I check my friend Sandy's blog daily and when she got "tagged", and with no pressure "tagged" her readers back, it seemed like a fun thing to do. This is the first game of Blag (blog tag) that I've ever played so here it goes...

Four jobs I’ve had:
1) Fruit packer
2) Summer Camp Program Staff
3) Color-Me-Mine Pottery shop Manager
4) International Adoption Coordinator

Four movies I’ve watched more than once:
1) Breakfast At Tiffany's
2) Sweet Home Alabama
3) Karate Kid (any of them...they are on TV every weekend I think)
4) 27 Dresses

Four TV shows I watch:
1) CSI New York
2) Criminal Minds
3) Super Nanny
4) Extreme Home Makeover

Four places I’ve been:
1) Sorrento, Italy
2) Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
3) Corinth, Greece
4) Beijing China

Four people who email me regularly:
1) Facebook - I need to turn that feature off!
2) Bible Study Girls
3) Jana - best friend from home
4) My Sister

Four of my favorite foods:
1) Sour Candy
2) Diet Coke
3) Mexican food
4) Fruit

Four places I would love to visit:
1) Australia/New Zealand
2) Beliz
3) Zimbabwe
4) I'd go back to Italy any day!

Four things I’m looking forward to in the coming year:
1) Trip to Japan to visit friends
2) Eli turning 2...and all that may bring! :)
3) Family visiting
4) New babies on the way (not ours!)

Four friends I’m tagging:
(and if you don't want to play, just yell out (really loud) "Not it!" and ignore this post!)

5 Reasons...

...Not To Drink 44oz of Diet Coke After 7pm

5. Way too talkative during bible study
4. Need to pee all during bible study
3. Chatty wife...tired husband...bad combination
2. Eyes are tired, brain is not
1. Laying awake in bed composing a blog instead of sleeping

Olympian in Training

The excitement of the Olympics have taken over our household. After staying up way too late the first few nights we have decided its best to tape it and watch it the next morning. I can root on the USA while Grant can cheer on his beloved Britain (a few Yanks too, but we won't tell) and also watch everything else in between. Three whole weeks of sporting events and constant competition. What could be better? How about an extremely cute, crazy little blondie running around the house with goggles on?!!!

Famous Footwear

Eli is a boy after my own heart. His fascination with shoes has increased over the last few weeks and now he not only pulls them all out for us to put on but now he wants to put them on. All by himself! He gets very excited when he manages to get both feet in both shoes (not particular about which shoe on which foot) and then proceeds to walk around as best he can. It gets quite humorous when he tries to put a pair of my shoes with heels. He doesn't quite have the nack for those...which is probably a good thing! :)

Family Vacation

Nothing beats a vacation...away from home, with family, great weather, no schedules! Grant and I both agree that "vacation" to us is somewhere warm and relaxing. We were fortunate last week to use a friend's cabin in South Lake Tahoe. We were within walking distance of most everything including the beach, Safeway and a park! What more could you need? Some chocolate chip, oatmeal cookies from the neighbor perhaps? Oh wait, we had that too!

Eli decided that vacation meant not sleeping in so we took turns getting up with him while the other slept. The first morning Eli and I were out taking a walk by 7am and we met the neighbor who had a dog named Foxy. Foxy was a big hit with Eli and Eli must have been a big hit with the neighbor because that afternoon he came by and brought us some cookies. How nice...and so yummy! Too bad Grant doesn't like chocolate and Eli shouldn't have too much. More for me!

We spent our week taking walks, digging in the sand at the lake, playing at a really cool playground, biking, attempting to hike (with no backpack for Eli and the stroller just wouldn't work), HDTV/nap time and lots of good vacation food (we're big fans of POPS cereal and Doritos)!

I think the best part of the vacation for me was being able to hang out with Grant and Eli with no other distractions to worry about. Too bad we had to come home...sigh!