We're livin' it up on the U.P. - that's Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Punkie is 6 and LOVED Kindergarten! Isaboo is 2 and she's a smiley whirl wind. We also call her Busy-Isi. This year we welcomed little Lorenzo to our family.

Life is great!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things...

My husband is my favorite! "Your favorite what?" you say? My favorite EVERYTHING! He is my favorite person, my best friend, my favorite cook, my favorite handyman, my favorite student, my favorite teller of jokes...my favorite everything. He is the love of my life and I'm so grateful to be married to him for eternity!

We just had our second anniversary. It was wonderful!!! The past two years have flown by and I couldn't be happier, in the now. I feel like we are where we need to be and things are going smoothly. And I'm looking forward to the future.
My favorite food right now is pizza. We like to make homemade pizza and make it just the way we like it. This one we tried green olives as a topping...it was ok..but, not my favorite.
Something interesting...I used to REALLY not like onions. I hated them raw or in any way crunchy. I have been this way all my life and it wasn't just a food snob thing, they would actually give me a headache if I ate them. ALL through pregnancy, same. Then I had Marley and BAM!! I love onions! I still can't handle a TON of them, but who can?

I guess I would have to say that my favorite thing is looking out our peep hole. I look through it about a million times a day...ok, not that much. But, everytime I pass it, I like to look though it. And I pass it a lot because it's on the way to the kitchen. I don't know if it's an obsessive compulsive thing but, I just want to see if anyone is in the hall. We hardly EVER see our neighbors, ANY of them, so maybe I'm just trying to see the life forms that live around me?

My favorite baby is definitly Marlayna. Duh! She is the best! She has slept through the night since she was about 3 or 4 weeks old. She is a pretty happy and content baby. She has her moments but, that's just it, they just seem like little moments. She is definitley one of my best friends! We do EVERYTHING together...well, she doesn't help me clean the bathroom because I'm afraid she'll eat the cleaner...but, pretty much everything else.



Isn't she precious in these pictures? My favorite thing is to go in her room when she's asleep and just watch her sleep. She's always in crazy positions. Sometimes crammed head first into a corner or just totally spralled out or sometimes smashed up against the bars. This night she was in the cute little bottom-in-the-air position. If you look close at the first picture of her above you can see a wet mark on her back...yea, she pooped as she was falling asleep! I noticed as I was in there spying on her, but I didn't know if I should change her and wake her up. SO, I didn't. But, I'm thinkin I should have. In the morning she was a dirty nasty baby...I never want to see her like that again. Next time I'll risk it.
She went to the doctor this week and she is thriving, healthy and strong. She has been army crawling all over the place! And she even half stands when holding onto her car seat, bouncy chair or these pillows we have. I've tried to get a picture...I'll keep trying. It's only for a few seconds.
Well, some other random things....
I met this very nice old man named BOB. He's about 74 and he works at Nathan's school, semi-retired. He LOVED Marley, but unfortunately and for some reason she was scared of him. The only other thing she has even showed a sign of being scared of is my blow dryer and it might just be my hair flying all over the place? Not sure. Anyway, this guy was SO nice.
I made homemade chicken pot pies this week and they were SO good!
It's getting colder here, but we haven't turned our heat on yet. I wonder how long we can go without turning it on. My prediction is, sometime this coming week. I don't like the winter...there is so much less to do when it's cold outside.
I think that's about it, for now. We miss all of our friends and family in Utah but, we'll be there in about a month!! I'm getting excited!!
We love you!




11 comments:

Shantell said...

Happy 2nd anniversery! Isn't it so fun to be married and to have children! I just love it! I miss you and I'm excited to see you in Dec.

Amy April said...

Congrats on anniversary #2. The years fly by and the little ones grow fast. Enjoy your favorite things.

Julie J. said...

The peep hole, huh? Interesting. Could we call you a peeping Tom?
Parsley is soooo cute! Was the poop on her back all crusty in the morning? Poor little thing, but I guess it wasn't too uncomfortable if she didn't cry and could still fall asleep.

Shalantie said...

Hey! What a cute post. You'll have to give me your pizza recipes because that's one thing that I would love to make, but never have attempted. I'm going to write you an email. ciao!

Natasha said...

Wow, congrats on two years (and many more!) Cute Marley with her bum in the air! I love the picture of the peep hole- too fun. I think if I had one I'd be obsessed about looking out of it too! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Corn Husker said...

Yay. I love reading your posts. Happy 2nd! I agree - Marley is absolutely adorable. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Ashley & Aaron said...

Have you ever seen the Seinfeld with the reverse peephole? Hilarious! We just turned our heat on for the 1st time this week! We had to give in...our apt. was frigid! Hope all is well. Happy Thanksgiving! love ya

Cramer Clan said...

You type just like you talk and I love it. I feel like you aren't so far away. What dough recipe do you use for your pizza--looks good! Speaking of which...I am hungry. Happy Thanksgiving.

OUR STORY said...

Wish I could see you in a month!!!!

Kim said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary! Has it really been that long already? Can't believe it! Love the pics of Marley with her bum up in the air. Cooper still sleeps like that. I don't know about leaving a poopy diaper on all night?!?! I think I would have changed it and dealt with trying to put the babe back to sleep!
Love it when you post your going-ons. It makes me feel like you're not that far away. Love you!

Sandy said...

Remember when Grandpa Alger would eat an onion like an apple? THAT is too much onion.