Saturday, August 22, 2009

In A Nutshell

What have I been up to since 1999? You mean, besides inventing Post-Its? Let's see. I obtained a degree in Theatre from Point Loma Nazarene University. I graduated three classes short of an additional degree in English Education. I married a pastor. I wanted to be a mom. It took awhile. While I was waiting I worked in an office doing accounts receivable. Then The Rock Star was born. Then I taught Drama. Then we moved to Utah. I became a stay at home mom and I really wanted another baby. So we started an adoption process. Little Buddy was placed in our home but his adoption is being challenged. Did I forget anything particularly major?
I'm not a CEO or an attorney. I don't even have a master's degree. So what am I proud of accomplishing during the past ten years? Well, mostly, this:

My family.




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My sister-in-law gave us this Johnny Jumper when Garrett was tiny. I hung it in the doorway of my bathroom so that I could shower without him screaming at me. He liked it alright for about a month of his life but he and the jumper were never truly inseparable. Matthew, on the other hand, would jump for hours and hours and, well, weeks...probably. Thank you, Julie, for giving us this jumper three years ago.

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He jumps and jumps and jumps and then he does this.

13 comments:

  1. Please don't forget to bring it with you next week. If all else fails, we will let him jump to his hearts content.

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  2. tristan and i enjoyed the video immensely. thanks :)

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  3. So... I LOVE that video! I was watching and thinking how cute Matthew is jumping... and then we see how cute Garrett is and his creativity... and then I realized... Oh yeah... this video is still showing Matthew and his jumping! How stinkin cute!

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  4. I love the picture of the boys under the blanket. That's fit for a frame! Adorable video. My brothers and I had a JOhnny Jumper when we were little. Endless fun!

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  5. So stinking cute!!!!!

    (Now I'm trying to decide whether or not I too will need to obtain a jumper...)

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  6. I leaving right now for Target to purchase a Jolly Jump.

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  7. So cute! LOVE the video!

    That thing would do wonders for my own legs - do they come in adult size?

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  8. Hi, it's me, April, the coupon lady. Anyway, I just showed that video to my husband and he said, "How much older is he than Lily?" and I said, "Two weeks!" and he said, "Looks like we need to get one of THOSE THINGS!"

    So adorable. What a couple of cuties.

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  9. ohhh my gosh, lol Matthew reminds me of our son Andrew. He seriously would jump for hours when he was younger. He sure used his jumperoo!!! Matthew is so stinkin cute! What wonderful inventions jump-ups are. How did those pioneer women do it?? I guess have lots of kids to help hold the little ones.

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  10. Garrett totally reminds me of you when you were little. If I was filming your brother you HAD to get in front of the camera. After all, it was all about you......lol. Too stinkin' cute.

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  11. Fabulous movie reference, and even more fabulous accomplishments for the past 10 years.

    I think I need to buy a jumper.

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