Thursday, November 30, 2006

Mini Jake.

This photo says everything I want to say. But I'll still say it. She is wearing a very beautiful crown of plain white paper stapled together in the back with foam Spongebob stickers all over it. Made by Dad. She is holding a Goldfish cracker that she probably ate in place of 'dinner'. Authorization to skip dinner given by Dad. She has chocolate pudding smeared on her cheeks (she likes to wipe her face with the back of her hand after each bite). Chocolate pudding served by Dad. She is wearing a white T-shirt with chocolate pudding dripped all over it. Mess overlooked by Dad. Her shirt says, "My Dad Rules". Purchased at Old Navy by, none other than, Dad.
Gracie and Jakie have many things in common.
1. A disdain for being told what to do
2. Sugar addiction
3. Healthy enthusiasm for ToysRUs and the 20 minute drive it takes to travel there
4. Love for the snow, no matter the temperature outside
5. Tantrums
6. Kicking things when angry
7. Making funny faces during not-so-funny moments (when I'm mad)
There you have it. Nothing but a Daddy's girl (a mommy's girl most of the day, but a Daddy's girl when it counts!!).

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Mission Call

Gideon, my younger brother, got his mission call on Wednesday night! He is called to serve in the Atlanta, Georgia mission! He will go into the MTC on January 24th. We are so excited for him. I will miss him so much, but I know this will help him turn into the man that he is 'supposedly' going to someday become...
Life goes by way faster than we'd like it to. I can't believe it's winter here again. We spent last Christmas in our home in Arizona... It was Ruby's first Christmas. That year we got Ruby a sesame street popup music player thingy.. this year she would probably want a doll that talks and cries. Both of the girls have grown up so much in the last year.
Now we are in Utah. Jake went snowboarding yesterday, snowboarding being one of the main reasons we moved back. He likes his job and is looking forward to being a licensed Stock Broker by February. He studies a lot for the tests coming up. Me, I eat Clif Bars for breakfast and hope that I can be a good mom while I make one phone call an hour, surf the MLS all day and try to stay awake. At night we like to watch The Office and eat junk food after the kids are in bed. We just got caught up on Season 3. That's all for now, I am excited for Christmas, so imagine that I baked you some Christmas cookies with this blog entry... chocolate mint brownies... homemade toffee... mmmm...

Monday, November 20, 2006

Kayla, etc.

They named my little neice! Kayla Catherine Dunnigan. She is so beautiful. The top picture is not flattering but really funny, I couldn't help posting it. My bro took the photos yesterday.
So. More news. Our investment house is under contract. We are so thrilled. We counteroffered and they accepted it, so we are just waiting for them to get their condo sold and it looks like we will close around December 29. We are very excited. It's fun being in Real Estate!
Tonight I had dinner with Kelly Iorg, Celeste Richardson, Kristan Pratt and husbands. We had fun and ate at Los Hermanos. It just cracks me up how old we all are having kids and families. Friendships just get better with age.

Friday, November 17, 2006

No, they haven't chosen a name!!!! Something to do in the meantime...

The Strange Questions Survey
Have you ever licked the back of a CD to try to get it to work?:Yes!

What's the largest age difference between yourself and someone you’ve date:

Hm... I dated a guy 5 years older than me.
Ever been in a car wreck?:Yes.
Were you popular in high school?:... not really.
Have you ever been on a blind date?:no.
Are looks important?:I wish I could say no, but in this world yes. To me, they're not important at all.
Do you have any friends that you've known for 10 years or more??:Yes!!! Many. The longest- Laurel
By what age would you like to be married?:Married at 22.
Does the number of people a person's slept with affect your view of them?:um, ok.
Have you ever made a mistake?:Puuuuhlease, tons!
Are you a good tipper?:Ya, after being a waitress I have to tip well.
What's the most you have spent for a haircut?:Oh, maybe like 50 bucks. It was worth it!
Have you ever had a crush on a teacher?:Yes of course!! I loved Mr. Chapman and a couple teachers in college were cute.
Have you ever peed in public?:In the woods??
What song do you want played at your funeral?:Abide with Me... weird question.
Would you tell your parents if you were gay?:Yes.
What would your last meal be before getting executed?:A Cafe Rio salad and Reeses.
Beatles or Stones?:Beatles all the way.
If you had to pick one person on earth to die, who?:Any Al-Queda operative
Beer, wine or hard liquor?:yuck yuck and yuck
Do you have any phobias?:Yes, I hate bees
What are your plans for the future?:Be the best mom ever and have my kids love me and be my best friend!!!
Do you walk around the house naked?:Only when we don't have siblings living with us... so not since August.
If you were an animal what would you be?:Probably a butterfly... ha ha I hate questions like this.
Hair color you like on someone you're dating?:Black
Would you rather be blind or deaf?:definitely deaf
Do you have any special talents?:I am really good at staying awake.
What do you do as soon as you walk in the house?:Take off my shoes.
Do you like horror or comedy?:Comedy, for sure.
Are you missing anyone?:Yes, my Dad.
Where do you want to live when you are old?:By a warm beach.
Who is the person you can count on the most?:Jake.
If you could date any celebrity past or present, who would it be?:Probably Owen Wilson. He would just make me laugh so hard.
What did you dream last night?:I dreamt that we sold our house.
What is your favorite sport to watch?:Basketball.. but I hate watching sports.
Are you named after anyone?:My Grama Jeannie.
Non alcoholic drink?:First choice, water, second, Root Beer and third, Mountain Dew.
Have you ever been in love?:Yes. Yes yes. Best feeling in the world.
Do you sing in the shower?:No. I have to listen for my kids to make sure they aren't screaming downstairs.
Have you ever been arrested?:No. I have been pulled over for drunk driving though. Wasn't drunk. just tired.
What is your favorite Holiday?:Christmas, OF COURSE.
Would you ever get plastic surgery?:No way.
Have you ever caught a fish?:Yes. and as I tried to pull it off my line, it jumped down my waiders. Haven't fished since.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

New little cousin.

I just had to post this picture as well! Ruby LOVED holding her, and screamed when we had to take her away. She just kept repeating "BEBEEEE" "BEEEBEEEE"! It was so sweet!


Me kissing my new neice!! I am IN LOVE.
She is 8lbs 6oz, 20 1/2 inches long.. She was born on Nov. 14th at 10:41 p.m., after a 14 hour labor and Hannah couldn't be happier!!!! She doesn't have a name yet.. we're all waiting patiently.
She is so so so cute! She was wide awake, just 30 minutes old.
A foot that has been in water for too long...
Jared is smitten.
All of us talking about the birth..

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Hilarious Video

Ruby takes a spill...

Trash and more trash.

Ok, I really needed to demote that HUGE picture of my fake smile. Wow. I feel better. Allow me to be shallow and talk some celeb gossip:

Alright, so I feel I need to discuss a few things. Madonna's adoption. So sometimes I think she should have just given the little boy's Dad enough money to be able to raise his son himself in Africa, where his heritage is. The reason why he was in the orphanage in the first place was because the dad didn't have enough money to feed him.

Another thing: I think Nicole Kidman deserves better than marrying an alcoholic...

Um, and I think it's so weird when everyone talks about Angelina and Brad adopting more kids and how it's so great of them and how they keep saying that they could adopt 10 kids and be happy.. Ok, really, who takes care of the kids? Angelina is filming in India and Brad is doing whatever, working on other movies.. the kids must be with nannies a lot, and how could you be working full time and want to adopt even more kids? I'm confused. I just love judging people that can't defend themselves! (Actually, I feel really guilty reading the mags, but I still must).

One last thing. Reese Witherspoon is separating from her husband. That is so sad. She tries so hard to raise her kids and keep everything together.. Virtually NO ONE can keep their marriage together in Hollywood. It's so sad, these people have EVERYTHING and they can't have a family that stays together. We are lucky.

Any thoughts? Don't be shy.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Ya, that's me, I'm wearing pearls.

Here's me as a complete professional. I know everything, trust me. I am licensed now and work for Allpro Realty Group. And I have 999 business cards (I gave one away). Real Estate is pretty interesting so far. I have a listing already and also one home under contract. I am so lucky to have so much business so soon!
As for our personal investment property... not sold yet, but we're working on it. We just lowered the price 10K, and we have gotten a few more phone calls. I will keep you posted (especially you, Kelly).
Jake started ETrade today and LOVES it. He will get licensed to work with Securities (stocks, bonds and options) and advise online traders. It's so nice to hear him finally coming home from a job and talking positively about it. We are excited for the future. There are a million things we want to do in the future for business, flight school, MBA program, Law school (puke), and many other ideas. We have to take it one day at a time until we sell our house and then we'll be able to move forward.
Thank you everyone who cares for us so much!
-And- I must finish with- If you or anyone you know wants to buy or sell a home, let me know :)
Much love to all,

Friday, November 03, 2006

Halloween and diaper checking...

This is the funniest picture of all time. Once a mother, always a mother.. even if you're a Nana. Jake's mom, doing my job. *Thank you*

It was EXTREMELY hard to get a photo of the girls sitting still, let alone looking at the camera, so this shot was difficult, but I do what I can...

This is Christian, the cowboy.. with Ruby the princess. This is every much evident in their every day personalities as well. True to form. He is our really good friend's son.. He was even wearing tight wranglers. And a diaper. Too cute.

This photo was hilarious and is pretty self explanatory.. just doing a little vacuuming in her high heels... and pajamas.