Wednesday, November 26, 2008


These are some pictures of Isaac at football practice this season.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Falling Asleep

Josh is really spoiled. He has three people that are always wanting to hold him and love on him. Two of those people are home with him all day. So last week when my mom went out of town, Josh and I were both in for a rude awakening. I could not lay him down while he was awake without having him scream. One afternoon when he finally started falling asleep on his own, it was so monumental I decided to document it.


Getting sleepy... Just close your eyes already, Joshua!! (Note the flash is turned off now as to not disturb a good thing.)
Asleep... finally...!

Bath Time

Joshua loves having his hair washed. Isaac says I'm too soft with him, but I think Isaac practically dunks his head under the water. I guess Josh didn't seem to mind though.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

This is called " I don't have anything better to do"

What I was doing 10 years ago:

1. I was in 7th grade at Riverwood Middle School.

2. I was 1st chair flute in the band. Don't be jealous.

3. I was trying not to be a band nerd by attempting to run track.

4. I sucked at track.

5. It was the second year of being an only child at my house.

Things on my to-do list:

1. Joshua's birth announcements

2. Start a new excercise routine

3. Organize our closet

4. Find new health insurance

5. Get more sleep

Snacks that I enjoy:

1. Rice crispy treats

2. Handi-snacks

3. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

4. Riesens chocolate candies

5. Gummy bears/worms/Peachios

5 Things I would do if I were a millionaire:

1. Pay off our car and student loans

2. Buy a new wardrobe that fits

3. Get highlights

4. Buy a house in California

5. Go on a real honeymoon

5 places I've lived:

1.Littleton, CO

2. Kingwood, TX

3.Provo, UT

4. Alpine, UT

5. TBA

Jobs I've had:

1. Lifeguard at the community pool

2. Akal Security- reviewed medical exams of court security officers that were trying to recertifying

3. cleaned after hours at a dentist office

4. Agemni- customer support

5. mom...?

5 People I Tag:

1. Kayti

2. Jen

3. Jackie

4 & 5 ( I need more friends)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Blessing Day

Isaac's parents were in town this weekend for the BYU vs. New Mexico game so we decided to bless Joshua at church yesterday.

The Favorite

Joshua was born on Sept. 23rd at 11:45 am. I was in labor for 14 hours(!) and after an hour and 45 minutes of pushing, he finally decided to show up. These are my two favorite pictures we got of him while at the hospital. I'll post more later. He is the most calm little baby. He never cries, but when he does get upset which is only when I change his diaper or when he's hungry, it sounds more like angry yelling than crying. It's so funny.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Woo hoo!

I finally got a new cell phone. It's about time...

Pebbles in My Pocket

There's a cute scrapbooking store on State Street in Orem called Pebbles in My Pocket. A while ago they came out with this cute scrapbooking idea that I should have thought of myself. I always thought you either had to have a photo album or a scrapbook, but they have a kit where you can do both. And if you don't want to make a whole 12 x 12 page, you can make a little 4 x 6 card and put in one of the picture slots. Genius. I'm hoping I can buy cheaper photo slot holders at Roberts Crafts since this will motivate me to keep a scrapbook. I should probably put together a wedding album before we have a baby.

Monday, June 2, 2008


After much debate, we finally decided on a baby name. I was rooting for Eli or Oliver, but my arguments were to no avail. I finally realized I wasn't ever going to convince Isaac of the awesome-ness of those names. His one and only name preference has always been Joshua, and since I'm not incredibley opposed to it as Isaac is with my name choices, we're just going to go with Joshua. If it had just been because he liked the name, I don't know if I would have been so obliging. But since he likes it, despite it's popularity, due to the Biblical figure, it's noble cause enough to use the name.

Joshua- Hebrew: The Lord is my salvation; In the Old Testament, Joshua led his army in the conquest of Jericho and eventually all of Canaan.

I think we'll use a family name for the middle name. Here are our choices. Which do you like best?
Joshua Isaac or Joshua Curtis or Joshua Lee

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My cell phone

is dying. It's 5 years old. It kind of looks like this one.

Friday, April 25, 2008


I will officially graduate from college today at 5 pm MST. Congratulations are in order.

Oh, and I'm pregnant. 17 weeks.

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Made My Day

This is an actual letter from an Austin woman sent to Proctor and Gamble regarding their feminine products. She really gets rolling after the first paragraph. It's PC Magazine's 2007 editors' choice for best web mail-award-winning letter. Enjoy!

Dear Mr. Thatcher,

I have been a loyal user of your 'Always' maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core or Dri-Weave absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts. But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic. I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.

Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? Ever suffered from the curse'? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my time of the month is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call 'an inbred hillbilly with knife skills.' Isn't the human body amazing?

As Brand Manager in the Feminine-Hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customer's monthly visits from 'Aunt Flo'. Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control behavior. You surely realize it's a tough time for most women. In fact, only last week, my friend Jennifer fought the violent urge to shove her boyfriend's testicles into a George Foreman Grill just because he told her he thought Grey's Anatomy was written by drunken chimps. Crazy!

The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants... Which brings me to the reason for my letter. Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words: 'Have a Happy Period.'

Are you f------ kidding me? What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness, is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak, there will never be anything 'happy' about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local Walgreen's armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.

For the love of God, pull your head out, man! If you have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like 'Put down the Hammer' or 'Vehicular Manslaughter is Wrong', or are you just picking on us?

Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flex-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending bullshit. And that's a promise I will keep.

Always. . .


Wendi Aarons Austin , TX

Monday, March 17, 2008

Hey Jude

My favorite is the last 30 seconds.

Star Wars according to a 3 year old.

I hope my kids are this dang cute.

Monday, January 21, 2008


I'm taking a calligraphy class on Tuesday nights now. I had my first class last week, and it's so fun! My teacher is a little dry, but it will be a fun talent to have once the class is through. This is how I want to be able to write after I learn the proper technique :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

It's Business Time

My schedule for the next 4 months. {Start playing the "Smallville" theme song here} {And no, I don't like/watch Smallville}

6 classes, 18 credits
work 20 hours/week.



I am not solitary whilst I read and write, though nobody is with me. Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Nature"