Sunday, April 26, 2009

Butterflies and Flower

Well folks, I finally did it. Some of you who are close to me know that, for a while, I have been wanting to get a tattoo. I mostly haven't for a number of different reasons, the top one being that I was TERRIFIED of the pain involved. It didn't bother me that this would be something that was on my body for the rest of my life, oh no, it was definitely the pain.

All last week I was pondering going and getting one. I recently got my tax return, and since Disneyland is paid for already, I had a little bit of extra money to spend. The tattoo was something that I had wanted, and I felt in a rather dangerous mood. So, all week I was talking to Ryley and telling her that I wanted to go get one, since I knew she would go with me. I was also trying to prep Duane, because he was adamantly against me getting one.

Friday rolled around, and I decided that I did definitely want to try to go get one. Try being the key word there. Anyways, Ryley and I hung out most of the day, and around 7pm we made it down to Lost Art, which is a really great Tattoo parlor in downtown Salt Lake City. I was very nervous about the whole thing, and was totally shaking the whole time I was signing the permission form and everything. However, they got me the only girl artist in the shop, and she was very nice to me. She even did just a little line at first to make sure I could handle the pain.

Obviously, it did hurt. I am not going to sit here and tell you that tattoo's feel like someone is tickling your back with a feather. However, it did not hurt as much as I expected, nor did the pain feel as I expected it too. It felt kind of like stinging or burning. At one point though, I was able to calm myself by singing Into the Woods in my head, and I could barely feel it. All in all, the whole experience took about 20 minutes.

And without further ado, here is the best picture I was able to get. The tattoo is on the small of my back, and would, informally, be called a Tramp Stamp. :)

The pink butterfly is for Katalina, the blue one is for Severian and the green one is for Ender. The flower represents me. There is also room to add a fourth butterfly if I were to ever have another baby. It was very special for me to get it, and Duane really likes it, despite his initial hesitation.

On a completely different note, Duane and I just spent 45 minutes watching scenes from musicals and discussing our top five Broadway shows. Let me express how much I love him.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Yeah, it's been awhile

Sorry it has been so long since the last post. I have been way busy for the last little bit, and for a while I did not have teh internetz. Here is a quick summary of events over the past month and a half:

1. I moved out of my apartment and in with my parents. While a little cramped this works better for everyone involved as it allows me to stay home with the babies. They have been much happier with me home, and they love having Grandma and Grandpa with them all the time. Also, they love the five dogs that come with the house!

2. I went to New Jersey over my Birthday. This trip was very fun, and I got to meet his parents. I also got to see my cousins new baby girl! She is beautiful, I would post a picture but I do not have any pictures from that trip on this computer. Plus I had this wierd eye thing going on cause I fell asleep in my contacts. no one wants to see that. Also, Duane got me a very pretty necklace for my birthday. He is such a good boyfriend.

3. Duane came here and met my family and babies! It was a great trip. My family loved him, and so did my babies, and he loved them. It was way cute too because he bought some workbooks for Severian and woke up with him every morning and did the workbooks with him so that Sev could get ready for Kindergarten. I am working with Sev now, but Severian loved that time that he got to spend with Duane. Katalina also claimed him as one of her many minions and Ender regarded him as Ender regards everyone, by pretending he didn't exist. That is, of course, until Duane left at the airport. Ender got very stressed when he left, and insisted on standing at the end of the security line until we could not see Duane anymore. Here are a few pictures of us from that trip:

4. Severian started baseball! This is a very cute activity for him, even though he does not have one baseball bone in his body. He has done some very funny things in the two games he has had. However, I think the best thing he has done is after not hitting the ball he spins a pirouette before he is ready to try again. It is machine pitch, so they get five tries before they hit off of a tee. He will only spin once UNTIL his fifth try, then, when he misses the fifth one (which, he generally does) he spins multiple times away from the home base. It is actually hilarious. He also told me the other day that he wants to be a ballerina. I am not really surprised. Here are some pictures from Sevs baseball:

His team is the Cubs, and I have more pictures of him in his jersey, but they are on my brand new digital camera (yay for tax returns!) I just took the pictures yesterday and haven't uploaded them to this computer, so, as soon as I do, I will post them.

5. WE ARE GOING TO DISNEYLAND! May 6th through the 12th. Rock on. Again, yay for tax returns! WEWT!

Again, sorry to have taken such a long break. I promise that I will be better about posting from now on, I just had to get settled in to the new swing of things in the new house.