Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas...then relaxation

After the Christmas stress, mom took the girls to the zermatt spa in midway for the weekend. I am too relaxed to post pics today of our holiday so stay tuned and have a happy new years eve! be good.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Due to the huge belly and lack of energy to wait in line at the busy post office, our Christmas card this year is an e-card...or shall i say blog-card. I figure you can wait in anticipation by your mail boxes come January or Febuary sometime for a baby announcement...which is much more fun than a boring ol family picture anyways. So stay tuned.

This weekend Tyson is off to Seattle so Owen and I are headin down south (to mapleton that is) to spend a little QT with mom while Dad is at the Vegas Bowl. Whats up with all these boys trips? Upon their arrival back home, we will be spending much time at holiday parties (where Owen seems to finds everything & anything to distroy and....well, does successfully). Bring on the holidays! I hope you all have a good and safe one!!

Friday, December 14, 2007


I realize i haven't done many "belly shots" and i am OK with that. In fact, i feel silly asking the hubbie or the 2 year old to "take a picture of me and my belly....and be sure to get me in the shot honey". Although, I had a conversation with my talented sister Haley (the almighty photographer) about doing a little private photo shoot of me and my belly. I am still trying to think if that is relevant or not. Until i decide, you get to see another view. Besides the fact that my belly is protruding over my skirt, i want to give a shout out to Leggings!
Leggings- oh how i love thee. Let me count the ways. First, you keep my legs warm in the wintertime. 2, you look fabulous and fun with any kind of skirt. and 3, You are comfy and stretchable and don't make indents into my ever stretching skin like jeans do. Leggings, you are a definate favorite of mine.

ANother thing to celebrate besides leggings, is the fact that finals are over. I actually have 1 more tomorrow morning. Its a yoga final. I will study all about primary serious and sun salutations tonight...but im not too worried. Today Owen and i celebrated the fact that i can finally stay home again and entertain him all day. Although this was our conversation this morning.
Owen- "Grandma comes to pick up Owie and we go to her house. and Mommy goes to school."
Me- "Nope, im done with school and i get to stay home and play with you."
Owen- "No, grandma comes to pick up Owie."
Me- sigh- my child likes his grandparents better than his mom. "No, ill stay home and we will do fun things ok?"
Owen- "like go see the lions and eat candy canes?"
Me- "sure sweetie."

So...that is what we did. We took a trip to the bean museum and made about 4 rounds throughout the entire place, picked up a candy cane on the way home, watch the little mermaid, made a spinach smoothie (his favorite...and i even added carrots this time) and built a castle with blocks.
Its good to be home in my leggings.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

3 finals down...2 to go. Then this will be me on the tube screeching with joy!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends.Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! 'Tis the Season to be NICE!
1. Wrapping paper or gift bag? wrapping for sure!
2. Real tree or artificial? Real, although this year our tree was free so we went fake...ill have to break out the pine sented candle.
3. When do you put up your tree? Around Thanksgiving
4. When do you take down your tree? About New Years.
5. Do you like eggnog? Yes, but i might have to skip it this year however...doesn't sound so good being preggo.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Black boots from Delia's i wanted SO bad.
7. Do you have a nativity scene? NO, sad.
8. Hardest person to buy for? Dad and father in law..they have everything!
9. Easiest person to buy for? Sister...she has the same taste as me, so i practically buy something for myself and give it to her.
10. Worst Christmas gift you've ever received? I LOVE my husband but he has a weak shopping effort and i have to honest... Last year my stocking was stuffed with toys a 3 year old would have loved. Love you hun.
11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail, although this year i will be emailing...i know, lame.
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Elf, Family Stone or the Holiday.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? The day after Christmas...all year round
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? You betcha...very carefully.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Breakfast foods
16. White or colored lights? Im a big fan of the old fashioned, originally Christmas lights. the fat colorful bulbs.
17. Favorite Christmas song? I can't pick a favorite..i love them all
18. Traveling for Christmas or stay home? Staying home...fam is all here
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? you bet but i won't waste your time.
20. Angel or Star on top of tree? Star
21. Open presents Christmas Eve or Morning? Both!
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Having no Mula and being fat and uncomfortable
23. Favorite Holiday Traditions? Eating all the yummy food, being with family, reading Christmas stories, new Pj's and visiting our old cute neighbor Roland.
24. What I love most about Christmas? Spending time with my family, relaxing and being grateful for all we have!
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Owen got a new do that came with a new attitude.
Personally, i am a big fan of hair but Tyson has been buggin me for months to buzz his head and since i have been feeling a tiny bit bad about my pregnancy ornery-ness, i let him do what he wanted. Here are the results. Still a pretty cute kid i think.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

throwin in the towel

As finals approach, i must take a little blog break....and fill my mind with school stuff. Be back soon.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

A good day

We were so happy to wake up to snow...Owen ran right over to the window this morning. In fact, i think he thought it was Christmas because he started opening presents under the tree. Opps. We wasted NO time making a snowman and playing in the snow today. It was good day!