26 June 2007

Happy Birthday to Paige!

Today is my sister Paige's 19th birthday, so in honor of that I put together the following images for her. Christian Bale is one of her favorite actors (who can blame her?) so I thought she would get a kick out of these... I hope you do too!






25 June 2007

My Favorite Things...

I love being a mom to Max and everyday he manages to thrill me in some way. These are just a few of my favorite things he does...

1. When he reaches for me when he wants me
2. How he rotates his ankles when he's content
3. The random roaming of his hand when he nurses
4. When he sings along to the vacuum
5. His range of voice- from soft and husky to loud and shrill
6. How he crosses his ankles when sitting in his carseat
7. His deep belly laugh
8. His chunky thighs
9. How he looks like a dancer in his doorway jumper
10. When he feeds himself cheerios
11. His "I give up" stance when he's on his stomach
12. When he splashes in the bath or the pool
13. His cute little bum
14. His hair
15. His dimples
16. How he cuddles when he's asleep
17. The way he plays with his tongue when he's teething
18. How much he loves his grandparents
19. His excited "dance"
20. His reaction when he sees his dad after an extended period of time

I could go on and on and on (thats how it seems to be when you're a parent) but these are just a few. Being a parent can be tough, but it is definitely worth it- and a ton of fun. And Max makes everything worth it.

22 June 2007

22 on the 22nd

Today is my 22nd birthday! Twenty-two years ago my mom was nice enough to push me out and now I've done the same for Max. Life is kind of funny- even though I'm turning 22, I don't feel 22. I suppose I feel older than that in some ways, but in others I feel younger. It's almost like I haven't aged since I got married. Looking back, I can see the changes that have occured, but I don't FEEL any different. And the years have flown by. I still feel like Rob and I just got married- it's confusing thinking of when certain things, like vacations and stuff, happened. I guess from when I got married on until I die will feel like the same amount of time as my childhood. But anyway, enough deep thinking. In honor of my birthday here are a few of my baby pictures... and one of Rob. Now everyone can compare Max to us- let us know who you think he looks like!

Me the day I was blessed


Around 3 weeks


Me and my brother Hunter


Me and Hunter a few months later- I'm starting to catch up to him in size, and in another year or two people start to think we're twins


Me and my chubby face


My mom loves overalls


This is what Max looks like from the back


I look like a boy


About a year old


And here is Rob- this is my absolute favorite baby picture of him

19 June 2007

Rub a Dub Dub

After 3 years in our house, we are finally refurbishing our bathroom. Since we got married and I moved in, the bathroom has been like a bad spot on piece of fruit- as an interior architecture student, it drives me nuts. Before Rob and I were married he lived there with his roommate Nayte and it never bothered them that much, so they didn't mess with it. It, however, failed to pass my approval. I love the rest of our house and so it made me sad to see the bathroom in such terrible shape. Rob inherited the house when he was a teenager but didn't need a residence, so the house was rented until 4 years ago when Rob left the military. Unfortunately, as is the case in a lot of rentals, it wasn't taken care of very well, and definitely wasn't loved and appreciated. As a result, it showed. The bathroom just showed it a little more than the rest of the house (the kitchen is next). But now I am fixing it.


Here is a before picture of the one and only bathroom in our house- it's teeny!



Notice the door hitting the toilet



And the sink falling off the wall



The lovely stained linoleum



The priceless fake tile wall covering



I do believe this is how the camel crickets get in



The rotting baseboards



And what it currently looks like after some demolition- the floor still needs to be ripped up and floor joists replaced and the ceiling need to be torn down.


Lucky for us, my parents have room to house us while our only bathroom is in this condition. And while things seem to be moving at a snail's pace, we are so excited to finally have a bathroom where we don't cringe whenever we walk in. And once its done, we won't have any reason not to have people over! (Although the kitchen isn't so great either, but at least it isn't GROSS like the bathroom was)

09 June 2007

Green Power

Rob's green:


Your results:
You are Green Lantern
























Green Lantern
80%
Superman
75%
Hulk
75%
Spider-Man
70%
The Flash
65%
Catwoman
55%
Robin
53%
Batman
50%
Supergirl
48%
Iron Man
45%
Wonder Woman
28%
Hot-headed. You have strong
will power and a good imagination.


Click here to take the "Which Superhero am I?" quiz...

Rob's a Villan

Your results:
You are Apocalypse


































Apocalypse
83%
Dr. Doom
78%
Magneto
76%
The Joker
75%
Mr. Freeze
71%
Lex Luthor
68%
Two-Face
61%
Green Goblin
61%
Riddler
58%
Venom
55%
Poison Ivy
54%
Juggernaut
53%
Dark Phoenix
51%
Kingpin
51%
Catwoman
44%
Mystique
37%
You believe in survival of the fittest and you believe that you are the fittest.


Click here to take the "Which Super Villain am I?" quiz...

Much Better

Now Mystique I can live with.

Your results:
You are Mystique


































Mystique
52%
Riddler
36%
Catwoman
31%
Apocalypse
31%
Dr. Doom
29%
The Joker
26%
Dark Phoenix
25%
Magneto
25%
Lex Luthor
23%
Venom
21%
Poison Ivy
21%
Juggernaut
20%
Mr. Freeze
18%
Green Goblin
16%
Two-Face
12%
Kingpin
2%
Sometimes motherly, sometimes a beautiful companion, but most of the time a deceiving vixen.


Click here to take the Super Villain Personality Test

08 June 2007

I am Superman

Well, I'm Superman which is ok. I was hoping for Batman, but I guess we can't always get our way. I guess I should just be grateful I'm not Catwoman.

Your results:
You are Superman
























Superman
70%
Wonder Woman
65%
Spider-Man
65%
Batman
55%
The Flash
55%
Supergirl
45%
Iron Man
40%
Green Lantern
35%
Robin
32%
Hulk
20%
Catwoman
10%
You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.


Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

06 June 2007

I love Mika (but not as much as Rob or Max)

For anyone who hasn't heard of Mika before, now you have no reason not to love him.