Monday, November 26, 2007

Christmases long, long ago . . .

I've been scanning old family pictures, and found this one of my mom and Mark. I love it-they both look great.

Sariah Ria Bo Bia!

Could she be any cuter?!? Sariah is crawling now, and standing while holding on to things. She's such a sweetheart.

Ashley's Dora Trike Part 2

Ashley has a fondness for sticks of all sizes. She was overjoyed to be able to store her find in the basket on her trike.

Ashley's Dora Trike

My mom got Ashley a Dora the Explorer Tricycle, and right before she got here, we opened the box and found out it came in lots of pieces. Mark was nice enough to put it together for his niece.

Ashley loved it and wanted to play on it all day. Her legs aren't quite long enough to reach the pedals, even on the closest seat setting, but she's content to just scoot along with her feet.

Happy Birthday Brett!

Last week was Brett's birthday, so Amber and I decorated his cubicle. It was great fun.

Yes, I know I'm a slacker

Wendy tagged me almost two weeks ago and I still haven't done it yet. Here goes . . .

here are the "rules":
a. each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves.
b. at the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

1. A couple of weeks ago I attended a food storage class on beans. Tonight I made turkey veggie soup for dinner and discovered that while cooking, the lentils I put in sprouted. This, as I learned in my bean class, makes them less gaseous. I was excited to kind of a pathetic degree about the sprouting and had to make each member of my family look at it.

2. I just got a cool booklet that has a schedule for reading the four Standard Works in a year. I started last night and the amount you have to read each day isn't as bad as I thought.

3. I'm planning on going back to school next year, but I'm scared to death I won't get in.

4. I have started using anti-wrinkle cream around my eyes because I feel like I'm getting old and wrinkly.

5. I like to own books that look impressive on my shelf, but I never actually read them. I really am going to try to from now on though.

6. I'm not looking forward to Christmas this year. My brother and his family will be in California with his wife's family. My aunt and uncle will only come out here if Matthew and his family are coming, so they're staying home and my Grandma is going to stay with them in Maryland. Plus we only get the 25th off at work, so I have to work Christmas Eve, which isn't much fun. Oh well, I guess it would be worse if everyone was out here and I had to work instead of spending time with them.

I think Wendy might be the only person who reads this and actually has a blog, so I'm not tagging anyone.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I've been tagged

. . . but I can't think of six facts/habits that people don't really know. I'm going to have to think on this one and get back to you, Wendy. I also don't think there are six people who actually read my blog. Yeah, so I'll get back to you on this one.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

More pics of the nieces

For Halloween Ashley was a cat and Sariah was a mouse. Look how excited Sariah is!


These are pictures of what was left in the bathtub after I gave the dogs a bath. The pile of brown nastiness in the corner is hair I had to keep scooping out of the drain so the water would go down. I just thought you would all like to share in the fun! :)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

This is why I love being an aunt

Being an aunt is great because I get to enjoy Ashley's antics and shenanigans, but I don't have to clean up the mess. She recently got hold of a black marker, and hilarity (for me, at least) ensued . . .

Thursday, November 1, 2007

November 1

Today, November 1, is the 305th day of the year, which would seem to indicate that there are 60 days left of 2007.

These important and random things happened on this day in history:

1512-The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is exhibited to the public for the first time.
1604-Shakespeare's "Othello" is presented for the first time.
1755-Lisbon, Portugal is destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing 60-90,000.
1848-The first medical school for women opens in Boston.
1896-The first pair of naked breasts is shown in "National Geographic."
1998-The European Court of Human rights is instituted.
2007-Hackers find a way to unlock extra violence in a video game. (most viewed news story on Yahoo today)