Monday, October 5, 2009


We were just "BOO"ed just after we finished Family Home Evening. My kids were so excited, they wanted to go and "BOO" everyone that second. The family that gave us the Boo, gave us a decoration saying BOO. Dan said, "Maybe it is because they know you can't have the treats?" If so, thank you.
My daughter Hailey asked if she could make cake in her easy bake oven today, and I said I didn't have any mixes, she went straight down to the basement and found a brownie box. She said that would do. I really didn't want to make either treat as I know I can't have them. She said don't you think this will be good? I explained, yes but I can't have any. Does it have wheat she asked? Yes, I told her, she said that it was okay. I just didn't have to eat it. Oh how sweet. I got to help her make and then cook the yummy brownies in the easy bake oven and then the regular oven. Then, she wanted frosting, so I made this for her and we decided it would be the Family Home Evening treat.
I decided later after watching the family eat the brownies, that I wasn't just going to sit and watch them have my much missed chocolate fix. I went straight to the cupboard determined to find a recipe that was gluten free and that had chocolate in it. What do you know? On the back of the Gluten free Chex box? Yea, a desert snack I had almost forgotten about. "Muddy Buddies" Also known as Puppy Chow to my husband. So I made this and enjoyed a little and put a whole lot away in the fridge and freezer for the next time I need chocolate.
Celiacs? What? Don't even notice...:)

So after the kids went to bed, I saw this posted on a friends Facebook, I liked it and thought I should post it too.


One day , the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.
They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from their trip , the father asked his son , "How was the trip?"
"It was great , Dad."
"Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked.
"Oh yeah , " said the son.
"So , tell me , what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.
The son answered: "I saw that we have one dog and they had four.
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.
Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.
We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.
We have servants who serve us , but they serve others.
We buy our food , but they grow theirs.
We have walls around our property to protect us , they have friends to protect them."
The boy's father was speechless.
Then his son added , "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."
Isn't perspective a wonderful thing?
Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have. Appreciate every single thing you have , especially your friends!
"Life is too short and friends are too few."

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Celiac Disease- another one for the list

Yes, the lab results are in with a yes to having Celiac disease. My family said they are taking dibs on what next disease I will be diagnosed with. (THANKS!) I am hoping that a lot of my health problems were the cause of this celiac disease and that everything else will get better as I avoid gluten and wheat etc. A lot of research to do, but it should be okay. I am actually ready to face this bull by the horns and hit it straight on and hopefully I can become self-reliant without wheat products. It is amazing what it is in, like shampoo's and conditioners, lotions, any food that is processed, even lunch meat! Yikes, this is going to be a struggle for a bit until I get the hang of it. Luckily my doctor kind of thought that I have had this for a while and I kind of tried to wean from wheat, just not whole heart idly because I wasn't going to go without until I knew for sure, but I tried to avoid the basics, so I have started anyway being more aware and now it is time to be a strict Gluten Nazi.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My kids make me proud

Holy Crap are my kids funny!
Sorry for the trash talk, but I just can't help it. My kids are taking after me and I am so proud I could just shed a tear of happiness and laughter right here and now.

Funny thing number 1 that caught me off guard when I realized that my kids sense of humor was just as bad as mine...
Hailey was working on her Reflections project for school and using clay. Kyle asked if he could have some of the black. Hailey shared reluctantly as she thought this was just going to go to waste as she thinks his artistic skills are no match for hers. Little did she know he was making a different kind of art, the art of humor and laughter:)
Kyle came out and said, "Nobody tell dad that this is fake poop, he will think it is Nellie's(our dog) and be mad, don't tell him it's clay okay?"
I thought that was so funny, even more so later, when it really worked as Kyle had carefully constructed it to look just like Nellie's poop near Dan's closet. It was so comical because we have been cleaning up these little surprises in just the place where Kyle left it. I was so tickled as my sides hurt from laughing at this lovely practical joke, definately my style. I was just sad that I didn't think of it first:)

Funny thing number 2 that took me by surprise...
Hailey has had a cast on for about 2 months. Her latest cast was a smaller one that Dan and I ended up cutting off ourselves- (I know, not the prize patients, we were dying to scrub it down and boil her, her arm reeked!) Anyway, we took it off in pieces, because the cast was so dang thick. The last part just slid right off of her skinny little wrist and was her biggest piece of the cast, the rest was in fragments. As I am cleaning the reasty thing up, Hailey brings me the piece hanging and says, "I think we should send this to Aunt Becky for a car air freshener" After my initial shock of comprehending my daughters humor to be up to par with mine, I laughed so hard and said I am game, let's do it. We tied a little ribbon on it, put it in a gift bag and shipped it off with a little note from Hailey about the heart felt gift. Hailey mentioned that if it didn't work out as a car air freshener, Becky could always use it as an ornament for her tree.
My kid is hilarious! She knows how clean Becky is, and how beautifully decorated her Christmas tree is, and how awesomely funny that will be. Also, we have a practical joke thing between us and it was due time Becky had hers. So here it was coming from my one and only daughter. She makes me so proud, another tear almost shed of pure enjoyment as I got the call from Becky laughing so hard when she got her package. Hope you enjoy it Becky!! I did.
P.S. You're it!

Memory Lane Kareoke Night

I was cleaning out a box from the basement and was tossing out some much needed trash from my high school years that I hung on to for WAY TOO LONG, and came across a tape of songs that I recorded from the hits that had some memory then, for whatever reason, I can't get rid of it. I don't even dare listen to it, but I think it is time. I think that we need to get together as girls and have a MEMORY LANE NIGHT where we all bring our old music that we can't seem to let go of and pop it into my lame Karaoke machine (geek town I know, I got it for free and my kids love it, and hopefully I will too) and we should make a fun night out of it where we sing like nerds together into the mikes to our old songs that we listened to way back when. Any takers? Jamie, I know you need this night out with your new baby and all, Malinda, Brooke, anyone else interested. I think it would be funny. I promise to make it fun, maybe even throw in a little Michael Jackson dancing for you...or get down with the running man, roger rabbit, who knows what just might come of this? Let me know if you would let your guard down to be a nerd with me for a night. I will plan it later when I know what every one's schedules are. Even if we didn't hang out way back when, I am sure we can make fun of each other nonetheless:) Can you dig it?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Soccer Mom

Soccer Mom
Yes, there are a ton of us out there. I am one of them. Do I love driving from this game to that one and trying to keep my kids in line before, after, and in Kyle's case, during the games? Not particularly, but I do LOVE to watch them play! My kids are fun to watch. Hailey is a natural and it is awesome to see her talent. Kyle, when he focuses, is just crazy, but good too. They are bribed with money for goals and blocks, what can I say, they are money driven. That way they are competing against themselves, and not determining their outcome on win or loose. Although, they both have become accustomed to winning, they sometimes don't take losses very well. A Work in Progress! I love to see the team work and the excited faces when they do well, also my favorite is the arms up victory smile from a scored goal. There is a little girl on Hailey's team that just shines with her smile when she scores and again, the arms are up with a "YES!" smile on her face. Wish I had a working camera. As I have said before, lemonade and electronics are not friends, we found this out the hard way. Still hard because I don't like posting without a picture. Oh well, there is a story and you have an imagination right? Someday, Someday...there are hopes, dreams and then there are the "Goonies" nickle wishes. If you haven't seen Goonies, go watch it or this will mean nothing to you:)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

School has begun

So school started last week, towards the end of the week, Thursday to be exact.

I always wondered who decided that, just some random suggestion to bother all of the OCD's in the world like me. Who thought "let's start school on a Thursday this year instead of a Monday, that will show 'em."?? It was probably the same person who decided to have school start and end at weird times too, like "11:45am, no let's make it 11:48am...anyone? ah ah, that's what I'm talkin' about.." Who is this person and why is he messing with the time system that I grew up with?

What is wrong with starting school at an even time like let's say 8am or 9am and getting out at say 2:15 or 3pm? Where did this 1:08 or 12:48, or all of these weird off times that totally mess with my psyche come from?

Seriously, I know I got problems, but come on- this is sabatouge!

School started Thurs. and it went well for Hailey. Kyle doesn't officially start until...? Guess- if you said Thursday, you must be in on it too. It is in fact Thursday. Maybe they are easing the kids out of Summer, who knows. They sure fooled me.

I have mixed feelings about the kids going to school. Now that Kyle will be in school, it makes me realize how much more I feel like I need more kids. Normally, I would be thinking..."YES!" can't wait to get out a book, or take a nap, actually grocery shop without kids (is this even possible?) or take a shower or use the bathroom without the door just flinging open regardless if it was locked or not. Should I really be sad that I am going to be dealing with these positive problems?

No, if my heart didn't just ache for another little one in the house, I would be fine. But the fact is, it does, and I am scared to death that these days are growing shorter with my little ones. Soon they will be all grown up and I will wish that the door just opens up on me while I'm on the toilet or have just got out of the shower and the neighborhood kid just happens to be with my own child walking in on me. I don't know if this particular thing I will miss, but I will miss the fact that those awkward moments come when children are around and that is what makes life interesting and memorable.

I pray that I will have enough courage to take the next step and find and bring that child into our home that is meant to be with us. I feel it, something has been missing and aching in my heart for the entire Summer and I have been too scared to address it. If you have a chance to pray for me, please do. Please ask Heavenly Father to tell me to stop being afraid of being hurt or let myself be vulnerable, which I have a hard time doing. I am scared to step into something I know I will be shedding tears over. I hate crying, and more than that, I don't like letting people see me cry. Dan has seen enough of it that I don't mind if he see's anymore, but to have others...I just don't know if I have the strength and courage in me to have others be watching me, asking the painful questions that aren't intended to be hurtful, like..."How are the adoption plans going?" I am scared to death, so they are not going anywhere until I can get some courage and have some Faith, as George Michael puts it. I just gotta have faith.

p.s. my camera is still broken from the lemonade incident so I will be without pictures for a little bit until I can replace it. Unless, I can figure out how to get the pics from my phone onto here...anyone?

Monday, August 17, 2009

School Year's Eve Party?

School Year's Eve is almost here...are you ready to have a School Year's Eve Party? If you have it in you to do something cute with your kids & their friends, or just your kids, this is a fun site to have as a resource.
There are things from invitations, planners, printable crafts, games, party hats, menu planners, name cards etc.

I did love the Junie B. Jones paper dolls. Getting Junie B. Jones ready to go back to school, how is this not fun? Hailey loved reading Junie B. Jones with her class last year. Wierd to think that she will be going to 2nd grade this year and my little Kyle is not so little anymore and is going to Kindergarten.

There are some cute ideas and fun stuff to do on this site, so check it out if you have time.

Skip the intro. and then the fun stuff is under the Party Planner section.

Enjoy the time you have left with your little ones:)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Back 2 School Ready?

Am I ready?
Are my kids ready?
Am I excited?
Are my kids excited?

All of the above answers are YES! Ready or we come type deal!
I don't even care if I don't have everything this year. I think that both my kids have too much clothes, they might not be cute or even go together, but as far as laundry goes, they have plenty! I didn't buy much this year because last year I tried to buy big for Hailey and also we get awesome hand-me-downs which I love from my sister. Thank you, Becky. I also did the frugal mom thing, which was way more fun for me than it was supposed to be...I ironed on fun decals to Hailey's older plain shirts from last year that still fit, and now she loves them. I did the fun girly cutesy skulls and rock and roll guitars and cute camo stuff and threw in a cute girly one too. I have more decals too, if anyone wants them.
Hailey even brought a few friends over and we made cute ones for them on their old/plain shirts. Again, way more fun for me than it should be.

Kyle, who knows with this growing beanstalk. I have an array of sizes to hopefully catch him in. This kid changes 5x's a day and has a shoe fetish and a pocket obsession. I don't understand it. He always wants shoes everywhere he goes etc. He loves pockets to carry all of his latest gadgets that he totes everywhere, usually ends up in the laundry too, if he forgets to glue it to himself as he sleeps. Kyle can't have his shirt get wet, if it even has a little water from washing his hands, he has to change. Yes-the laundry loads are awesome. My favorite is like today when I washed his clothes and kept hearing beeping and thumping from the washer & dryer. Come to find out, his play phone was in a "pocket" and going haywire from the water, and the thumping was his beloved "Ben 10" watch that I don't even know how that was in a pocket, because it rarely comes off of his wrist. Along with all of the soggy laundry, misc. toys that smuggle their way through, there is always a parade size load of empty candy wrappers in the mix. It is always a party doing his laundry...SURPRISE!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wo- slow down there!

Talk about a fly by Summer. I have had so much go on and haven't had the chance to put any of it on my blog. Sorry for all of the things that I can't put on here, this is why...
May-Just crazy, kids getting out of school etc.
June-Summer is finally here and it rained a lot, Kyle and I got Swine Flu and we quarantined ourselves and did some awesome activities, if I can find the pictures, I will post them.
July-Last part of June and into July we went to visit Jenny and Ryan West family in Fargo, ND. That's right folks, we drove to Fargo Freeking North Dakota. Ask about details for the trips there and back, got lots of stories. We went to Jenny and Ryan's lakehouse in Minn. and had a blast with cousins West family, Thompson family, Loo family and wished the rest were there. The toy's were excellent, thanks to the West's. Had never even heard of Razors that you ride(on land). Awesome!! The Jetski they had was amazing-I was able to pull a 4 person tube and have 2 people on the jetski with me, no problem. It was a mini-boat, newest dream toy for me. After a fainting/ER visit(not me, for once), Karaoke night at the lakeside pizza/bar joint(another funny story, ask for details), Anniversary stay across the lake at another cabin/resort (funny stories with this too), and another ER visit from falling off of the boathouse onto the cement and then into the water (also, not me, my nephew) We had a pretty eventful time there.
We went camping with the ward for the 1st time since we first got married (10yrs) Our kids loved it. No major accidents-for us anyway.
Went to the Highland splash park a gazillion times with the most recent one leaving with the kids' lemonade spilling in my purse and ruining my phone and camera. I about had a nervous breakdown because I can't afford to replace either of them and I couldn't really even get mad because my poor little one didn't realize he hadn't screwed the lid on very well. Blast!
Went to classic skating and 5min. later got in the car and headed to the ER with a broken wrist of Hailey's.(Of course, no working PHONE!) No tears, she is awesome under shock. She didn't even throw up, although she thought she was going to a few times. With a cast up past her elbow, we have been limited to certain activities without water or chance of further injury-try telling this to an active 7yr.old who feels no pain.
Went to Liberty Land again today and had fun doing the one activity that Hailey can do- miniature golf, she pouted at first because she thought her cast wouldn't allow her to play well. after she got a hole in one, she stopped complaining and had fun.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Girls Weekend

This last weekend we had a Moody side of the family "Girls Weekend" in St. George. (Moody is my mom's maiden name, not that it was a gathering for cranky moody women)
THANK YOU AUNT LAURIE for setting this up, it was so much fun!
There were several condos and the main one was HUGE enough for us to all hang out and not feel like sardines (17plus) We ate yummy food, hung out watching movies and painting nails, ate yummy food, did the hot tub thing, ate yummy food, went shopping, had more yummy food, made jewelry, talked and told colorfully exagerated stories from the past and laughed till our sides hurt and tears were wetting the creases of our smiling scrunched up eyes.
I only wish Jenny and Jana were there and it would have been perfect. Next time all of the sisters will be there and we will make it a tradition to get together and have fun together.
I totally loved the chance to get away and relax in an environment made for me, fun and excitement, loud girls like me who think that they are funny, and yummy food that I barely had to do anything for, and the fact that if I wanted to stay up all night I could, and I wouldn't have to wake up early with the kids. Sleeping in, just the thought is like candy. Of course, I woke up at 8am after going to sleep at 3am. No-one else seemed to be mechanically set for 8am like me, they were all snoozing in their beds. I was so mad at myself and got up went to the bathroom so I wouldn't have that should I shouldn't I feeling when you are trying to fall asleep. If you don't get that feeling when you are trying to fall asleep, consider yourself blessed. Then I snuggled in bed and read my book until my narcolepsy took over the anxiety and I slept until 10:45am and was so excited when I woke up and completly slept through a meal and it didn't bother me one bit. Off to shopping, nothing like a good distraction to keep you from remembering you haven't eaten anything until 2:45pm I normally get majorly cranky and irritable until I have food in the tum. Nothing, it was like the shopping was feeding me. I try not to go to the store as this could be a problem. It was so fun to be with sisters, my mom and my fun cousins and aunts and just go by the fly and whatever goes goes. We embraced the changes and enjoyed the journey:)
The weekend topics included Becky's new twins and my Angenlina Jolie long hair and color. So underlining topic was about the babies we could get, the changes we had made to help ourselves feel beautiful. Pretty sad ha? Other than that, it was just plain fun together with people you miss. I'll add more pictures as I gather them from everyones cameras. For now, I just have the ones from my camera of me with my sisters and mom. I can't wait until the next girls weekend!!

Playing Catch Up!

Wow, time flies! I have been sick on and off and I have had computer trouble, and I have just not felt like getting on the computer and giving attention to something other than what I had to handle.
Sorry for those who would get on here to check for updates for me and my fam because they just weren't put on here.
I will try and recap, it is going to be extremely condensed.
So after the pneumonia that took quite a while to recover from, I have just been kickin it back and takin it easy. Kids don't usually allow this to happen so I have just been running around to and from Hailey and Kyle's soccer games and practices, and just being mom and getting the usual exhaustion that comes from that.

I have recently started walking out in the mornings with Janel, (we started at the gym, but 5am workouts just weren't workin out) so 6am workouts through the cemetery isles have been working for us so far. Hopefully we can bump it up to a run/jog the whole time instead of every other isle. After the awesome workouts and getting my fun friend free therapy from Janel, whom I adore and suck all of her info and probably energy out of, I go on with the day. Lately my kids have been stinkers and also so sweet at the same time, so it evens out.

Dan and I took on a paper route from another friend, Liann and her husband and it has been helpful in the fact that our debt can now not be such a stress. It is starting to become a feeling of yes, we can get through this, other than the feeling like you don't know how you will ever recover and be debt free. We can finally see what needs to be done and we are taking action and doing it, even if it means having a job that is in the wee hours of the morn and feeling like you have a kids job and your missing your bike and the $2 that you need to beg for, it has been good. (Reference to Better off Dead movie, in case you don't understand my humor-"I want my two dollars") Dan does most of the work, I take Saturdays to give him a day to sleep in. If I can handle more days, I'll take it, although, I think Dan doesn't feel confident enough for me to take on more. He gets the route done in 1/2 the time and gets no complaints. Me, on the other hand, take forever and when I have had enough, and I get frustrated at those addresses and what goes to whom and where, trying to beat the rooster's crow. I sometimes have the attitude of "screw it" and go on to the next address that I know. Doesn't happen all of the time, I am okay with a complaint here and there. I am use to it. Dan, probably not so much, his demeanor usually radiates perfection. That is what happens when you marry your complete opposite. Sorry Dan.
Marriage wise, things have been only getting better. Dan had put some money aside for our 10 yr. anniversary coming up in July (Can you believe it? Me either-that is has been 10 years, not that Dan set aside $ for a romantic vacation) When I found out he did this I was floored. Dan doesn't value vacations in the way that I do and he knew that it was important to me and that I had been dreaming of an awesome romantic vacation for our 10yr. ever since we were married. It was always...maybe for our 10yr. over and over when I envied other people's exotic vacations.
With the economy scares and the possibilities it may bring, I decided food storage was awesome to spend some of the money on and is way more romantic than any island with clear blue water and palm trees and georgious flowers and warm sand. Really, I thought I would be way more sad letting the trip go and spending the money more wisely and it wasn't bad at all. The romantic thing for me was that Dan set money aside and knew what I wanted and was trying to give it to me. THANK YOU DAN! I love him for always trying to be what I think that I need. I love him. This year has been our year of trying new things to fall in love with eachother for and we have both tried hard for one another and I am so thankful that it has worked, more than I had hoped for. LOVE HIM! Can't wait to spend eternity with him, he is my Best Friend!

So that wraps up the lost time I didn't post and with this novel, I hope that you are caught up on our lives.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Girls Game Night Fri.

I know that I am sick and that I probably shouldn't be doing this, but...
I am still planning on doing game night this Fri. unless I have some freakish weird thing happen and I end up at the hospital. Fingers crossed.

I will keep it short for everyone 7pm-9pm I would say it would be shorter, but by the time people show up, small talk included, game set up etc. 2 hours is really not long at all.

If you want to help out:

Ignore the neglected house and puppy smell
Bring a favorite treat to snack on or enjoy the candy I will have.

Bring a game you like, or just come and we can use mine.

Hope to see you there if you can make it, if you are worried about getting pneumonia, the Dr. said that it is highly unlikely that anyone would get it from me, but to be careful around the elderly and infants, or anyone with a compromised immune system. I am sorry for those of you who have babies, I wouldn't bring them this time. I hope that this doesn't take out half the crowd. Play soon:)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

5 FUNNY things from this week


My little girl who has lost her 7th tooth, pulls it out to show me as I am sicker than a dog in bed and is beaming. Little did I know that the "tooth fairy" wasn't going to come that night...The next morning Hailey says "Mom, I guess the tooth fairy didn't know where I was because I came into your room and slept with you." (...phew) The next night my mom politely reminds us that Hailey's tooth is under her pillow. The funniest thing was attached to her baggy with her tooth.

The note read:

Sorry toth fariey I was sleeping in my moms bed

Love Hailey Back

Iv onley got one doller so if you cud give me to that woud be grate

Translation, because Hailey is excellent on her spelling tests, but when it comes to free writing, she flies through it and spells like she's got a split personality.

"Sorry, tooth fairy, I was sleeping in my mom's bed."



Turn over the note

"I've only got one dollar, so if you could give me two that would be great."

Dan and I laughed until our sides hurt, of course the tooth fairy thought that was funny too, so Hailey got $2 for her tooth instead of $1. Who asks for more money from the tooth fairy? My money loving/spending daughter.


Dan decided his arm hairs were creating unwanted static, so he "clipped his arm hair"no he didn't shave it but he clipped it. Okay, that is funny to me, who does this?


3rd ER visit brought laughter. I shared a curtain with a kid who came in with his parents for drinking alcohol and eating a marijuana brownie. Symptoms- he felt funny. Diagnosis- DUH!! You are drunk and high. Directions- sleep it off at mommy's house. As much as I tried to contain my laughter from the other side of the curtain, it was hard and I made our nurse tell me to "stop, stop, stop, it is hard enough as it is to not laugh and here you are..." I told him that I couldn't help it and I didn't work there so I really didn't have to stop. Dan and I were entertained a little more than the other 2 visits earlier in the week. The entertainment made up for the t.v. being on their side of the curtain and it gave me a distraction while I was getting another IV treatment. The topper was when the doctor came in laughing and said it was funny, then quickly changing his statement to no it is not funny, I just haven't seen this since the 70's. There is more funny stuff that was said but it would take too long. Anyway, a surprising laugh for the night and a warning from the nurse on the way out to not eat the brownies...


During this pneumonia bit, I have been downing cough drops. Kyle, considers them candy, regardless of what I might say. He then tells me he has the hiccups so he needs them too. I try to tell him, these aren't for hiccups they are for coughs and even if they were for hiccups, you don't have that either. He then says, I have the hiccups that need these mom. So what do you say to that, I haven't ever had those kind of hiccups, so why not?


The talent show that I went to for Hailey's school, that is pretty much all that needs to be said. Everyone loves to watch their own kid and maybe a friends, but watching complete strangers kids up there doing who knows what, can be pretty funny. I felt like some of the performances will make great blackmail someday. Too Funny!

I am starting this tag myself, so I would love to hear your funny things for the week, month or even year. It is just nice to laugh:)


Yes, I have pneumonia and it has completely knocked me out to where I haven't even had an ounce of energy to get on the computer, and how much do you really need for that? Apparently, it takes more than you think.

Quick update:
3 ER visits, 3 DR visits, 3 x-rays, lots more tests, and IV therapy at home. Not all in order, but you get the idea.

IV therapy now and I am happy to be able to do this at home. I started throwing up my medicine last night and hopefully this new medicine that they gave me will help me have a better night tonight.

Other than that I am doing as good as a person with Pneumonia in both lungs could be doing.

I am thankful for the blessing Dan and my Dad gave me the 1st ER visit, lesson learned or am still learning...
Gotta have Faith as George Michael puts it, Gotta Have Faith, a Faith a Faith...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Win it Forward...first 5 comments wins!

Win it Forward...first 5 comments wins! I am unlucky when it comes the winning contests...How lucky are you?I double dare you to accept this challenge.This game involves a few of my favorite things: handmade goods, creativity, and gift-giving. Here are the tagging instructions: The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It'll be done this year. (might be a little while)
4- You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a story. It may be poetry or an article or properly cleaning your face before a masque. I may draw or paint something. I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
The catch?Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog.The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!

I am excited to do this, my friend had this on her blog and I am all over it!! I can't wait to see what wild things the pulls out of her bag:)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Keeping the Spark lit

A little late, but I am still going to post it. I just had to put a picture of the "early days" where either of us are barely recognizeable, yes that is me and yes that is Dan, just a little younger and lighter for the both of us.
I just wanted to reflect on my marriage for a minute as I am thinking of others who are having trials. Marriage has not been at all what I imagined. However, it has been more than what I imagined in other ways. I don't know how marriage could ever be what you create in your mind, when you are so young and don't understand what is going to go into it.

I have a full heart, I feel like I am bearing my testimony, I guess I kind of am... I am so thankful now more than ever for an eternal marriage. I am just now beginning to understand the promises and covenants with my Heavenly Father pertaining to my family. I couldn't imagine life being over with my loved ones, after being here on this earth. I can't imagine how much sadness it would entail if I couldn't be with Dan again and see Hailey smile and laugh, or have more cuddles with Kyle. What a joy they are in my life- ALL OF THEM!

Sure, marriage can be hard, and sometimes you just feel like..."is this it?" and you wonder if the spark that was once there was ever strong enough to last. I just want to say that you can re-ignite the spark, or get a new one all together. This past year in our marriage has been just that. I have been so thankful to have a husband who is willing to communicate with me and that we are able to understand one anothers needs. I feel a new spark that is lit, there are things that I love my husband for now that he did not have when we were first married. I love the way that we have grown together. Sometimes our spark has fizzled a little and I just have to keep working on getting a flame started to light the dang thing, and get it going again. I am so thankful for all of the information and councel given by our church leaders on marriage and family. My testimony is strong of the family and the eternal promises that we have through our temples. I just want the world to know that I love my family!!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Get your Game on!

You know you want to come tonight and play games at 7PM
I hope that you can come and get your game on with all us girls!

Bring a friend, and a game that you like, if you don't have either one, you should definately come and get some:)

I have tonz of treats for the night so just come and have fun!

You know you all want to come and play games tonight at 7PM

Monday, January 26, 2009

Puppy Post Pardum?

Seriously? Come on... Really?

Feelin a little blue, stressed about the messes from the dog, waking up in the night, not much sleep, worried about the puppy getting hurt because she is so tiny, and watching her like a hawk whenever she is on the carpet to make sure she gets put near her piddle pad when she starts sniffing.

Having headaches again, body aches, and my heart is palpitating again constantly, shortness of breath, and feeling like I'm on the verge of tears whenever I speak, and for what?

And what a sweet little thing she is. She has me suckered in along with the rest of the family.
I really hope that these symtoms aren't related to having a new puppy, but if they are...BRING IT ON! I know my mind and body are psycho, so why not? Puppy Pardum, is there counceling for this...any drugs?
For now, I will stick to what I got and ride through the blues and hope that it passes.

In the meantime, I will just keep on snuggling my little "Ewok":)

Doesn't she look like one?

Remember this movie?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Our Newest Addition

We finally got what our kids have been begging for since birth... A PUPPY!
Yea, to the dog smell that will likely take over our house over time, and yea to the forever piddle and dog messes to come. I am looking forward to the chew marks on shoes and the furniture.
Our little Nellie couldn't be cuter! She has been the best little puppy, we didn't expect her to fit so well. She adapted so quick to her new family. She loved each of us from the second we brought her home. I was worried that she would be afraid of our kids, quite the opposite, Kyle runs while the little furball chases his feet to chew on them. She love's to play. She is always trying to chew on your toes, fingers and even ears, in my case my hair.
We are in love with our newest family member Nellie Bohrer.

Nellie Bohrer
2 Months old
Imperial Shih Tzu
Light as a feather-
Kyle follows Nellie everywhere and always is convinced that he needs to pick her up, even when she is clearly doing something.
Hailey enjoys carrying Nellie everywhere, loves to cuddle and play with Nellie. Hailey has become the bossy big sis and pretty much tries to be Nellie's mother. Hailey will tell on Kyle for trying to do the very thing she is already doing with the puppy.

Nellie goes straight for Dan's ears if he is laying down. She loves to crawl all over his head and chew on his ears. I am sure that those wet willies are the best!

This is Nellie the first night that we brought her home, she was such a cuddler. She snuggled and gave kisses constantly.

Sometimes, Nellie just tickles! The first night, Nellie wiggled a little more than Kyle was expecting and she squirmed right out of Kyle's arms a few times, luckily, he was always sitting on the floor.

Hailey could have died and gone to heaven and not known the difference. She thinks she is in Heaven with this puppy. Hailey is constantly saying Thank you for getting us a puppy, and I always knew we would get a puppy someday...


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Finally, an update

Been a long time, so there are going to be a clump of posts, that should have been on for a while.