Thursday, January 29, 2009
It was fun though, but I don't really see myself with a future in television. I felt like Ricky Bobby from Talledega Nights the whole time. Bless Will Ferrell's heart, I love him.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
So why am I having such a hard time committing to it?
it's a lot of money/skymiles points but I'm sure it would totally be worth every single one. What do you think? Should I go? Kinda want to save up all my pennies & take my darling, patient, sweet, jewel of a husband on a golf trip somewhere. It doesn't seem fair that I would leave him & Sawyer at home in the snow while I go play with Grandma & Grandpa in 90 degree weather. I am a very lucky girl to even be contemplating this prospect though.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Anyway, the main point of the trip was to take Sawyer on her first Disneyland excursion, and we couldn't have taken her at a better time. She was just full of delight and joy the entire time, resulting in delighted, joyful parents & Grandma. There was actually a point where I honestly teared up from joy. Matt had the forethought to go ahead & stand behind Tinkerbell & when Sawyer came around the corner & saw her, he got these great pictures of her running up & nearly knocking the poor little thing over! Is that not the cutest thing you have ever seen?!?
The princesses that we met were totally the highlight for me as well as for Sawyer. They were so sweet to her & looked freakishly similar to their respective character. It was really nice that Sawyer is such an Amazon girl, she was tall enough to ride every ride & brave enough to as well. She laughed through the Matterhorn, held our hands on Pirates of the Caribbean and was only a little freaked out by the acid-trip that is the Alice in Wonderland ride. I think she mostly loved our "Dining with Princesses" experience.
Look at that sky. The ocean. The grass. The soft yummy sand. If you squint real hard you can almost see my churro cart. Maybe I'll rent roller blades too, it looked like that would be quite lucrative.
My favorite thing Sawyer says right now is this: "Mom! I have a great idea!" When she followed it up with "make a snow angel! But in the sand!" I think I fell a little more in love with her.
Sawyer voiced my feelings upon leaving the beach very accurately (except for the fact that I generally wear my sunglasses right side up.) We all had so much fun & were so grateful that Grandma Susie was able to come with us. I think I've become an official die hard Disney fan, I just saw a Disney World commercial & got all excited to take her there. Maybe Grandma & Grandpa Miller would come with us? :)
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
..feel evil that they don't want to share all of their food with their 3 year old? (who refuses to eat her own lunch, but squawks like a bird until I feed her some of mine.)
..wonder if they even could mentally handle the second child that they've been trying for for a year?
..feel evil for thinking these things because their child actually is an unbelievably good girl?
..occasionally think that motherhood is not all it's cracked up to be in the satisfaction department?
..get retardedly sick of doing the same housekeeping, child-rearing tasks over and over and over day after day?
..think that blogging, bless it's heart, has made it all that much easier for them to compare their own worst selves to everyone else's best selves?
..feel like such a peice of crap for a mom somedays?
I'M SOOOO SICK OF FEELING LIKE THIS!!!!!
Am I just some insecure, selfish, stupid woman? Sometimes I just want to run away to the beach & sell churros.
There it is.
On my blog.
For all the world to see.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Let me just say that this is kinda the place that you see in movies & it never happens in real life. The house reminded me of that unbelievable house in Somethings Gotta Give. It is right on Lake Pend Oreille, about 40 miles south of the Canadian border. You can either fly into Spokane & drive an hour or drive 10 delightful hours on icy mountain passes through parts of Montana where we experienced lovely -21 degrees cold. Actually, it's 10 beautiful summery hours; 12-14 icy wintery hours. Other than that icky drive everything was deeevine! Sandpoint is an adorable little town with fun antique stores, ridiculous Mexican food and great people. The Rands, Jessica's parents, are some of the most kind & loving people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. They are crazy generous and super fun to be around, as evidenced by the fact that they had nearly 30 of their friends & family stay the week with them. There's the main house with room to sleep 18 people minimum, the 3 bedroom cottage, and the 3 story tree house with a king sized bed. This tree house is unbelievable, it was featured on one of those "crazy houses" shows on the travel channel. This is the middle floor bedroom with Sawyer and Becky enjoying the bed.This is Sawyer and her newest boyfriend, Sam, up in the top floor lookout of the treehouse.This is the bathroom in the tree house, nearly completely covered in copper. The guy who built this said that his concept for the bathroom was "a place where you could shower, shave & shit without moving your feet." Pretty spot-on, the whole place is waterproof because it's all part of the shower. This is my new best friend Wilson. I love dogs and he is one of the better ones.After some fantastic New Year's advice from Jessica's darling autistic brother, Tyler, we were ready to rock. (p.s. his advice was that it would be disgraceful and a waste of our precious time to just have a party, and that we would be better served by watching all of his 56 Thomas the Tank Engine DVDs.) New Year's Eve was wonderful. Without my wonderful husband there to bug me, I was able to go to bed with Sawyer at like eight, sleep for a few hours, then wake up to party when the dance party became un-sleep-throughable. The food was super good, I seriously gained five pounds in four days. Not even kidding. There were a whole bunch of teenage girls there, so we had a huge dance party all night & it was super fun. And yes, I did let my daughter sleep through the entire party. Apparently Sawyer has the rare talent to sleep through an atom bomb. I hope it serves her well. At some point we decided that dancing from a prone position would be best. Jessica's sister, MacKenzie hands-down won the cutest socks contest. I totally want those & I HATE socks. Thanks so much Jess & Danny & Becky & Jon!!!! We love you & hope to come to the lake house again, maybe with less snow, more jet skiing.
Speaking of jet skiing, here is a little new year's gift for those of you who have read this entire long, blabbling, not-particularly-well-written post....
The amount of love I feel for Daniel Tosh is a little insane.
-Sawyer was jabbering in the car one day about her cousins & I commented that it was so nice that we get to see our Davis cousins so often & that Grandma Susie always has such fun family parties, to which Sawyer replied that "Grandma Susie is like Jesus.... and SANTA!" Probably the greatest compliment a child can bestow upon anyone.... ever!
-We were trying to have family prayer a few nights ago & Sawyer was not feelin' it. When we asked her to say the prayer, she ran off to her room & came back with a page ripped out of one of her little note books & handed it to me, explaining that it was a "no prayers" ticket. We had the prayer without her & apparently she felt bad about it because by the time we were done she came back with a "yes prayers" ticket.
-I have no idea where this one came from, but here goes.... one day while she was on the potty doing her business, she goes "mom, we don't have to fight for our bums... Jesus fought for our bums for us!" Perhaps there was a lesson about the atonement in nursery???? I have seriously no idea!
-Today Sawyer & I were doing a little crafty project together & Sawyer put a little heart sticker on hers & scribbled all around it. She told me that it said "I love Danny." I couldn't quite understand her & said "you love Daddy?" to which she said "NO, I love DANNY!!!!" Danny is Matt's friend whom we spent the weekend with, apparently he left quite an impression on her. Hopefully Matt doesn't have his feelings hurt over that; rest assured that she does indeed love Daddy as well as Danny.
There will be more.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Wed Jan 7Sunny 71° 47° 0%
Sun Jan 11Sunny 72° 48° 0%
This is the forecast for Anaheim this week while we are there taking Sawyer to Disneyland for her first time. Let's just say that this more than makes up for the freaking NEGATIVE TWENTY degrees that I experienced this weekend in Idaho. Is it possible to be jealous of yourself?