Friday, January 21, 2011

Let's try this again...

I know, I know! It has been FOREVER since I updated my blog. We will try this again. I think this time around, I'm going to use this blog as a place to put my favorite recipes, recipes I want to try, crafts I've done (and also those I want to try) and especially updates on things going on in our lives. I hope you guys stay interested and enjoy!

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Logic of a Three Year Old

The other day I was talking to Kimberley, telling her that we needed to go grocery shopping. I asked her what we needed to get. She started listing things that she thought we needed...milk, eggs, candy. I told her that we had just made cookies, so we didn't need anymore sugar in our house. She looked at me and said, "Do we have any candy Mom?" When I told her that we didn't, she said, "Well then, we need to get candy!"

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St. Patricks Day

I don't know why, but I think St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday. I guess I like all holidays, though. Anyway, yesterday I thought I would have some fun. When Kimberley woke up and came into the kitchen, she found that little leprechauns had been to our house and left little green "footprints" all over our kitchen!

Kimberley thought that was "cool." She hurried and found a green shirt to wear and had me put her new shamrock clippies in her hair (that our friend Melanie made for her- thanks Melanie!). For breakfast, I made green French toast and turned our apple juice green with some food coloring.

For lunch we had spinach fettuccine with pesto sauce, kiwi slices, and pickles. Great combination, huh? Sorry, I didn't get any more pictures the rest of the day because I couldn't remember where I had put my camera. =)

For dinner, we went over to our friends' house to have a St. Patrick's Day dinner. We had "Pot of Gold" cheesy potato soup, Blarney biscuits, pistachio pudding salad, and green Kool-Aid. Kimberley had a blast with all the St. Patrick's Day fun!

Friday, January 30, 2009

3 Things Tag

This is for you Melanie! =)

3 names I go by:
-Whams (my siblings call me this, kind of weird, I know)
-Teenie (my dad's nickname for me since I was a baby)

3 jobs I have had in my life:
-child care teacher
-sales associate at Kmart

3 places I have lived:

3 tv shows that I watch:
-The Office
-The Biggest Loser

3 places I have been:
-London (my favorite!!)
-Washington D.C.
-Palmyra, NY

3 of my favorite foods:
-authentic Mexican food
-Texas bbq
-"Rose's Chicken" (chicken breast with pineapple ring, swiss cheese, wrapped in bacon)

3 things I'm looking forward to:
-making money with JD Premium
-buying a house someday
-having another baby someday

I now tag Ashley, Jen, Julie, and anyone else who wants to do it.

Friday, January 16, 2009


Kimberley always makes us laugh. She is so smart and says the funniest things. She thinks she's a lot older than she actually is. Yesterday I asked her if she was going to go help me make hamburger buns. Very nonchalantly, she said, "Nope......But I love you!"

Thursday, November 20, 2008

8 things tag

I haven't posted anything in a LONG time, so I thought I would do a tag that my friend sent me. I will post pictures from the past few months sometime soon (hopefully!)

8 favorite tv shows:
-The Office
-The Biggest Loser
-Law and Order:SVU
-Good Eats
-Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
-The Mentalist
-Practically anything on HGTV

8 things I did yesterday:
-went to water aerobics
-went to my parents' house
-went to the park with the girls, my mom and sister
-waited and waited and waited for my new nephew to be born
-got a phone call that he was finally born
-put my girls to bed
-took Wii Music back to Hollywood Video
-saw an adorable picture of my new nephew

8 things I'm looking forward to:
-seeing my new nephew
-going to Utah to see the lights on Temple Square
-seeing friends I knew in England
-tax return time
-getting our 4 people for JD Premium (any takers?)
-Spencer to be off of crutches!

8 things on my wish list:
-I wish Jeff and Jen's family can come to Thanksgiving
-I wish I could travel to England
-I wish Spencer would get a nice raise
-I wish we could buy a house
-I wish someone would come fold my laundry
-I wish there was a way I could snap my fingers and my house would be clean
-I wish I could take more naps
-I wish Spencer's foot will heal quickly!

I now tag anyone that wants to do this.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wow! What a day!

I haven't written in awhile, and I will write about the other things that have happened this summer, but right now, I will just write about my day. It started out very uneventful. Ashley came over and watched the Psych episode that I had DVR'd (I love Psych and I love the DVR!). After she went to work, Kimby watched Little Mermaid (one of her latest favorites). We took Spencer some lunch then went to visit our friend Shari at the Kirby office. After that, we went to WinCo to get a few things. Then I took some flyers for enrichment and our ward activity to a couple of families that we home teach.

Here is where my day starts becoming traumatic. On the way to one of the houses, I saw a squirrel running across the street. I figured it would stop or dart out of my way. Nope! It went right under my van as I was driving and I felt a BUMP! I just felt sick to my stomach. I passed it on my way back to my house and it was so sad to see the squirrel lying there lifeless!

Anyway, once I got back home, Kimberley accidentally dumped out about a third of a (fairly big) bag of mini-M&M's in my van, so I had to hurry and clean that all up before they melted and left a big chocolatey mess. Then we went inside and she spilled about half a can of cream soda on my carpet. A little later she got Spencer's leftover Lime Rickey out of the fridge and somehow it got dumped on her head and Katherine's head. Kids are MESSY!!

I checked my email and saw that I had a myspace message from one of my friends from England (that lives in Utah now) that said to call them. After talking to them for a little while, she told me that she and her husband of 29 years were getting a divorce. Talk about BOMBSHELL! I am in complete disbelief! These are two of my very favorite people in the world. Wow! I definitely didn't see that coming. You hear about people getting divorces all the time, but when it hits so close to home, it really makes you hurt for those people!

I went to Enrichment tonight and then my friend Melanie and I went out and got ice cream because we had both had emotional days. It was nice to get away, without kids or husbands, and just talk. Even though we were gone for just an hour, it made me feel so much better! It's nice having someone to talk to that understands what you're going through! Thanks Melanie! We'll have to do that again sometime.