Thursday, December 27, 2007
Christmas Eve and Day were great. We saw all of our family members (except for Abby, but we got to talk to her on the phone). We ate lots of good food and had fun being with everyone. I got some money and some clothes, and Tyler got lots of money to buy a Wii. I also got him Jazz tickets for the Trailblazers game on New Year's Eve. We're excited to go, especially since we ended up going to the game last night too! The Jazz beat the Mavericks and it was lots of fun, so we're looking forward to going again. Hopefully everyone else had as great a day as we did!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
-All of the fire hydrants are silver (or at least once were).
-It was freezing, but it still didn't feel like Christmas since there was no snow. It wasn't as cold as it is here, but the crazy wind made it feel colder.
Tyler was really impressed with National Instruments, so we'll see what happens. I hear that people are friendly there, housing is cheap, there's a great music scene, it's one of the prettiest places in Texas, and people who've lived or been there just love it. So if we do end up there, maybe things won't be so bad.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
1. Manu Ginobili-- One of the biggest floppers in the league. Why isn't he a starter?
2. Bruce Bowen-- I can't stand his facial expressions, and he's been known to be dirty
3. Tim Duncan-- Big-time whiner. He shows no emotion except to open his eyes really wide and hold out his hands, like he's saying, "Who, me?"
4. Robert Horry-- "Cheap-shot Bob". Also a big flopper.
There are a few Warriors players that I can't stand, but there's no comparison to how I feel about the Spurs. I've decided that I can't watch the Jazz play the Spurs anymore. There's too much hatred that boils inside me.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
- All of our Christmas decorations are up. It's making me so excited! I'm getting close to finishing our shopping, and I made Christmas cards yesterday. I want to get in the kitchen and bake like crazy.
- Tyler finishes the semester next week. He's taking his first final right now. I can't wait! We're celebrating with a free trip to Austin. Ada will be left behind. I'm not sure how I feel about that.
- BYU plays UCLA AGAIN? Bummer. They don't even have a head coach. Hopefully the Cougs will demolish them, as well as in September when they have to play for a THIRD time in one year.
- BYU's basketball team is also ranked and looking good. I'm going to see them play #10 Michigan State at ESA on Saturday. It will be a tough game, but hopefully a good one.
- I bought an entire maternity outfit yesterday for $16. Ross is the best! Jeans were $9 and a shirt was $7. The jeans are WAY better than the pricier ones I got two years ago at Motherhood.
- We got the first big snow over the weekend. Ada enjoyed playing outside with Tyler, and laughed like crazy when he would put his face in the snow to eat it.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Ada's vocabulary is taking off like crazy! She's starting to put words together and say three-syllable words. She's not always consistent, but what child is? Words she's said for a while include 'all done', 'thank you', and 'more please', but recently she's said things like 'pretty flower' and our favorite, 'two of 'um'. She picked that one up from me. I say that to her when she's holding two of something, and I didn't think much of it until she started saying it back! She actually seems to know what it means. For example, the other day I asked her where her ear was and she pointed to it. She then pointed to her other ear and said, "Two of 'um". It's so cute! Her three-syllable words are 'basketball', 'applesauce', and 'animal'. She can tell the difference between football and basketball on TV (you can tell what we watch around here). It's so fun to watch her learn. She's a sweetie!
It finally snowed around here and it's so pretty. I hate driving in it (I always drive like a grandma because I'm scared of sliding) but it makes the Christmas season seem more real. I turned on Christmas music today and put up some decorations. I still have to wait for Tyler to carry up our mammoth tree (which is sitting in the trunk-- we have to store it at my parents' house because we have no room), but the apartment looks nice. Now I just need to get started on shopping!
Friday, November 23, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
1. I am a HUGE sports fan. I love sports, and watch them more than anything else on t.v. I especially love watching BYU football, BYU basketball, and Jazz games, but I can watch anything. In fact, last night I was so enthralled in a Central Michigan/Western Michigan football game that I forgot to take the laundry downstairs to the dryer until it was almost too late. It was an awesome game! I'd rather watch college sports than professional. March Madness is one of my favorite times of year!
2. This is going to sound weird, but I like sad things. I love things that strike an emotional chord. All of my favorite books and movies are ones that make me cry. I LOVE Sense and Sensibility, Shakespearean tragedies, Les Miserables, etc. I would love to go to an opera some day (like one of those really sappy ones where a girl makes a guy go with her and he hates every minute of it).
3. I go walking every morning, but not because I want to lose weight. I only started going a few months ago because my doctor told me I have to exercise every day if I want to sleep better. I've had lots of sleep problems ever since Ada was born, and walking really has helped! I need something like a doctor's order to get motivated to get off my butt. So my friend Rachel and I (along with Ada and Ashton) walk through the Harvard/Yale neighborhoods every day and drool over all the old, classic houses that we wish we could afford.
4. In college, my friends said that if I was a Disney princess I would be Belle because I'm most likely to fall in love with a beast. I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing, but I think they meant that I try to give everyone a chance. (I got lucky with Tyler because he's definitely a cutie!) I have a soft spot in my heart for people/things that aren't popular. I'm almost driven away from things that are too popular or people who think they're so cool.
5. If I had lots of money, I would want to spend it on clothes. I didn't used to care too much about what I wore, but then I started watching What Not to Wear on TLC. It's my favorite show! I cringe at some of the stuff I used to wear, and realized that I need to wear more age-appropriate clothing. (Listen to me! Clinton and Stacy would be proud.) I already look like I'm 16, so I don't need to dress that way to help people believe that it's true. I feel like sometimes I'm starting to become vain, but I think it's important to pay attention to myself, especially since I'm a mom now. It's weird that I started caring about stuff like that after I had a baby, but I really don't want to be one of those moms who lets herself go and looks like a slob every day. We're poor, so thank goodness for places like outlet stores (especially Banana Republic), Ross, T.J. Maxx, and Nordstrom Rack. I would also love to buy more clothes for Ada and Tyler, but that's about the last thing Tyler wants to spend money on. Now that he's starting to get job interviews and the real world is in sight, though, I think it's important that he sharpens up his image a bit. Come on, is there anyone out there who can help me convince him?
6. I've been told by a lot of people that I'm way different than they thought before they got to know me. It's not like I try and act like a different person when I'm around people, but I think it's because I'm shy and sometimes afraid of what others think about me.
7. I've never been outside of the U.S. except for brief daytime jaunts to Niagara Falls, Canada and Tijuana, Mexico. I'd love to travel the world, though. Since I'm married to Tyler, I don't think that will be a problem! Traveling is one of his favorite things to do.
There you have it. Hopefully everyone learned at least one new thing about me. I'm not going to try and force anyone to do this, but if any of my readers would like to participate, feel free!
Monday, November 5, 2007
After a lot of thought, I will still vote against vouchers. I was almost convinced otherwise because after reading the actual text, there doesn't seem to be much wrong with the idea. I realized that all of the ads, both for and against the referendum, were feeding people a bunch of crap. The Oreo commercial in particular stands out to me. Even though it was trying to convince people to vote for vouchers, it made me want to vote against them since it stated that money will be taken away from public schools to fund the vouchers. Actually, the scholarship money will come from the general fund, and the leftover money will go to public schools. So it will be giving more money to public schools than they had before, but I think that since the money is from public funds it should all go to public schools. If there are really that many problems with public schools (which I don't think there are), why not invest more money in them instead of trying to take students out of them.
One thing that has bothered me from the start is that lots of people are saying that "vouchers would give me a choice". I'm sorry, but parents already have a choice. The money may make it easier for some parents to send their kids to private schools, but they still have a choice. All parents should be invovled in their kids' educations, no matter what school the kids go to. The vouchers are meant to help families with lower incomes, but families who can afford it already also qualify. I think that the poorest families who could benefit most will still be unable to afford the difference in tuition, let alone fees, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, etc. Plus, they'll have to find a way to get to school, and they won't have the benefit of school lunch and breakfast programs that public schools have.
Tyler thinks that I'm anti-private schools. I know that some students need extra help and extra attention, and private schools are just a better fit for some people, but I feel like a lot of people automatically think that since a school is private, it is better. I think that a lot more kids going to private schools probably take education more seriously than a lot at public schools do, but I feel really strongly that public schools give kids a lot more than just education. They have more options for extra-curricular and social activities, which make kids more well-rounded. Plus, teachers at private schools don't have to have college degrees or have special credentials. I know that doesn't mean that you'll automatically be a good teacher if you have those things or a bad teacher if you don't, but I think it's good to have formal training in teaching and specific subjects.
Proponents argue that if students leave for private schools, class sizes in public schools will decrease. That is probably true in some cases, but it may not always be the case. Unless schools change the way things are now, class size could actually increase. If enough kids leave, schools may not keep as many teachers, so the remaining number of students would be divided among the remaining number of teachers.
Overall, I think that Referendum 1 has the potential to do good things, but there are better ways to improve public schools. The points that proponents make sound good on paper, but I don't think that everything will be like clockwork. I know that something needs to be done to improve public schools in Utah since we spend the least amount of money per student, but sending kids away isn't going to fix the problem.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Ada and Ella
Monday, October 29, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Apparantly Hannah Montana is all the rage among pre-teen girls (and girls like my 21-year-old sister). I've seen the show a few times on Disney Channel and I do admit to liking it more than their other shows. But I'm not into the music. I've always been pretty picky about what I like to listen to, and even when I was little I didn't get into all the popular stuff. For example, in jr. high when everyone was crazy about Q99, I stuck with X96. After high school, all my friends loved Dave Matthews Band. My friend Holly even bought me a $50 ticket to their concert in Denver. A bunch of us drove there in her parents' Suburban, but the concert still didn't sway me (and I quickly got sick of listening to them on the drive). My tastes are very particular, and I'm usually not one to go crazy about something just because it's popular. In fact, I'm quite the opposite. I wonder what Ada will be like when she gets older. If she gets into all the stuff that every other girl is crazy about, I'll support her. But I wonder if something like music taste is inherited? I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
For anyone who hasn't read or finished these books but plans to, stop reading now! I just felt like voicing my opinion on Stephenie Meyer's series since I've heard so many people talking about it lately.
First of all, the only reason I read the books is because my mother-in-law insisted I read Twilight. All the girls in the family had read it but me. I'm normally not a bandwagon jumper (I've never seen 'The Office', even though everyone and their dog raves about it), but I borrowed a copy and read it. I didn't really like it. Something just didn't sit right with me. It has taken me a long time to figure out why, but I think there are a couple reasons. First, I didn't quite understand why Bella and Edward so quickly fell madly in love with each other. Did Bella just like Edward because he was so good-looking? Did Edward just like Bella because he liked her 'scent'? I couldn't stand the fact that they were constantly fighting and keeping things from each other. Also, most of the book seemed really slow-moving, until the very end when it was suddenly action-packed. The whole book just sat weird with me.
I almost didn't read the other books, but I'm glad I did. I really liked New Moon and Eclipse. I liked Jacob a lot and I liked who Bella was with him. They told each other everything and really got to know each other. I was sad that she was leading him on so much. Even though she did have feelings for him (and he knew that; that's why he was constantly pursuing her), she shouldn't have let things get out of hand like they did because she knew that she could never be without Edward. She told Jacob that, but she always left him with a glimmer of hope nonetheless. I got to like Edward a lot after he stopped being so overprotective. He really was more mature than Jacob and I was glad that he started giving her more freedom. The ending was good, but I was really sad for Jacob. Overall, I did like the series. Most people seem to like the first book the best, but it was definitely my least favorite. Also, I've talked to a lot of people who hated Jacob, but I really liked him and sympathized with him. It's not great writing or anything, but it is entertaining and makes for good discussion.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
My youngest sister Abby goes to the MTC in less than two days. I'm excited for her because she's really looking forward to going, but I am very sad that she'll be gone for 18 months. She and Ada will hardly know each other when she gets home! She and I have always been very close and we have a lot in common. We always laugh a lot when we get together and like to play jokes on each other & the rest of our family members. Besides our brother, I'm the only one who seems to appreciate her humor. To quote my mom, she's "fixated in the anal phase". She is so funny and so much fun to be around. Abbay, I'll miss you a lot! I hope you work hard and have fun. I love you!
Saturday, September 29, 2007
A while ago a girl in my ward hosted a card-making Enrichment activity and set up a card club at it. There are eight of us and each month we have to make eight identical cards that fit a theme. Then we get together and exchange. The nice part is that we get eight different cards but only have to come up with one idea! Even though the meeting didn't last very long, it was something else to look forward to. I'm excited to get to know people better and to be forced to get my creative juices flowing.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Weezer (three times)
Blur (with a bunch of other bands)
The Wallflowers (twice)
The Beach Boys (free at the Olympics!)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Jethro Tull (I'm actually not ashamed of this one)
The Violent Femmes
The Beta Band
Is that it? I've been a concert-goer for many years, so I know I'm missing some. Some of these bands opened for other bands, and a lot of them were playing together at a big event, like BASH. I used to be into music a lot more than I am now, which is good and bad. It can be expensive, but it's a lot of fun! I need to listen to more music that I like, instead of to the stinkin' radio. As far as bands that I'd love to see, I'd have to say Belle and Sebastian, Oasis, Travis, and The Shins, just to name a few. So there ya have it! That was a nice trip down memory lane.
Friday, August 31, 2007
The Utes had several bouts of bad luck last night in their 24-7 loss at Oregon State. In the first half they lost their two best offensive players to injury (one for the season), and after scoring first, gave up 24 unanswered points. I didn't watch much of the game, but what I saw was pretty crappy and neither team looked very good. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out.
On a different note, Ada has been walking around like a mad woman for a couple of weeks now. She looks so cute and you can tell that she is proud of herself. She seems to be a lot happier now that she can transport herself like a normal person. She's a lot of fun.
Tyler is back in school and has night classes Monday-Thursday. It makes the days seem longer. Poor Ada doesn't even get to see Tyler some days (poor Tyler too) and most mornings she wakes up saying "da-da" while walking around the apartment looking for him. It's very cute but it makes me sad. We've survived four years of school since we've been married, so I guess we can survive one more. May still seems far away though.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
The picture doesn't do it justice. The bruises aren't too dark, but they're pretty swollen.
Also, here's a picture of the pretty flowers Tyler got me for our anniversary:
Lilies are my favorite.
The week before last we were on vacation, so that made things a little crazy. To add to everything, Ada has been out of sorts the last few weeks. As soon as we left for vacation, she decided that she didn't want to eat much and still hasn't seemed to get her appetite back. She got shots the day after her birthday, and just over a week after that she started getting a fever and a rash. Her temperature got up to 103.7. That only lasted a few days, and then she had one day where she was better than I can ever remember her being. She just seemed happy all day. That soon ended though. Since then she has been ridiculously fussy. We don't know what to do with her and don't know what is wrong. Hopefully this will soon pass.
Today was one of the craziest Sundays I can remember. I had to go to church early for a temple recommend interview with the Bishop (Tyler had already been there since 6:15 a.m.), then rush to the chapel to play prelude since I was asked Friday night to play the organ in Sacrament Meeting (I don't know how to play the organ, by the way). I then had to meet with a member of the Stake Presidency for another interview, and then rush to Primary, where I had to fill in as an emergency pianist. After Sharing Time ended I had a Primary Presidency meeting that went long, and then had to rush home to get Tyler & Ada so we could drive down to Murray for my friend Kim's baby blessing. We hung out at my parents' for the rest of the day, since it was our week for dinner there anyway, so I did get a nap in this afternoon. That made up for everything.
This week promises to add to the chaos. Wednesday night I have a wedding shower, Thursday night we have a birthday party, Friday night we have a wedding reception (I'm a bridesmaid), Saturday morning we have a wedding and then a luncheon, and that night we have a baptism. The following day we have another baby blessing. Sheesh! We'll have about a week to (hopefully) relax before Tyler starts school again. Then my family comes into town for Abby's mission farewell, so there will be a lot going on then. Let's hope we can survive August.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Today is our 4th anniversary. I can't believe it's been that long, but then it also seems like I've been married forever. Since we just returned from vacation, we don't have any plans except a wedding reception tonight (how dare someone else get married on our anniversary!). Tyler and I have lots of great memories, with many more to come. Some favorites include rubbing elbows in the car, Countdown e-mails, driving up Emigration Canyon, traveling to Boston & Maine, and of course everything to do with Ada. Love ya, hon! We've actually made it four years! Not that I expected anything different.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Tyler's little brother Jordan got married yesterday. They had a wedding dinner on Wednesday night at Eaglewood Golf Course and got married in the Salt Lake Temple the next morning. The reception was that night in Tyler's parents' backyard. Family weddings are always busy, but they're also fun. Everything went well, and Jordan and Morgan are moving into our ward when they get back from their honeymoon! It will be fun to have family members as neighbors. Their apartment is just downstairs in the building next to ours.
Now to babies... no, we're not having a baby, but my little sister Emily is! We found out last Wednesday, when she was NINETEEN weeks along. Yes, she found out she was having a girl two days after she told us she was pregnant. She lives in Kansas, so we haven't seen her for a while. But my parents flew out last week, and as soon as they saw her there was no mistaking her news. She's sort of notorious in our family for not being able to keep a secret, so she wanted to prove to her husband that she was capable of keeping her mouth shut. I still say that some things are okay to blab about, but I'm still very excited. She's due November 9th and it will be fun for Ada to have another girl cousin!
Finally, my youngest sister Abby got her mission call on Wednesday. She has been called to serve in the Ohio Cleveland Mission and she reports to the MTC on September 26th. I can't believe my baby sister is going on a mission. She's going to Jerusalem on Tuesday and will be gone six weeks, so I don't have much time with her before she leaves for a year-and-a-half. I don't like thinking about it because it makes me sad, but I'm still very excited for her.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Tyler made sure that it was a good day for me. He kept Ada the whole time at church and he let me nap in the afternoon. He also gave me a cute pair of earrings and a candle. He really was a sweetie.
We had a good dinner at my parents' house and everyone was there except for Emily & Neal (they live in Kansas). Both of my grandmas were there, so that was fun. Good times are always had by all when the Dicksons are together.
To top things off, the Jazz did the "unthinkable" and beat Golden State at Oracle Arena. They now lead the series 3-1. They got blown out in Game 3 on Friday night, but I think that they were able to win last night because of that. They slowed things down and played the game at their own pace and were able to get the ball inside more. It was very exciting and I couldn't be more happy, especially due to the fact that the Jazz pulled one off in the "loudest arena in the NBA". The Warriors seriously gave up at the end and decided to take a couple of cheap shots at Jazz players. What a bunch of babies. I hope Baron Davis gets fined and suspended for elbowing Derek Fisher in the face (he did it on purpose and didn't even get whistled for a foul). Actually, I hope he plays so that Warriors fans won't have an excuse for their team losing to the Jazz again. My favorite quote that I've seen so far is from Charley Rosen of foxsports.com: "The bottom line, though, is that bullies can only intimidate and beat cowards, i.e., the Dallas Mavericks. And there's nothing cowardly about any team coached by Jerry Sloan." Go Jazz!
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
One bad part of the week is that I got mastitis. It's about the fourth time I've had it since Ada has been born, but luckily I'm on antibiotics and things are good.
Sunday was another good day because we got together with a bunch of friends at Liberty Park. There were four of us couples and we all lived on the top level of our building a while back and used to hang out a lot. We all had babies last year-- in April, May, June, and July. One couple moved to New York but were in town visiting and organized the get-together. It was great to see them and we had a lot of fun. Here is a picture of all of our kids (one couple has two):
The last bit of excitement is bittersweet: Ada is finally getting her first tooth. We're glad, but she's been extra fussy lately. She's late getting teeth, but I'm not complaining because I'm still nursing. I'm not looking forward to that first bite...
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
This semester has been extremely busy for Tyler. He's had to juggle school, work, and church, plus a cranky wife and baby. In addition to his always busy school schedule, he's had his senior project to work on all semester. He finished his portion and presented it at the end of March, but he's still been putting time in to help the other students he worked on it with to finish theirs. He just got released as Elders Quorum President (before that he was Executive Secretary), but that kept him very busy as well. With all that, he's had to try and squeeze 20 hours of work in every week. I seriously don't know how he does it! He is amazing. He's tried to work on homework at home just so he can see more of Ada and me, even though I'm sure he would be much more productive doing it at school. I have to say that he is doing a fantastic job. Electrical Engineering is one of the toughest and most time-consuming undergraduate programs. Most students have to retake at least one class, but he hasn't had to retake any. In fact, he has maintained a 3.5 gpa, a difficult feat for any student, let alone one with a wife & child at home who has to work. Although this semester isn't over yet and he still has another year of school before he'll have his masters, I'm extremely proud of him. I probably don't make things any easier on him by wishing he was around more, but he has done a great job of balancing everything. Even though he'll be working full-time this summer, I hope he can get some time to relax. He deserves it. He's amazing and I'm so lucky to have him!
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Video: Zachary Taylor
Monday, April 9, 2007
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Sunday, April 1, 2007
My sister Abby discovered a delightful surprise the other day at my parents' house. My mom purchased a large box of fruit snacks from Sam's Club and Abby reached in for a packet. What she pulled out was something quite unexpected. It was a tube-like package that was chock full. As the picture indicates, it was three packets that hadn't been cut, but there were definitely more than three packets' worth of fruit snacks inside. We weighed it and it was more than half of a pound. It was so hilarious! Tyler and I took it home. We were hesitant to open it, but finally gave in and counted 98 fruit snacks inside. Jackpot! That's probably more than you get in a whole box from the grocery store. I couldn't resist documenting this remarkable find.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Monday, March 5, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
Today has probably been the worst day in the short existence of poor little Ada. There have been plenty of bad days, but they've mostly been bad for Tyler and me. Poor little Ada has had a rough go all day long. She woke up crying probably around midnight and woke up many more times throughout the night. Tyler and I took turns getting up with her, and after about 5:00 she wouldn't go back to sleep. Tyler got ready for work after a while and she was sitting on the floor playing when she fell back and hit her head. She started crying, and when Tyler picked her up she puked all over his shirt. He finally left and I was able to get her to fall asleep while I nursed her, but she didn't sleep for long. We've been wondering if she's teething, but after a while I knew that teething couldn't be this bad. I finally called the doctor's office and they told me to bring her in at 12:30. She seemed a little less fussy and even took a nap for about an hour, but she still wasn't the same. She had an ear infection two weeks ago and has finished her antibiotics, but the doctor checked again and said her ear is infected. The sad part is that he had to get some earwax out of her ear in order to see in there, and he accidentally hit something in her ear canal that obviously was very painful. She immediately started screaming and crying like I've never seen her. It was so sad. To top it all off, she had to get the second part of her flu vaccine, so she got a shot in her leg. She was not happy girl. I just cried with her because I've never seen her so sad. We got a stronger antibiotic, so hopefully it will work this time. She slept for about two hours after that, but when she woke up she threw up again. All this happened before 3:00 p.m., so hopefully the rest of the day will be a little brighter! Let's hope that when she does get teeth it will seem like a piece of cake.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
I guess I've had a rough go lately, although things have improved. I'm not complaining, though, I'm just telling it how it is. Babies are tough. Just when you think you've got them figured out, something changes, and there's usually no explicable reason. Ada is a fussy girl and I still have a hard time figuring out what's wrong with her, but she sure is fun. I'd take her over a full-time job any day.
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
So lunch was less than satisfying, but at least Ada's appointment went well. The doctor said she looked perfect. She now weighs 16 lb. 4 oz. and is 27 inches long. So she's still tall but isn't quite so big for her age anymore. Oh, and she still has a small head. Unfortunately for her, she did have to get more shots. That's the hardest part of all, but at least she always takes a good nap afterwards. Tyler was finally there to witness it. He said it wasn't as bad as he thought it would be. I guess the very first time they get shots is the most traumatic since they're so small and unsuspecting. I thought she was done with shots for a while, but she has to go back in a month for another flu shot. Rats. At least she's a healthy girl.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
So the college football season came to a conclusion last night with the BCS National Championship game. Almost everyone picked Ohio State to win, but they were slaughtered by Florida 41-14. Florida became the first school ever to have national championships in both football and basketball in the same calendar year. (It was nearly a unanimous vote that Florida was #1, but one writer from New Mexico voted for Boise State as the national champions. They're the only undefeated team and they won their BCS bowl game. Props to that dude!) Urban Meyer is a good coach, but I'm not a fan. As my Meyer-loving husband said, "He's a big, fat sweet-talker!" I couldn't agree more. I can't trust the guy. My dislike stems from that fact that I'm a BYU fan (yes, I did graduate from the U), so the only thing I like about him is that he gave Utah the shaft and only stayed for two years.
Speaking of BYU, I'd like to put down in writing a recap of their football season since I wasn't a blogger at the time. They started the season 1-2 with close losses at Arizona and Boston College that should have been wins. After slaughtering Utah State at home (their other win was another home victory over Tulsa), they proceeded to go undefeated in conference, with notable victories on the road at then-#15 TCU and Utah. The Utah game shouldn't have been that close, but Utah gave it their all and almost pulled off the victory. BYU won on an 11-yard pass from Beck to Harline with no time on the clock. I must say that I haven't been that happy after a game in years. Tyler put a video of the last play of the game on his blog, and I watch it when I need a boost. They capped off their season with a Las Vegas Bowl victory, handily beating Oregon 38-8. It was an awesome season!
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
On a different note, did anyone watch the Fiesta Bowl last night? Wow, what an exciting game! Boise State played Oklahoma in one of the most exciting games in recent history. Boise State led most of the game, but let Oklahoma tie it up with just over a minute left on a touchdown and 2-point conversion. Oklahoma then took a 7-point lead on an interception that was run in for a touchdown. Boise State faced 4th and 18 at midfield and scored on a trick play with 7 seconds remaining. In overtime, Oklahoma scored on a 25-yard touchdown run on their first play. Boise State moved the ball but faced 4th and 2 inside the 5. They snapped to a running back, who threw a touchdown pass and cut the lead to one. Instead of kicking the PAT and sending it to double overtime, they went for 2. Zabransky faked a throw and handed it to Ian Johnson, who ran it in untouched for the victory. So Boise State finished the season undefeated and became the second team ever to bust the BCS and come out victorious. I have a lot of problems with the BCS, but I'm glad Boise State was able to tack one up for the little guys.