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A witchy Witch...


Some things are better left unsaid...

6 random facts about yours truly:

1. I showed pigs in 4-h for 8 years. I made a lot of money and have a lot of interesting stories to tell. Most of them involve death or poo.

2. I used to dance, but haven't put on a pair of dance shoes in 7 years.

3. In 2002 I was serenaded by Beck at a show in SLC.

4. In 1998 I was Prom Queen.

5. I was in a boxing Match in High School. My grandpa trained me along with my cousin John and my brother Matt.

6. My hair was pretty random for a lot of years.

Tag: Alisha P, Monica R, Tiffany H, Mandy R, Annie H, Rachel W


She looks really sweet but...

...this girl has been driving us crazy lately!

She will be 2 in 1 month and I am getting pretty scared. She won't clean up, she won't nap or go to bed without a fight, she won't eat, and she has to get herself into and out of the car (which takes about 20min). She strings her toys from one end of the house to the other, she changes back into her pajamas at least 2x a day, and she comes into our room before 6 every morning.

I feel totally guilty today though:

She won't take a nap and I put her back into her bed at least 15x, so I put the baby gate across her door. She whines and whines, "Mommy, no nigh-night. Mommy nigh-night." She wants me to lay down with her, but I know that If I do that she will not sleep. I just pray that she'll not wake up Mae. So I sit at the computer where she can't see me and ignore her. Then, it's silent. So I wait a few minutes. Yep, still silent. I walk toward to her room and she has thrown a diaper, wipes, shoes, and pants into the hall. Great. I know that there is a huge mess in her room, but she is just sleeping on the floor with a new pair of pants on. Surprisingly, she has them on right. As I approach her I notice the all too familiar smell of a poopy diaper. Yes, she had pooped and was trying to get my attention to come change her before going to bed. Why didn't she just say, "Mommy...poopoo.?" That would be too easy and I probably wouldn't have believed her. Yep, that's me...guilty!

I consider just leaving her, but cannot bear the feeling of being the unfit mother who punishes her daughter for not going to sleep by not changing her diaper. So wake her up, change her, and put her in bed. Now, I can enjoy (hopefully at least 1 hour) of quiet. Yes!


Camping with 2 Under 2

The best thing about camping is you get to be really, really dirty. No one cares. Except maybe my mom. I must say though, that she dealt with it rather well. My favorite thing to do was gather rocks and draw in the dirt with sticks. I also liked playing with the flashlight and climbing in and out of the tent. -Blondie

These are the faces I usually get when I have the camera. Confused and annoyed, but they tolerate it. -The Mrs.

Camping with The Mrs is like being with a hyper little kid. I was trying to relax around the fire and she was running around with the hatchet chopping down the forest. -Easy E

Blondie woke us all up before 5am. She was screaming because Dad put a blanket over her head. He was pretty obsessive about keeping her warm. I slept great and was a little sweaty in the 30 degree temp. I was in the sleeping bag with Mom. It was too cold for Blondie so we all got in the car. The parents drove as Big Sis and I slept. -Mae

Before heading home we hiked down into Tonto Natural Bridge. Easy loves this sort of thing and in order to get the full effect he has to get the history about it. I just enjoy the scenery and being with my 3 favorite people. The bridge was beautiful. It is the largest natural bridge in the world and has only been open to the public for 20 years. You are allowed to climb over and through the travertine to the other side. E went about halfway. -The Mrs


My Mae

My little MaeMae is 12 weeks today and as smiley as ever. Does 12 weeks = 3 months? Or, is she three months on the actual day she was born?


Just One is Not Enough

Blondie becomes very impatient with sitting on the potty. The other day I kept her there by placing every clip in her hair. She loved looking at her "pree hair" in the mirror before becoming frantic and tearing them all out.

Lately she has added "way" to the end of every "no" that she utters. I ask it she wants to eat and it's, "no way." If she wants to turn off the tv, "no way." If she wants to go get a diaper, (very matter-of-factly) "no way mommy."


My First "Tag"

Sorry Ashley, I've been thinking about my lists all day and I'm only going to pull off "Crazy 4's." (You'd think that with my first tag I'd be more ambitious.)

8 (or in my case 4) things that I am passionate about:
  1. The Man
  2. Trying to be a good Mom
  3. Being a nurse...someday
  4. Family History type stuff

4 things I want to do before I die:

  1. Have lots of Grandchildren
  2. Go to Europe again...and really soak it in
  3. Have matching scooters with Easy E
  4. Buy a really nice California King bed

4 things I say often:

  1. "Do not go PeePee in your Big Girl Panties." (In my best mommy voice which I'm still trying to perfect.)
  2. "When are you going to be home?"
  3. "No more milk. You can have water." (If you don't know Blondie I say this about 4x a day)
  4. "Hi Sissy!" (To Mae)

4 things I have read lately:

  1. Eclipse
  2. Ensign
  3. The manual to my new camera
  4. Blogs

4 songs I could listen to over and over:

  1. Just What I Needed, The Cars
  2. True Affection, The Blow
  3. TimeBomb, Beck
  4. Dare, Gorillaz

4 things that attract me to my best friends:

  1. We think we are so funny.
  2. They are honest. Especially with the little things like spinach in your teeth.
  3. They get over it when I screw up, like it never happened...right?
  4. We can always pick up right where we left off. Even if it's been years.

4 things I have learned this year:

  1. How to Blog
  2. How to juggle a screaming infant and stubborn toddler
  3. How to be more girl-y, thanks to my girl
  4. That when I'm really sick of apartment life and desperately wanting a house The Man is usually right about waiting.

4 people who should do crazy 8's:

  1. Aly
  2. Kiersten
  3. Shelly
  4. Traci
  5. and how could i forget...MOnica


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