December 7, 2008

Thanks for the Memories

Along this path of life
A curve ball I've been thrown
Where it will calm down?
The answer is unknown

So many new friends
this little site has made
All of you special Mom's
Longer I should have stayed

The time has come to quit
My time is needed elsewhere
I hope you all find happiness,
I'll visit later, If I dare!

Thank you for your comments
Your consideration and your smile
Thank you for meeting me
Through this, it'll go a mile!

I'll really miss you. I hope we can meet again!


November 28, 2008

The Quiet Moment

When the table is cleared
and we've had enough,
All the cooks sit down,
put their feet way up.

There's a short short time
when it gets real still.
Of good food and good fun
we have had our fill.

Listen then, you will hear
plump babies on laps,
Snoring uncles, one aunt
by the fire take naps.

Little dog curled up,
big one stretched out,
only whispers and sighs
and not one shout.

It doesn't last long,
but it plays a part.
Its good for the home.
It's good for the heart.

The Quiet Moment!

I hope you all found your quiet moment yesterday.
Happy Holidays

PS, found the poem Here.

November 20, 2008

Yeah, Yeah, it's been a while...give me a break

Anyway...Got a brilliant Christmas idea for you!
My good old friend Kelley MAKES HER OWN BEADS! and has an Etsy store that can hook you all up!
HERE, take a look. She also just joined the blogging world.

The picture above is a sample of her work!

I even have my own pair!

Thanks Kelley! They are beautiful!!!

November 6, 2008

All because I love you Amanda!

A good friend is tired of looking at my black lit

Here's a new picture to look at!

It's Dave and his new Hockey skates!

Seriously...Life is too crazy with the SAME OLD SH*$ to blog! Sorry!

PS - No more penalty box, Dave!

November 4, 2008

Turn off your computer...


October 23, 2008

Picture Tag

I thought this one looked fun!

The 6Th picture in my 6Th folder is...

My cute brother helping Bird model the shirt he gave me as a baby present! Thanks TR! We've All Loved it and it goes so well with Pink!

More on TR to come later!

October 21, 2008

Calling off the search

So, Sunday while folding, I glanced down and noticed that the DIAMOND HAD FALLEN OUT OF MY WEDDING RING!
Sucks, huh!
No...Insurance doesn't cover it...only if it was stolen! Well it was! crappy Carma or fate or something.

Anyway, I'm calling off the search (Thank you much...for being the only other person that looked, and our husbands, I guess!)
It's hopeless!
I'm sad. It really wasn't much but it was the one that Dave gave me from down on his knee and that part breaks my heart. I don't want another one, I don't care! I want MINE BACK! But after clogged kitchen sinks, Baseball games at parks and a baby who puts everything in her mouth...I have given up hope! Actually, all my hope is on Birdie...but is it really worth it to go through her diapers for a week without any conclusive evidence that's where it is?

Wait...I mean NOPE!~

October 20, 2008


Made These!
Loved These!

They made great teacher suck-up attempts today too....just a suggestion!

October 18, 2008

Things to Love!

Back when I was a better blogger I had a weekly running 'Things to Love' post. It is SERIOUSLY time to revive that.

1- These last few BEAUTIFUL outside days of the year.

2- The gorgeous colors all around us that are about to come raining down out of their trees.
(I'm going to try my hardest to film said rain, because as you know, I LOVE my tree)

3- Three little sweet stinkers that I'm so lucky to spend my days with.

4- My siblings! Yes, done to death, but mine...seriously. ALWAYS. there. Can Call Kam all hours of the night, Can drive to Shauna's for a 'sanity break' and marvel at how put together they both are! Get to watch T.R. fulfill his dreams (pass tests, rock out and such)!

5- My husband!, who knows how to unclog a kitchen sink for Friday night fun like it's no ones business! Thanks Dave! It's a shame we Had. To. Eat Out again, Huh!

October 16, 2008

Tagged by Shauna! Thanks Shaun!

1-Today is Hooky day. Every once and a while my runts and I just need a blow off day!

Thank you, UEA!

2-I can't wait to take my kids back to Disneyland... in about 2 years...withOUT Dave!

3-We just learned that we can scare the crap out of Monster with a scary guy we have out front. (no wonder all our dogs are jumpy!)

4-I received my prize from Tiffany, It was fabulous! I loved every bit! I can tell you that her favorite things from Utah all come from Delaware! WEIRD!?!?!

Tiff, I know how busy you must be, thanks for thinking of me!

5-I LOVE taking pictures of my kids. I mean LOVE. But as I prepare to catch a Christmas card of them all together I feel my heart start pounding and the tension level start raising. We just can't get this right!

6-I LIVE for Christmas cards.....SO, if you've got an email is one page away...I'd LOVE to swap one with you!

NOW, seein' as I'm a BLACKER (blog slacker) I will probably end up Taggin' some that have already played so just play already and blame me!

October 13, 2008

REALLY Bird, I'm like 10 feet away!

I know it's her age but my baby Bird is having a hard time Being away from ME?!?!?! Any suggestions - besides "LEAVE HER MORE"?
Because let's face it...I'm having a hard time too!

Family Fun is my bible!'s this weekends fun!

So should try it!

Scary, aren't they!!!

October 3, 2008

Showin' some Foxworthy too Ann!

My ever so clever cousin 'A' (who's blog is private...Neener, Neener to you!) just posted this and I thought Every Utahan out there should see's too funny!

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in Utah.

If 'vacation' means going anywhere south of Salt Lake City for the weekend, you live in Utah.

If you measure distance in hours, you live in Utah.

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you live in Utah.

If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C' and back again in the same day, you live in Utah.

If you install security lights on your house and garage but leave both doors unlocked, you live in Utah.

If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in Utah.

If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you live in Utah.

If the speed limit on the highway is 75 mph -- you're going 80, and everyone is still passing you, you live in Utah.

If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you live in Utah.

If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you live in Utah.

If you find 10 degrees 'a little chilly' you live in Utah.

If you actually understand these jokes and forward them to all your friends,you live in Utah.

PS, Utah misses you Tiff!

October 1, 2008


It's 1:41 in the morning.
I've got a PACKED day!
And three little letters are keeping me awake...


I'd love your thoughts, suggestions, methods for removing my legs each night so I can get some sleep...anyone...anyone??!?!!??

September 25, 2008

Funny little story...Or Not!

So... I took my computer in to an 'unnamed' computer fixer team to SIMPLY have more RAM put into it on Friday. In our casual banter I told the 'Geek' (oops) that it didn't run DVDs very well. I paid them upfront and was told it would be about an hour and a half. Great, I'd be back later Friday to pick it up.

Being smart... I called first! 'Geek' told me that he'd popped in a DVD and it still wasn't running it smoothly and that he'd like to download some system patch kit to get me "the latest and greatest of my Windows version". It was going to be another hour and a half.

Being not so smart...I showed up ready for my computer. Nope, not done. The patch kit download didn't go so well so now they wanted to do a system diagnostic test to get to the bottom of it... this is a $79.99 charge...that they were going to wave for me. Great, THANKS! Yet another hour and a half would produce answers to what the delay with DVDs was.

Saturday afternoon came and I'd heard nothing. I called...the diagnostic test proved nothing was wrong with my know that...I just wanted some more RAM. Anyway, now 'Geek' "needed" to wipe the machine clean and reinstall Windows. This is a $129.99 charge that they were going to wave, BUT if I wanted my data I owed them $99.99 to save it. UM...No Thanks. I'm good at backing up my stuff and have my own external hard drive...I'll be right down and do it myself.

This is when ALL FAITH in unnamed computer fixer guys is LOST!!! "Miss (how condescending!!!) I apologize but I've already wiped Windows off your system and unless you know DOS, YOU won't be able to get your data."

RIGHT! After we had words, I took my hard drive down and they waved the $99.99. I'm now at $310 worth of 'free' work done on my already working computer.
This was Saturday night. I just got my computer back Tuesday night. With all the phone calls that Sunday, Monday and Tuesday morning produced, I was, fairly politely, told that because I was not a paying customer my computer was low priority and that they'd get to it when they could.

So...they jacked up my computer and
because I wasn't paying
I didn't matter!

When I showed to pick it up, the 'Geek' (who was actually very polite all along) offered to pop in another DVD just to check it out. NO WAY! NO THANKS! NOT EVER AGAIN!

September 24, 2008

Haven't laughed that hard in a long time!

Last night was 'WAY TOO MUCH FUN!' like that silly rule I mentioned in the previous post! My Sisters...and Kyle went to SYTYCD tour!

It. Was. AMAZING!!!

We laughed our heads off, screamed our heads off and talked our heads off!

So much fun...we NEED to do it again soon...I love you guys!

September 17, 2008

The Too Much Fun Rule

So, my Dad has always had this crazy rule about not letting us have "Too Much" Fun. Silly Rule!
Sorry Dad, this post will disappoint!

In the last week and a half we have done something really fun almost every day! My kids are tired and this quiet week feels really good! PS, CAST comes of Friday!! WooHoo!
Here's what we've been up to!

I told you about the hike...we're going again soon (Dave didn't get to go).

Then we went to the FAIR with a bunch of knuckle heads!!

Later, our school carnival and the canyon with some great friends.
A quick trip to see Spider Man.
And then we happened upon THIS!!!!

Talk about little boy (and Dave) HEAVEN!! Such a fun adventure!
It's like it hasn't sunken in that summer's over. We're playing just as hard as ever! I said, We're all tired and I'm actually hearing my Dad's voice in my head invoking the 'Too Much Fun Rule'!
Don't worry little cowboys are going to bed now!

September 11, 2008

It Is Such a Fun Tradition!

We really have loved doing these movie clip nights! Dave is full of Finnish Blood (for those of you that don't know) so he always brings some cheesy Finnish documentary clip.
I officially uninvited him to post on this can exhale Mom! are mine!
Like my totally fave movie from my past is totally Girls Just Want to have Fun. It is SO tubular!

And since I know you'all totally still want it, you can score it HERE!
Gotta love the theme song on a synthesizer!

My Recent favorite would have to be...

If you haven't seen it...HURRY!

But these days my life is all about...

whether I'm watching it on the screen or watching my boys reenact it!

Thanks Kam...that was fun!

Please fly your flag today!

In honor of September 11th, please fly your flag today in memory of those that fell that day and with respect to our wonderful nation!

I wish I were as eloquent as my friend Heidi! Thank you Heidi for the reminder!

September 8, 2008

Great spot for kids...maybe

Tonight we hiked Ensign Peak. It was a great hike for kids (minus a few cliffs! AAAAAhhhh!)

Too windy for Birdie though!

September 4, 2008

We've got the best neighbors ever!

You may think you do but yours don't hold a candle to mine! Our kids are practically brothers...comfortable enough to just walk into each others kitchens and help themselves... oh wait...that was probably me...sorry Jen!

They have amazing Talents!

And you've gotta love their loyalty!

I'm thankful for those things and so much more because It seems that our kids share a brain some days (well, we're a year behind, but whose counting!)

I'm hoping that Jen will use this mosaic for her Christmas Card this year!

You're wonderin' where they get it?

Like father like sons!

We LOVE you guys!

One of my Favorite things!

Go here if you need some motivation to get yer butt on over there!
You Rock Kam! Still one of my all time favorite posts!

Going in Style on the first day

This was Thatcher's idea on travelin' to school in style for the first day!

And my oh my did he have a great one!

He was reunited with his favorite girl!

September 3, 2008

Every Diva needs a Bib, Right?!?

With both boys gone to school I get tons of 'quality' time with my Bird
(please sleep, please sleep!)

Seriously, she is at my favorite age!

oh yeah, she does tricks close your eyes!

August 26, 2008

So New!

It's a New School Year!

So to prepare, We got a ...
New backpack

New haircut

New shoes

New tooth...Almost!


A new splint and sling...cast comes on Friday!

Have a GREAT Year Tag!

August 8, 2008

Family!! Hug Your Kids!

Its funny, people romance the road. However, it happens more often than you think, you wake up in the middle of the night, and the quiet is just not just right.

Tonight, (and it is 2am) I just miss my kids, I miss my wife.

August 7, 2008

Things I saw out and about today

Makes you feel all warm inside doesn't it!

August 4, 2008

My Mom's got SKiiiiiLLS!

She sews like a pro! This was her summer project!

and how appropriate because these girls are quite the cheerleaders!

'Sew' nice Gramma Debbie!