Tuesday, March 30, 2010




Sophia loves to sing and is learning this song for Mother's Tea at her preschool. Pretty darn cute! Click and enjoy!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Dress

Next week is Easter, but we won't be going to our church building because it's the churches General Conference and we'll be watching it on TV (which means I won't be putting her in a fancy dress), so yesterday was the day Sophia got to wear the dress she picked out. She's not a huge fan of dresses, but she did pick this one out with Daddy at Costco about a month ago, so she was excited to wear it. It does very good twirls.
This is her striking a pose!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Good Friends

SURPRISE!!! My roommates from college, MaryAnn and Jason (from Alaska) were visiting for the weekend, so we met up with them. We went to Olive Garden for dinner and had a 30 minute wait so we hung out outside. Sophia was hanging on the hand rail when an older man asked me if she could have a "college dollar." I wasn't quite sure what he meant so I didn't know what to say, but he handed her the dollar. He explained that he likes to start kids out on saving for college, so he passes out 4-5 dollars a week and calls them "college dollars." He was a retired teacher and values education. What a neat man and neat experience!!! We are putting that dollar in her bank and definitely saving it!
After dinner we went bowling. Last time we went bowling they didn't have shoes Sophia's size, but check them out now! She thought she was pretty cool!
This was the first time Sophia met MaryAnn and took to her quite quickly.
Sophia loved her orange ball and bowled 2 games by herself. Sophia liked MaryAnn's help! Check-out our shoes!
Even though I haven't seen MaryAnn in a long time, I love it how we pick up like it was yesterday. Here I am living up to my nickname, "Midget."
Group photo...Thanks for spending time with us Jason and MaryAnn...We miss you already!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Musician in the making

TJ and I went to a friends wedding and while we were waiting the DJ had pop songs playing with only violins. We really liked it, so TJ asked the DJ who it was. The group is called "Vitamin String Quartet," so we went on ITunes and downloaded some music. It is great to have in the background, but not have all the words all the time. The other day in the car Sophia was asking for the "trumpet" song and we couldn't figure out what that was until TJ said, "The violin songs?" And sure enough that was what she meant. Enjoy her playing her violin. I love how it's only 1 arm going!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Caught Off Guard

I have to say that I'm pretty good at reading TJ and knowing when something is up, so it's hard to surprise me, but on Saturday he TOTALLY caught me off guard! I went to get my haircut, came home and noticed TJ's parents were at our house, which wasn't odd because we were planning on seeing them later on that night anyway. I walked in the door, saw TJ dressed up and he told me to go get dressed. In an "ahh" state, I walked up stairs and on our bed were my clothes, shoes, coat, and jewelry picked out. He also printed the E-ticket out, so at that point I knew what we were doing. Shocked, I walked back out of the room and yelled, "HUBBY!" He told me to just do it and so I did. TJ's parents watched Sophia and we were off...
And for those of you who don't know, TJ loves to match, so notice our coordinating outfits! I know we look good;)
The show started at 8pm, so we took the ferry over early to get dinner. This was definitely a first...our car DIED on the ferry! Yes, we were one of "those" people. Thank goodness we were towards the back so we didn't hold anyone up. TJ ended up leaving our lights on and because it was so sunny that day we didn't notice and neither did anyone else. After every car had gotten off the ferry, a huge tractor type thing came driving us to give us a jump. As we drove away I waved and yelled thank you to the guy who jumped us. He gave us the, "you morons wave!" hahahahaha!
TJ let me pick the restaurant. I kept it simple and plus I was really craving The Old Spaghetti Factory. We walked in and only had to wait 2 minutes and we even got to sit in the train! I felt like a kid because I got very excited! Yummy brown butter and mizithra and Italian sodas!
And here we are
The show was really good, pretty simple compared to other shows I've seen, but a very fun story line. GIRL POWER! Most of all I loved being on a date with TJ (even though we both missed Sophia). I told TJ that mini-golfed would have been great too. He laughed and said he wanted something different. I'm one lucky girl.
More Highlights from our evening:
- A guy asking, "where's the wash-room?" Who says that?
- 2 gay guys sitting behind us on their first day (quite the interesting conversations)
- Young girls in WAY TO SHORT dresses
- Ladies not wearing dresses their size
- Holy jeans
- Old lady boobs (tons of cleavage)
- Transvestites