Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ok... so on to Day 11!

I know, I know. I SUCK at blogging! I'm going to do this challenge though... so I'll just play catch up. Sometimes I feel like I am a quitter and never finish things. I never finished Mocking Jay even though I'm only like 20 pages from the end... I never finished knitting Alexis's valentines dress (I don't think I did it right anyway), I never finished 50 other knitting projects I started... And there's more, but I don't want to feel bad about myself, so let's move on! I just NEED to do this challenge.
K, here it goes:
Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.

Oh this is why I failed! I couldn't think of my FAVORITE picture of Amanda.
Amanda Reschke is my best friend. She has been since preschool and always will. Sorry, Todd. (he's told me I'm his best friend before... lol, my response was, uh Amanda's my best friend)

Day 5 – A photo of yourself from high school.
Why are all of these photo ones...errr.. I hate doing photos on blogs...

Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.

Seriously? Another picture??

I will have another boxer dog someday. AND i will name her Lucy. :)

Day 7 – Your dream wedding.

Ok, so I loved my wedding of course, but a few weeks ago I figured out how my wedding would have been SOO much cooler. K, so my wedding was at Le Jardin, which is a green house... lots of plants, like being in a jungle. JUNGLE. My wedding would still be there, but instead of eggplant and pistachio colors, JUNGLE. Ahh! I am kicking myself, wish I'd thought of it before. Not crazy, but accents of zebra, like a sash on the bridesmaid dresses, leopard accents for my sisters... ooh can you imagine the brothers with leopard ties?! :) Toppers on the table in animal print...

Day 8 – A song to match your mood.
Hmmm... I'm very content right now... I'd say an Enya song??.. I don't know any songs specifically.. but an Enya song sounds good.

Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.

Ok, really I bought groceries last night, but this is the more exciting last purchase. It's for ALEXIS. Lol, let get that clear. I showed this to my coworker Julie and she thought it was for me... lol. Funny, but NO. BUT yeah, I've been really excited about this swim suit. I saw it a month ago and wanted to get it, but thought "no Traci, it'll go on sale." but after watching it for a month, I could not risk the wait anymore. I did have a 20% off coupon. So basically on sale.
Alexis Lily will look CUTE in this!

Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat.
Oh my, I love to eat everywhere....

K, this is not my favorite FOOD. But this is my favorite place to eat because it has special meaning. This is where we had our wedding dinner. Oh, go back, this is where we (as in me and Todd) went to dinner before prom. We liked it, so decided to have our wedding dinner there. Anyway, Todd and I now go here every year for our anniversary. It's the only time I'll go there even though it's not expensive or anything, it's just nice to save it for that special occasion.

Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?

Well, I don't have one. I have a drawer with my MAKEUP in it...
I guess if this question is trying to ask what are your essentials in the beauty department I'd say:
BASE (i wish i had nice skin and didn't need this)
Eyeliner (which is actually more of a new addition. I used to never wear it, but I've found eyeliner I like and now I feel weird if I'm not wearing it)
Eye makeup remover (very necessary since I suck at applying eyeliner...)
Eye shadow and brush....which basically I wear the same color everyday...

I did get a Sephora gift card for my bday so I'm excited to go and have them tell me what I SHOULD be wearing or doing with my makeup :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 2 & 3

Oh man!! I already failed!! I can't believe it... but I totally forgot yesterday and today I have to be quick.
Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.
yeah... very boring day for food.

Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Olive Garden. I'm pretty easy huh? :)

Monday, February 14, 2011


Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.

Well, it is only 11... but hey, I can still tell you about my day, right?

I woke up to Alexis of course. She is my alarm clock and she is set to 7:20 AM. It's pretty amazing how consistant she is. Our routine lately from when she wakes up is I make her a bottle, put her in my bed next to me, she eats and we both eventually fall back asleep. Which I did. Usually I'll get up and get ready while she sleeps, but I was tired so, no did not happen. So, yeah, no shower today... hoodie, hair in a pony tail. It's MONDAY!

Alexis is wearing her sweater I knitted for her when I was pregnant. It's pink of course, so appropriate for Valentine's day. I'm a little sad because I was really trying to get a dress done I've been knitting FOREVER for her to wear today. But... it's not done. :(
We did full on pig tails with her side hair included today. FIRST TIME. Usually she gets two pig tails on top with her top hair. These pig tails look cute but include her hair that covers the bald spots so she has her pig tails, baldness, and then her mullet hair. :) I promise, it is cute!
Getting Alexis is really a joy for me. I love dressing her and doing her hair.

Monday's Alexis goes to Carolyns. Going to Herriman makes my commute even worst, but I'm glad she gets to spend time with the Ray's and I really appreicate the help!

I have learned to put an audio book in my car, so that helps. Currently I'm listening to Unwind. It's pretty good... If you liked Hunger Games you'd like it.
But I didn't really listen to it today since my hubby called me and I got to talk to him this morning. :)

Wow, I think I go into way too much detail on these blogs!
Lol, well now I'm at work... and work is uneventful. I may be able to turn a couple hours at home this morning into 4 paragraphs, but pretty sure even if I tried terribly, my whole day at work would amount to a 2 sentences.

Well, until tommorrow!


30 Day Blog Challenge

Well, I saw this on Hayley's blog and have decided I should do it too. Becoming a better blogger was a little bit of a new years resolution... that never happened.
So, here it is, the 30 Day blog challenge....

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.
Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.
Day 5 – A photo of yourself from high school.
Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.
Day 7 – Your dream wedding.
Day 8 – A song to match your mood.
Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.
Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat.
Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.
Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?
Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.
Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.
Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.
Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.
Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – What’s in your purse?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Day 28 – Your favorite movie.
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Alexis Update

Well, I must say, I am a horrible blogger. Sorry. (possiby a new years resolution?)
So much has happened in the past 5 months...
Alexis Alexis Alexis. She is definitly an amazing little girl that we adore. She has been so fun and I cherish (atleast try to) every moment with her. I cannot picture a happy life without this girl. Seriously, can't get over how much I love her.
Right now she thinks she wants to learn to crawl. She sticks her butt in the air and pushes off with her legs. The first time she did this I started to cry. But then two minutes later I put toys in front of her to motivate her... such a confusing emotion. It's sad that she's growing up, but it's so exciting and fun too. She is definitly mobile though. She rolls and can spin around on her belly.
We're attempting rice cereal... but not successful. She doesn't seem ready, she has no interest, so I try not to push it. Her daddy loves to share his food with her though. She does ok with that, so maybe she just hates rice cereal? I don't blame her... :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Precious baby girl Alexis Lily Richards was born on July 13th at 9:17 PM. She weighed 8 pounds and 4 oz. She is healthy, happy, and beautiful!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The baby belly

First appointment-

13 Weeks

2nd Appointment-
18 weeks

20 WeeksMost Recent Doctors Appointment-

22 Weeks