Saturday, July 11, 2009

Happy July!

I cant believe it has been a month since I posted. Well ok I can, a lot has gone on. Most of it I cant remember.

But I will never forget what happened this morning an either will the children involved.

Lex invited several of his friends to play.
In the house.
In my room.
Normally I wouldn't care but this morning I happen to be in the shower and had no idea that there was anybody in the house. So I get out and the only towel I could find is a hooded towel that happens to be a ghost. Oh and did i mention it fits around a 5 year old not so much around an overweight adult. I'm so organized and on top of household chores I don't keep any clean laundry in the closets. They are all kept in the laundry room where they are nice and safe from getting used.
So me having no clue there is innocent eyes in my house, walk out into my room. Luckily the towel was covering my front half leaving my back side open to the world. Luckily there was nobody to see that!
The children didn't see much but I'm sure they saw enough.

On to happier thoughts!

Carl's grandma is here from California for a few weeks. Yesterday she taught us how to make peanut brittle. It was so good. I'm sure i could have eaten the entire pan. It's also a lot of work. Luckily my sister in law Christi did most of it. All I had to do was butter the pan and watch the fun cooking lesson and crack a few dirty jokes with Paul.

Last night I made a quick trip to Rigby town to give Jamie her books back. I've done a lot of reading lately. More on that later. I surprised her at her bus stop when she got off work. Then we decided to run to Rexburg and dine on at our fave mexicano restaurant Gringo's. It was so delish we almost licked our plates clean. It was great to have so quality time with my buddy. We haven't don't that in a long time. On the way home from Rexburg we were going 70 down the highway laughing so hard we couldn't breath or see. Still not sure who was driving at that point but it was a fun time!

Carl just started mowing our lawn. Its the first mow! Gotta go take some pictures...........

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Super Cool

Lex woke up at 5 a.m. today because he had puked. Carl is awesome and cleaned it up. When I see puke I puke when I smell puke I puke. A fun little thing I got from my dad. So I still get to wash all the bedding and such but I can handle that. He went back to bed for about 20 minutes then got in bed with us. The he puked again. That time it was on the carpet. Which is great because we didn't have to change all our bedding but suck cause ya cant put carpet in the washing machine. After that we just got up at 5:45 a.m. Its only about 1/2 hour before we usually get up but man I could have used that sleeping time. Then of course Lex falls asleep about 7 watching cartoons. He woke up a few minutes ago and asked if it was tomorrow. Funny boy.

So anyway since my morning started so early and great, I need happy things. So here is what makes me happy.

This super cool girl

is giving away this super cool stuff,

in this super cool bag!

(I totally stole your pictures Amanda. Hope its ok!)


You should also check out her playlist. She has tons of cool songs! There is "make you feel my love" from Adele on there. Mr. Garth Brooks himself sang this at our wedding. Right out of the CD player. You seen one of my good friends was suppose to sing it in real life but he had to work and didn't bother to call and let anyone know that. So we used a CD player. Anyway the next time we get married I think Adele will sing it cause i like hers better. But see without Amanda's playlist I wouldn't even know that song existed.

More stuff that makes me happy - funny video's. I could waste hours on youtube.

You have probably seen this a million times but it is so funny!

This was also funny! Crappy video sorry!

One more funny video!

Happy Thursday!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Dearest Husband,

Tomorrow is my birthday.
Oh you forgot? Well here is your reminder.
What? you don't read my blog. Well you should.

Here is my wish list

A Ribbon Ring (or 2 or 3) to hold all my ribbon
This perfect shelf to hold all my scrap booking stuff you love so well. Oh and could you paint it black for me? They have these at Roberts (use a 40 coupon)
I would like some of this so I could purchase
more scrap booking stuff
and maybe some fabric too. I really need to practice my sewing skills.
One of these too please....
I would also like you to add this closet on the side of our house. Oh and fill it up with clothes and shoes please.
I would also like a little (ok so ALOT) of work done so I can look like this.
I would also like either this mirror
or this one for the entry way.
And the last thing - an updated version of this to hang in the office please.
Since i happen to know how much we have in our checking account I will settle for one of these. Maybe if your feeling rich we could be dollar menunairs at the McDonald's for dinner.

PS. You could also call Z103 and ask them to stop playing that stupid cell phone commercial. Ya know the one where it sounds like she is giving birth to a cell phone. I really cant handle that one anymore.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Blog? What blog? Oh yeah............

So it probably seems like I have totally forgotten I have a blog. Well honestly I did for just a minute or a several weeks. So here are some things we have been up to.....

Mothers Day - Lex got me 2 flowers to plant and a boxing game for the wii that kicks my butt.

Listened to Twilight while raking rocks. Totally got sucked in and listened to the rest in a few days. Its a good thing we had a ton of rocks to rake.

Lex graduated from preschool! Wahoooo! I know some people thought it would never happen. But it did so they can eat it. The little graduates looked so cute in the caps and gowns. So fun! After we went to the park for cake. Lex got a few fun presents too.

we raked rocks

Soaked in the tub with a Lavender bath bomb that Jamie got me from Disney Land.

Ate snow cones

Got a perm (i know YIKES) but I usually have one and straighten it out so it looks like I have some hair.

We raked rocks

Lex made crabby patties for him and daddy to eat. Lex ate his all gone but daddy was kinda full so he just had a bite. Want the recipe? Hamburger, a piece of cheese, a little sugar, and top it off with lettuce. Sounds delicious doesn't it?

Made cup towers.

Played at the park with Hudson
Tried to take a picture of a raccoon that was camped out in the trees behind our house. I missed.

We raked rocks

Lex got new bedding! Super cute from Wal Mart clearance. Wahoo!

Helped daddy make a sand box, that is still waiting for sand.

Did I mention we raked rocks? Well we did, a CRAP LOAD of them. But now they are all raked up and we planted grass last Monday! Hopefully we wont have dirt all summer. We are crossing our fingers. We will also be watching the dirt for 7-14 days hoping it turns green. :) If it doesn't I am going to spray paint it. I hear that the new thing.


Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dont take your kids to McDonalds

So today I decide to be a nice mom and take Lex to McDonald's for lunch. BIG mistake. While we were eating a little kid kept coming and telling his mom kids were being mean to him. He was so dang cute about it. His mom kept telling him to just ignore the mean kids and keep playing.

After a while she saw a kid hit her boy and so her boy hit him back. She goes into the play thing to get her son. Then all hell broke loose. A screaming match began between the two kids' moms! Then one of the other moms friends pushes the mom of the cute boy. Holy crap people! Then the cops were called. That's about the time we left.

I don't know exactly what happened I didn't seen the entire scene. But way to go on being awesome examples to your kids ladies. Really mom of the year awards should be coming to you any day. Seriously starting a fight in a room full of kids because your 4 year olds are fighting! Awesome! I really wonder where they get their manners from?

So anyway we get in the car and Lex says "We gotta get outta here before the cops come. Those mommies were naughty."

I love that kid. He says the funniest stuff. For example the other day the city of Ammon dropped us off a new garbage can. Lex says "we should get their phone number. I think if we call them they can bring us some grass too." Oh how I wish that was all it took. I gave him daddys number instead.

This girl left a comment on my blog the other day! How cool is that. She is like the queen of craft and has awesome music on her blog. Check out this post. makes me wish I hadnt sold my cricut. She also has yummy recipes for freezer meals on this site.

Sorry I don't have pics of anything. I hear its a sin to do a post with no pictures.

**Oh and I totally forgot the real reason you shouldn't take your kids to McD's. They get a crappppppyyyyy CD! Which your kids will love and you will want to shoot yourself in the face. Don't be fooled it looks like it might be ok.


Don't say I didn't warn ya.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Things I loved from Easter

Easter was sooo last week I know but here are a few highlights.

Easter was a 3 day event this year. (4 if you count raiding the Michael's clearance section today)

We started on Friday with an Easter Egg Hunt at Aunt Carolyn's work. It was super fun. They even had a HUGE live bunny named Thumper, tons of toy filled eggs, punch and super cute sugar cookies. Lex and Hudson had a blast!

Then on Saturday we went to G&G Rosie's for the next Easter Egg Hunt. They have 7 acres of hiding fun. Since there are different ages of cousins the eggs were divided by colors, to make it age appropriate. Lex's color was yellow. This worked out so well. There was no fighting or competition to find eggs. The older boys had fun as well since their eggs were tough to find and filled with $$$. The little kids got money as well - I'm pretty sure that was Lex's favorite part. More on that later.

After the great hunt Lex was opening all his eggs to see what he got and said a few times "This is the best day of my life". Good to know all the kid needs is some plastic eggs filled with loot.
Lex got to drive Uncle Mike super cool Robot he built for school. Its controlled by a wii remote. Yes Carl's fam is full of smart a.... ummm smart people. hehe
Lex got to play all day with his cousins. I got to go shopping for new earring for Miss Olivia who can wear dangley earrings now. She was super excited. Have you been in Claire's lately? That store is tiny and has thousands of pairs of earrings, along with a thousand people looking for earrings. I haven't been in there for oh i don't know 15 years and I swear they have the same stuff! Perhaps I'm just getting old and the trends are coming around again. I tried to get Eva to buy some lovely things that used to be super cool. Like Giant neon hair clips - they were totally rad! Anyway is was fun to go girl shopping. And Olivia is such a fun girly girl!
(Yes I do believe that Lex is picking his nose)

When we got home Paul and Christi made some yummy coney dogs. Then we dyed Easter Eggs.

Sunday we went to church and when we left I asked the usual "what did you talk about in class" question to Lex. I loved his explanation!

"we talked about Jesus being on that post. First he was on those mean guys team and then they didn't want him on his team so they put him on that post and they weren't very nice to him. And then he wasnt on that team anymore."

After church we went to G&G Rosie's and the Easter bunny came while we were there and dropped of some Easter baskets. We stayed just long enough for lex to open all his stuff and eat a couple of Delicious rolls. Carl's mom makes the best!

Then it was off to G&G Tolley's. First the kids went on a scavenger hunt to find stuff from G&G. They loved it!
Then it was time for the 3rd and final Easter Egg Hunt of the weekend. Mr. Mason had snuck out earlier to find the best (money filled) eggs. He was letting Lex know that there was 1 filled with $2. Well McKale didn't like this at all and sat down on the grass and cried. I don't blame her, I would have too. There was a small argument between the 3 of them which no one witnessed.

Lex comes huffing and puffing into the house to tell us she was crying. I asked why and he said, "I don't know - I didn't even kick her!" What a little stinker! Well at least he is a crappy liar.

Then he finished it off with "I already have a bag of money at home and I need more!" Cant you tell what awesome parents we are? I wish I had a bag of money at home.

They all finished the hunt with a smile and when it was over Grandma made them split the money evenly.
Oh Yeah and all my neices looked adorable in their easter dresses. (I didnt get a picture of Payette in hers but it was sooo cute on her.)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It's already been a year?

Carl and I have moved so many freakin times. I though I would take you on a little journey...

This was our first apartment we moved in the fall of 1999. We lived on the right side for six weeks. I loved it, it was right across from the temple. It was sooo cute and cozy. One day I was taken away by an ambulance and never returned. I tried to die from an asthma attack. The EMT's cut my shirt off and I wasn't wearing any pants. Awesome! Luckily my memory went from "I cant breath I should sit on this chair" to "why am I in the hospital and why do I have a tube down my throat?" But I did miss that shirt - it was one of my favorites.
We lived with Carl's parents for about a month until our other apartment was ready. We lived on the upper level here for about 3 years. We had the nicest old neighbor downstairs. His name was Bob and he would run his garbage disposal for hours. He died shortly after we moved out and sometimes we visit his grave. (ok ok so we have only been there once)

Then we moved into our first house! This is the only place we have ever had a yard with trees and flowers. This is the house where Carl brought me home 2 adorable puppies. This is where I would come home to after a hard day working at the make up counter. (don't laugh it was tough - those rich bitches were well..... bitches.) This is where we brought Lex home to from the hospital. This is where Carl and I grew up and became somewhat adults. The worst part is our good friends built a house just a few blocks down the road. Jessica and I didn't really know each other then. Too bad we could have walked to each others house and been crafty together everyday. I really miss this house and the simple lives we had there.

Then we moved in with our parents for a couple of month until Carl finished this house! We would spend the first part of the week at his parents and then pack up our stuff and stay with my parents for several days. Fun times! This was our first and only house he built for us. I loved this house because I got to pick most of the stuff out. My dad did the brick on it and it was a pain in the ass but he did it because that's what I wanted. Lex had just turned a year old when we moved in.

This is where we live now. Carl built it as a spec and well we all know that went down the drain. When he bought the lot I said I will never live in that neighborhood. Famous last words. We have lived here 1 year now. Until last weekend I had not put up 1 decoration (except for the holiday stuff in the entry). I have very mixed feeling about this house. I love it, I love the neighbors and the ward. It is honestly the nicest ward we have ever lived in. I love the big closets and the flat driveway. I love the little canal in the back yard. But we just don't really fit in. I still feel like we just don't belong here. We just don't deserve to live here.

Last weekend while Carl went to the priesthood session I decided that I needed to make it our home. Even if we don't stay here for long. So I dusted off a few of our decorations that had been boxed up. Then on Sunday there was a wonderful conference talk about making your house like a temple. So its warm and comforting. It's amazing what a few decorations do.

And finally this is where we will probably be living soon.........

Come visit me on the 4th of July!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


So my good buddy corrected me. The walk in weight loss if you don't have insurance its like $120 the first time you go in then after that its only $35 after that. Depending on what they decide you only go in like 5-6 more times. So it is worth it after all.

Also you get a free 1/2 with a trainer. How cool is that.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

some randomness

I have been meaning to update this sad sad blog of mine for awhile but it never gets done. Busy I guess - doing what I have no clue.

Rambling #1
So a little more info for walk in weight loss (which is a stupid name since you have to make an appointment)

If you have insurance you just have to pay your co-pay. Totally worth it.
If you don't have insurance its like $120 buck every time you go in. Totally NOT worth it.

You only go in like once a month and they measure your fat (my favorite part) and give you new menu's (really my fave part). You only get menus for 3 days at a time. The point of it is so you learn to swap out stuff.

I have only been doing it for 2 weeks now and I feel so much better. I sleep better. The best part is for dinner. You basically have a pile of veggies and some meat. That's not the best part the really best part is Carl and Lex love dinner. Lex has always been such a picky eater and the kid now cleans his plate. Crazy! Well not really they just didn't like the casseroles and stuff I made. Which is fine because cooking a piece of meat and putting broccoli in the microwave is soooo much faster.

Rambling #2
Lex has learned how to snap his fingers. Doesn't it make you wonder why you teach your kids stuff. He snaps all the TIME! At first it was cute and now it is just annoying. You teach them how to talk and then all you want to do is make them be quite. You teach them to walk then you cant find them! You teach them how to snap and now all I wanna do is tape is fingers together so he cant.

Rambling #3
I did some scrapbooking yesterday. It's fun. I like it. I should do it more.

I went to Roberts and they had the Penny Lane stuff on sale. Oh my I am in love! So I contained myself and only bought a few sheets. I really wanted to use it but I need to print the pictures I want it for. So I used some super cute stuff I got for Christmas from my buddy.

Rambling #4
Jamie and I are going to the museum tomorrow! I'm so excited everyone has been talking about how cool it is. Carl thinks I am going to see Leonardo. He is really the only reason I even knew about Titanic. I only saw the movie like 10 times at the theater and the drive in. The drive in was fun except I missed a lot of the movie.

Rambling #5
Boxing on the Wii fit makes my arms hurt. I'm such a wanny.

Rambling #6
Sugar-free Jello and I are really good friends.

Rambling #7
I am down to 1 diet dr pepper a day. Which I have been for awhile now. I just cant give it up. Oh how I love its sweet sweet goodness.

Rambling #8
I have sucked at 365 for the last oh i don't know 3 weeks! I'm not quitting!!! I will catch up.

Rambling #9
All protein bars taste the same. If they show an entire minny marshmallow on the package I think there should be at least 1 minny marshmallow inside not just a spec from one.

Rambling #10
Lex saved and saved his allowance for weeks so he could buy a sponge bob garbage can. He is so funny! He could have bought a cool toy like a slime blaster. I am so glad the garbage can won. I guess its like a toy - I have no idea why its in the living room for this picture.

Rambling #11
This little girl is adorable and I don't get to see her enough!

Rambling #12
I think a pineapple sitting on my counter is cute. Makes me not want to eat it, but then I do eat it. Then I have to buy another pineapple to sit on the counter and then I eat it. Its a viscous cycle. And I am lame.

Happy Thursday!