Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
It's winter in Utah
And the gentle breezes blow
Seventy miles an hour
At thirty-five below.
Oh, how I love Utah
When the snow's up to your butt
You take a breath of winter
And your nose gets frozen shut.
Yes, the weather here is wonderful
So I guess I'll hang around
I could never leave Utah
I'm frozen to the friggin' ground!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
I got an awesome Razorback hoodie and new wallet from Carrie!
I don't where Zac's picture is...but he got new dress pants, Razorback sleep pants and yummy Indulgent Trail Mix from my Dad!
Matthew encouraged this - and then I think he regretted it! :) Abby sat on his face and bounced at one point...hilarious, but I didn't have the camera nearby!
And so we move to Christmas morning. We did our thing and then Skyped with the Arkansas branch of the Elliott family. Abby got a Dora Magic Fizzle Bath Wand. ooooohhh!! :) Megan got one the night before from Hope, and Abby really liked it! Score for Mommy & Daddy!
Wearing her new Abby Cadabby jammies, new cute boots, playing with her new 'puter.
One of Abby's big presents from Santa. We've been planning this one for awhile!
Her new 'puter that she loves!
Luke 2:7 - "And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn."
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
But it actually went fairly well. She was a little freaked out and did cry, but I was very pleased with how well she did!!
She wasn't really sure about the chair. They tried to lean it back, but that wasn't happening! (Even though Dora was playing on the TV in the ceiling...wish my dentist had that!) I ended up holding her and laying her back into Dr. Richter's lap.
A picture with all of her goodies! A sucker, bag of dental goodies and a 'magic wand'! She's frowning because I made her take a picture before she could eat the sucker!
On a different note - look how well she holds her pen! I had to post this one to make Aunt Christine proud! :)
Monday, December 15, 2008
**Awesome fried catfish. We miss The Crooked Hook in Jacksonville but we REALLY miss the gas station in El Dorado. I don't know the name of it. But I know that they have the best catfish in the entire world.
**Good, cheesy Mexican food. We mourn the loss of Casa Mexicana.
**Cheese dip at Mexican restaurants. They just don't have it here. They do bean dip. UGH. Again, mourning the Casa.
**Mexican restaurants in general. Most everything here is a Mexican-grill type place. I want to sit down and have a little guy bring me a bowl of red salsa and a basket of chips without charging me extra. Is that too much to ask?
**U.S. Pizza salads. I'm sure there's a good salad somewhere around here. But not like that.
**Pork fried rice. They do ham fried rice here...like, ham lunchmeat. And they don't put peas and carrots in it. Weird.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Yesterday and this morning, Abby kept saying, "I want to see Santa Claus!" She got very upset when it took so long to get to that part. But for all her big talk, the end result...
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Here's our cute tree! The artificial one we had was given to us by some friends that were moving overseas. We loved it, but it was a little small and spindly. So having a tall, fat tree is really exciting!!
Getting to the Christmas decorations meant going through lots of other boxes that Zac had expertly packed in our storage closet. These are some boots of Zac's that Abby had fun with.
On to the Christmas decor!! My mom bought us this nativity set for our first Christmas - I love it!!
This nativity is Zac's. My mom has one very similar to it that we put up every year, so it makes me happy to have it!!
I don't care what anyone says, Santa is a part of Christmas. (Not the main part - but still a part) He can co-exist with the nativities, especially in my apartment that lacks display space. :) I've always loved the old world style Santas. Isn't he cute?
Abby discovered that I had a candy cane in my purse and ate THE WHOLE THING. She loved the "canney" and had to have a bath afterward to get rid of all the stickiness!
I feel a tradition coming on. I started making these awesome cookies because I am taking dinner to a family at church tonight. But I think cookie making and decorating could be the beginning of a great tradition. Abby has a lot of fun helping me cook.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Things you might not know about me
WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Not really...my parents gave me the same initials (SLH) as my Mom and older sister, Sherry, though
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Yesterday...but my wonderful hubby brought me roses and that made it better!!
DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Yes
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Turkey - I'm kind of a lunch meat snob
DO YOU HAVE KIDS? One daughter (and a husband!)
IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I would like to think so.
DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? No, never. :o/
DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yup
WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Heck no!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Cheerios!!
DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? No
DO YOU THINK YOU’RE STRONG? I can be when I need to be
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Anything with brownie bits...I am currently missing some Wooo Pig Chewie - it's not available all the way out here in Utah
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Facial expressions
RED OR PINK? Oh, this is tough....right now, it's red
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? I wish I was more focused
WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Gray PJ pants and socks, no shoes
WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Hamburger Helper - I went gourmet tonight...lol
WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Zac snoring on the couch :)
IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Pink
FAVORITE SMELLS? Abby when she's all clean from her bath; Homemade bread baking; Rain
WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My younger sister, Hope
FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Football or basketball
HAIR COLOR? Brown; but my danged silver streaks are coming back!!
EYE COLOR? Brown
DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Yup
FAVORITE FOOD? Sushi - haven't had any in awhile, not in the budget...
SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings. I don't do scary movies.
LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? On the big screen - Twilight!! Rented - Because I Said So
SUMMER OR WINTER? Winter -- although I haven't experienced either season in Utah, so we'll see if that changes
FAVORITE DESSERT? Fudgy warm brownies with chocolate chips and pecans!!
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? I just started The Appeal by John Grisham
WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? A gel-filled wrist support thingy
WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LATE LAST NIGHT? Diners, Drive Ins and Dives on the Food Network
FAVORITE SOUND? Abby laughing, Zac saying "I love you"
ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles
WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Other than where I am right now, it'd be New York City
WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Tulsa, Oklahoma
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
The kids had a good time playing. Jake & Sarah have a HUGE basement that makes a great playroom. Abby came upstairs and pulled on Jake's pant leg to show him her newest toy discovery:
So, we had a pretty fun Thanksgiving. Very different - only my second Thanksgiving being away from family. How was yours?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
**My fruit salad (my nephew, Dylan's, favorite!)
**Meemaw's Oreo ice cream
**Sheila's pecan cobbler (Holy crap - this stuff will up your blood sugar to 1,000,000 but it is SOOOO GOOOOD!!!)
**Mamaw's pound cake with vanilla sauce
**Hope's sausage balls
**Hope's sopapilla cheesecake (Zac saw me type Hope's name on the sausage balls and told me to add this one pretty quickly)
**My dad's fried turkey
**My pineapple & brown sugar glazed ham
**Aunt Donna's layered salad (this is a new one, it's yummy)
**My homemade rolls
I'm sure there are more and I will probably add to this list. What are your favorite holiday foods?
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Hi my name is: Sarah Leanne Elliott
Never in my life have I been to: Boston
The one person who can drive me nuts is: My husband (but there's nobody else I'd rather put up with!)
When I'm nervous I: Tend to get easily overwhelmed and semi-freak out
The last song I listened to was: one of Michael Buble's songs...can't remember which one
My hair is: Free of silver streaks, at least for the next few weeks
When I was 5: I was in kindergarten
Last Christmas: Was our second one with our Abby Punkin
I should be: In bed asleep
When I look right: I see a little girl asleep in the recliner who should be in her bed.
I'm looking forward to: Seeing my hubby next Saturday. I miss him!!
If I were a character on Grey's Anatomy: I wouldn't know who to be; I've only seen half of an episode...
By this time next year: I might be pregnant again....??
My current annoyance is: Clutter.
I have a hard time understanding: How people can be ok with abortion - It disgusts me.
There's this girl I know who: Is the cutest thing ever and is asleep in the recliner right now. :)
If I won an award, the first person I would tell would be: Zac
I want to buy: The Cricut Expression
If you visited the place I'm from: Your sinuses would be going crazy.
I'd rather hold a cockroach than: A mouse.
The most recent thing I've bought myself was: Getting my hair colored.
Most recent thing someone else bought me was: Admission to my nephew's football game on Friday night.
In the mornings: I'm a little retarded.
Last night: We drove to see my nephew's football game - looooong drive.
If I were an animal I would be: A bear - hibernating sounds fun.
Tomorrow I am: Going to church, then hanging with my in-laws.
Tonight I am: Sharing a bed with my toddler. :o/