Wednesday, December 30, 2009


That's right, my baby girl is two today. I can hardly believe it myself. We are going to be doing her party on Saturday, so I'll be sure to load oodles of pictures then. Here is a rundown of her last year.

Nothing helps you to become a better person like a child. As a mommy you learn to become completely selfless. You sacrifice everything from your sleep, to your body, to your pretty earrings for the kid to play with. Thank you, Sophie. I wouldn't change any of it for the world.

I love this poem.

Before I was a Mom
I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.

Before I was a Mom,
I slept as late as I wanted
And never worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.

Before I was Mom
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys or forgot words of lullabies.

Before I was a Mom
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom
I had never been puked on
Pooped on
Spit on
Chewed on
Peed on
Or pinched by tiny fingers

Before I was a Mom
I had complete control of:
My thoughts
My body
And my mind.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom
I never held down a screaming child
So that doctors could do tests
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
When I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
Could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a Mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
Could make me feel so important.

Before I was a Mom
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay
I had never known the warmth
The joy
The love
The heartache
The wonder
Or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

To Chop, Or Not To Chop

I often get bored with my appearance, and long for significant changes. I.E. my hair has been nearly every color of the rainbow, I've gotten my belly button pierced three times, and so on.

I've gotten to the point where my hair is just dull to me now. I could color it, but black is super hard to color over, unless you strip the color out, and that just sucks for your hair.

So the next most logical option is to chop it off. I've had my hair super short before, about 5 years back. While at first I looked like a little Asian boy, eventually it grew out a little and it was awesome.

That is after I let the short haircut grow out for about a year. It's a little longer than what I'm thinking.

Something a little longer than this. And closer to the below pictures.
Who knows, maybe I'll grow out of the idea, and pierce something again. :P

We shall see.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

More Christmas Pictures

I stole the pictures from my dad's camera. Thank goodness he took pictures while we opened gifts, I was busy trying to keep track of Sophie.

Here are the rest.

Christmas 2009 Album

I'm working on getting the video up on Youtube. It's just that it's 40 minutes long, and I need to cut it up into a few sections so it will actually upload.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Ho Ho Ho

Our Christmas morning started out like most mornings. Notice how Sophie is turned completely sideways, and Denny is on my pillow. I sleep between the two of them... yea, no room.
Sophie had been wanting that toy for weeks. I pointed it out to Isaak, and he got it for her. Thanks to all of the lovely employees at Taxworks, my husband spent nearly the entire day feeling like complete crap. Maybe it's just me, but I thought it was just common courtesy to stay home from work when you're sick, as to not infect other people.
With Denny laying on the couch dying, Sophie not wanting to open any gifts, and my mom asking every few minutes why she couldn't hear us through the computer - our morning was a bit of a madhouse. I set up the camera to record most of it, so I'll get it posted here later tonight or tomorrow.
After Denny took a good long nap, he had a bit more energy. Grandma Tina and the gang came over with an army of gifts. Denny got his much wanted external hard drive.
I got what Tina referred to as "baby making clothes." :)
And Sophie got a bunch of gifts, including a freakin awesome play kitchen. It makes noise when you put the pots on the stove and everything! I do believe that I will be playing with this as well.

Here is the link to the rest of the Christmas pictures - Christmas 2009 Album.

As well as two little snips from our Christmas.

Video One

Video Two

Siempre Soñe

I sang a song for Denny as a Christmas gift. :)

I translated it to English for you bilingual-challenged folk.

Siempre Soñe
I Always Dream

Siempre soñe
I Always Dream
Que tu vendrais a mi.
That you come to me.
Hoy que es asi
And now that it's like this
Me siento tan feliz.
I feel so happy.
Creo estar soñando
I believe I'm dreaming
Cuando tu me besas asi.
When you kiss me like this.

Todo mi amor
All of my love
Lo tienes tu mi bien.
You have it.
Mi corazon
My heart
Lo tienes tu tambien.
You have it too.
Creo estar soñando
I believe I'm dreaming
Cuando tu me besas asi.
When you kiss me like this.

Si me miras bien,
If you look at me well,
No me puedo contener yo ya mas
I can't contain myself anymore
Si me besas asi
When you kiss me like this.
Pero tambien tengo miedo,
But I'm afraid too,
De perder tu amor
To lose your love.
Si mi amor no me dejes.
If you love me, don't leave me.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Stupid Santa

Yesterday morning, my dad called to say that he heard the firetruck coming around. Every year Santa rides on a firetruck, up and down every street.
Once my dad called, I threw Sophie in the car, and we headed over there.
Sophie had some cereal while she waited. (Beautiful faces, huh?)
Santa never showed. The jerk.
At least Sophie had fun with her cereal, and the stupid bird. That bird is out to get me.
True story.

Sunday Best

I bought the fabric for our Christmas skirts about a week ago. Of course, being me, I didn't even wash the fabric until yesterday morning. :) I procrastinate, so sue me. I stayed up until around 11:30 at night to make them.

I think they turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself. Sophie even picked out the fabric. It has little Santa faces and Christmas trees on it. (Click on the picture and you can see it better)

Silly side note. Sophie hasn't been feeling well the past few days. This morning she was particularly horrid. She allowed me to put on her shoes, tights, and shirt - the skirt was not an option. I'm super mom, so what do I do? Restrain the kid and shove the skirt on her.

Denny has the nerve to ask, "Wouldn't it be better if we just stayed home today? I mean, with her being sick and all." It most certainly would NOT be better. I had to show off my cool skirts after all.

We made it through the classes, but sacrament would have been pushing it. Plus I'm anemic and didn't eat this morning, so I was feeling pretty crappy. Too bad, I would have liked to hear the program.

I still got my compliments. So the day was a success.


This post is mostly for my mom. She's been calling and asking for pictures since my grandparents got here. So here you go mom. (I'm rather proud of them, I did VERY little editing. Go ahead and click on a picture to enlarge it.)
My whole family has a love for music. Jared and I both play the piano and sing. He also plays the saxaphone. Isaak is learning the cello and guitar (he's a slacker though). My dad plays the cello, and my mom tries to sing. :P
I was sitting with Papa the other day, while Sophie napped. He pulled out his guitar and started singing a very pretty song. (Anything he sings is pretty) He asked me to play the chords on the piano, and the next thing you know, we have a duet going.
Isaak came home from school, and Papa showed him a song on the guitar. I don't know how long its been since that boy has even looked at the guitar.
The three of us have been working on a song. We'll be sure to record it so you can see how awesome we are. :)
I had to put this just because I love my piano. Isn't she pretty?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Jingle Jingle

Sophie has taken to Papa and Mama pretty well. The first time she saw Mama she followed her around for about 5 minutes. Mama also has some slippers that have sparkly little "scales" on them, and Sophie thinks they are just amazing.

They were trying to clean out the bird cage yesterday, and Sophie was running about with the bird's little bell. She jingled it at everyone. I posted two videos from yesterday in an earlier post today.

My little monster is getting so big. I can't believe she'll be two so soon...

Merry Early Christmas

Last week Denny went out to get an oil change for the car. He called me to say he was going to shop for my Christmas presents.

He called me on his way home.

Denny: Do you want to open when I get home, or wait?
Me: It's ok, I'll wait until Christmas.
Denny: I don't like wrapping gifts.
Me: So stick it in my stocking.
Denny: It won't fit.
Me: So throw it in the closet with all the other gifts.
Denny: What if I don't wanna?
Me: *sigh* Do you want me to open it right now?
Denny: Well, I'm really proud of myself.
Me: Ok then, I'll open it when you come home.

He demanded that I close my eyes, and plopped me on the couch. Then he dumped a bag with two plastic storage bins in my lap.

I got some super cute "Cow Jumped Over The Moon" fleece.

Some fuzzy socks. I LOVE super soft fuzzy socks. My feet are almost always cold, so I cherish my warm socks.

Sophie was admiring my pink duckie flannel. She saw them and said "aw cute", and Denny snapped the picture. I love how she has her hands. I'll have to make something for her out of that fabric.
(There were also come blank shirts for me to put stencils on, and some denim fabric.)

My hubby always puts lots of thought into gifts, and always surprises me. Even if it was 2 weeks before Christmas. :P


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

THAT'S Your Wife?

Generally when people meet my husband first, and meet me afterward, they are perplexed as to how we are married. Now this used to irk me some, but I've 1. gotten used to it and 2. understand why that question would come up.

  • Crude sense of humor
  • Nerd
  • Hates people
  • Kinda scary looking

  • Friendly
  • Girly
  • Loves people

The man can be a bit much to take in at first, and some people just think he's flat out intimidating. I'm going to tell you a secret... ready? He does it on purpose, he thinks its funny as hell that people think he's scary.

Unless I'm having a bad day, I generally try to be nice to everyone. (that is, if you aren't on the shit-list) I'm pretty easy to talk to, and I enjoy human contact. Where as Denny is perfectly fine with talking to people via the internet. If it weren't for me, the man would never leave the house.

I've had to explain to Denny several times that we probably wouldn't have ever been friends in high school. I've seen pictures of him in high school, and he just had a big "F U" printed on his forehead. I generally dislike people with his kind of personality. Yet, I love him oodles... a bit ironic.

We very rarely like the same person. I like people like me. He likes people like him. The problem with that is that he drives me nuts all on his own. I don't need multiple "Denny" personalities in my life.

So if you are Denny's friend, don't take it personally. Denny has just used up my quota of tolerance for all of you. If you're my friend, Denny probably makes it no secret that he doesn't love you. It's how we roll. Deal with it.

Maybe someday we'll find that magical couple to be friends with.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Gamer Wife

I grew up with boys, boys play video games, therefore I was exposed to the world of nerds at a young age. While I'm not a hardcore game nerd, I enjoy girl games. (Kameo, Mario Party, Zelda, Sims, and so on)

Pregnancy sucks when you are sick, and are stuck in a bed for months on end. I discovered Mario Brothers for the DS, when I was cursed to lay in bed. That game didn't leave my hands for days. I beat it twice before I got bored enough to put it down.

"New Super Mario Bros." desktop wallpaper 3 (1024 x 768 pixels)

Denny cherishes time when I let myself get sucked into games. He always offers to by any game I show the slightest interest in. (examples: Spore, Mario games, Sims 3, WoW) Something tells me that he is just slowly trying to turn me into the nerd wife he's always wanted. FAT CHANCE!

My most recent obsession is the Sims 3. Who doesn't want to live an alternate life? I get to be a doctor, have as many babies as I want, and control my husband with a click of the button. WIN! Denny made the mistake of showing me how to cheat and get money. So... I may, or may not, be a millionaire now. Just sayin.