Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy 3 Year Anniversary to Jared and I

To read about what we did to celebrate our anniversary click here

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Getting Back to the Groove of Things

To see the groove of normal life click here

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Utah Trip Part 2 of 2 - The Rest of the Trip


To see and read about the rest of the Utah trip click here

ps if you want to be added to my private blog just send me an email or leave a blog comment.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Utah Trip Part 1 of 3 (or Maybe 2) Getting There

All about the beginning of our trip is located here

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Emily's Wedding Aka The Excuse

Read about Emily's wedding celebration here

Monday, June 21, 2010

Random Facts

No picture post, just random thoughts located here

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Catch All

newest blog post here

Monday, June 14, 2010

Splish splash in the pool

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

I went Private

Dear friends-

I went private. If I haven't sent you a invite it is probably because I don't know which email I should send it to, OR I don't have your email. So if you want to know what is going on with us please send me your email via a blog comment, email me, or a facebook message.

I will still keep this blog up and public and every time I post on the private blog I will give you the title and a link to my private blog here.

So with that, Lenna's Craziness can be found here

-M

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Boredom = shopping

Today was a rainy day. Lenna was restless and I was bored. This is a bad combination. So we spent most of the day shopping. But before I tell you about my shopping finds here is an update of Lenna.

She loves crayons. More particularly she likes to take them out and give them to me and then have me put them away and repeat the process. At church she did this with a family in front of us for like 30 minutes. Lucky for us they thought it was fun to do with her. Anyway here she is taking crayons out of the package.
She learned how to turn on her light spinner this week.
Here is a video of it. It is amazing what she is picking up! She is starting to learn so much and understand a lot of what I say - it is amazing.
video
She is in love with her baby.
Her baby came with just a bib and diaper and I was tired of seeing the baby's booty. So I fixed up this little dress to work for her. Now the baby is modestly dressed. Hooray!Now for shopping. We headed to Target this morning, but most of the deals I went for I couldn't find or weren't marked down at my Target; it was disappointing. But in the afternoon we headed to Albertsons for canned veggies. With OUT any coupons I saved 62% on my shopping trip. I bought 30 cans of vegetables. We go through them fast enough I figured I was okay in stocking up. However I had to do a little shuffling in my pantry. Just in this corner alone I have like 50 canned vegetables. It is super awesome!
While I was organizing I figured I would just tidy up the whole thing. So now my pantry looks nice. Now how long that will last who knows!Hopefully tomorrow is less boring.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

It Finally Happened!

Lenna has a big announcement. It isn't that she was able to reunited with her old friend the exersaucer. Nope actually I don't even think she remembers how much she loved this thing.She got her first tooth! FINALLY!!!! The only odd thing is it is a top tooth. I am pretty sure the bottom teeth are supposed to come in first. Oh well! This just means I probably will be in for a rough couple of weeks as her mouth explodes with teeth. Or maybe her other teeth will be slow to follow. We shall see.Congrats Lenna. We have only been thinking you will be getting teeth for the last 8 months. We are glad one finally decided to make an appearance!

Habits...We all have them

The other day we were headed to the east side to meet yet another old friend. An old roommate of mine. While we were driving Lenna decided a morning nap sounded to good. So she feel asleep on the drive over. I hadn't given her, her binky but she still moved her mouth like she had it in. I thought it was too cute not to video it. I guess the habit of the binky is very set in.
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Another habit of mine not Lenna is to tell her good job when she does something cool. Here she is having it made it over a bridge and up a few steps into a boat. She thought she was so cool that she did it. On a side not this indoor play area in Bell Square is huge, and it freaked me out because every time I lost site of Lenna I totally thought "Oh no what if I loose her!" Lucky for both of us we didn't loose each other.Another habit of ours is to go to the zoo. Seriously we have been to the zoo A LOT lately. I guess we just like the walk. It is kind of like a walk around a park right?We let Lenna roam in one of the play areas for a little while so she could get some wiggles out.Jared couldn't resist and wanted to be a kid again too!I enjoyed a good climb, so I guess I wanted to be a kid again too!
I guess my favorite habit is when it is sunny we like to go outside. Yay for the sun making an appearance for us on Saturday!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Week of Old Friends

This week has flown by. It probably helped that the week started off on Tuesday instead of Monday, but maybe it was because we had so many fun things planned. Nonetheless it has been a fast moving week.

To start on Tuesday we went to the zoo with my good friends Rich and Michelle, along with our friend Chris and Rich's dad. They were up visiting from Utah. Back in the day I use to visit teach Michelle and she visit taught me. Strange how that worked out. But then she started dating Rich, and then they got married (btw Rich was my good friend too, and I was all in favor of their relationship). After they got married and a few bad break ups on my end in my single years I became known as their third wheel. Yup I hung out with them A LOT. They made me dinner, they introduced me to games like Settlers, Bohnanza, and Guillotine, but mostly they were neutral and safe ground during vulnerable times in my life. I have really appreciated their friendship throughout the years. Anyway enough rambling, they came to visit Rich's parents and they have a beautiful girl just a week older than Lenna, named Lauren. Lenna was a little too out going for Lauren since she is in the stranger danger phase of life. But we had a good time. One of the gorillas was peacefully resting, and I was kind of jealous. I really wanted to be peacefully resting too since it has been a rough week of sleep at my house.
Lenna liked the gorilla statues too. She kept pointing at them and playing near them.
The coolest part of the zoo other than seeing Rich and Michelle is that we saw the Meerkats too! When I look at this pictures I keep thinking "They do exist!"
In the evening we were able to go to a Mariners game. Last year we took Lenna with us but this year we went without her. I am grateful for my most awesome friends who will watch her for us! THANK YOU!
We went to the Mariners game to celebrate this awesome guy's birthday. Mr. Allen turned XXX. If the Mariners are playing on his birthday then that is what he does to celebrate. So this year along with 60+ of his friends we watch a game and celebrated his big day with him. Happy Birthday Allen. We are so lucky to have you as our friend. And every year we celebrate with you will remind me of our date to the Mariners game so long ago when the homeless guy sang to us and told us we were an awesome couple or something along those lines.
Yay for dates and seeing old friends!
Lastly to top off the old friend week we headed to Redmond today. One of my great friends from middle school just moved up here. I am so happy and excited they moved up here. Sarah was such a dear and great friend to me in middle school. I remember she was one of the very first people to just call and talk to me on the phone just for the sake of talking. We wrote notes to each other in notebooks, and she was just so unconditional. I was very lucky to have a friend like her. And now I am even more lucky because I can hang out with her. We had a blast at the park catching up and playing with our girls.
In the middle of the week aka Wednesday we did a little bit of shopping and a lot of sleeping. Lenna went down for a nap and so did I. It was so nice to have a 2 hour nap! Lenna has been waking up a lot, as well as Jared's pager going off that it was causing me to not get good solid sleep. However, after a good nap I felt like I was good to go. Yay for resting.

Lenna has been practicing coloring. She love crayons now a days.
She also likes to help me. Here she is helping me wrap Fathers Day gifts.
Here she is climbing on one of Jared's Fathers Day gifts.
Other than that we went to Target, and got some awesome deals. We got 2 packages of Bic Pens for free, and free Olay cleanser, free light bulbs, and 22 cent Shout. If anyone wants Shout I have a coupon that makes it 42 cents, so if anyone wants it let me know. The sale ends on Saturday, so let me know sooner than later. We also got some other stuff but I saved 67% on my trip (aka I paid 12 bucks for what would have been 38 dollars without my coupons). Yay for coupons. In a slight related topic I was reading one of my deal blogs and I desire to have a pantry like this one day. Yay for old and new friends, and double yay for fast moving weeks!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

When it rains, it pours...irony

It was Memorial Day weekend, and Jared and I like to host a BBQ. Well the weather had been rainy all week long. We would check weather.com countless amounts of time all week long in hopes that the weather would be decent for a BBQ. A day before Memorial Day the weather forecast said it was to rain, so we canceled our BBQ. Well at time of what our BBQ would have been the sun decided to come out. Yes, it was pretty ironic. Well I guess lucky for us we have some friends regardless of rain or no rain wanted to come over no matter what.
Lenna was thrilled to be able to play out side.
She helped push people around in her car.
She really liked pushing.
But her passengers decided that the car would go faster if it was pushed from the top of the hill.

I would like to note that no one was hurt. Though there were an occasional close call.Yay for hills.
Other guest enjoyed their food!And catching up with old friends.I think they must be sharing some good stories.
And plotting their next move.
Their proud dads.
They really love their little girls!
I am glad the sun came out, but I hope next time it comes out sooner so we can still have everyone over for a party.