Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Birthday Wish List

...because who doesn't forget what they want when someone asks?  Well this year I just might have something to say :) 

I'd love love LOVE to have this necklace with Jack & Joel's name.

The iphone.  
Not really for my birthday, but eventually come November when our contract renews.  That way we don't have pay an arm and a leg at full price.
A "normal" camera for on the go.
So I can throw it in my purse for once!
Dinner at House of Japan in Columbus.
...mmm sushi...

Not too much to ask for right?  And in all honesty, as long as I get dinner at House of Japan, I'll be happy as a clam.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

10 on Tuesday

My first 10 on Tuesday.  10 wacky, or little known, facts about me...

1.)  I was a flight attendant up until the moment I found out I was pregnant with Jack.

2.) I make sure to update facebook whenever I'm cooking... so my family knows I cook, and that I cook well!  Yes I'm that much of a dork.  You would do the same if they were constantly giving you cookbooks :)

3.) I met my husband (Joel) in high school, and I had that movie moment feeling that I would marry him someday.

4.) I've never lost anyone in my life that was super close to me.  That is a pain I have yet to experience.  And I know it's inevitable.  

5.) I pick Jack's nose.  Not my own, but Jack's- yes. 

6.) I hate doing the dishes.  I'd rather vacuum the whole place than do a single load of dishes.  

7.) I love sushi.  I have yet to find a kind I don't like.  Mmm.... I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. 

8.) I drive a white dodge stratus.  Nothing glamorous.  It's the same car I had in high school too.  No dents and no scratches and still going strong.  Once it breaks down I'm getting a hybrid :)

9.) I have had every hair color known to man and then some.  It's currently dirty blond if you're "dying" to know :) 

10.) I was president of the FFA in high school.  And I did the whole dairy judging (also soil and livestock judging) just like Napoleon Dynamite.

Now your turn! 

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mini Camping Trip

We're heading down to Bainbridge today.  We're going to visit Joel's parents.  They have a camper down there.  Going to enjoy good company, eat camp fire food and of course summer days!  They also have a swimming area down by the lake, might take Jack down there.  Hopefully it's a nice day. 

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Feeling Selfish

     I just read an update on a blog about a mother who has a child who is sick.  He's not doing so great tonight, and it makes me look at my life and think to myself... a big fat WTF?  Nothing in the world compares to seeing your child suffer.  Here I am rambling about my sister moving away while this mother sits next to her son's hospital crib clinging onto hope and faith.
    No matter how much you think your life is hard, there will always be someone who has been through or is going through more pain that you can imagine.  I feel selfish.  Maybe that isn't the right word... but I feel like I'm wrong for feeling this way.  I know my feelings are valid, but I know the struggles I face don't even compare to others.
    So if you're reading this, I ask that you say a prayer for Stellan.  He sure could use them more than me.

Saying Goodbye

     "Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair." 
~William Cowper

     My parents had a cookout tonight for my sister, a goodbye party I guess.  That's us above, my three siblings and our husbands/wife and kid(s).  My sister is moving this coming Friday and taking my three beautiful nieces and husband with her.  She's moving over 500 miles away.  I know to some this is probably petty, but it's been really hard for me.  I'm not just saying goodbye to just one person, but five.
     I wish their was a reason behind the move, like a great job or they're moving closer to his family or something... but it's just because they want to.  I know some people who have said they have done this and just needed a change, but I haven't been there so I don't know and it's hard for me to accept that.  I can't imagine leaving everything I ever knew to go to a town where I didn't know a soul... and I can't imagine myself desiring such a life.  This is her life though, so I'm doing my best to put on a happy face and be supportive.
   I'm going to be an emotional wreck Friday.  They're having a "load the truck & say goodbye" party.  I have a feeling I'm going to do the ugly cry.  At least I know I won't be the only one since my other sister is pregnant :)
   But I don't know how to say goodbye to my nieces.  I was thinking about getting the girls a goodbye bracelet or some small gift.
     I probably sound so selfish with this whole post.  I just needed a place to put my thoughts and feelings together.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Why am I STILL awake at 5am?  The quotes below sums it up pretty well.  And I might actually be able to go to sleep now.

"Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow."

Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer Days

So we had a pool party today.   My mom, two sisters, grandma & nieces ended up coming over.  We had a good time.  I made sure to snap some photos because a week from today my oldest sister is moving over 500 miles away.  She says I'm in the "anger" stage ... because I told her the house they chose was ugly.  Jokingly of course.  She knows I'm trying hard to be happy for her and support her.  Anyways, summer days are the best... 
The rugrats, Abbie, Mollie, Jack & Zoie
Photo in the middle: My oldest sister & her youngest Zoie.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I'll be missing in action today because I have a lot of work to do.  All of Jack's naps will be spent editing photos and designing my clients custom CD cover along with packaging.  Maybe I'll remember to snap a photo this time!
Here are a few sneak peaks I sent to them already.
Did I mention this was my old high school teacher's wedding?  Talk about weird.  And one of the groomsmen, he was my old math teacher!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Steps to making my life a little easier...

I've only got so much time to blog today, because the monster will be waking soon! 

Jack & I are heading out today (Joel's at work) and going shopping for a few items to make our life a little easier.

1) Dust Buster
I'm so sick of dragging out the huge vacuum for crumbs.

2.) Stainless Steel Trash Can
 Jack has this new obsession with the kitchen trash and loves to dump it everywhere.  I figured this would solve our problem since it's so heavy and tall. 

3) Flip Video
I've been wanting this for awhile now!  I'm ordering it on amazon because I can't seem to find a better deal anywhere else.  Hopefully it will be here soon :)

Well the Monster is now awake!

Monday, July 20, 2009

It's Official

We are now a blogging family.  haha

I decided to start this blog for no other reason than to have a place to just brag about my boys and family.  I also wanted a place just to write down ideas, goals and have my thoughts in one place.  And of course to show off adorable photos of Jack like the ones below :) 

Jack jumping around and eating the watermelon Daddy gave him. 

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