Thursday, May 24, 2012

99 Things

I saw this on Mommy Daddy & Mason and I just had to do it ;)

99 Things (those I've done in bold)

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland 

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightening storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables 

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance 

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing 

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Got a tattoo

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone 

99. Been stung by a bee

Only 33/99 Not too good lol! How many have you done?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wow and Chicks

Carver has taken on an alternate personality. He becomes a cat named Wow. When he's Wow, we have to address him as such. It's been pretty entertaining but can be annoying at times too.

We got some chicks a few days ago. On Saturday we got four - Happy Feet (black with a white butt), Curious George (brown/orange), Chip (brown with stripe like a chipmunk) and Goofy (white/blond). Chris set up a tank & heat lamp for them in the shop. They are all different kinds so they will lay different colored eggs which will be fun. We'll have to wait about 6 months for eggs but Carver is over the moon with excitement! I wish I'd gotten the expression on his face that first day. He kept saying that we had 6 chicks so the next day Chris picked up two more - Dale (black with stripe, like Chip) and Dizzy (a little darker than Goofy but not as dark as Curious George). Curious George has an issue with his eye (it gets stuck shut) so Chris picked up some ointment for him. The lady at the feed store thought it was funny that we got a $30 ointment for a $3 chick but we're not going to exchange him just because of a little eye issue. It seems to be getting better now. Chris and I have been designing a coop that will work for them. It has to be covered so the hawks/eagles/etc won't get them. I have one that I like but it'll depend on if Chris can build it. ;)

Mothers Day

I know I've been a little MIA. I'll try to catch up the last couple weeks but first was Mothers Day.

I had an easier day than I thought I would. We went to church and then hung out at home. The boys took a nap and  when they woke up they made me some cards. The original plan was that I would run to JoAnns while they did that but that got lost in translation so they came with me. I was a little disappointed that I didn't get to go by myself but Chris needed to run to Fred Meyer so there was no point in going out twice. I realized I didn't get a card from Noah and was pretty frustrated (which I told Chris). Chris didn't understand why Noah would get me something since he's not here but then he realized that he didn't get me a Christmas present from Carver that first year. So from now on he won't forget to include Noah. :) All in all, it was a good day though.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Year 27

Welp... I'm 27yrs old (and 2 days if you want to get technical). The day was harder than I thought it would be. It started rough and then I got coffee and went to Moms Group. I was feeling a lot better when I left. We picked up Chris and we went to Hello Cupcake (aka the BEST cupcakes ever!) and came home. The afternoon got rough again and I almost told Chris I didn't want to go to dinner but didn't. We went to El Pueblito (my fav Mexican place) and I finally got that margarita that I haven't been able to have in what seems like forever.

The thought that kept coming back is that no matter what happened that day, I would never be able to the one thing I really wanted. I know that Noah can't come back; and in all truth I don't want him to. He is where he is meant to be and I wouldn't want to change God's planning. But it's days like today that I know will be hard on me. I'm hoping, though, that since my birthday was so hard, Mothers Day will be easier.

For the most part, we've gotten back to our routine. We've had more good days than bad and that helps. Carver decided yesterday he wanted to have a "No Sassy Day" (sassy is what we call a pacifier). He did great all day yesterday but it took him a lot longer to fall asleep. So he was super fussy today but still didn't want his Sassy. But tonight he was just way too fussy and asked for it so I gave it to him. I'm encouraged though that he was the one that came up with this idea.

Well, did any of that make sense? I'm exhausted :)


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