Friday, August 31, 2007

I think you underestimate the sneakiness!

We found out this week that you can totally sneak into the Marriot's pool without being noticed, or questioned about whether or not you belong there. We decided to give it a shot, so we donned our most touristy bathing suits, packed camera and sunscreen and off we went. We had an awesome time, Jonas had the most fun swimming that he has ever had, he was actually smiling and laughing in the pool. I think he knew the risky nature of the outing and decided to really play it up for the hotel pool staff! Anyway here are some shots from our adventure!

Jonas is Learning to swim!!
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Under the Waterfall


Jonas went in and out of the water too many times and his shorts kept falling down! Yay for cute baby butt cracks!
Jonas and Daddy
He was really tired after , I think that's why he looks so out of it!
He passed out in his carseat instantly!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

I would do more of these...

Jonas loves bananas, so the other day I wanted to give him some, but I couldn't find the little mesh thingy that I usually give him Bananas in, So I gave him some from a jar that I had in my cupboard. This was the first time he made a funny face when I fed him something new!

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Monday, August 27, 2007

100 things about me!

OK, OK I think this will be a tad difficult but I've decided to try!

100 little known and unique facts about me!
1. I am the youngest in my family and you can totally tell!
2. I love to snuggle!
3. I am extremely affectionate with those whom I am most comfortable with...
4. ...But I hate to be touched if I don't know you very well.
5. I love animals.
6. I have a tender heart. I hate to see anyone or anything hurting, especially if there was a way to prevent it.
7. I am extremely naive, and people make fun of me for it.
8. I don't mind being naive.
9. I have been referred to as a very happy person, and I think that is true.
10. I like to keep a very positive outlook on life.
11. I really don't like kids that much.
12. I really love and adore my own child, he is fabulous and in my opinion, a genius.
13. I am a mess. I can't seem to keep my house clean longer than a week.
14. I am a procrastinator
15. I forget everyones birthday.
16. It doesn't make sense but if I have to choose between having a savings account or paying of my credit card I really would rather keep my savings account. Matt hates that.
17. My husband is my best friend, and I'm proud to be able to say that.
18. I never truly appreciated my sister until I couldn't see her all the time. Now I miss her and call her a few times a week at least.
19. I think I'm very easy to get along with, but for some reason I can't make any friends.
20. I am terrible with money, ask my husband and he will confirm that.
21. I really don't like my dog, but I love him too much to get rid of him. He's part of the family.
22. I never thought I'd be married with a kid on my 25th birthday.
23. I hate souvenirs, unless they have a practical use like a fridge magnet or ornament. I especially don't like souvenir T-shirts, unless they look cute and not souvenir-y.
24. I like to dress my dog up in clothes.
25. I love to sleep in late. That is the #1 thing I miss about being childless.
26. I love to try new projects but I rarely complete them.
27. I'm trying to change #26 to "always complete my projects."
28. I've stopped complaining about things that I can't change. Well mostly.
29. I'd take a Canada winter over a Vegas summer any day.
30. Every car accident I've ever been responsible for has taken place on icy roads, but there have only been 2.
31. My favorite activity is sitting at home and watching a movie with Matt. But only if there's popcorn. Just kidding! but popcorn definitely makes the experience all the better.
32. I really adore my in-laws. And I didn't just write that because I know they read my blog! I got very lucky to marry into such a great family.
33. I wish I had a hobby that I was truly passionate about, but I really don't.
34. I am a passionate person, but it's usually in regards to my family and other people I care about.
35. I love tradition.
36. I hate when things change, even if they are good changes.
37. I'm terrible at keeping in touch with old friends. Surprisingly though I still keep in touch with 3 very special girls I went to high school with.
38. I love to sing, but I don't very often because I wish I were better at it.
39. I used to think I was a generous person, until I met my husband. He is a very generous person.
40. I love flowers, but I couldn't pick my favorite one even if I tried.
41. A music teacher once told me I have perfect ears. I wonder everyday if I still do.
42. I'm proud that I gave birth to my son, but I wish I would've waited a little longer before getting my epidural. I feel like I didn't really get to experience "Labor".
43. I think I'm an attractive individual, but only when I put time and energy into becoming so.
44. I love to laugh.
45. I only like my smile when I can control how it looks.
46. I practiced my smile all through high school. Weird right?
47. I love sparkling snow. When the moon or the sun hits it just right, and it's just brilliant.
48. The world still disappears when my hubby kisses me, and I love that.
49. I'm very romantic. I love rose petals and candlelight and all that cheesy stuff.
50. I'm not devastated if I have to go months without typical romance, because I love my everyday life too!
51. I'm very attention hungry, but not in the sense that I need to be in the spotlight, but I want my family to pay attention to me. Mostly Matt.
52. The only thing that makes me cry is being upset with my husband, I want to be mad at him but then it just makes me cry because I'm mad at him.
53. I hate sitting with my feet on the ground. At the dinner table or in the car I'm usually sitting cross legged.
54. I think my life is 99% drama free, and the other 1% is brought on by me being to demanding.
55. I think people are getting lazier and lazier about relationships and that is scary. I hate to think my children might end up with someone who doesn't want to work at their relationship.
56. I think marriage is the hardest thing I've ever done. But also the most rewarding.
57. I should have 20 kids because my pregnancy was so easy! But I wont.
58. I'm afraid of being alone. That's why I love being married, I always have someone with me.
59. I can't watch scary movies, no matter how much Matt tells me that it's fake, it still freaks me out and I can't sleep. Usually for days on end.
60. I think I'm a great cook. But I don't cook very often.
61. I love good food.
62. I can eat a lot, but I try not to anymore.
63. I'm very trusting, and usually I pay for that dearly. I'm really upset that I've had to pay for it dearly time and time again. I miss the world when people could trust each other.
64. I have never met a Lindt ball I didn't like.
65. I love having big brothers, that's why I'm glad I had a boy first.
66. I love high heels, but my feet don't.
67. I never had a roommate I didn't like. Proof right there that I'm easy going.
68. I love my Mom, and I love that I'm a lot like her.
69. I think I am, and always will be Daddies girl.
70. One thing I really don't like about my self is the fact that I am very unmotivated. I really don't have a desire to accomplish great things.
71. I flunked out of College, and I'm very angry at myself for doing so.
72. I'm savoring the last bit of freedom I have to be an irresponsible adult. Once Jonas starts getting older I wont be able to eat Ice cream for dinner anymore.
73. My favorite color changes on a regular basis. I think it depends on what my favorite article of clothing is.
74. I wish I were a Ballerina. If I could do that over I would.
75. Sometimes I think I'm too easy going. But I like to think I put my foot down when it really matters.
76. I think I'm more of a follower than a leader, which I personally don't think is a bad thing. Not everyone can be a leader. Don't take that wrong though, I do think for myself. I'll only follow if I agree.
77. I have always gotten along with my brothers and sister.I think the most fun I ever have is just playing games with them. Especially candy poker at Christmas.
78. One thing I'm very proud of is my work ethic, I haven't had the greatest jobs in the world but I feel like I always try to do them to the very best of my ability.
79. I hate quitting jobs, even the ones I've hated, for some reason I feel like I owe them something, or that they'll be mad if I quit.
80. I have never been fired from a job.
81. I collect Moose. Mostly stuffed animals but also other Moose paraphernalia.
82. I couldn't pick the happiest moment of my life, there are too many to pick from. but probably the top 2 would be Marrying my husband and the first time I held Jonas. Obviously.
83. I think I'm much less stubborn than I used to be but there's still a lot of room for improvement.
84. This is weird and gross but poop doesn't bug me, Snot on the other hand makes me dry heave.
85. I used to love the smell of coffee, until I got pregnant, now it just makes me nauseous.
86. I love seeing things from my child's perspective, seeing Jonas react to new things reminds me of how much wonder there really is in this world.
87. I love French tipped toenails.
88. I think French is the prettiest language in the world, but I can't speak it. Believe me I've tried.
89. I love to read, but I feel like I don't have time anymore. I'm really bummed about it.
90. I think I have great legs. Unfortunately they're always covered in bruises that I don't remember getting.
91. I moved to Florida all by myself for four months. I truly believe that is where I found myself.
92. I love Walt Disney World at Christmas time. I worked there one semester and that was my favorite time there. I wish I could have experienced that magic as a child.
93. I Love roller coasters, the faster the better.
94. I have a very active imagination, I scare myself multiple times a day just by letting it run wild.
95. I am super clumsy. I trip on my own shadow on a regular basis.
96. I have had stitches in three places. My forehead, my lip and my stomach.
97. I have terrible eyesight. It's really bad.
98. I love knowing that someone needs me.
99. I am my Mothers love child, or so she calls me.
100. I love showers, my average shower lasts around 20 minutes! It is wonderful

Well that's all folks, and might I add this took me all afternoon to think of. But to all my blogging pals out there, I would challenge you to do this too. It really makes you think about yourself and all the great and not so great things about you. Now that I'm finally done I feel like I could add a ton more things. It's pretty cool!
Oh and for everyone out there who reads this for Jonas... Here are a couple favorites from our recent California trip!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Future Bride!

I would like you all to meet Jonas' Betrothed. Her name in Sophie and she is just the sweetest baby anyone could ever meet! She is he daughter of one of my very best friends, Jessica. Jonas and Sophie met for the first time on Friday night and I personally believe in was love at first sight!
Unfortunately they couldn't get to close to each other, Jonas was not feeling well and just couldn't bear to pass on the germs. Anyway I'm sure that Sophie is home right now already planning a wedding that is 22 years down the road! That should give us lots of time to prepare!



Just look at her stare! She is totally smitten.















Sophie andJessica!



















She's got great legs, Jonas is a total leg man!



















And just look at those chubby cheeks, just perfect for kissing.



















Sophie needed to get to know her new Father in Law, I think she won him over!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

My Husband has a dream

The Brandleys! the newest residents of Springfield! Look out Homer and Marge there's a new family in town!

Our new family portrait! If Matt had it his way he'd blow this up and put it on our living room wall! Oh how i love the way he spends his time!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Four Things!

My silly sister who seems to be obsessed with these forwarded email things has officially tagged me. And now for the first time I'm going to do the email thingy!

4 Jobs I've Held.
A Rescue Ranger at Epcot Center in Disney World.
An Animal Behavior Specialist, Kennel Tech, Kennel Manager and Pet Counselor at Petland, Las Vegas.
I did phone surveys, I got yelled at and hung up on a lot!
Head House keeper at the Super 8 Motel!

4 Movies I can watch over and over again.
A Walk to Remember
Phantom of the Opera
Moulin Rouge
Notting Hill
Pathetic they're all girl movies!

4 T.V. shows I currently watch.
Days of our Lives.
Scrubs
The Office
Desperate Housewives (my guilty pleasure)

4 Favorite Pictures.

Matt and I back when we were Dating at some western themed College Function














Our first Family picture. I think it really captures how we felt at that moment.













My Baby Jonas. All the pictures that were taken of him that day were awesome but this one is my favorite.













And of course being the animal lover that I am, I couldn't leave out this hilarious picture of my puppy Wyatt. It looks like he's being scolded. Poor dog.
















4 Places I have vacationed.
Cabo San Lucas Mexico, for our Honeymoon.
Costa Rica, that was a pre-baby present
Utah every summer like Jessie said.
Disney World. Just once but it instilled in me a love of Disney that carries on, even now!

4 Favorite things to eat
John's Flank Steak
Plain Jane baked Potato From Jasons Deli
Spinach Dip and French Bread
French Onion Soup

4 Favorite Desserts
Lindt Balls are #1
Otter Pops
Mint Areos
Black Forest Cake. But only the ones you buy in the grocery store, and you have to eat it ice cold.

4 Household items you can't live without!
Dishwasher
Computer
DVD player. I love watching movies
My Bed. I love to sleep!

4 Things that make me laugh lately...
Jonas! He is learning and growing so quickly and every time he does something new, I get a huge kick out of it!
My Hubby, he's never been cool a day in his life and that's what I love about him. It's more important to make me smile, than it is to be cool for others!
Arrested Development quotes. (and Matt is constantly quoting it!)
When my dog runs into walls when he gets over excited!

4 People I Tag
Gosh I'm gonna have to think about this one!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Our little boy is now a man!

Well it has finally happened! Jonas has had his first haircut and honestly it was a little sad. But once we saw how handsome he looked afterward we got over it! He didn't even mind the clippers! It's official our little guy is growing up!

Before














Before














Daddy did the deed!






















After



















After

Monday, August 6, 2007

Oh i wish there was something more interesting to write about!

Well things are the same as usual we are just keeping up with the same old things! We're doing the same old things and all that good stuff! Someday I might have more interesting blog posts but till then... Here are more pictures. Oh Jonas did turn 6 months old and his well check was today. He is in the 90th percentile for height (thank you Daddy!) and doing great!

Here he is in his crab floaty, he really loves to swim!














Practicing sitting up!



















Just a Goofy picture of us! We haven't been goofy on camera for a while.














Uncle Mark sent a Vietnamese hat from the mission to grandma and grandpa so Jonas had to try it on!