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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I was just reading a blog from a friend whose baby Lucy passed away.  She said that she wished she'd been better at just living in the present, and not always planning and looking forward.  I also struggle with living in the present.  Sometimes, the present just sucks, like vomit everyday.  I'm really looking foward to supercross, wicked, mormon tabernacle choir concert in phx, possibly the P.O.P.S.I.C.L.E feeding disturbances conference, and Christmas.  My friend inspired me to live in the present.  I don't want to take anything for granted and never miss a moment of my daughter's life.  So, now, even though there is much to be done, I'm going to go snuggle her just because I can.

Friday, November 18, 2011

About me!! Breaking Dawn Spoiler

I know this is rare but this post will be all about me and my friends having a great time last night!
As you can tell from the picture, we saw the midnight showing of Breaking Dawn. My friend Rachel won tickets from the radio station for the Premiere Party at the Scottsdale UltraLuxe Theater. I so glad she invited me and two other awesome girls!




TEAM EDWARD





So I drove the 45 mins there because no else really had a good car, which is fine because I like to drive.  Mostly though if it's with my husband because his driving skills bug me and make me car sick!  Anyway so when we got there we decided to eat out at Denny's.  We split a Grand Slam and Rach and Alix also split some avocado tomato mess.  :)  We had a great time just talking about anything and everything, sometimes acting like high schoolers!  Of course I didn't really have friends in high school so it was way better!  Abbey joined us and we got to know her and Alix and I shared our daughters "medical stories" with her.  Then we left for the theater! 

Got there just after 8 pm I think.  There was some stuff to do at the "party" but not much.  There wasn't a ton of people there either.  Somehow I still had a ton of fun!  We all were looking forward to this all week long so it was fun because we made it fun! The trailor for the movie was awesome.  I'm really not use to going out with friends so I was a bit nervous, but like I said, it was fun.  So we just spent like 3 hours waiting for the movie to start and doing random stuff.  It was assigned seating and we got good seats with out waiting in line!

Everyone loved the movie!! I on the other hand...not so much.  They have all read the books so I was surprised they liked it so much,  but they are huge fans of Twilight saga.  I was not tired at all watching the movie!  Spoiler Alert.  The first part of Breaking Dawn was slow...like 5 different whole songs played in row and not much talking.  They got married and went on the honeymoon. ( I have not read the book btw).  The next part they were pretty much having sex or talking about it the whole time.  Kinda awkward at some points!!  Unfortunately some mothers exposed their little girls to this. Then Bella got pregnant and really sick.  She was pretty much really scary looking the whole time and freaked me out!  Everybody was fighting... keep baby or kill baby... Then the baby killed Bella.  It was kinda hard to be sad because she was so gross looking.  Then at the last minute she turned to a vampire.  Sooo maybe I'll watch it again right before the last one comes out next year.  :) 

I took Alix home and Rach went home with Abbey.  I would hang out with these girls again in a heartbeat.  They're all pretty much amazing.   Alix and I talked the whole time home and even missed our exit!  I'm actually really surprised that I didn't cry and any point during this evening because we talked a lot about Whitney and Lily.  I really try to force myself to not cry, disconnect.  I don't know why...maybe I want to be strong or maybe not get embarressed. I almost cried on the way home but instead turned up the radio to max.  Got home around 3am hugged Whitney and Thomas and fell asleep around 4am. 
The End.



Sunday, November 13, 2011

Same old thing

I know I haven't written much lately, just a bunch of cute pictures.  This blog also contains a ton of cute pictures...mostly of Whitney, because well, our life pretty much revolves around her.  Suppose there is nothing wrong with that though! This past week has been pretty good.  We always love hanging out with friends and family to pass the time.  Whitney loves to read, play the piano, take baths, play outside, hang out with friends and family, and of course sleep.  She's teething right now again so she been a little bit grumpy and restless at night. 



















We went to a different GI Dr. at Banner, vs. Dr. M. at PCH, for a second opinion. It went really well. Unfortunately she also says that according to Whitney's height and weight, she is still "malnourished." But I think she is smart and active!  Thomas had this day off just because, and boy did he get a lot done... all my cleaning and shopping!  Which was great because I spent the day at school, the dentist office (NO Cavites!), and the Dr.'s office.


It was really cold this one morning when we woke up.  It had rained all night!  I had some warm clothes to wear, but this was the only warm outfit Whitney had!  I was searching her entire wardrobe only to find mostly shorts and dresses! I didn't realize it was going to get cold so fast!  But of course it has warmed back up, crazy weather.  Anyway I still need some warm clothes for Whitney (and me!)
































Whitney likes to "feed" her Dolly.  I simply tell Whitney that Dolly needs a drink and she will find a toy cup or bottle and give it a drink!  So cute! Hopefully this pretending will her Whitney eat one day too!







My youngest sister's birthday was this week and she turned the big 21!  Wahoo!  She came home for the holiday weekend and we had family party for her. 








We've been having lots of fun playing outside now that the weather is great! Going to the park and playing with friends.  We are still staying away from big crowds of people where they are always coughing, and breathing on us and wanting to touch Whitney.  I think a non crowded stores are fine to take her to if she stays in the covered shopping cart and doesn't touch things or get touched. 


























This is Whitney's new thing. Riding on her Great Granny's walker.  I think Great Granny enjoys it too!  Whitney's second cousin in Utah, Penny, always rides it and now Whitney caught on to the free joy ride too.  












My beautiful little lady.  Practicing for our family pictures to be taken this week.  
















I love my little family of three!  Thomas is really the world's greatest dad and husband!  Whitney is such a sweetheart and keeps me going!  And I'm pretty sure they love me too!























Not sure if I've mentioned this before but FYI I do have another blog. http://whenwillwhitneywean.blogspot.com/

It's nothing much, just were I can write about all her feeding/eating issues.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Picture update



Whitney K. in her fancy new bike trailor for the first time!  Wasn't too fond of the helmet but enjoyed the ride till she fell asleep!










Here is Whitney at the AZ state fair! Just to compare to her totally awesome caricature!  











 WHITNEY "Already walking" "I can't wait to drive!"





Thomas and I had our caricature's done back in 2007 at the fair by the the same artist!












Whitney loves to try shoes on!  I'm trying to teach her the sign lanugage for shoes. 





Dang it! Haha!  This is what she learned today!