Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 14 – a photo of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day

fast answer!  really! flying, hanging out at disneyland, helping OTHER peolpe fly-- just good all around

I was so huffy at MUSIC!

Last night Dave turned a movie on that I had heard of but never seen.  The name totally turned me off before it even began.  It was Space Odyssey 2001.  He told a guy at work he would watch it, if the guy at work would watch a movie Dave wanted him to see.  In the first few minutes, I knew that I was meant to sleep through this movie.  I snuggled in and fell asleep.  I wasn't able to really get to sleep, because the sounds kept waking me up.  I never did hear any voices, just music.  Anyway awhile later, I started having freaky dreams that I attribute to the freaky music in the background.  I was so huffy at that movie.  I couldn't even calm down in my mind. I came out to the family room and watched something else to dissipate the weird feelings I had. I watched Toddlers and Tiaras- that's kind of freaky in its own way I suppose.  Anyway,consider yourself warned.  Don't watch or listen to that movie.  It was so weird I had bad dreams through the night.  You might wonder what movie the other guy had to watch on Dave's recommendation- It was  Princess Bride.

A great find!

So I decided to try and get off one or more of the prescription meds I'm on.  Cholesterol and  high blood pressure, not to mention insulin resistance are some of the problems currently being handled by prescriptions.  They say that if I watch what I eat I might be able to get rid of the problems.  I'm not sure I believe it, but I'm willing to give it a try.  So I'm "watching what I eat" and exercising a little more, but some days I just get as far as getting in my work out clothes and shoes. Anyway, in this quest I have cut out some of my favorite things, but I've recently come across a little gem, or in this case, a few pearls.  four of five of these little chocolates calm down my desire for a twix bar and are light on the guilt factor.  I hear they have a few flavors but all I can find is the mint chocolate and the white chocolate.  The white chocolate isn't nearly as satisfying as the real chocolate.  Its a great little find

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

We are back to tub toys!

And I couldn't be happier about it!

Day 13

"What's in your purse?"
Instead of being embarrassed of how much was jammed in my purse, I'm going to be proud that as a wife of an engineer I could fit this much in my purse.
I can honestly say my purse isn't so full after this tally. Here it goes

Wallet including ID, cards of all sorts, no money though-
Visiting teaching list
4 receipts
3 pressed powders
2 lipstick
2 chap stick type tubes
3 types of over the counter meds
2 prescription meds
Band aids
8 sticks of gum
1 small notebook
3 pens
3 sets of headphones
$1.93 in change
Coupons for Roberts crafts
2 peppermints
Dental floss
Appointment card
3 tiny chocolates
2 little lotions
1 airborne drink powder
1 cold ease
1 paperclip

Monday, February 21, 2011

A reminder to enjoy

I really miss having my kids being little. I have forgotten so much of each one as they grew up. I hope I enjoyed it as much as I think I did. Today I am at our old Lehi ward building watching Joseph and friends shoot a film festival video. I know the teenage years won't last forever. I gotta enjoy it as much as possible. It's pretty easy to do. I can't stop laughing at these boys.

Shes official!

My girl turned 21 the other day. She's officially the age of a sister missionary. She wanted to lay low on her very day but she had to work part of the day. Unfortunately she was feeling a little sick so our evening plans were postponed. We did get her a few items for her mission and a cute little cupcake from "Dear Lizzy"
I wonder where she will be on her next birthday. I wonder how I will do without her. I wonder how she will grow and change as she serves and becomes a woman of God.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day whatever- Something I am OCD about

OCD? OCD? well, I dont know if I am OCD about really anything...... really...
BUT! it is true I have my thing with pillows.  Bed pillows.  I mostly want feather pillows, though foam filled ones have a place in my life as well.  We have a lot of pillows.  Sometimes when Dave is out of town, I comfort myself by getting a new pillow or two.  I have yet to get any square euro style pillows.  Hmmmm Dave is going to Canada soon......

Out of control gumm ma

Friday, Laura and I and Jack spent part of the morning together.  We were at Maceys for the cooking class, with my sister Laurie joining us.  After the class we had a little shopping to do so Jack and I walked around together.  At one point, he was on my shoulders and he started to squirm to get down.  I put him on the floor and he grabbed my finger and pulled me over to where there was a fountain for sodas.  Well! of course Gamm ma had to indulge the poor thirsty child, along with a helium balloon.  Last but not least was the candy baa baa near the check out.  He was one happy blue baby! I was a happy happy gamm ma!

Jack and a great Aunt

Jack has been blessed with SOO many people that love him.  My sisters are part of that group.  I was feeling all special and like I had arrived in Jacks life and then, Steve and Laura took Jack to Kristas house one night to be babysat- Jack gelled right in! No worrys being there.  Kristas house is like disneyland for those of you that dont know, plus all the cousins and the fun happy going aunt and uncle. Heres a fun picture of Laurie my sister, charming Jack with a baby app on her Iphone.  So many grandmas in this boys life.  I am so glad he is in my life.

What's old is new again

Our Highland stake is putting on Roadshows this spring.  Jacob is cast in the perfect roll as a "returned missionary" and Joseph has weasled out of all the practices, what ever--- Its fun to watch it all happen and get to know the kids a little better

A new opportunity

A few weeks ago I was asked to help with a committee for BYUs womens conference.  We had our first meeting this past week.  I will be on one of the service areas for the service night connected with the conference.  I am so honored to be asked.  With in this committee we will be asked to create another committee to work with us.   I am hopeful I can find friends and family that will be interested.  The project will be sewing two rectangles of felt together with a running stitch and attaching handles and a decorative embellishment.  We will need to get about 400 of these made in a 3 hour time frame.  I am really excited to be involved

What I've been up too

Monday night the family went to see the play at LHS.  Even though non of my kids were in the show everyone wanted to go see "The Diary Of Anne Frank"  The students did a fabulous job and were able to portray the seriousness of the show.  They did such a good job that it messed with me when I tried to go to sleep.  I'm going to rent the movie now from netflix.  Maybe even read the book again

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A picture that makes me sad

this isnt me, but heaven knows Ive seen my share of sunburns.  I had to have a hunk on my arm taken off awhile ago because of sun damage.  I can only imagine there is more to be found.   Now I always try to wear a hat when Im outside.  Its true, it doesnt add to my looks, but it does help me stay a pain free

some pictures that make me happy

my wonderful best friend that takes me so many places

more of my best friends
Jack, or someone, left a pretzel in my stairway

My dream home

This challange of my favorite home almost stumped me.  My dream home has more to do with the people I am around than the actual home.  I have loved my family home in Huntington Beach, the home I lived in when I met David, the house my family lived in when I got married, My first married apartment with 3 rooms, and every little place we rented after that.  I loved living in Orem and I loved loved loved our Lehi home.  My Highland home is wonderful and almost perfect.  I wish I could have my Lehi Ward family near me, as well as my parents, siblings, and in laws, not to mention my kids.  I am so blessed to have lots of homes Ive loved becasue of the blessing of great people around me.  Thomas Kincade makes some awesome looking homes too--- maybe Ill have one in heavern :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My favorite quote

Day "8" right... I really need to play this game better.  Todays assignment to to report on my favorite quote.  Well I certainly have my favorites.  I have some of my favorites on my facebook profile, but to save you clicking issues Ill put them here

                 The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It's overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.

Leo Buscaglia

Another favorite

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gate...s in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Schenk's lawn.I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children.I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived." -Marjorie Hinckley-

another one I edited
•"I’m selfish, impatient, and more than a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m sometimes out of control, and at times hard to figure out. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best"

Marilyn Monroe, but edited to fit me better

and a newer one I do love

Sisters, we love you. We pray for you. Be strong and of good courage. You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your “once upon a time” is now.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf