Saturday, December 19, 2009
Oh, and randomly....since Dan is on call for Christmas Eve we obviously aren't going anywhere, and for the first time since we've been married we are going to start our own traditions. The only problem is we can't think of a thing to do. Our families did things centered around our big families, so....if anyone has any ideas for our 4, 2, and 1 year old (plus I think Dan's grandparents are coming) let me know. I'm kind of excited.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
We were out driving tonight when we passed a lot of stores. Things like Gold's Gym, some restaurants, and other misc. stores and houses. Kember pipes up from the back and said, "Mom! That's where we saw the activity!" Uhhhh..."What?" "The activity!" At this point I'm thinking it was something she and Dan did on their daddy daughter date, but couldn't figure out where it was. Dan asked, "Gold's Gym?" Although, why she would know what that was is beyond me (unless Dan thought I got one of his Christmas presents there....sorry babe, no go this year). "What activity?" I ask again, "That one right there!" She is really frustrated at this point that we are so incredibly dense. "Kember, what do we do at the activity." "Mom, it's where everyone goes to see baby Jesus!" Oooooo, it all becomes clear now. She means Nativity, not Activity. Was there really a nativity there? Who knows, Dan and I were stuck on Gold's Gym and Daddy Daughter dates to look for that.
When we were getting out of the car Kember says, "Mom, you didn't sing the smoggy daddy song." "huh? (I heard a monkey in there, smog, and smoke) I don't know a smokey daddy song." "Yes you do!" (boy is she mad) "No, Kember I don't know any smokey daddy songs." "Yes, the Christmas one you were singing earlier." Ooooo, Felis Navidad. She's right, I didn't sing it to her.
This all gets really confusing because she normally talks really really well. I mean, she's 4 and one would think you could understand your 4 year old. In fact, she normally has to translate for me when Caden talks. Ahh well...you win some, you lose some.
Finally after we read scriptures and prayed we were giving hugs and kisses, and she says, "Mom, where is the chord in your ear?" "Uh, my earings? I took them out." I was pretty sure I got it this time. What else could she mean? Nope, I was wrong, which she made quite clear, but I still haven't figured out what she's talking about....cord?
Oh, and right before prayers she asks me how ducks lay eggs (really, where did this come from). I'm thinking, "Is this a sex question? And do I really want to go into that right now before bed?" Nope, "Ducks lay egg from their bums." "Really? How?" "It's kind of like they're pooping." That apparently satisfied her and the prayer was said in relative reverence (expect I wasn't paying attention because I was thinking about this random duck laying egg topic) .
So everyone, I hope you have a very smokey daddy.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
One more song, that just kind of makes me sad. "I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". It's catchy, and I do like it...kind of cute. But really, today I found it slightly disturbing. Can you imagine a little kid, who still believes in Santa, not knowing it was his daddy in the costume, finding his mom kissing some stranger? Trauma! The songs says "what a laugh it would have been if daddy had only seen....." No, not a laugh...that poor man. Again, trauma! Anyway, I'm going to bed. Tomorrow I think I'll listen to happy Christmas music that tells us what Christmas is really all about.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
On to the nature part. All Fall I've been expecting our tree to shed it's leaves (it never changed colors...it's still green). Just yesterday I was thinking, "Well, maybe this kind of tree keeps most of it's leaves...or maybe it's just not really Fall yet (hey, don't mock me, the tempuratures are different here). Well, I was wrong (obviously) on both accounts. This morning all of a sudden the tree lost all of its leaves. ALL of them. Now instead of having a small pile that would be nice if we raked up, but not really a big deal, we have a huge pile that needs to be taken care of (but will have to wait for Christmas when Dan gets a leaf blower...it's on rocks, not grass so we can't rake it) Crazy. I've never seen anything like it. When Dan drove home for lunch today he did a double take at the tree too. He said that this morning the leaves were all still on the tree. I have thought before that raking leaves was a waste of time because they just keep falling off the tree. Well, I guess this is the tree for me! One time raking...alright :)
I've decided I know what it feels like to be Superman. I love to wear my fuzzy red robe around the house. It keeps me nice and toasty warm and is sooo comfortable. However, it is a little embarrasing to answer the door while wearing it, so when someone knocked on the door today and I was in the basement you should have seen how fast I moved to take off the robe and run upstairs. This must be what it feels like when Clark Kent becomes Supperman in a phone booth. It was awesome! Good times....it's all in the little things.
Oh, and just so you all know, here is a joke that Kember told me today (one of them, the others didn't make any sense at all...)
What happens when you cross a frog and a pog?
Not so funy, but she's putting words together and I think that's a good thing.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Pretty, eh? It didn't need stitches, and we passed on the x-ray. If it's broken they don't do anything for it anyway, so why bother? Dan said we could x-ray it at his work tomorrow so maybe we'll do that. I doubt it's broken though. Caden wasn't too sure about this whole doctor thing.
But after they pulled out the dinosaurs and other animals it wasn't too bad. Expect for the cleaning of his toe. Ouch...that made me cringe. They were good and as nice as could be, but still...it hurts!So, after some blood, sweat, and lot's of tears, that is what our FHE looked like. Cole and Kember were at G&G's house while we went to the doctor, and G&G took us out to dinner after we got back. We really need to work on our FHE. But we did have a lesson about Jesus in the car. Kember and Caden gave it. And we all sang songs too.
What a day.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Here is a picture of his cake. Can you tell what it is?
Here is Cole screaming because he burned his finger. Ouchy.
And here he is happy as can be playing with the ice Daddy got him for his finger.
Here's my cute husband!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
And...to top FHE off while we were going through the kits Cole just started walking across the room. He took a couple steps, stayed on his feet and I said, "Dan! Are you seeing this!" and he (Cole) proceeds to walk even further...and he does it twice! Cool eh. He hasn't done it since, but I promise he did and it was awesome! Kember walks all around the house with him. Cole thinks it is the funniest thing, but I just cringe. She more drags him than anything, but he's smiling and laughing!
So, there you have it. We learned two things from this post. One, Cole can walk when he feels like it, and only then. And two, the definition of a disaster = my house.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
The Dragon fish is Dan’s. He named it Mr. Wiggles. I elected to get a crab. His name is Siddy. Kember got a “stripey fish” that we couldn’t get a good picture of (look for the little fish under Caden's big one), and named it Kaycee (yes, after her Pullman friend) or Daughter. She said that she named it both names and can go by either. Okay then.
Caden got a Blue Gorami and named it Joey (yes, after his cousin…do you guys just feel so privileged?) No, it isn’t blue. It’s white with two dark spots.
The kids were sooo excited. After we watched them for a while Dan and I were getting ready for bed and the kids would come running to our room to tell us something the fish did. They get worried that Bob is gone (he likes to hide in the log) and that Mr. Wiggles, which Kember calls Dragon, is going to eat the other fish. They both tell the fish constantly to be nice to each other.
We might have been a little too excited. After we put everything together and introduced the fish into their new home Dan started to read the instructions. Turns out we didn’t do much right. Well, we’re off to a great start. We’ll see how long the excitement lasts. I’ll admit I was very into this process and just as excited as the rest of them (though I will also admit that I harbor many doubts). In the mean time…we’re pet owners! Look at us go.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
One of my favorite things to do with my kids is the laundry. Yes, you read that right, the laundry. They are just so cute helping, and yes, they really do help. Here's our laundry process. Once the laundry comes out of the drier (they help before that, but it isn't really helping) I dump the clothes out on my living room floor. They they each pick which basket they want and they help me separate the clothes into each basket (because I'm picky and I hate folding one of Kember's shirts, then one of Dans pants...I want to fold all of one thing first). They sorting is rather fun. They throw things, if I mix something up and put it in the wrong basket they say, "Mooommm, this isn't mine...this is baby's!" Oh, so sorry. Then they fix it. That takes a bit of time. Then I ask Caden to find me all his shirts, pants, and so on. They I ask Kember to do the same. They once they are all organized I hand a stack to Kember and say, "K, put this in your top drawer." Then I give one to Caden and tell him to put them in which ever drawer they go in. Anyway, they run to their bedroom and then they run back for their next stack. Kember can even help me fold things (when she wants too). I get a great deal of enjoyment out of this ritual when I let them actually help me. I wonder if I could figure something out like this for the dishes.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Starting Over Again
Well, it’s official. We moved into (well closed) our house on the 20th of May. Which would mean that we have been here for three and a half months (When I originally typed this it was closer to three and a half, not four, I can do the math). We’ve been in our callings for about two months (give-or-take). It’s apparently time to start over. Fun stuff. The stake switched the boundaries last night. Before the meeting all the talk and gossip about this I figured it didn’t really matter much to me…I mean, look at the length of time we’ve been here…not long. Well after they showed the boundary changes I decided I must have settled in here a little better than I originally thought. I’m thankful that I know at least one of my friends is in my new ward with me. Our old ward is no longer. They got rid of two wards, and ours was one of them. Well, hopefully there will be loads of people around my age with families in this new ward and Dan and I will make tons of friends. It will definitely be interesting to see what happens and what new callings we get. I’ve decided that I’m hoping if my calling can’t be in Relief Society than I would love a calling in Young Women’s. I know, I don’t get to choose, but there you have it. Knock on wood and all that sort of stuff. Let’s start over!
Speaking of starting over, I decided that the disaster that was my hair from the girls weekend (see older post) when I had it dyed, needed to change (boy that was a long run-on sentence). So, my visiting teacher, who I guess isn't my visiting teacher any more because of the changes mentioned above, used to be a hair dresser (is that what they are called? I go frequently you can tell). Her daughter is thinking about someday going to hair school and they volunteered to do my hair. Rock on. So, since we are starting over in a new ward I'm starting over with my hair. I like it. I'd post a picture, but I haven't taken one. It's brown. Picture my old not really blonde hair. Pick the darkest shade and then go one or two shades darker than that and there you have it. See, who needs a picture? Seriously, we're thinking of getting the internet and then I'll maybe post one, but no promises. So, here's to starting over with things. Rock on.
Monday, August 24, 2009
I was going to just skip around to my favorite verses so if anyone is still reading they don’t bore themselves, but I just liked the whole thing, so if you are still reading you’ll just have to bear with me. Verse 19- “She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.” Which is a stick on which spinning materials are wound. So really, I have no idea other than she can sew (smile) Any thoughts? Verse 20- “She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.” Good things to do. Good things. Verse 21- “She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.” So I’m not going to pretend I have any idea what it means to be clothed with scarlet (it’s a color isn’t it?) But I love this verse because it says to me that she is prepared for whatever. Perhaps her she has a good food storage going, money saved in the bank, 72 hour kits, whatever, this is a lady who is prepared for it. She’s like the woman who whenever a crisis arrives she reaches into her purse and pulls out just what you need. ‘Your kid is poopy and you don’t have wipes, here I have some.’ ‘Band-aid? Not a problem. Would they like a princess one or spiderman?’ Okay, maybe that’s a little overboard, but whatever being prepared means to you, that’s what it should be. Verse 22- “She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.” Again, I love this verse. I’m not sure if I’m reading it right, but to me it translates to this. She is a daughter of God and since she knows this she dresses accordingly. She is put together. Did you guys read that article in the Ensign about this? I wish I could remember the name or the author, but it was amazing. Oh, it had something to do with refining our homes…maybe that was the title. It was recent...two or so months ago. It was awesome. Read it, love it. Verse 23- “Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.” No real thoughts about this…maybe it means when someone in the family achieves something, it is good for the whole family (see September Ensign Q&A article)? Maybe it’s the whole behind every good man there is a good woman bit. I don’t know. Verse 24- “She maketh find linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.” Well, since I can’t sew, and have no desire to wear a girdle I’m going to take this to mean that she is using her talents to the best of her abilities and making them grow. Verse 25- “Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.” Cool. Verse 26- “She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.” K, this is awesome and something I would really like to work on…with my kids, Dan, friends, everyone. Kindness, we could all use a little more couldn’t we? Verse 27- “She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” She isn’t lazy and she takes care of her house (sigh, I guess I should get the laundry done…) Verse 28- “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” I can only hope that someday my children will say nice things about me. But to get them to do this, this woman was a good mother. She focused on her family and had her priorities straight. Verse 29- “Many daughters have done virtuoutsly, but thou excellest them all.” Umm..okay.
Verse 30- “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” Look up fear in the Bible Dicionary. Very interesting. But again, this woman knows who God is. Verse 31- “Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.” Sweet. So are my works going to praise me? I hope so. And if not maybe I need to get my works in order.
Anyway, if you made it through this, wasn’t that an awesome 21 verses? I was inspired by it. It made me extremely excited and I just wanted to share it with everyone. So go be that virtuous woman that God knows you are (or if you are a guy go support that virtuous woman in your life and be a man worthy of her)!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Awhile a go I decided that I would make a schedule so I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed with cleaning, etc. Monday is laundry day, Tuesday is finish up laundry day (heheh) and it was also labeled as baking day. Well, this was the result.
Well, here are some pictures of different bread I made that turned out better. It looks really grainy on top because it is “crunchy” wheat and honey bread. Yes, I think it’s supposed to look like that…I think.
Needless to say, I haven’t had a baking day since.
Isn’t it funny how one tooth can change their whole smile?
And yes, I am pretty proud of this picture. I tried to take it while he was happy, but it definitely did not work. I had to wait till he was screaming, but it's a good view! :)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
So I thought I would show a picture of my new dishwasher and the used glass-top stove we recently purchased as well. But I can't figure out how on this computer, so you'll see them later.
The stove needs a little work. It was used and not well taken care of before, but it works and I love it. I’m very glad to have a glass top stove. It definitely beats having the older monster that was in our house before. The house still needs a lot of work, but little by little we are getting there. I’ll post pictures of it eventually :)
Tuesday I went up to Mapleton with Andrea and hung out with her. We were going to make raspberry jam, but all of her raspberries were moldy. I was pretty gross. So I read the Princess Academy instead. It was really relaxing. My parents came up for dinner and it was good to see them again. Cole and I picked up the other kids and headed back to St. George the next day. Nothing spectacular but it was a good weekend. It was especially good to be back home though. Nothing like a girls night to relax and laugh. Oh, and if anyone wants to come fix my hair, please come on over!