Sunday, November 28, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I have such mixed feelings. I LOVE my house and would love to take it with me wherever I go (not that we know where we are going yet, but we assume we will be going somewhere within the next year or so). Since a professional photographer came to take pictures, I figured I'd post them so I will always have the memory of my house (so I can take the good aspects and apply them to my dream home when it is built one day when we're millionaires).
Daddy and I just put you to bed. You are so cute. You like to lay your head on our shoulders to get ready to go to sleep. You used to sleep through the night but lately you have been waking up in the middle of the night. We are not sure why. You are getting your bottom molars so maybe that is the reason. The othe night you woke up saying "doggy bye, doggy bye." We think you are sad that our neighbors have moved and took their dogs with them. You loved to watch them from your bedroom window and would knock on the window to get their attention.
You can say so many words now. You mimic almost anything we ask you to say. You know lots of onomonopias, like a cow says "moo," except you still say "boo." You repeat colors. You can say "red, white, blue, green, and purple" but when we ask you to say "yellow," you say either "red" or "white." Also, you have called mints "bees" for a long time. Today you finally called it a mint and it made me a little sad that you are growing up so quickly (but proud that you are so smart).
I love to make skirts, hats, and hair bows for you then take pictures of you in them. You're not such a fan of the hats or the photo shoots. You would rather be looking at the pictures on the camera.
You started nursery almost a month ago and you do very well in there if one of us is with you. Most of the kids are three years old so you are at a disadvantage on size and ability to talk, but you look up to them and like to do what they do. They like you too.
You love to say "ready, set, go" and run or jump off the couch or slide in the tub. You also say it when you are working up to something, like sliding off of mommy and daddy's big bed.
You have met all of your grandmas and grandpas at least a couple of times and they love you. Grandpa Ralph gave you some blocks that you play with every day. Grandma Jodi and Grandpa Doug gave you a fish light that helps you to not be scared at night and some Nemo bath toys that you love to play with in the tub. Nana and Papa have given you books that you love to read. We read every day. You love books.
Another big thing for you right now are bubbles. You want us to blow bubbles for you as soon as you get up in the morning. You also love bubble baths and can play in there for about thirty minutes.
We probably shouldn't let you watch TV but you really love to watch this documentary on babies (called "Babies"). There isn't much talking but you like to watch the babies and dogs.
You get so excited when we go to your friend, Brinklee's, house to play and you didn't cry at all for the first time this week when we left you there to go on a date. Her mommy, Sarah, was very excited about that and so was I when she told me.
I am so proud of you and I love to watch you grow up. If you could tone down the whining a little I would appreciate it but I love you the same either way. You are wonderful and I know you will grow up to be a good and nice girl, as well as a beautiful one.
Thank you for coming to our family. I love you,
Suze Orman has a specific challenge to go one day without spending money, one week without using a credit card, and one month without going out to eat. The first two are pretty easy and we do them all the time so we decided to take on the rest of the challenge and not eat out for a month. We started the first Sunday in October and went for one month without going out to eat. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be (since we love to go out to eat once a week) and we completed the challenge a couple of weeks ago.
I'm not extending that challenge to anyone who reads this unless you want to. I just wanted to document it for myself.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Morgan got to hold Emery (or Emmie, as she says) for a second. She mostly wanted to touch her face and since we wouldn't let her she decided that playing with Uncle Nick was way more fun.
Delta High had a football game at the U of U so we went to watch them get blown out of the water (what does that saying mean anyway?) by Hurricane. It was like a mini reunion for me because a bunch of my high school friends were there. Yay! Morgan got to hang out with Grandma, Grandpa and Shy and eat churros. She was in football heaven.I had to laugh at the student body, mainly because I know I was the same. It just sounds funny now when the kids are yelling "go big D" and they are 100% serious. And the mascot is a rabbit. Did I ever think that was odd when I was in high school? Nope. I was proud to be part of pretty much the only school in the country that had a rabbit as a mascot. Really? A rabbit? Ha! Who thought of that anyway? (Please, if you're from there don't be offended because I don't mean to hurt anyone... but look at it objectively and you'll understand.)
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Right now we don't know where we will move to but we have a whole bunch of options. Once we sell the house we will be able to pay off the student loans the size of a mortgage and we will be 100% out of debt! That in itself is worth selling the house.
I hope to post pictures soon. We have been cleaning like you wouldn't believe for three days and it payed off. It looks fantastic! I also took down pictures of us, Jesus, temples, and anything that would single us out or not be considered a "staged" house. Interesting though, the first people that looked at the house (today) happened to be LDS and waited for us to come home so they could talk to us about the ward. They knew we were because we have one huge picture of the Salt Lake Temple that we couldn't take down. They seem very interested so we'll see if they make an offer.