Snow Day  

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We woke up this morning to find it snowing outside! Very pretty, but we want some sunshine!

David Cook  

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Okay, I have to admit it, we are American Idol fans this year. And big-time Lost fans, too, but that should be saved for another post (Michael is back?! Danielle is dead?!). Did anyone watch last night and see David Cook's performance? Wow! Adam has always really liked him, but I've been more on the fence--until last night. He sang Billy Jean last night, but made it into a rock song. I didn't even recognize it until about halfway through. He reminded me so much of Daughtry, my last favorite idol. After his song, I just sat there, thinking, wow...can't wait to see what he does next week...!

Watch this!

Resurrection Day  

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Easter was fun and busy, as usual, this year. These are just some of the "benefits" of split in-laws. We spent the morning with my parents, then drove out to West Linn to spend the afternoon with Adam's mom's side, and then went to Adam's dad's for dinner. It was really fun, but so busy. I keep saying that someday we won't be able to go everywhere, but I think it will be a long time before we stop, because, like I said, it still is fun. Besides, it's been nice not to have to cook an Easter meal yet. :-)

On the way to West Linn, we stopped for gas at the Damascus 76, and as we were leaving, this really nice gas attendant told us "Have a happy Resurrection Day!". I thought that was so cool! I think he's worked there for a while now--older man, always cheerful. It just caught me off guard, because we're so used to everyone secularizing important Christian holidays that we forget what it's really about.

On that note, Isaac got a new toddler's Bible for Easter. He loves it when we read it to him, and always asks, "Sssat?" (translation: "what's that?"). Of course, he's still a little more interested in the pictures of barn animals and fish than he is in Jesus, but it's a start...


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A friend of mine recently posted on her blog about trashy magazines. I got to thinking about boys, and how hard it is going to be to teach them to shield their eyes. I think it would be hard enough to teach girls not to dress a certain way, but how do you teach boys (and girls, for that matter) to close their eyes all the time, especially when some people practically scream for the attention? I consider my sons lucky that they will have good examples in their lives, but I know that won't be enough. What scares me the most is that a lot of people don't see it as a big deal, which is probably why the problem keeps getting worse. I shudder to think what it will be like in 15 years. Seriously, I don't want to think about it...

On a more positive note, here's a couple of pictures of Isaac from the other day. The first one here I thought about just dumping him in the laundry along with everything else:And this morning he insisted on wearing these shoes. He kept tripping all over because, not only are they too big, but he had two right feet.


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We finally went to Ikea for the first time a little while ago. I wanted to exchange a gift someone got me, so the three of us--make that four--decided to go check it out on one of Adam's day's off. You wouldn't think there would be so many problems with that. First of all, we forgot that that day was a holiday. Second of all, I didn't know I could go through the exit to get right to customer service. Thirdly, I didn't really want to leave Isaac at the kids play place with complete strangers. So....we all went in the entrance and walked through the entire store, had to walk past the checkers (who got angry at me for taking something past them without a receipt), grab a number to visit a customer service rep, waited 15 minutes until we realized we would be waiting at least another 30 (it felt just like the DMV), and then finally decided to just get in line and buy the thing we were going to exchange it for (which cost $5). In the meantime, Isaac is getting hungry and tired. The whole trip took at least 2 hours.
Lesson learned: Never go shopping at Ikea on a holiday with a grumpy toddler.
The sad thing is, they have a nice dresser there that I want to get for Isaac's bedroom, so I have to brave it again. I'll be going mid-week in the early morning.

Our Little Couch Potato  

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Today I looked over at Isaac to see him staring at the TV, completely oblivious to anything but whatever was on the Disney channel. Of course, as soon as he noticed I took out the camera, he snapped out of it. Wouldn't want momma to see him like that! Ahhh...the skills we teach our kids...

I Caved  

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After years of resisting starting up a blog, I finally caved. we are! Nothing exciting yet...not much news to share...just waiting to not be pregnant anymore (ie. Caleb to be born). This pregnancy has been fine so far, I'm just so tired of being big and clumsy. I forgot what it was like since I had Isaac. I am so anxious to have my body back that I even went and bought my swimsuit already! Can't wait for the warm weather!