Monday, January 19, 2009


Gotcha. This is Lucy.

We have 8 more days until this beautiful baby #3 is born. 8 is not a happy number right now. I know there are some of you that think, "8 more days! That would be fabulous if I only had 8 more days." But to me, 8 is more like

15 or so more diaper changes

7 more nights of "sleep"

3450 more bathroom visits
24 more meals to cook.
So to cheer myself up, I've found some good things about the number 8.

The atomic number of oxygen.

Thank goodness for oxygen. It would really hurt without it.
Hanukkah is 8 days long.

How sad if it was only 7.

Kids can get baptized once they are 8 years old.

This lady got baptized.

In Islam, it is the number of angels carrying the Holy Throne of Allah in heavens.

This says "The holy throne has to do with the number 8."

Eight is considered a lucky number in Chinese culture because it sounds like the word "prosper" or "wealth."

Doesn't he look wealthy?

Super 8 Motels

This particular Super 8 is in our hometown. For reservations, please call: 1-800-8000.

There are 8 musicians in a double quartet. I've always liked a double quartet.
"8 Days a Week" is a #1 single for the Beatles. Proposition 8. This is an old picture of my family.

It is the retired jersey number of Cal Ripkin, and we all know how much I love Cally.

There are 8 tablespoonfuls in a gill.

(yeah, I don't really know what a gill is)

Jon & Kate Plus 8. We're cuter:
8 furlongs in a mile. This guy's last name is Furlong.

"After 8" mints. No explanation necessary. Mmmmm.

An "eighth" is a common measurement of marijuana. I like Mary Janes better.

A stop sign has 8 sides


Brits said...

8 is the day of my birth. Where would you be without me?

Jon said...

Oh, snap. 8 is also the day of our anniversary. Of course, that led to you being pregnant, so maybe you don't consider that day a blessing.

Becky said...

Woops. Heh.

ecuakim said...

"Eight is Enough" Aren't ya glad it's not 9 more days?

GordonandChrissy said...

I totally thought that was a picture of Nora and I was thinking, "WHAT? They didn't call us?!" So...I was pleasantly surprised for own selfish reasons, but I should have been hopeful for you. Sorry.

Oh, and spiders have eight legs. Isn't that wonderful? They would be lopsided with only seven.

The Nielsen Family said...

Oh my gosh, I always laugh so hard when I read your blog!! HEEHAW funny!! I especially got a good laugh out of the random picture of Jon with the Red Hat Ladies.

The Fun Run is a really fun place for kids! It is pretty affordable too. If you google Fun Run in KC you can get the exact address, but it is out by my in-laws in that shopping district with Home Depot. It is just around the corner from Home Depot facing I-35.

Broc Obama said...

Broc Obama here again. I've got a favor to ask of you, my admirers. I have 245 former residents of a high-security compound in Guantanamo, Cuba that need to take up residence somewhere in the United States. I'm having a hard time finding a state that will take them so I was wondering if we could continue your theme here and relocate 8 of then to your house. They'd make great babysitters! What do you say?

Yours truly,