2010 Summer Slideshow Album

Monday, June 30, 2008

Movie Trivia IV

I have to come up with a harder question so I don't have to change it so often.

Character #1: Green sky at morning, neighbor take warning.
Character #2: Green sky at night?
Character #1: Neighbor take flight?

Yes Charity, it is the Burbs. I highly recommend this movie to any who haven't seen it.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Movie Trivia III

Character #1 "No more rhyming now, I mean it."
Character #2 "Anybody want a peanut?"

Jer came up with the bonus question.

In what sport did character #2 compete professionally for the world championship?

Bonus Bonus: Against whom was he competing?

And this winner was Charity. Mandy got the bonus, impressive job.

Scapbooking Mania

I got home today from my scrap-booking retreat. We went up to my friend Rochelle's family cabin at Fish Lake. Her cabin is beautiful! It has eight bedrooms and four baths, granite counter tops and a over-sized porch (my dream getaway cabin). We had 13 girls (I guess we are women) and four babies up there. We went up Thursday evening and I did a Pampered Chef show for dinner. We didn't start scrap-booking until Friday morning. But that is all we did other then sleep (very little) and eat. Some of the ladies didn't go to bed until four! I was alway the first one to bed, and that was usually 12am, late enough for me. We planned on staying until after church on Sunday, but me, Kathi, and Shasta decided to leave before church so we could make it back in time for church with our families. I have to thank my husband and my father for watching my kids so I could have an awesome four day getaway!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Movie Trivia II

"But the worst thing I ever done - I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this: hua-hua-hua-huaaaaaaa - and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life."

(I had a little help with remembering this quote).
Megan was the 1st one with the correct answer. Goonies never say die!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Movie Trivia I

"A gun rack... a gun rack. I don't even own a gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack. What am I gonna do... with a gun rack?"

What movie is that line from? Bonus if you can give the name of the character.

And the winner is Nate! He got the bonus question too.

Monday, June 23, 2008


This morning before it got hot, I cut the boys' hair out on the deck. They look so hansom with their summer cuts. I decided to blog it, so I could show the pictures. I use to take the boys to the local beauty college to get their haircut. But with the very planned out budget we now have, we cutout paying for haircuts. I think I'm getting better. I'm sure I do better than the beauty school.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Shoe Story

I feel I need to share a story with you. It actually really upsets me for some reason, (maybe because I'm sleep deprived, or that I'm premenstrual) and would like to hear your take on it.
Yesterday, everyone in my house was awoken from their naps by four neighbor kids banging on the door. We had been camping at a family reunion and it was the first nap that the boys had in days. I jumped out of bed and tried to get to the door before my boys did. When I opened the door the kids asked if Noah could play. At that moment I noticed that one of the kids was wearing Noah's shoes that Noah had accidentally left at their house a week earlier. I had sent Noah over twice during the week to see if they had his shoes. They had told him "no, they didn't have them". I looked throughout the house over and over in hopes that Noah had misplaced them at our house, instead of leaving them at the neighbors like he told me he had. I decided to try myself and talk to the mom just before we left to the reunion, but no one was home. Anyways, I asked the the kid if they were Noah's shoes. He told me "no" then I took a closer look and was positive that they were Noah's. I said " those are Noah's" his older sister (that was there with him) said "no those are his". Then the boy says "no mine are darker" and he told her where his shoes were.
I'm going to leave the story there for now. I don't know if I am wrong or not. I know that I was really upset about it, and I want to know if I made a big deal over nothing - or if I should be upset. Would you please tell me what you would do in that situation, and calm me down?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I need to let my husband know how great a father he is. Jer does so good with the boys. They love spending time with him, especially camping. It's a very bonding time for guys (not so much for women). Jer's #1 goal in life is to be a good father and husband. I can see him getting better at it everyday. He takes time to talk to the boys when they make the wrong choices, or when they need praising. Like yesterday, Jer took Noah aside to have a talk. They were in our office room for 10 minutes. Later I asked Jer what the talk was about, He said that Noah needed a talk about respecting his mother and also learning the importance of hard work. I was touched. I hadn't said anything to Jer about that. He just saw a need and took care of it. Jer is at work from 8 'till 5:30, and when he comes home he asks what he can help with. I have to admit that he hasn't always been this way, but with his goal to be the best father and husband I just have to point something out (in a loving way) and then he works on it. And little by little he grows. I love that he has the desire to change and to become better. He is an example to me. Happy Father's Day Jer! We love you.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Catching Up June

It's been awhile since I've posted. Plenty's been going on, but I didn't want to get on the computer because I'm on for hours once I turn it on. So I'm just going to list what I've been up to this month:
1. I just finished "The Host". I guess I liked it, but it was really weird to me, and it dragged on forever (sorry to those of you who loved it). Reading took up the majority of my free time.
2. I had a family reunion with my dad and siblings (and their families) on the 5,6,&7th. There was snow on the ground when we go up to the camping area, so Jer and I decided not to sleep up there with everyone else.
3. I, along with my sisters, threw Sami's baby shower. We played some really fun, original games, and had a good meal, with a wonderful dessert.
4. I had a relief society picnic, and a ward BBQ, both in the same week.
5. I did a special Father's Day breakfast, with my dad and Jer both. Then we went to my sister Shasta's for a Father's Day BBQ.
6. I already mentioned the GNO with my sisters.
7. Sami staying with us for a couple days.
8. I threw a going away party for my friends Nate and Steph. It was a great turnout. I was expecting eight people at most, we had 20. It was a lot of fun.
9. I also had a GNO going away dinner for Steph.

And the month's only halfway through. I still have a family reunion (my dad's family) this coming weekend. My scrapbook retreat. I'll explain. I have a scrapbook club that that gets together, and goes out for dinner, once a month, and we exchange pre-made pages. Each person in the group makes a double page layout for 10 people. It's the same layout but we each do it 10 times. (I'm trying to explain throughly so that if you wanted you could start up your own group). Anyway, we're going up to a girl's cabin to spend Thursday through Sunday (we'll have church up there). We do this retreat once a year.
Back to what I have going this month, I also find out if I win the trip to NYC to get my hair done (refer to exciting news). I don't think I should but if I win. I'm pretty sure I will win.
So that's the gist (did I make up that word) of this month. A very busy, very fun June.
Here are two pix of camping, then two of the baby shower.

Sunday, June 08, 2008


I had a girls night in last night with my sisters and my mom. My sister Roni couldn't make it, but my baby sister Sami was there. She lives in Montana. So it was a real treat to do a girls night with her. I gave everyone a pair of pjs and we watched a movie and vegged out. It wasn't a huge deal, just a simple get together, but it was great.
I love having sisters. Even though we have our ups and down, constantly, I love all four of them. Shasta, Kathi, and Roni all live within 15 miles of me. It is real nice to be so close. We get together weekly to do a play date and lunch with our kids. I think that our kids are closer to siblings with one another than cousins. I hangout with one of my sisters like every other day. I know I complain occasionally about them, but they're my best friends and it is a blessing being so close to them. Sometimes things turn into a bit of a headache being so close, but I wouldn't change it for anything.


I wanted to bring up Josiah Leming. I'm not sure if you know, or remember who he is, so I'll explain. Josiah was on American Idol and didn't make it through the second round of auditions in Hollywood. The judges decided he was too arrogant and sent him home because he dismissed the band. In my mind when I heard him tryout I thought he would be the next American Idol, and then he didn't even make it to the top 20. He really was great. I loved his audition when he sang Grace Kelly, even more so then Mika (the original artist). I have Mika's Grace Kelly on my playlist because Josiah's wasn't available. So here is Josiah Leming with Grace Kelly:

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Exciting News II

Nope, not a baby. Nope, not that I'm going to win a contest. But, when Kristi wins that New York trip, I'm going to buy a motorcycle!

A V Star 1100 Classic. Oh yeah!
Good luck, Kristi!!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Patience to lend?

I think that I have ran completely out of patience for my boys today. I feel bad that It's only 1:00 pm and I am struggling with them already. I can usually hold off until Jer makes it home from work. I just now put the boys down for naps, so I can get away. Usually I only do one boy at a time, but I needed time to myself.

Part of the reason I ran out of patience is because we went to card-making at the church today. My boys are good boys, and they obey fairly well. When we're in public it's a bit of a different story. It's so difficult to discipline in public. I'm always worried that people will think I'm too hard or too easily on them. Or that my methods are not approved of. Does anyone else feel that way?

I hate yelling at my boys. I'm at the point today, that yelling is all I can do when they're tearing apart the house, spilling milk intentionally, beating on each other, pulling all the toilet paper off of the roll, and the wet wipes out, and so on. I am up for suggestions. When I get so feed up I know feel that I'm being a bad mom and I hate it. This venting is helping a bit, that, and the nap they're having. So like I said please give me some suggestions. This is a constant battle in my home.