Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Potty Training Pits

Boo! Can I just pay someone to potty train my kids? Okay, so this is only the first day, but we are 0-3 with an approximate total of 120 minutes spent on the toilet and absolutely no pee (or poo for that matter) going in. Five minutes off the potty, I hear "Wet Mommy, wet." Ahh! I read the promising "Potty Train in 3 Days" and right now, I'm having my doubts.

Anyway, these two kiddos are so much fun and a ton of work. Mayzie is 23 months and is super silly. She loves to sing and dance around, is obsessed with Elmo, and has a hair fetish. She has a favorite shirt, which consequently is the UGLIEST shirt in her wardrobe, but she asks to wear it every day. It is the lovely purple flower shirt below.
She loves to help me cook and especially loves treats. Whoops, she has a sweet tooth like her mom and which her father generously indulges. If he was in charge, she could eat cookies, fruit snacks, and Cheetos all day. We are trying to get used to the cold after being spoiled by Florida sun and heat for so long.
Nixon is my little boyfriend and I love that sweet little man. We had a rough beginning and he was very gassy and fussy, but he has mellowed out and is so smiley and sweet. He is six months old now and almost rolling over and sitting up.



Our New House

Here are some pictures of our new house; I just love it and after living in a poobox (a shoebox that smelled of old ladies' breath) for three years, I think we deserved an upgrade!



Zac finally got his dream tv, a frivolty promised to him upon graduation from school. He is doing Home Health PT and travels around a lot meeting with mainly geriatric patients. He is a great therapist and I'm so proud of him. I am working on my Idaho Teaching Certificate and hope to possibly get an online teaching job, which seems opportunistic if Mr. Luna's plan succeeds.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dusting off the Cobwebs

I had to dust the screen off when I opened this blog for the first time in (dare I say) almost a YEAR!!!! That is unforgivable, I know. My reasoning is just though:
#1 Moved across the country
#2 Shopped for houses FOREVER and finally bought our first beautiful house
#3 Had a baby while doing the previous #2
#4 Spent five months up all night with BOTH babies and trying to do everything else
and
#5 Figured, "Since it's been so long, I doubt anyone is even reading this sad, pathetic little blog anymore, so why not just give up?"

Well friends, I for one am not a quitter when there is any sliver of hope to a cause. So I ask you, is there any sliver of hope left to this blog cause??? If not, I will abandon it entirely, but if I even get a handful of comments, I will forge ahead with all the furvor of a leaden buldozer.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

R-O-U-S

You've heard of road kill, but what about YARD KILL? This morning, Zac glanced out the window at what appeared to be a cat dozing on the back lawn. After an hour, it still hadn't moved. Closer inspection revealed a definite R-O-U-S (Rodent of Unusual Size). "This is it!" we thought, "We're DONE with Florida!" The following video is of the disposal of the corpse. Pardon the plumber's crack :) video

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cruisin'!

April was the best month! Mayzie turned 1, Zac turned 30, his mom Penny came out to be with us, Zac GRADUATED (!!!!!), and we went on a cruise to Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. Here are some pics of our wonderful vacation.


In Grand Cayman, we took a tour to the city of Hell and met the most appropriate Asian devil there who runs a convenient store. The town is named Hell for an interesting volcanic rock formation and they really capitalize on tourists who want to say they've been to Hell and back:)a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SgxwKKlIJ_I/S927TYQSg-I/AAAAAAAAAgU/iUWF6Ip5mN8/s1600/CIMG1695.JPG">




In Mexico, we took an excursion to the Mayan ruins at Talum. This was my absolute favorite of the trip. The ruins are archaic, amazing and you can feel the history in that place. If that's not cool enough, we met an LDS tour guide named Mosiah who told us that Talum was part of the Book of Mormon city Bountiful. He told us many things about the place that happened in the Book of Mormon and showed us pictures of where King Benjamin and Samuel the Lamanite had stood. I felt the spirit so strong in that beautiful place and it was a huge testimony builder for me. I want to go back and see all of the Book of Mormon sites in Central America.




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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Video for the fam, plus tons of new pictures...

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This girl has always had personality, but it is becoming more prominent. She is making the funnies faces lately. Usually if she is engaged in something, even if it's making a mess, Zac and I let her do it because she's entertained. The other day she was in the kitchen, we were in the living room. We hear boxes being pulled from the cupboard which is completely normal. But then we hear silence...for a while. Uh, oh! We go in the kitchen to find that she had emptied the cupboard and then climbed inside! She shut the door and didn't even mind being in the dark! Silly girl.