Wednesday, October 31, 2007

One little, two little....

....three little indians and a cowboy. This year, my annual sewing project was costumes again. It was actually the easiest yet. We modernized the indians a little and toughened up the cowboy. Here are some of the pics. I can't decide which one I like best so please voice your opinion.

Number one
Number two Number threeIt was a fun Halloween....we carried on our tradition. We went to a couple houses that were close friends (3), out to dinner, and then off to toys r us for the toy. The kids loved it. The problem is....out here in the country those three houses gave out handfuls and so they still have quite a bit of candy.

Now here are their lines that I heard the most tonight....

McKay: (half whine) When can we go to Toys R Us?Kirsten: (I have no idea where she got this) Trick or treat, smell my feet, gimme something good to eat. If you don't, I don't care, I'll pull down your underwear.Cruz: Treat? No trick. Katanya: More? (wanting another smartee or chocolate)The end.

Multiple choice

Jake fell asleep at the dinner table because:

A. Too much hard physical labor

B. Was a perfect example of a perfect husband and got up with the baby.

C. Wore out from running all my errands, being room dad, and making dinner.

D. Staying up way too LATE watching and catching up on all his show off the DVR.

P.S. I really don't think he know I took this.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Copy cat....again

As a copy to Keli's blogt (see links)
You Belong in Rome

You're a big city soul with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian people - could life get any better?

plus more that I found interesting

Your Daddy Is Johnny Depp

What You Call Him: Old Man

Why You Love Him: He knows best

also for Jake
You Are Bart Simpson

Very misunderstood, most people just dismiss you as "trouble."

Little do they know that you're wise and well accomplished beyond your years.

You will be remembered for: starring in your own TV show and saving the town from a comet

Your life philosophy: "I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again!"
Your Lucky Love Color is Green

When someone gets to know you, the first thing they notice is your refreshing honesty.
You are real and true to who you are. Of all the colors, you are the most comfortable in your own skin.
And unlike what your color might suggest, you don't have a jealous bone in your body.
Your heart is open, and you give your partner a lot of freedom. Because for you, stifling someone is not love.
and i want to see how jake does on this one....i'm not posting my score or the "encouraging" words it gave me. I don't want to intimidate anyone : )
Your IQ Is ???
That's are done with lunch. Enjoy

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What doesn't mix?

(I'm tired of looking at snow as my first post so it's time for a new post.)

Back to the story....

Question: What do you get when you mix a new couch....a pen....and a three year old?

Answer: A traced hand right in visible sight.

This is what you get when you help Jake outside.

After googling my problem the solution was perfume on a q-tip. Did it work?


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Winter wonderland already?

Jake....This is what you are missing at home right now. He's in Utah for the week and as of the last I had talked to him it had occassionally sprinkled here and there.

I am so not ready for this! It's so depressing. Even worse with the snow it's only 33 degrees outside right now. With winter comes cold weather, freezing weather. Bad roads, wind drifts, and sick kids. It makes me want a vacation to a nice warm beach even more!!!!


Since I have blogged this post, it has doubled in snow out there.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Vive la France

Oh la la! Our first picture hung in our "new" house.To me it brings
  • comfort

  • space

  • fun

  • happiness.

It makes me want to go to France,

or I guess on any vacation.

We also got shelves hung.....although there is nothing really on them yet.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The simplicity of short....and EASY

This past weekend while we were in Utah us girls had a little 'girl' time. This is what happened....

.... McKay wanted RED highlights.....( my 'blackmail' for cutting her hair. It was really dry and damaged)....

....Cutting....(Kirsten wanted the new petshops, that was her blackmail from dad, he was tired of her whining after every bath and every morning)....

.... her thick, THICK ponytail that was 11 inched long....

....and SMILING faces. No more crying every morning when I do her hair. No more knots. Was it worth the $$$....EVERY PENNY for me!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

"Please bless us that we may take what we have learned and use it in our daily lives."

Sunday's combined RS / Priesthood lesson was on the "How hard is it to keep the commandments?" The bishopric spent the entire time just doing a review of Moses' 10.

THOU SHALT NOT KILL! ... well I guess I had better try harder next week.

Tonight at around 6pm Amy was on her way out to run an errand and said that she was taking my new truck because I had hers torn apart. I told her that I would hurry and put hers back together to which she said " OH I SEE ... YOU DON'T WANT TO LET ME DRIVE YOUR NEW TRUCK!"

As I opened the door and walked outside I turned back and said that I just wanted her to see if I had fixed hers. In the course of my turning and talking I had taken a few steps outside ... when I turned forward again I was about 4' from the rear end of an angry SKUNK! She had decided to come nibble on some cat food. I had a heart attack ... I stumbled for the door and barely made it back inside. Amy asked what was wrong as I ran to the safe and was fumbling with the combo. Adrenilin kept me from performing at top speed and the skunk got away ....

BUT ALAS! I know skunks and once they have found a good spot to feed you might as well adopt them. So I figured I would wait a few hours till it came back and then take care of it ... the last thing a guy wants is to walk into that as he is trying to get the groceries and the kids out of the car.

Round two had no results ... so I prepared for round three .... kids in bed, guns ready at the door, shoes on my feet ..... 11:15 pm ....3, 2, 1 ... throw the lights and the door and come out blazing. It was a total "Die Hard" moment. All that I can say is ... ONE SHOT ... of course the fact that it was a shotgun helped.

The only downfall ... my bedroom window was open and the wind was blowing that direction about 30 MPH. So I guess I will be PEPE LE PIEU for the night.