Monday, November 24, 2008

Fun With The Webcam

The computer is still down. Well, technically it's in James' office awaiting repair parts. In the meantime, we've completely redone our office/guestroom, painted a bed, and rearranged Zoe's room. Sleep continues to elude us as Owen will only go 2-3 hours between feedings even at night so we are up at least 4 times each night. Plus he grunts a lot in his sleep. Anyway, we will have the computer back on Tuesday, but by then I will be consumed by all things Thanksgiving and James' dad and stepmom will be in town to celebrate. So no promises about new posts. For now, here are some shots from the laptop's webcam.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Music Snobs Anonymous: Golden Shoulders

This really SHOULD be a post with bunches of pictures of cute faces Owen makes. Should, but isn't. Alas, I went to blog yesterday and our computer refused to turn on. We've had problems with the power source for quite some time, but this is the end of the line. So today James left me the laptop so no pictures for the blog, but I've wanted to do this post for some time and figured I might as well while we are experiencing technical difficulties. Hopefully we'll be back on line soon.

That being said, here's today's featured band. James went to high school with Golden Shoulders front man Adam Kline. They put out some pretty awesome music. My personal favorite is "Do You Know Who You Are?" off the album Let My Burden Be. I haven't heard much off their newer album but their early stuff is amazing. They've also been known as The Gears in days gone by. You should check them out. Here is the only real music video I could get for them. It's pretty cool.

Maybe the next time they stop in Provo we'll be able to catch the show.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Eight Eight And We Can Skate

Look now, we can skate with eight.

Sorry, that's from Ten Apples Up On Top, which I read to Zoe at least twice a day. When Paige tagged me, that's all I could think of. so on with the tag:

8 Favorite TV Shows:
  1. Simpsons
  2. Survivor
  3. Lost
  4. The Office
  5. Grey's Anatomy
  6. Desperate Housewives
  7. Heroes
  8. ER
8 Things I Did Yesterday:
  1. Got dressed (hey I have two kids, that is so an accomplishment)
  2. Fed Everyone
  3. Had a 6-inch tube removed from my body
  4. Caught up on my "stories"
  5. Blogged
  6. Read
  7. Changed countless diapers
  8. Shopped Online
8 Things I Look Forward To:
  1. Owen sleeping through the night
  2. Fitting into my "skinny" jeans
  3. James' Graduation
  4. Christmas
  5. Zoe being potty trained
  6. Moving away from Utah (and hopefully living closer to family)
  7. Having a house with a garage
  8. Tax Returns

8 Favorite Restaurants:
  1. Garduno's
  2. The Range
  3. The Cheesecake Factory
  4. Beto's
  5. Outback
  6. Chili's
  7. Taco Bell (seriously)
  8. Burger King (we're just high class around here)

8 Things On My Wish List:
  1. New Desk
  2. Sleeper Couch
  3. A car for James
  4. New television
  5. Mac
  6. Digital SLR Camera
  7. Sewing Machine
  8. Wii Fit
So there are a few of my top eight. If you want to do the tag, go for it. I'm just buying some time until I get pictures prepped for other posts! See ya!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

October Be Not Proud

Can you believe October is over? It really flew by for us, despite being packed with drama and trauma. I say "Good Riddance!" It's only fitting that this not-so-pleasant month culminated in our least favorite holiday (no offense to those of you with differing opinions). We just don't get the whole Halloween thing. Here are our attempts at celebrating this "holiday."

First and foremost, the carving of the pumpkin. Zoe mimicked every move James made and loved the idea of having a Tigger pumpkin. After the first one was carved I realized we only had one candle so we painted the second pumpkin. The green blobs are Zoe's hand prints.

The ward Trunk-or-Treat was ok. We had it at the Boy Scout camp up the canyon. After days of Zoe talking about Halloween, trick-or-treating, and costumes, she barely kept her costume on and wouldn't say a word to anyone. It seems like she doesn't enjoy this holiday more than anyone else around here. Fine by us. Owen slept through nearly the entire thing.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Hair Today...

Gone Tomorrow!

Thanks to everyone for your input/support with this endeavor. I decided to even Zoe's hair out - so a trim in the front and a chop in the back (about 4 inches). If her hair is like mine, which unfortunately it seems to be, it will all grow back in a matter of months. As far as keeping her entertained, we were blessed with her sudden infatuation with a Disney short film called Bath Day. It's only 6 and a half minutes, but she will watch it over and over and over. So far it's the only bit of television she has shown any interest in. Check back for Halloween pictures and more "after" shots of her new do.