Two words: lime sherbet.

First of all...am I the only person who pronounces it "sherbeRt?" I actually thought it was spelled with an R until one of my first roommates at BYU so kindly pointed out how incorrect I was. ...I still say sherbert. Old habits die hard. And what the heck is the difference between sherbet and sorbet??? I once heard one is dairy based and one isn't....who really knows...or cares, because lime sherbet is ROCKING MY WORLD right now. At the beginning of the whole pregnancy thing, I wanted french fries with bbq sauce. Now it's all about the sherbet (and popsicles, but sherbet is like my own personal crack). Those are really the only things I've craved consistently...with a LOT more aversions to things. Sad day. It's REALLY sad when things like chocolate sound so repulsive that I'm not even slightly upset that I can't eat it. Will I ever feel normal again?! Blegh. But yes, I am going to go get some as soon as I'm done with this.


Moving on. So I'm watching Toddlers and Tiaras right now (daytime TV sucks. It's a miracle I can find entertainment.) But you know those things that pre-parents say they will never do to their kids- like spank them- and all the parents just laugh because they know that will last all of maybe a year? Toddlers and Tiaras is NOT one of those things. I can honestly say that my kids will never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever be in pageant for kids. I think they're horribly cheesy filled with parents trying to live vicariously through their 2 year-olds that get royally pissed when their kid can't smile and shake their hips on command. HELLO. THEY'RE TWO. Aye aye aye. Am I going to keep watching it? Yes. Haha.


Murry Chrimus and all that jazz

CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So. It is a little strange to wake up Christmas morning and it's just the two of you, and you're like "hey...HEY (thinking...gosh your breath stinks..) let's go upstairs. It's Christmas!" And you hear, "mmmghebagjahgjjn." It's like you have to work harder at being excited to wake up early to open presents when there are no small children involved. Haha, but it was still awesome. Our THIRD Christmas together! Crazy!

Ohhhh oh oh oh, back up. Christmas EVE. Definitely my favorite part of Christmas this year. So we didn't really have any plans (probably just would've stayed home, watched a movie, ate cookies or something), but Kimber's family (Ryan's inlaws) invited us over to there house for dinner so we headed up there. Kimber's Dad was actually hospitalized 5 years ago over Christmas for a pretty serious respiratory (I think?) disease. So they decided to take some goodies/gifts to the hospital and go caroling to the different rooms. It was the coolest thing ever. The patients were so sweet and were so glad that we came- a few of them got teary eyed because they said this was the highlight of their Christmas. One particularly hilarious old guy (who told us all about his UTI) even sang to us! He was the best. I want to be like that when I'm old....hilarious and not embarrassed by anything. It really made me remember the true meaning of Christmas and how important it is to give, especially this time of year.

Milly had to make sure she brought her purse.
So then back at the Craig's house we had dinner and had a white elephant gift exchange (where Milly just wanted to open or pass out everyone's presents, so we let her, because she's adorable).


Okay back to Christmas morning. We put on some Christmas tunes and opened our loot...

(do excuse the nasty "I just woke up" look). And I'm definitely sporting my
new snuggie (best thing EVER!)

James excited face and constipated face look strangely similar.... ;-)

Then we had an awesome (southern) Christmas breakfast of biscuits and gravy, hash browns, eggs, and fruit...

Then the rest of the day turned into the movie Four Christmases. We went to Ry's house to see the girls and their presents. Then to James' dad's house for presents there, then to his grandparent's house for dinner and presents there. All in all it was fun, but exhausting.
Oh, and here's a few things that I got from his family....


The Houlin family is officially +1!

And THAT is probably the best Christmas present of all. I'll be 11 weeks on Tuesday. How have I been feeling? Like horse crap, thanks. Your body does REALLY WEIRD things when you're prego. It's SLOWLY been getting better (the nausea and what not). Weeks 6-8 were the worst...the whole pregnancy thing is NOT for the wimpy. Yesterday was by far the worst though. I could hardly move and barfed 4 times...I'm sure you wanted to know that..right? It's just AMAZING that something so SMALL can make you feel so crappy. I sure hope this kid is cute...Stay tuned.. July 20, 2011 is D-day.


Nut crackin'

Okay now I'm starting to feel all "Christmasy." James and I went to see The Nutcracker ballet in Salt Lake last night-- sooo good! I forgot how much I loved it! James fell asleep during the first act until I elbowed him in the side..soo...he loved it too. :-)

Everybody needs a giant nutcracker in their life..right?

Okay Christmas...bring it on. *Cue Christmas music.



December. Already? (Do you like how I say 'already' and it's December 11th?...It's been one of those kind of months. Sort of like last month. Seeing a pattern? I think I actually forgot I had a blog there for a while. And a social life, because I haven't done ANYTHING to even blog about recently. Meh.) The Christmas tree did finally get put up, thanks to an hour long episode of The Office and the fact that I was sick of having a naked tree in the living room. Not much looks good naked in the living room. ....Oh except the star, for some reason the star is still on the floor. That might have to wait until next Thursday when some other TV show is on and I can muster up the energy to put it up there.

6 1/2 days of school left until Christmas break! That's fabulous. In my opinion, it should be 5...because next Monday and Tuesday will we be doing anything remotely academic? Doubtful. I think I would actually go to school two days longer at the end of the year than the two days before Christmas break. Mmmmm yup. No questions about it, definitely would rather do that.

Also unrelated, (I'm feeling pretty ADD right now) I'm really in the mood to travel somewhere warm and tropical. Not necessarily for Christmas, but sometime soon. Maybe Disneyland? I dunno. Won't compare to the real one (Disney World, duh) but at least it'll be warm. I really just want to get in a pool. Outside. An outside pool. Now that I think of it, 2 years seems like a good time to take a second honeymoon. People do those right? I'm thinking it's a good idea before any kids come our way and we can feel less guilty picking up and taking off and spending money on really good food instead of diapers. Speaking of diapers, I was talking to the girl who does my hair the other day and her husband's mom used cloth diapers for ALL 8 of her kids. Cloth diapers. Those things didn't have elastic sides....have you ever thought of the logistics there?? *shudders. "Blow-out" had a whole other meaning back then.

Aaaaanyway. Just felt the need to speak on completely random and pointless subjects to prove I'm still alive. Hopefully they'll be more interesting/exciting things to write about soon. :-)

Oh and GUESS WHAT!!! They changed the McDonald's billboard! Clearly I wasn't the only one annoyed.