Saturday, September 27, 2008

Little Socks

I was doing laundry last week and I noticed this sock, way too little for John and I, but way too big for Ben. It was perfect size for Wyatt or Cooper. must have snuck into our bag last weekend during our visit. Wait a minute, here's the match. And, I have already done laundry once since our visit to Blanchard. Where did these little socks come from. I go and ask John, "Did you wear these?" "Yeah, I thought you got new socks." "Did you notice they were a little small and the heel of the sock hit you right in the middle of your foot?" "Yeah, I though they were just a different type of ankle sock." I later remembered Cooper had left a pair of socks at our house last January. They sat on top of our dresser for months so I would remember to take them to my Mom and Dad's. They never made it.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hayley's Wedding

My best friend Hayley got married this past weekend. I have been teasing her about her shot-gun wedding. She called me 5 weeks ago to tell me she and Doug had decided to get married while her little brother was on military leave. Between her traveling with work, Doug travels with work, and Dylan being home for 1 month before his next assignment in Germany for three years, it was hectic! If anyone could plan a fantastic wedding in 5 weeks it would be Hayley. The wedding was beautiful. My brother Jonathan did the ceremony and did a wonderful job as usual. Hayley made a gorgeous bride. They did the wedding and reception at her Mom's house (where I had my reception). It looked like a fairy tale wedding. There was only one small gliche which was during the vows, my son letting out a huge belch. He truly is a boy. Congratulations to Doug and Hayley Orr!

Friday, September 19, 2008


I have tried a few new things and thought I would pass them on. I am not a huge fan of boxed meals but have tried a few due to some great coupons! Wanchai Ferry, an Asian cuisine meal kit was the first kit I tried. I must say, quite delicious. It took about thirty minutes to make. I only had to add chicken, water, oil, and bell peppers. It was inexpensive, about $3 with a coupon. I would give it 5 stars for a kit meal and 3 stars for a meal in general.
The next I tried was a Macaroni Meal kit. These must have made an impression on me, we have now tried 3 different kinds, Chicken Alfredo, Chicken Marsala, and Basil Chicken. All three needed the typical add ins, chicken, oil or butter, and water. They all took about 30 minutes to cook and were fairly easy. The alfredo was way too creamy for John and I's taste, the marsala was our favorite and made me feel like a 5 star chef, and the basil was delicious but was a bit too spicy (not in a hot way) for me. I rate them as follows Alfredo 3 stars, Marsala 5 stars, Basil 4 stars.
A great website for recipes is It rates all the recipes and gives helpful hints.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

7 Months

Likes: Baths, Dayton, John getting him out of bed, car rides, applesauce, bananas, being outside, books, his sippy cup, tags on anything, little dogs, hugs and kisses.
Dislikes: being cold, teething, nasal aspirators, seeing his bottle and not getting it...immediately, being patient and being ignored.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Ugh...I had caffeine

I don't know why I drink caffeine. Whenever I do, I always get worked up about something. This time, school. I am taking a math internet class. Mistake #1. I am having trouble managing my time, baby, nap time, study physiology, clean house, cook dinner, grocery shop, get house ready to sell, get online do an excessive amount of math homework. I really thought this would be an easy A class. I get online today to get this weeks assignments, three sections of homework to do, roughly 60 problems, and a quiz to complete my Monday at midnight. What!?! The class week is from Sunday to Saturday, I have been doing one section a day and it takes me about an hour to an hour and a half. This means I have five hours of math to do by tomorrow at midnight. So, instead of doing it, I blog about not being able to do it. Not really, I have been trying to do it for the last hour and my mind is fried. I wrote the instructor an email as to why we have so much to do in such a short period of time. Internet classes are not for me, neither is math.
I am really enjoying my Physiology class ("enjoying" is probably a bit extreme). I am just ready to not be in school spending money and am ready to be a nurse making money. I have to tell myself constantly why I went back to school.
Ben has been wonderful. He is really funny. I went to go get him up from his nap and snuck in quietly to see what he was doing. He was talking away and had his legs propped up on his little aquarium toy. He still has quite the temper (I guess that is something that doesn't just go away). He attempted his first crawl on Saturday. Watch out Dayton! You will be his first target. I got a MAAAAA out of him other day. Does that count as Mama?

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The loyalist

You Are 6: The Loyalist

I took a "test" and this is what it said about my personality. I found it quite interesting.

You have strong relationships and are intensely loyal.

People find you easy to love and care for.

You like your world to be stable and secure, no surprises.

You're cautious. You prefer your inner circle to the outside world.

At Your Best: You are courageous, a positive thinker, and expressive. You can take on the world.

At Your Worst: You are secretly insecure - which makes you sarcastic, cold, and argumentative.

Your Fixation: Doubt

Your Primary Fear: Abandonment

Your Primary Desire: Security and support

Other Number 6's: Mel Gibson, Woody Allen, Jay Leno, Marilyn Monroe, and Julia Roberts.