Thursday, February 28, 2008

Some Video

Thursday, February 21, 2008

As the years go by, something something The Days of Our Lives

Yes- I love to butcher quotes and TV opening credits. Even more- I think I am beginning to like tags! This one from Meichelle is one I hadn't seen before - so HOORAY- more information on me! Yes, more things to be envious of and more things to worship. Got your back

20 years ago... 1988 - I was 5 and living in Redding, CA. My very best friend was Chase Titenzer(or however you spell that) and we were usually playing He-Man and She-Ra- by the powers of Grayskull, naturally.
10 years ago: 1998 I was playing sweeper and half-back on the soccer team at Bonneville and getting rides home from practice in a sweet Ford Probe by this nice guy in my English class.(Turns out he wanted to marry me 7 years later!) I was having a good time in our last year in IF before the move to WA.

5 years ago: 2003 - The beginning of the pregnant years for me- I was expecting Dallis and living in SLC. I worked as the office manager at The Orton Group. My favorite lunch place was this little panini shop on the corner of 9th South and 3rd East- they served the BEST hot chocolate and played Nora Jones, a lot.
3 years ago: 2005 - Todd and I were living in our first apartment in Marysville, WA- but getting ready to move down to Idaho. Dallis would be turning 2 and Hadley 1 that fall. We moved down the weekend of Kristie and Todd's wedding- and the dryer lid tried to kill me as I followed Todd's truck out of Montana. Oh, and guess what- I was pregnant by the end of the year!
1 year ago... 2007 - We moved into our first owned home in the spring- between semesters BYU-I- and felt a little crazy. Dallis turned 4, Hadley 3 and Brynn 1 and I was pregnant for the last part of the year. Ike joined the team in December and, I am pretty dang sure, concluded the pregnancy years!
So far this year...2008 - We have been fighting the good fight- Todd will be graduating in December, and I will be taking a major sabbatical from school- for 6 years or something. Kids can do tricks like that. We have run our cars off the road in this nasty winter at least 3 times. Jake came home from Russia- awesome to have him around again!
Yesterday I.. insanely took all 4 joys to my Enrichment Board meeting- yelled at them the whole time I tried to figure out how to fulfill my church calling! We celebrated my brain powers by eating ice cream from McDonald's and I finished a homework assignment and load of laundry- woot!
Today I . . . loaded up the kids to go to Hadley's 'talking class' (speech therapy, the 'class' part is for Dallis) and got them back home without going crazy or stopping for fast food- major accomplishments. I ate a Healthy Choice lunch and realized that I actually like microwave lunches- independent of their claimed aid in losing weight.

I am tagging all who read this blog, which would be my family!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pictures !

We took the kids sledding to Freeman Park on Saturday, they had alot of fun.

Dallis and I went on a "daddy-daughter date" that evening. I took her to Enchanted, which we both loved and I would recommend to anyone.

Monday, February 18, 2008

What did you guys do . . .

Sunday, February 10, 2008

What a Winter . . . .

I am just having the worst luck this winter.

Luckily, this is just down the road from where we live.

Then again, maybe I'm having great luck. Hmm . .

Monday, February 4, 2008

The tagging invasion

Alright- it looks like I have been tagged by someone other than my sweet sister Elise . And because I thought yours was cute, Meichelle- I have decided to actually particpate!!
Where were you born? Rexburg, Idaho- not my fault!
Middle name: Missed out on that one
How old will you be this year? 25
Nicknames: Shamella, Bunchie- now you know what is wrong with me
Are you taller than your mother or father? What kind of jerk question is that?
Do you cry often during movies? Sometimes- like in 'Sense and Sensibilty' when you think the sister has dies
Favorite color: Red
Favorite foods: Mongolian beef- especially from Taster's Wok
Favorite beverage: Root beer
Favorite cold cereal: Vanilla and almond granola (so far, only Haggen's has the kind I really like)
Favorite Smells: Pomegranite and Clinique perfumes
Favorite time of day: 10 am- when I still believe I have time to finish everything that day!
What brand of shampoo/conditioner do you use? Paul Mitchell
Make-up products? Mary Kay, just because I am wholesale consultant. Anyone want MK for 50% the normal price?
How many pillows do you sleep with? 2
Do you play an instrument? I dream of playing the cello
Have you ever been skinny dipping? Ahem- define skinny
Did you do any sports in High School? Soccer- the only thing that makes me wish I were back in those days
What was the last movie you saw in the theater? Juno
What is your favorite article of clothing? My super warm jacket- even lined(on the inside) with fake fur
What is your dream vacation? Greece for sure!
What was your first impression of your spouse? uhhhh- well my second first impression was after he got home from his mission and had a goatie and was SUPER HOT!! Yeah- I kissed him lass than three hours later!
If you were an animal what would you be? a toy dog, like Kristie's new baby Nest!
What is your favorite "me- time" activity? Bubble baths followed by a manicure
What is your dream car? Toyota Highlander
What is one of your weaknesses? Over-planning
What do you fix for dinner when there's nothing to fix? Taco Bell
If you could live in a different decade/era which one would it be? I always thought the 1800s looked interesting
What is the emotion you feel the most? Content- then overwhelmed- actually I could classify that as Nap-time and not-Nap-time
Do you consider yourself outgoing? Yep
What is something you are constantly working on? Laundry and everything affiliated with it- like the kids that wear it
Any hidden talents? I pretend I have some great musical talent that no one knows about- including me
What is a word or phrase you overuse? You know?
What was the hardest thing that happened to you this past year? Kids/school/pregnancy mix- not playing that game again!
What is the best thing that happened to you this past year? We made it through! No, really- watching and participating in the growth of our family
What is one thing you hope to accomplish this year? Remembering to mail out birthday cards to my family
The best piece of advice you learned this past year? Calm down and do it
Who are the 6 people you are going to tag to do this survey? Elise, Kristie, Caitlan, Mom, Allison(do you have a blog, yet?) and, uhhh, well- 6 is too many, anyway