Thursday, July 31, 2008

Getting to know you...

I have had 4 people, yes 4, send me this 2008 version of getting to know your friends! There are a few different versions of this going around too, so I picked the least embarrassing questions! I figured I hadn't posted anything today, so I would let you into my world a little! Feel free to post your answers on your blog! I would love to get to know you too! :)


1. WHAT TIME DID YOU GET UP THIS MORNING? 8! I got to sleep in a little!

2. DIAMONDS OR PEARLS? Diamonds!

3. WHAT IS THE LAST FILM THAT YOU SAW? I can't remember the last movie I saw at a theater! I did take my kids last week to see The Little Mermaid for free at the SF theater! Does that count?

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW? American Idol, and Wipeout!

5. WHAT DO YOU USUALLY HAVE FOR BREAKFAST? Cinnamon and sugar toast

6. WHAT IS YOUR MIDDLE NAME? Lynn

7. WHAT KIND OF CAR DO YOU DRIVE? Honda Pilot

8. FAVORITE SANDWICH? Turkey

9. WHAT CHARACTERISTIC DO YOU DESPISE? When people are condesending!

10. FAVORITE ITEM OF CLOTHING? My Down East camis! I wear one every day!

11. IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD ON VACATION, WHERE WOULD YOU GO? Tough question! I am anxiously awaiting the time that just Josh and I can go on a vacation! Our top three are New York, Hawaii and Russia.

12. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR BATHROOM? Green towels.

13. FAVORITE BRAND OF CLOTHING? No favorites!

14. WHERE WOULD YOU RETIRE TO? somewhere close to family

15. WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY? Probably my sixteenth, because I was asked to Homecoming twice!

16. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? College football! One month left!

17. FURTHEST PLACE YOU ARE SENDING THIS? Who really knows how many people read my blog?!

18. WHO DO YOU LEAST EXPECT TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? n/a

19. THE PERSON YOU EXPECT TO SEND IT BACK FIRST? anyone else who wants to kill 5 minutes on an interesting blog post!

20. FAVORITE SAYING? Be believing. Be happy. Don't get discouraged. Things will work out. President Hinckley

21. YOUR BIRTHDAY? September 7

22. ARE YOU A MORNING OR NIGHT PERSON? I go in phases! In grade school, I was a morning person; in college, I was a night person; Now I think I am neither!

23. WHAT IS YOUR SHOE SIZE? 8

24. PETS? None! I will be surprised if we ever have pets!

25. ANY NEW AND EXCITING NEWS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE? Hm, new and exciting...Bella is starting to cut teeth! That is exciting!

26. WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE? A teacher, a florist and MOM!

27. HOW ARE YOU TODAY? I am good, just tired, and dreading a meeting I have to go to tonight.

28. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CANDY? Peanut butter M&Ms

29. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER? It changes with the seasons. Right now it's sunflowers

30. WHAT IS A DAY ON THE CALENDAR YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO? So many to look forward to this week! Friday, a date with my honey, Saturday, a Madrigal reunion! Tuesday a college roommate get together, and Thursday...Island Park! Yea!

31. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Nothin'!
32. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Fruit chews!

33. DO YOU WISH ON STARS? Of course!

34. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Pink! It's my favorite color!

35. HOW IS THE WEATHER? Stinkin' hot!

36. FAVORITE SOFT DRINK? Cherry coke, but I am trying to stay out of that habit, so Root Beer!

37. FAVORITE RESTAURANT(s)? Goodwood

38. SIBLINGS? 2 sistas, 1 brotha, 5 sisters-in-law, and 4 brothers-in-law

39. FAVORITE Day? I love Fridays - even if I got nothing planned, it's just the excitement of the weekend!

40. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD? My baby Michelle.

41. SUMMER OR WINTER? Summer!

42. HUGS OR KISSES? Both!

43. COFFEE OR TEA? Nope

44. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? Chocolate
45. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? I cry every time I hear my Primary kids sing I am a Child of God! So, Sunday!

46. WHAT IS UNDER YOUR BED? Maybe a ball or two that Thomas can't reach.

47. WHO IS THE FRIEND THAT YOU HAVE HAD THE LONGEST? Gosh, I don't know!

48. WHAT DID YOU DO LAST NIGHT? Presidency Meeting

49. FAVORITE SMELL? The smell of summer rain, springtime flowers, and baby lotion!

50. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? Way too many things! I should be less afraid of things, now that I am a Mom, but I'm not! Josh teases me because I really am still afraid of the dark!

51. SALTY OR SWEET? I like to mix them! There's nothing like a Wendy's frosty with some french fries!

52. HOW MANY KEYS ARE ON YOUR RING? 4 - don't ask how many key chains are on my ring!

53. HOW MANY YEARS AT YOUR CURRENT JOB? Kaley was born on December 5, 2004, so that makes it 3 years and almost 8 months! I love being a Mommy!

54 IN HOW MANY TOWNS HAVE YOU LIVED? 7! Whoa!

55 DO YOU MAKE FRIENDS EASILY? I think so!


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Miss Bella Rose - 6 month pictures










Also, we had Bella's 6 month check up yesterday! Her stats are in!

Weight: 16.8 lbs (only gained .2 lbs since her 4 month appt) - 75th percentile
Height: 27 1/2 in - 95th percentile
Head size: 44 cm - 90th percentile

There you have it! Our little Bella Rose could be a tall girl! She is taller than Thomas was at this age! (We thought Thomas was a giant in all aspects, so I compare her to his size!) We are glad she is healthy and happy! She handled her shots like a pro! I am blessed to have little Bella in our family!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Out of the mouth of my Babe

I saw this on a blog the other day, and thought it was pretty cute! I wanted to give it a try with Kaley! I tried to type it just how she said it. I love the way she was so methodical about her answers!

Q: What's something Mommy always says to you?

A: I don't know.... No?

Q: What makes Mommy happy?

A: Not being a grump. If you jump on the bed, that makes Mommy mad.

Q: What makes Mommy sad?

A. When I get a haircut all my by myself.

Q: How does Mommy make you laugh?

A: Being happy makes me laugh.

Q: What was Mommy as a child?

A: A baby.

Q: How old is your Mommy?

A: This many - (hold us all her fingers) .... six?

Q: How tall is your Mommy?

A: I don't know. This big tall. (points to the top of my head)

Q: What is Mommy's favorite thing to do?

A: Um, Get a new purse!

Q: What does Mommy do when you're not around?

A: You come find me! When we're with Daddy, we can come back.

Q: If Mommy was going to be famous, what would it be fore?

A: For your purse. What question do you need to do now?

Q: What is Mommy really good at?

A: Playing games! My Princess cards!

Q: What is Mommy not very good at?

A: Not putting mirrors up. (she points to the mirror on the wall)

Q: What does Mommy do for her job?

A: Clean up the playroom.

Q: What is Mommy's favorite food?

A: Corn on the cob.

Q: What makes you proud of your Mommy?

A: Painting walls. When you paint your board, it makes me happy.

Q: If Mommy was a cartoon character, who would she be?

A: Like, going to the carnival? On a ride?

Q: What do you and Mommy do together?

A: Do workbooks.

Q: How are you and Mommy the same?

A: We're all girls, and Bella's a girl, and Thomas is boy, and Daddy is a boy, and Kaley is a girl. We have 3 girls and 2 boys.

Q: How are you and Mommy different?

A: Like changing into different clothes.

Q: How do you know Mommy loves you?

A: Like giving us kiss or something.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Bella Rose - 6 months old!

(I messed around with this one on my iPhoto program.  I like the way some profession photographers bring out certain colors etc, so I thought I would give it a try...  What do you think?)


Wow!  My little baby is 6 months old today!  Time is flying by too fast for me!  I want to slow time down because Bella has by far been my easiest child!  I realize that this is a direct blessing from my Heavenly Father because of the expectation He has for me right now!  Bella is an amazing sleeper, great eater, and an all-around pleasure to be around!  We are amazed at how easy going she is!  Josh says that's just how 3rd children are!  (He is the 3rd in his family.)  He jokes with his Mom that he is her favorite child, and sometimes Bella is mine!  :)  My Primary friends are surprised at how quiet and entertained she is during Primary!  She just sits in her car seat and is easily entertained by my keys, a fruit chew wrapper, or her binky.  When she gets bored, she just falls asleep!  Even in all the chaos!  I think Heavenly Father knows that if I am to fulfill my calling, he needs to step in and help out with Bella (since Josh is teaching Gospel Doctrine or Elders Quorum every week).  Bella is just a gem!  I am lucky to be your Mom, sweet girl!  We go in for Bella's check up next week, so watch for her stats!  

Pioneer Day!

We started out the party by going to the Carnival at Fiesta Days in Spanish Fork! The kids have been dying to go there all week long! Here are Kaley and Thomas riding in the ladybug.
Hi Mom! I love his cute little face!
Zoom!
My Bella Rose - Isn't she lovely?
Merry-go-round



After the Carnival, we went to our house to have a BBQ and small fireworks. Here is the crew!
Drew is lighting a box of Poppers -Pyro!
Kaley was nervous about what would happen when Drew lit the box of Poppers.
Drew and Katelyn
Aunt Ya Ya and Kaley Lynn
Thomas was telling me all about his fireworks! He loved the Poppers!
Spanish Fork had a firework show just a few blocks away from our house, so we walked over the the park to watch!
Mom and a handsome Dude!
Yea! Our whole family! I think it turned out pretty cute!
Drew and Katelyn
Me and My Guy
My glowing kids!
Bella entertaining Clarissa
Thomas' first experience with cotton candy! Do you think he liked it?!
Drew calls this the "Gangsta Baby" look. I think she's still pretty cute!
Aunt Na Na entertaining the kids before the fireworks
Thomas is showing Grandpa his cool glow sticks!
Dani and Bella Rose
Do you like my earrings? Kaley thought I was a pretty cool Mom for putting them on! She took this picture and the next few by herself!
Kaley wanted to take a picture of Mom, Danielle and Bella, but she kept moving, and only got Bella. I love the little face of Bella! She is loving life!
This one is better, but no Bella! Cute sisters, though!
So, here we have Me and Clarissa - (Kaley is the photographer again!) We were trying to stay in the view of the camera eye, and Kaley kept pointing it down! We were hunched so far down! It was a good laugh! We look really funny!
I like this one much better! Cute sisters! Drew is taking a picture of Kaley in the background!
Kaley's work of Grandma and Danielle with Bella. Grandpa was being silly behind them! Kaley thought he was pretty funny!
Flying!
Superman!
Waiting for the fireworks to start! She was pretty worn out!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Gosh, I love this girl!





Here is my little Bella Rose! These pictures are just too cute! She is such a happy baby right now! I love her little smiles! She will finally giggle at me now! She is sleeping pretty good, and is loving the solids she's tried! She always puts a smile on my face!