Sunday, December 30, 2007
5 things I was doing 10 years ago
Hehe, this is going to be fun. Instead of making a list, I'm going to share with all of you out there in blogging land, my journal entries from ten years ago. The first is dated November, 20th 1997...a little over 10 years ago.
Okay, I love Ben again. I'm so dumb. He's so cute! I'm going to start talking to him. My goal is for him to ask me to Senior Prom (hi, this is adult Steph with and interjection. I was only a sophmore, and he did ask me! Go Steph!) That would rock! But I still like Steve and right now I'm sort of leading him on right now, but that's okay right? J/K! Well, gotto go to sleep.
Now we have an entry from February 16th, 1998. A little over 10 years ago. Here goes. (please don't judge me because of how I was at 15!)
Well, I am making major progress with Ben. I love that boy so much. At the Valentine's Dance on Saturday, we danced 4 times. He asked me twice, and I asked him twice. :) But I bet we'll end hooking up. That would be fun. But let me tell you about my love for Steve Solen! When I went to Utah we had a party at Sarah's house and watched a scary movie and me and Steve totally cuddled through the whole thing. It was awesome. And then he was at a Stake dance the Saturday after I left and he dedicated the last song to me and pulled Kelsey in close as if she were me. : ) But they didn't dance close, so that's good. Well, I went driving for my first time today. Fun fun! I'll get my drivers licence soon. Yeah!
So pretty much a was doing a whole lot of nothing 10 years ago!
5 things on my to do list (tomorrow)
1.Go to Party Depot for silver balloons and decorations. HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE PARTY!!!
2. Watch Heidi's kids at 1:30
3. Buy milk, pasta, bananas, and cereal at the store.
4. Make jello jigglers, snowflake cookies, and other delectable treats for NEW YEARS EVE PARTY!!!
5. Attend the much anticipated NEW YEARS EVE PARTY!
5 Snacks I enjoy
1. Chocolate milk. I think of that as a snack
2. cereal straight from the box
4. Ice cream sandwiches
5. Tim's Cascade Salt and Vinegar chips
5 things I would do if I were a Billionaire
1. Pay off our crazy Dental School debt
2. Buy the most expensive mini van on the planet
3. Buy a house
5. Do all those other great things, like give to charity and family, and whoever else the heck needed some cash. What am I going to do with a billion dollars anyway?
5 places I've lived
3. St. Anthony, ID
4. Rexburg, ID
5. Aloha, OR
5 Jobs I've had
1.Hostess at Stuart Anderson's Black Angus
2. Ice cream lady at Cold Stone Creamery
3. Front Desk person at Bally's Total Fitness in Aloha
4. Waitress at Frontier Pies in Rexburg. I loved that job!
5 things people probably don't know about me
1. I wish I were a vegetarian, but I'm not, and never will be
2. I hate silky sheets....a lot!
3. I wear pajama bottoms 90% of my life
4. I wish my hair were curly
5. I'm going to be playing the role of Nephi's wife in the musical production, With Mine Own Hand, a musical account of the life of Nephi, which will be recorded on cd and sold at the BYU bookstore and performed at Education Week at BYU in August. YEAH!!!
I'm not going to tag anyone, just because, but I hope you enjoyed the little glance into the life of Steph!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Here's Santa dad during our Christmas eve eve's program. Complete with an acted out Nativity with a Care Bear in the starring role of baby Jesus.
Here's Sage next to baby Jesus' manger
The aftermath of our delicious dinner, complete with Prime Rib, Ham, rolls, jello, green bean casserole, broccoli salad, and....well, I think that was all. Notice Heather cleaning...she's the official dinner clean up girl. I'm not sure that she's so keen on the title.
Look at those sick little eyes. This is just the beginning of a terrible sickness that would reach it's peak on Christmas day with lots of screaming and bleeding ears. Poor baby girl. (All was resolved with a call to her ear tube surgeon and some antibiotic ear drops)
We left Heidi's house Sunday night around 8:30pm and headed off to Snohomish to spend Christmas with Jake's family. We got there around 12:30am, and instead of walking into a sleeping house, everyone was awake and full of energy! It was like we had shown up at 5:00 in the afternoon. We were up until about 1:30am until we finally decided it was time for bed.
Here is Mya and Jaxon helping me make cookies for Santa. I'm not sure why Mya looks upset, I promise she was having fun. These two cousins were so fun to have together, and Mya was a good sport to put up with all of Jaxon's imaginary batman games. The cookies are chocolate chip by the way, and they were delish!Oh, now this is a moment that I will treasure forever. By some miracle I found a pajama set of Batman and Robin. Now you must know that Jaxon is OBSESSED with batman and robin, and refers to himself as "boy wonder, Robin" and daddy as "batman" and, mom as a "nice joker." At least I'm not an evil joker! So when he opened these pajamas on Christmas Eve, it was as if life had reached it's peak for little Jaxon. Nothing could top that moment in his little life. He was thrilled. This pose you see in the picture, is one of many that he made that night. He had finally truly become boy wonder Robin. What a goof!To go along with Robin, I had to find something special for Jake to open on Christmas Eve. Well, here you go! The dynamic duo in the flesh!
My knight in shining armor! Thanks Aunt Heather!Mya got a new kitchen for Christmas and Jaxon and Sage loved it. Sage especially. She spent so much time playing with it. She does have a birthday coming up!
Well, there's so much more to say, but those are just a few of my favorite pictures and the stories to go along. Isn't Christmas the best?
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Okay, so today I dropped a Costco sized tub of laundry detergent on my floor. That was open!!!!!!!!! Granted it wasn't full, but still, let me continue. If you think cleaning vomit or diarrhea out of carpet is hard, try cleaning laundry detergent. I've been working on a dish sized spot forever!!!!!! Stupid carpet wont stop sudsing. Grrrrr. So now you all know, keep liquid detergent OFF of carpets, or you will be sorry.
Until next time...
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! ONLY 7 DAYS LEFT!!!
Jaxon has been a riot lately. I guess I never thought the kid would grow up, but it's actually happening. He loves to sing, and it's always singing the Batman song, G.I. Joe, and of course, Santa Clause is Coming to Town. He's always letting me know that if I do something he doesn't like- "I'll be so so mad." Hummm...I wonder where he learned that. He's not shy AT ALL, and will tell anyone who gives him the time of day about batman, buzz lightyear, and whatever else is on his mine. A few of those people being the Bishop on Sunday, and Santa Clause. If I've been gone a long time and he's excited to see me he asks, "Are you my mom?!" It's like it's just too good to be true. Him and Emily are so cute with all the games they imagine up. He's just a sweetie. Crazy, but cute!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Here is the Jaxon that we all know and love. I just think this picture is cute.
I love this one because Sage either looks really tired, or disgusted. Plus her dress is adorable.
Here's Sage and Holly when they were just little things. How cute. This picture is for fishing Grandma and Grandpa. This is the Christmas sweater you bought for him. If it weren't for his silly face, you could see that he looks really handsome in it. Thanks!
This is Sage today. She's getting so good at walking, this video doesn't really do her justice!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
YEAH FOR SHOPPING OUTLETS!!!
Sunday, December 2, 2007
I've been told countless times that kids grow up quickly and to enjoy every minute of those first few years. Well, this past month has been one of those 'don't blink' moments, and I just hope I enjoyed all that came before it as much as I could. Just last month, I had a little toddler who kept me busy with changing diapers, locating binkies, and trying to figure out what to feed him every meal, as well as squeezing in a nap everyday. I also had a baby, who cried a lot...due to ear infections, and teeth, was crawling everywhere, and was SUCH a cutie.
Fast forward 1 month.....I have a sweet little toddler, who can go potty all by himself, and couldn't be more proud of himself, who no longer requires a binkie for sleep, and who does great with no nap, and is in bed by 7:30 almost every night. He eats more and more of what I put in front of him, and he's learning new things every day. And my baby is walking, babbling, waving bye-bye, and is finally getting those teeth through that have been making her so grumpy. She has also been under general anesthesia, which is more than I can say. She had tubes put in her ears this week to help out with those nasty ear infections. And she's still a cutie. I feel like my life has just completely flipped into this new one. And I like it! I couldn't be happier with both of my children's new found accomplishments. Wow, I'm only 3 years into being a mom, and it's already been quite the ride! It's a good thing I love roller coasters. HOLD ON!
Here's baby Sage showing off her waving skills she just learned today!
Friday, November 30, 2007
Me and Mel....one crazy night at Wendy's
Here is the 7 of us. It's the only picture with us all in it. We need to change that ladies.
One of the earliest pictures of me and Kelsey. Gosh, it's been a long time huh?
Tashina...she's honestly probably the most beautiful person I know. That's why I feel 100% okay about posting this picture.
I think we were trying to be funny. We sure had fun back then huh Lis?
Monday, November 26, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
1. Nice seamonsters (who's not thankful for that!)
2. Scuba Divers
3. Nice sharks
Then, after some prodding,
5. Mom and Dad
6. Baby Sage
I then had to start on my list of food items I was in charge of for dinner. One of which was an eight layer jello, which takes forever to make. I was in the best mood all day. I LOVE HOLIDAY'S! Jake and Jaxon went fishing, and Sage took a nap, so I was able to get all my cooking done without interruptions, which was really nice. Finally around 3:00 we headed off to Heidi's house, with my jello, green bean casserole, and tomato mozzarella salad. After waiting for everyone to arrive, we ate at 5:00. Dinner was delicious! Thanks to my dad for being one of the top shoppers at Fred Meyer, and winning us a huge Turkey. I guess our Thanksgiving was pretty typical, but if you ask me, there's nothing better than a typical Thanksgiving.
The dinner party, just add Dad
Sage was stealing Holly's toy.
Mom and baby Sage