Friday, October 22, 2010

Wal Mart Lady

Tonight Tim and I needed to get a few things quickly from Wal Mart. We went to check out on the side that wasn't by the food because we were parked over there and thought it would be faster because it was a speedy checkout of 20 items or less. There were about 5 people in front of us, but it was a speedy checkout right? Nope, this lady was SLOW and it was the only line on this side open. We were pretty patient until I saw her eat a piece of candy that the door greeter gave her between scanning items for the people in front of us. I mean, are you kidding me?! There's about 8 people behind us and you can't at least wait for the customer to swipe her card?

20ish minutes after getting in line it was our turn. We put our basket of 8 items on the table and waited for her to scan everything. She then proceeded to tell the people behind us it was our fault it was taking her so long to scan everything because we didn't remove our items from the basket. Tim and I just gave each other a look like, "what is she talking about?" We tried to be very nice but after she threw our basket to the side I knew it was time to leave. I'm planning on doing a survey or something of my experience because at 7:30 in the evening Wal Mart should really adopt Albertsons "3's a Crowd" policy.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

8 months

Juliet turned 8 months old yesterday! I can't believe how fast time has been going since we've had her, and I'm sure I'll always feel that way now. We are so lucky to have her and we love her so much :) Here are a few things that she been doing recently:
She's crawling
Pulling herself up to furniture and standing
Had her first ear infections
Feeds herself those little Gerber puffs
Eats and eats and eats bananas and applesauce with rice cereal!
Still chews on everything
Has more hair!
Waves bye bye!
Gives big slobbery kissies
Is still a pretty good sleeper at night and napper during the day
Likes to talk back and forth with Daddy (baby sounds, but it's still cute)

Only 4 more months till she's a year old! We love our baby girl :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Last night I decided that I was tired of rocking Juliet to sleep and that she was feeling better so I was just going to let her cry it out. After I put her in her crib and she started crying I went downstairs to get this stuffed toy that she likes as a comfort object. I went back in and there she was standing and holding the rails like she was in prison. I was impressed with her skills and she was just so darn cute, so I turned on the light and got Marla so she could see. As soon as Grandma walked in Juliet started waving and smiling like she was so proud of herself. We tried to take a picture but she sat down and didn't seem too interested in getting back up now that we were all in her room. We're going to lower her crib to the lowest setting so maybe that'll keep her more secure and help me not worry about her jumping out. I ended up rocking the little stinker to sleep because Grandma and Daddy couldn't stand to hear her cry. I'll probably try again when me and Juliet go to Grandma Moffitt's house in a couple of weeks.


The other day Tim came home from work and decided to take a shower to get all the dirt and grease off and he wanted me to sit and talk to him. Instead, I was quietly filling up a cup of cold water to poor onto him :) It only got his back but I was already thinking of another prank to do to him in the shower. Since he gets up much earlier than I do, I figured I would have to wait for another evening shower to do it. But Tim told me that if I would wake up with him in the morning I could pull pranks on him and he wouldn't get mad :)

So last night Juliet finally started sleeping through the night again and I got a full 6 hours before waking myself up. I knew Tim's alarm would go off soon and then I could take over the whole bed, so I was just waiting for him to leave before going back to sleep. After quickly realizing that I wasn't going to be able to fall asleep I decided that this would be the perfect time to pull my prank! I quietly sneaked into the bathroom without Tim hearing me, and after hoping he was facing the back of the shower I quickly stuck my hand in and turned the hot water down. He didn't say anything so I put my hand in again and turned it all the way cold. I thought he saw me but he didn't know I was in there at all until the water got super cold. Then he said my name and of course I started laughing. He said that was a pretty good prank and then after I took a shower we had breakfast together :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

These past few weeks have been pretty stressful! First, I was sick and then had to have surgery. Then I had to recover from surgery. And as soon as I start to feel better, Juliet gets two ear infections! What a month! Things are sort of starting to get back to normal, especially Juliet's sleeping habits, and I'm grateful.

Yesterday Tim and I were both supposed to speak in church, but when we got there, my wildest dreams came true!! The Stake President and a member of the High Council were ready to speak and we got rescheduled! Turns out they changed our topics as well, but it's an easier topic so I think it'll be okay. Did I mention this will be my 3rd time speaking in church in less than a year, and only Tim's 1st? Anyway, it was pretty much the best surprise ever!

We went to Michael and Sarah's last night for dinner and Michael had started a fire for smores afterward. It was really cozy and the best night for that sort of thing. We put Juliet in her new hat for the first time and I was really impressed with how well she kept it on! The best part of the night was when Michael caught his planter on fire and had to get the hose :) I sure enjoy our Sunday dinners with the whole family, especially since I'm home alone most of the week.

Juliet is on the move! I'll go to make her a bottle and when I come back she is in a completely different spot! She loves to play chase and she gets this cute little grin whenever she turns around to look back at me. It's getting hard to get things done now that she's mobile because I have to watch her constantly to make sure she doesn't put everything in her mouth. She loves to eat those little puffs and is starting to figure out how to feed herself.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Adorable Pictures of Juliet

Juliet loves her jumper seat
She is always getting into Grandma McFarlane's yarn
She hasn't quite gotten used to Uncle Ben yet...
She loves her cousin Patrick! She's always trying to "play" with him

With her daddy who has a hairy face!

Always chewing on her stroller :)
Naked baby! After bath time :)
Family picture! Love them :)

Gall Bladder Surgery

A couple weeks ago I started having this pain in the center of my chest and around my right ribs. This happened before about six weeks after Juliet was born, but the doctor just told me to get some antacids and tylenol. Those things just made me sick and after throwing up I felt better and didn't think too much about it until now. After about a week of the pain Tim and I decided to go to a doctor. They figured out it was my gall bladder but told me to schedule an appointment for an ultrasound the next week. That night the pain got so bad we decided to go to the emergency room. Apparently I had a gall stone blocking my bile duct and I was jaundice and turning yellow! It was so weird! That afternoon I had surgery to get the gall stones out and then the next morning my gall bladder was removed.

The surgery went well but it hurt so bad when I woke up until my pain killers kicked in. I felt like I was going to be in pain forever and need those pain killers my whole life but I'm feeling great now and the doctor says I can do everything again! Tim sure liked that part since he's been taking care of Juliet most of the time hahahaha.

Crawling Baby!

Juliet is crawling! She's been rocking on all fours for awhile but a few days ago she finally figured out how to move her arms and legs together. We usually have to show her something worth crawling for like a phone or the remote, stuff she normally can't have, otherwise she is quite lazy hahahaha. She can also sit up by herself so now when we get her in the morning she is already sitting up in her crib. Even before she started crawling, Juliet began to pull herself up onto the furniture. We really need to watch this baby!


Here are some pictures from our trip to Illinois. We went to Nauvoo and Carthage for a day and we had a great time :)

Big Bath!

Juliet loves bath time! When we first got here to Virginia she would lie down in this little tub but not for long because all she wanted to do was sit up. So when we put her in the big tub she LOVED it! She loves to splash and play with toys and is just adorable :)