Friday, July 4, 2008


I've found a new creative outlet, in case you haven't noticed! I didn't know there was so much you could do to personalize your blog. I've added the new background and a few fun items down the right side for you to check out.

One cool thing I added is an MP3 Player so that you can listen to my song. Here's the story as I know it: My parents had no idea what to name me when I was born. They certainly (and thankfully) didn't like my grandmothers suggestion of Mary Elizabeth. While the name is beautiful, anyone who knows me would probably agree that I am NOT a Mary Elizabeth. Anyway, I hung around the hospital for three days without a name. As Dad was driving to the hospital on the last day, a certain song came on the radio. The rest, as they say is history! (Listen to the song by clicking on the play button.) And, as it turns out, finding just the right name was so grueling for them, that they never did give me a middle name!

I don't know that I appreciated my name as a child but as I got older, I can't imagine having any other name! I would say that serendipity certainly played a role in helping my mom and dad find my name.

Speaking of serendipitous, I think Sam ended up with just the right name as well. I had fallen in love with the name Jacob about 7 years before he was ever born. Throughout the pregnancy, Scott and I mulled over many names. However, he always came back to Samuel and I always pushed for Jacob. Finally, sometime during week 32, I wore him down and we decided on Jacob Dylan. About 5 days later, I woke up at my mom's house, called Scott, and asked him it it would be o.k. if I changed my mind. I have no idea why but I woke up with it in my head that Samuel David was my baby's name, not Jacob, but he has been called Sam ever since that morning! Again, I would say that serendipity had a hand in choosing just the right name!

For those of you wondering, we're pretty sure our next child will be Adam Bradley and then we can have our last child, a girl. I am CERTAIN, to Scott's chagrin, that she will be Ella Scott. Of course, it has to happen that way, boy next, girl last, because I don't think even serendipity would force me to sign my Christmas cards "Love, Scott, Sunny, Sam 'n Ella." Say it a few'll understand.

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