Thursday, May 29, 2008

Okay I'll Play Too

20 years ago I:  
1.  Was in 6th grade at the then Moorhead Middle School North Campus
2.  Had a boyfriend who would dump me on my 12th birthday...but that's okay because I already had a crush on my friend Tricia's brother.
3.  Had my first kiss with this boyfriend at Skateland

10 years ago I: 
1.  Was newly married
2.  Working at Kohl's
3.  Ready to student teach & graduate

5 years ago I:
1.  Had two children ages 3 and 1
2.  Was preparing to build a new house
3.  I have no clue!

3 years ago I:
1.  Had a newborn little girl
2.  Trying to lose baby weight
3.  Getting ready to send Ryan to kindergarten & Kate to preschool

1 year ago I:
1.  Was ready for school to be done
2.  Getting ready to go to FL or a week in June with the fam
3.  Went to Vegas in August

So far this year I:
1.  Have become pregnant
2.  Went to Disney World again with the fam
3.  Am counting the days until Kate's birthday (6/4), last day of work (6/5), and Vegas (6/9)!

Yesterday I:
1.  Worked
2.  Continued to read the Barbara Walters book
3.  Did a few loads of laundry, actually hung out with Thad outside, went to Target with Olivia, bathed the girls, and snuggled with Ryan after the other kids were asleep.

Today I:
1.  Am working
2. Can't wait to eat left over taco pizza for lunch
3.  Have no clue what to make for supper

Tomorrow I:
1.  Will work
2.  Will eat a lot
3.  Enjoy my family

In the next year I:
1.  Will have another baby and try to enjoy ever last second of him/her
2.  Try to stay sane while juggling baby, kids, activities up the wazoo, and work
3.  Have a 3rd grader, 1st grader, and a preschooler

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Ryan (looking at an old photo album of mine): "Mom, why are you standing next to a picture that says 'do you know where his penis belongs'? And is that thing a balloon?"
Mom: "Uh..."

Friday, May 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

My mother is 65 today...yikes! We will be dining at Red Lobster to celebrate. Yippee!!!
Love you mom!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Happy 10 Year Anniversary!

Thanks for putting up with me for 10 (+) years Thad! To many, many more.........

Monday, May 19, 2008

Busy busy

After Olivia's scary encounter Friday night, our weekend resumed as being very busy. Saturday morning Ryan had his last soccer game of the season. It was the only game I got to see as the times or weather didn't work out with the girls. Then he spent the afternoon with a soccer/hockey buddy, and then he went to a birthday party.

Kate had her final dance recital of the year. I can't say enough how proud I was of her. This dance company is very good, but most importantly, nurturing and FUN. I shed a couple of tears during her group's ballet recital to the acoustic version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
Sunday was the usual: church, groceries, and just gathering myself for the week. The last couple of Sundays I have had a yucky tummy. My new theory is that maybe the fact that I drink a few glasses of Crystal Light is causing this. Next weekend I plan to avoid it. If I am good, then it might be worth avoiding.

Today Olivia went to the ENT. Dr. Frisk is the wonderful doctor who fixed my ear last fall...He felt that she needed a facial picture done. So, off we went to Diagnostic Imaging for a CT scan. I commend the gals who deal with little rascals like Olivia, get them to lie still, and stay sane. We hope to hear back tomorrow from the doctor. Let's hope she doesn't need surgery!
Oh, and here I am at twenty weeks....can't forget that growing belly that is causing me A LOT of sleep deprivation already!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Poor Olivia

Olivia took a bat to the face tonight. She got in the way of a neighbor boy's swing. Instantly she was bleeding from her mouth and nose. I wasn't home, but when I got home, she was really swelling up. So the paranoid mother and her hubby brought in the injured girl.
Right now, the doctor thinks things are okay. Apparently, you can't tell whether or not a nose is broken until the swelling has gone down. On Monday she will be examined again.
This girl has a swollen nose, mouth, face, can't breathe through her mouth, and seems miserable. When she saw my mom tonight though, she sure perked up!!! Grandmas are the best medicine...I will post an updated picture tomorrow since the doctor said that she will likely look worse.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Yesterday our entire family went to my ultrasound appointment. I am personally not a fan of bringing my kids to these doctor appointments, but Ryan and Kate are old enough to appreciate seeing their new baby brother or sister on a screen.  Being the parent I am, I brought Olivia as I didn't want her feeling left out.  Of course she was a typical three year old...anyway, the ultrasound was great.  The baby is perfect, my due date is exact (Oct. 3), and things are going smoothly.  We got some cool photos including the new 4-d ones. The heartbeat was a high 165--which might point to a girl...but others feel that they could see a little 'stub' to signify a boy.  I have no clue, and I like that. 
The lady gave the kids their own special picture of the baby. Ryan brought his to school right away. Kate plans to today. Olivia, being her usual self, ripped it right away.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Three years old!

From this.....

To this....Happy Birthday Olivia!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

First Communion

Ryan celebrated his First Communion this weekend. He was so excited--it was very touching. He really took the whole experience to heart. Here are some pictures from the big event. Sorry that the family picture is so blurry...where is Ria when we need her?!?!
We had a full house last night between family, friends, and Ryan's religion teacher, and the Priests. It was a great time. We are very blessed to have such good people in our lives.
I also added one of the cake. I spent hours searching for the perfect cake to order. Yes it's another one of my quirks. The cross is actually fondant! YUM!!!!!!!!