Monday, October 27, 2008

This is our little Rowyn. She is growing. I still can't believe it has been 5 months since we were in the hospital waiting for her to come. I remember thinking time was going so slow. Now time has gone too fast to measure. She is teething. Yesterday she chomped down so hard on her finger that she scratched a big cut on her gums. She was bleeding and I couldn't figure out from what. goofy girl. She looks like a Murdock.

This weekend was a crazy cleaning frenzie. My sister Cheryl comes to visit from Utah next weekend so we are cleaning up the guest room.
The Missionaries came by and one of them had a pair of shoes that were falling apart. So Mark got rid of 2 pairs of shoes, hurray. Mark is a shoe monger. So I think it was great that he was able to give them to the Missionary. They will be put to good use. We made the Missionaries carve our pumpkins for us. Elder Hess got the tough task of carving the Gourd that Sydney had picked out. Sydney loved it.
Mark's brother Cecil is in town so we will be out and about playing with him all week. Lots to do.

Monday, October 20, 2008

the great pumpkin

We had a wonderful weekend. We got up early Saturday and went to Wasson's Farm where we took a hayride to a pumpkin patch. Once in the pumpkin patch we were allowed to pick whatever pumpkin we found...big or small. Sydney searched the whole patch and chose the smallest little....wait for it.......gourd. Mark chose a gynormous Green/almost Black Pumpkin. And I chose a pumpkin for Rowyn. We got woopie pies, amish yummieness, and apple butter. I lost Sydney in the Corn Maze because I was Carrying Rowyn and couldn't keep up with her. She is fast, And Boy I am out of shape. I will post pictures as I get them from the photographer. He is super uber uber busy right now. Weddings and Senior portraits really keep us busy during the fall. I love his fall weddings though. They are so beautiful. The colors are gorgeous.

Well that was our weekend. Lots going on but still time to play and be together as a family. Blessings are abundant. I love life.

Happy Halloween.

Oh yeah....I was going to post about costumes.
Rowyn is going to be a Pumpkin...very original...Syd is going to be one of 3 things. 1. Cinderella (with a little pumkin named Rowyn) 2. Little Mermaid 3.Tinkerbell
Mark's Mom loves to buy Syd costumes for dress up so she has so many to choose from. I will let you know. and lots of pictures are to come. :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

forgotten things

i have realized over the last Months that I have not been a very good blogger. I have had some great experiences that I haven't written in. Now that my family is checking the blog I wanted to make sure I got those in.

Baby Blessing....

Yes we blessed her August 31st. She looked so beautiful in her white dress. Mark gave a beautiful yet surprisingly short (if you know Mark you know he can TALK for great lengths of time). I expected it to be a lengthy blessing. It was beautiful though. When he brought her back to me she was sopping wet. Mark had accidently unlatched her diaper so that one side was completely undone. So in the middle of the blessing....she peed all over him. Then she also spit up all over him. So both of his arms were quite wet when he handed her to me. I had to immediatly take her out and change her clothes. It was a short lived moment for the beautiful dress my mom bought for her. :(

Sydney is growing like a weed. I have some new pics I am posting. She says the cutest things. She repeats everything we say. She asks the sweetest questions and she gives her love so willingly. She is very emotional and very dramatic. She cries easily when you are repremanding her, and she laughs every other moment of the day. She loves to laugh. She sat on Marks lap the other day and said " I love you gorgeous man " which is what I call him. It made us laugh so.

We are keeping busy and the baby is growing so fast. Time flies.

Monday, October 6, 2008


I was tagged by Jalee. This is my first tag. So bear with me. It is to tell 6 unspectacular quirks about you and then Tag 6 following bloggers by linking to them . Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger's blogs letting them know they've been tagged.

Yikes. I have a few doozies!!!

1. I am a picker. I know I know ewwww gross. If my husband or I have a pimple..... I have to pick it. It drives me nuts not to get the ugly thing. I think this is my worst quirk so breath easy the rest are more mild.

2. I love to run my fingers through my hair. I do it all the time. I had to stop lately though because after I had the baby my hair started falling out. Naturally. But when I run my fingers through it it started coming out in large masses. So I try not to touch my head.

3. I have a terrible habit of not knowing the right word for the right meaning, so I tend to make up a word that sounds close to the word I am trying to think of. For example...... I might say succinctly rather that sequential. Or turbid rather timid. Or eccentric rather than intrinsic. I have a hard time saying what is in my head. it is like my lips don't connect to the mother board. oh well. Those who love me understand me. That is all that matters.

4. I love sweets but I try to hide that I eat them. I will get a candy bar here at work and hide it and take nibbles of it. Even if there is no one around. Goofy. I try to do the same at home. Sydney always catches me and says me too me too. I look like a binger sometimes cause I will shove a whole cookie in my mouth and chew it up fast so no one will see me eat it. I am sure there is some phyco-analytical term for my quirk....but I don't really care. To me it is just an insecure quirk.

By the way....this is harder than it sounds. Naming all of the things that can embarrass you takes some guts.

5. I love to kiss babies. my babies, and sometimes nieces and nephews, and even an occasional close friends baby. I hold them and just kiss their little heads over and over and over. I breath in their little baby smell and it is like I am in a kissing trance. Baby lotion makes this quirk even worse. I just have to kiss them. mmmmmm I love kissing baby heads.....and cheeks.....and fingers....and toes. I love it.

6. Last of all. I talk to myself. I think I get lonely for decent conversation when Mark and I are so busy. I just end up having full out conversations with myself. I don't neccessarily answer back.... I just need to hear what I am thinking out loud.. Sydney asks me what I am doing all the time. And I just say...Mommy needs to hear how she is doing. lol. She says ok. Then she asks how I am. I give her a great big hug and tell her I am doing wonderful. Then she and I talk for a long time. Kids are wonderful.

Oh I almost forgot....when I was younger I used to walk around with my head slightly tilted to the side. I later found out I had a spinal condition and it takes a few visits to the chiropractor but I don't walk like I forgot my V8 anymore :)