Saturday, November 29, 2008


Alex, Max, Reggie and Maya

Grandma Patsy and the babies

Our newest cousin Kalia.

Baby push-up contest.

Aubrey, Marci and Maya.

Marianne and Maya.

Great-grandpa and Max

We had a wonderful time with family over the Thanksgiving holiday. It seemed like the parties never stopped. The kids loved the attention but were a little overwhelmed with the constant partying. I am afraid they will be bored with just me at home now. Thank you to all of you for making our holiday so memorable. We miss you and wish the distance between us wasn't so far.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

goopy eyes, snotty noses, crappy bums and then some.....

We are sick...all of us. The babies started getting congested a couple of days ago. Lonnie and I had a very long night on Saturday as we took turns taking care of our poor little snotty nosed kids We decided to stayed home from church on Sunday because of their coughing and whining. We actually had a nice relaxing day taking care of the sick babies.
Then very late Sunday night I started to feel rumblings in my tummy. I thought about getting out of bed and getting some antacids but I was too tired to do anything about it. Soon enough I was out of bed and worshiping the porcelain god. Monday the kids came down with the stomach flu too. We heard from other friends that we had seen in the past few days that they also were sick with the stomach flu.
As of this morning all four of us have had this terrible stomach flu and Lonnie and the babies are congested. Thankfully Lonnie and I were able to somewhat stagger our illness, my worst day was Monday and his has been today. Hopefully we are all on the tail end of a rough 24 hour flu. The babies have been great sports about the whole ordeal. They seem quite happy most of the time but their poor little runny noses and upset tummies along with worn out mom and dad make us into quite the sorry looking bunch.
Maya has had a hard time going down for naps. I have had to carry her in a sling to rock her to sleep. Here she is passed out on her bed, still wrapped up in the sling.

On a much happier note.... My dear friend Jessie was in town visiting her sister for Thanksgiving and she was kind (and brave) enough to come and spend a couple hours at out house. Jessie is a sweet city woman, now living in Palo Alto. She and I lived in the Laird House with two other great women in Salt Lake before Lonnie and I meet. Jessie taught me what real wind is, how to see art in everyday life and about Billy Collins, among other things. She brought love, tenderness and macroons into our home. Thanks for being a wonderful friend Jess!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

on a roll

I'm a winner, again. First Obama, then the this....I think Maya and Max are good luck.

Thank you to everyone who helped save our sweet little babies' heads.

The Obama, Utes reference is for you, Emily. You know you secretly love them both.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Go Utes!

No, I didn't go to the U...but Lonnie did, and that is what is important here. I had never attended a college football game or even really watch one on TV until I started dating Lonnie. Since getting married I have managed to learn to enjoy a good football game (as long as I don't have to sit out in the freezing cold). Our home is a much happier place when the Utes go Utes!

(thanks Lee Mercer for the great photoshoping)