Thursday, December 30, 2010


Fyi, I have not dropped off of the planet, and we had a LOVELY Christmas, too, but I am boycotting blogging about it until I can get my pics on. Somehow the usb connection on my camera conked out and is not working for me at all. :( I'll have to do a slick SD card transfer some other way. Boo! I don't know what happened exactly, but I probably don't have to let my imagination wander farther than two adorable but destructive little girls.

In the meantime, Alisa is walking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Alright, girlfriend! This came without any coaching from mommy, so it was quite a surprise. I actually scared her when i noticed because I got all excited. (In case you haven't spent much time with her, she does NOT like surprise-excited.)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Conks and Bonks

At my mom's house on Sunday, Amie tripped down the stairs (we think) and landed right where the slate tile meets the carpet, effectively earning her the biggest goose egg I have ever seen in my life, no kidding. She was pretty rattled for a long time. It took lots of mommy snuggles, an ice pack, her blankie, a movie and a cupcake to get her back to normal. These pics don't do it half the justice that nasty knot deserves!

These are just a little romping around time with daddy. They are SO blurry but that's just a testament to how much fun they were having-couldn't make them be still!


Friday, December 17, 2010


Our ward Christmas Breakfast was this past weekend. I brought muffins and directed the choir in two fun numbers. It was a good time, and the first time we got our girls to actually sit on Santa's lap. I love the pic. :)

Amie was mesmerized by the singing kids.

Cutie smile and stripey tights!

I'll eat the camera!! Nom nom!

Waiting patiently.

Haha! So cute!

U v. Y!!

This year for the annual Holy War, we decided to watch from a pizza place, Big Daddy's, then went to Jeff's parents at halftime for the remainder. OF COURSE the best team came out victorious (Go Utes!) but I think my friend Heather said it best, "Congrats to Utah-you win the 'least suckiest of two suckiest teams award.'" Neither team played their best, but I have to say that last field goal block was pretty darn impressive. A Utah Man am I!

Are you sick too?

I have been so sick, this is about all we've been doing at my house, whenever possible:

I finally got myself to an Instacare today (day 11) and got some meds. I thought the inability to even look down or not cry for the pain in my head was a good reason. We soldiered through all the other activities of a busy week, except for the annual Messiah. It made me very sad, but glad that I didn't have a solo to miss (Jeff did. :/) At least I sang at the Taylorsville City Sing-In. I sang "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion." If you're not familiar with Handel's Messiah, its the most hardcore soprano solo. I was terrified to sing it, but it turned out ok. (Luckily that was the day before I got sick.)
Here's to lazy days and getting better!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Two weeks ago, we busted out our FHE (Family Home Evening) a few hours early and turned it into FOD (Family Outside Day.) I insisted on getting Amie a little saucer sled last Christmas, but it had yet to be used by her. We got one for Alisa for Christmas this year, but when we got all that snow I couldn't resist it! We took both sleds out to a nearby park, bundled furiously, and gave the girls their first sledding experience. Alisa was so monotone the whole time-it was naptime, and she just sat there going along with whatever we did. No smiles, but no tears. Amelie was loving it! She thought it was great fun, and eventually went by herself. Then, once daddy sat her differently on the saucer and she flipped off. She wasn't hurt but got a load of snow up her shirt-she was ruined! She would have no more of it! It was fun while it lasted, but you can only be happy for so long trucking those kids up the hill over and over.

It was SOO bright, we couldn't see anything in the camera viewscreen, so this is what we ended up with:

I think Lisie looks so much like her cousin Kail in this one!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Potty-Training Chronicles, Finale

I think we are good, people! Amelie is going on her own, telling us when she needs help and even going all night without any accidents. (Which is a great thing, since we tried the big girl bed thing, and... no cigar. Crib side is back up!) I have to say, I think we had an easy go of it, comparatively. But, the saying is so true-when they're ready, they're ready, and when they're not-they're SO not. Those times we attempted before felt hopeless. This time, she just got it! Yeehaw! I am SO ready for that diaper bill decrease!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Funny things the Norths say... First installment

It occurs to me that this North household has been hopping in the comedic one-liners lately. I've been wanting to post this forever, but have been trying to compile a good list. Here are a few for your blog-time enjoyment.

-Rolling over in his sleep, hugging his pillow, sighing and shaking his head "Oh, Arnesky..." (Neither of us know any Arnesky's.)
-Sits straight up in the middle of the night. I ask "what are you doing?" I was met with my favorite response ever: "I'm getting ready to go to tiny church." That's right folks, tiny church!!!!!! HAHAHAHA!
-Sleepy again "sorry, I think my car's poisoning me."

- To a member of my ward choir during practice (I'm the director) "Go back a little farther, like 'up your.' " Not kidding. I couldn't stop laughing for a very very long time. Kinda impedes your practice.

-Asks where mommy is, dad says 'at work.' "We have to go save her!" (Yes, please!)
-I walk in to get her out of the crib in the morning, her hand is in her mouth. "mommy, I'm eating my hand." "What?" "I'm eating my hand!" "Why are you doing that?" "It's so good!"
-Daddy's calling her to come get dressed, she puts her face down into the floor "but I can't find you, daddy!"

-"UUUUUUNNNNGG!" That girl grunts and groans like a full grown man! I think all her noises are very funny.
-We SWEAR she imitates what we say. So far we've heard versions of Amie, something and more...