Saturday, May 26, 2007

Too Long Gone...

I spent last night talking to a dear friend about relationship/non-realtionship problems. My friend has been hanging out with this guy for what seems like forever, and he's super affectionate with her. In everything that I've heard, my opinion is that this guy is crazy for her, but scared to make any moves. So, this brings me to the purpose of this post. Is it REALLY possible for friends to date? All my realtionships started very quickly, and the friendships developed as the relationship developed. Wait, that's not true at all - I had ONE relationship in which the boy and I were friends first, and it truly was the disaster of all realtionships and break-ups. According to the Movie "When Harry Met Sally," it is impossible for men and women to just be friends - because one of them usually has ulterior motives. I used to be a pro at this kind of consulting, but I've been too long gone (four years last wednesday) to be an expert anymore. So tell me this, dear blog-followers, have any of you made the transition from friends to dating sucessfully? And at what point in a friendship is it too late to take it further?

Friday, May 25, 2007

Future Dentist?

One of Madelyn's favorite things to do is to brush her "eee."

Once she's finished chewing on her toothbrush, she then enjoys brushing other things - like the fireplace, her hair, me, Jude's hair, her eyebrows and the carpet.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

What Wii've Been Up To

To all my dear friends in the blog world -
I'm sorry to announce that this is my last post on the blog. It's not that I don't love and appreciate you all, it's just that my life has a new meaning. Let me explain. Last Friday, I convinced Rob to take the day off, and spend some much needed time with his wife and kids. We decided that we'd take the day and go to the Gateway Mall in SLC. We had heard that the children's museum was amazing, so we thought we'd let Madelyn have some fun, and then do some shopping. **To all the curious parents, yes the museum was pretty cool, but no, it's not worth the $32 to get in when your toddler only understands about 1% of the exhibits. We'll try again in a couple of years.

Now, Rob has been recieving and saving Best Buy gift cards for the last six months. All of which were supposed to buy him a Nintendo Wii. (A terribly hard to find video game system). So for the last six months, we've been running in and out of Best Buys trying to catch one on the shelves...and last friday was the day. We stopped at the Best Buy in American Fork, and they JUST SO HAPPENED to have two sitting on the shelf. Rob purchased the first, and I purchased the second. As I bought the last one, the disappointed cashier told me that her husband was on his way to come and buy it. I tried to act like I was feeling sorry for her - but it wasn't very genuine. Maybe it was because I laughed in her face and yelled, "SUCKER!!!" as I ran out the door.
Since then we've had a few visitors. We've introduced the Wii to my brother Dan and his friend Adam, and played a few games with my other brother Derek.

So, there you have it folks. I've found a new love: Tennis, Golf, Baseball, Bowling and Boxing, all from the comfort of my own living room. I guess this is goodbye. Oh, wait, Rob just reminded me that I can use the Wii to go online through the TV. I guess this is just the beginning of a whole new love for blogging...from my couch.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Man Hunter

My mom used to make me go look for things that the boys (including my dad) in my family could not find. She said that all men are "Man Hunters" and are useless when it comes to looking for lost items. Sure enough, I'd retrace all of the places that my dad and brothers had "already checked" and would always find the missing item. Today I am guilty of that very crime. I haven't posted for nearly two weeks for lack of a USB cord to connect the camera to the computer. It's ALWAYS in the same place, and as of this morning I had written it off as a "Maddie must have taken it" item. Yet, there it was. In the same place I always put it. So, let me catch you up.

We spent Mother's Day weekend trying to take apart the "garden" that was left when we purchased our house. I'm pretty sure it's about a square mile in size, and because we haven't tended to it, um, at all, the weeds were about waist high. Our goal for the spring is to get all the weeds out and put in sod. Oh, and for all of you saying, "I'd LOVE to have a garden! Why would you tear it down?!" Just know that even with this square mile of weeds, we STILL have garden number two, which is about 10 x 7...still more garden than we'd really like.

Then on Sunday we went over to Rob's Parent's house for a little Mothers Day dinner and, "What are we doing for the family reunion?" shoulder shrug. My kids looked super cute, but Rob changed Maddie out of her church clothes before I could break out the camera. So, here's Jude.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Just Jude

I haven't done a Jude post in a while - so here you go. He is such an easy baby: amazing sleeper, always happy, and super smiley. Oh yes, and he puts up with Madelyn's loving abuse.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

Jude rolls over now, and it kind of freaks me out. Maybe he's even a little bit late, but I still think he's a newborn. What age should kids be rolling? Any other parents out there have input on this one? I don't think I'm ready to have two mobile chilren yet. I should also add that Madeyln is watching Barney and doing the Electric Slide as I type this. I'd like to know who out there taught her that one.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Are you kidding me? This little ditty was on Old Navy's "new arrivals" webpage. Yes, I did work at Old Navy when I was sixteen, but no, they did not offer Women's Loop Terry Rompers at the time. If for some reason I catch ANY of my friends wearing this "Christy from Three's Company" one-piece/towel, I will dis-own them immediately. It doesn't matter WHAT color (white, black, aphrodite pink, or green whisper) we will be totally finished. THIS MEANS YOU, STEFANIE.