Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
That little treasure he's holding? One of six spark plugs to our van. It decided to have a seizure this week and has given up the spark. So instead of taking the van in and shelling out a fortune, the husband researched everything and decided to do it himself. Even with some lack of faith on my part, he went ahead with it. An emergency trip to Walmart to get some vice grip plier thingies rounded out the adventure, and he came into the kitchen at 11pm to show me the cause of all our trouble. All I could think about was that his hands looked so photogenic! I thought he would me annoyed with me when I asked to take his picture. I guess by now, he's use to me photographing all our incidentals. Want him to fix anything for you? Ya might want to take a number.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Start by diffusing your hair. Not curly enough? Got wacko hair that is hard to straighten since your body gave everything good to the four children you birthed? Excellent. Heat up these HOT STICKS, divide your hair into little sections, and wrap the hair around these bad boys. Leave them in for only a few seconds because for goodness sake, imagine what your hair would look like if you had actually kept the rollers in for longer than 5 seconds! Look in the mirror and admire your new curls. Put on your clown suit, which is the only outfit that would look good with this hairdo. Next time, wait until your hair is longer before using these curlers; that is, if you want to go into public afterwards. Or better yet, just keep them for the kids. They look much better with ringlets than you do.
(See what's in the background of this picture? My happy scrapping stuff. I think use my time more wisely back there.)
Monday, March 24, 2008
We got welcomed to the ward yesterday. Welcome.
We got our callings yesterday. We will serve together.
We will be Nursery workers. No surprise there.
Heath thinks its the best calling in the world.
No meetings. No meetings. No meetings. Plus, you get snacks.
To be most specific, Kimmie said I would be in nursery, and Margarite said Heath would be in nursery.
Both of you get yourselves a bracelet! What colors do you want?
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Bonus question: Heath is getting a calling too!
It's really lovely. You got the colors right on Bethany! I love it. Thank you so much. So sweet.
What do you all think?
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The good thing, is that I will be speaking before Heath, so I get to use up time by telling our family story. Good for me! The bad thing is that it's a totally different subject than my talk in church was a few months ago in California. Bummer. Gonna have to get all new material. Wish us luck!
As for Kamy's baptism, our family will be busy! Heath will be performing the baptism and confirmation as well as giving the baptism talk. I will be leading the music and giving the Holy Ghost talk. The boys will give the prayers. Kamy and Heath are singing a duet in the middle somewhere. Then we've got refreshments after. I hope people come! Kamy gave out some invitations on Sunday, so we are hoping for a good size showing.
For being my first time, I didn't have all the coupons that you would normally have accumulated, but I still saved over 50% on my food total. Pretty good! The savings can only go up! So check out the site and read What is the Grocery Game. I think you'll like it.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Keaton instantly perks up and practically yells out "We have a big problem, MOM!"
"Those leprechauns are really sneaky! They are going to come into our class and mess it up. There are only three ways to catch them; with a net, your hands, and, uh...can't remember the last one. But they sleep during the day, and they are as fast as lightning! Today is going to be a tricky day!"
So finally, I discover the secret to my messy house! It has never been those dang kids of mine! It's those sneaky "fast as lightning" leprechauns that are making my job more difficult than it needs to be.
Tell me again the ways you can catch a leprechaun?
Oh, and Kolby now has a new thing on his Christmas wish list. A rainbow. Never mind being obvious and asking for the gold at the end of it. Kolby is more clever. He'll just take the whole rainbow and everything that comes attached to it. I tell myself, good luck getting that present!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Also, here is a doll that my sister Sharon made for me. She has made a few others and I think they are so adorable. I need her to teach me how to make them.
As soon as this mess gets organized, I should be able to show you pictures of the inside. This is our office/craft room. (my last room to get unpacked. almost done.) Stay tuned.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
my china dishes packed with my computer monitor
my chef knife packed with my bathroom items
my tupperware with my computer paper
my pitcher with my laundry soap
my hangers with my canned food
my couch pillows with my shoes
my curling iron with our tools
and my curtains shoved around my framed art.
So I can only guess where my postage stamps are. Good grief! The movers really had to work hard to get such opposites packed together. They must have gone from room to room, looking for odd things to pack together. What a waste of time.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Here is my bff, kimmie. She is my one and only OLDER sister. As you can see, it's all about her!
This is Bethany and Garin. I was the reason these two lovebirds got together. She was my best friend in high school and college. Love ya Ruby-Sue!
Apparently Kim was enjoying the pirate game a little too much!
Here's Keaton and Lexi, getting a little too comfy for cousins!
Me with three of my sisters. Aren't we cute?
This is Melissa, one of my sister-in-laws, but I never call her that. She's my sister!
Finally, I just thought this was a funny picture I took of Lexi playing in the snow.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Well, my husband can do impressions and accents very well. At that moment, he was the spitting image of the Bug himself. Later, we were with my younger siblings, and they decided to dress up like the Men in Black and take pictures. We thought we'd join in the fun. I had all but forgotten about it until I saw the kids looking through some old scrapbooks and they saw our pictures. Here is one that we took. Hope you are impressed. (The picture doesn't do my husband justice. He usually cocks his head to the side and it looks quite realistic.)
Sorry to burst her bubble, but it was just the family. I made a butterfinger cake for her (otherwise known as better than s@x cake) and had cherry ice cream too. Even though the cake was really good, my kids just don't eat cake. So we have a mountain of it leftover. It is my favorite cake, so I guess I'll be forking it in for the next week! Here's how you make it:
Butterfinger Cake 1 chocolate cake mix, made according to the directions. When the cake comes out of the oven, poke lots of holes in it (I dig around with a fork) and saturate the top with butterscotch ice cream topping. Let cool. The topping is a carton of cool whip with crushed butterfinger and walnuts mixed in to it and then spread over the top. Sprinkle 2 tsp of reserved crushed butterfinger on top. Serve.
It's really the easiest thing to make and it tastes soooo good.
But to make things fun for Kamy, I sent her on a scavenger hunt to find her presents. She had to follow clues to find her gifts. The kids really enjoyed it. She got two art boxes full of stickers, glitter, stencils, markers, and such to make her own scrapbook. She got a glimmery CTR necklace as well as scriptures with her name on them. We are planning her baptism for the 22nd. She is very excited about that.
Friday, March 7, 2008
#1 I don't have any birthmarks. I do, however, have tons of moles, some in unusual places, as well as a giant scar from when I fell into a hot fire pit when I was a baby.
#2 I never wanted a career, but I've always had a facination with pregnancy and birth, so if I had to have a career, it would definitely have been an OBGYN.
#3 I stole a little sticky note pad from my 2nd grade teacher and have felt horrible about it ever since. I wish I could remember who she was so I could apologize. Really, I think about it all the time and feel so bad.
#4 I really don't like cake. I would prefer pie or icecream. But I do have a recipe for Butterfinger Cake (it's like a better than s*x cake). Super yummy. I will eat that one. And I like carrot cake too. I'll post a recipe next time I make it. Kamy's birthday is in a few days, so maybe I'll make that for her.
#5 I absolutely love being pregnant. Love everything about it. I don't get morning sickness. I love wearing cute maternity clothes, and I secretly can't wait until I can get pregnant again. It will be our last baby, so I'm really going to immerse myself in pregnancy.
#6 To go along with #5, I am in love with newborns. I can't get enough of their smell, the way their bodies wrinkle, their perfect skin, and how they conform themselves against your chest when you hold them. I think it's perfection, and I could hold a newborn all day everyday and be very very happy.
#7 I didn't have my first kiss until my Senior year of high school. It was terrible, though not my fault. I knew kissing should be better, but it was the guy. Totally slobbery, and it was just a peck-type of kiss. Gross.
I tag my three newbies to blogging: Valerie, Carolann, and Nicki.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
And boy have I missed having the internet! It's like life without running water. You don't realize how many times you go to use it! For instance, trying to find a car for Heath has been a headache without the internet to lead us. Trying to find the school district, the local supermarket, directions to Heath's work, etc. It's been annoying. But we are back to normal. Yeah!
So thank you for all your uplifting comments. I love you all. As soon as I find my camera cable, I will upload some pictures to share with you on my next post. This blog has been naked long enough! I need some pictures!!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Because I am saturated by the bad right now. I'm sure these are all very insignificant things, but they are building up and up and I'm having a hard time staying positive.
And another thing, why does it take 4 pounds of white movers newsprint to wrap one fork? Good grief! I think half our weight in household goods amounts to wrapping paper. I really don't care that much about a cheap plastic fork. I do, however, care about a few other things that arrived in pieces. Talk about mixed up priorty.
Still can't find our computer monitor. It was pretty big. Can't believe we haven't found the box yet. Tomorrow, internet is suppose to be set up. Hard to do that without a monitor.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
I feel like I was a dorky teenager trying to get someone to give me her number so I could ask her out on a date.
Really. I'm a fun person! I just need some friends!
So our new ward seems great. There were lots of young families there, so we seem to fit in great. Everyone kept saying how much they loved their ward, so that is good news. People don't tend to say that if they feel the opposite.
The movers come tomorrow to deliver our stuff. Hopefully everything made it. I'm worried about movers having sticky fingers, so I'm just praying that everything will arrive and that it won't be broken.
We decided on the 5 bedroom house that I mentioned in an earlier post. We like it. The neighborhood is great, and it's closeby to some good shopping (Ross) and it's an easy drive to get on the interstate for Heath to get to work. I am hoping that in a few days, I'll be a bit more adjusted to the area and that the kids will start school. I don't have much hair left from me pulling it out in frustration. Bottom line, I need them in school.
I miss all my friends and family. I don't think I'll be unhappy here. I just feel really lonely right now. We'll see what the week brings.