Monday, August 25, 2008

Random 100

I totally stole this from Amanda.

1. I have random desires to start sewing, but when the chance presents itself, I blow it off.
2. I can wiggle my ears.
3. I love shopping, only when I already know what I want, and where it is already. I get annoyed really quickly otherwise.
4. I don't really like nursing Mark. I don't mind the bonding part, but I hate the hassle.
5. I am extremely self conscious about nursing around other people, or when I am out in public.
6. I have a very hard time going to sleep, but once I am out, I sleep deeply.
7. When the alarm goes off, I am up.
8. I hate the snooze button.
9. I like having extra time for anything.
10. I have used my son to leave awkward situations.
11. I hate when people use too much syrup on pancakes or waffles.
12. I understand both sides of political views, and I don't blame people for liking who they do.
13. I am usually quiet when in a large group of people. I like hearing what they have to say.
14. I hate mice, but not because they are furry rodents, but because they annoyed the living daylights out of me.
15. I have decent shot with a rifle.
16. My favorite Christmas present was my semiautomatic .22 rifle from Ethan our first Christmas.
17. I love to read.
18. I love Arby's Chicken Bacon Swiss Sandwiches.
19. I love Christmas time.
20. I start listening to Christmas music ridiculously early, like October early.
21. I love giving the perfect gift.
22. I love seeing new things, but absolutely hate the traveling to get there.
23. I wear hearing aids, and am not ashamed of it or try to hide it.
24. I will lay on the floor with a pillow and blanket and let Mark climb all over me, while trying to get another 20 minutes of sleep.
25. I love my hair.
26. I love disney songs.
27. I like to sing along with music, but usually don't know the words for the song.
28. I have seen just about every episode of Law and Order SVU, House, and Bones.
29. I was never fond of babysitting.
30. I will dress up for any occasion.
31. I like make up.
32. I love to relax in the tub with a good book, with Lavender vanilla bathsalts.
33. I love my engagement ring.
34. My wedding band is a $15 CTR ring. (my choice)
35. I enjoyed living out in Utah, but will never move there permanently.
36. I have never had a job I didn't like.
37. I cried when I watched the movie "Charly", but didn't like the book.
38. I love to kiss Mark's forehead when he is asleep in my lap.
39. I love to ride the riding lawn mower at my Mom's house.
40. I always have chocolate in my house.
41. Laundry is my favorite chore.
42. I hate small cups.
43. I rarely eat beef.
44. I love rabbits!!!!
45. I don't want a dog.
46. I like playing the piano, but hate learning new music.
47. I purposely didn't tell my second singles ward that I could play piano, until I already had a calling somewhere else.
48. I enjoy basic math.
49. I hate science with a passion.
50. I love doing behind the scene stuff.
51. I love unusual, but classy earrings.
52. I love hanging out with Alan.
53. Candles are awesome.
54. Pictures are great.
55. I hate all picture that have me with a double chin.
56. I don't like mayo.
57. Oreos without milk are a sin.
58. Vanilla ice cream is too plain, it must have something with it
59. My favorite smell is fresh clean laundry.
60. I don't like cooking that often, but love a good dessert recipe.
61. Absolutely hate throwing up to the point that I kept myself from doing it for 9 years.
62. I didn't have morning sickness.
63. Was surprised to find out that we were having a boy when I had the ultrasound. I seriously thought it was going to be a girl.
64. I like musicals.
65. I knocked out the male lead during opening night performance in my senior high school musical. I was in charge of the flys.
66. I love the power that headsets give.
67. I laughed until I cried watching the show Wipeout.
68. I am a facebook, and blogging junkie.
69. I want to get back into school.
70. I don't have a clue what I want to get into anymore though.
71. I loved that Ethan got a new job and isn't working for his family anymore.
72. I love to watch Ethan play with Mark.
73. I was named best Studio Techie my senior year for BTTV.
74. I love all cameras.
75. I am a good trainer, and have trained others at almost all of my jobs. Even if it was supposed to be someone else job, the managers would have me do it.
76. I was trying to get hired onto a cruiseline, just weeks before Ethan proposed.
77. I got engaged after being on only 2 dates with Ethan.
78. I love to hear other peoples proposal stories.
79. Want to smack teenagers that smoke.
80. I have found that most stereotypes to be true.
81. Sunchips are my favorite.
82. I love Christmas trees!!!
83. I like giving Mark mohawks.
84. I prefer Ethan with a beard.
85. I miss peanut butter. (Mark's allergic)
86. Wish my hair was longer.
87. I like being a stay at home mom, but love that I still work a couple nights a week.
88. Hate it when people don't wear the right size clothes.
89. I love cuddling with Ethan.
90. Wasn't that surprised when he proposed.
91. Never had a boyfriend. I did date, but not one of them was one that I wanted to have a relationship with.
92. Hate Mark's birthday, the poor kid has a horrible birthday, Dec. 23.
93. I love throwing Mark into the air.
94. Garage sale junkie.
95. Don't mind public speaking.
96. I hate it when people think that I got knocked up before I got married.
97. I get really annoyed seeing people just throw their lives away over and over again.
98. I love Chicken Marsala.
99. Hate hearing parents limiting their children to only certain things that they find acceptable.
100. I would rather be barefoot than wear the cutest shoes.

Friday, August 22, 2008

House Bidding!!!!

We will be bidding on a house TODAY!!!! We will not find out the results until Monday, but if you could keep us in your prays while we are bidding, we would really appreciate it!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Random Fun

YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car): Muffin Elantra

YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fav hobby/craft, fav weather element + “Tour”): The Reading Sunny Tour

YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie): Peanut Butter Fudge Thin Mint

YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name): Mfik

YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal): Blue Rabbit

YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born): Holly Pittsburgh

YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first): Fikma

SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink): The Green Cream Soda

STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy): Sangria whatumacalit

WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names): Anderson Leonard

WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): Bailey Buffalo

SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower): Christmas Lilly

CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”): Strawberry Jeanie

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

To Wean or not to Wean

Warning: Might be too much information for some.

Mark is 7 1/2 months old. They say that babies usually start getting their teeth between 6 to 10 months. He has 4 already. That is pretty fast for that many. I did however find out that on my side of the family that isn't the least bit uncommon. My older sister, Vanessa, got her first one at 3 months. Now her youngest, Caleb, 3 1/2 months old, just got his first one.

What do all these teeth mean to me? Nursing is a real pain. At first, he would bite, a lot. Not on purpose, most of the time. There were a few times, when the giggling afterwards was enough of clue to his enjoyment at my pain. Moving on, when he finally caught on to biting means, no more nursing, he stopped. But what happens next, the top two teeth come in. While he is actually teething, he likes to chew. Not on chew toys though, heaven forbid. He really doesn't like them at all.

With all this, I have considered weaning him for good. He eats solid foods rather well, and I know he could live off that, with out too much trouble, but then there is the part of "Mommy's milk is the best for ME!" bit. How do people decide when it is best? I have heard people say their own kids would stop themselves, others went through a very long weaning process, and some if the kid could still be nursing, they would. Then how to do it, slow weaning off, cold turkey, leave for the weekend and hope the kid doesn't notice that hey, no milk? One thing for sure, I will stop at the one year mark, if I don't stop sooner.

There are pro's for both sides.
The pro's for stopping:
1. No more awkard moments of feeding around random people.
2. No more worrying about whether I am wearing the right clothes, or covered up with a blanket for the moment. (Blanket feeding is extremely annoying)
3. No more being a chew toy.
4. And honestly, I don't enjoy it all that much, so stopping period just seems better.
5. Since he has started crawling, he likes to try crawling while eating, meanwhile taking me with him. Very painful.

Pros for sticking with it :
1. Its healthier for him.
2. It can be convenient, no making up a bottle, no cleaning up the mess, no making sure its the right temperature.............
3. It's still a bonding thing.
4. He still really likes it.
5. Its great at calming him down.

Let me know what you think.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Its official, Mark has mastered crawling. He has been attempting for a couple of weeks now, but tonight, he tried to steal Ethan's hotdog. He is mobile. This is going to be interesting. Not only is he crawling, he can sit himself up anytime he wants, is pulling himself up to standing position, and furniture walking. He has cut his fourth tooth last Tuesday and this week has been a constant source of amazement for me. Don't mind me, this is a totally bragging blog. My little guy is growing so fast!