Friday, December 28, 2007

For the Parkers...

I promised Amy Parker that I would put something in our window when we went to the hospital... but that isn't going to happen (until later tonight when my parents put something up for us) because it was a bit of a surprise that we're here at the hospital and staying! Since I'm now overdue they sent us to Utah Valley Hospital this morning to have a "non-stress test" to make sure everything was okay with the munchkin. When they were monitoring her, her heart rate dropped really low at one point (which it luckily hasn't in the 9 hours since) but with overdue babies in these cases they induce labor. So Aaron and I are hanging out at Utah Valley about 3 hours away from my next round of prostaglandin gel and 9 hours away from them starting the pitocin and breaking my water! It looks like we'll be welcoming baby Wilk tomorrow! I hope this post is a good substitute for the lack of window notice! :)

Monday, December 24, 2007

First Time Blogger

I've never actually done this blogging thing before, so here it goes...

Now that finals are done for the semester there is only one thing to do, ICE CLIMB! I'm repenting this year from lack of ice climbing in previous years by starting early, and now that my ice climbing buddy/big brother is back in Utah I should be able to go more often.

Britt would like to come ice climbing with me, but unfortunately they don't make maternity harnesses. I guess we'll have to make it a family outing next season.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Tagged - KS/MO Style!

So, I've been tagged. Being in the blogging world it was bound to happen. My Aunt Heather who lives in Kansas (right on the border of MO though, I belive - right Heather?) and apparently in the KS/MO area when you are tagged you have to write 7 things about yourself! Provo style is 6, so for those of you wondering why you'll get 7 funny facts - that is why!

1. I can't remember my first day of 6th grade.
Why you ask? Well, the night after my first day of 6th grade I decided to attempt some pretty daring tricks on our family trampoline. Unfortunately, I ended up landing my double back flip on the in-ground barbeque behind the trampoline. My concussion and short-term amnesia wiped out my whole first day of 6th grade. It made for an interesting and embarassing second day!

2. I'm allergic to milk... sort of.
My mother discovered this fact shortly after I turned one and was okay to have cow's milk when she fed me a bite of cream soup at a restaurant. My face blew up and I stopped breathing, so they rushed me to the hospital to pump my stomach... and also informed my mom I had a deathly allergy to milk. Weird part - I completely out-grew the allergy as a pre-teen and then grew back into it as a young teenager. Though I don't risk death in eating it now I usually stick with a child-sized ice cream (and even that makes my throat ichy and my lips a little bit puffy!).

3. I have a talented tongue.
Now don't take that the wrong way! I can make a three leave clover with my tongue and tie a cherry stem in a knot in a matter of seconds. Proof (though blurry) of the first is to the right. It's hard to take a picture of your own tongue. Cool though, huh? :)

4. My dad nicknamed me "Bearcat" for a year in high school.

No, my high school mascot was not a bearcat and I didn't suddenly find a love for either bears or cats. I played year-round competitive volleyball from age 10-18 and was college volleyball bound. The school that recruited me most was the University of Cincinnati "Bearcats". They would send me three letters a week during the recruiting season even though I had no desire to move anywhere NEAR Ohio. My dad thought it was so funny he called me "Bearcat".

5. I want to get a PhD.
I LOVE school. My dream job would be to be a professional student and keep getting different degrees in different fields. But I do want to get a PhD after my last kid goes to kindergarten so I can be a college history professor. What could be cooler than convincing college kids who think history is lame of how cool it is and taking my family with me for "research trips" where I get paid to sit in archives and read really cool old books and manuscripts?!?!?! I get chills just thinking about it!

6. I make terrible cookies.
There are lots of desserts I can cook well (cakes, brownies, other stuff...) but I stink at making cookies. I can make one kind of cookies well - Rollo cookies - and all of my other cookies are flops. I'm a complete cookie failure.

7. I LOVE food.
I don't just mean I enjoy it a little bit. I really LOVE food. Few things make me happier than good food and eating it. Because of this, much of Aaron and I's monthly date budget goes to eating out just because I love to eat! He loves to spoil me and find excuses to get me yummy food that he knows will always put me in a good mood.

Alright, enough about me! I want to hear something about you all! I'm tagging Maggi Ross, Bekah Gardner, Dani Firth, Clare Gourley, Lindsay Miranda and Allison Skousen! Feel free to choose between Provo style and KS/MO style. :)