Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday Favorites!

1) A clean house - My house gets so messy some days and it drives me crazy! I love it right after I've had a good cleaning, everything is put away...then in about 5 minutes something happens...It's the mystery I've never figured out...the house is trashed faster than the speed of light!

2) The trampoline - I love our enclosed trampoline I got a few years ago in NY, it is the best outside toy ever! Even babies can't fall off of it! J used to call it the giant playpen.

3)Automatic bill pay - J and I seem to take turns doing the finances. After I started school he took over here. We now have most bills on automatic pay, and he is going to get all of them that way so when he is deployed I don't have to worry about not forgetting to pay the bills!

4) Coke Zero - My favorite drink, it's just so yummy and has helped me with many late night homework sessions!

5) Planting bulbs - I bought some bulbs last fall, and never got around to sinking them into the ground til this week! L helped me plant them and told me he loves to plant!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Tonight I was on my way to a program at church. I had to drop off the neighbor boy and then drop off my kids at my friend G's house and me and her were carpooling in together.

So naturally if I hurry and only obey some of the most necessary laws of the road would I have made it on time...

As I was coming to the end of our road I noticed a big SUV and a 4-wheeler on the side of the road and both drivers were out talking. I (like I always do) slowed down enough to see if there was any on coming traffic and seeing none kept on zooming. One of the men yelled "Hey!" and was waving his arms over his head at me. I was thinking maybe they were stuck and needed help or something. Then I noticed the uniform...

It was a cop who was lecturing the 4-wheeler and was now yelling at me! I rolled the window down and he said," Is there a stop sign right there?!" I said, "(pause)...ummm Yes..." Then he yelled very grumpily, "Well try using it next time!"

I was allowed to keep on going and the cop's wrath was returned to the poor 4-wheeler, Whew, no ticket for me this time!

R said as we were driving away, "Is there a stop sign there Mom?"
Me-"Yes there is"
R (only a tad sarcastic) -"Well, why don't you start using it!"

Monday, February 25, 2008

Mommy Monday

Monday is my day to dote-post on my children! So here is today's Mommy Monday:

L-He is definitely growing into that next age level. We have to be more firm with him, give him more responsibilities, and make him pay the consequences for doing something wrong. He has his own ideas on life; he has his own passions, likes, and dislikes. So far he dislikes this new way we are treating him! But...he is still our 4 year old, and he is still that little boy...

Yesterday J was humming a tune and L asked him what he was singing. J said-Nothing. L-What was it Dad? A primary song or somefing?
J-No, but do you know primary songs L?
L-Yes! A popcorn one!
Then he goes on to describe a song he knows...
L- I look out the window, and there is a tree... And then I look on the tree and there is popcorn on it! That's all I know.

He really likes to say prayer at prayer time. This is how he always starts his prayers, "Thankful for the Father..." It is so cute to me; I think I will miss it when he says, "Dear Heavenly Father". I think he has a certain feeling for the Baby Jesus he has learned about. He knows Jesus is all grown up now, but he just loves the Baby Jesus too! L used to pray that Heavenly Father would turn Jesus and himself back into babies together. He just had a desire to be a baby with Jesus!

R is our #1 boy! He and I can sure butt heads on some days! There are times we think so much alike and some times we are polar opposites (poor kid!). He is so smart, loving, responsible, and funny too!

We like to joke around a lot in our family, a lot! We can also be pretty sarcastic. I like to make puns with R.
One day I made a pun-joke (for the life of me I can't remember it, but it had to do something with his rainbow goldfish crackers) and I said, "Get it! Ha!" R said, very seriously, "Yeah, I got it, but it wasn't very good". Everyone had a good laugh over that one!
One time he told me, "I know why Heavenly Father made you my Mom and me the son, it’s because you joke around so much and I don't, so I'm supposed to make you more serious!"

I love these boys, and I just love being their Mom!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Friday Favorites

This week was better than last week, more workouts, and no sickos!

1. Love that smell-The weather has started to warm up, and we even got sunny days! J was outside burning since the wood and branches dried up a bit. I LOVE the smell of fire on J! It's just so nastalgic!

2. Saddlebags-Not from eating too much... But the new ones on J's bike! He got some now that he can ride his bike to work now that the winter weather is pretty much gone. I just love J on his bike, and the boys love to get rides on it!

3. Apple Fritters-Safeway and QFC have the Best apple fritters ever...They are my biggest tempter!>

4. Croak-I know its soon to be spring when at night I can hear frogs in the background, Spring's just around the corner!

5. Monk-.

I enjoy the show Monk on USA, and I really enjoy the novels too about the OCD detective Monk! I've read Monk and the Two Assistants and Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Out of This World...

Last night's Lunar eclipse was out of this world amazing! The boys and I saw it when it was 1/2 way while we were driving. R said it looked like butterscotch. When we got home we learned about the Lunar Eclipse on the internet. When J got home we threw on our jackets and climbed onto the roof where we had the most amazing view and watched the moon go behind the earths shadow.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


We got to see Spiderwick on Saturday. It was awesome! J's sister M came up and we drove into Seattle and got to spend a few minutes at the Science Center where we saw some pretty nasty bugs on display. Then we went and walked around outside with the spaceneedle as our backdrop. It was so fun. Then onto the IMAX! The kids were practically floating on the way in! While waiting for the movie to start they got to check out a bunch of cool stuff they had on display. During the movie L ate his weight in popcorn, I got surprized at one point and squeeked and jumped in my seat which got a few chuckles out of the folks behind us. We all loved the movie, esspecially the boys. R has read all the books a few times over, we have listened to the books on CD a few times each. Seeing the movie was, I'm sure, the coolest thing ever for R and even L! It was a super fun day!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Secret...

J was helping me with my math homework last night. I was at my midweek test and was working on the problem, going thru the steps.
He says, "this is the answer..."
I tell him "wait, I'm trying to figure it out"
He says, "oh, its just moving the numbers around, you'll get it eventually, here is the answer..."

I just bust up laughing and he looked at me and said "What?!"
I told him, "So your saying all math is, is just moving the numbers around, that's the secret?"
He said "Yes"

Now that totally clears up algebra for me...just move the numbers around...HA!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Mom = Bubble

R was blowing bubbles tonight and L ran over and started popping them as they were floating around the kitchen. R started telling L to stop popping them. He was trying to catch them and re-blow them into new bubbles. L was ruining this by popping them before R could catch them. Finally R says:

"L stop popping them...I'm making new bubbles like Mom's make new people!"

It was so funny, J and I just cracked up, as a Mom I have never been compared to a bubble before!

So now you know, Mom = Bubble

Friday Favorites

This week was a yucky week! Between homework, and everyone taking turns being sick (and it's still not over) it has been a long week...But I still have some favorites!

1) My favorite flower is the Tulip. My bulbs have sprouted their little tops out of the ground this week!

2)The show House. I love this show, I watch it anytime I can! These are some bluppers from the show.

3)Apple Pie. McDonalds Apple Pies to be exact! They are just so tastey...

4)The network Noggin. I am so glad we have Noggin. L was sick earlier this week and we were up til 3:30am feeling miserable...It would have been so much harder for L if there wasn't Noggin to watch!

5)The LDS Young Women Girls Camp program. This year I am the "Bead Lady" as well as the leader in charge of our areas girls. We have a projected number of about 120 girls ages 12-18 coming this year, along with about 40 adult leaders. So I have to come up and make/buy all the beads for all the cool stuff we get to do at camp. I have been brain storming and have started coming up with some fun beads!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

My Real Age!

You Act Like You Are 22 Years Old

You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel like an adult, and you're optimistic about life.

You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

You're still figuring out your place in the world and how you want your life to shape up.

The world is full of possibilities, and you can't wait to explore many of them.

Monday, February 11, 2008

I'm tagged...

My husband - what is his name? Jared

How long have you been together? 10 years 3 months (Married 9 1/2)

How long did you date? 10 months

How old is he? 28

Who eats more? I like to think he does, but when we get together we are both big snackers!

Who said I love you first? He did! I can see it clearly in my head even now!

Who is taller? Jared, but when we were dating we were the same height, he's grown, I've shrunk! (He was 18 I was 17 when we started dating)

Who can sing better? Him, I can't sing to save me!

Who is smarter? Jared, for sure! But then he tries to tell the boys I am.

Who does the laundry? Me, but Jared totally helps out when I need him too, he's a keeper!

Who pays the bills? Jared, but we are going to have to switch when he deploys...

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? When laying down on my back I'm on the Rt, when looking at it standing up I'm on the left :-)

Who mows the lawn? Jared, he loves to mow lawns, I've only done it once or twice since we got married.

Who cooks dinner? We both do, he's a good cook!

Who drives? Jared

Who is more stubborn? We both are, I say he's more, he says I'm more!

Who kissed who first? I kissed 1st, then found out that he never kissed a girl 1st, If I'd known I'd waited!

Who asked who out first? He did at a stake church dance

Who proposed? He did the day after valentines day 1998

Who has more friends? I do, he's more of a homebody

Who is more sensitive? Me, he say's I'm emotionally high maitenance!

Who has more siblings? Jared has 7, I have 2

Who wears the pants? I'm not sure

I'm tagging, Rockin Parkes, Mel, Melanie, Renae, and Jewels

Hello Furry Friend!

Say Hello to our new addition...Lilly!

She is a boxer, about 1.5 years old, and has tiger stripes. We just love her already! Buddy welcomed her pretty fast and they are 2-peas-in-a-pod! Good thing,he needs a new play friend, Buddy was starting to get fat!

The boys are in dog heaven!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Show Time!

R & L decided to make some Chocolate Chip Cookies!

They were hosting their very own TV show!

Activities you can do during commercial breaks, and when the cookies are baking; eat the batter and play with the dog!

Delicious cookies, That's all folks, thanks for tuning in!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Friday Favorites

My favorites this week are:

1. R's school Read-a-thon - So far he has read 668 minutes this week at home. They keep track of their reading for a month and then they get medals for how much they have read. He wants the gold!

2. Geronimo Stilton - We have been listening to Geronimo Stilton on CD. Both boys really like it, L will even request it when R is at school!

3. Rearranging furniture - My mom always did this while I was growing up and it has stuck with me. This week I have been going thru the computer room, J has started renovations to our bathroom, and I had to move the living room all around, and the play room. I've already done both boys rooms last month. It always makes me feel better, like the room has a face lift after its been rearranged!

4. Sandwiches - J got a bunch of cheeses, lunch meats, and breads. My favorite is the roast beef, the boys like the turkey, J likes it all. The other night J and I were pooped, so the 4 of us stood around the island counter and we all made our very own sandwiches for dinner. The boys thought it was pretty neat; J and I were so glad they were happy they could help us out and liked such an easy dinner!

5. Blockbuster Online - I love watching movies! It is sooo cool to get them in the mail, and the boys love exchanging the envelope in store to get their choice. I'm not shy to say that 10th Kingdom is my ALL time favorite, I got it at Blockbuster!


Thursday, February 7, 2008

Vote For Bedtime!

Last night L was trying his hardest not to go to sleep. He was scared, he was thirsty, he needed a story...We gave him a drink; I read to him, R read to him, we all had extra hugs and kisses. Then:
-Mumbled Yelling-
Me-What do you want L?
L-I need chapstick!!!
J-(after finding some)-Come here L...
L comes out and goes to J
J-L you have to say "My Lips Hurt Real Bad!"
L- (smile) My Lips Hurt Real Bad!
We all bust out laughing, L gets his chapstick, R says he doesn't need any cause he can't feel his lips. More laughing...

Ahh...Sometimes bedtime cracks me up!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

That L...

L is so funny, cute, exasperating; we just love him to pieces!
We all were at Walmart the other day and the boys were just so touchy of everything. I mean everything! So we are standing in line, we are all hungry and can't wait to get out of there. J gave R and L chocolate milks but told them not to open until he paid for them.
So L takes his and puts it right in with a man's groceries on the conveyor belt in front of us. We catch it in time, and the man said with a laugh that he would have been happy to get it for him. So after that I tell L he has to put his hands in his pockets, and then say it to R for good measure.
About 30 seconds later I see L kneeling on the floor, scooting over to a shelf and then starts to pick up a toy with his hands still in his sweatshirt pockets! It was so stinking funny! So I told L to "keep his pockets to himself" (and didn't let him see that I was amused).
Now how many times do you have to say that? Some days I just have to laugh at the funny quirks they do...

Monday, February 4, 2008

We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet

We are so grateful to Heavenly father for our new Prophet...
Thomas S. Monson is named the 16th Church President of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.It was announced today at a news conference in the Church Office Building. President Monson, 80, succeeds President Gordon B. Hinckley, who died 27 January.
The new world leader of the Church has called to serve with him in the First Presidency, the top governing body of the 13-million-member faith, President Henry B. Eyring, 74, first counselor, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, 67, second counselor.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Finally Finals

Well, last week I had my finals...Yikes! I had to write a total of 2 papers: Contemporary Issues in American Education, and Psychology-Why We Do What We Do. I have my final grades:
A- for my EDU class
A for my PSY class
So my GPA is now 3.95, I have a total of 36 credits and am over 1/2 way through to having my Associates degree!
I am now in Algebra and Teaching As A Profession, I will be done with these classes at the end of March.
Going to college is such a blessing, and I feel even more blessed that I can do it on-line and still be a stay-at-home Mom for my boys. I am amazed at what I can accomplish; I know Heavenly Father is blessing me and my family so much! I am getting better grades in college than I did in High School! I am so grateful...

Saturday, February 2, 2008

It's a Whole New World...

We Have Entered into the world of...Technology!! Today J and I finally got CellPhones! I know, I can't hardly believe it either. I was practically skipping out of the Sprint store with my new pink phone, I was just like a kid in a candy store!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Friday Favorites

I have to say I just enjoy these Friday Favorites. Thinking about my favorite things/people/activities gives me a boost! So here is my favorites from this week:

1. Friends- My 2 best friends and I had a 3-way phone call and it came at the perfect time! I love knowing they are there for me even though we all live so far apart. I can be just me around them and that is awesome! I just love these ladies!

2. Family- I have the best family (The T's and the P's) We got a visit not too long ago from J's sister M, she is just too fun! And we got a visit from my Bro and his family, a sleep over and then a full day at the mall...Sooo much fun!

3. My husband- It is just way too wonderful that he loves me like he does! Some nice things he did this week was, dishes, laundry, cooking, cleaning, one-on-one time with R and then L, took us out to dinner, made sure the taxes were done, helped me with some math homework...He is a great guy!

4. Baseball- We signed up R for baseball. He doesn't like a lot of sports, but he sure likes baseball. He had so much fun last year, and we are looking forward to this season!

5. Grapefruit bodywash- I got myself some grapefruit scented bodywash from Bath & Body Works, it smells divine!