Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cooper's Party

This past weekend Cooper got to have his first "real" birthday party or at least thats what he calls it! :) He was so excited to have his friends Tyler, Caleb & Adria (Coops little girlfriend) over. We spent most of the day as cloudy as it was outside. The kids ran around and had so much fun jumping into a big pile of leaves. Needless to say I think mom was just as tired as the kids!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fun times!

Last week my friend Jen was home. I love to have her home, she is greatly missed when she's not here!! But good news is she now lives in the cities. So now shes within driving distance and I'll be able to see her more often. Yeah for me! Anywho...Jen and I got together with another classmate of ours, Brandy and Jen's sister-in-law Erin (who just happened to go to high school with my hubby). We went to Paradiso and ate a little and drank a little. Oh and they made fun of me cause they said I have a fake smile...well duh! I sooo suck at pictures, but they should just be proud of me for taking a picture. Cause I never used to even like to have pictures its a step in the right direction! Now Im just gonna have to practice my smiles in the mirror. Thanks for making me paranoid girls!! :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


So...I saw this quiz on my sister-in-laws blog. I'd have to agree with her this quiz is pretty accurate to a certain extent. I did NOT grow up with a awful childhood and some other weird things like that. But all in all its got me nailed!
8 - the Asserter

you chose AY - your Enneagram type is EIGHT (aka "The Challenger").
"I must be strong"
Asserters are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.
How to Get Along with Me
Stand up for yourself... and me.
Be confident, strong, and direct.
Don't gossip about me or betray my trust.
Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.
Give me space to be alone.
Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don't flatter me.
I often speak in an assertive way. Don't automatically assume it's a personal attack.
When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that's just the way I am.
What I Like About Being a EIGHT
being independent and self-reliant
being able to take charge and meet challenges head on
being courageous, straightforward, and honest
getting all the enjoyment I can out of life
supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me
upholding just causes
What's Hard About Being a EIGHT
overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don't intend to
being restless and impatient with others' incompetence
sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it
never forgetting injuries or injustices
putting too much pressure on myself
getting high blood pressure when people don't obey the rules or when things don't go right
EIGHTs as Children Often
are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit
are sometimes loners
seize control so they won't be controlled
fugure out others' weaknesses
attack verbally or physically when provoked
take charge in the family because they perceive themselves as the strongest, or grow up in difficult or abusive surroundings
EIGHTs as Parents
are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted
are sometimes overprotective
can be demanding, controlling, and rigid
So...if you want to take this quiz click here :