Wednesday, December 28, 2005

New Photos!

Added some photos to the bottom right sidebar - check it out!

Nickie's Crazy Taiwan Scooter Video

Many of you know that I have a tendency to have a little bit of a lead foot. While in Taiwan, that translated to a lead hand. Traffic over there is particularly crazy and I decided that it would be fun to simply fit in with my driving.

So here is my crazy Taiwan scooter video!

New Mapping Feature

I installed a map that shows where all of my visitors come from. It's so cool!

Hopefully it will show how popular I am all around the world! Well, maybe not - but at least it will show that I have friends all around the world.

To put a map on your blog, go to Clustrmaps! Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Christmas with Nickie's Family



Well, it's Christmas eve and already Phil and I have gone to 3 christmases with my family! One with mum et all, with dad et all, and with Kevin & Julia et all!

Last night we went to Alex & Susan's for dinner. Trevor Sinclair and his wonderful wife Angela were also there with their 3 month old son Brayden. He's so cute!!!!! He's huge so it's kind of weird to think that he is only a day older than Emmalea! Tony was also there and between him, Phil and Trevor - there were some pretty entertaining conversations!

After dinner, we got in the car, got venti drinks from Starbucks and hit the I-5 in Bellingham about 10pm to drive to Oregon. The first few hours were pretty bad because it was raining so hard that Phil could barely see! But later it cleared up and there was no traffic so we sailed right through. We got home at 3:30am, however I was still buzzing on cafeine so I didn't really sleep well.

So here are some photos from our first Christmas functions. Enjoy!




















Friday, December 23, 2005

I got told by a one year old!

Phil and I were babysitting the little Lucht ladies last week. We were having a great time - Phil was a horse, the kids jumped all over him, and I just watched.

I went to put Allie (14 months old) to bed. I opened up her diaper and found a lovely present. As I scrunched my face at the foul odor, Allie began to laugh. Glad she found it funny.

I cleaned her up and put on a fresh diaper. She started shaking her head profusely and pointing behind her. Thinking that perhaps I hadn't wiped good enough, I grabbed another wipe from behind her and cleaned again. After this she was still shaking her head!

Baby powder? I searched through the drawer on the changing table. I held up the powder, but the shaking continued. I found another tube of cream - still shaking. I grabbed the lotion off the change table and Allie began to say please in sign language!

So off with the diaper and on with the cream. "Ok now Allie?" More shaking of the head. I put on more cream - "OK?" Big smile from Allie.

Allie, who is just over a year, told me how to change her diaper! Go figure! Although I will say that this is a pretty good plug for teaching babies a few words in sign language since they learn to control their hands before they do their tongues. But that's a post for another time!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Finally Photos!

I have finally added photos! If you scroll down, I added photos to the posts about the box maze, the long overdue update, Arizona, honeymoon, wedding, and pre-wedding. Hope you enjoy! Make sure to leave comments!

My girls!

This morning I got to have breakfast with 3 very dear friends from University. Jess, Jess & Steph (and no, that's not a typo - 2 Jess's). I hadn't seen two of them since our wedding and it has been far too long since we all got together. We had a great time, ate lots (bacon and chocolate - but not together) and just enjoyed catching up.


Other than that, life has been going well. Work is busy but good for me. I'm learning a lot, particularly HTML because I do a lot of work on our work Real Estate Blog.

Phil is doing well at work too. He got a promotion at work so he is now in charge of the Warehouse and Special Projects, plus he is still doing all of his programing work and building databases. He is also finsihed one of his finals on thursday and now only has one left!!!

Thats it for now. As usual, I will promise to try and update more regularly....we'll see how that goes!