Saturday, August 9, 2008

Snapshots from this Week

First a brief disclaimer; Dayton is at school during the day and Kayla isn't with us during the week so the two of them are markedly absent from most of these photos! :( Koug is supposed to come by today to get some pics of the kids. So hopefully we will have some super cute photos of all 4 of them shortly!Little unhappy girl in her car seat!
The world is a better place with a binky!
Clancy's Dustin was in town and crashed with us for a night!
Snow White insists on holidng an apple each night. Note: She doesn't eat it, just holds it.
My nephew Carter was here while his Mom was at the hospital having his baby sister Leah!
My neices Cassie and Taylor came to visit Adi! Aunt Jenny declined any photos.
Cassie and Ellie bust a move to KidzBop 14.
Taylor flashes a smile while carefully holding Adi! She's a great little baby sitter already!
We had dinner at Grandma Sugar's so that we could spend some time with Marky's Grandpa !

On the B Side: Adalie is 3 weeks old today! Already the time is going by far too quickly. Her tummy problems have been working themself out (Nutramigen is worth it!). At her 2 week appointment she had gained a few ounces as was up to 7 lbs 10 ounces. She was in the 50th percentile for her length and her head size but her weight was only in the 20th percentile. We so love her to pieces!!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thursday Thirteen & Needs Meme

Today I crave mindless simplicity! Thursday 13 meets the Needs Meme! Ordinarily to play T13 you post a list (any topic of your choosing) of 13 things. For the Needs Meme you Google " needs". To combine the two all you have to do is post 13 of the results.
1. Britta needs help.
or maybe just some sleep ;)

2. Britta needs to belt it out like back in the day circa 1985.
dude, I was 6 and way too shy to belt anything
3. Britta needs a bunch of coffee.
yeah, um I will definitely have to pass
4. Sweet Britta needs home.
dude, PA will always be home and boy do I miss it
5. Britta needs to chill out and do things for herself.
like a nice warm bath complete with chocolate and a good read?
6. Britta needs a hug tonight!
the real kind with no back patting or butt sticking out
7. Britta needs to learn more about her magical skills and what causes them.
whoa, am I a Vampire too???
8. Methinks Britta needs to review her high school or college algebra book.
While I'm sure the review would be nice it's completely not practical
9. Britta needs a job.
actually I really, really like mine now
10. Britta needs to eat more cheesecake.
and a big fat Coke and maybe some chocolate too
11. I know that Britta needs medication but that she also needs empathy, support and counseling once she is no longer delusional.
12. Britta needs a drink.
Some days more than others!
13. Britta needs to be faster.
Slow and steady wins the race

On the B Side: Sometimes it's fun to sit back and not think about real life, chaos, stress and all of the things that you have to deal with as a grown up! Join the fun just for today, won't you? As for me now, Britta needs to get some rest while Adi sleeps!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Breaking Dawn

Breaking what? BREAKING MY HEART! I'm sorry, did you say Breaking Dawn or Broken Down?!

I know, I know. It's the Twlight series. Do I love it? Yes. The answer is yes. I am satisfied/pleased with Breaking Dawn? No. The answer is no. This is just my silly opinion and part of it is shadowed by the fact that it's all over.

I did love the continuity, the complexity of relationships, the sacrifice, the choices and the agency given to the characters. The emotional draw is also a plus with Meyer; however, it wasn't nearly as strong for me in this one.

On a less pleasant but still realistic note, the plot felt rushed and underdeveloped (despite the 760+ pages). Everything was tied up pretty as a package, the forshadowing was somewhat obvious and the messages it sends are not realistic. Bleck.

Ultimately as much as I liked it, I didn't love it. The bar was set way too high far too early with the previous three books. I am left feeling like she needs to redeem herself with another book

On the B Side: I love to read and making time to do so has been a priority with this author. The character development has been suburb (except for that one with the awful name that I will not mention) and the play lists seriously rock!! I'm sad/frustrated/disappointed/relieved that it's over until the movie (that I'm not sure I can bear to watch!)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Manic Monday #18

Manic Monday......BIG

11:08 PM - June 08, 2005

Dear BV,
I heard this song the other day and thought about you. I'll have to download it. Its a great song and even though its not Bono singing it I know you would love it!

When you cry be sure to dry your eyes, cause better days are sure to come.And when you smile be sure to smile wide, and don't let them know that they have one. And when you walk, walk with pride, and don't show the hurt inside, because the pain sill soon be gone.

Chorus:And when you dream, dream big, as big as the ocean blue. Cause when you dream it might come true. When you dream, dream big.

And when you laugh be sure to laugh out loud, cause it will carry all your cares away. And when you see, see the beauty all around and in yourself, and it will help you feel okay. And when you pray, pray for strength to help to carry on when the troubles come your way.

Love, Shellie"

On the B Side: In another time, in another place and on another blog this was an entry that Shellie left for me during a difficult time. The word "big" brought my mind back to this entry. Thank you Shellie for your encouragement as it has carried me many times!