Sunday, March 30, 2008

A change...

I've been going thru some stuff at home lately and decided I needed a change. A big one of some kind. Since it needed to be cheap (so not finishing my tattoo or getting another, lol) I figured hair dye was a good way to go.

I wanted something drastic, something you couldn't NOT notice, something I'd done before before.

Dark purple-really thought about that one, haven't done it since high school and that was fun.

Red-I really like red but I've been red many times.

Black. Yes, black is the color!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


First of all: blogs, blogs and more blogs! I wish I had more time in the day to just sit and read blogs! I love getting a peak into others lives. Their beliefs, their daily activities, just them. It's interesting to me, but I just don't have the time to read everything I want. I keep bookmarking them but I don't always get to them.

Well a new I have stumbled upon is : 4tunate. The are a family with quadruplet boys! This is exciting to me becuz having twins myself I know its tricky, but have 4, wow! You guys rock!! The topic over there has been names-choosing names, rules for choosing names, etc. So I thought it might be fun to play along and share.

With both pregnancies we didn't find out what we were having, we went for the surprise. That meant we had to come up with a boy and a girl name. Well, girl names-no problem! We had so many we had a hard time choosing just one. Boy names, well that was another story. We could not agree on a boys name-nothing. We both had a feeling it would be a boy so when I went into labour 3 weeks early we figured we better pick something. We of course had been throwing names around for months but nothing that we both really liked.

So during the day, waiting to go back to the hospital, Garry brings up the name Cooper. I like this name, and funny enough I had actually brought it up TO HIM a couple months before and he wasn't crazy about it. Go figure. So we decided on Cooper and as soon as we seen him we knew it was the right name. Garry likes to take credit for it, but I know I thought of it first!!

His middle name was easy, it's Kenneth after my daddy. I also wanted a second middle name to be Grant after Garry's dad but I let everyone talk me out of it and I wish I hadn't.

So he is Cooper Kenneth, but in my heart he is Cooper Kenneth Grant.

I'll save the twins for tomorrow, it will give me something to write about.

Monday, March 10, 2008

For Tricia


So I believe I've mentioned Nate's blog here . A beautiful blog about a husband trying to get the word out about CF, organ transplants and premature birth. He writes wonderfully and I love keeping up with their great story.

Well a mommy blogger ( ) had a great idea of writing out some of the things that Tricia has to look forward to when she is well and can care for her baby girl.

So I just had to start this post with Ryder's "ketchup" video. I will also never take for granted:

  • having to go to my son every hour to put him back to sleep
  • sleeping with my oldest instead of my husband cuz he won't sleep on his own
  • snuggling up with my daughter on the couch when she's sick and/or tired
  • watching my son want his twin sisters pink chair instead of his own spider man one-and her being ok with that cuz she'd rather have spider man
  • stepping on crumbs in bare feet
  • the kids pulling all the movies off the shelf
  • watching the twins fight over toys
  • wiping their tears when they're hurt
  • having to give Ryder a time out for hitting his sister

Much love to you Tricia, Nate and Gwen.