Friday, February 24, 2006

Baby Smell

Had some cuddle time with Alec Wednesday night. I adore newborns...mostly for what they give me cause im certainly helpless to give them anything. Hes so soft and fragile. he has beautiful eyes and long skinny wrinkly old man fingers. he has absurdly long toes and a huge mouth. he has a muffled breathy cry and loves to suck on his hands. when he lays on you his butt sticks up and he fits perfectly under my chin in the crook of my shoulder. he sighs in his sleep and twitches sometimes. he fills me with joy and hope and unspeakable longing. he is the most amazing miracle and I am in love

Monday, February 20, 2006

This is what I spent my weekend doing

My newest "nephew" born Sunday night at 10pm. Hes so impossibly tiny and precious and yes of course I teared up and of course I took a bazillion pictures. Here he is with his mom and dad! My best friend Amy and her hubby

Thursday, February 16, 2006

For Wendy

Cause Im such a people pleaser
Cause she makes me laugh DAILY...sometimes even snort
Cause she practically dared me to
Cause she always says such sweet things about me
Cause she GORGEOUS

This is me laughing at her telling me to retake my self portrait cause apparently she likes my smile!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Crying, skating, the announcement...

Im eating ice cream for breakfast. Its the perfect way to start the day!

Watched the pairs figure skating last night. So beautiful it made me cry. I cant really tell you why, maybe the combination of the music and the people and the amazing artistry. Art is so many things but most important is that it touches someone. The art of those blades on ice, the bodies in constant motion, the twirling and spinning, the elaborate colorful sparkly costumes touched me last night and the tears fell. Than I watched those gutsy women kick some patootie on their boards and that was fun and exhilirating. So cool to see their passion!

Olympic commentators are the BANE of my existence....I detest them IMMENSELY....STOP RUINING THE BEAUTY! Talk later...I dont want the back story DURING the performance...let me enjoy it without WARNING me of the triple sow cow ( idea on that spelling) thats coming....argh.....i wanted to KILL them last night.


THEY GOT ENGAGED!!! My sister Cathi is getting MARRIED!!!
Heres the story in her own words:
Today is the two-year anniversary of my first meeting with Davy Costa. He sent me the sweetest text message: (translated) it says "Two years ago a beautiful blue-eyed princess arrived in Portugal. On this day she conquered forever the heart of a carpenter. I love you very much!" Tonight he came and surprised me at my house. (I thought he was at the men's meeting at church.) He brought me a "Happy Anniversary" card. He asked if I could go outside in the cold with him for a bit. (It is a school night, and a bit chilly here.) I said sure. We went to "our" park and he gave me a long-stemmed red rose. Then he asked if I remembered when we talked about how guys propose in the states. I said yes. (I had told him they get down on one knee and he thought it was funny.) Then, (we're still sitting side by side on the bench) he gave me a small (ring-sized) box. Since he just sat there and let me open it I didn't think anything of it. However, when I saw the diamond ring he pulled me to my feet and got down on one knee. He said, "Casas-te comigo?" which means, will you marry me? I said Yes! Just wanted to let you all know:
Love, Cathi J.
PS. We're planning to marry next Christmas in Brazil. I hope to have a reception in the States, but of course you're all invited to the wedding

Of course Im totally thrilled for them and of course Im going to brazil for the wedding! Anybody want to guess how much plane tickets are? LOL

More important news: I applied for a new job, had my assessment test yesterday and have an interview TODAY! Ack!! Im nervous but I really think this is the right job for me so Im trying to calm down about it! If you think of me today say a prayer!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Olympics fever starts tommorow!!!!!!!!!!

I totally get goosebumps whenever the commercials come on! I'm a dork I know! I don't even know why it does this too me...Im not really a sports freak or anything and Im definitely not into competition. I think that for me its all about the back story! Finding out a little snippet of their lives and how hard they work for such a single minded goal. Its a little bit inspiring and alot goosebumpy. Oh and I cry LOTS...

Than there is the patriotism angle. Its neat to watch my country excel at so many things and watch our medal count climb. I know we always get lots of bad press for being dominating and superior but im going to be UN-pc and say....darn skippy yes we are!!!!!!

Why do you watch?