*47% of the letters are vowels. Of one million first and last names we looked at, 7.7% have a higher vowel make-up. This means you are very well envoweled. (I think I'll add this one to my resume :))
*Backwards, it is Elleinad Liahkem...nice ring to it, huh?
*In Pig Latin, it is Anielleday Ekhailmay.
*People with this first name are probably: Female. So, you are constantly overcharged for beauty products.
*It's Origin is French. It's Meaning is: My Judge.
*My personal power animal is the Mike Tyson. (Hm, interesting...)
*My 'Numerology' number is 4. If it wasn't a load of crap, it would mean that I am practical, tenacious, traditional and serious. I am well organized and have a strong work ethic. (For being a load of crap...those sound awfully true to me...)
*According to the US Census Bureau, 0.149% of US Residents have the first name 'Danielle' and 0.0001% have the surname 'Mekhail'. The US has around 300 million residents, so we guesstimate there is only 1 American who goes by the name Danielle Mekhail. (Woohoo! That's Me!!!)
If you want to try it...go to http://www.isthisyour.name/ :)
Monday, September 29, 2008
*47% of the letters are vowels. Of one million first and last names we looked at, 7.7% have a higher vowel make-up. This means you are very well envoweled. (I think I'll add this one to my resume :))
Posted by george, danielle, kingston & saxyn. at 10:12 AM
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
1 : mindful , observant
— at·ten·tive·ly adverb
— at·ten·tive·ness noun
Posted by george, danielle, kingston & saxyn. at 1:52 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Kingston isn't really doing the cute baby coo's and caw's anymore...when he did...oh it was precious. Now...he kinda has this annoying shrill of a shriek when he is "talking". He makes it when he's playing, when he's talking to you after the bath or even when he's upset. He kinda sounds like a dolphin...do I need to get a whistle? I was able to catch a part of it on video when George and I were playing with him tonight. Kingston was lying in a blanket and George kept covering Kingston up and then un-raveling him and he loved it, but the most funniest part was the way Kingston would strike this Ta-Da pose with his arms...we were dying of laughter!
Posted by george, danielle, kingston & saxyn. at 7:03 PM
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
These girls don't know I'm doing this, which makes it all the more fun...right? I had a tough time finding photos...that they would approve of anyway (so girls if you don't like it, send me a new one ;)) But to the point...I have 2...count them...1...2...BEAUTIFUL bachelorette's in the Seattle area...you won't be disappointed guys!
Anne is 27 years old and has been one of my best friends for 8 years now (wow! 8 years Anne? Really? Go Us!) Anyways :) She has beautiful brown hair, but don't be fooled guys...she's been known to be a blonde too! She has the bluest of blue eyes...I mean, she was voted best eyes in HighSchool (granted that was almost 10 years ago, but let's be real guys...blue eyes never grow old). However, if you're in search of your "Brown Eyed Girl" skip to Bachelorette #2. Anne is 5'6" and needs a man TALLER than her. If you're 5'7"...move on...sorry, she wears heels :) She's funny as all get out and currently works in Real Estate, but LOVES kids (*insert Chandler Bing voice here* Did I mention she works in Children's Ministry at church?) so you really need to be a hardworking Man who wants their wife to be a stay at home mommie. Speaking of Children's Ministry at church...she loves the Lord...ALOT. So she needs a Christian Man after God's own heart. Anne loves a musician, perferably the guitar? Shag hair wouldn't hurt either. She's a Seahawks fan so all you boys out there who prefer to bowl instead? Maybe skip to Bachelorette #2? Oh yeah...are you a Democrat? Just stop reading now...in fact...just stop reading MY blog in general and I urge you, please...read this one instead: http://thereisnoredvsblue.blogspot.com/ Anne only dates Republicans. Anne would take GOOD conversation as a date anyday, but if you happened to surprise her with 2 tickets to the Matt Nathanson concert, buy her a Bud Light, show her a good time, kiss her goodnight, say you're going to call her tomorrow and then ACTUALLY call her tomorrow? You'll win her heart forever...
Bachelorette #2: Miss Samar S. Mekhail
Samar is 25 years old and is the sweetest girl you have ever known. I should know, cause well guys...she's my sister-in-law. That's right...I'm married to her brother and let me tell you...you won't be disappointed if you marry into this family. Well...actually...you might:) We are all pretty crazy, but the great thing is...you get to ride through it with all of us! She has long beautiful hair, dark brown eyes and dark, beautiful skin...that's right guys, she was made in Egypt! Who doesn't like Egyptians? If you can walk like an Egyptian, you can certainly marry one right? If YOU had brown skin too? That wouldn't hurt either. That actually INCREASES your chances! What do you think about that?!?! You know Samar's been known to like those athletes...the Seahawks are probably looking for a Wide Receiver about now...this could definitely turn into a two for one deal, you know? A career AND a wife? I don't know about you, but that sounds AMAZING. Ok...moving on...Samar is 5'10" (I know what you're thinking...you thought Bachelorette #1 was tall), but don't worry...she rarely wears heels...she's a total flip flop, flat shoe wearin' kinda girl, except when she's walking down that runway. That's right...I said it. She also models. And if you're a girl who models, please don't think you can work it down the runway better than her...cause well...you can't :) She works full-time as a waitress at Maggiano's so I guess if you hate Italian food...maybe she isn't the girl for you? She graduated from UW though with a degree in Graphic Design and does amazing work! She even does some freelance work on the side. So if you're not looking for a wife, but need a Graphic Designer? Bachelorette #2 is still the girl for you! She LOVES to travel and is a sucker for the sun. I know right? Homegirl was blessed with beautiful brown skin and she still loves to tan in the sun. Oh Samar... PLEASE NOTE: if you own a boat business, drive boats for a living or even live ON a boat? Move on...she was once in a boating incident (she can tell the story) and isn't all that crazy about boats anymore...sorry. Regardless of the boating incident...I don't think she'll want to live on a boat anyway, especially since there will be no room for a family. You heard me right again guys...She needs a dedicated, committed, Christian man who will someday want their wife to be a stay at home mommie. Samar love the Lord and also loves to go out and have fun and doesn't even mind bowling :) Pick her up, take her out to Lucky Strike for some drinks and a good time, kiss her goodnight, say you're going to call her tomorrow and then ACTUALLY call her tomorrow? You'll win her heart forever...
Now guys...I'm not sure if you could tell, but these two wonderful girls are NOT looking for cutsy wootsy boyfriends who 6 months down the road are going to drag their hearts down the Alaskan Viaduct, across the West Seattle Bridge, through the sand of Alki Beach, only to find themselves on a rollercoaster ride that they can't get their money back on. Got it? They need a mature MAN, looking for a wife...and I realize, none of those guys read The Mekhail Family blog (they really should though, it's pretty entertaining) so if any of you peeps out there know a friend of a friend who knows their sister's best friend's cousin's, cousin's aunt's brother's step-daughter's bff's brother? Send 'em on down!
Posted by george, danielle, kingston & saxyn. at 7:48 PM
So...you all know I went to Chicago...without Kingston and without George. So...it's no surprise, Kingston spent 4 straight days with George and all his guy friends...and this is the funniest video I think I have come across in a long time! George and his good friend Drew filmed this on my computer while I was gone and I just saw it today! (You will need to turn off the music player to the right to hear the video in full force :))
Posted by george, danielle, kingston & saxyn. at 1:53 PM
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Do you ever just feel like you don't know who you are anymore? You feel like you're not the same person a year ago or even from last week, but can't pinpoint what's changed? Or why it changed? Maybe nothing changed, but you just think it changed? Or think it was everything or everyone else that changed and not you? What about feeling like you don't belong anymore? That you got left out? Not because someone or something really left you out, but because you're the one that chose to leave? What if it's that you really do belong, but you're choosing not to accept it? Maybe you're really the same person you always were? No...that's not it...you've changed. Or at the very least...changing. Maybe changing isn't a good word...maybe growing? But why would you find yourself growing and feeling lost all at the same time? Maybe you're too consumed with the thought of where I am headed rather than where God is leading you to? Just when you think you're getting on a path with God, you're still making it about yourself? You're choosing NOT to belong (even though you are changing) because you somehow think your change is bigger and better than something or someone else? Or maybe you think your change ISN'T as great as something or someone else? You soon find yourself incredibly unhappy. Almost depressed. Uncomfortable in your own skin. Not wanting to be here, but not wanting to be there either. Wondering whether to stay or to go. To try something new? Try and figure it out? But does it take leaving to figure it out? You suddenly don't know...maybe you think there's no right or wrong answer here? You shove your thoughts underneath your sheets at night and wake up to a new day...(thinking) you're renewed...(thinking) I was over-analyzing...but a couple days later...you've stepped out of body again. You feel like an outsider looking in. But all you can see is static? Discomfort? No....you see unhappiness. But why are you unhappy? Again...you don't know. Upon feeling like you've changed, do you feel like you changing isn't for the worse? You just want better for your life? For your family maybe? You were made for better right? So is it you making your own life miserable cause all you're doing is THINKING and not DOING? But you *think* (there's that word again) what am I supposed to do? Where do you go from here? How do you jump back into yourself and feel good about who you are again? One thing you do know though is that you do BELONG to Christ (1 Peter 2:9). You may not feel the encouragement of belonging to Christ, because you're truly not seeking Him. Maybe you've been fooling yourself? Again...you don't know. But you're starting to realize that living in the dark sucks the joy right out of you and maybe, just maybe, if you start actually talking to God everyday, as often as you can and taking time listening to Him, He will bring you back into the light...comfortably into your own skin...
Posted by george, danielle, kingston & saxyn. at 11:23 AM
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The bonfire we longed for at the beginning of the night...
We were entertaining ourselves by giving me a piggy back ride through the sand.
Team Hovercraft around the bonfire we achieved!
Posted by george, danielle, kingston & saxyn. at 8:39 PM
I was lucky enough to score a free ticket from my mom to see Faith Hill tape 2 television for PBS Soundstage. One was for a Christmas special and one was for her regular songs. So, my mom and I did the obvious thing...book 2 tickets to Chicago ASAP! We left last Tuesday and came home Friday night. And I can pretty much sum up my trip with one picture...
Missing my boys....tear...sniff...tear again...My mom can attest...I was on my blackberry the ENTIRE time talking to George. I couldn't put it down. And when I wasn't talking to George I was just staring at this photo I took with my phone the night before I left and saved as my wallpaper :) He was so gracious enough to stay home with Kingston and play Mr. Mom while I was gone having fun and getting rest. THANK YOU SO MUCH HUSBAND! But I missed them so much and I think alot of it was being just homesick too. I think my mom thought that I wasn't haven't fun with her at one point, haha. Don't worry KJ's...I had ALOT of fun! Who couldn't forget our highlights:
-Airport security lady, rudely commenting on my photo I.D. saying that I was much more beautiful in my photo then in real live person (then digging herself further into a hole by saying it was the pillow I was holding...good one airport lady)
-Weird lady sitting in the aisle seat on the plane to Chicago that pretty much slept on me the entire flight (I unfortunately had the middle seat...boo) Then as we were landing said..."Good flight, don't you think?" You betcha!
-Lame a$$ tollway's in Chicago.
-Not sleeping a wink the first night cause my mom unfortunately snores. Me complaining to George telling him I'm leaving the room...George CALLING my mom on her cell phone, waking her up to tell her to stop snoring and by no means should I leave the room...my mom hanging up the phone, grabbing my pillow I had by the door and throwing it on the bed and telling me, "You're not going anywhere"...her going back to bed...me standing there feeling trapped...her waking up in the morning not remembering a single thing! Haha!
-Walking into the hotel elevator with a lady with a strong southern accent complaining her card wouldn't work all day to get to the 8th floor penthouse...my mom asking, "Where you from?" then the lady saying in all her southern glory..."Ohio!" (Uh yeah right...nice cover up...you could have at least said Texas)
-I spy with my little eye 2 of Faith Hill's back up singer's in the hotel lobby.
-Faith Hill looking so beautiful and singing so awesome! Even though she had to re-do There You'll Be 4 times :) Remember that when you watch the specials :) Sometimes it took 2 or 3 takes! Weird being at a taping!
-Eating pizza at Uno's.
-Shopping at Woodfield Mall..."Chicago's #1 Tourist Attraction!"...Please Note: I'm not sure who did this survey, but was certainly A.) Not in Chicago or B.) At the wrong mall...clearly not at all that it's cracked up to be.
-Eating lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. at Navy Pier and me being attacked by a bird...ok..so attacked? Maybe not the best word...I probably should have went with grazed. It flew so violently by me, right across my back, I thought I was going to die a thousand deaths! I felt attacked and then my mom rolled her eyes and laughed at me. Uh...sorry...when a bird flies across your back and you feel their wings flapping you tell me if you get the eeby jeebies.
-Getting to the airport on Friday only to find out my flight back to Seattle was delayed 2 1/2 hours and me breaking down in tears cause all I wanted to do was see my husband!
-FINALLY getting on my flight home, only to have a lady about 5 rows up, pass out in her chair, fall into the aisle, start throwing up while unconscience, 4 doctors on the flight surrounding her...one flight attendant put on a headset to contact the ground and almost making an emergency landing. I have a heart of compassion, but I seriously thought to myself...if this homegirl thinks she can just pass out and stop me anymore from seeing my family I going to be pissed. Yes...pissed. Thank the Lord the pilot came on to say we were beginning out decent into Seattle. Wooooooooo-hoo.
Posted by george, danielle, kingston & saxyn. at 8:06 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2008
George and I packed up the fam and drove down to Oregon for the day yesterday. I HATE feeding on the road and I try to avoid it at all times and this was just going to be a day trip so I wanted to make the most of it. Kingston feeds these days right when we wakes up at 7:30am so it was either we left at 4-5am to make it before his feeding or leave after his feeding and get there at noon. George said...4am...oooookaaaay George. Alarm rings at 3am. My thoughts, "What in the world am I doing? Who packs up their 3 month old in the middle of their night sleep just to drive to Oregon? I can't do this to him...." So, needless to say we left after his 7:30am feeding and made it down to Oregon around 11:30am. I had a slight headache though since Kingston pretty much cried from Chehalis to Vancouver. Everything worked out perfectly though when we got there. My bff Savannah who moved to Las Vegas was in town so we hung out with her at first...then from there we went over to Canby to visit with my Grandfather and so he could meet his great-grandson! It was so nice to see him and let him see Kingston. He was too scared to hold him though. Then from there, I met up with one of my long-time friends Rose that I went to highschool with. She now lives in Florida with her husband and happened to be in town too! After dinner with Rose we just hung out and chatted and then George and I hit the road to come back home at about 9:30pm. Kill yourself. Worse. Drive. Back. Kingston slept the entire way, but George and I were so exhausted I was so sleepy and kept dozing in and out of sleep...George was falling asleep so he was blowing cold air on his face and I kept trying to stay up to talk to him. It was brutal. But we made it!
Posted by george, danielle, kingston & saxyn. at 11:49 AM
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Bristol, Sarah Palin & John McCain. We're honored to serve this country!
Posted by george, danielle, kingston & saxyn. at 9:01 PM
Being the cuddler that he is!
Here's what most of our days and middle of the nights looked like...one big cryfest cause he's so tired, yet doesn't know what to do with himself. Don't worry Kingston...mommy's getting it together!
He has a tight grip!
Holding his head up so well and sitting up well...against things.
Posted by george, danielle, kingston & saxyn. at 2:55 PM
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
So the Mekhail family took a weekend vay-cay to Harrison Hot Springs, Canada. We went with George's parents, Engy, Brian and Samar (in case you are reading this and you're not down with the fam yet...Engy is George's sister, Brian is her husband and Samar is George's sister and her husband is still TBD). We left Saturday morning...timed it perfectly with Kingston's morning feeding and made it up there, straight through, no stops, except to pick up Samar, just in time for us to check in, get Kingston fed lunch and us fed lunch! It was definitely a good weekend to get away and relax. I had never been there before, but it reminded me so much of my childhood, taking weekend trips to the beach in Seaside, Oregon or even Cannon Beach, Oregon. I do have to tell you though, by the time Monday morning rolled around I was ready to get home! I was bright eyed and bushytailed at 7am and woke George up to get outta there. Needless to say, our trip home wasn't as...I guess you could say...efficient? It took way longer to leave the hotel..we were up at 7am and didn't probably get out of there until 9ish? Then, we were hungry and had to stop for some food. Then we got to the border and George wanted to go into Duty Free. Then we got to the border and the man said my passport wasn't valid (apparently I had to sign it?) Then George got lost. Then I decided that it would be a good idea to sit in back with Samar and watch Gossip Girl...bad move! I was car sick in about 10 minutes...then George got lost AGAIN! Finally...we were getting somewhere and I had to seriously have George pull the car over for a possible vomit episode: McDonald's parking lot in Bellingham...so classy. I didn't throw up, but sipped on some Sprite while George attempted to feed Kingston and change his diaper, which ended up failing miserably anyway, cause Kingston pooped while George was changing his diaper then pee'd everywhere and George managed to put his diaper on backwards...Kingston was soaked in urine and I was hanging my head out the window and Samar...I think she checked out and was on facebook on her blackberry the whole time wishing she were home already :) I finally took it upon myself to take Kingston inside the McDonalds and get him changed efficiently and get a new outfit on him...he SCREAMED the whole time, George said he heard him the whole time he was trying to order chicken nuggets. Shortly after we were back on the road and home in no time! Yeah for Canada...let's go back?
Just arrived and felt the need for a family photo in front of the bear in the lobby of our hotel.
Our favorite sandcastle.
Drinks at the pool! Token Canadian in the back.
Kingston and I on our balcony!
Mmmm, I want fresh squeezed orange juice with my breakfast...
Really? $9.00 for a Minute Maid?
We climbed trees..and by climbed...the ground was 3 feet below, George had to give me a boost and then I was so scared I wouldn't move from this position until George came and got me down.
Canada is known for their young drinking age right?
Posted by george, danielle, kingston & saxyn. at 9:40 AM