Sunny 9 for 2006 April

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[Comments] (5) Chop Shop: I went and got my hair cut a couple days ago. And highlighted. It is just below my chin now and a summer-y highlight of caramel. Aaron loves it which makes me happy. I like it too. It is fun to switch it up a bit.

Today Aaron and I took Lily to get her 18-month pictures taken. So she is 19 1/2 months, I'm running a little behind, but I have to say that I have the most adorable child on the earth.

[Comments] (1) Get a life: You know you have watched too many episodes of 24 in a row when...your cell phone says "Network unavailable" and the idea briefly flashes through your mind that there are terrorist in a five mile radius of you that have a scrambler blocking all communication signals.

Death and Dying: I finally finished Tuesdays With Morrie and The Five People You Meet In Heaven. I really liked them both; Mitch Albom has a talent for writing. I went into them thinking that they would be guidelines to help with the grieving process of losing a loved one. I didn't think it did that for me, but I think it touched on things that we know deep down or the feeling that you have heard those things before but can't place it.

Anyway, they were touchy feel good stories and pretty short and worth a look.

[Comments] (1) Loving Father: Aaron wanted the nurse fired who told me to wait another week to bring Lily in about a diaper rash she already had over a week and a half, and to put "Dr. Smith's" on it instead of Desitin. So she has been walking around with a yeast infection for over 2 weeks because she said to wait and see.

At first I let out a fake laugh, but there was silence. Aaron said, "No, seriously, did you tell the Dr. to fire that nurse?"

Geez, don't mess with his baby.

[Comments] (7) : If you want to see my new hair cut, it is on Aaron's blog now.

[Comments] (3) Happy Easter: Yesterday, we went to the Lunt's for Lily's first Easter Egg Hunt. She was able to find about 4 eggs with our help and opened them right away and began eating jelly beans. She loved all the candy that day. She walked around with that egg in her hand and kept on eating.

She had lots of fun playing on their play set with all the kids. We also found out she has no fear of the water because she walked right up to the pool and plopped right in. Didn't even slow down. Luckily Aaron and I were watching her, and Aaron was in after her immediately...LUCKILY! She was a little shaken up, just hugging Aaron and laying her head on his shoulder. Aaron's phone is ruined with water all in it.

Hopefully she won't pull that again, but with how curious a child Lily is, I bet she will. She "explores" everything, and is becoming quite the tomboy loving the outdoors and getting all muddy in the dirt. She would live outside if we let her. She is tough as nails, and the nursery leaders all say so. They say she is the smallest, but is the toughest sometimes falling or getting pushed down, but never crying.

Telephone Conversation:

Me: "Ahhh, she just took out everything in my wallet and is using my stamps as stickers all over her body."

Mom: "The same child that ate a plate last night? I don't believe it!"

Yes, last night as Lily was center of attention at dinner, she was laughing and smiling with her evil smile and scrunched up nose, taking bites out of the Styrofoam plate and spiting them out like an animal tearing flesh from the bone.

Oh, dear.

QOTD: "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."-Dr. Suess

[Comments] (7) Let them eat cake: I have been taking a cake decorating class from Michael's every week for the past 3 weeks. I have one more class left and then I graduate course 1. I can't believe I did this, but I offered to make David and Ashley's wedding cake in 6 weeks. I hope they are satisfied with what little knowledge I have for making wedding cakes. By that time I will be almost done with course 2 in the Wilton cake decorating courses. I don't think it is as hard as it looks, but it is definitely time consuming. And I won't be able to go to Schlitterbahn with everyone the day before the wedding.

I remember going shopping for wedding cakes when I was engaged and I was very discouraged when the cost of a wedding cake was a large chunk out of my small budget. Not only was it several hundred dollars for the cake, but the estimates didn't even come close to feeding the amount of people we were inviting. Luckily, there was someone in my ward that made a beautiful cake that was inexpensive.

This is what I am hoping for David and Ashley...for them to get a beautiful cake that is inexpensive. Am I crazy??? YES!

Chilling: Capote. I wouldn't say it was enjoyable to watch, but it was interesting. I can see what all the rave about Philip Seymour Hoffman's acting was, though. He did really well.


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