Breanne is Adorable


So Anna threw out this tag a while back, and I've finally decided to answer it all. Sometimes I like thinking back to the good ol' WJ days, sometimes not so much... but today I'm willing to give it a shot. So here goes!

1. Did you date someone from your school? I dated lots of someones, but the only one I dated steadily was Devin Stone.

2. Did you win anything in Seniors Who's Who? Nope. Lots of band awards and such, but nothing on a school-wide level.

3. What kind of car did you drive? A light blue protege until I wrecked that, then the red eagle summit until I totaled it, then back to the protege, with a new passenger door. Don't worry, those are the only two accidents I've ever had, I'm not totally a crazy driver.

4. It's Friday night...where are you? Pep band games, or a party at someone's house, probably watching a movie or playing games. Perhaps in the band room.

5. Were you a party animal? Umm, I went to a lot of band parties, but they aren't necessarily the "party-animal" type of parties... just a lot of fun.

6. Were you considered a flirt? Yes, I think I probably was. I had lots of fun dating lots of different guys, when I did that.

7. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? Oh good heavens, band. Very much band. I was even the drum major, the leader of the band.

8. Were you a nerd? Definitely definitely yes. Like Anna, I took tons of AP and honors classes, did MUN as a sophomore (and a little as a jr.), was in NHS my sr. year, and had at least 3 band classes at all time. But I was the kind of nerd that knew I was a nerd, and was cool with it. :)

9. Did you get suspended/expelled? No, but I did punch a teacher in the gut once, and was told by another teacher that I'd been expelled, and believed them...

10. Can you sing the fight song? There were words to that? No, I could probably play the flute or tenor sax part, though...

11. Who were your favorite teachers? I'm with Anna again on this one. Mr. Tucker was definitely one of the most influential teachers I've ever had--he made me realize my love not only for reading, but for writing as well. I was an english major because of him. I also loved Mrs. Leyva. She taught me a lot about who I was, and also who I would never be.

12. Where did you sit during lunch? Sometimes in the commons at the table, but mostly in the alcove between the band room doors. Yeah, we were cool, and we knew it. :)

13.What was your school's full name? West Jordan High School.

14. School mascot? Jaguar.

15. Did you go to Homecoming and who with? Not exactly... the band always had competitions that day, so the only year it was even possible was my sr. year, but we never even made it to the dance. I was supposed to go with Craig Decker, but instead of going to the actual dance, we ate dinner and had a dance of our own in Mike Starr's backyard. It was one of the greatest dates I'd ever been on at that time. Also the date I bungee jumped with. :)

16. If you could go back and do it again, would you? No. I loved a lot of the things I did, and had a lot of fun, but by the time I finished, I was definitely done. There was too much drama (don't steady date in hs, people!), and too much time spent worrying about things I never want to have to worry about again.

17.What do you remember most about graduation? Just the thought that "why is this such a big deal? I'm nowhere near done with all my schooling!" Oh, and something about all the cords I had around my neck... I was pretty proud of those, despite it all.

18. Where did you go senior skip day? Didn't have one, but I did skip out after an AP test one day and went out to lunch with Sarah Willardson... it was great. Only time I've ever skipped a class.

19. Were you in any clubs? Tri-M, National Honor Society, Model United Nations.

20. Have you gained some weight since then? Yes. Something like 35 lbs., which Cory and I are now trying to lose.

21. Who was your prom date? Which year? Soph. year--James Anderton (awkward, because I didn't know him that well, and he'd asked 2 other girls before me... :), Jr. year-Spencer Jentzsch-- another one of the best dates of my life, except for when Jon spilled sparkling cider on my dress in the limo..., and Sr. year--Devin Stone, which was also a lot of fun, just hanging out with a great group of friends.

22. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion? If they have one, I'll probably go, assuming we still live around here. There wasn't a five year, though, so I'm not getting my hopes up.

23. Do you still talk to people from school? Yes! I absolutely love facebook and blogging for this reason. I think it's sort of funny, who you end up staying friends with, and who just falls out of your life.

Anyway, this was kind of fun, so I'm opening the tag up to anyone who wants to do it... no matter what high school you went to, or what years you went. My only request is that if you should decide to do the tag, that you leave a comment on my blog so we can all go read it, because I love reading other people's responses to these questions.


Another Tag

So Tannie tagged me the other day with this:

Book tag...
1. Find the nearest book
2. Open to pg. 123
3. Record Sentence 5

so here goes...

"What can we learn from the story told by David Whitmer on page 116?"

Pretty exciting stuff, eh? It's from the current sunday school manual about Joseph Smith... but I'm obviously not reading it, as is evidenced by the fact that it's sitting on my desk. The books I read are on the night stand, or next to my side of the bed. I'm pretty sure it's a good book, though. Probably I should be reading it.

Anyway, since it's such an easy tag (and kind of fun, especially when you have more interesting books to read), I'm tagging Gilian, Shilo, and Brandon.

I just realized I never did Shi's tag...

Shilo tagged me a while back and I forgot to do it... sorry Shi! but here goes:

The rules:
1) Link to the person that tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog.
3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4) Tag at least three people at the end of your post and link to their blogs.
5) Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1-I clean when I am frustrated or angry, or overwhelmed. Something about it is soothing to me.

2- I love doing crafts. I am always nervous when I start them because I'm afraid they'll turn out terrible, but I've actually gotten pretty good at a couple of things, like making bows for the girls.

3- I love the idea of gardening. I like thinking about growing our own food, and providing for ourselves. Now if I could just get myself out and actually working on the garden...

4- I like graham crackers in milk. Not just dipped, but actually drenched in it, like cereal. This might not seem weird to my family, but Cory's family thought I was crazy when they saw me do it the first time.

5- I can't stand it when people don't know how to type the right way, you know, using all their fingers. Don't they understand the inefficiency of only using two when they have ten?

6- I am a scardy-cat. I would love to try all kinds of new things, like painting, or wood working, or composting, or whatever, but I'm afraid I'll fail. I also give up way too easily sometimes, because I'm afraid of failing. Sad, huh.

I'm going to tag Anna, Tannie and Meredith, but I'm breaking the rules and not linking to their blogs because 1. some of 'em are private, and 2. links are just entirely too long to do the html for this late at night, and the shortcuts don't work in this version of safari.


Just Because...

So today my friend offered to watch the girls for a little while so I could have some time to myself--I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful friend. So I got Breanne ready to go play, and thought she looked so cute that I of course had to snap a few photos...

Doesn't she look like she's ready for school or something? Never mind that the contents of the backpack are a diaper, some candycorn to share, and Snow White and her 3 dresses...

Breanne decided to charge the camera for that last one.

Oh, and if you're wondering what I did with my free time, I went to good ol' Walmart and bought diapers. Pretty exciting, eh? But at least I was able to get out of the house.

I hope Breanne is an artist when she grows up...

Because then maybe all her coloring on the walls and floor will pay off.

I swear I picked up all the crayons before naptime, but I came back to this:

And in case you're wondering, yes, that is her sheet on her bed in that last picture...

Janey is One Month Old

Yesterday, April 7th, marked Janey's month birthday. Can't believe it went by so fast.

I swear she's yawning.


Hazel's pretty mad at me...

So today was such a beautiful day that I decided to open all the windows in the house in hopes of airing it out some, and getting rid of whatever this sickness is we keep passing around. I didn't really think about the lack of screens in a few of the windows, until about 2 hours after I'd opened them, when I happened to look out our front window, and see a cat that looked a whole lot like Hazel sitting on our driveway.

I yelled to Cory to ask if he'd seen Hazel lately, he replied he hadn't. I looked at our door, though, and saw that it was still locked, meaning that no one had left all day, and couldn't figure out how that could possibly be Hazel. Until I remembered opening the windows. So I asked Cory if he could close all the screen-less windows, as I ran outside to catch Hazel. Luckily, she's a pretty good cat, and didn't run too far when she saw me coming. I easily caught her and took her back in the house. She seemed ok at first, but within a few minutes she was grumbling and meowing at all the windows, obviously mad that she was back in the house.

Now, I figured she'd give it up, but she kept at it for a couple hours, until finally she attempted (I think this is what she was trying to do, anyway...) to jump through our window screen in our bedroom... it was so funny (in a mean sort of way). I was watching her eyeing our window, when all of a sudden she just leaped off our bed, hitting her claws on the screen, but thumping her head on the glass of the window, getting her paws caught up in the shade, and eventually falling to the floor. She was fine, obviously embarrassed, and as angry as ever. Funny cat.

My girls look good in blue.

So here are a few more of the girls taken today... when I realized they were both wearing blue, I couldn't resist. And they're just such good sisters...

Breanne loves Janey...

Breanne likes to smile...

Holding her like a good sister...

Being "soft"...

Giving her a kiss...

Trying to comfort the crying baby...

So glad I get to be the mom of not just one, but two sweet girls.



So we've really been slacking on the picture taking lately, but luckily we have some family who are not... so here are a few I stole from Shi's facebook taken on Easter, with the girls in their matching dresses:


So at bedtime, Cory reads to Breanne... the other night we thought we'd get Janey in on the action, too. The best part? Breanne wanted to do the reading. No, she can't read whole books yet, don't worry, but I did think her attempts to do so made for some good pictures, so here they are:

By the end, Janey had had enough, and Breanne was ready for someone to really read to her. But cute pics nonetheless.

And if I could do picasa collages, I would, believe me, but that is one of the few downsides to using a mac--not an option yet. Silly picasa.