Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Doctor is NOT In

Oh man. This PhD program is kicking. my. butt. I have two GINORMOUS papers due on Sunday and can use all of the positive writing energy in the world at my fingertips. Will you please send it to me?


This is apparently what I look like when I'm thinking/studying. I had left the camera on my computer on accidentally...when I closed the online book I was reading this is what showed up! haha
In other news, Chris and I had a fantastic week living a life we could never afford thanks to our friends and Chris's boss. We were given tickets to go see "Wicked" on Tuesday night. Absolutely phenomenal! We enjoyed a special dinner at one of our favorite restaurants before the show and then walked the few blocks to the theater. I felt so grown up! On Wednesday night, we enjoyed court side seats at the Nuggets season home opener. It was incredible! I have never, ever experienced something like that before. Those are some huge dudes! The funniest part of the entire night was coming home, turning Sports Center on and seeing this...
There I am! Right in the back left corner! It was pretty funny. This clip played multiple times on ESPN and on the news the next day. I really did get about 15 minutes of fame! :)

That's about all for now. Lots to talk about, but my fingers need to get busy typing in the world of academia for now. More soon!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall Fun Day!

I am on Fall Break this week (best educational decision EVER!) and decided to have a special Momma-Sofia Day. We had so much fun! Our day began by sleeping in until 9:30 a.m. (yes, you read that right), trying 3 different types of cereals, staying in our pajamas to watch "Kung Fu Panda", finger painting, naps, a picnic lunch in the living room, and a trip to the park. So much fun!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

We've Been Busy

Over the past 6 months I have been working hard at trying to organize and utilize all the space in our house. We've added tons of shelving to our closets, Chris built me an incredible desk, and this summer, we bought Sofia a bunk bed and did not install the bottom bed. This past weekend, we spent some more time in Miss Sofia's room to complete the re-organization. Here are the results:

Sofia LOVES her bunk bed. If you recall from last year, we were having a persistant problem with her getting out of bed at night. Not anymore! She has not gotten out of bed ONCE since we got this new bad boy.

This space worked out nicely because we can hide the hamper and some bigger toys behind the end of the bed.
Ta Da! I have never released such a huge breath as I did when this was finished. Everything has a place now....and Sofia helps put things away too!

Birthday Recap

Friday, October 16, 2009


Dear Sofia,
Three years ago we thought you might be on your way. The doctors, however, weren't so sure. They told Daddy and I to just wait patiently and you would come when you were ready...but it probably wouldn't be as soon as we wanted. You had a different plan!

After a long night of tests and observation, Daddy and I were sent back home to wait for the "real signs" that you were on your way. The next afternoon, I awoke suddenly from a nap to a silly sensation in my were officially coming!

Just a few short hours later, you made your way into the world; bright-eyed, soft cheeks, and sweet cooing. You didn't even cry until the nurse started to give you your bath! Daddy and I hugged and kissed you, thanking God for such an amazing blessing. We loved you from the moment we saw you!

Sofia, you are three years old today. You are so smart! Daddy and I are amazed each and every day by the new things that you discover and learn. You are a collector, pet lover, and excellent kiss blower. Your favorite teams are the Broncos and Spartans but your complete allegiance lies with the Little Einsteins. They really are "your team"! You love to sing and are mastering the alphabet more and more each day. You manage to turn heads and touch the hearts of nearly every person you meet. God shines through your eyes when you smile.

It's funny that while three years really isn't a long amount of time, it feels like you have been part of our hearts for an eternity. God had a plan for you to be in our lives! We love you so much and know that you will continue to grow into a smart, thoughtful, kind, young girl.

Happy 3rd Birthday, Sofia! We love you!

P.S. We decided that, as a princess, you deserved a castle! We hope you have fun!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Instant Classics from Year One

You may have seen these before but I wanted to post them anyways. Sofia turns 3yrs old on the 16th of this month and I am amazed at how she is growing. Enjoy the flashback...