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

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

For the few that haven't heard

For those that haven't heard...Mike and I are going to be parents again!!! We are so very excited! I haven't been to the MD yet but for those concerned I'll let you know what he says when I go later in May!!!

Friday, April 25, 2008


Last night I was having fun with friends at a church activity and I got Isabel from the nursery....after changing her diaper my poor baby wanted to go home I of course made her wait so I could talk with Christine and Jenny and after about 10 min...up came the hotdogs. I she was facing me on my lap and I couldn't turn her...it's hard to keep friends happy if your kids throw up on them! So after three times the ladies helped me clean up and I stripped Izzy down and on the way home...she threw up a little bit again. Mike got home and after her bath she went to bed and Mike checked on her and she threw up about 5 times last night. She seems is decent spirits today not wanting to eat but 1/2 way her normal self still. We're just happy with water...
So to all the ladies who helped me get cleaned up THANKS! For those that may have sick kids because Izzy was in the nursery ( I really had NO idea she was sick)...I'm sorry. I think it might be a while before we eat hotdogs again.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


I've decided that sleep is often over-rated. Isn't it far more fun to work hard to not be cranky and fussy? This past week my angel of a daughter has been having a tough time not being a fallen angel. At first I thought I was seeing the beginnings of the terrible two (she hits the milestone on May 1st!). Then I noticed that she was getting a new tooth, so I thought well that's part of it. THEN I SAW THEM! EIGHT............. yes EIGHT (8) teeth all coming in at the same time. All four premolars and first year molars are now breaking through. I felt awful for my baby...she hasn't eaten much lately and now I know why! Friday night was tough for her. I put her to bed at 8:30 and she woke up at 10 crying, finally went back to sleep about 15 min later ( and yes I've been OD ing her on meds) then at 2 am the most awful 'mommy, mommy, mommy' so I went to get her and hold her for a few minutes. Well 10 minutes later when she was calm I put her back in her crib and the screaming started, so I left her and got more meds. Then took her back out and we laid down on the floor to sleep. For the next 1.5 hrs we laid and 'slept' and I tried to put her in her crib at least 3 times and she's scream EVERY time. Finally about 3:40am she stayed asleep. I happily went back to bed and then woke up at 5 am to her screaming, she went back to sleep after about 5 minutes. Then at 7 am she was just awake. I've learned a few things this weekend
1. that baby tylenol doesn't do much
2. baby motrin is awesome.
3. Isabel loves taking meds just as much as I do so I might have to lock up the Dimeatap and Pepto when she's older.
4. How much I truly love my sleep
5. How grateful I am for a husband who lets it roll off his back (at least for one day!) when I'm cranky and say things I shouldn't because I'm so stinking tired.

I know we all as mothers' have these experiences but honestly this was my first major one. Thankfully (knocking on wood) she's never really been sick to where I've had to check on her throughout the night and change outfits, diapers or sheets. So I guess I am now officially a mom!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tagged...ths one I'll finish...

So Lara tagged me yesterday so I thought since I was bored and need something to do while Izzy is taking 45 min to eat breakfast, I'd do this now rather then forget!
10 year ago I was getting ready to graduate from HS. My grandfather passed away 1 week before I was supposed to see him on my way to my orientation at THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA!!! I was getting to celebrate my one year baptism in The Church. Oh and I was dating the college boy and was trying to break up with him but wasn't sure how!

5 Places I've visited:
*Canberra, Australia
*Kona, Hawaii
*Lahaina, and Kannapali, HI
*Orlando Florida
*Denver (area), Colorado

5 Things on my to do list:
*Return primer to Wal-mart
*buy correct primer from Wal-mart
*buy mozzarella cheese for lasagna tonight
*finish 3 loads of laundry
*make my living room livable for the next 4 days until we rip up the carpet

3 bad habits:
*I LOVE oatmeal choco chip cookies!
*I just noticed that I have been talking down about myself lately...need to stop that...
*Some times I nag Mike (well probably a lot) but I am getting so much better at stopping that

5 life time goals:
*To live in my house without major projects going on
*Raise righteous child(ren) who get continue to keep the faith
*Be a good mom
*To do develop my talents and hobbies further
*learn to keep a SUPER clean house

5 things you might not know about me:
*I get a little bit of hair on my big toes that I have to shave ( I am so gross)Lara...me too!
*I really want to have a boob job after a child so people will just think my boobs stayed after I had one
*I love to pretend I am in (or relive) prior situations and figure out what I will (or should have said)
*I am jealous of my daughters gorgeous eyes!
*I'm getting over my fear of spiders(and all the old roommates are saying...FINALLY, they ever thought it would happen) but I'm still terrified of roaches.

I tag anyone with free time while their children are entertaining themselves!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Why I love men...

yes really just my man but this applies to most all men. Mike has lost 15-20 lbs (depending on the time of day he weights himself). How you may ask. Eating my fabulous cookies. No joke, I have cooked slightly more meals these last few weeks but not enough to say that my meals were the cause. I guess working 8 hrs shifts, and not stopping to eat your meal and doing manual labor will do that. But wait don't all of us moms often work at least 8 hrs shifts, eat sporadically if at all and do manual labor all day? hmmmm I smell conspiracy!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

What are you most afraid of?

We found out what Isabel is most afraid of today. My poor child was traumatized today. So be careful when you take your child to....The Butterfly house. So here are some pictures from the traumatic event as well as the ensuing activities of the carosel ride and lastly a happy child with her McDonalds toy.

Monday, April 7, 2008

General Conference

I love General Conference. Saturday was amazing to be able to participate in a solemn assembly. When Mike and I stood up together to sustain the Prophet Isabel came over between us, looked at both of us and then raised her hand with us. It was totally cute! There is just a calmness that is felt after watching those men. I am so grateful I could be uplifted and edified by their words.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

ABC's it as easy as 1, 2, 3

Last night after dinner I was trying to get Izzy to count with me to 5 and she did. one twooo, tree, or, i. Totally cute! Then we were trying to get her to say I love you and instead when I said I love you...she said..I know, clear as day. I also have to brag on my husband, he was off yesterday and people I finally have my shelves in my closet!!! So thank you to everyone who sent gift cards to Lowe's and Home Depot so they could be finished. Mike also installed our two chandeliers that we've had forever in our basement. I have a new one over my kitchen table and one in the entryway. My house is finally starting to feel complete. Maybe if we could just get crown molding up so we don't have to paint the edges of the wall it would be perfect!

Isabel and her favorite fruit

Kitchen Chandelier

Underside of kitchen chandelier

Entryway light

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Lots of lightening, but none of it connected with the sticks(yes it saddens me a little, no action!)...I did get paid to stand in the rain for an hour waiting for the refs to call the game.