Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I Heart Hats!

Winter has brought on a whole new level of fun for me and Addi....Hats. Boy do I love 'em! For example, the picture above, it was freezing outside and snowing (notice the blurry flakes falling) but I still had to don a hat on her cute little head and made her battle the elements. They are just so stinkin' cute!

These pics are of hat number two. Also sickeningly cute! Also, notice the adorable little dancing sheep on her shirt! I swear, I am going to cut out this sheep when she does not fit in it anymore and make a shirt for myself out of it. I will, and every one of you will be jealous!


Next we have the hat of the season, Mr. Nick hat. Now this was not Addi's favorite and it lasted about as long as it takes for someone to say a naughty word, but it was cute while it lasted.
She has some more hats, but the winter is still young everyone, and hats are always in fashion.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Laughing Addi

videoI just cant stand how cute she is! Dont mind me and my cute hair...I was just reading to her and she thought I was so funny (which I am!) Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanksgiving stuff!








I know I already did a Thanksgiving post but that had no pictures of our day so I thought I would write about what we actually did:



The day began with Ron and Addi taking me to a 5 mile race (when I say 'race' I really mean that I was running along side the old ladies, ok, the SLOW old ladies that had not already passed me! And a group of annoying little high school chicks that would walk up every hill and tick me off but sprint down the hills to pass me...I hated them and secretly wished they would get shin splints or side aches or something!) Anyway, I wanted to run the race so bad so I would not have all the guilt sitting down for two glorious dinners. I usually have an awesome running partner to help me get though the runs, but she was sick so I had to hoof it solo. So there I was, happily shuffling my feet along the run when my Ipod quit! SO ANGRY! So now I only had the dumb high school girls to listen to and they had issues about some boy that texted them about another girl that she totally didn't like (is your mind numb yet...cause mine was!) But I finally finished and saw my wonderful husbie and baby and it made it all better!




Then it was time to feast! First we went to Ron's parents and ate good food, then went to my brothers house for the Flint feast and watched the Cowboys (Go Boys) win again!
Such a fun day! It is a little hard having a little girl now because usually we get to hang out all night, but Addi gets seriously angry at 7:30 and demands her bath and bed (aka, moms arms...yes still suck at this)

Anyway, Friday was fun! We all watched Meet the Robinsons (cute if you haven't seen it) Then my wonderful mom demanded that she baby sit so me and Ron went out to play. We saw Dan in Real Life, (also very cute! I love that man!) then went to look for toys for Addi, if you have any suggestions for a 9 month old let me know! I want it all, Ron wants to just get her bubble wrap because she would probably like it just as much! We capped the night off with watching Knocked Up, it just re-established why people should not watch rated R movies because it kinda sucked. Unless you love pot and dropping the F bomb (which many people do and I am not judging) but if you don't, it really is not very good!

Anyway, great weekend, loved every minute of it! Happy Gobble yal!

Monday, November 19, 2007

So Thankful!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Isn't it wonderful how lucky we all are! We all have roofs over our heads, family's that love us, husbies and babies and loved ones to hold, all sorts of wonderful friends, and I'm sure all our lists go on and on.

I am going to brag for a moment and say how thankful I feel for the things in my life:

Wow, what a year! I have a great little girl that thinks I am funny and wonderful and wants me to never leave her site. I have a husband that is so selfless and thoughtful that I can hardly stand it (unless I want him to clean, then he is a little selfish) I have a family that wants nothing more than to have Addi in their presence, I have a great job where I only have to be away from my baby for a few short hours ever other day and it gets me to appreciate her more and still feel like I am making a difference in the world of Roy.

I also want to brag about my cute friends, here are some of my favorite memories of you:

McKelle, I love you! I am lucky that I have a family member that I not only like to see, but I cherish the time we have together! I cant wait till we can force our daughters to be good friends like us. I remember when I stayed down at your house over Christmas break one year and we would turn the sound off the TV and make up our own voices for everyone...laughed so hard!

Tice: You saved me so many times! Times when I would take myself too seriously or when I needed to just vent you were there. I could not have gotten through many times with out you! I remember lots about that great year up in the iceland, I remember how you would pull up on my emergency break at ever vicious turn. I remember when we got back from our LONG trip to Courd-a-lane (sp?) and you made me laugh so hard I literally pee-ed my pants while standing in our kitchen! I also remember the 20 taco night! SO fun!

Jennica: I only wish we would have had more together! You were such a rock for me. Never drama, never tense, you just always made me feel good! Remember the night you made me the most delicious fried rice ever? Still crave it! I also remember how I would love to play with that cool skin thing on your neck (sounds creepy, but that is what we were!)


Milli: You have always held a special place in my heart. You felt like the younger sister that I never had. Well, more like a twin because when I was around you, I felt like I could be 12 again! I loved our runs more that you could ever know. I loved talking to you, listening to you, and I always secretly hoped that no one else would wake up so it would just be me and you hitting the pavement. You made the bench pretty fun that year and you kept me laughing about crazy legs and the love of coaching lesbians.

Lauren: I used to love looking into your eyes when you were catching me, it was so fun to see your mix of determination and encouragement. I also loved when I got to be your roommate! Do you remember the time that we went through like 2 packages of Mini Eggs just us sitting in our room! I was so sick! I also loved to covet your shoes (I still think about those animal print Steve Maddens!)

Myr: Wow, we had some good times together! We had to lean on each other so that Stocking wouldn't drive us both too crazy! I remember all the long hours we spent in that training room together getting our poor arms worked on! I know I will never be the same. You were the one person that made me work harder than anyone else and I am so thankful for that.

Laura: I may not have loved the job, but I know that Heavenly Father put me at Mt. Ogden Eye Center so we could hang out and become good friends. I learned so much about patience, love, perseverance and strength from you. You are simply amazing and I look up to you more than you could ever know.

I think that is all of my Blog buddies! I love you all and am so very thankful! Now go eat some turkey!

I need help!

Since most of you out there are my former (tear) softball buddies, I need help! I need some catchy little phrase to put on our t-shirts this year and I am out of ideas! Let me know what you think. Otherwise they may end up with a big t-shirt with "Go Roy" on it. This is lacking a little too much enthusiasm for me. So please all far and wide, help me!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

All night long!




Do you all remember that song, "All night long (all night, all night) All night long!" Well if you remember it, just think of it during this post....


She did it, she is really a big girl now. We put her to bed at 8:00 like normal, and suddenly my alarm was going off and my baby was not in bed with me! First of all, I was shocked and bewildered, and then I was thrilled that she finally did it....then I was a little sad, she is getting so big.


Now this was not some random luck thing. It had taken quite a lot of will power and work to get this to happen. I, being a bad mom, was used to letting my baby sleep in her bassenett and then when she got sick of it, she would come sleep with me...I kinda liked it. But then she got big and she started taking up too much room and it was about the time that it was my husbie, the dog and her on the bed, and me on the floor that I realized there may be a problem. So when her room was finally in order and she was in her crib I decided enough was enough. It was three nights of hour and a half screaming until finally she gave in before sleeping happened for longer stretches. During those nights, I would stay up, right by her door, sometimes in her room sitting on the floor so she wouldnt see me. Other times I cleaned the bathroom or read from all the child rearing books I have to give me strengh. Anyway, it must have worked, even though I hate thinking what is going through her head...something like "Well, I guess my mom has completly abondoned me and I am in this alone with you furry pocka dot puppy, I can only rely on you now."


Still, it is quite an accomplishment, and I am so proud of her. I miss her, but it is also nice to roll freely and not worry about crushing her.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Dyson II (the sequel) THE VACUUM SUCKS BACK

Hey everyone, this is ron, if you see my wife with hickies it's not my fault, well kinda. It is probably because she finally got the suckiest vacuum in the world. She even cried a little when she got it. She really does love it, I caught her whispering to it that I would be away at work soon and then they could take care of every room in the house. It's a little awkward in our home, but I do have the bed to myself now, so at least I sleep well.

And just so you know... these blogs AREN'T magic. Just because you post a picture of something, and pine for it on the blog, it doesn't mean you'll get it. So y'all can just cancel those searches for images of diamonds, caribean cruises, big homes, and brad pitt.

but just in case they are.....








Monday, November 5, 2007

We all survived!


I just wanted to quickly say that my weekend went very good. Thanks for caring everyone! On Thursday I held Addi for as long as I could before sadly passing her off to her daddy. Clutched my phone all night waiting for his call telling me that she was absolutly miserable and that I needed to come home. Well, the call never came and when he did call, he sounded very positive and happy and my baby girl was happily sleeping in her bed...for a minute then he just held her (he is cute.) I slept pretty bad, but I guess that is to be expected. We ate way too much food, (we all got the worst gas ever and wanted to die!) laughed because it was 2:00 in the morning and we were delierous, and made a few new pages. A couple ladies brought their 6 week old babies and I waited patiently until I could hold them and realize how big my little lady has gotten! Finally we were on our way home and I was back in my babies grasp. I instantly started crying when I held her again and she smelled SO good! It was nice. I guess they had a good time together because now Ron said I can leave when ever I want (Tice, book my plane ticket!) I really am a lucky girl and I love when you realize that you have the best life ever!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Halloween
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This was our Halloween fun! I absolutly love holidays! So fun! We played with both sets of cousins, ate yummy food, and of course was home by 7:30 for a bath. Bugs was not a happy camper most of the night, but still fun!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Does anyone have any Klonopin???




For those of you who don't work at a high school and happen to know all the terminology for the various pharmaceuticals, these are anxiety pills. The reason why I am under all this stress and need some quick fixes is that I am going away for the weekend. No Husbie. No Addi. Just me and lots of paper, glue and a bunch of pictures (scrapbook weekend.) This is where I feel like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. One part of me is pumped! I can sleep all night without my small baby yelling for me to rescue her from her evil crib, and then proceeding to slap me in the face for the rest of the night (yes, I am a bad mother.) I wont have to make any food, I wont have to put dishes in the dish washer, no laundry; just a sweet, sweet all ladies weekend. The other half of me is terrified! I probably wont be able to sleep because I will constantly be worried that she is screaming at her daddy all weekend. I will toss and turn because I will miss the sweet punches from my baby. I will have to come home to a dirty house, which will stress me out even more, and how can I sit for hours at a time scrapbooking my baby and not burst into tears every time I look at her sweet face! Plus she is at a stage where I cant even walk across the room away from her before she cries out for me... how am I supposed to leave? This is a major delima and my stomach hurts already! But I guess it will be good for me anyway...even though I am starting to well up just thinking about it. This is going to be rough.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fall Fun!




It has been awhile since I put some pictures of us up, and boy are they cute! She is too much fun and I kinda like her. Some are from our pumpkin extravaganza, some are her in my favorite dress ever (orange with funny sheep on it) and some are from this funny costume party we went to last night. Ron was Old McDonald, I was a cow (not good from someone with a low self esteem) and Addi was a chicken. She has another costume for the big 31st, but this was fun for the family. She however only lasted about 30 minutes before reminding us that it was bath time and why oh why were we doing this to her? We had to make a quick exit, but really it was just about getting dressed up. Ron was sweet, he so did not want to go (his idea was to be Mr. Invisible...funny ha ha Ron, not getting out of this one) I have loved this year so much! Addi is at such a fun stage and I just want to eat her up. Seriously, do moms feel this way, or should I check myself in? I honestly want to eat her up! (too many vampire books!) Happy Fall Yal!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

For the Love of a Vacuum


Of all the seven deadly sins, the one I am best at is coveting. I covet this vacuum. It is actually my brothers, but each week I think up a new reason why I would have to break into his home when no one is there to steal the lovely beast. If you have not seen the Dyson in use, you may be thinking, 'This chick is off her rocker! Why would she have vivid fantasies about stealing a stinking vacuum, why not just go get her own.' One reason is the hefty $500 price tag it totes. And I was skeptical as well, I mean really, could a machine that simply picks up dirt be worth it? I could buy many a pair of shoes or at least three outfits from Gymboree for Addi with that kind of cash (yes, that was my stab at the evil Gymboree that also makes me sin) Well let me just say that once you run this invention over your carpet, you will no longer wonder if it is worth it. It makes you feel like a whole new person, in a whole new house, where your babies can lick the carpet, (she is darling...but quirky.) So each night I try to come up with a new scheme to convince Ron that this is the only thing in the world we need. I have tried everything (everything...wink, wink!) And I do believe that I have alas made him realize that for the Dyson I am relentless. Christmas is right around the corner.

Monday, October 15, 2007

The rules:

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

1. This assignment has taken me one week to do....because I feel there is nothing unique about me and therefore dont want to spread the news that I am boring and old and have very little wit and wisdom about me.
2. I just realized that I am getting old because South Park is no longer funny to me.
3. I dread washing my hair...alright not true, I like to wash, hate to dry so it prevents me from doing this step.
4. Cheese makes everything better. (Yes, cheese...is that weird?)
5. I miss having my students having crushes on me. I need to lose my baby weight to gain back my teaching sex appeal...or again, I am getting old.
6. I pop my neck and my knuckles too much and I am sure that my spine will be severed one day because of it.

I tag....everyone on my buddy list...Jennica, McKelle, Lauren, Milli...that is all I know...I have no friends.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

MMMMMMMMMMMM....rice cereal????



Addi is officially in the eating world! (alright, not true, my brothers have been giving her 'treats' since she was old enough to swallow!) But as far as baby food is concerned, yesterday was the first! Things started fairly well, she kinda thought it was fun...kinda, but I think she realized that the food we usually eat has much more color and much more flavor than the beige crap we were shoveling at her. So to try and talk her into the deliciousness of rice cereal (without apples because Ron is mean) Mommy tried it....gross. Hard to talk her into thinking it was yummy. Anyway, she was good and there was no gagging but finally enough was enough and she was done! I am so excited to give her 'good' food and watch her get even bigger and happier. How come no one ever really told me that babies were this cool?

Friday, October 5, 2007

Warm weather wahhhhh's






I was watching the news yesterday and the weather gal told me that yesterday would be the last warm day for awhile and that it would rain and snow like crazy all weekend (I should not say this but I hope she is a lying whore!) She also gave the advice that everyone should spend as much time outside as they could that day so I did take her up on that advice. I dressed my little lady in capris and a tee shirt and hit the great outdoors. We went on 5 different walks, ate lunch outside and had a marvelous photo shoot.



Furry sister (Macie) even joined in. I just wanted to again lament the passing of the heat and I ask for advice on how I am to survive with a 6 (almost) month old who loves nothing more than to be outside. I have even talked to Ron about setting up a faux summer room where we will bring in astro-turf and turn on the fire place at full blast. He said no. I have already ordered teh astro-turf. So fairwell my dear friend, until next year (or when Tice lets me come live with her!)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Am I a Golden Retriever?


So I have been trying my very hardest to lose all this weight that my little lady packed on me. I feel like I have tried everything (you learn a lot working at a high school) so bulimia and anorexia have seriously crossed my mind! I have also tried eating only yogurt or those silly shakes, or anything else that may inspire my budges to fall off my saddle bags! So then I teamed up with my neighbor and we decided to run a marathon! (ok, half a marathon, but I say the first part extra quiet so people think I am very ambitious) Anyway, feeling pretty good till the alarm goes off at 5:30 each morning, but I still feel good until we come to the homestretch and suddenly I realize that my hip will no longer function like it should. I complain so much that my husband is used to me saying 'ouch' and 'oh my gosh' and 'why me' and having tears roll down my face that he does not even ask what is wrong anymore. So I looked up hip dyspepsia and low and behold, it normally affects Golden Retrievers. (the pic is even one of a dog, notice the tail!) So I am now thinking I am a chubby dog! Not happy with that idea! Anyway, if any of you fit people know of anything I can do to ease my pain, (I am even up for voo doo) let me know. Or if you know of anyway to lose all my excess poundage, I am all ears!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Damn Book




This book is causing all sorts of havoc in my life. It has completly made me crazy because all I think about is what Edward is doing (and sometimes if he thinks of me and if he can read my mind) Anyway, everyday I get excited that my beautiful baby will want to take a nap soon and that is when I will alas be able to dive back in! The problem is my baby is a cat napper and before I know it, I am being beckoned by my beauty again (which is fine, I just sometimes wish I could give her Nyquil....joke....kinda) I am only on page 200 so dont give anything away, but I love this book. I love being sucked in. Yes SUCKED!!!! I love it when you find a book that you think about all day long. I even think about if Addi ever found a boy like Edward what I would say to her....probably that is alright because I am simply that nuts about the man. Everyone should read this (thanks Cheyenne!)

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I want to play too...

I wanted to play the same game that you are all playing! Here are my "Crazy Eights":

Eight things I'm passionate about:

  • My cute husbie (except when he forgets to put his dishes away)
  • My darling daughter Addison
  • My poodle (except when she barks while Addi is sleeping!)
  • My Family
  • My church
  • Scrapbooking
  • Trying to get in shape
  • My job (it is at the bottom for a reason)

Eight things I want to do before I die:

  • Read Gone with the Wind
  • Have my house clean for longer than 4 minutes
  • Go to Pennsylvania with my Husbie (his mission)
  • Run a marathon (training for my Half)
  • Cook dinner every night for a week
  • Not scream when I see a spider
  • Maybe I am ready...I really dont have a ton I want to do.

Eight things I say all the time:

  • Boo (Addi smiles)
  • "I like to eat, eat, eat, Apples and Bananas" (also for Addi's smiles)
  • MACIE!! SHHHH the baby is SLEEPING!!!
  • Love you
  • Do your work (to all my students)
  • Stop touching your neighbor (also my students)
  • Ma Ma Ma (yes, that will be Addi's first word!)
  • amen (we all need to pray more)

Eight books I have recently read:

  • Half way through with my vampire lover Twilight
  • Walk Two Moons (cried so hard...you just read!)
  • Frankinstein City of Night
  • Frankinstein (the first one) They are by Dean Koontz and pretty darn good
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (Yes Tice, woo hoo)
  • What to Expect the First Year
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (4th book)
  • The Westing Game (I read too many kid books!)

Eight things I learned this year:

  • I really couldnt understand how much I would really love my baby
  • Sometimes I cant do it all on my own.
  • having a messy house just happens
  • How much I love my husband for being a good daddy
  • My mom is more amazing than I thought
  • Sometimes you just have to cry
  • Pants dont always stretch
  • but neither does skin (how do I get rid of these ugly marks!)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

..and I could not ask for more






Just look at them. I have never been happier in my life. Not even when I could sleep all night and not had to wake up at 3:00 every morning to feed a screaming little lady. Not even when I could clean my house without having to find places to hide swings and exer-saucers and thousands of binkies and tiny shoes. Not even when I had time to make dinner for my starving husband. Never happier. And it is all because of this glorious little girl and my amazing husband. And I could not ask for more.