Sunday, December 20, 2009

Trying to get into shape.

I saw some pictures of me over Thanksgiving break when I was out in Utah seeing my family. Oh gosh I look like a heifer. Right after that I asked for Spencer to give me my Christmas present early and I started doing the wii fit plus. On top of that I have started P90x. P90x is so hardcore. At first I couldn't do a video all the way through. Now that I have finished the second week I can finish a video just fine and the videos are long, like an hour or so. If I do a video right after eating it feels like I am going to puke so I keep away from that. So far I have lost 6 lbs sense thanksgiving which is awesome. I still want to reach my goal of loosing the 20 lbs (13 more to go), and then 10 more just to be steamin' hot for Spencer.

So far the one day that I missed my P90X was the day of the ward Christmas party (I made it up on my rest day but I was sore everywhere until today. Today I did an hour of stretching for my "rest"). I am the activity's chair so I was running around like a crazy lady trying to get everything together. I have noticed when I have days like that I don't eat. To fix that problem I started up with livestong.com.

For food I am going to try to eat over 1200 calories and less than 1900 and burn off 150-500 calories. So far I have had day that my livestrong account says that I need to eat an extra 1800 calories (that means NO buffets because I can pack it away and eat 1000 calories in one sitting). That is a whole days worth of food. So I guess it's all balance.

Wish me luck♥

Monday, November 30, 2009

Gosh Girliez, This is just an update.

Ok so last week we were gone. Like always, so there isn't anything really new there. Spencer warned me on Sunday that he might want me to leave with him on Monday so he wouldn't need to make an extra trip to pick up us and the kids on Wednesday like we were planing in the beginning. So I ran all of my errands on Monday, and we left about at about three o'clock am on Tuesday. So that means that I woke up at five on Monday so I could get a good start on things, and did chores all day until the bags were packed, laundry done, kitchen and bathrooms cleaned, garbage out, dogs fed, bills paid, beds made, carpets vacuumed, you know all of the things that you need to get done before you leave on a trip so your house doesn't smell like something died when you get home from the trip. People think we are insane for going on the road so often. Heck, My brother in laws, girl friend was complaining for being on the road for eight hours; that isn't squat for one week; or a day. Just try doing that with two little children for 14 or more hours each way.
So we got into Salt Lake to see family Thursday morning. We did the whole thanksgiving thing with the Smith side of the family. They had it at a church because their family is so huge. we stuffed our faces, and were able to visit with family.
Every year my mother in law does the whole black Friday thing. She is impressive. She went from shopping from eleven to nine thirty the next day! I started falling asleep at six and thinking about my kids waking up motivated me to get some sleep. I will admit that I am never going to go to ToysRus during black Friday. They were so unorganised. It took us over five hours to get out of there. ShopKo was great. We waited in line to get in also, but we were in within the first minute. and the lines to check out where going fast, meaning it didn't take more than five minutes to check out. Over at ToysRus I am sure that they took more than five minutes for each customer... and they didn't have all of the check stands open! While we were waiting my sister in laws were able to hit Khols and Walmart for me. Both of those places they were in and out of there within a half of an hour. They said that both of the stores took less than twelve minutes a piece! Walmart Had a big ol' game plan because of last year, maybe ToysRus should do the same.
Speaking of ToysRus, I am so upset that I almost didn't get anything after waiting in the freezing cold for two and a half hours. Why is this, it is because they only ordered three of the bikes that I was looking to get for Texas and all of the electronics they gave vouchers for the day before. So if you wanted any electronics you needed to be there at 6am to get a piece of paper saying that have one waiting for you. So all of the people that were waiting in the cold for hours didn't get a camera because that sale didn't even start until five the next day! I am so irritated at ToysRus!
On a better note. we went on a double date with my little sister Amber and Spencer's friend and co-worker Chris. We had fun. We went bowling at Jack and Jill's. Both amber and I won five bucks from the bowling ally for bowling strikes. Chris is going to ask her on another date. We bowled until closing.
Saturday we did the picture thing with the family in AF. I looked like the chick from Willy Wonka that was in the blue jumpsuit in the pictures. That is the reason that I don't own any blue shirts. After pictures we went to my grandmas and had a little Birthday shindig. I gave all of the Christmas presents to my family. Gave a book to my two year old niece Brianna called Oopsie Daisy and people are requesting it because it's warped (it's about a girl that wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and has a bad day. Her day ends with her getting eaten by a shark). And Sariah would like a pair of candie sunglasses (like the ones that I got for two of my other sisters) so she can fit in, jk. I didn't think that she would of liked them because her taste of fashion is different than mine. Later on Little Miss Marilyn got to eat cake. and after all of the excitement we drove home, slept a little and then went to church. came home and realised that I had a flat tire on the car that we didn't take to church. Awe, the adventures you can have a WalMart!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Growing Fast


We were on the road so my kids clothes are dirty just like the house is a mess and Marilyn wore this dress last week so it looks like she only has one dress. I promise that she has more than that one dress.


Tomorrow little Miss Marilyn will be one. Time has really gone by fast. We got her baby doll in the mail and we decided to give it to her early. She loves it. She tries feeding it and dressing it up. I thought that all that she would want to do is hold it because when we would pass the baby dolls in the store and give her little excited and happy growl that she does when she is excited, and at the store it seems like all that she wanted to do is hold what ever doll was in the isle. Today I gave Marilyn a bottle of water and she tried to give her doll her own bottle. It was so cute that she wanted to share with her doll. Marilyn still isn't talking so when she is pretending to talk all that you hear is "Ah" or "Oh". Every so often she will drop a word. She doesn't say anything like "baba", or "sleep", but she knows where a hat goes on a doll and where to put a bottle when her baby is hungry.


When we are out in Utah we will be celebrating her Birthday with my family. I ordered the cake already.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Shop and Swap


This is a picture that Celesta took of Marilyn and me at the park before the Shop and Swap. It started at 6:00 but because there are some soccer fields and baseball fields with games going on it was light enough for Texas to play.


So last night was my first time to one of these things. I heard some lady talking about this event at the park when Texas was playing and I was waiting for Music Makers to start. Music makers is fun. Texas really likes it. They sing songs and read to the kids and have a little snack. I asked the lady if I could come and crash the party and she said yes and to bring friends because it's a fund raiser to buy a shade for the playground at the park. To bad that the road show was the same night because most of my friends were attending that.


Ok back to me talking about this Shop and Swap. I thought it was going to be ran a little differently in my head so I didn't bring cash because all that I wanted to do is donate to the event not buy raffle tickets. The way that the swap works is that you bring in gently used clothes and toys (I thought that it was just baby clothes and maternity clothes before I went) and when you get there you exchange the items that you have for things that you would use. I brought a couple pairs of baby cowboy boots, some outfits with the tags still on them and some shirts that I haven't worn in years that I think I only wore them once and they shrunk so they didn't fit any more. The boots didn't stay on, even though they were cute, the outfits weren't very cute or didn't match very well with any thing else. So they things that I got rid of are pretty much the things that hang out in the closet with the tag on them and are waiting for a good use but it hasn't happened for over a year.


My friend Celesta came with me. To get in you needed to bring a pack of diapers or some wipes. I stopped over at Big Lots and got a couple packs of diapers that cost three bucks a pack. They had the swap inside of the Plaza of the Orange Terrace Community Center. When you walked into the plaza they had tables set up with signs that said where each item went. Surrounding those tables were smaller tables with vendors like Mary Kay, Tupperware, Barefoot Books, Avon, and some others that I am not sure what the names were. The vendors had little baskets where you could put your tickets to win one of the items that they have at their table. At the front gate they took the diapers and counted all of the items that I brought. I though that you were only suppose to bring consignment quality items. So almost all of the items that I brought had tags still on them. I brought eleven items so I was able to take eleven items home with me. I was able to find some things. I got a little dress that I can save for a baby shower that is pink with little stars on it, some pink stride rite shoes, some headbands, a couple of toys that Texas picked out and a couple of shirts for me (I tried one on when I got home and it didn't fit. I think I am going to give it to my mom. The other one is a bright green and it fits. I washed it and wore it today). Because I had some extra tickets my friend that came with me was able to get a really cute jacket that I wanted but it was too small for me, some brown baby booties, and a baby sleeper because she is expecting in a couple of weeks.


When we were heading out the lady told us if we wanted anything extra it was just a dollar per each item. That is cheaper than DI and Goodwill. I paid four dollars over at DI for a shirt for Texas! I've been telling Spencer that I am too cheap to shop at DI and Goodwill because I find better deals for new things at the outlets. Now I know better. Twice a year they have this event. My friend said that she wants to come next time with me so I wont need to drag Spencer with me. I was excited that my stuff that I brought went so fast (that means that other people will hopefully use them) and that I was able to get rid of some of my junk. Nest time I am bringing more of my junk!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Blocks...


Spencer took Texas to get a hair cut. Right after he left the thought went through my mind that I didn't have anything to do because last night at 3am I was up deep cleaning the kitchen. The is why I am on here at this time. I am not checking my email, window shopping online, I just hopped on here to let everyone know that I finished some of the blocks that I said that I was going to make. Some of the other blocks are still drying. I asked Spencer what he thought of them and he said that they look like something that you would see in one of those baby magazines. I guess that means that he thinks that they look good. A couple of the blocks the letters are wrinkled because I put on too much shlack at one time. Those blocks also look yellow. I think the blocks turned out alright.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

NEVER GET A DIVORCE!

AHHH! Why does my family do this. I try to make it so the holidays are half and half. So it's one holiday with his side and one holiday with my side. IT IS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH! My parents are divorced, so what does that do? Two quarters with my side, one half with his. The do not want to understand that I have children of my own and I need to take them into consideration too. So if they need to sleep or eat, they come first because they are not the age where they can take care of them selves.

So here I go venting again. Almost all of the holidays that we have had sense we were married we go out and visit with my mom. Even if it is my husbands sides turn for the holiday. So instead of it being half and half it's: my mom gets half of all of my husbands family time, and all of my dads time too. Hum, this doesn't add up. Oh ya, almost all of the times that we go out to see family we never go and see my dad's family. Don't get me wrong, I love my family, I just want the time spent to be equal.
On top of all of this, this summer I was out there for two weeks only spending time with my moms family at her own family reunion, then she pulled the card on me that she was working and she didn't get to spend enough time with me. I went OVER three weeks without seeing my husband because they made a big deal about how I needed to spend more time with family. I took all of that time for them and now they are pointing fingers at me saying that they were working and they couldn't make time, but apparently I can. Whatever!
I am just so offended how they act like what I do isn't important. They look at me like my life is disposable. The look at my life like I never had to work for what I have. I can just see my family chit-chatting about how I can drop everything and do whatever they want. I am keeping my dignity for once. I do not want to be stomped on. Stop picking on me and learn something useful.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Returning.


So I bought an other over priced dress online for Marilyn because the last time I did I loved it. I love the little white dress that I ordered and she only wears for about three hours at a time. The rest of the time that white dress hangs in her closet.
So the story goes that I kept on going back to the dress online and thinking that it would look so cute on Marilyn. I figured that I would just buy the dress and I figured that I would like it no matter what. The dress looks cute online. It's looks kind of like a peachy pink in color, with the cute little carousel horses on the bottom, and the little yolk collar. It also looks like it would go to the knees and be a cute little Sherley Temple dress that would pair perfectly with Mary Janes and some white stockings. Add a big ol' bow and some curls in her hair and she would look perfect.
That was not the case. When I got the dress in the mail, the color was different. It was a dusty, almost violet, pink. Not only that the dress is long. Long meaning to the ankles, not like how the picture looks. The picture looks like it goes to the knees. I think that it might look ok for a newborn but not a toddler. I don't know what I was thinking so I returned it.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

What a Day


I thought Hulu wasn't working and Texas was in the mood not to let me get anything done. My son is so spoiled. He said that he wanted to go to the "Mountain Slide", meaning the play aria at the mall. Guess what I did so the house wouldn't get trashed. Drove strait to the Mountain Slide. While we were there I was looking in my purse for a coupon for a free pretzel, but found a coupon for a free photo session. So we got Miss Marilyn some pictures taken.

It wasn't Hulu that wasn't working, our computer's hard drive was going out. It was about time that it died on us. Spencer got it right after he came home from Iraq. So our computer was about six years old. It kept on freezing up. I thought it might of been a virus. Norton said it was our hard drive. It finally died on us.


On top of that, our drier stopped working. My aunt gave it to us as a hand me down. It was good to us for a long time. The lint trap was always broken. The heat would go in and out on it, and now it no longer tumbles.


We bought a new tower the night that the computer crashed. It feels like we just spent all of our savings because it was just a couple weeks ago that we went out and bought a bunch of goats so we could become goat ranchers (I thought all of our pictures were transferred but I searched for the goat pictures and they were gone. I have some on FaceBook. I could copy them or take some more). I should be thankful that we do have some money in savings so we can pay bills. And I am thankful that we have food storage. For the next week we will be hanging up clothes because we are going to wait to buy the drier. We are waiting for next paycheck so we are sure that we can pay all of the bills. Spencer gets a 10% discount over at Lowes, so we hope that there is a scratch and dent over there next week.

Yesterday I was fixing all of the damage done, cleaning without getting laundry done... and went to the movies to get out of the house. We saw Couples Retreat, Where The Wild Things Are, and Surrogates. We went to the drive in.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My kids are not spoild.

About the doll first; I found the perfect doll. I narrowed it down to two dolls then I called my mom and my sisters to get their opinions.
When I was looking I found the cutest toy pianos. They look kind of like the Charlie Brown piano. Marilyn loves banging on Texas' xylophone piano. I did think about getting it for her but I don't think she is old enough to have a fancy toy like that. I also see all of the cute little kitchens from Pottery Barn. They have one that kind of looks like their retro kitchen that they sell over at Costco. If Marilyn is going through the stage where she wants to cook then she might get the kitchen when she is older.

http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/j1175/index.cfm?pkey=cplayroom%2Dkitchens%7Ck
There is the link to the kitchens that I adore ^
Here is the link to the pianos that I think are adorable:
http://www.toysandgamesonline.com/Schoenhut-2522P-SHT1067.html

Texas is getting harder to shop for. He wants everything under the sun. With Marilyn I can get her anything that I think she would like. Does any one know anything about Plasma cars? They look like fun. I might have more fun than Texas though.

Time for my even more random ramblings about shopping. I did do some more shopping. I did it online. I have noticed that Gymboree and Crazy8 when they are not having a promotion like gymbucks or crazycash their prices are lower... like 30% lower. So you can spend twenty dollars on a jacket, or wait and spend eleven, then when the gymbucks are back because the jacket was on sale it will go up to about eighteen dollars. I wish I figured this out before. So, I bought some jackets for Texas. Two of them are the same. They have not shipped yet so I think I am going to save them for Thanksgiving time for when we go out to Utah. Texas and his cousin Nathaniel would love to have some matching jackets. One of my sisters found out that she is pregnant, I bought the baby a dress. I am wishing for a girl so Marilyn can have some more Friends. I also ordered a couple dresses that were on clearance for Marilyn to grow into. I figure that I need to stop going back to the pages over and over and looking at the same dang thing. I think the criteria for a great dress for her is: sleeves, cute, and under 25 for Sunday, or under 15 for every day. I figure that the dresses over at Target and Walmart are about the same price but not the same quality and not as cute.
Oh and what is up with The Childrens Place's little girls clothes? They are NOT cute! I do have some clothes for Marilyn that are from there that I got when I was expecting, but they are going down hill. The boy clothes are ok because they stick with classics for the boys. The girl clothes look like they are copying styles off of Walmart. Pozers!

I am getting to the point now that I think I am going to wait every year until spring time to get clothes at Carter's and OshKosh because they have a big $3.99 sale and on top of that they send me 20% off coupons. I have gotten onsies, dresses, pants, shirts, shorts, and shoes at that sale. It is the same quality and some of the same outfits that they sell over at Costco, but cost allot less mulah. People say that my kids dress cute. I am not sure if they are just saying that because I know that what my kid is wearing was cheap. If you see my babies, they are wearing some last season outfits. The most that I have spent on a dress was twenty five dollars and I posted the pictures on here of that dress because it is too cute to handle.

Oh reminder to self. I still need to order a booster seat for when we go out to New York. It cost more to check in a booster seat than to buy a new one.

And I keep on forgetting to blog about how I am a goat rancher. Right now we have 14 goats. One of these days I will post pictures.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The perfect doll.

I don't know why it's so hard to find a good baby doll. I have been searching for a couple months and most of the dolls won't last a year. So far, the first doll that I picked out was made by carter's. It looked nice online. When I went over to Toys R Us it wasn't any like it was online. It never stated that it made any noise or moved it's arms when you hugged it. The doll has metal rods in it's arms. I really would like to avoid any mishaps of Marilyn giving her dolly a bath and it never cooing again.
I also thought about Water Babies. They don't look the same as when I was a kid. The bodies are the same; you still fill them up with water and they shake like Jello. The ones that they make now the faces look scary. Kind of like the scrunched up new born little face. I was getting closer though. The down side to this doll is that water gets trapped inside of the doll and it starts to mildew.
I think I finally found the right doll. It cost more, but it has everything that will make it last more than a year.





These dolls can go in the bath. They are filled with little plastic beads that help them dry fast. I won't tell Marilyn that the doll takes baths. Knowing my kids that just happens. The doll isn't too big so Marilyn can haul the doll around, and the doll doesn't give me nightmares. Another plus side to this doll is that they recommend throwing it in the wash if it gets dirty. Most people don't know how nice that really is. I guess all of the dolls that they make smell like vanilla. I don't care about that though, I am excited about throwing the doll in the wash when Marilyn and her doll play in my makeup :D

Pitcairn Island

On my bucket list I want to go to this island. On the web it said that 50 people living there, but the islands picture of everyone from the island has 38 people in it. The island is known for it's history of pirates. I guess it's a polynisian island. It is the center of Tahiti, New Zealand, and Easter Island. What seems a little off to me is that out of the four Pitcairn Islands only one has people on it. That island is about three miles wide. There is another island that is called Henderson Island that is made up of coral that is over 25 miles wide that no one lives on. I guess no one lives on it because there is no fresh water and hardly any shelter because the trees don't have the best soil. I haven't read Moby Dick but I guess it takes place out there on that island. Some of the locals from the Pitcairn island believe that Moby Dick is based on fact because in the 50's they found some sculls that were in some caves on Henderson Island. In Moby Dick they believed that the people were shipwrecked and starved to death. They now believe that the bones belong to dark haired Europeans and they died due to some kind of other torture. And then some of the islanders believe that they might be strait and light haired Polynesians because when the UK did a study on the bones all that they told the locals is that they were prehistoric. Duh, if they knew the history they wouldn't of came to you. I guess there are not a lot of people out there with cameras because there are no pictures of the sculls. I am guessing that they might still be there. The last time that there was a report on them was around 1995. The locals have not heard any real news on the bones. So the bones went out to London to be examined and then they sent them back with no report. I would be upset that the scientist had the bones for so long and they weren't interested in researching them. So London mailed them back. The locals said that they just put them back on the island. Maybe they are back in the caves. That would be cool to see.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Rodeo

I forgot to blog about my first Rodeo. I finally did it. I went to a rodeo. We went to the San Beradino Sheriff's Rodeo. The whole family went. Texas loved the cowboys and the Rodeo Clown. His favorite part was when the Rodeo clown came out driving a bath tub and a porta-john was hooked up to the back. Both the tub and toilet blew up. He thought that was great. Spencer said that it was the worse rodeo that he has ever been to. I had nothing to compare it to so I thought it was great. Yah it was a little country like I expected, but it was really good entertainment. I would compare it to a circus. By comparing it to a circus I mean there are a lot of people wearing goofy clothing and doing crazy things that could kill them selves. Spencer has never gone to the circus so I guess that is next on our bucket list.

BLOCKS



Oh I made some decorative blocks at womens weekend and they turned out awesome! Ok, I did take a picture of the back of the blocks because I was the only one that distressed my wood and all that they had was fine grit paper and I got the wood pretty smooth. I am proud of myself. Marilyn loved banging them together and playing with them so much that I thought that I should get her some of her own.


I am thinking that they will turn out more like these ones if I made them. That is way ok with me.





Ditch the old school primary colored alphabet blocks. I want these for my babies!

So everyone is right about me not being able to afford these blocks. The cheapest blocks that I found were at Target but they are the old school primary colored ones. These other blocks that I want are cute. I really want the mad scientist blocks from thinkgeek too but those are way overpriced. So I think I am going to do some work and make the blocks. They will look more like the picture on the top because I will sand and stain them myself. I asked one of my friends from church if I could use her saw. Because she is letting me use her saw I was thinking that I could also make some for her kids. I found some blocks that are suppose to help with development too. Each block has a different thing. For example, one will have a bell inside of it, and another will have beans, so when you shake them they will sound different. Some of the blocks have mirrors or holes in them. Down side with those blocks is that they only sell them out in the UK. I want to have a little of both of those blocks together. These will be some dang cute blocks!
















Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I want a project.

Yesterday I went to Arizona with Spencer. (Yep, he is on the road right now too). He was trying to get some more accounts for work and didn't want to drive alone. On the way home I brought up how it would be fun to rebuild a car or a motor home. He liked the idea. I brought it up today and I know that we do not have room to rebuild a motor home in our front yard, but Spencer asked me when I was planing on doing this project. I said in about a year. He told me in five years right then. Uh, I want some variety in my projects. I don't just want laundry and dishes. I do crafts but that gets lame. I guess I can pretend that breeding goats is fun lmbo. Oh, I guess that this weekend when I am gone Spencer and Texas are going to go pick up the goats for the new business. I hope it will bring in some more revenue. I know it will take some time for that to happen.
Something else while I am being a pessimist. I hate our house. It no longer smells like pee like when we moved in and that is a good thing. The floor plan is horrid though. Who puts black carpet in a house? Who puts carpet in a kitchen? Who paints rooms neon colors? Well, the people that lived here before did. The house is slowly transforming. We only have one neon colored room left and we now have all of the bathrooms working. I keep on looking at the pottery barn catalog and envying all of the perfect windows and beautiful walls and doors that match. At this rate we will never move into our dream home and I keep on putting up with procrastinating. If I find a house that is in our price range and it has everything that Spencer wants and I want, I am going to put an offer on it. Just like I did on the Tooele house. Then I am going to nag our realistate agent to get all of the paperwork done in one day because our agent lags a bit. I like our agent that's out in Utah. I'll do all of the moving and cleaning and I'll find renters for this house that we are in right now so Spencer can't say squat.
Wow, I really need something better to do with my nights. It's late. I'll just get back to looking at this potterybarn catalog.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Man, Why am I Offeneded?

So I am up being all moody because I wasn't invited to a get-together. The get together is done and over with but I am still kinda offended. I thought the thing was next weekend and not on this weekend. They have this thing every year and normally there is an invite that comes in the mail for it. Last year was the first year that I went. It was different but I was not able to stay the whole time because I was the one that was living out in California with a ten hour drive home. Everyone else was living up in Salt Lake City with a five hour drive. I really don't even want to bring it up to the person that plans the whole thing because I know that she will just make something up. Last year I brought Texas and I was the only one that brought a toddler. Texas was way too hard to handle being pregnant and having a child without naps is hard. If I brought it up to the person that plans these thing I could get one of the many excuses:

I don't have your address (when I know that she does because we got her daughters graduation announcement)

or, "It must of slipped my mind."

or, "I did send one, didn't you get it?", Oh no you didn't just play the "it got lost in the mail"!

or, "oh, I didn't think you wanted to come, so I figured I would save a stamp"

See, if she said any of these excuses to me I would get so agitated and it's not worth it. It would bother me having her put on a facade and have her try to please me. I just need to learn how to brush it off. Anywho, I wouldn't of gone because I didn't have the money to drive out there or the money to go shopping so I will just keep it at that. Maybe when we are driving out there for Thanksgiving I can stop at the outlets in Saint George. And when I am out in American Fork I can stop by the Recreation Outlet to buy some more flashlights and other camping gear... maybe they will have a fishing pole for Spencer. I tell myself that by August I will have Christmas shopping done. This year all that I have is Texas' present from Santa and Marilyn's from mom and dad.


so that leaves:

Spencer

Texas

Marilyn

Mother in Law

Father in Law

Mom (Birthday too)

Dad

Nelson Family drawn name

Natalie

Amber-Brianna

Sariah-Nathaniel-Randy

Rebecca-Chris

My grandma

This is just a note to self for all of the other presents that I need to get. I kind made my Mother in Law hers but I need to order it.


So on a lighter note. Santa is getting Texas a backpack for Christmas because he keeps on putting on his leash that looks like a doggy backpack and pretends like he is going to school. Him pretending is kinda' cute and creepy at the same time. It is the one in the picture. Marilyn is getting a Teddy bear that is hiding in her closet and then I think Santa is going to get her a baby doll. I am debating on if it will be the pretty panda one from Costco or the Carter's one from ToysRus (I think I had the carters one when I was a little girl. I like it because it's not creepy). Spencer needs a new jacket, new jeans and a new wallet. Spencer would like good fishing gear though. I don't know what my mom wants or needs. The same with my dad. My dad does like good food though. I also told myself that I wasn't going to stress about getting gifts for my sisters so I think if I see something that I think they will like and it being in the price range then I will get it for them. With my In laws if we ask they say that they don't need anything and not to get them gifts... most of the time there is a big family gift for each of them.
Spencer before we were married he would have his sisters go and do all of the gift shopping for him. I think when we were dating was the first year that he went out and did the shopping while I was with him. He really hates going out and making choices on material objects. He is one of the guys that will grab the closest thing to him and says "oh, they'll like this", what they heck is that thing anyways!?!?! I love him but as of last month he is no long aloud to do any shopping but grocery shopping. With the grocery shopping he is only aloud to do that if he uses a list that I write up lol. Spencer is such a "guy". I love him. I hope in November I find some good black friday sales.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

ten days later...

So I know that it has been forever. So the past week in a half I don't have a clue what I have been doing. I guess I have been doing the same old and not giving time to blog. I went to DisneyLand with the bains... un and then there is today.

So I got the toilet installed. We have lived in this house for a year now and I kept on pushing back Spencers deadline to have the toilet installed.. or the bathroom finished. First it was before we moved in, then it was five day, those five days turned into months, like before the baby's born, then before our anniversary (I did the floor on our anniversary). I guess this was the last straw because I gave him two more weeks and the deadline was before his fishing trip that he is on at this very moment with his buddies. So I called the only plumber that has done the job for us right the first time. So all three times that he had came he comes in between jobs because he lives out here in the same town. The first time our septic pipe was backing up into our house and our house was filling up with poo water. I called the landlord and they gave me a wait. They wanted us to wait three or four days to have it fixed, gosh, there is poo water in our living room and some of the bedrooms. So I called a few places. The cheapest place also said that he could be at my house in 15 minutes. AWESOME!
This time I called seeing on the guys card it says Monday to Friday. Called today and it is Saturday so I was expecting to have to make an appointment for Monday or Tuesday. Nope, he said that some other guy wanted to remodel when he was home and was going to pay the plumber more than he normally charges. So he took the Saturday job. Because of this he came over in less than two hours and set the toilet on his lunch break.
I hope Spencer doesn't get all upset that I paid someone to do it. It was less than what they charge on the radio (The one of the radio charges 99 for any clog or more if it's not a clog. They say 99 so you don't feel riped off. This guy charged us 25 for the septic clog because all that he had to do was snake it. The toilet was more, but it wasn't 99, it was less) Spencer said that he was waiting on someone to call back. That never happened so that other guy lost his job because I was sick of waiting.
I cleaned out the whole bathroom so Texas had his first bath in this house. He had so much fun splashing in the bathtub that is no longer storing a toilet. I love that we have a toilet that flushes!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Stop Pleasing People.

I really need to stop pleasing people because I am only hurting myself. For real! For example; Today I called some one asking what they prefer for their birthday present. I was thinking of getting them makeup for a gift and her response was "Uh, I have mac". So I asked what she would prefer out of the choices that I had and then she said, "Jen, don't be so moody", I was shocked. I was just asking a simple question and I thought that she would be grateful that I was getting her a gift. After I hug up the thought that went through my head was, "how dare she". I am so offended! I go out of my way to get gifts for friends and family and what do I get in return from some people? Seriously, all that I ask for is gratuity in return and all that I get is crap like this. The past who knows how long I only get gifts from four people. One of the persons that get me gifts is my Mother in law and the other is my grandma. I know that both of them make an effort to go and get a gift for everyone. I think it is awesome that they remember me on special days like my birthday. I am counting my dad as getting me gifts because at least he sends me a card saying that he remembers.
Well I am sorry to say that I am not the one that can afford to get my nails done or get high end make up; most of my makeup cost less than three bucks. Just less than a year ago we found out that we had a ten dollar budget for food, gas, and clothes to live on each month. The first time that we lowered the bills it was only about 100 bucks so the grocery budget was 25 dollars a week. So far we have lowered our bills 240 dollars each month so we could go out of state to see family, to get groceries, to buy my kids shoes, gosh, we lowered them so we could do something!
So all and all I am just going to STOP! For real. I am just going to get gift for the people that would appreciate it. I am no longer going to get gifts for mooches that could save their money and get it them selves and just want me to buy them "things", I am not going to go out and get gifts for people that think that what I got them is just "junk". So if you are one the the two people that reads my blog and you notice that some of the kids are getting gifts and I "forgot" to get gifts for the parents this Christmas, you now know why.
And on top of all of this some of my family members play the emotion card on me. I hate the line, "Oh, you don't really want that, do you?", common now? Why would I chose it in the first place. Or the whole, "Oh no, here goes Jen" What the! Are they for real? Ok, look at me and my situation. Out of all of my sibling who has had a normal lifestyle? They are treating me like I am crazy and they are treating me like dirt and I really don't deserve this for what I do for them. When they do these crazy things I don't say anything because it's rude. I think that they are nuts. I don't understand what in the world that little hamster is doing in their heads. For this reason I am glad that I live thousands of miles away. I do miss them at times, I do love them, but I need space.
I am sick of this. This happens too often for me. So for now on, all of the energy that I spend pleasing other people I am going to spend that extra energy to pleasing Spencer, Texas and Marilyn. They need it. Yes, I am venting. Yes, it is late.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Went to Utah. Did you miss me?

There has been fires out here in California. They have been kind of horrible. So far these fires have been the worse ever in history. Eight days ago is when the whole family went out the the beach at San Clemente to get away from the fires. I love that beach. It's my favorite. We have made friends with one of the locals there too. His name is Chris. Chris invites us to go to Disneyland, ya, he is a bit out there. On the way back when we were driving back into the valley everyone started acting sick again because of all of the smoke in the air.
The fires were making me sick to the point where I wasn't able to function. My choices were to go to the beach everyday or go to Utah. So I made a spratic trip to Utah. everyone was saying that Utah was smokey but it is not as bad as California at all. When I was out there I was almost able to see everyone. I wasn't able to see any friends, my little sister Amber, and my aunt Karen's family, oh and my aunt Jill's family. I was only out there for four days so that figures. Ok so I wasn't able to see very many people.
One of the things that I was able to do was that I ate at Ikea when I was out there. For the price of all of the food that we got and the quality of it, the food wasn't bad, it was actually good. And for the price I will go to Ikea just for the food. I hate how Ikea is set up because you need to walk through the whole stinking store to check out. For some reason because the store is set up like that I always spend more than what I was expecting.
The drive home was long. It took shorter than expected; about nine hours. We got home safely.

Oh we looked at a house yesterday. I really like it. We are not going to put an offer on it yet. We are hoping that it will stay on the market for a while. The house is perfect. It might seem perfect because I don't like our house and I hold a big fat grudge for our ex land lords for not paying the mortgage and us moving fast so we wouldn't be homeless. The house that we looked at has three bedrooms on the main house and three bathrooms on the main house. It has a small guest house (if you want to call it that). The guess house is a studio apartment with a bathroom and a kitchen. The studio has nice things on the inside but the foundation and the walls were cheaply put together. Everything is on a little bit of property. Spencer was saying that he thought that they were boarding horses there and took down some of the barns. He pointed out where the barns were. The house does have a few sheds and a few garages. Connected to the house is a two car garage and then out behind the house is a four car garage that is not attached to the house. Pray that the market goes down more. Right now the price is low. 170K$. We are hoping that it will go down more just in case we are unable to rent out one of the houses we will be able to afford both of them. We can afford 145k$... lets hope that no one takes offers on it and the house doesn't sell and the market goes down... that would be nice :D

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Growing Frustration

I have a little bit of a dilemma. Texas at nine months was in 18-24 month clothes. He didn't look huge. I remember Spencer and I going to Costco to pick up winter clothes for him because all of the winter clothes that were given to us were 6-9 or 9-12 month clothes. Texas has four or five cousins that are around his age. He is the youngest by about a month and a half. Texas is taller than all of his cousins in a two year range to this day. We are at the point now that Texas stays in the same clothes for about a year. Thank goodness. He is now in 4T pants and 4 or 5T shirts because of the Nelson side having super long torsos.
Poor Marilyn is now nine months and she is in 6-9 month clothes. Her 12 month clothes are big on her. Why is this a little frustrating? It is frustrating because all of the clothes that I bought for Miss Marilyn on sale six months back are 18 month clothes. So when it starts getting cold she will have no clothes (scratch that, she will have a coat that we bought two months back that is from last winters collection). I have been shopping around and I have seen the clothes creep up in price slowly because the Christmas season really starts in August.

Places that I have seen go up in price, and the percent of how much they have gone up in the past month:
OldNavy 15%
OshKosh outlet 70%
Gyboree/Crazy8 23%
Carters outlet 50%
Walmart 10%
Ok, so the prices are on sale items that I leave in my cart, clearance items, and sale priced items at the store. I have been watching them go up. It's not just one item, I go and sift through the whole store and see that all of the prices have gone up. One place that I haven't seen diddle-dadling with their prices is Target. Bad news is that Target doesn't have fall or winter clothes on sale yet.

My solution for this year is to use all of the 12 month clothes that she has right now (almost all of them are summer clothes) and buy warm sweater tights that coordinate with the shorts and the dresses that she has, long sleeved onesies, a couple sets of pajamas and a couple jackets. I don't want to go out and spend all of our money on a whole new wardrobe for Marilyn. (If I get what is just on my list it should cost less than 70 bucks). Some of her clothes that she was suppose to fit in when she was a newborn still fit her; like her tights that are 0-6 months and a jacket that is suppose to be cuffed at the sleeves that is also for 6 month old girls. Both of them are getting tight on her and I am not sure if they will fit her in three months.
Good new is that if she keeps on growing at this rate she will fit in to the clothes that I got for her this winter, next winter.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Halloween in August







So I made Marilyn her costume, and her birthday dress, and then I didn't love her birthday dress so I made another tutu and I am going to make a different dress for her birthday.
I like the short tutu's on her more. The bee costume came out so cute! I am going to get a tiara from the dollar store (I'll paint it black) and some black tights and then the costume will be complete.
So I want a red dress for her birthday pictures. I made it long because I thought that it would be way cute... I don't love it, sure it's ok, but I wanted better. So I made another tutu. I know: Jen is OCD. The short one looks much better. I am going to make a different bodice for the dress too. I think the first bodice came out fine but it is hard to put on because it is a racer back.
I remember my mom making tutus for my sisters and me when we were little and I can see why now. They are cheap to make and they are so much fun. I would not spend over twenty bucks on a tutu even if some people think that's a good deal, that is too much for me. If you make them yourself they cost three to five bucks. Not too shabby.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dream Home

For all of you that don't know; we moved into the house that we are in fast because the people that we were renting from were not paying the mortgage. So when we first moved in our house smelled like pee. I was pregnant at the time and I was too sick to go and look at the house so I just signed the papers thinking in my head that I didn't want to be homeless. I hate the house that we are in. I hate the floor plan, hate the smell, hate the neighborhood (our ward is great though).
So everyone that has moved around a lot know that when you do this you buy pieces of furniture that fits in the home that you needed it for. So when we buy our dream home I have convinced Spencer to let me sell or get rid of everything that we have and start off new. All of the boxes and books that are in the garage that we never touch I am going to get rid of them. I figure that we will not be able to do this until the kids stop experimenting with our appliances (like putting Cotton balls in the dishwasher). Until then I need to tough it out.
What I want: I would like a one story, three bedroom, three full bathroom house. One of the bathrooms connected to a mudroom and the mudroom is connected to the laundry room. I want a office/den in the front of the house. I only want one living aria. I see so may places with two or three. I want a small house that is set up well. I want thick walls and big double pained windows. I want the food storage aria right off of the kitchen. I want a small kitchen so not everyone gathers in the messy aria and they are forced to go and socialise in another room.
That is what I want. A house that is less than 2000 square feet that is set up well and it being out in BFE is a bonus too. I am not sure if they build houses that size anymore. Maybe I will take a drafting class when the kids are all in school and make some blue prints for my dream home. (See, I have a five year plan).

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thinking of Halloween




Spencer left out of town last night for work. Then I was just thinking of Halloween costumes. Texas says that he wants to be Santa (does anyone know where I can get a Santa costume in September or October?). I guess I will need to make him his costume. I was thinking for Marilyn that I wanted her to wear a build-a-bear costume but I think that she is getting to big for that. I found a cute bumble bee costume over at Gymboree but it cost too much so I think that I am going to make her one. I was thinking of a yellow tutu dress for the costume and then get her some striped tights.

Then my brain started to run off and now I am thinking of making her a cute birthday outfit. I want it RED for Marilyn's birthday! I stole the picture off of the Internet but I want something like that white dress in red for her. We will be out in Utah for her Birthday so I don't know what we are going to do for a birthday party. She was born on my grandmas birthday too. I guess we can do a joint Birthday party.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday...?






We were suppose to stay at a beach resort on Thursday night but it was booked to someone else. I was so upset that I was about to cry. I checked my reservations and they booked me for the wrong night. I printed out the paper and everything and I didn't even notice until we got there. That night we just stayed at a hotel in the aria.



On Friday we went to Disney Land like I was planing. Texas really enjoyed it even though he said that he wanted to go home a few time because he was tired and his daddy didn't like all of the traffic. I know that Texas liked it because the next morning he asked to go on a Disneyland ride. So I got passes that last for 45 days and I hope to be able to go again.


On Sunday the high of the day was cookies. Yes cookies. Spencer believes that there is a shortage of cookies in this world So I made some. Simi Wolfgramm asked Spencer to bring refreshments so I made cookies for the youth at church. Everyone loves my cookies; or they say that they do so they can get more free cookies...?


So the past few days have been those days where it has been crazy because I have a three year old. I figured out why the bathroom that we don't use was smelling so bad: Texas was peeing under the sink on the unused TP. Yuck! And I caught him shooting my tampons like a little gun when he was suppose to be going poop. I need to go and buy more tampons. We had some "mop and shine": He decided to jump on the bottle to watch it squirt out. Spencer was home when all of this happened today. Spencer got a kick out of what happened when I asked Texas who was going to clean up all of his messes. I asked Texas, and he thought that I was going to clean it all up for him. I said "No, you made all of the messes so you are going to clean them up!", He said, "No mom, that's your job". He got to clean up all of the messes that he made. It took me about the same amount of time because I had to watch him clean it up and all. I didn't have to get my hands dirty though so there was a lot less gaging on my behalf.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Staycation is booked.

So this morning I booked it. Spencer wasn't answering his phone and he told me yesterday that I should just pick what I want to do. He said this because I lost one good flight deal by a few minutes and I was upset about it. So for the staycation I found a nice beach resort for the night and we got some Southern California Disney passes to go to DisneyLand. I sent Spencer a text message about it and he called back to see if we could cancel because he doesn't like the sound of going to DisneyLand. That figures. I told Spencer what I was planing or how I wanted to schedual to go and then he seemed fine with it. Anywho, it is hard to make good reservations for anything in less than a week, let alone less than three days.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

...we want a staycation.

So Spencer has been putting in a ton of hours and he was thinking of a little staycation for this Friday. The past few weeks he has been putting in 70 plus hours so I haven't really seen him much. This week hasn't been too bad, even though it's only Tuesday. He came home last night at nine-ish and had some dinner and this morning he left at six-ish. He has been so tired. I don't know what we can or will do. He wants something relaxing like Catalina island, I want something fun like Lego Land or Disney Land. I guess the mall play aria will compensate for not going to Disney Land. We have lived out here in SoCal for over two years and still haven't to Disney Land. -To the mall we go today :P

Monday, August 10, 2009

It's Monday already.


So on Friday I finished the Duvet cover. Spencer said it's nice. I don't know what that really means but I think it turned out ok.

On Saturday Spencer went fishing and caught some barracuda. I was impressed but he acted like it was no biggy because he catches them all of the time. I guess he throws them back because he thinks that they are not very tasty. I think it's impressive because they have some razor sharp teeth.

Chris Gibmonson has been using us as a hotel. He is one of Spencer's co-workers. He went to church with us on Sunday. He came in his blue jeans and said that he didn't feel out of place. I told him before that if he wore jeans no one would notice because that is just the way our ward is.

Today has been one of those days for Texas. He is taking a nap right now. So far he has been into almost everything. I had a box of baking soda on the counter... it's no longer in the box. Swept the baking soda into the sink and it made face paint for Marilyn. Peach syrup, all over the counter. Roll of toilet paper, in the pooped in toilet. The dogs, out of the kennel and fighting because they both want Texas' attention. Found Texas feeding Marilyn dog food. New art in our house made with quick light charcoal on our beige couches. Blue chalk on our black carpet. Blue chalk on Marilyn's face and legs. Barbie-Que turned into a birdbath. The front door mat drenched with water. Marilyn choking on M&M's. A whole new pack of baby wipes all over the walls (at least our walls are cleaner). The rest of our milk poured in our dishwasher. Melted ice cream in the fridge. I am getting tired.

I really freaked out on Texas when I saw the whole roll of TP in the toilet. I was about to cry because I was the one that took out the TP. The house is a mess and today I was going to detail the car. Time to clean.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

WHAT THE..!




So yesterday when I was vacuuming I ran down stairs to put away the phone and to check on Marilyn. Marilyn was screaming because her brother was painting her. I think the tights are ruined.




I convinced Spencer to stop by the house for dinner (he was about two hours away and he has been super busy). He was thinking on going to a German restaurant but I told him that I would make some rolls just for him. He requested cinnamon rolls. When it was time for some cinnamon rolls he didn't want any because he filled up on everything else. I guess that I can take that as a complement that he came all the way home not for the cinnamon rolls but for me and my brisket that I made for dinner. Awe, he loves me♥




I am going to make a duvet cover today. I'll post pictures when I am done. It's going to be AWESOME!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Cookies











So this morning I left Texas by himself in the kitchen for breakfast. I also left the cookies on the counter.


Soon after, he gave some to Marilyn. My pictures are all out of order. She is all clean now and wearing a cute little dress that Spencer says looks like puke. I think it's cute♥

I want pictures of Spencer!



So yesterday I took a few pictures of Spencer with the kids in our messy room. The first two he was blinking in and the third one he started to laugh because I was, and his head is down because he started laughing so hard. So the best picture is of him laughing.


Spencer is out of town again so I am stuck at home with just the kids. He left with out waking me up this morning so I guess I will see him on Wednesday. I miss him.

Dinner Last Night.

So we made the Carne Asada last night. It makes 6 lbs so we invited over the missionaries to eat some of it. The liked it. Our missionaries are Smith and Potter. Smith is from Sandy, UT and is skinny and excited about little things. Potter is more reserved, but he still laughs at Spencers jokes.
When they first got to the house their reaction was great. The last two times that brother Potter was over we had food that he really didn't like (polenta one night and musubi the other).
Both of the missionaries packed that food away. Elder Smith said a few times, "this is really good". We also had cookies. They acted like that hadn't had cookies in weeks, or even years. The whole thing could of been that it was fast Sunday too.
We also found out that the Samoan ward doesn't feed them. I was in shock! For real! They said so far they have only had one meal over at a Samoan family's and they have been their missionaries for over a year now. Samoans aren't small people; they like food; I know because I have seen them eat. I guess they don't want some skinny white boys only eating baby sized portions.
Oh well. I am glad that our food didn't go to waist. They took some cookies, carne, and watermellon with them for the road.

nightmare

So it is about 4am right now. I am awake because I had a nightmare. It wasn't one like monsters are eating my face or anything gory like that. I am more freaked out when I have dreams of people doing me wrong or just weird dreams.
So in my dream I won a new stereo. I don't really use stereos so this lady thought it would be ok to craig's list it and sell it for cheap without me knowing.
So the thing that irritates me is that this person that does this gets away with this kind of stuff in real life (not just in the dream) with it's illegal. When I was in college she would do this kind of stuff to me all the time with my art work. She would justify it by saying something like "well it was at my house" or "but it's so nice". I don't think that she realises that what she is doing is stealing and trying to manipulate me. I get so frustrated when she does this still. She tried to do this the other week and I just don't want to be taken avantage of. I do feel like people walk all over me. Like when I was in high school I was the only one that would help out by filling up the tank or forking up my little sisters doctors bills. I thought that it was so unfair that none of my other sisters did this, and my mom never paid me back but out of all of my sisters I think I am doing the best... for right now... knock on wood. Ugh, remind me that I told myself to have the same standards for all of my children.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

found it!



So Texas wanted me to zip up a makeup bag and the camera was in there with a bunch of other odds and ends. The camera did need batteries.

So here is a pictuer of Marilyn and Texas in their church clothes. They are excited.

BLGZ... and what I did yesterday.

So my dad updated his blog. He is good at doing that kind of thing. He just moved out to New York from California. So now I am the only one that is left out here in California other than my great aunt and some second cousins.

http://blog.beckwithmansion.com/

My sister Rebecca started a blog for her business too. I told her that I would make her some bath fizzies for her birthday. I am having a hard time finding the citric acid so I think I will need to order that stuff online. I made a couple of bath fizzies with vitamin-C. The smell and the color was off. Here is her link. She does little girl parties.

sparklezanddreamz.blogspot.com

and her website:

www.sparklezanddreamz.com


So yesterday I said that I needed to get some flowers for headbands because Second Time Around will have my cute little headbands on display. Spencer and I hauled the kids to all of the stores that we needed to go to and then it was dusk. I pulled out all of the headband stuff I made about 30 or so. I ran out of skinny pink lace, white lace, black lace, red lace, and all of the medium with lace. I was just running out of lace left and right. So I need to go out to Corona to get more. The headbands came out cute. WAY CUTE. They are made to match Janie and Jack and Gymboree (M2MG). I know that they will be for sale out in Knab Utah for their fair in August.

Spencer and I also stayed up late making Carne Asada marinade. I think we have the longest recipe for Carne Asada but it comes out the best. We have two couples from church that are battling who has the best Carne Asada recipe. I don't want to get it the battle. So if we did get into the battle it would be a Loose-Loose situation: We would give up the best Carne Asada ever and they would get all upset because they lost the round :P The recipe had lots of fresh ingredients and takes about one hour of prep work and it is sooo worth it. I have given the recipe to one person. I don't thing I am going to give it away anymore.

Today is the day that Marilyn wears her new dress. Still no sign of my camera. I think Texas took it because I found some loose batteries in the office and that is normaly where I keep the camera. I just don't know where he could of put it. I think I am just going to take a picture with Spencers phone so I can get a picture of her in the dress with one of the headbands that I made last night. She looks just like a little doll♥

Saturday, August 1, 2009

It's Saturday.

So all that I have done this morning is scrub the kitchen counters. I need to shampoo the carpets in the kitchen. Yes, we have carpet in the kitchen. Don't ask me why someone would put carpet in the kitchen, we bought the house like that.

I need to make some headbands today so I can send them out to Utah. My step-dad has a little shop.

Here are my headbands. You can buy them online or you can hunt out one of the stands at one of the fairs.

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7281093

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Saratoga-Springs-UT/Second-Time-Around/108516332940?ref=nf

Here is the facebook page for Second time around... Oh I just made a little display for the headbands. I think it looks cool. You can see it on the facebook page.

http://home.comcast.net/~2ndtimecrafts/site/?/home/

Here is the site for second time around. My mom made the site. I guess it's advertising but I wish it were nicer. My dad does photography and his is nice, but my dad is a computer geek. He went into computer engineering back in the 70's when computers weighed a ton. Other than all of this boring stuff, I am going to get back to cleaning and pretending a blanket is a parachute for the kiddies.

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Dress Came XD

So I got the Janie and Jack dress in the mail today (I order a few dresses for her to grow into, a baby shower present and a T for Texas). The dress is so stinking cute. I tried it on Marilyn. It's a little big but it is darling. I want her to get some good pictures in it. I would of taken pictures right now but I don't know where my camera is. It can't be far. I uploaded photos yesterday. Other than me not knowing where my camera is I am going to take some pictures of her in it on Sunday... if I can find my camera.

Stinkin' Dogs!




So I went out to feed the dogs. We have a Jack Russel named Thunder and a bear dog named Ginger. The were ok for the first 30 minutes that the food was out until they started fighting. I had to pull the hose on them. We got Thunder first so I am attached to that evil little rat. Ginger is a Black Mouth Cur. I picked out the breed. I love her, she is the sweetest dog... other than her fighting with Thunder. Ginger won this round.

Yippie! Spencer gets back!

Spencer just called me and let me know that he is on his way home. I was out of town last week and he is out of town this week. In the past two weeks the only day that I saw him was on his birthday. I guess I am lucky because my Mother-in-law rode back from Utah with me. When we got back to my house she said that she would watch the kids so Spencer and I could have a date. So far in the past couple of weeks that has been the only quality time that I have spent with Spencer.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Window Shopping



So when I am home alone and I don't have much to do I hop online and do some window shopping. The other day I called my little sister for her opinion on some dresses. She is awesome, she puts up with me. I had her look at some of the dresses that my little one has from Gymboree almost all of the ones that I think are cute from there I have but then she pointed out a cute little monkey dress. I don't have it and I think it's way cute. This is one of the things that I really like but I am not going to get it for my Darling Daughter.

We also looked over at JanieandJack.com. They have some classy little dresses. For about three days I kept on going to the same dress and just staring at it. I think it is so stinkin' cute. It has sleeves too so that is a bonus. So I bought it. It was a bit more than what Wal-Mart would cost or Carters but it is sooo much cuter. Spencer is out of town so he wont find out that I bought it until it comes in the mail. I looked at clothes for me too but I didn't see anything I liked. When I was looking with my aunt for formals I saw a pretty green dress at overstock.com, she bought it, but when I went back it was GONE!

Middle of the night


Um something about me... I am a mother of two and I love my kids and my husband.


I am online at this late hour because my husband is out of town again. I get so bored when he is gone that I thought that I should start a blog. A blog is way better than calling one of my sisters in the middle of the night. There is a good chance that they would be awake but I don't want them to prove that I am crazy.