Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Jeremy got a 4.0 this semester!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Maeli...Meet Santa


So Bailey tagged me to think of six things about me:

1. I eat french fries in groups of odd numbers arranged by length

2. I am VERY clumsy, which I get from my mother, and which baffles my husband. I can fall all the way to the ground and hit my face when there is nothing around to trip on.

3. I have what my family calls "Flintstone thumbs" They look more like toes, but no one seems to care as long as they are getting massaged.

4. I'm afraid to answer the door when I know its a Pizza delivery guy on the other side. I don't know why, always have been.

5. I don't like my food to touch other food on my plate. The only exception is I sometimes will mix my mashed potatoes with corn. And I smoosh my ice cream together which Jeremy thinks goes against my no touching rule.

6. I love to organize things, everything needs a place (and a label), but sometimes when everything is on the floor for a few days, thats okay too. My need for organization comes and goes.

So Happy and So Proud

I could not be more proud of how much you've been able to accomplish the past few years. I know that marriage brought your GPA down, and now, having a Maeli is an even bigger distraction. I know that you dream of doing something huge with your life and your education, finding a way to help people (with out having to deal with the majority of the people out there :0) And I know that you'll do many great things in this life, but I hope you know what a great thing you are in my life. You mean the world the me and to Maeli, we will always love you and we are so proud of all that you've done, and all that you are doing. I can't wait to see what other blessing await us, and where the future will take our family. You are the best everything.
I love you

Winter Activities

I finally got all of our Christmas treats baked and ready to go delivered. This years was a challenge, first, I threw a surprise graduation party for Jeremy. In order to get him to the location (our friends' house) I told him we would be "delivering goodies" so I ad to bake at least some to keep u appearances. However, when our family came for the real graduation, a lot of the baked good got eaten and I kind of had to start all over. Not that I mind, I would trade all the goodies for more family...but it is a lot of work. But thanks to Jeremy, half the treats are even already delivered. Since we leave in one week I better get the move on.

Winter has been in Pullman since we got back at Thanksgiving...it seems we were so busy that we missed the splendor of our "winter wonderland" and now, knowing that we'll be looking at this same ice for the next 4 months just makes me sad. Part of me hopes we get fresh new snow over Christmas break so we can enjoy it, the other part of me just yearns for Spring. If I wake up one of these days and things are pretty again, I'll take outside pictures, in the mean time, we just bundle up to head out there.

A mover and a Shaker

So we're not actually crawling yet, but if you turn your back for just a second Maeli is all over the place. Sitting up, she can scoot, but this last picture is as close to hands and knees as she gets right now. You can tell she knows she's supposed to do something, but she tends to get frustrated and cry until you sit her back up. Its pretty cute though. The other day she was sitting in the middle of my bed, and I went to the bathroom. When I got back she was hanging over the side talking to the toy that had fallen on the floor. I guess we can't just leave her on the bed anymore.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Sleeping Beauty

If you listen closely, you can hear the snoring over the motor of the swing.

Catch Up

I've been yelled at a lot for my lack of blogging. I put it off because it seemed like we were just about to see all the family, and they are the ones that tend to do the yelling anyway.

For those of you who haven't heard, I totaled our car over Thanksgiving break. It was early on Saturday, I was on the way from the McLain's house to meet my Dad to pick up something we had forgotten in St. Helens the day before. I was going slow because it was frosty on the road, but I hit a patch of ice and did a 180 into a tree. I was the only one in the car, and other than a few bruises and a little airbag burn, I'm totally fine, but sore. We feel lucky that things weren't worse, but my Rav4 didn't survive. I'm pretty sad about that, my first car, but it'll be fun to test-drive cars with Jeremy.

Other than that, we've been pretty busy. I started a little project (below) and Jeremy and his Dad built me a new top:

not bad for a desk that was here when we moved in, I love re purposing

After we got back from Thanksgiving we put up our Christmas tree. Maeli seemed to think it was a little weird, but kind of fun too.

Today she fell asleep in her swing and it looked like she passed out drunk or something. It was really cute.

I decided to make pie for the first time ever. Our friends had a pre-Thanksgiving dinner, and I volunteered.

they turned out okay, I need to work on my crust, but for the first time...not too bad.

And some shots of Maeli playing with her toys:

she prefers to get them all out at once
from the second I put her in the tub until it was time to put a shirt on, she would not let go of that duck.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

100 Things about Jeremy

1. He is the baby in his family
2. He has 5 older sisters
3. He really does "get" women because of it
4. His Dad is his best friend
5. They go on a hike every year
6. He prefers to hike without "the girls" (that would be me)
7. Movies, unless a classic or technically accurate, are meant to be seen only once.
8. He hates "chick" flicks, but love stories are okay
9. Notting Hill is a love story
10. We met at Youth Conference at Camp Wilkerson when we were 16
11. I was his first kiss
12. He proposed at Camp Wilkerson when were were 22
13. The first time he told me he wanted to marry me, he had a different girlfriend
14. I made him break up with her
15. He picked me because I don't yell, and he wants kids with curly hair.
16. His first kid is bald
17. He's the one who decided it was time to have a baby
18. He cried when he found out I was going to have to have a C-section
19. He doesn't like to talk about crying.
20. When I cry he hugs me tight
21. When Maeli cries he hugs her tight too.
22. He wants to protect all the women in his life.
23. Star Trek--thats all I'm saying
24. He makes up words to songs when he doesn't know how they go
25. It drives him crazy when I tell him the real words
26. When we sing, we take turns doing back-up for each other
27. He likes to shop at good will, and the Eddie Bauer outlet
28. He still wears clothes that he's had since before I met him
29. He constantly adds things to his list of "to do's"
30. When his list gets too long, he has trouble doing anything
31. 2 things he'll always eat: Tostinos pizza & Hamburger helper
32. 1 thing he'll never eat: Cottage Cheese
33. He would love to have a personal chef
34. Nothing ever "sounds good" for dinner
35. On December 8th he'll have his BS in Computer Science
36. He wants another degree or two or three
37. He has a whole list of stuff to buy when he's out of school
38. He is the smartest guy I know
39. He does not consider himself a geek
40. He loves riding his motorcycle
41. Geeks don't ride motorcycles
42. He reads technical books aloud in order to tune me out.
43. He finds me very distracting
44. He hates having neighbors and wants to live in the middle of the woods
45. In a house that he built
46. If I'm good, I can live there too
47. He only likes to play games that he's good at
48. He's good at dice and rummy
49. He hates to look silly in front of his peers
50. I love it when he lets himself get silly
51. He loves to go fly fishing
52. He loves getting massages
53. He rarely gets to do either
54. He didn't know about cheese and crackers until we got married
55. He hates having extra pillows on the bed
56. We have 5 pillows, he uses one, I use one
57. He hates things that are just for "decoration"
58. He lets me decorate however I want
59. He complimented me on how organized I keep things
60. He can never find what he's looking for
61. When he's really tired he'll talk in his sleep
62. It takes him hours to fall asleep at night
63. It bothers him when I fall asleep while he's talking to me
64. If he's awake, he'll get up with Maeli in the night
65. If he's asleep, he can't hear her
66. He once syphened gas in order to come visit me
67. He's not romantic like that anymore
68. He likes to go grocery shopping with me
69. He believes in paper, not plastic
70. More than once, he has helped me scrapbook and make cards
71. He secretly likes to use my little craft hammer
72. He puts milk on his chocolate cake, like in a bowl, with milk on it
73. He eats butter on saltines
74. He has a set of rules about using the laptop
75. He breaks these rules a lot, but reminds me of them every time I touch it
76. He does not like buying treats at gas stations
77. He'll let me get treats if I drive or he's hungry
78. He used to have a baby cow named cinnamon
79. He ate cinnamon
80. His baby sheep froze to death
81. He doesn't like the idea of pets
82. There is only one kind of pencil he'll write with
83. He hates to use pens
84. He beams when he holds a sleeping baby
85. Anytime he holds a baby, his goal is to put them to sleep
86. He loves all babies, but mostly his
87. To celebrate having a baby, he bought me an iMac
88. Sometimes he lets me use the iMac
89. Apple computers and Chinese are the 2 things he could go on and on about
90. He usually smells his socks when he takes them off
91. If they smell really bad, he wants me to smell them
92. He's most creative between 9pm and 3am
93. He's never broken a bone
94. He likes soft elbows
95. We say things at the exact same time a lot...when this happens, he always looks at me like I know too much
96. He prefers fancy ice cream
97. He can go a whole day without eating anything, come home, and find nothing to eat
98. If we were rich he'd eat out every day
99. He could go for months on Snickers and Dr. Pepper
100. When I got to 50 he told me I could keep going, I don't think he thought I'd go to 100. He edited 4 and made me take out 1. I love you Jeremy!

Food Glorious Food!


The Scoop

I know its been a while since I posted, but we've had the flu at our house. Maeli got it first, and then Jeremy and I both got a little mini-flu. It was so sad to watch Maeli be sick and not be able to let her drink sprite and watch movies on the couch. She wanted to sleep so bad, but she didn't want to be alone, so she hung out with us and fell asleep on the couch a few times, it was so pathetic.

Happy Halloween

Our friends Heidi and Justin had a Halloween party and invited Maeli. Heidi claimed it was just so the kids could wear their costumes more than once, but she went all out with decorations, food, activities for the kids, and even a spider's egg piƱata. The kids had so much fun, although it was obvious we should have dressed Maeli as a princess to blend in with the big girls. The purple Princess are all from one family--our friends the Mickelsens and Jeniel made all their costumes---go super mom! And Maeli's "special friend", Caden, was a spider...how fitting they were both bug-type creatures. We didn't let her eat candy, but she had a lot of fun eating her Halloween bag.