Friday, June 26, 2009

I was just thinking...

It's funny how little things in pregnancy prepare you for having a child.

- you can't sleep very comfortably, or very much, even though you really want to
- you take food and water with you everywhere
- you constantly think about this child
- you don't cook real planned dinners very often
- you snack on whatever food you can get your hands on

I'm sure there's more but that's what just popped in to my head.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day

My dad really liked his Father's Day present from Ja and I...

Lake Powell

We enjoyed a week in Lake Powell last week with our friends Andrew and Chelsey. We had nice weather and the water was nice and warm. 

Andrew and Ja had a great time skiing and wakeboarding on the beautiful lake and Chelsey and I enjoyed catching some rays in our rafts. 

Their son Truman looked so adorable in his lifejacket. 
Other than water sports, we played on the slide off the house boat, watched movies, read and played games. We even had a cream soda taste test where we tried 8 different brands of cream soda.

We had a wonderful time being with friends that live far away, being in such a beautiful location, and having a relaxing time.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mistaken Identity

I just finished reading a book titled "Mistaken Identity." It's the true story of a tragic accident involving a college van carrying students and employees back to school. There was only one survivor, but she was misidentified. A family thought it was their daughter and cared for her in the hospital for 5 weeks. The "real" family thought their daughter died and held a funeral for her and buried her. 

You would think this book would be about the families being upset at the EMT who misidentified the girls, and at the hospital for not making sure who was who. It's quite the opposite. Both families are very religious and the majority of the book is their prayers and faith promoting stories about their daughter recovering. It was a great read, and a quick one too. I finished it in only 2 days. I would recommend this book to anyone. 

Thursday, June 4, 2009

My Two New Favorite Things

1. Cheez-it Cheddar Jack Crackers.

Actually they aren't new to me, but rediscovered. I bought them last summer and Holly and I ate them up. I saw them at the store, had to buy them, and fell in love again. These crackers have big cheddar-jack flavor. You've got to try them! Sadly I've found out that not every grocery store carries them so you may have to look around.

2. Our new vacuum! 
We discovered that our old vacuum wasn't picking up anything off the floor! How bad is it that we haven't noticed how long this has been going on?! Well, we decided to go big or go home and we purchased the new vac. I love it because it's super light, very easy to move and picks up tons of dirt and dust. And it won't ever lose suction :)