Monday, September 29, 2008

Kids and honesty

Cameron was watching "Night at the Museum" for the first time. When Mickey Rooney came on screen for the first time, Cameron said, "That guy looks like a monkey!"

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

I can't remember...

What should I do with Alexis tomorrow while Cameron is at school? I'm so used to him entertaining her (for the most part). It's been so long since I've had any long stretch of time with a child this age. Even my own! I can't even remember how to play with them. Hmmmm. Any suggestions?

Oh yeah, and what kind of a mom am I- if I have to ask this kind of a question?!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

That's not what I expected to happen

I made German pancakes this morning. Not my favorite, but could it be much easier? I put the butter in the baking dish and into the pre-heating oven to melt the butter. As usual. Problem was, the mix wasn't even ready and I got distracted. I started to smell something burning. Oh great, the butter... So I take out the dish with the scalding butter and dump it into the sink. "I don't want that burned taste on my panckes!" I think. So I turned on HOT WATER mind you to rinse it off. All while holding the dish in the hot pad. I hold the dish under the running water to quickly rinse it out. BOOOOOOOM! The 8X8 Pyrex dish litrally burst into TONS of big and tiny pieces alike inside my sink. WHAT THE CRAP?! It was such a shock I just stood there staring at it! Hmmmm. How on earth am I going to clean this up? So of course, I call my trusty source. Michelle Webb! I love Michelle. She just seems to have the answers to everything. "Uh, I have a random question! How do I clean up a sink full of shattered glass?!" So of course in her wisdom she says, 'Why don't you use the shop vac?' BRILLIANT! Why can I never think of the solution myself? Anyways, it worked WONDERS and I was able to place the hose down INTO the disposal to get all the pieces I would never be able to see or get to! I'm sooooo lucky that it shattered while in the sink and not all over me or the floor. The mess was very much contained. But WOW! Kinda crazy.

Monday, September 22, 2008


I am now an official distributor for ViSalus! I couldn't be more excited!!! ViSalus Sciences is a 3-year old company. The name reprsents "Life. Health. Prosperitiy." I invite you all to check out the website! If you have any questions, GREAT! If not, that's fine too! No pressure, but I AM SO EXCITED! Tyler's aunt lost 35 lbs. on the TSS and his cousin lost 17 lbs. My mom is ordering hers next week and I can't WAIT to see her amazing results! If anyone deserves to feel better, boy- it's her! Tyler's uncle and cousin have no more joint pain thanks to the Vi-Pak vitamins. My father in law has been off his Prevacid and Prilosec for a month! I get my Vi-Pak in 2 weeks and can't wait to see if I can get off my depression meds. AND I get to go to Vitality (they're big yearly event) in 24 days! In Vegas! They're unveiling new products and we get to sample them. YAY! Anyways, there's my excitement. Can you feel it?

I'm SOOOOOO excited!

My best friend in the entire UNIVERSE, Amy, just found out she's having a BOY! A BOY!!! After 2 girls, and TERRIBLE pregnancies, I'm so happy for her! She's really wanted a boy and I'm THRILLED! So here he is. Isn't he handsome? Little Noah (okay, okay John) OR Emmett. ;) But John? I'm pretty sure Amy will win that arguement. Hahaha... LOVE YOU AMY! CONGRATS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, September 18, 2008


I love pictures of my kids together. It honestly doesn't happen very often because:

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

"Man, you are one pathetic loser!"

I thought of this quote (about myself) the second I walked through the door last night. I went to the grocery store after I put the kids to bed. When I left, I saw a HUGE spider on the lawnmower. Immediately I thought, "HOW am I going to get back in the house? I don't want to walk past that thing again!" If you haven't guessed it by now, I am deathly afraid of those 8-legged FREAKS! So when I got home, as soon as the garage door was opening, Mister spider decides he's awake and going to shimmy down his spider-web from the mower to a box. So of course I have to see him move. UGH! EW! BLEGH! I hate seeing them move. It's bad enough if they're still! So I called Tammy and said,
"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

More Cameronisms

Cameron, I don’t want you to get older.
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!

Pay it Forward

So go check out The R Family Diaries! She's having a fun contest for an Epson Picture Mate Portable Photo Printer. Oooh, la la!

Visit her site for details. Good luck! (But I secretly hope I win! Muah-ah-ah)

Oh, that's why...

I haven't been that great at working out or eating super healthy in the past 2 months or so. But honestly, it's been kinda nice! So last night, on our way home from a MLM meeting, I asked Tyler to stop at McD's for some fries. I haven't had fries in... months? I used to have them at least once a week I think. So I was STARVING! I was starting to get 'the shakes' and was excited to get some food in my system! So we stop and I got a fish fillet meal. With the large fries. And the largest chocolate shake known to man. Which I then proceeded to scarf down in a very short period of time. It tasted SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good! The fries were perfect! They were the perfect texture. Not too crispy, not too mushy. The right amount of salt. Everything! Of course, the immediate downside was the bad french fry aftertaste. The unappealing thick starchy taste in my mouth. Oh well, nothing a little (or a lot) of a chocolate shake can't remedy. So here I sit, at 4:00 a.m. wide awake. Why? Because I feel like CRAP! I'm bloated and feel like I can hardly breath. My stomach is upset and I have heartburn, and bathroom issues! (Don't worry, I won't include details.) Just a friendly reminder to myself that I must have been eating better than I though I was for this to upset my system this way. Fast food sucks!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Skinny Minnie

When will Alexis hit 20 pounds already? I think she's going to sit rear facing until she's 2! Maybe I should start feeding her lard for breakfast. Hmmmm....

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Let us remember...

Cameron looked out the window today, and said, 'Mommy! There's a flag at our house!' A flag? What day was it? I realized, with sadness, that it was 9-11. How could I forget so easily a day that changed all of our lives? I came downstairs to YouTube to show Cameron the footage of the towers. I know he doesn't understand, but how can I treat this day like any other? I feel I need to teach him about what happened and why we remember this day each year. In looking for videos, I found this one. I am still not done watching it, and am not sure I can finish it right now. These are the most personal accounts I've heard so far. Instead of focusing on the heroes, as many news stations did, it actually shows the horrible truth. I think I needed to realize exactly what it was like for the people dying and jumping out of windows. If you're feeling up to it, I highly recommend this video. I will never think of 9-11 the same again.

Failed attempt

Well today is a day I've been dreading since Feb. 14th 2007. Since I found out I was pregnant with a girl. I had to 'do' Alexis' hair! It's FINALLY long enough to do something with. The question is, WHAT do I do with it! So here was my attempt at making her look more like a girl, and less like a 50-yr. old man. Hair wise, that is. I don't honestly think my daughter looks like a man)

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


I'm so excited: Tyler got a new job! No more crappy hours! (Well, only for another 2 weeks!) He will be starting a Rad Tech Assistant job in 3 weeks! He'll give his 2 weeks notice tomorrow night when he goes back into work. He'll work there for 2 weeks, (that last day being a Sunday) and that Tuesday he'll leave for the deer hunt. He gets to hunt until SUNDAY! I'm so excited he has the chance to go for a longer time without having to worry about missing work. He's all prepared to get a trophy buck and SWEARS he's not killing anything small until the last day! Hahaha... I'm hoping he gets something big, but at the same time I know he'll want it mounted if it's any bigger than the buck we already have hanging on our wall! Anyways, I'm so proud of him for sticking to his decision about Rad Tech and this will be such a great stepping stone in reaching this career goal. Now let's all cross our fingers that come March he gets accepted to the program!

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

Modeling Material???

So everyone tells me how cute Alexis is. Well, DUH? So I entered her in a contest through Parents magazine. The theme was 'discovery' and the pictures needed to be related to said child discovering something new. Anyways, I posted 6 pictures, and am now just PRAYING she makes it into the top 5! What are my chances? Probably not good. As of today, there are 18,964 contestants! Although, some of those kids are kinda scary. Yes, I know I'm going to hell. It's okay, Tyler'll be there with me. He was saying, "YIKES!" as much as me! So, most of you have said at one point that Alexis is cute. If you actually believe it, then do me a favor and click here and vote for Alexis. PLEASE! Yes, it would be cool to have her picture on the cover of a magazine, but mostly? I just want the trip to NEW YORK!!! C'mon Alexis, make mommy proud.