Monday, April 27, 2009


that "nearest dumpster" wasn't that close was about 4 blocks through campus.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Why is Everybody Looking at Me?

So I've had several why is everybody looking at me moments in the last month or two. So I thought I might share a couple.

1. I went to a store the other day with Katie, and while I was trying to put her in the shopping cart, I put her pacifier in my mouth so it wouldn't fall on the floor. well, I forgot that it was in my mouth and walked around the store for who knows how long with it in my mouth. I couldn't figure out why everyone was staring at me. I thought that they just might think Katie was super cute and they were really staring at her. But then an older lady came up to me, and asked Katie "Did your mom steal your binky?" I instantly turned bright red. No wonder I was getting weird looks from all the shoppers. What crazy lady walks all over a store with her daughter's pacifier in her mouth?

2. Our dumpster is ridiculously far away from our apartment so when we have trash we just set it next to the door until we drive somewhere. then we put the trash on top of the car and drive to the dumpster, throw it in, and go on our way. Well, one particular morning, I was going to drop Justin off at class and we needed to take out the garbage so up it goes on top of the car. WE go on our merry way and forget that we have trash to dispose of at the dumpster. We drive all the way up and around campus at the busiest time of day, and pull into the parking lot. Justin gets out and sees the trash bags sitting on top of the car. Both of us are too embarrassed to think clearly, and so neither of us just simply puts the trash in the car in the, I leave Justin and drive with a red face to the nearest dumpster I see and deposit my trash.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

You Know You're a Stevens Girl When...

  1. You get really silly when you're tired.
  2. you hit your brick wall after getting silly
  3. Your favorite place is either Trout Creek, a place with mountains, or your bed
  4. You love your treats
  5. Food is a major motivation in life
  6. People look at you funny when you say the words bag, dragon, wagon, etc...
  7. Apparently people also look at you funny when you say pants, Ann, and fan etc
  8. you get feisty
  9. you still get homesick even though you've lived away from home for a long time
  10. you grew up playing buffalo jump and love lifted me.
  11. you asked to be dropped off a block from school because you were embarrassed by the van
  12. smashing cans was a saturday chore
  13. you fold your towels in thirds and then in thirds again
  14. your face swells up horribly when you cry
  15. you know what it means to "shake the handle"
  16. parades have a special place in your heart
  17. New Years Eve better involve lots of snacks
  18. you know the words to Burglar Boy, Kentucky Home, and An Eastbound train
  19. You've participated in a sock matching party
  20. You wear more make-up than your mother

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! Our Easter has been great. What a great time to remember our Savior and what He did for us. We had our Easter ham dinner and watched the clip of Elder Holland's talk from conference that the Church's media department put images and and music to. here's the link for those of you who want to watch it.

Katie turned 5 months on the 9th. She's getting so good at sitting up by herself, and she just can't get enough to eat. She eats so much, I can hardly keep up with her.

She also learned how to scream. Not crying scream. Oh no. This is "let's test out my lungs and vocal cords full capacity" scream. She let loose one of those during Relief Society today during a quiet moment. Literally every head turned. As one put it "I didn't know that big of a sound could come from one so little." Yep, that's my girl. I'm thinking of buying some ear plugs.

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Rest of the Story

So awhile ago I wrote about Katie's sleeping problems, and several of you gave me some good advice. Well, we put together our own kind of naptime/bedtime routine, and things are going much smoother around here. Katie is back to sleeping through the night or at least only getting up once for a little snack. Much better than the every 1 1/2 thing she was doing several weeks ago. I've never been a real stickler for routines or schedules, but I needed sleep, and really grateful to be getting more of it. Life is much more pleasant when I'm somewhat rested.

Katie is my little miracle. I love watching her grow and learn. To see this little squishy blob that could only open her eyes long enough to eat before falling back to sleep turn into a little person that eats from a spoon and sits up on her own is amazing. Being a mom is such a gift.