Friday, January 21, 2011


My camera died as I was taking some cute pictures of Emmy lounging in the Tigger jumper. She's supposed to jump in it. But so far she just leans her head against the straps and chews on it. Anyway, the camera's a goner as far as I can tell, but since we just got it in August I'm hoping to get it fixed or replaced soon.

I was bummed...most of my blogging includes pictures. But I was reading this and realized that it's the perfect thing to do when you don't have a camera. And I just think it's a great record keeping method. I might do some regular installments of it. So here are my as we know it right now...this could get boring/lengthy but I'm loving the idea...

-Nate is doing an in-patient rotation this month. He doesn't see the sun most days. Leaves around 5 something as far as I can tell in those wee hours and gets home between 6:30 and 7.

-I took a break from walking the kids to school because Emmy hated the stroller. We've started up again and I wear Emmy in the Snugli, push Natalie in the stroller, and Jansen rides his Razor with all the other kids.

-We have "dessert" after every dinner. Really it's just an incentive for the kids to finish their food. Some common desserts are: marshmallows, pudding, ice cream, sucker, fruit snacks, or any other treat we have on hand.

-My favorite wind-down time activity right now is reading a magazine and having a snack. I read Better Homes and Gardens, Reader's Digest, Parents, Ensign, and House Beautiful.

-Jansen and Natalie choose what they want for breakfast and lunch. Within reason of course. I choose dinner and they have to try everything but don't have to finish things they "hate."

-Almost every weekday we watch Peep and the Big Wide World (I LOVE this show) in the morning before school and Cyber Chase (I HATED this show. It's grown on me though) in the evening as we are waiting for dad.

-Emmy continues to be a bit of a handful. Her naps are usually just 30 minutes and apparently our home bores her. If we are shopping or at the park, she is fairly content. At home she is still pretty fussy most of the day.

-I wake up about 6:15 and go to bed around 10:30. On a good night I get up maybe 3 times. On a bad night, 7.

-I am reading Book of Mormon Stories for Young Latter Day Saints because my knowledge of the Book of Mormon is seriously lacking.

-I spend a fair amount of time on the computer. I like to check the news, weather, my email, facebook, recipe blogs, style blogs, decorating blogs, etc.

-Nate is painting in his free time. He recently finished a Golden Winged Warbler.

-I haven't cut my hair in over 6 months. I do still like it long, but a haircut is definitely on the to do list.

Well, that's probably enough for now. Now I'm off to discuss with Nate whether we should go to San Diego this weekend...


kiki comin said...

I hope you deserve a good little break!:)

Annie said...

San Diego would be fun. Sometimes it amazes me how much we think alike and then sometimes I just am in awe at what an on top of it, great mother and get things done kind of gal you are. Usually it's the latter gosh dangit.

stevenellie said...

i like the snapshots post. Sometimes I feel like we are living parallel lives. I hope you guys are able to take a trip to San Diego. I wish we would have when we lived out there. I've always wanted to go.

Shane's Angie said...

Actually, I quite enjoyed this little "snapshot", sometimes we don't hear about the regular routines of life, which is what I love hearing about.
P.S. I think Jansy Pants and Nattie Wattie would LURVE Sea World. So informative and just plain fun!

Traci said...

I loved this post I can relate to most of it especially hating Cyber Chase but its grown on me as well you can never go wrong with PBS right?! ;0)