Friday, May 29, 2009

Mowing and Climbing

Jeramy always said as soon as our kid could walk that she would be mowing the lawn. She got her first lesson today. I couldn't resist another crazy muppet hair picture, I am telling you this kid has got some hair. Then while I was typing this, we walked into the living room where she was STANDING on the couch. Let the climbing phase begin...CRAP! I think I am going to have to confine her in the laundry basket so she doesn't get hurt (but she just thinks this is funny too)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

100 ish Post

So my cousin Katy did a post on 100 things about her, mine is probably overdue so here goes:

1. My middle name is Joung (my mom's maiden name)
2. My daughter's middle is name; Donna Patricia after both our grandmas.
3. I will be 30 this year..25 days after my husband...ha ha
4. I got married in Vegas at the Luxor, where 125 people flew in
5. I hate frogs, HATE HATE HATE
6. I am having oral surgery tomorrow, thank god
7. Then having another surgery on July 7th, yuck
8. I use to play competitive volleyball a couple years ago and played against the samoan national team and watched a guy break a girls arm that tried to bump his hit
9. We finally have 2 Holman grandkids; Sage and Floyd
10. I love watching Sage dance, but there is absolutely no way she is going to be a cheerleader. She will be an athlete! But it is pretty entertaining to watch
11. Because my face hurts so bad, I have been asleep for 3 days straight..better to be asleep than in pain (Thank goodness for my husband and vicodin)
12. I was on hospital bedrest at the University of Washington for a month before I had Sage, and she was delivered by the Seahawks headcoach, Mike Holmgren's daughter...Dr. Holmgren
13. We didn't want to know the sex of the baby (thank you Katy and Emily) and were very surprised when we found out it was a girl because we were convinced it was a boy
14. I love to read, that is my favorite thing to do
15. Sage was 5 weeks early and weighed less than a box of Ritz crackers from Costco
16. I am an obsessive proof reader and it drives me nuts when I see errors on public stuff and I have to point it out to the people who did it
17. I have a hybrid dog, a Jack-a-Bea and it shits money (eats $100 bills and credit cards) and a Chocolate Lab
18. I am a glass is half empty girl, and very cautious
19. After dating a few losers I finally found my soul mate, and we make beautiful babies, I love him with all my heart
20. Sage will be our last baby, due to my health
21. I was voted best dressed in high school (what happened? now I am always in yoga pants-they are comfortable and can be dressed up in a pinch) Stay at Home Mom's wardrobe I guess
22. I started going tanning again and it is my mini relaxing vacation, as well as using coconut shampoo in the shower - Sad I know
23. I can name all the states and even beat my cousin Scott (he still owes me a diaper change)
24. Sage is finally sleeping in her crib in her own room and it is AWESOME..I got my bed back, but have been sleeping in the spare room because I sleep better in that Jeramy
25. My parents have every toy, baby item, clothes, diaper, etc at their house and they get laughed at that their house looks like a day care.
26. My husband and I are total opposites, bwhich I think it is why it works so well, I love him so so much
27. We own 2 boats, one for sale, anyone want to buy?
28. I can sing the Wonder Pets and Backyardigan's theme song. This is SERIOUS
29. My favorite TV show is NCIS
30. I tend to worry about everything!
31. I read all of the Patricia Cornwell books, I think there were like 16 of them
32. I am addicted to tabloid magazines
33. I love doing laundry, but hate putting it away.
34. I will not do dishes because it grosses me out, thank goodness for my wonderful husband again
35. I have a stuffed porcupine in my garage (at least it isn't in the house anymore)
36. I am currently reading Angels and Demons
37. I love the fact that my daughter knows the NCIS theme song and starts dancing and throws her hands in the air during the blow up at the end.
38. I am on 5 different medications for high blood pressure
40. I miss my grandma so much sometimes I can't breathe, and I wish she was alive to see Sage
41. I am obsessed with Twilight and even read them backwards (4th book to first)
42. I cried the day Bush was elected last (because I was so sad)
43. I cried the day Obama was elected because I was so proud that my daughter was alive to witness history, hope and change
44. I love watching my husband cuddled up with my daughter sleeping, and when he gives her a bath and changes her diaper and takes her to Cabelas. He is such a good Daddy
45. My birthday is September nobody forgets my birthday
46. I love listening to my daughter laugh
47. My daughter is definatly a Daddy's girl, but mostly she is her Grandma's (my mom's) girl. She doesn't want anything to do with her dad and me if my parents are around.
48. My parents live just down the road, so they come and get her about every other day.
49. I always said I would never leash my child, but now I realize that you have to! lol
50. I don't sleep, the Dr has given me every drug there is and I can be exhausted and I still can't sleep at night. Last night I did and put away 5 loads of laundry.
51. I went to kindergarden through Graduate School in Lacey
52. I have never lived off of Ruddell Road (45th, 14th, 54th)
53. I love to go sturgeon fishing (except 2 years ago when I was 2 months pregnant and seasick so I jumped in Uncle Daves boat and he took me to shore)
54. My husband and cousin got 2nd place and won $5,000 in the largest black mouth salmon derby in the world against 500 of the best anglers around.
55. I just had a garage sale and made almost $600 and have a clean garage, and am gearing up for another one.
56. I was voted most athletic in middle school.
57. I am obsessively organized (label everything), but extremely messy (house/car are always a mess)
58. I use to feed my husband popcorn for dinner after we were married, no wonder he is so skinny. But now can cook a bunch of yummy food
59. I worked for the Children's Museum and got to work with the Governor and his wife.
60. I worked for 10 years with my ex boyfriends dad doing auctions, such as make-a-wish etc. I got to meet Dale Chahule, Samual L Jackson, Detlaf Schrempf, the cast of Melrose Place and countless others. I have checked people out whose bill was $125,000.
61. I am not a green thumb at all, I guess you could call me a black thumb because I kill everything.
62. Every Friday, Sage and I go to garage sales because what else is there to do at 7am?
63.I speak enough Korean to get me by, and Dad and I are going to do the Rosetta Stone he bought.
64. My newest thing is thrift shopping. I get a thrill out of getting a good deal on stuff, which is a huge shift from when I was younger and would buy tons of stuff new.
65. I ate 12 ice cream sandwiches last night.
66. I sleep eat alot and will wake up with food in the bed
67. My almost 16 month old daughter still hasn't hit 20 pounds yet.
68. Most people call Jeramy "Junior" because he works with his Dad so it doesn't get confusing, unless you are one of his neices or nephews they call him Uncle Norris because he checked into the hotel when Avery was born under that name and now it stuck
69. I use to teach swimming lessons to the 1st graders at Lakes Elementary
70. I love my family very much and am close to all my cousins. My grandma use to be the hub to everyone and sometimes I feel like I have taken over that role since I talk to everyone that maybe others don't.
71. I had my appendix removed
72. I am very much an inside girl, I like going outside but it can't be too cold or too hot
73. All of our favorite shows piss me off now Hawg Quest, Jon and Kate Plus 8 because they have totally sold out for the money. Those poor kids, I really can't stand Kate, she cares more about money than her own children.
74. My husband and mine's favorite shows are Ax Men and Deadliest Catch
75. I get about 1 kidney stone a month since I was 16 years old..ouch
76. There is one room in my house that has 3 elk skulls and countless elk and deer sheds, even making a valance for the curtains. The Man Room...thank goodness our new house has a living room I can decorate.
77. I finally bought something I have always wanted; a big comfy chaise lounge chair to read my books in, and low and behold I got it at a garage sale for $20, and then I found a matching slip cover for the chair and ottoman (normally around $90) at Goodwill that matches my couch perfectly for $15 bucks. Did I tell you I love a good deal!!
78. I drink way too much pop...I am a Coke girl, and I really don't like Pepsi, but will drink it if there is nothing else.
79. I am the youngest of the immediate cousins on my mom's side. Hettie, Huynoo, Haydan, Jinny, Eugene, and Me.
80. We recently got in touch with Jeramy's half sister that he didn't know he had until he was 18 and hasn't talked to in a really long time. So all in all he has 4 half sisters and 2 half brothers. I am an only child.
81. At first my daughter totally looked like Jeramy, now people say she is a good mixture of both of us.
82. Sage got my darker complexion and Jeramy's Green/Blue/Hazel eyes..lucky girl
83. When I was in graduate school I had a teacher named Dr. Holman and it turned out that we were related...I told him I bet he didn't expect to be related to the Korean girl in the class and he laughed. He brought in our lineage and traced us back to Roscommon Ireland.
84. A girl accused me of cheating in college (which I didn't) and then years later she applied for a job at my company and during the interview I made her feel like an idiot, by asking impossible questions like "what is 3,465 x 5,354?"...Karma is sweet
85. Jeramy is the only one that can get Sage to sleep..did I mention she was a Daddy's girl? We love our videoo monitor with night vision that plugs into our TV so we can watch her
86. Sage's room is decorated in a Hawaiian theme because I love Hawaii so much. She loves Regge and Hawaiian music too.
87. Every wall in my house is white with a hint of yellow/brown, so I guess they are beige. I need to get the courage to paint some like my cousin Becky.
88. My first car was a BMW
89. I am a realist. I plan for every contingency, and I am VERY impatient
90. I am mean Mommy, while Daddy is the fun one...someone has to be the strict one and it sure isn't going to be Jeramy.
91. I love my husband's homemade macarroni and cheese.
92. I use to play the piano and the violin, and performed at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.
93. I think I have 3 pairs of shoes that fit me, where as Sage has about 30 that fit her right now.
I would rather spend the money on her, so would her Grandma Sonia
94. If Sage were a boy, which we thought she was going to be, her name would have been Jack Lee after my grandpa and because everyone in Jeramy's family's first name starts with a J and their middle name is Lee. Lee is also Andreas's middle name and Marcus and Lucas' last name.
95. Even though I am obsessed with proof reading, ignore all the errors in this as I don't have the time to proof read it. If I could proof read for a living I would or do some type of reading ,I'd love it.
96. I have 3 undergraduate degrees from Saint Martin's College and my MBA from Saint Martin's University (Same school, they just switched to a university half way through) which is a Catholic School, where some of my teachers were monks from the monestary. My mom goes to church there every Sunday.
97. My favorite cereal is called O's
98. My favorite song is Anna Begins by the Counting Crows
99. My daughter and husband are the best thing that has ever happened to me and I love them with my entire being.
100. My highschool girlfriends and I get together at least once a month for "girls night" which now includes husbands and kids so that we stay in touch. One of the girls Kerry Mills and I have been friends since 4th grade.

Hope I didn't bore you too much, but now you know a little bit about me.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Get Down and Dance

So here are some pictures of Sage and her new things. She likes to pull Jeramy's glasses off and walk around with them on, and then she gets all dizzy and falls down. She is also getting into her climbing phase which I am not looking forward to. I also added 2 pictures of her watching her TV, she always stands against the ottoman. Our good friends Scott and Heather gave us one of those couch things that she loves, so she just lounges on it like a couch potato.

And the other thing she likes doing now is to dance. It is pretty funny because if you say "get
down" she puts her little butt the ground and she stops her foot like she is at a square dance or something. I attached a video of it, it is pretty blurry but you get the idea.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sage Wants a Pony

So after suffering through 4 days of getting ready for and having the garage sale we decided it was time for some family time, so we took Sage to the fun fair. I always said I would never be the type of parent who puts a leash on her kid, but now I see that it is neccissary, because it helped also to keep her from falling. I was totally expecting her to freak out on the pony ride but she LOVED it. I, being the overly prepared mother that I am even brought pants to put on her because NO way was she sitting on that thing in a dress, I even had a first aid kit in my purse just in She sits on our big lab Toby and says "Go Go Go" and she was saying that on the horse, she even cried when we took her off. Jeramy being the good daddy that he is walked with her (because she was too small to fit in the belt, I was glad they didn't have a height limit because poor little girl might never make that). They even had to stop and wait for the poop from the horse in front of her to be picked up, but she didn't mind, she had an awesome time! So now Grandma and Grandpa will have to buy her a pony, and we will keep it at Aunti A's and Uncle Dale's house. :o)
And the best news of all is that for the last 3 days she went and took her nap in her crib in her room with no fuss. Then last night I put the video monitor in her room so I could see her the whole time, put her fish tank frame on, her ocean music, and eventually a DVD with her seahorse nightlight and all of her loveys and put her to bed, and though she cried for a bit she fell asleep. She made it until about 1am and then I brought her in with us. But slowly but surely I will get my bed back.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

WOW I am Finished!!

Yippee our garage sale is over and I have a clean garage and can park my car in there! I made about $570 so I am stoked about that too. Sadly the porkupine didn't sell (just kidding, like Jeramy will let me sell that even though I have tried, and even tried pushing it off the moving truck twice). Lily and I did get massivly sunburned in the process....but that is ok with me! Good Luck everybody else!

Friday, May 15, 2009

WOW - Garage Sale Update

So here is an update on my Within One Week Project. Today was the first day that we had our garage sale and I made about $400 on mainly baby clothes and stuff and DVD's. Thank goodness for my parents because there is no way I could manage a garage sale with a toddler. Also, Jeramy's cousin Lily helped all day as she had stuff as well as his mom and others at the garage sale. Happily there were no takers on the Baby for Sale...I just thought it would be a cute picture. I will post pictures of our CLEAN garage and a total tomorrow! Go Go Go everyone doing projects!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Within One Week I Will.....

My Cousin Becky is hosting another Within One Week. For my project this time I am going to clean the garage and have a garage sale tomorrow and Saturday. Then after that I will clean the house to get it ready for Uncle Sean. Here are some before pictures, hopefully I will post the clean garage because as it is now there are bins, boxes, clothes, hunting and fishing stuff everywhere!! So go to her site and encourage everyone participating!

I added this picture of Sage and her Daddy getting ready for him to give her a bath that I thought was cute!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The New Twilight Book Leaked

As some of you have heard the newest Twilight book, Midnight Sun was leaked to the internet before it was done. This book is the Twilight book through Edward's eyes. At first I was sad that the author decided to quit writing the book, but then while doing a search I came across her site and his posting with the stolen manuscipt at the end for people to read, which I thought was pretty cool of her. So instead of looking for it illegally you can go to this site to get the 264 pages. Enjoy!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Running with Your Eyes Closed

So Sage's new thing is running into the awaiting arms of people with her eyes closed. This has provided us with countless hours of laughter as she squints her eyes shuts and just runs knowing that someone will catch her. Although, at times it is kind of a challenge to get there to catch her in the midst of your laughter, but one way or another she always gets where she was going. It got me to thinking today about how great it would be to not have any cares and only trust and just run and run with your eyes closed until someone caught you. Even if you weren't caught, just having the faith to try. I also heard a line in a movie that Bob Marley wanted peace through the love and laughter of music, and then I think of my little Rasta baby who loves loves loves Reggee and Hawaiian music and to dance, I think because I listened to it so much when I was pregnant because it made me happy, and then I see my little ball of love and happiness that is running with her eyes closed and her arms wide open.

I will post a picture of it soon, so far I have been too busy making sure someone catches her to get it on camera...but it is pretty cute.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


We gave Sage her first Twinkie today and boy what a mess she made. She loved it! And then went directly into the bath, where her last sliver finally came out! Way to go Daddy!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I swear this kid will never hit the 20 pound mark. Jeramy took her to the doctor the other day to try and get some slivers out that had been in her hand a couple of days and we weren't having any luck with...we tried everything, teething gel to numb, ice, epsom salt soak...and when they went to weigh her (with clothes, shoes and a jacket on mind you) she still only weighed 19 15 months. She is busy running around all over the place now so I know she is burning off everything she eats (and she is a REALLY picky eater) and that most kids start to slow their weight gain around this time, but we have been waiting to turn her around in her car seat until she was a year and 20 pounds, but we finally did it anyways. But one thing that is growing fast is her hair. She has the Donald Trump doo now, as we are in the "in-between" stage of growing out her bangs, because I do not want to have to deal with bangs later. But it is growing in every direction, it makes me laugh because her and Jeramy have the same hair style in the morning, I call it mupet hair. Her attitude has certainly gotten bigger too, as she likes to tell me how it is, and reminding me that "I didn't do it", and she has gotten taller (she is wearing some 12-18 month stuff, but she is still in a size 4 diaper which is still kind of big). She also loves to do things that make people laugh, and totally hams up all of the attention.

We are constantly getting stopped now when we are out and about and asked how old she is because she looks like a 6 month old walking and talking around because of her size. I am just thankful she is doing everything so well so early despite the fact that she was a 3#11oz premie. Such a big miracle in such a little girl!

This is her sofa couch that my dad and I picked up at a garage sale that they have at their house, and she loves it and runs right to it. Although, I will not allow her to play with Bratz dolls when she is older, it is ok for now because she is so cute on there and she LOVES it, she lounges on it and watches her shows just like Grandpa!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Our Scores!!!!

So I am officially obsessed with finding deals at garage sales and such. This weekend was a steller weekend. I think I had $20 and some change and look at what I scored. I am not sure where we are going to put this tent/tunnel/teepee/tunnel thing but we were going to buy her one and I think full price they are like $70, and this was still in the box never opened. I also got a Chicco umbrella stroller for $2, a Chicco clip on highchair thing still in the box for $3, the playball pit with cover for outside for $2, a swimming floaty thing for 25 cents, a matching rug to go with her bed set for $1, a pair of Teva sandles for 25 cents, about 14 pajama sets and 2 really cute dresses, plus a ton of books and bowling pins. I also got Jeramy some camo pants and a camo bow cover so he wouldn't feel left out.
He went to the Oak Creek feeding station and then up in the woods where they hunt to go shed hunting, and even though he had to swim across a river he came home with some dandy's. They are hanging on our curtain rod in his "man room" Thank goodness we have 2 living All in totall Jeff, Him and Brian got 10 elk sheds. Not bad for a days work!