"In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back."
-Charlie Brown

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me!

So today is my 26th birthday. I never thought I'd ever get this old! Okay, so it's not old, but still. This morning I was thinking about it and 10 years ago today I was so excited to get my driver's licence. I got up very early to take my road test at 6 am. After passing the test my dad took me to the DMV to get my licence. I thought that was the best thing that could happen to me! Oh, to be 16 again!

I got to spend the day with my family. My brother Anthony took me to a movie and that was really fun! Then we all met at the Pizza Factory for dinner to celebrate my birthday. Afterwards we came home and had cake and ice cream. My mom spent so much time on my cake! It turned out beautifully and tasted amazing. It was a white cake with lemon filling and a very light and fluffy lemon frosting all from scratch! I LOVED it! Thank you everyone for making me feel special on my birthday! I love you all!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My Baby Blanket

Okay, so this is really embarrassing to admit, but a funny story goes along with it so here goes.... I still have my baby blanket! It's pink and white plaid and oh-so-soft. I can't get rid of it or put it away, I've tried many a time but to no avail have I been successful! So today, somehow in conversation it came up at work that I still have my blanket. One of the girls I work with (no name used here as I don't want to embarrass her ;) still has her blanket and is just as obsessed with it as I am about mine! Can't sleep without it, can't handle emotional situations without it, as well as trouble getting out of bed in the mornings because I don't want to put it away for the day!
The reason this is such happy news is because many family members have given me much grief over this little fact and tease me endlessly, however now I am comforted and greatly appreciate the fact in knowing that I'm not the only fully grown woman that still has her blanket (aka NUTS!) For awhile now I've told myself that when I get married, I'll put it away. Possibly why I'm not married yet, I'm not ready for that kind of big step! But now I know (as my friend is such a great example) that a marriage can still be had with blanket still in tow! Yay!!
Okay, so many of you might not think this that funny but painfully pitiful, but I don't care! The reason I share this story is to let those mean family members (you know who you are.... who tease me about taking it on vacation and who steal it when I'm not looking) know that I'm not the only one! I know the teasing will continue until the day I die (even then, I want my blanket in the casket with me because if it's possible, I'm taking it with me!) and that's okay, because I'm not the only one!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Summertime fun

My little niece and nephew came over to visit today. It was such a nice and warm evening that we thought it would be fun to let the kids swim. It was Aiden's first time and Hailey loves her little pool! Hailey also loves to give Aiden kisses. I thought these pictures I took were too cute not to share! Hope you enjoy!!

My Summer Vacation....

This last week a few of my old roommates and I got together and went to a cabin in Island Park, ID. We spent a lot of time watching chic-flic's and catching up, but one day we did go to West Yellowstone. It was cold and snowy but it sure was fun! In fact it was so cold that when we went to go see Old Faithful we didn't stay to see it go off. It had just gone off and it would have been about 90 minutes until it went off again so Megan ran back to the car with her little boy Ty and Jena and I just had someone take a picture of us so that we had proof that we tried! It was freezing!