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Friday, October 31, 2008

72 things about Nikki

Do you have any pets?not unless you count the random bugs that get into the house
What color shirt are you wearing?grey
Name three things that are physically close to you:laptop, cd case, books
What is the last book you read?Twilight Series
Are you or were you a good student?I was an okay student
What's your favorite sport?I like to watch Basketball and Football on occassion
Do you enjoy sleeping late?yeah, but that doesn't happen very often
What's the weather like right now?cold
Who tells the best jokes?um...I don't think anyone really tells jokes
What was the last thing you dreamed about?moving and renovating a warehouse loft apartment
Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed?yes I drive and no I've never crashed
Do you believe in karma?I believe that what goes around comes around
Do you believe in luck?not really
Do you like your eggs scrambled or sunny side up?scrambled
Do you collect anything? If so, what?movies, cds, books, t-shirts,
Are you proud of yourself?sure why wouldn't I be?
Are you reliable?yes
Have you ever given money to a bum?no, I prefer to give food or clothing
What's your favorite food?food that is good :)
Have you ever had a secret admirer?I don't know you would have to find him to ask him because if I knew about it it wouldn't be a secret would it?
Do you like the smell of gasoline?no, I'm not really fond of the smell
Do like to draw?draw no. doodle yeah if I'm bored
What's your favorite invention?electricty I guess since without it I couldn't listen to music, play online, or watch movies
Is your room messy?no
What do you like better: oranges or apples?I like to eat apples, but I like the smell of oranges
Do you give in easily?I don't think so
Are you a good guesser?yeah, most of the time I am
Can you read other people's expressions?I'm pretty good at it most of the time
Are you a bully?depends, ask my husband I'm sure he thinks I am sometimes lol
Do you have a job?yes more than one in fact (Mom, Wife, Nanny, Pampered Chef Consultant)
What time did you wake up this morning?too early (6am)
What did you eat for breakfast this morning?scrambled eggs and toast with tea
When was the last time you showered?this afternoon
What do you plan on doing tomorrow?don't know yet
What's your favorite day of the week and why?Sunday because it's the only day that Todd is off for the whole day and we can hang out as a family
Do you have any nicknames?um..Nikki is my nickname
Have you ever been scuba diving?nope
What's your least favorite color?uh...I don't have one I don't think
Is there someone you have been constantly thinking about? If yes, who?yes, my husband.
Would you ever go skydiving?yeah it would be an adventure
What toothpaste do you use?Crest I think but I don't really know it was whatever was on sale and we had a coupon for
Do you enjoy challenges?yes, I like a good challenge
What's the worst injury you have had?I guess it would be the burns I got from working in the college cafeteria when I dropped a pizza pan on my arm and got burned.
What's the last movie you saw?Forgetting Sarah Marshall
What do you want to know about the future?nothing I don't mind not knowing what is going to happen next
What does your last text message say?recieved says - K Sent it says- Call me later
Who was the last person you spoke over the phone to?myhusband
What's your favorite school subject?none since I'm not in school
What's your least favorite school subject?none since I'm not in school
Would you rather have money or love?love but money is necessary to live
What is your dream vacation?lately I've been dreaming of going to Europe
What is your favorite animal?Bears
Do you miss anyone right now?not right at this moment no
What's the last sporting event you watched?Horse racing last weekend I think
Do you need to do laundry?proabably there's always laundry to do
Do you listen to the radio?sometimes
Where were you when 9/11 happened?in a college class
What do you do when vending machines steal your money?get upset like everyone else does
Have you ever caught a butterfly?not on purpose no
What color are your bed sheets?slate blue or something like that
What's your ringtone?my general ringtone is Can't Stop The World by Gavin Rossdale but I have other ringtones for other people
Who was the last person to make you laugh?my son Sam
Do you have any obsessions right now?Twilight and all things Twilight
Do you like things that glow in the dark?I don't have anything against them
What's your favorite fruity scent?strawberries I guess
Do you watch cartoons?yeah, I have a 2 year old so yeah we watch a lot of Spongebob
Have you ever sat on a roof?yes
Have you ever been to a different country?yes
Name three things in the world you dislike:people who have no consideration for others thoughts or feelings, having to get up before you really want to in the morning, and political ads ( I mean really do we have to do so much bashing of each other?)
Name three people in the world you dislike:um, I don't think so
Has a rumor even been spread about you?yeah I went to highschool so I'm sure there was stuff that was said that wasn't true but that happens to anyone who goes to high school
Do you like sushi?its raw fish so no
Do you believe in magic?like magic shows and fun stuff sure
Do you hold grudges?i'm human so I'm going to say yes even though I don't try to
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Last time

Okay one last IPod survey and then I promise I'll find something else to do the next time I'm bored.

Go to your music player, set it to shuffle/random, and answer the following questions with the title of the FIRST song that you skip to each time.

No cheating!

[I like that it says that. Like I might be ashamed of some of the songs on my iPod. Pssshaaawwww. I'm not ashamed. Not really.]

If you reached the top of Mount Everest, you would shout:
Shake It by Metro Station

The next time you stand up in front of a group of people, you'll say:
Gone by Switchfoot

Your favorite thing to say when drunk is:
Country Comfort by Keith Urban

Your message to the world:
Good Man by India Arie

When you think of your best friend you think:
Just My Imagination by The Cranberries

Your deepest secret:
Lover Man by Chris Botti

Your innermost desire:
Solong by Musiq

Your oldest memory makes you think:
No Doubt by Nivea

Somewhere in your wedding vows, you should have included:
Endless Nights by Richard Marx

On your deathbed, you'll whisper:
The Way You Look Tonight by Michael Buble

Your friends say behind your back:
Twenty-Four by Switchfoot

You say behind your friends' back:
Nobody Drinks Alone by Keith Urban (hmm..that is the second time Keith Urban has come up in regards to a drinking question)

Your opinion of Blogging:
FutureSex/Lovesound by Justin Timberlake

When you wake up in the morning, you mutter:
Change by Joss Stone intro by Vinnie Jones (its a 30 second spoken clip which is actually very fitting for this question)

If you found yourself lost on a desert island, you'd yell:
Peace On Earth by U2

Right now, your feelings are:
Adding To The Noise by Switchfoot

What's your excuse for reposting this music survey?:
I Wish I Knew by Mariah Carey (lol well at least the title is appropriate)

Your life's soundtrack:
But Not For Me by Rod Stewart

The day you fell in love was the day that:
Everyday by Bon Jovi (this song actually fits really well)

Your farewell message to the readers of this music survey:
Something To Be by Rob Thomas

More on my life according to my IPod

I'm bored so here we go with another IPod music survey thing. I'm sure the only thing you all are learning is that I have a diverse range of music that I listen to.

Put your iPod on shuffle and note the first 15 songs

1. How does the world see you? Round About Way by George Strait

2. Will I have a happy life? Bonedriven by Bush

3. What do my friends really think of me? Little Black Girl by Rebekah

4. Do people secretly lust after me? Worlds Apart by Bruce Springsteen

5. How can I make myself happy? Showtime by Nelly Furtado

6. What should I do with my life? Walnut Tree by Keane

7. What is some good advice for me? Low by Cold Play (I guess I need to see the world in black and white)

8. How will I be remembered? Unforgiven by Creed

9. What is my signature dancing song? Music by Madonna (ha ha this is funny since I don't dance, but hey at least it's at least a dance song)

10. What do I think my current theme song is? Boys by Britney Spears (oh goodness lol)

11. What does everyone else think my current theme song is? One Wild Night by Bon Jovi

12. What song will play at my funeral? Superstar by Usher

13. What type of men/women do you like? Open Skies by David Crowder Band

14. What is my day going to be like? Out of My Mind by John Mayer Trio

15. What will tomorrow bring? Anything by Ordinary by Avril Lavigne

Sunday, October 26, 2008

This is my life or so my IPod says anyways

Turn it on and use the shuffle feature to answer each question.

This is my life according to my IPod. I must admit some of these songs are pretty fitting when you think of the questions and some of them don't fit at all and are funny. Anyways it's kinda fun and it gave me something to do that was relaxing and fun or about 30 minutes or so since I actually listened to the songs entirely for each question.

1. IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY?" YOU SAY? It's Not Over by Daughtry

2. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF? Ballad Of Billy Jo McKay by Shawn Mullins

3. WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL? U Still Got It (Interlude) by Jamie Foxx

4. HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? Love Letter by Bonnie Raitt

5. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE? Feelings Show by Cobie Caillat

6. WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO? So What Does it all Mean by West, Gould, & Fitzgerald from the Walk to Remember Soundtrack

7. WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU? Life in the D by Brendan Benson

8. WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU? Funny Honey by Renee Zellweger and John C. Riley from the Chicago Soundtrack
***apparently they think I'm dumb lol***

9. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT OFTEN? Out of Breath by Lifehouse

10. WHAT IS 2 + 2? Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father) by Lindsay Lohan
***Yes, I have a Lindsay Lohan song my IPod what's it to you? lol***



13. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY? Take It From Here by Jusin Timberlake

14. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? Goodbye by Natalie Imbruglia


16. WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING? Lie...It's Airtight by Bo Bice
***um. hmm.. so much wrong with this not even sure what to say***

17. WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL? Nature Boy by David Bowie from the Moulin Rouge Soundtrack

18. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS? Paradise by Bruce Springsteen

19. WHAT IS YOUR SECRET VICE? True Colors by Phil Collins

20. WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST? Making Memories of Us by Keith Urban

21. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR? Luxurious by Gwen Stefani
***maybe I'm afraid I wont ever get there lol***

22. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET? Talk to Her by India Arie


24. WHAT IS YOUR THEME SONG? Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police

25. HOW IS LIFE TREATING YOU? Misery by Pink Feat. Steven Tyler
***yeah that is about right I've been sick and feeling low so I guess this is appropriate***

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Well it seems that our house got hit with the sick bug. Not fun. I don't know how we got it, but it's no fun and has put a kink in our daily plans. Yesterday was the first day of the sickness so we will see how long this lasts. In case you are wondering this is what is going on-runny nose, headaches, aches, chills, fever, and possibly ear ache (not really sure since Sam is tugging on his ear but that could be because his throat is a little raw too though). Anyways lets hope this passes pretty quickly.

While we aren't feeling well I thought it was appropriate to mention a few of the more fun things or whatnot that we have been doing or experiencing. We don't want to be all doom and gloom around here. :)

Sam is even more of talker than before. Now that more and more words are clear and we can actually understand more here are a few of my favorite things he's saying lately:

We were raking leaves in the yard -"Mom, uh oh tree fell" as he pointed to the falling leaves in the air.

"baby sister, baby Fe Fe"-He doesn't like to say Sophia or he can't so now he calls her Fe Fe which I find very cute and funny at the same time.

"Mom, kiss kiss"-randomly through out the day he'll ask me to give me a kiss and then points to his cheek. Silly boy.

"Mom look fish, #3, Elmo"--he likes to point out everything he knows to me when he watches his Elmo dvd. :)

Besides that stuff he likes to climb up and down out of his booster seat by himself, turn the radio on and off (especially if he doesn't like the song that is on), get up on the couch and sit next to you when you are watching tv, or taking his toy hammer and banging on the wall and then tell you "I fix". I guess we might have a future handyman on our hands. :)

Sophia is doing great. The girl really can't stand to be away from her brother for very long and has to be able to see what he is doing whenever she is awake. The girl is a rolling machine. She never stays in the same spot for very long and loves to cuddle with her blanket. She even likes to lift it up over her head and start giggling when she can't see you. This girl is going to be just as silly as her brother I can tell.

Anyways that's that. I'm going to try and rest and watch a little tv with the kiddos while we all try and recover a little bit. Say a prayer for Todd as he has to work -luckly he's feeling better than I am so thats good, but I know that he would rather be home with us helping us get better than being at work.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall Break

This week was fall break for us. Not in the traditional since since I don't actually have kids in school or anything like that, but it was a break from watching Brookelynn for us. Sam and Sophia spent a lot of time hanging out in pj's, watching cartoons, and staying up late. We didn't go anywhere even though it would have been nice to get out with just my own two kiddos. I think Sam really enjoyed mommy being so flexible on when he had to go to bed at night. He's been a much happier kid this week. I'm not sure if that has to do with having a flexible schedule or because he didn't have to compete for my attention because Brookelynn wasn't around. I'm guessing it's a little of both.

While Sam has enjoyed his freedom to play what he wants without someone else dictating his activities I've been able to read. I'm sure you are all wondering how my new books are. I'm wondering that too as I haven't actually started reading them yet. I'm currently re-reading the Twilight series. I realize this might seem obsessive to some of you but I don't really care. I didn't set out to read the books again so soon, but Todd started reading the first book and one night while he was working on dinner I picked it up while I was waiting for him and started reading it again. I think I enjoyed it more the second time around. I'm currently on book 3 of the series and Todd finally finished the first book last night. I'm glad he just showed in interest in the books I was reading and committed to reading it despite his busy work schedule and his own interests. For those that are wondering why the heck I would read it again the answer is that in the most basic way it's a love story. I honestly think that is what keeps me interested (even the second time around).

Something fun that I've found is the playlist. You might have noticed it on my blog. I think that is kind of fun and have been trying to find songs that speak to me. It's just another way to let you guys get to know me a little bit. I think music is a powerful and that it often relects the mood or the feelings of the person listening to it. The list that you see today will continue to morph as I add more songs that speak to me or that I feel relect my personality. I'd be interested in seeing if any of you have a playlist yourself. I think it's fun to find what it is that others are listening to. Believe me the list today is no where near done as I really do love music and haven't really begun to scratch the surface.

I'll try and get some pictures up soon. I still haven't figured out how to move my itunes libary or my photos over from my dead laptop to the new one but I am hoping to figure it out soon. I did just discover that my new laptop has a built in memory card slot where I can upload photos from the memory card of my camera or my phone so I may play with that later and see what I can do. I have some fun pictures of the kids on my cell phone that would be neat to upload for you all to see.

Well, thats about that. I should get back to my pj clad kiddos and figure out what it is that we are going to do today. I should actually try and get a few things done that actually need to be done, but it's just so hard to do when it's so cool out and I just want to curl up on the couch with my book and my kiddos and just hang out.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

for my friend and neighbor

My friend and neighbor Robin asked me to do this on her blog so here it goes. I hope someone will do this besides me.

Here are the rules: You answer here in my comment section and then you post a blank one on your blog and see what everyone has to say.

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
26) No Question to answer.
27) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
28) Do you believe in ghosts?
29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30) Do you swear a lot?
31) Biggest pet peeve?
32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
34) Favourite and least favourite food?
35) Do you believe in G-d?
36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?

Fun things I'm loving:

Fun things I'm loving:

First off I have to tell you all that I love my new laptop. :) I'm so excited to have a laptop that works and yes it's a Dell. I know some of you are going to say that I should have gotten a mac, but that wasn't really an option for me. My Pampered Chef program doesn't work with macs since it was made for PC's specifically. I do love my new computer though.

Gavin Rossdale Wanderlust CD--I love this cd and have been listening to it so much that Sam now recognizes the music when it comes on the radio in the car and gets really excited and starts clapping.

I've just been able to order several books for myself with some of my earnings. I ordered The Host by Stephenie Meyer (the woman who wrote Twilight) and a series by Scott Westerfield called the Uglies. I really enjoyed reading Twilight and wanted to find some new books so I'm really excited to read these new books that others recommended to me. I'm also excited that I got a really awesome deal on the books on Oh and I'll make sure I let you all know what I think of the books after I get done reading them. :)

On a recommendation of a friend I am watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. At first I wasn't really that impressed but the story has gotten better and I'm enjoying it. I'm also enjoying having all my shows back every week (Eli Stone, Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty, Brothers and Sisters, How I met your mother, Private Practice and probably others that I'm forgetting)

The new Twilight movie coming out on 11.21.08. I haven't been this excited about a movie in a long time. I hope the movie is as good as the book. I'm also excited about Inkheart which comes out 01.23.09 and then the next Harry Potter movie 07.17.09 (how cool is it that it is coming out on my birthday?). I realize that I'm a dork. I love young adolescent books and their movie counterparts. It will be fun to see some new stuff and to see some of my favorite books on screen.

My new Twilight shirt. I actually bought myself a shirt and am very excited about it. It's just a t-shirt but it says - When you can live forever what do you live for?
I love t-shirts and wear them often so it'll be fun to add a new shirt into the rotation. lol.

Fall Weather:
I love it. It's nice to sleep with the windows open, wear a hoodie in the morning while the kids play outside, and getting to bake again. I love baking and the fall weather gives me ample chances to do it since it's not too hot and turning the oven on wont heat up the house too bad. :)

Sam has been asking to go to the potty which is great except he doesn't always want to actually go into the bathroom. Still exciting progress and a step in the right direction in potty training. Sam is also getting better at telling me when he wants to eat or when he wants a drink. I love that he can tell me what he wants most of the time without me trying to guess what it is that he wants. Oh and he has decided that he likes taking showers and not baths. I guess our little guy has decided that he is ready to be a big boy.

Sophia has been rolling over and wiggling like crazy. This girl wants to move and be apart of everything and gets so upset when she can't see what her big brother is up to or be with the big kids when we go outside to play. She is also very ticklish and loves to giggle and play with her toys.

Todd the most amazing man ever. He tells me he loves me all the time and helps out around the house even when he works 6 days a week. He's also very forgiving of me not cooking dinner and doesn't complain when he comes home and has to make dinner because I'm too tired or worn out from each days activities. He seriously is the best man ever and I'm so thankful for him.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Twilight Trailer

again I don't know how to make this site load videos. Anyways check out the third trailer and let me know what you think. I liked this trailer the best of the three that have been released and can't wait to see the movie. Yeah I'm a dork, but I don't care. :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sophia's 4 month check up

Sophia had her 4 month check up today. She did really well considering she had to have shots and all. Here's here stats along with some really cute pictures of my happy baby girl.

Length: 25 inches (she grew 2 inches in the last two months and is now in the 75%)
Weight: 13 lbs 13 ozs (she gained about 2 lbs in the last two months and is now in the 50%)
Head: went from 40.5 to 43 (now in the 90% was in the 75%--this girl is going to be a smart one! )

What are you doing Sam?

I love how baby toys are now played with by everyone. It seems Sam can't get enough of Sophia's toys.

New dishes

A week ago we all went up to Ikea and bought some new dishes. We decided it was time to replace our other ones. We wound up giving our old set to my sister Stephanie which was good since I guess she needed dishes. Anyways here are two pictures showing off our new dishes and one of the meals that I made the other night. (Tortellini, spinach, and lentils soup with beer batter was Yummy!)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

One last picture

Thank you everyone for being so patient with us as it has been awhile before we were able to upload pictures. (Are you happy now Jen?) If you get this on RSS feed or anything where it shows you the last update you'll want to make sure you check out all the other posts I've done today with the pictures so you don't miss out on anything. The final picture I'm posting tonight is of Todd and I on our date night. Yeah we were finally able to get a date night. The last time we went out it was snowing so that should tell you how long it had been since we had been able to break away for a short time.

More of Sophia

Thanks Missy for the blanket. Sophia loves if it you couldn't tell. :)


Please excuse me as I look awful in these pictures.

This big brother loves his little sister

Sophia is 4 months old

The one when Casey came to visit

Casey is a friend of Todd's who comes to visit twice a year. This was some of the fun stuff that went down this time. Sam of course took to Casey right away and was giving him kisses and being silly.

Fall is here