Monday, September 29, 2008

It's a Ghost!

It seems like I haven't updated my blog in forever, things have been a bit crazy since Ike hit us. So I posted this slide show of new pictures of Austin to show everyone how much he has changed! Sorry for all the naked ones, but they are so adorable I just couldn't resist. I feel like I don't have anything new to share cause we are just in our normal routine- Nick goes to work everyday and I stay home taking care of Austin, cleaning the house, go to Sonic or Target or WalMart often and hang out with my buddies. We went out on a group date a few weekends ago and it was so much fun! There was about 6 couples that went and no kids, we felt so young again! It amazing how wonderful eating dinner in peace can be while talking to real adults and having real conversations. We then went and played games with everyone and had so much fun, we even stayed out late :) My parents are so great, they love to take Austin for us and it is nice to just drop him off and wave good-bye without worrying about him the whole night. He has started getting a bit pickier about who can hold or touch him, so I told my parents we NEED to drop him off more often so Austin knows who they are.
So to explain the title- we have come to the conclusion that our bedroom has a ghost that has a little problem with Nick these days. There are been a number of weird things happening in that room, let me share my stories and you can draw your own conclusions:
1. One night Nick decides to go to bed really early, so I hang out in the living room to watch T.V. Around 10:00 I have to go to the bathroom and I am the biggest wimp when it comes to the dark (I feel a bit more justified now), so I left the bathroom light on in our bedroom for when I returned to bed. About 10 mins later Nick comes out asking me why I poured water all over him and I tried to tell him I didn't. He doesn't believe me cause he knew I was in the room since the light was left on. We argue back and forth a bit and I tell Nick to check to see if the roof was leaking- it wasn't. So Nick has water- no not sweat- but water drops all over his forehead and his shirt was wet all over his shoulder.
2. The next night we are lying in bed and Nick says, "are you touching me?" and with my back to him I respond "ummm,no..." He then tells me that he swore someone was just touching him, once again not believing me.
3. The NEXT night I woke up with a swollen eye, like I was punched in the middle of the night by Nick. I think the ghost did it so I would get mad at him. I later found out it was a little infection, but I still believe the ghost has something to do with it. That same night Nick mysteriously ended up sleeping on the couch. I found him and asked why he was out on the couch, he said he had no idea. You might think it was sleep walking, but Nick has never done that.

There you have it, we are haunted. I don't really mind the ghost cause I think the little jokes it is playing on Nick are funny. I will keep you posted if the ghost comes up with any new tricks.
One more little story- so I was sick this last weekend and it was not fun at all! I had the swollen eye and a cold, which meant I couldn't breath out of my nose and it was really makin' me mad. So Nick was in charge of Austin and me, he did a pretty good job but not without a few good stories. First, he kept trying to drug me and I think it was so he could watch whatever he wanted on the TV and not have to get me things. He kept offering and tried to get me to take more Benadryl and NyQuil everytime I woke up. I was too sick to argue, so Nick did whatever he wanted those few days. When I was awake, I found out that he kept putting Austin in his crib for naps every time he started to cry. Austin would have woken up around 1:00 and at 1:30 I would find Austin in his crib and Nick would be like, "He was whining, I think he is tired again." poor baby. Lastly, and my favorite from the weekend- I woke up from a drugged induced nap and walk into the living room. Nick looks away from ESPN and says to me, "You know, you can't be sick too often cause babysitting Austin is getting really hard." I just started at him and really came to a realization- he has no idea what my life is like. My next thought was, I should leave more often.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


So obviously I survived Hurricane Ike, but I think I have my "hurricane fix" for a long time. I don't want one of those mothers to storm through here anytime soon, not only was it freaky in our house all night but now I have no power! I am staying in my parent's condo until the a/c turns on...I am such a wimp. They say it could be weeks but I think it will be a few more days, people are getting power back slowly around here. I did take lots of pics of the before and after of the storm- so I will post those later.
In the meantime, Jess tagged here we go!

Where were you born? Houston, Texas- I am a true Texan and proud of it!

Middle name? Lynne. I like it because it has the 'e' on the end to make it a bit more feminine :) It is one of those family names

How old will you be this year? Well I just turned 21.... so next year I will be 22. I know it sounds so so young compared to my friends, but I really don't feel 21- maybe because most 21 year olds don't have a husband, house and baby?

Nicknames? JuJu, Jewels, my brother gave me another I think I won't share and my husband calls me Sweetie.

Are you taller than your mother or father? Well I am 5'9, so that puts me a few inches taller then my mom and shorter then my dad. Growing up I always thought the perfect height was 5'6 cause I hated being tall. I still can't say I have 100% warmed up to my height yet...

Do you cry often during movies? Usually when someone dies or when babies are born or...okay maybe I do- but not all the time. One thing I don't do is laugh out loud alot. I will laugh in my mind lots in a movie and only laugh out loud when it is really fun or when I feel goofy with my girlfriends.

What is your biggest pet peeve? I really hate that Nick is a picky eater and blames it on genetics, biggest load of crap ever. Or when people take up a whole lane with their bike when there is a sidewalk next to them. And bad drivers..ugh.

Favorite color(s)? Pink and Red. I am a girly girl

Favorite food(s)? Chips and Queso with Diet Coke OR popcorn with Diet Coke. So maybe just diet coke?

Favorite restaurants? Chick-fil-a, Chili's

Favorite smells? Baby lotion, Febreze, Clean clothes and Lilu, which is the perfume I wear.

Favorite time of the day? I love the late afternoon- I usually have a Diet Coke from Sonic's happy hour and have a recorded show such as Oprah or Dr. Phil on while I am preparing dinner cause Nick will be home soon!

What brand of shampoo/conditioner do you use? Biologe, Matrix and Redken. I switch out often between them, depending on my mood.

What brand of make-up products? I don't have a specific one cause I switch around lots. My mom buys me MaryKay lots but I also have some Cover Girl stuff.

How many pillows do you sleep with? 2 always. A regular pillow on top with a feather pillow on the bottom.

Do you play an instrument? The clarinet and piano

Have you ever been skinny dipping? I wish.

Did you play any sports in High School? No. Does Marching band count?

What was the last movie you saw in the theatre? Mamma Mia with my mom in Cedar City. It was pretty good except when Pierce Brosdan(?) sang, it just does fit his sexy persona.

What is your favorite article of clothing? Well I love a good pair of jeans cause they are so hard to find for me. First it is hard to find ones that are long enough for my mile long legs and then my body is not proportioned. I have baby bearin' hips and skinny minny legs- so the jeans that fit my hips are way huge in the legs. On top of that I love wearin' heels, so that add to the length drama. Next to jeans I love shoes...:)

What is your dream vacation? Cruises or an all inclusive resort to the Bahamas!

What was your first impression of your spouse? I thought he was really cute but way old. The first time we hung out we went out to a movie, which I thought was a date but he did not. He had me pay for my own ticket, so the rest of the night I was bummed thinking he was not into me at all!

If you were an animal, what would you be? I don't know- I guess giraffe too cause I am just long. Or a flamingo cause of my long legs (and it's pink)

What is your dream car? Well practical dream car would be an escalade SUV or a new Tahoe but just sports car.....not sure.

What is one of your weaknesses? Saying sorry and shutting down on Nick when I get upset about something.

What do you fix for dinner when there is nothing to fix? leftovers. If that is gone then Nick will fend for himself while I eat popcorn and Diet Coke or chips and salsa.

If you could live in a different decade/era what would it be? I like it now- especially living without electricity I realize I LOVE technology.

What is the emotion you feel the most? Happy- between Austin, Nick and the life he provides for me how could I feel less?

Do you consider yourself outgoing? yes! I love new friends and knowing lots of people but I also need to have close friends I can share things with or a feel alone.

What is something you are constantly working on? I would have to agree with Jess- Patience! It is pretty obvious after having a baby if you have patience or not and I need more! By the way- Jess is the most Patient mom I have EVER seen, I have no idea what she is talking about!

Any hidden talents? Like what? If it is still hidden then I don't think I would share now :)

What is a word or phrase you overuse? probably 'whatever'. I know it is valley girl but I say it often and can't stop or 'like'. One day I will break the habit but whatever!!! :)

What was the hardest thing that happened to you this past year? moving from Utah, nick starting his career, having a baby and buying a house all in about 5 months. Yeah it has been a crazy year!

What is the best thing that has happened to you this past year? All of those things would be on this list too. They were all so positive and have brought us great things, but all the changes were so hard.

What is one thing you hope to accomplish this year? finding something that I love to do for me and actually taking time out of every week to do it. I just put my effort into Austin and Nick all the time that I need to find a hobby and make it my own personal time!

The best piece of advise you learned this past year? Live in the moment and stop looking forward to the future. After being so excited to move to Texas, I realized that I loved our life in Utah being really poor and students and I miss it. Now I find myself being excited for Austin to be able to do this or that or Nick making more money so we can do this or that. I just need to be content with the moment cause it passes and you can never go back.

NOW I TAG Cristina Harris, Janey Luper & Sally Weaver

Friday, September 12, 2008

A Hurricanes Uh Comin'!!!!!

So Nick and I are sittin ducks here waiting for hurricane Ike to hit us! It is a beast and the eye of the storm is heading right for Houston. I guess it would be smart to evacuate, but then we would miss all the fun! Everyone is going crazy here and are in what I refer to as "survival mode"- meaning they could care less if they run you over in the WalMart parking lot. Yesterday Jess and I were brave and went to WalMart and Sam's for her to get some last minutes necessities. My list included diaper genie refills, hair mousse and PAM spray- as Jess says, "Only the essentials." Nick and I had done all of our shopping the night before AFTER I had talked Jess out of worrying because it was "no big deal." Then when we got to Walmart that night and there was nothing all the shelves I felt kinda bad for talking her out of getting her stuff. So yesterday I went with her to check out the craziness and it was just entertainment. The lines at Sam's were about 25 mins long and the parking lots were packed. As we were walking through the WalMart parking lot, this crazy lady that had a handicap sticker literally almost hit us speeding into her spot. Today we drove through Sugar Land to see what was going on and it was so weird to see everything closed- even WalMart!! You know if WalMart closed down, things are gettin' bad!
Nick is really excited about the storm and has been saying that he wanted to see a hurricane forever! The winds are going to be around 90 miles an hour at our house unless the storms moves and the eye hits us right on. I think it would be cool to see the eye going over us, but I might change my mind if one of the dozens of tornadoes hits our house. So that is our update and as I have been saying to Nick all day, "We're all gunna die!"

Here is a view of Ike- looks friendly huh?

Monday, September 1, 2008


All of the interesting fun things that I have to write about in my blog are usually covered by Sally's blog too. I told her yesterday that we needed to stop doing so much together because our blog's were exactly the same. Maybe we should just start coordinating who writes about what. So since Peyton is her son and it was a party she threw I will let is slide that the most recent events were once again covered in her blog- Peyton's 3rd birthday party...just click on Sally's blog to check it out!