Sunday, May 31, 2009

Relaxation Befriends Hygiene

I love a good bath every now and again, but most times I don't have an hour to soak in the tub. So... I've taken to showering at night with the bathroom lights out. Something about this is extremely relaxing to me. Don't knock it til you try it.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Disney Rerun

Warning- this is kinda like a journal entry with lots of boring informational stuff, and I say the word "ride" about 15 times. Feel free to skip.

We had complimentary tickets to burn and family in town, so on Wednesday Asher and I went to Disneyland for the second time in his life. We rode down with my Mom, for which I am very grateful. I fell sound asleep on the way home, which wouldn't have turned out so well if I had been driving. Also, we got to save on gas.
Lori and little Will came along, as did Kristy and her whole family. Dan's sister Amy was already there with Eric and the kids, so it was a day full of family and fun.
Asher and I and the rest of the Mills clan went on Pirates of the Caribbean (the drops kinda scared him, mostly because Reanne was screaming-- I could only tell because I was holding him so tight and I felt his little heart fluttering), Haunted Mansion, the Winnie the Pooh Ride, and Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters. Then I pushed our stroller over to California Adventure and we met up with the Footes. Amy & Eric let me ride the bee/swings ride with their daughters while they watched Asher in a play area, then we did a few rides in the Bug's Life area, which Asher didn't seem to care for. We met up with my family and pulled some semi-dishonest moves to get fast passes to Soarin' Over California. We took turns watching kids while others enjoyed the ride. I think that is my favorite ride in CA Adventure. It is so relaxing, it reminds me of getting a facial. I can't wait til Asher's old enough to go on it, because I think it is the kind of ride that he would love.
We went over to the main park again and thoroughly enjoyed "It's a Small World." I am not saying this in jest. They actually recently redid this attraction, and I love it. Asher loved it too. It was fun to spot all the Disney characters they added to different parts of the ride. We then went on the Jungle Cruise where Asher enjoyed spotting elephants, and the Tiki Room where we all felt like we had ADD.
By the end of the day, we were all pretty tired, but I did not pass up the opportunity to wait in a long line for a churro before I exited the park. I don't know how Disneyland makes churros, but they are seriously so good there. There must be a little bit of pixie dust in the sugar or something.

Below is a picture from our first Disney experience, because I don't have any from this trip, and I think this shot is pretty classic. (Pooh's Adventures are a little too psychedelic for young children, I think.)

Note to self: At this age Asher likes rides where he can just sit and watch cool stuff. He is not too fond of the rides that jostle you around. I think it is mostly because he can't see out of the sides of anything to know what is going on. He never cried, you could just tell from his face.
P.S. The most fun he seemed to have all day was playing in a short water fountain by the parking structure with Reanne before we entered the park. They splashed and ran and had a great time. Go figure.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Mostly Lazy

You know how in The Princess Bride Wesley is described as "mostly dead?" Well, lately I've been "mostly lazy." I do stuff... I threw a baby shower this month(at my Mom's house, thanks Mom!), I'm running an Enrichment Night tomorrow at church, I did laundry today, I take care of Asher everyday, etc. But most of the time I don't feel like doing much. A few weeks ago I was blaming it on the constant sick feeling in my tummy, but now that this is mostly gone (Yay for the end of the first trimester!) I am feeling dang tired all the time. And for me that translates into laziness. I'm just waiting for the nesting thing to kick in. I hope it happens soon since I have to pack, move, and settle into a new house in a few weeks.

In the mean time, let us look at a few pictures I stole off Rileigh's blog. Thanks Rileigh for documenting your own shower. Probably someone else should have taken care of that for you.

Here are the flower arrangments I made for the occasion. Below is the outfit I gave her. It doubled as decor. I'm all about killing two birds with one stone. Except that I would never really kill a bird. Unless I was starving.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Finished Project

I have a friend. Her name is Jackie Malsbary. She used to come over all the time and watch Asher while I ran, then I would watch her little Kaelyn while she ran. I was her visiting teacher, but she did far more for me than I ever did for her. She gave me cookies and homemade bread, she offered to take Asher to the park so that I could clean or rest, she watched Asher when I needed a last minute babysitter, and she was just an all around great friend. She moved a few months ago, and I miss her.
I told her a while ago that I wanted to make her a dress, and it took me long enough, but I finally finished it a few weeks ago and sent it off. She picked the fabric and the style, all I had to do was measure her. Hope it fits.
P.S. You can't see the details of the dress very well in these shots... it has slightly puffy sleeves and yellow embroidery all over it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

In other news...

I'm due with baby #2 December 3rd.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Big Buy

Dan and I were a little busy this weekend. We spent about two hours on Saturday signing our names on a plethora of papers, the result of which is this: We are now the proud owners of a lovely house in Arizona. We are scheduled to move in on June 22nd.

Monday, May 11, 2009


"Happy Belated Mother's Day, Jamie! Here is a delicious box of chocolate truffles from See's candy."

"Why thank you, Jamie. I will enjoy every bite. Who knew $8.42 could purchase a few moments of heaven? You are the best!"
"Aww, shucks. So are you."
"Well, almost."

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Santa Barbara has been on fire for a few days. This is one of the reasons I have not been blogging. It has been flaming hot around here and using the computer only makes it hotter. Plus, when you are shut up in one place there is not very much to blog about. I've been watching movies and sleeping.
We are not one of the 30,000 people who have been forced to evacuate our homes, unless you count the evening we went to sleep at Dan's parent's house and got ousted at 11:30pm. (We went there because they have AC.)
Last night and today it has been much cooler, and the wind is blowing the Jesusita fire up the mountains instead of down. Two things to be very grateful for.