Nov 09, 2007
posted in Uncategorized with 15 Comments

Sorry for the lack of posts guys….we’re still settling in and it really stinks only being connected to the world wide web through your closet.  Lovin the new house but it still feels very cookie cutterish.  It’s not "us" yet.  I keep telling Jason I’m drowning in a sea of blah builder beige.  I need color!  And soon!

First up, the new do.  Her bangs are so crooked (we’ll be looking for a new stylist next go around), but she loves not having hair in her face all the time….



and my funny face, silly girl…


And now for the ewwwwww….

Jason walked into the kitchen the other night, looked me right in the eyes and said "don’t freak out".  I noticed right away his face was ghostly white.  A second look revealed a garbage bag in one hand and a hammer in the other.  Now when someone says to you, don’t freak out and looks like that, your very first inclination is to totally freak out.

One word.  Scorpion.


In the laundry room.  He walked in there and it was on the floor.  He grabbed a screw driver to kill it at first, thinking he didn’t want to break a tile, then decided to go for the hammer, screw the tile!!!  That thing needed to die!

Ewww  Ewww  Ewww

I just kept standing in the hallway the night it happened and saying "there was a scorpion here and you want me to put a new baby there"  (the nursery and laundry are next to one another).  Uh-huh, no way.  Mr. Terminex got a call the very next day and came to our rescue.  He is
my friend and will be every 90 days for the rest of our time in Texas.
He could have charged me whatever he wanted to spray my house, and I’d
have paid it.  And all I can say is thank God the critter made an appearance while Jason was home to kill it, because if it had just been me and Little T at home, I’d have left the house until someone came to our rescue.  Ewwwwww (sorry had to throw one last ewww in there)!

  • jen

    I can’t believe how grown up she looks!

  • jen

    I can’t believe how grown up she looks!

  • EW is right! We used to get cameleons and lizards when we lived in FL and that was gross, but not deadly! Your daughter’s hair is adorable! Very similar to my daughter’s…only I’m not sure we’ll be able to get her to sit still long enough to trim her very long bangs…

  • BTW, where are those shoes from?? They’re adorable!

  • Jessica

    We had a scorpion in our apartment when we lived in Austin and I have never freaked out so much in my life! It was crawling up the curtains on our window. Dont think my husband has ever heard me scream so loud ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess it is your official innaguration to Austin. Hopefully that is the last appearance.

    Did you get my email? My family will be in Austin for Thanksgiving and wanted to take some family pictures if you are available. Send me an email when you get a chance (

  • Kimberly

    I would have DIED!!!!!!!! I love the new do. And those are some cute shoes!

  • Lyndsay she looks so grown up! I love her out fit but I canโ€™t get over how old she looks

  • c_az

    Oh yes, we know scorpions well here in AZ. We get at least one or two a month inside the house during the summer. We hardly get any at all in the winter. And tell Jason that the bottom of a shoe works quite nicely.

  • Heather

    Love Taryn’s new hair! She is getting so big. I love the one her funny face… lol. EW is right.

  • Oh my… thank goodness for husbands! Her hair is adorable… She’s becoming less the toddler and such grown up little girl =)

  • Julia

    Where did your baby go? She looks so grown up!!!

  • Scorpion! oh my word! we only have sweet little geckos…

  • Welcome to Texas. I don’t know that there’s ever any getting used to the critters. We’ve been lucky enough not to run across the ones that might be lurking in our house, but I still get the heebie-jeebies every time I hear about someone running across one.

    I love Taryn’s funny face! So stinking cute.

  • Amy

    OMG those pictures of Taryn are to die for!! I cannot believe she is just a few weeks older than Nolan ๐Ÿ™‚ Does she need a boyfriend???

    And a scorpion stung my grandmother when she was 8 mos pregnant with my uncle…scary nasty little things! Glad he was there to get it for you.

  • OMGosh! I found a scorpion in Tucker’s CLOSET about 3 weeks ago & about died… Eric was at the fire department! I wanted to call 911 or something, LOL!!! Then I found out they can’t kill you… *sigh* I threw a bin of clothes on top of it & he came home the next morning & it was SQUISHED flatter than a flitter (I know you KNOW this saying, lol!)… I about died! I didn’t even know scorpions lived in alabama… uck.

    Taryn’s hair is cute! I’ve been thinking about getting Cassidy’s bangs trimmed, but haven’t done it yet. Ugh. Can’t decide, she hates bows tho!!