Monday, December 31, 2007


Beat the Bears!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

For My Brother...

...who is on his way "over there."

Monday, December 24, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Definitely Traditional

You Are a Traditional Christmas Tree

For a good Christmas, you don't have to re-invent the wheel.
You already have traditions, foods, and special things you bring out every year.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Baby Got Back

Yes, this is a picture of my baby's rear end. That is not the point of the picture, though. The point is what she is doing in the picture. You see, she started crawling last month and since then her learning curve has skyrocketed. For those of you who have not been in my living room (oh wait, that's probably ALL of you reading this) this is a picture of our end table next to our couch. Underneath the table is a shelf that I would guess is about 3 inches off of the floor. Normally, until the in-laws arrived a couple of weeks ago, this shelf is stacked with old newspapers. I'm thinking I should have left them now. Today, when I looked up long enough from my mail, I wondered where Alexis had gone. Sure enough, she had crawled UP onto the shelf of the table and was heading for the wires "hidden" behind it. (This girl can smell a wire/cable in a 5 mile radius.) I was so shocked that I grabbed her out of there as quickly as I could. But the second time, I managed to get the camera and take a picture to send to my husband at work. (He informs me it is now the wallpaper on his computer.) Back in the living room and reading my mail again, I look up to see Alexis has crawled over to the stairs, not unusual as she likes to use the bottom stair to pull herself up to her knees. I look up from my mail again to see that she has now stood up using the bottom stair. This is a first on the stairs, but she has been pulling herself up for a few days. I smile and go back to my mail. I look up again to make sure I don't need to go rescue her from falling back on her bum, and what do I find? My darling daughter has CLIMBED TO THE NEXT STEP!!! ALL BY HERSELF!!! In complete disbelief, I run over to grab her before she falls off, so of course no picture. I pick up the phone to call my husband. He's out getting lunch. So I call my parents because I just have to share the news with someone and Isabel just doesn't understand why Mommy is so excited. I told my parents, I told my husband, and now I'm telling you. Who put my baby on hyperspeed? Needless to say, the gates are going back up TONIGHT!

Just Suggestions

Ingredients called for in recipes are just suggestions, right? I mean, who really puts tuna in a tuna casserole anyway?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I'm back...

and I've been tagged! Thanks Kristina!

Seven Facts You Don't Already Know about Me

*Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
*Share 7 facts about yourself that you think most people don't know.
*Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
*Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. Purple is my favorite color!
2. I am horribly afraid of snakes. I'm serious. As in if you play a practical joke on me with said creature, I will probably punch you. That is, after I recover from fainting.
3. I have jumped out of an myself...5 times. I highly recommend it.
4. I'm a crier. And I hate it, most of the time. I think most people, those who don't REALLY know me, think I'm on the tougher side. WRONG!
5. Unlike Kristina, I hate math. That's kind of ironic since one of the assignments I used to have that I probably was most recognized for, was about 90% math.
6. Despite what most people would say is a nice list of accomplishments, I'm not so sure of myself and what I have to offer. What can I say...I'm a work in progress.
7. I love to send greeting cards...for birthdays, anniversaries, etc...except I feel bad when I don't have anything extremely touching to say in them. I usually just sign our names and pray the receiver understands how much we care without the "right" words.

OK. Mission accomplished. So now I tag...
Building the Ark, Kate Wicker, Margaret Mary Myers, Minnesota Mom, Praying for Grace, SFO Mom, and The Willcox Family.

Have fun!