Tuesday, October 30, 2007

the bachelor

okay, i admit it! i watch the bachelor. my friend tara and i talk at each commercial break trying to debrief what has happened and who will get the rose. it is a busy phone night because i do the same with my sisters. so, who do you think he will choose? i was shocked last night when he kept betinna. hmmmm? but, sheena's mom was a bit cuckoo! so, now i really think that it is between jenni and deanna. i am torn. i do think that jenni is a bit too into her dancing.
i would love to hear what you all think! leave a comment and let's make up brad's mind for him!

Friday, October 26, 2007


help! i feel like i am being sucked in! i feel like i am living at my son's school. of course, it is totally my fault. i love to help out and am terrible (as all my friends know!) at saying "no!" i was there (with my 3 year old--who only escaped once!) from 9:15-1:30. i have also gotten myself roped into (once again, by my own doing) into helping (a lot!) with the book fair. i also need to get things finalized for the halloween party, etc. etc. etc.
oh, did i mention the outlandish time that i have spent on getting things ready for super saturday--tomorrow!?!
once again, this is all my doing--but my head is swimming and i just wanted to vent! i really need a nap!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I need a vacation!!!!!! (another one)

uugghh! i am pooped! i never thought (pre-children) that i would be so tired as a stay at home mom! poor sick husband started back to work today. he probably shouldn't be there. . . we will see how the day pans out. he brought the nebulizer (sp?) with him to his office. lovely, that will look great if he has any meetings with clients! i have been busy as a bee! here is just a little list (i need to just vent). dropped my oldest off at school, rushed home for my youngest to get on his little bus for preschool, ran to the dry cleaners, bank, back to the school to bring my oldest his red bracelet for red ribbon week (i realized he left it home--he is so excited that if all the kids bring their's all week they will get a surprise), scrubbed the hard wood, started dinner, washed the couch covers, ran to the store to buy new halloween plates (i gave my children's away to some neighbors when we were spooked (i had to replace them before my boys found out!), laundry, etc. my sweet friend janice just brought over a diet coke. oh bless her!!!!!!!! now back to work and back to playing with my youngest!

Friday, October 19, 2007

my poor sickie husband!

i feel so bad for my sick husband! he is now going on week 3 of this awful sickness! we spent much of general conference in the emergency room. after 2 sets of chest xrays they said that he had possible early pneumonia. so, 3 medicines later we thought he was on the mend. then, the day before our trip he was really sick again. he saw our dr. and she said that he now had a sinus infection. well, the magic of disneyland seemed to make him better. he did really well on the trip. on monday he went back to the doctor--sinus infection was still bad--but okay other than that. wednesday night-sick, sick. yesterday--back to the dr.--blood work and then back to the hospital for more chest x-rays. the doctor was very concerned because after 3 rounds of antibiotics he still wasn't any better--worse actually. we were not home even an hour from the hospital when our doctor called to say that he has full blown pneumonia and croup! what in the world????????? to bed for him!!!!!! i think i need a little nap too!

Thursday, October 18, 2007


we had a marvelous trip to disneyland! going to disneyland for 4 days is a ton of walking! i should have brought my stepometer. we had such a great time! my parents and sisters came too. here are some of the highlights--plus one not so great moment. i will start with the negative. tuesday morning at 3:30 am the fire alarm went off. it was terrifying! we had to climb down 1o flights of stairs--carrying our sleepy and alarmed children. all that i could think of was 9/11--this is nothing in comparison of seriousness--but i couldn't get it out of my head. it ended up that it was just some teenagers partying--it did make for a very exhausting next day!
okay--here are some of the highlights:
*being with our whole family. we all had such a great time!
*dinner at goofy's kitchen. our youngest loved it and was adored by all of the characters. our oldest was more reserved--surprise, surprise.
*lunch at club 33. that was so amazing! we were able to see the table from mary poppins and many of walt's sketches. my hubby ate that up!!!!!!
*our whole family received dream fast passes! now that was cool!
so, now we are home and back to the grind. my washing machine has not had a break! our oldest had a really hard time going back to school. oh, did i mention our luggage didn't make it home with us! we had a nearly perfect trip--so we were okay!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

tagged--exicting info about me--hah!!!!

i now officially feel like a blogger. i often read my friends blogs when they got tagged. now that i have a blog, my friend annie has tagged me. so, here goes!

1. what were you doing 10 years ago?
i was attending BYU. i was starting the seminary program. i was an efy counselor. i was playing a ton! i was the relief society president in my BYU ward which kept me really busy.

2. 5 years ago?
we had just moved into our home. our oldest was not quite a year old. i was adjusting to being a mom (and loving it!!!) after teaching seminary for 4 years.

3. 1 year ago?
yikes! i need to consult my journal for that one! hmmmm. my oldest was just starting preschool. i was busy playing with our youngest.

4. yesterday?
doctors, doctors, doctors. we are all sick. both boys got their flu shots. trauma!!!!!!!!! my cute sisters picked us up dinner from chili's. (i do have the greatest family in the world!!!)

5. 5 favorite snacks?
hot chocolate (i drink it 364 days a year), smoothies, cherry coke (from sonic), granola bars (the new butter toffee ones--yum!), popcorn.

6. if i had one million dollars what would i do with it?
make it so my husband wouldn't have to work so much! take our family on a fun trip! go to prague with my hubby. save it for my children's college funds. wait, did you say just one million?

7. 5 places i would run away to?
disneyland (we will be there shortly!!!!), our bedroom (i would love to just lie on the bed and read all day!), prague, boulder, hawaii.

8. 5 favorite tv shows?
blue's clues of course!!!!!, biggest loser, the bachelor (did i just admit to that?), anything on hgtv and food network.

9. 5 things i hate?
when people are mean to my children, confrontations, eggs, putting away the laundry (why do you think that i am blogging right now, when my family is sick.

10. 5 people i tag?
all of you have already been tagged--but humor me!
janice, ani, karlie, mike, sara

Thursday, October 4, 2007


okay, okay i am a little slow--but i am finally on the twilight bandwagon. all of my friends rave about this book and the others in the series. everywhere i go i see "the black book." it kind of reminds me of when president hinckley challenged us all to read the book of mormon. everywhere you would go people would be reading it. (by the way--i thought that that was an awesome challenge!), but now, everywhere i go people are reading twilight! so, i am hooked! i just started yesterday, but i found a few minutes here and there to read. i love it!
fyi--on accident i posted a family members name--i am trying not to do that--i want to keep this as "nonpersonal" as possible. when you leave a comment--please don't include anyones names. thanks! i love the comments! keep them coming!

Monday, October 1, 2007

scripture power!

i don't know how many of you are familiar with the new primary song "scripture power"- but it is a hit in our ward. yesterday our son was singing it as he was drawing. after a few minutes he came into the room where i was and said, "Mom, i think that ______ (a bully at school) is under the power of sin. he needs scripture power!" how do you respond to that?!? it was hilarious!
out of the mouth of babes!
on a side note--my sweetie did not win the award. maybe next year!