Friday, July 24, 2009

I survived day one of the 24th Celebration.
Today is day two. My mom made a great breakfast and now we're just getting ready to go the parade in Manassa.
Yesterday we went to the parade in Sanford. It was pretty cute. We also went to the quilt show and had a nice lunch at my mother-in-law's house. I mostly took the rest of the day to sleep and relax and try to stay cool. It was really nice to have a day off work!!!
Michael and some of his family went to the Rodney Atkins concert last night. I didn't think it would be that fun so I didn't go. I think they had a good time, though.
There is so much planning and anticipation that goes into this one weekend. Cleaning house, getting ready for company, planning meals, planning activities, and trying to keep everyone entertained and happy. It's a lot to take in in just three or four days but I love it!
This weekend always reminds me of my ancestors and my pioneer heritage.
Last night I asked my dad about some of our ancestors and so he got his genealogy book. I love reading those! It's so cool to look at all the names and find connections with people. He also brought out my grandma's journal. I didn't get through a lot of it, but it was so cool to read her thoughts and know what it was like when she was alive and my dad and his siblings were younger. She died when I was 4 and I spent a lot of my life afraid of her because she had Parkinson's disease and I didn't understand why she would shake. I only have two memories of her and one was when my cousin and I were VERY small and we were telling her 'we want cake' and she was getting a cake out of the oven for us. She was a great baker and she loved her grand kids. And they loved her! I can't wait to get another chance to get more into her journal and read more about her and my grandpa.
Well it's off to the parade!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

This is what summer is all about!

Well the baby shower on Saturday was wonderful! I was so glad that everyone who came was there. I saw a few friends I hadn't seen in a long time and I was suprised by a few family members who came. I was happy to see everyone who was there!
We got a lot of cool gifts and I can't wait to put everything in the baby's room.
He sure is an active little guy! He has been moving non stop this week. I saw the countdown on my blog and it said only 19 days! That's so crazy.
I'm really looking forward to this weekend. It's the 24th of July and we're having my aunt and uncle and cousin stay with us. We're having a lot of family on both sides, I'm looking forward to all of them! This is what summer is all about!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Just a blog

Well I haven't updated for a while so here it is.
My sister, Lindsey, and I went to Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on Wednesday. We decided to skip the awful crowd of 14 year old weirdos and go to the Monte theatre. (I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be spelled theater because it's a movie. But I hate spelling it like that) We went there with the last HP movie. Good choice, again! I saw one of the same families there. Two cute little boys with mops of red hair and a sister with a mop of blonde. They were so cute.
The movie was awesome!

I'm watching The View at work and Whoopi is talking about a lady hitting her in the back of the leg with her stroller. The ladies are mad at her because she flipped out on the oblivious mother. What the heck?! If you were hitting me in the heels with your stroller you're gonna get that thing shoved down your throat! So be careful!
Also, I would like to announce that if you're in line somewhere. Getting closer to the person in front of you DOES NOT make the line go faster. Back off and get the heck out of my bubble before you get decked by a big fat pregnant lady. And when I'm not pregnant, I will still deck you because you're so close to me, I can tell you had onions for lunch.
Vent over :)

My baby shower is tomorrow! I will post pictures as soon as I can.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July weekend

Michael and I had a fun weekend. We stayed at Michael's family's cabin at Conejos Ranch. We lit fireworks, read magazines, played games, had camp fires and ate lots of s'mores! I love summer!
I don't have a lot to say in this blog. But I'm so thankful for our free country and those who defend it. It sometimes seems harder to be patriotic on the 4th of July because I like to remember the things this country was founded on, while everyone else is trying to change it. Nevertheless, I love living in America and feel so lucky to be here.