Wednesday, December 31, 2008
*START MY FOOD STORAGE! (Can I even tell you how it brings tears to my eyes thinking about how my children would starve if we ever had a disaster here?)
.....Well, I am proud to say that I did get about 3 months stored along with about a week's worth of water....which ended up leaking all over my dresser and ruining my journals. But I think we figured out how to prevent that next time. :)
*Do 2 scrapbook layouts a week. Gotta get on top of things here. It doesn't help that I take a couple hundred pictures a day of my girls!
.....I get a great big F for this one. I think I did about 5 pages total for the whole year. WOW. Need to get on that one next year!
*Learn how to use my camera...I mean so that I really, really know how to use it.
....Yeah, I feel good about this one. I am pretty proud that I acheived this resolution and I love how much joy it has brought to my life.
*Lose the baby weight/fat. Enough said.
I most certainly did acheive this one but it has gone to pot these past few months. I have already found my way back to the wagon and will hopefully be losing some of those holiday pounds soon!
*Not to get pregnant! I was pregnant in 2005, 2006, AND 2007! Time to break the cycle!
......Awww man. I guess you can't win them all.
Mean joke, I know. :) Not preggo, so an 'yeah!' for me on that one, too. :D
Now it is time for a whole new set of resolutions for 2009. I will have to think long and hard about those. I will probably post them for my own records as soon as I think of them.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Being the responsible person I am (right), I lined up all the food items with plastic containers so that I could rinse them and put them in the recycle bins. I started with this one:
Needless to say, the rest went straight to the garbage can.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Yes, somehow my homemade pies took second fiddle to the store bought pies this year. I also noticed that people seemed to gravitate towards the chocolate mousse type pies, too. Bad news for my Apple Pie (which was also sadly looked over at the dessert table)...but don't worry, we are taking care of that one!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Yes, that's right. Our final costume decision was to dress up like the teen pop stars. Let me tell you, Rachel was EXCITED about that one!!! (Check out Mike's pants....for sure my favorite part of the costume!)
We had our ward Trunk or Treat and then Mike and I had another adult party with one of the doctors he works with. Here we all are at the Ward. I didn't take my camera to the other party, but I wish I had... it was decked out!!!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
1. Smells so good I could eat it.
2. Wax never gets hot enough to burn.
3. Bricks last forever.
4. Totally affordable.
My lovely Scentsy consultant (Janet) brought by my most recent order today and I immediately popped it open and started burning my new very favorite scent...ever!! Toasted Apple Butter. It is everything that fall should smell like and more. It is HEAVENLY!!!
I am sure most of you have probably heard of this company and perhaps you have shrugged off attending a party...well, you need to find someone who is hosting one and go! I seriously love it, love it enough to blog about. :)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Edit: He is out of surgery and is doing well! Keep those prayers coming.
I remember reading this book when I was really little a Halloween time, and I stumbled upon these cards on Etsy:
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Obviously we wanted photos to remember the trip, so I set up the timer for these:
Katie, Kim, Ad, and I
Adrienne and I (sisters)Katie and I (sisters-in-law)
Adrienne and Kim (BFF's) Katie and Kim (sisters)
So, in addition to our girl's weekend (more about that to come), I also snuck up to SLC and threw a surprise party for my sis, and BOY was she surprised! We gathered up her friends at Settebello's and her friend, Kim, got her there (somehow) for the party. She was so confused when she walked in and couldn't quite grasp the fact that we were all there. It was so much fun!!
Katie, Kim, Ad, and I-right before we left for our trip.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
So, our annual 'girl's weekend' could not be coming at a better time. I am so excited to be going away with my sister, my sister in law, and her sister. We have a blast every time we go, and I know this year will not disappoint!!!
I hate that I can't see them whenever I want, but I know that I am one of many who lives away from family, and those other people seem to be surviving, so I guess I can, too, hahaha.
Another thing that came at JUST the right moment was the General Relief Socitey broadcast. Oh, my. The words that were spoken were so uplifting and inspiring and edifying. I look up to our General Relief Society presidency so much, and admire those women and their testimonies. I also loved Elder Ukdorf's talk, he is such a darling man! And I felt like he was speaking right at me, it was great.
Immediately after it was over, the lonelyness for my sisters was eased, as I looked around and saw all of my other 'sisters' sitting around me, recieving the same message I was. It was good to feel that even though I am so far from home, that I will always have my ward family, and that is very comforting!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I just finished this series and I was very pleasantly surprised. I read Twilight about 2 years ago and I just wasn't that into it...but it has become such a sensation that I decided to give the other books a try. I am SO glad I did, I really enjoyed them!
I am really bummed that Stephanie Meyer decided to stop writing her new book, Midnight Sun. Boo, hoo. To read more about that, click HERE.
Also, Stephanie Meyer is going to be on Ellen today, JUST in case you want to watch. :)
One last SUPER cool announcement. This is totally unrelated to my vampire post above, but it is awesome!!!
My friend, Candra, just launched a new business where she creates amazingly cute crafts AND assembles kits for groups to make the crafts as well. (cough, cough, Super Saturday). Here is the link:
CREATIONS MADE BY MOI
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
When I finished what I could last night, I was too nervous to go to bed with it so wet, because I was scared that the pages would stick together (it was really, really, wet.) so I stuck toothpicks in between the pages to they would dry individually and I could read what was on them.
I guess it could have been worse. I mean, I KNOW it could have been worse. But seriously, when I first pulled the dripping journals out of the drawer, I couldn't breathe. I can't imagine losing them completely, they are so precious to me....
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Cook really took care of us on this trip. I had a pedicure, Mike and I got massages, we went to the Magic Kingdom for the day, and the Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios for dinner and fun two of the other nights.
Warning. A lot of really bad pictures ahead. A: I took most of them myself- self portrait style. B: We were in the humidity of Florida...not pretty for my hair or make-up. C: My point and shoot SUCKS!!!
Magic Kingdom....ahhh the excitement!
It is 'Halloween' celebrations there. My FAVORITE time of year!! I was so unbelievably excited to walk in and see all the pumpkins. (Me and Jenna)
Another Halloween example. Our cup from lunch.
All of us (Mike, Me, Curt, Jenna) with Goofy.
Mike, Curt, and Jenna after Space Mountain...which we rode about a thousand times since there was NO LINE!
Random Picture, but a funny memory none-the-less. This was taken on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, and the lady running the ride nearly had a heart attack when she saw me taking this picture. She practically fell over the edge yelling 'NO FLASH!!!!!' in an ugly man-voice. Boy, did she feel like an idiot when my camera snapped and there was-you guessed it- no flash....On Peter Pan. A stunning example of the Florida humidity on our faces. Yikes.
Mike on Small World. Quite possibly the most disappointing-now-that-we-are-adults ride.
Moving on from the Magic Kingdom.... We went to the Disney Marketplace for dinner and dessert.
Here is the picture I took of my half eaten Ghiradelli brownie. It was UNBELIEVABLE, and warranted some kind of documentation.
More Mickey pumpkins in the Marketplace. Mike accentuating his dessert-belly bulge. The next night they closed down the Animal Kingdom for our group for dinner. It was an amazingly delicious dinner that we will not forget anytime soon...then they did a private showing of The Lion King for us. It was SO COOL!
The next night they shut down part of Hollywood Studios. When we got off the bus, there was a red carpet rolled out for us, and people taking pictures and screaming for autographs. Pretty embarrassing, but also cool that they could put that together!! I tried to get a picture from afar, but I won't bore you with my camera frustrations. Here's the best I could get.
We had dinner in 'Downtown Hollywood' and then a huge party outside of Aerosmith's Rockin Roller coaster...
The best part? We had TOTAL access to the Aerosmith Rollercoaster, the Star Wars ride, and the Tower of Terror. We went on them so many times that I think I will be sick for months to come. (waiting in line for Star Wars)
Well, thanks for listening to me blog it all, now I will remember when I scrapbook it a hundred years from now (yes I am that far behind). It was a GREAT trip and I don't want to forget a minute!