Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

We had a wonderful christmas complete with family, great food, and family. I don't think you can get any closer to a perfect day than that. The day started with the usual breakfast at mom and dads and then was followed by some gift opening. Scott completely spoiled and suprised me by buying a professional chefs knife! I have wanted one for a long time but could never bring myself to spend the money. Now that I have been using it all day I can't believe I didn't get one a long time ago! I also got an awesome cook book and a chia indoor herb garden...nerdy I know but I thought it was awesome.

jack was spoiled by both grandparents as you can see...he loves this little walker thing! Jack loves snuggly things and puppies so scott and I got him this cute puppy from build-a-bear...now he has the best of both worlds!

I hope you all had a day filled with happiness and warmth...Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

a quick note...

I just realized that I have it set so only those with google accounts can leave comments. I have changed that setting so now all of you who don't have google accounts can comment as you so desire.

7 weeks and counting!

For those of you who don't see me on a regular basis I thought I would fill you in on progress of our upcoming little one. I have seven weeks left until I am scheduled for C-section and I am looking forward to having this little girl here. I feel great but worn out. I have spent the last two weeks finishing my last semester of college and working 10 hours a day (no exaggeration there) since it is a busy time of year for UPS. I am looking forward to kind of relaxing for next little while until we get to meet this little ray of sunshine! I am measuring a little small and so is the baby but she appears to be healthy, which is all we really care about. I will keep you all posted as the weeks go on...but until then, enjoy the holidays!

something to brighten your day...

Jack is especially happy in the morning. If this doesn't put a smile on your face I don't know what will.

Monday, December 17, 2007

To a wonderful man...

I just walked in the door from work, a ten hour day actually which can drain any pregnant woman. I put Jack to bed and pause to notice that the house is clean, laundry is done, and everything is in perfect order. Sometimes I get caught up in the business of life, work, and school and forget to give credit to the man in my life that keeps me going. I have always known that scott Springer was an amazing man but sometimes I feel like I fail to give him the credit he truly deserves.
-I get a wonderful Backscratch and/or foot rub every night before bed...though that doesn't seem like much, it means the world to me after a long day on my feet.

-Scott does all the laundry in the house and actually the majority of "tidying".

-He is a wonderful father whose face always lights up to see his little guy jack. I work during the day so he has been playing "mom". Though I hate being away from my little guy I feel completely at ease knowing that they are home playing ball, and taking naps together on the bed.

- Scott can always put a smile on my face no matter what kind of day I am having.

-though he may come across as sort of a jokester, scott is an absolute softy.

I really could go on for ever about scott but I am sure many people are about to vomit. So to all of you wonderful husbands and fathers out there that do your best on a daily basis...props to you, know that the women in your life appreciate all you do!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


I have been tagged by my friend mac and so I guess I am supposed to tell you all 6 unusual things about myself. What I am about to share is pretty bizarre so brace yourself. If you have previously looked at me in a perfect light go ahead and visit the next blog on your list, if not then feel free to read ahead...enjoy
1. I am not sure at what point in my life I developed this odd habit, but I have a slight case of OCD. My body needs symmetry at all times which makes for some weird habits. Let me enlighten you...
- If one of my fingers or hands gets wet I have to get the other one wet
- I hate shoes that tie becuase I can never seem to get the same "tightness" on both feet.
- If I am walking up stairs or doing something where my muscles are being used I have to
use my muscles equally on each side... so when I pull a muscle or have a charlie horse you can imagine my anxiety
- I have been known to dip my dry foot in a puddle if I accidently step one foot in already.
- I am a weirdo when it comes to my hair being even on each side...ask my hair stylist julie, my hair cuts often have comments like this, "I think this side is a little longer." "this side feels a little thicker than this one"...sorry julie, I appreciate your patience.

scott knows about this oddity of mine and sometimes just to tease me he will come up to me and lick one of my cheeks, immediately I react by licking my finger and wiping it on my other cheek. When he playfully slaps my rear-end he knows that if he doesn't slap right in the middle he has to slap me on the other side to even things out.

This habit of mine doesn't interfere with my life and I rarely notice that I do it so those of you worried, don't be!

2. I have a secret fear of people that are severely handicap. When I was little we had a girl that lived next door who was handicapped and couldn't walk so she would crawl around. She also couldn't talk. As a small child imagine playing tag in the yard with a teenager who couldn't talk and crawled, and fast might I add. I know this is an irrational fear and to make me not seem like a horrible person to all reading this, you should know that to get over my fears I have spent plenty of time volunteering at the training school and peer tutoring the special needs kids.

3. I love food and love to cook, but I am a picky eater. I have never liked peppers, tomatoes, or onions and probably never will. I hate mexican food. I don't like the texture or taste of bananas and think they ruin a smoothie or fruit salad. I have never liked vegetables very much but am really trying to broaden my horizons with a new found love of cooking. I know this is all very childish and I know I am doomed to have a child who is even pickier than myself, but what can you do?!?

4. I am incredibly cheap. I rarely buy anything unless it is on sale or I know it is an amazing deal. I price compare everything at the store...and just so you all know sometimes more in the box doesn't mean it's cheaper!! I have the worst buyers remorse especially when it comes to clothing and accessories, which is why I just never buy! I am hoping that this "cheapness" of mine will subside a little as soon as scott and I are at a more stable financial point in our lives, but I highly doubt it will ever go away completely. I guess it really isn't the worst thing in the world either!

5. I absolutely have loved school and the excuse it gives me learn new things. I just graduated and I am really sad that I will no longer sit at the feet of amazing teachers on a daily basis soaking in all of their knowledge and experience.

6. I am a little kid when it comes to candy and sweet stuff. Every time I go to washington I take my nieces to this little candy store and let them pick out their favorite treats. though this make look like a cool aunt my motives are purely selfish...I just want an excuse to go and buy a pound of sour candy and not look like an idiot.

well there you have it everyone...I hope you enjoyed this rather long journey into my personal insanity. I now tag my sister amber, melody, emily and jessica crapo