Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My Angel Baby

On this day two years ago, my sweet little Maeve Lillian returned to Heavenly Father. I can't believe it has been two years. I never knew how life would go on without her. The truth is, it hasn't. My daughter is still here with me every day. I don't think a day has gone by in the last two years when I haven't felt her. I see her little expressions in Isaac sometimes. He smiles when I talk about her or when he sees her pictures and I know that he knows her. We always called her bug, and after she died, ladybugs started landing on me all the time. This had never happened before, and now it happens frequently, and in the most random places. The strangest was when we were on a boat off the coast of North Carolina. How did a lady bug get out there?
Maeve was the greatest gift I could have ever been given in this life. I still learn from her, and I live my life to live up to her legacy and return to her someday.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Office Quote

So I am stealing this idea from my sis in law, Brandy. She loves Dwight from "The Office" and posts Dwight quotes. I love the office too. I have decided to post Angela quotes. Nobody can obviously like Angela, but I do think she is hilarious.

Angela: Poop is raining from the ceilings. Poop!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Let me introduce all of you!

Do you ever wonder who all those people are that are linked on the blogs you read. Maybe you already know them and they are all in your five or something, but maybe you don't. I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce everyone to my little circle of blogging friends. BTW- if you are reading this and have a blog and I have not listed you, it is not because I hate you. It is because I am forgetful, so please let me know and I will link you and introduce you to my peeps!

Brandy and Doug- Brandy is my super cooooo sis in law. She enjoys scrapbooking, Dwight from "The Office", and being from Blackfoot, ID. :)
Andrea and Adam- Andrea is my slightly younger super coooo sis in law. She enjoys being pregnant, tall and beautiful, and not updating her blog- so if you visit it, be sure to bug her about that:).
Summer and Andy- Summer was my brothers best friend in high school and is an awesome mommy. She has the cutest (not kidding, these kids are genetically gifted) kids ever.
Nancy and Dallas- Nancy lives in AZ now, and we don't talk much, but she is still one of the most important people in my life because of when she was in it. Our baby's shared a room at Primary Children's. She is my hero.
Tawny and Kalani- Tawny was my BF in high school and I just came across her blog this summer. She is pregnant too. Most of my blog friends seem to be pregnant... hmmm.....
Tiffany and Ryan- Tiffany is like Andrea above, but not my sis in law and she is getting better at updating her blog. She is super funny and does a mean velociraptor impression.
Misti and Paul- Misti rules! She is pregnant, works full time doing her job and my old job, is a great mom, shoots bb guns, and names her kids (hoping she will with the one on the way) after baseball players!
Ashley and Dan- I miss Ashley so much. Just thinking about funny times with her and everyone at work makes me laugh out loud. Now, she is a big city mommy. Her blog is the prettiest blog around!

I hope everyone is cool with me talking about them. I figured it would be okay since I already have you linked. I am really lucky to know such awesome people. Have a great week!

The Ducky Tub

Quite some time ago, Isaac outgrew his baby tub. Not only was he getting too big for it, but he was starting to sit on his own better and I felt bad for him having to lay down in a baby tub for a bath. Still, I was really nervous about putting him in the big tub. It just seemed so huge and he still tips over now and then, and I was worried about him slipping and hurting himself in the tub. I worry about everything.

When I went in search of some solution to this problem, I found the Ducky Tub at Target. I am pretty sure it cost $9.99. It is the best thing ever. You simply inflate it, so it is soft on all sides and the bottom, and fill it with water in the tub. It has a suction cup on the bottom to help with slipping and storage, and when you squeeze the beak, it quacks!

Isaac has had so much fun with it for the past couple of months. It has been the perfect transition item. He loves to splash and play with toys in it. This is what I will be giving everyone at baby showers from now on! I noticed that he is running out of leg room though and I think we really only have about a month or so left with the ducky tub. So sad:(. I realized that I hadn't yet immortalized tub time, so I took care of that today. Here are the pic's for your enjoyment. As a warning, these may contain partial baby nudity.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Los Angeles

So at just about the last minute, my mom and I decided to brave the scary weather forecast and take a trip to Los Angeles for her best friend's daughters wedding. Due to the aforementioned last minute nature of the trip, I forgot my camera so I will try to illustrate with pictures I find on the net.
When we arrived in Burbank, we checked in to the Safari Inn. It is where other wedding guests would be staying and we hoped for the best.
We had dinner at Bob's Big Boy. It is a tourist attraction and just kind of fun to eat there. Yummy burgers, and Isaac flirted with everyone as usual. The next day the rain started. We headed into Westwood for the ceremony at the temple. Traffic was non-existent, so we were an hour early. We decided to go have some donuts at Winchells! I love Winchells!

Isaac and I planned to hang out in the Temple visitor's center while my mom attended the ceremony, but it was closed for renovations, so we played at the family history center instead. Isaac was pretty tired by the time the ceremony was over, and the rain never let up, so we just drove around sightseeing while Isaac slept. After we returned to the motel and got Isaac to bed that night, we realized that the carpet by the door was wet. The room was flooding! We called the front desk twice for assistance, but the FEMA employees/genius engineers who worked the front desk were confident that a couple of bath towels on the floor would solve the problem and that the water would not come in any further. HA! We made sure to pick up all our things off the floor and go to sleep, relying on the lord's promise to Noah not to destroy civilization with a flood again:). The rain finally stooped at about 5:00 am and in the morning the carpet was soaked 6 feet into the room. It is a good thing I was a girl scout and my mom a troop leader. We know how to camp. (I just don't want to).
We enjoyed more amazing donuts. You know how it is when you are on vacation, you have to eat the food you don't get where you live. I don't know why there are no good donuts in Utah. If you are from anywhere else, you know what I mean. I don't like Krispy Kremes. This time, we had donuts from donut prince. I think these were even better than the winchells. MMmmm....

Oh, I forgot to mention, the night before, my mom had a crown come out while we were eating dinner. As luck would have it, our old dentist was still there, and he fixed it for my mom on Saturday. What a nice guy!
After the dentist, we did a little reminiscing tour around town, visiting the houses where my mom grew up, the one I lived in, the old church, etc. We took Isaac to Griffith Park to see the pony's, and got some ice cream with my cousin, Sean.

So here is the crazy part, we went to the reception where we sat next to NAPOLEON DYNAMITE! It was so cool. We had Isaac with us so we sat at this corner table to try and stay out of every ones way. This was a nice plated dinner/dancing reception. Anyway, Jon Heder, his wife, his twin brother and wife come in with their babies and spot us with Isaac and decide it must be the kid table and sat right by us. I didn't know what to do or how to act so we did talk to them, but I pretended not to know who they were. It was sweet!
Well, that's all I have to say for now. I have more blogging to do because it has now taken me a week (sitting in drafts) to write this little one.