Sunday, December 28, 2008
Psych - She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
I love Psych! I think it is such a funny, clever, sarcastic show. This is the newest episode opened on MSN (which is the only way I can watch it, being without cable and all) and it is MY FAVORITE to date. Anyways just had to share it. Oh, and Chelsea, I wished I could have been watching it with you. I know it would have made it even funnier!!!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Shanna convinced me to start a blog, I didn't think I'd become one of these people! ;) My new blog address is http://jamyisadaringbaker.blogspot.com/ . It is my new food blog! I recently joined a group of baking bloggers, known as "Daring Bakers". The most recent count I heard was 1000 members. I'd explain it, but I just got done explaining it on my other blog. Wanna know more? Go check it out. Please, don't make me say it all again!
I'll leave everyone with 2 funny Cameron stories.
#1) Tyler was looking at Cameron. Cameron: "What are you looking at?" Tyler: 'I'm just looking at how handsome you are.' Cameron: "No you're not. You're looking at how cool & awesome I am..."
#2) Cameron asks me... "Do you know what my friend Cache's name is?" Not knowing how to respond to this, I say: 'No, I don't Cameron. What is it?' He throws up his hands with a look of bewilderment and monotonously says "It's Cache..."
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Crockpot Italian Beef (Sandwiches)
Cafe Rio Pork with Cilantro Rice
Marie Callenders Lemon Cream Cheese Pie
Coconut Chicken Curry
Chicken Tikka Masala
Peanut Butter Cups
Potato Rolls (FIRST TIME EVER!!! WO-HOO FOR HOMEMADE ROLLS!)
Trifle bites (Can I just tell you my picture of this was WAY better?! Hahaha But my sister still hasn't sent it to me!)
Pumpkin Apple-spice muffins (Sooo good!)
Pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon syrup
Italian's Shepherds pie (Ahh... Good 'ol Rachael Ray!)
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
(BTW, A great big THANKS to Shanna for tips with my food pictures!)
Okay, so who cares?! ME! These were ALL brand new recipes. I've been making something 'new' just about every day. I'm really proud of myself and have been happy with almost everything I made. Seriously, check out the links and if something looks good to you, MAKE IT because almost all of these tasted soooo yummy! My point is, I'm excited to eat something that (to me) is delicous and NO MESS! Thank heavens for hot dogs. ;)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...
You Are a Marilyn!
Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.
How to Get Along with Me
- * Be direct and clear
- * Listen to me carefully
- * Don't judge me for my anxiety
- * Work things through with me
- * Reassure me that everything is OK between us
- * Laugh and make jokes with me
- * Gently push me toward new experiences
- * Try not to overreact to my overreacting.
What I Like About Being a Marilyn
- * being committed and faithful to family and friends
- * being responsible and hardworking
- * being compassionate toward others
- * having intellect and wit
- * being a nonconformist
- * confronting danger bravely
- * being direct and assertive
What's Hard About Being a Marilyn
- * the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind
- * procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself
- * fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of
- * exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger
- * wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right
- * being too critical of myself when I haven't lived up to my expectations
Marilyns as Children Often
- * are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn
- * are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger
- * form a team of "us against them" with a best friend or parent
- * look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel
- * are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent
Marilyns as Parents
- * are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty
- * are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence
- * worry more than most that their children will get hurt
- * sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Seriously, this stuff is amazing! I hate ironing. I've ALWAYS hated ironing. I know no one likes it (unless you're a sick, twisted freak) but I REALLY REALLY hate it. I'm TERRIBLE at it. I end up making MORE wrinkles than I started out with. And the people that tell me they never iron? I just don't understand. My laundry loads must be too big, because even if I pull the clothes out directly from the dryer, they're still not smooth enough for my liking. Now, I only iron pants (since they still look the very best if they're ironed) and... that's it! Just pants! I use this spray at least every other day. Tyler uses it all the time for his scrubs and t-shirts. I use it on the kids' clothes. My shirts. My skirts. Check out this demonstration. http://www.downyez.com/ I know the video is cheesy, but it shows you just how much time you can be saving. It is a bit pricey, but hey: time is money, right?
Monday, December 1, 2008
TYPE ONLY 1 WORD. IT MIGHT BE HARDER THEN YOU THINK!!!
1. Where is your cell phone? nonexistent
2. Your significant other? working
3. Your hair? LONG!
4. Your Mother? busy
5. Your father? somewhere
6. Your favorite thing? dates (as in dating; not the fruit)
7. Your dream last night? none
8. Your favorite drink? lemonade!
9. Your dream/goal? sing
10. The room you're in? basement
11. Your fear? pain
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? VACATION!
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? confident
15. Muffins? apple
16. One of your wish list items? Silicone (you'll never know, will you?)
17. Where you grew up. CALIFORNIA!
18. The last thing you did? play
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your TV? perfect
21. Your pet? Duncan (This is Cameron's alter ego. He's a cat)
22. Your computer? S-L-O-W
23. Your life? stressful
25. Missing someone? Kyla
26. Your car? liquidated
27. Something you're not wearing? earings
28. Favorite Store? Target
29. Your summer? short
30. Your favorite color? undecided
31. When is the last time you laughed? today
32. Last time you cried? today
33. ONE OF MY FAVORITE FOODS: crab
34. PLACE I WOULD LIKE TO BE: Beach (Amen to that, Julie!)
Friday, November 28, 2008
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Oh, and those truffles? They were chocolate chip cookie dough truffles! They were SOOOOOOOOOOOOO easy (and FUN) to make, and so good! You can find the recipe HERE. What have I said before? I'm obsessed with her site! Sorry such a short post, but I'm exhausted. Just got home from grocery shopping and I'm gonna go hang out with the kids and watch a movie! haha
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
- Hash browns
- Avocados on toast
- Domino's pepperoni pizza
- Cafe Rio (pork tacos & pork salad)
- BIG SALAD! (only with buttermilk ranch dressing)
- Cheese fries!!! Although I can't eat them without getting SO sick. But sometimes it's worth it!
8 Things I Did Today (yesterday, since it's early!)
- read books with the kids
- read more books with the kids
8 Favorite Restaurants
- Joe's crab shack (best crab EVER!)
- Spaghetti Factory
- Thai chili gardens
(these aren't really 'restaurants')
- Taco Bell (I LOOOOOOOVE TACO BELL!)
- In & Out
8 Favorite Stores
- Plato's (thanks Helen!)
- Famous footwear
- Gap Kids
- Urban Wear
- Pier 1
- Trader Joe's
8 Things I look forward to
- eating breakfast
- going to Monticello for Thanksgiving
- playing games with Tyler's family
- going to Festival of Trees
- trying Coconut Chicken Curry
- making a homemade gingerbread house
- Tyler finishing his cabinet job
- seeing Kung-Fu panda (random, I know but I can't wait to see it!)
8 Things on my Wish List
- rectangular pizza stone
- silicone bread pans
- Brian Regan "Standing Up" & "Epitome of Hyperbole"
- Tickets to Brain Regan in Feb.!
- Take a photography class
- Have more time to experiment with cooking WITHOUT my kids!
- Tyler to get into the radiology program this year
- A rec. center across the street so we could go play & swim all year round!
8 things I love to do with my family
- singing songs
- playing games (I just taught Cameron 'pictionary'!)
- reading books with my kids
- playing outside/having water fights
- going swimming
- watching Tyler wrestle the kids
- having some peace while Tyler wrestles the kids!
I'm supposed to tag 8 people, but I hate that. So do it if you want, and if not, whatever!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Luckily our seats were reserved so we didn't have to worry about getting there way early to just get any seat! When we arrived, there were people dressed as Alice (she had a freakin' cardboard box-of-a-yellow-Porsche around her waist like a ghetto Halloween costume) and long hair. Boo! If you're gonna dress up, do it right! I know, I'm harsh. Whatever, I'm a Twilight purist. Someone else dressed as Victoria with leaves in her frizzy hair. That was kinda funny.
"So anyways, let's get down to the nitty gritty" (<--- Anyone?)
I really liked the movie. I was REALLY surprised I liked the movie. I REALLY liked Edward. I was even more surprised I didn't want to vomit the entire time because of him. He was smooth, sexy, classy, all the things he should be. The clothes? Eh, could've been better, but I was still too stunned that I wasn't boo-ing the movie. I was screaming like all the teenagers. Bella was amazing. I was very happy with her acting. There were parts I loved, and there were parts that were ridiculous. Many times, Tammy and I had to put our hands over our mouths to quiet our own laughter. And they weren't funny parts of the movie. The cinematography was terrible. I was so disappointed with their special effects. There were obviously a lot of things left out, and some random things that were added. Does Al Gore have a hold on this entire nation? There was a RIDICULOUS scene about going green and recycling. Recycling is great, but don't even get me started on all that environmentalism. GR! That ticked me off. Oh and Stephenie Meyers makes a small appearance in the movie. I mean, if I wrote a book that turned into a movie, you better believe I'm gonna be in it! But it was kinda random. That's about it for now. I am SOOOOOOO glad I got to see it opening night. It was fun to be part of something that I've really enjoyed. That book was what got me interested in reading. I always hated reading and since reading Twilight I have read 15 books. That doesn't sound like a lot, "but it was tough for me so BACK OFF!" (<--Anyone?). So even though I had tons of issues with Breaking Dawn, I will always appreciate Stephenie Meyer's ability to get this anti-reader excited about reading!
I realize that was a lot of random ramblings, but cut me some slack. It's 4:00 a.m.! WOO-HOO FOR TWILIGHT!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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Monday, November 17, 2008
P.S. I've gotta do a plug for both recipe blogs that I participate in. Come check us out at Good Stuff Maynard HERE and Keen Cuisine HERE. Happy cooking!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Oh yes... My water softener! Hey, I warned you it was random. So when my in-laws were here last, they noticed our AWFUL looking drinking glasses. We ran out of salt for our water softener and they bought us enough for a whole year!!! Our glasses are beautiful and sparkly once again. The best part? I don't have to pre-wash everything. Normally I do. Habit, I guess. But my house has been a wreck for about 2 weeks, and this morning I threw in SPAGHETTI dishes from last night. I didn't even rinse them off. Just scraped off the big chunks of food. When I opened the dishwasher I was sure I'd have to re-wash them. Nope! They were all perfectly clean! THANK YOU MIKE & JULIE!
I'm so lucky that my sweet husband will eat whatever. He came home from work tonight and said, "So what's for dinner?" I had been attempting to clean, and do laundry, etc. all day. I said, 'Uh, I don't know. Want a tortilla with meat & cheese?' "Sure! Sounds great!" AND he's willing to eat left-overs. I know, I'm such a lucky gal!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008
...If I can be like Heavenly Father and Jesus. And I love everyone too. And my friends are dawson and nate and jack. And nate and, um, Jack are too far away. And they all love me too either I love Ethan. and all of his bru-tters. Brothers. And they all love me too. And they all love me too. And that's the end of... The end.
P.S. The quote was from 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'. How did no one get that?! =)
~my tooth is still hurting and I'm waiting for insurance to kick in to get a root canal
~thought it might be pnemonia since I felt I was drowning in my mucas (and I've had bronchitis my whole life, and it was nothing like this)
~turns out to be just bronchitis
~fluid behind my ears, so naturally some loss of hearing and popping EVERY time I blow my nose
~burning with urination-possible bladder infection
~doc. says yes, bladder infection
~takes me 3 days to get my meds (since we're trying to share one car)
~within this time, my kidneys start hurting and I have a low-grade fever and ZERO energy (possible kidney infection)
~doc. says no kidney infection, but is concerned that I can feel my kidneys. runs blood work. blood work fine, and says my bladder infection has passed on it's own
~within 3 HOURS of being home, I'm sitting cross-legged and notice I have a lump on, well, the most sensitive area of a women's body? (are you with me?)
~the lump is tender. i watch it for 2 days
~go to the doc. because, well, lumps are NEVER a good thing
~doc. says he's not completely sure what it is, but it's not cancerous, and to put hot compresses on it and that should help
~put hot compresses on it (oooo, fun) and it gets MUCH MUCH WORSE!
~now it hurts to sit, lay down, move, not move, EVERYTHING! and it's a whole lot bigger
~on my way to Adam's funeral and get a flat tire
~on my way home, stop in and ask the instacare nurse what to do. says it sounds like it's abseessed and I'll need it lanced. (uhhhhh.... excuse me?)
~says the instacare doc. isn't always comfortable with that (it's saturday) and to just go to ER to have it done
~go to ER and the doc. and nurse are scratching their heads. They have no idea what it is. but they feel the need (of course) to push on it and poke it and move it around
~doc. goes to find the OB on call at the hospital since she has NO IDEA
~thinking it will have to be lanced, she orders morphine for me ahead-of-time
~i have a reaction to the morphine. my neck goes completely stiff, and I get the shakes that feel like post-labor
~they give me benadryl
~OB doc. says he thinks it's an extension of a yeast infection but to come back on tuesday (today) to check it out again
~(Monday) not sure if it's from the morphine or a stomach virus, but I have stomach pain/cramps and constipation, then diahrea
~go in for my sedated root canal (since I tried having this tooth worked on before and kept dry heaving- stupid gag reflex of mine!)
~Instead of just working on one tooth (to save money) i had to have THREE worked on because my bottom tooth started hurting just 2 days BEFORE! UGH!
~turns out I have to go BACK in in a week for my permanant crown (yeah, I keep calling the office to find out WHY it wasn't permanant to begin with)
~I have to go in today and have them file down all three fillings. They are overlapping my gums, and my gums are SO swollen. I can't even bite down, because my swollen gums hit each other first.
~And last and NOT least,,, I woke up with a sore throat. (and NO, I'm not over my bronchitis)
Okay, I think that's about it. I'm sure you're all done hearing me complain anyways, but there you have it. NEXT WEEK BETTER BE BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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This last picture is pretty random, I know. I was at Nordstroms with my MIL and this girl was in front of us in line. I had to hold back from laughing out loud when I saw this bag! I mean, could those zippers be any bigger?!
Monday, October 27, 2008
I am holding my nephew, Ashton, at my mom's house. He was about 2 months old, I think. What's with my terrible posture?!
Now I tag
And maybe tomorrow I'll post why in heaven's name I'm blogging at 2:27 a.m. Ugh...
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
UPDATE: As SOON as I published this, she starts with the screaming. Cursed? Sometimes you gotta wonder...
Monday, October 20, 2008
So yesterday, Tyler said, "Remember that word Cameron used to say? Eepths? What did it mean?" We thought and thought and then reffered to our word document that explains Cameron's pronunciations for words and then what the word actually IS! (Big difference as you will soon see) So I looked it up and it was 'octopus'! So I thought I'd list all the words he said here. It was funny to read through them and think that our well speaking 4-yr. old used to say stuff like this.
Pronunciation: Actual word!
Wulh-kuh You’re Welcome
Wee-lope Ribbit (like a frog)
And then a bit later it became this:
Foke Smoke (this one was scary! haha)
Way puck Wake up
So this post is just random, but when I saw 'Fawf' it made me think of the 'Waffle Dance' Cameron used to do. The other boy is a Parker, a boy I used to babysit. Anyways, this was shortly after Cameron's eye surgery so that's why his eye looks a little funny.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
That's me. How's everyone else's weekend?!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
ONE CRAZY SUMMER!
I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. And so often! Leave to a GREAT 80's movie to have us rolling on the floor and high-fiving each other (multiple times). Yeah, need I say it again? We're dorks.
Now, "Better off Dead" has been one of my favorites for many years now. But this was seriously just as good. My favorite part? It reminded me of all those SNL cliques that you see in different movies. Chris Farley & David Spade. Adam Sandler & Norm MacDonald (I LOVE YOU!). Phil Hartman & Mike Meyers. Steve Martin & Eddie Murphy. You get the picture. In "One crazy summer" it has "Ricky's mom" from "Better off dead", the old lady from "Police Academy", the nerd from "Better off dead", and much much more! Tyler's favorite actor in the show was, none other than, Bob Goldthwait. It didn't matter what came out of his mouth, Tyler would laugh so hard! I was going to put my favorite quotes on, but don't wanna ruin it for anyone who might see it. Who knows, maybe I'll change my mind and just ruin it anyways.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
"She faded silently in the night until her spirit finally left her body at 5:12 am. It was a peaceful experience for us all. She has eternally impacted our lives for good. We are so grateful to have had the pleasure of her company in this life. We look forward to a joyful reunion with her at some point in the future."
This was what was posted on their blog. (Click here to read her story) Their strength inspires me. McKensie battled with Leukemia for the past 6 months. I am so heartbroken for their loss, yet so happy she is free from pain and with our Father in Heaven once again. God bless you, dear friends.
Friday, October 10, 2008
"Recently, I was diagnosed with C.A.A.D.D. - Child Activated
Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how it manifests:
I decide to do the laundry. As I start toward the basement, I notice
that there are cheerios all over the floor and my house keys are in
the cereal bowl.
I decide to pick up the cheerios before I do the laundry. I lay my
keys down on the counter, put the cheerios in the trashcan under the
counter, and notice that the trashcan is full. So, I decide to take
out the trash.
But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take
out the trash I may as well pay the bills first. I take my check
book off the table, and see that there is only one check left, my
extra checks are in my desk in the office, so I go to my desk where
I find a sippy cup full of juice. I'm going to look for my checks,
but first I decide I should put the sippy cup in the refrigerator to
keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the sippy cup a plant on the
counter catches my eye--it needs to be watered. I set the sippy cup
on the counter, and I discover baby wipes that I've been searching
for all morning. I decide I better put them back in the bathroom,
but first I'm going to water the plants. I set the wipes back down,
fill a container with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote, left
on the kitchen table.
I realize that when I go to watch TV, I will be looking for the
remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I
decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll
water the plants. I splash some water on the plant, but most of it
spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back down, get some paper
towels and wipe up the spill.
Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to
At the end of the day: the laundry isn't washed, the bills aren't
paid, there is a warm cup of juice sitting on the counter, the
plants aren't watered, there is still only one check in my check
book, I can't find the remote, I can't find the wipes, and I don't
remember what I did with my keys. Then when I try to figure out why
nothing got done today. I'm really baffled because I know I was busy
all day long, and I'm really tired.
I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help
for it, but first I'll check my e-mail. Don't laugh--if this isn't you yet, your day is coming."
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Hocus Pocus- Can you believe I've never seen this movie? It was surprisingly funny! I really don't like Bette Midler, but she was so hilarious in this movie. They couldn't have cast better.
Labyrinth- Okay, I'd never seen this one either! I laughed WAY more than I thought I would. And Cameron really enjoyed it too. His favorite part was those red puppets that kept taking their heads off. He thought their song/dance was amusing.
Forbidden Kingdom- We'd been looking forward to this movie for a while now. It was nothing like I expected, it contained some of my biggest pet peeves about movies, the opening credits were a little bizarre (which yes, is a big deal to me). HOWEVER I absolutely loved this movie! I had goosebumps at the end (I know, I'm such a nerd) and it was the first thing I thought of when I woke up this morning! Not many movies can do that for me.
I guess I should mention Made Of Honor. I did laugh quite a bit. But I'm so sick of everything being soooo crude! C'est la vie...
Oh, and a great big THANKS to Helen for letting me borrow #1 & #2. I have a feeling most of her movies are going to become my fav's!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
If you're not familiar with Jack Handey (as if those people exist) just know that the quotes aren't supposed to make sense. They are usually just stupid, or mean, or both. But hey? That's SNL for you. Here's some of my fav's.
"How come the dove gets to be the peace symbol? How about the pillow? It has more feathers than the dove, and it doesn't have that dangerous beak."
“I can picture in my mind a world without war. A world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.”
"Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess was why several of us died of tuberculosis."
“If you're in a war, instead of throwing a hand grenade at the enemy, throw one of those small pumpkins. Maybe it'll make everyone think how stupid war is, and while they are thinking, you can throw a real grenade at them.”
*“If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.”
“When I found the skull in the woods, the first thing I did was call the police. But then I got curious about it. I picked it up, and started wondering who this person was, and why he had deer horns.”
“To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kind of scary. I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus, and a clown killed my dad.”
(Hahaha, I'm laughing so hard right now! Oh and don't feel bad if you hate these. They're not for everybody)
“If you're a cowboy and you're dragging a guy behind your horse, I bet it would really make you mad if you looked back and the guy was reading a magazine.”
"As a young boy, when you get splashed by a mud puddle on the way to school, you wonder if you should go home and change, but be late for school, or go to school the way you are; dirty and soaking wet. Well, while he tried to decide, I drove by and splashed him again."
"If your friend is already dead, and being eaten by vultures, I think it's okay to feed some bits of your friend to one of the vultures, to teach him to do some tricks. But only if you're serious about adopting the vulture."
"If you saw two guys named Hambone and Flippy, which one would you think liked dolphins the most? I'd say Flippy, wouldn't you? You'd be wrong, though. It's Hambone."
"He was the kind of man who was not ashamed to show affection. I guess that's what I hated about him."
"I hope that someday we will be able to put away our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people."
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Then, as customers of Allstate, there was a customer appreciation day at Scera park. There were a few games, great food, the huge park that's right there, and tethered hot air balloon rides! We hardly went high at all and my knuckles were white I'm sure. I'm such a chicken. I feel so bad for Tyler sometimes! I must not be very fun. The first pictures are of Cameron being a cat. Yes, you read right. A cat. He got the idea from Dawson, who taught Cameron to be his pet! I personally love when CAmenro is a cat because it's suddenly very quiet around the house. Why, you ask? "Well, cats can't talk." "If you want a snack, say 'meow, meow'" Yeah, why does he have cereal on his face? "Oh, cats don't have hands to wipe off their faces, so they have to use their tongues to get the food off" Man, I'm so mean!
The last pictures are of Cameron and his bunny: Cameron. And Cameron #2 (the bunny) is also 4 yrs. old! This is the bunny he got from the sweetest nurse ever, when Cameron was taken to ER at 12:45 am about a month ago. He was having breathing problems (croup? who knows...) and I wasn't about to drive him myself! Anyways, after riding in an ambulance (I'm sure everyone's heard the story from Cameron) we waited in the ER for a few hours. The nurse fell in love with Cameron and brought him said bunny. He's never been so attached to anything in his life. Anyways, these pictures are Cameron teaching Cameron #2 to fold his arms during the prayer. I just love it!
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Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Oh yeah, and what kind of a mom am I- if I have to ask this kind of a question?!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
1) someone isn't paying attention
2) someone is wiggling too much that the pictures don't turn out
3) someone is crying
But even though these two aren't the best pictures, they are my new favorites! My kids play exceptionally well together. Sometimes I wonder, "How did I do it with just one kid?" Cameron entertains Alexis pretty well and she ADORES him! If I'm busy in the other room and she starts crying, I can just say, "Quick Cameron! Go do a silly dance for her!" And about 80% of the time, it works!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
"What am I gonna do?"
'Spray it with bug spray' she tells me.
#1, I have to walk past the spider to GET to the bug spray. #2, I'm not brave enough to get that close to it. #3, I have to see it MOVE as it's writhing in pain on it's way to death. Uh-uh. So she says,
'Why don't you throw something at it so it'll move?'
"I don't want to see it move!"
'But then maybe it'll go and hide.'
"I don't want it to hide, because then I'm gonna worry all night that it crept into the house!"
I decide to drive around to the front and go in that way to unload the groceries. As I approach the front door, I realize I don't' have my house key! There goes that idea. So I'm back at the garage. I could just call Tyler, but he's sleeping since he has to wake up to go to work in 2 hrs. So I actually went to a neighbors house to see if their lights were on. They were. So I called said neighbor and asked if the husband would mind coming over and killing a spider for me. (It's about 9:30, BTW) He comes and kills the spider and I'm apologizing for calling so late and for something so stupid.
"I really appreciate it, I'm so afraid of spiders!"
'I know' he replies. 'Don't you remember I came and killed a spider for you a while back?'
Vague recollection. This must've been 3 years ago.
"Oh, well then I really feel like a loser for having you kill another one for me!" Oh well. Any other pathetic losers out there? No? Just me? Alright. I'll deal with it.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Maybe you can just stay 4 forever.
Because I’m afraid when you get older you won’t like me anymore.
(With a somber and worried look on his face) “I have to stay 4?”
No, sweetie. You don’t.
“So I can grow up?”
Yes. (just without my permission…)
Alexis was playing with my keys and trying to unlock the front door. I started laughing at her attempt. Cameron asked what I was laughing at and I told him Alexis was trying to unlock the door. He runs in saying, “I want to see!” By this time, she’s done trying that and instead chewing on the keys. Cameron said, “She’s trying to unlock herself!”
We were looking for rocks on the sidewalk to paint into pumpkins. Cameron saw some large landscaping rocks across the street. While pointing, he says, “Look at those huge, huge, huge, heaviest rocks I’ve never seen!"
Cameron was wrestling with Tyler, when Tyler pulled at his shorts to try and take him down. Cameron yelped and said, "Ah! Don't pull off my tushy!"
Anyways, here's the pumpkins we made! One of Cameron's reminds me of Jack on "Nightmare before Christmas". Hahaha. Not sure why!
Of course I had to make some, too!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
So, at first I thought it looked ridiculous, and the more I look at her, I can't tell if it's cute or stupid looking. Again, might I remind you that I have no idea what I'm doing? So, some tips, please? Is it too high on her head? I'd put it back a bit, but she already has so many short hairs that don't go into the ponytail.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
On to other exciting news, I'm sure you've noticed the Widget. Thanks to Shanna, (and I do mean, LOTS AND LOTS OF THANKS!) she figured out how to put the picture on the background, since I'm a moron! I seriously spent HOURS trying to figure it out, and I'm sure she had it done in 45 minutes! ANYWAYS, YES! We're going to see Jason Mraz, 5TH ROW!!!!!!! YEAH, BABY! I'm so excited! I'm still trying to win front row/backstage passes on the radio, but now we have a back-up plan! And 5th row?! OH MY GOSH! I'm sure I'll have some kind of poster and be yelling lots of 'I LOVE YOU's. hahaha... Poor Tyler, I'm sure I'll embarrass him many times, but I don't even care! JASON MRAZ!
I've had so much other stuff happen that I'd love to blog about, but no time. If you really wanna know, just call me. Otherwise, it doesn't matter: I'll have new stuff to blog about later anyways! Haha... Congrats Tyler, and thanks again Shanna!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Other than primary songs, he also loves his Halloween CD and his Wiggleworms CD. Other honorable mentions are (are you ready for this?) Jason Mraz, and McFly. HAHAHAHA... He can tell which songs are sung by each artist. We'll be driving and he'll ask, "Can we listen to 'Sorry's not good enough'?" He knows some of the words to "Sorry's not good enough", "It's all about you", and "Sleep all day". In the song "Sorry's not good enough", McFly sings, 'Don't go changing, don't go changing....' and they sing it about 8 times in a row, building a crescendo on each phrase. We'll hear him start singing, 'don't go change it, Don't go change it, DON'T GO CHANGE IT!!' Anyways, I just love that he enjoys music. Especially stuff I like!
Okay, I couldn't help it: just see for yourself!
As I was giving Alexis a bath this morning, I was looking at her yellow rubber ducky floating in the water and thought of that quote. I just love it! It makes me laugh so hard every time! Anyways, that's all! (BTW, anyone seen Stardust? I think he's the funniest part of that entire movie!)
Thursday, August 28, 2008
And as usual, Alexis eats like crap. It's not unusual to have to give her 6-8 different food choices before she'll decide that it's worthy of her energy to shove into her mouth. I'm sooooooo tired of it. And it's not like I can say, 'If you don't eat this, then nothing else' (which believe me, I'm tempted to do) But she's only a year! I can't bargain with her. Instead I end up yelling at her and taking her out of her high chair because I can't handle it anymore. As soon as I do take her out, she's signing 'FOOD'. And then I scream. Like a little kid that didn't get her way. (see Shanna? I told you you're not the only one)
Blah. Then I decided to make 'House Special' Thai food. I got the recipe from Kyla and was told it was to die for! I spent A LOT of time on the meal. I cut up all fresh veggies, cooked the chicken, made the sauce from scratch, etc. (All the while trying to decide what the princess will eat) So how was the dinner? It was terrible. It probably didn't help that I read wrong and used 1 tsp. of curry paste instead of 1TBSP. Never again will I go off a recipe that only uses t or T. Next time I'll know to write in tsp. or TBSP. UGH! I just felt like the BIGGEST failure at EVERYTHING! I hate those days and I'm just so pleasant to be around, I'm sure. (sarcasm)
Luckily, I did have something to look forward to. Something I normally wouldn't look forward to. Book club. I've never attended a book club discussion before. Why could'nt I miss it this time? Because we were discussing 'Breaking Dawn'. No way I'm missing that! It was actually really fun! I drove my friend Tammy, so I'd at least ahve a friend to sit by who could protect me from any flying objects that might come my way after I piss everyone off with my opinions about the book. Surprisingly, people seemed (overall) to understand most of my frustrations with the book. There were some really good points made that explained some of my irritations with the book. I'll be anxious to re-read it, but not for a while. Anyways, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed myself and how much I voiced. I was hesitant to say anything bad about the book, but part of me wanted to be controversial. I know you all have a hard time believing that. Thanks to Melody, I was able to wear my 'Team Jacob' shirt! Hahaha... I got a kick out of it. I know no-one else cared, but I was so proud to be sporting it! We left around 10:30 or so and I was NOT ready to go back home yet. I've been home way too much and just wanted to be anywhere but here. So Tammy and I drove to Smith's and bought chocolate! Haha... It was so fun to blast the music, talk, laugh, and forget (even if just for a short time) that I am a mother. I got home and just sighed to myself. "Wow! I realllllly needed that!" I was prepared to get a great night's sleep and wake up as happy as I fell asleep. Well, that would've been nice, right? Both kids slept awful! I mean screaming, crying, more screaming, whining, whining and more screaming. I could not get Alexis to stay asleep once I'd put her back in her crib and finally gave up, just to bring her in bed with us. I swore, multiple times, as I got kicked in the face, jaw, head, shoulder, etc. Anyways, today is a new day, and I will try my best not to throw a tantrum. It's not looking good so far though. And it's only 9:50 am?!
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008
#1) Gobble Stix! It was like string cheese- only... well, turkey! They were
DELICIOUS! And I've never been a sandwich person, so I've never really enjoyed
lunch meat. But these were perfect!
#2) Flaky Flix I think my friend Ashwini
the one to get me addicted to these!
#3) Clearly Canadian. I remember
as a kid, going to the gas station and my mom would buy me a drink. This was all
I ever wanted! I MISS IT!
#4) Vienetta. Come on, how fun is this to
#5) Am I making this up? I SWEAR there used to be cream cheese (by Phillidelphia,
who else?) that was specifically for TOAST! It was more fluffy than thick and
creamy, so it wouldn't squish your toast. We used to have it when I was younger
and I can find no proof that this product ever existed! Am I delusional?
#6) Shell chocolates!!! Again, this is just what Ashwini and I would call them! Belgian Chocolate Seashells.
And DO NOT let the crappy photo fool you. These are the most delicious
chocolates I've ever tasted! I've been told you can still find them at Trader
Joes. But they're sooooo expensive! And seeing as I have no self control, I'd
eat the whole freakin' box in one sitting.
Now it's your turn! C'mon, I know there's SOMETHING that you miss. So please share!
P.S. Ugh! Sorry the pictures turned out all skewampus, but I was way too lazy to go back and match them all up! (And yes, I did have to google search the word 'skewampus' to make sure I was spelling it right!)
Friday, August 22, 2008
I totally started crying while watching this. Glenn doesn't get emotional about very many things, so it's very touching when he lets his guard down. We have had SOOOOOOOOOO many experiences in the last few weeks to show the Lord's hand in our lives. I could (and should) fill page after page of our blessings. The day after we decide to pay our tithing (which usually isn't hard, but this time it was!) we received a check for $240 that was somehow never given to Tyler when he worked at IBC. Over a year and a half ago. We've received money here and there for the most random things. Cameron got into preschool for only $20 a month and it's right across the street. The list could go on and on. Sometimes I think I don't give Heavenly Father enough credit. I sometimes wonder, "How's this gonna work?" And when it's all said and done, I look back and think, "Um, how do I EVER doubt?" As I watched this video, I was also reminded of how stupid I am. Why am I CONSTANTLY trying to prove myself to... who, myself? I rely too much on myself and don't 'cry out' enough. My greatest example of this is my dear friend, Tiffany. Her daughter (who is just a few weeks older than Alexis) has Lukemia. In every updated post, they are constantly recognizing the hand of the Lord in their lives. Not once have I read, "BUT WHY! Why us! It's not fair! Why are we being punished?!" Which I have to admit, I'm sure I would be guilty of doing to an extent. So, Tiffany, you are my inspiration. I am so blessed to have a friend like you.
I'm so grateful for all my blessing. I'm so grateful to have such a wonderful husband. My sweet friend, Chelsea, was telling me yesterday how 'cute' me and Tyler are together. That we seem to fit and have found a good rhythm in life. I was so happy that someone else could recognize how much I love him. He is so supportive and I would be lost without him. I don't know why I've been thinking about all these deep things lately. There was a car crash in Monticello that Tyler was telling me about. A car was being chased, from Cortez, and ran the light in Monticello. It T-boned a car with 2 older women. It killed all 3 instantly. It made me think that almost exactly 7 years ago, I was hit broadside in what should have been a MUCH worse accident. The fact that I walked away with only a small Goose-egg and some back issues was a miracle. My legs should have been smashed at the least. The car that hit me (in the driver's seat) was doing at least 45 mph.
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BTW, that dog was Amy's, not mine! I think I was at her house more than my own those days! I think this is the first serious blog I've done, and I'm wiped out. So don't worry, I think it's back to dull posts here on out. Thanks for listening!