Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Oh well, nothing masks a crappy meal like getting sloshed :)
It truly is the most amazing experience to welcome these little beings into the world and we are so in love with this one already. It's overwhelming the gratitude and joy that we feel to have Jayne in our family.
Posted by Elise at 8:13 AM
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
And this is what I hear from Max's room every morning and afternoon when he wakes up as well as every time he has a question or wants to show me something (i.e. Aweese, watch this)
My Hosiery is bunching...
Just when you thought you couldn't get enough of Shane in tights, he goes and wows you once again. Shane just had surgery on his shoulder which was a result of a bike wreck about 5 years ago. It has bothered him ever since and thankfully, because of insurance, he was finally able to get it taken care of. One of the lovely perks of orthopedic surgery...T.E.D. hose for a week or more! We're happy to report he is doing great and although he looks hopped up on pain pills here, it's just Shane being Shane.
The Final Countdown...
As you can see, I'm huge and ready to pop! She could come any day now. Both of us (the baby and I) are ready and out of room. We can't believe it is actually here and can't wait to see her! Also can't wait to see my feet again, breathe again, and be able to eat and drink without having to pop 80 Tums!
Posted by Elise at 9:20 AM
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Better late than never, right?
I love Halloween-the smells, the costumes, and let's be really honest, the CANDY! Anyway, this year was just as fabulous.
We started off the season by supporting our local farmers and picking some pumpkins from their patch followed by a hayride around the farm. No, I wasn't trying to smuggle a pumpkin out of there-just very pregnant!
If anyone is wondering why Shane is bearing his sexy gams in a pair of black nylons, he was going for the "old lady with her hair up in a weekly set" look which I believe was much more frightening than any vampire or werewolf costume out there. I wasn't going to dress up at all, but at the last minute, Shane convinced me to go as his counterpart (somehow I end up dressing like a guy every year). I thought since I have bulge to boot, I could go for the "old man trying to cover his gut by pulling his pants WAY up" look. Shane felt a little self-conscious that I used some of his pants to pull it off. :) Sorry, we forgot to shoot any pictures of me. Thank goodnessthough, it was even creepier than Shane's costume!
Posted by Elise at 6:51 AM
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
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Monday, October 20, 2008
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Monday, September 22, 2008
My sister-in-law posted about these on her blog. As she put it, "If you are Mormon (member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), know a Mormon or live in Utah, you'll find these cards with mormonisms from Line upon Line pretty funny." The designs are great and I thought they were hilarious. Here are some of my favorites. You can find more and order here.
Posted by Elise at 9:21 AM
Friday, September 12, 2008
Well, I really don't get tagged too much, but for some reason, I got tagged 3 times this last week. Luckily, 2 of them are the same tag. If for nothing else, it's for journal purposes, so, sorry if you don't want or need to know this much about me, but here you go...
I have...way too much water being retained.
I always...beat Shane at games (ok, almost always) and he hates it.
I hear...PBS kids in the background and Max's contagious laugh.
I smell...EVERYTHING! I am pregnant afterall :).
I wish...I could eat some good, authentic Brazilian food right now.
I wonder...if my house will ever be clean all at once.
I regret...not keeping in touch with people better.
I love...when Shane and Max dance together.
I am...craving a Jamba Juice. Anyone want to help out with that? :)
I know...what is really important in life.
I want...my adult onset zits to go away once and for all!
I always...turn on music when doing dishes. It makes it bearable because I hate doing them!
I am not...a real girly-girl.
I am like...Shane in a lot of ways actually. I guess that's why we get along so smashingly!
I believe...that we can overcome anything with faith and prayer.
I am happy that...Max is showing an interest in potty-training. I really hope I won't have 2 sets of diapers to change!
I lose...control of my bladder sometimes when I sneeze. Again, pregnancy does weird things.
I listen...to and find new songs I hear on commercials.
I am scared of...having to live without my family.
I read...old classics when I can. Favorite books are probably Pride and Prejudice, Les Miserables, and The Count of Monte Cristo.
I need...a new brain sometimes.
I tag...Lyndsay Wilding, Jonelle Morris, and Annie Hansen to do either this or the tag below (or both if you want!)
Four random things I love about my husband:
1) His love of spam and processed cheese. The guy is easy to please when it comes to dinner.
2) He loves Neil Diamond just like me!
3) He always puts his family before himself.
4) He is a walking pun. I think he mainly says them to get a reaction out of me. I try to act disgusted, but end up laughing anyway.
Four jobs I’ve had:
1) CPD (Centerville Parks Dept.) Mowing, trimming, weeding, cleaning, etc. of parks and cemetary. I even got to bury my fair share of dead people! Even with that, probably my favorite job.
2) Packer at Bailey's moving and storage. Don't recommend this unless you have fun people to work with. Only thing that made it remotely fun.
3) Great Harvest Bread. Man I miss the free loaves!
4) Receptionist for Human Resources at Zion's Bank.
Four movies I have watched more than once:
1) The Princess Bride
2) Napoleon Dynamite
3) Remember the Titans
4) What About Bob? Priceless
Four TV shows I watch:
1) The Office. How do they do it-it's sheer genius
2) Lost. Love the mystery of it all.
3) Way more Super Why (PBS kids) than I would like.
4) Wipeout-haven't watched it a whole lot, but always fall off the couch laughing when I do. Guess I am a sucker for slapstick comedy-that's what you get growing up with 4 brothers!
Four places I have been:
1) Washington D.C.
2) San Diego-going again soon!
3) Sao Paulo, Brazil.
4) Ohau, Hawaii
Four of my favorite foods:
1) Rice and Beans (Brazilian style, of course)
2) Potatoes! Mashed, fried, scalloped, whatever-just however I can get them!
3) A good steak-medium to medium rare. I like 'em mooin', just a little
4) Strawberry Trifle (mouth now watering)
Four places I would like to visit:
1) New Zealand
4) The Southern U.S.-mainly just to eat!
Four things I am looking forward to in the coming year:
1) welcoming our new girl!
2) Going to San Diego-especially because it will be almost free to go! Don't worry, we had to go to one of those sales-tactic seminars to earn it.
3) hopefully mastering my new camera and photoshop (as much as that is possible)
4) getting back in shape. It's been way too long since I've been in a good exercise routine!
Posted by Elise at 5:37 AM
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I have no reason to be this bad about blogging...it's just the way it is. So I feel bad that I'm a tad late in reporting that our little man is 2! He is such a fun boy. We never knew someone that small could make us laugh to the point of tears! We are so happy to have him in our lives. We love you bud! Here are some pictures from birthdays past:
I also failed to report on our fun Island Park trip with Shane's family. This is an annual tradition that we always look forward to. They are such a fun family and I am so grateful for all of them and that I can completely be myself around them. Thanks for the good times everyone. We love you all! (no Janet, I'm not saying any of that because you guilted me into it...I really do feel that way! :)
Howard Springs-Fresh mountain water you can drink and wow is it good! Also, because it is freezing, we always have contests to see who can hold their hand in the longest. Congrats to Jaden, our winner, and to Janet for beating your man. Grandpa, we want to see the whole hand in next time, ya hear!
Sara, Jaden, Max, Keri, Matt doing yearly skits
Marie and Max
Man that water was dirty after! Marie, Kaya, Max, Justin
No, he's not checking for fleas or lice. Derrick just using Matt's head as a turn table-typical D :) The Maxes
And this is me getting my knees caught in the railing outside. I know you swell a little while pregnant, but c'mon! Yeah, yeah, this is something the kids are supposed to get themselves into, right? I really thought they were going to have to saw off the logs or my legs, but luckily, Hoss came to the rescue and let me sit on him so I could shimmy out (sorry it's not the most flattering picture of you Hoss, but you really did save me that day:). 10 minutes and a couple hundred tears (from laughing so hard) later and I was free.
Max feeding the birds at Big Springs. Obviously, pictures will never do anything real justice, but if you ever go to Island park, you have to see Big Springs! I think it is one of the most beautiful little places there is. And the fish are about the size of Max! (No lie)
Also, you need to visit the lodge at Yellowstone Park if you haven't. Amazing!
The whole Clan (minus Derrick-taking the pic, and little Max-taking a nap)
And last but not least, Mom and Pop Frazier who made it all happen
Posted by Elise at 7:17 AM