Monday, March 30, 2009

Putting Things Off--Again!

We had a very interesting weekend, lots to do and unexpected changes. But it all ended up working out just fine, so thats a good thing! Friday was the most unexpected/time consuming day. With getting the new tv, Dave HAD to have the HD set up, so it consisted of a new dish and a new box, and a LOT of drilling. Like, 8 hours of the cable guy here, drilling. :( I'm sure anytime he drives by our house he curses out the window, I wouldn't blame him really. So we missed the Ward party but what can ya do? Nothing I tell ya, nothing. Saturday was the YW Broadcast, every year we go to the Bishop's and BBQ before, so we did that and man can I tell you, the Bishop can cook some good chicken! It was so yummy! That was a good night and afterwards I went to my dear friend Shanna's and FINALLY met her new little baby Evelyn--darling girl! We had a lot of fun talking and watching Bride Wars until 1:00 in the morning! Sheesh, I'm getting too old to stay up that late! haha And yesterday was my nephew's birthday and I totally didn't call him, I feel horrible! He's the big THREE (David will be the big THREE-O in about three months! EEK!), and the cutest boy ever besides Sam, you know how it is. I miss my sister and her adorable kids so much it hurts! :( Hopefully we'll be able to visit (OR THEM HERE! HINT HINT...) soon. We also had a very fun Sunday visiting with the Bishop's family after church, I just love that Katie, she's so great! We had a great time playing games (that I totally lost at, you'd think I'd be used to losing by now, seriously!), and eating fantastic food! So you can see, busy/fun/awesome weekend we had! Which isn't much different than most our weekends, but hey, thats life, atleast our life! And today, I'm just going to have to buckle down and get things cleaned and organized. It has to happen sometime, and it should be now. So in an effort to delay that, I was dreaming about if I had a house big enough to actually have a play room, how would I decorate it? Here's some idea's I had:

When/If I ever have my own house, it will be VERY hard to decide how to decorate. I like too many different things! So what's your decorating style? And how was your weekend?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pictures, pictures

Here's the pictures we took the other night, I wish my kids would've been more cooperative but thats just the way it goes sometimes! Even with the fussing, I still love the pictures we did get, photography is so much fun! Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All about my Birthday!

Oooh ooh ooh! It was my birthday yesterday guys! Yes, I am officially in my late twenties! hahaha I didn't really do anything yesterday since I still had to work and I still had mutual and I still had a house to clean, but last weekend we went to Olive Garden--yummo! We did however for mutual have a family portrait night and I figured not very many people would come (and boy was I right!) so I had Dave come over and take a new family picture with me, so that was fun! (I LOVE photography, taking pictures is so fun for me, although Maddie made it not so fun too.) :) I will try and post those pictures later today, but for now I'm going to go clean up and get ready to watch LOST tonight! On our brand new flat screen tv!!! Wowee! Oh, and for my birthday David got me a new ipod, good guy that one! And almost as good, a bag of peanut butter M&M's! MMmmmmm! And I have to mention how awesome the people around me are! I got so many birthday wishes, it was so nice! You guys rock! :) Thanks! :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Pictures Say a Thousand Words

My sister in law Tamsyn tagged me with this and my friend Noreen did too (sorry about that Noreen, I didn't even notice my name till just the other day!), so here goes!

What ya do is open your picture's folder, go to the sixth folder, get the sixth picture and post it.

Okay here it is:

This is Bethany right after we first moved to Utah. She was 18 months old and it was a beautiful summer! Isn't she so cute?! I'll let the picture speak for itself though! :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Here's what's going on with me, what's going on with you?:

My tooth hurts. The one way in the back. I'm scared. I don't want to go to the dentist! Waaaaah!

Otherwise, guess what?! We got a huge HUGE huge flat screen tv! Can you believe it?! We've been talking about it for years, and we finally talked ourselves into it. It's finally starting to get set up and looking decent, come over and watch a movie with us okay? Bethany thinks its fantastic, and I've noticed my kids are much more interactive with the tv now. How? Well, now that the tv is the same size as they are, they copy whatever is going on on the screen. It's pretty funny!

I might be donating blood this afternoon as well. We'll see if they need extra volunteers, otherwise I'll just be serving juice and crackers or helping in the nursery. Whoo! I'm just hoping some of my girls show up to help also! ;)

It's my birthday next week, and since David's parents are here visiting, we're going out to dinner tomorrow. I chose Olive Garden, it's been a long time since we've eatten there so I'm pretty excited!

Okay, thats all I can think of and I'm smelling something bad, so I guess I'll go change Sam's diaper. Eew.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

And What a Week It Was!

Alright, I finally decided I needed to get these pictures up and done with! So here are the random pictures of our week last week (well, the parts without the barfing atleast).

First up is Bethany. She got to go to a birthday part last Saturday and received in a goodie bag some silly puddy. While playing Mario Kart, she decided to make herself a mustache like Mario and played her whole race like that. Very funny to watch, especially when it started falling off! :)

Number two on the list, the freak snow fall we had last Monday. This picture is just from the very beginning, it came down fast and furious and within half an hour the ground was covered! By today though, it was beautiful outside, even rather warm I'd say! No more snow already!

These next two are from Church last Sunday, the girls brought home these special papers from Primary, where they filled in the blanks about me. I had a pretty rough day Monday (what with the barfing and no sleep, did I mention that?) and when I read their answers it really helped cheer me up!

(if you can't quite make it out, it says "I appreciate the way you do laundry. I love it when you cook macaroni. Thank you for teaching me the Gospel." Awwwwww!)

(I think you can read these just fine.) :)

And the best part of last week (ya know, besides the barfing)?! Sam started walking all by himself! And even since that first night, he's gotten better and better, quite amazing little man he is!


This really was quite a crazy week, with Mutual on Tuesday, a staff meeting and Relief Society dinner on Wednesday, a camp meeting on Thursday and we went to the Temple last night, on top of the normal stuff. Sheesh, I'm pooped. :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Things You Can Look Forward To!

Hey guys, stay tuned for a post really soon! A post that includes pictures of:

-Bethany with a Mario mustache made from orange silly putty!

-The freak snow fall we had on Monday!

-The cute papers my girls did in Primary on Sunday--totally made my day!

And last but certainly the best:

-Sam taking his very first steps by himself!!!

Oh yes, the boy is walking--sort of--by himself! He can take around five steps from the couch to me or whatever, its very exciting stuff guys!

And hopefully someday soon, I'll get the drive to actually upload the pictures onto the stupid laptop! You can see them when that happens! Peace out!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Ew Sicko

Just stopping in real quick to complain, then I have to get back to the laundry.
Oh yes, I have the laundry to do because Maddie has been so soooo sick! She had a bad night Thursday and then was fine all day Friday and Saturday and Sunday. So we thought she was over it. But no, last night was the longest night ever. We were basically awake all night. I feel bad, I'm not sure what to do for her or why she's throwing up so much. She doesn't have a fever, during the day she acts totally normal. Whats going on?!
Well, wish me luck that this is the end of it, and sorry to Shanna, I won't be coming to paint with you. I feel so bad! (although I'm sure you're relieved now right?) :)
So here's for starting out the week on a good note eh?

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Pack Rats Unite!

We're spring cleaning this week. Well, we wanted to spring clean and sort of started, but then it snowed. And you just can't spring clean if its not spring-like outside! Right? Right!

One thing I did get done though? I took ALL of our DVD's and alphabetized them and threw all the cases out and put them in cd books! So now ALL the space the DVD cases took up (five garbage bags full--I know, crazy!) are now contained into two cd books--FANTASTIC!! Love it!!! The only thing that I don't love about it, is if we get a new movie, I have to move all of them down one--BAD!! So, learn from my mistake if you ever want to do this:
a. Don't alphabetize them--WHAT?! That's not an option!
b. leave a space at the end of each page for adding new movies.
c. I'm sure you could come up with something even more clever, but I can't think of anything else!

Other things we're halfway done with for the spring cleaning? Going through EVERYONE's clothes! I'm done, David's done, Maddie's done. Now we just have to go through Bethany's clothes and Sam's. Phew, feels good not to have to cram clothes into dresser's anymore! Besides the fact that I got rid of clothes I've had since the tenth grade--TENTH grade people! I don't know why I still had those clothes, but getting rid of them felt so good! (I really am not a huge pack rat, I just kept getting this nagging feeling that if I got rid of all those clothes then I'd have NOTHING TO WEAR! And that would be horrible! haha But then I decided I would rather wear things I LIKED all the time, instead of having full drawers of clothes I never wear. There you go, stuff you never cared to know about me!) :)

So lots of other things on my list, but atleast we're getting started! How about you, what are you wanting to purge from your house?

Monday, March 02, 2009

Concentrate Dear, concentrate...

I just wanted to share this little story with you all right now before I forget, because I just know I'll go to bed and sleep terribly trying to remember that I should blog this and then by the time morning comes--poof! It's gone.
Anyway, we just got done with family prayer a little bit ago and it was my turn. Because we have little children who don't necessarily sit still or be quiet, we usually have to hurry things up or at least we can't be too lengthy. But tonight I was really feeling my prayer and really thinking about what I was asking for and what I was thankful for. By the end of the prayer I was feeling pretty good with myself and expecting David to say something about what a nice prayer it was. Or even just a Wow that was long! But when I said Amen and looked up at him, David jumped right up with a twisted painful expression on his face. I asked him what was wrong and he said "Oh man! I thought I was going to poop my pants!" And hurried out of the room.
Well. So glad my spiritual moment was wasted on you. And that my friends is why women are more in tune than men. :)