In Case You Were Wondering

I'm thinking about starting a series of posts by that title. What do you think? You might have to give me some ideas of what you're wondering about. For today, though, I know this pressing question has been on your mind-- How do I like my sandwiches cut?

When Cory and I first got married and started making sandwiches together, he was surprised to find out that I still like my sandwiches cut. He prefers his whole. I, on the other hand, cut every sandwich. The type of sandwich determines how I cut it, though.

In general, if the sandwich has some sort of schmear on it, like pb&j, for example, I cut it diagonally. It is easier to eat without getting it on my face, since the shape is narrower.

If the sandwich has a more solid substance on it, however, such as a tomato sandwich, or a ham and cheese, then it has to be cut down the center. The larger sizes of bread help hold the solid on better.

I know, I know, you're thinking, if it's cut in half, regardless of the shape, the size is the same. The area of a sandwich doesn't change when you cut it. But the shape really does make a difference. I promise.

So there you have it. Now what are you really wondering?


15 Weeks

I am definitely getting bigger, and (I hope) looking actually pregnant, not just chubby. What do you think?

Since Janey was hanging out with me while I was taking the pictures, she demanded I take one of her as well...

and she actually smiled for it! Progress. :)


Picture Heavy Update

So the new header picture is a pretty accurate description of what's been going on around here--a bit of a mess, crazy kids (wearing whatever they choose, of course!), and a generally good time. While I don't totally feel like writing a full on post about what we've been doing, I will give you a whole bunch of pictures to enjoy (since I've finally adjusted to having an iPhone and think I might even know how to use it, kind of), with a little explanation. I'm sorry that I'm putting all of this into one post, I'm sure I'll take a lot of flack for that, but I'm just not in the mood to separate them all right now. So enjoy. :)

First: Breanne has figured out how to use Photobooth on my computer. For those of you who don't know what that is--it's basically what it sounds like. You sit in front of the computer cam, and snap pictures of yourself like you would in a photobooth in the mall. Breanne loves it, and frequently requests that we take pictures. And thus I end up with massive amounts of them, like this:

Also, Breanne continues to love on our cat, Hazel. Fortunately for her, Hazel is still a good natured little kitty, and puts up with quite a bit of abuse, as seen here:

Janey, on the other hand, is more interested in Dad's electronics:

We've enjoyed one visit to the Aquarium up in Sandy already, and will be going back again many times, I'm sure, as the girls loved it. Some favorites:

The Jellyfish (it's the light changing colors, not the fish, don't worry):

Seahorses, Octopus, and other random fishies:

And especially the part where you can pet the fish:

(Don't worry, Janey got to pet plenty of fish too, I just had to hold on to her tightly so she didn't jump in there with 'em, so I didn't get any pics).

Janey's other favorite part was the sharks tank--Breanne liked it too, but Janey was just in awe of the big fish:

And just some random ones in the stroller around the aquarium, and playing in the rocks:

After the aquarium, we went to the mall to eat, and of course Breanne couldn't resist a ride on the carousel (Janey, on the other hand, does not like carousels right now):

Janey came into the living room one day, so so proud of herself for having dumped out all the cookie cutters from the clear bucket they belonged in, and was wearing it as a mask/hat. She was whacking herself in the face and laughing hysterically. I couldn't get over how funny she was being, and it didn't take Breanne long to follow suit. They then took to tapping on each other's faces... crazy funny girls. And yes, Breanne is wearing her swimsuit, and no, we didn't swim that day.

Janey has become quite the little dancer these days, as is seen in this sequence of pictures (yes, she is dancing to Veggie Tales. Can't say I blame her, they've got some pretty good music):

One of my favorite things to do these days is to ask Janey to smile for the camera--she just doesn't quite get it.. and usually the resulting pics look something like these:

And last but not least, it feels like we've been spending a lot of time in the car, and as a result, I've caught a few good pics of the girls:

If you've made it through this whole post, you get one last treat--Stuart saw fit to take a few pictures of himself on my phone back when I first got it--I think he wanted me to post them up here. So here ya go:


The ABC's of Me

I feel like I've already done this one, but I'm too lazy to look and find it, and I was tagged, so here goes:

The ABC Info about me!

- Age: 25 for about another month
B - Bed size: Queen
C - Chore you hate: Putting away stacks of papers
D - Dog: No thanks
E - Essential start your day item: food
F - Favorite color(s): Orange, blues
G - Gold or Silver: White gold
H - Height: 5' ? I used to be 5'2, but then the life insurance lady came and measured me, and she says I'm almost 5'4. Pretty sure you're not supposed to grow with pregnancy.
I - Instruments you play: Flute, piano, sax, others
K - Kids: Breanne, Janey, and baby on the way
L - Living arrangements: 1928 brick charmer
M - Mom's name: Jill
N - Nicknames: Jessie, Jess, Mom
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Nope
P - Pet Peeve: Comments about parenting
Q - Quote from a movie: "
I'd say that she gets under your skin as soon as you meet her. She drives you so nuts you don't know whether to hug her or, or just really arm wrestle her. She would go all the way to Europe just to get a stamp in her passport. I don't know if that amounts to insanity, or just being really, really... likable. " --While You Were Sleeping
R - Right or left handed: right
S - Siblings: 3 brothers, 7 sis-in-laws, 3 bro-in-laws (I think that's all?)
T - Time you wake up: 8-9:00 am
U - Underwear: Yes, please.
V - Vegetable you dislike: Can't think of one. There are many I don't know how to use, like eggplant, but I'd probably like them if I figured it out.
W - Workout style: Wii Fit
X - X-rays you've had: teeth, arm, nose
Y - Yesterday's best moment: Taking our "adbenture" to 7-11 for Slurpees, seeing Breanne's excited face when I told her we were going somewhere new. I've been a bit of a slacker lately, I guess.
Z - Zoo favorite: Monkeys of all sorts.

And I tag YOU. Yes, you. The one that keeps checking back for updates even though I never blog anymore.