Saturday, November 24, 2007


Josh and I celebrated our Anniversary this weekend and it's just crazy how the time flies! I am one lucky girl to have such a wonderful husband and for Bailee to have an amazing dad! I look forward to many more exciting, crazy, wonderful years together...Happy Anniversary! xoxoxo
~"In the enriching of marriage the big things are the little things. It is a constant appreciation for each other and a thoughtful demonstration of gratitude. It is the encouraging and the helping of each other to grow. Marriage is a joint quest for the good, the beautiful, and the divine." James E. Faust

You'll shoot your eye out...

So, Josh and I decided we wanted to go to Cleveland this weekend. We looked on the internet to see if anything fun was going on. Well to our sheer delight, the first anual "A Christmas Story" Convention would be taking place. We had been wanting to see the house anyways, so we got a great packaged deal through the hotel and had a great time. We were able to go to the "meet and greet" with some of the cast. Miss Shields, was really nice as well as Flick (tongue stuck on the flag pole the way, hate to burst your bubble, but it wasn't actually stuck. There was a hole in the pole and a vaccum/suction that made his tongue look like it was being stretched. I know, I was disapponted too ;) The head elves were extremely nice and sang us a Happy Anniversary song and gave us a free autographed pic (everyone else sold them for $20). Anyhow, I was acutally quite disappointed because I didn't think that I was going to be able to see Farkus and Randy. We were one of the first ones in line and after 40 min past the opening time they still weren't there. Well, I know you are all going to be upset when I tell you this, but I, I know they were hung over. You could tell that Farkus was kind of a bad boy, and Randy looked like he rolled out of bed and had zero personality. It kind of burst my bubble, but oh well. We were also able to tour the house and museum, but my personal favorite was shooting the "Red Ryder" BB Guns in the backyard. All in all, we had a great time and what better way to kick off the perfect Christmas season with a classic! Oh, and don't forget to drink your Ovaltine.

Monday, November 19, 2007

This is an OSU helmet...

and this is my husband's head!!!! (on the right)

I don't even know where to begin! Okay, so Josh has been an OSU fan since birth. He finally admitted to choosing OSU Dental School so he could get season tickets to the football games (I knew it all along :) We have had fun going to the games and cheering on the buckeyes (that's right...their mascot is a nut...literally). However, Josh also has a pure and utter dislike for the University of Michigan. He thinks that we should just "give Michigan to Canada" (can't take credit for that one, I got it off Josh's t-shirt). Anyhow, him and three of his friends won the "lottery" for the showdown and got tickets to the OSU vs. U of Michigan. I was a little nervous about him going into this hostile territory, but he assured me he would be okay. So, Josh calls me Saturday (game day) and tells me that some lady at the hotel told him to go back to Ohio. "That's rude I thought", then later he tells me that an old lady wanted her picture taken with Josh. Well, it wasn't until he got home that these phone calls all made sense. If I saw some punk kid Michigan fan with a mohawk, I probably wouldn't tell him to go home, but I can't deny thinking it. And the old lady was on OSU fan who thought their OSU helmet mohawks were...oh I don't know...neato. I'd like to think that his friends peer pressured him into it, but something tells me it was all his idea. So, there you have it, Josh helped bless his sisters baby the next day, so luckily the mohawk had to go. My husband is what I like to call a FANatic, but he definitely lives life to the fullest and is so much fun!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


For those of you who tagged are 6 things that you may not know about 'Yours Truly':
Hmmm lets see...
1) I am allergic to the cold. Yup, I grew up in the "land of the frozen chosen" (Rexburg) and survived. Actually I self diagnosed myself with cold urticaria last week. If I am exposed to cold temperatures for a while, I get really bad hives. Crazy, I know since two of my favorite things just happen to be skiing and running (which seems to be the worse after I run.) I have now made good friends with the antihistamine Benadryl, so it's all good.

2) I can say the alphabet backwards. I'm not quite sure why or how I know this, but Iearned it years ago...zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba.

3) I'm not a night person (and usually fall asleep during every movie I watch..unless it is "Troop Beverly Hills"). I am not a morning person either, so Josh says that I am an afternoon person, and I couldn't agree more!

4) I have been accused of being a neat freak and like to organize. I can't leave my house or go to sleep without everything being in order. Josh used to tell me to just do it in the morning, but he has since realized that I'm stubborn and lets me do my thing. Bless his soul :)

5) I love to read. I am a big fan of WWII and other war books. I particularly enjoy historical fiction and non fiction books. What can I say, I'm a sucker when it comes to a good book. However, I am a little nervous about starting a new book because I might neglect my daughter...once I start one, nothing can stop me from finishing.

6) My biggest fear? You guessed it, WORMS! I hate worms with a passion, I think I was traumatized as a child. Granted I am not a big fan of spiders and such. But I hate it when it rains and all the worms come out. Literally when I walk I try to avoid stepping on one. They're just plain ol' nasty!!!

Well, there you have it, I am even more weird than you thought (sad, I am even weirder than I thought) ;) Oh well...For all those of you who haven't been tagged...YOU'RE IT!! hehehe

Friday, November 9, 2007

A Few Family Fotos

We've been pretty busy this past month, and this included getting our first (I know...sad, but true) family pictures! Josh has been pretty busy with school and Bailee and I manage to keep busy as well. The latest with Bailee is saying prayers. I know, you're thinking that's great. However, as of yesterday she learned to fold her arms when we say "prayer". Well, after the dinner prayer yesterday, Bailee kept folding her arms (we're talking 8-10 times) and would look at us so seriously and wait until we folded our arms and said a prayer. She'd wait a few minutes and then fold them again and wait until a prayer was said to resume eating. It was pretty cute and even though dinner took a while to finish she has literally taught us what it means to "pray always".

Cute as a bug!

So, Bailee also dressed up as a lady bug for Halloween (Josh says you can only dress up as a turkey so many times before you start to lose your dignity;) The lady bug just happens to be the Ohio State bug (which has nothing to do with why she was a lady bug this year...thanks Krista for the costume.) I should have taken more pics but this will have to do...

What a Turkey!!

Okay, so Josh bought this turkey costume, but the only way I could get him to wear it to the party was to somehow come up with a family theme. I already had the indian costume, so I made Bailee's pilgrim outfit (which I know is a boy pilgrim, but the girl pilgrim looked like a pioneer and I didn't want any confusion :) and there you have it Happy Thanksgiving and Halloween all rolled into one!