Tuesday, July 22, 2008


We celebrated Dominic's first birthday with family on the weekend.

Happy B-day buddy!

My hubby and I found this super cute "Skelanimal" for him named Marcy the dead monkey. The caption on the side of the box is "because dead animals need love too....." and on the other side, "if you're warm, hug me!" My hubby and I loved it right away.
I laughed as we drove away from the gothic store with the dead monkey in hand. I think it's so neat how based on the loved ones in your life and what's important to them, you grow to appreiciate things you might not have before. I can't say I would've thought a dead monkey for a child was cute, before becoming close with my brother in law and his girlfriend.

But.... monkey dead or alive, Dominic was a typical kid, choosing a plastic toy casing as his favorite birthday toy.

An afternoon trip to Beaver Creek, a bite on the big toe by a red ant, a frog in a jar, and a trail of SunChips left behind (*blush*).

-So I've been washing the same load of towels for weeks now, as they keep getting forgotten about over and over. The easiest thing to wash and dry and put away, has become my nemesis. It doesn't seem to matter what I do, they reign over me, mold and all.

-I highly applaude myself for all the new baby signs I've taught my son. My well mannered little boy says please and thank-you, flower, movie, baby, all done, all gone, bye bye, and more. He now calls me and my hubby "Ma" and "Da", but that's as far as it goes. He's the smartest and funniest kid ever, the two things I need to keep in the forefront of my thoughts when he's driving me mentally insane in the membrane.

-I'm going to be getting up bright and early with my hubby this week to do my workouts then. I'm really looking forward to it, the morning routine will be good for me, as I've been out of any sort of routine since school finished. I've always had this deep burning desire to be showered and ready before my kids wake up, but morning always comes too soon. As long as my hubby is up I should be ok.

I don't even know what else to say.... I just feel like I haven't blogged in a while, and I like it when other people update their blog, and I want to be liked.


  1. I like you whether you update or not...cause I KNOW you like me even though I don't update much these days...right? haha!

  2. I'm laughing at the towels... I just did the same thing, I think a while back I washed the same load 3 or 4 times!! have i mentioned I hate laundry! lol.

  3. that monkey is hilarious! i love how you serve and love chris' family. it is a testament to God's heart and how he loves us each differently and where we're at...

    Yes, the BBQ.....tw'ill be fun!!!! have lots of batteries for your camera!!!

    Beaver creek looked really fun! what happened with the ant?

    It was nice when the kids were going to camp, because it made me get up, now i've been rolling out of bed around 9 again. I love getting up early....let me rephrase, I love being showered and up early, not the getting up part!

  4. You are liked whether you blog or not.
    Yeah for all the signs and new words. They'll keep coming faster now I think.
    See you in a month maybe.

  5. Anonymous8:01 PM

    You are not only liked, but loved.