Friday, September 28, 2007

Round Two...

Our poor little Ava has thrush...again!
It seems to be affecting her a lot more this time than before. She has been so sad today. So we have got her back on the meds and hopefully it will clear up quickly. Instead of posting a sad "Ava with thrush" picture, I thought I would post an "I'm cute and happy" picture.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

You May Think You Know, But You Have No Idea...

The True Story of Lindsie McDaniel:

Okay here is more info. than you ever wanted to know:

P.S. I will fully admit that I am using this particular picture because I am somewhat thin in it. Plus it was one of the only pictures I could find that was of just me. But mostly it is just because I'm thinner in it. It just makes me realize I have a lot of work to do. I better get my butt to the gym, or maybe I will just stay home and eat a cookie.

Jobs I've Had:
1. Kate's Kitchen (server)
2. Play It Clean Video (those were the good old days)
3. Clothestime (for about 2 months when I first moved to S.G.)
4. Don Jose (server)
5. Elementary teacher (3rd and 5th Grade)
6. Stay-at-home mom ( least pay, most rewarding)

Movies I can Always Watch:
1. Grease
2. Dirty Dancing
3. Zoolander
4. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen movies (right Pam?)

Places I've Lived:
1. Cache Valley (Logan, North Logan, Hyde Park)
2. St. George
3. Boise
4. California

T.V. Shows I Enjoy:
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. The Office
3. Lost
4. American Idol
5. MTV Reality Shows (Real World, The Hills, Newport Harbor)
6. Dancing With The Stars
I am going to stop there before everyone realizes just how big of a t.v. junkie I am.

Favorite Food:
1. Cafe Rio (only two more weeks until we are reunited!)
2. anything mexican
3. anything I don't have to cook
4. Fiesta chicken

Websites I Visit:
1. All of you lovely people's blogs ( I don't know what I ever did before I became a blog stalker)
2. My Family website
3. (tons of great easy recipes, not that I cook or anything, but I am going to start trying)
4. All the boring websites to pay bills

Places I Would Rather Be Right Now:
1. St. George
2. Anywhere Tropical
3. Cafe Rio

Blogger Buddies to... Tag Your It:
1. Lindsay
2. Brittany (here's a good way to break in your new blog)
3. Nadine
4. Tiffani (bite the bullet and write something, it will feel great!)

P.P.S. I just finished a cookie

Monday, September 17, 2007

Beautiful McCall, Idaho

This past weekend was a blast. My older brother, Derek, came to visit us for the first time since we have lived here in Boise. He is a chef in Park City so on Friday, we made him earn his keep. He cooked for about six hours to make us the most delicious pork mole enchiladas, they were so good. Everything was made from scratch! He also made some spanish rice and fresh pico de gallo. I could get used to having cooking that good on a more regular basis. He is welcome up whenever he wants, just bring the cooking gear.

Anyway, we decided to give him a break on Saturday so we drove up to a beatiful lake town in the mountains, named McCall. We had such a great time! Our friends, the Gratham's, came too. It is kind of like an up and coming Park City, so Derek was really interested in seeing what it was all about. We ate at a good pizza/pasta joint and then drove on a road that took us around the whole lake, which is huge! We drove past a ton of cabins and dreamed about someday owning one. I could see myself spending a lot of time up there. It was so beautiful, as you can see from some of the pictures. The top left picture was Derek, Josh, and I goofing around posing for our album cover, pretty lame, I know. The bottom middle picture was the only one I got of Derek holding Ava, I was kind of bummed. He wasn't too sure about her, I think he thought he was going to break her.

Anyway, we had a great time and we were so glad Derek came up to visit. We are hoping we can convince him to come up a little more often.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

2 month check up

Yesterday was Ava's two month check up. She passed with flying colors even though she wasn't too happy to be there. She cried the whole time and then even worse when she got her first shots. But she made it through and did really great the rest of the day. We think she might have a little reflux and so the dr. gave us a prescription to try out. On a good note, her thrush is gone and she is really healthy.

Here are her stats:

Height: 22 3/4 in. (60th percentile)
Weight: 11 lbs (50th percentile)
Head size: 16" (90th percentile)
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McDan Clan Family Reunion

This past weekend, we went over to Ashton, Idaho for The McDaniel Family reunion. We stayed in way cute cabin and just hung out. It was a lot of fun, and as previously posted, I spent a lot of time relaxing and reading. Anyway, I didn't take very many pictures, but here are the few that I did take. First of all, no, that is not Josh holding Ava, that is his older brother and they look a lot alike. I love the picture of Ava with her cousins. She seems so happy to be with them. I can already see her following them around when she gets a little bit older. Hopefully they still think it is cute then. Anyway, Ava was a hit. It makes me so happy to know that she has aunts, uncles, and cousins that love her and are excited she is in the family. Thank you so much to Shelly for planning such a great reunion. We are looking forward to it again next year. I am starting the protest, "No More Camping, Stay in Cabin!"
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I'm addicted!!!

Okay, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and see what all of the fuss is about....Holy Cow....I am in love! I could not put this book down. We went up to Josh's family reunion, and let's just say, his family probably didn't see much of me. I just stayed in our room and read. The only time his family did see me, I was going on and on about how I am in love with a vampire. Luckily, my niece was also reading the book and could relate. Anyway, is it totally lame that I am crushing on a seventeen year old vampire? Don't answer that. I was so worried that I would finish Twilight and not have New Moon that I drove into town, we were staying up in a cabin in the mountains, to go to Deseret Book and get the next two. I finished Twilight just as we were pulling back into Boise, which is so strange because normally I can't read in the car, but I was just so into it. Anyway, I am already way wrapped up in New Moon and can't put it down. Thank you so much to everyone who blogged about this series, I can't imagine my life without it.
Also, for all you Twilight fans, I just came across this great website about Twilight. Anyway, the best part is.. they are making a movie and on the website Stephanie Meyer, lists and provides pictures for all of the actors that she would like to play the various roles. Anyway, it was really interesting seeing who the characters looked like in her mind. The website is Check it out!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Big Daddy McD

1. Who is your man? Josh McDaniel
2. How long have you been together? 6 years last month
3. How long dated? We dated for 5 months, engaged for 3 months
4. How old is your man? 27
5. Who eats more? he does
6. Who said “I love you” first? I honestly can't remember, kind sad
7. Who is taller? Josh 6'3"
8. Who sings better? Josh FOR SURE! He's really good and I am pretty much tone deaf.
9. Who is smarter? I think we are equally smart, but in totally different areas
10. Who’s temper is worse? Mine is more frequent, but Josh has his days
11. Who does the laundry? Over the course of our marriage we have gone back and forth, but I do it more now because I am home all day.
12. Who does the dishes? Josh. I cook and he cleans.
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Josh
14. Who pays the bills? Me, but once again we have gone back and forth, I am just home now.
15. Who is better with the computer? Josh, but I'm not too bad either.
16. Who mows the lawn? I do most of the time, but Josh trims!
17. Who cooks dinner? Taco Bell, Texas Roadhouse, Carrabbas, and sometimes me.
18. Who drives when you are together? He usually drives, but I occasionally take a turn.
19. Who pays when you go out? Whoever gets the card out.
20. Who is most stubborn? Me.
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Josh
22. Who's parents do you see the most? Probably mine, they have already been up a few times since Ava was born.
23. Who kissed who first? Josh swears it was me, but I don't know what he's smokin' it was totally him.
24. Who asked who out? Josh asked me out within the first 2 minutes after I met him. He was trying to beat someone else to the punch.
25. Who proposed? He did.
26. Who is more sensitive? probably me, but Josh is a softy, especially when it comes to Ava.
27. Who has more friends? It's hard to say, it is probably equal, but we are pretty content just being together as our own little family.
28. Who has more siblings? He does for sure. 2 brothers and 5 sisters. I only have 2 brothers and 1 sister
29. Who wears the pants in the family? We are pretty equal.

Monday, September 3, 2007

I'm a Dummy

Okay, so to clear up any confusion, including my own. Your comments haven't been posting because I chose to moderate the comments that people leave. Anyway, I had no idea what that meant, but now that I do, it is pretty cool. Anyway, I will keep up on it now that I know what I am doing. And to think I was feeling sorry for myself that no one ever wanted to leave comments on my blog. Silly me. Thanks, for all your comments. We are looking forward to a visit down south conference weekend. Can't wait to introduce Ava to you guys. She is doing so great, besides the fact that we just found out she has thrush. Her and I are both got a perscription and we should have it taken care of in no time. She doesn't seem to be too bothered by it. Otherwise, we are feeling great and loving life. I love being a mom, which has actually really surprised me!

A Grape holding a Grape

This weekend my mom and Grandpa came up for a quick visit. We all call my grandpa "Grape" because one of the great grandchildren thought we were saying grape grandpa instead of great grandpa and the name just stuck. He has been the Grape for a few years now. Anyway, Ava is his 11th grape grandchild, but she is definitely the favorite. Ava just loved him and was smiling at him constantly. We had a really fun weekend filled with games of Rack-o, lots of food, lots of laughter, and one too many trips to Costco! Unfortunately it went by way to quickly. But, I just wanted to thank them for coming up. Grape, we love having you stay, thanks for the trip to Texas Roadhouse (yummy, yummy!) and for being so much fun. You make it so easy to be the favorite granddaughter. We look forward to a visit from you next year.
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Big Shoes to fill

My sister, Kelcie, gave me these adorable boots at one of my baby showers, even though they are way too big right now, I couldn't resist trying them on and taking a few pics.