5 month old love

I love you, my little five-month old. I love your huge, open-mouthed smile that never ends.   I love your chubby thighs and the rolls hidden by your diaper.   I love that one big curl on top of your head.   I love your brown, brown, brown eyes.   I love your little voice when you are talking to yourself in the mirror.   I love that you love oatmeal and bananas.  I do too!   I love that you try so hard to crawl.  It will come, don’t worry.   I love having you.  I am gonna keep you forever.

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Our tropical vacation in paradise.

 Psyche.  We just got back from our vacation to Rexburg.  We now vacation to Rexburg–wow.  We came home a day early so that we can have tomorrow to vacation from our vacation.  If you need a vacation from vacation, then usually something didn’t go exactly as planned.  It’s true: 9 days in Rexburg is just too long.  And if our minds couldn’t figure that out, by day 5 our bodies started rejecting the place.  We have all arrived home ill. But before the runny noses, stuffed noses, coughs, sore throats and headaches set in (and a little bit after all that set in) we enjoyed the rodeo, sharing a full-sized bed (maybe just I enjoyed being so close), eating out at Rexburg’s new chinese restaurant that’s NOT Fong’s and IS delicious, a little jamba juice, seeing my sister from Mexico, laughing hysterically to the tune of Jim Gaffigan, seeing my…

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Words from a Groupie.

Today I felt like I went back in time 3 or 4 years.  I haven’t been shopping in years.  Literally.  The last time I can remember shopping for clothes was pre-mission, and even then, I was shopping for mission clothes.  This morning, Greta and I went to the mall.  We shopped Gap clearance and I got some new clothes for Chris and I.  I got Chris a pair of shorts and two shirts and I got a jacket, a shirt and and cami.  That’s six things for $50.  I am not a coupon shopper, but shoot–I love a good Gap sale. After shopping, we (Greta and I) met Chris for lunch at Five Guys.  Lots of people have told us that we have to try this place out and we are so glad we finally did.  We LOVED it.  The menu was so simple and easy to choose from and…

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I had a baby and lost my mind.

Actually, it started when I was still pregnant with Greta, but has gotten progressively worse.  I definitely never know what day it is, but sadly, sometimes I don’t know what YEAR it is.  I can’t remember if I’m 23, 24 or 25.  I have no idea how old Chris is and sometimes I think his birthday is October 23rd, when it is really October 13th…right honey?  I have resorted to using a calculator for even simple addition, and math used to be my specialty.  I’ll walk into another room and forget why I am in there.  I’ll look everywhere for Greta’s binky and find it in my hand.  Two days ago, I got home and my cell phone was on top of the car.  I started listening to Justin Bieber.  Chris has to explain things to me a minimum of three times.  I started stuttering like when I was 9…

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