Friday, December 29, 2006

i totally forgot to post pics of my toothless olivia! i will try to remember over the weekend--shes so cute!

i'm working today..but then off till next year! hehe. i know, so cheesy, but i couldnt help it! and since its almost the new year, that means my mom's birthday is tomorrow! i just can't believe that she's been gone for an entire year..this year just seemed to fly by some days, and other days not so much.

I have a few pics to share of some altered barn stars i did as xmas gifts--got the idea from sande krieger over at 2ps. they were so fun to make and they came out so dang cute! I also did a matching frame for one of them.

ooh and there was this fun life list on the pub--also in honor of the new year--so I'm supposed to highlight all the things i've done, kinda fun
1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said “I love you’ and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game (and survived the crush afterwards)
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children (or…raising children)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds (cumulatively, if you count pregnancy! lol!)
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes ... yum!
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read 136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life
phew! that was long! if i dont post again before new years--be safe! have mucho fun!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

thats gotta be a record!

olivia just lost her very first baby tooth yesterday! i was so surprised..she's been talking about wanting to have a loose tooth for about a month now, but i had reassured her (and myself, mostly) that it would be quite sometime before that happened.

well i was wrong! lol. she came up to me the day before yesterday and told me that she had a loose tooth, and i'm like no you dont! lol, then i checked, and it was!! i was so surprised. and then i was super sad. plus it kinda freaks me out to see and feel.

so last night she was watching art playing on the ps2, and she told him that her tooth fell out...and there it was, sitting on her tongue! thats gotta be a record! i mean, it took one stinkin day for it to come loose and then fall out! i remember being a kid and it seemed to take ages for my teeth to get super loose, and i dont remember them ever falling out on their own...mine always had to have a string tied to a doorknob. or maybe that was just my impatience to get the darn things out lmao.

anyways, olivia's smile is now one less tooth, and she is now one dollar richer thanks to the toothfairy!

i'll post some pics i took of her later!

hope everyones holiday were great...we are still trying to recover!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

hello? anyone out there?!

its been ages since i updated!!
been kinda busy around here with maya's birthday, dt deadlines, and of course xmas. not that you could tell that its xmas by looking at my house. we dont even have our tree up yet!!

yup. gotta do that sometime this week. eventually. lol
thought that i'd do this little quiz thinger to get me in the xmas

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper
2. Real tree or artificial? artificial, even tho i desperately love real ones
3. When do you put up the tree? um..usually the first week of december, but not this year, obviously!
4. When do you take the tree down? typically right after new years..but once my roommates and i left it up till about april!! it was just too pretty to take down lol
5. Do you like eggnog? no. I LOVE IT!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? that would my lite brite!
7. Do you have a nativity scene? yes 2
8. Hardest person to buy for? everyone
9. Easiest person to buy for?
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? is there such a thig?
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? a christmas story
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? usually the week before..i'm a procrastinator and a power shopper!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? heck yes!
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? tamales..yum yum!
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? clear
17. Favorite Christmas song? i really like traditonal xmas music...but i love love love 'all i want for xmas is you' by mariah carey! i know. pathetic!
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay at home, but make the rounds to grandma's in-town
19. Can you name all of Santa's Reindeer? Dasher, Dancer,Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Doner, and Blitzen and Rudolph
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? star
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? both! we do midnight mass, then head to the il's for tamales and to open presents with the extended families..then xmas morning (which is actually xmas afternoon) we open gifts at home before heading to more il's!
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? not having as much money as i want to spend on everyone!! but this year the most annoying is that my mom is not going to be here with me :(

that was kinda fun. and now i want to jam to some mariah! hehe.
here are some lo's i have to share! :D

did this for the fancypants call

another for fancypants

and this was for the wrmk call

Monday, December 04, 2006

this ones for my mama

so i just got off the phone with my mama..had a good ole time just laughin our butts off. i miss those convos. too bad we can't have them
in person. seriously tho need to move back here cuz i'm here and so are my offspring. which are youre offspring. and we aint movin to south dakota. nuff said. :)

i told my mama to come here and check out this lo i did today..its a pretty simple one..but the journaling came about because of what i wrote in her thanksgiving day card. and yes. i just barely mailed her her thanksgiving card. i'm el procrastinator majorus. hehe.

so here's what the journaling says::
i was thinking the other day that i didnt have a lot to be thankful for. mom doesnt live near us, we are still struggling financially with no end in sight.. i question myself as a mother daily. but the truth is..i'm lucky. i'm lucky to have a mom who followed her heart. i'm blessed to have a husband who busts his butt everyday so we can have everything we need. we are lucky to have good friends. and i'm lucky that my kids want to tell me stories.

basically..i just realized that it doesnt matter if i live in a ginormous house(and really, do i want to? cuz i hate cleaning) and it doesnt matter if we have the biggest tv..or the newest car. what matters is family. and friends that are like family. i just realized a couple months ago that i'm all alone in this big state of utah. my mom moved to be with her one true love last year and i've been sitting here moping about. not that i begrudge her happiness. i dont. but i'm a selfish person. and i want her all to myself. i'm not ashamed to admit that. it just took me a year to realize that she's not dead, she's just in california! lmao. seriously tho. i'm thankful that she was brave and moved to be with the one she loved. and i just wanted her to know that. and i hope that one day my kids will follow her example.

love ya mucho mama.