Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Today Ellena had a doctor's appointment where I knew she had to have blood work. I thought it would be a little foot prick, but this was an IV-type blood draw! She was very sad to say the least. She cried as it went in, stopped for a bit, then cried when they took it out. I got to pick her up and snuggle her for a minute, then back down she went for a flu shot. She held very still and looking trustingly at the nurse, then unleashed when her trust was betrayed by another needle. Sweet baby girl. How can you not want to kiss those cheeks? She weighed in at 19 1/2 pounds.
I took this picture a couple days ago when she was having a nap. I believe her foot is tucked under so she can quickly sit up when she's done sleeping. Napping is only a short necessity to her- she has so many other things she needs to get done.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Italy Pictures

We just returned from our 2 week trip to Italy. Click here to view the pictures.

Monday, November 5, 2007

this is halloween

Cute chicks at the Trunk or Treat. This is Regan's smile... really!
The pictures are a bit out of order.. this one is Ellena checking out her loot. Did I have some trouble taking it away from her!!
I had to wait for Trevor to get home so I could take this picture. She was much happier here.
This was when we just barely got home, and she was so hungry. This chick waits for no one!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Both Sarah and Tina have "tagged" me recently, strange to me since I didn't think you could tag someone that didn't have their own blog page. So, I will post on here, and quickly post pictures of Halloween so many won't feel too obligated to enter into my secret world. Apparently, I am supposed to say 7 things about me. After I read Tina's, she commented that she would be interested in reading mine since she knows everything about me. My challenge the last few days was to come up with ones I don't think she knows. My goal is majority-- she won't know at least 4 of the 7. Let's give it a go!

1. I love cooking, although I don't have really any special skill at it. (unless you count having the brownie recipe memorized since I was 14!) Whenever I start making a good dinner with fresh ingredients, I find myself narrating my own cooking show. I figure if annoying Rachel Ray can have a cooking show, I can do it too!

2. When I put Ellena to sleep, I always sing "Goodnight My Angel" by Billy Joel and "Molly Bloom" from Dad's new CD. As soon as I start with Billy Joel, she immediately lays her head down and relaxes for sleep.

3. I also love Disneyland. I've been there so many times I've lost count. Since Trevor and I have been married, we buy a trading pin each trip we take. We have been about a dozen times in the 3 1/2 years we've been married. Even then, I can honestly say I haven't ridden or seen everything there is to see! There's probably only a few I've missed, but it's interesting to think about.

4. I have an uncanny knack for remembering things, especially song lyrics. After hearing a song a couple of times, I can usually remember all the words. This is especially true for Broadway Musicals. In my mental list, I can think of about 14 shows that I could sing you the entire soundtrack from beginning to end. Dad always said he wished we knew scripture passages as well- I say make it into a musical and I am set!

5. My closet is organized by style and 'colorized'. I had to do this often while working at Dillards, thus, my clothes are the same. I can't help myself and often organize Trevor's in the same way. I don't think he has noticed.

6. I once sang "Sin Wagon" by the Dixie Chicks in a karaoke restaurant/bar. As much as I love singing and preforming, this really scared me- I was so nervous. On stage, you usually can't see the faces of the audience, but all my pals and total strangers were staring at me. Yikes.

7. And finally, I have this obsession with numbers. If I am driving down the street, for example, and see a string of numbers, I start dissecting it. When adding all the numbers, is it divisible by three? If not, what number can I change for it to be? Is it even or odd? What's its lowest divisible number? What are it's lowest prime numbers it can be broken into? Have I ever had that amount of anything?

So, there you have it. I now see after writing this that I have a bit of OCD. Actually, I told Trevor my list earlier today, and while I was cooking dinner, he asked how my show was going. I was temporarily in a commercial break.