Tuesday, May 26, 2009

No Doubt Concert

I went to the No Doubt concert in SLC with my sisters Steph and Tara and my niece Marlee on Memorial day. We had a great time. We were super close, up against the rail, which was great, except for the bruises on my hip from being rammed up against it. Tara and I have loved No Doubt for about 13 years now. This was our sixth time seeing them in concert. The first time we saw them we had the crappiest seats possible, this time we were so close that we actually got to touch Gwen. Pretty exciting! Here are some pics, courtesy of Tara.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Crib for Josie

Since Josie was born she has slept in a co-sleeper next to our bed. The co-sleeper is about the size of a bassinet so she started to out grow it at about 6 months. We didn't have her other crib ready yet so I tried to keep her in it as long as possible, but when I found her on the floor after a nap one day, I decided it was time to finish her crib. We got a crib on craig's list in January, it was an oak color, which I don't like, but it was such a great price that I thought we could strip and stain it a different color, no big deal right? Wrong. This turned into the project from hell. After Russ and I spent hours applying all of the goopy stripping stuff we discovered that the back panel of the crib was not real wood. So instead of staining it we would have to paint it, but since we had already applied the stripping stuff we had to remove all the old stain. Anyway, to make a long story short, we wasted a ton of time and money just to paint it, which we could have done from the beginning. Oh well, I'm just glad it's done. Here is the finished product, I think it turned out well and Josie really likes it. She also loves her quilt that Grandma Millie made!

I thought I would add this picture because you can see Josie's little teeth. She finally got two teeth a couple weeks ago, she sure enjoys biting everything now, especially me.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Recent Happenings...

Our lives haven't been too exciting lately but I'll write a little about our recent happenings. Josie is now a professinal crawler, she likes to follow me everywhere. However now that she can actually crawl all she ever wants to do is stand. She especially loves to stand against the couch and try to play with the laptop and pull the keys off. Josie still doesn't like to to eat. She doesn't hate it as much as she used to but it's definately not something she enjoys. Which is wierd because I absolutely love to eat, I just don't get it. Russ has been working really hard lately, finishing up this semester at school. Unfortunately he doesn't get a break when it's over, he starts summer classes next Monday. I had a good mother's day this year. Russ and Josie were so good to me and I got chocolate, which makes any day good!
Russ had a filling at the dentist... his mouth is numb.