Friday, April 25, 2008

Just Bein' Happy!

I figured you were all tired of looking at the lovely picture of me and the oven so I had better post something! =) Unfortunately, I don't have many pictures! SOON though!! I promise!!

This week I have been REVELING in the beauty of SPRING and all the color and wonder that comes along with it! I feel like it's woken me up on the inside and I'm bursting at the seams with plans and ideas and projects!! I'm just happy to feel motivated again. I am almost 11 weeks pregnant and I am feeling great now (for the most part). I still get kinda yucky at night but at least we can party during the day!! I think I neglected my girls and my house for a full month. Anika and Keslie seemed fine - they've got each other. =) There is something about being able to open the windows and let fresh air in the house! The girls are having a blast picking dandelions and I get a new bouquet of them every day. We live in such a GLORIOUS, BEAUTIFUL world!!

I have also been reveling in my girls and in being a mom. This past week I feel like there have been so many moments that I want to box up for my future self so that I NEVER forget. It's just little things -

This morning around 6:30 AM I heard Keslie come pitterin' into my room and I made up my mind to ignore her and maybe she would just go away. At first she came and stood next to my bed on the side my back was facing and then she walked around to where my face was. I felt her climb up on the bed (still ignoring her at this point!!) and I felt her breathing on my face - she was that close! And then she was Eskimo kissing my nose and my cheek and giving me lovely, wet lip kisses. It was the sweetest wake up ever!!

Yesterday when we dropped Anika off I gave her a quick squeeze good-bye and watched her start walking to the door and then turned around to find Keslie. All the sudden I felt her (Anika) throw her arms around my legs and squeeze super hard and then she just took off to her class. I just stood there loving that moment.

Those are a couple examples. I am just so grateful for my girlies. I love the ages that they are at and I'm enjoying this time in my life so much. I was thinking about being a mom today. It really is such a roller coaster. Some weeks I feel like the best mom ever and then the next week I'll feel like a failure and a loser. I know our standard answer is always "You're awesome and you're doing the best you can and you shouldn't get down on yourself!!". I have to say that as much as I hate feeling crappy - I'm glad when I feel that way because it usually motivates me to be better. It helps me take a look at things and realize that maybe I'm not doing the best I can and I need to step it up a notch. It's just so fun to be such a big part in helping these sweet kids create fun, happy memories!

SO - I am SUPER pumped up about gardening and canning and dehydrating and food storage!! I'm going to try the SQUARE FOOT GARDEN this year and I've also planted strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries (in pots). Cool, huh?

Now, a word about a couple TV shows. I was SO excited for the new episode of LOST last night! I wish I could figure out if Ben is good or bad or what! I'm totally peeved about the way American Idol is going. I know that some of you are big Brooke fans - but let's face it - she should have been gone a few weeks ago! I was SURE the bottom two were going to be Brooke and Jason and I was a little upset when it was Carly and Syesha because they both blow Brooke and Jason out of the water. I've decided that I want to try out for American Idol. I practice every day in the shower and I think I have a fighting chance! =) Nathan says "NO BRITTANIE!! You'd be put on the blooper reel!!". =) The other day the girls pulled out the DVD with some music videos my sisters and I made. Of course I had to watch. It solidified my resolve to try out. Yes, I'm THAT good!

For your viewing pleasure I have a clip of said music video. Forgive me Brittney!

And YES - I did just waste my valuable time recording this off of my TV. Recording the TV with your camera makes a really LOW quality video. Sorry.
NO - we do not have a flat screen.
No - I could not have worn my overalls any lower.
Yes - that is a T-shirt with the sleeves rolled up.
No - we did not have a choreographer. Those moves are ours and ours alone. =)
Yes - there is more where these came from. Even better! Unfortunately they reside in Idaho. My personal favorite is NSYNC - Tearin' up my heart.

This is dedicated to my sweet husband because I know how much he loves our music videos and I know that he won't be embarrassed of me AT all. =)


Paula - First of all, you look beautiful!! You can do anything you put your mind to. Your voices are flawless and you will go very far in this business. I love you. America loves you!
Simon - That was very sexy! A couple parts of the song were awkward for me and felt more like music videos made in your living room but the song choice was brilliant and you'll sail through to the next round!

For the record, I love Simon.

And that, my friends, is talent at it's finest. Have a WONDERFUL SPRING DAY!!


Susan said...

You're voices were so colorful and full of emotion. And awesome job hitting those low notes! It was little bit of a broadway/karaoke performance, but all in all it was solid. ;)

And I totally agree with you about American Idol and how sad it was to see those two in the bottom this week. I used to really love Brooke but the last couple of weeks she's been getting a little too emotional - she's started to drive me crazy. Anyway, my prediction/hope is that the two David's will be the final two and I'd be happy with either one winning.

Jenn said...

You TOTALLY just made my day. :) I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has these types of videos. :)

ps--I'd vote for you. You're hot.

Summers Camp said...

Britt, you, my friend, make me happy! Is there anyway we can hook our children up so we can be somehow related??? *B

Stacie said...

I can't believe you posted your home music videos on the world wide web! That was hilarious. What is it about teenage girls feeling the need to express themselves in this outlet?? I obviously never did anything like this...obviously.... :o)

Spring makes me feel like a new woman too! Glad you're enjoying yourself!

Amber said...

You have my vote!!! You girls rock!

Jenn said...

Thanks for putting a smile on my face. Ummm...can't wait to see you on the bloopers(I guess I side with Nathan)! You looked HOT though!

Jenny or sometimes Bozo said...

Did you really post that video. That is hilarious and I am laughing. Sisters are fun. We never sang, but we can make up dances like you've never seen before!

Kim said...

Whoa! You look very much like your mom in that video. I'm wondering what you were trying to pull off your tongue? LOL! I think you should audition, Simon would love you!

Minharos said...

Thank you Brittanie/Brittney. You made my Sunday night.

So funny!

Brittney said...

BRITTANIE YOU ARE DEAD!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN NOT BELIEVE YOU POSTED THAT ON YOUR BLOG!!!!! PLUS THAT IS THE LAME ONE OF THE VIDEOS:) It did bring back awesome memories though! I love you and cant wait to see you if you go see mom in May. Plus I really want to call you right now but its 10pm there so I will wait till tom.

Anonymous said...

britt! wow i just missed you living at home! member when all of us girls did one? i think britt lee stabbed my eye with mascarra though and thats all i remember ha.
oh and my gosh i am so mad carlie got voted off! brooke and jason both should be gone! jason is beautiful though. i have some strong feelings about this so you should call me up. i love you!-tessa

Mandi said...

OH the memories that came flooding back. All I can say is that relief flooded over me when I realized my music videos with your were excluded! There is no one cooler than you and there is no one cool enough to brag about it like you. You are the one and only Brittanie and oh how I love you! Amen to spring (except by now here in AZ it's more like your summer). I am trying to get the house clean so that we can go to the park. I love that! You are the woman and I love you! Thanks for the memory walk (I felt literal pain in thinking of my own performances. Ouch!). Have a fabulous day!

Kimberly said...

That was AWESOME!! You make me laugh so hard and I'm glad that things are going better for you. Being a mother sure is a roller coaster and I'm happy to know that I'm not the only one on this ride. You ROCK!!

The Richins Family said...

oh how fun. i am having a hard time seeing your video. but it sounds like everyone else saw it. i will try again later. also, i think it's cool to bring back memories that are way cool and fun. i am glad that my videos that we made for winter formal aren't with you...terrified if you are going to post it cause you know, you aren't private so anyone can see it. :)

The Richins Family said...

okay i was able to watch it this time. hilarious!

Nathan said...

Thanks for the dedication. Brittanie, you are one of a kind. That's why I love you.

Courtney said...

Hey Brittanie!! I LOVED that music video?!? So FUNNY! You should totally try out for AI... I'd vote for you! :) Oh and BTW... I LOVE JASON CASTRO!!! My votes are whats keeping him in!! So BACKOFF!!! :)

Heidi Ann said...

You rock but if you EVER post ANYTHING like that with me in it be VERY afraid, I WILL hunt you down. Cute post despite you making me VERY nervous.

The Allen's said...

you are lucky i am not in those videos. death would have come of you.=) i dig your makeup though