Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Yesterday I had the chance to take all 4 girls to Gardner Village to see the Witches. It is rare to find time to be with all my girls and I loved every minute of it. Afterwards we went to Cafe Rio for lunch and then hit the library and went to pick out our pumpkins. Then last night we set out to carve those suckers...something we haven't done in years! In fact I don't think Hudsen or Hope had ever carved a pumpkin before...geesh, what kind of mom am I, denying them that wonderful opportunity? We all sat down to gut the pumpkins with our aprons, newspaper and spoons when in comes Randy who proceeds to stick his hand down there and pull out all the gooey mess! Of course the girls were like, "Ewww...that's disgusting" that's why we had our spoons, we didn't want to touch that! Man we are such girls! Poor Randy...he needs some testosterone in the house.
My mom is amazing and has so many qualities I admire. She's generous, funny, extremely talented, a good listener, fun game player, and she loves me unconditionally...what else could you ask for in a mom?
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Ok, so I don't often share stories about our dog...I love her and all, but who really wants to read stories about a dog that is not theirs (ok, maybe my mom...she loves Mocha). And I'm no Ellen...I won't be delaying my show (ok, I don't have my own show, but I do have my own blog) to stop and boycott some animal adoption center!
Anyways, you should know by now that my husband is an avid hunter...and when he goes duck hunting he takes our dog, Mocha, with him. She's a pretty good hunting dog... after they shoot them (the ducks), she retrieves them. Pretty simple, huh? So yesterday morning he took Mocha out to do just this. His friend that goes hunting with him has a dog and Mocha and Scout are good lil buddies. Mocha is a better retriever but Scout just follows Mocha's lead and all is well. So they had both just retrieved a duck and brought them back to Randy and his friend. The next time they shoot, Mocha is up right away, looking around for the new fallen bird (Ok, I know...poor duck, what did he ever do to anybody?) Anyways, they had missed so therefore there were no ducks to retrieve. So what does Mocha do...she trots over to Scouts pile and picks up their duck and brings it over and drops it at Randy's feet. I guess she figured if she couldn't retrieve one from the pond, she'd just steal one! Way to go Mocha...trying to impress your friend, eh? So from here on out she will be known as the "Duck Stealer"!
So next time you can't find something you're looking for, just steal it from your neighbor! By the way...I know Sharla will appreciate this story.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Went four wheeling on Wednesday with my friend Kim...so fun and the weather was perfect! We had a blast, even though we got a little lost (thanks to me) on our way back and ended up in some farmer's field...oops!
Then came home from that and headed to the ward Halloween party...that's always fun for the kids! And Jori...I was a big HIT in my Bratz costume! You would've loved it :)
Then Thursday I was down most of the day with a wicked MIGRAINE...you gotta love those! This one seriously kicked my butt and I couldn't get rid of it...ugh!Today I babysat for one of my friends baby while she and her husband are in Aruba...sounds fantastic huh? This is seriously one of my favorite babies EVER...little Ellie...I love this girl. She was a blast but I am reminded of how busy they are at this age.
Now tonight I will help Hailey host a Halloween party here at our house...I think she has 15 or so friends coming...fun, fun, fun! Tomorrow is the big Hannah Montana concert and my girls are so excited. After that, I'm thinking I might need some downtime with just my cute hubby!
So girls, go about your business and keep bloggin about your adventures this weekend!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Trust me on this one...I'm pretty sure I know what I'm talking about!!!
I've about had it!!!! I am a pretty patient person (wait, what am I saying, NO I'm not) but anyways, I'm trying to be a patient person. Our neighbors right across the street have been working on their backyard for about 3 weeks now. They start at 7am (our bedroom faces the street) and the noise doesn't stop all day! They have pulled out everything that was back there and started all over again...it has been a nightmare! Every time I back out I have to go through an obstacle course of rocks, gravel, tractors, trucks, scary workers just to leave my driveway. I understand that they have to put the crap somewhere...but this is the final straw:
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
-Best thing you cooked last week
NOTHING...I seriously haven't cooked for an entire week...this is my goal for tonight!
-If money, time and babysitting were no object, where would you go and with who?
So part of this wish just came true....I've always wanted to go to Paris and got to experience this with my dear hubby! But I would also take my entire family to the Greek Isles for a vacation!
-When was the last time you cried
A couple of Sundays ago when we had a small crisis at our house. (Raising teenagers can be heartbreaking at times)
-Five things you were doing ten years ago
(Disclaimer on this one...I have a TERRIBLE memory...so these might not be totally accurate)
1. Being a mom to only 2 kids...wow, that must've been a breeze :)
2. Pregnant with Hope...only like 2 months along...so probably barfing continuously
3. Living in our house in Draper...forming some wonderful friendships that continue to this day!
OK...I seriously can't think of anything else...I warned you!
-Five things on your to do list today
1. Make dinner tonight
2. Clean the girls rooms...they are disgusting
3. Take a shower and get dressed
4. Make cookies with the girls (don't be so impressed, they are just the ready made kind)
5. Take girls to dance at 4 and again at 7
- Five favorite snacks
1. Red Vine Licorce
2. Milky Way Carmels
3. Cheese and Crackers (If I have any cheese left after my lion encounter!)
4. Swedish Fish
5. Chewy Granola Bars
-Five bad habits...what, only 5?
1. Taking up the entire 2 sink vanity while getting ready and leaving RC no room at all!
2. RC claims I snore at night...I'm not so sure...but if he's right, that has got to be annoying!
3. Thinking I am always right! (What....I'm not?)
4. Not always really "listening" when RC is telling me something...I must be distracted by something else...I'm sorry, did you just say something?
5. Alright if I must admit it...My large intake of DIET COKE!
-Five favorite foods
1. Cafe Rio Pork Burrito
2. Homemade ck enchilada
3. A good steak!
4. Chicken Alfredo
-Five places I've been
3. New York
4. Cabo, Cancun, Belize, Puerto Vallarata...lots of those cruise ports!
- Five favorite memories
1. Marrying RC...it was seriously a fairy tale wedding
2. The birth of my girls
3. Hawaii with RC and the Davis's...such a blast!
4. Vacationing with my extended family...we do that alot!
5. Paris and London with RC
-Four people I'm tagging
Tara, Hayley, Jori, Kristi
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
We did a little rock climbing and it was beautiful out!
Hope and Will enjoying the (very heated) pool!
Grace and Hudsen...aren't they darling. They love each other so much, it's so cute.
Tara and I got in a little shopping...we both found some goods at Interior Elements!
Then we broke out the guitar hero...very fun! I had never played before...I can see why it can be addicting. Don't you love our serious, concentrating faces. Being a rock star is serious business...and personally, I think I can go all the way to the top wearing those jammies! (I do have other jammies, by the way!)
We had so much fun just hanging out, ordering take out, playing speed scrabble...all that good stuff! I even got to have lunch with Holly...she is one cool gal and I'm glad I had the chance to finally meet her. Even if I was a total idiot and said "Man, you are tall" on first seeing her! Sometimes I seriously think my filter is busted! So sorry Holly...you are a doll and I think your "tall genes" kick a**!
So now it is back to the grind of my daily life...thanks again Tara! I love you guys.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Yes I did make it through yesterday although I left to set up at 10am and got home last night at 11pm...so it was a very long day indeed! The party was great...only a few minor problems along the way, as to be expected. But this is why I don't do these very often...they are a lot of work and I don't get paid nearly enough for the amount of time and energy I spend planning these.
And a quick HUGE thank you to my darling friend Chrissy Lou for helping me out...couldn't have done it without you! (And you take my bossy direction giving in stride...bless you)
But enough about me...let's talk about me leaving for St George in just a few short hours. I am so excited to go sit on Tara's couch and veg...curl up in her comfy bed and do nothing but wait for Jeff to come home...(OK, that's an inside joke...don't be thinkin nasty girls). So as soon as I haul my rump off this chair, I will go unload my totally packed Suburban from last night and reload it with my suitcase...yippee! I must note also that I'm hoping to meet Holly...yeah!
So, till later (OK who am I kidding...I'm sure I'll be using Tara's computer to post a blog)...Happy Trails!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Death is talking about Rudy -
"Where was Rudy's comfort? Where was someone to alleviate this robbery of his life?...There was only me...I carried him softly through the broken street...He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It's his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry"
I love Rudy...I love Hans...I love Liesel...I even love Rosa!
Death is talking about Hans -
"Liesel. His soul whispered it as I carried him. But there was no Liesel in that house. Not for me. anyway"
If any of you have not read this already...boot scoot your booty out to the nearest bookstore and pick this up. It will be time well spent!
Now on a lighter note...my favorite word in the entire book is this...
"ARSCHGROBBLER"..."Saumensch Arschgrobbler" which translates into...Stupid Ass scratcher! Hayley feel free to use this as your word of the day! I know it will be my word of the week if not month. Tara, pass this along to Jeffrey...I think he will work it into his daily vocabulary!
So, what are you waiting for...go get the book and start reading!
PS...so sorry little Hailey, I had to put that word in ...it was a literary must ;)
Ok, here are the pictures from Hannah's homecoming dance. I'm totally unbiased of course but...she is BEAUTIFUL! It is crazy how fast they grow up...I swear yesterday she was still screaming "I want my Bapppple (apple)"! Now she is this gorgeous, tall, amazing (almost) woman. I love her and am proud of who she is...I only wish I didn't have to stand on my tippy toes to reach her. And of course I had her when I was 12...after all I can't possibly be old enough to have a 16 year old.
Me, Cassie, Rachel and Christine
Monday, October 8, 2007
Well we've made it 13 years...I like to think of it as 13 years of wedded bliss...pure enchantment with each other and dinner by candlelight every night. (Oh wait, that's the romance novel I'm reading right now) But really, I could not ask for more in a husband...Randy you are the best!
My husband is truly my rock, he is always there for me and keeps me stable. And if you know me, you know I am like a roller coaster...really fun (Ok, just kidding...I go through ups and downs all the time) I love Randy...I loved him the day I married him and I love him even more today. We have 4 beautiful children and he is a great father to them.
Let me just share one of my favorite memories of him. Right after 9/11 I was feeling very anxious and unsettled. I had been watching the news constantly and was worried about us going to war and what would this mean for our children. It was a very scary time in my life. So one night we were going to bed and I couldn't sleep...I was probably crying. He asked me what was wrong and I told him I was so scared. So he then proceeded to gently rub my back and started singing to me. He did this until I was able to fall asleep...at that moment I felt safe with him and knew what a great man I was married to. He continues to comfort me, he is loving and kind and gentle...I love him! He is also so funny and is constantly making me laugh...I love that about him.
So Randy, I do love you...thanks for sharing all these years with me. I can't wait to see what the future holds for us. Someday we will be old and shriveled together...and I will love you just the same. (Man, I can't wait to see what we'll look like shriveled up...I'm sure I will still be the purty one...hee hee)
Sunday, October 7, 2007
So to say that I needed to hear all the words spoken at Conference would be an understatement! I needed to be reminded that the Lord is here...that I need to keep the commandments...that there is a bigger plan for us, one that I can't fully understand. I need to love those around me, I need to re-focus myself on my family, I need to not beat myself down. I need to put one foot in front of the other and do the best I can!
So to those of you that I love, thank you...thanks for being in my life and for supporting me in times of need as well as times of laughter. Thank you to my Savior for showing me the pure love of Christ...for showing me the way. Now it is my job to follow.