Daily Archives: April 20, 2009

Lady killer


Rushton in the tub

Our hansome little dude has some VERY blue eyes, especially for being so young (often babies have gray eyes for a while).  Strange, since both Jake and I have green eyes.  But I guess it’s not a total mystery since we both have blue eyes in our families.  Anyways, I took Rush with me to my doctor appointment (long story in and of itself.  Note to self:  Now that you have a baby, don’t schedule to be ANYWHERE before 3 p.m.  YOU WON’T MAKE IT ON TIME.) and the doctor ooh-ed and ahh-ed at his bright blue eyes.  And I quote: “Those are some real lady killers!”  I’m flattered, but it also got me worrying and hoping that Rushton doesn’t become too much of a ladies man.  Visions of a BYU co-ed in a thrift store t-shirt and brown Rainbow flip flops, serenading countless googly-eyed girls in the Cannon Center on his guitar with cheesey love songs he wrote himself with the specific purpose of wooing said googly-eyed girls.  You know the type.  Ay ay ay…

Lone daffodil


Last fall my sister Cecilie was super awesome and planted two whole bags of bulbs for me, each with 100 bulbs (tulips and daffodils). The suspense this spring has been killing me as I’ve waited and waited to see if any of the new bulbs took. So far there a bunch of tulip leaves shooting up out of the ground, as well as a few daffodils! Success! Here’s the first bloom of the season.

Lone daffodil

Now please pray that all the rest of my flowers come up and the trees bloom in time for all of my family visitors this week!  It looks like there are a bunch of tulips ready to pop.  SUCCESS!

Is there anything better than spring blossoms??

Flowering pear tree

Down under


Whoa, I just saw this draft post that I wrote back in September but never published:

Jake started finishing our basement about a month ago, and Day 1 was less than successful…

Broke window while loading studs

Sad face from broken window



**UPDATE:  I’m happy to say that we’re almost done with the basement!!  Jake will get the bathroom finished in time for our visitors this week, and after that, we just have some touch-up work to do here and there.  We’ve been so appreciative of all the help we’ve received from friends and family, and I’m very proud of Jake for taking on such a huge project.  I know that he really just wanted to do the basement so he could get a TV – fine by me, the motivation worked!  I’ll post pics of the mostly finished product soon.