in other news.... claire finally has somewhat of schedule! i know, four months and shes finally on one, but our school situation just makes it really hard. shes got another appointment on monday, so i'll post some more stats! since she figured out how to roll over, she hasn't had much of an interest in it again. all she wants to do now is stand up and move around. she's definitly got the attatchment thing going on- which is a good and bad thing. i love that she knows who i am but sometimes when i need lindsay to watch her for a little bit she completely flips out!
anyways. thats whats going on with us. we hope everyone is doing well and we keep you all in our prayers!
she's still on a mommy's milk diet, but we've let her taste a couple of things. tonight we went to tucano's for joe's bday dinner and wanted to see claire's reaction to lemons. suprisingly she absolutely loved them! she had a funny look on her face but kept on reaching for it. we figured she would love the glazed pineapple, but she really didn't care for it at all. go figure.
SO. this means that anyone who doesn't live near us needs to come and VISIT and stay with the brewers! we LOVE visitors, and we would plan some really fun stuff, i promise.
AND. get this. my dad just sent me a link to an article saying that (hold your breath) IN-N-OUT IS COMING TO UTAH!!! there will be one in draper first, then american fork and orem! I CAN"T WAIT!!!! who wants to go all the way to california to get these tasty burgers when you can enjoy it right here in happy valley! all my hard work at the gym will be a waste. what i would do for one right now....
anyways. we are staying here, i'm stoked/sad, you should visit, and in-n-out is coming to see me. and claire is getting too big too fast. the end.
she feels my pain here... maybe.
its been a looooong day. and i seriously love this girl. i would really love it if i didn't have to take my world civ midterm... i've been studying my brains out- but i doubt that will be enough.
good bye A.
dream: picture an old western town. now picture a rushing river instead of a dusty road. picture houses instead of stores.
a bunch of people i don't know are hanging out, plus joe. someone is trying to deliver pizzas via the river, but a flash storm decides to come through. we all must get out of the house. the pizza guys come with us, with the pizzas. we jump on a raft and head down the raging water, and start to panic as we approach a waterfall. the managers of the pizza places the guys were delivering from encouraged and coached us down. once safely down, we headed over to my parent's house where we promptly go into a van and left. my parents brought pizza for all of us (joe plus my whole family). the pizza is topped with vibrant purple and green fruits and veggies made out of felt. it tasted pretty good actually.
the felt comes from lindsay's valentines last week.
pizza..... saturday night dinner.
old western town? no clue.
coaches? i dunno
raging river and storm? the never ending storms that is utah
freud is crazy. and i don't know where dreams come from. whatever.
i will never read his stuff again.
it is so nice to have that feeling at the end of the day that you know you did as much as you could, and got as much done as possible. you finished everything you set out to do. i love to be exhausted at the end of the day. today was one of those days. i wish i had that motivation everyday.
of the things that i love, my family is the most important. i just want to share a few things about each member of my family
joe- obviously i love him! there are so many things.... one of the biggest things that attracted me (besides his good looks, hubba hubba! :) was how much he genuinely cares, for me and other people. he is always asking what he can do to help out, and always knows how to brighten my day, no matter what. he puts up with a lot, and even likes to watch chick flicks with me! he's nt afraid to show emotion, and is devoted to being the best he can be.
claire- she is pure joy. she makes everyone around her happy! something we are just realizing- she really can't stand when someone is upset. she hasn't been around many kids being active and running around and noisy, but if someone starts screaming she starts to cry until it stops. and its a very different cry from anything else; its just pathetic! shes a love bug and sometimes cuddles, and she has the cutest giggles.
my dad- so much to love about my dad! his humor, his wisdom, his generosity.... he takes everything in stride and makes the best of any situation. he's so smart, and is a perfect match for my mom. he is a spiritual giant; i had a friend recently tell me that he thought my dad was a general authority, and couldn't believe he was a convert to the church.
my mom- when i think of my mom i think of being generous and kind and giving. she gives so much of herself. she would give the shirt off her back, take anyone in, do whatever it takes to help anyone out. she knows how to keep a home, and people notice that, and want to be around her. she makes friends with everyone, and is a great hostess.
older bro chris- chris never gives up. no matter what he gets right back and pushes through, never lets anything get him down. i've always admired his will and determination. he's got a different way of looking at some things, and it can be refreshing so see a different side of things.
older sis linds- lindsay is independent and strong-willed. she doesn't let ANYONE tell her what to do. if she doesn't want to do it, you better back off :) she knows what she wants, and won't settle for less. she is a creative genius when it comes to color and pattern, and seeing the end result of something. she's one of my best buds!
younger bro marshy marsh- marshall is smarter and has more potential than i think he realizes. he is passionate and cares deeply. he and i got to be really close through a lot of moves- we are pretty close in age, and before making friends at our new schools, we relied on each other. i'm so excited for him as he prepares to serve a mission!
younger sis sarah- she is beautiful and so fun. she gets picked on by all the older sibs, but she puts up with us and is a good sport.she makes friends with anyone, and wants te best for everyone. shes also really talented musically, and great at sports.
i wish i could know joe's family better, but a few things that i love about all of them:
they are some of the most welcoming, loving, and kind people i've met! before even meeting them they let me know that they loved me and welcomed me into their family. they are a ball of fun, and they sure know how to keep someone entertained. i really wish they weren't so far away, i hate not being able to keep up with them as well as i want to.
just a couple things i love about my fam... i could go on forever! they are the 'bomb dot come' and i miss everyone i can't see on a regular basis.
does anyone else love valentine's day as much as i do?
yesterday's love was warm weather. we don't currently have this luxury here in utah, but i can't wait! i definitely prefer warm over cold ANY day. everyone always says its easier to get warm when its cold than it is to get cold when its hot, but i like the sunshine! i love the feeling of being sunburned, and lets face it. i look quite a bit better tanned than pasty white.
today i love- valentine treats! one of my fave's is my mom's red velvet cake. i haven't had another that compares to it. i'll post that recipe later. right now its time for another love: mexican food. i could eat it every day. and thats a fact.
i love fat rolls, chunky thighs, double chins, and every little nook and cranny of this munchkin. i'm basically obsessed. sorry i couldn't resist showing off these legs.
i also love a clean house, and laundry all done. i actually like to vaccuum, and wish i did it more. vaccuuming has a way of making a room appear cleaner than it is.
i also love random days off from school. no classes friday or monday for me! wahoo. got some projects to finish and catching up and lots of studying to do. bytheway- i have A's in all of my classes thus far. my best semester i've ever had. and never been busier. how odd.
and that was really weird and confusing. but thats the loving i have for tonight. love for home.
i also love that my husband can open things when i can't. take the milk for example- i can open any jar of anything, but for some reason the milk from costco just doesn't want to be opened my me. this morning i waited an extra hour while i waited for joe to get up so i could have some cereal. (this isn't the first time- i tried for a few seconds and then remembered the last time i tried for ten minutes and all i got was sore hands.)
***UPDATE*** 7:14 p.m. claire just rolled over! she went front to back several times in the tub earlier, and she just went back to front!
here's to all my friends.
i love you all!
today claire learned how to hold her bottle. she grabbed it from me, took it out of her mouth then stuck it back in and drank away. she's gonna be an independent one.
special tomb raider edition
old tv shows. don't get me wrong, i have my favorites today, but while watching saved by the bell this morning at the gym, i really wish some of these shows were still around.
today was testimony meeting at church. i love these sundays! i love the feeling of people sharing the gospel and sharing their testimonies. usually anyways. i also love random stories.
(insert random story)
so today's meeting was a little different, but it keeps you on your toes, you know? today this guy that NOBODY knew got up and just started talking... i'm not really sure what about. it would go in and out of bearing a testimony, but he had a really hard time staying on track, and he knew it. he kept on apologizing for going so long, and for even saying things that were probably offensive to some, but then he would keep going! i nudged joe telling him he should go up there so that the guy would take a hint and be done, and he did. a member of the bishopric even mouthed thank you on his way up!
everyone was glad when he was done, to say the least. but then he came to sunday school. you have to appreciate the teacher we have. she's eighty something and just a cute old grandma that can't remember what she's said or anyone's name. but this guy kept on interrupting her with more long, random, comments that had nothing to do with the lesson! at one point he was talking about how he could talk about the subject for hours and hours- and she was like well we don't have hours and hours so lets just move on! she was so funny.
i'll have more later today.....