Saturday, September 27, 2008

2 of a Kind

This last week at daycare MaCrae's class was spotlighted, and they had the parents fill out a fun facts sheet about our child and attach a baby picture. We didn't take professional picutres of MaCrae until he was 6 months old! Poor child!! Anyway, looking at his pictures, Madi looks EXTACTLY like him. The only difference these kids have is their hair color and eye color. But pictures at a young age, you really can't tell what color thier eyes or hair color is unless you are really close up. But anyway, it was crazy how much these 2 look alike. It's a good thing Madi got Ryan's hair color, because he was starting to wonder if these rug-rats were even his! I would add some pictures for evidence, but the pictures I had taken of Mac were done at Sears (will never go back since I know so many amazing photographers now), and I am too lazy to scan them on.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Calling

So I have a new calling as Activity Day leader of the 8 year old girls! I have somewhat mixed emotions about this calling. I am really excited becasue I get to work with young girls, who are so much fun. But I am still teaching, which I am terrible at doing. So if any of you have fun ideas for activities, or know where I can find some fun ideas, please let me know. Thanks.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

and the winner is.....

So thank you to all 5 of you that voted on my poll (for what color to wear for family pictures). I think the winner went to red! BUT, I hate to dissapoint anyone, (you know those 4 other friends I have), but I found a really cute shirt for Madi on (my new favorite and most visited website!!) and I am going with a different color. So I spent literally hours searching stores for clothes to match for the rest of us to wear (online stores of course). And believe it or not, I am the only one who doesn't have any yet! But I am really picky when it comes to clothing. I hardly ever order without trying it on and seeing it first, becasue 9 out of 10 times, I end up hating it, or it doesn't fit. So I guess it's off to the mall this week for me. Oh dang!! I was going to post a picture of Madi's shirt I got, but I will leave you all in suspence until our pictures are taken. So anyways, thanks to my 5 voters!

Friday, September 19, 2008

I sold my first e-bay auction!! I ordered a pair of True Religion Jeans and I wasn't a huge fan. I kept them for a while, trying them on every so often, but they just didn't look very good on me. They were the strecth jeans, and I am not a huge fan of TIGHT jeans. Fitted, yes, but tight, no. So I decided they were not for me. So I mail them off to my buyer tomorrow! What a little e-bayer I am!! But don't worry, I ordered me a new pair with my money. Ryan has been such a sweet heart with my shopping trips lately. I have lost so much weight since Madi was born I don't have much to wear. And I give my clothes away so often, that I had nothing left in my current size. He is so proud of me, I have officially reached my goal weight! Cake and ice cream all around. That's what has been so weird about losing my weight though, I seriously have not "dieted" at all. I just cut out about 95% of my sugar intake, and wha-la! But, then again, my prior eating habits consisted of candy, candy, candy!
Thursday night I went to a Lia Sophia Jewelry party, and can I say FUN!! I could seriously have bought every piece of jewelry! This isn't an actual picture of what I ordered, but I thought it was pretty. So all you ladies out there, I am hosting a party on Wed. Oct 22 (I think that's the right date) so please let me know if you are interested and I will send you out an invite. But just beware, it's hard to decide what to buy. It was also really fun because I got to see all my friends I use to work with at Townesquare Dental. Oh the memories!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Things at work are going great! One thing about insurance, there's ALWAYS work to be done. I love it, even dealing with frustrating insurance companies! Anyway, MaCrae has recently become famous at daycare. They cannot believe how smart this kid is. He knows all his letters, numbers, shapes, and colors! But for those who know MaCrae very well, I haven't sat down and taught him these things. He doesn't sit still long enough for me to teach him anything but songs while we are in the car. So anyway, they had a blast with him Friday at daycare taking him around the building, pointing at things, and letting him tell them what shape, color, number, or letter it was. This kid is so smart, if only I could channel his brains to productive work!! And Madi had her 4 month check up on Wed. She weighed in at a whopping 11lbs and 24 1/4" long. She's only gained 1 lb in the last 2 months!! I thought that was kind of a shocker, because she looks so big to me, but the doc said she is growing beautifully. And he was so amazed at how happy she was, and how well she handled herself and moved around for her age. MaCrae was quite early for his age too, so I am getting a little nervous that these 2 masterminds might one day turn on me!! Just kidding, I love them to pieces, that's probably why I love to brag on them. And for those of you who don't know yet, I pierced Madi's ears! I did it almost 2 months ago, and was going to post a picture, but I just couldn't get a good picture of them. The rhinestones glared, and then I couldn't get her head positioned just right. Anyway, I think it looks so cute!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

So much has gone on since my last post. Where, oh where to begin? Last week I was crazy busy running all sorts of erronds, trying to get things ready for camping that weekend. Thursday morning I got a call from my dentsist office asking me to come in for an interview! So after a full day of lunch with Steff, meeting up with Julie (her daughter Brinkley is ADORABLE!) and running home to change, I made it. Came home from the interview and went to dinner with Ryan's parents. Friday I was up bright and early for a working interview, came home packed the camper and headed up to Island Park. Of course every one who goes camping knows, the day you come home (which was Monday) is full of laundry!! And cleaning the camper. So bright and early Tuesday morning I started my first day at work as the new Insurance Administrator at Couch Comfort Dental! I am officially employed. I love my children more than anyone could ever imagine, but I just was not a good stay at home mom. I only work 4 days a week, so I am full time with benefits, but I get an extra day home with the kids. And I love it. I kinda feel guilty for taking the easy way out and leaving my kids at the daycare, but I needed this more than I realized. And MaCrae is having so much fun playing with the other kids. And no one at Madi wants to give her back when I pick the kids up. She is such a cutie, the older girls love to play with her and get her laughing, smiling, and cooing. So this last week was my first full week, so things around the house where kind of put aside to get adusted. Ryan was not so thrilled about me going back to work. He knew I really wanted to, but he thought I would wait until Madi was older. Call me a terrible mom, but I was ready. And I don't regret my decision for a minute. So if anyone is looking for an awesome dentist, come visit me at Dr. Couch and Dr. Harper's office!!