Sunday, November 23, 2008

A tag

* Link to the person who tagged you Allison I don't know if I really truly have weird quirks. Maybe you all should tell me if I do or not!!!

*Post the rules on your blog

*Write six random things/unspectacular quirks about yourself

* Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them

* Let each person you have tagged know by leaving a comment on their blog* Let the tagger know when your entry is posted

Okay, here goes:

  1. I have no memory what so every(I stole this one from my sister in law but it holds completely true to me!!) I feel weird around people sometimes becuase I can't remember hardly anything. The older I get the worse it gets. Sometimes I really think that there is something wrong with my brain, maybe something missing?!?!
  2. The bedroom closet doors must be shut after use. I know that alot of you know that about me but I don't know that many people feel the same way. I hate it when they are left open. If you are in there then fine but when you are done then by all means shut them!!!
  3. I will not drink after my children!! I think that this one is a common one. But it totally grosses me out. I can have a full cup of an good drink and a child take a drink nope its not mine anymore. GROSS!!!
  4. I have silly little piles everywhere. Things like mail that I don't know what to do with or am not ready to file away. One big one is always around the computer area. Tom hates it but its something I am working on but haven't mastered yet.
  5. I still walk outside barefooted if its for something quick like getting the mail or chasing down an escapee child. That must be why I have such ugly calusus on my heals( that and I am getting old too)
  6. I hate plucking my eyebrows!!!! I know its a must and looks so much better when its done but I am not very good at it so I always end up pinching myself. That is maybe one of two really horrible places I can think of on the whole body that should never be pinched!!! I really only started a couple of years ago when my sister convinced me to wax them. Well once you do that you have to keep up with it becuase it just looks horrible if you don't.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I am addicted!!

Okay is this sick or what? I have just stumbled upon a Mormon collection of blogs. I have spent so much time looking at everyone's blogs I don't know. I do that on a regular basis but to know that they are members and to see church stuff around their house was so much fun. So I stumbled on this survey to find out how addicted I am. It was fun. Yes you do have the option to sing up for free online dating when you take the survey and maybe that should have been a clue for me that I have no life? OH well I have enjoyed my time seeing lots of different blogs today. HOw addicted are you?

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Monday, November 17, 2008

My first Deacon

All I can say is you wouldn't know how a mother feels to see her son pass the sacrament unless you have experienced it. My sister in law told me about my nephew who is 3 months older than Aaron about him getting the priesthood and going to Young Mens activities. I was happy for him and her but I didn't really realize what that felt like until Aaron turned 12. He was ordained as a deacon and given the Aaronic priesthood yesterday. I am so proud of him words can not express. Before he passed the sacrament I asked him if he was nervous. He very calmly told me no I'm fine. We let me tell you I was nervous for him. He was so reverent and I was the proudest mama in the congregation. I can't wait for my other sons to experience these same things. He was so excited about being ordained that he was dressed for church hours before we were ready to go. He had his first fire-side last night as a Young Man. He loved it. He will be teaching the lesson next week in priesthood too. There are just so many first that my joy is over flowing for him. I am so proud that he is worthy to hold the priesthood. I am so proud of how he was so reverent at passing the sacrament. I am so proud that he brought the bread for the sacrament without reminder. And I am so proud that he agreed to teach the lesson without being scared out of him mind. I am just so proud of my baby. The picture is (l-r) our Bishop Drews, Dad and son, John a friend in our ward who was only baptised 6 weeks ago and was the first time he layed his hands on anyones head, and Ron Hearn a grandfather we just recently discovered was living very close to us. There are so many of you that I wish had been there for this wonderful day. Just know that I was proud enough of him for all of you combined!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chevron picknic

Every year Chevron puts on a family picknic that is just soooo much fun. There is yummy food and treats and games galore to win cute little prizes. There are all kinds of inflatables to slide and bounce on. As you can see from the pictures. I can't get too many of them becuase the kids are so busy to stop and slow down. This year Daniel, Sarah, and Aaron went on this flight simulator ride. Its a commitment becuase you wait in line for a long time but they all came out saying it was worth the wait. Daniel actually threw up afterwards. He had just eaten lunch.
And if any of you know Matthew well at all you would know that this is the only thing that he wanted to do the whole day. The train is slow and boring for an adult but a wonderful ride for a kid who loves trains. It was a very nice weekend family event.
Daniel was fixing to get on this big alligator slide when I caught him long enough to take a picture.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Me? an Award? Cool

I can't believe that I have won an award. I never win anything. Its pretty cool!!!!

This is the site that nominated me.Life's Treasures Melissa, She is my sweet friend and I have really gotten to know her more through our blogs. Blogging has become so much fun for me and I am learning computer skills that I never would have learned had it not been for blogging. Thankyou Melissa!! So here are the rules:

Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.

All of you my sweet blogging friends. It is so hard to just pick 5 and I want you all to know that I admire you all and wish I could be like you. YOu make me want to be a better woman. !!!!!

Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.

•Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.

•Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

•Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!

Unfortunately now I have to pick just 5 of my wonderful blogging friends out there.

Stephanie: She is my friend who we will always both be connected to Alaska. She makes me laugh and I admire her. She is happy despite struggles she has. That is hard to do and I admire that.

Tracy: My friend who cried with me as we were leaving college not knowing what life would bring us next. She has 5 children and I wonder how she does so much with them. I wish I could be like her. I just try to survive the day and she thrives the day.

Heidie: OH man Heidie is amazing. She has accomplished so much and overcome so much in her life. She has an amazing family as well.

Leighanna: My sister in law who I am learning more and more about and am so glad that she is in our family. She is creative and always says shes not. She is a wonderful mother.

Gina: Sweet friend in the cold Trundra who always was willing to serve and be a friend even when its hard to get out of the house.

Monday, November 3, 2008

What was he thinking????

He may have a big smile on his face but I wanted to kill him. He claims he was in there getting his clothes out of the dryer because he couldn't reach them from the floor. URRRG!!! Only my boys would think of something this crazy to do. Or am I wrong???

Saturday, November 1, 2008

3 years old

For some reason I couldn't figure out how to get this picture with the other post. I couldn't find these on my computer so I had to use my picasa and anyway this is the solution another post. Enjoy!!!

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Matthew the big 3!!

He asked for a Octopus cake and this is what he got. It is just so cute even though it got smashed a little. He had a good time and that is what matters.

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