Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Recap



Here we are with our new Christmas gear on! Matias legs are resting on the bump. Luis is looking handsome in his new North Face Jacket. He is starting to look like an "outdoorsy" type :) I am ok with that he looks pretty cute no matter what he is wearing.

I consider this a Holiday event. Congrats ,Jim and Christine (who are in Paris!!) The wedding was really beautiful and we had a blast all though we left before the dancing due to a pretty squirrely toddler. It was great to see everyone and Jim and Christine are so in love, which makes me extremely romantic.


Matias showing off some moves before the dancing had begun!
We spent a ton of time with family over the last 2 days and it is a blessing to have such a diverse group of people to celebrate with. I am truly honored to be part of such a warm, caring and generous group of people.
In other news, I will be 26 in a week! *eek* I am working on my application tonight for the MSW program, we will see if I get in. I am leaving that one up to the big guy and just putting all of my paperwork in place. It seems like the right thing to do at this point in my life. I hope to serve people in some capicty.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!



Monday, December 15, 2008

Holy Cold!

Everyone is talking about how cold it is and 4sure it is cold. But I offer a counterpoint to all this cold.

In Miami today it was 80..........

It is 80 right next to my furnace vent....take that all you Flordians.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Comings and Goings




Hi all!




Wow I have been a terrible updater. I missed the most important milestone of this blog because after all it is mostly to keep people updated about Matias and how great being a momma is.


Matias is 2, we kept it very low key, and went to Underwater Adventures at the MOA and then to Bubba Gump for dinner, where Luis and I shared a main entree and appetizer and Matias got his own shrimp boat filled with food. (Oh he got the same amount of food as us too...)


We then had family over on Sun. to the tune that I am still recovering from all the fun :)




Coming up this weekend we are planning a Holiday baking extravaganza! We Decided to make treats for everyone we know and are planning to do the baking this weekend. Tonight after ECFE I plan on making a list and checking it twice to figure out the amount ingredients and cookies we will need to make. I think that it will be really really fun. If everyone has a good attitude about it. :) That includes myself.
We are then going to be busy people over the next few weeks, we have a wedding (Yeh! Christine and Jim!) Parents coming and Christmas, oh and then my birthday(with an accompany DR appt where the receptionist said she would give me a present, a cup to pee in. Sweet!)!!! Woo Hoo!
Did I mention all the gifts I need to finish making and that I need to call the contractor to come and pour our basement oh and finish an acdemic paper for Social Work school at the U( really people)....life slow down a little plz!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

How is this possible

We finished all of our laundry exactly one week ago. Now this picture above, awaits me on our landing.

The last 2 days have been very busy with lots of working going on. Which in a word can be describe as stressful. On the flip side when I got home tonight I plugged in the Christmas Tree, had some cranberry bread, read blogs that made me really happy, and chatted with Ellen. All things made me feel ok about where things are at right now in this moment.

Tomorrow Dr appts and laundry and prepping for Matias's b-day. I think stickers might be a good gift but I have not clue...any ideas for a 2 year old b-day present?

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Family Fun



This picture is supposed to be our Christmas card...oh wait Luis is holding a saw in his hand, so I guess not...


So a 10 day break with no posting. I still have to finish all of my school applications but I am slowly but surely getting there. We went up north for Thanksgiving and had a really nice time. My mom cooked for us and cooked some more for us. My dad took us to Twilight and ice cream, where I was able to get some Mackinac Island Fudge Ice Cream! Yummy! We also went and cut down our Christmas tree and that was a blast. It took about 10 min. But Luis cut it down no problem. We also saw Greta and Sara and their mens.
It was really nice to get away, tomorrow at work Christmas Craziness will start and I am so looking forward to it. Luis and I am making our advent calendar tonight where we are putting activities in for the days leading up to Christmas.
Today our searom at church was about parenting. I am really thankful that I have such amazing parents. I hope to continue on this parenting journey in a way that is successful for Matias. I know that I have a lot to work on, to make myself a better person and parent. I really want to improve myself to benefit those around me. I think I have made some small changes but I ready to do more.




Matias had a really good time with his grandma and grandpa. This is only one of the strange and interesting activities they found for Matias to do.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Taking a quick Break

Hi!

Where have I been? Crafting and google reader. I am taking a vacation from the Internet for the next week or so. I need it!!!!! and I also need to get my social work applications completed and get our house in order before December hits. And hopefully get all my Christmas gifts done. Luis and I are helping with a food giveaway this weekend at church and I am really excited to volunteer and be around others that are willing to serve too. Luis hopefully will be helping to translate and will be working in the children's ministry. We are also excited to be going up north for thanksgiving next week. I am so excited to spend time with my WHOLE family and not have to explain that Luis is working, because he has the time off. YEAH!!
I am just feeling really grateful for the time that I have been given to figure out what is important to me and how can I think about that more, the good things.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Universal please get my messages




Over the past few weeks I have been dealing with some challenges in regards to health care and how to pay for it. I have not been sleeping well, worrying and over all have general anxiety about the whole situation. I have been asking God to just take away the worry...well today I figured out the majority of what I needed to, all thanks to a very sweet phone representative. I was so relived to get the answers I needed and from a person that was not judgemental of the entire situation. So I know that she will never read my blog, but I wanted to put out the gratitude into the universe so that she might get just a little bit of it.


I am excited that I start my online class in a few short days! I am ready to learn again. I am also am working diligently on my school applications and that is fun but it makes me anxious. So but whatever happens will happen and I will be grateful for that choice. Right Universe! :)


In other news, Matias is being a complete toddler today which is a nice way of say his powers are being used for pure evil. Except when he made flirty eyes at a new baby and blew her a kiss....other wise he has eaten 1 ego, 4 pieces of cereal, milk and some juice and is taking nap number 2 for the day. So I don't go insane.

PS Sam L I am glad you are back, I missed you girl!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I can breath again

I bet you know y! WOW! I feel like our country might be able to fight global warming! Anyhow back to the Tv to the poltical junk out.

Yeehaw!

Monday, November 3, 2008

10 things that I am excited about!

  • Matias turns 2 one month!
  • I am taking an online class in one week!
  • Christine wedding is next month
  • I just finished Twilight for the 2nd time and the movie is coming out!(I still love it)
  • Election day tommrow!
  • Luis Sundays off!
  • Night starts sooner, so I can go to bed early and not feel like a loser
  • Paperwork is fun
  • Thanksgiving
  • funny movies coming out

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A boy and his horse




Matias Final costume turned out well. We had fun trick o treating although he was very confused by the entire situation. Today is Dia de los mortos and Luis family is here to eat brunch.

Hope you all are having a great day!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

OB Update

No Ultrasound today- why because of insurance. I would like to take a huge! sigh of relif.

Everything else looks good, we did a quick peak at the bubs and just to prove how different children are, this little person was moving and a grooving in my belly.

I will start all of my fun medical stuff now, first and foremost getting my thyroid back on track, which is always crazy during pregnancy. I have been ok about taking my medication, but my level today was a 196....normal is .01 so lets say I guess I need to be more diligent. I also start heparin and take my glucose test for diabetes next visit. So I have about 3 weeks of freedom about my eating and then it is on the diet...

Fun times are ahead, I am thankful that everything is devolping with this little person and for the great care that we are reciving.

Also shout out to Leo Lunder who is offically 2 years old!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Boy vs. girl

On Wed. I think we will be finding out the sex of our little new taco. I have mixed feelings this time around about finding out. When I was pregnant before I was so sure that I wanted to find out the baby's sex. Now I don't really care. I know that I can be honest about this because this blog will be gone when my kids know how to read, but I really want it to be a healthy baby, and I do want a boy....but then I think about leg warmers.


Leg Warmers?


Have you seen the baby leg warmers? (For little gals specifically?) OHHH how I love them. I would seriously only dress her in leg warmers. And little dresses...because I am so girly right? Anyhow the point of this post being, I love the idea of either a boy or a girl but we do already have all the "boy" stuff, we shall see...


Do you think we should find out? I am seriously taking a poll here so chime in!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Geek Out


I am watching Numbers on CBS right now and they were having a geeky moment. As I was updating my profile on facebook I was noticing how many geeky things I love.

I readily admit that I am a geek, why try and hide it right?

I was inspired to make a list- so some day I can look back.



  • Star Trek

  • Twilight Series, Harry Potter

  • Craft Websites

  • Talking to Luis about the difference between mavericks and cowboys (endlessly)

That's all I got, I have gone brain dead halfway through the post...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

b2

1. Baby Vega 2!
2. The digging of the basement has started. I was down there last night showing ellen Luis's and my dad's handy work and could not believe how low it all felt. Like I was in a normal sized room!
This picture shows the little bit that has left to be dug out and how much they have dug!

Matias is looking a little overwhelmed by it all. And not taking pictures anymore.

PS. Congrats to the Quickert's who welcomed their new daughter into their lives!

Monday, October 6, 2008

My blog has gone to the naps

Hello Monday!

I was so excited to post a picture of baby taco, but the camera is missing...

But I have found a few things that I had been missing

1. earrings
*found behind the couch
2. netflix dvd
*found behind the couch

Still missing
Libary Card-I bought a new one today
Libary book
nail polish remover
wakeful moments


That is all I have. Hopefully more to come later this week. Take care!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Haircut!


Matias received his first official haircut on Sun. He watch Sesame Street and I cut.


The results we not to bad, just really short bangs :)


I have been really busy I started my first week back at Dakota Woodlands, working as the receptionist. So far so good! I am really happy to have something to occupy my time and keep me busy. When the holiday season starts I will be coordinating adopt-a-family and other Holiday time donations. Which was so much fun last year, so I am very happy to be part of that again.


I am working on applying to social work school. I have to track down academic references and write out my statements, It is quite a bit of work! But I am overjoyed at being able to pursue my dreams. I just hope I get in to school!!! Someone will take me. (I hope)


The other thing that I have noticed is that SAD is back (Season affective disorder) So get out and enjoy outside and the sun if it rears its ugly head!!!


What is so interesting about these past 2 weeks is how by losing my job, I have got my butt into gear. I thought after graduation that I should try to do something that was relevant to the "internships" that I had. In reality that path was not really what I wanted to do or really what my gifts are. I don't know why I did not realize that before. Well I guess that is what getting older and wiser is all about. I really wish sometimes I could go back in time and give my self a kick in the ass.....


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Get going

Hello Thursday!


This week has drag on and on, I am glad that tomorrow I go to work at Dakota Woodlands for the whole day, I need that balance to be a good parent. Last night we had ECFE and it was great to be back! We met some new parents and some of our old classmates were there. It is such a great place to be yourself and let it all hang out. But the most exciting thing of all is was we were able to annouce that :

Baby Vega 2 will be here in late March or early April, we are super excited to contiune on our journey in parenthood!

Today we will be getting outside to enjoy the day and hopefully wearing this little toodler out, it is hard to wake up at 6 am!!! I also plan to get some sewing done tonight! Here's to a good day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

only in mn

You would only hear this conversation between two woman in Minnesota.

" I don't care if you have a can of soup or a SPAM sandwhich"


Honestly you can not make this stuff up...

Super Wed!

Good Morning! Having a schedule is a good thing. However hard I might resist it. Just wanted to share one more video from our trip up north. It is one of my favorite moments from the trip. Even though I was trying not to let Matias go in the water at all, until a big wave came and got us both wet! Then it all went to hell and ended up with no pants and wet shoes :)

Today I have alot on my plate I am filling our applications for Social Work school and fiquring out who to use for my 3 very important references. Super exciting!

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Good things

Pictures from out camping trip up the north shore Board walk to park point...we spent 2 hours at Park Point! I was shocked at how fast the time went by. I am also shocked by how old Matias looks in this picture.
Matias loves bugs as much as I do and was in love with all the asian lady bugs, this was before he discovered the water and running in and out.
Little foot prints in the sand...
Matias and Leo hiding in the grass.Notice no more pants....
Our campsite.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Day 2 Moving on

Sooooo yesterday sucked!

I did not sleep well so it still kinda feels like the same day.

Here are the good things:

1. I prayed on Monday for god to open my heart to move forward and not feel stuck.
Good job god, you unstuck me. I will give you the glory! I applied for 4 jobs today, and feel good about each and everyone.

2. I realize that I need to be me to be happy. By being me it means, putting my family first. They are the most important things to me in my life!!! I am not a good person to them if I am just putting forth the "effort"

3. We are going to be ok. Things will work out, they always do!

4. I have an amazing support system. I really can not thank my mom and few others out there enough on the support I had to made it though yesterday. I made it and I already don't feel bad about the letting go of my job and what I did or did not do. I have no control over perceptions about me.

Things are looking up. We will be ok. I will be ok.

p.s. I will post pictures from camping weekend soon!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

im a full time mom now

Hey Guys!

I sure you are wondering where I have been, what is going on. Well after a refreshing weekend up north. I was "let go" from my job today about 10am. Effective at 10am. I did not see that one coming. If I write it will become real right. So if you have any tips on how to live like a poor person let me know. Thanks!

I am doing good. The position was not a good fit for me. I gusse I am to much of a hippie to work at a chamber of commerce and really I don't regret that. I will vote for Barrack Obama and Al Frannken and the more I tried to hide it the worse it got. I was let go because my performace was not what was expected of me. That is hard to take, but in truth its ok. Because when you are not invested in what you are doing it shows. I have 2 weeks to figure things out. But until then I will keep my chin up.

So tips on being poor or jobs are well appreciated :) Thanks!

Friday, August 29, 2008

How to get an almost 2 year old to eat his veggies

Umm, How do you get an almost 2 year old to eat his veggies?

Heck if I know! I watched Matias hover his chix'n nugets. Soy is a veggie right! I also served him broccoli and potatoes (with cheese spinkled on top). It is now almost 4:30 and he has yet to eat one piece of broccoli or potato in an hour. He is however transferring them from the bowl to the plate saying "no thank you".

At least we are starting to get the manners down...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

4 months until 2!

1 Year ago today~Nice hair larry :)


Reading in from the Design Mom blog the guest blogger got my brain a-thumping! She said that when her son turned 3 they threw him a birthday parade. Just told neighbors to bring strollers ect. and threw balloons on everything had a parade. How cool is that! and smart!








Matias is turning 2 in 4 short months! First. (sob) Second, we are really working hard on finances getting out debt and saving money. So we really need to be frugal with the party. Things that Matias likes:

Rosie

Bears

Monkeys

Trucks

Dancing-most potential a dance party with cake and ice cream?!


Overall things are well and going along. We are doing gearing up to head back to ECFE and cooler weather. Hopefully surving the RNC, so close to our house? My Dad is working security so he will be around all next week and I have lots of projects for him to help with the house ;)


For a slightly amusing story about protesters at the DNC check out Bob Collions post! (Whom is the funniest and smartest news authority evah!) and this link took about 20 minutes to locate!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Why I love Amys

This is a post about 2 Amys
1. Amy Sedairs
I love her because she lets me know it is ok to be goofy and cheese balls are an excellent way to entertain.
She also can challenge Martha Stewart.



2. Amy Nordquist
She makes the world a happier place and is a brave lady. I wish her well for the next even number of months as she journeys to serve her county! A nurse and all around medical guru. She will be getting guys and gals home safe that have been injured, fighting in the war. We will be thinking about you. Also thanks for lending your husband to come and cut up/dig out our basement :)

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Great MN Get Whatever

In my former life I was a 4-H'er. My favorite thing about being in 4-h was the three days that I lived at the MN State Fair. We slept there, showed our projects and ate there. The cafeteria was disgusting, so who was I to argue about eating fair food to live on for 3 whole days!

I really want to share my love of the state fair with Matias, but It really seems like a horrible place to bring a toddler. I know countless families go, but it just seems hot and a lot of money. Would Matias even understand that you can get all the milk you want for odd change or a woman's head craved in butter. A picture of Elvis made with seeds, I doubt it. So we shall skip the state fair this year and maybe for about 10 more. Which really makes me miss my corn dog from the stand by the fine art building :(

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hello World!


Matias tries out one of his nation costumes for the Olympics!

Hi Monday!
We have been busy watching the Olympics, organizing cupboards, changing habits, and having some goofy fun!



A less busy week ahead of us, which will be marked with my Dad staying with us Tomorrow and Wed nights. Free babysitting! Sweet! and his company ;)
Taking it easy this weekend helped me out with catching up on sleep and feeling refreshed. Not to mention all the QT I spent with Luis and Matias. I love those weekends. Just updated my 101 list and I have 3 things completed! Sweet!

Today got the book club book from the library and I will be finishing it by Thurs. My reading has puttered out when I finishing breaking dawn at the end of last week. I was the same way after Harry Potter was over. Nothing could be as quite as good as it for a moment. But I had read some crappy books before breaking dawn so it will be nice to have something interesting and good to read!

Back to posting this week!
Take Care!!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Big Top Chautauqua- 8.2.08










Over the weekend My mom, Barb (my godmother) and I journeyed to the Big Top Chautauqua

To see this lovely band! The Walin' Jennys! I had never heard them before, I was not disappointed and I have never enjoyed live music so much. Maybe it was the big tent or the music. Who will ever know. But sometimes it makes it so worth it just to be with "your people" on a beautiful summer night enjoying music.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Having to much fun screws with produtivity!


Hellooo! After a great week of posting. this week not so much :(

Anyhow, I'm back and not fully recovered from this past weekend or week.

We of course attended the LeMay's wedding and it was breathtakingly beautiful up at Enger park. Of course I had to see most of the wedding from wherever Matias was wandering too. He did great for being in the car for so long, but he needed to stretch his legs, by finding ants, rocks to climb on, and holes to dig. The best part of the ceremony (beside the commitment Sam and Paul made) was Dr. Kempe's quote of Sara McGlachen. (Xtra-credit in anatomy anyone) It was great to see all of my friends from High School and Laura F. who reads the blog! Hi Laura!

I love hearing what is happening in peoples lives and so grateful that all of us have turned out to be happy healthy people! Good Job guys!

I also had a great time at the concert with my mom and Barb. We went to celebrate 6 years cancer free! Woohoo! I was really weepy during the concert, because I felt so at home. But I will post later about the whole experience!


This week has been really busy, I worked at the County Fair and had early chamber things today and yesterday. Needless to say I have been pretty worthless around the house.

I have been reading Breaking Dawn but I am not close to finishing it. I will also have to re-read it because I keep falling asleep while reading. I should be reading A Thousand Splendid Suns, for book club next week. I plan to tackle that book this weekend. Plus I have to two books from the library that need to get read as well. I am toying with the idea of making a list of all the books I have read and want to will read, just to see how many I can.

In reality, I could sooo use a decent shower and a day of beauty. Luis polite declined to be my masseur, nail/Pedi tech, and hairstylist J Even though yesterday I asked him really really nicely.

Whew, this is why blogging is a great because who else would want to listen to my random thoughts, beside my computer J.

This weekend, I plan to get my Big Top post up and one about first kisses. Work in the garden, play outside and bond with my little guy and hubby as much as I can. (I have been missing them both this week) OH and Matias asked me to dance last night could anything be more precious! And he has really started to say Thank you! (Thanks to someone off of facebook for the picture of Matias it is so perfect to describe his temperament lately and how he looks so dark!)


Random thought: In some places it is winter right now!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

GONE

Thursday! Ekk! I have a lot to get done today. Yesterday was not as productive as I had hope due to the fact that I had to stay at the office late. I did get my blogging done and I was excited about that.

Few things that I can not believe that are happening. 1. July is over…what!!! Where did it go? 2. Matias is getting so big! Has said Thank you and Orange this week! All that manners training is working.

I need to get some things accomplished tonight! 1.Get out for Matias for the wedding, I think just a new shirt and he can wear his fancy green pants, maybe some new shoes as well. 2. Finish Sam and Paul’s Wedding present 3. Pack for tomorrow and Sat. and Sun.
4. Haircut? 5. Dinner on the Table! 6. Get Luis’s Bike fixed!

Whew! Ready to get it done!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

4 things I learned about Mexico



In an effort to learn more about Luis and where he came from I am attempted to learn a random fact about Mexico per week. I have dropped all of my "research" into casual conversations with Luis and he has awlays seemed very impress!



  • When the Spanish came to "invade" Mexico they came as "friendly foes"
  • In 2006 19.2 million people lived in Mexico city, in comparisson 4.2 million live in all of MN
  • the part of Mexico City Santa Fe is being rebuilt over landfills
  • Ciudad Nezahualc√≥yotl (aka Ciudad Neza) where Luis is from is build on a drained lake bed. Lake Texaco.

I would like to thank Wikipedia for all it's help in making me sound smart!

Looking Up

Hi Wed!

So far so good! I got my cavity filled this morning and the tingling is just now wearing off! SO yea for that. I finished one of the 5 books I mention and started another last night. 2nite I have to stay late at work so I plan on getting some blogging done. I have to put up my Mexico facts and my book report for the month all today because can you believe that the end of the month is tomorrow. 2 days until the wedding and good times. Greta and I are riding up to Cloquet, picking up Sara an carrying on to Duluth. Just like old times the chuck club reunites!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Lets get the party started!

Hello Monday!

I don’t know why but I am ready to get this week started and kick its butt!

Yesterday we went to children’s museum and had a blast Matias was running around and checking EVERYTHING out. God thing that he gets to be the boss, there! Overall we had a great time and was the highlight of my weekend! (Not that there was much else happening.) This is a 101 things goal ¼ of the way accomplished!

I also made a ROCKING zucchini casserole yesterday, which Maitas and I shared with Ellen and Leo for dinner. I think the first words out of our mouths were WOW! This is awesome! Which made me really happy, because it is one of my favorite dishes! (Leo, matias

Other plans for this week include getting a cavity filled (YUCK) going to Sam and Paul’s Wedding (YEA!) and finishing their wedding present. Which I hope that they will like J

Also I plan on getting a haircut and eyebrows done. (Very much needed) Seeing the Dark Knight with Luis and Mama Mia with Andrea. I also have to pick up 2 books from the library that are on hold and finish the 2 books I have at home. Plus read the book club book! Lots of reading, but at least it is all books I have picked out!

Did I also mention that I want to get to the gym 3 times, before Friday….lets see if that actually happens :)!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Crazzzyy

Picture this:

Perfect 85 degrees outside

Me: at my desk, with a space heater running on high!

Shout out: to the landscaper that is wearing a tank top and shorts outside my window...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Winning on Ebay makes me Happy!


So I had to share my loot with you guys. I won this vintage strainer on Ebay. I went a little crazy and bought 2 of them, one will end up being a present for someone for Christmas and I can't post that one because they read this blog.
Also see the widget about the red barn company quilt giveaway? You could be my friend and enter and then give it to me when you win :) Seriously,when I saw this post, I have been craving classic Americana! White lights under canopy trees, picnics, white eyelet dresses, suspenders....
So quilts and strainers are giving me inspiration.
Hello! I just aged into my 60's!

Life in Bullets

  • Staying up to 1:30 in the morning to finish the 3 book in the Twilight series is always a poor idea. (Read these books!!!!) Seriously, I will write a post in Aug. about the series when the 4th and (I think final book comes out)
  • Matias wakes up two early and too happy! Dang him for being so cute.
  • Potato chips make an excellent sub. for bread crumbs.
  • Did you know that most nursing programs are considering for the 2010 school year!
  • No one is in the office this morning
  • We are selling our Honda civic tonight! YEA!
  • We are putting up a privacy fence in the near future~with the money from the car
  • I want an iPhone (want is the key word)
  • Blogger just spelled check iphone (see above) as wrong...hmmm

Have a glorious day and watch out for the rain drops!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

CATS

Sorry for the depressing post this week. I am feeling better now and made an appt. So I no longer have to use the internet for thearpy. Any how, we hook up our desktop back up and I was looking though pictures and found some cute ones. This blog has been lacking in the picture dept lately and I wanted to just share the cuteness that is my son. I think that I have a little baby fever so that might explain my fixation on babies :) These little photos make me so happy!






Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sprinkler




Today was a lazy day. I did not get much accomplished. But! Matias found out that playing in the sprinkler is fun!

HE will be 19 months old tomorrow and our days are filled with new words and wonder as he explores the world! What I am getting the biggest kick out of is how sweet he is to his teddy bear and stuff monkey. He really take cares of them. So sweet!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Specfic Goals in 1001 days

Who ever started this project* my kudos to you! (You are a genius) It is a lovely framework to put specific time and progress on one's life!

I went back and forth on if I should post this at all. SO I am doing it half and half if you see white space it is intentional. You really don't need to share everything out in cyber space.

If you are interested in joining, and want others to see your list leave a link in the comments.

Start Date: July 1, 2008

End Date: April 1, 2011

Personal Realtionship with God

1.Read the entire Bible

2.Find a book that is a great reasource for reference

3.

4. Pray every nigth for 2 weeks for others(0/14)

5. Talk to one person about Jesus

6. Go on a mission trip

7. Pray once a day for 2 weeks about world problems(0/14)

8. Pray for quidance for 2 weeks(o/14)

9. Read a book that is about Jesus Read Mere Theology

Learning

10. Complete a course in matamatics

11. Read a autobigophy Read: Prozac Nation

12. Write a book review for your blog per month (0/33)

13. Write a short story

14. Learn how to write some HTML code

15. Create a website

16. Learn one fact about Mexico per week (0/143)

17. Read some research about Monach’s

18. Attend a class about something I do not know anything about : Atteded How to Can



Marriage

19. Complete a bible study with Luis

20. Go on a date once a month(3/33)
July08-Went to the Dark Knight
August08- Went to Barnes and Noble
September08- Saw movie
Ocotber08-Went to Barnes and noble
Nov08-Went to Twilight
Dec08-Went Christmas shopping
Jan09-went to movie
Feb09-Went to Barnes and Noble
21. Attend our dance classes

22. Cook a fancy meal together

23. Make a book of picture of stories of our realtionship

24.

25. Put jokes around the house for Luis to find for a week

Family

26. Finish Matias baby books

27. Go to the Children’s Museum 4 more times (4/4)

28. Visit the zoo (Went to the zoo in August 08)

29. Attend a family exercise class

30. Make a song as a family

40. Go to the Drive In

41. Go Rollar Skating

42.

43. Enroll Matias in a pre-school class

44. Write down what Matias did everyday for a month

Hobbies
45. Make all Christmas prestents in 2008

46. Create a podcast

47. Create a recording of “this american life” type

48. Create a movie with your dad

49. Write a comprehensive list of why you enjoy your favorite blogs

50. Sew a garment
51. Create a list of 101 things you have done in your life so far

52. Write down memories from childhood with pictures

53. Get your bike fixed -Thanks Dad!

Health
54. Visit a general care physican

55. Find an endocongist that I like

56. Run a 5K

57. Run a 10 mi

58. Do a mini tri-althlon

Career

59. Apply to Social Work School

60. Attend MSW School

62. Make at least 10 networking contacts and keep in touch

63. Interview a social worker at the VA

64. Do a intership beyond requirments

Organization

65. Oragainze and create a list of all the food in your cupboards 8.10.08

66. Organize craft supplies and make it look pretty

67. Organize closets
68. Create a will

69.

70.

71.

72. Do a 25 min. clean per night for one month(0/30)

73. Create a system for laundry


Home Improvement

74. Start a food composting bin 7.31.08
75. Replace kitchen floor

76. Put a privacy fence

77. Install a patio

78. Create a cold Frame

79. Create a larger Veggie Garden

80. Paint and freshen up kitchen

81. Install a dishwasher


Xtra
82. Orgainze all our digtigal photos and create back ups
83. Cook a real greek meal from "our island" Samos
84. Learn more about the island of Samos in Greece
85. Join a CSA
86. Send birthday cards to friends (If you want in, send me your birthday!)
87. Vote in 2008, 2010 elections
88. Go on the Segway tour in Mpls.
89. Attend Geek Prom with my Dad
90. Attend a Gala for something I support
91. See a musical with Luis at one of the theaters
92. Read the complete works of Dickens
93. Read the complete works of Shaksepere
94. Call my great Aunt Oliva and say hello
95. Keep track of my dreams for one month
96. Create a series of love pictures
97.
98. Doucment one day in my life with photos
99. Doccument one Day in Matias Life with photos
100.
101. Taste a cloud berry




*The Mission:Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.The Criteria:Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).Why 1001 Days?Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.Some common goal setting tips:1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.2. Stay Focused. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

Update

Because someone complained about my lack of posting yesterday. (P.S. Fun shower Sam!) I just wanted to give an update that we are all well. Enjoying summer sooo much after a long hard winter!!!(Will the memory of winter ever fade)

So this week I will update..look forward to:

A book report!
101 things for me to accomplish!
A summary of new things Matias is doing(Pictures)!
Garden visitors(with pictures)!
and
4th of July Plans!

I promise to do more when I am not at work a slave to the computer!

I heard exclamation points!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sleeping Babies

Have you watched the advertisment about Christmas time, where all the sleeping babies rest peacefully. (It is for pampers I think?) There is nothing like holding a sleeping baby in your arms. At age 17.5 months holding the giant almost toddler sleeping is a rare occurrence. Tonight Matias fell asleep really early and I held him, just like when he was a day old. I was so happy just holding him. I have left alot of a pre-baby Lane behind, and I alot of it to a sleeping baby.



I was always sarcastic during my pregnancy, I made jokes about how I would not change. How my life would be the same. I did that because I was so scared of the significance of my growing belly. But somehow...one day. I found a peace that is unmatched by anything that I have ever felt before.



As I held Matias tonight, less than an arm reach away sat Luis's camera, I thought I should just take a quick picture. So I grab it. Held down the button, and Mr. Sassy Pant shot up his hand and opened his eyes......






See his eye. Closed. Little Stinker.... :) He is a prankster for sure.

*Also Matias said backpack today like 15 times.....odd. But very cool when a real word comes out of the jabber....
Tonight I am organizing our belongings yet to be unpacked.....FUN!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Photo essay

Month in review...a photo essay Future Geek!
Andrea and Roberto....(I love this picture!)
Matias fixes my hair.

Leo and Matias model their skymonkeytiedyed t-shirts. So much for a cute happy pitucute these two were much more content in eating chesse off of the blue plate.


Last year Matias met Al Franken at the cinco de mayo parade. This year he met Sen. Coleman. He is still undecided on his vote. :) ;) (I on the other hand have decided and can not say here)