Wednesday, December 31, 2008

To Your Family From Ours....

2nd to Last Post of 2008

I stole this from Rachel's blog. It isn't my fault though.. I just needed one more December post. I promise to do better in 2009!

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (A marching band)
4. Visited Hawaii ( I married a man born in Hawaii -- that's gottta count for something)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped (Went Skydiving... Which is cooler.)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch (Sewing...but, I'm not good).
15. Adopted a child (Well, I take credit for lots of cute kids in the world... but, I gave them back.)
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables (and my mom.)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in
55. Been in a movie ... a Comedyworx movie.
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies Top Sales 2 years in a row for my troupe.
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (I was a teenager... I think)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy(Book)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (If you like NASCAR)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby (6/9th of one... kind of)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant

I didn't count them up. I'm cool. That's enough for me.

Monday, December 29, 2008

What are sisters for?

Typically, I nanny one 3 year old little boy who makes me laugh.
This week, I am watching him and his two older sisters (6 & 9).

Here is the conversation I heard this morning.

Katie (6) is playing the piano.
Jacey (9) comes in and says, "I can teach you how to play the piano.
Katie & Jacey sit and the piano and play for about 30-40 minutes.

When they got done Katie was pretty excited and came up to me to report that, "Jacey said that if I gave her my lip gloss I got from Santa I didn't have to pay her for my piano lesson."


Monday, December 22, 2008

May I... For a second....

Boast of myself. Many of my friends are similar to me... (hmmm.hmmm. Rachel.) We work hard, study hard and have to make good grades.

Here goes my grades from last semester. Remember now, I was pregnant, throwing up and totally worn out during the entire semester. I'm pleased.

CHFD 2111 090 Child Study:Intr Child Behav er A

LBST 1104 003 Arts & Society: Theatre (THEA) A

SOCY 2132 002 Socy of Marriage & the Family A

SPED 2100 001 Intro to Students Spec Needs A

Whoopee! Merry Christmas to me!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Our Cat Loves Christmas Trees....

This is what our tree looks like decorated.

And this is what it looks like when our cat climbs up it and knocks it over.

My Sweet Husband

I went home to Raleigh last weekend without Dan. He had 2 finals on Saturday and was going to be busy from 11 am - 6 pm. I don't know anyone in Charlotte well enough to say, "Wanna hang out ALL day"? So... I went home. The trip isn't bad and I actually had a great visit with my family and my bestest. It was fun.

On the drive home I thought of what Dan would have waiting for me. When we first got married he used to bring me home flowers every couple of months or watermelons (if they were is season. I love watermelon so, it was very sweet of him). Anyhow, I figured it out. When I got home Dan would have flowers and chocolate waiting for me.

And guess what! I was absolutely, 100% WRONG. What did I actually come home too? How about a dirty pan on the stove (not even in the sink), an unmade bed and a husband who hadn't shaved or done his hair for two days.

However, he was watching for me out the window and when I pulled into our apartment complex he did jump on the windshield of my car....

I love him.... even if there wasn't any Chocolate or Flowers.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

100 Days (Tomorrow)

So, we only have 100 days left (hypothetically... I'm still rooting for the middle of March so, we'll see).

100 days doesn't seem like a long time but, I've experienced waiting 100 days before. Just a little over a year ago, actually.

Dan proposed on a Tuesday, June 19th 5:00 a.m. (JERK). We got married on Saturday, September 29th Not at 5:00 in the morning. We were engaged for 100 days exactly, 100 long stressful, fun, exciting, seemed like the 29th was never going to get here days.... and now, I'm back to square one. 100 days left.

I know I can do it. I've done it before. I just don't like it. *SIGH*

Monday, December 15, 2008

Church Plays - Shopping - Finals

So, someone had the brilliant idea to ask me to help with the church Christmas program (by help, she meant direct.) Hilarious. With only 3 weeks to practice and one falling on the week of Thanksgiving we probably didn't prepare as much as we should have.... but, we pulled it off. Here is a picture!

Last Wednesday, Tyler and I went to playgroup. Our church does a playgroup every Wednesday and we try to make it as often as we can. Last week, it was at the play place in the mall. Tyler and I were the only people who showed up because it was about a 30 minute drive so, we played and then went shopping. I'm pretty excited. I walked into Dillard's looking of an outfit to bring our baby home in and stumbled upon this..

a blessing dress.

Regular price: $54.00
Price on Tag: $16.40
Price at Register: $11.80

What a deal! I am so excited!

One last thing -- FINALS! I am pretty excited and still debating on going taking classes next semester (I'll explain that later). I probably shouldn't but -- I can't bear to think of taking an entire semester off! It drives me crazy. I have two finals left (actually, I only have to take two.) I just need to say, I'm really smart. :)

P.S. Here is a conversation you'll enjoy Ana.

MC: Hey Fatty.

Me: I hate you.

For those of you who don't know, MC is about 23 weeks pregnant. It was all in good humor -- I just "reacted". :) Fun!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving -- and all that bliss!

So -- Thanksgiving has passed and I don't have much to report. I made my very first apple pie from scrath that was -- Delicious!

Then on Saturday we went to see Christmas lights - via choo-choo train. It was only $2

The first picture is Dan's Parents (And I think it is super cute!)
The second one is of my parents and obviously, the third is of Dan and I... I don't like either of the last two but -- I had to prove we were there! :)