Monday, July 28, 2008

My new little niece

My sister had her second baby on Friday. After 40 minutes at the hospital and 2 pushes, the little girl came just as happy as could be. She is just beautiful. She doesn't have a name yet, but whatever it is - it will fit her perfectly.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Desperate Need

Okay, so some of you may not consider this 'desperate', but I do. As I am getting closer and closer to the birth of this little one in my belly, I am beginning to shop for things that we will need over the next 12 months or so. One thing I am absolutely frustrated with is baby clothing. Why is every little girl thing PINK? Don't they make grey, black, navy, green, orange, plum, red, or any other beautiful color out there? I do love pink and I understand that at some point, my child will be forced to wear pink, but please... not every day! Does anyone have any great places to shop to baby clothes that offer a great variety of colors and styles?

Also, since I've been spending a lot more time at home the last few months, I have rediscovered my love of sewing. If anyone needs anything sewn, including, but not limited to: baby blankets, burp cloths, breast feeding hiders, baby slings, or anything else you can think of... let me know.

A little more about me...

I was looking through an old box of stuff in my nightstand and came across 2 very interesting pieces of paper. I don't remember when I wrote them, but I thought it would be fun to share some of what I wrote.

The first one is titled: Someday I want to...

Be a mom
Read "Jesus the Christ"
Cruise the Caribbean
Volunteer at a hospital
Go to EFY
Go to a day spa
Climb "R" mountain
Take an art class
Paint a wall in my house red
Shop in New York City
Work at the temple
Put my journal in to a book
Play a hymn on the piano (both hands)
Play with my kids at the park
Go parasailing
Go to Egypt and see the pyramids
Graduate from college
Change someones life
Start my own business
Understand why I went on a mission
Teach a class
Sing to my husband
See a temple dedicated in my mission

The other list is titled: "Things I like to do..." (I guess maybe I thought I'd forget or something)

Go fishing
Collect leaves in the fall
Make snowballs, but not get hit by them
Write in my journal
Eat candy (of course)
Talk to my family
Cooking for others
Sing (although I don't do it well)
Watch old movies
Give gifts
Look at furniture
Skeet shoot
Play ping pong
Look at pictures
Talk on the phone
Watch reality TV
Color in a coloring book T

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Greek Mythology

Do any of you remember studying Greek Mythology in Junior High? I remember it as some of the worst weeks ever. Really... what is the point of Greek Mythology? Maybe it's just me, but why do we waste weeks of time in school talking about these gods and goddesses and these stories that are all make believe?

I was recently reminded of my loathe for Greek Mythology by watching a recent episode of Jeopardy. We record it on the DVR and watch it together every day. C usually gets more answers right than I do, but I get the more difficult ones. : ) This past week, there was an entire category devoted to questions about Greek Mythology. Who cares?!? The contestants were chiming in to answer all of the questions correctly. How do people know this stuff and why does it matter?