Friday, October 31, 2008

My favorite thing about halloween!

This is not a Halloween gone by. This is Jeff this morning. I love this guy!

Thursday, October 30, 2008


I was running errands like crazy this morning which means the level of obedience and calmness in my 2 kidd0s was next to nothing by the second store. McKay and Sophie were laughing and chatting it up so loud you'd think they were at a party. So, I had this conversation with Sophie (who was the louder of the two):

Me: Sophie, you are being too loud. Shhh...

Soph: I not too oud. I cute!

Yes Sophie you are. Can't argue there!

Monday, October 27, 2008

The 4th of 4th

I saw this very fun "tag" on another friend's blog, and even though she didn't tag me, I'm going to do it anyway. Hey, I needed a new post since I'm not ready to share all the Halloween festivities just yet. :)

This is my brother-in-law, Dustin, helping with decorations at my BIL and SIL's wedding luncheon which happened to be held at my stake center.

Ok. So here's what you do. Choose the 4th photo file on your computer and then the 4th picture in that file and tell about it. Kinda fun!

Now I tag Sally (because that's your hubby up there), Cami, Ranae, Simone and whoever else wants to play.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Somebody else

Friday I went and got my hair cut. When I walked back in the door, Jeff saw me and his jaw dropped and his eyes popped out. When Lyndsi saw me she told me she liked my hair. Sophie, being 2, didn't notice my hair at all and would only notice it if it had a cookie or candy on top. When McKay say my hair, he stared at me for a minute and then said:

McK; Why'd you do that to your hair?

Me: Because I thought it would be fun. Don't you like it?

McK: Well, yeah, but you look like somebody else.

And here's another view:

Thank you Marlene for the beautiful family picture! I can't wait to see the rest!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I love being random

I have lots of pictures and even a video to share, but it will have to wait. I still need to find some camera cords to upload them. In the meantime....

Last night, after her bath, Sophie insisted on wearing "undies." Now, I know most parents would be jumping up and down with delight and joy, but I'm not one of those. Not that I love diapers. I just don't enjoy potty-training. Amazingly, she stayed dry for the 45 minutes she had them on and even sat on the potty and sang some songs with me. (If you can get her to sing the theme song to "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" for you, it is priceless!) No big deal. I figured she just overheard me talking to McKay about his undies and wanted a piece of the action. Fastforward to this morning. First thing she asks me for is her undies. Oh joy. But, I went along with it. Once again she stayed dry for a long time and sat on the potty and sang some more. Mimi even got to sit with her. (Mimi is her beloved bear.) Not too long after Lyndsi informed me that Sophie smelled. We won't go into details, but the diaper went back on. I promise I'm not trying to hold on to my baby. She's not ready and I'm not ready. Yay for disposable diapers! (I'm sure I'll get the mother-of-the-year award for this post.)

On a completely unrelated note, I love Jasper Hale/Cullen/whatever. He is one of my favorite characters in the Twilight series. I am not, however, loving the face they chose to play my southern hero. Don't get me wrong, it's a lovely face. Just not my Jasper's. I think I posted an option I could live with a while back. Last night Jeff and I were watching a movie and one of the supporting characters (who coincidentally was named Carlisle) caught my attention. Ok. It was a little more than that. I started bouncing up and down on the couch because I realized that man could be a lovely version of my Jasper. (I am very fun to be around when I get excited about something.) He's rugged. Maybe a little older than Jasper in the book , but I always pictured him slightly older than high school anyway. Without further adieu, here is MY Jasper (aka the beautiful Eric Christian Olsen):

And here is something just plain cute to leave you with:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Calling in sick

Blah. Mom's really can't do that, huh? Too bad. I would love to just lay around in bed with a good book, but kids need to be fed and dressed and run here and there. Fortunately I'm in recovery mode and the worst of whatever I've had was last night. (I'm thinking some sort of 24-hr something.) I'm actually feeling loads better than this morning which was loads better than about 1:30 this morning.

Why is it that when we are under the weather our appetite diminishes when that is exactly the moment we need food the most? I'm sure if food sounded good right now, I would be just fine. Maybe I'll go and eat something to see.

But first, I hope everyone enjoyed conference as much as I did. I think my favorite talk was by Elder Wirthlin. (Don't you just want to hug him?) I've often thought in hard situations "I can either laugh or cry. what's it gonna be?" and so his counsel to laugh really hit home. I also enjoyed Pres. Eyring's talk. There is just so much love radiating from that man. I would love to meet him some day. And, last but not least, Pres. Uchtdorf's talk from RS meeting was amazing. Obviously I enjoy being creative with ribbons and paper, but I never thought about "creating" beyond that basic definition. It really made me think about the different things I do to "create" and makes me want to be sure to create good things-beautiful objects, beautiful/kind/honest/etc children, a "heaven on earth" kind of home, and the list could go on. So inspiring!

Speaking of creating, I finished my Christmas cards! Wahoo!!!!!!!! They (I think) are so cute. I wish I could show them to you, but it would ruin the surprise for when they show up in your mailbox. Guess you'll just have to find some way to manage the suspense for the next 2 1/2 months! lol.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Conference weekend. A time to laze around the house in your jammies, eat too much junk, maybe accomplish a project or two, be with your family, and maybe (wink) grow a little spiritually.

It's not a holiday technically, but....Well, I would say it is at least a religious holiday. Let's look at the facts. We get a break from regular meetings. Very holiday-ish. A lot of people use that weekend to gather with family. Definitely holiday-ish. AND it is a weekend seeped in traditions. (see above)

For me, Conference is the official "kick-off" weekend to the last 3 months of the year, better know as the "holiday" season. I get my kids settled in with some fun new coloring book and crayons and arm them with their little 1st presidency/quorum of the 12 flip-book. Then, I pull out my projects (usually a paper craft of some sort) and get to work. I find if my hands are busy with simple, repetitive motions like cutting, my brain seems to focus better. Last October, I proclaimed Conf. weekend official make my Christmas card weekend. And this year-I'll add "finish everyone's Halloween costumes" to my agenda. A huge bite to chew, but it will be FUN!!

Happy Conference!