Saturday, November 22, 2008


Edited 11/23: Even though the Y lost and it was a painful experience, I am still true blue!
Good luck to the UTES in their big bowl game!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Quote of the day

"You can’t make footprints in the sands of time if you’re sitting on your butt. And who wants to make buttprints in the sands of time?"
- Bob Moawad

I think this is a hilarious quote, I actually chuckled out loud when I read it. But it is also pretty profound. I've been thinking about this exact subject lately and wondering if I'm doing enough. Not only physically getting off my butt and getting my body moving, or not procrastinating a project (of which I am the Queen) but also taking the time to make good memories with my family and being really present in the lives of my children.
Something to think about.
Getting off my butt........NOW!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

For your viewing pleasure


Lucy took her first steps a few weeks ago andI have been trying and trying to get a good video. It only took me about 20 video attempts to get that one of her taking several steps.

And because she's just so darn cute, here's her version of "dancin' with the stars"

Friday, November 14, 2008

One Word

I get tagged a lot with these things and I never do them. (Sorry friends!) So instead of passing them along, thought I'd post it on the good ole blog.
1. Where is your cell phone? somewhere
2. Where is your significant other? sleeping
3. Your hair? frizzy
4. Your mother? smart
5. Your father? outgoing
6. Your favorite thing? cuddling
7. Your dream last night? forgot
9. Your dream/goal? Independent
10. The room you're in? Family
12. Your fear? Debt
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? anywhere (but here!)
14. Where were you last night? Em's
15. What you're not? skinny
16. Muffins? poppyseed
17. One of your wish list items? table
18. Where you grew up? Utah
19. The last thing you did? email
20. What are you wearing? mommyform (mom uniform)
21. Your TV? bulky
22. Your pet? fish
23. Your computer? slow
24. Your life? crazy
25. your mood? unmotivated
26. Missing someone? Amy
27. Your car? dented
28. Something you're not wearing? makeup
29. Your summer? family
30. Love someone? lots
31. Your favorite color? brown
32. When is the last time you laughed? today
33. Last time you cried? yesterday

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Barack the Vote!

I am proud to be an American.
I think that no matter how you voted, you can see the significance and power of this country electing Barack Obama to be our President.
I have hope for our country's future.
I am excited for change.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Today I voted in this historical election. Because of all the presidential hype, I completely forgot until about a week ago, that in Utah we were also voting for Governor. I think I only saw 2 commercials on TV and maybe one billboard for the candidates!
The boys have been very interested (in a little boy way) in the election so since my voting station was at their school, I decided to wait until school was out and have them vote with me. They were very attentive and had opinions. I let them print the ballot and then I cast the final vote. They both thought it was cool and were even given "I voted" stickers.
Oh, while I was there a lady came in wearing a Barack Obama t-shirt. She was told she had to cover up the shirt before she could vote because campaining is not allowed within 150 feet of a polling station. She wasn't really campaigning...just showing her support! Good thing she had a hoodie to cover it up! Isn't that crazy?

Side Note: Guess who ate her first Oreo? It may look like she ate a whole package of them but, no, this is just one! I think she enjoyed every second of it!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Re-cap

I have to say, Halloween is not my favorite holiday, not even close. In years past, I have dreaded the costume hunting and all the hullaballo. This year was a little different. I asked the boys in September what they wanted to be. Noah wanted to be a pirate, Curtis wasn't sure. As time drew closer I suggested "Indiana Jones" to Curtis and he was all over it. EASY. We had everything we needed for both of their costumes except for a cool hat, which Grandpa Stan provided. I knew I wanted Lucy to be Tinkerbell but couldn't find a costume that I liked. So, I found some cute material, modified a baby dress pattern I already had and spent a few hours at the sewing machine. I had it all finished on Wednesday (except for the wings, which Sam helped me with). I was relatively stress-free!
The week before Halloween, we went to the Pumpkin Patch and picked out perfect pumpkins to sit on our porch. When we got up to pay, they didn't take debit cards (duh!) and I only had a $5 bill. Our pumpkins came to $10. The cute lady next to me in line insisted on paying for our pumpkins but wouldn't take the $5 from me when I offered. So when she wasn't looking, I stuck the money under the door handle in her car. So, cute lady with the 4 adorable blond girls, if you happen to ever see this, THANK YOU! What a generous act of kindness!

So, Halloween morning, I woke up, donned my "Spooky" Halloween tee and got the boys in their costumes and dropped them off at school. They were so excited! At 9:00 I went back to school to help Curtis' class in the Halloween parade (which worked perfectly because Noah's class was right behind us in line). We marched through the school and out on the playground and had a great time. An hour later I went back to school to help at Noah's class party. It was fun..those 1st graders are really cute.
We then came home, carved our pumpkins (finally) and before we knew it, it was time to go Trick-or-Treating. We went to Sam's parents' house and the kids went to a few houses there.

Then we headed to our Trunk-or-Treat and Noah raked in the loot. His bag was ripping from the weight of all his candy! My friend Heather showed up with little Molly and took some darling pictures of Lucy and Molly together. I will post some when she emails them to me.
We then went to our friends', the Bunkers, for a party and hung out there the rest of the evening. We had yummy food and good conversation, the kids were entertained and we had a very enjoyable time. I must say, Lucy was the hit of the party where ever we went that day...she was so happy and looked adorable in her costume.
When we got home that night, Noah said his stomach hurt (I wonder why!?!) and he proved it early the next morning by throwing up in bed! When Sam was putting on clean sheets, he found about 12 candy wrappers stashed next to Noah's bed. Hmmm, couldn't have been all that candy he ate, could it?
So, all in all, we had a great Halloween. I actually really enjoyed it and especially loved seeing how happy and excited the kids were. Maybe I won't dread it so much next year!

Saturday, November 1, 2008