Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I didn't have a picture of my actual glasses, so I drew some on so you could have a small taste of the beauty the world beheld for the first time that glorious day in 1993.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
In an effort to save up $ for our upcoming (expensive) bundle of joy, we have declared our home heater free for the next 19 days. Let's be honest- it is getting COLD here in Connecticut!!!!! So today as I sit in our igloo of an apartment, I am especially grateful for my 2 favorite means of warming up...my Uggs and hot chocolate.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
She is so good at pushing us to the edge of sanity, and then in the nick of time doing something that is so sweet we can't help but love her- which I can imagine happens alot in parenthood. Today, she was driving me nuts when I was trying to take a nap...don't mess with pregnant Lindsey's sleep! I am glad I didn't flush her down the toilet like I wanted, because a couple hours later, this is what I found on the couch....is she smooth or what?!?!?!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Right before we left, Sean Faris walked right by us, so Jared congratulated him on the movie and I jumped on the opportunity to get a picture with him (I have no shame). Jared wanted me to note how much more I am snuggling up to Sean than the picture with Jared...oops! He also decided that since I got to take a picture with Sean, he should get to take a picture with Sean's scandalously dressed date...but there was no follow through.
Sean Faris was really sweet, and asked questions about the baby and even rubbed my belly. Then a couple of the other rugby players from the movie came up, and got all excited about my big belly and started rubbing it too. It made me laugh, apparently pregnant-hood is not all that common in that social ring.
All in all, my little stroll in the world of Hollywood was a really fun adventure. However, I was exhausted by the end of the night and it made me really grateful for the simplicity of my life. I guess not everyone is cut out for the life of a star: )
Sunday, November 9, 2008
For me it came in many different forms. My siblings and I would BEG for a pet for years and years. However, and it wouldn't take that long after getting a much desired dog that we would fondly remember our carefree days that didn't involve constant feeding, walking, and of course picking up fresh dog poop. I was ecstatic to enter into high school, but after a DISASTROUS freshmen year wished to return to my much less complex middle school days.
My hair often takes the brunt of this "illness". I would see long, lustrous locks on other girls and set out to grow my hair...and as soon as it had some length to it I would catch a glimpse of a cute short "do" and chop my hair off- only to miss my long hair soon after (if not DURING the haircut). Same thing with color: 1. I want blonde hair 2. Blonde hair 3. Ohhh, look at her pretty brown hair 4. Brown hair 5. repeat - this has been a constant cycle in my life since I was about 14. I think the ultimate example was 2 summers ago. My hair has always been ridiculously straight, much to my dismay. We are talking so straight that it is not a big deal if I don't brush it after washing it...it dries completely straight either way. So 2 years ago I decided the only way to live the dream was to get a.................you guessed it- A PERM!!!!! EEESSSHHHKKKK- I just recently rejoiced as the hairdresser cut the last remnants of that disaster from my hair.
I think I have found my anthem, my theme song if you will. It is called I Keep Looking by Sara Evans, and here a some of the lyrics.
Back when I was young
Couldn't wait to grow up
Get away and get out on my own
And looking back now
Ain't it funny how
I've been trying to get back home
Well the straight-haired girls, they all want curls
And the brunettes wanna be blonde
It's your typical thing
You've got yin, you want yang
Just as soon as I get what I want
I get unsatisfied
Good is good, but could be better!
I keep looking for something more
I always wonder what's on the other side
Of the number 2 door
I bet you are wondering about these random thoughts. Well, these past 2 weeks have been very door #2, yin/yang weeks for me.
It wasn't long ago that every morning I would grunt and groan as my body resisted the need to get out of bed. Every morning I would CRAVE the day when I could stop working and give my swollen body a much needed rest. And now that I am not working, I CRAVE my job. Not only am I bored out of my mind, I miss my kids, my co-workers and just the feeling of being needed and that I make a difference. I know all that will change when I actually have a baby to care for, but for now I miss my job.
Shortly after we moved to CT I was called to Primary, which I LOVE!!! I am so grateful to be around these kids, I have learned so much more from them than they could ever learn from me. However, sometimes I wish that I could get some social interaction with adults, instead of 3 year olds.
I was released last week, and today attended Sunday School and Relief Society for the first time in over a year. Talk about a culture shock. I have gone from singing Popcorn Popping and teaching how we can be kind to animals to listening to a discussion about the words of Isaiah! I felt so out of my element that when I saw the Primary president peeking her head into Sunday School, I desperately hoped she was there to tell me there was a mistake and take me back to where I belong. However, I thoroughly enjoyed being with friends in Relief Society listening to an amazing lesson and know that is where I am supposed to be right now.
The grass is ALWAYS greener on the other side!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I have never met anyone who has the ability to "win over" kids quite like Jared can. Give him 5 minutes with a child of any age, and they LOVE him. It always amazes me! Below are some pictures of some of his buddies that he made this past summer on our trips home.
Also, a little story to illustrate this point: Last week in church we were sitting behind a family with a little girl who is a little over 2 (I think?). Within 15 minutes of Jared deciding they were going to be friends, Ella was on his lap and they were playing with one of those sewing board's (not sure what they are called, but they are cardboard with a picture and you thread yarn through the holes). The best part was, she wanted absolutely NOTHING to do with me. I would say something to her and she would just look at me...Jared would say the same thing and receive an award winning smile. At one point the yarn fell onto my lap, she looked at it then at me, reached down and moved the yarn so it was resting on Jared's leg. It was so stinkin funny, I just about died, I wasn't even cool enough to be the holder of the excess yarn : ) I guess when you got it, you got it...apparently I DON'T GOT IT!!!!
I hope our daughter likes me as much as she is sure to like her daddy!
2. The cat. We are a little nervous about the cat/baby combo. We have tried to keep the cat out of the baby's room, but have discovered the truth behind the statement "curiosity killed the cat". Now every time I open the door one of 2 things happen... she either bolts in and tries to hide under the crib or she puts her sneak on and creeps into the room like a tiger stalking its prey. Once I left the door open to get something out of a different room, and when I came back the stinker was sitting in the bassinet like it was her newly claimed territory. We love our cat and hope she handles the new baby better than we think she will.
3. 5 weeks to go...Wahoo! I am hoping to not go all the way to my due date, I am ready for her to come in 3 weeks... still considered full term, but this way we get to meet her sooner. I have been having a hard time breathing lately, which is fun. She also has found new play toys in the form of my ribs, hip bones and bladder. I complain now, but I know soon I will be missing the feeling of my internal organs being kicked!