Euphoria Definition Pronunciation: \yü-ˈfȯr-ē-ə\ Function: noun Date: circa 1751
a feeling of well-being or elation

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

We Have Alittle Girl!

Hey everyone! Well, there's going to be another Harmsen-Coplen GIRL! We are so excited to annouce that we now know what this little creature is inside of me!

The Ultrasound was an interesting experience. This little baby was stuck in my pelvis which made it very hard for the tech to get all her measurements - after 3 liters of water (I just kept on drinking b/c I had to go pee like 4 times before our appointment came around) the tech started to jiggle my belly - and then Wade started to jiggle from the other side... HOLY JEEBERS!!!! I thought I was going to let it all go on the table.

After 30-40 mins, lots of silence (and worrying on my part), a trip to the bathroom, I think she got all her measurements and TADA "You have a girl!" or as the tech said "a little stubborn girl!"

It was the most amazing thought that went racing through my mind, because all along I thought I was having a boy. Even had a boys name picked out!

Knowing this little baby inside me is a girl, makes me so happy because there is so many girls in my family and in Wade's family that are ALL SO AMAZING, that I know this little diva will be just a doll.

My mom says she looks like Sophie, my niece, already...and also said she looks like a "Patsy, Lily or Mary" HA!

Thanks for everyone's prayers, support and great wishes! We truly appreciate it!

We love this little baby so much already!

-Julie & Wade


Kindest Regards,
The Coplen Family

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Leave Strawberry Shortcake ALONE!!!!

This is just too much of a disgrace to not post.

American Greetings has unvieled the "new and improved" Strawberry Shortcake and I am upset! I can't believe this!

Take a look:


They are set to revamp the Care Bears this fall, what are they going to do? Make one gay? One Metro? Come on America! Some things you just DON'T mess with.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


A Lesson Well Taught

Everyone hates having to talk in front of people, I don't care who you are. I have a boss who gives us a topic (as a learning tool) every month, we have to research it and present front of our department. (The department that I'm in, of Underwriters, consists of 5 people - so don't think it's like 20-30 or even 40). Regardless of the amount of people or how comfortable you are in front of them, EVERYONE has a fear of messing up. Am I right? (Minus the President of course)

Today was our day to present and my topic was "Broad Form Products", for those of you who don't know what I do for a living, I work in the Underwriting department for an Insurance company - going on my 8th month. Learning is a must for me if I want to move up or even become an Underwriter. I dread doing research, it reminds me of school and I just suck at homework. I believe that all my teammates are in the same boat. But I got a really good compliment from a co-worker of mine today saying " I really hate doing this research things" and I replied, "Ya, me too - but lets get it done and over with and move on with our day" and he says "But you always do so well on your topics and I just studder over what I'm trying to say and look ridiculous!" ....I was amazed, b/c I thought I did that too!

The meeting went really well (as they always do) and was over within an hour. I don't know why I stress of stuff like this so much, because apparently I come prepared, speak well and sound like I know what I'm talking about.

Thats a good feeling.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Next Best Thing Out of The U.K.

I came across a new artist (well, new to me) that is the next best (clean) thing to come out of the U.K. (next to the whack-job Amy Winehouse)

Her name is Duffy (Amie Ann Duffy), and it currently the top-selling artist in the U.K. and I think her sound is .....60's / 50's inspired, with a bit of a raspy yet calming, clean sound voice. My mother would love this music as well as 16-17 year olds. Its THAT good.

Here's a sample of her hit that has come here to the U.S. just recently, that has me dancin' on the ceiling! ;)

Hurry and download her music onto your IPOD, MP3's - She's a definite "get the day started" type of artist that everyone should listen to in the morning..