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Saturday, May 30, 2009


I really enjoy home making. I love to cook, bake and clean. I used to imagine myself playing with my baby while the cookies are in the oven, or while dinner was cooking on the stove. I used to imagine doing the dishes while my baby took a nap, and keeping the house picked up. Keeping our home organized and uncluttered, because we only have a one bedroom, it needs to stay picked up.

Yes, I used to imagine how perfect it would be to be a home maker.

And then I had a baby. Now, all that home making has pretty much gone out the window. I love playing with Will. He is just my little knight in shining armor. But, when he goes down for a nap, there is no picking up the house, there is laying down and hoping my headache goes away. Dinner, ha. Yeah, I cook it...but it takes a LOT of effort. Cookies...yeah, you can forget that, unless Andy has done the dishes and I have counter space. Keeping the house organized....right, my 4 month old has TAKEN OVER my house. It's SO unorganized.

Needless to say, I was a better home maker before I had a baby.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Guilty Pleasures have become my...


*What Not To Wear

*America's Next Top Model

*A Baby Story

*Wife Swap/Trading Spouses...it's all the same, right?

*Bringing Home Baby

and lastly....

Jon & Kate Plus 8.

Yes, these are my guilty pleasures. Reality TV. It's now become an addiction, where I spent all weekend watching the Jon and Kate marathon on TLC. Don't you hope they can just work things out?? And that Kate can stop being such a meanie? Yes, a meanie. I watch these shows daily, and I have forced Andy to watch them SO much, he watches them on his own now. Ah, brainwashing.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Honey Bees, found in Utah. If you don't know, they can kill you.

Now my fears are even more justified. Great.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Much Adu about...Will!

Here's the pictures you have all been waiting for!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Weather Man?...err...Weather "people"?

Why is it when you watch the weather on one news channel it says 90 on Monday, 89 and showers on Tuesday and 78 on Wednesday...then the other weather channel says 89 on Monday, 87 on Tuesday, 77 and showers on Wednesday. How are you supposed to plan and prepare for your week when you have conflicting weather reports? Should you just plan for rain on Tuesday and Wednesday? Because that is no fun...we like to play outside. But then, I guess you could be pleasantly surprised with it not raining on one of those days. But, what if it doesn't rain on either of those days? Then you are anxious, because you don't know when it will rain, just that it will! I mean, why can't all the weather "people" get together, and converse with The Lord? Get a sure shot answer as to what the weather would be for the week, then you would only have to watch one weather "person" because they would all be giving the same forecast. The girls could watch the cutest boy weather man and the men could watch the cutest boy weather man too. Because, at least in my house, I rule the remote. (ok, I really don't, I just like to pretend I do.) I mean, does it really matter if it is 90 on Monday on one channel and 89 on Monday on another channel? Does that one degree make that much of a difference? Probably not...but when it says rain on Tuesday on one channel and rain on Wednesday on another channel, then what do you do? Who do you trust? That's what this is all about, trust. Which weather person can I trust?!?!

* ok, so I do see that it might be a little odd, but yes, I only watch the news for the weather and I compare weather reports. I'm in the process of getting help.


Will went to his every FIRST campfire on Friday. We went with our friends Ross and Gina up to Big Cottonwood Canyon to roast marshmallows and starburst! Will was completely mesmorized by the fire. And the river! He is just getting SO big! He sleeps through the night now. In fact, it is just now 10:20, and he's waking. So, now I have to leave!

*lets start being frugal! go to www.beingfrugalisfabulous.com

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Run Forrest, Run!

Did you know giving birth is the equivalent to a full marathon? That's right, going through labor is the same as running a full 26.2 miles. I bet you also didn't know that being a stay at home mom is the HARDEST job on the planet. Today, after Andy got home, he was holding Will for a little while, and I could tell Will was tired. So I swaddled him like we always do before bed time. Then, I asked Andy if he wanted him back. This is what he said, and I quote, "Hmm...my arms are tired." YOUR arms are tired! You would never make it being here with him all day! He thinks he would, but I know he would go nuts.

Speaking of going nuts. I feel I am slowly loosing my mind. I spend all day, every day with Will. I am never alone. There have even been times where I haven't even peed alone. Yes, that's right. I have taken my son with me to the bathroom. Don't worry, I am sanitary about it. Andy gets to go to work, or school, or even go play video games with his buddies. His "wind down time." Well, what about MY wind down time? Just because Will is sleeping doesn't mean I get to stop. There are still dishes to do, or clothes to put away, and don't even talk to me about vacuuming. That happens about once ever blue moon, unless Andy does it before then. Then, there is trying to at least shower and make myself look presentable. It doesn't happen often either.

My cure for loosing my sanity? Well, as I said before, giving birth is like running a full marathon. So, starting next week, I will be going running...I'll actually start out as a brisk walk (I'm not much of a runner...) and I will be going BY MYSELF. Although, I would like a friend to come with...any volunteers??

Exercise creates endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't go nuts!

*as a side note, we're moving into a two bedroom next month! That will probably help with the sanity on my part.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

One a day

So...I have broken three, yes that's right THREE of our glasses sine we have been married. In case you all forgot, we were married March 2008. Just a little over a year ago. So, pretty much I have managed to break one glass about every 6 months. The sad thing is, we have really awesome glasses. At this rate we will need to get a new set of glasses every four years. Nice. I'm sure we'll manage to break some the times we move. So, let's see here, by the time we go to medical school, we should just go ahead a toss our remaining glasses because it will be four years. Get some new ones when we get to wherever it is we are going. Then, by the time we finish med school, we'll need a new set. Then, we'll just wait until we get wherever Andy ends up doing his residency, because it will be another four years. I donno why the glass breaking always happens to me! Maybe because I am the one who usually does the dishes, and I always manage to tap the glass on the faucet. Or maybe it's just because my glasses hate me and want to die. I don't know!

In other news, we've planted the garden! This year's hot items include rosemary, lemon grass, cucumber, roma and campbell tomatoes, bush beans (and no, it's not Bush's Baked Beans) brussle sprouts, and spinach. I am hoping every thing grows. I am a little worried about the spinach. We hear it doesn't grow well in Utah climate. I really wanted to get a fruit tree, but we only have the garden plot until November :( One day, I am going to be one of those crazy lady's with long grey hair, who wears a huge sun hat and overalls, who gardens all day. Makes remidies out of the different herbs I grow and my own soaps and lotions. That's right. I'll be a medicine woman in the backwoods of North Carolina. (Andy knows all of this, he laughs. He's got another thing comin though.)

Will has started trying to roll over! I can't believe how fast he is growing! He likes to play with his kick and crawl aquarium. He makes goofy faces at himself in the little mirror. He's also getting really good at tummy time and actually enjoys it now...most times ;) He's also quite the talker. He wakes up in the morning just talking and talking away. He does that all day. I love it. I love just getting my things done (dishes and such) and listening to him talk! It is the best sound ever! We plan on going swimming lots this summer. I am a pool rat and plan to raise my children the same way.

On the menu tonight: SHRIMP Fettichini Alfredo. Yummy goodness :)

I would love some new recipes. I always like to try new things and since Will is starting to entertain himself more, I have some time to devote to trying new recipes! Let me know what you've got!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Ah, swimsuit season

Dear Post-Pregnancy Body,
I know you don't want to hear this, but I wish you would just go away. I did not enjoy trying on 12 different swimsuits on you. I miss not having stretch marks and small boobs. (which I NEVER thought I would say.) Why couldn't you just go back to normal after Will was born? Why do you make it so difficult to make me look cute? I have tried to work off the extra weight, but you keep me gravitating to the chocolates and ice cream. What's up with that? Don't you want me to look good? Don't get me wrong...I do LIKE my new curves, but help me to "lift" things up a bit, won't ya? I'm not trying to be rude, I just feel like I need to tell you these things. It is summer time after all. We want to be able to take Will swimming, don't we?


Yeah...I tried on about 12 swimsuits today. Not the funnest thing ever. Having such joy really does come with a price tag on the self-esteem sometimes. Although it upsets me somewhat, I have decided I'll wear my stretch marks and "extra-weight" with pride. Hey, I pushed a kid out of me, ok? I deserve it. It's no easy feat. I've lost quite a bit of weight...but those 3 weeks of bed rest really allowed me to pack on the pounds...awesome. Next time I have a baby, first off, I won't be largely pregnant during the winter...I'd rather be sweating then slipping and putting myself on bed rest. Second off, since I will have one kid running around, I won't be allowed to sit on the tush quite as often. That's a good thing. Thirdly...ice cream everyday? Yeah...I'll have sherbet I suppose.

Oh, to have a post pregnancy body.

Monday, May 4, 2009

He's keepin up with the big kids!

So we had Will weighed and measured last week...he's 11 pounds now! He's gained about 5.5 pounds since he was born! Because he is a preemie, they treat him his gestational age. So even though he was born 3 months ago, he is gestationally 2 months...stupid I know, but I guess I get it. Well, the nurse who I talked to said she isn't supposed to do this, but Will is in the 50th percentile for everything among 3 monthers! So, even though he's "technically 2 months" he's just like everyone else his age! I am so happy! He has such a rough start, but that's not stopping him at all!

Andy is finally home from Boston! I am so happy! He got to do lots of fun things while he was there. He went to Cheers, he went to the U.S.S Constitution and some Portuguese restaurant. He got me a shirt from Cheers! I'm SO glad he is home now!

Will giggled for the first time the other day. CUTEST sound I have ever heard in my life!

I love my family so much!

I've learned how to use my sewing machine! I'm going to make myself a skirt! Hopefully it turns out well! Wish me luck.