Family traditions

Family traditions

Thursday, January 29, 2009

class reunion

my ten year class reunion is quickly approaching but i'm in a bit of a pickle well i wouldn't be but a certain someone likes to muddle up the simplest of things.
somehow i got roped into helping with the class reunion, of the school that i attended but didn't graduate from, and by roped in i mean i kind of got asked and kind of volunteered. the dilemma is that a certain someone is also in that class and doesn't want to me to attend the reunion that i am helping to plan. blah blah blah
so tonight i get a phone call from that certain someone asking me to be mature about this whole thing and stop planning, and gathering addresses and that i'm officially uninvited!
so anyhow the immature side of me really wants to tell him not to be so STUPID!
i can't seem to find the mature side of me.
so i guess what i'm asking is, what do you think?

Monday, January 26, 2009


101 reasons steph should have a good birthday

  1. she can write in all caps
  2. she is a good roomie!
  3. she inspires others
  4. she speaks her mind
  5. she tries new things
  6. she is a good cook
  7. she makes great PB & J sandwiches
  8. she eat TWIX like a pro
  9. she listens to all my problems
  10. she's a good dancer
  11. she's funny
  12. she cares about others
  13. she teaches primary
  14. she's a great mom
  15. she's use to walk to the grocery store for groceries
  16. she's younger then me
  17. she's finally as old as me
  18. she opens her house to others
  19. she's a good wife
  20. she's a best friend
  21. she makes others feel good about themselves
  22. she enjoys a nap now and again
  23. she can make anyone smile
  24. she know how to say know
  25. she is fun on road trips
  26. she knows what real californians are like
  27. she has a cool elbow
  28. she has rad cars
  29. she is a morning person
  30. she has a pretty smile
  31. she is my friend even though she knows me
  32. she's easy to talk to
  33. she goes the distance
  34. she read her scriptures
  35. she understands when i freak out about "bees"
  36. she's photogenic
  37. she is patient
  38. she knows a lot about the human body
  39. she likes to clean peoples teeth
  40. she would make a great neighbor
  41. she keeps it cool
  42. she has a nice hair cut
  43. she inspires me to be a better mom
  44. she wants to learn to surf
  45. she use to own a "little" radio
  46. she has a pretty cool best friend
  47. her kids are soooo cute
  48. she knows who she is
  49. she loves pride and prodigious
  50. she's not afraid of anything
  51. she is a good listener
  52. she likes cherries
  53. she has great frosting ideas
  54. she only uses the good chocolate
  55. she stuffs her cakes in the middle with frosting
  56. she understands that i didn't quite have enough time to write all 101 things!!


Saturday, January 24, 2009

a little mad

today we took a two hour drive to american falls to drop the children off because a certain someone asked for them this weekend. so we get there at 11:00 and he's not there. so we walk around KING's for a few minutes then I decided i better send him a text to see how long he's going to be.

long story short he told me today but then went to work this morning and wants them next week.

we had one sad little girl on our hands, little brother could careless.

so we went to ice cream, DI, came home and us girls painted our toe nails!

i'm so blessed to have an amazing husband and precious children!!

Monday, January 19, 2009


today big sister did her own hair!
In her own words
"So Cute!!"

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

my latest creation

Broccoli Ham Cheddar soup

approx. 3 cups of chicken broth
1head Broccoli

something like 2 cups milk
about 2cups of cubed ham
dash of pepper
close to 2 Tb butter
cup or so of Velveeta cheddar cheese

1. Cut broccoli into bit size pieces and boil in chicken broth.
2. Simmer until done. Add milk, ham, pepper and butter; bring almost to a boil, then stir in cheese.
3. Remove from heat and serve

so so yummy!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

reasons i need my own house

1. so accidents can be just that accidents!
2. so i wouldn't have replace doors that had holes punched in then from door stoppers
3. so when there is a scratch on the paint i don't cry
4. so the coloring on the walls wouldn't be so nerve racking
5. so a spill on the carpet doesn't result in a panic attach
6. so when we are dying easter eggs and spill the dye i don't spend half the night scrubbing the counter
7. so i don't feel like i need to replace every set of blinds in my home
8. so i can fix what needs to be fixed without feeling like i'm going to mess something up
9. so i can super glue the toilet lid and call it good
10. so i can sleep at night

Monday, January 5, 2009

strange sounds

i woke up this morning with little bit of a headache and as i lay in bed deciding if i should get up and exercise or go back to sleep for 30 minutes i could have swore i hear i high pitch beeping sound. so i went to investigate. i could only hear it in my room which told me it's not in my head! which well never mind. but i knew i heard something. i laid back down for about 10 minutes till my husbands alarm went off. i asked "love can you hear that sound?" of course he couldn't so i was doubting my sanity. finally i walked outside around the car to my neighbors house and sure enough the fire alarm was going off. okay i'm not crazy but i am clumsy because as i walked back around the car to get inside i slipped in the ice and fell flat!


Sunday, January 4, 2009

good morning

i do love my odd dreams
-it was Sunday
-we were camping
-i fell off a cliff
-my husband rescued me
-my children were playing by the river
-my boss was there -in flannel
-all my stuff was missing from my tent
-my kids were dancing on a stage
-we were going to be late for church
then i woke up

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hello 2009!!

Dear 2009,
Hi like you can plainly see above I'm freak'n hilarious which you will soon come to learn. i thought I'd let you know what has happened to me in 2008 and see where we can go from there.
January i grew as a mother, as my children were really starting to develop their individual personalities which really haven't subsided at all, only gotten bigger.
February was amazing the best valentines day by far. Having an amazing husband does make a difference.
March was quite a roller coaster of a month but i know that through it all i learned that time is precious and to never take anyone for granted.
April's general conference was a first for me. for as long as I've been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints President Hinckley has been the prophet. it was an amazing spirit that was felt as president Monson took his place as the 16th president for The Church
May i had my first panic attack and truly morned the loss of a best friend
June loved being a stay at home mom!!
July was packed full of crazy fun!! Girls camp, crazy dreams, morning sickness, county fair, new calling in Young Women's
August summer school ends, a week to play, school starts, J got married!! oh yes and potty training adventures
September was fun, stressful, new, frustrating!!
October My love and I were sealed for time and all eternity in the Twin Falls Temple. I love that families are forever!!
November was kind of a blur
December was here and now it's gone
how quickly the year goes by and how much I've learned.
So 2009 i guess all i ask is that you're kind, know that i can tough it out but would rather be able to fill my blog with happy hilarious posts
Welcome 2009!!
The Nice One