"...God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me."

- Gen. 21:6

Friday, January 16

Our New House!

We're still moving stuff into our new house, but we should be all moved in (not unpacked...that'll take decades!) tomorrow! Little Bubba enjoys making trips over to the house and "helping" us move the boxes. We're finding new challenges to overcome with the new place...the little guy has discovered blinds! I don't have a lot of pictures...it's hard to get good pictures of empty rooms without it looking like just a random corner of an empty room!Little Bubba was LOVING the backyard! He got to go out and play for a little bit and kept staring outside after that. (by-the-way...these curtains were left by the previous owners...not my thing, so if anyone wants some floral curtains, let me know!) And of course...his favorite thing, the stairs! He likes to slide down as fast as he can.
I love the open feel of the house and look forward to making it my own (that could take a while...we need A LOT of furniture before it even looks lived in!).
I'm also looking forward to having my family come visit and stay with us!

Tuesday, January 13

2009 "Getting To Know You, 1st edition"

So my Mom sent me an email with ANOTHER one of these "getting to know you" quizes...doesn't she know me, I am her daughter! Anyways...I thought I'd go ahead and answer since it's the first one I've gotten this year (just barely 2 weeks in...not bad!). (just kidding you Mom...you know I love you!)

1. What is your occupation right now? Superwoman...shhh, don't tell
2. What color are your socks right now? not wearing socks, black slippers
3. What are you listening to right now? Hannity show...from the TV upstairs
4. What was the last thing that you ate? chocolate cake (hey, there was some strawberries & cherries too)
5. Can you drive a stick shift? Yes
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? my hubby
7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? only 'cause I have to...kidding, love you Mom!
8. How old are you today? 25
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? College Football
10. What is your favorite drink? chocolate milkshakes
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? at a salon - Yes, myself - Yes, random colors - Yes (I'm totally not afraid of trying new things with my hair...it grows back!)
12. Favorite food? fried chicken, mashed potatoes and corn...(too specific?!)
13. What is the last movie you watched? Twilight with my Mom & sis
14. Favorite day of the year? Christmas
15. How do you vent anger? take it out on my poor husband, sorry babe!
16. What was your favorite toy as a child? barbie dolls (dream house, pink hot wheels corvette!)
17. What is your favorite season? Summer...gimme heat!
18. Cherries or Blueberries? Cherries
19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? Yes
20. Who is the most likely to respond? ??
21. Who is least likely to respond? ??
22. Living arrangements? LIMBO! in between my in-laws basement and our new home!
23. When was the last time you cried? umm, I'm pregnant...so emotionally I'm unstable and crying just happens! Actually...when I thought we weren't going to close on our house...
22. What is on the floor of your closet? good question...I haven't looked in a while, junk probably
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending to? my Mom (aww, how sweet)
26. What did you do last night? ummm...honestly can't remember! (pregnancy brain!)
27. What are you most afraid of? THE DARK!
28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? Cheese
29. Favorite dog breed? golden retriever
30. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
31. How many states have you lived in? 4
32. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
33. What is your favorite flower? Lily

*Feel free to copy and post your own answers! It's always fun to hear others' answers!

Tuesday, January 6

someday we'll laugh about it

We've had one doozy of a week! We went on an emotional roller-coaster that not even the extremest of adrenaline fans would enjoy! First we were convinced our house deal was going to fall through (on the day we were SUPPOSED to close!) then there was a small glimmer of hope again...then not, then again, then not, then again...you get the point! Well, we signed the closing docs on Wednesday afternoon and left town Thursday morning...we needed a break! It was great to visit my family (even though our flights were delayed, Little Bubba and I were sick and we still were waiting to hear if the funding went through for the home loan!)

I FINALLY got to see Twilight with my Mom & sis (thanks Mom!) and I enjoyed it! I went in with the attitude that it's going to be different from the book and to just accept that.

Also, I took some family portraits for my sister's family and my parents. My poor neice & nephews are going to dread my visits because all they will think of is having to get pictures done...AGAIN!!! It was a really funny experience and I like doing it though! (check out my photography blog for their pics, http://photos-by-erin.blogspot.com/)

We also got some new family pictures taken (thanks Amy!):

my boys!
Aside from the delayed flights, sickness, stress & worry about the house...we kinda relaxed...!
We're home just long enough to unpack, repack and head off to Las Vegas for a dental conference. It's my hubby's first time hanging out in Vegas, so I'm excited to enjoy some "us" time!