Saturday, April 12, 2008

20 Ways to Tell you're Grown Up

My cousin posted this on our family website and I thought it was SO TRUE. Unfortunately. Sigh.
1. Your houseplants are alive.
2. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed
3. You hear your favorite song in an elevator
4. You watch The Weather Channel
5. You don't sleep in a twin bed
6. Instead of sneaking back in the house, you're the one waiting with worry & anger
7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of 'going steady' and 'breaking up'.
8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14
9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "dressed up."
10. You're the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won't turn down the stereo
11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you
12. You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.
14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald's leftovers.
15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
16. You take naps.
17. Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.
18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3AM would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach
19. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.
20. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.

Friday, April 11, 2008


5 things you cannot live without under $10
1. Really cute bookmarks
2. 7-11 5 cent candies
3. Ben & Jerry's Half Baked Ice Cream
4. Aveeno Lotion
5. Lip Smackers Vanilla Chapstick

5 favourite movies
1. Dirty Dancing
2. Simon Birch
3. Sommersby
4. The Notebook
5. How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days

Baby names you love(but won't use) As Joe has vetoed most of them...
1. Reagan
2. Alexis
3. Emily
4. Ashley
5. Mikaela
1. Matthew
2. Jacob
3. Jackson
4. Ethan

5 songs you could listen to over and over:
1. No Ordinary Love-Sade
2. Crash - Dave Matthews Band
3. Godspeed-Dixie Chicks
4. You Are Loved(Don't Give Up)-Josh Groban
5. Where Would You Be-Martina McBride

5 people who influenced your life in a positive way:
1. My mother
2. My father
3. One of my best friends-Kim
4. My mother in law
5. My piano teacher-Gail

5 things that stay in your purse all the time:
1. Chapstick
2. Kleenex
3. Mac Lipglass
4. My Wallet
5. A pen

5 moments you knew changed you forever:
1. When I decided to come back to church-for good (August 1999)
2. When I went throught the temple for the first time (October 2002)
3. My wedding day (Feb 24, 2001)
4. The day Josh was born (May 24, 2004)
5. The day Joe moved back in after we'd been separated for 5 months (July 2006)

5 obsessions you have right now:
1. This Blog
2. Most of the reality shows on TV-LOL
3. Reading (this is a lifetime obsession)
4. My son (another lifetime obsession-I just LOVE him)

5 places you would really love to go:
1. To Disneyland with my little family once the kids are old enough to appreciate it
2. HAWAII for like a month
3. Mexico
4. Italy
5. On a Carribean cruise

Bear with me

Finally I have an official blog that will get updated more than once every 2 years ( Joe tried to create a blog but it wasn't quite working out) I wanted a space just for me to get my thoughts out. You have been forewarned.

This is mostly pregnancy related but since that IS my life right now-it's what I'm usually thinking about. I'm now 25 weeks pregnant and just this week I've started to feel big. Like REALLY big-although evidently my uterus IS the size of a soccer ball at this point. And I'm not used to feeling big-I'm usually a pretty average size although I was 20 lbs heavier in college. It's especially noticeable when I put on my Lululemon workout pants (they don't make a maternity line as everything stretches-supposedly). You kind of look in the mirror and think-what's the point of going to the gym-I'm only going to get BIGGER the next 15 weeks! But after my weekly Biggest Loser TV addiction I went to my class Wednesday morning and felt pretty good but really tired after. Every week I watch Biggest Loser while eating junk food and it makes me want to workout. LOL. I'm not joking-it's my worst habit-snacking while watching TV. Well, maybe not my worst habit. That's why I workout-so I can eat whatever I want-because I will anyway so I try to balance it out. I am glad I haven't gained as much weight with this pregnancy as I did with Josh. I gained 35 lbs with him and only went to 33 weeks. Yikes. Only 18 lbs so far-I'm not quite sure why I haven't gained as much-it's not that I'm really doing anything different....other than running after Josh. Ahhhhhhhhh. Speaking of Josh-this picture is him at 3 months old (Aug '04)and it's one of my all time favorites. It makes me excited to meet this next little one.

I've enjoyed being pregnant much more this time than last. I've become really ZEN and that's a new thing for me. I don't know if it's because I've done this before therefore the puking breakfast up while in the middle of it doesn't phase me as much or if it's because of where I am in my life. I was on an emotional roller coaster with my first pregnancy-always mad or sad. Once you have a child you realize that the word "control" doesn't mean what it used to. I have let go of a lot. I like that saying "it is what it is". And I try to avoid the word should. Yeah-lots of things SHOULD go a certain way. But they usually just don't. Accept and move on. I've also been in a purging frenzy-anything that we're not using I don't want sitting around cluttering up my space (which will shock those of you that have ever been in my house as I usually hoard things). I don't think that technically qualifies as nesting but I've never felt this way so I'm not quite sure what to call it. I just want everything in it's place because I know once this baby comes if something hasn't had a place-it'll never get one. Maybe it's just common sense~LOL. Maybe I AM starting to work smarter not harder. Wouldn't that be a novel concept.

One last note. I want to thank those of you who have been a constant support to me over the past few years. You know who you are and I couldn't have made it through without your advice and love.