Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Cold Hard Slap of Reality.

I ran for the first time in months yesterday. I have really really missed it. I feel better about myself when I am out there running regularly. I didn't expect to be a speedster or anything but it felt like my shoes were made of lead! It felt good to get going again but at the same time, it made me sad to realize all of that hard training I had done and all of the speed I had built up over these last few years was out the window. And today my body feels like I ran a marathon, not a few miles. My left hammy has a knot the size of a softball. Ugh.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Phun with Photoshop

I wish so bad I could go back to school and take Photoshop classes. Until that time and season arrives in my life (oh, please!?!) I will just aimlessly mess around on it until I think a picture looks cool.

Here is an original pic I took of the night sky. A little grainy. I was too lazy to go get my tripod and switch to a slower setting. That white spot is NOT a mistake or fleck, it is a star, thank you very much.
Here is what I altered it into:This one is my fave:
I call this one "High Pollution Advisory."

My Life Just Got a Whole Bunch Easier

I bet I'm the last one to this party. I just started using Google Reader. I love it. It's like TiVo for the internet. I tell it all the sites I visit and It TELLS ME when the site has been updated. It saves me so much time (I waste enough time surfing the web as it is) because I don't have to go checking all my favorite sites/blogs to see if there is anything new. AND it recommends blogs to me that I might like based on my preferences. I have discovered some way awesome blogs because of this. I'm sold.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Moving on to happier things... Like the Sun Devils!

Yes, college football is here! In our house you gotta be a Devils fan or you are sent packing. Last Thursday was the annual ASU scrimmage where all the fans can come and watch the team practice for free (happens to be my favorite price.) We took Tabby and Rex. Ella had to stay behind because taking a toddler to a football game is miserable. The kids were bored and hot until the practice was over and they got to go down on the field and meet the players and cheer-da-weeders as Tabby used to call them. The players look so tiny up in the stands and then when you get down on the field and meet them they seem like giants. I can't remember the last time the kids were so excited and we had to literally drag them off the field.
Watching the action.
Starting to get bored and hot.
We found Sparky!
Dale says this guy's gonna be in the NBA someday so he wanted Rex to get his picture taken with him. I have no clue who he is.
Out on the field after the scrimmage.
The ladies love RexGoooo Devils!
The kicker let Rex try his helmet on. Best. Ever.
Ringing the victory bell.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Just thought I would let everyone know that I went to my doc yesterday and found out that I had a miscarriage. I'm very sad and disappointed but I'm at peace with it. I really wanted this baby but it was not meant to be. I'm so grateful to everyone who helped us these past two weeks. I appreciate all your kindness. I'm okay with talking about it so feel free to comment, call or come by. I'm convinced that I have the best friends, ward, and neighborhood ever. I'll be blogging again soon, I just need a minute...

Monday, August 18, 2008


I can't wait to run out and get these great maternity shorts! Puh-leese!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sitting on My Can

Yes, I am bored out of my mind! I never paid too much attention to daytime TV and now I know why. Good thing the Olympics are on! China isn't fooling anybody, those gymnasts are not 16!!!

I was lucky to have Breaking Dawn come out right before I went on bed rest. That got me through the rough first few days. It was sooo good!

I have also been VERY blessed to have lots of visitors, dinners brought in, and lots of babysitters. I would have lost my mind by now if it wasn't for the amazing people in my neighborhood and ward. I have hardly had to lift a finger.

I finally did something sorta productive last night. I sat on the couch with all my bow making supplies and made some cute clips. I haven't made any hair things after Ella's arms got long enough to rip out her own hair dos and ruin whatever I had put in her hair. I think she may be old enough now to like having "pretties" in her hair and hopefully, she won't trash them. The bigger ones are for Tabby. She only has about 30,000 hair accessories so of course, we need more!
I was supposed to have a doc's appointment today but I got moved to next Tuesday. Bummer. I really wanted an update. Oh well, I guess if I have learned anything this past week, it's PATIENCE.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Snow Day

I don't think my kids have ever seen snow before. That all ended Saturday when they got to play in "snow" for 5 minutes in the Target parking lot. It was part of some promotional thing for the new shopping plaza. Not exactly a trip to the ski resort but they still thought it was cool. I couldn't go as I am on bedrest so Dale was a good daddy and took them. I found it totally ironic that they had to wait in line about an hour in the blazing hot sun to romp in the snow. The kids were let in to play in groups so they didn't get to play very long but they still managed to have a good time.
Rex loved seeing the firetruck they had on display. They both look a little tired and homeless in these pics.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Good News and The Bad News

Everyone likes to hear the good news first. So here it is: I'm pregnant! Yay! The bad news? My OB put me on total bed rest on Tuesday. Booooo! I'm only 7 weeks in and I have something called a subchronic hemorrhage. I don't know a ton about it as I tend not to Google medical conditions. You just end up reading a load of super scary stuff that may or may not be true. But anyway, it's some sort of bleed behind the placenta that requires me to lay on the couch like a big loaf. The laying around isn't so bad, it's my kids and hubby that got the short end of the stick. And my doc said I can sit at my desk (another form of loafing) which means I can still continue to work from home and above all, blog. There is a chance of miscarriage but I'm extremely optimistic so no horror stories, okay? The bed rest is indefinite. I can live my life as soon as all this bleeding and awful cramping (TMI?) clears up. I felt like I had to tell so everyone will know the reason why I've temporarily checked out of life. I should have posted a story about how I've gone to prison. That would have been way cooler.


Tabby's first day of kindergarten was new for both her and I. She is my oldest so this was my first time sending a kid off to school. Preschool doesn't count.

Anyway, I was totally that annoying mom with the camera. Good thing Tabby isn't too old to be humiliated yet. I don't think I will get away with it next year. Poor thing, I made her take pics while she was waiting to walk to her class. "Tabby, turn around!" "Tabby, stand next to Tawny!" "Smile and look at me!" I'm so ashamed...

But I got cute pictures!!!

Here's me in 1984, do we look alike?

We're on our way!!!
Tabby and Tawny are in the same class!
Walking to class.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Happy Birthday to Ella Rose!

On Saturday, my littlest turned two! I still insist that she is a baby, though. Here are some pics of all the growing up:

You can see what a happy little girlie she is. If you have met her, you also know what a naughty little mastermind she is. She knows she gets away with it because she is so darn cute, though. Who could be upset with those bright eyes and squishy cheeks?

Here is a slide show of the party at Grandmas:

We love you Ewa Wose!