Monday, June 29, 2009

Random Questions

1. What bill do you hate paying the most?

Cable, I feel like it is a waste of money and would like to turn it off.

2. Do you miss being a child?

Yes! no bills, no jobs, no housework.

3. What chore do you hate the most?

doing the dishes, because it has to be done

4. Where was the last place you had a romantic dinner?

A teppanyaki restaurant in may to celebrate our anniversary.

5. If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be?

Buying our first house - we settled for one we didnt really want.

6. Name of your first grade teacher?

Mr. Cummins

7. What do you really want to be doing right now?

staying at a cabin in the woods

8. What did you want to be when you grew up?

A mom. I’m not a career minded person whatsoever.

9. How many colleges did you attend?

One. Go Sun Devils!

10. Why did you choose the shirt that you have on right now?

Because it’s easy to nurse in, and I spend most of the day nursing.

11. What are your thoughts on gas prices?

Way too high, but I doubt they'll ever go back down to a reasonable level. We are hoping to make our next car a hybrid.

12. Last thought before going to sleep last night?

Which time??? Baby woke me up countless times last night.

13. First thought when the alarm went off this morning?

I don't use an alarm clock...I have a human alarm that wants milk at all hours...

14. What famous person would you like to have dinner with?

Tom Hanks. He seems so nice and normal, I'd like to see if he really is.

15. Have you ever crashed your vehicle?

A few months after I got my license I made a left turn on a yellow light and a lady SPED UP to go through the light and hit me.

16. If you didn’t have to work, would you volunteer?

Probably at an animal shelter. I love animals.

17. Get up early or sleep in?

I like to wake up naturally, which is around 7 or 8 for me.

18. What is your favorite cartoon character?

I loved the wuzzles. Does anyone remember them?

19. When did you first start feeling old?

When I had my first daughter.

20. Favorite lunch meat?


21. What do you get every time you go into Target?

Hmmm...I don't think there is any one thing I buy there...usually a gift or card for someone else.

22. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?

Nope. I think it was meant by God to be a permanent relationship.

23. Favorite movie you wouldn’t want anyone to find out about?

Don't know

24. What’s your favorite drink?

Margaritas! But I don't have that very often, so I guess Cherry Limeade would be next.

25. Who from high school would you like to run into?

My childhood best friend.

26. What radio station is your car radio tuned to right now?

Either alternative or Christian.

27. Worst relationship mistake that you wish you could take back?

Dating my ex for so long...not smart to drag out an unhealthy relationship.

28. Have you ever had to use a fire extinguisher for its intended purposes?


29. Do you have a teddy bear?

Yes but I gave it to my daughter

30. Do you go to church?

I havent been since the end of my pregnancy, I need to get back into it.

31. How old are you?

28 - yikes!

Make This Monday - Lettuce Wraps With Dipping Sauce

For Filling
3/4 cup chopped carrot
1/3 cup chopped green onion
3/4 cup water chestnut
1 lb ground pork or chicken
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 head iceberg lettuce
1 cup cooked jasmine rice (optional)

For Dipping Sauce
1/2 teaspoon hoisin sauce
1/4 teaspoon chili paste with garlic
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Add vegetables to food processor until roughly diced. Add to skillet with sesame oil and saute until tender. Add pork and cook through, adding soy sauce as it cooks. Serve with lettuce, rice and dipping sauce. If you have extra meat filling leftover, it freezes very well.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Getting Out

So I braved the outside world today with both girls...a few mamas at church started a playgroup and I figured this would be a good way to start getting used to venturing out with two little ones. As must be required by the universe, baby had an explosive diaper just as I was strapping her into the carseat, and Princess 1 got quite upset at the delay as her sister screamed about the outfit change. We were half an hour late, but we made it, and I guess that is the important thing. Hopefully the more I do it the easier it will get.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


It has been wonderful to watch Princess 1 interact with her baby sister. She loves to kiss her and stroke her head. So far there doesnt seem to be any jealousy issues at all. I am an only child and always longed for a sister, so I hope that my two girls will be close and I look forward to watching their relationship develop as they get older.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Works for Me: Co-sleeping

Princess 2 arrived on June 1st! She is doing great and God has blessed me with an easy recovery from the c-section. I feel almost back to normal now.

But as we all know, anyone with a newborn is going to be low on sleep. With our first daughter,we had her sleep in a crib in our room. Hubby and I took turns getting up all night to feed her, rock her, and try to get her back to sleep. For three long months, we were both running on fumes.

This time we are doing thing differently. I am sleeping in our bed with the baby. She can nurse as she needs, and I can generally get back to sleep pretty quickly, averaging about 7 hours of sleep. Hubby doesnt mind sleeping in the guest room, as he is now getting at least 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Not bad for having a newborn in the house.

So for getting some rest, co-sleeping is working for us! Visit Kristen for more advice.