Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I don't what that means either! Karen tagged me so I will pass it on. Here's my MEME:

My kitchen sink:
(I did the dishes last night, at least!)

My favorite room: the living room! I live there. Really.

My fridge. Those ducks might look familiar...

My laundry room. It's pretty much a cave, but dirty clothes go in and clean clothes come out, so it fulfills its purpose.

My favorite shoes. If you catch me at home, there's a 99% chance I'll be barefoot or in my slippers.

My side of the closet. Allow me to explain: on the left, you see things that don't fit right now. Straight ahead, things that DO fit right now. On the shelf, my scrubs (a few of which fit right now), and on the floor, boxes of clothes for Wyatt to grow into and New Baby Girl to wear.

My most recent purchase: 2 bambinos and a side salad. This is Pickett's Bambinos, a tiny place in Rigby that I simply adore. I'd like to blame my constant craving of those bambinos on pregnancy, but that's not true. I crave them always. YUM.

What my babies are doing right now:

I'm not a careless mom, this is just Wyatt's thing lately. He climbs on the rail and just chills there, babbling and laughing. I tell him to get down, and he does...for about 4 seconds. I hope this phase passes before he learns how to climb ALL the way out.

Skeeter is out on the deck, sniffin' the breeze.

My dream vacation:
The Hawaiian cruise. We were going to go this year, but then we found out that there was a Jana on the way- no complaints, of course. Maybe next year!

My self-portrait:
I didn't wanna do it alone, so it's me and Skeeter.

So there you go. And I tag...Steph, Monica, Fay and Amber!

Friday, July 11, 2008


I bet Lee wonders this sometimes, honestly. I know I wonder it- am I his refining fire? Is his mission in this life just to survive the messy and pretty scary rollercoaster ride of my emotional personality? Sometimes I look back at the day and the things I said and did and I'm pretty embarassed and disappointed in myself.

And yet, Lee keeps me laughing. He still tells me I'm cute (Hell-o! Have you seen me? MOO!) He picks up my slack and takes me out for ice cream and compliments my cooking (poor Lee: "This Hamburger Helper is really good, Melody!"), and pulls faces while I'm doing my makeup so I laugh and smear mascara everywhere.

So here's my shout out to my sweetheart Lee: I love you! I don't begin to deseve you, but I am SO glad you stick with me. And like the little kid says in Sleepless in Seattle, we are MFEO- made for each other! You to keep me sane, and me to keep you...busy! :)

Monday, July 7, 2008

The Zoo and July 4th

We went to the zoo last week with our friend Ali and her little ones Eliza, Hunter and Hannah. We had lots of fun! The next day was the 4th, and even though I had to work that night, we made sure to get plenty of playing in before then.

Wyatt all ready to start a day at the zoo!

Playing in the giant nest.

WOW! (I'm not sure what they saw, but it must have been exciting.)

Having fun in the egg.

Now where did that goat get off to?

Wyatt thought there were little raisins in the goat pen at the kid's petting zoo. I put a stop to that before it got out of hand (and into mouth!).

Getting little goat kisses.

Lazy tiger! He made me laugh, because if I were him, I'd be doing the same thing.

The whole group: Ali, Hannah, Hunter, Eliza, Wyatt and Melody

A little pre-4th picnic

Skeeter and Wyatt checkin' out my plate of food.

Daddy giving Wyatt some ice cream while we watched the parade.

Wyatt loved the parade!
We love the 4th of July, and even though we were sad to miss my family reunion this weekend, we were glad to still have a chance to celebrate what a wonderful place we live in and what a precious blessing our freedom is. I got a lump in my throat when we cheered and applauded for the veterans in the parade, knowing how much they, their families, and all those who serve in our military sacrifice for us. I hope I'm able to teach my little ones how important it is to respect and honor our service men and women and the wonderful country we live in!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

To Bone and Back!

On Friday Lee celebrated his 28th (!) birthday, and on Saturday he proved how old he isn't by running the annual To Bone and Back 40-mile relay. There are options for all sorts of relays, but Lee's sister Holly was doing a 2-person relay and Lee decided to join her for her 20 mile stretch. They weren't able to run side-by-side the whole time, but they both finished and both did really well! Holly's team finished in about 7 hours exactly ("smashed the record" according to the local newspaper) and Lee did his 20 miles in about 3 hours and 45 minutes. I am so proud of them!

This is an elevation graph of the course. Lee did the second half, so he started on the right and finished on the left. As you can see, the first 10 miles was ALL HILLS and the second 10 miles is almost completely downhill, which is harder to run than you might think. It was a tough course, and it was hot and windy, so I am amazed at these two- even more so than usual!

Here's Lee right after he crossed the finish line. I don't know who that other guy is, but he's very happy to have his picture taken. :)