Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
We got home from her appointment and went to pick up a prescription for Mike who we think has strep. We also got yummy sandwiches and soup and cookies from Cutler's.
Then we went to get my tires rotated and my oil changed. Have you been to the new Firehouse Carwash at the Jiffy Lube? They have a fun little interactive kids play area, complete with controls that allow them to spray brightly colored soap on the cars as they go through the carwash. Jenna loved it! (I had fun too).
Then I got some studying in while helping the boys with their homework and spelling words for Jenna to write. That is her new favorite activity: she asks me to tell her how to spell something (ie. I like school, I like the Jonas brothers, her teacher's name), and then writes it down. She calls it her homework.
Tonight the boys and I went to their cub scout Blue & Gold Banquet. Their favorite part was seeing the pinewood derby cars one leader has made throughout the years and getting their own pinewood derby kits. They have big plans for their cars. It will be fun for them to design, build, and paint their cars with dad. They are soooo excited for Mar.15. I am just glad they are enjoying cub scouts (thanks to their awesome leaders!).
Mike just left to see an old friend who is visiting from CA, I just made popcorn, and I am going to watch my recorded episode of LOST!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Boxing Gloves? What?
He said they are for me to use on him when I am upset with him, which really isn't too often. Those that know us know that we rarely argue, let alone fight. Maybe he thinks I don't take out enough aggression and anger and this will help, I am not really sure? I am just grateful he was thinking about me and did something nice for me. I love my strange hubby! I don't know if I will ever fully understand him, but man do I love him!
I was able to go help with Cole's class party today. I have not been at the kid's school as much as I would like because of my own school. I love to take the chance when I can and today happened to be one of those rare oppurtunities. I was in charge of the snack for the class so we made heart shaped waffles. My mom gave me the waffle maker for a bridal shower (over 12 years ago) and it's so much fun! We died the batter pink and topped them with strawberries, strawberry syrup, and whip cream! They were so cute and yummy!
For dinner we are having heart shaped pizza from our favorite, Papa Murphys.
I hope you all have a fun Valentine's Day and are able to spend it with those you love!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
First I have to tell you that a few months ago she kept telling us she had to pee everytime we got in the car to go somewhere. When we went on vacation at Thanksgiving we stopped numerous times for her to go but she never would. She kept saying she had to and when a 4 year old says they have to pee you stop, right. Well, the problem went away until recently. She again will say I have to pee as soon as we get in the car to go anywhere. I told her to hold it except a couple times when she started crying saying she had to go soooooooooooo bad. So I have stopped at various places (Denny's, the grocery store) just to take her to the bathroom and guess what? She doesn't go. It's very annoying and time consuming and I have just been hoping it will pass again. Now back to the last 4 nights: She gets in bed and a few minutes later gets up to pee and sits on the toilet for 10 minutes and doesn't go so goes back to bed. A few minutes later the same thing and again and again and again. She keeps saying that everytime she lays down she feels like she has to pee. I kind of understand feeling like you have to go when you are riding in a car, but laying down? She keeps saying something is wrong with her and I should take her to the Dr. I just don't know what they could do. I was thinking maybe she had a UTI but wouldn't she really pee over and over besides having other syptoms? Does anyone have any suggestions? It's so frustrating and she is soooo tired and whiny the last few days. The poor girl...
This is how I found her lastnight, she finally fell asleep on her floor next to her buddy, Truman.
This is how I found her a little while ago. I thought she was finally asleep and went in her room to check on her. Truman was there, but no Jenna? She was sound asleep on the toilet, not sure how long she had been there. Poor girl!
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
So, Here it is: My 8 Things
8 things I’m passionate about:
1. My husband and my marriage.
2. My kids.
3. My family (parents, siblings, in laws)
5. My friends
8. Being a good friend
8 things I say often:
1. Just a minute
2. Sit down!
3. Do you need to go potty?
5. I love you
6. Turn it down!
7. Turn it up!
8. Thank you
8 books I’ve read recently (or hope to read soon)
1. Human Anatomy
2. Foundations of Nutrition
4. Dora the Explorer, What I want to Be
5. The Twilight Series (finally got to read them over Christmas break)
6. Nineteen Minutes
7. Human Physiology
8. The Tao of Pooh (new book club selection that I need to start)
8 things I want to do before I die:
1. Become a Nurse
2. Get out of debt
3. Be in the temple with Mike and all the kids and their spouses.
4. Become healthier and maintain a good level of health.
5. Be at peace with myself (at all levels: spiritually, physically, emotionally etc.)
6. Travel the USA with Mike.
7. Retire comfortably, so we can do number 6
8. Go on a cruise.
8 songs I can listen to over and over again, and probably have (this was the hardest for me to only pick 8, I love all genres of music and listen to all different songs and artists on a daily basis)
1. The Dance, Garth Brooks
2 Nothing Else Matters, metallica
3. When you say nothing at all by Alison Krauss
4. America by Neil Diamond
5. Long time Gone by The Dixie Chicks
6. Float On by Modest Mouse
7.Strong Enough by Sheryl Crow
8. Fiesta by WEEN
8 things that attract me to my friends: (sorry Katie I didn’t really change any of these because they are the same for me and you said it so perfectly.)
1. They make me laugh
2. I can be myself around them
3. Similar interests
4. They are smart and teach me about things I didn't know
5. They like to have "girl time"
6. They’re there when needed
7. They have the same beliefs and morals as me
8. They tell me the truth
8 things I learned in the last year:
1. That going back to college is HARD!
2. That I love learning!
3. That my kids are awesome and I should give them more credit.
4. That marriage is hard (that part I already knew), but there is help out there and it’s worth the hard work!
5. That I am too stressed out and need to lighten up.
6. That I cannot control everyone and everything around me and that’s ok.
7. That my body is changing, not in a good way, and that I cannot continue to eat like I have, dang it.
8. That I still have a lot to learn about life and a lot of growing to do.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
I cannot believe my baby girl is already 11 and so not a little girl anymore. Ry is an incredible young lady (cannot say young woman yet)! She is so full of life: always smiling and laughing and finding the fun in whatever she is doing. She helps me out a lot, playing with her siblings and being an example to them. Everything has always come easy to her: reading, school, friends, piano, gymnastics, etc. (some things not as easy as she would like). She is a social butterfly, hmmmmm, I wonder where she gets that!?! She is kind to everyone around her and has always had a soft spot for those less fortunate than she, whether they are sad or special needs or whatever, she seems to sense that she can help them and cheer them up a little. Ry we love you and cannot imagine our home without you. It would be so dull and boring!
To celebrate her special day could not be boring either and it ended up being a 2 day celebration! On Friday I took treats to her class and they sang and played a game. She even wanted me to bring Moe so everyone could see him. That afternoon her, Jenna, Grandma Carol, & I went shopping. She picked out a new dress, that is soooo her (I'll have to post a picture of her in it another time). She got a new bra and some hannah montana socks as well as some hannah montana earings and a hair piece (a pony tail thing with purple streaks). That night we went to dinner at Olive Garden as a family (we actually had a gift card from our friend, Granny Joan, so we kind of killed two birds with one stone). The food was yummy, of course, and they sang their special birthday song. On Saturday, the actual birthday, we had german pancakes for breakfast, her favorite, and she opened presents from us. She got 2 Hannah Montana DVD's and the new remix CD as well as some new clothes. I think the best part of the day for her was going with her cousins to see the new 3-D Hannah Montana Movie. I took her and Jenna and 3 of her cousins and we had a blast!!! It was like being at the concert but even better, it was like you were on stage with her. They also had a little party going on in one of the theaters with kareoke and dancing and free posters,etc. The girls had so much fun (I did too). We got glitter in our hair and glitter stars painted on our cheeks (yes I got them too). Definitely a girly day! That evening we headed up to my parents to celebrate not only her birthday but 5 others as well. My bday was a week or so ago and a friends little girl had hers a couple weeks a go, my dad's bday was on Friday, and my neice in Spain shares the same bday with Ry. We also celebrated my brother Brandon's bday, he would be 35 on the 23rd of this month. My mom will be out of town that day so we celebrated now. Mom made a delicious!!!! Mexican feast! Then we sang to everyone and had vanilla cake, chocolate cake, and cheesecake for dessert. Rylee and Eliza kept their tradition alive of coreographing and performing a dance for the family. They even let Jenna and Sofie join in for some of the dancing. It was fun to hang out with my family and relax and laugh! WOW! What a birthday, I am tired just thinking back and writing about it.
Eliza, Ry, Shannon, & Jenna dancing after the movie.
Ry, Eliza, Jenna, & Shannon anxiously waiting for the Hannah Montana Movie to start!
Ry being sung to at Olive Garden (notice Hurley singing, ;-))
Ry with Moe at school.