Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Here are a few things I learned this weekend ...
*November football games are COLD!
*Drinking hot chocolate helps with the cold. If you look at Nixon and Easton, the more on your face, the better!
*Tailgating can be fun, even at BYU.
*Sitting through a cold game is totally worth it when it brings joy to my boys.
*17 is more than 10, and that makes 2 years in a row Utah - ha!
I thought we should let the boys rush the field after, but Geoffrey's dad was security right on our side of the field. Apparently, he's threatened his kids since birth about the evils of field-rushing. Maybe next time - doesn't it look fun, though?
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Sad for those of us used to waiting until the last minute to do big projects, not having what we need, and running into the store to get just the right ribbon or paper or embellishment. Good for all the bargain hunters!
Everything in the store is 60% off! Don't think that means it is all picked over and the good stuff is gone. I am AMAZED at how much is still there - great Making Memories ribbons and trims and tons of brads and paper flowers and sooo much paper still. The store carries most brands of scrapbook supplies.
Oh, I almost forgot the best part - want to organize your scrap area? All fixtures for sale! Wire and Wood paper racks - 12x12 and 8 1/2x11 ...slat wall and all the hooks and baskets to go with it. Sooooo much stuff.
Sorry my California friends! Hurry on up my Utah friends - you can hit the outlet mall too, maybe we can have lunch!
Last day is Friday, November 2!
Saturday, October 6, 2007
And the cute couple on dance night:
I'm sure you're shocked to know I have more pictures here!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
My boys think Trent is so fun, it was a great day! More pictures here!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Stephanie came for Education Week! We had soooo much fun! Here we are with Lesa and Holly. The week went so fast and I was so sad when it was time for her to go home. I left inspired to be better, which is what anything we invest our time into learning should do for us.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Nixon and Easton: "Mom, are these rides like at Disneyland so we can ride them, or are they UNSAFE like carnival rides?"
Sara: "Look around, they're scary!"
Since we covered rat phobias in the last post, I thought I'd move onto phobia #2 - CARNIVAL RIDES. Come on, anything that gets set up and taken down in a few hours and moves around cannot be safe. My kids don't even ask to go on these things anymore, and despite my assurances (even if I didn't really think so) that Lagoon was perfectly safe, they spent most of the time in line examining all the things that could be wrong with the ride they were about to go on! (Come on Lagoon, if you don't want us to look at you like a carnival, then don't be dirty like a carnival!)
I never felt like my kids were deprived not getting to ride things. For goodness sakes, we went to Disneyland 2 times a week, they experienced plenty of ride joy! But now, 1 1 /2 years removed from regular Disney fixes, we will be attending the Summit County Fair. Should I let my kids ride things? Part of me says "Yes! Live a little! They are just kids!" Most of me says "No Way - Check out this website"
(Here are highlights from JUST THE LAST 5 WEEKS):
Two dead in carnival ride crash(Saturday, August 4, 2007)
Boy, 3, injured in 25-foot-fall from Ferris wheel(Saturday, August 4, 2007)
Girl, 15, injured in fall from Coney Island ride(Friday, August 3, 2007)
Girl, 6, injured in fall from Octopus ride(Friday, August 3, 2007)
Two children ejected from Sizzler(Wednesday, July 25, 2007)
Log flume malfunction injures 5(Sunday, July 22, 2007)
Park worker dead after fall from roller coaster(Tuesday, July 17, 2007)
Girl, 16, falls to her death from freefall-type ride(Saturday, July 14, 2007)
Boy, 4, drowns in wave pool at Great America(Thursday, July 12, 2007)
Ride operator killed in path of swinging pendulum ride(Sunday, July 8, 2007)
Ride operator killed in Scrambler accident at Rye Playland(Friday, June 29, 2007)
I have roughly 24 hours to decide before we embark on our fair adventure that will include looking at the HOME ARTS displays (I'm particularly looking forward to the categories of What-not shelves and homemade ONE piece ski clothing); checking out the kids artwork, and attending our first ever RODEO.
Maybe next post, I'll enlighten you all as to how I feel about water parks and GERMS.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
If you think you can stomach it, read here.
Let me just say, I am so grossed out right now. Vomit retching up my throat like I just took a Cliff Shot.
Yes, I blame you Mr. Moreno. Let's just chalk it up to karma for your LAME name change. I'm not sure even your sparkling 65-46 record can help me forget this. You'd better be bringing home some serious hardware in October.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Here are some pics from the book release party at the BYU bookstore:
That's Luna, Draco, and Harry along with some Muggle friends and parents (although Geoffrey did claim to be dressed up as a nargle).
We ran into Draco's parents while we were there.
Geoffrey's mom made the BEST Mrs. Weasley. I can't believe I didn't take a close up of the shawl she made. It had the greatest patches on it!
Geoffrey thougt it would be HILARIOUS to "read" the last page of the book loudly. The people who were freaking out over his fake ending made his day.
What the heck do I have to look forward to now?
Saturday, July 7, 2007
This is Sara and I at Mooney Falls, which can only be hiked to using chains and ladders (scary!)
This might be my favorite picture. These are the 3 kids I hiked out with. They are 12 and 13 and were some of the last to arrive at camp the day we hiked in. Here they are soooo proud of themselves for being in the 2nd group to make it out. We called ourselves the shade walkers because we beat the sun to the top!
This picture is on the side of the road, when we had to evacuate the bus for the tire fire. Keep in mind, prior to this incident, we'd already spent 2 hours hanging out at a Rite-Aid while the air conditioner was fixed on the bus. Oh yea, we also hiked out of a canyon this morning and haven't showered in 5 days! Those smiles show how well the kids did handle everything!
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
More pictures here.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Details provided by Easton:
*A bounty hunter works alone.
(Nixon chimes in here. Apparently, he also has knowledge of this recess game. "A bounty hunter is hired to kill people. That makes him a paid assassin").
*Bounty hunters have jet packs.
*Bounty hunters have guns. So do Marines, but not laser guns.
*Bounty hunters have armor, wrist launchers, grenades.
*Marines have grenades too, but they throw them on the ocean. Because they're mostly on water.
*A bounty hunter has a helmet.
*Marines have rocket launchers, ships. They go on land to help out the army. They help out the navy a lot.
Someday you may be lucky enough to have boys that learn these kind of things on the playground too. Until then, I didn't want you to be out of the loop and not know the difference between the two. We are camping with 2 other families and a couple this weekend at Zions. The husband half of the couple is a Marine (he's in law school and is reserve and will be JAG when he graduates), so I can't wait to find out if we adjust our description next week! This is not a picture of Easton at recess, I just like his goofy smile in it.