Saturday, September 29, 2007
I realized that I was not very clear in my post about my dear sister Em. Ha! No, she is not the actual secretary IN the General Relief Society Presidency, but she is the Presidency's secretary. Office stuff and other good stuff, but paid employee, not an actual calling. :) I was talking to Kajsa this afternoon about our car situation for the broadcast and she was like, "How come you didn't tell me about your sister!" and I was thinking to myself, "it's cool, but Kajsa, soo much enthusiasm??" :) And then Michelle's comment too spurred this "clarification". So, good stuff.
Too bad that at our building, it was ONLY audio, no visual. So, remember how I told everyone to keep their eye's peeled? Well, I couldn't even do it myself! Sigh. Too sad, but luckily it was still a really good meeting.
why do we not have too many pictures JUST us? Lame that I had to crop our family picture to make it look like we had a photo op. together. where are all our hawaii pictures I ask you??
ahhh, em & miss chalk. lovely.
another cute picture with my scarf that she always wants to steal. too bad I use it SO often in Texas now :(
Well team, today is Saturday. I have been looking forward to this day for a few weeks now. Why? you may ask yourselves. Well, tonight is the General Relief Society Meeting!!! (if you click on the link you can view/listen to it in ANY language you want! Did we even know that Yapese is a language? I think not! but if you speak it, you can listen to it!) Now, you might be thinking, "Calm down, Melissa, I mean, it happens every year!"But no, no, no. This year is different.
My older sister, Em, (the gal pictured above) is the secretary for the General Relief Society Presidency. !!! Sister Beck, (who we know from our little Alpine), asked Emily to be a secretary. AnneMarie Toone, who is one of Em's BFF's, is Sister Beck's personal assistant and goes to EVERY single meeting with her. Crazy, eh? So, Em has been getting me pumped for tonight and all the neat things Sister Beck and the other women are going to talk about. Emily has nothing but wonderful things to say about those women in that office. And, I feel especially cool by association. Wait, I AM cool by association. Yesssss!
I don't know that most of you know my sister Em. She is incredible. Totally incredible. And it only makes sense that she would be doing something really great with her life. I mean, can you imagine working with those ladies? Hellloooo Awesome.
So, this is a shout out to you Emmers! I will be straining the whole night to get a glimpse of your darling face! :) Tonight I totally wish I was in Utah (no offense, Texas friends) because, of course, Em scored some great tickets, and I bet they'll be good seats too! I totally envy my mom and sisters!!!! But, I am going to our Stake's broadcast and the projected screen will have to be enough. (sigh).
Lots of Love to Em. Everyone, I posted her picture so you too can feel cool by association. Keep your eyes peeled! (that is a sick expression, by the way, but...alas, I use it).
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
So, we missed the garbage day last week. Aaron was going to take it out the night before, but forgot...and I was going to do it in the morning, but slept instead. hmmm....sick, I know. But honestly, we don't generate too much garbage between the two of us. Especially when cereal and milk are our main staples.
Okay, we missed a week. Whatever. Life goes on. I collected it all and was ready to get it all "disposed of" this morning. Went from room to room, chucked my old blowdryer that finally died after SO many great years of service, finally went through some stacks of paper and got rid of random things like old receipts, old envelopes, junk mail, etc. In the end, I had quite a hefty load.
All bundled up and ready to go outside in the backyard with my flip flops on to brave our wild backyard and pull the big can around to the front...when I discovered, to my HORROR, a dead cat. Just lying there right by the trash can. Dead. Not asleep, totally dead.
Pardon me while I lose my Kix.
Luckily I saw it before I ventured up right next to it. This is one of the two cats that has been seen in front of my next door neighbors house. It is/was? (how do I write that?) a yellow/orangey cat. Did it really belong to my neighbor? Do I go tell her? Do I wait for Aaron to get home? Yes. Do I make him "take care of it"? Yes. But, what do we do? Bury it? Throw it away? Ewww.
I hate this topic.
Well, let's take a guess. Did the Wood family get their trash out today? Nope. It's in the garage. The drapes have been closed to the backyard. And me? I'm left alone in my puke. Just kidding! :) I totally didn't throw up! :) Just thought that line would be funny...but now I realize it is really like 5th grade humor gross.
If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
p.s. I was going to post a picture or something to add "visual interest" but, tell me, honestly, what in the heck would I put up? The dead cat? A garbage can? oh well.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
jalapeno (sorry to all my spanish speaking friends, I don't know how to do an n with a squiggle on top) poppers? I wasn't gutsy enough to try them, but many did and loved these little treats. Notice the cool Texas holder thing. Just another of the many neat things at Kajsa's house!
kajsa, you should frame this one. It is too fun. This is Sweet Kajsa's dad, he was great! He is a dentist in Austin and took all of these geeky kids to his INCREDIBLE office. It was so great! And they were such wonderful hosts! I can't believe I don't have any of Kajsa's mom and brother Kade! But go to Kajsa's blog and you can see so many funny pictures of her fun family. I think this one is one of my favorites!
this is a fun one of Brandon and Denise and their cutey Brayden. They are first years that just moved into the ward. You want to hear about an AWFUL pregnancy? Talk to Denise. Not my mom Denise, but this Denise. (well, my mom denise has some pretty good horror stories too, but I think this denise might have her topped). Things like IV's and nausea medicine that they give chemo patients...3times a week? yeah, that is THIS denise. Crazy!
look at this cute little nielson family! I love jaylie's cute little face in this one. Way to go Kip and Kajsa!
the two cute hanks' sisters and little lily smith, just playing by the pool. I wish I had a swimsuit with a little floatation device already inside! How cool would that be. hmmm...on me? wait, that could be so uncool. But for these cute kiddos? very cool.
well team, there you have it. I posted. I being Melissa. I think I am going to post again...because, let's face it, I have much to show and tell. I finally broke down and uploaded ALL of the pictures we've taken in the last while yesterday. So, get ready for some goodness. Oh, and before you go...notice the time I posted this at. Yeah, this seminary thing is really cramping my Saturday sleeping in pattern. My internal alarm clock woke me up....and well, here I am. Not teaching but posting. You are so grateful for that, aren't you? :) More to come soon.
Lots of love to the people of the blogging world.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
and eating and swimming and hot-tubbing and basketballing and movieing.
The real reason we came up was because Adam just got home from Brazil, and Kirstin and Klint were blessing their new baby, Max Morris Starr.
The trip wasn't even close to long enough and neither one of us had much desire at all to come back to Texas. We love the grass, fresh peaches, family and friends but we are back now and we love sleeping in our own super comfy bed. (ps-thanks tyler for letting us use yours while we were there.)
Melissa will be backing posting soon, she's on temporary maternity leave from "like all the regular normal things in life... or something like that."
Monday, September 3, 2007
This is a teeny tiny picture of Baby Aaron. When he was born he
weighed 10 lbs. minus one single ounce. Uh, oh...Melissa weight 8lbs. 11 oz., maybe we might have a big momma on our hands. No little 6 pounders gracing this household.
how funny is this toothless wonder. It is so funny, that is SOoo Aaron!
This one...well, I skipped a few years, and decided to post this because...wow, why wouldn't I? Can you just see the terror in his eyes!? Jenga is falling!!! This moment captured on film...priceless. (oh, aaron is the one on the right, Carter, his cousin is the one standing).
ok....now, onto other items of business....
A few points of clarification, if you please! Yeah, my dad gave me a call yesterday because he wanted to make sure that I knew that Aaron had posted the announcement yesterday on the blog...AND that he used the word HE numerous times when referring to the baby. Thanks dad, Aaron's dead meat. :) In reality, we have no idea. Obviously, being only 7 weeks along!
I am not a liar! Even though MANY of you have assumed so! :) On my post dated August 13th, I did announce that we were NOT pregnant. Well, team, we found out a day later that we were. I posted in ignorance. :) Don't be haters, just lovers, please.
One of these days, I'll write the play by play on how we found out...it's a good story. But, for now, just know we are crazy excited and crossing our fingers that this little kiddo inside of my body will be healthy and strong. It's a little...what's the word...hmmm....WEIRD to think that there is a little tiny baby in me!
We were lucky enough to have already seen the little flicker the dr. called a heartbeat! Can you believe it!? We already had an ultrasound. It was funny when I was at the dr.'s office, the nurse said, "Actually, can you move to this other room, the dr. wants to do an ultrasound..." and I was thinking, "Oh, there's another patient who needs an ultrasound in the room I was in." Aaron, always picking up on my clue-less-ness, said, "Hon, she's talking about you. We get to have an ultrasound for YOU." And I was like, "WHOA!" And that is how the conversation went. I would post the printout...but really, you won't be able to see anything, just a little blob with a white dot. :) How cute!
Anywho... we're jazzed. Really jazzed. So, mark the month of April as a good one. We're due April 22nd!
Well, that is the clarification for ya'lls. Enjoy.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
You might of heard rumors or something else... it is true. Melissa and I are really expecting a baby!
We got to go to the doctor already and see our baby's first pictures. He looks like he's really small and fuzzy right now, but we hear they get bigger and cuter later :)
Anyway, melissa has been really busy since she's working/seminary teaching/and pregnant. She's always wanting to post more blogs, but I tell her, "no, you gotta go to sleep." So sorry to everyone out there for keeping her away from the internet.