May 29, 2008

It's Finally HERE!


Plans are made...

Tickets are Purchased...

Theatres will be filling...

But with who?

I want those of you seeing this movie this weekend to count the MEN in your theatres and report back!
I'd also like to know which Character you think YOU are! I'm know I'm Carrie but my sisters say that I'm Miranda...WHATEVER!

Top Ten...


REASONS I LOVE BEING A BOY MOM!
10 - No matter how much you wipe...their faces are always sticky sweet!
9 - Wormies, wormies and more wormies...okay...not really a favorite thing, but I'm glad to know my lawn in healthy!
8 - The dress ups are WAY cooler!
7 - When we fly all the way to the ocean...they'd much rather play in the huge dirt hill
6 - More owies...more kisses better
5 - They have made me love being outside
4 - They can find a rock ANYWHERE...even at the grocery store
3 - Their strong little bodies and hearts
2 - In any restaurant they can tell me who the 'Bad Guys' are...and then how they'll keep me safe
1 - They are the softest, sweet-smellin'est, snugglers...EVER!

May 22, 2008

TONIGHT!!!






As if Thursday nights aren't already the best nights for the old BOOB-TUBE!, you can now go ahead and add my favorite show of all time!! Fortunately all the other shows are in reruns, so sit back and enjoy some seriously amazing dancing!

I'm so going to see them on tour when they hit the Great Salt Lake! AAAKKK, I can't wait!


Here's just a taste! Thanks Tiburon.

May 18, 2008

What a weekend!

Saturday

7am....hit the pavement with Edie...Thanks Edie!

8:30...Garage sale where I bought THE CUTEST BEACH CRUISER BIKE for a 10 year old girl...too bad I don't have one of those!

12 noon... Preschool wrap-up picnic at Washington Park. If you haven't been up there in a while, you ought to - it's a great park complete with 3 inch deep creek that has magnetic powers on little boys! We over stayed over played and got over sunned...it felt SO GOOD!
4pm...pedi's with my sisters! Then the Atom hatched open and we had dinner with my nuclear family. We all piled into my mom's car and cruised the two houses we lived in while growing up! It was so much fun! I LOVE MY PEOPLE!
Sunday
A wild hair and my crazy friend Misty convinced us to join them at the Dugway Geode Beds. We thought it was a 90 minute drive and then got there 3 1/2 hours later had a great hour of play and then drove the 3 1/2 hour ride home! Longest day of my life...7 hours in the car with 5 kids (our friends came with us, that was the day's saving grace!) We brought home a box full of whole and pieces of fantastic geodes!

We ran to my Mom's for Sunday dinner and now I'm SO glad to be home! What a Weekend!

May 16, 2008

WE. CAN'T. WAIT. FOR. SUMMER!


There's nothing like the FLU to make you crave getting out and get some sun! I just couldn't keep this monkey in any longer!

May 14, 2008

Wii had a great Mother's Day

Some times, as a woman, you have to take matters into your own hands. You have to make executive decisions that effect your family. You, on occasion, HAVE TO BUY YOUR OWN MOTHER'S DAY GIFT!

And what a time we're having with it!!! Thanks to the ever so Naughty Tiburon, I am completely addicted to kickin' my kiddos bottoms (we don't say butt) with toilet plungers!


So to explain my lack of posts completely it all comes down to the plunger! Between the Wii and a nasty stomach flu bug that cut my week's grocery bill down to nothing...I am all plungered out.


PS ~ Lisa, which works better...Lysol wipes or the Clorox ones?

May 8, 2008

We Love You....the Queen of EUROPE!


My old friend Ashely and I were in my mom's car on the way to school when we passed an apple tree with two colors of blossoms. My mom dove into a story about her uncle who had graphed a green apple branch onto a red apple tree and it grew beautifully right there on the wrong tree.

We rolled our eyes, that's what you do when your Thirteen! After school, we found ourselves in the same car going down the same street and passing the same two-toned apple tree. My crazy little Mom dove right into the Same story and it has been a running joke ever since.

We recently received news that Ashley's Mom is having some serious health issues and I feel paralyzed by that information. She's been my Mom's best friend as long as I've known her. Our families were raised together, we've traveled together, 90% of all the sleepovers I've ever had were at her house. We are that tree, different branches, one trunk.

Worried doesn't do justice to how I feel...helplessness, fear and a longing for more information tip the ice berg. I can only imagine how their family is feeling!

So on this Mother's Day, I want my Mom to know how much I love her and Kathy to know what an influence she has had on my life. She raised one of the best friends I've ever known and always been so kind to me and my family!

We are praying for the Queen of Europe everyday and are here to help however we can!
We love you D-Family!

So True

Thank you, Mom, for all the EVERYTHING!


The Lanyard

The other day as I was ricocheting slowly
off the pale blue walls of this room,
bouncing from typewriter to piano,
from bookshelf to an envelope lying on the floor,
I found myself in the L section of the dictionary
where my eyes fell upon the word lanyard.

No cookie nibbled by a French novelist
could send one more suddenly into the past --
a past where I sat at a workbench at a camp
by a deep Adirondack lake
learning how to braid thin plastic strips
into a lanyard, a gift for my mother.

I had never seen anyone use a lanyard
or wear one, if that’s what you did with them,
but that did not keep me from crossing
strand over strand again and again
until I had made a boxy
red and white lanyard for my mother.

She gave me life and milk from her breasts,
and I gave her a lanyard.
She nursed me in many a sickroom,
lifted teaspoons of medicine to my lips,
set cold face-cloths on my forehead,
and then led me out into the airy light
and taught me to walk and swim,
and I, in turn, presented her with a lanyard.

Here are thousands of meals, she said,
and here is clothing and a good education.
And here is your lanyard, I replied,
which I made with a little help from a counselor.

Here is a breathing body and a beating heart,
strong legs, bones and teeth,
and two clear eyes to read the world, she whispered,
and here, I said, is the lanyard I made at camp.

And here, I wish to say to her now,
is a smaller gift--not the archaic truth
that you can never repay your mother,
but the rueful admission that when she took
the two-tone lanyard from my hands,
I was as sure as a boy could be
that this useless, worthless thing I wove
out of boredom would be enough to make us even.

- Billy Collins

May 3, 2008

oh, you'll play and you'll like every minute...because I SAID SO!

video

My little Birdie loves the piano...I can't wait to show her this when she's begging me to not make her practice!

I need some a them!


Thanks BB Blog for the chuckle!!

May 1, 2008

My Little Bro!

I'm so proud of my little brother today. He is graduating from the U of U with his Masters in Psychology! He enrolled in the program with some reluctance and I hope he is as proud of himself as I am!

Way to go T-Bob!