K is for Kiddo

Thursday, February 09, 2006


i guess nothing too excited has happened in the last few weeks. i'm still in dance classes, i'm still working at the coffee shop, i'm still scrapping. i recently applied to be a design team member for have your way with paper, an online company. i'm starting my first circle journal, so far it's just me & charisse (she's such a doll!).

argh, we got our costumes for jazz class last night. silver spandex, black velvet, & silver sequins! talk about motivation to lose weight!!! not to mention the silver spats & silver cowgirl hats that go with it! i'm looking forward to seeing my hip-hop & showstoppers costumes.

dan & i leave this weekend for riley's 1st birthday. i'll get back to you afterward.


Monday, January 16, 2006


craziest day ever today...
dan wakes me up at about 5:50 am saying he can't find his wallet. we search the apt but don't find it, so i drive him to work. i then spend the whole day turning the apt inside-out, upside-down, & backwards looking for this wallet. i start panicing cuz the last place we saw it was when we were at the target in burlington on saturday. so i call around to the target & mall we went to...no luck. i pick up dan from work, we go & get him a new id at the courthouse, call & cancel all his credit cards & buy him a new wallet. about 6:15 tonight, dan goes to get into the tub & grabs one of his seasons of star trek...out falls the wallet!! after all that, the thing was right in front of our faces all day, just not in any place we looked, of course! we'll be getting new cards in a couple days. now we can both relax & breathe finally. craziness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

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out for publication

i won the layout contest for allyson's book through memories on fifth. allyson's publishing two of my layouts. "remember this forever" (up top) won the contest. i'm sooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
she's also going to put "ian xmas age 1" in the book. i get some awesome prize from memories on fifth & i think i get a copy of the book when it comes out.

Monday, January 02, 2006

for the love of games...

i LOVE playing games...card games, board games, video games, dvd games...whatever. we spent most of thanksgiving night playing board games & a good chunk of new years day. my mom got me the harry potter edition of scene it for christmas. i wailed on her & dad didn't even have a chance. i did learn to play a new card game called "spite & malice". it's REALLY fun. mary & i are gonna have to play next time we see each other.
dan, my folks, & i went to see "king kong" last night. it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! lots & lots of ginormous icky bugs though. narnia was probably the best movie i've seen this year. i can't wait for the next one.
time for chores...oh joy...

Friday, November 25, 2005

I'M AN AUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i'm an aunt. my sister, deb, had her baby wednesday @ 8:25 am. she was 6 lbs, 3 oz. Phoenix June van der Hout (what a name!!!). isn't she adorable. she looks so much like her dad.

dan & i spent thanksgiving at my folks' this year. ian was unable to attend due to a case of the flu (poor guy). jack & josie & bixby (their dog) were there. we had so much fun. i ate myself silly on turkey & pumpkin pie. after dinner we played a game of trivial pursuit dvd pop culture. that took about 3 hrs. it was hard. but surprise surprise, jack & josie won. then we played a couple games of the new cranium turbo. now THAT was fun. i think i may talk dan into buying that one eventually. jack & josie won the first game. the second game, dan & i managed to squeeze in a win. i haven't had that fun of a thanksgiving in a long long time. i'm looking forward to two yrs from now (next year's at the inlaws).

yay turkey!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

letters from spud

riley's started emailing me now, it's kinda funny. she's only 9 months so of course none of makes any sense, but it's still kinda cool. it's usually something all the lines of a;lsad ;lkjeoribh rpoiunn w bbbbb 09u34 b j wslglkjhjs and so on and so forth. i can't wait to see my spud. she's getting so big and into so much trouble, her mother tells me. dan & shawn have offered to watch riles on saturday night so mary & i can go out. we got us some great guys.
well, i'm tired and need to get some sleep so i can get my sleep cycle back on track to get up early on friday. oh joy.

harry potter!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 14, 2005

dan's blankie

ok, so dan is totally in love with his comforter that he's had since he started college. it's completely broken in & super soft. but something really crazy happenend last night.
well, first i have to mention that we had stayed at my folks for the weekend. mom spoiled us & made steak, hamburgers, & mashed potatoes for dinner last night. after dinner, we hung out, watched simpsons & family guy, then drove home. when dan & i got ready for bed, i grabbed his blanket & immediately noticed that something was different. all excited, i turned to dan & said, "dan, check this out...your blanket smells like steak!!!" dan leaned over, sniffed, & sure enough, i wasn't imagining things, his blanket did indeed smell like steak.
i know this may seem like a ridiculous thing to get me excited, but it was cool. i'd never come across a blanket that smelled like steak! anyhoo, that's really the only cool thing i have to talk about today.
and to my aunt linda, i hope you feel better!