Sunday Drive

Mikey and I took Tucy on a drive yesterday. It was rainy and yucky, but we still wanted to get out of the house. So we drove down to Payson and then took the loop around the backside of Utah Lake home (which is Hwy 68 for any that are wondering).

Anyway, we are driving along this road and we encounter some standing water. It looks about 3 or 4 inches deep. That was kinda fun... Then we encounter more and more and even more standing water on this road. I gets to the point when there is so much water that we are driving through that we have to slow down to like 5 or 10 miles an hour because its so deep. We get through all the standing water and start ascending a bit to higher ground, thinking that we are all done going through these flood areas.

Then we reach the newly developed area behind the lake. Brand new homes that start at roughly $250k to build, right. We approach a sign that says "flood area", but there is no water... thats funny. We drive a little father and pass yet another sign that says "flood area" and then approach what I can only describe as a miniature lake in the middle of the road. There was probably 2 1/2 to 3 feet of water that we had to drive through. There were cars just parked on either side of this "body of water", because the water was so high that some of them couldn't even get through.

I guess that is the price you pay to build a house with a lake side view. Anyway, our Sunday drive turned out to be a bit of an adventure... one that neither of us anticipated. And, Tucy slept through just about all of it... too bad.

10 Events of 2008 ~ part 2

1) President Gordon B. Hinckley passed away

2) Tucy turned One (1) Whole Year!

3) President Thomas S. Monson was called to be the new Prophet/President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is
especially significant because he married Mikey and me.

4) American Idol is down to the top 24 (and eliminating 2 boys and 2 girls tonight so, they'll actually be down to the top 20)

5) Tucy is getting her front right tooth (and is very grumpy because of it)

6) I was able to buy some Pureology and it has helped my hair immensely (Thanks, Natania)

7) Mikey left work early one day when it was nice and sunny and we went over to the park and walked around with the babe

8) I made Lasagna one night and it was just about the best Lasagna that I've ever made

9) Took Tucy to the book store and bought her some much needed books for her birthday, including, but not limited to... Baby Einstein Numbers and Baby Einstein Letters.

10) I have discovered the 100-calorie cookie... Ingenious!

Happy 1st Year!

I guess it's good that I didn't kill her in the first year. Does that mean that I might know a teensy bit about raising a child? I'm still questioning that. All I know is that she had a wonderfully splendid Birthday party yesterday.

I created a slide show to show just how fun her first Birthday was... I hope that it makes sense. I tried to caption all the pictures, so it should make sense, but then again it might not.

Turning One

I can't believe that her first birthday is approaching so rapidly. (its less than a week away)

It went by much too fast.

There are things that I wanted to accomplish before this day came such as:

Fitting into my pre-pregnancy jeans

Thats pretty much it.

I can't believe that I ever fit into them at this point... BOO!

"National" Project

We inherited about 50+ years of National Geographic magazines from Mikey's grandparents. I think that I have talked about them before. They saved everything! Anyway, so we have all of these magazines and thought that we could display them in a Library or someplace cool like that. Well, it turns out that in order to display things like that you need one vital thing...


That which we don't have. So, we have decided that instead of keeping these in bins in the garage for the next 5-10 years, or until we get a bigger house, one that preferably has a Library, we are going to just sell them.

On Saturday night we started organizing the magazines. Mikey's aunt did most of the work when they were cleaning out his grandparent's house... so, we just had to pretty much stack them by year. We have all of the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and up to 2005 complete. Then we have 1943, 1948 and 1949 complete as well, with more boxes up at Mikey's parents house that we need to bring here this week to see just how complete this collection really is. Fascinating stuff, eh?

Quite A Day

Things Accomplished Yesterday...

~Woke up at 8:00AM to the sound of Tucy singing and jabbering in her room
~Ate Breakfast
~Started Laundry
~Folded Tucy's clothes and put them away
~Ate a sensible Lunch
~Lost Tucy... Turns out she had crawled into my bedroom... I could hear her, I just couldn't figure out where she was.
~Had an afternoon snack
~Went to the Bank
~Injured Tucy... or rather she injured herself, but I wasn't in the room at the time, so I'm taking the blame.
~Put Tucy to bed at precisely 6:25 in the PM, because she was so worked up over the trauma of the candle holder that sits in front of the fire place falling on her head.
~Watched American Idol as I ate dinner
~Debriefed Mikey on the days events
~Laid out all the washed jeans to dry
~Watched Mikey work on Tucy's Birthday Invitation for about an hour
~Ate a Banana
~Went to bed at 12:20AM

I think that was quite a busy day... not that any of you really care, but I thought I'd document the things that I do during the day. I guess I got a few things accomplished.

Cardboard Cars

The other day I pulled out the last of the diapers in a Costco diaper box. I brought the box in the living room for Tucy to play with and she loved it!

It made me think of one summer when I was about 10. There were a bunch of kids in our neighborhood that I played with that summer. Well, one day we made cars out of cardboard boxes. We colored them and cut doors that swung open and holes for our feet to fit through. We built windshields and the whole nine yards. Then we made mini streets with traffic lights and a stop sign and, and, and...

I loved that summer, it was really fun. Maybe it was because it was the summer after my parents got divorced, and I was trying to fill the fact that my dad didn't live with us anymore with something else so I didn't have to think about. Whatever the reason, it was a good summer and making those cars was really fun... I'll never forget it, I hope.

I can't wait for Tucy to make her first cardcoard car... who knows, it might happen.