Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

It's Halloween. Lucy is being a ladybug.
(Yes, I know the picture is crappy. Better ones taken by a professional to soon follow.)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tom Gets Married

Finally. After 4+ years of dating, Tom & Stephanie made it official. Having never been to a Catholic wedding before, I didn't know what to expect.
There was a lot of standing up and sitting down (including the time during the ceremony when I sat down on Lucy's Sophie Giraffe; it squeaks; that was fun; Patty said I covered it well; I should have just pointed at Jessie). And it was long. Lucy did really well up until Tom & Stephanie were about to say their vows, (of course, the important part) then I had to take her out. Plus, the priest was really hard to understand.
Heidi and Jessie both gave readings: And they did very well. I told them that they had better be exceptional because most of Tom & Stephanie's friends are actors (and we all know the harshest judges are actors), but they didn't let that phaze them at all.
After the ceremony, we went to the reception . . .
Where Lucy was the life of the party! Everyone wanted to hold her. Could be because her dress was so beautiful (thanks for the dress, Grandma!):
Big Mike even insisted on dancing with her:
She was tuckered out after all that partying.As the best man, Mike was required to give a toast (which he didn't know about until 2 minutes before). Even on the fly, he did a really good job and I swear he got choked up at one point (he denies it, even though I have video evidence).
Congratulations, Tom & Stephanie! This trip was also a bunch of firsts for Lucy. Besides her first plane ride, Mike couldn't let her go to California without going to: Roscoe's Chicken & WafflesNot my favorite, but Justin loved it so much he tried to convince us to go back again the next day.
And what California trip would be complete without a trip to the beach? Lucy wasn't really a fan of the sand. Oh, and a miracle happened.
Mike actually missed watching the University of Utah football game on Saturday.

I know. Talk about miraculous.

I guess being the best man at your brother's wedding is the only thing constitutes missing a Utah football game. (Kickoff was at 9:00 in the morning in Cali and the wedding was at 10.) Big Mike had the game going on his phone the entire ceremony was updating everyone (as most of Mike's family is as Ute-crazy as Mike is).

The Utes defeated Pitt 26-14.

Bout time we won.

Go Utes!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I love books. (Books and shoes are my two vices.)

Our front room is filled with my books (and that's not mentioning the bookcase filled upstairs).

Mike makes fun of me because instead of a purse, I carry a big bag (my current bag I purchased at the Josh Groban concert). He constantly asks me why I need to carry such a big bag around and my answer is always the same, "Because my books won't fit in a purse."

Mike told me yesterday that he wants to get me a Kindle for Christmas. He's actually said this since they came out, but I keep telling him how much I love actual books and I worry I wouldn't use it.

I can see the advantages of owing a digital bookstore. I have an ereader on my iphone and it is nice to not have to drag a book around sometimes. Plus, it means I would be able to carry 500 books at once!

But at the same time, I cry a little every time we go into Barnes & Noble and the bookshelves have been replaced with displays for the Nook. I feel bad for the books that aren't there anymore. Where did they go?! I know, I know, you can get them digitally, but it just isn't the same!

I love actual books. The smell of the pages, the feel of the story in your hand, being able to turn each page knowing there's so much more for these characters to go through before you get to the end.
So . . . I'm not sure. Do I want a Kindle or Nook?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

6 Months

Lucy is (almost) 6 months. Officially she will turn 6 months old on the 12th of October. But, since we're going to California next week (Congratulations Tom & Stephanie! FINALLY!), I took her for her 6 month appointment yesterday.

I put her in the outfit that her awesome doctor gave her when she was born:
And she fell asleep on the way to her appointment:
I was sad to wake her up because she really needed the nap.

So, the interesting facts about our monkey: She now weighs 15lbs even and is 26 inches long. Which puts her in the 36% for weight and 68% for height.

How?! How is it possible that I, being only 5'2" tall and weighing . . . ahem. . . have a tall and skinny baby?!

How?!It's a mystery.

I had to go alone this time which was hard for me, because I tend to be more traumatized than Lucy is when she has to get shots. But, she did really well and only cried for a minute before the nurses had her smiling again.

It took me a little longer to calm down. Thanks for asking.

Oh, and the Utes lost last week.