Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I met up with them later that evening for the concert. I have to say that my expectations werent that high for the Osmond portion of the show.....only because they are a little before my time and I just didnt think I knew any of their songs. I was in for a big surprise. I ended up recognizing every song they sang and even better was how much I actually enjoyed their show. It was very touching to watch their personal family home videos during the show and well, I just really enjoyed it. The highlight for me though was still the Choir. Of course partly because my aunt Debbie and uncle Barry both sing in it. But also because the choir always manages to move me to tears. They sang a song called Shenandoah (sp?) that was just unbelievable. They ended it of course with Come Come Ye Saints.....it was beautiful. So, I had a great time and really enjoyed visiting with Pete and Chrissy. Its always nice to visit with family that you havent seen in a while and Im thankful that they took the time to come and see us on their vacation and of course for the show! Thanks guys...hope to see you again soon.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
1. As a comment on my blog, leave a memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember, good or bad but be nice please! ;)
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Yes, I know....this doesnt look like healthy eating at all. It's not. But, I really wanted to try making a pound cake. You can find the recipe here. I've started another blog to keep my favorite recipes organized and you are welcome to check it out.
So far all I seem to have on there is sweet stuff.....now you all know what my problem is! Ha! Anyway, this dessert was too yummy not to share.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I'm back on the wagon....I think that's how the saying goes. Still working on losing weight and eating healthier. Im going to make a new commitment each week to do something healthier....this weeks commitments are:
1. No junk food ....I'm cutting out the chips,doughnuts and chocolate :(
2. Excerise at least 3 times for 30 minutes... even if its just a walk.
My Aunt and I are going to meet each week to hold each other accountable. Yikes. But it is going to be great to have someone working toward the same thing! Ive decided to post my commitments here every week....that way you can all hold me accountable too! Hopefully I will only post progress and not failure. But, I have a feeling there will be some set backs. Thats OK. As long as I continue to work hard, I know I can do it!
Wish me luck.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
I love living close to him and his family and of course babysitting Soren, my nephew.
Nathan is a huge music lover and a very talented artist. You should see some of the stuff he has drawn/painted. He should be doing it for a living!
Anyway....Love you Nate and hope your birthday was Fabulous!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Well, after my futile attempt at getting it out with nail polish remover, I went to google and searched for a solution. The one thing that came up over and over again was....duh-duh duh-duuuuhhhhh...... WINDEX. Nothing special, just plain ole windex. Now, there were some different combinations used such as windex and shaving cream. Or windex, shaving cream, and hairspray....even wd40 came up in the mix. I was willing to try them all but started out with just the shaving cream and the windex. I writing here to tell you all that it worked! There is no more polish in my carpet! Now, it did take a little elbow grease....I worked it in really well with my fingers and used a tootbrush...let it sit and then worked it some more. All in all it took about an hour and I was left with a small area that was barely pinkish. Hardly noticeable at first glance. But, it still bothered me so a few hours later I took the windex by itself to it one more time and it faded it even more....One more time tomorrow and I think it will be completely gone. Not that you can really even see it now, I just know its there. So, I thought I would share my amazing discovery with you all just in case you ever spill red nail polish, or any other color for that matter, on your carpet. Now, can any of you offer me a simple solution for disobedient children.....one that doesnt involve bodily harm :)
While working at the Post Office, I became friends with Jennilyn. She is a fellow Twilight fan and mom to 2 cute little kids. I was a bit saddened when I lost my job realizing that I wouldnt get to chat with her on my breaks anymore. But, we have kept in touch and today I met her and her kids downtown at the Gateway where we let them all run wild in the fountains. Addison wasnt too thrilled at the prospect of getting shot in the face with water so despite her love for anything involving a swimsuit, she kept a safe distance from the water. Ian and Evan both fell victim to the random water spouts and as Evan put it ....."actually got my eyeball shot out of my head, but it's ok mom cause I just put it back in...." Yikes.
Monday, July 7, 2008
The point of this rambling is that I thought it would be great to involve the boys. They are old enough to understand the basic concept and as Oprah said, kids can make vision boards too no matter how shallow their desires are at this point. So I told them we were going to watch a movie on the "secret to happiness". They were excited. The movie starts out much like National Treasure or The Da Vinci Code... mysterious music, knights in armour burying scrolls....they were intrigued. After about 20 minutes, it became obvious that it wasnt the movie they were hoping for and they started complaining. Ian says, "so what do they mean? If I think about something enough the universe will make it appear?" I then tried to explain the concept that I wanted them to get out of it about focusing on goals and of course I explained the vision board. Ian smiled.... right before bed, he was frantically looking for a crayon with which he hurriedly drew and colored a Nintendo DS and stuck it on his dresser where he could see it. I guess he got the point.....:)
Saturday, July 5, 2008
You know the holiday was a success when then next morning you crawl out of bed at 9:45 and the rest of the house is still sleeping! It is now 10:15 and Addison and myself are the only ones awake.....wow. We did have a great 4th of July though. We started off the day with pancakes and various other delicious breakfast foods at our ward "Pancake Breakfast". Apparently this is a long standing tradition with the ward (church) that was just combined with ours so the powers that be decided....'why ruin a good thing...' it was really nice and the pancakes were cooked perfectly, something that I appreciate probably too much. We skipped lunch and had an early dinner instead. Denver grilled BBQ chicken on our mini weber (read: charcoal lil' smokey) and I made a potato salad. I also attempted a flag cake which was not anywhere near as beautiful as the ones I have seen in magazines. But it was tasty nonetheless and that is the main requirement of my cakes. We also grilled hot dogs and had chips and baked beans. Traditional July 4th meal for sure.
We actually took a nap after dinner and then headed to Sugarhouse park for the firework show. We end up at this firework show every year but it never disappoints..... Oh, and obviously I did not win the Miley Cyrus Stadium of Fire tickets...boo hoo. Ian cried for a minute but then realized it was nearly impossible for me to win. Doesn't he know that I am the unluckiest person alive when it comes to prize drawings? The kids enjoyed the firework show and Addison didnt cry at all. We werent sure how she would react considering that my boys cried and covered their ears up to age 4! Shes a tough cookie. While we were sitting there waiting for the sun to go down, some people came by with clipboards and forms to register you to vote. This was great since we are not registered here. What a perfect day to register to vote! Not that I have a clue who I am going to vote for......
On another note, my Grandma just called to tell me that my cousin Lauren got her mission call to Seoul South Korea! Im so excited for her! They are going to LOVE her long blonde hair. The kids will want to touch it.....it is a strange experience. Oh, sounds like the rest of the house is stirring....better go get breakfast going!