Thursday, March 25, 2010

Questions You Always Wanted to Know

Saw this on sweet Laurel's blog, and M is off to school and the boys aren't up yet, so why not!

1. What time did you get up this morning?
6:45. I sleep as much as I possibly can before I have to get the girl child up and ready.

2. Diamonds or pearls?
Diamonds. Duh.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Valentines Day. Really liked it too!

4. What is your favorite TV show?
Hmm... probably Psych. I have a thing for Guster.

5. What do you usually have for breakfast?
I don't usually eat breakfast. {I know. bad habit. trying to get better at that}

6. What is your middle name?

7. What food do you dislike?
Tofu. It's just gross.

8. What is your favorite CD at moment?
Hmmm... probably Train's Save Me, San Fransisco. Or else Michael Buble's "Crazy Love". {how's that for a random pairing?}

9. What kind of car do you drive?
Toyota Sienna

10. Favorite sandwich?
Hm. Depends on the day, but sometimes all you need is a PB&J sandwich.

11. What characteristic do you despise?

12. Favorite item of clothing?
My ratty old blue Roots hoodie.

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
Right now it's Kenya. Ask me next week and it'll be completely different.

14. Favorite brand of clothing?
Roots. They're super comfortable and they last forever and a day.

15. where would you retire?
Nowhere. I see us getting one of those huge RVs and just putting around the country.

16. What was your most memorable birthday?
Hm. I really can't say, I've had some great birthdays. I guess my 21st, mum took me on a trip to London and Scotland, just the two of us.

17. Favorite sport to watch?
Anything other than baseball. I just can't get into it.

18. Furthest place you are sending this?
Uh... this is the world wide web, right? So... the furthest it chooses to go, I suppose.

19. Person you expect to send it back first?
You can't really send it back. You can repost it, I guess.

20. When is your birthday?
October 5th

21. Are you a morning person or a night person?
Night owl.

22. What is your shoe size?
Anywhere from 10 to 11, depending on the shoe. {darn pregnancies, blah. i used to be a 9.5, i'm not even kidding}

23. Pets?
We have Molly and Macey right now, but Macey is hopefully going to a new home soon.

24. Any new and exciting news you 'd like to share with us?
Nope. lol

25. What did you want to be when you were little?
A professional horseback rider

26. How are you today?
Pretty good. Only today and tomorrow and it's the weekend!

27. What is your favorite candy?
Swedish Fish or a Crispy Crunch. Yum yum yum.

28. What is your favorite flower?
Gerbera daisies? I don't really have a favorite, it's fun to get ANY kind.

29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?
July 11th. We'll be on our trip by then, with almost 3 WEEKS with CJ with us, not working!

30. What is your full name?
Eee. This creeps me out a bit too much to put out on the internet.

31. What are you listening to right now?
P asking to watch Playhouse Disney, and J slurping the last of his cereal.

32. What was the last thing you ate?
A bagel

33. Do you wish on stars?
Not anymore.

34. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Cerulean or Unmellow Yellow {that one is just for the name.}

35. How is the weather right now?
It's a gorgeous spring day!

36. What is your natural hair color?
Depends on the season. Summer-light brown. Winter-medium brown.

37. Favorite soft drink?
Cokecokecokecokecokecokecokecokecoke. Coke.

38. Favorite restaurant?
Olive Garden or My Big Fat Greek Restaurant

39. Favorite color of nail polish?
Dark purple or dark blue. Once I get used to spring being here, it'll be light pink. lol

40. What was your favorite toy as a child?
Oh man, I was the perfect child of the 80s, loved Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Popples, My Little Pony...

41. Summer or winter?
Summer as done in the east.

42. Hugs or kisses?
Depends... who's giving them?

43. Chocolate or Vanilla?

44. Coffee or tea?
If it's herbal, I'll take the tea. If it's not... I'll have water please.

45.. Do you want your friends to email you back
Of course

46. When was the last time you cried
Last night. I was reading

47. What is under your bed?
Nothing. lol!

48. What did you do last night?
Watched Human Target and House Hunters with CJ

49. What are you afraid of?
A lot of stuff. Spiders being the biggest thing.

50. Salty or sweet?
Salty, salty and salty.

51. How many keys on your key ring?
Which set am I carrying? One has only the van key, the other has about 5 keys I think.

52. How many years at your current job?

53. Favorite day of the week?
Thursday or Friday. We have nothing on those days.

54. How many towns have you lived in?
Oh man. 12 I think?

55. Do you make friends easily?
Sometimes. Not as easily as in high school or college.

56. How many people will you send this to?
However many check the blog.

57. How many will respond?
My guess is none. hahahaha!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Forgotten Memos

So I realized, in my slackiness that is my blogging abilities, I've not really mentioned many day to day things that have gone or been going on. So, for the record or just because, here they are.

M lost her first tooth on February 20th. Sigh. Yes, my firstborn is officially a big girl now. That sucker hung on forever and no matter how much CJ tried to bribe M to let him take it out she wouldn't fall for it. Mum was visiting and that morning we were selling Girl Scout cookies so we had to get up earlier than we usually do on a Saturday, and M called me as I was getting her clothes ready, and there was the tooth, just sitting in her hand. The funny thing is the tooth that fell out was the first tooth that came through when she was a baby, and mum was there when that happened too! She wanted to save the tooth and bring it to show and tell on Friday, and she did it, and then... we lost it at the park right after school. No joke. So she drew the tooth fairy a picture of what happened, and the tooth fairy was very understanding and left her $3.

Valentines Day was lovely, CJ got me beautiful roses and some presents, and then surprised me with a babysitter for the kids and he took me to dinner and a movie. Dinner was good and the movie was great. We saw Valentines Day, and I loved it. Even CJ admitted it was funnier than he thought it would be. I'm all for shmoopy movies though, I'm a sucker for them!

Our new Temple is opening soon!! I'm excited to go to the open house. You can bring children to the open house... right?

Some friends and I threw a surprise baby shower for a sweet friend last week and made oreo pops. WAY easier than cake pops, lemme tell you. And then she had the baby three days later, and we got to see her on their way home. Oh heavens... what a little doll.

J has graduated out of speech therapy!! Yep... just 7 months into it, and he caught on so quickly and just excelled through it, and they retested him, and he even tested above in some areas now! So proud of him, it's just amazing how different he is now.

P is really starting to participate in Joy School now, which is really nice, I won't lie. He's a smart kid, but just never really participated in lessons both at Joy School and in Primary. But now he's coloring so much more and actually is drawing people now! He's never really cared for coloring, but it's amazing how detailed he can get. It still looks like scribbles, til he tells you what everything is and then you get it.

M is getting ready for her spring ballet recital, and already has one of her costumes. Not gonna lie, I totally get giddy whenever I see it. It's hanging in the coat closet with strict instructions from Miss Hilda for nobody to touch even the bag that it's zipped up tight in. Her second costume comes in April, I can't wait to see it. May 22nd, here we come!

CJ's big 3-0 is coming up! May 27th... dum dum duuuuummmmmm. Oh, you bet I'll be rubbing it in. He was meeeeeean when it was my 30th, he's getting it right back. Not sure how we'll celebrate it, but it'll be fun.

The reunion!!! I'm getting so excited for summer, ferrizzle. We're going to drive it and just take our time and camp out, so it's going to be fun! SAM AND MANDY, here is your forewarning. We will be seeing you and stopping and harassing you and so now you will be happy and giddy until we come. M'kay? :) When we get to Salt Lake/Provo area we'll stay in a hotel for a night or two so that we look presentable for seeing any friends who want to hang out while we're there (lemme know!). Then it's on to Wyoming and Yellowstone, and then off to NorCal for about 10 days. Anyone who will be there in mid to late July, let me know (Karin?). Such fun!!!

Need to get the kids swimming. (Jessie...... oh Jessie....)

Okay, I really can't think of anything else right now, but I'm sure I forgot something. Because I have no memory left at all. Oh... but my bracket is looking ama-za-zing right now, I love the first round!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ghost Hunting (lots of photos again)

So bad. Over a month since a post, what a rotten blogger I am. But at least I have photos!

It's finally spring here so this past weekend we decided to take the kids ghost hunting. In the middle of the day. That way nobody {read: me} gets too scared. It was a lot of fun, no ghosts and we're not really sure one of the buildings we found is actually the ghost house we were looking for, but we got to throw rocks in the San Pedro, see a marker for where the Mormon Battalion fought its only fight {against bulls} , and play pooh sticks on a bridge {P won} . Oh... and got some fun photos out of it!

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"Heeeyyyy!!! That says Mormon! I'M Mormon!!!!"

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Yes. J is carrying a bone. GROSS, right? Well, tell him and his dad that. They found it on our trek to the first ghostie housie, all sun bleached and blah, and thought it was super cool. Yucky thing stayed with us the whole rest of the day. And to make it worse, CJ told the kids it was a witch's bone. Um, ew.
Big, fat, icky ew.

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Love. Love him. Right here, Cards hat and all.

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Looks like a sweet father-son moment, right? Until you realize he's throwing pebbles/rocks by me and splashing me. Nice. Wait, no, not really.

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Don't worry, he didn't drop him. Both this time or the time he did it holding J upside down.

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