Monday, June 22, 2009

99 things

i don't usually do these things, but this one brought back good memories and made me add a few things to my "to do" list. you should try it.

99 Things
Here are the rules: Bold the things you’ve done and post on your blog!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold girl scout cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Sunday, June 21, 2009

who's your daddy

so i woke up earlier than quinn this morning hoping to surprise him with his favorite breakfast of stuffed blueberry french toast. i have never made it before and have only had it a couple of times. don't ask me why, but for some reason i woke up thinking that it was stuffed waffles instead of french toast. ok, so it has been a long time since i've had it. anyways, i made a HUGE batch of waffle batter, got out the blueberries and cream cheese, ready to get it all going. i knew quinn would be getting up soon so i took jayden in our bedroom and sang a beautiful rendition of "happy father's day to you". he followed me in the kitchen and asked what the batter was for. then it hit me....i'm a retard! quinn didn't want to waste the batter so he said we should have waffles for breakfast this morning and then save the filling for breakfast tomorrow. uh, that didn't work as well as planned. i got so distracted with quinn opening his presents that i burnt the waffles. "ughhhh" i grunted really loud, and then looked over to see jayden flexing his muscles and gritting his teeth. when we were teaching him to flex his muscles we would always grit our teeth and grunt, so now every time i am frustrated and grunt like marge simpson, i always find him showing off his guns. there was a little more batter so i just decided that i wasn't going to eat and quinn could have what's left....until i burnt that batch as well. i promise i am a fairly good cook, but i was just incredibly distracted this morning and could not do anything right, apparently. i was so frustrated that tears started to stream from my eyes. quinn gave me the biggest hug, laughed, and said that i look cute when i cry. "i wanted french toast anyways", he said. not only do i have a hero for a husband, that catches bad men who are trying to steal from us, but he loves it when i cry for something as little as burnt waffles. happy father's day babe!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

summa time

pretty much i have nothing to say, i just wanted to let everyone out there know that browntown is having a fabulous summer.

we are looking forward to continuing the fabulousness when we go on our trip to destin, florida and coming home to boise in july!

Monday, June 15, 2009

one day

oh ashley, how i long for you to take our family portraits. but for now, we will just have to settle for our ammature snapshots.

check out my friend, ashley's, photo blog to see the work of one of my favorite photographers:

Monday, June 8, 2009

get your hula on

on saturday we threw jayden his first laua for his first birthday. we may have not had hula dancers, but it was still a hit. good food, good weather, good music, good was a great day. everything was perfect, except for one thing...there was no birthday boy. where was the birthday boy?!

well, i guess it is his party and he can sleep if he wants to.

we gave out leis to everybody even though the majority already came in hawaiian attire.

well well well, look who decided to show up at his own party. actually, i woke him up. i didn't dare sing happy birthday, eat birthday cake, and crack open the pinata without him there. he wasn't exactly happy with my decision. his gnarly bed head speaks for itself.

quinn manning the pinata and obviously having the time of his life.

there's the smile i love! giving jayden a few minutes to wake up and a turn at the pinata brought that famous smile back to his face.

i was impressed by the j man for not touching the flame of the candle when we were singing happy birthday to him, but when it came time to eat the cake, i was a little offended. not one bite, not even one taste was eaten! at first i thought that maybe he just didn't care for pineapple upside down cake, but even when i put a cupcake on his plate, with party frosting and all, he still didn't eat it. he finally got himself to at least touch the desserts and smear it all over himself...but never in his mouth. i guess quinn has taught him well.

happy birthday baby boy! we love you! and thank you to all of our friends who came to party with us and helped us get our hula on.

Friday, June 5, 2009

it's your birthday! gonna party like it's your birthday!

he may be sippin' formula instead of bacardi on his birthday, but this kid is livin' it up just like 50 cent! i think in these pictures he's trying to say, "all the ladies in the club let me see your hands in the air, and wave 'em like you just don't care!"

this morning we crept into j-dog's bedroom, video cam in hand, and belted out a loud and beautiful 50 cent version of "it's your birthday" to our baby boy who is turning one today. he had the biggest smile on his face and it hasn't left since he woke up.
the sunglasses and shirt are a few of his presents. i particularly love the shirt.

today we are going to church hill downs to watch the horse races and tomorrow will be his big birthday laua. stay tuned for party pictures.

this post is dedicated to hilary who began the whole tradition of blaring 50 cent's "its your birthday" early in the morning on your birthday, every year. we love and miss you like crazy!

and if you haven't seen the short slide show of jayden that we made for his birthday evites, you can go to this website to watch it:

(oh, and walking! phew, he did it before his first birthday...only by a couple days).

Monday, June 1, 2009

oh baby

my babie's turning 1 in 4 days! excuse me while i get myself a tissue.