Wednesday, September 22, 2010

wordless wednesday... with a few words




these are just a few pics from our trip to utah a couple weeks ago.  this last shot is proof that parker throws fits so rarely, that even grandma can't help but smile at that cute little chubby, crying face.

a good life gets awarded... woohoo!


ladii aponte from "through my eyes" has given us the "versatile blogger" award.  yeah-er. 
but there are rules to accepting this award, & today i'm going to follow the rules.  just this once.  i know, i'm such a blogging rebel.

here are the rules:
  • thank and link back to the person who gave you the award... check.
  • share 7 things about yourself... k, will do.
  • pass the award along to 15 other bloggers who you recently discovered and think are fabulous... hmmm, let's do 5.
  • contact the bloggers you chose and let them know about the award.... ok.
seven things about myself:

1.  i was born & raised in the seattle washington area, but now my whole family lives in utah.  i'm the only one from my family still here & i miss them all greatly!

2.  i will put off & put off a work out all day, but then when i finally do it, i feel so so good that i'm like, dang, i need to not put that off next time! & then i do.

3.  sometimes i let my eyebrows grow out just because i like tweezing big clumps of hair at a time.  ew, that sounds gross.  no, actually, i don't let them grow out just for that reason, i just find that i can't always do it as much as i should & thus i tweeze big clumps at a time & i get a strange satisfaction out of that.  weird, i know.  moving on.

4.  i once decided to go without eating sweets/candy/sugary treats/ice cream for months & months.  i didn't even eat birthday cake on my birthday that year.  i lost lots of weight & looked the best i ever had.  i have since decided that a life without those things every now & then isn't worth living, no matter how good you look.

5.  i now live by the motto "moderation in all things, including moderation."  thanks for that one, buddha.

6.  back in college, i may or may not have stalked, er, "put myself in the right place at the right time" in order to get noticed by this tall, dark, & handsome guy living in my apartment complex.  it worked, he noticed me, we dated, then we got married.  i may or may not write this story in its entirety some day.

7.  i love animals.  i have loved little squirmy, fuzzy things since the day i was born.  i majored in wildlife ecology at washington state university & wanted to be a wildlife biologist.  i graduated & got a job for the forest service studying flying squirrels in the olympic national forest.  i hated being away from my home & husband & am now much happier working a desk job & going to the zoo on the weekends.  lame, right?

& now for five other bloggers who's blogs i heart:

1.  the chronicles of corbin
2.  our precious jas
3.  harvesting kale
4.  here comes the sun
5.  the mccain family



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24 comments:

  1. I get major satisfaction out of tweezing as well. And I refuse to wax because of this. You are not alone. =)

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  2. Woo-hoo! This is like my second award in a week or so- you rock. Thanks! :) I'll accept it tomorrow, and until then I'll see if I can come up with seven things about me that are as entertaining as yours.
    Your little man is so unbelievably scrumptious. Look at those CHEEKS!

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  3. I LOVE your pictures!!! Did your parents move back to Utah as well? Bummer! Well, it was fun to learn a little more about you!

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  4. Lol at the fuzzy things and the stalking Hubby and I have a very funny Storry to how we met and fell inlove!! I couldnt stand him! and at this very Moment Im mad at him so Its not a good time to write about our love story I might end up saying things like WTF was i thinking... Youre supposed to pass the award to 15 people! honestly i think its too much that doesnt make an award special its like handing out candy on halloween lol i think 5 or 6 is plenty... Your LO is too cute Hope you had a wonderful wednesday! Ok im off to shower an check the rice before my chicken in the oven Burns! lol [Blogaholic I know]

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  5. Next time you visit Utah you better come see us!! :)

    I love those pictures he is adorable

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  6. Those are great pictures!! So cute! Where in WA do you live?

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  7. adorable!

    Following you from the Welcome Wed hop!

    http://mommysmoneysavingobsession.blogspot.com/2010/09/welcome-wednesday-blog-hop.html

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  8. that is awesome and such adorable pictures!

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  9. I love the pictures. So cute. Thanks for sharing a little about you.

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  10. I love your header. Such sweet photos!

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  11. Your pictures are great! And congratulations on your award!

    I'm visiting from Wandering Wednesday. Now following.

    Have a great day!

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  12. Aww, Parker is adorable!I am your newest follower. Please follow back!Happy Thursday!
    http://motherhoodthetruth.blogspot.com/

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  13. The PARKER photos are SOOOOO ADORBALE! He is A CUTIE!! I LOVE it!

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  14. The PARKER photos are SOOOOO ADORBALE! He is A CUTIE!! I LOVE it!

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  15. I found your blog from the Thirsy Thusrday blog hop. I read a few of your posts and I think you have a great blog! Your little one is adorable as well. :) I'm a new follower!
    P.S. The word verification that I have to type in to comment is "tweezes," how funny is that?

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  16. Congrats on the award! Parker is a doll! great pictures!

    New follower from Thirsty Thursday! Hope you can stop by my blog and follow back!
    http://chalkboardstostrollers.blogspot.com/

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  17. Oh my goodness you have a cutie on your hands!!!! Thanks so much for link up at It's Almost Friday

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  18. You and your family are totally cute- think your blog is great. I came to you through Lovebugs and Monkeys. Feel free to "holla back".

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  19. OH MY GOODNESS He is such a ham!! New follower from NFF. I look forward to reading more. Your header is also gorgeous!
    Emily
    www.familyandlifeinlv.com

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  20. I'm loving these photos...how cute is he!

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  21. Your little one is absolutely adorable. Can he get any cuter??

    Thanks for the award! :)

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  22. Soooo cute!!Hi..I’m Barb…Love your blog!! I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. I also would love for you to be a new Fan of my Facebook page too & click “LIKE” in the upper right hand corner of my blog & you’ve done it..Thanks so much! I am just starting at Facebook. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

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