Should we name new kitty Jax or Fivel?

Sunday, July 18, 2010

This is Your Brain...

Remember those scary ads with the egg where the egg = your brain, and an egg in a frying pan = your brain on drugs? I've been tracking my sleep with my helpful FitBit since I started school, and my sleep patterns have not been so great.

This is my sleep on a weekend with Benadryl

This is my sleep on a weekend without Benadryl

Any questions? 

p.s. Obviously, duh, I need to have better study habits, wake up at the same time every day, eat better, exercise more, etc. etc. but looking at graphs and blogging about them is way more fun.

p.p.s I have no idea where FitBit gets the idea that the second graph equals a sleep efficiency rating of 97%...I guess maybe once I fell asleep I stayed asleep pretty good? I dunno. I just like the graphs.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Don't Cry For Me...

This graph very approximately shows the rapid decline in channel-surfing that has been going on since I started school last week. To prepare for my loss of do-whatever-I-want-to-do time, I deleted about 100 Facebook friends, removed myself from lots of good email offer lists, and even stopped reading my favorite blogs.

It's been a week, and I'm pretty sure I've gotten over most of my beloved time-wasters...not to say that I wont make the time to write a silly blog post every now and then, (I've got to have something to look forward to in the middle of all this studying and paper writing!) Also, Dexter hasn't started back up yet. THEN I might be in trouble.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Super Cute

During our family reunion, I got to go through one of my grandma's scrapbooks. This one included information and notes from my dad's birth. I thought this card from my grandpa was just about the cutest thing ever...especially considering a few days later he went into the hospital with ulcers and stayed there for a month, so he obviously wasn't feeling too hot.

That's all. Back to studying...

Friday, July 9, 2010

*golf clap* *golf clap*

I would just like to announce that as I started my Master's program this week, Joe was finishing YEAR TWO of law school! I am so super proud of him and all his hard work. He is a great example to me, and I hope to be like him when I grow up :) 

Love you, baby! You're a rockstar!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pop Quiz

When she finally turns away from the computer and sees this, where is Brittney supposed to sleep?
Correct answer: the guest bed.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

...and a good time was had by ALL

Last week I went home for a most excellent Ellingson gathering. We had great food, awesome weather, and good-quality company! I can't really put into words how nice it was to be home; it was a wonderful trip, and just what I needed before I start school on Tuesday.

Jake, Asher and I stopped by to see Melsie and Sunny on the way to LC.

Beachtime with AsherBoo!

Newport Bayfront with Dad

Handsome Asher

Showing Jake how high he can jump

Asher and Berta crack each other up

 Bonfire on the beach

 Grandma Dawn enjoying the bonfire

He gets his athletic skills from his aunt Brittney

The whole crew...we're only missing four people from the extended family

Our cool tshirts! Thanks to Jean and Erica!

The back of our shirts: a quote from Grandpa after a family outing...where some did not have a good time :)

Bocce ball crew

Some highlights of the reunion include:
-winning at the game Hand and Foot 2 nights in a row
-playing Hand and Foot until 4am, and laughing until I cried...a lot
-watching my brother be a daddy
-listening to Asher tell Jake "Brittney hit me" when I didn't touch him (Asher just didn't want me to be around me anymore)
-eating DELICIOUS meals!!
-watching the ocean with Grandma

I love you guys!