Sunday, February 28, 2010

Day 04 -- Your Favorite Book

Ok, I do really like the "Twilight" Series... besides that, my favorite book is probably "Little Earthquakes" by Jennifer Weiner and other books that she has written that I have read.

(Can I just say that I'm enjoying this challenge? It's nice to know what I'm going to blog about everyday!)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 02 -- Your Favorite Movie

I love many, many movies but if I have to choose my FAVORITE it is Sixteen Candles. I've always loved that movie!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 01 — Your favorite song

Hmm, this is a toughie. I have a few favorites, here a few and the reasons why.

--"If You Leave" by OMD-- It was my FAVORITE song as a kid and I still love to listen to it.

--"She Thinks She Needs Me" by Andy Griggs-- It's "our" song. The song Chad and I first danced to and danced to at our wedding. Awww!

-- "After An Afternoon" by Jason Mraz- It's that song that I loved once I heard it and I still love it. It also has one of my most favorite phrases/lines ever!

-- "I Still Believe" by Jeremy Camp- Probably my ultimate favorite. It's the song I always listen to if I'm worrying about something or having trouble with something. So great!

30 Day Challenge

So, I got this idea from my friend Claire's blog (Thanks Claire!) and I thought it would be a fun task, especially seeing as how I don't write that often. So, here are the challenges and I think I will start today, yay!

Day 01 — Your favorite song
Day 02 — Your favorite movie
Day 03 — Your favorite television program
Day 04 — Your favorite book
Day 05 — Your favorite quote
Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book
Day 15 — A fanfic
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
Day 27 — This month, in great detail
Day 28 — This year, in great detail
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy"

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunshine, Pictures & Crawling

Is spring here? It sure feels like it. We have been trying to enjoy the sunshine and get out and play when we can. I'm getting so excited for the spring and summer and I can't wait to watch the kids play outside together. Lainee is all over the place!! She is really getting good at crawling and she is also crazy good at pulling herself up on almost anything and shes learning how to cruise some, too. Her two bottom teeth are also coming in. KJ likes to tell me when his sis is crawling and he has become quite the conversationalist! Both kiddos are growing so fast, I just don't know where the time is going.

This past Saturday we went and got some pictures taken in Wenatchee. I was fortunate to find a really great photographer that was within our budget. I've already seen two of the pictures she has taken and they are wonderful! I can't wait until I get to see them all. Check out her website:

We had fun, the kids were stubborn at times but it was a good time. I can't wait to get the new pictures up on our walls!!! (She has already posted a couple pictures on her site. If you scroll through the pictures at the top of her page, you will find one of KJ and one of Lainee.)

So, we are thinking about painting some walls in our house. We have already bought 4 samples and we are going to get some more-- just trying to find the right colors for the right rooms. Our first project will be the kitchen and dining/family area. I'm excited to get some colors on the wall and I'm really excited to see what the kitchen will look like with the flowery wallpaper gone.

Alright, here are some pictures of the kiddos. They are just so cute! :)
KJ having fun at the park:
The kids all ready for church on Valentine's Day:
Am I cute or what?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Getting In Shape

So, I talked before about how I've started working out and "dieting" so that I can try to get back in shape, preferably the shape I was in when I met Chad! I think I have about 15-20 pounds to go and I do think the working out is paying off. I'm fitting into my smaller clothes and that makes me a happy camper! My struggle is with the dieting part of this journey. I LOVE food and I LOVE to eat whatever I want, whenever I want. I'm doing the WW point system and it's not too bad, there are just some days I wish I was that person who could eat whatever they want and not have to worry about if their pants will fit them the next morning (although, this doesn't really pertain to me seeing as how I'm in sweats whenever I'm home (which is most of the time)). It does feel good when you start seeing results though and that is the motivation I need to keep going...

Anyways, the reason I decided to blog about this is because I was blog browsing last night and found a bunch of great blogs by girls who are also on their own personal weight loss journey. They are great about journaling what they eat/their excercise routines/their attitudes towards weight loss/etc... For a minute, I thought about creating my own weight loss blog and then decided I don't have the time (OK, maybe I have the time), but not really the energy to keep up with a blog about my excercising/eating struggles. I do admire those who are so good about journaling their stories though. I'm also not ballsy enough to post pictures of my tub-a-lub like many of those girls are. Heck, I crop the crap out of pictures if there is anything that is a little unbecoming. Maybe once I'm at the weight I want to be I'll have no problem posting some before and after pictures... but for now, I'm still a little bit self concious.

So, here is Happy Valentine's Day wishes to you all! Be safe & have fun!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Oh, The Faces You'll Make

Ok, so here it is, the blog I previously mentioned. Funny faces people make when participating in different activities. I already mentioned a couple but I will go ahead and post them again for your reading pleasure.

1) Feeding someone else, especially a baby, with a spoon.
This is one I already talked about, so you can go read my past blog posts if you want to get the funny out of this one. Or, just watch someone spoonfeed someone else.

2) Cutting something with scissors.
I know I make a funny face with this one. The popular face for this activity? Tongue hanging out the side of your mouth as you slide your scissors across that peice of paper. You know you've done it!

3) Dancing.
You know the face I'm talking about. The face where one purses their lips together as they bob their head. KJ is really good at this face; however, it's not so funny as it is really, really adorable!

4) Checking yourself out in the mirror.
A little similar to the dance face, a somewhat cocky look... I suppose it would be cocky if you are really checking yourself out (Yeah, go and brush your shoulder off already). Let's be fair, though. I make funny faces in the mirror too, especially if I'm focusing in on one certain area ie. my hair, face, teeth, etc... I don't think it's cocky look though, it definitely falls under the funny look category. There is a difference!

5) Pooping.
A little personal, a little gross. The reason this face came to mind is because I watch my kids make this face daily. The blank expression which turns their face a slow deep red as they push. Cute, but pretty funny!

6) When you eat something sour.

7) When you eat something gross.
Another Duh!

So, those are the faces that come to mind as of now. I will add more if I think of some and if you have any contributions, let me know and I'll add those too!