Sunday, December 19, 2010
This little piggy went to the Show.
This little piggy went to Vegas,
This little piggy we don't know.
AND this little piggy went wee wee wee wee all the way home."
What I heard from the drivers seat on our travels yesterday. My Hubby is so cute!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
My little Sweet Pea hasn't been so sweet lately. She is a fighter. She does NOT want to go down for her naps at all. She screams and yells, kicks and flails, and sometimes is all ends in her throwing up all over the place. So frustrating. Do I skip the morning nap at 10 months? Or do I continue to fight with her? When did your kids start skipping naps?
#2: What do you do for your younger kids in the car on long trips?
We are taking the 11 hour jaunt to Californ-i-a this Christmas and I need a few ideas for keeping a 10 month old busy. Now that she isn't so much of a sleeper I don't know what to do with her. Help.
Friday, December 10, 2010
I do exhaustingly comfess:
- I love Christmas
- which means that I am filling my 10 month old full of carols and Christmas movies.
- yeah, I know. She shouldn't be watching so much television and neither should I
- BUT I just can't help it at Christmas.
- I don't want to miss one of my favorite shows. (The American Christmas Carol, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, Prancer, Once Magic Christmas, The Muppet Christmas Carol, etc.)
- there are just so many.
- my house is still not unpacked from our move 4 weeks ago. (I blame the carpets and the walls)
- I have done NO Christmas shopping.
- I'm not one that has all the Christmas shopping done by June,
- BUT I usually have it don't by this week.
- Good thing we are leaving for vacation in a week.
- My tree is up.
- I get points for that, Right?
- I'm not enjoying my Christmas as much as I would like to be
- We haven't done any of the things we normally do at Christmas time
- Bake, visit Temple Square, see The Forgotten Carols, walk around the neighborhood to see all the lights. (you put yours up right?)
- The year has gone by so quickly and the Christmas season is no exception.
How has your Christmas been so far?
Thursday, December 9, 2010
This is what happens when you fall off the wagon:
Oh, yes. This is my hair (and me with no make up) that is in much need of a new style and probably color. My hair is long, scraggly, dull and I just don't do anything with it anymore.
I need a new look. I'm thinking something shorter and darker.
Any ideas for my new look?
Sunday, December 5, 2010
These were the 2nd time that I had rolled the carpet. I did it 3 more times. All of them looked the same. Gross.
My sweet Hubby took every single sticky roller paper to the corporate office of the management company of our complex. They found that this wasn't just us over reacting to a little bit of hair. This was a huge problem. They decided to rip out the carpets. Halleluia!! I'm so excited to not have hair all over the my clothes, food, and furniture. It's going to be wonderful.
This is the wall in my bedroom. Hair all over it. I have to wipe it all down and pick off the hair. YUCKY!!
I'm so glad that we are going to have new carpets in our home. No more yucky pet hair.
If you have a pet, please PlEaSe PLEASE bathe your pet regularly, brush them regularly, feed them a high quality meal, and CLEAN YOUR LIVING SPACE. We all love your animals, but we don't want to have them with us after we leave your home. Thanks.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
We are waiting on the management to decide whether or not they will be cleaning the heating ducts and filters. Hopefully they do. Anyone know what to do if they don't?
Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
First of all, we moved into our new apartment. It was seemingly perfect. But then my Hubby couldn't breathe and neither could my Sweet Pea. And I noticed black and white hairs everywhere. And the smell in my Sweet Pea's room was horrendous. So, the apartment that they said didn't have a pet in it(when I asked 3 TIMES) really had. They replaced the carpet in the baby's room, which has been wonderful, but I had to go get her a breathing treatment done at the insta care because of the rest of the apartment. We convinced them to clean the rest of the carpets because they wouldn't change them. So, we put all of our possessions in the kitchen and baby room. And we left for the week.
While we were gone they cleaned the carpet. (I still haven't seen the carpet yet, we haven't been back) I can only hope they are better and we don't have to find a way out of our contract.
We had a wedding to go to. My Brothers. (yes, I did go) the extended family was visiting from all over; Great White North and Hot Gambling South. Lots of laughing and bantering.
Thanksgiving. Bowling with the In-laws and dinner with my extended family. YUM. Homemade Dressing= the BEST!
Then there was Black Friday. I have never before participated in Black Friday. I was kind of excited. Everyone talks about the great deals they find and benefit from. I just didn't find that much. There were a couple of stores that didn't have any deals going on. I couldn't believe it. I only had a couple of things that I was looking for and only found one. (yes I did go through the ads from the paper before) It made me not want to spend the time next year. But the company was enjoyable. Maybe that's why everyone goes. Is that why you go?
Now, the Utah/BYU game. Who are you cheering for?
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, while I was packing, Sweet Pea was on the other side of the room playing with some of her toys. So, I decided to pack up her stuffed animals. I put them in the box and started to close it when I hear her scream. She crawls as fast as her little hands and knees will carry her to where I am; crying the whole way. She bangs on the box and wont stop until I open the box. When the box was open, she pulled a couple of the stuffed animals out, hugged and kissed them, and then went back to her playing. Who knew a 9 month old would be so attached to her little friends already?
Friday, November 5, 2010
I know that I'm not the real problem. I know this, but what they said still hurt. There's no way that all problems in the whole family could be my fault. I'm not around all the time, and heaven forbid everyone have their own opinions about things that may make them (what I call) lovingly banter once in a while. (By the way, it's healthy for people to disagree. It would be an EXTREMELY boring life if we didn't)
The whole thing started over what I said. It makes no difference the sentence as much as one word. Ass. Now, I know that swearing is one of the less graceful things a female could do; however, I do reserve the right to do it anytime I hurt myself, run my car into something, I am angry or annoyed. ( For the record, I did not swear when I ran my car into the cement barrier on I-15. I thought I would, but I didn't.) I don't use the "f" word. I don't like it. It's foul and indecent, even on a bad day. I don't use the Lords name in vain. It's just not my style and I kind of like Him. (even though we don't get along all the time) Ass, by the way, is NOT a swear word. It is:
All the others, I reserve the right to use if I so please. Keep in mind I don't use these words all the time. Just when the before mentioned situations happen. They aren't a common find in my everyday vocabulary. I do try to respect others habitat and mimic their vocabulary while in it. I don't say these words to everyone and I don't think I need to.
This is not something I'm sorry for. If someone (this person in particular) doesn't like it, that's just fine. They don't have to speak that way, but DO NOT lecture me (for 15 minutes) on how I shouldn't. And how because I do, it has caused the life around them to go terribly wrong. One little word is not going to end life as we know it. (not mine anyway. Maybe the Queens words, but certainly not mine)
Tootles made an excellent point (backing my Hubby's) by saying that I should analyze what has happened. I did. I don't like it. And I will do as this person wants and avoid them. I will be continuing all forms of family activities though. My good friend Heather suggested that if I didn't attend actities I (and hopefully they) would regret it later. She's right. So, that's what I'll do. Decision made. No more need to concentrate on it any further. Right? Right.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I never thought I would. OH, I DID!
What happened? What did you do?
Did you avoid that person/people forever?
Did you keep your kids from playing together?
How much did your situation alter your life?
How did it impact you emotionally?
I seriously need your advice on this one.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
On Cat's blog, you get to vote for the person who made the best/cutest one. The winner gets a $25 gift card to Target. But we have to vote to help them do that.
I really liked the Crayons, Tinkerbell and Peter, Robin, and the Ghost. They were all so cute, but I just can't tell you which one I voted for. You need to go vote for yourself. So go see and Vote.
Monday, October 25, 2010
I went to Gardner Village anyway and had a great time. Here we are getting ready to leave:
My Sweet Pea in her Witch outfit. I haven't found a hat that will fit her, but I will.
Monday, October 18, 2010
So, I'm moving into THAT emotional state. You know the one where you have to make a choice. Decide whether you stay or go.
Like or don't.
Do or Do Not.
In any other situation I would gather together my Pro's and Con's about the situation/thing. But I'm struggling to find anything that would fall into my Pro's category. Now, there simply can't be Nothing. Can there?
So, I would like your Pro's AND your Con's. (mostly pro's because that's what I'm missing)
Please let me know in my comments what it is you do or do not like about church. Why you are still there OR why you are not. It would be really helpful for me.
****the photo came from ldsemergencyresources.com****
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Do you know if your immune system takes a LONG time to recover after having a baby? I have never been sick this many times in 6 weeks before. EVER. Hopefully I will kick it soon.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
What did you do to teach your kids to sleep through the night?
Keep in mind that we live in a studio apartment. She is in the same room as us and we have no where else to put her.
Monday, October 4, 2010
- get our note pads out
- gather our favorite snacks
- get out Conference Bingo
- guard our favorite, comfy chair
- bring in the pillow and blanket
- and settle down for a weekend of enlightenment
Sometimes I feel like General Conference is like New Year's. We make resolutions to improve in so many ways that ALL of them get lost in the days and months. Maybe that's why they do Conference twice a year. So, this Conference I am only deciding to work on one area.
Scripture Study. I'm going to do it again. I'm not sure what I'm going to read, but I will let you know.
What are your Conference Resolutions? or Guilt?
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
I sleepily confess:
- my Sweet Pea is NOT sleeping through the night
- I HATE teething
- keep in mind, this is teething along with Mama Sickness
- I let her scream for 2.5 hours last night before I finally gave in and put her in bed with us
- which means
- I got NO sleep
- losing weight is non-existent in my house
- this frustrates me more than anything
- all I want is to fit into my clothes again
- is that really too much to ask?
- speaking of too much to ask for,
- a clean house
- one that is simple, clean,
- matching furniture,
- smells good,
- cleans itself.
- Wouldn't that be nice?
- A house to clean itself
- I think the cold weather is getting to me
- There isn't enough sunshine
- Maybe it's just the basement apartment
- I'm so glad it's Friday
- Friday means,
- help for the next 2 days.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I love Parenthood. I don't have television right now, but I watch Parenthood on the computer. I loved last season and don't want to miss one second of this season. Parenthood covers almost every obstacle that any family could have. Laughing, crying, and awkward moments fill this show and keep me coming back for more.
You should watch it. Tuesday nights at 9pm, right after Biggest Loser.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
In the gospel of Jesus Christ you have help from both sides of the veil and you must never forget that. When disappointment and discouragement strike-and they will-you remember and never forget that if our eyes could be opened we would see horses and chariots of fire as far as the eye can see riding at reckless speed to come to our protection. They will always be there these armies of heaven, in defense of Abraham's seed.
(Jeffrey R. Holland, "For Times of Trouble," New Era, Oct. 1980, 15)
I forget this regularly. Maybe someday I will remember.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Then I sewed all the pieces together.
And then I stuffed the ball. I stuffed it with pieces of batting. (it took a while to cut it up) It's a little lumpier than I would have liked, but it's soft and she loves it.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The Go! Fabric Cutter
Oh, the beauty. Slick and Easy fabric cutting. Dreaming. Maybe someday I'll wake up and there will be one here. A girl can always wish right?
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
OH, for months I have longed for the buttery goodness to touch my lips. It was Heaven. Wonderous Bliss.
Thank you for making Soy Milk with the ability to be used in baking recipes.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
For every hill I’ve tried to climb,
For every stone that bruised my feet,
For all the blood and sweat and grime,
For blinding storms and burning heat,
My heart sings but a grateful song
These are the things that made me strong!
For all the heartache and the tears,
For all the anguish and the pain,
For gloomy days and fruitless years,
And for the hopes that lived in vain,
I do give thanks, for now I know
These were the things that helped me grow!
‘Tis not the softer things in life
Which stimulate man’s will to strive;
But bleak adversity and strife
Do most to keep man’s will alive.
O’er rose-strewn paths the weaklings creep,But brave hearts dare to climb the steep.
I remember a psychological exercise that my roommates and I did in college and discarding everything and running into the storm was something I looked forward to. I'm not so sure how I feel now. Sometimes I wish for the days that I dared to take on anything.
Friday, September 17, 2010
I do proudly confess:
- I'm addicted to Food Network
- I love it!
- the Challenges especially
- who knew you could make cakes that were over 4 feet tall?
- I secretly pretend to be a master chef in my own kitchen
- playing with this seasoning and that seasoning
- it all tastes good in the end (most of the time)
- what am I talking about?
- I AM a Master Chef in my own kitchen
- no pretending here
- it's been a struggle to find my favorite recipes in dairy free
- finding substitutes for all of the milk ingredients
- really hard
- I'm still looking for a bunch of them
- if you know of any, could you help me out?
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I will make a change! Sweet Pea WILL make the change as well.
There is much needed sleep at night and we are just not getting enough of it. Sweet Pea is awaking consistently between 12 &1 and then again between 3 & 5. This is no good when my Hubby has an hour commute to work and I have to take care of her throughout the day. I've been told there is light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully I'll find it by doing these things:
- letting her cry for a minimum of 5 minutes before I go to her
- not picking her up; just rubbing her back
- moving her to the far side of the room (Yes, she is in our room still. This is because we are in what I call our Glorified Studio Apartment)
Sunday, September 12, 2010
A) rudely accept the assignment of having to get out of your chair (stop listening to Elder Holland) and have to go find her daughter (mother of the baby)
B) sit in your chair and pretend that you didn't see anything while the daughter gets down on all fours and wipes up the throw up
C) ask if you can help
D) just get up and help clean up while your spouse/child/or friend willingly goes to find the daughter
The Answer today was A and B!!
Ask me again why I HATE going to church in a predominantly Mormon community?
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Anyway, this one I did begin AND finish yesterday. I had so much fun doing it. It didn't take me very long either. It's part of an outfit for me to share later, but for now here is the skirt. I made the whole thing. I'm so proud.
The whole time I was trying to take pictures in my poorly lit basement apartment, Sweet Pea was chasing me around the room. She really wanted to play with the camera.
Already a climber.
Friday, September 3, 2010
By the end of the day my head was heavy, my eye were heavy, I was tired, achy, sweating, and freezing.
So I went to bed early. After a night of tossing and turning and throwing up (which my Sweet Pea slept through), my body was shot. I couldn't even lift myself out of bed. Now my throat hurt and the chills were getting worse. We took my temperature and there it was 102 degrees. I don't remember the last time my temperature reached that high.
This is why I have been MIA. (there was actually no action, but you know) I'm still a little weak, but now heavily medicated and not contagious any more. Now I can finally take care of Sweet Pea again. My wonderful Hubby stayed home from work on Tuesday to take care of her and part of Wednesday. And them my Mom watched her the rest of the day. I was heartbreaking to have my Hubby walk in while holding Sweet Pea and have her start crying for me and I couldn't take her.
But I can play with her today. YES!! I hope I don't see that magical number again for a VERY long time.
Monday, August 30, 2010
That's how I feel; like I need a pick-me-up. I don't start school this year. I'm not working or getting ready to go back to work for the season. I don't have a child beginning school. It just feels like blah. It feels like the wonders of Summer have all come crashing down and now there is no way to push them off of me.
There is something missing. I just can't put my finger on it.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Then the father set the jello by the fire, and the children watched as the jello grew soft, and lost its' strength, and ran into every direction. And they cried unto their father saying, "where is the jello which you created for us?" And the father answered saying, "You are like unto this jello, created with much strength and greatly desired. My Daughters have much beauty that my neighbors' sons do desire of them, and they seek closeness with them. And my sons, the same is like unto you, and to our neighbors daughters. It is my desire that you understand that closeness as in necking and petting and much kissing does create great warmth as in the fire. This warm fire will cause even the firm and the strong to weaken and to melt."
The father counseled his children saying, "Behold the jello, keep things cool, my children, keep them cool and liken this jello unto thy own life." and the children understood. And they said unto the father, "We will be as jello," and they covenanted to stand firm and strong, and not let the heat of the passion destroy them.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Where do you think I should start?
- Number/ABC bean bags
- I Spy bag
- My Quiet Book
- finish My Scrapbooks (I'm three years behind)
- Kid Height Board
- soft blocks
- fabric balls
- high chair cover
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Anyway, it was nice. I didn't do the lesson or set up the appointments, or really say much while we were there, but it was nice. She really wants/needs help. She REALLY wants to know how everyone is doing in the ward. And she really loves the gospel. You can just tell. She isn't ornery in any way shape or form. (not like the old women in my last ward. grrrrr.) It was a very nice visit. I could have stayed a little longer.
What kind of fun things do you do for your kids on the first day of school? OR what did your parents do for you?
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
She threw up right before I was going to go get ready for church. It was so sad.
Friday, August 20, 2010
- this is the first summer that I'm glad to see go.
- I cleaned my bathroom for the first time since I moved in
- I would rather sell everything in my house than clean it
- want any of my stuff?
- I took my 6 month old out into the terrible rain storm yesterday
- She LOVED it!!
- I really enjoy making those hair flowers
- do you think I could sell them?
- What did you think about the ones I made.
- I probably needed better pictures
- I crochet, quilt, make bags, and hair flower clippies
- I should probably do a give away
- I have owned a magic bullet for 7 months and never even pulled it out of the box
- I don't have plans for the weekend
- Isn't it wonderful to have nothing sometimes?
- Now that my confessional is becoming a one-sided conversation
- I'll stop.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Now, I'm not complaining that you don't answer, I just don't like to talk to no one. I feel so stupid. I babble on and on and on. My sentences are in fragments and falling apart. It's horrible. But it's something we just can't remove from our busy lives.
So, I'm apologizing now to anyone I ever leave a message to. Please pull out your code book to more easily decipher my messages.
What can we not live without that you absolutely HATE using?
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The pink and purple ones are my favorite.
This blue one is HUGE. I might have to wait for a while before I put it on Sweet Pea. It's bigger than her head.
I do really like this dark maroon one as well.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I'm changing it to youdonthavetocantogettoheaven.blogspot.com
This will happen tomorrow. Let me repeat. . .
Please be a follower and don't miss out on this.
Last week, I spent a blissful morning that my Sweet Pea slept in for, putting together beautiful flowers for her headbands. They were so simple. I had no idea they would be so easy. I think I'm going to have to do more.
I didn't have time to get good pictures of them all. Here are just a few. I will post the others later, in better light.
I have so many I don't know what to do with them all.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Go see her vlog HERE.
This is something I really needed to do. I have spent the last few years getting my body into better shape than when I was in High School only to get pregnant and find myself yearning to even be close to the starting line. (not to mention the finish line)
Anyway, I'm letting you all know that I love:
It seems to be the first place I lose weight.
I may be fat, but I have always been the "Tough One" and I like that. It made it so with not much exercise and only 6 months after having my Sweet Pea I could climb this VERY steep mountain trail.
Link up. It's fun
Monday, August 9, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
I did move to using a sewing machine to put the patches on, instead of hand-stitching them. (I don't know what I was thinking. I was on the edge of the big blanket, my machine would work great)
The largest block that was fraying all over.
A little triangle of lost hope, renewed.