Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Birthday Weekend!

This past weekend was full of birthdays. As you already know, my Nana turned 90 years young on Friday. Her birthday was the most important of them all. I also had a birthday on Friday. I am lucky enough to share my big day with a truly wonderful lady! I turned 29. Audrey also celebrated her 11 month birthday on Sunday! I don't know which is more tragic for me: me in my last year of my 20's or Audrey in the last month of her first year of life.

I loved my 20's! I graduated college, became a teacher, bought my first car, bought my first house, dated all the boyfriends I'll ever have, became a wife to the love of my life, and became a mother in my 20's! Makes me wonder what will come along in my 30's!

Audrey is just blooming into a toddler! She goes back and forth on good eating habits. She will almost always eat chicken deli meat. She loves her juice. She finally figured out how to raise her sippy cup up in the air to get all of her juice. She only blesses us with her laugh if we're tickling her or if we do something out of the ordinary. She just about lost her breath laughing so hard when Michael lowered the kitchen window the other day. (weird, huh?) She is looking for a career in speed-crawling. She can walk while pushing her walker. I know she's just moments away from figuring out the walking on her own. The child loves books, balls, and dolls. She'll sweetly hug her dolls. I'm resentful for that (Yes, I'm resenting a doll!) because she has never loved on Michael or me - she tends to push us away. She'll also put a cell phone to her ear and say hello. Out of all of the months so far, 10 months have been my absolute favorite!
Oh, and btw, be careful not to open any emails from Hallmark that appear at all unusual. I received an email that said I had an e-card. I opened it, against my better judgement, because it was my birthday. It was a virus. It ended up costing us more than any of my birthday gifts. Sad day. :(

Audrey before the mess of eating occurs. We have to take a bath after almost every meal. The girl loves bathing. I think it is her secret plan.

Michael placed a cowboy hat on her while we were at the dollar store. Howdy!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Had a Virus

I had to kill a computer virus. Update coming soon!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Nana's Birthday Bash

Friday, my Nana turns 90! My mom and her siblings decided to throw a big party to honor her 90 years on Sunday. All of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren and many of her friends came to wish her a happy birthday. I hope she felt how loved she is!

Here's a picture of the Perkins side of the family.

Below is a picture of the grandchildren. We had one more show up after pictures.

This is where it gets ridiculous. This is ALL of her grandchildren whether they be grand, great, or great-great (minus 1).

My bros and me.

This is a life-long family friend, Melody and her son, Mitchell.

Audrey. Michael calls this her "Presidential Pose."

My man and my girl.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Another Tag

RULES:*Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog
*Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself
*Tag seven other people at the end of your post and link to their blogs
*Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

I was tagged by Ronni!

1. I had the privilege to work alongside a fantastic teacher during my last three years of teaching. She made every day fun. She has the most fantastic laugh, even though the kids think she sounds like a witch when she laughs. She also is very thouhgtful. For my birthday last year, she left a gift on my desk and a CD playing "They Say it's Your Birthday" on my computer. She was recently published in Newsweek. Here's the article.

2. Michael and I want 3 or 4 kids. We wanted boys and maybe one girl. I can't imagine having a boy after having Audrey. I think I might be scared to have a boy now. I'm not in any mood to have a child in the near future. In fact, I (not speaking for Michael) could be happy with just Audrey. I know that this feeling will most likely change. For right now, the colic memories are just too clear.

3. Michael and I hooked up a couple several months ago and they're still together! This is my first match-making try and I'm thrilled with the results. This is Michael's second attempt and he's 2 for 2.

4. This one might surprise a few of you that thought you knew me well in college. I was in a secret society at ACU. I'm for real. That's all I can tell you.

5. I was "kidknapped" 3 times in college for various things. They kidknapped you to let you know that you were selected for something. I didn't enjoy the kidknap that occured EARLY in the morning! I'm sure I was looking pretty rough.

6. My senior year at ACU, a bunch of GATA girls wanted to strike revenge against a bunch of Pi Kappa boys. We geared up and launched an attack to literally kidknap the president of the club while he dined at Denny's. I was the driver of this attack, so I was obviously very involved. We took the boy and tied him up in an apartment while his friends tried to rescue him. For some reason, I left the apartment and ended up in another building within the complex to be on the lookout. We see an Abilene cop go to the holding area. He released the president and held the girls and read them their rights. They were being arrested for kidknapping. I told the girls I was with that I was going down to turn myself in because I was just as involved as they were. The girls talked me out of it. Can you imagine me having a record?? Turns out that the cop was a dad of one of the Pi Kappa boys and they were pulling a major prank on us. Uh, it worked.

7. I can touch my nose with my tongue.

I tag:
Dee Dee

Catching Up

I haven't blogged in a while. A lot has happened, but I really don't feel like going over all of it, nor would I know where to begin. I have read your blogs, even though I usually don't comment. I've been bad about commenting because I am usually chasing Audrey around as I read and/or I'm reading your blog on my phone. Neither make it easy to comment. Sorry for being a Debbie Downer. ;)

Here are some things that took place during my blog blues in pictures.

This is Audrey's favorite sleeping position. I love pictures of sleeping babies!

These lovely ladies are 2 of my college roomies. (We missed you Meredith!) We got together at ACU's Homecoming. We all have had girls. Shannon is with Mallory and Morgan. Lori is holding Sophia and we just missed getting Faith in the picture. And of course, that's Auds and me. How I miss these girls! I don't know if I'll ever make friends like them again. Too bad went don't live in the same town. :(

A picture of Audrey swinging for the first time. Looks like she's having a blast, huh?

Maddie, Audrey, and Macie on Halloween night.