Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Studio Movie Grill Passes

Anyone up for a date night? Bryan and I have been wanting to go out to dinner and a movie for a while now, but haven't because of how long we would be away from baby and how expensive it is. So we've always done either dinner OR a movie. Well- look what I found!

If you follow the link (click the picture) and fill out their little form you get two free movie passes! So we'll get dinner while watching a movie and pay half the price we normally would! Date night here we come!

*if the picture didn't work here's the direct link:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

He knows me

I want to take a second and bare my testimony that I know my Heavenly Father knows me, knows what I'm going through, and knows what I need and when I need it.
The other day I got a letter in the mail that immediately brought me to tears. Bryan and I have been struggling with insurance and who's supposed to pay what portion of which bills. Well at one point I was told that insurance was going to cover one of the bills that was sent to me and that I didn't need to do anything further. So when I was sent a notice that this particular bill was being sent to a collections agency I completely fell apart. The only thing that ran through my mind was how much this was going to ruin my credit report, and just when we were thinking about houses... Bryan would be so upset.
I didn't have long to feel upset though because Michelle was getting crabby and needed my attention. So I pulled myself together and went to help Michelle. Unfortunately nothing I did seemed to make her happy, so once again the tears came streaming down.
A few minutes later my phone rang. It was Bryan. He was calling in the middle of the day, a time when he normally is the busiest at work. I answered the phone expecting more bad news. The conversation went something like this...
Me: Hello?
Bryan: Hey babe, how's your day going?
Me: Fine, why are you calling?
Bryan: I don't know I just felt like I should call and see how you were doing.
Me: (once again sobbing) I'm so glad you called!
After my conversation with Bryan I felt so much better! I told him what was going on and he knew exactly what to say to lift the burden I was feeling.
I know Heavenly Father sees me and knows me well enough to send my husband to help me.

*In case you were wondering- it was a mistake on insurances part and has all been resolved now. No collections agencies and no disappointed husband! This story had a happy ending!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ode to February

This month has been a pretty memorable one and it's not even over! It started out full of laughs, got a little stressful, and has me looking back at the past year in a whole new light. Let's not get ahead of ourselves though... here's what's been going on-
Bryan finally "let" me buy some bows for Michelle! I can't stand how cute she is with a bow in her hair, so, naturally, I put all the bows in her hair just to try them out!

She's such a girl- gettin' her hair did while talking on the phone!

We also went out for a big family dinner- just the three of us (lol). Every year for Christmas Bryan's Grandma Neva gives us gift cards to go out to eat. Well, for the past three years she's given us gift cards to Red Lobster. Bryan and I love his grandma to death and just didn't have the heart to tell her that we hate red lobster. So we have been sitting on these gift cards and finally decided to try and give them to someone who would use them. So we asked Justin if he wanted them, and he enlightened us to the fact that Red Lobster gift cards were also good at Olive Garden. And coincidentally, we love Olive Garden! So we packed Michelle up and headed out to have a big family dinner! Michelle even had a whole bread stick!

A while ago I made some bumpers for Michelle's crib. I underestimated how much ribbon I would need to tie the bumpers down though and only had enough to tie the side bumpers. One day I walked in to find that Michelle had, not only thrown her top bumper down near her feet, but she was also pulling on her side bumper to look out at the room. I couldn't help leaving her that way for a few seconds to catch a few pictures.

Michelle has 4 teeth now! Her top front teeth and two of her bottom front teeth! Grandma got a cool ice cream tooth brush for Michelle to play with and would you believe she knew exactly what to do with it?! I swear, she's so stinking smart!
Here's the portion of the month that has been causing the stress. Once again, we're house hunting! We've found a few that we really like and have made our first offer on our favorite one. We'll keep everyone posted, but to be totally honest I expect it to be a little while before anything really becomes official one way or the other.
Well, since we made our offer I've been thinking about what it's going to be like to live in our own house. At first all I could think about was how nice it's going to be to have our own place and not have to schedule laundry days, or shower times. But the more I've been thinking about it the more things I realize I'm really going to miss...
Michelle will have to save her piano playing sessions for the visits to grandmas. And we won't have Daniel around to play for her when she's crabby. I've always been amazed at how calmly she'll sit and listen while Daniel plays.
And we'll definitely miss Uncle Ryan! I'm not sure why, but Michelle thinks he's so fun!
And I have to say that I'm going to miss not having to cook every night, and the company of my family every day. It's going to be pretty lonely 4 nights a week while Bryan's at school! Plus, after a long night last night Michelle woke up super early this morning, and who came to my rescue? Grandma! Thanks mom for playing with Michelle so I could sleep a little more! So, I hope the relator's take their time looking over our offer. I'm not in as big of a hurry as I thought I was.

OH- and just in case you were wondering why I didn't post a "Snow Day" post...
Michelle wasn't too into it to say the least.
We did get her to smile for one of the thirteen pictures we took though!
I think it turned out pretty cute, don't you?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

From my Phone

Here are a few of my favorite pics from my way cool camera phone (Thanks babe, I LOVE it!)

Just in case you were wondering, Michelle still loves her Bug.

WARNING- You are about to view a naked baby booty!

Michelle has a drug problem... she'll go to great lengths to get her Tylenol.

She makes me smile every day with her cute faces.

And Yes, we're still teething.

Michelle loves to jump and play in her exo-saucer.

Michelle had her first bubble bath and loved it!

This was actually at the doctor's office. As many of you know, your baby has be half naked the whole time, so we bundle Michelle up while we're there.

You know how babies pick favorites? Like, one day dad's her favorite and then the next day it's mom? Well Michelle's favorite has been Grandpa for about eight months now. I'm getting a little jealous.

Just look at those big brown eyes!

I love this picture...


Thanks again Bryan, for my cool new phone!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Fonts

For months now I've been totally jealous of my sisters cool fonts on her blog. Well a few days ago I decided that I would sit down and try to figure out how to do it myself. To make a long story short- After two days and a lot of "oops'" I sucked it up, swallowed my pride and asked Jessica how she did it. Unfortunately she sent me right back to the place I started. WELL- I ended up deleting everything I had done and completely starting over. For whatever reason, this time, it worked (as you can see). So what's the problem, you ask? I hate the font and the color that I used! lol, I honestly didn't expect it to work this time either so I didn't really pay any attention to the color or the font that I picked; I just used the first ones I saw. So now I have to go back and try to do it all again with the fonts and colors that I actually want! Wish me luck!