Monday, September 28, 2009

Baby Mac Photo Op #2

We found out on Friday that Baby Mac (who still doesn't have an official name) is a boy! Here is his most recent photo gallery. Some of the 3-D photos are a little fuzzy because he was moving all around. The sonographer told us that he is an extremely healthy little boy! These are taken at 22.5 weeks.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Little Known Facts about me

• I was known as “Eryn McBean, Leader of the Popcorn Gang” growing up – The popcorn gang officially consisted of cousin Gabe and KristaKrantz
• My favorite toy was my stick horse(s). I actually wore out two of them. I rode my stick horse so much that I even started to develop knee problems when I was 9 years old, so my parents had to put up “riding restrictions”: No cantering for a week.
• I tortured Krista with pranks when we were teenagers. Really tortured… she’s a saint.
• My Golden Retriever (and I) won 3 championships and the Grand Championship in obedience at the County Fair in Oregon when I was 10 years old. That’s not something that could ever happen now that I’m owned by Scotties… obedience is optional as we all know.
• I took oil painting for several years… look where it got me! Okay, so my destiny wasn’t to be an artist.
• Jessica almost drowned me when I was 16 and she was 4. True story. I luv yeeeewwww too!
• I served ants, intentionally, at a ladies Bible study. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Hey, what they didn’t know didn’t hurt them, right???

How about you? I would love to know little known facts about YOU.

I need some cheese to go with my whine.

I can't even button my jacket... I feel so fat. Sigh.

On the bright side, I'm grateful that it's raining and chilly so that I actually need a jacket.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Suffering from a guilty conscience

Valiant is our notorious "wicked puppi" and yet she is in actuality a very good puppy most of the time. However, she feels the burden of a guilty conscience more visibly than anybody else I know! It doesn't even have to be her guilt. When Madison has an "accident" on the floor, Valiant runs and hides under the bed. As Uncle Ryan put it: "Uh oh, Valiant is hiding, what did Darjee (Val's cousin) do?"

Today, however, Valiant was a truly guilty puppy. Krista came in to find one of her sandals blotted with little teefy marks all over and Valiant missing (aka under the bed). I am completely baffled about why she has this fetish for Auntie's shoes; I leave my shoes out every day and they are completely unscathed. There must be something special about Aunties shoes! Any ideas?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

And I quote...

"... so me and my cousin just like hung out all weekend at like my house." Response: "That sounds like so like boring."

Maybe it's because I work around college students? I wish I could say it was just the obvious valley girls that speak in like, well, you know, like grammatically incorrect like sentences. But the majority of the conversations I overhear while walking around campus leave me wondering about the cream of the crop or giggling in disbelief.

Perhaps a contributing factor to this rampant inability to speak in coherent sentences is that as a culture we no longer value the gift of reading which would give us necessary exposure to the written language. The television has replaced books in our down time. It seems that young people in great proportions do not have a comprehensive or practical grasp of the proper English language and how it should be applied to every day conversations/life. So, though it is definitely entertaining to overhear many conversations, it is a reminder that something is missing. Like, do you know what I mean?

Friday, September 04, 2009