Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ella is crawling!

Hooray for Ella - she just started crawling a few days ago. She's been SO close for a while now, but she finally pushed through and did it. She's still new at it and only goes a few movements at a time and she's still a little awkward, but she's doing it! Hooray! We're so happy for her.
PS If you're wondering why she's just now doing this and she's 10 1/2 months, it's because for some reason our kids just do these kinds of things slowly. Henry didn't crawl until he was 11 1/2 months and he walked at 15 months. I guess it's just one of those things!
Good job Ella - we're so proud of you!

Monday, April 21, 2008

A Tribute to Deseret Towers

It's the end of an era!! BYU has torn down Deseret Towers (DT) - the dorm I lived at when I was a freshman at BYU. They've probably been there forever because they were pretty old when I lived there and that was in 1995. I'm not sure what they will do with the area, but it's SO sad to me to watch them go. I loved living there - even though I got sick of it by the end and I gained about 20 pounds over the 10 month period, I still loved it. I loved the friendships and the memories I made there. Here are some pictures of my life at DT:

Me in my first room (S hall room 708). That is where I met Sherri Cowley. We were roommates for the summer and then I moved over to T hall so I could be in Freshman Academy. Thank heavens I went that summer and roomed with her! I can't imagine a life where I didn't know Sherri. It seriously makes me teary just thinking about how much she's meant to me the last 13 years. Sherri is the closest thing I have to a sister.

Me and Sarah Rackham pointing to our rooms in S hall. Sarah lived next door to Sherri and I that summer. Again - thank heavens I got to meet her, too!

Sherri and I pointing to our mailbox in the Morris Center.

Sher and I getting ready for a football game. I know the picture quality isn't the greatest, but you get the idea...Adam, do you like our school spirit?!

This was the view from our room in S hall. When I first got there to check in, the girls downstairs said that my room had a great view - and yep -they were right! Sher got to live there the whole year - lucky girl!

This is me with Sandy DeGroot. Sandy and I grew up together in San Luis Obispo and then we lived in T hall and were in freshman academy together. Sandy has been one of my best friends over the years. She's known me over many stages of my life!!

This is me and Sandy with Amy Allen - she was Sandy's roommate. I haven't kept much in contact with her since college, but I loved her - she was so funny!! She really was one funny gal. For some reason we thought it was fun to take pregnant pictures in the middle of the night...
The last one was us about to go to a dance. I can't even remember the names of the other girls!

This is Sherri, laying on top of our friend, Laurie Bertrand. She was from Texas (as was Sherri) and so they had a "special bond." Sher still stays in contact with Laurie (I think). I think she and her husband are both doctors in Salt Lake!! Wow...what a smarty pants! Laurie is wrapped up in my baby blanket. I slept with it every night until half way through college. I realized that it was probably strange to still have it and so I took it home and left it there. Ahhh...
Notice the Steve Young pictures on my wall - I sure did love him! Also, there is a small cut out picture of John Walsh on the right side of the picture. My plan was to marry him when I got to BYU, but I guess that didn't happen. He wasn't even the quarterback anymore my freshman year - I believe it was Steve Sarkesian...maybe?

These are our great friends, Chachi, Dave and Randon. Amy and Chachi dated for most of freshman year and then I dated Chachi when he got back from his mission. I went with Dave to a DT dance (see the picture where Amy and I are winking at each other) and at first we were just friends, but then I ended up liking him a lot. He liked me back for a very short period of time, but then decided that he was in love with Sherri.
The picture with the retainers was Chachi being silly. He and Amy snuck into my room one night when the floor was open to guys and I was off somewhere else. They took this picture with my camera and my retainers and I didn't know about it until I got my role of film back. So silly...

So there you have a few of my memories of DT. Now to the pictures that I took a few weeks ago. Sherri was visiting and so we went to take these pictures together. Every hall was down, except for U hall which was right next to T hall (when T hall actually existed). It looks pretty scary though - like a bomb went off or something!

This hole is where S hall was.

If you look closely at this picture, you can see a little foundation still remaining - this is what is left of T hall. The Morris Center is still standing and is in the background of this picture.

Anyways, thanks for strolling down memory lane with me. I loved living there and these memories will have a special place in my heart forever.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A wet experience

Yep, Ella peed on me this morning...it was all very...very wet. I was en route to the bathroom after undressing her in her room and I stopped off in my room to change the channel on the tv. Bad idea. All of a sudden I felt very warm and very wet! Goodness gracious. That was a lot of liquid!
Does this happen to anyone else or just me? :)

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Yummy Salad

My neighbor, Cristina, introduced me to a new salad the other day. It's SO yummy! It's like a treat. Here is what is in it:
Cottage Cheese
Dry Roasted Sunflower seeds
Poppy Seed dressing (we used Brianna's)
Just put the amount that you want of each thing and enjoy! It's seriously so delicious. Let me know if any of you try it and what you think!