Sunday, January 24, 2010


I must say that as of this weekend I can now check off one of my life goals....I attended an air supply concert!  I am aware that many of my dear friends (who happen to be my age) may not be familiar with air supply since they are a late 70's early 80's group but my parents raised me right and made sure I was familiar with some of the best love ballads ever written!  My amazing husband took me to see them in Wendover...yes I know how ghetto that is....but it was AWESOME!!  This weekend we also took Joie sledding for the first time.....she is certainly my daughter because she hated it.  I think she just hated it because she was so tired but I like to think she just takes after me!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

a seuss-ism for the day

    As I have explained before, I adore Dr. Seuss...he speaks straight to my heart.  Here is the seuss-ism that has been on my mind a lot lately.
  “How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
   This is the feeling I have literally every day of my life.  When I was young Monday always felt like torture because the weekend was so far away, but now my weekend is always just lurking around the corner.  In the sense of days and weeks I don't really notice as much how fast the time goes but in the larger sense the time has "flewn".  How do I have a one and a half year old???  She was such a tiny little baby just yesterday!  Did I really meet Andrew 3 years ago??  Have I really lived away from home for almost 4 years???  Don't you remember when you were young and school would start in September and thinking about being in school until May felt like forever?  I just wanted time to go by so fast...but now all I want is to slow everything down.  I want to enjoy my baby so much before she becomes a teenager and is too cool for me and thinks I'm embarrassing.  I just want every day to last longer.  I want my weekends to slow down because its the only time I see Andrew.  I know it seems so silly but when Seuss said "Its night before its afternoon" he took the words right out of my mouth.  Does every body feel that way??  My days are always just ending so fast that I feel like I'm crawling into bed 2 hours after I wake up.  Time, please slow down.  Please let me enjoy and cherish the full 16 hours a day that I'm awake.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Joie, you look so pretty!

Yesterday I was on the phone with my mom and I was getting ready.  I stepped out of the bathroom for a moment to grab a diet coke and when I came back I found Joie, who has learned how to unscrew the top of everything, putting black mascara on like it was lipstick.  I absolutely can't stand when kids have messy faces so I said "Mom, I have to go!  Joie is putting mascara all over her face".  So my wonderful mother said, "STOP! Go get your camera, you will like having pictures of stuff like this later on".  Thanks Momma!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

my favorite seuss-ism

My whole life I have absolutely loved Dr. Seuss. As I have gotten older, I have begun to appreciate so many of his simple rhymes for all of the amazing principals they have behind them. I think a lot of people think of "Oh the places you'll go" when they think of Dr. Seuss being inspirational but I've found so much inspiration in his other stories. I don't know what Dr. Seuss' beliefs were but when I read his work as an adult I can't help but feel we may have believed many of the same things and that his books were for adults as well as for children.

I think the one that has touched me the most is The cat in the hat. There are so many things about this book that I love but there is one part that just parallels my life. The house is trashed and the cat is gone and mom is on her way home. The cute little fish who is always trying to stay out of trouble looks around and says, "This mess is so big, and so deep, and so tall, we can not pick it up, there is no way at all". I one day read this and started to tear up. How many times in our lives have we felt this way? So many times I have felt that my mess is so big and so deep and so tall that I just can't pick it up. Of course since I was already starting to tear up as I continued reading I completely lost it. Without being asked the cat comes back and said "Have no fear of this mess" and it goes through the list of how he quickly picks up everything with such ease and says "that is that, and then he was gone with the tip of his hat". I read this and couldn't help but think of Jesus Christ and how every time my mess feels too big for me to handle, I don't even have to ask...Christ is always right there, picking up my mess with such ease, telling me not to fear. Although it was Christ who taught me, it was Dr. Seuss who helped me to remember that no mess is too big, too deep, or too tall...the Lord will always be there to help me pick it up.

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year=No More Bottles!

So this week we took away the bottle! I had been thinking about doing it for a while and I finally decided to because she learned how to push the nipples down into the bottle and it would spill milk every where and this week she also learned how to unscrew the we are done! Its only been 2 days but thus far she hasn't even acted like she knew it was gone!
Right after Christmas we left to Spokane to go to our friend Staci's wedding. Andy couldn't come so it was just me and Joie and we had a blast!Joie carried around my make up bag the entire time we were in Spokane. She would cry if we didn't let her take her "purse" everywhere we went.We just had SO much fun on the plane! No body sat next to us so Joie got her very own big girl seatJoie had fun playing with her corn popper and wearing her cute new outfit from Great Grandma Betsy!