Sunday, September 28, 2008

I'm so Important

I really am! The other day I was trying to explain this to Ben after I realized that our clocks were all 10 minutes behind. This is how the conversation went:

Me: Hey Ben...I just figured it out. Our power must have gone out right around midnight and then come back on ten minutes later because all our clocks are ten minutes behind.

Ben: hmmmmm....interesting (said while trying to ignore me and read his Diesel Magazine...who reads diesel magazines anyway??)

Me: I'm serious, it's really important because now I know why I've been late all this week

Ben: Late for what?

Me: All my meetings!

Ben: Meetings??

Me: You know, like my tv shows, the mid afternoon nap, etc. I've been ten minutes late for all of it. So now I know.

Ben: Wow.

So there you have it, another glimpse into our lives. Fascinating hey?

Anyway, here are some recent pics. Hailey is constantly amazing us with the funny and silly things she does. Here are some examples:

Her favourite place these days...the bottom stair. Looks like a blast to me!

Her favourite thing to on the 'phone'. She must have just heard some bad news or something. (by the way, that is a calculator she's holding. I'm not sure what that means....mathematical genius? or phone addict?)
Oh my goodness. I can NOT forget this picture. I think I just walked in on her talking to her boyfriend or something. I am going to remember this face cause I KNOW I'll see it again one day.

Every once in a while we have a day like this....actually more often then not. But it's still fun!
She loves her baths...she loves her ladybug towel...she loves standing at the door and dreaming of playing in basement full of dangerous things that she's not allowed to touch.

And Finally....She LOOOOOOOOVES bugs. Ewwww.

Friday, September 19, 2008


So, I wrote about it...and finally here's proof that it happened. I really did change out my parents 30 year old toilet. In fact I think the date stamp on the inside said 1974...a date I could only dream about. I definitely was not in the picture when this toilet was made or installed. Anyway, here's the evidence:

My 'trying to hold back the puke smile'

Busy at work

Hailey thought she'd come and whip me into shape...slave driver

Oh and some more pics of Hailey Courtesy of GW (grandma W):

Typical little kid - if she doesn't make eye contact with you, you can't see that she's doing something she's not supposed to. Sound logic there.

A little privacy please?

Oh...check out those cute toes in the above pic. ture. We've been LOVING painting her toes lately. Is there anything cuter?? I might just have to get her a pair of these:

You know I'm kidding right? Kinda.

Speaking of feet (sorry to all you podiaphobiacs). This little picture is also courtesy of GW...notice Grandma's un-polished toe in the very bottom of the picture? Notice Hailey's pure disgust of the unmanicured foot? Yep, she's my daughter. Grandma...we know you have some great Polish - now slap a coat or two on! Hailey's a little afraid of unpainted toes right now.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hailey faces it's pretty obvious that Hailey is full of personality. Anyone that knows her knows to watch out or you might just get chewed out by this kid...literally too. But in all honesty, I've never seen someone able to tell and adult off without saying anything understandable. For example...on Sunday I was talking to the ward Chorister who mentioned that he heard I was his new boss (I'm the ward music director). Anyway, me being miss humble me, replied that I wasn't sure if boss was the right word. At that moment, Hailey, who was happily strolling the church hallways, stopped dead in her tracks looks up at the chorister and yells "akshee see is". Umm what? Did she just give that guy some serious attitude? You'd better believe it. Everyone in the hall was laughing because first of all it totally sounded like she said "actually she is" and secondly, cause she totally told him off. Wow. That's my daughter, and sadly enough, I know exactly where she gets it. Hi.

Anyway, here are a few pics of Hailey that I've taken of the last month that really show her personality.

At Arbor Lake - Hailey's "you lookin' at me?" face

Hailey's "mom, if you snap that picture, I'll, I'll.... snap too" face

Her "I'm still mad at you about this life-jacket thing, so don't even try to take another picture" face

Her "I will not smile or pretend I'm happy to see the camera" face

Hailey's "like I said mom...I'm so done with this camera thing" face

And finally, my favourite of all time...her "I LOVE this slide" face

Our last month and a bit

So August was kind of crazy...we went out of town twice, and we did LOTS of hanging out with the family and friends. Then I went back to work (As you know) for two weeks. And then somehow September snuck up on me. Did you realize it is now September 18th? Where did the last few months go? Anyway, here's a little picture journal of the last little bit:

So, we had a few really great days in August - which were spent lounging out by the pool. And when I mean pool, I mean this classy little blow up thing: Cool hey?

Hailey loved it...almost as much as she loved her beach wagon.

However, I think there's a pretty close competition between the pool and Hailey's new bike. She is IN LOVE with this thing.

G-ma and G-pa W bought it for her and she pretty much gets a ride on it everyday. Lucky kid too, she doesn't even have to work for it. Kids, these days. Why, when I was a kid...I had to pedal my own bike around - uphill both 5 feet of snow. You get the picture.

Let's see, sometime in August Chris and Lauren bought a little aluminum fishing boat and motor...and in typical big brother fashion, Ben could not be outdone. So...he went out and bought one too. We took the boat down to Montana with us for the long weekend and Ben spent pretty much the entire time trying to get the thing running again. The only comfort Ben could find in that situation was that Chris was dealing with the same thing. Their boats died the same day...they spent all weekend fixing them...and then got them going again on our last day there. How perfect. Anyway, we took it out for a little spin on Flathead lake...just so Ben could prove to me that it wasn't a waste of money. Believe me...he's getting his money's worth out of that thing. Seriously, I'm a fishing widow these days. So here's a pic of Hailey and I...and a self portrait of the fam (which is harder then you'd thing - hence the funny smile)

Then when we came back from Montana I started work. My mom watched Hailey for a few days and then Tan watched her for a few days. I'm SOOOOO grateful to have them around. It would have been utterly unbearable if I didn't have family watching her. Anyway...the camera had a few weeks break during those two weeks because I was too tired to lift it out of the bag. Man I forgot how tiring it could be to sit in your office all day staring at a computer. It wiped me out!

Oh...we also went to Heidi's First Birthday Party...cute kids hey??

And is Hailey's latest favourite thing to do. Cover her head with the laptop case and run around. Classy.

Oh my gosh...I can NOT...absolutely Can NOT forget about this:

We were sooooo lucky to get to see this a few weeks ago with this wonderful couple! We had a blast and totally LOVED the show. Thanks so much for inviting us a long Lisa. I 'heart' Cirque du Soleil!

Monday, September 15, 2008 Google Images

Ok, so I'm working right now. Shhhh, don't tell. I'm bored and I just want to be at HOME! Here's the scoop: I went back to work two weeks ago, I thought I'd just try it out. And, well, I just couldn't cut it. So, I gave my two weeks notice the day after I returned. WIMP. But, I just LOVE being at home soooo much more then having money....which we don't. So that's it, we're poor, I'm at work and I'm missing my baby soooo much. I'm sitting here in my office on my third last day EVER, and I'm just killing some time. Translation: I'm bog stalking...which really means I came across this brilliant idea for my blog. I never do this kind of thing, but I'm bored enough, so here it goes. I just googled the answers to these questions and posted the first picture that came long as it was appropriate - which, as it turns out is harder then you'd think with a name like Meagan. Who knew.

My Name: Meagan...this girls name is Meagan - I haven't a clue who she is, but she's a Meagan which makes us instant BFF's (Best Friends Forever)

Middle Name: Louisa...this girl's name is Louise - do you follow now?? She looks bit famous, that is the VMA wall behind her - Oh to be famous.

My Age:

Soon to be 25

Where I grew up:

Where I want to visit (Monaco...just a little dream after seeing my dads mission slides). Isn't it gorgeous? Plus Grace Kelly was the Princess of Monaco...and I have some strange fascination with her:

Favourite Colour:

Dream Holiday:

Favourite Food:

Favourite Treat:

Favourite Animal:

Favourite Flower: