Friday, August 31, 2007
I also wanted to mention how touched I was yesterday as I watched the Oprah show. Since our cable was turned off I took that as an opportunity to pretty much give up watching tv. I've been quite successful. I only watch tv at nights when Robert has it on and we're about to fall asleep. It's like a tradition to watch Friends, Malcolm in the Middle and Simpsons. But yesterday I was folding laundry and turned on the tv to turn on Baily's movie and Oprah was on so I decided to watch it. It was a rerun but I hadn't seen it before. She was reporting on a previous show she did when she gave everyone in the audince $1000 to spend however they want to "Pay it forward." I'm guessing she got this from the movie "Pay It Forward." I love that movie and was so touched when I watched it. Anyway the things these people did for others was amazing or as Oprah says they were miracles. I was crying through the whole thing. Baily kept asking me if I was okay and what' wrong. It was so inspiring and I can't wait for the day when I have money to help people like this. But until then I can still be of service in other ways and I'll be looking for more of those opportunities.
I also wanted to make a note about how much Baily's talking is developing. And I know I owe a lot of it to Winnie the Pooh. Like I've mentioned before she has an obsession with him. We watch his movies probably 3 or 4 times a day. As we were watching it last night I noticed that she knows the movie by heart. She does all the actions right along with the movie- like when Pooh falls she falls or when he does his exercises she does the exercises. She also can quote the movie and I noticed last night how clear her speech is becoming as she was quoting it. So thanks Pooh even though I get sick of you sometimes!
The morning was pretty calm. I was up early again so I was able to get a headstart on the laundry... I had a ton to do with sheets and blankets as well as the clothes. I also was able to read scriptures in the morning before the kiddos were awake. I read a power chapter- 2 Nephi 9. I've read it a ton of times before and like it but I loved it this time. It was powerfully motivating and really made an impression on me about how much of our salvation is simpl our choice, our decision. My brother Beau and I were able to have a nice long conversation yesterady that was deep and spiritual. I love those kind of discussions. He always brings up things that help me look at them in a whole different way. It was nice to be in such deep spiritual thought.
For dinner last night I was all excited about a new recipe we wanted to try out- hot colby ham sandwiches. I loved them... they were really yummy. Robert wasn't a big fan. He says he didn't like the mustard because it was hot. He's so picky sometimes. Oh well... I liked them!
Last night was also Andre's first Mountain View JV Football game. We were so excited to watch him play. It turned out to be quite the adventurous evening. It was at Highland High School. We knew Andre wouldn't be playing the first half because he didn't go to football camp this summer. I really hate that because it's not his fault he couldn't afford to go... he would have loved to go. But don't get me started on that topic. While we were driving over there it was like we were driving into a black hole. Ok... maybe not that bad but there were some pretty dark rain clouds coming right toward us. The first half was fine... it was still pretty hot but started cooling down. About 3 minutes before half time I looked behind us and the storm was coming fast. I could smell the rain as well. Within 2 seconds of the 2nd quarter ending it was pouring. Everyone went down under the bleachers. It's only rained like 3 times this whole year and it had to rain at this certain moment?! We didn't want to leave because we didn't even get to see Andre play yet. Eventually it slowed down a little bit and we went and sat on the side of a building where we didn't get rained on too bad. Once the game started back up the rain slowed down a little bit. While Robert took Baily and Bryan to go get some candy at the concession stand I went to go sit in the bleachers again. As soon as I sat down it started pouring again. So I went back to the side of the building and we all got pretty soaked. I must say we are dedicated fans! The last 8 minutes the rain stopped and we were able to sit back on the bleachers. Andre was finally put in in the last 4 minutes. He did so awesome though! In the 2 minutes he played he had 42 yards! That's really amazing. I guess the guys on his team nicknamed him bowling ball because he plowed right through the opponents like they were pins. We were so proud of him. I'm sure he'll be playing a lot more next time. It was crazy but we had fun anyway! And sorry about the bad quality pics... it was dark and rainy! Oh yeah... and the Toros slaughtered Highland 41-0! Go Toros!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
1. Are you taller than your mom?I don't think so.2. What color is your shower curtain?Lacey black and a plain white one as a liner.3. What is the closest thing to you right now that is red?My Franklin Covey planner.4. What is your ring tone?Enya Caribbean Blue.5. Does anything hurt on your body right now?My pelvis.6. What color is your favorite pillow?The actual color I believe is tan.7. What is your favorite video game?Mario Kart or Donkey Kong Country... SNES baby!8. Had a nap today?I wish.9. Gold or Silver?Silver fo sho.10. Is there an animal that creeps you out?Ants and tarantulas... and probably more but I can't remember them all right now.11.Who was the last person you rode an elevator with?Robert I believe.12. Did you go ice skating as a kid?A couple times and I hate it. It hurts my ankles so bad.13. Ever have stitches?Not that I remember.14. Favorite non-alcoholic drink?Pepsi!15. How long ago did you hug someone?About half an hour ago when I layed Baily down to sleep.16. What's something you want to do before you die?Run a marathon.17. Have you ever caught something on fire?I don't think so...18. Have you ever seen a ghost?Yes.19. Have you ever seen northern lights?Nope.20. Do you know how to use chop sticks?Yes sir!21. Name something good that happened today.Baily woke up in a good mood.22. What room are you in?Computer/guest room.23. Are you worried about something you can't control?Yes unfortunately.24. Do you take daily medications?Nope.25. Ever been in a fight?Yes.26. Are you wearing nailpolish?Not at the moment.27. What time is it?12:35 PM.28. Innie or Outie?Innie.29. Ever used a Ouija board?Yes and it was one of the most horrible experiences of my life.30. Sweet or sour?Depends on my mood.31. Sun or Moon?Moon.32. What shoes did you wear today?None.33. Favorite eye color of the opposite sex?Dark Brown.34. What pefume/cologne do you wear?All different sorts... I love Rapture and Curve the best though.35. What's your favorite flower?Rose.36. Time of day you were born?5:13AM.37. Do you know your blood type?Nope.38. Do you know how to kill a zombie?I'm pretty sure that would be useless knowledge.39. Do you smoke?Never... I hate smoke!40. What would you spend 5,000 dollars on right now if you were handed it?Bills and down payment on rental house.41. Who is your favorite musical artist?Oh there are so many... probably Josh Groban or Yanni.42. Which animal(s) remind you of yourself?An orangutan.43. Whats your background on your pc?Pic of me and Robert.44. Did you grow up in the city or country?Small town.45. Would you ever consider going on a reality tv show if offered a large sum of money?Depends on the show.46. What's your favorite snack?Lately it's pears and a handisnack.47. Whats one thing you're really good at cooking?Spinach and artichoke dip.48. Kisses or hug?Yes please!49. You have 10 dollars to spend in the dollar store..what do you get?Kick knacks, lipstick, toys or purses for Baily and probably junk food.50. Slurpee flavor?Sour green apple from Circle K... sooo good!
Finish the sentences:1. I'VE COME TO REALIZE THAT MY EX...which one?2. I'M LISTENING TO... my playlist from my blog.3. I TALK... to people I love.4. I LOVE...my husband! And other people too.5. MY BEST FRIEND(S)...mean the world to me.7. I'VE LOST THE ABILITY TO .... want to go out and party.8. I HATE IT WHEN... I have to get up in the middle of the night to pee-especially like 4 times a night!9. LOVE IS... what it's all about!10. MARRIAGE IS....the most important relationship ever.11. SOMEWHERE, SOMEONE IS..... making whoopee!12. I'LL ALWAYS BE.... true to the faith!14. THE LAST TIME I CRIED WAS....yesterday.15. MY CELL PHONE IS.... awesome!16. WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING... I pray.17. BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT....I blog and pray.18. RIGHT NOW IM THINKING ABOUT.... see number 11...lol!19. BABIES ARE.. perfect and innocent!20. I GET ON MYSPACE... way too much.21. TODAY I... have a day off and am organizing.22. TONIGHT I WILL...tired I'm sure.23. TOMORROW I WILL....get to go to Andre's first football game!24. I REALLY WANT TO .... live in my own house!
1. When was the last time you saw your number 1 on myspace?I think it was Memorial Day weekend... too long ago!2. What's bothering you right now?Actually nothing surprisingly.3. Will you kiss the last person you kissed again?Of course!4. What is in your wallet?Checkbook, cards and stuff.5. Wallpaper on your computer's desktop?Me and Rob at Cardinals game.6. Background on your cell phone?Baily Bug.7. Next time you will kiss someone?As soon as Baily's awake.8. Where was your default picture taken?Cardinals game.9. Do you like messages or comments better?Probably comments.11. What is the last thing you ate today?Nacho cheese Doritos.12. What are you doing this weekend?Funeral, hanging out with my family, Baily's birthday party.13. Wearing?Jean capris and Pooh t-shirt.14. Who was the last person to send you a text message?Beau and Alex.15. If you could have one person with you right now who would it be?My mom.16. Listening to?Playlist from my blog... Rob Thomas "Don't wanna be lonely no more."17. Have you ever kissed anyone named Patty?Yes actually... my step-mom!18. What do you smell like?Bath & Body Works country apple lotion.20. When you think of your bed, what song comes to mind?Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye! LOL21. Do you believe in a soul mate?Kinda.22. What do you wear to bed?Sleep capris and G's.23. Do you remember your dreams?Sometimes... they're so dang weird!25. Have you ever been gambling?Uh... who's asking?26. What is your dream car?Red Tahoe with all the fixin's.27. What are you doing tomorrow?Baby-sitting, laundry, cooking and going to Andre's first football game.28. Who do you miss?Lots of people... mostly my mom!29. What are you going to do after this?Hopefully something productive!31. Who was the last person you went somewhere with?Robert.32. What was the last text message you sent?A boogie schnickle schnickle. Inside joke.33. Have you ever had a crush on your sister's/brother's friend?Yes actually... he looks like a replica of Brad Pitt- at least he used to!34. How good is your eyesight?Just fine thank you very much.36. What was the last thing you drank?Pepsi:(37. Whose house did you go to last?Loren's I think.38. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?Tio Frank.39. Do you like someone right now?Yep!40. Do you have a chance with them?I think so... we're sorta married.41. What do you wear more,shorts, slacks, jeans, or sweatpants?I love my jeans!42. What is the last movie you watched?Pooh... surprise, surprise.43. Name Three Drinks You Drank Todaywater, cranberry juice, Pepsi.44. What are you excited about?Having my baby!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
I decided that Baily has lately developed multiple personality disorder. I understand that babies, and just regular people for that manner change moods quite often. But it's been crazy with Baily lately. She'll be laughing and dancing with Pooh one minute and then all of a sudden she gets this scowl on her face and will come up and hit me for no reason. Then she'll just stare at me and we'll have a stare down and then all of a sudden she smiles and gives me a kiss. She has been doing this since yesterday... whiny, silly, sad, mad, loving, serious- all in a matter of minutes. She cracks me up! I guess it just must be contagious with her momma's hormones all out of whack... she's probably caught some of my extra ones or something!
After Robert got home from work I had to rush to the store to get the ingredients for the desserts we had to bring to the Elder's Quorum party tonight. Then I had to rush home and make my dessert and Robert made his. It was a contest between all the desserts and the one voted the best got the prize. So of course, Robert and I being as competitive as we are, went all out to beat each other. He made mud pie cups and I made a banana berry brownie pizza. Neither of us won but they were both good anyway.
By the time I finished making the dessert, cleaning up, getting Baily ready for the baby-sitter and showering we showed up about 10 minutes late for the party. Robert took Baily to the sitters and got gas while I was getting ready. Let me tell you... this party was a blast. I think I almost peed my pants from laughing. There were the yummy desserts and of course, our ward is the best in the world, so the company was great. The first game that was played was called the Brown Paper Bag Game. As you can see the point is to bend over, with only the bottom of your feet allowed to touch the ground, and grab the bag with your mouth. Then you tear of the piece you touched with your mouth and it's the next person's turn. Eventually it gets lower to the ground and harder to reach. Apparently our ward is quite flexible. I didn't play because I thought it was obvious that it wasn't possible in my pregnant condition. Well Kim had to prove me wrong. She did awesome and she's like 8 1/2 months pregnant. I was so impressed! Robert got out about half-way through... which was impressive to me because I know how not flexible he is. It ended up going all the way until there was no bag left so there were 5 winners. It was craziness but so funny to watch.
After that we played a round of charades using words that we each made up. We played boys against girls and obviously the girls kicked butt 41 to 30! After the massacre it was time for some Karaoke. This is the part where I almost peed my pants from laughing so hard. It was so much fun. Most of the songs ended up being a group sing along. I love going to the Elder's Quorum parties. They're always so much fun and we seriously have the best ward. It will be a sad day whenever we have to leave it!
It's been a long day but a good one. I almost got everything done on my list today. I was going to try and finish my grocery shopping tonight but it's way too late and I'm way too tired. I hate going on Saturdays to Wal-Mart because it's always so crazy but at least I won't be rushed or anything. And so far so good on staying within our budget. Even though it's only the first day, that's a plus for us because we usually splurge on pay day. Ciao everyone!