Archive for January, 2008

ABC’s Meme

January 31, 2008

I’ve haven’t done a meme in forever, and I’ve seen this one on several blogs in the last couple of days. So, now it’s my turn!

This is the ABC’s of you. Each player tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog (I’m gonna skip that part….so hopefully you all read my blog without prompting!).

A- Attached or single: Attached
B- Best Friend: My sweetie pie Joseph
C-Cake or Pie: Pie
D- Day of Choice: Friday….Joseph only works half a day, and it’s the start of two more full days together!
E- Essential Item: Dental floss
F- Favorite Color: Red
G- Gummi Bears or Worms: Worms….but they have to be sour!
H- Hometown: Price, UT
I- Indulgence(s): Time online (I spend way too much!)
J- January or July: July
K-Kids: Zoey, Ryan, Emmy, Owen
L-Life is incomplete without: Family
M- Marriage Date: September 21, 2001
N- Number of Siblings: 3
O- Oranges or Apples: Apples
P- Phobias or Fears: I can make just about anything into a fear!
Q- Quote(s): “The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.” — Marjorie Pay Hinckley
R- Reason To Smile: You made it through another day
S- Season: Spring!
T- Tag Six: Tammy, Marissa, Sarah (either one!), Michelle, Halo (gotta give me something to read on your blog!), Dawn
U- Unknown Fact About Me: I like to sleep with socks on
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: I’m pretty much the antithesis of a vegetarian
W- Worst Habit: Clenching my teeth
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: Ultrasounds….I grew quite fond of them during my pregnancy with the twins (I think I had 12 or 13)
Y- Your Favorite Food: Pizza
Z: Zodiac: Taurus

ABC’s Meme

January 31, 2008

I’ve haven’t done a meme in forever, and I’ve seen this one on several blogs in the last couple of days. So, now it’s my turn!

This is the ABC’s of you. Each player tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog (I’m gonna skip that part….so hopefully you all read my blog without prompting!).

A- Attached or single: Attached
B- Best Friend: My sweetie pie Joseph
C-Cake or Pie: Pie
D- Day of Choice: Friday….Joseph only works half a day, and it’s the start of two more full days together!
E- Essential Item: Dental floss
F- Favorite Color: Red
G- Gummi Bears or Worms: Worms….but they have to be sour!
H- Hometown: Price, UT
I- Indulgence(s): Time online (I spend way too much!)
J- January or July: July
K-Kids: Zoey, Ryan, Emmy, Owen
L-Life is incomplete without: Family
M- Marriage Date: September 21, 2001
N- Number of Siblings: 3
O- Oranges or Apples: Apples
P- Phobias or Fears: I can make just about anything into a fear!
Q- Quote(s): “The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.” — Marjorie Pay Hinckley
R- Reason To Smile: You made it through another day
S- Season: Spring!
T- Tag Six: Tammy, Marissa, Sarah (either one!), Michelle, Halo (gotta give me something to read on your blog!), Dawn
U- Unknown Fact About Me: I like to sleep with socks on
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: I’m pretty much the antithesis of a vegetarian
W- Worst Habit: Clenching my teeth
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: Ultrasounds….I grew quite fond of them during my pregnancy with the twins (I think I had 12 or 13)
Y- Your Favorite Food: Pizza
Z: Zodiac: Taurus

Dracula Toast

January 31, 2008

This morning, Ryan told me that he wanted eggs and toast for breakfast.  Then, he changed his mind–he wanted French toast and eggs.  I told him that I didn’t have French toast (which was really not true since I did have bread and eggs….but who wants French toast on anything other than Texas Toast??) but that he could have regular toast.  He had to think about it for a minute or two, and came back to me saying (more like struggling to say) “Mom, I want eggs and draaaagular……..re-re-re-cula……….dra-dra-dracula toast.  Yeah.  Dracula toast”.  What a cutie pie 😆

Thank you, good neighbors!

January 30, 2008

Wouldn’t you know that the week that Joseph goes out of town for work, we get hit with multiple snowstorms.  That means that not only do I get to worry about him traveling, but I get to shovel all the walks and driveway too.  I’m perfectly happy to admit that I’m a total wimp when it comes to this kind of physical labor….I hate it!  Luckily, the snow this time around has been fairly powdery and light, but it still takes me quite a while to get it all shoveled.  Many of our neighbors have snowblowers, and they often do the main sidewalk in front of our house, which we always appreciate.  It was especially nice to eliminate that part of my shoveling on Monday.  Well, this morning when I looked out the window to see how big my job would be, I noticed that somebody had gone over the front sidewalk and the entire driveway with their snowblower!  I was sooooo happy!  It only took me about 5 minutes to do the little sidewalk leading up to the house!  It’s so nice to live in a place where neighbors look out for you and are willing to serve one another!

Guess what came to my door today?

January 28, 2008

Yay!! It’s Emmy’s Christmas for this year…..aren’t I efficient?  Pottery Barn Kids was having a great sale on one of their complete kitchen sets that I just couldn’t pass up. Some of my dear friends gave me a gift card at my baby shower almost a year ago, and I’ve been waiting for the perfect thing to use it on….this was it! The UPS man dropped it off today (literally….I opened the garage for him to put the boxes in, and his hands were so cold that he dropped two of the boxes 🙄 ). It’s soooo cute! Emmy will be the perfect age next Christmas to really enjoy it. Now I just have to be strong and save it until then!

Our Prophet

January 28, 2008

There are tons of video tributes popping up in memory of President Hinckley, and even though this one was made several months before his passing, I really liked the inclusion of the temple pictures because the building of new temples is one of the greatest legacies he left behind. And, I love the reminder to “stand a little taller”…

Why can’t it be sunny today??

January 28, 2008

Ugh!  For the second week in a row, Joseph is headed to Wyoming for work.  We were lucky enough to spend last week at grandma’s house, which was a nice break for the kids, and a much needed sanity check for me.  This week, we’re at home.  So, while I’ll probably need prayers to make it through as well, Joseph’s the one that needs them today as he travels through HORRIBLE weather.  The road beyond Evanston has been closed this morning, but as soon as it opened, they were on their way.  What is normally a 4 hour drive will probably take them much longer, and I’ll be biting my fingernails the entire time.  He’s good to call along the way, but I never know if the call is going to be “We’re OK” or “We’re stuck in a blizzard on the side of the road”….or worse.   So, just say a little prayer that he makes it OK and that I survive the week without him.

Why can’t it be sunny today??

January 28, 2008

Ugh!  For the second week in a row, Joseph is headed to Wyoming for work.  We were lucky enough to spend last week at grandma’s house, which was a nice break for the kids, and a much needed sanity check for me.  This week, we’re at home.  So, while I’ll probably need prayers to make it through as well, Joseph’s the one that needs them today as he travels through HORRIBLE weather.  The road beyond Evanston has been closed this morning, but as soon as it opened, they were on their way.  What is normally a 4 hour drive will probably take them much longer, and I’ll be biting my fingernails the entire time.  He’s good to call along the way, but I never know if the call is going to be “We’re OK” or “We’re stuck in a blizzard on the side of the road”….or worse.   So, just say a little prayer that he makes it OK and that I survive the week without him.

President Gordon B. Hinckley has passed away

January 27, 2008

I’m sure that the news has spread quickly here in Utah, but many of my blogging friends outside of the state might not have heard yet that President Hinckley passed away tonight.  Being 97 years old, I’m sure most of us knew that his time would come to an end soon, but it is still always a shock to hear this kind of news.   Ryan just saw the picture I posted here and said “President Hinckley”.  It’s sad to me that he won’t have a memory of one of my favorite prophets….though when I told him that President Hinckley went to Heaven tonight, he replied “Yeah, he’s being reverent”. 

I’m sure in the next few days there will be plenty to read and remember about the legacy that President Hinckley has left behind, and I know that he will be greatly missed.

Book Review: Finding Noel

January 23, 2008

Well, I guess short books while you’re waiting for your library hold to come in just might get me to my goal…this is the second one this week, and I was able to finish it in one day. I just LOVE Richard Paul Evans, and even though this one is technically a Christmas story, the snow outside made it OK to read in January!

Finding Noel
By Richard Paul Evans
300 pages
Finished 1/23/08
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“There are stories, Christmas stories that are stored away like boxes of garlands and frosted glass ornaments, to be brought out and cherished each year. I’ve come to believe that my story is a Christmas story. For it has forever changed the way I see Christmas.” The Christmas season is supposed to be full of joy, but not for Mark Smart. Life had dealt him one body blow after another: he lost his scholarship and had to drop out of school; his beloved mother had died in a car crash; his girlfriend dumped him, and now, late on a snowy night in November, his car had broken down. Stumbling into a coffee house, he was looking for a phone to call a tow truck. What he found was a beautiful young woman with an unusual name who, through a simple act of kindness, changed his life forever. Macy Wood had little memory of her birth parents, and memories she’d rather forget of her adopted home. A Christmas ornament inscribed with the word “Noel” was the only clue to the little sister she only vaguely remembered, a clue that would send her, and Mark on a journey to reclaim her past, and her family.

Finding Noel is a really tender little story. It made me want to run out and snatch up all the little foster kids out there and give them the love they deserve. Another easy read (are you noticing a trend with the types of books I like??), this simple story is one of love and discovery after overcoming what might seem to be unbeatable odds. The Christmas element isn’t very strong, so it’s one I’d recommend any time of year!

I’m at my mom’s this week, so unless I can find another short book on her shelves to fill my time, I’ll have to take a break on my reading until next week….and hopefully by then my library book will be in!

2008 Page Count: 1594