31 August 2007

Uh Oh...

It may be a long year for the Utah Utes. They got beat 24-7 by Oregon St last night, and they lost their Quarterback and Running back to injuries. I'll have to as my brother how its going. (If you don't know, Justin is studing at the U in Sports Medicine and this year he's traveling with the team as a trainer.) Did the BYU hat jinx Utah? Who can really say... ;) I guess we'll just see how BYU does on Saturday.

30 August 2007

Its that season again...

Its time to incorperate two of my favorite things... football and making hats! Coming this fall there's a good chance that Sariah and I will be attending a Univ. of Utah football game. So I got into the spirit of things and knitted her her own Utah hat to wear to show some team spirit! Go UTES!!! As a kid, when we lived in Utah, we had season tickets to the Ute games and I remember going from a very early age. I really enjoy football. I really get into it. Doug thinks I'm crazy. He also thinks I'm trying to brainwash Sariah that BYU is evil. This is not true. I'm just trying to show her when it comes to sport rivals, you gotta pick sides. But to prove I'm not trying to corrupt our kids, I made her this nifty BYU hat...

See, I'm playing fair. (Sort of.... *insert evil laugh here*) Anyways, here's both hats in a side by side comparison...
On a completely seperate note, but I'm too lazy to create a second blog entry... check out Sariah's first braid!

27 August 2007

Sariah's 9 Month Stats

Height: 26.5 in (9th %)
Weight: 16 lbs. 8 oz. (12th %)

Our itty bitty, continues to be itty bitty! But she is growing and she's healthy, so everything is fine! Its actually good because we can still get lots of use out of our Infant carrier car seat, which will be easier to travel with in the coming months. She's so itty bitty cute!

20 August 2007

Too Cute!!

I know this is my 3rd post in 24 hrs., but come on, this is too cute! I had to share!

Ugly Betty - 'Brighter, Bolder, Bettyer' Promo

I TOTALLY can't wait for the new season of Ugly Betty. Its one of my favorite shows on tv. And this promo gives me hope that we'll see some more Henry/Betty love... sigh. Nerds are hot!

19 August 2007

My Favorite Room

Some of you have asked for pictures of our house. Well, I'm not exactly ready to show off many of the other rooms, but I'm really excited about this one, so let me share. This is our living room/study/library/music room. I'm probably most excited about this room because we just got the books up on the book shelves last night and now it feels more complete. And I love books. I could sit here and read all day long, all we're really missing is some sqishy furniture to curl up in while I read, but I think that's a long time coming. For now, I'm happy. I think I'll go read a book...

17 August 2007

Copy Cat

If you've seen my friend, Lisa's, blog lately, you'll know that her son, Joseph, and niece, Tess, have had some spaghetti fun (see: http://thoughtsonachanginglife.blogspot.com/2007/07/matching-tess.html & http://ashfordfamily.blogspot.com/2007/07/one-for-her-wedding-video.html) Well today Sariah joined in... :)

16 August 2007

Tummy, Tummy... POKE!

Come on, this is too cute! Admit it!!

12 August 2007

Follow the (Ward Mission) Leader

Today at Chruch, Doug was call, sustained and set apart as our Ward Mission Leader. Admittedly, this was not unexpected since we've been Ward Missionaries for over a year now and our former WML is moving out of our ward at the end of the month. Doug is excited, worried, nervous and prepared for his new calling. I'm still a ward Missionary, and we're the only two right now, but hopefully we'll get more called soon. I know he's going to do a wonderful job!

10 August 2007

From Mountain Man... ... to "Military" Man!
And now Sariah doesn't recongnize him anymore!


Yeah! Its another fun installment of blog tag!

Jobs I’ve Held:

1. Lowe's Home Improvement, IHOP, Sears shoe dept., there were a lot before my mission
2. Remedy Temp. Employee
3. Realtor's Assistant (thanks mom!)
4. Sprint Inbound Call Center
5. Mommy! (My fav.)

Movies I Can Watch Over and Over:

1. Pirates: Curse of the Black Pearl
2. Harry Potters 3, 4 (& prob. 5)
3. Three Ameigos
4. Pride & Prejudice (2005 version with Kiera Knightly)

My Guilty Pleasures:

1. Anything sweet &/or Chocolately
2. Target
3. Watching half interesting tv while playing gamecube at the same time (instead of doing something productive)

Places I Have Lived:

1. Bountiful & Farmington, UT
2. Austin, TX
3. Provo, UT
4. Germany (Wuerzburg, Muenchen, Bamberg, Augsberg, Muenchen again)
5. Verona, WI

Shows I Enjoy:

1. Stargate SG-1
2. Ugly Betty
3. Numb3rs
4. So You Think You Can Dance/Dancing w/ the Stars
5. Fraiser/Mad about You/Nanny/M*A*S*H

What were likely the 1st things you thought when you saw your significant other for the first time?

1. From a distance in the football stands at the Youth Jubilee Practice: "Who's that Blond Guy? He looks familiar. Oh well, I've lived in this area awhile, probably everyone looks familiar to me"
2. Once we started taking: "Hurray! A friend who speaks German and knows my mission. Wow, he's so cute, I can't believe he's still talking to me."
3. After he invited me to lunch at his parent's house: "Is this a date? Wow, this guy is so nice!"

Places I’ve Been on Vacation (other an the U.S.):

1. If you count missions (which really aren't a vacation) Germany. But if you just count the one ausflug I had on my mission: Neuschaunstein Schloss in Fuessen, Germany.

Favorite Foods:

1. Almost anything from Wendy's
2. Chicken Salad at Beningans
3. Pizza
4. Blue Bell Ice Cream
5. Nuernburger Sausages wrapped in roll dough w/ German mustard... mmm..

Websites I Visit (almost) Daily:

1. Everybody's blogs
2. tvguide.com
3. mugglenet.com
4. babycenter.com
5. yahoo

Nicknames I’ve been called:
1. Mare
2. Manicotti (I had forgotten this one!)
3. Paco (Paco's Tacos! All the tacos you can eat for only a buck!)

Now I get to pick 4 others to do this!: Jenny, Susan, Steffi & Mary

09 August 2007

Its time...

...to put a gate at the bottom of the stairs! I left Sariah downstairs to grab my purse and shopping list and my phone rang, so I was talking to my mom. I keep hearing Sariah noises, and I peak down the stairs (we've got a split level house, so the stairs curve at the landing to the front door) and I don't see her, so I figure she's downstairs and okay. Moments later I'm greeted by Sariah! She climbed all the way up the stairs! Ackk!

07 August 2007

Smarter than the adverage bear...

Mingle2 Free Online Dating - Science Quiz
This was interesting and fun! Can you still answer 8th grade science questions correctly? I was kinda suprised, but I guess I can!

06 August 2007

Doug turns a Quarter of a Century!

"Hey Mommy.... what's going on?"

" It's Daddy's Birthday!"

Doug turned 25 years old on Sunday. It was a really nice day. I let him sleep in and then he opened presents. After church we had a dinner of Noodles Romanoff, a childhood favorite of his. I also made a Triple Chocolate Ice Cream cake....
I'm very proud of this cake, its two layers of Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake with a middle layer of chocolate ice cream and topped w/ Triple Chocolate Fudge Chunk Frosting. Totally Healthy... *wink*. If you look closely you can see where I wrote "Happy Birthday Doug" in the frosting.