The End is Near

December 30, 2007 at 2:35 pm | Posted in General Junk | Leave a comment

Well I haven’t posted in a while what with the holidays and all plus that pesky Musinex phlegm guy has moved into and taken over our house.  Seems like we’ve been passing the bug around for a month now and it just hasn’t completely gone away.

I was hoping to reflect on this past year and project on the coming year but who am I kidding.  Just sitting at the computer has my head spinning and I’m not sure if it’s from all the ideas I have in my head or the lingering effects of two weeks worth of nightly NyQuil.  Regardless I was surprised to see people still popping in here so I figured I at least owed you a few pictures of the festivities over the past week or so.

Thanks to my sister-in-law I was able to attend Sophie’s preschool program without Henry in tow.  He’s not much for sitting so with him home playing with Aunt Tria, I got to enjoy the morning with Sophie.  It’s really amazing to see her in this new environment, making friends and being excited to be doing things with her peers.

Sophie and her cousin Reese proudly showing off their “Tootie” tee shirts I had made.  These girls can really get themselves wound up with all the silly potty talk that I just couldn’t resist this little gift for them.

Henry was VERY excited about his bike from Santa.  And in true Henry form it took him about an hour to figure out how it worked and only about a half-hour after that to figure out how to stand on the seat.  I am really surprised he hasn’t figured out how to climb out of the crib….yet.

Sophie was equally happy with her dollhouse from Santa. 

We had a great holiday despite the lingering bug and are looking forward to ringing in the new year, and a dear friends birthday, tomorrow night.  Happy new year to all!

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What have I done? What have you done?

December 13, 2007 at 8:16 am | Posted in General Junk | 2 Comments
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I’ve seen this over at Addie’s blog while doing some random blog searching and decided to try it out. The idea is to make a copy of this list and highlight via boldface or underlining (I used italics so it will stand out better) all the things you have done.  It’s kind of a fun twist on those emails you get from your friends now and then.  So here goes:

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain – if a small one in AZ counts
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster

35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football

61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud

64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage 
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children (in the process)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad – and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

I highlighted a lot more than I thought I would have….interesting.  Let’s read about the things you have done – leave you name in the comments if you also gonna do this one!

Oh No You Didn’t

December 11, 2007 at 7:13 am | Posted in Holidays | 1 Comment
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Oh yes I did.  And although just now the safety seal is intact, there is a serious shortage of time before that baby is gone and the contents of this container of sheer delight will happily reside in my stomach.  And on my hips.  What’s an extra day or two on the treadmill anyway when there are limited edition goodies like this to enjoy during the holidays.

Happy Holidays

December 6, 2007 at 12:14 pm | Posted in Holidays | 1 Comment
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From our zoo to yours…not sure when I’ll be finding time to write so until then enjoy the kids…

The Final Frontier…sort of

December 1, 2007 at 4:52 pm | Posted in Adoption Updates | 2 Comments
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We received Henry’s Illinois birth certificate in the mail today.  I guess you could say he is completely, officially our son today.  In a journey that spanned just about two years.  We’ve come a long way.

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