Wednesday, February 25, 2009


well the parking ticket people were not amused by my plea. they said suck it up you still have to pay. this is unusual for me i am stupidly good at getting out of owed money..or getting things for free, or getting stuff for less money. i think part of my aggressiveness comes from working in collections for victoria's secret for awhile. got pretty good at being authoritative on the phone. funny because in general i don't like to talk on the phone that much. [except with colin. and family].
we found a house! thank you lord. we wanted to stay in w-ville and we were wanting at least 3 bedrooms....and we had a price limit/we wanted to rent. we've been searching for a couple months now and a friend found this place for us. it's even closer to my mom's house so that's kinda funny but i like it [for baby-sitting purposes at the very least!]. we are now about a 5 minute walk to my parents, a 30 second drive....
it has a huge yard, and huge bedrooms... it's owned and rented out by this church which is kinda sweet. colin's played shows at the church before- and i even went to VBS [vacation bible school!] there growing up. anyone else do vacation bible school? i loved it. that being said, it's a cool church and i had prayed for a cool landlord and here the lord gives us a church as landlords. i think that is funny. we are 95% sure we are moving there so if it somehow doesn't work out just ignore all this.... assuming it does work we may also have our brother jared live with us until he gets married [in august]. which i think could be a good situation all around....
pictures from teena's wedding...i keep saying i want to start taking more pictures and then i don't. so i just borrow pictures from friends.... only one random picture of the bride, but i loved her dress! maybe i'll find some more pics of her. very happy for them. some of my treasured BFF's- amber, heather and carriane.

and a couple of saylor
his newfound love for vegetables- particularly tomatoes and avocados

and this is him at starbucks, he was having a REALLY good hair day. couldn't fully capture it on camera of course... but it made me want to cut off all my hair.. [i'm trying to grow my hair out..sometimes i miss super short hair]

Saturday, February 21, 2009


well i turned 25 on wednesday. good times. i actually do feel older and i can't say that to anyone without them laughing because 99% of my friends are older than me... but i think because i am used to having friends so much older i always feel 18... or 21... and they were always in their mid-twenties and now i'm catching up. [and my friends are in their 30's! aah] i feel the need to have more kids and move to a bigger place but not in an anxious way, more like a fun-to-think-about way.
didn't celebrate my b-day in any huge way- carri and heath made me some pizza and all watched lost. i feel like we are going to a party for something or another every week and so i felt no need to make another hoopla- especially for me because i don't really like attention like that!
SO this week, me, 25..older, wiser... i will share a text between me and amber as we drove home last night from christina and seth's wedding.

me- ive been picking my nose more and more lately. its really becoming an awful [satisfying] habit!

amber-i have 2 agree w the satisfying part. i don't know what made u send that text but while i was in the car w stephen i picked my nose and had nowhere 2 wipe it so i put it in the backfloor under the mat. stephen doesn't know.

me- that. is hilarious! well i thot of it because i was picking my nose in the car! i put it in a napkin i found. i just thot ud appreciate my new habit.

ok so me and amber, all dressed up from a wedding, driving home with our husbands and both of us are picking our noses... i love it i love it.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

i'm always the toad in mario kart

i don't know why i haven't been as consistent lately! i'm thinking more than ever maybe it seems too daunting to write it all out.
i will tell our fun valentine's day story. we had a lovely dinner date with nick and heather at basi italia, this great little restaurant downtown. little, as in it seats maybe 30 people tops. it is like one tiny little room in a house. but the food, oh my goodness! ah-mazing. colin and i did some shopping at urban outfitters and then headed over to basi. we saw they offered valet parking but we managed to find a great parking spot right by the restaurant. we saw a no parking sign but i checked and [i thought] it said no parking 5am-5pm. i asked colin to check it and he did, then i looked again and we were like sweet and went to eat. we made jokes with nick and heather about getting valet parking and then they just drive your car 3 feet away from you..... well no not so much. we came out and had a parking ticket. the sign said 5pm-5am. what?! how did we both not realize that!? so i just laughed what else can you do. so we all drove to jeni's ice cream [the best ice cream in the world] and i literally said 'wouldn't it be funny if we got another parking ticket?' i didn't say wouldn't it suck. i said wouldn't it be funny. was i asking for it?!!?!? so we see another 5pm-am sign but avoided that sucker cuz we learned our lesson. we found a meter and were sure we've parked there several times before to go to mac's. we put in our change and we looked around and made sure everything was cool but again, no, not so much. we come back to another parking ticket! there was a sticker ON the meter that said no parking 6pm-10am. what the h?! how did we miss that? i could not stop laughing. there was the little twinge of crap this sucks and we are so totally poor right now [tickets were each $40] but the stupidness of it all made it too funny. but i am going to try to write a sob story letter and try to at the very least get one ticket voided. [betcha i can do it.]
the rest of the evening was nice, hanging out with some friends. saylor spent the night with colin's parents and they actually had him the whole day on saturday. so when we got to church this morning we hadn't seen him for over 24 hours. we parked the car and i RAN into church i missed him so much! then i had to put him in his sunday school class which he really likes but he's always a little nervous at first. i love spying on him for couple minutes when i pick him up. seeing him sit at the table with the other kids... oh my gosh i can't explain the feeling. it's like my heart is melting and breaking at the same time. it breaks a little because he is doing something and just being someone all on his own and that's how it's gonna be- they will keep growing and become more independent...oh and of course pride. i get so proud seeing him interacting with others! oh my son.
two other notable things i did this weekend- i 'nursed' my friends 6 month old son to sleep. hilarious! ok i'm sure that grosses some people out [bear in mind i've known this girl my whole life we'd still shower together, pick our noses in front of each other... there's just absolutely no pretense about us, we know each other too well. it's nice to get to that place with a friend]
he was up late and i guess we were in a slaphappy mood or something but i decided to try to nurse him. [i can still get a wee bit of milk out, sorry if that's TMI]. we figured he'd get frustrated and not go for it, but he totally nursed for 10-15 minutes or so and fell asleep! it was very strange at first then it wasn't strange but thinking back on it, it was kinda weird. so naturally all this made me miss having a little baby....
the other fun thing we did was play mario kart on wii. i used to play mario kart on nintendo 64 all the time, loved it. my sister has wii and we had way too much fun playing. i'm pretty bad at it right now, it's a lot harder but way funner! on the rare times i play video games with my friends we seem to have the funniest things come out of our mouths, often times hilarious cussing. our friend yelled 'dammo whammo!' once and that stuck we say it all the time now. apparently on friday i was playing and i said 'what a bust!' and my friend julie said 'that's awesome i'm gonna start saying that'. i have no recollection of that. 15 minutes later she's playing and she goes 'aw, what a bust!' i look at her and go 'ha, that's cute i'm gonna start saying that'. she stared at me like i was crazy. she's like ' i got it from you!' i say 'really? when did i ever say that?' she's like '10 minutes ago!!!' it was pretty funny. i like that we both liked it and said we were gonna start saying it. wii brings laughter to the home... :) i may have to a- steal my sister's wii. b- move in with her to play more. c- buy wii.

Monday, February 2, 2009

random stories

well ok i didn't want to be one of those mom's who always bought something for their child at starbucks. that's ridiculous. [like when i see people buying peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at panera for their children. are you kidding? i pack pb&j for him all the time. PACK it people!] BUT. seeing as that we are at starbucks all the time and often get our drinks free or discounted... saylor is getting quite use to his little horizon's chocolate milk. now when we drive past starbucks he goes 'milk!' or 'starbucks!' and as soon as we walk in he runs right up and grabs a milk. i'm not even drinking coffee right now so water and milk it is... alright. i'm building this up too much but ok. i was in the bath with saylor the other day and we've talked about how he used to nurse and the details of all that. so he looks at me-there- and says 'milk!' i say 'yep!' he says 'starbucks!' and i laugh. he's just putting two thoughts together and it's kinda sad that he associates milk mostly with starbucks but i love that because of our routine his mind looked at my chest and thought of starbucks.
and random story number two. we went to a superbowl/poker party last night, lovely time as always with our amigos...we pulled into our friend's court to park and colin decides to park on top of this huge snow pile.. i'm thinking ah this isn't going to work and ufmpprffuh he managed to get our car...stuck. we couldn't move forward or reverse even with colin pushing. so we left it to deal with when we left... so we are saying our goodbyes, tv still on and i casually say 'alright see you guys and if anyone wants to come out with us our car is totally stuck, that'd be sweet' i nonchalantly threw it out there to no one in particular and like 5 guys follow us outside. and after a few minutes of no success another 5 guys appear. salt appears and some wood boards and after alot of pushing and some shoveling we get it.--- i am a people pleaser, i apologize all the time, i don't like asking people to do anything for me so i instinctively wanted to apologize a bunch but i realized first of all that our friends are awesome and we'd do the same for them, no one thinks twice about it. also i quickly noticed that the guys were loving it. i think we even boosted their ego ya know, made them feel more masculine. it was sweet.