Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy July!

July was an eventful month for us! We headed to Idaho Falls for the 4th of July, which also happens to be our niece Aubrey's birthday. We spent the day with Trevor's family and saw some great fireworks (IF puts on a good show! Check it out sometime.)
In the middle of the month, we bid farewell to our dear friends the Farnsworths. They left for Texas so Jake could begin grad school, but only after some appropriate partyin'. We all met at the Crockett's for pizza, then the girls watched So You Think You Can Dance while the boys played Star Wars: Epic Duels. Classic. We already miss them.
Then we headed off to Oakley (Trevor's hometown in Idaho) for their Pioneer Day Celebration. (For all you non-Utahns, it's a state holiday on the 24th of July...and Oakley celebrates it, too.) Trevor and two of his brothers played in a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and basically whomped on all the other teams they played (except 2). They were exhausted after 8 games, but really they were awesome. We also enjoyed a family reunion and a cousin's wedding reception, where we got to see lots of other babies. :)

Update on Cassie: She is smiling a lot more (for real!) now and she's doing a pretty good job of sleeping through the night. We discovered that she sleeps a lot better when she's close to us, so we moved her Pack 'n Play next to our bed. It's working out well so far. She sleeps really well when it's noisy: so far she's slept through two fireworks shows and one parade. She's alert more often and is finally big enough to fit into most of her 0-3 month clothes. Yay!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


What was I doing 10 years ago:
Lots of fun summer activities: Girl's Camp and CJH Madrigals boating trips stand out

What is on my to-do list for today?
Go to Macey's
Make chicken salad and fill croissants
Baby shower for a friend :)
Clean part of the computer desk (what a mess!)

What are 3 quirky habits of mine?
1. I always get out everything I need before I make any food...or ask Trevor to make any food. If I ask him to make juice, he'll go searching for the can and the pitcher, and I'll forget to tell him I already got them out.
2. I have to hug a pillow when I go to bed. The habit began in pregnancy and just stuck.
3. I quote "The Office" all the time.

3 Things You might not know about me:
1. I play the piano, the violin, and I sing- I took private lessons for 12 years, 8 years, and 7 years respectively.
2. I love to travel. I've been to most of the states in the U.S. (at least 32) and 8 foreign countries.
3. My nerdy passion is Broadway musicals. I love going to see them (in New York...or a local production if I can't make it to NYC), I have lots of Broadway music books, and I love to be in them, even though I'm not a very good actor.

Four Movies/TV shows I love:
1. The Office
2. So You Think You Can Dance
3. American Idol
4. That Thing You Do

Four Books I Love:
1. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
2. The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan
3. The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
4. Children of the Dustbowl by Jerry Stanley

Four Jobs I've Had:
1. Dick's Market Deli
2. Accompanist and musical director, Youth Theatre at the U (U of U)
3. Peer Mentor, Freshman Academy (BYU)
4. Choir Teacher, Dixon Middle School

Five Places I've Lived:
1. Houston, Texas
2. Centerville, Utah
3. Provo, Utah- 7 different apartments...does that count?

Five of My Favorite Foods:
1. Pasta- especially Carrabba's
2. Yogurt
3. Shrimp Tacos- Bajio
4. Chicken Green Chile Stuffed Quesadilla- Bajio
5. My mother-in-law's raspberry shakes...mmm!

Five Bloggers I'm Tagging:
Hmm...anyone who hasn't been tagged yet and really wants to do this, you are officially tagged!