For all of you out there who love looking at cute pictures of my daughter as much as I do...well Mike's hard drive crashed on Sunday as we lost ALL of our pictures. Apple even tried to access the computer remotely with no luck. So some day we will take our computer with a lot of prayers and hope to see if they can pull anything off the hard drive and at the same time buy a back up hard drive and new cameras with software that works on my computer and a really nice photo printer...any well anything else we can think of. The worst part is that I had just a couple of week earlier put the pictures from Seattle on it and I was going to copy the pictures to my computer this weekend but Mike's wouldn't turn on...if only I had the thought earlier..
Sorry for the delay in posting..Leslie just left on Wednesday...such a great visit. She spoiled Isabel and played and played and played with her. That is after she go over the flu on Tuesday and Wednesday. We went to Target multiple times...it's therapy. This past Sunday Church was cancelled again due to the 6inches of snow on the ground so we ran outside and made snow angels, went sledding down a hill on plastic garbage bags, took Isabel out in the snow...she HATED it. But I forced her to make a cute know angel anyways! As soon as we find the cord to download all the pictures I'll get them posted...besides Leslie will yell at me if it takes any longer. Merry Christmas! I'm off to shampoo my carpets before family comes on Monday.
There is this totally cute thing that my daughter has been doing for MONTHS! I'm not sure why I've never bragged about it in true proud mother fashion but here it goes. Isabel has been picking up a picture of Jesus (with out any prompting and shamefully with out us really talking about him in reference to his picture) and she'll hug it and kiss him. All the time. The first time I saw here do this was about 2.5 months ago and I was so happy. Well when we came back from my parents house we had a small glass nativity. Isabel took it out of the box and was playing with it....one I said 'is that baby Jesus?' she kissed him and hugged him. Then decided she didn't want to leave Mary and Joseph out she hugged them also. It's so nice to know that the veil is so very thin with little ones and they still understand even if their parents forget to tell. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
as a side not totally unrelated to Christmas, check out my sister's blog (Leslie's) for a hilarious video
This weekend we were supposed to have our Stake Conference, so instead of normal church, we were having combined church with other wards for two hrs. Well we are experiencing ice storms so they canceled the adult session as well as todays session of conference. I will admit I was nice to have a lazy morning. Isabel and I watched Frosty the Snowman and the Return of Frosty and then Mike got up so as he watched Santa Claus is coming to Town I fell asleep on the couch and woke up to Isabel setting wooden blocks on me. I do miss church but it was fun to make a nice breakfast of pancakes and sausage. The best part is now we get to read the Ensign as a family (or church magazine). I'm ashamed to say I haven't hardly picked up the last few months so today the talks in there will be our spiritual uplift as we study them as a family. I'm so grateful for this Church and for my Savior especially at this time of year when we get to focus so much on him. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas season.
So I know that everyone out there reading this is so jealous of all the 'Mom of the Year' awards that I've racked up doing things like, locking Isabel in the car--with my keys, letting her diaper rash get the best of her and causing sores, carrying her and running her into the corner of the wall...the list goes on, but now you can be jealous again. Last night in true 'Wife of the Year' fashion. I gave food poisoning to Mike, myself and the dog. Luckily Isabel didn't eat any of the chicken stuff so she was fine, but the other three of us were throwing up all night. Thankfully I have a great friend who came and picked up Isabel for me this morning for a couple of hrs while I tried, successfully I might add, to throw up one last time. So to all of you hoping to have this award, I'm sorry that yet again I've bested you...
We finally got back from Seattle on Friday. We had so much fun!!! Honestly we really didn't do much but relax around my parents house but it was great. Unfortunately we couldn't get to the city because my parents do not have a car seat friendly car so when we would leave to run errands or go shopping, Mike, Isabel and I with my mom we in her 98 TransAm. For those that don't appreciate it, it's two doors with bucket seats. The back seats are a bit less then roomy and the car seat sat at a slight angle but we had fun nonetheless. My sister and her boyfriend came up for Thanksgiving and stayed thru the weekend. We played Apples to Apples a few times...I highly recommend the game. It's a ton of fun. My grandpa, when he came for Thanksgiving brought Izzy a blow up plastic chair that she carried everywhere around the house and sat down for a few minutes, then picked and walked to a new location. She provided a new meaning to the phrase "hours of entertainment". All day she just puddered around the house playing with stuff. My mom bought her a little musical penguine that flaps it's wings while moving up and down singing jinglebells. Isabel would join him in dancing. It took her a couple of days to settle in to a routine but after a while she finally would go to my mom. Her favorite place to play was in the kitchen in the measuring cup drawer, which is in the middle of the kitchen. OH! The first day we were there Mike and I ran to IKEA for a couple of hrs and Izzy was so worn out by 8:30 from playing with Grandpa that she was standing in front of the oven and slide down and fell asleep leaning against it! I wish we could have seen it but Dad put her to bed before we got back. She got her first kiss while we were there. One of my best friends came over with her husband and CUTE 2yr old. He kissed Izzy and then Izzy said "I gotcha!". Keegan kissed her on the cheek multiple times again that night... I know I need to post pictures soon, Leslie will yell if I don't so I'll figure out how to put some in a collage so I can post more. As soon as Mike can get his computer to work...hopefully tonight...even the mighty Mac is falling. It was a WONDERFUL vacation but its good to be home and decorating my new house for Christmas!