"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain."
-Bright Star

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Just the Beginning...

Although I am not particularly looking forward to gaining, roughly, another 30 pounds (what woman would?!) my sister had mentioned to me that she would love to see pictures of the baby belly progression. Currently, I am three months along and there's really not much to show other than my rapidly expanding waist, so I am just starting with the picture acknowledging my love for the little plum.
(Which is, currently, how big he is!!! = O !! )
 <3 <3 <3
There will be many more to come! :)
(Pictures, that is... not babies!! haha)

Although it's been said many times, many ways...

Oh I just love Christmas time!!
Unfortunately, Jordan and I don't really have money to spend on a Christmas tree this year. (We're newly weds both going to school so I'm sure it's no surprise to anyone that we are poor! haha)

Well, I still wanted to do something that symbolized a tree for our Christmas celebration. My first thought was to find a random tree branch and have a Christmas Charlie-Brown style, with one ornament crowning (and weighing down) our delightfully-pathetic "tree", but I never found the winning branch so I continued to entertain two other options.

One was to do a one-dimensional paper tree. Decorated with real ornaments that would be held on by paperclips shaped as hooks. Simple enough.
The other was to try to attempt a 3-D tree.
I cut packing paper onto circles, made individual cones with each, and hung them by a string. (I obviously would have preferred the paper to be green instead of brown, but the only paper that was large enough for this project (that we owned) was packing paper and, unfortunately, it only comes in one shade. Oh well.)

The tree actually turned out really awesome at first; pretty symmetrical and definitely different :) But then I decided to add a chain and ornaments and it weighed down the paper unevenly. :( By the next day, gravity had taken its toll and my tree was very warped...
I decided, regardless, to take a picture to share with my dear family, friends, and anonymous readers :)

P.S. Don't JUDGE ME! :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!

It is my parents anniversary today and, although my mom may not appreciate me dating her by saying so, these Cuties have been together for 28 years!!  =D

I thought I would post my two favorite web cam pictures of them in celebration of their day!!!

 CUTE!! :)

I love you guys!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Daddy and Cradle!! :)

During Thanksgiving my parents surprised Jordan and I with a cradle and I thought I would post the monumental event of it's assembly! :)

What a cute daddy Jordan will be!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Lil' Soybean is making me feel EXTREMELY sick today. :(

Thankfully, I haven't felt many pregnancy symptoms (besides the couple of weeks that I slept ALL BUT THREE HOURS in each 24-hour period and thought I was DYING!!) and, for that, I am extremely lucky, but today I have been so nauseous all I've been able to do is lye in bed! :( ..I was just told that, nausea is the worst within the next three weeks for me and Thanksgiving falls RIGHT in the center of that. :(
Boo!! What a TERRIBLE time to hate food!! =/
Well anyway, on a happier note, Jordan had mentioned that he noticed the new "bump" recently and, let's be honest, I was pretty convinced that it was simply all thanks to the cupcakes and late-night snaking... =/
BUT, I just read in our pregnancy "bible" that, at this time, "you might notice your clothes getting a little tighter around the waist [because] your uterus, usually the size of a fist, has grown to the size of a large grapefruit"!!....

I'm sure the delectable late-night treats have also been encouraging the expansion, but in addition, maybe Jordan was right. :)
Our Little Soybean's growing up!
....Makes the sickness and body enlargement a little more worth the trial. :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

We're having a BABY!! =D

It's true. I saw the heartbeat of the little soybean and we are due next June. How happy. =)

Proud Parents of a bean.

I may have spoken too soon...

Mr. Gwibb is now in constant float-form, and definitely also in the process of dissolving.
I'm a snail killer.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Curious Case of the Little Snail

Ok, so I have a pet snail. That may seem a little weird, but let me explain.

I acquired a pet fish during the winter semester of '09. My roommate had asked me to watch him until she was able to come back for the next school semester. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to return as intended, and so I ended up adopting. I didn't really mind the new, unplanned, mouth to feed, he was nice company and a good listener. He had been originally named Van, but during a conversation my roommate and I had during the time we had been living together, she had mentioned that a particular girl she knew was "such a flossy"... (She was from Burma and, although very fluent in English, still had trouble with a few English words) ..I laughed and pointed out that she most-likely had meant to say "floozy". We both found humor in the mistake and would joke about it occasionally. One day, referencing our conversation, I called Van the "Little Flossy" of the house, and the name stuck. From then on, for short, we called him Flossy.

In my most recent semester of school, Flossy seemed depressed and my roommate, Lauren, decided that it was because he was lonely and needed a friend. Since he was a Beta fish (known for attacking anything within it's path) she decided that the new friend should be one with armor on. This is were my pet snail came in. His name has never been concrete, but has varied between Gary, Scribble, Stinker, and a few other names that I can't remember...

The most recent name settled on has been Mr. Gwibb.

Well, the sad news about Flossy is that he has passed on. When I left for California this most recent semester break, we left Flossy and Mr. Gwibb in the care of a friend and, unfortunately, the day we were going to pick him up, Flossy had been alive that morning, but died right before we saw him. :( I didn't attend the ceremonial flushing- it would have been too much for me to bear watching his little body washed away to sea.
I knew that he understood.
Rest in peace my dear Flossy.

Ok, well now I have a pet snail.

I guess I don't mind having Mr. Gwibb as a pet... Afterall, he is a good listener too.
I just thought that it might be obscure for someone to ask:
"Do you have any pets?"
and, in response, answer:
"Yes, I have a pet snail."

To be honest, I wasn't immediately sure how to care for a lone-snail, so I kept feeding the tankwater fish food, in hopes that it would create a film on the walls for him to eat. He seemed to be doing fine for a few weeks and then, without warning, I found him floating at the top of the tank, belly up. Occasionally, I had seen him do this for luxury- floating on his back, breathing in the surface air, soaking in the florescent rays of our kitchen- but he usually stretched out comfortably, enjoying the spacious room he dwells in. This was different. He was all curled up and I was SURE he was dead...
I decided to wait until the end of the day to be positive.

Sure enough, he was still curled up by the evening, and I knew he was a gonner- poor guy. I decided I would take care of the corpse the next morning.

However, when I woke the next day, he was suctioned to the walls, happily devouring algae!!!!

How did this happen, you ask?

There's only one explanation: A miracle.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Missing: Husband.

Why is it that I have spent the majority of my life comfortably sleeping all alone and now, after a two and a half month period, I cannot sleep AT ALL if my husband is not here. I'd think it was cute, except for the fact that right now it is 1:30 in the morning (EXTREMELY LATE married-standard-time) and I am EXHAUSTED, yet I am incapable of sleeping so, as a result, I am blogging.

Dear Blogger,
you are fun. But I love sleep much more than you. Sorry, the truth can hurt.

Jordan has to strike the schools set tonight for his job and probably won't be home for another few hours. :(
To that, I say:

Dear Theatre Department,
Please return my husband. I can't sleep.
Thank you.
The wife.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ode to the Farmer's Market

Dear Farmer's Market,
I am convinced that you were the reason that the sun came out on Fridays, but now that you are gone for the season, the sun is much less prone to show up. I wish you would return once again into my life. How will I
ever SURVIVE a whole winter without my Chocolate Covered Almonds?? We tried to store enough  in the cupboard to last for the chilly season, but alas, their delicious-ness could only stand a two-week period here. Even with true self-controlled rationing!!!
In our last attempt to enjoy your happiness, Chelsea, Jordan, and I visited your last evening open. It was magical, as it always is.

Please come back again soon. Life isn't the same without you.

Dear Trick-or-Treaters,

I'm sorry that I ate pretty much all of the candy that we bought for you before Halloween day even came around.
Perhaps, if you want candy next year, you should come by a few days earlier.

With love,

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Birthday LOVE!!!

I know it is nearing the end of the month, but I just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone who made my birthday happy this year. :) I am so grateful for all of the thoughtful packages, letters, songs, treats, and messages from friends and family. <3 <3 My mom had sent boxes of cake mix, but when it came to the day I was baking birthday cake, I didn't have oil, so I ended up making cupcakes from scratch.
I didn't take too many pictures of that day, but thought I would post the ones that I had taken -- the making of baking my delicious cupcakes for the celebration!! :) 

Yay for birthdays! <3

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Fall!!

It was a delightful 37 degrees this morning. =/

...Anyone who knows my love of California knows how much I dislike the cold, however, I am trying to find things (aside from my fingers breaking off from frostbite) that I enjoy about living in the coldest part of the United States. :)

I have recently taken up running again and, often, run around a park that is fairly close to our apartment. Lately, it has been shedding it's summer leaves and reminding me, at least of one reason, why change in temperature is a blessing.

I took pictures the other day on a walk, enjoy!

and this last picture is awesome because if you turn it upside down, it looks right side up!! :D

Happy Autumn :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Life is so great.

I thought for my very first blog posting I would just make note of a few very awesome things about my life.
My Jordan and I have been married for 55 days today =D
I am listening to Christmas music today, despite the fact that it's mid-October
Our "office" in our house (in which I am currently sitting) is heated to a beautiful 80 degrees
I just ate an onion bagel, which is my FAVORITE (...aside from my husband. ...and family. :) )
annnd (with 100% of my sister's help) I finally have figured out how to post a blog!! =D

Happy Thankful Thursday!!