Tuesday, 25 August 2009

10 States Before Age 3 Months

Well, it feels like it is way past summer, even though its still almost 110 degrees (by the way, it's supposed to cool down and rain more) anyways, I digress. Summer may be over, but I wanted to post a few pictures and describe our intense travels.

Dave's summer alarm selling job took us to Birmingham Alabama this year. I fortunately felt great after my C-section and joined him out there when Kai was three weeks old. It was very hot and very humid there. Honestly didn't care for it much.

Oh Alabama, you may be beautiful, but you are rediculously humid and I hate your bugs.

The office was thankfully moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I absolutely loved living there and would love to return.

It is actually named for these beautiful falls. We returned home at the beginning of August, but made a few stops along the way. These pictures are from a mammoth dig site that may sound lame to most of you, but rocked my geeky little world. It was amazing.

We also got to see Mt. Rushmore which is really in the middle of nowhere when it comes to the grand scheme of things as far as U.S. geography. So, in case you never make it to the middle of nowhere, take my word for it...it actually looks better on television than in person.

But Kai would make a cute President, don't you think?

So, to wrap it up, we traveled a huge triangle across the entire country. Kai was such a trooper, we got to see lots of things we've never seen before and change many roadside diapers. We are glad to be home!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Turn That Frown Upside-down!

No one likes a frowny face...

Change it for a smile!

...make the world a better place by smiling all the while. If you chance to meet a frown, do not let it stay. Turn that frown right upside-down and smile that frown away.

My LOVE/HATE Relationship

Why is it that I have such a problem being motivated to exercise when I know it is the main way that I can slim down to near pre-pregnancy weight? (Near being the operative word. Gotta be realistic here.)

I know that eating healthy is such a huge part of the optimal lifesyle...but sometimes you don't want a pear for dessert, you want ice cream. (Sometimes, okay all the time.) And what are you supposed to do when blueberries are on sale for $0.99? Blueberry muffins with streusel topping are crying out to be made!

I try to make exercise fun by learning the hula and other such methods, but I still can't be consistent, which is the key.

If this article in time magazine is correct, and I do feel what you injest affects us in greater ways that we believe, then why does it all matter anyway, UGH!

Thursday, 13 August 2009


When I look back at the pictures of my baby as a newborn, I wonder where he went. Olive tone skin, skinny chicken legs, thick hair. Then I took one look at my big boy Kai and figured it out...Kai ATE that little guy.

In his defense his chin looks much fatter at certain angles.

Best Cousin Friends

My sister Kacie had her preshy little baby, Cooper. We just know him and Kai will be best cousins! I love that they are only 10 weeks apart in age.

Oh yeah, and Kacie bought a house in Show Low! I am so excited for her, even if she will be a green and gold cougar now.