Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Where Have I Been?

Little Bo Peep = Shauna
Sheep = Mind

At Taco Bell - This kid is going to come out addicted to Mexican Pizzas.

Watching Nanny Diaries - Definitely not the feel good movie of the year.

Doing Primary Stuff - A miracle happened last week. Drew took a 4-hour nap and Owen layed down and went to sleep by himself. He hasn't really taken naps since Justin left. They were sleeping at the SAME TIME! So it was a sign that I was supposed to get the Primary Program written.

Reading Eclipse - I loved it.

Getting a New Niece - Linus & Sara welcomed baby Madyson on Saturday.

Sleeping - By sleeping I mean WISHING I was sleeping. I just woke up and I'm ready for bed again.

And basically just not blogging! Sorry you had to look at my last post for too long!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Sorry Oprah

But O is for Owen

All you Olivias, Oscars, Olivers, Opies and anyone else on THIS LIST already know this.

But for everyone else, just in case you're wondering

O is the coolest letter to start your name with.

Because O's are everywhere.

Every time Owen sees an O shaped anything, it's just for him.

Monday, August 20, 2007

I Really Love My...

Plaid Shorts!

I pretty much have worn these things every day this summer. If I just wore them the day before I'll run through in my head who I saw yesterday and who I'm going to see today to see if it's okay that I wear them 2 days in a row. And most of the time it is! Good thing I don't have paparazzi following my every move or I might be really embarrassed.

Friday, August 17, 2007

The Lone Carrot

The one and only carrot our garden produced.

And by the time I discovered it was ready, it was TOO ready. Rotted all in the middle. Next time it should poke it's little orange top out to at least give me a little hint.

Anyone Want To Take A Bath?

That's how warm the water was yesterday.

In other news:

This is totally unrelated, but the title reminded me of this... When Owen wants to do something for instance play a game, he'll say, "Anyone want to play a game with me?" And the only people around are Drew and me. So I tell him I'm sure Drew would like to. But he doesn't want to play with Drew. Only me. Which defeats his initial question.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Let's Talk

I LOVE this picture of Jason on his mission. Look for it in a church magazine near you sometime soon. K not really. But that'd be cool.

I'm sure you're all totally sick of seeing blogs about the newest Harry Potter book... but I FINALLY finished it. I swear it's never taken me that long to finish a book... ever. The "put it down" factor was high most of the way through (meaning it was too easy to put down). But the end was awesome and made up for it. Now I'm in mourning that it's over.

I'm about to be doing a lot more laundry. Owen's getting night-time potty trained whether I like it or not (he won't care, it's me that gets the extra work). I don't need to be duct taping diapers on my 10-year old (I won't mention any names).

Owen broke the TV in my room by squirting Caprisun on it during quiet time. Now what am I supposed to do while putting away laundry?

Thank You!

(Wish I could take credit for this picture,
but I could never get a good one.
The flowers had awesome huge blooms)

(The cutest shoes ever)

(pick-me up package for the whole family)

We've had lots more good mail days lately as you can see. It's funny when the mail comes at just the right time when I need it the most! But seriously, thanks for being so thoughtful. It makes me want to pass it on! (the thoughtfulness that is, not my gifts :)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Garbage & PJ's

Owen, you're not trash I promise.

If Gap pajamas are on sale for $5 I buy them. I don't even care what they look like cause they're so soft and cozy. But Justin you should like these ones!
(If you can't deciper they say, "I love Dad")

Thursday, August 09, 2007


Q&A With Myself

When are you due? March 5, 2008.

How many weeks are you? 10.

When is Justin due home? Feb 15, 2008 (approximately).

Was this a planned pregnancy? Can't say that it was!

Are you & Justin excited? Now we are. A little shocked at first.

When did you find out? June 30. I remember cause it's my parents' anniversary.

How did you tell Justin? I didn't. Owen delivered this to him:

Did you clean it before Owen handled it? Yes. I promise!

How do you feel about your husband coming home to you being hugely 9 months pregnant? Not so excited.

How far apart will Drew and #3 be? 2 years (Drew's birthday is March 13).

Are you hoping for a girl? Justin definitely is.

How are you feeling? Tired all the time but I haven't thrown up yet!

Do you have anything else you'd like to add? We really are excited... today I heard the heartbeat and that made it real all of a sudden. Also, you're nosy!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

It Finally Came!

Justin has been waiting for this diploma to come for oh... about a year now! Of course it got here right after he left. But either way.... yay!

Monday was a great mail day because look what else came!
Cinnamon bears from Robyn. I had to get a picture before they were all gone. They're so special because they don't sell them here ANYWHERE. I check everywhere I go from grocery stores to gas stations to ummm you name it. Lindsey got me hooked on these things a long time ago. Man they're good.

You know what else they don't have here... those Mother's Circus Animals cookies. Hint hint.

Despite all my junk food addictions, I had a cavity-free check-up at the dentist today! That's 2 in a row. I'm on a roll.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

A New Friend

We went to Sally & Aric's for dinner tonight. I don't know if Owen had more fun playing with Aric or Addie. I'm pretty sure the motorcycle ride made his week, though. When we left he was waving bye to Aric out the window until he was out of sight. Oh and I don't normally dress my kid in tight shirts, he's wearing his pj shirt cause his other one got wet.

Friday, August 03, 2007


I got totally burned out of pictures after vacation. The new camera didn't even help. The thought of more pictures was giving me gag reflexes. But I think I'm over it now.

A few things we've done since being home from Utah:

If you haven't tried blueberry jam, you should.
My job was squshing (not squishing) the blueberries by hand. Kelli did the rest.

We met Justin's brother Paul, his wife Robyn & son Tristan in Wilmington at Chuck E. Cheese.

They presented Justin with this picture a few of his family members went in on as a pre-deployment/thank-you gift. So thoughtful. It's called "Sweet Hour of Prayer."

Our ward had a Pioneer Activity. I'm pretty sure pioneers bobbed for apples and had slip'n slides, right?

Justin & I went to the Temple to help with the YM/YW baptism trip. After passing like 15 Temples in Utah, we never made it inside one. We like to wait until it's 2 hours away from home to go.

I finished "New Moon" and went into mourning that it was over. I had the new Harry Potter sitting on my nightstand but didn't want to start another book relationship so soon. I'm now in the middle of it, though.

Speaking of Harry Potter, the Dunn's babysat Justin's last weekend so we could finally see the new movie. Loved it.

A few things I'm grateful for:

- Justin went through his closet with me BEFORE he left. I love throwing stuff away.

- Justin cleaned out his vehicle also before he left. Last time I tackled that a month later and found some nastiness.

- Owens prayers. I pray for Justin in our blessings on the food now. After I had finished a food prayer on Wednesday morning, Owen said, "Wait. I want to tell something else in the prayer." And he prayed for Justin himself.

Just in case you're wondering...

Justin is in Kuwait now. He leave for Fallujah tomorrow. That's where he'll be the rest of the time. I've talked to him once a day and he's doing okay, just bored out his mind waiting for their plane.

Thanks for all your nice notes & thoughts!