Friday, February 27, 2009

Kindness Swap X 5

This has been floating around on some blogs. I saw it on Jenny's and decided to do it myself!!! However, I must warn you, I'm not the craftiest of people. And, I will try not to procrastinate.

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me!

My choice.

For you.

Hand made!

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It'll be done this year.
4- You have no clue what it's going to be.

The catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!

Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

15 years later..........

Since I don't have a scanner, I can't scan a picture of us from 15 years ago. But, then again I would actually have to find a picture, so either way you're not going to see one!

I can't believe that it will be fifteen years in May since we were roommates in Cedar City. Somedays it feels like it was eons ago, but most of the time it feels like....yesterday. That year was one of the best of my life. It is amazing to me that twelve 18-20 year girls from different places all met and meshed and for the most part have kept in touch through out the years.

Recently Adrian has come home (maybe not to her) after living in Florida for.....way too long...Dem, Age and I, along with our husbands and kidlets, got together for a night of Food and fun. I got a picture of Adrian and Todd and I meant to get one of Dem and Matt, but forgot. I had Piper take a picture of us with our husbands, and Aaron got the one of the three of us.

This was such a fun night. I am so glad that we got together, and, it is amazing to me that we still communicate the same way we did fifteen years ago, but at the same time, we don't. It's very hard to explain. Basically, I am so thankful for these girls (or do I say ladies or women?), they truly mean the world to me, I don't know where I would be without them.

Here are some posts that I have done in the past about my roomies.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ice Skating

On Presidents day we decided to go Ice Skating.

It was really fun. Adrian and her boys were there too!

Teague of course is amazing on the ice and none of us could keep up with him.

Piper struggled a bit, but was still great. She only fell a few times.

Piper and I came up with some of our own moves...we call this one "running in place."

We really need to do this more often.

Monday, February 23, 2009


What is wrong with this picture?

You may or may not notice, but they aren't finished and I thought they were. The entire time the kidlets were working on them, Piper kept saying things like, "They don't look the same as last year." and "Doesn't it seem like something is missing?" I didn't really say anything back, but I did think to myself, "yeah, they do look different."

So, the next morning when I was showing them to Aaron he said, "You forgot the tongue." Suddenly I realized something was missing! I said to Aaron "Oh yeah, it was a Hershey bar." Then he said, "A brown tongue? Are you sure it wasn't a Kit Kat?"
Yes, yes it was a Kit Kat, and yes, yes it was Aaron that noticed and remembered. I ran to the store a got some Kit Kats and finished them up. This is what they really looked like. Cute huh?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

For the love of all that is holy!!!!

Easter is not until APRIL 12! And guess what is already on the shelves!!! None other than my all time favorite candy in the whole entire world....THE CADBURY CREAM EGG! You may remember this post from last year.

There are some problems with this;

* This means I will be eating them for almost THREE MONTHS! This is not a good thing...
* They are getting smaller and smaller every year. Here is proof. This is from last year.
* So, now I have to buy more to make up for the size! Also, not a good thing.

And I KNOW that they are smaller this year than last year. I remember when I was ten, they were the size of a normal egg.

(sorry about the crappy picture)

I remember (not that long ago...I was full grown), when I could hold one in the palm of my hand and not be able to wrap my fingers around it. Well, I can do that now! Look might be able to see the cream egg.

(again,sorry about the crappy picture)

I've been looking around on the Internet and there is a lot of controversy, however, no explanation from Cadbury. I've read that the individually wrapped ones are smaller than the four pack ones. I will have to investigate. I will tell you this though, I just ate one and I am not fulfilled, I feel like I need to eat at least 2 more to get the same effect that I use to. AND, I am paying the same price for the eggs that I have been for a few years now. You tell me, what do you think about all of this?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I'm so glad that they LOVE each other.

More often than not, the kidlets will go to bed in our bed. Piper will sometimes read to Teague, or just to herself while Teague reads to himself. Sometimes they color or draw, sometimes they listen to the radio, and there are times that they are just so tired...the fall right to sleep! While the kidlets are in our bed falling asleep, Aaron and I are downstairs having 'Daddy Momma time,' I love this time of day! Aaron and I usually watch a movie or our T.V. shows. When we go upstairs, we take the kidlets to their beds and that is where they stay until I wake them up in the morning.

To get to my point. About 60% of the time, this is what we see when we get upstairs!

How cute is that?

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Birthday Boy

I have been a total slacker on posting, but I do have 3 excuses;
1 - nothing interesting has been going on.
2 - I haven't been in the mood or I could say that I am lazy.
3 - My old - I mean ancient - laptop that I inherited from Aaron was out of commission. So glad I have a computer nerd for a husband!

Anywhooo, Aaron's birthday was last Tuesday, February 3. So I thought that I would do a little post about what we did, then I might say a few nice things about him.

We celebrated his birthday with his family on Super Bowl Sunday. Now, those of you that know us, know that this is NOT A BIG DEAL, we are not a Sports type family. Actually, I didn't even know who was playing until the Saturday before! I do have to say that had this been 12-2o years ago, I would have known. Aaron had no idea that anything was planned for him, he thought it was just a silly Super Bowl party. So we went over and Aaron was pretty surprised. John (Aaron's dad) bought some fantastic steaks and cooked them on the grill and we had baked potatoes. As we adults were watching the game, all the cousins were playing outside. We decided at intermission (did I seriously just say 'intermission?' I meant Half-time!! Geez.) to open the presents. All the kids came in and Aaron started opening;

Angela (Aaron's sister) and her son, Seth, gave him a new skate deck! Yes, he still skates and he's pretty good at it....for being old.

Gina (Aaron's other sister), her kids; Morgan, Josh and Zac, and her boyfriend, Luda gave him an awesome T-shirt.

Annie and John (Aaron's parents) gave him a MacBook. There is a story here. A few days before Aaron got laid off, he sold his MacBook so he could buy the new one, the MacBook Pro (I think, I really don't know this stuff). He bought his new computer on Friday and got laid off on Monday!!! He decided that it might be a good idea to sell the new computer (OUCH...I know), so he did. That money paid our Mortgage for January and some groceries and other bills. January came along and school was about to start. I told Aaron that he could just use my laptop, even though it sucks, it will work for what he needs it for. So, he did for a day. Then his mom generously offered to let him use hers. Hers is the exact computer that Aaron sold first, the MacBook. And she has only had it about 9-10 months and had rarely used it. So, that is what they gave him, with rules! He could not sell it, but he could use it to trade up. Aaron is thrilled about this.

The kidlets and I made him a poster. Because we think it is fun to make him feel like he is in Kindergarten for his 35 Birthday! Annie hung it up so he could see it when he walked in.

This is just a nerdy picture of everyone watching the commercials.

We were so stuffed with Steak and Potatoes that we waited to eat the cake until the 4th quarter. Aaron isn't much of a cake person, but I AM!!! So we got a cake from Dicks Market. It had flames on it and 35 candles. And some Rainbow Sherbet to along with it.

On his actual Birthday, we decided to let the kidlets stay home and have a family day. Piper and Teague made him breakfast. Piper is going to be a great cook, she already is. She makes the perfect over easy eggs. She also fried up some ham to go along with it. Teague's job was the toast. He learned how to butter toast from my dad, if you will, notice the quantity...a lot. And they thought it would be fun to give him a fortune cookie, so they opened it and had it there on the plate for him ready to read.

That afternoon, we played some games; Something Fishy, Space Faces and Pick Up Snakes. It really was a fun family day.

So, now for the nice things!

*Aaron and I will celebrate our 12 anniversary next month. I cannot believe it has been that long! And, to think, I love him more today than I did the day we got married.
* I am so proud of how hard he has worked to get his degrees. It's hard for me to believe that he will have is Masters in 2 months! He has had a full-time job and has been a full-time student for a long time. (well, except the past couple of months) I have watched him study his brains out, so he can get good grades. I am so proud that he has instilled the importance of education in our children.
* We are so blessed to have 'Daddy Aaron.' He is truly the most fantastic dad. I'm pretty sure that there isn't another man on the planet that loves his kidlets as much as Aaron loves Piper and Teague. I love watching him with the kidlets! His patience (that I lack), the trust they have in him, his endless tickling, his love of music and teaching it to them - one of my favorite things is to watch Piper and him play guitar/ukulele and sing together, I get a lump in my throat every time. His sense of Humor, that sometimes only they understand. His grilled cheese sandwiches, french toast and eggs....I really could go on and on.....
* He is such a wonderful, faithful member of the church and he honors his priesthood, we are so blessed to have this in our home and I am grateful for it. It's good I have him, because if I didn't I would not be as strong as I am. He teaches the 11 year olds in primary...they couldn't have a better teacher.
*He has supported me and all of my impatience, craziness, procrastination, laziness, uncleanliness and on and on for a long time now...That my friends takes a special man.