Thursday, January 28, 2010

Getting To Know You!

K's Answers:


ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?

I've got a nasty scar on my knee from when I crashed on my bike when I was 6 or 7. I hit a rock in the road (or something) and flipped right over my handlebars. OUCH!

WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?

A photo of the the Savior and a copy of The Family: A Proclamation To The World.

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC IS ON YOUR iPOD?

Very eclectic variety of Country, Rock, Pop, Hard Rock, a couple rap

WHAT WAS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOWS AS A KID?

I had so many. I loved Kids Inc., Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego, Doug, Looney Toons.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOGNE / PERFUME?

I like the smell of J's aftershave. I also love the smell of Jovan Musk but I don't wear any.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?

I'm boring, I like pepperoni.

DO YOU SPEAK ANOTHER LANGUAGE?

Nope.

WHAT ARE TWO PET PEEVES?

Slow/incompetent drivers and when P asks for something 900 times.


HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF THE U.S.?

Nope.

FIRST JOB?

I used to break down cardboard boxes for my mom, at her store, for 5 cents a box. (It added up.) She'd pay me and I'd go and spend it all on cotton candy, Slushies, and candy at the candy counter inside ZCMI. Ah, those were the days.

WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?

I was named after my Great Great Grandmother

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SANDWICH?

Gotta love an avocado and bacon sandwich on toasted bread. YUM!

WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING CD ON THE SHELF?

I'm embarrassed to say I have a Britney Spears CD.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD?

That is a hard one. My great grandmother had this really long necklace that she'd let me play with. I'd twirl it, make designs with it, stir it in a bowl with a spoon, etc. That silly necklace kept me busy for hours! A sweet note: I got the necklace after she died. :-)

DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?

Not unless I absolutely have to.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?

I love Rocky Road and Cookies N Cream

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLORS?

I love all shades of blue and green.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH?

In person, Track and Field. On TV, I guess football or soccer


FAVORITE SHOW CURRENTLY ON TV?

Lost!!! It starts in 5 days! :-)


SUMMER OR WINTER?

Summer. I hate being cold.

BIGGEST FEAR?

Drowning in a tight box in the dark while being attacked by a snake. I am terrified of water, tight space, darkness, and especially snakes. *Shiver*

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?

I've always loved Life


WHAT WAS THE FIRST SPORT YOU JOINED?

I played city softball. At first it was pretty sad because all we did was walk around the bases the entire game because nobody could hit. Once we got a little older we could actually hit the ball and catch. It got a lot more fun then.


WHAT IS ONE THING YOU HAVE TO BUY, NO MATTER THE PRICE?

Diet Coke or Diet Dr. Pepper


DO YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR SOCKS ON?

Not unless it is REALLY cold.


FAVORITE MOVIE?

Too hard to narrow it down to just one. I do love The Lord of The Rings trilogy though.



J's Answers:


ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?

I fell out of a tree and a branch went through my arm, ripping it open, making a 3-4 inch gash an inch deep.

WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?

Nothing. The question should be: what is on the floor of your room! ;-)

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC IS ON YOUR iPOD?

I don't have one ... it broke. All I can say is what is on my iPod is K's music.

WHAT WAS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOWS AS A KID?
Reading Rainbow


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOGNE / PERFUME?

Natural :-) Stinko afragrence scentaaaay

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?

Mushrooms and more mushrooms ... oh with some cheese on it too
DO YOU SPEAK ANOTHER LANGUAGE?
Just an English accent.


WHAT ARE TWO PET PEEVES?

People blaming and pointing fingers at other peoples faults when they don't know for sure. And feeling bloated.


HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF THE U.S.?

Yes, England and Wales.

FIRST JOB?

Moving pipe for my uncle on his farm in Bancroft. I also picked dandelions for my dad for a penny each. He didn't specify I had to stay in our yard so I earned $20!!

WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?

Yes. Joshua of Jericho when the walls came tumbling down.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SANDWICH?

Depends on my mood but the majority of the time it is chicken or turkey.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING CD ON THE SHELF?

Australian aborigine pipes and people that hum. (I tried to break out on my mission, I couldn't stand the same church music all the time!)

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD?

My imagination actually. I could make anything I wanted with my imagination! In my time, before electricity, we had to do things like that, so I played with rocks and stones and pits that I dug in my mothers garden for my neighbor kid to fall in! Ah, those were the days.

DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?

No. It is unproductive and irrational.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?

Oreo / Cookies N Cream

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLORS?

It used to be red until I sliced my arm open and then it changed to blue ... referring to the scar question above.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH?

Mythbusters and anything that goes BOOM!


FAVORITE SHOW CURRENTLY ON TV?

Currently - the edited Hero's series (fast forward past the scary chastity breaking stuff)

All time - Bill Nye, The Science Guy. Yes, I am a nerd but a COOL nerd with manly hobbies.


SUMMER OR WINTER?

Spring!

BIGGEST FEAR?

Ghosts

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?

Honey Bunches of Oats


WHAT WAS THE FIRST SPORT YOU JOINED?

Soccer taught my an Englishman that made you do hundreds of push-ups if you were late by even a second.


WHAT IS ONE THING YOU HAVE TO BUY, NO MATTER THE PRICE?

A craft book


DO YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR SOCKS ON?

NO! I have to sleep with my feet sticking out of the blanket. Nothing can touch my feet or I don't sleep!


FAVORITE MOVIE?

Indiana Jones Trilogy

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Random Pics From The Week

The other day we went to my mom's house and P found Grammy's markers. They colored together and all went well. The markers stayed on the paper and didn't go anywhere else. He loved this one marker a lot because it had a dinosaur stamp on it. After some begging and pleading, Grammy let him take it home. As soon as we got home, he wanted to color. We put him in the highchair and went about our evening. J called me in the other room to discuss possible paint colors for our bedroom. We were gone for quite a while and, when we went back in there, this is what we discovered:

P covered himself with the marker. We are SO glad that it came off and that he had been contained in the highchair. Otherwise, I might be showing pictures of a very blue little baby E or pictures of artwork on our walls. PHEW!

Look at me! I'm so proud!

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Little E has really discovered his tongue lately. He likes to stick it out and feel his bottom lip. We've discovered that his tongue forks when he sticks it out! Weird ... but cute!



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I've been needing glasses for a very long time. I've been having to squint with my glasses on to even see. Pretty bad. Anyway, we finally bit the bullet and went to the Dr. and ordered some new glasses. My eyes changed A LOT. My right eye Rx had to be increased by 2 and my left eye Rx had to be increased by 5. Yikes! Anyway, here are my new "eyes":



I just had to add this pic of E. He is so stinkin' sweet and cute! We love him to bits!

Friday, January 22, 2010

FYI

Through much thought ... and also deciding to copy my friend ..., I've decided to make our blog a little more ambiguous. I will now be referring to the members of our family by just the first letter of their name. I really want to keep this blog public so that it is easier to access. I really want family to read it and see it but I've realized that I've probably been too open about ourselves and our locations and such. So, for the safety of the family ... especially our sweet boys ... they will be referred to as P and E.

Once all the sickos, perverts, degenerates, freaks, and weirdos out there lingering on the Internet have been removed; then I'll go back to the way it was. Unfortunately, I don't see that happening any time soon .... in fact ever. *Pounds fist on desk*

I love all of you family and friends who have been checking the blog. Thank you so much for your comments. It really makes me feel good to know that people are looking at this and that I'm not just doing this in vain. For those that don't leave comments, that's okay ... I'll survive ;-) ... let me know you're looking. I'd love to know what you think. Give me a call or e-mail or something. I shall now end this silly post. Have a wonderful day! :-)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sitting Up .... Kind Of



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Another video of our cute little man! :-)


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That cute lil' bum is too round! ;-)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Family Photos

J's awesome brother, Shane, took our family photos on Thanksgiving weekend. Here are a few. P was not in a cooperative mood and we are lucky to have what we do with him. Little stinker. Shane's wife, Trixy, and I have discovered that for our next photo shoot we need to bring their daughter along. P loves her to bits and I bet he'll be more cooperative. Anyway, check them out. I think Shane did an amazing job! Thank you, Shane!




Friday, January 15, 2010

Can He Get Any Cuter?

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I don't think this little man can get any sweeter and cuter! We love him!



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My mom requested a video of E in the tub. My cousin's wife posted a video of their little guy going crazy, splashing in the tub. E isn't nearly as wild as Z but he is still stinkin' cute! Oh, don't mind my cheap editing trick. I'm sure E will appreciate it later in life! ;-)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

P's Present from Alaska

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I just had to share this video. P loves his train and I love the box that it is in. You'll get what I mean when you watch it.

Christmas with My Family

On Christmas Day, we drove home from Soda and went to my parents house. We opened presents there and then went to my Great Granny's house. We had brunch and opened a couple gifts that came from our family in Alaska. P was so tired and getting over his barf-fest from the night before that we had to wait and open his gift from Alaska later that day. Here are some pictures from the day. They are out of order but I don't have time to get them in order.


Here is P opening his gift from Alaska. I'll upload a video later today. By the way, check out his awesome hat! He calls it his dinosaur hat because of the spikes. We like it!


Grandpa Gower with his new iPod!


Great Granny with her dog Sonya and with E.


Grammy with her boys


Cute little man!


P got this book with 15 mini books inside. He loves it!


Grampy with E. E loves the toy that was just unwrapped. It has all sorts of textures and toys on it.


J was confused when he unwrapped a box of rags until he realized there was a Home Depot Giftcard taped to it!


The group opening a present of E's.


A very happy Grammy and Grampy with their newest grandson!

Christmas Eve with J's Family

We celebrated Christmas with J's parents on Christmas Eve. We spent the evening with J's parents and his brother and his family. We ate a yummy dinner and enjoyed each other's company. All was good and dandy until P barfed all over Grandma Sugar's carpet. Quite a downer to the get together. Anyway, he barfed several more times and finally started to do better. J's brother and his family went home and we decided to watch the Pixar movie, Up. (We hadn't seen it before so I was excited to see it.) We spent the night and opened presents before we went back home to be with my family.


This is the new puppy that my niece got for Christmas. They live in Colorado so Grandpa Grumpy and Grandma Sugar kept the puppy for a few days until they could come to pick her up. She is very cute and ended up being named Panda. Panda gained a special love for my father-in-law and, though he would never admit it, I know he gained a love for her. He is Mr. Tough Guy and isn't a softy but he really is! ;-)



J helping P open some Thomas The Train toys. He was very excited!


E opening a new toy. He was enthralled with all the paper and everything that was going on.



E especially liked this stuffed puppy that he got. It is very soft and he really enjoyed it.


With E sitting between my legs, I put the camera in front of him and took a picture. He was obviously thinking, "what is my mom doing?!"



Ah, the infamous tractor. We went shopping with Grandpa Grumpy and Grandma Sugar at the beginning part of December to help them pick out some toys for some of the other grandchildren. P fell in love with this tractor at the store so Sugar got it. When we got home, he kept asking for the tractor and Sugar just had to tell him she accidentally left it at the store. For the next several days he asked if Grandma had found the tractor and whenever he talked to her on the phone he asked her about it. It was pretty funny. This boy has a great memory and does NOT forget! :-)


CARS!


This kid is all boy. He loves all things cars, trains, and tractors!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

J's Family Christmas Par-tay

The Sunday before Christmas, J's brother and his wife hosted a party for the family. We had a good time. We ate a very yummy dinner, played games, and enjoyed chatting. Thank you for the party!

J's brother and his wife.


J's sister and her husband. They will both hate me for including this picture but I had too. He looks drugged. :-)

J's brother and his wife.


J's parents.

This is also the day of the famous forgotten bottle incident. Some know, some probably don't so I'll share. I had to work earlier in the day. I tried to get everything packed and ready so that J would be able to get everything and everybody packed up and pick me up at work. We had to leave for their house as soon as I got off work. Anyway, J got everything ready and almost everything packed. In the rush to get packed and get going, he accidentally forgot the diaper bag. It was neatly packed with formula and a bottle. Unfortunately, it was left sitting nicely on the couch by the front door. OOPS! Fast forward a couple hours, E got hungry. J went to the car to discover that the bag had been left. It was 6 in the evening on a Sunday. The grocery store nearby was closed and we weren't sure what to do. We finally decided to just try and give him cows milk out of a sippy cup that our sister-in-law had. Thank heavens she still had it! She hasn't done daycare for a couple years so it was good she still had it! Lets just say, it didn't work very well. The hole was too big and he kept overflowing and gasping and coughing. It worked enough to hold him off until we got home. Anyway, J hasn't lived down the incident and whenever we get ready to go anywhere, we check, double check, and triple check to make sure we have the formula and the bottle. It was a good lesson to learn! :-)

I Love This Kid!

P crapped out on the couch the other day while watching a cartoon. When he doesn't take a nap, this is a common occurrence. Gotta love it!


Mohawk Baby!

I gave E a bath the other day and decided to comb it into a Mohawk. It was so cute that I had to share. The funny part is that it dried and stayed that way. It stayed like that throughout the next day at church. He got quite a few compliments.