Tuesday, September 30, 2008
8 T.V. Shows I love to watch:
-Law & Order: SVU
-Burn Notice (even though we don't have the channel anymore)
-and most recently I discovered the Bonnie Hunt Show. I typically HATE daytime TV, but she's so good I save the laundry for 2:00 so I don't feel guilty watching it!
And unfortunately, that's about it for TV...but 4 movie shows I could watch over and over are:
-pretty much any romantic comedy with Hugh Grant
-Frequency (Dennis, I love you. Or at least I love to see you smile.)
-Sleepless in Seattle
-The Courtship of Eddie's Father
8 things that happened yesterday:
-We had our 1st meeting as a new Young Women presidency (I just got called to be the president. Yikes!) It was 3 hours long. Thanks, ladies, you are troopers and we got a ton accomplished!
-Brett left for yet another business trip. Good thing I have photographs of him or else I think I'd start to forget what he looks like! (Love ya, babe. Come home soon.)
-I started laundry. Here it is a day later and none of it is folded yet. (Although in my defense, I had one load folded, which Carson promptly undid for me. What a helper.)
-I took the kids to KMart so Halle could buy her friend a birthday present. We had fun in the Christmas aisles pushing all the buttons to the electronic singing/dancing stuff.
-We had cereal and hot chocolate for dinner. I was exhausted.
-After the kids were in bed I worked on more YW stuff.
-After the YW stuff, I read some good stories online.
-At 10:30, Brett called to wish me sweet dreams.
8 favorite places to eat:
-Gecko Grill (Arizona)
-Tia Rosa's (Arizona)
-Greek food, so I guess Aristo's (sans octopus)
-Our moms' dinner tables (no reservations required, although dish-help is appreciated)
-Outdoors, especially camping
-Polar King, when it still existed
-Hires Big H
-Macaroni Grill or California Pizza Kitchen (it's a toss-up)
8 things on my wish list:
-That Brett would come home
-That I wouldn't feel so tired
-That I'd finally be on top of everything with Young Womens. It seems like there's always more to do.
-That the laundry was done
-That there weren't breakfast (and shamefully last night's dinner) dishes still sitting on the counter near the sink
-That I wouldn't fall asleep the moment I open my scriptures to read them
-That Wyatt's little "ouchie" would heal and get better. (A cut that's been bothering him.)
-That my nephew would let himself receive the love that is being offered to him by so many people and just come home. We all make wrong choices in our lives. The trick is to learn from them. We know you. We know you are a good person. We know you want things to be different. We love you. Wherever you are, please let someone--anyone--know you're alright.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Since she had a "friend party" last year, this year we had a small celebration with our little family. It was a fun opportunity to create some memories just between us. We went bowling & then back to the house for some seriously-frosted birthday cake (a bit of advice: purple and teal frosting stains EVERYTHING it comes in contact with, skin included!). The kids loved bowling! But I was kind of disappointed the bowling alley didn't recommend the metal ramps when we paid. Of course we got bumpers, but we had no idea the metal ramps existed until we were almost through and another family came and used them (it makes is so much easier for kids...they just put their ball at the top of the ramp and then it rolls on down the lane at a good speed for the pins). We still had a great time, of course, but our only method of getting the ball to where it needed to be was to have the kids either throw it with a loud THUD on the hardwood floor or roll it; either way, it seemed to take the ball FOREVER to reach the pins. Now we know for next time, I guess.
Here are some pictures from our birthday celebrations! (Okay, a lot of pictures!)
One of the microphones even has songs recorded on it that you can sing along with. Very cool--she and Wyatt haven't put it down!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I'm just so thankful to be married to a man who lets his children "hang out" with him while he's working and who is so HANDS ON involved in their lives. He's playful, patient, and genuinely interested in their lives. Unfortunately, I know not all kids can say that about their father. Thank heavens mine can. I might sound braggy, but I don't care. I'm proud of my man and not afraid to shout it from the rooftops!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
for all you SVU fans out there...may you not be as obsessed as I am. * it's scary, really, but if you ARE, this vids for you, so turn off my playlist:
Less than one week to go until the Season Premiere. Don't bother calling me Tuesday nights between 9-10. Now that we no longer have a DVR, I will not be available one hour a week due to a television program.
And YES, I realize how pathetic that sounds.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
1. My nose has to be clean. As in NOTHING inside it, even the smallest, teeny-weensiest booger. I just can't stand it. To the point that sometimes my inner nostrils feel raw because I blow and wipe my schnoz so much.
2. Nothing bugs me more than when my piano students rest the palms of their hands on the keyboard while they are playing. Wrists up! Wrists up! It's hard for me to bite my tongue when they are beginners (and I do bite my tongue) and I'm always so relieved when they crawl out of that bad habit! They play better and let's face it--LOOK much better!
3. Just before I go to bed I have to do two things or else I cannot sleep--even lately when I've tried to stop being so OCD about it, I toss and turn until eventually I get out of bed and do it anyway. I have to 1) peek in on my kids one last time to make sure they are sleeping comfortably (no blankets kicked off or no one about to fall out of bed) and 2) I check the doorlocks and my scentsy burners because I'm always paranoid I haven't locked the doors or that our house will catch on fire because I've left the Scentsies burning all night long.
4. For some reason the last load of laundry usually ends up staying in the dryer until the following week when I'm ready to start laundry all over again. I'm not sure why I do this. Sometimes I think I've forgotten about it and sometimes I think I'm so sick of doing laundry by the end that I just get lazy and think "I'll get it later"...and then I don't.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Rico Suave on his first morning of school, September 2
Like his new duds?
He was so pumped about wearing new school clothes!
Miss Amy, Mr. Wyatt, and the bright Sunshine
on our FIRST DAY!!!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Here is Mrs. M.
Remember how much you idolized your elementary school teachers???
I wanted to grow up to look just like and be just like my first-grade
Playing with sweet friend, J., at the bus stop.
Talking to daddy and telling him all about school!