Wednesday, February 25, 2009
this face is just so sad
and this one is too cute
taylor just looks so sweet here
Taylor with the chocolate on her face
How she got chocolate on her face
Our finished workPosing with her lollipop (she's saying cheese!)No... i really didn't let maddie have any! I might be nuts, but I'm not crazy :)
Monday, February 23, 2009
Saying she wants to "hold you."
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The things in CAPITAL letters are things that I have done. What have you done?
1. STARTED YOUR OWN BLOG
2. SLEPT UNDER THE STARS
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. WATCHED A METEOR SHOWER
6. BATHED IN A RIVER
7. Been to the Taj Mahal
8. Walked on a glacier in Alaska
9. CAUGHT AND HELD A SNAKE
10. SPOKE IN FRONT OF A BIG CROWD
11. Bungee jumped
12. HAD A WHIRLWIND LOVE AFFAIR THAT BROKE YOUR HEART (HIGH SCHOOL!).
13. Found an arrowhead or fossil
14. TAUGHT YOURSELF AN ART FROM SCRATCH
15. RESCUED AN ANIMAL
16. Ate sweet breads, glands or tripe
17. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
18. GROWN YOUR OWN VEGETABLE
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. HAD A PILLOW FIGHT
22. Hiked to base camp on Mt. Everest
23. TAKEN A SICK DAY WHEN YOUR NOT ILL
24. BUILT A SNOW FORT
25. WATCHED AN ANIMAL BEING BORN
26. GONE SKINNY DIPPING
27. LEARNED A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. STAYED UP FOR MORE THEN 24 HOURS
31. Trained a dog to do cool tricks
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. VISITED THE BIRTHPLACE OF YOUR ANCESTORS (JACKSON TN)
35. SEEN AN AMISH COMMUNITY
36. Can drive a stick shift car
37. Won over $1000 in a raffle or lottery
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
42. BEEN SERENADED
43. Visited Africa
44. WALKED ON A BEACH BY MOONLIGHT
45. BROKEN A BONE
46. STARTED YOUR OWN BUSINESS
47. QUIT A JOB BECAUSE YOU WERE TOTALLY UNHAPPY
48. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
49. Been to the Eiffel Tower
50. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
51. KISSED IN THE RAIN
52. PLAYED IN THE MUD
53. GONE TO A DRIVE IN
54. Been in a movie
55. Visited the Great Wall of China
56. Joined a prayer group
57. Taken a martial arts class
58. Visited Russia
59. Served at a soup kitchen
60. Gone whale watching
61. RECEIVED FLOWERS FOR NO REASON
62. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
63. Gone sky diving
64. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
65. Bounced a check
66. Flown in a helicopter
67. SAVED A FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TOY (MY MOM KEPT MY FIRST RATTLE, MY GIRLS NOW HAVE IT.)
68. VISITED THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL
69. Eaten caviar
70. Pieced a quilt
71. Stood in Times Square
72. Toured the Everglades
73. Been fired from a job
74. Seen the changing of the guards in London
75. BROKEN SOMETHING EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE
76. Been on a speeding motorcycle
77. SEEN THE GRAND CANYON IN PERSON
78. Published a book
79. Visited the Vatican
80. GOT A TATTOO(AIRBRUSHED AND HENNA)
81. Been to a coffee shop in Amsterdam
82. Seen the aurora borealis in person
83. Read the entire Bible
84. VISITED THE WHITE HOUSE (NOT INSIDE)
85. killed and prepared an animal for eating
86. HAD CHICKEN POX8
7. Saved someone’s life
88. Sat on a jury
89. MET SOMEONE FAMOUS
90. JOINED A BOOK CLUB
91. LOST A LOVED ONE
92. Toured the UN
93. Hiked to Machu Picchu
94. Swam in the Indian Ocean
95. Conversed with someone when neither of you spoke each others language
96. DIRTY DANCED :)
97. Been stung by a bee
98. ACTED IN A PLAY
99. Had more than 5 surgeries
100. THREW A SURPRISE PARTY FOR SOMEONE
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Me and Chris exchanged gifts Friday evening when he got home from work. We couldn't wait! First, Chris got me a Heart shaped Box of Chocolates, and a dozen roses. The perfect start. I thought it was done there. But no. My handsome is full of suprises. He also got me an ITunes Gift Card and the movie Nights in Rodanthe. WooHoo. He even is going to watch it with me!
Not only did my handsome treat his Oldest woman on this valentine's day. He also bought a rose each for Maddie and Taylor and a stuffed animal for each. The stuffed animals were holding their own little boxes of chocolate (Taylor is getting to eat Maddie's, but don't worry... Maddie gets hers by proxy :P )
So, all that was friday night. On Saturday ~ V-Day! ~ Me and chris took the girls up to my mom and dad's so we could go out just the two of us. After dropping them off, we went to eat at Buca Di Beppo (my absolute favorite italian restaurant ever!) We had the best lunch and an awesome waiter! And there was no wait cause we were a little early for the lunch rush.
Maddie and her tiger and chocolates... chris's book is beside her tiger too... the Kurt Cobain biography.
After our incredible meal, we went to the Frist to see the Renaissance Exhibit. It was amazing to see all those artifacts, statues, books, etc. I told chris I would read my scriptures more often if they had all that gold and colorful drawings in them.
Maddie eating her tiger!
My favorite item was a sculpture of the virgin mary and joseph on their way to bethlehem. It wasn't the most beautiful... but it stood out to me. Mary was riding the donkey (like most pictures portray the story) with joseph walking beside. There was another man/boy in the pictures, and it said the boy was josephs son from a previous marriage. I thought that was cool... not that he had the son... if that's even true, just that i'd never heard of that before. I wonder where they got that from.
My movie, chocolates, and itunes card.
After the Frist, We drove around for a bit... we ended up stopping at Krispy Kreme. We bought a dozen doughnuts for dessert and for a thank you for my family for babysitting. After that we went back to my parents and hung out for a bit.
We ended our day by going over to John and Krystin's and watching Isaac while they went out to see a movie. Taylor and Isaac have started to play so well together. they're too funny.
The only bad part of the day was... Me and Chris both woke up with sore throats yesterday. By the end of the day, my head hurt, my nose was running, my stomach was churning. I was SICK. I am Sick. I couldn't sleep last night and that made it worse. Also, both my girls have runny noses. Maddie even has a temperature. So this morning handsome went to the store and bought us meds (everything at krogers was buy one get one free, so we stocked up.) I've taken mine, maddie's got hers. Taylor even got some vitamins. Now it's time for a nap. If only maddie will let me.
Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you had a good one. I sure did. Cold and all!
It was a great valentine's day.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Then the first chapter happened. I won't say much about what happened. But I didn't want to read anymore. I thought it was awful. Not the writing or anything. Just the story. I didn't want to finish it. It made me very sad. I get a little over emotionally involved in books. But Pat said to keep on going and I trust her (especially about books.) So... I picked the book back up yesterday morning and started reading again. I just skipped past chapter one.
I was finished reading last night at 9:30. Oh my, what an incredible book. There at the end I was crying pretty hard. (It takes alot to make me honestly cry at a movie, but for some reason, when it comes to books... I get the runs from my eyes! Sorry for that imagery.) I'm sure Chris saw my silent sobs and shaking shoulders from across the room where he was working on his laptop. Maddie was laying on the bed in front of me and it seemed the more into the story and upset I was, the more she screamed. I would put the book down and calm her down, then pick it right back up.
I have to say, this was SO good. I've told Chris he HAS to read it... it's not really his cup of tea, but regardless, he's going to read it. Maybe someday I'll even get my own Wednesday letter! LOL... right! Well, I can dream can't I?
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Thank you for my sanity!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Also, Madison is almost sitting up on her own now! And she's rolling over very well. Oh, and she found her toes. She'll even show you them if you ask nicely! :)
Friday, February 6, 2009
She helped put the cookies on the cooling rack.
She helped put on the frosting.
She added the sprinkles.
Especially to this one.
We admired our good work.
Then she enjoyed the fruit of her labors.
Kinda. She only ate the sprinkles and frosting.
Good Job Taylor. Your first attempt at baking was great. I had fun cooking with you today! Next, we'll try brownies!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
So, last night we went out on a date (thanks to John and Krystin!) and we bought Rock Band 2! I am SO excited... we stayed up a bit and played last night. Then we woke up early this morning before the girls were up (well, maddie was awake, but not fussing) and we played some more. It is too much fun. I really like the drums, but I suck at them. I'm better at the guitar thanks to guitar hero. And the singing is my favorite... though I haven't had a real chance to rock out there. People were trying to sleep both times we played and it's hard to whisper sing.
Anyways... I'm so glad to have my girls in my life. And glad to be able to use them as tax deductions. And glad to be able to buy this awesome game with that tax deduction.
So thanks girls. Daddy and Mommy love our new toy!