Friday, December 26, 2008


The other day Scott and I watched a video on YouTube. We saw a link to another video and I decided to try it out. I don't know if any of you have seen this, but I guess it's widely popular!
To those of us who are parents, or around kids a lot, I'm sure you will appreciate it too.
I laughed my bum off. I just love the older brother, Harry. He seems like such an adorable and sweet boy. Plus, it's cuter when they say things with an English accent!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Missouri Language

Ok, living in Missouri for a long time is hard on your grammar and accent. I find myself slipping once in a while, even more now that I'm a mom and have other things to think about. I'm not tooting my own horn, actually English isn't my strongest suit. I just try to do the best I can.
Yesterday I was in Walmart and I was just about to leave after checking out. The cashier was looking to see if I had left any bags and said "I think that's all ya got". Just as I had turned to leave, I heard her say "All ya got? I think that's all you have". I wheeled around, without thinking, and quite loudly said "Well, good for you!". I then said that it was one of my pet peeves as I turned and hurried away. They probably thought I was a dork, but there are Missourians who are working on their grammar!
I still don't like to hear the word "got", even though it's accepted a lot now. "It's got this or that""It has this or that". Also, which my lovely husband is severely guilty of, is saying "the dog wants out" or "the baby wants up". AH! "The dog wants to come out", "the baby wants to be picked up". I have been guilty of shortening my sentences because I'm lazy and it seems like a lot of work to use so many words sometimes, but I hope I will never, ever use that language!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A December Post

It has been hard for me to get into the Christmas spirit this year. We have minimized pretty much everything we can. Scott even said that Pixie doesn't need any gifts, that she can play with wrapping paper. I might get her something little just for pictures. We aren't really getting much of anything for each other either. I asked if I could get a little more food storage instead! We borrowed a small artificial tree from Becca because I just didn't want to put our huge one up. Not to mention that if Perrin or Pixie happened to pull it down, it would be a disaster. A week ago I had finally pulled up all our decorations and we decorated the tree. We used plastic metallic ornament balls, some non-breakable ornaments, and some gold bows I tied out of wire ribbon. No garlands or tinsle this year, just lights. It's actually very pretty! I have never had a Christmas tree without a star on top, but our star is silver and I am only doing gold. So I did a big gold bow on top. I left some of the Christmas boxes upstairs and was intending on getting our green garlands to put around the doorways, but the next morning our furnace stopped working. It was 60 degrees in here even with our space heaters. Pixie and I huddled and then went to Becca's house. That was last Thursday. We are just now getting the furnace back up and running. Since it was the weekend, we had someone come out to look at it on Monday. They said they fixed whatever was wrong with it, but found out that the chimney was clogged. They said that probably when the roof was being put on (before we moved in) some roofers knocked some of the chimney bricks inside itself and didn't say anything about it. They said that gas had been billowing into the basement.
Scott cleared the rest of the chimney last night and this morning. I helped some too. We pulled out at least 3 more bricks! He went up on the roof and hurled a 2x4 attached to a rope down the chimney...over and over and over again. It's great to have heat again!

Now for the fun things we have done recently. Last Friday we went to the Stake Christmas Cantata. Last year I was in it, so it was nice to sit there with my little family and just watch.
Last Saturday we went to Eagle Days. I didn't know that we were on the bald eagle migrating route! There is a refuge right by our lake house where they hold the event. It was so neat! They had a demonstration by a bird sanctuary and then we went on a 10 mile car trail and saw 9 mature bald eagles and 1 immature one. It was really something to see them in the wild.
Scott went for a day trip to Nauvoo to see his nephew's baby blessing, so I skipped Stake Conference and went to visit my Mom and Dad. That was nice. There was no way I was going to get to hear anything at Stake Conference without Scott there to help me entertain Pixie and it's such a big ordeal. You have to get there super early to get a parking space and a good seat.
Earlier on this week we decided to stay home, make cookies, and watch "The Santa Clause". I hadn't seen that movie for years! It was fun and I got a super big sugar overload.
Tonight I went to a soap and lotion party at someone's house in the ward. Pixie was so tired and whiny that I couldn't have too much fun. So, I went back home and put her to bed 30 minutes ago....she's still whining.

Pixie has been sleeping better though! Scott and I decided to sleep in the living room so that Pixie can sleep in a room by herself. We have been lugging a futon on the floor and then storing it on top of our bed in the daytime. It about kills me to have to sleep on the floor when my bed is so comfy! It hurts my hips and back, but I slept for 6 1/2 hours straight the other night! Most nights she wakes up 2-3 times, but mostly it's been happening before midnight lately. This morning I brought her in bed with me at 5am when she woke up, but the other day we went in at 7:45 and she was just playing in her crib!
Pixie isn't crawling yet, but in the past week she has all of the sudden started showing an interest! She will roll and scoot all over or just flop up and down on her belly, flailing her arms and legs like she should be able to take off.
I can't believe how old my baby is now! She was 8 months old yesterday.

Perrin is growing at the rate of about 3 pounds a week. He's 22 pounds today and will pass Nova probably in another week. She is 24 pounds. Perrin is also only 3 months old. Nova was 13 pounds at 4 months. Last night I kept Nova in her cage and cuddled with Perrin on the futon. I found out that he is going to be a great watch dog. Scott went through the basement and came in through the back door, when he got home from a Young Men planning meeting. Perrin jumped out of bed and started towards the back door growling, then barking. He's going to have one deep bark! Nova howled/barked once, but she doesn't sound like a big dog. It'll be nice to have a big man about the house! When Scott's gone I mean.

Scott and I got to go to the gym last week, once. With all the stuff that has gone on and is going on with our babysitter (Becca), we haven't been able to go back. It felt so good to go and Scott is like my own personal trainer! He is such a good motivator for weight lifting. I would go myself, but we get to go for free at the University and Scott has to get me in with him. Hopefully we'll be able to go back again regularly and I can get rid of more of this baby fat! I'm still working on baby fat, but I'm working on marriage weight. I should have gotten rid of the marriage weight before I got pregnant!

Scott had his last final yesterday! Only one more semester for him. Hooray!
It has been really frustrating for him lately. He has been trying to find some more business investments, but there was too much competition with a more established opponent on the loose. Finally, yesterday something came through for him. Wahoo! Every month that was going by was another month I was farther away from getting a bigger house. At least now it feels like we might be moving towards something actually. Of course, it'll still take a while, but I can't wait until Pixie gets her own bedroom!

Blah. My one channel is full of repeats tonight. Scott is at work. Pixie finally fell asleep and I forgot to pull the futon out before that happened. I guess I'll find something to watch online! I don't feel like doing anything and I've had something like a cold for weeks.

That is what I have been up to!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

These are my Thanksgiving decorations (those are nutcrackers). Well, some of them. I have decided to decorate for Thanksgiving as much as I can since it seems to be glossed over by the early, way too early, decorating of Christmas. Christmas music in Sam's Club and on the radio the day after Halloween?!? That is craziness.
I've been in a funky mood lately, just in a slumpy mood, so I thought it would be good to count some of my many blessings on this day of thankfulness.

I am thankful for....leftover pie. No, really I am, although I would be more thankful for it if it weren't in my dog's stomach at the moment. I am more thankful that I made two pies yesterday, ate half of one and kept the other half in the fridge. Haha! Take that, Nova!

I am thankful for my Scott. He is so kind and wonderful to me, even when he gets annoyed at my slumpy moods. Scott is quick to forgive and give/accept love and affection. He is my perfect pair in every way and I thank Heavenly Father for him every single day.

I am thankful for my parents and for how much they love my husband too.
I am thankful for my Daddy (yes, I still call him daddy sometimes) and for the conversation I have with him when I go visit. I admire his intelligence and his love for us and for him being a sucker for animals. It's so adorable. My Daddy is a very special person to me and very dear to my heart.

I am thankful for my Mom. She is so smart and willing to go out of her way to help people, especially with information. Mom is my Google. I love the friendship that she gives me as a mother and as a best friend.

I am thankful for the silly mood I get in when I go back and visit home. It feels good to not be the adult sometimes!
I'm also thankful to my brother, Joseph, for laughing at my silliness and egging me on.

I am thankful for Pixie and for all the joy she gives our family. She has the brightest eyes and when they light up, it makes me forget all the missed sleep, delayed chores, and fussy times.
I love the unique looks she gives her mommy, daddy, and even the two dogs have a special look from her. She acts differently with all of us and it's neat to see her personality develop.

I am thankful that my sister, Rebecca, is back from the hospital and is on her way to a healthier self. I am thankful that her husband loves her and missed her terribly when she was gone. I'm thankful to have him as a big adopted brother too.

I am thankful for my other sister, Amy, whom I don't get to see or talk to very often now, but she helped me through my pregnancy with Pixie (she was pregnant too) and she's always there to talk to.

I'm thankful for all my nephews and my niece. For the sweet spirits they have and for the love that they have for Pixie.

I am thankful for my friends. Those that I talk to often, like Sam. Those that I email and blog with often, like Kizzie, And those who I have contact with on a semi-regular basis, like Denita.
Okay, these are pretty much all the friends I have, but I am thankful for each one of them. For the friendship that they always have and always will offer and for the love we have for each other. I am thankful that Kizzie is coming home for Christmas and I'm so excited to see her again! I am thankful for the many memories we have together and I cherish those.

I am thankful for my dogs. Some might not understand this, but they are a wonderful part of my family. I have had this sense of fullness lately in my home after adding Perrin to our family. Not that it's easy, it's like taking care of another baby sometimes, but I love his goofy puppiness. Even when he's running away from me all willy nilly, with my sock in his mouth, or when I found him standing on top of Pixie in her chair and she was as happy as could be.
I am thankful for Nova and for the companionship she has given me these last two years. She has been here for me to talk to and to keep me warm while Scott is gone at work, to sit beside me when I was puking with morning sickness, and to comfort me when I cry. I am thankful that she is pretty well trained for the most part, minus the pie incident, and that she goes into her cage on command.

I am thankful for my new dishwasher. Enough said! I am also (like Becca) thankful for running water and a kitchen sink. That is something you think about a lot, only if you've been without it before.

I am thankful for our house. Even though I would like a bigger one and would like one in a better location without certain neighbors. It has been a good house for us. We have done a lot of work on this house and it's the only place we have called home since we've been married.

I am thankful for our ward. Not that I have any close friends in it, but they are all friendly, open, and fun.

I am thankful that the Honda has only needed a battery and A/C work since we got it in May '06.

I am thankful for the internet and for those who put tv shows online. What would I have done without you? Especially when I was on bed rest?

I am thankful for the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. Not that I have been focusing on it lately as I should be, but that I know where I can and should be and how to get there. I am thankful to know a loving God and to know that nothing escapes his notice. Not anything or anyone.

And lastly, I am thankful for the tears of joy I experienced while typing this count of my blessings. It is a wonderful feeling to feel so strongly for the love in your life.

Happy Thanksgiving and goodnight.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Perrin's Future

So, looking at Perrin when we took him in it was hard to believe that he would ever be a big dog. After having him for almost 3 weeks I took him to the vet last Wednesday. It was such a fun visit! Scott had a class, so I lugged a tired Pixie with me and I was sick. Pixie screamed through the whole visit and checkout.
Anyway, we found out that Perrin was only about 10 weeks. A bit younger than I had hoped! He had also doubled his weight by this time (6 to 12 lbs) and we had found out a few days before who his parents are. I haven't seen them, but knowing that Perrin is a runt only give us a little bit of comfort! Let me just show you what I mean.

Perrin's mommy is a short haired pointer. Looking something like this and weighing between 45-60lbs. Not bad you say? I didn't think so either.
(I have even caught him pointing exactly like this at Nova.)

However...Perrin's daddy on the other hand is a Bull Mastiff. Looking something like this and weighing in the range of 110-130lbs. Woah! I have never had a dog this big before!

I guess we'll have to wait and see. I don't think Perrin has gained that much in size, but he eats like a horse already and has gained 2-3 more pounds since our vet visit.

More Pictures!

Here are some more pictures of everyone, except for me!

Perrin napping with Scott.

I think he's going to be a good family dog, don't you? And Pixie has a thing for spoons. I just have to make sure she doesn't poke herself in the eye!

They look so obedient, don't they?!?

Pixie with one cousin...

and some more cousins!

Happily perched on Daddy's shoulders.

This is how she looks when she's laughing. She always puts her hand in her mouth and kinda snorts.

Isn't that the cutest smile?

Pixie's funny smile.

One of her favorite things to do now. After she gets it off she eats it.

I love this outfit!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Music Professor!

Becca posted some of her favorite songs and I thought I would too!
She has some of the same favorites as I do, like Regina Spektor.
Of course there are so many I like, but here are my favs for now!

Jason Mraz. I love him! My kind of word smith. He's been one of my favorites ever since I hear his first big cd. He and Jack Johnson just have this easy breezy feel that I love!
This is his latest song that I can't get enough of!

"I'm Yours"

I wasn't expecting to like Natasha Bedingfield as much as I do after her song "Unwritten", but I love this song and "Single".

"How Do You Do"

Okay, this cd from Maroon 5 has been my favorite cd for like 4 years..along with Rob Thomas. Need I say more?
The video part of this isn't the best, but this song doesn't have any bad words and it's shows the slower music from the band.

"I Won't Go Home Without You"

Maybe I'll forever have some of the musical tastes of a least in this time. I love Fall out Boy and Pink. Yes, I'm a bit punkish!

"Dance, Dance" so so many more! Old stuff like Elvis and "At Last" by Etta James.
Here is one from the Bangles for good measure!

"Hazy Shade of Winter"

Since the Holidays are upon us, on The Grinch who Stole Christmas soundtrack, there is this song by Ben Folds called "Lonely Christmas Eve".
My favorite non-traditional Christmas cd is "Barenaked for the Holidays" by Barenaked Ladies. In church we just call them "BNL" :)

"Elf's Lament"

Another Giveaway!

Thanks Kiz, maybe I'll actually win something some day! I do need a shopping cart cover, badly!

12 Days of Junkie!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Throughout the week there are things that happen that I want to blog about. I usually don't until I find one block of time to post everything I want to. Here's a little update.

~Pixie is 7 months old~

Last week I found a tooth that has poked through on the bottom of her mouth and the one next to it is coming through also.
She waved to me in a checkout line for the first time and then to a stranger right after that.
She has learned how to give raspberries. Thankfully she hasn't learned how to do it with food in her mouth yet!
People in church say that Pixie is so good and quiet. What they don't know is that I take her out before she screams, hold her in the mother's lounge so she can nap, bring an arsenal of toys, and that she would freak out if I didn't change her position every two minutes or if I turned my back on her!
She's been especially cranky lately. Today I was feeding her just after she took a nap and changed her..and gave her teething tablets. She screamed through her feeding on and off. I realized a good way to get her to be happy though...she loves the camera! I had to pop it up really quick to get a shot of her being fussy.

Like the beach towel? I got the high chair from Becca and she swears I took the cover...I can't find it for the life of me!
This next picture is right after she realized the camera was on her. Stinker!

~My Maid~

A little while ago Scott told me that he found a Christmas gift for me. He was under the impression that Christmas was only a month away, so when I informed him it was two, he said he couldn't wait that long! I came home on November 1st late at night after making an ice cream and pizza run for him and his brothers that were visiting. As I walked up to the door all the lights were shut off until I got in. And there was my very own portable dishwasher!
I have been plugging for one for a while. I didn't think I would get one because new they're up to $600 and used they're normally about $100-$150 and things have been pretty tight lately.
It's a few years old, but works amazingly well! I LOVE IT! It saves me so much time and effort.
Scott said he found it at a garage sale where this older lady had redone her kitchen and they had only $25 on it! Here's the kicker though...he only had $18 and they took it! Wahoo!
Amazing huh?


Our puppy has a name now, Perrin. Those of you who have read "The Wheel of Time" series will know what it's from. If not, Perrin is a character in the books who is big, strong, has golden eyes, and is connected to wolves. Plus, he's my favorite.
Little Perrin has filled out more, but is still small.

This is him in trouble after digging in my indoor herb garden.

He takes it upon himself to use any of Pixie's accessories as his own.

He's such a love.


So, the other day I went to go to the bathroom. TMI you say? Well, it's not about THAT!
I opened the lid of the toilet and am glad I looked inside before sitting down. This is what I saw.

Oh, living in the Midwest I've dealt with my fair share of Wolf Spiders, but in my toilet? Never!
This is what Wikipedia says about them:
Some are opportunistic wanderer hunters, pouncing upon prey as they find it or chasing it over short distances. Others lie in wait for passing prey, often from or near the mouth of a burrow.

Would my toilet pass as a burrow to him and my bum.. prey? I stood there with a dilemma. I don't kill things..except for ants in the house when they come in droves, moths that try to eat my food, and I make Scott catch or poison any mice that come in when Fall hits.
I like spiders and usually just take them outside. I remember catching Wolf Spiders with a cup to take outside..boy they are fast..I severed a leg or two before I decided that it wasn't going to work so well.
Back to the toilet. I didn't know what to do! Scott always says to kill them, especially when you are in doubt of what they are, but I knew that Wolf Spiders don't generally bite unless provoked. Then I realized that I didn't have a good way to get it out and it might not see the difference between "rescuing" and "provoking". So, I grimaced and flushed the toilet. I felt bad as he swirled down into the dark watery abyss, but I found comfort as I told myself how tough those spiders are and that he could probably have survived the trauma.

You might think I'm silly or even a bit nuts, but it's not likely he was intending to invade my toilet, it might have been a case of mistaken toiletentity.

Friday, October 31, 2008

My Halloween

My day started off like any other day. I ran out to pick up some things before naptime and didn't get everything before Pixie got tired and I needed to go home.
Nova had been going crazy at the windows all morning and I found out why at about noon when I was taking the trash out. Our neighbor who rents from Stephen has a puppy (even though she's not supposed to) and it was outside loose with another puppy that was SO skinny.
I put them in my fenced backyard and left a note on her door when she didn't answer my knocks.
They were back there for over two hours and I realized she was home, but wasn't answering the door. Stephen came over to do something and she finally came out. Scott told her about her puppy, she claimed she didn't know he was gone, and he asked if she had a second. She said no, but went to take him from me. I told her that we'd take care of them and asked her for more information. She seemed reluctant, maybe because Stephen was standing there or because she thought that I was the one that called the humane society on her, but I got out of her that he was being bottle fed by some guy up the street and she didn't think he wanted him. I wasn't going to give him back to someone who didn't take care of him and I know the people she hangs out with are probably druggies, so we're trying out a puppy for a few days before we make a decision.
He is adorable and has a cute personality, but I know what it's like to raise and train a puppy..and with a 6 month old baby too? Yikes. Although, I have been thinking about getting another dog since I'm home so much. I just didn't know he would fall into my lap. I hope we get a bigger house soon! He's only 6.5 lbs right now. Any ideas for a name?

This is him curled up on my stomach.

The bad thing is that we had an extra kennel that Nova was kinda too big for and she figured out how to escape from, but we donated it to a second hand store last month! We stuck the puppy in a box with another weighted box on top of that and hoped it held while we went to the church activity. Good thing he's not big!

I had planned Pixie and my costumes for a while. She was a caterpillar and I was a monarch butterfly. We were the best dressed! We visited for a while, there wasn't a big turn out, and then went trick or treating for half an hour with Scott's brother before Scott had to go to work. Oh, and you should be proud of me. I only ate one cupcake and one mini Twix!

That's us! Pixie's costume was obscuring her face.

Gas Prices!

I never thought I'd see the price of gas this low EVER again!
I predicted that it wouldn't go below $1.99, but today I got gas with my Sam's Club card for $1.96!
Ahh...I wish we could take a road trip! Pixie is good in the car if it's nap time, but once she's done sleeping...look out! She'll scream non-stop until you stop and take her out.
I wish this gas price would last, we'll see what happens after the elections since it usually drops before them. I would be happy if it stayed around $2.50.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Modbe-Style Giveaway!

I love the idea of giveaways. I would love it even more if I actually won something! Go to Modbe-Style to enter in to a giveaway of a really cute winter accessories set! (scarf, hat, gloves)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Six Months

Pixie has been 6 months since the 10th, but I thought I'd give an update.
In this corner, Pixie. Weighing in at 16.5 lbs, 25 1/2 inches tall.
Okay, she's in the lightweight division, but I love my little compact baby!
6 months was the age that Scott and I were looking forward to for a long time. While she is adorable to play with and when she's happy it's great, but as you have seen from some of my last posts, her improving sleep habits, just like her toys now, have been tossed far away from her reach.
Last night after our long battle that ended at 9pm, I didn't hear from my baby, even when we went into bed at 11pm. I was thinking "yay! maybe the spell is broken and I'll have a fantastic tale to blog about!". I heard Pixie stirring at 11:30, but it sounded like she was trying to put herself back to sleep, something that has never happened before. So I held off until she started crying. I got up with her and she wouldn't go back to sleep. Even after I brought her in bed with us she just refused to nurse and wanted to play. We endured being poked in the face, kicked, and swiped for about 2 hours. AH! Later on that night Scott went out to sleep in the living room. Oh well, there's always the next night. I'm just glad I don't have to work and can take a nap with her if I want to.

My curious baby reaching for the camera strap.
Playing with Daddy's cords...

Happy Halloween! These are the pants we got in honor of Grandma Maridee.

The beautiful dress that Sam gave us. I love Baby Gap!

My pretty bald baby.

Ready to go on an outing with her first doll from Grandma Maridee.

Pears...a no go. From a jar anyway, we haven't tried fresh yet.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Burst of Craftiness

I made my first pair of baby leggings! Thank you, Kizzie for the pattern link and inspiration!
These were the only knee high socks on my first trip to Wal-Mart, they say "Royal Pain" if you can't tell. I'm too impatient so the cuffs don't look perfect, but who cares. I did it myself! I found another print when I looked the next time. They are pink with crowns on it. Where do you find your cute socks, Kiz? I had to borrow Becca's sewing machine and I told Scott that I need one. He said we'll have to wait on it and that he asked me if I wanted one last year when we saw some at garage sales. I just looked at him and said "I wasn't a mother then!".

I eventually took these shorts off Pixie...they were so snug over her cloth nappy! (Yes, I'm from the U.K. now :)
I have a fleece jumper dress by babyGap that will go perfectly with this pair of baby leggings and will be so warm for the winter! She'll be able to wear these for a long time.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Kitchen Sink

I was chatting with my Mom online today and realized I needed to finally get to my dishes while Scott was taking care of Pixie. So, I decided to just put on my futuristic bluetooth headset and call Mom while I did dishes. I filled one side of the sink with water and started to wash, when all of the sudden I heard a gushing sound. My first thoughts were..our toilet doesn't sound like that, neither does the shower, nor the refrigerator when it's filling up with ice water, and the washing machine isn't on....AAHHH! I whipped open the doors from under the sink and saw water washing down the everywhere. I grabbed a cleaning bucket I had under there to catch most of it. At first I thought that the seal on the drain broke, but as I called Scott over he realized it was the hose from the water pipes that flew off from the connection to the faucet. It looked like a waterfall down the walls. He told me to shut the valve, but it was stuck, so he came over and used his manly strength to shut it. I am SO glad I was standing there when it happened and that it wasn't in the middle of the night or when we were gone. I would have had a flooded kitchen instead of some soggy cleaning supplies.
We need a part for it, so I won't have hot water in the kitchen for a little while. I don't mind. I've lived with worse for a lot longer!


Today...was one of "those" days. I don't know if I'm going to keep my sanity. I was talking on chat to Becca this morning about our night last went a little like this:
: Still working on teeth?
me: or my destruction

Last night Pixie went to bed at 8, like every other night, but this night was so much fun. I put her to bed in between Ugly Betty ending and Grey's Anatomy starting (I'm really starting to get the ickies from that show, but that's another post). After she was tucked in I sat on the floor and worked on stitching the edges of my flannel baby wipes to go with my cloth diapers. By the time I was done and 10:30 had rolled around, I had gotten up FOUR times to go in to a screaming Pixie. Not fun. At 11pm I finally went into bed and took her with me. She woke me up somewhere between 3-5 times ( sometimes it's as much as 7..I can never remember) and then was wide awake somewhere around 5am. I tried to prolong my sleep and drug her with the melatonin of nursing, but it didn't work. I finally got up at about 6:45, changed and dressed her, then put her in her Exersaucer while I tried to get some more sleep. It didn't work, she cried after 5 minutes.
She went down for another nap at 8:30am, I tried to sleep...couldn't...then Scott came home from work.
Pixie was just so cranky. We both went back in for a nap at 11:30am and this time I finally fell asleep! Pixie slept for 2 hours. Too bad I was lying in there trying to sleep so long, I could have gotten a lot done.
I didn't get out of my PJs and shower until 3pm and the only time I got out of the house was to run to the post office.
Pixie's humor got a bit better while I was making a late lunch and then at 5pm she was so tired she fell asleep while Scott was carrying her around the house in one arm. She took a ten minute nap and then was up all the way until I finally put her down at 9pm. She has woken up once already.
Really? This better be teething. And if it is, it better be done soon! I have only gotten one 4 hour stretch from her at night in the past month.

Check out this article, it's short. I wonder if there's anything to it?
I mean, I'm a pretty happy person and I haven't had any really depressing times since after the postpartum period when Pixie was so difficult, but it's really interesting and I love funny movies!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hair today, gone tomorrow!

Well, it was gone on Tuesday anyway. Here are the results from my haircut. I love long hair, but it's so much easier with shorter hair..Pixie can't get fistfulls intertwined in her fingers!
I got a long angled bob. Next time I think I'll go even shorter, I can still pull it up.
I took off over 10 inches and donated it to Locks of Love.

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Real Date

Today Scott and I went on a real date!
Scott asked me out on Friday and we arranged a babysitter (Becca) for tonight.
We dropped her off, happily ran to the car in the rain, and went to our dinner reservation.
Yes, I said reservation. It sounds so much more official and fun that way!
We went to an Italian restaurant we've never been to here in town. Our waitress was amazing, she didn't write anything down and was a wealth of information on practically everything. It was great.
We gorged ourselves on WAY too much food and still had leftovers.
Afterwards, we decided to go to the mall to check out the renovations. It's still a mess and not as much as I thought would be done was, but it was fun to walk around and look at stuff with just the two of us. Our JC Penney got a Sephora too! I'm so happy about that!
Tomorrow should be fun too, I'm getting a haircut! We shall see....

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Temple Update

My Mommy at work again! She sent this to me yesterday from the temple mailing list.

Dear Kansas City Missouri Temple Mailing List subscribers:

The Church has announced the location of the Kansas City temple. The news release states: For the temple serving the greater Kansas City area, the site will be in Clay County, Missouri, on residential land within the Kansas City limits that is already being developed by the Church. The development is known as Shoal Creek.


Rick Satterfield

The development website:

It seems like it'll be a really pretty area! And it will be an hour from my house!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Temple Announced!

In this morning's General Conference they announced a temple to be built in the greater Kansas City area! Wahoo! That will make it SO much easier to attend with a small child.
I knew my Mom wouldn't rest until she found out the exact location. She did some sleuthing online and believes that it will probably be located where I-435, I-29, and I-35 meet. Which means that it'll be north of Kansas City, closer to us! Time to move back, Kiz!

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Dentist...dun dun dun...

I haven't been to the dentist for about 5 years because I haven't had the money or insurance. Anyway, I have been wanting to go (I'd rather go to the dentist over the optometrist any day) and today was my appointment!
I was so worried I would have a ton of cavities, especially since I couldn't brush very well while I had all that morning sickness, but I am clean! Wahoo! I also only have one wisdom tooth (no jokes there please!) and it probably won't be a problem for me even if it does end up coming in.
I am so happy! I should take a shower so I'll be squeaky clean inside and out!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

3 Things

Kizzie tagged me:

3 Joys :

-People close to me

-My home

-Playing with Pixie, especially when I make her laugh.

3 Fears:

-Failure. Failure at life and everything...etc.

-That I'll never be skinny again!

-That I'll decide I made a mistake becoming a mother after having multiple children and seriously wanting to run away forever!

3 Obsessions :

-These 100 calorie Fit & Active pudding cups. Yum.

-Wearing matching clothes. Even if it's to bed.

-Scott. Trying to spend every minute with him that I have.

3 Surprising Facts About Me :

-I have on a few occasions (before I got married), put makeup on at night before I went to bed to feel pretty and human.

-I can stick my legs straight out while sitting and put the bottoms of my feet completely together mirroring each other.

-I'm a darn good cook. :) I threw a shepherd's pie together tonight and it was SO savory and tasty.

3 People I tag:




Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Our Sleep Talking...and Walking

After Kizzie posted her story about Andy sleep talking, I thought I'd share our version!
I hear from Scott's family that he used to sleep walk and he said that his missionary companions told him that he would teach gospel lessons in Portuguese in his sleep on his mission.
There have been a few incidents recently. Sometimes I wake up to him talking and try to remember what he says the next morning or I wake up to find his arm in the air while his finger is poking his eye...he's probably dreaming about putting in his contacts. Many a night I wake up to put his arm down before it comes crashing on my face or Pixie's if she's in bed with us.
A while ago I awoke to find Scott out on the recliner, sleeping. Somehow he got it in his head that I didn't want him in bed and he went out in the living room to sleep. Only about 3 weeks ago I woke up to him getting out of bed again. I asked him where he was going and he bent down to look at my face in a weird way, so I knew he was asleep. The next thing he did was hilarious. He started to pet our headboard and look all around him. I asked him what he was doing and he said "looking for something". Of course I asked him what and I can't remember exactly what he said, maybe health or something, but I figured out from what he said that he was dreaming he was playing in one of his Xbox games.
Aren't sleep walking/talking husband funny? Unless you're my Mom. My Dad doesn't do it very often, but he did kick her repeatedly once while he was dreaming he was fighting someone.
My brother talked in his sleep for 45 minutes once when he was about 8 or 9. I awoke to him singing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and my family all gathered around his bed listening to him. It was kind of creepy because he was having one sided conversations with people and singing. We finally had to wake him up when he started going after everyone's feet and was convinced my Mom was something from his dream.

Nap Time

I just put Pixie down for her morning nap and Scott said he had to use the restroom."No, you can't! She's not asleep yet. She'll see you. You have to crawl." I snickered as I watched my husband slink on his hands and knees past the crib. Hehe...that was worth it even if he didn't have to crawl.
To get to our bathroom you have to go through the bedroom and we only have one bedroom.
We have to be really quiet when she's asleep. I have to leave the bathroom door open because it creaks and I can't do dishes really because you can hear everything from there through the bathroom and Pixie is a light sleeper.
Can't vacuum, put away laundry, make my bed, clean my room or the bathroom,
take a shower, run the hair dryer, or even flush the toilet.
Isn't nap time when you're supposed to get all your work done?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Pixie 4-5 Months

Taking a Sunday nap with Daddy.

Sporting a practice cloth diaper from Aunt Amy.

Always playing with her feet. This was the first time I let her play in just her diaper...and only for a few minutes. I can't leave my baby naked! There's my foot.

I love this's too cute when she sucks on her bottom lip.

Love, love, love this picture.

We were looking out the window at the pouring rain when she noticed I was taking pictures of her. This is her "mommy, what are you doing?" face.

Chillin' with Nova.

It's so cute how Nova just hangs out with her. I just can't let her step, jump, or roll on her.

What an adorable summer baby!

Geez...reading already. You would think she was Rebecca's daughter.

Saying Goodbye

I had to say goodbye to my Sammy. It's so sad!
Friday Scott, Pixie, and I went to Zona Rosa to meet Sam, Danny, and Kelly for dinner and to say goodbye to Sam before her big journey to tackle West Hollywood on her own.
Thank goodness I planned to be down there 30 minutes early because we ended up getting into two traffic jams. One because of an accident for 10 minutes, the second because of road work that wasn't being worked on for 30 minutes. All before Platte City! And it was raining cats and dogs. In fact, it's been raining cats and dogs for pretty much over a week now. I can still say though that my prior post about rainy days still holds true, but I have resisted the urge to eat cookies and watch movies every day.

We finally got to Zona Rosa only 15 minutes late. Pixie had been screaming for a while when we were in the jam because she was bored, then fell asleep 10 minutes before we got there. Why does that always happen? We had a nice dinner and then we parted ways for about 30 minutes while Sam and Danny checked out Kelly's new place before he had to be at work.
Scott and I walked along in the pouring rain with our little umbrellas. I really want a giant umbrella...I would probably have to get super skinny for this one to keep all the rain off of me.
We ducked into BabyGap just as sirens went off for tornadoes! There was this lady in the store that couldn't understand why there could be tornadoes in the rain and that it was too cold for it and all...I tried to tell her that we were in the midwest and it didn't matter, that we can get all crazy weather coming from all directions, but she just got huffy and upset! She kept saying "Yes it does matter! You need to have heat! Yes, it does matter!" as she walked off. It was pretty funny. I guess she didn't understand that it's more of a thermal thing. Plus, it wasn't cold anyway, it was muggy. We walked around and I drooled over the adorable baby clothes.
Really, Pixie was the one doing the actual drooling, but I was mentally drooling.
We waited for the rain to die down. It didn't. So when Sam notified us that she was back, I took Pixie and braved the rain while Scott crossed the street to go to Game Stop first.
We went to Latte Land and all four of us split a wedding cake cookie and another kind of cookie. Boy, it was yummy. We hung out there for a little while and then parted ways.
It was pretty quiet on the way home.
I miss you already, Sam! Good luck!