Thursday, June 25, 2009

Taylor's First Haircut

Could she be any cuter???? I think not!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I'm In Love...

...but it's not what you think...

I am in love with my nieces! I can't believe how much I love them... it's truely overwhelming! The past few times I have gone to my parents, I have Taylor stay the night for a slumber party. Last slumber party, she kept asking me for the slumber party.... She doesn't quite get that it's a "situation" and not a game or toy! haha She's so cute!

The first slumber party we had we played well into the night and watched Kung Fu Panda, which is pretty much her favorite movie. She tells you what is going to happen before it happens! Love it... anyway, we went to bed late, reading books before we fell asleep. Taylor woke up once in the middle of the night asking me if we could read books. haha. Obviously I told her no and to go back to sleep, which she did. I was very lucky as Taylor slept until 9am! Tiff was jealous btw! hehe

The second slumber party was much like the first. Games, Kung Fu Panda, reading books, waking up in the middle of the night and asking me if I could read books. The difference this time: Taylor woke up 6:45am!!! (Tiff was giggling this time). So we got up and found my mom downstairs just snuggled up on the couch. Taylor crawled in with her. I asked my mom if I could go back to bed and if she could watch Taylor... she said no. haha - It was worth it though!

And of course, Hannah is a joy as well! We play with toys and I especially like the ones with music because she dances and smiles really big! And bathtime is always fun with both girls!

Here are a few pics of the girls from recent trips home... (some of the pics there is some red eye... couldn't remove it before I posted)...

Hannah's happy smile and her cute little tongue sticking out!
This was at the first slumber party and Taylor saw me wearing
my hair band and washing my face and she wanted to do the
same so we put the hair band in and washed her face, too!

Hannah having a great time!

Taylor hanging out!

Video of Hannah having fun with the Jelly the Cat!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Just for fun...

What is one fun thing
one serious thing
that you want to accomplish in your life?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Um... I'm not a runner

So, I realized that while running is okay and I can do it, it's not my favorite form of exerices. I prefer variety and I need something more realistic. I know not everyone is the same as me; some people can run their 3-4 miles a day, every day and they love it!

I have found other ways to stay active; ways that I enjoy staying active long term. The first thing is hockey. I have been playing a few times per week and I will be on a team this coming winter. That is definitely a workout!

The other things I do now are an ab/cardio video and some interval training at work w/friends.

Here is the interval routine that I do and really think anyone can do (even my mom! hehe) and it's very realistic; you get a good cardio workout, work your abs, and can even read or chat w/a friend for most of it!

There are 3 steps (after you do a few minute warm-up of course):

Step 1: walk quickly for 8 minutes (I walk about 4.0 mph)
Step 2: sprint as fast as you reasonably can for 30 seconds (I go between 8.0 -8.5 mph)
Step 3: run/jog for 90 seconds (I go between 6.0 and 6.5 mph)

**Steps 1-3 take 10 minutes to complete... you will want to repeat 4 or 5 times**

When you are done be sure to take a few minutes to cool off.

*Be sure to consult your Physician before starting any workout routine*

Thursday, June 4, 2009

45 things

1. Do you like blue cheese salad dressing? Never had it, never want to.

2.Have you ever smoked heroin? no... And I didn't know you smoked it? Don't you shoot it?

3. Do you own a gun? No.

4. What's your favorite drink at Starbucks? 6 pump, non-fat, no whip, white mocha

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? depends

6. What do you think of hot dogs? ewwwww... don't eat 'em.

7. Favorite Christmas song? Carol of the Bells

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? water

9. Can you do pushups? not real ones... I can do the girls ones

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? my toe ring

11. Favorite hobby? playing ice hockey

12. Do you have A.D.H.D? Nope

13.What's one trait that you hate about yourself? bad memory

14. Middle name? Renee

15. 2 thoughts right now? I should be going to bed but I'm clearly not; I can't wait to see my nieces tomorrow!

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? water, cherry coke zero, Crystal Light

17. Daily routine you hate right now? having to study for my insurance test

18. How did you bring in the New Year (2009)? Don't think I'm a loser please, but I was alone in my room watching Friends and didn't realize it was the new year until my friends in CA called me to wish me happy new year!

19. What is your biggest beef? When people complain and there is a logical solution but they would rather complain than fix it.

20. What age would you like to be? If I could stay 27 forever.... sure why not.

21. Do you like to travel? It's my middle name... oh wait, I just said my middle name is Renee... let's just say that in a recent 14 month time frame, I went to about 12 destinations by flying...

22. Name three people who will complete this? um, it's a blog so no idea

23. Do you own slippers? yes - I think so? I never wear them

24. What color shirt are you wearing? Red - a State Farm shirt!!!

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? I don't think I have. I like flannel in the winter and cotton in the summer though.

26. Can you whistle? yes - barely - definitely not a tune

27. Favorite color? pink!!

28. Would you be a pirate? for a day or two, but I'd be the nice kind!

29. What songs do you sing in the shower? whatever is on the radio.... I play the radio when I shower

30. Favorite girl's name? tough one... if I gave birth to a girl tomorrow, I would name her Eleanor Grace probably

31. Favorite boy's name? again, if I gave birth to a boy tomorrow, I'd name him David Harry

32. What's in your pocket right now? no pockets

33. What is the last thing that made you laugh? My roommate throwing away the vanilla instead of opening it when it was handed to her.

34. Best bed sheets as a child? probably my pink ones with hearts...

35. Worst injury you've ever had? Haven't really been too injured (knock on wood)... oh wait, got hit by a car as a pedestrian once... that bummed my shoulder out for a while.

36. Do you love where you live? Absolutely!

37. How many TVs do you have in your house? 2

38. Who is your loudest friend? Rachel... for sure... hands down hehe

39. How many pets do you have? NONE! TG!

40. Does someone have a crush on you? on me... yeah... sigh.

41. What is your favorite book? Liability Insurance

42. Favorite candy? Mini and Plain M&M's

43. Favorite Sports Team? MN Wild

44. What were you doing 12 AM last night? Sleeping!!! yay!!!

45. What was the first thing that you thought of when you awakened this morning? I like the tune to my alarm clock... it's very catchy and cute! hehe

**Consider yourself tagged if you wanna do this survey too!**

Monday, June 1, 2009

dear jessica has moved

At the suggestion of my aunt pup, I have created a new blog just for "dear jessica" -
Click on the link at the top, right of this blog to head on over to the new "dear jessica" blog.
Comment moderation will always be turned on so you can ask a question in any comment field.
"dear jessica" blog will stay alive so long as you keep asking questions... have fun!