Saturday, December 27, 2008

Picture Blog

I know, everyone wants pictures of the new house. Those are coming, but not yet. Even though I finally found the cord for my camera, I think I want to retake those pictures since we've put a lot away since I took the first ones. Here are a few pictures from the last few weeks (not in any particular order) while you're waiting. :)

Here's Mike, who insists on doing whatever Dad's doing at the moment.

It looks like Mike loves his Christmas present from Santa!

He can't get enough binks!

Mike climbed up here by himself. Even though he doesn't use the crib, or the bouncer, anymore, they were still in his room until we moved.

Watching his favorite movie of December: Frosty the Snowman

This is what happens when I leave my laptop alone for even less than a minute.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

We're In!

We successfully moved into our new house!

Most importantly, I have to give out a huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped. It sure made my job a lot easier! We had my parents, my siblings: Cristal, Katrina, and Tim, then Joshua's parents came with Jordan and Justin. We even had some friends, Kyle and Joyce, who both helped a lot. Jefferson and Joshua both had to work that morning, so they came as soon as they can. (Joshua brought pizza and soda for the whole group!) We had a neighbor come help for a few minutes. Nicolette and Jeremy brought their family over to the new house when they got off work to help with a little of the unpacking and setting up furniture. Cristal and my Mom never even made it to the new house, they were busy cleaning my apartment for me, which is a huge deal to me! Hopefully they'll be able to stop by sometime today.

About the pictures yet. I took them, but I can't find my camera cord (among other things), but when I find it, I'll be posting pictures. So keep checking back!

Oh, and Merry Christmas! (I'm off to go put up my tree!)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Toddler Rules

Okay, I stole this from Marlana. Mike doesn't know "mine!" yet, but the rest of it totally applies to him!

Toddler Property Rules
If I like it, it's mine.
If it's in my hand, it's mine.
If I can take it from you, it's mine.
If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
If I'm doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.
If it looks just like mine, it's mine.
If I think it's mine, it's mine.

Toddler Rules
If it is on, I must turn it off.
If it is off, I must turn it on.
If it is folded, I must unfold it.
If it is a liquid, it must be shaken, then spilled.
If it a solid, it must be crumbled, chewed or smeared.
If it is high, it must be reached.
If it is shelved, it must be unshelved.
If it is pointed, it must be run with at top speed.
If it has leaves, they must be picked.
If it is plugged, it must be unplugged.
If it is not trash, it must be thrown away.
If it is in the trash, it must be removed, inspected, and thrown on the floor.
If it is closed, it must be opened.
If it does not open, it must be screamed at.
If it has drawers, they must be rifled.
If it is a pencil, it must write on the refrigerator, monitor, or table.
If it is full, it will be more interesting emptied.
If it is empty, it will be more interesting full.
If it is a pile of dirt, it must be laid upon.
If it is stroller, it must under no circumstances be ridden in without protest. It must be pushed by me instead.
If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon.
If Mommy's hands are full, I must be carried.
If Mommy is in a hurry and wants to carry me, I must walk alone.
If it is paper, it must be torn.
If it has buttons, they must be pressed.
If the volume is low, it must go high.
If it is toilet paper, it must be unrolled on the floor.
If it is a drawer, it must be pulled upon.
If it is a toothbrush, it must be inserted into my mouth.
If it has a faucet, it must be turned on at full force.
If it is a phone, I must talk to it.
If it is a bug, it must be swallowed.
If it doesn't stay on my spoon, it must be dropped on the floor.
If it is not food, it must be tasted.
If it IS food, it must not be tasted.
If it is dry, it must be made wet with drool, milk, or toilet water.
If it is a car seat, it must be protested with arched back.

Friday, December 19, 2008

More Silly Boy

He just walked up to me with this on his head.

(It's a heart shaped pillow with a big pocket on the front.)


We finally closed on our house! We were an hour and a half late because of the snow, but they waited for us. Whew. We borrowed my in-law's Hyundai Santa Fe because it's better in the snow than our BMW. (glad we did that!) We don't get the keys until Monday though, so we're planning on moving on Tuesday. If everything goes well. (we know how that's been going...) So, yay, in by Christmas, and we won't have to pay that week's rent if we move early in the week.

Also, thanks to a couple of nice people (mostly Joshua's grandma) our finances are comfortable again after I haven't been working all month. Whew. A huge stress is gone. Now comes the moving in December part...ha ha.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Third Anniversary

It's hard to believe we've been married for three years! It's hard to imagine my life before I met Joshua, it seems like I've known him my whole life, but at the same time, three years seems like a long time.

We celebrated tonight with a steak dinner at Sizzler, and a little Christmas shopping, thanks to my sister offering to babysit for free. :) She even paid for part of our meal as a Christmas present to us. Thanks Cristal!

Three years later...still happily married, with an amazing little boy, and hopefully a house by Christmas. I don't think we're doing too bad!

New Hair

Joshua and I both decided to get hair cuts today. His is his normal cut, nothing special, so no pictures. ha ha Mine is kinda short and fun. Oh, and I got bangs. We'll see how I end up liking them. Not sure about the color. The blonde stuff sticking out. It's just leftover from the last time I got my hair done which long ago Jess? Five or six months ago? Yeah, it's been a while. So, I still need to fix the color, but it's better than the blah, outgrown hair I had before.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My hoodie must be really comfy and warm because he asked to wear it again today. Then he snuggled up on the couch and fell asleep. How cute. :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

100th Post

I was kinda hoping my 100th post would be something exciting. Like we finally closed on our new house. That's not happening yet, so I'm just going to do a normal post as my 100th. Sorry!

These movies are from Joshua's cell phone. One is from a few months ago, at IKEA, and the other is last week at the grocery store. We're mean parents and make him go shopping with us when he's SO tired. ha ha.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Shy kid

I tried to get a video of him trying to juggle. It's really cute, but he won't do it for the camera.
(PS remember we're kitchen table doesn't always look like that!)

Showing off

So he wouldn't juggle for the camera, but he did want to show off a few of the other things he knows. We would have kept going, but I ran out of memory on my camera. (Just warning you, all his words sound the same. You kind of have to hear them in context.)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Yay Beth!

My sister Beth just called me. She's engaged!

For those of you who have met me in the last couple of years, you probably don't know her, so let me explain. She's 15 months older than me, so we did a lot together growing up. That's why everyone who knew me in high school or before, probably knew her too. Two years ago she left on an LDS mission to Sweden, where she was for 18 months. She came home at the end of May, when she met her only nephew (Mikey) who had just turned one. She got back into the swing of things, going back to Weber State this fall, and living back at home with our parents. Her boyfriend of almost 3 years, David Dille, also went on a mission, to Arizona. He came home just two weeks ago. They wrote to each other their whole missions (he was gone for 2 years) and were still very much in love when they were finally reunited. We were all expecting this day to come, we just didn't know when.

So, back to tonight. I was about to put Mike to bed, again, when my phone rang. I thought "who the heck is calling me at midnight?" I grabbed my phone, which told me it was Beth calling. She was probably the last person I would expect to be calling me at midnight on a week night. My first thought was that she was stranded somewhere and needed a ride, but my parents weren't answering the phone because they were asleep. (Could happen, right?) Here's how the conversation went:

Me: "Hello?"
Beth: "Hi! Sorry for calling you so late."
Me: "That's okay - "
Before I could say anything else she said: "Guess what?"
I was halfway through saying "What?" When I realized her tone of voice sounded very happy and excited and I knew exactly why she was calling me, so it came out something like this: "Wha-oooohhhh! yaaaaay! yaaaay!" I think it went on for about 20 seconds of excited noises, but you get the idea. Of course Joshua looked up from whatever he was doing, so I told him, "It's Beth!" and he knew exactly what was going on.

Anyway, after an 11 minute phone call, ended by Mike being an over-tired toddler, I hope she gets how excited I am for the two of them. Now, it's time to plan a wedding!

Oh, and I hope she doesn't mind that I'm announcing it to everyone I know.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008