Sunday, October 20, 2013
I was messing around with my google+ account and deleted a bunch of photos in my files there (I never put them there in the first place, I think they just synced through my Picasa). There was a folder there though called "Blogger" which I left alone. All 900+ pictures from my blog are still there and viewable in that folder. HERE however, they're all missing! Anyone ever have an experience like this? Any ideas out there how I could fix this? I really don't want to start over :(
Thursday, October 03, 2013
We joyfully welcomed a new addition to our family this summer. She is about 3500 lbs and 20.5 feet long :)
Most of my favorite memories growing up are ones that were made on the lake. There is just something about being outside with your family under the warm sun with no technology stealing anyone's attention. I wanted that for our kids, so I finally talked Russ into a boat. Coleman LoVES it, as long as he can be the "driver" and Cade is our little thrill seeker who loves being towed. We collectively suck as fishermen, but we got to spend a lot of Saturdays this summer laughing, splashing, and relaxing. Now I am having serious seasonal depression since its time to put it away!
I still can't wrap my brain around the fact that NiNi is getting married in a week. Time flies. She and Cedar are so perfect together though; I couldn't be more excited for her. Since I just can't help myself when it comes to celebrating something, I hosted her bridal shower and it turned out darling.... I put her to work that afternoon and made her do half of the work! Sorry Court! The party must go on!!
What a day. R scored used some amazing seats on the fourth row at Disney Live. The boys paid didn't get too excited for Sophia the First, but when Jake and the Neverland Pirates came on, Cade about couldn't contain himself. Coleman liked the Ford signs around the venue more than anything. Cade had to have his ears covered, but after that he didn't stop smiling all night. It was pouring rain when we left, and we let the boys go crazy splashing in puddles.
Monday, August 26, 2013
After going back and forth on this decision for several months, I decided to send Coleman to a specialized preschool for hearing impaired kids. It's 45 minutes away, and it kills me to send him so far when he's so little. I met with the staff though, and just feel like they have too much to offer him for us to not participate. During his first day today, his teacher let me come in with party hats and cupcakes for the kids since his birthday was just last week. He loved the attention! We will see what these next few months bring; hopefully his development will keep skyrocketing and he will be in a neighborhood preschool soon.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The marketing department at USU's Distance Education department contacted me this summer about doing an ad campaign. They had been looking for people with unique circumstances in one of their programs, and heard about me from a friend. They came out and spent a few hours filming and taking pictures of me and the kids. They left and I thought that it was a complete waste of time for all of us... I was super nervous in front of the camera and I thought I sounded like an idiot during the interview. The kids were also knocking over lights, adding all sorts of unwanted sound effects, and doing exactly opposite of whatever they were asked to do. It was a total circus. I was shocked when they called me a few weeks later and told me that they had made a TV commercial and put a full page ad inside the front cover of the USU Alumni magazine. I was equally surprised when I walked into the testing center that night for my pediatric language disorders final, opened up the browser to take my test, and saw my face on the RCDE homepage. So weird, but it's been fun having people who I haven't talked to in forever call and say, "I saw you last night!"