Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Grace and Taylor were such good helpers with the gifts. Taylor wanted every toy and rattle, saying "This is Tay Rae's". She was in charge of bringing me the trash, and being two years old, wanted to throw everything away. We brought the trash bag home and salvaged quite a lot of tissue paper and a few bows, but nothing major. In this photo, Hannah is decorating Grace's, er, behind while Taylor wonders why that bow wasn't thrown in the garbage bag. :o)Everyone was very generous, and Jessi had such fun sorting through all of the sweet gifts the next day. Everything is washed now and ready to be put away until they're needed.
Doesn't she look cute? She won't let me post "belly" pictures, but she's looking wonderful. Remember to go fill out an entry for the baby pool. Just click on the red button on the top left column of this blog. It's easy and free, and you just may win the prize!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The instructions are to copy and paste the list to your blog, highlight the things that you have done in your life and then link back to me so I can see your list!
1. Started your own blog
Three years, 11 months ago I started my first blog, Play For A Moment. On March 17, 2007 I wanted to share what we're cooking, so I started Living Dangerously While Eating. I've also contributed to a few other blogs.
2. Slept under the stars
Yeah, but not for years.
3. Played in a band
Just once, in elementary school. Had no clue what I was doing...
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
I used to get the kids out of bed in the middle of the night and drive to the country to watch the Perseid meteor shower in August. The last time was five years ago when Jess and I took her convertible out and parked it in a cow pasture.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
Yeah, but apparently I could afford it since our standard of living didn't change because of it.
7. Been to Disneyland/Disneyworld
Disneyworld with Jess and the Benedict High School Band. I'd like for Nick and Greg to be able to see it, too.
8. Climbed a mountain
I love the Rockie Mountains!
9. Held a praying mantis
only to move it
10. Sang a solo
Not on purpose...
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
After eating at a Mexican restaraunt - both Greg and I got sick.
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
I wasn't ill, but one of my children was. I've truly never called in sick when I wasn't.
24. Built a snow fort
Back in the olden days when we got lots of snow all winter long
25. Held a lamb
Petting zoos are great for this
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
In elementary school
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
I see the sunrise just about every single day.
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
Once to Alaska, once to Mexico
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
South of Amana in Iowa, and kinda sorta in Virginia
36. Taught yourself a new language
not enough to be conversational, but I did teach myself quite a bit of Spanish when I worked at Head Start
Took German in High School since Grandma and Grandpa Regier spoke it often.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
Money doesn't make for happiness, so no matter what our bank account says, as long as I have my family I'm 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
Followed the ambulance transporting my son...
47. Had your portrait painted
pen and ink sketch drawn...
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
mud pies, mud cakes, mud goodies all around
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
I remember my parents loading up all five of us in our pajamas, blankets, pillows, and a grocery bag full of popcorn. Oh, and my first date was to the drive-in...
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
home day care
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
I was an enthusiastic cookie salesgirl for many years!
62. Gone whale watching
near Juneau, Alaska - there were four whales all together and it was amazing!
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
gotta love those dandelions!
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
Tried once - they finally got the needle in a vein, then took it out immediately. Ugh.
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
I don't think I ever could...
67. Bounced a check
way back in college when my mailed deposit arrived at the bank after my check...
68. Flown in a helicopter
from Skagway, Alaska to Denver Glacier and back. I hated it at first, but then decided it was really pretty cool!
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
a baby doll that my mom named Stacy - don't know where she is now
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
Three times so far. One of my favorite places in D.C.
71. Eaten Caviar
Never thought I would, but it is SO GOOD!
72. Pieced a quilt
does a comforter or several count?
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 on a speeding motorcycle
Driving it myself, thankyouverymuch! :o)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
Been published in a book, but I didn't write the entire thing.
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
Yes, and it hit 100,000 miles today.
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
It's York - everyone has their photo in the paper at one time or another...
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
stood outside the fence and ogled it
87. Nursed an animal back to health
88. Had chickenpox
Had everything - chickenpox, mumps, measles
89. Saved someone’s life
called 911 for my brother - don't want to ever have to do that again.
90. Sat on a jury
had to go through the selection process, but never got called
91. Met someone famous
Tom Osborne - he came into Village Inn when I worked there in High School. He is too famous!
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
A couple of times. :o)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
It was a little overwhelming to stand there and know that so many people died...
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
I've seen it from an airplane...
97. Been involved in a law suit
only from a distance
98. Owned a cell phone
own it but hardly ever have it on
99. Been stung by a bee
You can read about it here.
Sunday, September 06, 2009
a. We do not know the sex of the baby.
b. Heart rate is consistently between 140-152.
c. She's carrying high.
d. She's measuring farther along that she is now, so the dr. thinks it will be a large-ish baby.
e. Her original due date from the calendar is October 4.
d. Her due date from ultrasound is October 2.