Monday, February 25, 2008

TAG... I am it!

10 Years Ago...
I was a freshman at Hanford High School... that was a rough year, but one I learned a lot from.

5 Things on my list to do today...
1.  Take Cole to the doctor for his one year check up... better late than never:)
2.  Clean my kitchen... it is a wreck from the weekend.
3.  Blog... it has been awhile.
4.  Make my bed... this is something I have been trying to be better at, but it's never been one of my strengths.
5.  Pay bills... which is something I actually enjoy doing.

Snacks I enjoy...
Chips & Salsa, Peanut Butter Cups with Hot Tamales (this was inspired by my BFF Nicole), cheese filled breadsticks from Schwans, and Coldstone ice cream...

3 Bad Habits...
1.  Forgetting to floss my teeth.
2.  Shopping online and buying clothing impulsively.
3.  Buying produce at Costco... I really don't need anything fresh in bulk considering there are only 3 of us... but I cannot seem to resist getting a deal on grapefruit and avacados.

5 Place I have lived...
1.  Idaho Falls, Idaho
2. Auburn, Washington
3. Richland, Washington
4.  Pleasant Grove, Utah
5.  Bothell, Washington

5 Jobs I have had...
1.  Carl's Jr.
2.  Mcdonalds
3. Drycleaning... I was the queen of shirt laundry.
4.  Shade Clothing
5.  Stay at home mom... this is definately the hardest of any of the jobs I've had, but also the most rewarding.

5 Things you don't know about me...
1.  I hate going to sleep at night... I cannot remember when this started, but it is depressing to me to have to sleep, there is always more that I want to be doing.
2.  I am border-line OCD... or at least it feels like it sometimes... 
3.  I hate doing my hair... it just seems like a big waste of time.
4.  I rarely mop my kitchen floor... I just kind of spot clean as I go along, but Cole is making this more and more difficult the older he gets.
5.  I haven't ever mowed a lawn... I just kind of got lucky growing up I guess and I have yet to own a house with much of a yard in my adult years.

If I suddenly had a million dollars...
I would go on a crazy shopping spree, pay off my house, and save/invest the rest.

I am tagging Dana, Patsy, and Beth.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sunshine in Seattle

I love days like today!  It is absolutely gorgeous outside and I couldn't be happier about it... I know that the sunshine isn't going to last long since it's still winter, so I am just happy to enjoy it while it's here... Cole and I went for a long walk around our neighborhood and then we played at the park for awhile.  I took him down the slide a few times, but he seemed much happier playing in the gravel and crawling around on the concrete.  A sunny day like today reminds me how much I LOVE and thrive off of sunshine... it sounds kind of cheesy, but it really helps me to see life more clearly... I was sitting at the park with Cole today and I was just feeling incredibly grateful for the life that I have and for all the events that have brought me to where I am now.  I wouldn't trade being Cole's mom for anything else in the world... life is good~

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Facing Forward

Sean and I decided it was time to move Cole's car seat around to face forward, so while Sean was fastening it in, we let Cole play around in the car which he loved.  This little boy is obsessed with buckles... any chance he gets, he can entertain himself forever with the buckles from his car seat or highchair... it works out pretty conveniently for me sometimes:)  After the mission was accomplished, we went to grab dinner to celebrate our anniversary and Cole seemed pretty happy to finally be facing his parents~  Hopefully car rides, for the most part, will be more pleasant from here on out.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

3 Years Ago...

It is crazy how quickly the past three years have flown by... and how much has happened during that time.  I have learned a lot about Sean, but I think I have learned more about myself.  Sean is one of the most patient people I have ever known and that has worked out well for us because I can be a little intense and anxious at times... There are a million reasons I am so glad that I made the decision to marry him and I hope we have a lot more anniversaries together~

Monday, February 4, 2008

Marcus and the Airport

Getting to see Marcus again was so much fun.  Here he is eating his Wendy's at the airport in Seattle where we first met up with him... He had been traveling for over a day at this point and he was really tired.  We got to be on the same flight as him over to the Tri-Cities where our parents live and I loved every minute of it since I got to have him to myself for a little bit before we got home...
We got to the airport way earlier than we needed to so we could see Marcus asap, but Cole wasn't too happy about having to miss his naps and not being able to crawl around wherever he wanted... but then we discovered this AMAZING room... everything in here was soft even the toys that look hard, he was loving his life being able to play and crawl around like crazy.
You can see how tired he is in this picture, but he did really well as long as he was in this room and then he fell asleep on the airplane so it all worked out perfectly~