Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New thing

I changed my layout yet again - and in doing so found a new little thing. Now at the bottom of each post you can click on your "reaction". I think it only takes a second. I can change the "reaction" options anytime and probably will. But feel free to click on whatever you feel like. It's easier than a comment - which is pretty easy for those of you who haven't ever tried:)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Self-Imposed Ban

We were out on Saturday running errands and had popped into Williams Sonoma to just browse around. My very independent 4 year old picked up a really pretty minty green colored butcher knife to show me. She had taken the cover off and before I could stop her she had touched the blade with her little finger and cut herself right good. We got a bandaid from the nice lady and I sent Hillary out to sit on the bench with the other kids while Pat and I finished our business inside. It actually took several bandaids and several hours to completely quit bleeding. I was pretty close to going to get her a couple stitches. We had to threaten stitches a couple times to keep her from playing with the band-aid. But as you can see - it didn't phase her too much. And it's all fine now. Then yesterday we were in the health food store. They have a play area so I put Hillary in there and left Bre to watch her. Her bandaid came off and Hillary took the initiative to find a worker and ask if they had a bandaid she could use. It's scary impressive how independent she has become.

You can also see that she declared it Summer on Saturday with her shorts and tank top. It wasn't really that warm - but there was no convincing her otherwise.

Monday, March 29, 2010


It's my nephew Dylan's birthday today. Sadly all I have are old pictures of him - just imagine he's two years older now....I guess that's what I get for living all the way across the country.

These were taken at Christmas time in 2008 when we were all at my parents house.

Hillary and Dylan got along famously.
These are from when they visited us I think in 2008 also. Again Hillary and Dylan were great friends.

Happy Birthday Dylan. We miss you tons!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Just some assorted stuff

Connor had what they call the "Wax Museum" at his school last month. Basically they pick a famous person - do a report about them, then dress up as them and we all get to come and look. Connor did an awesome job and got an A+. He was Martin Luther King Jr.

This is one of his good friends Christopher.

I have recently started participating in a local food co-op. I pay my money each week and in return get two baskets full of vegetables and fruit fresh from the growers. It's an awesome deal for what we pay and we are getting to try some stuff I would never buy otherwise. This is what I got last week.
5 Loaves of Olive Oil Bread, 6 mangos, 15 apples, kumquats, 20 roma tomatoes, orange cauliflower, one head of salad savoy, romaine lettuce, 1 eggplant, celery, parsley, a bag of assorted fresh herbs, strawberries, 2 bunches of green onions, two bunches of asparagus, mushrooms, 2 zuchinni, garlic and onions.
If you live locally(as in Utah, Idaho, Nevada or Arizona) I encourage you to check it out. Bountiful Baskets.

I know Hillary looks a little high in this photo - but I promise she's not. She's showing off Krypto the super dog.

The other night Pat was laying on the floor watching TV. Hillary decided to take care of him and got him a pillow and tucked him in with a blanket. Isn't she a sweetie?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I usually hate change...

But I love being able to change the look of my blog as often as I like.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


It's sad for me when Hillary comes home with a piece of obscure knowledge - that you wouldn't ever imagine a 4 year old would know - and I realize she is now learning all the stuff I've forgotten.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Thank You

Breanna finished her service project last week. We just wanted to share some of the pictures we took and say Thank You to everyone who donated stuff or money. We were able to meet her goal of 50 kits and even had some money left over. I was just going to give a check to the Red Cross - but then when we were buying the last of the supplies there was a young man outside the dollar store collecting the same stuff for his Eagle project. I went back in and spent the rest of the money on stuff he needed to complete his kits and donated it to him. I figured none of you would mind. We ended up making almost all the towels. We got the fabric on a good deal with our coupons at JoAnns.

2 17gallon bins full of toothpaste, toothbrushes and soap. Over 21 yards of terry cloth for the towels.
Serging the edges of the towels.
Assembling the kits.
More assembly.
Dropping them off. All sealed into boxes and ready to go.
When Breanna started this I made her set a goal of 50 kits. She thought that was too high and frankly so did I. These kits are not cheap. We figured if we got all the stuff at a dollar or less - it still costs around $6 per kit. But I figured she should have a goal - and if she didn't reach it that was okay. At least she would have tried. But when stuff/money started pouring in that first week we were so excited. It's nice to know when you send out the word that you're helping others - your friends and family jump right in to assist. Thanks again everyone.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Pat

Today is my husbands birthday. He's one year closer to 40. For about a month each year we are the same age - but he is once again officially older than I am:)

As a side note even though I'm pretty sure noone cares but me - but I'm pretty sure the braids are making a comeback as we speak. YAY!!!

Here are some things you may not know about him.
  • He is a HUGE redskins fan - despite the name.

  • He is wrapped around Hillary's little finger. He readily admits this though so it's not really a bad thing.

  • He is the best one at regular braids of the two of us. I'm better at fancy though.
  • He ran track, wrestled and played baseball in High School. I hear he was pretty good too.
  • He loves WWE and WWF. (That's professional wrestling for those of you who don't know.)

  • He is a sucker for muscle cars. His dream is to get his Camaro back.

  • He likes his food spicy. The hotter the better. His body does not always agree anymore though.

  • He is hands down the best Barbequer I have ever met. He can cook anything and almost always does it to perfection.

Happy Birthday Pat. I love you.

Monday, March 1, 2010

New Layout

As you can see - I have a new background. I had to get rid of the Valentines - but there weren't any St. Patricks options on the site I love to use. So this is what you get till something better comes along. It looks to me like a baby boy blog - but rest assured I am not making any announcements with it's use, so don't ask. Just enjoy the cute little elephant up there...