Saturday, December 14, 2013

Carol of Joy

Green leaves are fallen,
Withered and dry,
Brief sunset fading
Dim winter sky.
Lengthening shadows
Dark closing in--
Then through the stillness
Carols begin.

O fallen world,
To you is the song.
Death holds you fast
And night tarries long.
Tidings for sinners
Burdened and bound,
Sweet to your ear,
A Savior is found.

Pale moon ascending
Solemn and slow
Cold barren snow
Deep empty valley
Veiled by the night music
Hopeful and bright.

O fearful world
To you is the song.
Peace with your God
And pardon for wrong.
Jesus is born,
Your curse to destroy.
Carol of Joy--
A Savior is found.

Earth, wrapped in sorrow,
Lift up your eyes
To the chorus filling the skies.
Look up, sad hearted,
Witness God's love. 
Join in the carol
Swelling above!

O friendless world,
To you is the song. 
All heaven's joys
To you may belong. 
You who are lonely, 
laden, forlorn,
Now unto you a Savior is born.

A Poem

I saved a copy of this hymn in my journal in 2007. The words must have meant something to me that day, and they did when I read through them today. It defines love. The perfect kind. I never realized before that it is a prayer to love.
O love that glorifies the Son, 
O love that says, "Thy will be done!"
Pure love whose spirit makes us one-- 
Come, fill my soul today; 
Come, fill my soul today. 
O love that binds our family, 
O love that brings my heart to thee, 
Pure love that lasts eternally-- 
Come, fill my soul today; 
Come, fill my soul today.
O love that overcomes defeat,
O love that turns the bitter sweet, 
Pure love that makes our lives complete-- 
Come, fill my soul today; 
Come, fill my soul today.
O Lord, give me the will to mend; 
O Lord, change me from foe to friend; 
Dear Lord, sustain me to the end--
Come, fill my soul today; 
Come, fill my soul today.
Text and music: Lorin F. Wheelwright, 1909-1987 (c) 1969, 1985 Lorin F. Wheelwright
We ask Pure Love to fill our souls, until the 4th stanza switches to "Dear Lord", where we finally ask the Lord to fill our soul. Christ is synonymous with love, but I think it's interesting to note the difference in each verse, with the focus entirely on perfect Love, and filling our hearts with Christ is the final way to obtain it.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

December 12

It's the middle of December, and I have spent the past two mornings on the beach. It makes me feel peaceful. and invigorated. and happy. and LUCKY. Lucky that I live in a warm climate again and that I am not facing the depression I felt while having to stay indoors for months last winter. Rose let me hold her hand, and chattered happily as we followed the tracks of a long-gone truck. Both mornings she picked up a stick to hold in her free hand, and both mornings she announced "Time to go home," which was fine with me because even a short walk near the ocean fills me up.

Fast-forward to this afternoon. Rose had been asleep for a little over an hour when I started to feel a little cold. So I took a hot bath. It felt a little exhilarating taking a hot bath at 3 in the afternoon! Can a person do that? I made an event out of it and took some chocolate ice cream and magazines. I think it eased up some of the back pain I have been feeling all week--it is so unnerving when something in my body is off like that. A reminder to be thankful for the times I am feeling well.

There are some days that I just push through. But today I am feeling kind of lucky.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Rose language

Oh my goodness
I wike kisses
I scare
Drive ( command in car)
Get back here
I wuv you
I'm funny
I did it!
I tooted
A cwounfish . Nemo! (Clownfish)
Ah perfect
I miss you so much
Heyo (hello)
Eawing (earring)
Gee-Bo. Jingle bells?
Licous- delicious
Chouch- couch
Ceyal- cereal
It's yoding- it's loading ( the Netflix  or youtube show)I
I yost a shoe- lost a shoe
Is working- it's working
Oh wow look a dat!
Ooh tacos! (While driving)
Guess what - (usually doesn't tell me anything)
I'm coldie
Emo's werd (Elmo's world)
Com'on mom. Les get going! ( I was in bed)
Oatmilk - oatmeal
(Walking thru grocery store) pickle thing! Pickle nose!
I am a child of god
Baa baa black sheep
Rock-a-bye baby
Wise man
Happy birthday
Brush your teeth
If youre happy and you know it
Apple and bananas
Itsy bitsy spider
I Doe you wan it- blurred lines "I know you want it"
"Hebenly Father had a farm"
" black sheep hab you any wool... One for my rooster..."

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Reality. Just in case I ever forget.

Today I woke up not feeling so awesome, kind of under the weather and really tired. It was 5:30, and I layed in bed hoping to fall back asleep. Too many things in my head. At 7 I heard Rose calling for me. She slept in! "Mama! Mama!" She always starts the day on a positive note--how do children feel so great when they wake up? I turned on Sesame Street and fell onto the couch to let myself drift a little longer. Shortly after Rose was requesting a samich (sandwich). "How about breakfast?" I ask. "Bekpist!" And she bopped into the kitchen. When toddlers run, it seems to have that effect; their little bodies go up and down a lot. Is it those short leggies? When I run, I imagine it's a lot smoother, like a gazelle. But hey, I probably look more like a toddler than I want to admit to myself. SO I decided on instant oatmeal. Because Rosie's digestive system needs all the help it can get. And that was totally rejected. She purses her mouth shut, turns her chin down, and looks up at me with those eyes, daring me to a challenge. So then I try to play it off like it's my oatmeal because nothing makes her more jealous than watching me eat my food and her not getting any. My plan does not work this time. So I decided to give her the option of no breakfast, which was rejected. So then, she decided to let me feed it to her. Good choice, Rose. She is looking so serious at breakfast today. Big eyes. So much going on in that little head. She eats the oatmeal, then we watch a little more tv while I mess around with my phone. Then I give her the option of a walk or swimming. Both are rejected (starting to notice a pattern?) I realize my stroller is in Raimo's car, so swimming it is. I get changed. "Nakey bum," she points out for me. Yep, I think all my dignity is pretty much gone. But it's funny and it makes me laugh every time she says it. I guess I must say it to her when she's naked and I'm oohing and ahing over her squishy baby self.

There are no more swim diapers. So I decide to risk it because she doesn't usually do her business when we're not at home. Swimsuit with no diaper. Nice times at the hot tub. The water's way to hot for a warm morning, but neither of us will touch the pool, so hot tub it is. She pulls the cover off for me, requests the bubbles (which I turn on), and we put our feet in. A little playtime happens, then she gets quiet and is squeezing her fists and I realize the oatmeal may have done its job. I quickly spring out of the water (in graceful pregnant fashion) and we head into the little bathroom, where Rose begins to scream because she realizes we are headed to the toilet. She continues to holler as loud as possible (it is very echo-y and there are fellow residents living on either side), and when I sit her on the toilet it becomes complete terrorized screaming. I hug her and rub her back. "Keep trying!" No luck. A complete and total tantrum. We go back outside and she is still screaming. "Do you want to go back home?" The screaming stops instantly. "Yes." She opens the gate and calmly starts to walk back as I am scrambling to get the cover back on and collect toys and towels and keys.

We get back home and head for the tub--she is deposited, and I try to shake off the frustration of all the screaming of the morning. It really grates at my nerves. I read half a chapter of the BOM. She is ready to get out. I wash her, she screams all the while. I wash her hair and the screaming triples. We get her wrapped in a towel which she likes, but she resumes loud crying and protesting as I get her dressed. "We do this every day, Rose. You have to wear a diaper and clothes." I think I'm talking to myself more than her. Whatever. She stops crying when I put her in front of Elmo again so I can take a shower. Bless you, you tiny red monster. I realize it's 10:38 and I should be leaving right away for Sisters in Scriptures. I take a shower anyway, get dressed, and we're out by 11:05. Rose is protesting about shoes and about leaving in general, but I appease her with promises of Jo Jo at nursery (her second cousin who is also 2). I make both of us a pb&j because this is just what we need at that moment. We talk about Jo for most of the drive and eat on the way. Everyone is going 35 mph and I'm not too happy. We arrive at 11:20. I'm very late. I get Rose out of the car. "Hold you," she requests. Sure. She sits atop my belly, basically. It is not so comfortable. "I love you very much, Rose." "I love holding you," she replies. "I love you holding me too." I have a happy mama moment. I drop off Rose at the nursery, she screams, I walk away, and she is fine. I sit down in the class for 30 minutes, breathe, enjoy it, and wish it were longer.

Afterward, we say hello to my cousin and aunt, pry Rose from Jo Jo, and run some shopping errands. She is pretty well-behaved considering it is nap time. I won't go into detail on the shopping fun. When we get home, she books it away from me because it is nap time. Commence pregnant lady run. I get back into jammies, she gets milk and stories, then bed.

I have been decompressing and eating toffee peanuts and just doing my thing. I love nap time. Thankfully she is actually sleeping today. If I get ambitious, I might make no-bake cookies because I have been thinking about them for weeks. But  maybe not. Toddler Rose is much more of a roller coaster than baby Rose, although there were stressful times there too. Good thing she is so darn sweet in between times.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

More dance

For your viewing pleasure: my favorites of  last show

Choreographed as a tribute to the choreographer's husband for always catching her when she falls. Tear.

Based on "should we stay together or break up." Love this song.

Weird but cool

So technical and so expressive. Love the song

Friday, September 20, 2013

Dear baby,

So far you have:
- gone sea dooing
- watched a lot of movies
- gone on a daily walk with your sister
- joined mom on stage with the three musketeers
- had an ice cream cone just about every night
- eaten a lot of home-cooked meals 
- gone to the beach a few times
- listened to a lot of piano playing
- started kicking mama during week 17
- made mama incredibly tired and dizzy
- delighted us with your wiggles
- listened to lots of stories and songs with your older sister each night

I heard your heartbeat, and it is the best sound in the world. You are over 5 inches long now- measuring more like 18 weeks instead of 17. I feel you move a lot even though you are tiny. I can't wait to find out if you're a boy or girl!


Good Morning

I can never get enough of summer and am always sad when it comes to an end. But autumn is a pretty nice consolation. I always get up at 6, but the past few mornings have been so dark I've had to turn on the lights. That combined with the chill makes it feel cozy in the morning, like autumn in on its way. Of course the sun comes out eventually and burns off all the clouds and I wish for air conditioning. The holidays will be here before we know it. I'm not ready. I want to get a pumpkin spice candle and see some beautiful fall leaves.

I've been reading for fun lately. Sometimes I have a hard time concentrating and I just can't stick with it, but I must be in the right mood. Here are my latest reads:

Daughter of Fortune- Isabel Allende
I enjoyed this novel about a girl raised in Chile by British colonists. There are a lot of characters and stories woven into her search for her love, Joaquin, who took off to Califronia in the gold rush. It's long, but I enjoyed the writing style and flow of the book.

In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd- Ana Mendez
This was a book of short stories that I never finished reading for my Latin American Literature class ( I loved that class so much!) Each story is from the perspective of various Cuban men and women who immigrate to America to escape the reign of Fidel Castro. There is a juxtaposition of the old and new, of the new country and beautiful old Cuba, and of dreams versus reality. I enjoyed it.

The Shell Seekers- Rosamunde Pilcher
Talks about the different members of a family and their life stories. I'm still reading it, but so far so good. There are flashbacks to the mother's experience in World War 2 as a young woman, and of each of the children's experience as adults, and of their friends. There is a story woven throughout about a special painting by a deceased grandfather that has remained in the family and might be worth a lot of money. I love that it takes place in England and covers so many different eras.

Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy
This has been on my list for a while- I like to read a classic every so often, but it seems to take more time and a little more effort for me to finish. I'm just getting started.

That's about it. It's been nice being able to get absorbed in a book again. 

Rose woke me up at 3 last night and I couldn't get back to sleep. This trend has got to stop!

Friday, September 13, 2013

So I think they can dance

This dance is about a guy who helps lift and free a girl from something that binds her. It is so powerful.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Here comes the baby. 16 weeks this Thursday
 It's 4.5 inches long. 
Here we were at 14 weeks
And some Rose 

Monday, September 9, 2013


There was an excerpt of this devotional in the 
BYU magazine. It is titled Apprentices in the 
Lord's Workshop. It is such a nice way of thinking of
the relationship to God and our capability of becoming
like Him. I loved it and thought I would share.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


I steep
in its cauldron.
These are days not swallowed
before they breathe.
Their evenings bridge
toward morning, one motion,
a splendid indolence,
a long novel.
This season's not
bound in batting;
it thunders
through thin linen.
I am a slow cooking roast;
by the end of August
my center will be warm
but still red.

Natasha Saje

Sunday, September 1, 2013


What a month this was. Time is flying. My little Rose is getting more darling. And more busy coloring every surface of my house. My other little is the size of a lemon, and I'm feeling it. I'm 14 weeks- I can't believe it. Second trimester. I'm really looking forward to finding out the gender. I think it helps me connect a little more. 
Long day today. Tired belly. Rose is having fun with her Mimi and Papa visiting from Utah. Here's to September. Do you remember when it was last September? Good song :) 

Monday, August 19, 2013


Here's what has been happening in August. Some swimming
Some beach days
Some walks 
Having a ball with Belle
Growing a baby. 12 weeks
Eating donuts

Getting a haircut

That's about it. Raimo is off on a trip. Wish me luck

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Currently Watching

This week I'll be 12 weeks. Can it be?  In a few weeks I'll be starting the second trimester- hallelujah! Here's what got me through the last few weeks:

A Room With a View- perfect. You must see it. Makes me want to go to Italy

Joseph: King of Dreams- awesome animated movie. I cried.

The King's Speech- so moving. I never saw it before

The Buccaneers- a fun tea-sipping movie in four parts. 

New Girl- this is a fun series. Sometimes I wish they wouldn't be so raunchy. But she is a loveable character and I mostly like this show. Besides, her name is Jess.

The Young Girls of Rochefort- Gene Kelly! But it's an extremely slow movie. Just watch it with the intent to see gene dance here and there, not to be entertained

Runaway Bride- that Julia and Richard combo is always a win, tho Pretty Woman is still my favorite!!!!

Magnum P.I. - Tom Selleck. He is a good- lookin man of the eighties. I love eighties shows and movies

Love Story- beautiful music. Not my favorite. 2.5 stars.

Impromptu- Beautiful! Love story about Chopin. Enjoy the music and romance all at once!

First Position- ballet documentary. I liked it a lot

Mona Lisa Smile- another blockbuster I hadn't seen. I'm hitting up all the pg-13 movies I couldn't see when I was younger. I found this movie very inspiring and empowering. I also enjoyed all the art

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ensign Review. Since I read it this month :)

I really liked a lot of articles in the Ensign this month. My favorite was this one:

Opening Our Hearts to Revelation

I learned a lot from it and felt like it was very applicable to our technological generation. I also like the connections he makes with the things we spend our time doing and the things we think or worry about and how we can become too busy or even desensitized from the spirit. I tore it out in the hopes I'll make some changes. And in hopes I'll read it again after awhile and remember why I liked it.

I also liked No Corrupt Communication about the dangers of sarcasm in our relationships. I think it's interesting they said to replace it with patience and a sense of humor.

Another was In His Own Time, in His Own Way by Dallin H. Oaks. He gives some great thoughts about revelation.

A New Writing was good about scripture study.

Lastly, Only 10 Dollars made me cry. We forget about God's grace. It is endless. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Scripture journal

When I do scripture study, I've started copying verses that stand out to me into my journal and writing why it affected me that day. It's made it a little more interesting, and it's nice looking back to see what inspired me. Granted, I only get around to doing this a few times a week, but I'm really liking it. 

In college I sang a lot of sacred music, and I love when I come across a verse that I sang in a song. The music comes right back to me, and it's like the scriptures are singing to me. It is even more meaningful. I'm pretty clueless about where most of those verses are located, so when I find one it feels like a real treasure. I could try to share one, but it wouldn't be as great without the song to go with it. 

Here are a few I wrote down the other day:

John 13:8-9
 "Jesus answered him, if I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only , but also my hands and my head."

1 Nephi 8:24
"And they did press forward through the mist of darkness, clinging to the rod of iron, even until they did come forth and partake of the fruit of the tree."

John 15:7 
"If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you."

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The latest

8.5 weeks
First dr appointment

Little arms and legs already! It was wiggling around during the ultrasound- I couldn't believe how early we got to see this baby! It is SO tiny.
Hi baby
I have been nauseated and SO tired. Hence all this movie watching. I think I am more tired than I was with Rose. We get up around 6:30 every day and i crash on the couch while Rose watches her shows. I try to go for a walk every morning with Rose in the stroller, and it totally wears me out for the rest of the day. Being up on my feet a lot also makes me crampy, which didnt happen till my third trimester last time. I think my belly is going to grow slightly faster too.  I feel like there's more activity going on down there. We shall see. The dr said with each baby, the pregnancy gets harder and the delivery/recovery gets easier. I am totally ok with that if it means easier recovery. I am hoping to avoid foreceps and catheters and all the other fun stuff I got to do. I feel really good about my doctor- she did not rush our visit- I saw her 3 times while I was there, and I feel like I will have more say in what happens during delivery, not to mention someone who's nicer.

Here's 9 weeks

And here's yesterday at 10 weeks. My baby is about an inch and a quarter. 

For the first few weeks, I kept forgetting I was pregnant. It's different because I'm taking care of another child all day. But it's starting to sink in. I'm excited to have a winter pregnancy ( mostly because it gets so hot at the end). I'm due February 27. My guess for the actual day is February 13. I'm excited for a new sweet tiny baby in my arms! I kind of imagine it's a girl because that's all I know. But I guess it really could go either way! I can't wait to meet you, baby!! 

Also, I made steak san marcos for the first time tonight and it was yummy. And a late birthday cake too

Monday, July 29, 2013


Just gonna add to my previous list. We just got Netflix again so I've got a bunch of new options. I watched:

Mrs. Brown- it was about queen victoria. beautiful movie!

Barefoot in the Park- with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda you can't go wrong. I was giggling through the whole newlywed mess- such a cute movie. I'd watch it again. Really liked it

The Englishman- a little slow, but a nice story 

Drop Dead Diva- kind of a funny series. Very clean and kinda girly 

I.Q. - boring chick flick. Thought it would be better with Meg Ryan

White Collar- good show. I need to get caught up- I forgot what happened earlier on this show

13 Going on 30- good to re-watch. Don't you love that guy? He's so cute with her 

Charade- where have i been? I hadn't seen it before. Classic

So there's your update.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Jasmine and Alan Contemporary "Can't Help Falling In Love" So You Think ...

This routine is so cool. She is really talented, but less noticeable is how good he is at partnering. Watch how his hands follow her. Even blind, he is right there for her.

Currently Watching

Some great movies I re-watched last month:
Fun with Dick and Jane- so funny!
Overboard- such a classic
Little Mermaid- 5,367 times. I'm tuning it out while trying to catch some zzz's

On Hulu:
So You Think You Can Dance
Master Chef (which has inspired me to make dinner more-going on 5 nights in a row!)
The Bachelorette- you'll get dumber
Care Bears- also must be tuned out

We also saw Man of Steel on Saturday and I really enjoyed it. 

That is all. Thought a small post on my noteworthy life would be nice.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Just a simple day

This morning sweet Rose and I read some stories together--she gets impatient and likes to skip ahead before I've finished each page. We also did a shapes puzzle on the bathroom floor, and I couldn't believe how good she's gotten at matching everything up. After that, she joined me on the new bathroom rug I bought. "Nice" she said. Thanks for noticing, Rose. She even put her face down on the soft fluffiness and rolled around a little bit. Then we trimmed her nails, which is like world war 3. She was pretty upset. Then walk, then tea time, now Little Mermaid. It's amazing how much kids change from week to week. I look back on these 2 years with Rose, and I have just been enthralled with every step. It's difficult at times, but it doesn't last for long. Today I'm living in the moment. It's a beautiful day, and we are going to eat some muffins and maybe go to the grocery store later. It's a good day.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Modesty article

I loved this article about why women should choose modesty and what modesty is really all about. If every woman could alter their mindset, we could overcome so much as individuals and as a whole.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

it's a special day! Hope yours was great

Some pics for the blog:
I liked this quote

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Tonight I watched Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella with Julie Andrews. I had never seen that version! I love the music so much- there is no song more beautiful than "do I love you because you're beautiful..." I sing that one to little Rose all the time. I would love to be in that musical! 
Tonight we were driving back to Carlsbad from Riverside and decided to stop at Texas Roadhouse. That bread and honey butter!!! We had our 5 year anniversary on Friday, and we kind of ran out of time to really celebrate so we counted tonight (with Rose in tow). It was fitting since we also went there for our first anniversary- kind of coincidence. We are stuffed, but it was so good. Raimo came to my show on Fris at night and we stayed overnight in Redlands since I had a matinee on Saturday. However, the next three shows ended up being cancelled because one of our musketeers got the flu. Such a bummer, but I guess we all got a weekend off. I ended up swimming with Rose and going to church in Riverside so it was a fine weekend. 
This week I want to finish hanging pictures and organizing my pantry and unpacking some final boxes. I love having all my things back and having a space of my own. Here are some recent pictures:
Rose changing her baby's diaper
Clean kitchen and new photo wall
I painted and reupholstered this table and chairs last year- it looks really pretty in this kitchen
Texas Roadhouse
Raimo's latest funny: The fence is always greener on the other side

Monday, May 27, 2013

Getting my elbows dirty

Raimo is the king of mixing up his phrases. Tonight he said roll my shoulders up and get my elbows dirty. Can you even tell what that was supposed to be? Ha ha I had a good laugh.
Speaking of which, we rolled up our sleeves yesterday and got our hands dirty in our move to Carlsbad. Every time we move, I tell myself, " I'm not doing this again." We have moved 6 times in 5 years of marriage. It is hard! So much heavy stuff! Heaviest of all was the piano. Still, we felt lucky to have some help this time from family and friends. Of course I got a cold. I always do when I'm stressed or there's a big change coming up. So I'm just in bed today and trying to get better. I'm in a bit of a funk. Ill just listen to Rainin on Sunday one more time.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Three Musketeers

Opening night is next Saturday, June 1st! It's a great story with lots of sword-fighting and fun stuff, and I'm playing Constance. 
If you want to come, get tickets at this web site or through the box office. We perform every weekend in June. Now to get through tech week!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Can't sleep

It's another insomnia night... and I didn't even have any dr pepper today! But I'm up with my thoughts so may as well blog a bit. Got to clear my head somehow.

We have a big change coming up this month in our family. We're moving to Carlsbad because Raimo landed a sweet job. He has been hoping to do pharmaceutical sales since he was a teenager so it was a pretty exciting thing around here. The interview process is pretty heinous but he did it! It will be a welcome change financially and location-ally :) This means I get to apartment hunt! Normally I love looking for a place to live. I think it's exciting scoping out pricing and amenities and all. But it has been a bit stressful this time. We have it narrowed down, but I don't want to choose wrong! Either way, I'm sure we'll be fine- it's just that a living space is a big deal for a stay-at-home mom! We are excited about the area though. It couldn't be more beautiful or temperate. 
Lately I've been keeping busy with another show in Redlands at Lifehouse theater. It's Three Musketeers and I'm playing Constance. I'm having a lot of fun with it, but also feel I'm getting pushed out of my comfort zone acting-wise, so I guess that's a good thing. We perform every weekend in June. Ill be making quite a commute that month!
I got breakfast in bed today. First time ever! It was nice, and I hope it happens again ;) We also went out for Mother's Day dinner last night at El Torito. I got shrimp fajitas-Sooo good! 
On another note, my parents are giving me one if their pianos! I'm excited ill be able to keep teaching in our new place, plus I'll get to play for fun whenever I want. 
I cried a lot today. I was emotional about Mother's Day and about being a mother and about my mother and such. I tried to keep it under wraps. I love being a mom and feel like I've had a lot of failures this year, but on the other hand I know I'm doing a lot of stuff right too. Raimo and I say to each other every day how wonderful our baby Rose is. Being a parent fills you with awe... All the time. It's so crazy. 
It is so hot in my room right now! What is with 100 degree weather in May?!
Still not tired.
Restless brain! 
One last thing, I need to  get my butt in gear and go running again. I have no excuses left! Might help me sleep if I got exercise once in a while.
I've been reading some fairy tales aloud with Raimo at night. We used to read aloud a lot like 4 years ago. The original Little Mermaid is so different!
Okay, last last thing. I've been without Facebook now for a few months. I miss it! It was terrible giving it up. But I think I am not wasting so much time, and I think I am feeling better too. De-electronic-ing my life is good. It was becoming consuming. At least I've still got Instagram.
Ok wish me luck. Goodnight.

Legally blonde fun

Baby blue eyes who is now surprising me with sentences sometimes