Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nothin' New

Sometimes I get overwhelmed with life. Lately that has been the case. It keeps me up at night and makes my head hurt.

Then, I read something inspirational (today it was on nienie) and I take a weekend trip to Idaho and I start to feel better.

Only 1 more week and Cody is done with school. yay!

p.s. Can you believe our little baby boy is 10 months old? He is starting to lose his baby-ness and look like an actual little boy. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


This Monday my brother Jordan and his wife Amy had baby boy #2, Sawyer. When he was born we were all sick so I had to wait a few days to see him. But, it was worth it. He is so cute and SO tiny!

And here are a few pictures of our baby boy, just because.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Just a quick snapshot of the Egg Hunt at Mimi's.
The scrunched up nose is his new favorite face to pull.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The April Fools Joke

I decided to make sponge brownies, something I came up with one year in college. I cut sponges in half, soak them in Hershey's syrup, freeze them, then frost them.

In the end they look exactly like a nice, moist, delicious brownie. You can't tell a difference unless you already knew it existed.

I was going to give them to some of our friends that live next door, but then Clarke told me that he had dinner planned with Caleb (Cody's brother) and that he would be more than willing to bring them to him instead.

I thought that was a brilliant idea.

After dinner Caleb was too full to try them out, so he put them in his car. He was going to take them into work with him, but was late so he forgot.

Sometime after that I got a text thanking me for the brownies and saying I was the best sister-in-law ever. It made me feel kind of bad, but not bad enough to tell him the truth. Not yet at least.

After his shift was over he was feeling quite hungry. When he got to his car he remembered the brownies. He took one big bite, that strongly resembled cardboard, then said my name in a bitter 'you got me' tone.

That's when I received a second text message informing me I was no longer the best.

My only regret is that I didn't get to see him try it out. But, I guess hearing about it was funny enough.


I don't feel like working on my articles that are due for the newspaper tonight, so I thought I would post instead.

The little guy has been sick, again. Croup plus an infection in both ears. He is definitely my son. And, when there is a sickness within 500 yards of me, no matter what it is, I'll get it too. Which I did.

So, I laid on the floor today next to him, feeling sorry for myself, while he played with his purple-ish elephant-mouse toy. He must have noticed something was wrong because every minute or so he would crawl over and kiss my cheek. I loved every minute of his slobbery goo-ness.

Its things like that which stop me from spanking his little butt when he messes with the computer and deletes all of the notes and interviews for my article I've been working on.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Right Now

Since the weather has been warmer I've been gone. It feels SO GOOD to get out of the house. Well, until it decided to snow yesterday and today. So, here I am, back and home, which means I have time to blog. Unfortunately, I don't have much to say.

We have a new niece Attylee Marie. She was born on Monday. We love her, lots.

I'm still training for the marathon in June. Most days when I go running I think, "What in the world did I get myself into?" I'm really not very good at it. But, I'm improving little by little.

Cody is getting close to graduation. Which is both really exciting and really scary. Exciting because he will finally be done! And scary because then we will officially be a part of the real world and we'll have to start making real world decisions...or at least that's how it feels. Even though we have already been doing it for years.

The little guys is getting bigger and smarter and better each day. Last night was the first time that he chose his daddy over me. Now I know how Cody has felt for the past 9+ months. Sad. He crawls like a champ, is trying to stand, and really wants to walk; but he isn't close at all. Oh, and he is teething like crazy. Right now he is screaming because his mouth hurts. I guess I better go give him some more of that numbing gel.

Until next time.

p.s. I had a great April Fools joke, but I'll have to share it with you tomorrow because it is still in the works. Mwha ha ha.