Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
*Ran my husbands forgotten wallet to him
*Spent three hours standing in lines to get 99 cent milk and Grandma Sycamores bread at the Smith's Marketplace grand opening
*Fed the kids lunch then put them down for a nap
*Checked into switching medical insurance for the coming year
*Spent a while on Facebook and did some laundry, and straightened the house
* Had Ramen and leftovers for dinner (something simple while the hubbys at school)
*Gave the kiddies a bath and got them ready for bed
*updated my outdated blog :)
8 favorite places to eat
*Papa Johns Pizza
*Home (when I get the urge to cook a really good meal)
*Cheesecake Factory in Vegas (it's tradition!)
*Applebees(santa fe chicken salad)
*JCW's (REALLY good local burger place, best shakes ever!)
8 favorite movies
*Ocean's 11 and 13
*Count of Monte Cristo
*Broken Down Palace
*Meet the Robinsons (hey, I have 2 kids)
*Actually, I have lots of favorites...we have movie night in our basement almost every weekend with some friends after the kids are in bed, and I am constantly finding movies that I really like and that I have never seen before...
8 favorite TV shows
*Law and Order
*Without a Trace
(some of these I watch in the middle of the night between patient rounds at work, otherwise I don't really watch much TV)
8 things I wish for
*A house in St. George
*My Nursing Degree, Mike finished with school
*More patience with my kids!
*I wish my house would stay clean for longer that an hour
*all the little projects around the house could be done.
*Date night just one night a week, or even once a month!!!
*A car that I actually like and will fit all my family comfortably...and no honey, that doesn't count our 88' Suburban!
8 adventures I'm looking forward to
*Going back to school someday
*Adding more kids to our family and NO! that is not an announcement! Just a thought for the future :)
*hmmm, sad that I can't really think of anything else, I am just excited to see what the future brings!
I tag Alecia W.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
A few of the fun costumes
There were more great ones but I didn't get them all on my camera...I need to get them from my friends camera since it was much nicer, she took most of the pics.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
First: I turned 27!! My wonderful husband and friends threw a suprise party for me...Love them all, thanks so much it totally made my week!!
Second: We went to Pine Valley for a family reunion then hung out in SG for a couple of days...had a blast and "attempted" a family pic... I stayed for an extra day and visited Trish and Mikes fam.
Third: Canning, canning, and more canning. I have never been a "susie homemaker" but I figured I better learn the art of canning just in case I ever needed to use it...well, being unexperienced, I bought three boxes of peaches thinking I would get two batches...ummmm yeah, I think I am all peached out!! It was very self-satisfying to see them all lined up after all that work though! ( I also did a couple of batches of tomatoes out of my garden)
Well, that about sums it up for the last month...I'll try to do better in October!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Good ol BYU Stadium...
well, usually on labor day we do something other than labor...however....Mike got up at the crack of dawn to work on our neighbors car and found that it had a blown head gasket....if you don't kn0w what that is, it is a huge job that requires tearing the motor completely apart. They worked from "sun up to sun down" literally. I was totally impressed that he was able to take it completely apart and put it back together and make it work! I don't know why he works at a bank when he can do that.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Mike also started school so it's back to the nightly class routine for him...it was a nice little break but now he's back to the books!!
My job is okay, it's nice to only work two nights a week and my kids not even know that I was gone...they do however get to go "play" at the neighbors house for a couple of hours while mommy goes home to take a nap. Thanks Heidi for helping me keep my sanity!
My garden is out of control!! I have sooooo many zuccini and bell peppers that I don't know what to do with them all....I have tons of tomatoes too, but my friend is going to teach me how to bottle them so we can have them till next summer hopefully. Everything else I have cut up or shredded and put in freezerbags hopefully to be used throughout the winter...
Monday, August 18, 2008
We went camping on Friday night with some friends (thanks Eric and Kati!) and had lots of fun horse-back riding and hanging out on the mountain watching everyone get ready for the bowhunt...we're not hunters, but it was pretty entertaining to see all of the prep that goes into that hobby.
I also got a new calling as the Stake Sundayschool secretary which should keep me pretty busy too....so yeah, like I said before, I think I am crazy and we'll see how long I can play the balancing act of mom, cna, secretary, babysitter, etc...oh yeah and Ty starts pre-school next week!!! I am so nervous for him but so excited at the same time anyway wish me luck, I think I'll need it!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Summer is also the time when we have American Fork Steel Days. We love this because of all the fun things there are to do during the week. They have what they call "Picnic in the Park" which my kids loved. You bring a picnic to eat and then they have tons of free things to do like carnival games where they get little toys or candy, then they have the BIG blow-up toys for the kids to jump around on. They have face painting (or arm painting in Madi's case) and a little train ride. Then at the end they have an outdoor family movie. Of coure the other nights they have the carnival rides and they have a HUGE fireworks show in the park on Saturday night.
Train ride and Madi admiring her beautiful butterfly!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
They love going to the pond by our house and look forward to it when the weather is warm.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Our newly finished (well, almost finished) kitchen floor...
my flash apparently didn't work but you get the idea anyway :)
My first try at planting a garden all by myself...not to bad eh?
(Don't mind the beast in the background...I swear it finds it's ugly self in every picture!)
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Well anyway, we started by leaving around 7:30 in the morning and headed down to find seats...the first meeting was so great, we heard from Sister Beck and Sheri Dew who both gave inspirational and uplifting talks about our role as women and what an important part we play in the world...then we all split up and went to different classes, all of which were so good to hear and I learned a lot about myself and my Divine role as a Mother and how to cope with the stress that sometimes comes with it.....anyway, it ended with one last gathering with everyone and learned more about our homes being like temples (I still have a ways to go on that one ;) )
We went to PF Changs for dinner....mmmm.....then did some shopping.....then rented a chick flick and got giant milkshakes....
I had sooo much fun getting to be just a girl for a day and not having to worry about anything. We had so much fun that we all decided that next year we're going for BOTH days and an overnighter in the dormes! If anyone wants or gets the chance to go, I highly reccommend it, I took lots of notes and still read over them to remind me of what I learned, I am so glad I got to go....Thanks again hon! (He got to hang out at the neighbors house and the kids played all day! How would it be?!)
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Maybe not fun, but sure glad it's finally in the works....
this was ugly linoleum and we ripped it all out with the ply wood and are in
the process of laying backer-board for tile!!! Yay!!
Madi striking a pose before braving it down the slide....
Last but not least, I get to go to a day at the BYU Women's Conference with bunch of friends from my ward tomorrow... The day will begin at 8 am and end long after the kids are in bed. Thank you to my wonderful husaband who is taking the day off of work and school to let me have this fun, and spiritually uplifting, much needed day away. I am sure I will post more pics and tell more about it after, I am so excited!!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
well, kind of fun...they weren't too sure about all the licking and trying to eat out of their hands!