Tuesday, March 27, 2012


126 pieces of clothing to be ironed....
a lot of standing TV time.
Good thing I have a lot of shows backed up on the DVR.

I had to compare the number of shirts he had to the first time I ironed all of them and counted. (click here for the post). In August of 2009 he had 55. Now his total is 108. Is there a disease for buying button up shirts?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Dont' show a girl a good price....

These are probably my favorite pair of heels now. My friend introduced me to a store call "Rack Room Shoes." There shoes aren't the best priced normally.....but there clearance is a whole different thing. By chance that day that we went in there was a big selection of clearance shoes marked down 70% or more. Plus on top of that it was buy one get one half off, even clearance.
So I snagged these pretty pink shoes (and a couple of other shoes.) When you get get shoes under ten bucks....how can you resist?
But then I had the problem of what do I wear them with besides my black dress......
And then I saw this cute little polka-dotted dress for under $20. It's not just favorite shoes now, it's a favorite outfit.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I'm a Mormon

This year the theme for the youth is "Arise and Shine Forth, that every light be a standard unto the nation." (D&C 115:5)
Our ward ordered "I'm a Mormon" t-shirts for all the youth and the leaders. On the front it says, I am a Mormon and on the back it says mormon.org. Our youth wear them all the time. The girls in middle school all wore theirs the next day after they got them. McKay and some of the other girls wore them on our last 5k. In fact, when my friend crossed the finish line and one of the beehives said, "Good job Sister Ellett," a guy turned around and said "Sister Ellett huh? I'm Brother (so and so.) It's so important for the girls to have their own light, even if it's small, it just needs to be there. I love being able to be teaching, serving, and a friend to the Young Women in our ward. Which brings me to a month ago. The bishop called and asked to meet with Jacob and I one Sunday. When he came, he asked if we knew why he was here. I thought, "I just got my calling, so it has to be Jacob." He told me I was being released as the YW Secretary. I was instantly crushed. I thought in my mind, can I argue my way out of this? Then not a minute later, but it seemed like forever, he asked me to serve as the Young Women President. I was shocked. I still am. Of course I accepted. I've got a great Presidency, fabulous advisers, and great girls! Those that know me, know I am not a natural leader. I do great behind the scenes. I even brought this up and the Bishop said, they brought up the fact of how nervous I get but that they have been inspired that I am the one.

Over the past month, I feel like the girls are my own. I have such a love and want to get to know each one of them . I'm overcoming the nervous feature and I can see my family getting blessings at the same time. My own kids are patient and understanding when I've got somewhere to go or something to do. I know it's true where the scriptures say that those that are served the Lord will qualify. I'm excited to keep on going, to keep on learning, and to keep on teaching.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

One green crazy day

Saturday = St. Patrick's Day
The girls took Saturday to heart. For the brief 2 hours I was home (due to Youth Conference) they had a competition who could dress in the most green, who looked the cutest, and the "overall winner" award. They had dad be the judge since " Mom, never picks a winner." (Yep, they know me, I love them all.) Here were the results:
Most green = McKay
Cutest = Kirsten
Overall = went to the bird.
I like Jacob's way of thinking.
Katanya spent the couple days before telling me how last year on St. Patty's Day she went to work with me and pinched the guy there over and over again because he wasn't wearing green. What a memory. She even picked out the same green shirt she wore. Cruz couldn't of cared less. In fact he didn't even want to wear green except for the fact that Katanya said she would pinch him if he didn't.

Jacob and I spent the whole day with the Youth. We got up served breakfast, went to the service projects, served lunch, served dinner, and chaperoned the dance. I stayed later and helped the "food crew" dip 800 cake balls. I don't want to see breakfast burritos, tortillas, or cake balls for awhile. I loved meeting new people and spending time with the girls and other ladies from the Stake! McKay was a great babysitter (15 hours and not one whine or phone call) and she got paid in green......jalapenos. Her favorite. : ) (And blessings of course, with other added bonuses.)

Monday, March 19, 2012

From the 10's to the 50's

Around the first of February, Kirsten needed a poodle skirt for her "musical 4th grade performance." Of course, I left it 'til the last minute. Literally, I had just a little over an hour to make it, style her, and get to the school.Thank goodness for the circle skirt tutorial Betsy referred me to! I'm now making the girls a "modern" and cute skirt. Go to www.danamadeit.com to see how. Click on here tutorial and go to circle skirt. I modified it just a little to make it a poodle skirt.
And we went for the 50's look.
Kirsten loves to model and pose so I snapped away! Her group performed "The Locomotion " and she did great!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The shot fired around the living room

Last Sunday, we told the kids over spring break that bedtime would be just a half hour later and they still were going to go to bed earlier. So as on schedule, we read scriptures and got ready for family prayer.
And then....someone shot one rubber band.And then it was war. The kids backed out fast! Jacob and I took our corners and it was on. (Notice the rubber band in mid air.)It's all good til someone shoots an eye out. As you can guess, one of us got hit in the eye. One of us got scared and put on safety glasses.I loved how anytime I got a good hit on my sweet hubby, he bit his lip and tried even harder.
The three younger ones joined my side and ran around gathering rubber bands. Somehow this lasted almost 45 minutes.I had a good teacher show me how to shoot and aim a couple weeks ago. (I don't know if he regrets it now.) Yes, that is a battle wound on my arm.
My target was the elbow. I think I hit the bullseye.....several times. I also think I won.
Jacob tried to take me down at the end and the kids came to my defense. Now before you think I'm a hubby beater, I took some hits and I had some pretty good welts too. Especially the one right by my belly button that lasted for a couple days several on my back. I just can't admit defeat and I never give up!