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Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I had more fun with the camera this week. I love girly little headbands and stuff like that. I love that Bryn puts up with me treating her like a little doll sometimes, but on the other hand she loves shiny stuff so she is a girly girl too.

Ok, so I saw this on a friend's blog and thought it was pretty cool. The things I've done are in bold. If you want to, copy the list into your blog and bold the things you have done. It's kinda fun to see what you have/haven't done and compare lists.

1. Touched an iceberg
2. Slept under the stars
3. Been a part of a hockey fight
4. Changed a baby’s diaper
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Swam with wild dolphins
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a tarantula
10. Said “I love you" and meant it
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Bet on a winning horse
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Taken an ice cold bath
28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Ridden a roller coaster
31. Hit a home run
32. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
33. Adopted an accent for fun
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment
36. Loved your job 90% of the time
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Watched wild whales
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Gone on a midnight walk on the beach
41. Gone sky diving
42. Visited Ireland
43. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited India
45. Bench-pressed your own weight
46. Milked a cow
47. Alphabetized your personal files
48. Ever worn a superhero costume
49. Sung karaoke
50. Lounged around in bed all day
51. Gone scuba diving
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Done something you should regret, but don’t
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Been in a movie
60. Gone without food for 3 days
61. Made cookies from scratch
62. Won first prize in a costume contest
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Been in a combat zone
65. Spoken more than one language fluently
66. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
67. Bounced a check
68. Read - and understood - your credit report
69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
70. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
71. Called or written your Congress person
72. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
73. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
74. Helped an animal give birth
75. Been fired or laid off from a job
76. Won money
77. Broken a bone
78. Ridden a motorcycle
79. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
80. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
81. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
82. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days (rafting trip)
83. Eaten sushi
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read The Bible cover to cover
86. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
87. Gotten someone fired for their actions
88. Gone back to school
89. Changed your name (last name)
90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands
91. Eaten fried green tomatoes
92. Read The Iliad
93. Taught yourself an art from scratch
94. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
95. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
96. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
97. Been elected to public office
98. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
99. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
100. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
101. Had a booth at a street fair
102. Dyed your hair
103. Been a DJ
104. Rocked a baby to sleep
105. Dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all fours
106. Raked your carpet
107. Brought out the best in people
108. Brought out the worst in people
109. Worn a mood ring
110. Ridden a horse
111. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap
112. Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe
113. Buried a child
114. Gone to a Broadway (or equivalent to your country) play
115. Been inside the pyramids
116. Shot a basketball into a basket
117. Danced at a disco
118. Played in a band
119. Shot a bird
120. Gone to an arboretum
121. Tutored someone
122. Ridden a train
123. Brought an old fad back into style
124. Eaten caviar
125. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need
126. Ridden a giraffe or elephant
127. Published a book
128. Pieced a quilt
129. Lived in an historic place
130. Acted in a play or performed on a stage
131. Asked for a raise
132. Made a hole-in-one
133. Gone deep sea fishing
134. Gone roller skating
135. Run a marathon
136. Learned to surf
137. Invented something
138. Flown first class
139. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite
140. Flown in a helicopter
141. Visited Africa
142. Sang a solo
143. Gone spelunking
144. Learned how to take a compliment
145. Written a love-story
146. Seen Michelangelo’s David
147. Had your portrait painted
148. Written a fan letter
149. Spent the night in something haunted
150. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane
151. Ran away
152. Learned to juggle
153. Been a boss
154. Sat on a jury
155. Lied about your weight
156. Gone on a diet
157. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget
158. Written a poem
159. Carried your lunch in a lunchbox
160. Gotten food poisoning
161. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission
162. Hiked the Grand Canyon
163. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks
164. Gone to the opera
165. Gotten a letter from someone famous
166. Worn knickers
167. Ridden in a limousine
168. Attended the Olympics (Special Olympics)
169. Can hula or waltz
170. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books
171. Been stuck in an elevator
172. Had a revelatory dream
173. Thought you might crash in an airplane
174. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert
175. Saved someone’s life
176. Eaten raw whale
177. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint
178. Laughed till your side hurt
179. Straddled the equator
180. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing
181. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival
182. Sent a message in a bottle
183. Spent the night in a hostel
184. Been a cashier
185. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
186. Joined a union
187. Donated blood or plasma
188. Built a campfire
189. Kept a blog
190. Had hives
191. Worn custom made shoes or boots
192. Made a PowerPoint presentation
193. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course
194. Served at a soup kitchen
195. Conquered the Rubik’s cube
196. Know CPR
197. Ridden in or owned a convertible
198. Found a long lost friend
199. Helped solve a crime
200. Responded to a NJP newsletter


Well, I have to say that last week in St. David was pretty fun and relaxing. I got to enjoy the somewhat cooler weather and I even got to snuggle with Bryn in the porch swing without being super sweaty. It was nice to have grandparents and aunts and uncles willing to help out so I could just relax sometimes. And the other fun thing we did was to go see The Dark Knight. It is an AWESOME movie if anyone hasn't seen it yet. And my mom babysat so I got to enjoy it without the baby. It was so weird! Anyways today Mom and Bryn and I went swimming. It was nice because the water is warm and school started here this week so we almost had the pool to ourselves. And then when we got home Bryn slept for 2 and a half hours! It was great. So here are a few pics She was already tired when we left and she likes the water but she had this weird expression all day. This first one is of her and her matching hat/suit/shades. It was really cute. This one is her grouchy face. She had a major pouty lip there, but still manages to be cute.
And here she is with Grandma.
We had fun and Bryn is starting to babble and it sounds more like words than just random sounds now. She also is starting to really be able to sit on her own. We have to watch her and she still falls over quite a bit but in the last week she has gained a lot more control. And other than that not much has happened. Oh, I did pull my toenail off and that hurt but now it feels much better. And congrats to my stepsister Rachelle who had her baby today, a girl born a week past her due date. Bryn has a new little cousin (although Rachelle and fam live in ID so they won't get to see each other all that often). And now back to life as normal (well as normal as it gets around here which isn't very).

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My Toe

Hey all. So another week has gone by and not a ton has happened. I did end up hurting my toe pretty bad. I was going to post a picture but decided it was too sick. So here is my toe story. Justin and I were heading to our friend's house for dinner and I had the baby and a bag full of stuff. I go to close and lock our front door, but I am a klutz and I was concentrating on holding the baby and not letting her flop backwards so I completely forgot to move my foot while pulling the door closed. The door caught my toenail and ripped half of it up. Of course it killed and started bleeding everywhere. It was so gross. So far my nail hasn't fallen all the way off but it is about halfway hanging. So nasty!! And on Monday when it wasn't so hot we went outside to play with some bubbles and I got a few really cute shots.

Here are some bubbles getting Bryn in the face. Anyways that is all. Tomorrow I am going to head down to St. David with Bryn to spend some time with G & G Jones and some aunts and uncle. I will post some pics and stuff when we get back. Right now she is sitting in her Bumbo and talking to the tree out our front window. She also really likes Baby Einstein too. It keeps her entertained so I can eat sometimes! Love you all. Later!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


ok, so Bryn had her 4 month checkup on Monday and it went really well. She weighs 16 lbs 3 oz and is 25.5 inches tall. She is in the 90th percentile for height and the 93rd for weight, so she is a BIG girl. Anyways we started her out on some rice cereal and she did so good besides making the hugest mess! At first she made the silliest face because she wasn't sure what I was trying to put in her mouth, but she started liking it after the first few bites. She kept grabbing the spoon and wiping it everywhere, and halfway through she sneezed it all over. It was so funny. Anyways I just thought I would post the quick update. See ya!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

4 month old

So serious!

The fam.
Laughing at Grandma Pollard.

Hey! So yesterday on the 4th of July Brynlyn turned 4 months old and this week she finally started laughing!! We have been waiting because she smiled really early at about a month but hasn't laughed, then on Monday she finally laughed a ton and yesterday too. It was so cute. Here are some pics we took. The first one is at home and the rest are at Grandma and Grandpa Pollard's house where we went to spend the 4th. We ate an awesome BBQ and then played Phase 10 with the D'Backs game on on the background. It was pretty fun. We didn't go anywhere for fireworks, it was way too hot out to be holding a baby! And in other news we finally got a crib! It is so cute, we love it. Once we actually get sheets on it and stuff I will post pics but I am not sure how it's going to be for me to have Bryn sleeping in her own room. I might have a heart attack the first few nights and end up sleeping on the floor, but I think I will eventually adjust. Anyways that is all our news for now. I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July!