm lucky.
I just love her so much. I am so happy and at the same time sad to watch her grow up...it seems like it is going way too fast and much faster than it did with Annie.
Man do I miss all of her thick dark hair!
See, she'll fall asleep anywhere...even on top of the kitchen table. Thanks grandma!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I'm also thinking of putting a lot more blonde in it. Not going platinum or anything, just more blonde - does that sound good?
Thanks for your help in advance...I'm such a dunce-o when it comes to this stuff!
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
For the first 2 weeks I can eat no sugar, salt, carbs, fat, starch or fruit - so basically anything good. I can have water (my weight in ounces to be exact), chicken and lettuce basically.
So...if you see me and I'm extra ornery, you'll know why.
On the up side, I've been doing it for 1 1/2 days and I've already lost 5 pounds!
Here's to a skinny, yet food deprived and ornery me! GO FIGHT WIN...
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Maybe some people are sad when they drop their kids off for school, and truthfully I'll probably feel differently when it is kindergarten or first grade, but at this point I'm every bit as excited to drop her off for a few hours as she is to go.
I've finally gotten her to take a picture without putting her hand in her mouth every time I hold up the camera. Now I just have to figure out how to get her to uncross her arms and legs...
I just can't believe how big she is getting. She even looks big too. Where did my baby go?
This class seems to be every girls dream. I think there are twice as many boys as girls. PLEASE BLESS she doesn't care about that yet. I still remember my preschool boyfriend, Phillip...
Monday, September 1, 2008
Annie: Mom, I want to go on a walk.
My Grandpa: I'll go on a walk with you Annie.
Annie: No, that's OK, you're too slow.
My Grandpa: Well, I could try to go faster.
Annie: Well, okay then.
So they go out for a walk...
Annie: Just a minute Grandpa, I have to stop and itch.
My Grandpa: Why do you have an itch?
Annie: I think I just sweat too much.
I realize I'm not a petite person, I never have been. I would definitely not say that I'm skinny. I know I'm not a size 2 or even a size 10 - but I did just have a baby cut out of my stomach 3 months ago, after which my Dr. told me absolutely no exercise for 3 months. So I just barely got the go-ahead to start exercising again (not that I EVER did it before but you get my drift).
So a couple weeks ago I went to a friends house to one of those home parties. At this particular home party there was a girl there selling hair accessories for little girls, mostly flowers. The bows were cute, the girl selling them was not. She was EASILY twice my size and had absolutely NO social filter...she did NOT know when to stop talking!
Remember, this girl wants me to actually buy her stuff...so there I am perusing the merchandise when she comes up to me and starts going on and on about her latest vacation:
Twice my size Girl: So I totally just got back from a cruise to the Dominican Republic, it was so awesome.
Me: oh, that's neat.
Twice my size Girl: Yeah, we stopped at this place and this place and every time we got off the boat all I could think was "I am WAY bigger than all the Dominican people, they are all so little".
Me: oh, are they really? (but thinking to myself "you're bigger than most American people too, what makes you feel any different around the Dominicans?").
Twice my size Girl: I totally wanted to go shopping while I was there but then I thought to myself, duh, you totally won't fit in any of their clothes. *Then she looks at me and says* "Well, you know how it is, you're a bigger girl".