Monday, March 31, 2008

Weekend Update

Not a very exciting weekend. Friday night we went to dinner with some friends to my favorite place, Teppanyaki (YUM). Saturday I spent the morning cleaning the house and sanding my dining room table that I have been working on for what seems like forever. (If I would have known how long it would take to sand, I would have kept it the way it was.) Then I took the 3 boys to get pictures taken at JC Penneys. Noah would not smile, but I think we were able to get some pretty good pictures. We shall see. Kevin spent part of the day Saturday hanging drywall in the basement. (We had hoped to pay someone to do it for us, but when we got the bids we realized we would have to do it ourselves-so sad.). Sunday was church. My friend and her husband taught a great lesson on Emergency Preparedness. They lived in Mississippi during Hurricane Katrina and saw and lived through real reasons why we need to be prepared. It was one of those lessons that made me want to run right out to the store and buy lots of food, water, other essentials and a generator. So thanks Kelly and Rick you are the reason we are going to blow the budget this month, but really thanks.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Easter Slackers!

This year we were in St. George for Easter weekend and had to drive home on Easter day. In order to avoid heavy traffic for the drive home, we decided to skip church. (I know it is horrible, people who only go to church only once a year go on that day and we were total slackers.) So anyway, today we took the pictures of the kids in their Easter clothes.

Sorry about the pictures, I am not very good at just putting them in a straight line. I am not a blogger pro.

Kids at Night

I was reading a friends blog and he was talking about how he checks on his kids while they sleep at night because he adores them. We do that as well, but sometimes we are grateful that we do it for other reasons. Here is Isaac asleep with a heating pad on, yes that alone is a problem, but even worse is the cord is wrapped (luckily loosely) around his neck.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Kindy 500

For Tanner's kindergarten class we needed to make him a car out of a box for their Kindy 500 (they get in their cars and drive around the US). Yesterday Tanner and I spent most of the day turning an ordinary diaper box into Lightening McQueen. It started off fun and then it just took to long, but it needed to be finished. The things a mom will do for her child.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


The boys have finished their gymnastics class. Last night they had a little program for the parents to come see their progress. Here are some pictures of our little gymnists.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Weekend

We just got back from a fun filled weeekend in St. George. The weather was awesome (upper 70's). There were lots of fun things to do: swimming, St. George Art Festival, Car Show, dying Easter eggs, Easter egg hunt, hiking with grandpa, and of course Rock Band. We got to see our friends Chris and Melia who were also in St. George from California. Unfortunatly, our camera broke (fell off the counter), so we had to take most of our pictures on the cell phone. Overall it was a great weeekend.

Looks Comfy

The night before we left for St. George, we went into the kids bedrooms to check on them as we always do. We went into Isaac's room and he was not on his bed. No biggie, he goes in our room to sleep sometimes, nope not there either. We notice the light is on in the toilet/tub area of their bathroom. We go to open the door and it won't open, something is in front of the door. Yes, that something was Isaac. Totally asleep on the bathroom floor, with pillows and blankets. So I carefully tried to squeeze myself through the door to get him (and of course take some pictures). The next morning I asked him why he wanted to sleep on the bathroom floor. (In my mind I'm thinking he would respond by saying "My tummy hurt" or something along those lines.) "It was light in there." Interesting. He slept by the toilet because he wanted the light on. Maybe we need to get him a night light.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

St. George Here We Come!

Tommorrow we are headed to St. George for the Easter weekend. We are looking forward to 3 fun filled days of warm weather, yummy food (for me only one day of that), Easter festivities, games and of course Rock Band. See ya when we return.

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Blinds

Today I am beginning to tackle my least favorite household chore. Cleaning the blinds. I think in the 2 1/2 years that we have lived here I have cleaned them, ummmmm, never. So needless to say I have got a big job ahead. Not really sure of the best way to do this. I have my Swiffer Duster and all that does is move the dust all around. I have tried using a damp paper towel and that seems to be working, but it is taking forever. If you have any tricks that seem to work for you, please let me know. Thanks.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Oh What A Not So Glorious Morning

I woke this morning to find the ground covered with snow. Yuck. It is a week before Easter and we are freezing. Oh happy Day!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Chocolate Rolo Cookies

This is my favorite cookie. A gal in at my church makes them often and I tend to eat too many everytime. SO for my first cheat day on my new diet, I decided it would be a perfect time to make these cookies myself. They were super easy to make and they are delicious. Here is the recipe:

1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
2 Eggs
1/3 Cup Oil
1 Package of Rolos candies

Mix the first 3 ingredients together and then roll them into balls with 1 Rolo inside each ball. Bake at 350 for 9 minutes. The smaller the cookie the better they taste.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Isaac's Sick

I was hoping that I would be the only one to get sick, but it does not seem like that is so. Isaac has been lying around on the couch since he got home from preschool. (Sorry to all the kids in his class, we didn't know.) What he has so far does not seem like the same thing I had, and we will hope that it does not turn into that, because that would not be pretty.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Body for Life

So tommorrow I officially begin my new diet/exercise program. (The reason I mention it here on my blog is that maybe if people know I am doing it then I will keeep up with it. We will see if this way of thinking works.) So for a few months I was trying to do exercise without diet and it just wasn't working for me as well as I would have liked. So, me and some gals from the ward are starting the Body for Life challenge. It is a 12 week deally. It is a high protein diet with no junk food allowed, except one cheat day a week (that is the only reason I can do it, I need a cheat day). It also has 6 days a week excercise program that alternates between cardio and weights. Still not sure what I am going to do for the weight part since I don't have a gym memebership or a weight set, so there may be some improvising. It is only 12 weeks, so hopefully I can make it the whole time. Wish me luck.

Monday, March 10, 2008

I've Been Sick

Sorry I have not posted in a bit. I was lucky enough to get the stomach flu this week. How fun for me. But I am back. Because I was sick and lying on the couch, this weekend was not that much fun. I did however get to talk to two of my Ricks college roomates, and that was fun to catch up. So Thanks Megan and Jen for making my weekend.

This picture is of the 3 of us at Jen's mission farewell.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Guitar Hero

Yesterday Mr. UPS delivered our Guitar Hero. Very exciting. I spent the next few (1 1/2 ) hours practicing. Then we headed out to Kevin's brothers for family night and hours of Rock Band (yes, we are obsessed and addicted). It was lots of fun and because of my Guitar Hero practicing I was able to play bass guitar and not just sing the whole time. Good times. Unfortunatly, they do not make Rock Band for the Wii, hopefully someday.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

No TV Week, No More

I did it. Just a few more hours and no tv week is officially over. It is true that you can accomplish a lot more when you don't watch tv, but unfortunatly cleaning the house is just not as entertaining. I did accomplish a few things in my free time.
I finally finished my Disney World Heritage Makers scrapbook. I will send it off the be printed possibly today.
I started teaching my 5 year old to play the piano (No, I don't know how to play myself, but can't we learn together?).
I read the entire Boleyn Inheritance and am half way through Rebekah by Orson Scott Card.
I took down our Christmas lights. (I know we are now in March, but we have literally had snow on the ground since the beginning of December.)
Not bad since I was also a single mom for the week.
Unfortunatly, this week will not be as productive, I will probably spend much of my free time catching up on last weeks tv. I know it kind of defeats the purpose, but hey, I'm not perfect.