Okay, so I sat the last few seasons out, but decided to give it a try again this year. I've not been overly impressed with any of them--except for David Archuleta! He is amazing! And he's LDS! He just looks so pure and good--I hope he wouldn't be corrupted if he won! The only thing that bugs me a little is the deep breaths he takes between words. But other than that--he's the one I'm rootin' for! Oh, I also think Paula Abdul's response to his song is hilarious. Enjoy.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
This is a short (7 minute) video on the current state of America's financial crisis. It's an interview with David Walker, the US Controller General or the Nations top accountant. I haven't been as diligent as I should've been in getting food storage, but lately I have felt very motivated to get going on it. I hope you'll watch this.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
On Saturday night, we all ran an errand to Comp USA and I waited in the car with Kate while Andrew ran inside. It was taking longer than I expected, so I tried to entertain Kate. I was playing Peek a Boo by hiding behind my seat. I decided to lift the head rest a little bit so I could peek through and surprise her. However, I didn't realize the head rest was broken...so when I lifted it up it went flying off and into the back seat next to Kate. It startled both of us and then I started laughing and she started laughing harder than I have EVER seen. She was doubled over, tears in her eyes, the whole works. It was so sweet!! She really couldn't stop--she was in hysterics. I did that several more times and she was just beside herself.
So just now I took her to the car and tried to catch it on video. Well, of course, it didn't work. She laughed, but not at all as hard as she had that night. I guess those things are hard to capture on video. It will just have to live on in my memory! :)
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Andrew just added his latest project to his blog. He won't be able to get it finished for some time now that he's back in school full-time. It took some convincing to get him to do it because he is not finished with it, but you can check out the current version at www.andrewmorrillphoto.blogspot.com.
Kate is so funny--she tries the various shapes in one or two of the slots and if it doesn't fit, she simply takes off the top and puts it in the box. She's probably thinking--This is taking too long, there's a much faster way to get them inside!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Andrew has quit his 5 Buck Pizza job! He has worked there for over five years, but a few months ago the owners sold the store and things have been declining quickly ever since. He decided enough was enough and said goodbye.
School has been VERY busy this semester. He's taking classes like genomics, genetics, computer science, biology, and calculus. Midterms were this week and he has been working so hard. He leaves early and rarely gets home before 8pm on most nights. Two days ago he took a calculus test for NINE hours (the previous record was 6-7 hours for a physics test)! He is a very methodical person and went through the test several times, feeling like he got them all right except for one. He was determined to stay there until he got it. He was disappointed when he finally had to give up on it and come home. For those of you who don't know Andrew very well, he is a die hard perfectionist. He's doing very well in all of his classes and I am very proud of him.
I don't think I ever spent more than three hours in the testing center and by the end I felt like I was going to go crazy! Everyone's packed in there so tight, people shaking their legs, coughing, blowing their nose, etc. Ugh. I definitely don't miss taking tests!
Anyway, Andrew is planning on getting another job during the summer, but for the first time since he's started college he will not have to work while he is in school. He is very excited! Of course, we are also excited because we will see more of each other! Maybe even get a date in once in a while.
P.S. We also found out that Utah happens to be one of the hot spots for biotech companies. There is one company in particular in SLC that is very cutting edge! It would be nice if we didn't have to move out of state when he's done. I have to admit that I like it here!
PPS An interesting fact that Andrew learned this week--baldness does NOT just come through the mother's side. It's a myth! The one thing about genetics I thought I knew! ;)
Monday, February 18, 2008
She got a lot more exercise than usual and got really tuckered out. When we got home, she just laid on the floor and stared at the ceiling for a half an hour. It will be so fun when it gets warmer and she'll be able to run and run and get all her energy out! I just hope she doesn't jump in the river.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
This is the best picture I could get of her today. She was being cranky. Sorry about the mess in the background. Kate is lovin' nursery these days. There's only a couple other kids in there, so I'm lovin' it myself!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
I wasn't particularly concerned with catching the cold from her, as for some reason I've always had this vague notion of mother invincibility. You don't get sick when your kids are sick, right?! How would you take care of them if you were both sick? So when I saw her drooling all over, licking the phone, and sticking her fingers in my mouth--I wasn't too worried (warning flags did wave a bit, though, when she licked the phone...).
So, yes, of course, I am sick now, too. I realized that it's pretty hard to be sick when you have a kid and your husband is at school all the time. All I want to do is crawl into bed and stay there all day. But Kate's naps have been short since she can't breathe very well, and I have to shower at some point! I just barely got one and it's four in the afternoon!
This morning, I was laying on the floor while she played. I started to doze off and she came over and sat on my head! Never fails! If I am closing my eyes while on the floor, she will throw books, toys, whatever at my head. Whenever I groan to Andrew about it, he just looks at me and says, "Why don't you lay on the couch?" Hmm. That would be too easy.
On the plus side...I can't smell her poopy diapers! But then I don't know when to change her, either...
Friday, February 8, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
I'm tryin' here!
Friday, February 1, 2008
Tonight, she had one at dinner, too, and after that one was gone--she freaked! I had eaten about half of it, so I got out another one. She ate the whole thing and when it was gone she started chewing on the peeling! I'm telling you--she loves these things.
She imitates quite a few animals now, but her monkey impression is spot on! She also LOVES to jump around on the furniture...from couch to chair to ottoman to couch. She really is a little monkey.