Monday, May 30, 2011

Awesome Cooking Skills

How do you roast a hot dog? Around these parts, when charcoal isn't fast enough, we use a propane blow torch! Those suckers cooked fast! Can you tell that J is embarrassed of his choice of cooking style? ;-)
Have a great Memorial Day and make sure to thank a soldier or fifty!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy List

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I've gotta share my Happy List today! Yesterday, on my Friday Confessional, I whined about having to work all weekend. I just found out that I don't have to work on Monday after all! :-)  Yay! I'm HAPPY!


I'M HAPPY that I have such sweet kids that are so stinkin' cute!



I'M HAPPY that I have such a wonderful husband. He is truly so patient with me and is such an amazing friend and confidant. Love him!



I'M HAPPY that I have such awesome parents. My mom is my best friend. I couldn't ask for more! I worked with my Dad for 11 years so we had a very close relationship! I love 'em! 

I'M HAPPY for the weekend and I hope you all have a great one!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Confessional

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I CONFESS that I didn't have to work yesterday and enjoyed every minute of it!

I CONFESS that I couldn't figure out what to do with myself.

I CONFESS that I thought of my cousin and her new baby who is 5 weeks old.

I CONFESS that, on a whim, I decided to drive the hour to her house to snuggle and smooch on that baby all day long.

I CONFESS that I wanted to see my cousin and her other kiddos too but I was mostly there to snuggle that baby! :-)

I CONFESS that we figured out the best way to have Johnny Carino's and not kill our children!

I CONFESS  that I left her with our combined 5 children, went and got our yummy lunch, and brought it back to her house.

I CONFESS that we fed the children chicken nuggets from the freezer while we dined on our fabulous chicken alfredo! YUM!

I CONFESS that we think we are pretty darn smart. We get the yumminess of our favorite restaurant and we didn't have to fight the children .... as much. Once they ate, we sent them in the backyard to play. We didn't have to keep them from killing each other in a restaurant. And we didn't have to order them food that they would end up not eating. Also, we didn't have to pay a tip.

I CONFESS that I think we shall be doing that from now on! :-)

I CONFESS that I'm bummed that I have to work all weekend. Sometimes retail just plain sucks.

I CONFESS that I don't want to end this confessional on a whiny note.

So, I CONFESS, that I love my family and I have an awesome one, at that!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE! BE SAFE AND ENJOY!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Free Stuff, Anyone?

Do you like free stuff? I don't get much of it but when I do I sure get excited! I'm entering to win some free stuff from Mamarazzi at *Dandelion Wishes*. Click on the link and enter too! She is giving away several Target gift cards! :-)

Three For Thursday!

Three favorite words
1.  I tend to use the word DANDY a lot in conversation. I honestly don't know why but it just comes out.
2.  The phrase IT'S ALL GOOD keeps coming to mind. It isn't a word but I use it a lot.
3.  Right now, I call E GOOBIE or GOOBIE GOOBERSON for some reason. I usually say it when I go into his room first thing in the morning.

Three things that won’t be allowed in heaven

1.  Anything that has this disclaimer!  YAY!


















2.  Murderers, abusers, pedophiles, etc. Thank heavens!
3.  That Friday Friday song. ICK!!!!


Three crafty things I do
LOL! Me and crafty don't really mix much. I'll share some links of stuff that I have made.
1.  Some Christmas crafts
2.  Seasonal crafts
3.  Creating kids is another "craft" of mine. ;-)

Three things I swore I would NEVER do when I became a parent, but now find myself doing

1.  I always saw these kids throwing huge tantrums in stores and I thought I'd never have a kid do that.  Um yeah. It happens.
2.  On a rare occasion, the boys will get a swat on the butt when nothing else will work. I never wanted to do that but sometimes that is the only thing that will get through to them.
3.  The whole "Why? Because. Why? Because. Why? BECAUSE!" situation.



Three favorite quotes

1. BUILDER OR A WRECKER?
I passed one day through a lonely town and saw men tearing a building down, hoe hev hoe and a husky yell they swung a beam and a side wall fell, I asked the fore man : are these men skilled? The kind you would higher if you had to build? Oh no he chuckled no indeed, common labor is all I need. why, i can destroy in a day or two what builders take weeks to do. I thought to myself as I went on my way which of these roles have I tried to play? Am I a builder who works with care, strengthening lives by rule and square shaping my peers too a well made plan, helping them to do the best they can? Or am I a wrecker who walks around content with the labor of tearing down?

2.  "It is better to be respected than it is to be popular. Popularity ends on yearbook day, but respect lasts forever." 
 John Bytheway

3.  Just keep swimming, just keep swimming  -  Dory from Finding Nemo

 Three names I would never dream of giving my children
1.  Dweezil
2.  Beavis or Butthead
3.  Shaniqua

Three things I plan to do for Memorial Day weekend

1.  Most likely I will have to work on Memorial Day. :-(
2.  Finish planting our garden. It is half way done!
3.  Go visit the graves of loved ones.

Three blogs I love to visit

1.  Hanging By A Silver Lining.  Not just because she is hosting this post but because I love her to bits!
2.  Airing My Dirty Laundry, One Sock At A Time.She makes me laugh on a regular basis and has a great writing style!
3.  *Dandelion Wishes*. She has spunk and I love reading her stuff!

Three things that make my husband/partner the luckiest man alive

1.  Being married to me for one.
2.  He has an amazing family and married into an amazing family too!
3.  He managed to produce some amazingly handsome little men with A LOT of my help!

Three Pictures

You want me to take that kid home with me?! Let's just say P was not pleased when E showed up. It is amazing to see what good friends they are now!

My sweet niece feeding E and her baby sister several months back. It was so cute!

A cute comparison of my boys
P on the left and E on the right

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

We Want To Know Wed.


Welcome to We Want to Know Wednesday Q&A hosted by:

Impulsive AddictJanetteMamarazzi and Seriously Shawn





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{1} What MUST you do before you go to bed at night?
First, I must use the bathroom. I hate having to get up at night so I make sure I'm on Empty. Once I get in bed, I usually check my e-mail one more time to see if anybody made a comment or if something happened on Facebook.

{2} What is one thing you MUST snack on at the theater?

I usually refuse to buy snacks at the theater because I can't believe the price. I'm a "bad girl" and sneak food in. I even sneak cans of soda. One time, right as I was opening the can, the theater fell silent and everyone heard it! I was somewhat embarrassed but not too much because everyone else sneaks in stuff too.

{3} Before going on vacation what MUST you do?

I usually try to get a haircut before I leave. I hate having unruly hair during a vacation. I also check, recheck, and recheck again my list to make sure I have everything. Since our trip to Denver last year, I always make sure to have the dual screen portable DVD players plugged in and have several movies on hand. It made that 11 hour drive much more bearable!

{4} What is one thing you MUST do every day?

I must smooch my kiddos cheeks off every day! I know they won't let me do it forever so I am smooching them as much as possible while I can. I also have to check Facebook and blogs everyday. Hi, my name is K and I'm an addict.

{5} Is there something you do that MUST be done in a particular order
?
My morning bathroom routine. Go potty, take a shower (wash face, then hair, then body), dry off, deodorant, makeup, and hair. It has to be that order. 


Click on the pic above and join in the fun!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

YAAAAAAAAYYY!!!!!!!!!

NEVER MIND! I FIGURED IT OUT!
Oh man, I've been near tears trying to get it figured out!
Now, I can sleep.

WAAAAAAAAAA!

I've screwed up my blog!!!!!! :''''-(
I found a new template that I want to use but I can't figure out how to get rid of the AquaPoppy background! I can't find the HTML code that I put it!

Please be patient with me while I figure this out.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy List

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I'M HAPPY that even though I had to work all day today, it was at least outside! I got to work in Lawn and Garden and it was G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. today! It is amazing what some sun and warmth can do for the soul.

I'M HAPPY that we got to go to our annual daycare picnic. Our awesome daycare provider put on a great little party.

I'M HAPPY to have such a wonderful daycare provider. She is the best! The other day, Little E was kind of sad as I dropped him off. She picked him up and was hugging him to give him comfort. While I was signing the boys in, I heard her kiss him on the cheek and say, "I love you."  It melted my heart and continues to melt my heart! I know my boys are loved and well cared for! :-)

I'M HAPPY that I was able to get a nap today! After work and the picnic, I was tuckered out. J took the boys outside to play and let me nap. Thanks sweetie! I really needed it.

I'M HAPPY that I upgraded to the unlimited data package on my cell phone. I check my email frequently and surf Facebook quite often. It has been nice to not worry about going over 25MB.

I'M HAPPY that I get to go to my in-laws house tomorrow to celebrate my birthday. My mother-in-law will be out of town on the big day, June 1st, and she wanted to celebrate early. I love my family!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Take care!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Confessional

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Time to confess yet again!

I CONFESS that I didn't tell J about the questions I answered in the Three for Thursday post.

I CONFESS that I answered three questions about awkward happenings on our honeymoon.

I CONFESS that I'm worried he might be embarrassed or upset.

I CONFESS that I think he will just have to live with it! ;-)

I CONFESS that I get frustrated when people tell me my kids are perfect angels. Yes, sometimes they are but sometimes THEY ARE NOT!

I CONFESS that I just need to realize that my kids will just be well behaved, for the most part, in public. I guess I should be grateful that they are comfortable enough to show their true feelings to me AKA tantrums.

I CONFESS that I don't mind the rain. We had such a gorgeous, warm week last week but this week has been cooler and rainy. I really don't mind. Before we know it, it will be so hot and everyone will be complaining about the heat. I'm just going to be grateful it isn't snowing!

I CONFESS that I'm so happy that my friend, Lindsay, is blogging again! :-) Ever since she got her new iPhone, she has been updating her blog on a more regular basis. I miss that woman, TERRIBLY! :'-(

I CONFESS that I did laundry several days ago and the clean clothes are still waiting to be folded. Ugh. I hate folding laundry because E likes to destroy my work help me fold.

What do you have to confess today?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Three Things





I'm linking up with Evelyn at Hanging By A Silver Lining. You should too!

Three home improvement projects:
1.  I really want to finish our box gardens and gravel area in our yard. We've talked about it for years and are finally doing it!
2.  I'd love to clean out E's room. I feel bad because his room is used mostly for food storage and other crap.
3.  I'd love to improve our yard by getting a sprinkler system or get new siding. We have hardboard that needs to be painted  and I'd love to get metal or vinyl siding.


Three favorite songs:
1.  The Lonely - Christina Perri
2.  Glitter In The Air - P!NK
3.  The Muse Album


Three dreadful things I’m really not looking forward to in the near future:
1.  Sending my baby to kindergarten. It really isn't dreadful but it makes me sad he is growing up so fast!
2.  The big 3-0 birthday is just around the corner! :-/
3.  Winters impending doom. Summer goes way too fast here in Idaho.

Three most surprising things about giving birth for the first time:
1.  No one told me about the bleeding after ward. I didn't realize that I'd need to wear a pad for a month after giving birth. I should have realized but had no idea.
2.  A baby can go a long time without pooping. I was a nervous mama at first!
3.  I never thought that I would suffer postpartum depression. That was a major shock when that hit.

Three really totally awesome things I did today that make me a Super Mom/Super Woman:
1.  I actually made dinner! Actually, J helped too. It is a pretty rare occasion for me to actually cook anymore.
2.  I worked from 8 to 4. Then went directly to a meeting to plan Girl Camp. (I am the Assistant Stake Camp Director) Then I cooked dinner and will soon be heading to another Girls Camp meeting. It's been a busy day.
3.  I managed to find time to blog during the middle of it! ;-)

Three things I never leave home without:
1.  My purse and cell phone
2.  My kids
3.  My glasses (I'm blind as a bat!)

Three favorite movies pre-1970:
1.  The Wizard of Oz
2.  The Parent Trap (the original)
3.  Pollyanna

Three best skills:
1.  I'm not too bad at shooting a basketball
2.  I'm awesome at the original Mario Brothers on the NES.
3.  Finding reasons to buy more Diet Dr. Pepper!

Three awkward happenings on the honeymoon:
1.  The whole part of "well, shall I go put on my new lingerie?" was awkward. Then walking out in it was embarrassing for me.
2.  I was stingy and wouldn't pay an extra $20 for a hotel room with a jacuzzi tub. So, we ended up with just a tiny bathtub. Let's just say it wasn't comfy.
3.  The day after our wedding night we had an open house in J's hometown. His brothers and sisters were brutal in teasing us about the wedding night and stuff. :-) I can laugh about it now but at the time I was horrified and embarrassed.

Three pictures:
This is the work we've been doing to our backyard. It is a lot of work but will look awesome when we're done


A pulled back pic. Closer to the grill and rock we are thinking of doing a fire pit

For those who commented about our wall on my vlog. Here is a better view of the painting the J did. I love it! :-)
Happy Thursday everybody!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

We Want To Know Wed.


Welcome to We Want to Know Wednesday Q&A hosted by:

Impulsive AddictJanetteMamarazzi and Seriously Shawn




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{1} If you could choose a Super Power, what would it be?
I would totally be Peter Petrelli from the show Hero's. He has the ability to absorb other people's Super Powers. That way I could experience them all!

{2} What would be your first frivolous purchase if you were awarded a million dollars tomorrow? (and don't say "that's not a lot of money", it sounds pretentious)
After paying off the house, I would totally get a sprinkler system. Is that lame? I HATE to water the lawn with a PASSION. Is a sprinkler system necessary? No, but if I had a million dollars laying around it would be installed tomorrow!

{3} What would be the hardest current luxury for you to give up?
The bathroom. If I had to squat in the woods on a regular basis and bathe in a pond or river, I would be one unhappy woman. The first thing I typed was the computer/internet but then I realized that squatting in the woods would be totally worse! ;-)

{4} If you were given a choice between being given great wisdom and great wealth, which would you choose?
As cliche as it sounds, I'd go for great wisdom. I figure, if you are wise and knowledgeable, you are more likely to find a good paying job or make good investments.

{5} I you were to be stranded on a deserted island for 100 days what 5 THINGS would you pack?
This made me laugh because most people don't say a boat. So, I'll bring a boat, my friend Kim's food storage (that would totally last me a year!), unlimited toilet paper (see #3), my husband, and a first aid kit. I'm such a klutz. I'm sure I'd need the first aid kit within the first 10 minutes!

I'd love to hear your answers. Go link up with the ladies above!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Recurring Dreams

I've been thinking about recurring dreams lately. J seems to have several dreams that are very vivid. I don't have very many of them but every once in a while I have a couple. There is always one that sticks out to me in my mind.

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I'm not generally afraid of wolves or dogs but they are in this recurring dream. It always starts that I'm walking along a path minding my own business. Then, all of the sudden, I am being chased by a pack of rabid wolves. I run and I run trying to get away from these wolves. It is getting dark and I manage to make it to some wooden docks.

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I get to these docks and continue to run away from these wolves that are nipping at my heels. There are ropes everywhere and the docks are going in every kind of direction ... kind of like a maze. I just keep running and running. I finally get to a dead end of the dock. I look back and see the pack closing in on my and when I turn around a HUMONGOUS snake comes flying out of the water getting ready to bite/eat me.

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AAAAAUUUUUUGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!    This is where I always wake up! I'm terrified of snakes and couldn't bring up the courage to find a picture to add. Just looking at pictures or even thinking of snakes makes me all creepy and crawly. *Shudder and shiver*  I've had this same dream several times and I have no idea what it means. I just know that is scares the living crap out me!

DO YOU HAVE RECURRING DREAMS? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Decisions, decisions

This is my very first blog post from my phone. I never have been able to share my fun cell phone pictures until now.
Don't you just love those faces?! :-)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy List

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As I mentioned in my Friday Confessional, I'M HAPPY that I got to spend yesterday with some of my bestest friends! I seriously can't remember the last time all four of us were able to be together at the same time. We got to be pretty tight during our college years. I love these women so much!

Me, Jalynn, Kim, Carli
This is when we finally decided to leave. We planned on leaving around 7:00 but didn't leave until 10:30!!

 It was such an awesome day! I packed the boys up and we headed to Utah. We got to Kim's house around 11:30. We sat around and chatted and fed our kids lunch.  About 1:00, Carli arrived. After she and her two kiddos ate lunch, we headed to a nearby neighborhood park. The kids had a blast playing and digging in the sand while we sat and chatted.  The kids got along so well together it was really great. We had the best time catching up and just starting where we left off. Once Kim's, husband got home from work, we put him to work grilling up some hamburgers. Then Jalynn arrived. (She had a work party or something so she was later.) We just had a ton of fun. Kim's awesome hubby took the biggest kids back to the park so that we could chat even more. We pulled out old photo albums and yearbooks and reminisced. Good times!

A, W, J, and E
A, W, and J are Kim's boys. She also has a sweet 6-month-old baby girl. They were having homemade oreo out on the porch. E made such a mess but he LURVED it!

P joined the party
Unfortunately, these are the only pictures that I took. I was having too much fun chatting and chasing after E. He thinks he can be a big boy and play outside alone. I THINK NOT! He just continues to wander and doesn't know to stay close. Carli also had her 3-year-old boy and 1-year-old girl. They were just inside getting prepared to go to the park when I shot these pics.

Belated Friday Confessional

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I CONFESS that I nearly had a breakdown when Blogger wasn't working.

I CONFESS that I got quite grumpy because I couldn't make comments or do a post

I CONFESS that I tried to log-on to Blogger nearly every hour to find out if it was "back" yet.

I CONFESS that I had the best day yesterday! I got to reunite with my college-days besties! We met in Utah at one of our friend's houses. We let the kids run and play and just enjoyed being together. Oh, how I love those ladies!

I CONFESS that I cried when E fell and bloodied his face. He was playing on a flattened futon and tripped and smacked his face on the wood armrest. He bloodied his nose and, as best as I can tell, he split his lip too. I've been very blessed in terms of my boys injuries. We usually don't have much blood. This time there was plenty and I kind of lost it. I was doing so well until I started thinking about how parents freak out when their children get injured and that is when I started to cry. Thank heavens my wonderful friend, Carli, "saved the day" and helped me clean him up.

I CONFESS that I planned on leaving our Friend Reunion by 7:00pm.

I CONFESS that none of us drove away until 10:30pm. EEEK! I couldn't help myself! I never get to see these wonderful women and couldn't tear myself away! It was a long, dark drive home. I was so tired that I had to stop in this TINY, ITTY BITTY town to find some caffeine. Thanks heavens there was a pop machine outside of their one and only CLOSED convenience store.

I CONFESS that I hate driving at night. My eyes aren't the best. J has always had better vision and he can spot those stupid deer a lot faster than I can. Thanks heavens no deer, elk, moose, squirrels, badgers, dogs, cats, etc. ..... made an appearance during my drive home last night.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO "CONFESS?"

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day! Part 1


This is my wonderful mother and my two sweet, little men! I love her so much and want to wish her a happy Mother's Day! She is the sweetest and funniest woman I know. We know how to push each others buttons. We are there for each other when one needs to cry or laugh. My mom struggled with infertility for 4 years before being blessed to have a child .... her only child. I never really understood her struggle and the pain that came with that. J and I got married and, after a year, decided to try for a baby. I was hoping to not follow in her infertile footsteps but I did. It took an entire year before we got pregnant with P. It took another year of trying and three rounds of fertility treatments to get pregnant with E. It was heart wrenching to have negative pregnancy test after negative pregnancy test. Several friends managed to get pregnant with no problem and I was invited to their baby showers. I was so happy for them but was suffering inside. I want to have a baby so badly, why can't I?  My sweet, understanding mother was there right by my side. She helped me keep my chin up and gave me support. She was at the hospital when P was born. She would have been in the delivery room but I ended up having a c-section. She watched P while I had little E. She has been there every step of the way and I love and appreciate her for that. 

It really is amazing to think about all the things that my mother has done for me. She encouraged me (and forced a little bit) to continue with my piano lessons ... for which I am eternally grateful! She was my Young Woman leader on a ward and stake level. I never went to a Girls Camp without her there. The best part was that she stepped back and was only my leader. She let me run, play, stay up late, and get dirty at camp. 

 My mom is always willing to help watch the kids if I have a function to go to. I try not to use her babysitting services too much but I am certainly grateful when she does! My mom feeds us dinner on Sunday's. I've always loved Sunday dinners ... even as a small child. I love being able to spend time with her and my dad.

Thank you, Mom! I really could go on forever but I'll tell you the rest in person. 
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Happy Mother's Day! Part 2

I hope you all are having a wonderful Mother's Day! I know I am. I just wanted to share what P brought home from his awesome daycare. He told me that he didn't help at all in making the flowers but I am choosing to ignore that and "think" that he did. ;-)

These little flowers were actually cut outs of P and E's hands. Green pipe cleaner was the stem and they even had a tiny bit of yellow on the tip so that the inside of the flower was yellow. Super simple but very sweet!

P also filled out a questionnaire about me. I got a kick out of it! You can click on the picture to enlarge it.

Don't mind the pencil scribbles. E had some fun with the page before I got a picture of it. By the way, I am extremely happy that he only thinks I'm 16 pounds! He is technically right on food question. Broccoli is my favorite veggie! 
I believe that: My mom likes to help me "fight with the game" means that I help him play the Wii.

J treated me and the boys to a lovely dinner out. Thank you so much! I love you!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Confessional

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Sorry, I'm behind as usual.

I CONFESS that I just ordered 8 tons of gravel to be dumped into my driveway. We are doing raised box gardens and want to put gravel down under the part where they will be. We also plan on doing some decorative gravel  stuff along the perimeter of the backyard. Should be lots of work ......  What did I get myself into?

I CONFESS that I leaped for joy when I saw all these boys so excited about the dump truck and the possibilities of what to do with all that gravel! I remembered how excited my cousins got about trucks and tractors. I'm glad I was able to fulfill a little "manliness" into their lives today! ;-)
Hmmmm ..... Child Labor! ;-)

I CONFESS that those aren't all my boys. Four of them live in our basement apartment. One of them is their cousin spending the night. The other in the back and the one cut off at the left are mine! :-)

I CONFESS that we watched Bolt! tonight. How I love that movie! The hamster, Rhino, makes me laugh .... a lot.

I CONFESS that I have been enjoying the nicer weather that we've been getting around here. The warmth and sunshine brings happiness to my soul!

I CONFESS that I don't have anything very juicy to share. I must live a pretty boring, yet happy, life.


WHAT DO YOU NEED TO CONFESS? Go join up with Mamarazzi and Glamazon!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Three for Thursday

Three things I do after the kids are in bed:
1. Eat my hidden treats. Ice cream, candy, etc.
2. Peruse Facebook and blog stalk.

3. Yawn and pester J to go to bed.



Three Pictures:
Gorgeous!  This is now my cell phone wallpaper! :-)


So pretty. I love Clematis!
Got Ice Cream?



Three people I kind of want to be, but not really:
1. Sandra Bulluck
2. Oprah
3. One of my managers at work

Three objects I would never buy used:
1. Feminine Hygiene products 
2. Food
3. Toilet paper

Three things I didn't do today:
1. Laundry ..... it never ends.
2. Make dinner (It's J's birthday, we're going out!)
3. Make a million dollars

Three books I would like to read...probably in ten years when all these dang kids are in school:
1. The Lord of the Rings  -  I loved the movies and would like to read the books
2. The Bible  -  all the way through. I never managed to do it during Seminary.
3. I dunno. I'm spacing out what else I want to read.

Three things that have been ruined for me thanks to stomach flu and/or morning sickness:
1. Puerto Vallarta restaurant here in town. Food poisoning ..... ER visit .... 
2. During pregnancy I cannot eat Pork. Even the word PORK makes me gag when I'm pregnant.
3. My enchiladas that I make. I accidentally put diced jalapeƱos instead of diced green chilies. OUCH!

Three things I appreciate about my marriage:
1. We listen and talk to each other We rarely fight.
2. We have humor.
3. My in-laws (parents and siblings).  Love 'em all!

Three things within a two foot reach of me:
1. Little E eating some bread
2. Two sippy cups
3. Some foot cream



Three plans for the near future:
1. A get together with my partners-in-crime from our college days. I'm so excited!
2. Buy Mother's Day cards for the moms!  *Mom, omit this part from your memory*
3. Finally get out of my work clothes. I'm too tired to get up from the computer. ;-)

Three final thoughts:
1. Why do the neighbor dogs always have to bark when we grace our backyard with our presence?
2. What should I order for dinner tonight at Applebee's?
3.  I am looking forward to the weekend!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

We Want To Know Wednesday



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This week's questions come from Impulsive Addict.

{1} If money didn't matter, where would your perfect vacation take place? Briefly describe.

I have two places. I'd love to visit Alaska because the landscapes are so beautiful and I have family living there! The other place would be New Zealand. Again, the landscape is breathtaking and J has an old mission companion who lives there. He said he loved to be our tour guide! One day, one day ......

{2}What's a bad habit that you have (or had) that is/was hard to break?

I have a bad habit of biting my nails. I have broken it before but I end up going back to biting. I managed to stop when J and I got engaged. My nails were so pretty and then a week before, I started chomping again. I managed to still have enough to get a french tip for pictures. 

{3} If you weren't on a diet or counting calories, what would you like to have for dinner tonight?

I would choose my mom's Chicken and Dumplings. It is my favorite meal! Of course, it would have to be followed by her Raspberry Fudge Cake. Y.U.M.!!!!

{4} If you had the chance to interview anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and what's one question that you would ask?

Man, that is hard. I guess I would interview Joseph Smith, Jr. I'd love to just ask him about his experiences and be able to hear his testimony in person.

{5} Describe yourself in 6 words

Funny, nice, loving, happy-go-lucky, caring, and Mom.  (J helped me a little! ;-) )

Monday, May 2, 2011

May Vlog

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You know, I am sure having fun doing these blogs! I managed to take the video in my bedroom again ... mostly because I wanted privacy. Sorry for the view of the unmade bed, Winnie The Pooh pillow case, and my messy closet! :-)

Thanks to the ladies who host this awesome link-up and for the ladies who suggested the questions.
You should totally check out Mamarazzi, Shawn, Emmy Mom, and Beth!