Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas...from Reader's Digest

So here is the continuation of the Reader's Digest saga. It's been confirmed that my joke was published in the January 2008 edition. It is on the second page from the back, in the top right corner (Life in These United States). Look for the joke highlighted in orange.

And...I just received a check in the mail for $300!!!! Thanks Delta representative for paying for our Christmas.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Dad Snowboarding

This week Troy taught my dad some snowboarding lessons. More pictures to follow, but didn't he do great!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Not Erica's Blog

Troy observed the other day that our blog has transformed into "Erica's Blog" rather than the "Tegeder's Blog." He suggested that I put some pictures of myself up. I compromised and put one of me up with Erica. This one's for Troy:

...and in keeping consistent with the true purpose of the blog (i.e., Erica), here is a funny one of how she likes to sleep.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I'm Famous (sort of)!!!!

A couple people have now seen my published joke in Reader's Digest. My subscription ran out, so I haven't actually seen it, but it goes something like this:

I recently called a popular airline to inform them that I would be traveling with an infant. Our conversation went like this:

Airline Agent: Your name?
Me: Nancee
Airline Agent: Last name?
Me: Tegeder
Airline Agent: Your infant's first name?
Me: Erica
Airline Agent: Her last name?
Me: The same.
Airline Agent: Erica Erica?

Now they are supposed to pay me anywhere from $100-$300 for this joke, but I haven't heard or received anything. Way to go Reader's Digest.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Need I Say More

Friday, November 30, 2007


My sister-in-law is a dental hygienist and she has invented a baby toothbrush. It is called the Baby Banana Brush. Here is a picture of it:

If you want to read more about it or order one for your child, an upcoming baby shower or for Christmas, check out this website:

Please spread the word and feel free to post this link on your blog.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


This is the first time I've been tagged. I feel so special.

Here are the rules: Post these rules of "tag" at the beginning of your blog. List 6 facts or habits about yourself. At the end of the post, you must tag 6 people and post their names. Go to their blog and leave them a comment letting them know they have been tagged and to read your blog for more details.

1. I have the greatest husband in the world and I realize it more each day. Here are just a few of his qualities: handsome, patient, intelligent, creative, artistic, resourceful, loving, loyal, romantic, inventive, musical, wonderful, etc.

2. I've spent the last hour and a half trying to get my daughter to sleep and the fight still goes on...Any suggestions from the masses on how to get your kid on a schedule. She usually takes an afternoon nap, but refuses to go down again until after hours of fighting it. She finally tuckers out about 7pm, but I would like her bed time to be later because she doesn't sleep more than 8 hours, which puts her wake up time at about 3am. Doesn't work for me. HELP!!!!

3. I love to exercise: running, tennis, snowboarding, wakeboarding, boogie boarding, swimming, ping pong, soccer, frisbee, football, etc. Now, if only I could find the time to do it.

4. My favorite TV shows right now are "The Office" and "24".

5. I've visited the following countries: United States, Canada, Mexico, Ukraine, Russia, France, Vienna and New Zealand.

6. I wore long sleeves to the library yesterday and it was so hot in the car I had to turn my air conditioning on in November. I love Arizona!!!!

I am tagging: Greg and/or Al, Julie Black and Julie Tegeder, Lesley, Michaun and the Neuners.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Our Thanksgiving Trip to California

Erica was well taken care of by her cousins.

Here she is with Sierra and Ashlee:

She also met her Aunt Natalee for the first time:

For Natalee...

Thought you might like to see some pictures of Erica in her new robe. I think she likes it!!

Monday, November 19, 2007


Daddy got her to smile.

I know I said I wasn't a big fan of pink, but this is too cute.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

2 Months Old

Erica's 2 month stats:

Height: 22.3 inches (43 percentile)

Weight: 8 lb 5 oz (3 percentile)

Head Circumference: 38.5 cm (41 percentile) - So she's got a big head.
This is the usual serious face/grimace she wears. P.S. Read the onesie.
Already training for a marathon:

Almost caught a smile. It's hard because everytime I put the camera in front of her, she gets distracted. This will have to be a two-man job.

Just being cute. I might also add that it is the middle of November and she can still wear a sun dress. She doesn't know how lucky she is.

Hanging out with dad. (I know Sonja and Molly. We will cut his hair as soon as we can.)

Auntie "M" came to visit. We were so happy!!! So was Kayla.

Back Patio

Troy is putting in our back patio. It's looking good!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Halloween

Is this child abuse?


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

7 Weeks Old

Just after bath time:

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Erica's Blessing

Meeting the Relatives

Troy and I took a quick trip to Utah for Erica's blessing and a family wedding. Sorry we were not able to see everyone. We wish we had more time to visit.

Troy's sister Molly and her fiance Brad. That is Erica with them :)

Erica with her great-grandma Simmons.

Erica with her grandma Wendy and Auntie Sonja.

Tegeder family party.

Erica with her great aunts Marj and Jane.

Troy and Erica with great-grandma Tegeder.

Nancee and Erica with great-papa Savage.

Shar with her new baby Kapria. She is less than a week older than Erica.

Kapria and Erica.

Friday, October 5, 2007

More Erica