Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Got TWO things checked off my list!!!!! Did a new blog header, and blogged! I actually started a new blog. I will be blogging there from now on
check it out- and be sure to leave me a comment!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

So many things.........

There are so many things that I want to do. Yet I have no time. Thought I'd make a list:

1. Work out
2. RUN I like craved it when I was pregnant (weird, huh?) And, because I have a high maitanence daughter have yet to find the time. But I did sign up for my first race EVER. 5k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Woot!
3. Cook
4. Bake- right now I'm into the idea of making my own bread. Check it here
5. Garden
6. Blog- more than just quick pics and updates
7. Make a blog banner
8. Scrapbook (that can take on a whole list of its own, everything I want and need to scrap)
9. Photograohy. Use my lenses. Get more lenses
10. Learn how to use my photoshop
11. Sew specifically cloth diapers and all thungs baby: slings, nursing covers, etc
12. Organize EVERYTHING
13. How about just doing something, anything (including typing this list) without a baby on me???

Yep. So thats that
We'll see what happens

Friday, April 17, 2009

Me at 28

Wow, 28 - almost 30! Starting to feel old...............
No picture yet (having computer/camera/picture problems)
A few things about me at 28........

A mommy to one, and Baby Dos will arrive at any second
because I'm entirely too pregnant!
Lover of
my adorable 2 year old turkey daughter jessica kathryn
cheese- all kinds
wine (oh how I miss it!)
taking pictures
law & order SVU
trash tv
Cheesecake made by my mom!
Watching dinsey movies with Jessica
girls night out
my bestest friends who are scattered all over the country
A wife to my hubby steve- the best in the world!
(he who just gave me a new diamond as my bday present!)

A daughter, a sister
A student
A teacher- loving all my preschoolers :)

Hmmmm, thats about it for right now. Just had to get my list down for my scrapbook- whenever I get the time to do that again!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

25 things about me- Face Book Style

1. I grew up wanting to be a mom. Nothing else. Its all I've ever wanted to do. And I'm loving it ;)
2. I eat cheese every day. I LOVE cheese. LOVE
3. I can't stand when anyone, including myself, is late.
4. I don't understand why people don't change the toliet paper roll. Seriously, is it that hard? Total pet peeve
5. I love finding little shoes around the house. Never bugs me (and believe me, I have lots of little shoes around my house!)
6. I wish my brothers and parents lived closer. I miss them, my brothers mostly (my parents are pretty much living with me right now :) )
7. I'm pretty much a wino. Its the thing I miss most when I'm pregnant. I LOVE wine
8. After Baby Dos is born, I'm gonna start running again. One day, I may even run a marathon. (Shoot- now I that I've "said" it outloud, I have to do it!)
9. I love to scrapbook, and wish I had more time to do it. I would do it for a living if I could.
10. Bubble baths are da bomb!
11.I'm kinda a hippy at heart. I would love to live on a farm (that was still close to the store!) and live off my own land. I'm a huge natural birth advocate, and I'm all about the breast feeding. I'm even going to do cloth diapers with Baby Dos. I even tried natural deodarant. But it didn't work so well.....
12. I cannot go to sleep if Steve is not around
13. I pretend to be Martha Stewart sometimes. And I get exhausted after 5 minutes
14. I love what I do every day. I have the best job for me
15. I have Best Friends all over the country
16. I am so happy I live where we don't have weather, besides fabulous sunshiney days :)
17. I'm addicted to the computer. I seriously don't think I could ever go more than a day with out it.
18. I sometimes think of becoming a yoga instructor. I need to work on my yoga practice though
19. Its hard for me to find balance some days
20. Other days I feel like Super Woman cause I do it all ;)
21. I'm not 100% sure why I'm back in school
22. I used to think about being a ski teacher. But then I remembered that I probably wasn't a good enough skiier. And I would hate living where it snows
23. Being a mother is the most amazing thing in the world
24. I lied to my parents and a police officer when I was eight years old. I still feel guilty about it.
25. I am totally going to scrapbook this

Friday, November 28, 2008

Getting to know you- Xmas style!

Got this as an email. Thought it was cute, and you know I want to scrap it!!!!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper- and I love when I havethe time to make it fancy
2. Artificial or Real tree? Real!!!!
3. When do you put up a tree? as soon as Steve says its ok ;)
4. When do you take it down? shortly after new years day, before thepreschool starts back up
5. Do you like eggnog? yep, but i have to be in the mood
6. Favorite gift received as a child? goodness, so many!
7. Hardest person to buy for? Steve
8. Easiest person to buy for? Jessica, I swear I'm going overboard this year!
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, it was/is my moms, my GreatGrandma made it for her.
10.Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail!!!! Its my favorite part ofthe holidays!!!!
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? none that stand out.Probably got some socks or something once
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? A Christmas Story
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I've been good thisyear, I started months ago and I'm already almost done!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? yea- but only the
white elephant ones- me too Marisa!
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? All the yummy cookies, and ILOVE the big Ham for dinner, and eggs benedict for breakfast, and allthe special hot chocolately drinks......... I could go on......
16. Lights on the tree? Of course
17. Favorite Christmas Song? Silent Night
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home!
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher and Dancer,Prancer, and Vixen, Commet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But doyou recall, the most faaaaaaamous reindeer of all!!!!! (Rudolf, ofcourse) And now anyone who reads this knows them all ;)
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel my great grandma made. Iscored on the family heirloom xmas decorations
21. Open presents on Christmas Eve or morning? morning, one on
Christmas eve- always PJ's
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? being so superbusy, and spending too much money!
23. Favorite Ornament theme or color? love all the ornaments from mychildhood.
24. Favorite dessert for Christmas dinner? whatever- i alwasy love dessert!
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? all sorts of things, butI like Marisa's idea- a money tree!
26. Who is most likely to respond
to this? hopefully someone

Seven Secrets

I was tagged by my friend Danielle to share 7 secrets. This is a hard one! Here they are

1. I don't like Thanksgiving. Never have. Don't like turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry. The only part of Thanksgiving I like is the pie. At least I never have to worry about eating too much....

2. I would be happy with a boy or a girl for Baby Dos. And I really want a boy, so it would nice to know that we have that out of the way (no pressure on Baby # 3). But, I kinda like the idea of two girls. We already have all the stuff, it'll save us a lot of money (which we would need, thats 2 weddings we'd be in charge of!), and I'm having so much fun with Jessica ;)

3. I stalk people on facebook and myspace. People from my past, highschool, college, old jobs, etc. Thats probably not much of a secret, but yeah. I swear thats the only reason I go on those sites......

4. I'm really not as organized as I appear. And I don't keep that a secret, but no one believes me. Seriously, I'm a mess!

5. I don't know what I'm doing in school right now. Seriously. No idea what I'm doing taking classes again, Lord knows I have enough on my plate

6. I stole a brown bunny eraser from a friends house when I was four. I still feel guilty. Don't even remember who that girl was, but I feel bad I took her bunny eraser. Never told anyone about that till now......

7. I get "homesick" for my hometown, my family living close, and my best friends. I miss them :(

Those are my "secrets." Nothing too juicy, except maybe stealing that bunny rabbit ;) I won't tag anyone, but anyone who wants to do this can!

Friday, October 10, 2008


at last, here are pictures from my last 2 days of "a week in my life"
jessica walking around with that baby doll all day
so excited to go on a plane trip!
potty stop
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riding the bus to the airport, after dropping off our car (where the potty stop was at)
waiting to go in the airport, so happy to be in her stroller
waiting in line
on the plane!
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love these shots
throwing a fit at SFO airport. nice
riding the "whoo whoo" to pick up a rental car
just some cute shots i took while we waited during the rehersal
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she was pretneding the seat was a sea-saw, making it go up and down, sea saw
love love love this picture. i'm playing around with it. i want to frame it somewhere
i love how her shoulders are hunched over and i know she's doing her excited giggle/growl, cause she got both papa and nana to take her for a walk :)
wearing the ring so that steve wouldn't lose it
jessica plopped herself down in the lobby of the hotel. not sure if law and order is the appropriate show for her, but it was cute
hotel room sat. morning
love that this was what our room key said

some wedding shots. i didn't get good lighting, so i played around a bit with them to make them look better. i really need photoshop...............

oh, just kiddin.g only one picture made it on. oops

post family shot :)
scott was taking pictures all night long...........
loving the best man
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i got serenaded. nice
man dance

desert. the chocolate was to die for
so there are a few duplicates, and not all my pictures made it on. oh well, too tired to fix it. hoping to get to work on the album tomorrow!!!
enjoy your weekend!
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Monday, October 06, 2008

Days 6 & 7- words only

I did do them! I was just traveling and at a wedding, so I didn't have much computer time. Didnt' want to bother setting up the internet either.

Friday 10/3/07

up at 5:30 to pee

never went back to sleep

steve's alarm went off to an oasis song. most random radio station ever

i got up at 6:15- shower, clothes laid out already. didn't need to straiten my hair. score.

b arrived at 6:45. did some laundry, dishes, the usually mornign routine. Have to finish the load in the dryer before we go.

another croissant for bfast. and an english muffin w/ cream cheese. and some yogourt w/raspberries and honey

jessica up a little after 7- so excited to fly on an airplane and see nana and papa!!!!!!

super duper mellow friday- felt like i had nothing to do except leave and it wasn't time yet

finally leave at 8:30. nervous about jessica having an accident cause she hasn't gone #2 yet.

so much drama and chaos at the airport. delayed. wait listed. on time. delayed. wait listed. and then we left on time. grrrrrrrr

plane ride was fun- jessica did good, even used the airplane potty!!!!

landed in SFO a little after 1. waited by the luggage claim for nana and papa to meet us, who were flying in from iowa

took the shuttle to pick up a rent a car. just hopped into a car and drove off. super simple!

jessica took a nap on the ride to the rehersal dinner :)

we arrived pretty much right on time! and jessica still was accident free all day- woot!!!!

they did their rehersal thing. jessica explored the winery. beautiful!

i hadn't eaten enough today, so i'm on my last leg. i about faint. good times

rehersal dinner at 5:30. steve got me food asap

did the rehersal dinner thing. jessica decides to poop in her pants right after she gets off the potty. at least it wasn't on the airplane!!!!

i don't feel 100% at the dinner. cute toasts by all, loved the grandpa of the brides toast. enjoyed looking at the pictures. saw one of steve and groom matt when they were in 6th grade!

go check into hotel. steve is in charge of the rings. matt hands over alexa's ring wrapped in paper towel. i put it on my pinky finger so it doesn't get lost.

jessica plops down in front of the tv in the lobby. watches a little law and order. i don't think its appropriate, but whatever, its a good show ;)

jessica takes a bath in our room, and then goes rigth to sleep- she's tired!!!!!

i read in bed, lights out by 10:30

saturday 10/4/08

wake up at 7:30. tell steve its time to get up.

steve leaves to meet the groom at 8

jessica wakes up a little bit later. we decide to go say goodmorning to nana and papa.

we watch cartoons and papa gets us breakfast. sausages, eggs, crossiant, yogurt, milk, bagel and cream cheese.

jessica is in a mood. has a ridiclous tantrum. screaming at the top of her lungs

i dont' feel good. at all

i take a little cat nap while jessica and papa are walking around the hotel. nana takes a shower

i take a shower at 11 and rest a bit more. still not feelign very good. i need to eat more but only pizza sounds good

at 12 steve and i take off for pizza. i'm ridiclous hormonal mess. drama ensues. we end up getting bagel bites at a smart and final.

i eat bagel bites. 18 of them. i think a serving is like 4. but its ok, cause we got a box of 40. i stick them in the fridge, only to find that the fridge is no longer working. stupid mini fridge.

as i eat the bagels i am doing my hair and makeup, and reading Creating Keepsakes november issue.

Finally feelign better

meet sam and courtney at 2, we leave at 2:15, and are almost at our destination when we're told we need to go strait to the wedding site.

we arrive 15 minutes before anyone else, and we putter around trying to be helpful. i realize my feet are going to kill me, so i take off my shoes.

the bride and her posse arrive. courtney and i decide that the day of coordinator FAILS. we set up the centerpieces/favors/seating assignment table. put my shoes back on. then we go wait for the fun to begin. i wait for my parents to arrive with jessica

See lots of friends- everyone saw jessica at the hotel and love her pink party skirt

parents and jessica arrive at 5. so excited to see her!

wedding begins at 5:15. beautiful ceremony. short and sweet and heartfelt and i get all teary eyed.

cocktail hour i spend chasing jessica around, wishing i could have a glass of wine but oh well. and i took off my shoes again. my shoes are fabulous, but freakin kill me!!!

oh, and i'm freezing

we move to the reception hall. feed jessica some grapes and bread. sit down for the grand entrance, listen to a few toasts. jessica leaves during the mother of the grooms toast. my parents say she feel asleep right away. travelign makes her tired!

i get to kick back and enjoy the wedding ;)

steve does an awesome job on his best man toast.

i do lots of dancing, and wonder if all the dancing is ok for baby.

the end of the night i'm pretty much the only sober one there, along with the bride and groom

they take off in a ferrarri

i join the drunkards on the party bus back to the hotel. i'm surprised that i'm not more annoyed with everyone, and very impressed that i had so much fun (i thought i was going to be exhausted and not feel good)

we get home. jessica is sleeping, my parents are watching SNL. we get ready for bed, watch a little more SNL and then turn off the light around 12:45pm.

YAY! and that was my week!!!!! totally not a normal week, but a fun project. i'll have to do it again some day when i have a normal not traveling week. i'm going to add picutres later. and i'll try to re-add the pictures that didn't work in the last post.

hope you all enjoyed! now to put it all in an album..........