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I am a recovering student, finally free from the grasp of higher education

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I hate losing keys. Today is Halloween and after my workout I was going to Wal-mart to get new headphones, to Costco to have my tires rotated and checked, to the mall to have Isabel's picture taken in her cute Halloween costume and then to downtown St Charles with my new neighbors and friends to go trick-or-treating at the store fronts. OH! did I mention my husband took off with the only set of car keys we have. Oh yea, the car seat is in the car.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

So You Think You Can Dance

Mike and I went to the SYTYCD concert on Friday. I was really good although we did not enjoy it like we wanted to. Lacey, the girl who came in fourth, was not there performing due to a knee injury. The girls who covered her dances for her did a great job but for us (especially the samba routine and the Mia Michaels routine about her and her dad) something was just missing. It was fun to relive the dances and we tried to contact Benji (Lacey's brother and season 2 winner) to get back stage passes but he was in Spokane, WA working so he could not call for us. Oh well, it was fun

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Another not so fabulous first

Yesterday Isabel hit a new mile marker...we could have gone without this one. The finger in the really dirty diaper, then pulled out to look at it. I have friends that have told me of these experiences but hoped I'd never have them but my daughter proved me wrong. On a really happy note...14 days till Bama!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Noisy kids + quiet church =

I am so blessed to have a great family and a wonderful daughter. Isabel is just fabulous. I feel so fortunate that among many families with children in our church, I have one of the quiet ones. Well at least until today I did. There is no telling when Satan entered my child today, but there was no "banishing" of the evil demons that decided to take up residence in my poor child. Thankfully she's still cute that I can still want to hug her and place her gently in her crib rather then throwing her like a football as hard and fast as I can. (Don't worry I actually haven't tried the latter...yet). For those people who have a hard time concentrating at church, I want to apologize for my child being the reason today. The good news is..one more Sunday then is NURSERY time. I will actually be able to attend, pay attention and participate in Sunday school and YW. What an amazing thought..it brings a smile to my face just thinking about it!
I do have to take a picture and show you her latest injury. She apparently thought she could walk through doors yesterday as evident by the 2.5in long welt/bruise thing that appeared with a small chunk of skin missing. I guess she couldn't see the car door open in front of her. I'll get her eyes checked soon...
So here's to hoping that next Sunday we can feel the Spirit, the good one.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!
19 days until we arrive...

Friday, October 19, 2007


I love my husband. I thought I should start with that. However, since he's been working 12 hr days we don't see eachother much so we of courses stay up to late some nights so we can spend time together which means the next morning he's hitting snooze. Now for some people this might not be a problem but for morning people it is. By the time he's hit snooze twice, I'm awake and he, well he's passed back out next to me in bed. I want to invent an ear piece, that is remotely connected to your alarm, you can put in so that you don't wake up the person next to you when you want to snooze. So for now, I'm just going to have to enjoy waking up 45 minutes early...approx 6am. Please insert you sympathy for me here...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bye Bye Curls

So about 1 hour ago, I cut off Isabel's curls on the side of her head. For those of you that know and love them they were pretty cute...but they had started to take on a frayed yarn-like consistency so they just didn't have that same adorableness to them anymore. Plus I'm hoping that maybe her body will put more energy into making the rest of her hair grow...not just the curls. Seriously, they were about 4in long, the rest of her hair is only an inch. Plus now she doesn't look like a little version of Einstein anymore! I'll try and take a picture today and post soon.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Ok so I have to tell everyone...I loved the concert last night. The two shows were awesome. The opening act, A Fine Frenzy is unbelievable! Followed by Brandi Carlilse who is on VH1's list of shows you gotta see. The former was very a funky bluesy performance and the latter was a little bluesy, a little rock. I highly recommend both of these artists to everyone. Here is a link to a youtube video of a fine frenzy...
I can truly say the after last night they are my favorite group!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Not much going on

So here I am trying to find something exciting to share...but there really isn't any. I did win tickets to go see Brandi Carlile twice today. I could not attend the lunch concert but hopefully we can go tonight. I haven't been able to find a babysitter yet so we'll see, oh and Isabel just threw up so we'll have to see how she's feeling. I have to run and pick up the Q-tips she's also taking out of the container...oh great now the dog is eating q-tips..time to go!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Thoughts again

So today I watched (ok I did sleep some) General Conference. Afterwards I started thinking about forgiving and forgetting. There may be some people who think that forgetting about people and letting them go may be a way of not forgiving them for whatever you were mad about to begin with. However I think that when you've had people in your life that you have parted ways with, and the frustration finally gone, you really can get to a point where you just don't care anymore. The anger is gone, the sadness is gone, you're tired of the lies and now you just really don't care at all if there is/or was anything left to salvage. So today I am ready to say to a "friend" good luck with life but I really don't care anymore.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

My reasons for dissapearing

I'm back. I realize that it's been awhile but last Wednesday my husband came home with a dog. So I have been really really busy. Plus this dog is supposed to be potty trained..but try telling that to my carpet! So the battle continues. Gibby is his name and his pictures on on the previous post below. Isabel named him and he plays GREAT with her, licking her to death and although he mouths he never bites. She is totally enthralled by him. Mike and I have been officially replaced, when she wakes up in the morning she doesn't really care about seeing us...she just wants Gibby. There are some other pictures attached. One of her cute new hippy dress with her cute pink cowboy boots (the flash never went off so they're a little dark. And just some other cute pictures from this past week.
Sorry about the peek-a-boo pictues, I forgot to rotate it. The one of the cute boy in the sun is of our friends Lara and her son Kayson. The boy in the train is Weston..he wasn't having much fun!
OH Isabel is learning to give kisses this week. She's so darn cute! I hope these pictures satisfy those of you who have been waiting for them (read Leslie and Mareesa)

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