Nope. I am totally not pregnant. Thank goodness.
But I do have some exciting news that I’ve been sitting on for a week. I SIGNED WITH AN AGENT! The amazing Emily Keyes from L. Perkins Agency offered representation and I signed with her today! I am totally over the moon. For realzies, guys.
Many of you know I’ve written a few books, and she’ll be representing my book WONDER BREAD. She will now go out to publishers and pitch them my book to see if we can get this sucker published. It’s a HUGE deal because without an agent, my dream of getting published with most any publishing house is only that: a dream.
And Emily couldn’t be more supportive and amazing. I’ve now had the chance to have a couple of phone conversations with her and man, do I feel lucky. She’s incredibly knowledgeable about the industry, trends, and what editors are looking for. She has already told me who she hopes to pitch for WONDER BREAD. And she talked me through where some of her other clients are in regards to getting published, and hearing her speak of them with such faith in their work makes me know I’m lucky to have her behind me. She’ll be a hell of a champion for WONDER BREAD. I can already tell.
So, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that once I get this bad boy all polished up, a publishing house out there will take me on. Thanks for your support during this process and I will keep you posted!!
And now, the song to which I used to dance in the mirror when I was ten. Only for moments like this:
Check out those freaking nightgowns.
I have sucked big time lately. Forgive me.
But I am pumped to get back to bloggin’. I have missed hearing from you and have missed writing inappropriate things. Here are a few wonderful things that happened while I’ve been away:
- We met our darling lil cousin Ellie. Cora and Kierian are obsessed with her and Kierian won’t stop saying “Baby Ellie” to every baby he sees. I just want to squeeze her and got a good fix of baby while seeing them in Cali. Miss her already.
- Vernon family trip to Luke’s parents’ timeshare in Newport Beach, Cali. (Pictures to come when I am not so lazy)
- I purchased my first pair of flats. I want to wear them every second of my life.
- I am wearing jeans today, which for a woman who stays at home, is a really big thing.
- St. Patrick’s Day. We were traveling home from Newport, but we were all four wearing green which made my life feel, I donno, complete.
- I frequently feel like I want to set my house a’blaze. There is no motha’ fucking storage so it seems like my best option.
- Two weeks until the Boulder Backroads 10 mile race. I have been totally half assing this training but am so friggin’ pumped to run this sucker with some of my favorite women on the planet.
- I am an organizing whore. You should come over strictly to see our closets.
- I am considering changing my part again (in my hair). Only time will tell.
- Cora had pajama day today and I swear to God walking into her school and seeing all those little dumplings bubbling over with joy and pride made me want to die right there.
- Kierian got a haircut. I still don’t feel very good about it. I am from Boulder, people. Shaggy is it.
- I have been petting Manali (our dog) more frequently. I also don’t forget that he needs food nearly as often.
I love you all and thanks for coming back to me’ blog. Here is a song for you that sums up my sentiment. You still turn the fire on, if you know what I mean….
Such precious time with sweet Kier-Bear in his old man hat
Wait, wait. Before you click away from my site, you gotta read this story. Please don’t let the title scare you. It’s hilarious and it’s Friday; we all need something light to get the weekend going.
So my 3 year old has some down time in her room in the afternoon. She often has to use the restroom during her time. Everyday at 2pm exactly, I hear her calling for me to help her wipe her tiny butt. “I’m done! I’m done!” I can hear her bellowing down the hall. I hop out of my chair to help her do the deed.
While walking to help her yesterday, I see her grinning ear to ear on the pot. “Mommy, I made a BIG ASS POOP!” She says with glee. I choke and try not to laugh.
“You made a what, honey?” Trying to hold it together.
“A big ass poop!” My first reaction is to laugh. My second is to call Luker and laugh with him, then ask what the hell he’s been teaching the kids. He’s gotta watch what he says to them on the john, I’m thinking.
I wipe her tiny little bum and see that there, among the other tiny toddler tidbits, is a giant poop in the shape of the letter “S”.
Sweet thing. Definitely a big “S” poop.
(I’ll spare you a graphic)
Well, we made it to Disney World. As to be expected, it was totally amazing. It was a close call because Kierian was so sick for so many days prior, we weren’t sure we’d swing it. The kids and I had to cancel our trip once, but we braved the flight and he did just fine after re-booking. Phew.
It’s funny to go to Disney and be the parent this time. Crazy to walk in my parents’ shoes. It doesn’t feel like that long ago that my family ventured there for me (and my brothers’ benefit). I am just beginning to discover the joy that comes from seeing your children over-the-moon happy.
Being that our kids are so little, we weren’t sure how much of Disney they would take in. Surprisingly, they were up for almost all of it (with the exception of a few rides). Daddy worked hard during the days and thankfully, my parents came down for a few of those days to help me out while he was tied up. Luke and I even got in a few date nights at the Disney Parks! (Yay for grandparents). And my good friend Andrea, who is the ultimate Disney Diva, helped me create a kid-friendly game plan for our adventure. Overall, we made some incredible memories last week.
Here are a few pictures from our wonderful little hiatus…
Don’t know if we would have done this trip if Luke hadn’t had a conference down there. But I’m so glad we did. Our kids won’t be little for long and before we know it, Disney magic won’t be quite as impactful. Just as much of a dream come true for us as it was for them…
Well, the holidays are officially fun now. Having kids makes this time of year incredible. Cora is three and totally down with Santa and the whole gig. Kierian was just thrilled that Cora was so thrilled. So overall, amazing. Here a a few highlights of the season….
- Trip to Winter Park…late night tubing and sleigh rides:
- Parties, parties and more parties!
- Santa comes over for a visit! (Thank you Uncle Jeremy)
- Sharing meals with family for the holidays:
- Christmas morning: THE MOMENT:
- Sledding and skiing!!! (Same hill I did as a kid, Good ol Fairview High School):
- Lots of QT with Daddy
- Despite the flu, fondue this New Years!
Happy New Year ya’ll.