Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Best Game Ever Played




In case you were unaware, this is the best game ever. It gets lots of giggles and makes you feel like you are a superhero because you can make a little girl laugh.

Friday, April 25, 2008


Today Ryan graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Utah Valley University. I am so proud and excited. We have more school ahead of us but this is one major milestone. He will be taking the year off and I am looking forward to that a great deal. Mom is here visiting, she got here last night. So, lots of good things happening right now. Exciting huh?!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Men vs. Women

I was doing a little cleaning today. I organized my closet.

This is Ryan's side:

This is mine:

Clearly, the universe is unbalanced as far as shoes are concerned when it comes to men and women. As well as looks, intelligence and righteousness.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


I took Gracie into nursery with me today. It is quite difficult to be mommy and be a nursery worker at the same time. Serving in the nursery is enough work on it's own, but Gracie seems to love being there. I thought it might be time to allow Ryan to actually attend his meetings for a change. He was appreciative.

Mom will be coming out to visit on Thursday. She will be here just in time to attend Ryan's graduation. I am very excited. Both to see mom and for Ryan to graduate. As I mentioned before, Ryan will have the year off and I am totally excited. Hopefully we will be able to take a little vacation. If not, it will be nice to have him around more. He is fun to have around and it will be nice to have more help with the little one.

You would think I see Leah all the time since she lives here, but not so. I guess everyone's schedule can't revolve around mine....unfortunately. She babysits Gracie about once a month, which is awesome, but I sure wish she could serve me more. She really needs the blessings.

I am currently reading the book by Parley P. Pratt, The Key to Theology. It is an out of print book written at the beginning of the restoration. It is really great. Parley P. Pratt was a great and faithful man throughout his life. He writes well and is very insightful. I'm trying to study every day and stay on top of it because I feel better in every area of my life when I do. I think it is one of my needs I discovered. You know like I need 9 hours of sleep, lots of water, eating regularly and well, take my vitamins and study every day. That makes for a happy physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual Rachael. When those things start to drop out, so does my well-being.

Anyway, blah blah blah.

Friday, April 18, 2008

A Cornucopia of Whatever

This is the kind of hair Leah is doing these days.

This is another angle of the sassiness.

My Gracie's Easter Dress.

Isn't she lovely?

Leah didn't care for this picrure of herself, but I like it.  You're very welcome.

The Zoo!

We went to the zoo today.  Gracie seemed to only care about the giraffes.  I tried to put her down so she could walk around.  That didn't work out for too long.  She only seems to want to go in the opposite direction we are going.  She also is quite content if I were not around at all, so she tends to wander around aimlessly.  She is quite independent. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I thought I should probably do a little post of some kind. I was going to wait for something interesting to happen, then I realized if I wait for that, I would never post anything.  I'm a mom and sometimes that is not the most exciting profession.  I am bored a lot.  So, I have some questions for yall. Especially you mommies.
1. What are your hobbies?
2. What do you guys get excited about and look forward to?
3. What are some fun things Gracie and I could do?
I am really open to suggestions. 
Gracie is working on her molars, so we have had pretty regular blood curdling screaming at least once a night.  It really is a rude awakening. Ryan's graduation is next week, I am totally pumped.  Mom is coming out on the 24th.   And... that's about it.  I know, you're on the edge of your seat, but you're just gonna have to wait for the next post.    

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Kings of Cool

These are the two people Ryan thinks will be cool, no matter what they do, forever and ever. Can you name them?

Hint:  If you don't know who they are...Ryan thinks you're the lamest, no matter what you do, forever and ever.

Didn't hurt a bit. It was actually a lovely experience. I would do it for fun. No, not really. I really have an excellent physician.

I am off to get a manicure from Leah today. She calls me and makes me come in to pay for her services so she can get credit for it. She will be partially in debt to me for her education. I will make her work it off in my imposter designer handbag workshop. Shhh, don't tell.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Today I am off to the Doctor to have a cortisone shot in my back. As of late I have had a back problem that has persisted for about a month. I have a big girl, who is no longer a baby, as much as I would like her to be. The Doctor gave me drugs and I don't want to be drugged anymore, as hard as that might be to believe. I hear the shot will hurt so I will have to update you on my return. This is our family Doctor who delivered Gracie, so you can imagine we have a very intimate relationship. I refer to him as my boyfriend. Not because of that (perv), but because he is so awesome and likable. I hope you haven't found this post offensive...I have just got to be me.

Monday, April 7, 2008

The Best Man I Ever Knew

When we married, I saw you as perfect,
The ideal husband and more;
I thought I knew all about you,
All the things to love and adore.

But when you became a father,
I saw new qualities to treasure.
You enrich all our lives in fresh ways;
As a dad, you bring so much pleasure.

Our child is forever blessed
To have a father like you,
And I love you more than ever,
You’re the best man I ever knew.

By Joanna Fuchs

I GOT AN AWARD! In your face mediocre bloggers, I have arrived.

Friday, April 4, 2008

I am honored to present LEAH with the most prestigious blog award ever given in the history of blogs......

The Amy Winehouse "One Crazy Ho" award. are one crazy ho.