Thursday, January 31, 2008

I got tagged.

That's right - Tagged

This Tag is about my MAN!
What is his name? Andrew Smith
How long have you been married? about 2 years and 8 months
How long did you date? 4 months (almost)
How old is he? 31 - cradle robber, for sure.
Who eats more? He does, except when it comes to coldstone. He hates it - he's crazy. And I think I may have him beat when it comes to sugar cookies too. Otherwise, I think he takes the cake.
Who said I love you first? He did; it kinda slipped once. He mentioned that saying it wasn't actually supposed to happen then so I gave him the opportunity to take it back. He didn't. The next night - after three and a half hours sitting in the car with me crying out of nervousness, I finally said it back (even though I had thought it much sooner). He was a little worried I was going to break up with him since tears were involved. Now he knows better - tears are simply a part of my day to day life.
Who is taller? Andy. He was a little over 6'2" at his dad's office last time. I am 5'5.5" Lets hope any sons of ours get his height and not mine:)
Who sings better? Well, Andy would say me. I would say me too, only because I like to think I am a good singer, or at least can be when I try - but Andy really likes to sing at church and has a surprisingly good voice.
Who is smarter? mmm... we will put it this way, I can remember outfits I or others wore from years ago, and I can be wise and logical when I am not scared, but I majored in Film and am a wedding videographer - Andy on the other hand has a degree in Buisness and is now in Law School. I am smart - but I don't like to have to be - I like to be a free spirit and just have fun, Andy likes to discuss intellectual things and knows immense amounts of trivia and random information.
Whose temper is worse? I don't know if either of us can be described as having a temper - but I have never been one to raise my voice or fly off the handle. Andy has almost never been one to do so either.
Who does the laundry? Andy does our laundry and I do Stella's laundry. I HATE laundry. It is my least favorite chore.
Who does the dishes? Mostly I do, Andy helps out sometimes too, but it is mainly my responsibility.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do. This is because it is furthest from the door where all of the big bad guys would come through. However, I might say that we both sleep on the right side because Andy seems to have an encroachment problem, but he would say I'm the one with the problem. Hmmm...
Who pays the bills? He does... but he makes sure to verbalize very clearly our financial situation so that I will not shop.
Who mows the lawn? The illegal aliens of Columbia South Carolina. They also blow leaves very loudly right outside my sleeping childs bedroom. Every Thursday.
Who cooks dinner? I do, but sometimes on weekends we cook together, or Andy cooks. But I must say I am pretty proud of myself that Andy has a meal to his liking cooked for him every school day. This is quite the accomplishment for me. Cooking for Andy isn't the easiest thing to do, especially when I would be fine with some microwave popcorn for dinner, and he is a self proclaimed food snob.
Who drives when you are together? He does. That is my time to day-dream and enjoy life.
Who is more stubborn? I'm not really too stubborn, but Andy...well I think he is more stubborn. He disagrees, according to him I am more stubborn. Guess it's a draw.
Who is the first to admit when wrong? Andy. He is pretty good about that.
Whose parents do you see the most? I think we go see his Family more than we go see mine, but my family comes to visit more than his.
Who proposed? Andy proposed, and right before he did I was thinking...that would be cool if he proposed right now, and then I was like - Oh Melissa stop getting your hopes up for nothing. I guess we were actually on the same page. He was so nervous that he was shaking so much I kept asking if he was ok or if he was cold. He asked me if I wanted to change anything about our relationship (hoping I would say that I wanted to become engaged apparently) and I said no - thinking he meant did I think there was anything wrong with it - and then I thought he was going to break up with me because he was talking like this. Iguess what goes around comes around.
Who has more friends? Umm, I talk to my friends from high school more, but he has some pretty close friends from college. However neither of us are really great at keeping in touch with old friends. And he is the one socializing with other law students all day while I hang out with Stella (7 mos.) and Jeremia (8 yrs.)
Who has more siblings? Andy is 6th of 8 and I am 3rd of 5.
Who wears the pants in the family? Not me. Stella and Andy may tie on this one.

Rashel, tag you're it.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

She may have a future in Jazzercise...

Stella has been having a blast in her jumper lately. Just thought the Grandma's and Grandpa's would love to see. :) Enjoy! (Notice Stella also has wonderful taste in music - that's my girl!)

Monday, January 21, 2008

7 Months!

I wanted to get some cute 7 month old pictures of Stella on Sunday. Stella wasn't really having it. She has been a wiggly wiggly worm lately, moving non-stop, and she wasn't going to let up just because her mother dearest wanted some pictures. She was also pretty determined to not look at the camera - but I love the pictures anyway. You will notice that if she isn't looking completely away from the camera, she is looking just to the left or right of it. If she keeps this camera shy thing up there won't be any modeling career in her future.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Little Bit Of Heaven

Hard to tell what the heck this is - I know. But last night I looked out our apartment window and it was snowing. That's right - snowing. (We don't get much snow here, which makes me happy, but it is nice for Andy to get some every now and then.) Andy of course had to run out there - so I went with him and we got some pictures, but this morning it is all melted because it rained all night. (and still is actually)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

the incredible hulk

I is hard to believe that this sweet little seemingly innocent precious could actually have the amount of strength in one little toe to break a hole in her new shoes...but it is true. Stella somehow found the strength within to poke her toe right through the leather sole of her new shoes. I am so bummed. They were my favorite ones! Good thing she's cute - can't stay mad for too long.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Sweet Dreams

We get our room to ourselves now - or so that's the plan. I thought that after being away from her pack'n play in our room for a couple weeks on vacation - Stella may easily transition into her crib in her own room. Well, so far it has not been the easiest transition, but not the hardest either. She has done o.k. Sleep is definitely not Stella's strong point. She will get there some day though - of this I am determined.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

My Love...

...a long long time ago. Wasn't he precious!

The last of our trip

Well, our trip is now over and it is bitter sweet. Bitter, because Andy now is back to the grindstone, and we love to be with our families - However - you cannot deny the sweetness you feel when you are back home after being away for so long. Stella was soo excited to be home. She was talking away to her bear mirror - she missed it the most I think - and we all know sleeping in your own bed is wonderful. During the last part of our trip - we were able to celebrate my Brother Tyler's birthday with him. Cake is always a good thing!

On New years Eve, We went to Aaron and Cari's house and had some crab legs, fondue, etc. etc. Stella was able to have some fun with her cousins too. I can't believe it is 2008! Crazy how time flies. 2007 was a great year for us - so we are looking forward to this next year as well.

While in Colorado we were also able to go to the Air Force Academy. Andy loved the trip down memory lane, and I really enjoyed getting to see where Andy spent so much time and felt proud of him - especially when I saw the football stadium. I always kind of wish that I would have known Andy while he was playing football - but we all know that I would probably have been banned from the games because I would start beating up the ref's if I thought they made a bad call, so it is probably better I didn't.

We also enjoyed a night of bowling. I lost big time - no surprise there. I had to put some pictures because they are oh so entertaining.

Andy thoroughly enjoyed our trip up to the mountains. We had a fire - cooked some lunch - burned some marshmallows! - had hot chocolate - shot some guns - and enjoyed the cool fresh air. Stella did not enjoy the loud gunshots, but did pretty well considering she could not be put down to explore since it was so wet.

Oddly enough, we did not see one snowstorm while in California or Colorado - in fact it was pretty warm for us the whole time. Stella also did very well on the planes. My BFF Rashel gave me the tip to ask if there were enough empty seats to take the carseat on the plane with us, and that would help Stella sleep. Well - it worked on all but one of the planes, and so traveling with her was not nearly as tough as it could have been - Thank you Thank you!!