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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Magic 8 Ball Monday

Will Jake get his x-rays taken today with Bob?

More swimming

Friday, June 27, 2008

How to torment a 5 year old

I finally took the kids to the dentist this week. It's been a long time. We had the world's best dentist back in Idaho so I've been dragging my feet since the move. Jake has only been to the dentist twice so he was a little scared to go but said he would be brave. It made it easier that the two older kids were going too because it seems to make him braver. Or so I thought....
He loved the waiting room with all the fish and special kid chairs but once they took him to the back to get the x-rays he hated it!!! He refused to get the x-rays and continually asked to go home. I bribed him with cars, moonsand, food, anything I could think of. He just sat there with his fingers in his mouth (he doesn't usually do that) and flat out refused. Jake is actually the main reason we went to the dentist, I know he had a cavity. So, I wrestled Jake down so that the dentist can see his teeth and he has 7 that are visible!! ACKK! Because he is being so uncooperative the dentist wants to put him in full sedation to even fill those cavities. Bob d0es not think he needs that and so he is going to take Jake back to see if he can get Jake to take those xrays and maybe just give him a kiddie valium to ease the anxiety. Wish him luck. Jake is all big tuff guy now but once he gets to the office I'm sure it won't be so pretty. Next time Jake misbehaves I won't be taking away his favorite toys, I'll just threaten him with a visit to the dentist.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Magic 8 ball Monday


Will I ever find that dress for my sister's wedding in 3 weeks?
Ok. I bought the dress yesterday so that one was easy. Glad the 8 ball agreed with me.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


5 Things on my "to do list this week:

1. Play game with kids
2. Pick up prescription at pharmacy-Jake has strep throat
3. Watch husband lay tile in upstairs bathroom
4. Laundry
5. Finish a book-don't think that's happening

5 Snacks I Enjoy:

1. Licorice-especially black
2. Ice cream-I like almost all flavors. I'm really not picky on these
3. Juicy and sweet oranges or strawberries
4. popcorn with cheese or a ranch flavor
5. Chocolate of course

5 Things I would do if I suddenly became a billionare:

1. Pay off house
2. Invest some and give some (charity, family)
3. Hire someone to carry stuff at boutique
4. Finish my basement
5. Get rid of ugly blue carpet in my house/hire a personal decorator

5 Places I've Lived:

1. Grand Island, Nebraska
2. Kearney, Nebraska
2. Boise, Idaho
3. Nampa, Idaho
4. Pleasant Grove, Utah

5 Jobs I've Had:

1. Check out girl at Jack and Jill
2. Team leader at Sam's Club
3. Grunt at Micron
4. MOM
5. MOM

5 Things People Don't Know About Me

1. I have a vampire obsession thanks to Twilight
2. I may not always stand up for myself but I will for my kids
3. I'm obsessed by the way towels and jeans are folded
4. I once wanted to grow up and be a house
5. I'm a huge procrastinator

5 Favorite musicians/bands

1. Michael Buble
2. Fergie
3. Alot of 80's bands--Bon jovi, old Madonna

This one is hard, I love music. My tastes change but I stay true to the old ones too. I'll just say if you play music and not that gangsta crap I like it.

I now tag: Theresa, Zoe, Greyson

Friday, June 20, 2008

Glad I wasn't wasting my time...

Myth: Crunches will get rid of my spare tire.

Reality: Everyone stores extra weight differently, but the gut is one of the most common problem areas for men. Even if you do a gazillion stomach crunches and sit-ups, you won’t burn enough calories to lose the fat around your middle and see the muscles you’ve built up underneath. To get flatter, more defined abs, you need to cut calories and add more overall exercise. Stick to a low-fat diet of lean protein and healthy carbs while doing a combination of cardio and strength-training. But keep in mind that you still need to do some stomach exercises.

I would have been so disappointed had I actually been doing crunches. Somedays it pays to be lazy!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

We've made it to the pool!!

I love summer and the pool. Not sure why Greyson is deciding he doesn't like swimming this year. He has always been a fish. He still goes but never touches the pool. Natalie and Jake swim and swim. They come home so tired and they stop fighting. YEAH!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Magic 8 ball Monday

You know, the one that will tell your future? Well, here goes.

Question: Will my house ever be clean again?

Well, that figures.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Answers to our Fabulous game

It is the Penguin people.
My first thoughts on seeing the penguin was
" why is this here? and who the heck put it there?"
"why am I the only one who can put things away correctly?"
AND THEN my best thought was
"wheres the camera, this will look awesome on my blog!!"

I've had so much fun I just might make it a regular post. After all nothing ever gets put away right in my home unless I do it and this lets me laugh about it instead of losing my mind. (there's just not that much left anymore.)

Yes Amber we have fruit in our fridge, but only so the kids can throw it at eachother.

It was not Brooklyn hiding Jakes ONLY penguin , it was actually Natalie. But since I don't cook often I'm sure it would be a great hiding place for future reference.

Zoey you are way smart. You should do it too and drive your mom crazy. It would be funny. I'll see you soon and we can trade ideas on how to drive your mom crazy too.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Let's play a game....

One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong. (Remember that song from Sesame Street?) Can you find the thing that does not belong?
Here's one a little closer.

Answers coming soon.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I AM LINKED TO ANOTHER BLOG. And I'm not related to them and they don't live in my neighborhood. That totally made my day. I feel so popular!!! Thank you Twisted Sister and Husband Clothes for the link. Doesn't it make stalking me so much easier?

My sister said in one of her blogs that she needs to cancel all blog accounts and return the real world. At first I agreed, but after a restless night I have come to the conclusion that blogs are actually the real world. Where else can you really say some of those things that are on your mind? Then you get people like me who stumble on those sites and think "hey, that's just like me". Reading/stalking other blogs makes me feel normal, it gives me clarification of who I am and what I do with my life. That I am not the only person who's ______(fill-in-the-blank) make me ________(add your own feelings). That we all love our families but somedays we have just had it. I need to have that clarification.

I like knowing that I'm not the only one who has dropped thier baby and blamed it on the 2year old. That someone else's kids like to play with dish soap, that some days husbands can drive you crazy no matter how deeply you love them, that kids love mascara no matter what sex, that the post office rips off everyone and that's why you should have eloped in Vegas, that cha-cha's need some extra help from caring women. Basically we all struggle no matter where in the world we are or how much is in our bank accounts. It does not matter what our religion is or how many kids/husbands we have. Our inner core seems to be the same. (in my head I'm hearing a "hell Yea").

Going to other blogs gives me a sense of comraderie because I know that even if my day is crappy someone else is also having a crappy day (I read it on their blog when I should have been cleaning). So, thanks to all my real friends and all my new blog friends, thanks for helping me see that your all messed up and I'm normal. Just kidding, don't come egg my house.

A little more global warming here please

**picture me on floor throwing a fit with legs and arms flailing about***

I want to go hang out at the pool, get a tan. Make my kids go somewhere else when they are bored instead of nag me over and over and over. I need to go to the pool, I look forward to it, I crave it, it's part of me, it defines my summer. I need the pool time, it's my favorite part of summer. BUT, Mother nature is messing with me because we are only in the low 70's and I have a hard rule about no pools or sprinklers until 80. I caved today. I broke my stupid rule because I can not stand it anymore!!! I got the kids a cute little sprinkler and told them to have fun. 3 hours later they were tired and ready for bed. I was relaxed and happy. AHHHHH sigh of contentment. Officially the temp reached 76.6 so if you round up I really didn't break any rules.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Why I stick it out on those bad days/weeks

So, last week was one of those bad weeks with my oldest. Anything and everything I said was wrong, even if I agreed with him it was wrong. I was just at the end of my rope at the end of the week. I only had one nerve left and he wanted to get on it. Flash forward to this week and he is my most helpful and wonderful kid/young man. He is asking what cleaning needs done and I think we have only had one argument since Sat. We have also had some great conversations. I so like listening to how he feels and thinks. This type of week makes me feel much better about my parenting skills. I needed it because I'm having one of those weeks with my youngest now. And I'm so hoping he does a turn around also. These good weeks, even if it is just with one kid, makes those bad weeks bearable.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Reason # 569 why I love my husband.....

Anytime he has a "business dinner" he brings me home dessert. It's always chocolate and always yummy. He's the best!!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Theresa!!

Today is my baby sister's birthday. She's slowly approaching 30. (did that make you gag Tree?, anything I can do to help.) Theresa is the youngest of 4 girls so she has a hard time with all of us giving her advice. But, she tells us in the nicest way possible to Shut up and goes her own way. It has always worked for her and she has a great life. She has the cutest freckles and the best hair, she's never permed it or colored it and it still looks AMAZING! She is a great singer, has the most beautiful long and skinny fingers and also has some great rhythm, she's funny and caring and will also let me know when she's had enough 0f me. She is probably the hottest out of all of us girls.

I moved away when Theresa was 13 so I've missed alot of those years. But some of my favorite memories of her would be the day she was born when Dad called to say I had a new sister. I could not wait to see her. The years she would watch herself cry in the mirror, probably because she had no hips and her pants always fell off. When her, Krissy, and neighbor girls palyed models or dancing. It was fun watching them. I always wished I could be as carefree as they were. TPing cars when we were both old enough to know better. Taking Stick Krissy out on her best dates EVER!! (don't deny it Krissy). Seeing the softer gentler Theresa every year she held one of my new babies. The queen's bench that use to be at mom's and is now at Liz's. How many years did we all have to sit on that darn thing in chronological order? Her 18th birthday when she got mad at me for making a big deal of it.

Her and I may not always see eye to eye and that's o.k. with me. She's is just right the way she is. But our sense of humor is about the same and that's what is so fun about being around her. I'm so glad my parents decided to have one more sister because my life would not be the same without her cute freckled face and perfect hair in my life. I love you Theresa and I hope you have the BESTEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!!!

My husband the comedian

Last night we were looking through our shows on our Tivo. I get a little jumpy when it gets to only 70% available. Geek showing through again. Anyways, I tell him to go ahead and delete 3 hours of a show I will probably not watch and he precedes to tell me....."you might want to watch them someday when you are BORED with NOTHING TO DO". Did you get that? Isn't that hilarious? Me being bored with nothing to do. Hardee har har. Just one of the many reasons I love him.