Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes. All make up A Day in the Life of the Taylor trio.


Thursday, January 31, 2008

Getting ready.

Lots of preparations are beginning for the boy (who still doesn't have a name by the way.) My biggest decision is to stroller or not to stroller. I have a perfectly good stroller that Lily (for the most part) still sits in just fine. She does NOT do so well out of a stroller yet. She is a wanderer that girl. So my dilemma is this.
Do I get this? The stand/sit option for a stroller.I have read some mixed reviews.
Or should I go with thisComfy and cozy for the boy, but the thought of having to get him out of the car seat all the time doesn't really appeal to me, but the price difference does. SO. What do you think? Please discuss.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ten on Tuesday

1. I have been in the mood to scrap lately. In fact in the past few weeks I have created SIXTEEN pages. Yup. SIXTEEN. Want to see a few?
2. Engaged.One of my very dearest friends in the world just got engaged. I am so very happy for her and her beau. And yes, that is part of a Target giftcard that I have saved for probably two years. There is a reason for my madness.
3. I resolve.My resolution page for the year.
4. Rock Pictures.Remember these pictures? Now they are together on a nice little layout.
5. I played softball. Sadly, you do not get to see this one as I am REALLY hoping you will perhaps see it in the pages of Simple Scrapbooks someday.
6. My 12 days of Christmas album. DONE. FINISHED. And exactly a month after Christmas. I am proud. But alas I don't have it scanned yet, so you will have to wait a while longer.
7. Since I don't have any other layouts to show you, how about some of my favorite scrap stuff? The Sassafras Lass owl paper. If only it was in stock somewhere.
8. I am in LOVE with the Loveland line from Scenic Route. Haven't actually used it yet, but it is in my pile awaiting some cute valentine's pictures.
9. This woman is AMAZING. I LOVE every single one of her layouts!
10. And finally, I am REALLY excited about this "book" coming out!

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Beautiful Juliette


Thursday, January 24, 2008


Juliette Louise Pershey
7 pounds, 15 ounces
20.5 inches
Born 9:12 PT on January 24, 2008

Pictures soon I hope!


Little annoyances.

1. What I should be doing is finishing scrubbing everything down for the TWO showings today. And the one on Saturday. Don't get me wrong, it is nice to finally have people interested, but I NEVER WANT TO SELL A HOUSE AGAIN.
2. Especially when I am pregnant.
3. Especially when I am STILL sick, although I can swallow without the tears streaming down my face so that is improvement. As long as I don't start coughing.
4. I woke up FOUR times last night because I had to get up to get a drink my throat hurt so badly. Hopefully I am over the worst of this.
5. This should be cute, but anyone who has a two year old, knows that the repetitive stuff can eventually get on the nerves. Lily LOVES peanut butter and jelly (which she calls "butter jelly time") and LOVES lunch. So she starts asking "Butter jelly time??" at about 10:30 every day. Over, and OVER, and OVER, AND OVER, AND OVER, AND OVER again. Problem when we don't eat lunch until 12:00 most days. She has just developed much cuter ways of asking.
The first a song...
Butter Jelly time!
Butter Jelly time!
Hi-ho the derry-o
It's Butter Jelly time.

The second...
I was scrubbing the bathroom and she came in and looked like she was eating something. Just as I was about to ask her what, I realized, she was MOUTHING the words "Butter Jelly time." I did just say that I didn't want to hear the words "Butter Jelly time" again...


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

this just in

Lily LOCKED me out of the house tonight when I went out to warm up the car. DEADBOLT and all. Sneaky little girl. Good thing she has the ability to follow directions and unlock them...this time.


Ten on Tuesday

1. Nope, no baby yet, but check out the BEAUTIFUL and super cool nursery!
2. I am sick. I feel ok except for maybe the WORST sore throat EVER. The kind that wakes you up in the middle of the night. The kind that makes you not want to talk. Or eat. Or swallow. Ok and maybe my head is starting to get achy. Boo.
3. I am almost done with my 12 days of Christmas album. I just have one page to do, one page to finish and the cover to do. And it is only January. That is what two days of scrapping ALL day will do for you. Whoo Hoo.
4. Anyone hear the new Macbook Air commercial? Yael Naim does the music in case you were wondering.
5. It snowed last night so at least we are getting something pretty out of this ridiculously cold weather.
6. I am really, really behind on posting and scanning layouts lately. I have a pile. A really big pile. Here's my Cj for December...and yes I had to make ANOTHER "Y" out of an "X."
7. Lily is playing letters right now. She makes up a song about each. "A a a a a a a a a a." "Jumping J j j j j j j j j j." "L for Lily L l l l l l l l l." Yes. It is really cute.
8. I am taking a photoshop class from Adrienne Looman in February. Can I tell you how excited I am about this?
9. My throat really, really hurts.
10. I am off to go eat another Popsicle to soothe my hurty throat. *edited* My Popsicle was a "joke" Popsicle. The "joke?" When are feet on your face? When they are crow's feet. I think I should be offended now.


Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Mama: Lily, what color is Grover?
Lily: yellow.
Mama: No, Grover is blue.
Lily: Blue. Grover is blue!
Mama: What color is Kermit?
Lily: mmmmmmmmmmhhh.
Mama: Green. Kermit is green.
Lily: It's not easy being green.

So that's why she STILL doesn't know her colors. Already all these song lyrics stuck in her head. Just like her Mama.


High Tech Present of the year

This year was a bit of a high tech Christmas for the Taylor family. We got Bj's mom her a digital frame loaded with a ton of pictures. High tech. For Justin, Bj's brother, we got a digital key chain. Whoo hoo super high tech. What did I get? This.Straight from 1991, the "digital" frame for the 90's. Let's take a closer look shall we? REVOLUTIONARY. Yup. With push/pull action.I mean come on-it's interactive! This is what we used to get excited about. Now let's take a look inside.Brimming with 90's technology! So what comes next you ask? Load the pictures. No more than 40, but no less than 12.Next slide the drawer closed. What a nice frame.Now slide the drawer open. See what is happening! The bottom photo is peeking through!Now this is revolutionary technology!! Now close the drawer, and presto chango...a new picture all ready for your viewing pleasure.Sadly there is one major design flaw which probably prevented this amazing technology from really catching on. Photo crunching.So are you just SO jealous of my high tech present? Well you can get your VERY OWN here. But a warning to you, although my frame was in the dusty section of our local camera store thus VERY cheap, you have to pay a lot more for an "undusty" version.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ten on Tuesday::random facts edition

1. I hear Mindi's voice in my head EVERY day reminding me to take my vitamin. Actually I think "Mindi is wondering if you took your vitamin today" as I don't actually know what Mindi's voice sounds like.
2. I don't walk on yellow lines in parking lots.
3. My favorite new song is "I'm gonna do a puzzle...I'm gonna take a do doe do do..." artist, Lillian Taylor
4. I love the show Medium, but the opening credit music totally creeps me out so I always mute or fast forward through it.
5. I thought after 18 years, Bj knew all my stories. He didn't know about my famous girl scout story. Further proof that he doesn't actually READ my blog.
6. He has heard about a million times about the chicken my parents used to own named Claude. Actually I think the story starts as "Did I ever tell you that my parent's owned a chicken named Claude?"
7. I hate doing laundry, but I LOVE folding towels.
8. Last night at 11:30 I wanted Lo Mein so badly I could cry. Anyone know why? ;)
9. PARTY TIME! A replacement for the beloved diaper bag was purchased today. And yes, I realize I am a wealth of the strangest stories.
10.Coming tomorrow, the prize for the most interesting present of 2007. You don't want to miss it. Trust me.


Monday, January 14, 2008

52 Weeks, week two

Another picture from our walk when it was 63 degrees outside and I was wearing flip flops. I need to remind myself to really appreciate these springy gifts as it is a normal snowy January day today.
Taking pictures of Lily lately has become increasingly difficult as she does NOT want to look at the camera. This time I got her to look out for some birdies up in the sky :)
This week is a busy, busy week for me. Had a terrible ear ache yesterday, so a doctor's appointment is probably in the cards, need to get the Jeep fixed as the heat is wonky, not good since it is FREEZING outside, and projects galore in my quest to get everything organized before we move (whenever that happens...) But my reward will be worth it. ALL DAY scrapping on Saturday with some lovely friends, followed by SOME MORE scrapping at our monthly church crop. Which reminds me, I have a lot of picture to get ready...


Friday, January 11, 2008

Flashback Friday

A flashback of a flashback. Today Cathy reminded me of our deepest darkest family secret. And since I haven't shared any embarrassing pictures of dear Elizabeth recently why not now. Go here for the story :)


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Little people

Overheard while playing little people...

Oh Farmer, don't be shy. She [Annie from Little Einsteins] is so sweet! Give a kiss? [mmmmwha] Give a hug? [huuuuuuuuug]I love pretend play :)


Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Rock pictures

Growing up we had a very odd tradition. Taking a picture on the first and last day of school...on a HUGE rock in our neighbor's yard. What are the odds that the house that I grew up in and the house that I live in now have neighbors with HUGE rocks in their yard? So it may not be the first day of school, but I wanted to get this picture before we moved.

Me circa 1979? (I am assuming that I was there for Elizabeth's photo session on the rock)
Lily circa 2008Once again I am adding strange criteria to our house hunting must haves...1. Target close by 2. Scrapbooking store close by 3. Chick-fil-A close by 4. HUGE rock in neighbors yard ;)


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Ten on Tuesday

Today I
1. cleaned all the cabinets, drawers and shelves in my kitchen. Can anyone tell me how in the world I ended up with 58, yes I said FIFTY-EIGHT pens and pencils in my drawers?
2. took Lily on a tricycle ride and for a walk around the block. IN MY FLIP FLOPS.
3. had a poptart for lunch. *gasp*
4. took 100 pictures while hanging outside. Not that they are all good, but there are 100 of them. I call this one "big huge belly, little little feet"
5. did NOT take a nap. Something tells me I am going to bed VERY early tonight.
6. found seven boxes of Jello. I can't even remember the last time I even made Jello.
7. laughed when Lily asked me "what's the problem?" I just think it is so funny to hear her say grown-up words.
8. started a list of stuff I want from itunes including: Meiko, Sondre Lerche, and Catherine Feeny.
9. Listened to Eric Hutchison for the twenty millionth time.
10. Opened my doors and aired out the house. But don't get too jealous, it may be 63 today, but it is supposed to be in the 30's and snowing by this weekend.


Sunday, January 06, 2008

52 Weeks, week one

My has there been a lot of activity in the blog world this week. Many of you out there are doing the 365 Challenge (a photo a day for a year.) I would love to play, but I just didn't want to set myself up to fail this year. Maybe next year. Instead I am doing another challenge. Based on an idea from Emily Falconridge, I am doing an Adventure Journal.Bj and I will both write seven things we are grateful for each week. I am also adding a picture for each week. I anticipate this being a challenging year for us, so lets just call this really, really cheap therapy. Help us focus on all the wonderful things that happen on a daily basis. I think at the end of the year I will be able to look back at each week and really appreciate all the wonderful things we have and do. My photo for week one is definitely very interesting.
Today Bj and I both acted in an Epiphany play called Comfort for an Aching World. It was completely home grown, written by a member of our congregation, songs by two of the Marquette boys, two songs by your's truly (the first I have EVER written,) and all acted by people of our church. Bj was Herod. A very convincing, very scary Herod.Didn't know Herod wore an eye patch? Well he didn't, but Bj was forced to make it part of the costume because last week he scratched his cornea AGAIN. In a different place this time. We are not sure what is going to happen, but surgery may be in the picture as this may be a long term, frequently occurring condition which includes excruciating pain and loss of vision. Fun. But man did he nail the part of Herod. As for me, I was the little known pregnant angel (who also happens to be a woman.) What you didn't know there could be pregnant angels?