Tuesday, October 28, 2008

pumpkin patches...

i think i want to grow a pumpkin patch. i just love to see all the orange spheres out in a field, it looks so fall-sy.


why does life have to be so hard???

why cant it all be fun and pleasant?

if these things all happened consistently one after the other it would be great:

pumpkin patches and little girls in pigtails and overalls

hugs from those you love most

cardtable forts to read and play in

cold days and warm hoodies

mint hot chocolate

phone calls with friends you wish lived closer

my mom offering to help clean my house

and things from the past that i miss every once and awhile:

playing poker and gambling with smartees

playing scribble and all the giggles that follow

staying up way too late and just talking

not having to be the responsible adult

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

getting so grown up...

my little girl is getting so grown up.
she can sing and dance, likes to crawl on everything, likes to paint at work, takes good care of all of her "babies" and helps us feed our kitties.
what a pumpkin?!

Friday, October 17, 2008

losing a loved one...

if you havent heard yet, my mother in law died on october 1.

it has been some of the longest weeks my family has ever lived through. but we are going to make it. thanx to all that prayed for us and are still praying. God has been faithful to help us and comfort us.

lynn was a very special woman. a great wife and mom and granny.

i wish audrey could have known her. but im planning on making a book about her that audrey can read and learn about her special granny when she gets older. im glad that i have some really good pictures of lynn and audrey. im sure that audrey will treasure those when she gets older.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

the best husband ever...

yes, another post of one of these. thats what happens when you are not sure about what to write about the longest and most horrible weeks ever.

1. Who is your man? jake m rizy
2. How long have you been together? over 8 years if you count the dating
3. How long dated? 1 year, but we were engaged in 3 months
4. How old is your man? 32
5. Who eats more? me, right now. jake is trying to watch his figure and he is doing great.
6. Who said "I love you" first? jake
7. Who is taller? jake
8. Who sings better? audrey
9. Who is smarter? jake, i thought he was too smart for me before we started dating.
10. Whose temper is worse? me, i fly off the handle way too easily
11. Who does the laundry? i do, but jake helps out sometimes
12. Who takes out the garbage? jake does, thats also the day he has to do poop scoop
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? depends on how you look at the bed
14. Who pays the bills? jake likes to now that they are on the computer
15. Who is better with the computer? jake, he is a tech trainer at school, and i am horrible with computers
16. Who mows the lawn? jake
17. Who cooks dinner? depends
18. Who drives when you are together? jake does, he likes to be in control
19. Who pays when you go out? depends on who has the cash
20. Who is most stubborn? we both are pretty stubborn
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? i hope me, becuz i have been wrong alot lately
22. Whose parents do you see the most? mine, i work in the same building
23. Who kissed who first? jake kissed me first
24. Who asked who out? jake asked me, but i had to throw lots of hints
25. Who proposed? jake
26. Who is more sensitive? depends on the day
27. Who has more friends? not sure on that one
28. Who has more siblings? we both have the same number
29. Who wears the pants in the family? we both wear pants, thats a silly question

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

have you ever...

i'd rather do this right now then blog about whats been going on with my family.
so here you go...

1. Started your own blog (youre reading it, arent ya?!)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (no, but i have been to disneyworld)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (kind of)
15. Adopted a child (i have a compassion kid, that counts)
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables (i wish i still could)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (i take alot of sick days when im not ill, thats what happens when your kid is sick)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (wallis family mafia was kind of a business, we had contracts and everything)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching (and we even got seasick)
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (and now audrey plays with my "my little ponies")
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone (i think i broke my toe earlier this year)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one (just last week)
94. Had a baby (a beautiful baby)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone (before my cell phone i had a cb radio my parents made me take in the car)
99. Been stung by a bee