Friday, April 27, 2007

my favorite "love" songs

I was driving home the other day and heard "mony-mony" (the Billy Idol version) on the radio. I was flooded with memories of my youth. There have been a couple of songs that really had an affect on me in my adolescence...this is one. Have you ever been so in love with a song? I admit, I tend to have obsessive tendencies, I will listen to songs over and over and over and over again. I wasn't that into Billy Idol (okay, so, that is a lie) but I loved how the song was sung. I believe I did a lip-sync dance to it w/another girlfriend at a "talent" show. The other song was "Power of Love" by Hewey Lewis and the News! I have a slightly ridiculous memory of my father calming me down after I heard "Power of Love" b/c I was overcome with feelings for Michael J.Fox. I had such a huge crush on him at the time.
Back to the Future had come out and that was one of my favorite movies. Now that I think about it, the list of songs that I freakish loved in my wonder years could go on. But these songs were definitely the top 2 songs (Power of Love being #1) that evoked overwhelming emotion in an awkward pre-teen.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

my glasses

I went and bought these cute glasses for myself (yes, they are prescription)...ohhh, I don't know....almost a year ago. Ummmm probably 1 month after I had purchased them, Reese completely snapped the "arm" of the frames right off. Oohhhh, so, I went slightly ballistic (not my most shining moment as a mother). So, thus, they lay, torn and tossed aside, collecting dust for months and months and months.
I am too cheap to go buy a new pair, I mean, I probably had worn them like 20 times. I was so sad b/c I just loved these frames. So last week, I did a patch job on them. My tools were a toothpick, liquid nails, and hot glue. So, what do you think? Is it totally awful looking? I will probably never wear them out to social events or public or what have you, I think I would be way to self conscience. I do not want to turn into the mom who wears her slippers to the grocery store in the morning. I did wear them to pick Audrey up from pre-school the other day. As I talked to another mom there, I kept thinking that she was totally just staring at my hot glue gun bubble.
I know that I will just need to make myself another appointment with the optometrist and let go of my cute unused, totally wasted 200 bucks...other-wise-known-as my glasses.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

my little skater boy

I have not gone online for a long while and have not been obsessively checking blogs as I normally do. I have gotten backed up in the day to day life....but this event could not be passed up. Audrey gave herself a haircut. She has never had lustrous locks before, however this "look" was slightly ridiculous. It was part jagged-mullet on one side, and just plain short-jagged on the other. She said she wanted to look like aunt Amy, however, Amy has not had a short cut in a I am not sure what that means. I attempted to even it out but did not want to cut any more off of the ears. ..I will just have to have her wear lots of barrettes and headbands, so she is not mistaken for a little skater boy!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

my youngest sister


Amy is probably one of the nicest people that I have ever known. She has such a great outlook on life and she genuinely tries to do the right thing. She has a great sense of humor and is always great to talk to. I always want to see her and spend time with her! And I LOVE talking to her on the phone. She is such a great friend & sister! I guess that I will mention that she is very beautiful...inside and out! And of course she is a stellar athlete. You are AWESOME!
LOVE YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 13, 2007

my sadie's roll

Sadie can roll over now, from tummy to is a progression of pictures of the event. I am slightly overcome with anger,,,our digital video camera only works sometimes...oh well!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

my ballerina

Audrey started a "creative dance" class today. They do ballet and tap. It was one of the cutest things that I have seen her do in quite a while. She just jumped right in and started to follow the teachers moves. The teacher seems really nice and upbeat with the girls. There is about six 4 year olds in the class. One of the other girls is in our ward. They are learning a "routine" and there will be a recital in June. I am not sure if we are going to participate, we might be out of town. During the class when they switched from ballet to tap Audrey got upset b/c
1. she didnt have tap shoes
2. she wasnt done dancing ballet.

But she soon got back into the groove of things when the teacher started the music..."y'all ready for this..." AUDREY LOVES TO DANCE!!!!

Monday, April 9, 2007

my Easter sunday...

Easter was fun! The kids woke up to a basket full of goodies left by mom and dad. They immediately started shoveling the candy in their mouths. We went to church, then to grandma and grandpa's house for dinner and an egg hunt. They loved looking for the eggs and they loved stuffing as many jelly beans into their mouths that they could. Candy overload, I wonder if they would just eat candy all day if they could, or would they get sick of it??

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

my very UNmerry b-day

okay, so am I narcissistic or am I just really insecure with my growing years? I KNOW that it is the latter. Tomorrow is my very UNmerry birthday. The big 3-0 has come upon me like a thief in the night. I am officially over and out of my 20's, the years of "splendor in the grass". I know that I have many more great years to come, however, this momentous birthday is going to hit me like a ton of bricks. But I take stock in this...that I still look good!

my Jor-el

Many, many times I feel as tho I have married my complete polar opposite. Now, I believe that I have changed a lot in many ways in the last 8 years. Things that I used to enjoy are no longer pleasing to me, beliefs I had are now different...I have become so much more conservative than I once was. Michael has remained steadfast and true. He is a rock in my very tumultuous emotional "river." Many times I feel bad b/c I no longer have many of the same interests that we both enjoyed ie:music, adventure etc. etc. Michael is always so willing to try new things. I continually want to dine at Azteca for the 40th time, when we go out on a date (which is rare). He is so patient, quiet and deliberate....I am so impulsive, indecisive and flighty. The list could really go on and on and on. But, as I was looking thru some photos, I realized even tho we are so different, we are both, very much alike! ie: We both love to dress up for Halloween....
He chose to be a "good" character and I chose to be an "evil" character. Thus our relationship is

once again paralleled: good and evil. But it works! I think a lot of couples work so well b/c they each have very different traits, and they make up what the other lacks. I do love Michael and am so lucky to be tied to him, but I just laugh sometimes at how our personalities are so different.