Showing posts from January, 2008


I jut wanted to draw everyones attention to Richie's new blog. Hopefully he will do a better job than I do of letting everyone know what is up with his shows and everything.

Bye Bye Binkies

Well, it has been two weeks since Richie gave up the binkies, and I am not sure who has suffered more, little Richie or us. Here is the story. The rule for a long time had been that he could only have the binkies for nap and bed times, but recently he had been a little binkie junkie and would go in his room to have a "hit" every once in a while. He always thought he was being really sneaky, but I knew what he was up to; he would disappear and be really quiet and I knew I could find him sitting next to his bed with one binkie in his mouth and one in his hand. Richie and I had been talking about trying to get him off the binkies, but nothing ever really came of these discussions, other than me dreading the repercussions if we actually did it.

So one morning about two weeks ago, Richie walked by little Richie's room and saw him sucking on a binkie and he said to him, "It's time to say 'bye, bye' to the binkies. Time to put the binkies in the garbage.&qu…

Sophia's Blessing Day

Yesterday was Sophia's big day getting blessed in church. My mom and dad came out, Richie's sister drove up from Virginia/D.C., and some of our Rutgers friends came to the church service too. It was a really special day. Her daddy gave her a beautiful blessing and my dad and several of our friends from the ward stood in the circle. I am so grateful that my husband honors his priesthood and could do this special thing for our little girl.

Sophia was a little star. I was worried she was going to be hungry and fussy, but she was perfect through the blessing and as soon as Dad held her up to show her off to the congregation she spit the binky out. I think she wanted to make sure everyone could see her clearly. She looked really beautiful. As soon as I found out I was having a girl I started looking for a pattern to knit for her blessing. It was a fun project to work on and it turned out really pretty. We are so happy that she is part of our family. It was wonderful to hav…

I've been tagged!

My friend Jones tagged me. When Chrislynn told me, I pretended that I thought it was lame, but secretly I was very excited (I'll get to that later)!

10 Years ago today (Jan 1998)
It was my junior year of high school, and I was just starting my second semester of the school year at Burley HIgh School in Burley, Idaho. I was also starting rehearsals for my dad's production of Inherit the Wind. I was playing Matthew Harrison Brady.

5 things on my to-do list today:
1) Rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet from 11:30 - 3:30 and 5:00 - 8:00.
2) Don't eat carbs!
3) Turn in my work study hours to the Theatre Department Secretary.
4) Start working on assignments for the first week of classes.
5) Check off things on my to do list.

Snacks I enjoy:
1) Henry David - chocolate covered cherries, strawberries, and blueberries.
2) Dale and Thomas - "Twice as Nice Popcorn" (milk and white chocolate covered caramel popcorn).
3) Sour Patch Kids
4) Dots
5) Mike and Ikes
Now you know why I have to remin…

My Little Artist

The other day I was making dinner while Sophia slept peacefully in the swing and Richie watched "Thomas". I thought he was being very good, just sitting on the couch enjoying his show, but I should have known better, because he was being very quiet. He was always in my sight lines from the kitchen, so it really seemed as though all was well, but when I went into the living room to check on them, I discovered Richie sitting with markers in his hand and my newly decorated Boppy nursing pillow in his lap. He was so happy, he had really enjoyed this particular "art project", but of course he was in trouble. I almost felt badly disciplining him because he was so pleased with himself, but he has to learn that he can't just color on everything he can get his hands on, as much as he might like to.

Here is his masterpiece.

I spent the next several minutes fighting with him because I took the markers away. I scolded him pretty severely reminding him that "You on…