Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I 'heart' the 80's.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Speaking of snow and winter, it must be a subject that is searched for a lot on the web. I have sitemeter on my blog which is pretty cool. It shows me the IP and city/state/country of the people coming to my blog. It also tells you how they came to find your page as well. Most of the time I get people from this area and friends/family from other parts of the country that I recognize. Lately though I have noticed an increase in the amount of foreign countries popping up. Also some random states in the US. All of them have one thing in common.....the way they found my page. Seems they are searching for the word "winter" at google.com and apparently some of my pic's that I have put on the blog showing our wonderful Salt Lake winter are pretty close to the front of the Google results. Pretty cool. I still find it strange though that out of all the pictures I post on this thing all of the foreigners come by way of Winter Wonderland.....
Monday, February 25, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain were flying to a convention. Barack looked at Hillary, chuckled and said, 'I could throw $1000 bill out of the window right now and make somebody very happy'.
Hillary shrugged her shoulders and replied, 'I could throw ten $ 100 bills out of the window and make 10 people very happy'.
John added, 'That being the case, I could throw one hundred $10 bills out of the window and make 100 people very happy.'
Hearing their exchange, the pilot rolled his eyes and said to his co-pilot, 'Such big-shots back there. I could throw all of them out of the window and make 156 million people very happy'.
I went to the gym this morning at 5:30. Im trying to go earlier now so I can fit in the weight training along with the cardio. I cant believe how packed the gym is that early in the morning. I was hoping to have it all to myself because I cant stand being watched. Oh well, Im really motivated right now because Im starting to feel better and I know Im getting healthier. Im going to Vegas in April for a little reunion with some military friends that I havent seen in years and Im trying to get some weight off before then. The last time they saw me, I was pretty thin. Well, Ive got to get Evan off to school. I probably wont post for a few days......so until next time.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Anyway, on a more positive note, it is warming up......slowly. This weekend we will hit the mid 40's again. I know, it still sounds pretty chilly. But, it feels like Spring when you are used to 20 degree weather. Brrrrrrrr. Ian gave his speech today on The Gulf of Carpentaria. He did a fine job. Actually I think it was his best speech yet. I involved him more in the creation process this time so he was really comfortable with the information. He really made an effort to look up and not just read the paper too. He paused for laughs in a couple of spots and answered questions about the speech afterward like a pro. Very proud of him..... We are getting ready to sign the boys up for baseball. Evan wants to take Karate and Skateboarding too though...he is starting to show a little more independence from Ian this year which is great. Its hard being the middle child and being so close in age to your big brother. But, he is doing great and Im convinced now more than ever that we made the right choice in sending him to our neighborhood school instead of Ian's school. It is a pain in the rear sometimes getting them to 2 different schools in the morning but I think it gives him a sense of having something that Ian doesnt and that makes him feel pretty big. He is reading! This is very exciting because he didnt show a strong ability even just a month ago and then all of a sudden, he reads a book to me! Im so happy about this and feel much more comfortable with his kindergarten experience.
Well, no other news today. Hope you all enjoyed your Valentines Day. Denver and I will hopefully be going to lunch and movie tomorrow (pending the ability to snag a babysitter) so I will give my reviews on that next week. I have to work tonight.... so I'd better get moving on the house now or it will stay messy all week. Arent these pictures of the boys so cute. I tell them all the time how they used to be the best of buddies and were always hugging on each other. Now, it seems Im always breaking up fights. Gotta love boys.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
So, I put together a little slide of some camera fun we had today. My kids like to pose for the camera. Well, Ian has always been a ham...Evan and Addison took some time to come around but now they are always ready to take a picture. Evan wanted me to take pictures of him today with his Eagle. We went to REI yesterday just for fun and I bought this for him. As I have said before, Evan is an EXTREME animal lover. Doesnt matter if it is cute and cuddly or slimy and scaly....he likes it. He also loves the camera and announced a couple of days ago that when he grows up he "wants to take pictures of kids like at Kiddie Kandids".... we think a photographer for National Geographic should be a perfect job for him. Ian changes his mind often but usually it revolves around the standard stuff, doctor, lawyer, engineer..... anyway, we bought Valentines yesterday and the kids are excited for school on the 14th so they can pass them out. Love is in the air..... Hope you all have a "LOVEly" week.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I got sad news today about my cousin. Johnny passed away last night and he was just 30....he has had a difficult life for sure but always had such a big heart. He always wanted to be everybodys buddy and even though sometimes it was obnoxious, you couldnt help but love him back. When we moved to Arizona a few years ago, I was left alone to unpack our UHaul because Denver had to go back to Utah for a couple of weeks. Johnny was going to help me unload the heavy stuff but first I had to go to the bank because I wanted to pay him a little for helping me out. When I got back from the bank, Johnny had unloaded the ENTIRE uhaul by himself and was sitting on my couch watching TV when I got back. He petitioned the neighbor to help him with the heavy things. I couldnt believe it. I was so grateful to him for that because I had 2 little boys to deal with by myself and it just made my day. So, thanks Cousin, for being so kind to me and I hope you are at peace.
I just got done unloading and putting away a massive amount of groceries......I think Im going to look into home delivery! Anybody out there utilize home delivery service? If so, leave me a comment as to how it works out for you. I would love to know if you feel it is worth it. My problem is that I shop at Super Walmart for groceries. I really hate going there but we seriously save SO MUCH money. I just cant justify going anywhere else. Which is why I dont know if home delivery would even be an option for us. Anyway....just some thoughts for today.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Evan is in full birthday mode right now. He is realizing that his birthday is only a couple of months away so every other conversation we have is about possible birthday themes, cakes, presents.....etc. He is very excited to turn 6 but then asks "do I turn 8 after that?" He is anxious to catch up to Ian. It is funny to listen to him because I think he honestly believes that eventually he will physically catch up.....he doesnt understand that Ian ages every year too. I guess that is the plight of the 2nd born.....Its funny because Im finding that I let him do certain things sooner than I had allowed Ian and then I realize Im doing the same thing my parents did. My number one complaint (OK maybe not #1) as a teenager was that Nathan and Jeff got away with murder and I never got to do anything. It is amazing what parenthood teaches you about your own parents and how it helps you to come to understand them so much more. Anyway, it looks like a Jungle party for Evan this year....or some kind of animal party as he is truly a HUGE animal lover.
We bought little Dora the Explorer panties for Addison yesterday. I put one on her for fun because she was very excited to have them.....she peed in them before I could even change her. I think we have a long way to go on the potty training. We also bought a potty seat that fits on your toilet along with a step stool so she can climb up on it. She is still a little nervous about sitting on it completely but we are working on it. This is the first attempt we are making at potty training her. Im not going to push it because I think she will do it when she is ready but we are slowly moving toward it.Well, I am tired and hungry. Im working my graveyard shift this weekend and I never seem to accomplish anything during those 3 days. It really wreaks havoc on a persons' body to work those hours. Thankfully I only have to do it 3 days......but in the meantime, I better go feed myself and get ready for one more night of work. Sorry no pictures this time except this picture I took of the kids with Olivia....she is a child in Ian's school class that I watch on Fridays for a few hours so that she doesnt have to go to the after school program. I could talk for an hour about the horrors of the after school program at their school but I will save you from the boredom. Anyway, we made Chinese lanterns and this is a picture of them with theirs. Also a picture of my cheezy little girl and of my sweet nephew Soren.
Have a Great Week.