Sunday, December 30, 2007
In 10 years we've:
Had 3 kids
Lived in 3 (almost 4) homes, and 1 icky apartment.
Owned 8 vehicles.
Finished 2 basements.
Been to Yellowstone 8 times.
Gained 10 Nieces.
Gained 5 Nephews (Carter was already born when we married.)
Gained 50 pounds.
Been through marriage counseling twice.
Grown closer together.
Enjoyed having our soul mate to grow old with.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Emma with her Pixel Chix, and Maggie with her MagnaDoodle book.
Of course HSM 2 found it's way to our house. The girls think it's pretty cool that I went to college where they filmed the movie. What can I say? I'm just cool like that.
And somehow Santa found a WII on eBay, and sent it our way. We played it all night Christmas night, and I have the sore shoulder to show for it.
Maggie's little piano. Gretta got one just like it. Maybe now they'll leave mine alone.
Now for the run down.
Dinner at Sizzler. My parents go there so often, their server invited them to her wedding, and also gave them a $25 Gift Certificate. Should I brag about that?
Huge snowstorm. The drive home from Sizzler was fun. The vangina rocks in the snow.
Played play dough pictionary at Grandma's house. Green dough makes for interesting sculptures.
Woke up at 5 AM.
Gretta starts puking.
Open presents til 7.
Gretta continues puking.
Breakfast at Nunn and Poppa's at 9.
Open more presents.
Play a wicked game of Cranium. It was Sylvester, Kelli. ;)
Went to Grandma's for lunch.
Opened more presents.
Played another game of Cranium, Clayton style.
Leave in a hurry due to mystery smell.
Play WII all night.
Day after Christmas:
Kids woke up early to play WII
Gretta still puking.
Mom takes shower, finally!
Gretta has a seizure.
Head to Primary's for 2 days.
Gretta back to normal.
Kids playing with WII all day.
Mom not feeling too hot.
Sean's last day of work in Utah.
Looking forward to having him home for 2 weeks.
I think that's all. Sorry about the absence of blogging. I promise I'll be better.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
But it makes me wonder...What kind of cars do my reader(s) drive? I'll start.
03 Honda Odyssey
05 Dodge Ram (Git 'er dun!)
Monday, December 17, 2007
1. I had a nose bleed. Some people have cowlicks or widows' peaks that run in their families, but we have nose bleeds. Aren't we lucky? Yes, we are. So at 4:30 AM, I wake up to that icky taste in my mouth. I hate that. So half-coherent, I'm staggering to the bathroom to take care of this mess. And even luckier, it wouldn't stop. So for a half an hour I sat on the edge of the bath tub and half slept, half gagged.
2. Finally, it stopped. 5:15, I just drift off to sleep, and find myself startled awake by the sound of my dog whining. She never whines. Unless... Yep, she pees on the carpet. The newly cleaned carpets, mind you. Now my mouth tastes like blood and toilet paper, and my house smells like dog pee. Great morning.
But I got to go to lunch with Sugar Daddy, and brave Wal-Mart for a few last minute gifts, so my day improved drastically. I certainly don't think it could have gotten worse.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Cracker Barrel, you suck. Your baby changing table was gross, and you gave my baby, and my sister, diarrhea.
Poor G had to ride home naked with shoes on, and a mere blanket for warmth. Good thing "Sparky" drives fast.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
If I have to say "Because I'm the mom, that's why," or "Can't you just be nice?" or "Don't make me send you to your room and fight it out" or "I'm ready to send in the lions" one more time, I might just, well, I don't really know, but I might do something drastic. Okay, that last one might be a little exaggeration, but sometimes I wish I had a lion just to threaten them with.
So this weekend it will just be Me and G. I know, it should be G and I, but Me and G has a better ring to it, so deal. It comes at a perfect time, really. I mean besides the death threats to the children. It gives me the perfect opportunity to finish the shopping, wrapping, and more shopping. And going to Costco with one kid is like a freakin' vacation. Let's face it. Three is a lot of mouths to shut up. I mean threaten. I mean feed. Yeah, feed, that's it. So I'm taking it easy with G. We plan on sleeping in, and taking lots of naps, and playing lots of games, and taking more naps. And then there will be Costco, and the Mall, and probably a Ward party, and maybe even a dinner out, just the two of us. I'm quite excited.
Meanwhile, Sean will be offering $0.80 on the dollar for a house, which hopefully will be approved in an acceptable amount of time. He'll also be going to dinner with The Ladies, swimming at the Hotel, running errands to the school district, and who knows what else the kiddies will put him up to. I suppose they'll spend too much money, and have too many sweets, but what do I care? He gets to deal with the sugar crash.
So there's the novel. That's a lot of words for a stupid picture of a suitcase. But honestly, I just don't have it in me to be more creative than that at this particular juncture. The creativity is being used elsewhere at the moment. Now if I could just decide on what to get Sugar Daddy for Christmas, I'd be set. Maybe at Costco....
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
This is a first for me. I've joined the ranks of blogger contest hostesses. If any of you are in dire need of handmade crap, a la me, the first 3 people to comment will receive a handmade ditty in the next few days. There are no guarantees of the quality of cuteness of said ditty, but rest assured, it won't be that bad.
Thanks to Britt for sharing her crafty ways. There are rules, however. You have to have a blog of your own (Sorry, MOM!), you have to be prepared to pay it forward as well, and you have to COMMIT to actually following through. If you are one of the winners, you must make a crafty item, and send it to your first three commenter's. If you need a better understanding of the rules, check out Britt's web site here.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Yep, I did.
All of it.
And it was mighty scrumptious.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Dear sugar daddy,
I love you so much. You make me smile, laugh, cringe, cuss, you can irritate me beyond belief. But somehow, I can never, ever stay mad at you. You never fight back when I want you to. You always break into song at restaurants and grocery stores. You never listen, but you always seem to know what I mean. You try and be refined. But I know it's just an act. You're cute when you get romantic. Sometimes you drive like a grandpa, other times you scare me to death with your darting in and out of traffic. You can fix anything. You know things that the average human has no idea about. Most of the time you're full of crap. But it's sweet. I love you for so many reasons. I'm glad it's your birthday so I can tell you how I feel. I hope you have a good day, and many other good days to come.
Your pain in the butt.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
She is just the sweetest, kindest, friendliest person I know. She teaches me everyday how to be a better mother. I'm so thankful for her being in our family. She is truly a gift from Heaven.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Reusable grocery bags. In Utah. At Harmon's! So now I'm doing my part. And it feels, well, pretty darn good.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
And the "holy crap that's good banana cream pie" was a hit. In case you were wondering.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The reason this is so fun, is it's the only time we see a movie together each year. My family has never been big movie goers, it seemed there was always a motorcycle race or monster truck rally to attend instead. Just sitting around laughing at, I mean with, my sibs is super cool. We all get along so well, it's freaky. We're all pretty different, especially me, but we just work. It's what family is all about.
Then there's tomorrow. Tomorrow is the denouement of my Holiday excitement. For many it is Christmas, but I prefer the food, and turkey, of Thanksgiving. My mom makes the best turkey dinner ever. It's perfect. The turkey is juicy, the potatoes are fluffy, the gravy giblety, and the yams marshmallowy. And then there's the rolls. Oh, Rhodes, you make a mean roll. Thank you for your refined sugary goodness. My hips and tummy shelf thank you too.
Sorry for such a long post, but it's just such a great day, I can't bring myself to abridge. So in keeping with the spirit of the season, Happy Thanksgiving! And merry Christmas, too.
Monday, November 19, 2007
1. I have conquered my fear of flying. Amazing what 10,000 sky miles in 2 months will get you. The help I needed came it the silliest of forms. Earplugs. Who knew? I have always had sensitive ears when it comes to loud sounds and such, so I thought I'd try earplugs to take the noise down a bit. Apparently this is all I needed. No engine noise = no anxiety about the weird engine noise! Brilliant!
2. We may have found a house. May have. It's a nice enough house, in a nice neighborhood at the end of a dead end street. The Ward is good, too. But then I get home and check my email, and there, in my inbox, is a newer, bigger, cheaper house on a bigger lot. DOH! We'll see.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Also, feel free to make your own additions/edits.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is
“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters
Almonds are members of the peach family.
The symbol on the “pound” key (#) is called an octothorpe.
The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.
Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
The word “set” has more definitions than any other word in the
“Underground” is the only word in the English language that
begins and ends with the letters “und.”
There are only four words in the English language which end
in”-dous” tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
The longest word in the English language, according to the
Oxford English Dictionary,
The only other word with the same amount of letters is
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.
The longest place-name still in use is
ngahoronukupokaiwenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.
Los Angeles’s full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la
Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula” and can be
abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, “L.A.”
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
In most advertisments, including newspapers, the time displayed
on a watch is 10:10.
Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a belly button.It was eliminated
when he was sewn up after surgery.
Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on their birthdays.
Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.
Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two lions have
the same pattern of whiskers.
Steely Dan got their name from a sexual device depicted in the
book ‘The Naked Lunch’.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
The Ramses brand condom is named after the great phaoroh Ramses
II who fathered over 160 children.
There is a seven letter word in the English language that
contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters,
“therein” the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.
Duelling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are
registered blood donors.
John Larroquette of “Night Court” and “The John Larroquette
Show” was the narrator of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after
Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in
Frank Capra’s “Its A Wonderful Life”
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw
up.The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of
it’s mouth.Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the
stomach’s contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully
ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
The male gypsy moth can “smell” the virgin female gypsy moth
from 1.8 miles away.
The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti.
The name for Oz in the “Wizard of Oz” was thought up when the
creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z,
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar
tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
‘Stewardesses’ is the longest word that is typed with only the
To “testify” was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a
statement made by swearing on their testicles.
The combination “ough” can be pronounced in nine different
ways.The following sentence contains them all “A rough-coated,
dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough;
after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a
letter is uncopyrightable.
'Lollipop' is the longest word typed with only the right hand.
Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct
order, as does arsenious, meaning “containing arsenic.”
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the
Australian coat of arms for that reason.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have
The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase
“Shah Mat,” which means “the king is dead”.
of lore when the engines were pulled by horses.The horses were stabled
on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight
Friday, November 9, 2007
It may surprise you that all these years, despite your lack of input into my child rearing choices, I have managed to raise 3 lovely daughters without any life-threatening incidents. I realize that there are children running around, and that my crawler my not be seen and may get her fingers stepped on. I also realize the "car" isn't childproofed. And yet I allow my 9 month old to enjoy herself fully, within arms reach. How dare I! How dare I not keep her snugly fastened in her baby bjorn, and turned away from the excitement she craves! How dare I not sanitize my children's hands after they have played in the water!
I simply smile, and say, "Thank you," and move on my merry way. When really I'm thinking to myself, "Lady, one day your kids are gonna get so sick of you hovering over them incessantly, they will do anything to get away from you! Let them play and be kids, and get bumps and bruises. RE.LA.XXXXX!"
Mom who could care less what you think.
#$%^$^. This is me falling down as I descend my soap box. If only I had a hand rail.....
Thursday, November 8, 2007
More of the Halifax harbor, or harbour, as they say in Canadia.
Glass blowers in Halifax. We sat and watched these guys for a good half hour.
One of the many cemeteries in Halifax. These headstones are made of Sandstone, and therefore don't weather too well. Some of them are paper thin. There is also a headstone here marking one of the Titanic victims. They date back as far as 1700.
Apparently the only picture I have of Bar Harbor. I'm sure I have more on my phone, I'll just have to upload those. The colors on this island don't do justice to the main island beauty.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Radio City Music Hall. Right down the street from our hotel. Anyone that knows me, knows that I would love to see the Rockettes Holiday Show. Too bad we were a week too early.
Sean in Central Park. Isn't he so GQ?
This is me on the balcony of our stateroom. It was super sunny, hence the squinty eyes.
Ellis Island. This is the view from our stateroom as we left the Port of New York.
And the Statue of Liberty. Also from our stateroom. I'm glad we picked Starboard just for this reason.
I'll post more pics. Blogger was limiting me to 5.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Day 1: Ate at Cheesecake Factory in Lincolnshire at 11:00 PM. Yummy.
Day 2: Met Realtor and looked at 20 homes in 8 hours. Only 3 possibilities.
Dinner with "Boss Man" at Wildwood. Yummy.
Drove to O'Hare and stayed in a sweet suite.
Day 3: Flew to NYC on the tiniest plane ever. I was so brave.
Found Hotel. Hotel was waaaayyyy tiny. But cool.
Took a bus tour starting at Midnight. Finished at 2:00 AM, and there was construction!
Day 4: Walked through Central Park. Took a cab to the Pier, and boarded ship. Took nap.
Day 5: Sea Day. Took nap. Ate food, not so yummy.
Day 6: Arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I was up at 4:00 AM, and the port is beautiful!
Found a coffee shop and drank hot chocolate and at cinnamon rolls.
Realized Canadia has their own funny money.
Watched local glass blowers. Cool.
Went to Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and saw Titanic exhibit. Very interesting.
Had Seafood Chowder, and fries with vinegar. Weird, but good.
Boarded ship, took nap.
Watched freaky family for entertainment.
Day 7: Arrived in Bar Harbor, Maine. Again, up at 4:00 AM to watch the ship dock.
Realized people talk funny in Maine. Bah Hahbah especially.
Ate crab balls and lobster rolls for lunch. So Yummy!
Took tour of Acadia National Park, very cool. Saw Martha Stewart's home.
Boarded ship. Took nap.
Watched funny comedian for entertainment.
Day 8: Arrived in Boston, Massachusetts. Up at 7:00 AM.
Had Dunkin' Donuts for breakfast. So Yummy!
Followed the red Freedom Trail around to all the tourist sights.
Had a good time talking in British accents.
Ate chili in bread bowls, and Gelato.
Boarded ship. Took nap.
Sang Karaoke. Scary.
Day 9: Arrived in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Very, very windy.
Had to tender to shore in 12 foot waves.
Rented car to explore island. Pretty cool island.
Ate the best nachos in a sea side tavern.
Realized a hurricane was headed our way.
Boarded ship. No nap.
Tried to eat dinner, but all fooded out.
Was rocked to sleep by huge waves.
Day 10: Arrived in NYC. Disembarked ship and headed for airport.
Upgraded to first class, and hung out in first class lounge for 6 hours. Niiice.
Home sweet home.
That's pretty much it. I'll post photos after I get them uploaded. I've been stuck behind mountains of laundry, so no time for fun, yet!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Actually, it wasn't as bad as I thought. I must have good luck. Getting my drivers license renewed wasn't too bad either.
So now I have a certified copy of my birth certificate, no passport, and a renewed drivers license. I should be okay leaving the country. I'm only going to Canada, it's not like they have to worry about me staying there or anything....
I'm also pretty sure that now that I have my birth certificate, my passport will show up. Had I not gotten the BC, the passport would stay lost. Is that Murphy's Law? And who is this Murphy person? The same Murphy from the Romance?
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I'm about to go deep. Yes, people, I've been thinking. Scary.
In hearing of the Malibu fires that have affected Bonny and her crew, and especially after hearing Esme say she took a box of "things money can't buy", I started wondering about what I would take if I had to leave my home so quickly.
And honestly, I'm not sure.
I know I would grab my fireproof safe with all the important documents, birth certificates, passports (which there will be another post about shortly), car titles, and insurance info. I would grab my scrapbooks. I would grab the Wedding Egg from Nunn Bee, and the quilts from my mom. After those things, I'm not really sure what else I would take. What else would be irreplaceable? So many things are merely material. It kind of makes me sad that so much of my life is replaceable. I guess I should take more time and effort to make things special. What is irreplaceable to you? What are your "things money can't buy"?
Monday, October 22, 2007
And Meg, these bullets are just for you.
- It would seem some thoughts and prayers are in order for Bonny and her family, as they battle the Malibu fire near their home. You can see the updates here.
- My passport is nowhere to be found. We had it expedited in 4-8 days, and 8 days later, still no sight of it. Hmm, what will I do to get on that ship?
- Gretta came down with the pink eye, which then spread into the other eye as well. Now we have to put gunky antibiotic ointment in her eyes twice a day. Try doing that on a wriggling 9 month old.
- Gretta is 9 months old today. 15 pounds, and a super crawler.
- I have a new addiction. StumbleUpon, on Firefox. Holy crap, this thing is addicting.
- The red paint in my kitchen and up my stair well has been discontinued. Too bad we have another coat to do on one wall, and a few touch ups on the existing red. I wonder how that will look? The new red is close, but I don't think it's close enough. Stupid Lowes.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
They had soup in bread bowls, and doughnuts. It was muy delicioso. I made Gabe/Laura's tortellini soup with ground turkey. Super yummy. You can find the recipe here.
Later today will bring:
A trip to the craft store for Halloween party invitation shiz.
3 kids getting flu shots.
Gretta getting a prescription for antibiotics for her pink eye (thanks mom!).
Me battling with Maggie for her to wear pants. She only wants to wear "soft shorts" and it's 50˚ outside.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Maggie has a fever and won't eat.
Gretta is pulling up on anything that she can get her hands on.
Emma has decided it's better to do her entire homework packet on Mondays, so she's free the rest of the week.
Sean and I saw each other for a total of 1 hour yesterday. Today will probably be the same.
I have to start packing. I do, I do, I do.
We leave for our cruise in a week and a half! Yay!
Monday, October 15, 2007
See more details of our wicked fun trip here.
Actually, what made my trip was this.
Have you ever needed to use the facilities, like, NOW?
I was in that mode, and at the Maverick, the line for the ladies room was 10 deep. No way was I going to make it! So what do I do? Use the Men's room, of course!
Only come to find out a little too late, the toilet doesn't flush. I'm looking around waiting to be Punk'd. I guess that's Karma kicking my butt for using the Men's room. I put my plumbing expertise to work, and saved my butt. Whew! We all had a good laugh about that!
Moab is a cool place, probably one I will miss quite a bit when we move to the Midwest. :(
Friday, October 12, 2007
I'm taking "Knocked Up" to see what that's all about. Sean bought it at Wal-Mart while us gals were in Seattle.
I guess that means he got Knocked Up at Wal-Mart. I'm guessing he's probably not the first.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
I'm not a traveler. I'm a homebody.
So our trip to Chicagoland was fruitful. And a bit discouraging. We found a lot of places to live. A lot of places we can't afford. With property taxes at 2.5%, it's killing our bottom line. But we have a decision to make.
1. Do we want an acre of land 45 minutes from Sean's office? Problem, the HOA will not allow any outbuildings (ie. a garage big enough to hold our trailer), or for us to park the trailer on the side of the house. So what's the point of an acre that you can't do anything on?
2. Do we want a house in a cookie cutter neighborhood like we live in now, 10 minutes from Sean's office? Problem, the land is too small for us to park the trailer on the side of the house. Do I want to spend $100 a month for storage? Although, the smaller property comes with lake rights, and is right across the street from the beach of the small-ish lake. Possibly sell the trailer and buy some wave runners?
We did drive through some areas that had homes on 300+ acres, with ranch houses and barns as big as neighborhoods. Barrington is one of those. If only there was a ghetto. We didn't get to see any of downtown Chicago, since Sean's office is over an hour away from there. We looked into Wisconsin, but property tax isn't that much less, and the commute would be brutal, so that was nixed. Hopefully we can narrow down some homes and get out with a Realtor and see them in a few weeks.
Other things that happened:
Sean puking on the plane after THE WORST take off ever.
Our "little person" car.
RED LIGHT! SCREEEEECH!
No sense of direction, due to lack of mountains.
Lake Michigan. Freezing, BTW.
Many, many many thanks to My "'Da Bomb" Mom, and of course Meg, for watching the girls. It sure made life easier not having to schlep around 3 kids. Gretta is having Nunn withdrawals.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
3rd (Today)- Meg. 26!
5th- Mom. 29!
6th- Mckinley. 9!
7th- Maggie. 4!
21st- Troy. 37!
Other things October brings:
Election Candidates calling incessantly asking for my vote. I must be popular!
Chicago trip this weekend.
Moab trip next weekend.
10th Anniversary cruise/NYC on the 26th.
And of course, Halloween.
I hope I didn't forget anyone.
Monday, October 1, 2007
We did the Underground tour. Which is very cool, especially if you come from a construction family. Yes, the eye beams are old, but since they are founded into 36" of concrete, they are stable. And yes, the keystone arch is the strongest form in construction. It will hold for centuries, apparently. Plus we got to see a guy in a kilt. Cool.
This is the lock going from Puget Sound into Lake Washington, which then joins Lake Union. If you look closely you can see the water level we're at, and then behind the lock you can see the level of the lake. The water is let in to the lock via gravity and pipes, and in about 10 minutes, we rose nearly 8 feet. At low tides it can raise a vessel as high as 26 feet.
And this is one of my favorite moments. This is one of the many, many homeless people that come out at night. You can't read his sign, but I was trying to take a picture without him chasing me and asking for money. The sign reads "My father was killed by street ninjas, I need money for karate lessons". I would think teeth or a shower would come first, but that's just me.
And me on our ghetto shuttle to the airport. It actually wasn't that bad. Just a big bus. It rained so hard on Sunday, I was thankful it was our last day. The other days were just right. A little chilly, unless you're Meg, then you freeze, but I didn't think it was bad at all.
Other fun things:
Jill saying "HUH?"
Finding a great store in the mall with blouses for $34!
Giggles getting tickled on the face by a fish butt.
Kelli taking one right in the face!
Me texting Sean about the homeless guy with a sign, and walking into a sign!
A Pikes Market Labradoodle/Wooley Mammoth.
A wiener dog with a cowboy hat on.
Crepes and Limonata!
Mom noticing the plethora of homosexuals. Good eye mom, good eye!
* And how could I have forgotten the funniest, craziest, hilariousest thing ever! Mom hitting innocent little defenseless Gracie in the face with the check from Ruth's Chris in an attempt to foil our plans for paying for her dinner. We got it, thanks to Gracie's sacrifice. Boo-Ya!
Fun weekend, and we need to do it again. Next time, Chicago!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
See you Monday!
Thats a whole Moose Family, in case you can't tell from the great picture, courtesy of the BB Pearl.
And then we drove over Guardsman Pass into Midway/Heber Valley. Look at that view. I don't remember a time that I've ever seen the leaves so pretty. We must have been right on the money when it came to foliage viewing timing.
Other fun things that happened:
Meg filled up the Audi's trunk with wood and joined us for Tin Foil Dinners. Fun.
The Boy Scouts next to our camp decided our wood was better for stealing.
Sean throwing lighter fluid on the campfire and scaring the crap out of the kids.
Why does this seem to be a recurring theme?
The batteries in the trailer going dead so the heater wouldn't work. Not fun.
The drive over Guardsman. Fun.
The rain. Not fun.
Watching "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody" over and over and over. Not fun.
Deciding at 7:00PM to leave because the rain was just too much. Fun.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
As of December, many, many people will be out of work.
But my Sean, "The Bull", has come away unscathed. Or so it depends on who you ask.
Ask my mom, and she'll tell you differently. Ask me, or Mr. Bull, or the kids, or the in-laws, and they say go for it! Sorry, mom.
So it appears the Frozen North of Wisconsin will be our new home. Sean will be working in Chicago. Sounds fun, eh?
So, from all you pros that have moved across the country, I need some tips. Please, please, please, give me tips on how to make this easier than the scenario I have in my head.
Friday, September 21, 2007
When mom wasn't looking, Gretta made her way under the table. For those that haven't seen the behemoth in person, it's 6' square. And quite the jungle for baby to play in. Also notice the random piece of paper in her hand. Who knows where that's been.
Mornings are hectic, what can I say. No time for details such as watching after the littlest.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
1. Going to Costco. Love Costco almost as much as Ikea.
2. Chilling with my kids. G is so fun now that she's crawling everywhere, and Maggie has really grown up and that makes it much more fun to hang out with her.
3. Having my King Size Bed ALL.TO.MYSELF
Sean has a sleep test tonight. He may have sleep apnea. So for one night he gets to sleep while hooked up to dozens of machines and being watched by strangers through a window. I hope they don't mind a little flatulence.
Friday, September 14, 2007
As has a stainless steel shelving unit. Not this one. I don't own a crappy wood deck.
And Emma scored a cute hot pink chair for her room. Not this one. It goes with a desk. No picture of that, but you know the type, square, silver legs, blah blah.
So all in all, we got cool stuff, but no picture of it yet. You'll just have to wait and see.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Mom's going to be much more careful when it comes to what is under the bed.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
And here she is just looking cute. She's had croup, so if you could hear her raspy little voice, it would just make your heart melt.
For some reason the flash on the camera makes my floors look clean and shiny. It's merely an illusion.
Friday, September 7, 2007
I've started a new recipe exchange blog/dinner get together page. My hope is that those that are close will join in and we can have a dinner once a month and each bring a dish and accompanying recipe for everyone else. They'll also be posted on the blog for ease and for those that can't make it to the dinner. But feel free to post any recipes you want, just know they may be used by us moms.