28 June 2008

I have a question...



How do you pick out oranges/tangerines/clementines that are sweet instead of bitter?

19 June 2008

We're going to IKEA!!!!!


So, this Saturday, the 21st of June, we are making our as-often-as-possible pilgrimage to IKEA. Because IKEA is 5 hours away, we will be taking orders if there is anything anyone needs from there. Granted, we will just be taking my wagon, no truck, so please keep it to small furniture or accessories. If you would like to check out IKEA's stuff, go here. And, for those who would like to make the pilgrimage as well, we would love to have you. As long as you are as dedicated as we are; we are leaving at 5am from our house. So, if you are interested in making an order or coming with, just email me!

17 June 2008

completely random,

but kind of fun. I was tagged, so here are 6 random facts about me...

1. My favorite pizza toppings are bacon and onions.

2. I have to buy my bras in the little girl section.

3. The nurse thought I had downs syndrome when I was born, but the doctor squelched that pretty quickly.

4. My feet are two different sizes, and so are my hands.

5. I want to adopt children from all over the world- as many as we can afford to.

6. I have a dark speck in my eye (it's part of the coloring) and if I'm looking at something white up close I can see it- it looks like a cluster of cells, like what you see in a microscope.

I tag Molly, Shelley, Lizz, Erika, Kristie, Benjiman (haha!).

13 June 2008

Um.... the New Kids on the Block?

My studio buddy showed this to me today and we both had a good laugh... I think they are desperate for either money or attention, or both. I especially love it when they break it down close to the end. Can't have a music video without that. What's worse, is that people LIKE it.

09 June 2008

Some days...

I wonder why I wanted to have a child.



Then he comes up, hugs my legs, and looks at me with those puppy dog eyes,

and I remember why.

05 June 2008

getting old...

Even though I keep denying it, Max is getting older. The evidence:


He uses the big boy swing now.


He can play video games with his dad. Granted, he doesn't really know what's going on, but by randomly pressing buttons he managed to score a touchdown. And he's only 20 months old. We're going to have to really restrict his video-game playing.

He's only going to keep getting older. So sad.

01 June 2008

a healthy dose of perspective

I hate being sick, but sometimes it's a very necessary thing. This past Monday (memorial day) Rob and I came down with some mysterious illness that lasted ALL week. Monday was the only day I had a fever, but the crappy, I-feel-like-I'm-going-to-pass-out-or-die feeling stuck around along with a severe sore throat. And, like life is, I couldn't stay in bed all week so I had to go out and about my business anyway, feeling like I would collapse at any moment. I didn't realize just HOW bad I felt until today, though. I feel SO much better and actually have energy again. And the world is good again. All week I was stressing about getting my work done- namely, all the writing I have to do for my thesis, and how to take care of church callings and Max and keep the house clean. Today, I feel like I can take on the world. I have motivation, I have energy, and I have love (very important when you have a toddler). Now, all I can hope is that I can keep this motivation and not need another dose of perspective. I really don't have time to get sick again.