Sunday, April 12, 2009

Picking Blackberries

Last Thursday, Kris and I went to Costco to change our cell phone company. We've been with Verizon for 2 years, and it's been fine, but I've found that it's just so blasted expensive! So, in an effort to cut our monthly expenses, we changed to T-Mobile, and as a bonus, we of COURSE got new phones, brand new blackberries! I got a red one, and Kris got a silver one, although, he has been awfully envious of mine, so he may just switch his. I will say we did have an interesting experience trying to sign up. I had given the rep my information and SSN, and he asked me if I had ever been with T-Mobile (I have not), and he stated there was already an account open under my SSN! Crazy! Some female somewhere had opened some kind of a pre-pay account with my SSN! I suppose a pre-pay account is better than any other account where they could actually run my credit, but still! I am completely aware of the fact that your SSN is everywhere and anyone can use it, but I never thought that I would be the one that had that problem. So, I presented my SS card and drivers license, and, just for kicks, my birth certificate which I had with me, and all was resolved, they closed the other persons account. Kris ran my credit just in case, and all was well, but it still makes me wonder who ELSE out there maybe has my information. . .

Today is Easter of course, and it meant the first Sunday in our new building! Church was at 11 today, and we were a bit late trying to adjust to the new schedule. I was expecting a nice BIG building with lots of extra room to move around. . . and I couldn't have been more wrong! Our building is SMALL! Everything is smaller. The chapel, the culteral hall, the hallways, the rooms, the chairs, everything was sooo cramped. We were in the the very back of the cultural hall, and the chairs were PACKED together, with hardly any room to stand to the side with a baby. The Relief Society room where we had gospel doctrine was the same way, every seat was full, and there was one more row of chairs than the room could fit, your knees were literally touching the chair in front of you, and we tried putting the car seat in the aisle next to our chair, but it pretty much blocked the whole aisle! And, the best for last, I snuck out of the YW room to nurse Marin, and I had to push my way through the priesthood and elders quorum who had overflowed into the hallway because their room was too small! They were singing their opening hymn. . . IN the hallway. The building is nice enough, but even smaller than what we came from, so it doesn't seem to solve much of the issue. Marin got to wear her cute little Easter Dress to church today, such a little doll. She was SO good ALL DAY LONG. Just big smiles for everyone. We went to some friends house for dinner tonight, it was great to sit around and laugh and ea some good food that I dodn't have to make. Although, I did make dessert. Some chocolate cupcakes (grandma's recipe) with some peanut butter frosting :) yummm!

Our little Miss Marin, she is such a joy. I have to thank my husband for his good genes, apparently he was a delightfully happy little baby, and Marin is exactly the same. She is so happy wherever she goes. Big smiles for everyone, happy noises, she is just the cutest thing :) Her little bum is sooo close to crawling. She'll get up on her knees and kind of rock back and forth trying to get one knee forward, sooo close little one! She is enjoying quite the repetoire of foods, and is doing well with most of them, here's a little list of what she eats:

*Sweet Potato, Yam, Green Beans, Spinach, Asparagus, Peaches, Pears, Rutabega, Carrots, Peas, Beets, Strawberry, Banana, Grape, Cheerios, Corn, Avacado and anything on mommy's plate that she'll let her eat. She loves to try new things and will take it away from you if she wants to eat it! Silly girl. And my oh my, she certainly knows how to get those cheerios into her mouth, that pincer grasp of hers is well refined by now, she can pick them up like it's nobody's business. We have been continuing to go the story time at the library on Thursdays and she is still loving it. Afterwards she can play with the other babies, and then I take her to get some baby books and music to listen to, she likes that.

I guess we have company coming late Thursday night! Trine an Melodie and Sam are on their way through to Cali and will be here, I think for Friday to play with Marin monkey, that will be fun, she loves the company.

I wish I had some pictures for you, but the battery on our camera clicked it's last snapshot the other day. After a full night's charge, it wasn't working, so I need to get one tomorrow. I must say, it's powered many a memory since we bought it the summer Kris and I got married :) I'll pst sme pics soon!

1 comment:

Scooter & Emi said...

I guess "getting ready to blog" isn't the same as "blogging now." lol! But at least I came and am now all caught up. Are you coming to Scooter's birthday party on Sunday? :wink: :) :)