Sunday, November 19, 2006

I thought this was funny:)

I thought this little clip below was funny. We are just heading to the in-laws for Thanksgiving as my dad is out of town to California. It should be fun. In all honesty, I LOVE my husband's family. They are wonderful and we always have a great time. We did a Sunday turkey dinner today and it was fantastic. Although I will have to hit the gym hard tomorrow, it was so worth it. Even if we go somewhere else for Thanksgiving, we like to make a Turkey dinner at our own house (it is even better because my husband loves to make it and he is good at it). I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving week.:)

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Pumpkin Lighting 101

Who knew you needed a class in lighting pumpkins?

First step: Don't light pumpkin with the lid on.

Second step: Don't take a butane lighter through the mouth of the pumpkin with the lid on AT ALL EVER and click button repeatedly with no response from the butane lighter in a vain attempt to light the candle inside of the pumpkin. Can you all see where this is going?

Third step: Did I mention not to leave lid on because this could cause gases to build up inside of the pumpkin.

Fourth step: Make sure you are looking away when the butane lighter finally does work because all that gas that has built up will ignite and send out a HUGE fireball that will blow the lid off the cute little pumpkin and send it halfway across the room and also singe your eyelashes, eyebrows, and top part of your hair in the process.

They sure look harmless enough.

This happened to the person I am married to. Really funny only after I was sure he still had his sight. Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Crazy Land

This seems to be where I am living right now or at least since the beginning of September. Where do I even start? It has been so crazy busy. We had been spending most of our time on our 100-year-old plus house or "the pit of never ending projects" in a nearby college town (Go Cougars!) so that we could put it on the market and sell it. My dad who is renting it has decided to buy it as it fits all of his descriptions of the kind of place he wanted anyway and it is nearly finished except for a few little odds and ends. This is a good thing because he will be close, in a fairly safe neighborhood, and we know he is getting a good solid house because we know what is in about every square inch of the "pit" and it really is a cute little house. . . really but I am so done with it. I WILL NEVER FLIP HOUSES FOR A LIVING, NEVER! My husband is also starting a business and we also have the regular stuff school, work, household chores, church, etc., but life is good and starting to settle down just a bit. I just wanted to let you know I am not gone and still here. I am thinking about doing that November thing of posting everyday for a month. I know I can do it, if I put my mind to it or as the little train said, "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can . . . . " Or something like that.:) We shall see.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Words Are Not Enough . . .

What could I say to my husband's uncle and aunt over the loss of their granddaughter to a brain tumor?

What could I say to the lady in our ward whose husband was shot and killed on the freeway on his way to work over a minor fender bender?

What could I say to the woman who I lived behind the day after I watched her home of over 25 years burn to the ground and she and her husband almost did not get out of the house?

What could I possibly say about what happened September 11, 2001 and about a city that I love so much and to all those who lost their lives at the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania?

Words just never seem enough in some situations, but what I would like to say is that I have learned from the things that I have witnessed in my short life. I know that each day is a special gift from God and that every night when I go to bed and wake up, I am grateful that I have another day here on earth with my family. Tragedies will happen and continue to happen, but we should not live in fear but live our lives in a way that will honor others who have gone on before us. I will never be able to look at the picture of my daughter that day in the same way and I will never forget all those people who lost their lives that horrible day five years ago.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Bring on the Rain!

Well, I hope it is blue skies and no clouds because Seattle is so beautiful when it is sunny that it almost makes me cry. Tomorrow, I get to leave for a mini-vacation to Seattle with my hubby. My 12-year-old daughter thinks she is going to stay at Grandma's but we are surprising her and taking her with us. Her cousins don't know she is coming and she is going to stay a couple of days with them. This will be so much FUN. My two other children will be at Grandma and Grandpa's having so much fun they may just laugh themselves silly. Here are some pics from my last trip to Seattle. Who wouldn't love to visit this?

I am so in need of a vacation. Catch you all when I get back and hopefully, I will be blogging a bit more regularly.:)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


No, I am not paralyzed. It has been almost three weeks since I posted anything. Life has been interesting. Do you ever feel paralyzed by life? I don't know if it is just me or what. Is it the weather? Is it my children and the constant fighting that has been going on lately? Is the summer dragging on too long? Is it my messy kitchen? The speck of dust on the floor? My hangnails? Is it my dirty glasses? Arrgghhh! Lately, I have felt like so much is going on that nothing is getting done and I just stand there is some sort of paralyzed stupor trying to decide what to do first. I also worry about work, the kids, my husband, my house, my car, the wash, or whether or not my kids got their daily recommended amount of vitamins and minerals and exercise and are they watching too much television and too much Jimmy Neutron and is that really an okay show to watch? The pressure is just too much.:) The important to the trivial is all just giving me one BIG headache. I am on overload. I think I just need to go to my room, lock the door, down a pint of Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream while I watch whatever I want to on television or lots of A&E type movies and leave the screaming masses to themselves for a few minutes or until one of my children decides to crash down the door because they know that I am hiding in my room with ice cream. Sorry for the bummer post, but I feel so much better.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Worthy of a Blog Entry!

I have finally gotten to the point where I can piece this quilt together. It.has.taken.forever. I got all the squares trimmed and ready to go yesterday. This quilt has been taken out every once in a while over the past two years. TWO YEARS. It is a crazy quilt. Very easy, but a whole lot of cutting, sewing, and ironing and more of the same. I will post it when it is all done. I am also working on a pinwheel pattern type of quilt for my sister. I keep telling her she may get it before the start of the next century. We shall see. Quilting is such a fun hobby. My mother-in-law got me started. Anyways . . . I had to post because I can start putting it together!