Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Happy Anniversary

Love Poem for Pete

On Monday you were home by Noon,
got the ax a little too soon.
This year no more crazy shopping
like fancy watches
or Tiffany's boxes.
This year bitter but better
and sweet.
This time we are closer-I think.

Wednesday we celebrated our traditional "Space Needle" anniversary, with much thanks to Melynda for taking on the troublesome combination of Noah+Aubrey. I love the Space Needle at Christmas time, you get to rotate around the city and water and see all the Christmas lights. I love my husband too, who is working so hard to make sure I feel like our lives are under control. Pete was laid off on Monday (a big Merry Christmas from Wamu), and so change is definitely on the horizon. Not to worry though, both sets of Grandparents have offered up their basements. and although I hate to have to sell our home, I would really hate to leave Seattle.


I Have Been Tagged Twice so I will comply

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago...............

I think I better only admit to one thing I was doing ten years ago, and that was finishing my first semester at Purdue University.

5 Things on my to-do list today:

Pick up the Santa photos at the mall for a possible Christmas card photo

Write Pete a love poem for our 5th Anniversary tonight

Finish Christmas gifts for friends and family

Go to the Fred Meyer to buy items for a Holiday Dessert that I have never made but will attempt to take to a party and expect it to be delicious.

Return our overdue Library books

5 Snacks I enjoy:

Chips and Salsa
Hot Cocoa
Cold Stone: Sinless Sweet Cream with Almonds and Fudge
Diet Coke
Ruffles KC Masterpiece BBQ Chips

4 Things I would do if I was a Billionaire

Buy a house next door to Oprah
Be a Philanthropist
Finally get Pete his flat screen TV
Become a Real Housewife of Orange County

3 of my BAD Habits

I'm Addicted to Diet Coke (not everyday)
I enjoy watching ridiculous shows like the Real Housewives of Orange County

5 Places I have Lived:

Denver, Colorado (birth to age 10)
Fresno, California (10-12)
South Bend, Indiana (12-21)
Logan, Utah (21-23)
Issaquah, Washington (23-Now)

5 Jobs I have Had:

Hostess at a Mexican Restaurant ( I came home every night smelling like a fajita)
Cashier at Best Buy ( I got fired from this one)
Baker (this was my favorite job of all time)
Caterer at Utah State University (this was the worst job of all time)
Mom (this would be my second favorite job of all time)

5 Things people don't know about me:

I will go ahead and post 4 truths and 1 lie, that way you will never know for sure, okay.

I once was a strict Vegetarian for 7 Years, and than I met Pete.

I usually have to learn things the hard way. An unrelated example of this might be if one were to get a tattoo costing $50 and 10 years later paid $1000 to have it removed.

I embarrass myself on a daily basis, but am learning to laugh at myself more and more.

My kids give me a sense of self, and self confidence that I have never had before.

I have a record collection in my coat closet that I refuse to get rid of even though I no longer have a record player.

and now I will tag Shelly, Heidi, Elisa, Rachel and Sarah. or maybe I won't.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


I forgot to post this picture of Noah at the "kid table" on Thanksgiving this year. Oddly enough, I was only recently invited to the "adult table". I wonder why this is?

Picture Practice

I am having these two practice their best holiday poses, hoping I will capture something cute for this years Christmas card. Noah does not care much for holding Adair so this makes things difficult. Right after this picture was taken he sort of dropped her on her face.