Wednesday, March 31, 2010

If any of you have a blog or a Facebook account then you know that I LOVE to comment! I'm a commenting queen haha! Doesn't it just brighten your day to see a comment on your blog? Or to see that little notification thing on your Facebook account have a number in it? It's a little embarrassing to admit but seeing such comments ALWAYS makes me smile! It's just nice to think that people want to respond to what you say, albums you put up, or things that your status says your doing. I doubt I'm the only one who enjoys seeing that??? I comment so much on other people's stuff because I know how happy it makes me to receive comments and I want to bring that little happiness to others...I know it sounds lame...but it's true! That being said, it is ANNOYING to me when some blogs are hard to comment on and I've had multiple people tell me that mine was such a blog. My mom and Zach would like to comment but they don't have Google accounts so it's a pain

25 Years Old = Wrinkles :(

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

When editing the pictures from the wedding I noticed something that made me sad. Yup, I have my first wrinkles :( They are at the corners of my eyes when I smile. Is that called crow's feet?!? Whatever they are called, they suck big time!!! It's just proof that I'm getting older and I don't like it!!! I'm now on a mission to prevent future wrinkles and make my current ones less noticeable! On top of wanting to prevent wrinkles I also want to prevent sun damage. My dad has had skin cancer removed multiple times and I don't want that to be me! I also have noticed that I get spots of darker pigmentation. I went to a dermatologist recently about this (after Kye was born it seriously looked like a I had a MUSTACHE b/c the skin was so dark right there!) and she told me that I have dark skin that gets darker when it's hot. I've always loved my skin color and love that I tan SUPER easy but she said the downside of that is these dark spots will keep coming up

Church Egg Hunt

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I've been looking forward to our church egg hunt for a couple of weeks now. Of course, I assumed Kye would be walking to hunt the eggs but still! We decorated the eggs for the event and I had a cute outfit planned for Kye and I also ordered him a cute hunting basket. The day of the event came and it was POURING outside. We were supposed to go straight from church to some farm and the whole thing was going to be outside :( Boo! I assumed that since it was raining that the hunt would be canceled so I didn't bring our stuff (eggs, Kye's basket, the food, etc) and I had Kye wear the suit from the wedding to church instead of the cute Easter-ish outfit as I figured I'd rather him get a little more wear out of the suit since it's not going to fit him for long! Well we showed up at church and found out they moved the location to the church building instead! During Bible Study Zach ran home and got all our stuff then came back and after services we went over to our recept

Coloring Eggs and Smokin' Pigs

Friday, March 26, 2010

As I've posted before, we're working on staying in town more often and doing family things some on weekends! This past Saturday was one of those nice days where we didn't have anything major going on! That morning we decided to color our Easter eggs before the church egg hunt the next day. It's so neat b/c Easter is Kye's "first second" holiday! It's exciting for us to now say that something is a "tradition" because it technically is! Coloring eggs together as a family is a for sure tradition and this year we put Kye in his high chair and moved it to the kitchen so he could "help." doesn't he LOOK like a TODDLER?!?! We had a say "not in the mouth" a lot that day Zach took control of the situation, which shouldn't surprise anyone while I mainly focused on watching Kye and making sure he had fun, again anyone surprised? This year Zach got smart and wore some of my cleaning gloves to keep the dye off of him and

"Emily Parker Experience"

Every time I mention Seth and Crissy on the blog I always put a link to their blog but it's NEVER updated. Like it's always the lowest on my list of "blogs I follow." But I always link to it in hopes that someday they will update again! They have super interesting lives and I know I love hearing their funny stories so they need to blog! I'm boring and I do it!!! I got super pumped last night when I saw that Crissy had updated!!! I seriously thought something was wrong with Blogger and it just moved my oldest updated one to the top on accident or something. When I clicked to read it I immediately cracked up. The title of the post was: The Emily Parker Experience ! hahaha. Seth and Crissy (well, especially Seth) ALWAYS tease me about how many pictures I take. The first thing they talked about after Neela was born was how during the delivery experience they kept seeing photo opportunities that they knew I would have made everyone stop to get a picture of hah

Preview of Summer

Thursday, March 25, 2010

It seems like it's been cold here FOREVER!!! On the one hand it's nice because it'll be 100 degrees everyday before we know it. On the other hand though,  I spent good money and went through the pain of going to the tanning bed for Brandon and Chrissy's wedding so I don't want to lose what I worked so hard for! Last Friday (yes, I'm getting closer to being caught up!) it was the first true PRETTY day we've had since last summer! It was BEAUTIFUL!!!   I decided to lay out during Kye's afternoon nap (as was my laying out schedule last summer too!) but of course Kye decided to have a tough time during that nap and I ended up getting up and down a thousand times. So annoying! Since he took up my time I decided that once he was up for good that I'd take up his time sorta-speak.   It was super exciting to put him in SHORTS for the first time in forever! It was even more exciting to lather him up with sunscreen and not have to be worried about it sinc

Kye the Photographer

Kye's old enough now to understand something is up when I pull out my camera. I can usually snap a couple of shots of him before he comes crawling like a little demon towards me to try to get a hold of it! I have sooo many pictures that look like this: I don't allow him to play with my camera but I figured why not let him try to take some pictures and see how he does? I explained to him that it was a camera and he knew RIGHT away what button to push! With as much as this child gets his picture taken you gotta figure he had a chance to either be a model or a photographer! Why not let him start to practice? Here are images from Kye's first shoot! And he's already mastered the self portrait haha I'm sure my days of sharing my camera are just beginning...I need to get him his own! :) 

Time Traveler's Wife

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Have you ever read a book or seen a movie that just sticks with you? You feel as if it's permanently altered your life in someway...well at least for a couple days then it's back to normal. Haha. I just finished reading The Time Traveler's Wife and have to say that I've added it to my list of favorite books. I am amazed at how many great books are the first ones written by the author. This is the author's first book (AND it got made into a movie...wasn't she lucky?!?) and Lovely Bones as well as Twilight were all firsts for their authors as well (and got made into movies! Dang...I need to write a book!). I LOVED The Time Traveler's Wife. I was tempted not to bother reading it as the title really turned me off. But I watched Cougar Town and love it and that has probably the worst title ever so at this point I know that titles don't mean much! I love books that jump around, have many different points of view, and have deeper meaning. This is one of
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