Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Things to Love

  • That burning smell when you turn on the heater after not using it for months, it makes me think of Christmas... it's so interesting how your sense of smell is so strongly linked to memory.

  • All Hallows Eve

  • Overcast days that make you wanna cuddle up on the couch and watch TV, I feel the same joy on these days of fall that I do when all of sudden there is a 75 degree day in February and you know summer is coming!

  • Longtime friends

  • White furniture... Don't you agree?I'm dreaming of a house with dark wood floors and white furniture like this.

  • Designer Fabric that makes me want to make things.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

10 weeks old...

Ila had her 2 month check up yesterday. She is 10 lbs 6 oz and 23 1/2 inches long. Tall and skinny girl, just like my doctor predicted in the ultrasounds! She had to get her heal pricked (AGAIN!) and get 2 shots and some oral medication. She didn't even flinch for the heal prick. She LOVED the oral medicine and didn't mind the 1st shot at all. But the 2nd shot made her cry, only for about 30 seconds though and she has been fine ever since! Today I noticed that you can't even tell where she got the first shot but where they gave her the second shot is red and swollen so maybe she was flexing her leg when they did it and that's why it hurt.

We are so lucky to have such a good baby. I wouldn't change anything about her because she is so well behaved. She loves smiling and will lay and look around by herself long enough for me to get ready or clean. When she wakes up she doesn't cry... she just talks to let me know she's awake. She only likes to be held like a baby if she is tired or eating, otherwise she likes to be sitting up facing out so she can look around. She likes to stand up also and can hold all her body weight well. She sleeps well at night, from about 8 pm to 8 am give or take (which means sometimes her and I sleep in til 9 or 9:30!), usually waking up to eat twice.

I am still really concerned about her getting swine flu, which is becoming way too common. I asked her doctor if she were to get it, if she could get medication and she said she is too young, she has to be 6 months. And she may or may not survive without it! The doctor also said that washing your hands often, means you are better off than the people who are actually getting the vaccine! I thought that was interesting. I know quite a few people who have had it and I'm not taking any chances, including my next door neighbor and little brother. Anyway, I'm a handwashing freak!

Ila is being blessed this weekend and we are excited to see family that is coming for it! Someone knitted her an amazing blessing dress, booties, and bonnet and I'm so excited for her to be in it on that special day.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Trent and I went to Let's Make a Deal on Saturday, hoping to be contestants. I dressed up as a mummy and Trent as the toothfairy! It was so much fun and a really long process. After waiting in line, filling out paperwork, meeting with the producers and actually filming, it was about 5 hours! It was so much fun though and we will do it again with anybody that wants to! We should be on camera a lot, we had really good seats and Wayne picked someone behind us (3 seperate times!) and in front of us but not us! and those others didn't even have costumes on!! We had the cutest old people sitting next to us! They kept saying things like, "We're sitting next to the winners!" I just love old people.
I don't know what date it airs yet but as soon as I find out, I will post about it (if anybody cares to watch it?)
Trent will be the Toothfairy for halloween so I will post pictures then!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm really learning

If you think you may want to learn how to crochet or knit... check out this blog and this blog. Then you will really want to learn.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cotton Candy Clouds

The original title of this post was "Suck it" but then I decided that may be a little harsh.  I always see people post their recent grocery trips and all the savings they received on their blogs.  Now it's my turn.

 I got all this for... ready? $4.98.  I'm not kidding!
Okay okay so technically the pizzas and dressing were free.  How you ask? The dressing is what $150.00 quarterly pays for (+ a balloon animal for the baby).  My HOA had an activity last Saturday called "Red Apple Days" and Smiths was there and gave out a free bag of apples, bananas, oranges and a coupon for a free litehouse dressing... pretty expensive groceries if you ask me. 
And the CPK pizzas? Even easier.  You just call them up and let them know that throwing an entire chicken into a grinder and hoping the bones get "filtered out" isn't working out too well cause my husband just nearly broke his tooth off when he bit into his slice of barbecue chicken pizza thin and crispy crust.  Then they send you 3 coupons for free CPK pizzas (valued up to $7.40) So, Original total $29.56, new total $4.98 for the ice cream (that was on sale... not too shabby!) that is 85% off!

Anyway, jokes on me cause I bought (not really bought, more like chose?) another Barbecue chicken pizza.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ugh, this blog is so boring to look at.  It will get better. Sorry.


Sometimes when I see the way other people are living their lives, I compare mine. I wonder if that's the way I should have done it. I see the things of the world and in the media and I think, I'm happy with my life and here's why:
I'm proud.
I'm proud I chose to get married cause otherwise I wouldn't be progressing.
I'm proud I have a large family cause it has given me patience.
I'm proud I am American even if sometimes I wanna move, things are best here.
I'm proud I have never been drunk or smoked a cigarette or done anything else to alter my state of mind.
I'm proud that I decided to put off school and give up a job and money to stay home and raise my baby.
I'm proud of how good looking my husband is.
I'm proud that I sometimes share too much information and am not embarrased by it.
I'm proud that I don't spend too much time worrying about what other people think of me.
I'm proud that I got a breast reduction even though I was told my future husband may be turned off by the scars.
I'm proud that even though my scars ARE horrible, my husband doesn't mind them one bit.
I'm proud that my husband is the only man to have seen them (if you catch my drift)
I'm proud of my in-laws and their selfless decision to have 6 children.
I'm proud to be a Republican, and I'm proud that I believe in taking care of yourself and not thinking others should do it.
I'm proud of the way my priorities have changed around so quickly after having a child.
I'm proud that my husband, brother, stepdad and so many other men in the world have served and are now serving missions for my church.
I'm proud I have learned/am learning how to cook.
I'm proud I have my own opinion.
I'm proud I have had opportunities to travel and see and live in different places and meet different people.
I'm proud that I usually don't buy things if I feel I can learn to make it myself.
I'm proud of my positive attitude.
I'm proud my husband has so much drive to succeed and supports my need and desire to be in the home.
I'm proud that I can find something in common with anybody.
I'm proud my grandparents chose to be baptized so many years ago or I wouldn't be able to be proud to be a Mormon.
I'm proud my parents are happily raising another child even though they weren't planning on it.