Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Potty time!

Mrs. Janet, Abby's in-home daycare teacher, has about four girls that are all around 2 years old. This week they are all (if they haven't already) starting the potty training process. Today, Abby actually peed in the potty -- wooo hooo!!! Only a start, I know...but hey, it works.

This picture is actually from last week on her potty that we bought her. Here's hoping that she'll catch on to the potty training thing; I'm super excited to be rid of diapers for a little bit. And I can start thinking about babies now -- I plan to do what I can to avoid having two kids in diapers....eik.

Friday, May 16, 2008


Ok, I've gotten a few comments on my last post, but nobody is giving their five amazing traits. COME ON we all need to do this!! :o) And to those of you non-bloggers who read this (ahem, Christine and Sheila) you can leave comments, too!! Just do the Name/URL option instead of the others. I expect to see some lists soon! :o)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Ponytail Challenge

Thanks to a friend's blog, I've discovered a blog called The Ponytail Challenge ( It's the coolest blog. Every week she gives a new challenge to her readers - challenges that are basically meant to make you a better person, usually with a humorous twist, or at least a funny story about how she came to give that specific challenge. Last week's challenge, "Awesome Me," was a little more serious and it's one that I'm just now doing. She challenged everyone to list five good things about themselves and to think about those five things whenever you felt yourself starting to sink down. She had this quote on her blog:

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man, but there is something noble in being superior to your former self."

I like it. And so, after MUCH thought, here are my five things:

1. I have great curly hair. It makes getting ready in the mornings super easy.
2. I love to help my friends.
3. I'm a good cook.
4. I have a pretty good talent with music.
5. I stick to my guns when something is important. I've gotten better at this since having a child with food allergies...non-understanding church grandmas like to push cheesy, milky foods on small children!

It's kinda sad that this is probably a hard challenge for most moms. So, I am challenging all of my blog readers to let me know what your five AMAZING traits are...can't wait to hear them!! But you should also check out the Ponytail Challenge - you can win prizes if you do the challenges!!

Have a great week!!


Oh, how we've waited for this week! Zac and I are both off work ALL WEEK!!! Today we woke up late (thankfully Abby did, too) then laid in bed and just talked for a little bit. It was nice to wake up slowly, no alarms!! AHHH!!!!

Tomorrow we're going to Lake DeGray (near Hot Springs) to camp for a few nights. We have some friends coming up Thursday night for the last night we'll be there. Friday the ward is having a cook out at Burns Park, so we'll hang out with some friends. But I don't want to think about the end of the week yet.....

Monday, May 05, 2008


First, Abby's newest word...We went over to Zac's parents house yesterday and while Abby was playing, she said "Pawpaw." (That's what we call Zac's dad). YEA! One more word to add to our vocab list. Now if she will just start telling me what she wants instead of whining....

Zac told me not to blog about this, but since he mentioned it, I will. We got an offer on our house about two weeks ago. The amount they offered was in the dead middle of what we were asking and the minimum we could accept. So, OF COURSE, we accepted. We are still waiting to hear for sure if they will get their we are trying not to get too excited yet. The couple that wants to buy it owns several rent houses in this neighborhood and they will be renting our house out. Soooo....hopefully it will all work out!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Hawking stuff!!!

I guess this is as good a place as any..... ANYONE WANT TO BUY AN ORGAN? This is a Yamaha Electone organ, absolutely in fantastic shape and since we are planning on moving.... would make a great item for family home evening for someone else. I just don't feel like moving it. It's not really heavy, but the less the better as far as moving is concerned. SO, ALL REASONABLE OFFERS ACCEPTED!!! We also have a china cabinet, file cabinet, and some other things people may be interested in. ----Zac.