Monday, October 29, 2007

Game On!!

On Saturday we got together with LOTs of our friends from church so that the guys could play some basketball, the ladies could talk and the kiddos could play at the park. It was a gorgeous morning and a very memorable time!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

How did they know i live in Dallas?

Saw this quiz on Christy's blog...funny that spent 25 years in the midwest and 4 in Dallas and it says my accent could mean i'm from dallas!

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The West

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.

The Midland
North Central
The South
The Inland North
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Fun Family weekend filled with friends, food, fall and the fair

Well, last Thursday I had a rough mommy day (as several of you witnessed...since I cried at playgroup AND bible study). I contributed my tears to sleep deprivation, hormones, and toddler woes!
ANYWAY...I appreciate all your support and prayers b/c we had an absolutely wonderful family weekend.

Friday started with a visit from a friend from Callier, Delva Culp. She and I shared a closet at work and are fellow alums! She was so sweet to drive down from Denton (waiting in traffic for 1 1/2 hours!) to bring the boys gifts (including the adorable knit hat that SHE MADE!) and to bring us food. Thanks Delva! Oh, she also gave me great advice for how to help with Quade!
That evening the sweet Adkison family brought us dinner and we invited them to stay and eat with us. Did I mention that Andrew made us a two-layer cake? Impressive...

This day started off with me having slept from 10 pm to 3:30 am! I felt great! We went out for our normal breakfast at Cafe Brazil. Then we headed out to the fair! Bruce grew up in Texas and has lived in Dallas for almost 6 years and he had NEVER been to the fair. So it was super fun to take him. It was beautiful outside. Cool and sunny...yea fall is here!

If you can't read the sign, "Fried marshmallows, Fried Snickers, Fried Pralines, Fried Oreos"! Um, Yeah...unfortunately it was still a bit early in the morning for me to try any of these forbidden treats. However, an hour later I got myself a Jumbo turkey leg (see below).

So sweet! Quade's line "Big cowboy, hat, talking"

Saturday night our friend Holly offered to come and watch the boys so we could go out on a little date. Needless to say we took her up on it! We went to a place we would highly recommend: Times Ten Cellar wine bar ( We sat outside on their patio sipped wine and had a flourless chocolate cake...yummy!


After church we went to the park for lunch with our friends the Kruses and their 3 boys. It was an absolutely beautiful day.

That afternoon I took a nice nap and then Bruce watched the boys while I went out to dinner with some of the girls from our small group. We went to Sangria (a tapas restaurant). We sat out on the patio, had great food and fabulous conversation.

So a wonderful weekend all in all and to top it off...

Monday: Quade was good at school!! yea Quade!

AND...Monday night Price slept from 11 to 5!!! YEA PRICE!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


There are a few phrases that Quade uses frequently to express himself. I thought I would document the ones I find most amusing for future reference. (thanks Erin and Jina for the idea).

"So happy now!"

The phrase "So happy now" is used for the obvious contexts. He particularly likes to use it when he has asked us for something and we say 'yes'. (e.g., Q: lollipop? H:okay Q: so happy now)

"No like this one!"

"No like this..." is used frequently throughout the day to express general dislike. I have heard the following hilarious variations: "No like this, dudes." and when listening to the radio "No like this song!"

"Firetruck. No push me. Time out! 2 minutes all done"

Lately Quade has been disciplining his toys when they misbehave. The good news is our home is no longer full of ill-mannered playthings.

Mom's favorite: "Two guys"

Whenever I am holding both quade and price, Quade will say "two guys" and lean in for a hug. It's precious!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Man Tag (aka hubby survey)


1. Who is your man? Bruce the goose

2. How long have you been married? 8 years (it will be 9 years on March 6th).

3. How long dated? 3 years exactly!

4. How old is your man? 34

5. Who eats more? may be a tie. I AM a breastfeeding mom!

6. Who said “I love you” first? Bruce, on a dock at the lake my parents live on.

7. Who is taller? Bruce, 6'3''

8. Who sings better? probably me, but we're neither very good. Bruce is funny b/c he always makes up his own lyrics (some worship songs can become almost heretical when bruce sings them)

9. Who is smarter? Bruce (but he would probably say me). We have different intelligences which helps us function as the perfect team!

10. Whose temper is worse? mine, he stuffs things and then gets upset about smaller things

11. Who does the laundry? Me, but he helps fold

12. Who takes out the garbage? Bruce, without being asked he takes it out several times a week (i know ya'll are jealous)

13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? If you're laying in the bed, Bruce sleeps on the right side. If you're facing the bed and standing at the foot of it i sleep on the right side. =)

14. Who pays the bills? Me...i LOVE online bill pay!

15. Who is better with the computer? Bruce. He always does fancy things on the keyboard and doesn't have to use the mouse to navigate.

16. Who mows the lawn? Federico...we love you federico!

17. Who cooks dinner? Me and super suppers (and since the baby our friends have been super helpful bringing meals 3x a week!)

18. Who drives when you are together? When we're on a date he drives. When we are in the suburban I tend to drive b/c of the baby car seat behind the driver's side seat you have to sit close to the steering wheel, which is hard for him with his long legs.

19. Who pays when you go out? Depends on who is taking charge of the kiddos and who can grab their credit card fast enough...usually Bruce pays

20. Who is most stubborn? we're equally stubborn...hmm maybe that's why quade is so "spirited"

21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Usually me.

22. Whose parents do you see the most? In the past year we've seen my parents more. But they both live out of town so it depends on who is most available to fly here to see us.

23. Who kissed who first? it was mutual...walking across campus from one of his late night intramural basketball games. it was magical!

24. Who asked who out? I asked him to go the symphony with me (my parents had season tickets they weren't going to use) I drove us down to Indy. It was wonderful. Afterward we went to the airport to pick up his little sister who was visiting.

25. Who proposed? Bruce, at Taylor University under the famous bell tower on my golden birthday.

26. Who is more sensitive? I'm sensitive in the crying sort of way. But we are both really sensitive to criticism.

27. Who has more friends? oooo, i think that's hard. We are both very friendly people and having lived in so many cities we have friends scattered across the grand US of A

28. Who has more siblings? we both have 3 (i have 2 bros and a sis; he has 3 sisters)

29. Who wears the pants in the family? Since bruce is 4 years older than me I tend to let him lead. I think since we've had kids i've gotten more bossy regarding their care.

I tag: Alice, Erin M., Erin D., Janel, Jamie M, and Carrie C.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Survey: Toddler vs. Newborn

You would think i would write a post about Price turning one month...instead i have had this topic on my brain.

Who do you think is easier to manage: a toddler or a newborn?

Things to keep in mind:
-there is a difference btwn individual in point, quade was a lot more difficult as a newborn than price as been, so far (same goes for toddlers).
-things that are easy to manage with toddlers are harder with newborns (sleep) and vice versa (independence).
-newborn phase really only lasts about 3 months, toddlerhood lasts about a year/year and a half.
-toddlers can verbally communicate their wants (although it may not be what YOU want), whereas newborns use crying as their primary method of communicating (eventhough it seems toddlers only have tantrums and whining as their means to communicate).

Monday, October 1, 2007

Cousins, cute and crazy!

This post is LONG overdue! A couple of weeks ago Bruce's mom stayed with us to help out with Quade, cook us meals (i miss having breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared for me!), and just have fun. Thanks Grandma MacFadyen!!
The week ended with a visit from Bruce's oldest sister Sherri and her two kiddos, Vischer (3 years old) and Willem (1 year old). That Saturday we celebrated Bruce's little sister's daughter, Makenna's 1 year birthday. It was quite the celebration! We managed to get a great professional pic of the 5 cousins. This Christmas is going to be crazy with 5 kids ages 3 1/2 and under!! Here are the pics:

Amazing! They are all in the same area, looking at the camera and smiling!

Vischer and buddies in their matching crocs!

Group bathtime!
I'd say these grandparents have their hands full! 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter!