Thursday, January 31, 2008


My lovely sister Katy just joined the blog world. Be sure to welcome her and check out her new site.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Locks of Love

Call it a wild hair or just a major need for change since turning the big 2-8 yesterday. Nevertheless, today I actually took the big plunge and chopped my hair off. I'm really excited to donate my 10 + inches to Locks of Love. It may sound a little cheesy, but I felt a lot better about cutting all that hair knowing that it may benefit someone else eventually. I encourage one and all to do it too. Maybe I'll even talk some of my seven other sisters, (who all happen to have REALLY long hair right now) into doing the same.
Here are a few pictures of before and after. I haven't tried styling it myself yet. Hopefully I'll like it once its left up to me.

Celebrating my 28th birthday.



Edward, slightly confused about who's holding him. BTW - He has some crazy bed head going on in this pic.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Edward is loving life these days. Here are just a few of his daily activities.

Eating lunch with "DADA."


Playing on his tractor


Playing with the toilet and toilet paper

Escaping from "MAMA"

Brushing all that hair, (four haircuts now).

Climbing the stairs

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I've been TAGGED

I will tag Kaci and Rachel Greene to be up next then you gals tag two other people after you do it...if you want...

I give you money and send you into the grocery store to pick up 5 items. You can only pick one thing from the following departments. What is it?
1. Produce: Asparagus
2. Bakery: Fresh Bread
3. Meat: King crab legs
4. Frozen: Ice Cream
5. Dry goods: Chips

Let's say we're heading out for a weekend getaway. You're only allowed to bring 3 articles of CLOTHING with you. So, what's in your bag?
1. Underwear
2. Black long sleeve shirt
3. My favorite jeans of which I don't really have any at the moment.

1 task you wish you were better at doing?
1. Cooking

1 Celebrity you wish you looked like (silly, I know:))
1. Kate Hudson, Julieanne Moore, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Faith Hill... oh wait, you asked for one only.

If I was to listen in on one of your conversations throughout the day, what 5 phrases or words would I be most likely to hear?
1. I love you John and Edward.
2. Give mommy a kiss!
3. All done!
4. No, no, no Edward.
5. Can you leave work early?

So, what 3 things do you find yourself doing every single day, and if you didn't get to do, you probably wouldn't be in the best mood?
1. Eating lunch with John and Edward
2. Reading time with Edward
3. Bedtime with John

What 5 places do you visit roughly every week?
1. My families house
2. Church
3. Hy-vee
4. Target
5. Coffee shop

If you were to shop at three stores for a whole year to supply your wardrobe and money was not an issue, which 3 would it be?
1. Banana Republic
2. J Crew
3. Anthropology

You just scored tickets to the taping of any show that comes on t.v. of your choice. You can pick between 4, so what are you deciding between?
1. Amazing Race
2. American Idol
3. Lost
4. Oprah

You're hungry for ice cream. I'll give you a tripple dipper ice cream cone. What 3 flavors can I pile on for ya?
1. Rocky Road
2. Cookies n cream
3. Homemade Vanilla

Somebody stole your purse… in order to get it back, you have to name 5 things you know are inside to claim it. So, what's in there?
1. Large silver wallet
2. Diapers
3. Burts Bees chap stick
4. Toys
5. Small Bible

If you could go back and talk to the old you, when you were in high school, and inform yourself of 4 things, what would you say?
1. Memorize as much of the Bible as possible
2. Play the piano more often
3. Learn French and Spanish
4. Enjoy each day and be confident

Thanks for reading! :)

Monday, January 7, 2008

Huckabee for President?

My friend Stephanie from Little Rock emailed me this link. If nothing else, I thought Huck did a great job answering the question.
Also, as I was looking through youtube, I came across this commercial with Chuck for Huckabee. This one is especially for you, JOSH.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Iowa Caucuses

In approximately one hour, the caucuses will be open for business. Are you planning on going? They are expecting over 250,000 people tonight. I have only attended one within the last ten years. Thus, it's time to go once again. I feel privileged to have this great opportunity.
It's hard to believe all the attention and hype it is attracting. Why is Iowa so important? One of the big reasons is that since 1972 if you haven't finished in the top three in Iowa you haven't been elected as President of the United States.
In just a few hours we'll know the results.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

All I want for Christmas...

Is one front tooth.
That's exactly what Edward got Christmas morning. His one and only tooth so far at nine months.
He loved his first Christmas. Due to his reaction, his favorite gift was a set of balls that his Uncle John gave him. It was priceless. Since that morning, he loves to play with them and say "ball, ball, ball." At least his priorities are correct so far. First word, "MAMA," next, "DADA," and recently "BALLLLL."
Edward is keeping us busy these days, he loves crawling, playing, eating, and sleeping. He's still taking two-three naps a day and sleeping through the night. This is a fun stage. Of course, I've enjoyed each one so far.
We look forward to what 2008 holds.

Everyone was up early Christmas morning but Edward

We finally woke up our little Elf. He was ready to open presents.

We had a great Christmas.