Thursday, October 28, 2010

This week...

I needed to see this video.

I need to get hugs from this baby.

I needed to laugh at my wonderful husband.

I'll post more later and explain (Ana). :)

This week...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Atlanta, GA

We went to Stone Mountain. We slept in a tent.

Thursday, October 21, 2010



Will go back to this.... (+1)

And I will stay like this...


I am really excited. Jenna (Dan's sister) is having a baby tomorrow. Our first nephew (and the only one for a while). It's fun. Julia and Claire (the youngest) are only about 4 months apart. Polka-dot and our baby will only be about 6 weeks apart... and Dan and Audrey (that's Jenna's oldest) act like they are about the same age. :) (Totally kidding) Needless to say, we love spending time with their family and can't wait to see this little guy!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

And... there was color.

The neat thing about me being a parent... (besides the previous post) is that I'm pretty smart when it comes to kids and how they learn. The neat thing about being Julia's parent... is that she takes us up on every opportunity we give her to explore her world.

This is how she colors.... every time.

Monday, October 11, 2010

We didn't even have to mapquest directions....

I love cooking. Dan and I set a goal a while ago that said we would have someone over to dinner at least one Sunday a month (not including the missionaries). Last night, was the first night that this was going to happen in.... FOREVER!

Our friends coming over are amazing. We both really enjoy their company and Julia and their little girl (Eve) are pretty close in age. I was excited. I woke up and made spaghetti sauce and sat bread out to raise. We went to church, I came home made manicotti and a gooey toffee butter cake! Everything smelled amazing.

Shortly before our friends we going to arrive I went the pull the bread out of the oven.... so did Julia. Both hands, on the oven door. I have never heard my child cry so long and so hard. I was heart broken (but, I'll post about that later.)

Our friends were on their way (one of the is a P.A.) so, we were happy to have her advice while we waited to hear back from the Dr. Basically, what they said was take her to the ER so they could get a better look at it and we are glad we did. 2 hours of straight screaming was hard on everyone.

Another trip to the ER for our family. Sad part is, we didn't even have to mapquest directions... (Which is a big deal for Dan and I getting to a place in downtown Charlotte... but, I'll continue). At the ER they gave her a cream (Silvadene) and some pain medication (Lortab), wrapped up her had that had the most damage and sent us home.

Wanna know the ironic part? We sent dinner home with our friends and they had a very yummy smelling fresh baked dinner and our family grabbed McDonald's. (That's right, the worst of the worst).

But, Julia slept in our bed last night (a treat for her... and long night for everyone else) and did well. We kept her medicated and she slept from 11:00 until 8:30 am. Today, she is acting a lot better and it doesn't seem like her hands are bothering her to much.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I'm Mormon but... not like that.

So, I sent the facebook "Breast Cancer Awareness" forward to some of my friends. I like it, it makes me laugh and better yet -- I don't think it really matters "where you like it"....

...but, then again, I have been married for 3 years, am pregnant with my second child and am obviously not to uptight to laugh when there is sexual innuendo in the mist...

So... just so you know. I like it in the bedroom. (Really, in the diaper bag...)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A New Layout... A fresh start...

Some of my friends have posted about not being able to post about what they "want" to post. Some of my friends, I guess are just like I am in that regard. I have a blog, to vent to the world -- about the good and the bad...and then I post with a coat of sugar on everything.

My blog, finally has a new layout. I promise it will have more post about stuff that I REALLY care about. I promise that as you read it -- you will get a glimpse into how my day/week/life is going. No sugar, no sweet stuff, just the honest to goodness, ups and downs and being a wife, mother and student.

I wont post for comments. I'll post for me. Honestly, I'm not writing a newspaper and waiting on the next big story, my blog is my life.... it is one big story.. and I LOVE where it is going.