A Sister, A Sally, and A Secret

Alia turned 5 months on the 19th and like always I'm late in posting about it. Here are a couple of off the wall pictures that shows her fun little personality.

This is a really blurry picture but I wanted to show you how much hair she has lost. She really looks like a baby that has a toupee on top and still bald around the sides and back.
She has been doing this for a couple of weeks now. I think she has stronger abs than I do. She seriously want to be able to sit up all by herself.

Brody LOVES his sister,
and isn't so gentle with her,
and makes her apprehensive every time he's around.
Today we went over to Kurt's aunt and uncles house where their boy, Brendan, had showed us Salamander's he caught. I was very intrigued so I had to blog about it.

I recently read The Secret. Ever read it? I've always wanted to read it because there was a big to do about it but didn't get around to it till just barely. If you've never read it basically is about how you can control your destiny by radiating brain waves into the universe, telling it what you want. Sounds weird but the just of the book was actually good. It said that you need to be thankful for what you have, give a little to charity, and think positively. If you wake up and say it's going to be a bad day, then you're going to have a bad day and instead of saying, "Don't get wet" you would say "Stay dry" Is that a bad example? Anyways I didn't fully believe it could work but I didn't think it would hurt to try and what's the worst that could happen thinking positively?
The Secret

Well after being positive for a couple of days, and trying to change my thinking, this came in the mail. A flyer for Robert's Crafts Customer Appreciation Day.
With a grand prize of a screen printing machine priced at $250. I sent positive brain waves into the air, saying that I was going to win instead of I want to win, and I knew, SERIOUSLY KNEW, I was going to win. We went to Robert's I put my name in for the drawing along with Kurt's and guess who won? KURT!! Hahahaha!!
As we were driving there I kept telling him I was going to win. I just knew it! He thought I was a loony so when his name was called he was in shock! My screaming in the store, amongst all the people, there was a lot, kinda woke him up. He was still dumbfounded when we left but I was so excited I kept punching the air, too excited to contain myself.
So now I'm a believer of most of that stupid book. I still don't believe in some things it says like thinking positively can get me the perfect parking stall but hey maybe that's why I never get it!



www.jaymekaraleta.blogspot.com said...

That is awesome! Congrats..Jayme is the one who usually wins stuff for us to.
I still envy your babys hair ;)

lyle and julia said...

that is so cool!!!

Tyson and Shelise said...

I saw one of those on TV and all the fun things you can do with it, That is awesome! Maybe I should read that book :)

Williams Family said...

Mike went through a Secret Phase. We had the movie and the book and made us watch it all the time. He said he tried it all and never saw a change. Who knows. I think positive thinking just makes everthing seem better. Sorry about not calling you. I thought that you had known about the wedding. It was fun, crazy couple of days. Alia is so cute.

Melissa said...

i really liked that book, have you seen the movie? It's crazy! :)
and I totally think positive thinking works!!! For those people who don't think it works... it won't work. It's all about what we put out there.

I am so happy that you won that!!! It looks soooooo fun! I want one.

Alia is adorable!

Carrie said...

Wow!!! Congrats! That is so cool you won that! (You'll have to tell me all about what you can do with it...I don't really know what all it can do)
Can't think of more deserving people to win!!!

Yaayyy for Alia turning 5 months! I love all the pics! Ellie is loosing all her baby hair too! It's crazy looking...thinning all over the top, and then abruptly bald through the back, making it look like she got one of those bowl cuts, and then finishes off at the bottom with a horizontal strip of flourishing hair that creates a beautiful mullet effect. (I also tried to cut the mullet, which then turned into an even greater disaster!...lovely :)

Keiko said...

Hey, congrats winning the thing! Jared and I have been wanting those screen printer. We saw online how that works, and it's awesome! I actually read your review on "Secret". After I read them, I though I guess I'll skip that book. (I tried to read them before . . .) Now, after you winning thing, maybe I have to put on my reading list. Anyhow, Alia is SO cute with the bold spot. I can't believe she is already 5 months old!

Michelle said...

Wahoo! Good for you. I'm more about living a positive life--more of making it a part of you than making it a separate part of you. Like I'm good at it though. Anyway, I've never read it so I can't say anything against it. Glad it worked for you.

IWA (e - va) said...

That is sooo Awesome! I love winning and I could totally see you punching the air with the biggerst smile on your face!

You'll have to show us all the cool clothes you make with your printer!

.Ang. said...

SO, Alia is Still SOOO adorable! that salamander is impressive!! It reminds me of Randal from Monsters inc. (Only he's missing a set or 2 of legs) and I'm SOO Excited that you won that screen printer!! THAT IS AMAZING!!!

Way to put out the positive energy!!

beth said...

lol. I wouldn't necessarily call a three day posting delay late. I can just picture you screaming in the store. lol. congrats on the victory!

iMaLLheaRt said...

I love that you won the screen printer via positive thinking! That's so awesome! Alia is getting so big and cute!

Nikki said...

HELLO that is totally awesome! I was going to comment on alia's cute onesie with the blue star print. as i kept reading i was so excited to read that your won. It's midnight and i want to call you to scream!!!! i'm j and i want to silk screen with you!

Mackenzie and Breana said...

Haha, I can't believe you won. I watched the movie and the funniest part is when this guy is saying that now instead of getting bills in the mail he just gets checks...I think not.

Cari said...

alia is soo cute! congrats on the screen printer! can't wait to see all the cute things you make with it! :)

Erin and James said...

that is sooo awesome! well if oprah and phil believe in that book then i guess we all should ;). how adorable is your daughter! she does her feet like brady and seriously, brady has those same strong abs from doing that...i guess i should follow him!

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