Sunday, January 25, 2009

a recap :)

"but Ash, it's only 5 am!.."
This is why I love waking up early. Before Olivia gets up. I love to sit down, listen to music and read a little. Maybe think up different craft projects or things I want to do. I make my grocery list for the week if I need too. Mostly, I just love the calm. Being able to just think :)

These are just some cute pics of Olivia in the bath. She loves the bath. She always has, and I think it's adorable when she smacks the water and it splashes on her.

Olivia will be a year next month. She is 11 months and 5 days old. I cant believe it. I cant believe that sweet girl was once a newborn. Everyday she becomes more independent and learns something new. She amazes both Mike and I.

Look at that beautiful smile and big dimpled cheeks!

Around here, pig tails have been a hit! She is adorable and I cant believe how much her hair has grown in the last couple of months! :) This was when she was rough housing with Daddy! She looks just him in that pic..

Saturday, January 17, 2009


"I know that you can be overwhelmed. and underwhelmed..
But can you ever just be whelmed"
"I think you in europe you can"
-10 things I hate about you

Okay, well maybe I just feel overwhelmed by the piles of schtuff in my bedroom. *Mike and I usually dont give a hoot about our room. **We close the door when company is here and push things out of the way when need be, but I'm about to go bananas!

*I mean just me. i'm a mess ;)
**and by we, I mean me

Maybe I should go take pictures of my other rooms so that everyone doesn't think i'm entirely unkept ;) One of the reasons for the second pile, is that we dont have a bookcase. I want a big one! Because Mike and I have ALOT of books. I guess, I could stop being stingy and give them away, but they are mine and I love them.

...hopefully messy isn't genetic...
PS. If you see cheap bookcases. call me. beep me. text me. :)

And in other news, I caught this adorable mouse stealing cheese :)
Look Grandpa Bingo!! I can have a pony tail now!!!!
And she is starting to look more like me! :)
I cant believe that Olivia is ALMOST 11 months. And she took more steps last night!! She walked all the way across the living room! I laughed. I cried. We clapped! It was amazing.
And she likes to dance. She bounces up and down when she hears a song she likes. Lately, it's been Kanye West and Katy Perry... can definatly tell she has been hanging out with Mom in the mornings.. hehe

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ode to Green. Cheeeeeese. Gap Ad ;)

Dear Green Minerals
Thank you for being in my life.
Thanks for being the only thing that covers my rosacea.
Those awful red bumps and rosy cheeks
are gone thanks to you!
Please never leave my makeup bag.
I would not be fair without you ;)
Seriously though, this stuff is amazing. I know it doesn't look like much, and everyone is probably thinking that it would make your face a slight tinge of green, but oh no! Even Mike has seen the difference! It's spendy, I will admit. But honestly, it's the only thing that gives me even skin WITHOUT the yucky cakey stuff...

Am I starting to sound like an infomercial? ;)

Okay, can we please talk about how much of an amazing Mommy I am?? ;) Just kidding, but I did teach Olivia to smile when I say CHEESE! I have proof :

Cheesy right? But sooo cute!

And ohh.. the sweet innocence of youth, I got asked from a little girl {kinda rudely, i'm not gonna lie..} why I had a crack in my teeth. WHOA. I dont know if her family believed in God, but I kindly {okay, maybe a little matter of factly} told her that that was how God made me...

I hope Olivia is curious, I really do. But, I also hope she realizes true beauty is on the inside and that God makes everyone different...
Well, no stupid boys in middle school/highschool are gonna get me down, and neither is a 7 year old.. SO THERE! =P

Monday, January 12, 2009

2 cups of coffee down already??

And I still have a full pot. I'm loving this morning. I'm listening to Pandora Radio. Drinking Coffee and reading blogs.. ahhh sweet bliss!
We had a wonderful day yesterday. It was warm outside! it would of been warmer but the ellensburg wind decided to join us on our trip to the park. Susan and Adrian got to come with up too!! We walked to the park all bundled up to the brave the elements :) We got to swing on the baby swings, teeter tottered with susan, and then played on the big girl swings. Olivia loved every part of it! She was so happy the whole time. Who wouldn't be? Swings are the best thing ever! I forgot that I get extremely swing-sick on them.. So Mommy just took pictures and swayed a little.
**maybe a little swing picture overload, but she is so beautiful and happy. I cant help it ;)
She enjoyed riding the teeter totter pony with Aunty Susan and Uncle Ad
rian. I cant wait for them to give me babies! They are going to be amazing parents. They have so much love to give :)

And what's this? A moment of sweetness? Olivia is actually letting someone hold her and eat..;)

Do you ever get tired of our faces ;) That's all for now. I'm sure my bliss will end soon with a hungry girl.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

i promise we are alive :)

We've started off the New Year with a bang! Mike and I got to kiss at midnight and Olivia just barely made it. She was asleep by 11:30. We had a great time bring in 2009 with good friends, food and beer :)
I've started working more hours for insurance sake, which means that I'm working til 10 or 11 o'clock at night! Yuck! As for everything else..

Olivia is talking ALOT more. Different vowels and letters. She is standing up. Eating more and more different foods everyday. And is growing right before our eyes :) Here are some recent pics from the digital camera :)

Waking up!
Hanging out with Mommy

Pretty girl

Just for laughs, we put her in the swing, she thought it was hilarious! :)