Monday, December 15, 2008

White Christmas's. Its not Christmas without snow.
Watching Cru cover his eyes to sleep....Just like his blinder wearing momma

Cru's padded posterior

Our Bamboo Christmas tree...Snowman compliments of Van

Watching Cru fall asleep with his daddy

Me falling asleep to a cooing Cru 

Cru's lifeless milk Drunk body


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Picture

Joby and I have been brainstorming about a family Christmas pic we could send out this year. While searching the web for ideas to stimulate our creativity, we found this priceless gem...
We think it may have potential...what do you think?

Friday, November 28, 2008



Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"I've Exhausted every resource except patience"

After downing a whole bottle of castor oil(which isn't so vile mixed with rootbeer. It almost tastes like rootbeer flavored with envelope glue.. mmmm) and going into 10 hours of labor,  which didn't result in the birth of Cru, I realized the only option I have left is patience. A virtue, I don't possess. I am a product of a family that has major difficulty containing excitement and typically make things happen when we want them to happen. We don't do waiting. Which is why we have Christmas on Christmas Eve. The thought of waiting for the right time is driving Joby and I insane! In an attempt to get my mind off of expelling a predicted 9 pound baby from my body, I stumbled upon Gwyneth Paltrow's website.( I truly did "stumble" upon it as most of you who know me also know I have always struggled with a strong disdain for celebrities. This is what also fuels my intense loath for movies and television. However, I was strangely impressed with Gwens site and even signed up for her newsletter which is surprisingly delightful. I thought celebrities were only capable of acting pompous, promiscuous,  and shoving their political views down Americas throats. Maybe all celebrities aren't the devil. Who knew? 
"Make your life good. invest in what's real. Cook a meal for someone you love. Pause before reacting. Clean out your space. Read something beautiful. Treat yourself to something. Go to a city you've never been to. Learn something new. Don't be lazy. Work out and stick with it. Make it great."-Gwyneth Paltrow

Thursday, November 6, 2008 you know when you have those days where the heavens shine down on you and you just happen to be in the right place at a delightfully right time. Today was one of those glorious days for Joby and I. We were stopped at a light at a super busy intersection. We looked across the street to find comic chaos unfolding. Two aggressive seniors were weaving down the street in their motorized chairs, in an almost figure eight like fashion. At first we thought they were out of control but when they cut off two SUVs and proudly took their place at the front of the line of cars we knew they were advanced motorized chair drivers. The following picture is a TRUE depiction of what we saw. No Joke! We laughed almost to the point of urination as did the whole intersection. It will be filed in our memory as one of the greatest visions ever witnessed. Our only regret is not pulling over to see them lead the pack of cars through the intersection.

creative attempt to put me into labor

We have pretty much tried everything to get this kid out. If homemade 90's music video didn't work.....I'm confident in saying nothing will.

Monday, November 3, 2008

It's interesting how each new era in my life causes me to reflect on the past. Having only nine days until our lives change completely (for the better)  is igniting major nostalgia. Though it is fun to reflect, and I treasure those times and experiences, every era brings greater joy(Joby my greatest thus far) and I would only want to return in memory. Today, I went back to summertime 2001-03. The era of Summer and Julie leaving happy valley for Hollywood. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times....but mostly the best of times. I love my flower girl!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Gods Stance on capital punishment according to the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I never fully understood Gods stance on Capital Punishment until I read Alma Chapter 1. It's the account of Alma dealing with Nehor who is a murderer that introduced priestcraft in the church. Commentary by Cleon Skousen.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Constitution Trivia: Who was not an original signer of the constitution?
A: Benjamin Franklin
B: James Madison
C: Thomas Jefferson
D: Alexander Hamilton
Answer: (TJ, your HBO watching paid off.) Thomas Jefferson was not a signer of the constitution. He was not at the convention as he was in France serving as U.S. minister. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"A day in the life of Julie"
I will admit the computer is my doctor. I have been known to go to my real doctor appointments and claim I have no questions or concerns, only to rush home and ask the internet, "why do I go to bed at and wake up 2 hours later feeling like I'm on crack and ready to start my day?" and "Why do my fingers now look like little sausages?"