Friday, May 28, 2010

I love this Pic

Majaunta, for some reason I thought of you when I took this picture. I thought you would appreciate it.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Gardens

Chris gets back from Denver tomorrow. I have had a very busy week in his absence. And, Haven's been super cuddly, so we've been getting along just fine.

Today we went to the Botanical Gardens with some friends. Here's a picture of Isaac Spooner pushing Haven out of the way of the electrical outlet on the pole. Apparently, the Garden's biggest diversion for young children is this outlet. It mesmerized these two for quite awhile.

Fascinating, isn't it? Yeah, not so much.And, this would be a very sweet picture if you didn't know that this was minutes before Isaac pulled up Haven's skirt and peeked. I don't know what kind of things they teach in the Spooner household!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Here's What's Happening In our Neck of the Woods:

Haven wanted to wear my shirt this morning, so I put it on her. She looked like a little Buddhist monk. Except for the dirty face. I'm pretty sure Monks don't have those.

I took Haven to Los Poblanos farm to buy a gift for someone. They have an area with chickens and goats and pigs. It is so fun. Haven thought the goats were doggies. They're about the same size as Trudy and Sophie. They were really friendly little things and loved having Haven pet them. Here she is trying to feed one a stick. With a chicken looking on. I want a goat. Haven wants a goat. Chris is overruled, once again.

I don't have a picture for proof, but this past Sunday two of my friends and I rode 50 miles in the Santa Fe Century. And, we looked cute doing it, which is key, I think. I actually signed up to ride 25--those are big, hilly roads in Santa Fe--it's intimidating. But, we all succeeded without a hitch. I didn't even get to try out my newly discovered flat-tire changing skills. Thank goodness. Chris taught me how to change a flat before we left. Because he rode the whole 100 miles on Sunday and therefore was not available to come pick us up if we ran into an issue. In a couple of weeks some friends and I are going to attempt 100 miles in the ABQ Century. Wish us luck. My incentive for riding 100 miles? Eating a hamburger at Lumpy's.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


So, Chris and I contracted a virus. On our computer. That kept downloading pictures from For free. And, Viagra adds. Classy.
We finally rid ourselves of this very annoying virus that would not allow me to access the Internet. At All. I was more irritated about being completely disconnected from my addiction...ahem, I mean, my email than I was all of the porn.
Right before this happened, I'd read a blog about a woman who felt like she was too connected to media. How she felt that it had taken over her life. How she felt like she needed to be checking her email, her phone, her whatever, every second of the day and how ridiculous it was. I think that's silly. Sure, I had heart palpitations, sweaty palms, and an inability to concentrate, but it was probably just something I ate.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thanks for Life, Mom

There are 3 different generations on that couch. I am so blessed to have the family that I have.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Whew! I finally got to sleep in my own bed for the first time in weeks. Chris's grandpa died last week so we went to Texas for the funeral the morning after I returned from California. Haven and I are both exhausted. That girl is a trooper handling 3 different time zones in a matter of two days. I feel like I deserve some kind of award. I don't know what for, but there should be some award given for traveling two hours on a plane with a toddler then jumping in the car for a 5 hour trip in less than 24 hours.

Haven took one look at her daddy and refused to be separated. She had one really rough night when we first got to Pampa and was up for a few hours in the middle of the night. It was too dark in the room for me to see her (which may have been why she didn't want to go back in her pak n'play), but Chris told me that she kissed and hugged him over and over. That kind of explains why he was so easy going about her keeping us up in the wee hours of the morning. I don't think he minded in the least.

She really enjoyed playing with her cousin, Teegan. Who was the sweetest, gentlest little 2 year old ever. She held Haven's hand and led her around the yard, picked flowers for her. They gave each other kisses and hugs when they left.

Haven also loved Griz. I don't think the feelings were reciprocated, however.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


I'm back from Cali. I think I'm ready to move there. It is was so incredibly beautiful I sorta feel like I'm slummin' in New Mexico. Until you get on the highway and encounter the traffic. And, then I'm happy. Life seems too short to stay in one place.

I think it'll be nice to finally get to hang out with my husband again. I'll let you know in a day or two if that is true or not. Ha! He may be too used to man time and living a care-free bachelor's existence. I can tell you for certain that I am ready for a baby break. Haven was fantastic during the trip, but gosh, it's still tiring to travel with a toddler.

I didn't get a ton of pictures, but here are a few:

Haven, Gammy, & Nana in Pleasanton
Mom being a goof
Hot Tubbin'
Haven in her new suit, courtesy of Aunt Sarah