Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Dylan's bedding arrived today. She was so excited! Her room isn't finished, but it's getting close. I went to Target (my favorite place for Pottery Barn knock-offs) today in the hopes of finding a lamp and bedside table, but they didn't have anything. Nearly every aisle was filled with Christmas stuff. (Already!)

Believe it or not, I painted the horse pictures. I'm a little disappointed that the colors I chose for the horses don't really go with the bedding, but they look pretty good none-the-less.

Thank goodness I insisted on trying so many different yellows because I love the one we finally used. What do you think?

Monday, October 23, 2006

What Dylan thinks of me-- one year (and a couple months) later.

I posted these questions in August of 2005. At the time Dylan had just turned 3 and her answers were so cute. I promised myself I would ask these questions every year to see how they change… alas, it is now October 2006 and I just remembered! I'm amazed that she answered the first two questions exactly the same. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

1. Something I always say to you? “I love you”

2. What makes me happy? “Me!”

3. What makes me sad? “When I do something wrong.”

4. How do I make you laugh? “by doing silly stuff.”

5. What was I like as a child? “You liked horses.”

6. How old am I? “9”

7. How tall am I? “15 high”

8. What is my favorite thing to do? “Play with me.”

9. What do I do when you are asleep? “You sleep.”

10. What would I be famous for? (What am I REALLY good at?) “Teaching me how to ride a horse.”

11. What am I not very good at? “Changing diapers.”

12. What do I do for my job? “Make money.”

13. What is my favorite food? “Chicken noodle soup.”

14. What makes you proud of me? “Hugging me.”

15. If I was a cartoon character, who would I be? “Alice in Wonderland.”

16. What do you and I do together? “Play"

17. How are you and I the same? “We love each other.”

18. How are you and I different? “We have different hair.”

19. How do you know I love you? “Because I love you.”

20. How long have Mom & Dad known each other? “90 weeks.”

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

So out of the political loop.

President Bush visited our county today. This is the first trip EVER for an active president! We've had a few past presidents, but this was really a big deal. I thought it would be a once in a lifetime chance to see the motorcade and all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the visit, so I packed up Hayden and away we went.

I was grossly mistaken. I was shocked by the thousands of PROTESTERS! All the hysteria and profanity was sickening. I have no political views, and even if I hated President Bush, I think as an American, it’s exciting to see the President. But apparently I was one of maybe ten there who thought that. It was crazy! There were so many angry people. I heard the f-word so many times that it made me thankful that Dylan was unable to make it.

When we first arrived I felt proud to live in a country were we can have differing views and can feel safe expressing them. I took pictures of all the people holding their signs. Then I realized that there was not one supporting sign, all were protesting something.

Once we parked and found a spot along the road I realized that I was amongst the wrong crowd. Another mother with her daughter came over to me and asked if we wanted to sit with them because they were Pro-president… No she did not say Pro-Bush, just pro-president, and there was this awkward silence before someone from behind me started being rude. Maybe this was the wrong place to take a child, but I decided to stay because I wanted to see the president.

When the big choppers and Chinooks flew overhead carrying the President the crowd went crazy. A few minutes later the motorcade came by and I felt very patriotic. Then when I heard the booing and jeering, I felt bad for our lovely community.

My emotions were all over the map today. I felt proud to live in a country were we can all have a voice, but I also felt ashamed that people were so rude. There was one lone soldier wearing his army fatigues carrying a sign in support of the troops, people threw things at him and liberally cussed him out. I took a picture of him. He has just finished two years in Iraq. He deserved more.