Saturday, September 29, 2007


I've just recently started to feel the loneliness of having Tyler gone all day. Most days he leaves before 7:00 a.m. and doesn't get home until after 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. So, I've decided to do a little clubbin' to help pass the time. Ha ha, anyone who knows me won't believe that sentence for a second. But I did host my book club this week, as well as attend my first card club meeting. I've been in a book club for several years and although a lot of members have come and gone, it's been a lot of fun. It keeps me busy reading and gives me something to look forward to every month. I made chocolate mousse from scratch and it turned out very well!

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

As promised...

And here's another picture of Ada. Look how pretty she is!

Monday, September 17, 2007


After Ada was born, my friend Vanessa gave her an ADORABLE pink blanket that she crocheted herself. It didn't take long for it to become Ada's favorite blanket, and now she's obsessed with it! She can't sleep without it, and when she's awake she pulls it out of her crib and carries it around the apartment. If she happens to let it go and leave it lying around, she soon starts saying "blanket!" and walks around until she finds it. Yesterday she would not let it go when it was breakfast time, so I had to leave it on her lap under the tray while I fed her. When it was time for a bath, she refused to let go and I had to force it out of her hands. She was NOT happy. Then today I was doing laundry and she saw me put it into the washing machine. She kept reaching for it and saying "blanket!" and got mad that she couldn't have it. I'm going to have to start being more sneaky when I have to separate her from it. But I think it's adorable that she loves it so much, especially since I carried around a crocheted blankie when I was young. Right now our camera has a picture in it of Ada with the blanket over her head, but the battery just died. Until we get another, this old picture will have to do.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


I'm not in the mood to do much right now, so I thought I'd copy my friend Sabrina and post about music. I was just looking at our family space, which Tyler so graciously put my favorite song of all time on. If you want to hear it, go here. Turn it up really loud and be prepared to be moved to tears :). Anyway, just for fun I thought I'd also include a list of bands I've seen live. (There are some concerts I'm ashamed to admit I've been to, so I won't include everything.) Here goes nothin'...

Radiohead (twice)
Weezer (three times)
U2 (twice)
Blur (with a bunch of other bands)
The Cure
Depeche Mode
Matt Sharp
Ron Sexsmith
Counting Crows
The Wallflowers (twice)
Dashboard Confessional
The Beach Boys (free at the Olympics!)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Jethro Tull (I'm actually not ashamed of this one)
Stephen Malkmus
Blink 182
The Aquabats
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.