Monday, January 31, 2011

WOW! What a nice weekend!

The weather here was awesome! It reached 71 on Sunday as I was driving home from the TFC Friendlies tournament with Dallin.

He had a great weekend of soccer! He's learning a new position - defensive midfield. At least that's where he's playing right now. The team is new, so the coach is still working on developing players' strengths and positioning. I've never seen Dallin in defense.

The drive there is a little under 3 hours, so we listened to Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince. On the way home I was thinking about how some people find it peaceful to sit on their porches and watch the sunset, or take a walk in the woods or on the beach....but as silly as it is, I find it very peaceful driving home from a weekend of soccer listening to an audiobook while the stinky, exhausted soccer player is snoozing in the backseat. Yes, that is probably strange to a lot of people, but to me it's awesome!

This morning as I was cleaning up around the house, I noticed that Kirsten had been creative sometime recently. Check this out:

It amazes me that when my kids graffiti, they write their OWN names! Sillyheads!

A wonderful friend at church recently taught me how to make scarves. I've been having so much fun with it! I have given several as gifts, made some for the kids and Tim and now I have some to share with you! Here's what I've made:

I also have these posted (with prices) on my embellishement kit site --- link to the right....

Friday, January 28, 2011

I'm not...

Just to be clear here - I'm NOT pregnant...however, I've been reading lots of blogs lately where the writer is pregnant.

For some strange reason, a lot of woman refer to themselves as prego or preggers.

I'm bewildered as to why anyone would want to say "I'm prego". You're spaghetti sauce??

seriously - what is wrong with saying "I'm pregnant"?? Or even "I'm expecting".

Even worse is when it's called 'preggers'. What the heck? That sounds so nasty and awful. Like chiggers or something.

Honestly, I think I'd like someone to say "I'm with child" before saying either prego or preggers. Geez. Give yourself some respect.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Working, working, and not working

Tim and the boys finished putting the floor down in the great room. The new front doors are in too! We'll order the windows soon and put windows on both sides of the door.

The doors to the deck from the master bedroom are also in.

What's not working?? The repair on my washing machine is not worth it. A major part is breaking (I can still use it til it just stops working all together). So, we're going to be looking for a new washer. Yay.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What a week!

So last week it snowed a little. Then it iced a lot. Then it stayed cold. The kids had NO SCHOOL the ENTIRE week. The end.

We're finally back to a schedule TODAY - we had Monday off for MLK day and then yesterday there was a 2 hour delay. Today, it's 55 and beautiful and you'd never know it was crap all last week.

I have so much stuff to catch up on. The floor in the office is covered with piles of photos. I decided to go through the loose photos I had in boxes and sort them into separate piles for the kids' albums. I check the kids' albums to see if the photo is already in it, then I check the family albums. If the photo is already scrapped, I stick it in a box marked "EXTRA PHOTOS" so when the school asks for a photo for some project or whatever, I know where to look. Maybe I'll even stay organized.

Keenan and I have been shopping for the things he needs for his mission. He'll be leaving in less than a month!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Tim!

44 wishes for you from me:

I wish that -
1 - you could be independently wealthy and not have to work so hard for us.
2 - the kids would do everything that needs to be done without you having to tell them.
3 - the kitchen was done.
4 - computers wouldn't break.
5 - the fence wouldn't break.
6 - the vans would automatically fill up with fuel that we wouldn't need to go get or pay for.
7 - I would be more organized and not leave unfinished projects all over the place.
8 - I wouldn't leave hair dryers and curling irons and all kinds of other things on the bathroom counter so you wouldn't have to move things to get to your toothpaste.
9 - the boxes and eggshells and packages that get used for cooking would magically find their way to the trashcan instead of sitting on the counter for hours.
10 - you could play guitar for hours instead of work for hours.
11 - you wouldn't whack your fingers with tools.
12 - you wouldn't get any more splinters.
13 - we could go to Disney World whenever we wanted for free.
14 - your Mustang was running.
15 - and that the parts to fix it were free.
16 - your knees wouldn't hurt.
17 - our bedroom was done.
18 - our bathroom was done.
19 - the mortgage was paid off.
20 - the barn was re-done and filled with self-maintained animals.
21 - it rained upside down cranberry cake.
22 - no one would drink your juice before you can.
23 - or eat your food.
24 - you would have a new pair of socks every day for the rest of your life.
25 - sunglasses didn't break.
26 - or get lost, or left at job sites.
27 - people paid on time for jobs that you complete.
28 - cows were always where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be there.
29 - and that they would calmly get in the trailer to go to market.
30 - things wouldn't leap into your eyes and get stuck there.
31 - it would feel like 10 hours of sleep even when you only get 2.
32 - oreos and jello would no longer be considered foods.
33 - you could be a blacksmith.
34 - and an FBI agent.
35 - and a pilot.
36 - and a lumberjack.
37 - and an alaskan king crab fisherman.
38 - and that you had all the time in the world to try them all so you could figure out what you want to be when you grow up.
39 - when you got home from work you could have hours left in the day to run on the treadmill, lift weights, read, watch movies, sit in a jacuzzi...
40 - you had a jacuzzi.
41 - North Carolina and Utah were next to each other.
42 - the sun would shine at a nice 85 degrees in a bubble around you while it rained (or snowed) on the fields.
43 - whatever tool you needed showed up on the work table next to you ready to go.
44 - for every silly thing that you have to endure more hair would grow on your head (and not the gray kind!).


Monday, January 3, 2011


This year will bring:

Keenan leaving on his mission in 6 weeks. (YIKES!)

Kyle coming home from his mission in November. (yay!)

Tyler graduating high school.

Hayleigh's promotion to middle school.

I hope this year brings:

New front doors installed.

Tim and I back up from the basement to the master bedroom.

A new kitchen.

Stucco, gutters and landscaping.

The pool set up and working.

Guess I better get started!!!


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