Sunday, June 22, 2008

Uncle Cory got bored today. Apparently he thinks Ivy is more than meets the eye!

Being sick stinks! Part 2, Plus other stuff.

We went to Utah this last week with Darin for a trade show. It actually worked out to go early and see my family at a wedding. My cousin Dallas got married, so that was fun to see my mom's side of the family. Plus hang out with my parents and 2 brothers. We also went and saw Aunt Jacquie and her fun family. Then DOOM! Ivy got sick. She had a 103 temperature for 3 days. It is so sad when all a little baby wants to do is lay there. So that put a damper on the rest of our trip. We ended up leaving a little earlier then planned and I didn't get to do anything really. Oh we also saw our fun Baird cousins in Cedar Hills. We have a lot of fond memories of living in Utah and every time we visit we get a little homesick. Especially since we have so many close friends and family there. But every time we come home I am reminded of how lucky we are to live where we do. Oh and to finish Ivy's being sick saga she broke out in hives on her face on Friday and a viral rash on her body. Her fever ended up being roseola. Luckily she is feeling much better and we have our happy baby back!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Just cuz Rachelle said so!

a-attached or single: I don't even remember life being single.
b-best friend: Darin and mi madre.
c-cake or pie: Pie for sure.
d-day of choice: I try to enjoy every day. But I like days when Darin gets to play.
e-essential item: water
f-favorite color: red for decorating and right now I'm diggin yellow to wear.
g-gummy bears or worms: chocolate covered gummy bears
h-hometown: Beaverton OR
i-indulgence(s): ice cream and natural cheetos(although I don't know whats natural about them)
j-January or July: Both have there pros and cons
k-kids: Ivy Faith who is quickly approaching one. CRAZY!
l-life is incomplete without: Who knew that life was incomplete without Ivy, and I'm sure we'll feel that way about any other kids we are blessed with.
m-marriage date: June 1, 2001
n-number of siblings- 3 brothers and 1 sister.
o-oranges or apples: Apples
p-phobias or fears: Losing my family, being trapped
q-quote(s): Anything Michael says on the Office.
r-reason to smile: Ivy talking on the phone.
s-season: I love every season. I really look forward to the change of seasons
t-tag five: uh, sure.
u-unknown fact about me: I hate walking in bare feet.
v-vegetarian or oppressor of animal: If I liked more vegetables maybe, but I love hamburgers
w-worst habit: being lazy
x-x-rays or ultrasounds: Depends on the kind of ultrasound
y-your favorite food: fruit-any kind, any time -except Papaya
z-zodiac sign: Scorpio

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Bike riding

I got a bike trailer for Mother's Day and we sure have loved it. For one we get to ride our bikes at the same time instead of taking turns so someone could be here with Ivy. Ivy wasn't so sure at first but now she has a great time. She talks and sings and looks all around. The only bad part is that the trails by our house run east/west. Which means you are either going uphill or down. The down is fun, its the up that gets to you. So we need to find a trail that goes north/south!

Being sick stinks!

This past week has been miserable. We brought home everyone's sickness from Washington and have been feeling terrible. It started with Ivy getting the goopy eyes. Then I got the flu/cold crap with my ears and throat being the worst. Then Ivy got that. All the while we were hoping Darin would make it out ok, but he has been battling being sick the last couple days. Oh man, I don't even remember the last time I was that sick. Have you ever noticed that being sick as an adult is WAY worse than you remember it being as a kid? And to make it all worse the weather was perfect outside! We couldn't even go on a bike ride. Here it is a week later and we are pulling through, ready to go outside and enjoy spring and its supposed to snow tomorrow. GRRR! But what do ya do. At least we are on the mend!