Wednesday, November 28, 2007

very sad indeed

shawn has been out of town this week. he'll be home on friday. he had to go to california to meet with the four seasons people (part of his new duties as a project manager). i thought he was staying at a four seasons. apparently not. but the owners of the one they are building in vail are staying at the one in california. for a discounted rate of $400 a night.

do you know what that means? even though my husband is building a four seasons hotel, i will never ever ever be able to stay in one.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

pooh pooh to all of you--ha!

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apparently i am a genius!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

anna's orginal writings

shawn was at scouts last night. i put the kids to bed. i told anna she could do whatever she wanted in her bed while i mikey settled down. this is some of what she did--very creative for a second grader.

Anna is my name.
Nintendo wii is my favorite game.
Never like to turn out the light.
Always like to stay up all night.

Monster trucks and race cars!
Ice cream and candy bars!
Kicking soccer balls
Eating spaghetti and meatballs.
Yelling at my sister. (this is my favorite line--)

Driving my truck on bumpy roads
Ate all the donuts
Did somebody say donuts?

Loveliest one around
In my mind all day
Zipping around all the way.

i am not sure why she used my first name rather than mom when she used dad instead of shawn--mrs. psychologist's wife, any suggestions?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

fives lists

5 things i was doing 10 years ago:
1. going to the university of utah
2. working at deseret book direct sales
3. celebrating 1 plus years of marriage
4. living on 10th east and 13th south
5. being a one car family (truck--1987 red chevy s10 pickup)

5 snacks i enjoy:
1. coke zero (i am trying to be good right now but really i love the real stuff)
2. crackers and cheese
3. chocolate
4. oreos
5. milk

5 songs i know the lyrics to:
1. entire sound of music soundtrack (i know the entire movie too but this is just a songs list)
2. minimum wage--they might be giants
3. me and julio down by the schoolyard
4. just about anything by garth brooks
5. les miserables

5 things i would do if i were a millionaire:
1. pay tithing (firm believer in tithing)
2. pay off debts--mine and family's
3. buy a new car
4. take whole stinkin' family on a cruise
5. i guess i better invest some

5 things i will never wear again:
1. units
2. any size in single digits
3. high tops
4. more than one pair of earrings
5. tapered pants

5 favorite toys
1. sewing machine (i need another one)
2. blogs
3. strawberry shortcake stuff
4. needle and thread (hand quilting, embroidery, etc)
5. crafts of any sort

5 things on my to-do list
1. clean house--kitchen, dining room, family room
2. watch survivor, the office
3. go to walmart
4. go to kelsey's to finish advent calendar
5. laundry (which i am guessing won't even get started but maybe i will surprise myself)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

7 habit tuesday: the bad (and some REALLY ugly)

1. i bite my nails. really disgusting. i know.
2. i am VERY unorganized. it really sucks to not be able to find something when you need it.
3. i let the gas in my car go on empty for as long as possible.
4. i don't balance my checkbook regularly.
5. i don't shave my legs or pits very often.
6. i watch too much tv: regis & kelly, the view, beverly hills 90210, oprah, wheel of fortune, price is right, jeopardy, dancing with the stars, the bachelor, survivor, law and order--any of them, the office, monk, psych (just to name a few)
7. i start too many projects that i don't finish.

really this list could go on and on but i need to stop for my self-esteem to not drop anymore today. aren't you glad you are friends with me?

Monday, November 12, 2007

employment history

1. babysitter
2. janitor for a welding shop (completely disgusting) called PARDS
3. inventory taker at bookstore (once yearly for the last 12 years)
4. arctic circle order taker
5. porcelain figurine dry trimmer
6. housekeeper for super 8
7. matrixx marketing (2 weeks)
8. janitor for suu
9. assistant (to the) librarian
10. gift wrapper (seasonal)
11. secretary for law firm
12. bookseller
13. direct sales for another bookstore
14. kindergarten teacher
15. checker at a grocery store

i think i got it all...

shawn's employment history

1. suu construction department
2. j.a. black construction--built condos in mesquite
3. rocky mountain special events
4. bodell construction--built the biology building at the u
5. geodyne--estimator
6. herm hughes--estimator
7. layton construction--estimator

Friday, November 09, 2007

name this tune (line from a tune):

you're my hunny pumpkin lover
you're you my heart's delight
don't you want to go out tonight

Thursday, November 08, 2007

anna's christmas wish list

i found this in her room. here is her letter (spelled and punctuated as she has it):

Dear, Santa

I want theas please

1. Lap top
2. Antando D.S. (a nintendo?)
3. High School Musical 2 Soundtrack
4. Hannah Montana Soundtrack
5. Cell phone
6. art stuff
7. 100$
8. Holla Hoop
9. High Scholl Musical bord games of 1 and 2
10. foulders that are High School Musical
11. White bord (slate)
12. Hannah Montana doll and stage
13. High School Musical dolls (Sharpay and Ryan)

i was a little shocked about the laptop and the cell phone. and what is she going to do with $100? she's only in 2nd grad!!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

what? that's it you say? that's it i say...

so my computer is not working all that great. and it is already after nine o'clock and i am super tired. so, good night...

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

7 habit tuesday: the good

i stole this idea from alyssa. so here are 7 of my good habits:

1. i wear clean underwear everyday.
2. i read to and with my kids just about everyday.
3. i pray with my kids everyday.
4. i tell my family i love them everyday...multiple times.
5. i drink a glass of milk (or two) a day.
6. i take my medicine daily (very important--and i am stretching here for ideas).
7. i go to bed early and get up early (not that i want to but when school starts so stinkin' early).

okay, really i had a difficult time with this. maybe i should have done it on a day when i felt more accomplished.

Monday, November 05, 2007

she's a nut

anna has been bored today. she gave me some ideas for a blog. here they are--i don't really know how to develop them.

1. mikey has someone to play with and she doesn't

2. daddy's birthday is on thanksgiving this year

3. she sneeked some gushers

4. mikey is so lucky and she isn't

5. and she has on her lucky shirt (lucky because she wore it today and had a great day despite her horrible morning--according to her)

well, she just heard all the kids outside and she is gone. what a nut!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

#34 from tiffany

ten things that get on my nerves:

1. people who start writing their checks AFTER the whole order is rung up...come on, people, get with it.

2. people who think they can drive through a cross walk even when mr. mick, the crossing guard, is in the middle of it waving his flashing stop sign.

3. people who have conversations with other people while talking to you on the phone...argh.

4. to go along with number 3, call waiting. i hate it. call me back please but don't put me on hold.

5. mean kindergarten teachers

6. cold french fries

7. tardiness

8. flakiness

9. liars

10. more than one gallon of milk being open at a time in my refrigerator (a common occurrence in this household).

this is for november 3rd

okay, so i missed yesterday. but i will still try to finish strong. shawn and i spent the day in denver. we went shopping. i bought more fabric to do a christmas quilt. and the kids were with a friend. who babysat for twelve hours! thank you kelsey! it was fun to just be with shawn.

Friday, November 02, 2007


here is anna's jack-o-lantern. i obviously didn't take the photo soon enough. but she carved this all on her own and i think she did a great job. it was one of those sticker cut-out patterns.

rock on dude

here is mikey with his friend and next door neighor bianca. they are so cute together and the best of friends.

and anna the rock star, otherwise known as "anna" montana. and here is mikey the lion. anna is missing here headphone microphone thing--we couldn't find it of course.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

just add "dogsitter" to my resume

so i am now an official dog sitter. anna's teacher just got this cute little thing and can't take him to school with her anymore (the principal said no more). so i volunteered to watch him. he is so stinkin' cute! seriosly, he fits in the palm of my hand. he i a teacup chihuahua. and his name is oreo (i would have named him harold--he looks like a harold to me).