Sunday, June 24, 2007

Picture update

Here are some pictures from my weekend in NC. The one of the wedding is of my cousin...she was really happy, she just wasn't smiling during the ceremony! Then some pictures of my Sister posing in my Aunt and Uncle's house. Some of Isabel, because when good would pictures be with out my adorable baby!!! ENJOY!

Friday, June 22, 2007

North Carolina

So I got back on Monday from a trip to NC. My cousin got married in the Appalacian Mtns. It was beautiful!!! However I hated that I had to take nausea medicine just to leave their house...the road was SO curvy. There was a lot of deep breathing on the drive. Alex, (the bride) just looked so beautiful...She's never seen herself look so wonderful and it hit her after her hair was done. We had a great time, except, well my fabulous child that never screams decided that she was going to have a hard time adjusting to all the people around and she didn't feel like going to bed at night until about midnight, then there was the lack of naps that she took so by the time Saturday morning rolled around I had had it with her and I tossed (not literally folks) her back into the crib she was sleeping in. I was so tired I was crying to my mom because I couldn't find my toothbrush. Then Isabel got sick that night because my sister and I didn't know that the windows were open and it dropped down to a cool 43 degrees. Oh yea, she didn't have pajamas on either...she was so hot when she fell asleep. Sunday night she finally slept after screaming for 30 min. Needless to say she's been sleeping for 13hrs a night and taking 2.5 hr long naps since we've been back. I'm just grateful to have my happy, smiling, talking, playful child back. I do love her so!
Aunt Leslie got a bunch of pictures ( from the wedding. I'll have to post them with my diploma this evening....
Now I have to say goodbye to a wonderful friend who has been there for me and can put a perspective on things that I don't always see. She's cultivated a love for scrapbooking (the cool kind not the cheesy stuff) and taught me how and donated supplies to the cause. Her kids are my favorite babysitters and truly the best kids overall in our ward at church. My family is going to miss them so much!!! It's a good move for their family...I just hate being parted from all my great friends....first Bama and now St Charles. Thank goodness for the power of email and blogs!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


For those of you that have not heard...I FINALLY GRADUATED!!! My diploma came in the mail and I was so excited and had such a HUGE weight taken off my shoulders. I knew I was supposed to be graduated last month but having it be offical is so wonderful! When I get back in town I will be burning all my thesis stuff that I have, and the rest I packed up so I can properly burn it all when it comes out of storage. I'll post a picture when I get back!!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


So I got this off of a friends blog so I thought I'd fill it out...almost like those dreaded emails a that get sent but you don't have to reply!

What were you doing 10 years ago?

* I had just been baptized into my church and was getting geared up for my summer soccer season as well as going to Hawai'i with my family ( and my friend Kate came along!).

What were you doing 1 year ago?

* I had just gone back to work after having my daughter and was visiting her in the hospital everyday while waiting for my dad to come visit ( my mom had just left).

Five Snacks You Enjoy

* Stacy's Pita chips
* Parmesan Cheese popcorn
* anything chocolate
* licorice
* bananas

Five Songs That You Know All The Lyrics To
* Jose Cuervo (can't spell it but it's Dolly Parton song)
* I will survive
* Dancing Queen
* 9-5
* The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Five Things You Would Do If You Were a Millionaire

* Pay off all debt including the house
* Save for retirement
* Save for Isabel's future
* Take a trip to Europe with Mike and Friends
* Spend some on us for the things that we've gone with out and save the rest
(I'm adding a 6th and paying off my sister's student loans)

Five Bad Habits

* Temper
* not cooking dinner enough
* not learning to kill bugs on my own
* jumping to conclusions with family
* Not listening to my husband. (he didn't listen first!)

Five Things You Like To Do

* Look at my smiling daughter
* lay in the sun
* Visit family and friends that I never get to see
* Shop
* exercise (But I guess I actually have to do it!)
Five Things You Would Never Wear Again

* Bodysuits ( metal snaps were never very friendly)
* high waisted-tapered jeans
* Sweaters that gather at the bottom, so you look like a balloon
* Big bangs
* big glasses

Five Favorite Toys

* scrapbooking stuff
* Spider Solitare
* Skip-Bo
* jogging stroller (yes I've started using it!)
* Internet

Another day, another thought

So I don't feel like I have too much to report this time around. I am posting new pictures if Isabel in the bath tub...She loves bubbles! Also are some pictures of our new house. We are getting so excited for it to be finished. I think they should be putting the roof on this week and all the windows are there. Mike starts work on our house in the city next week, the one we are rehabbing. I can't tell you how happy we are that the time is finally coming for that. We are supposed to be meeting with the architect soon to finalize plans and then Mike and the crew we are hiring will start demolition on the 12th. Sorry it's not much of an update, but there is not much to pass on!