Thursday, January 31, 2008

My sister-in-law Cathy has on her blog a section called Kids say the Darndest things where she writes the funny and interesting things her kids say. My mother was going through some drawers in her room and came across a list of things I said as a young girl. Some of them I have heard over and over because my mom likes to quote them, but others I have never heard before. One day I wanted to be picked up and I said "I am too little for the floor". When I was 3 I went shopping with my mom and wanted to buy something. She said No and I said "When a girl has to have something, she has to have it." I still live by that today. When going to bed one night I said "Can I stay up 15 years." I said cute phrases like "I appreciate you sharing with me," or "When I get big like you Mom, I am going to marry Dad." I wanted to use "conditioner so my hair will have bounce and hang." For a little while we had a foster child, David, living with us. One day he asked my mom what was 8+8. I said 14! He said "How did she know that." Another cute thing that he said when he was six was "I have Chinese hair." I had to add that one. I couldn't wait until I was older so one day I said "I can wear pantyhose and go out to lunch when I am big" I think that is really funny because I can't stand pantyhose. I sounded a lot like Cooper when I said "I want to go to turch."and "When I get married and go on a honeymoon I want you to go with me, and when I go to college, OK", "Course I want to be with you." I have to add one my brother said after giving a urine sample at age 9 "At least its better than a heart transplant." Definately! This same brother was taking a bath with me. He was 9 and I was 2. I went stinky in the tub. That's how he said it. He couldn't get anyone's attention so he screamed "She's dead, she's dead!" My sister Virginia immediately ran in and fixed the problem and asked my brother, Jared, why he said what he said. He said "It was the only way to get your attention. I didn't want to walk out of the room with manure on my feet!" So there you have it. A little piece of my childhood. If anybody remembers anything Mark said as a little one, let me know.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008


Today I was remembering how curious kids can be. Today was Cooper's day off of school and he was full of questions. As a mom I will admit that I get distracted when my kids are talking to me. I will answer with uh-huh, sure, yes, just a minute, etc. Today I was trying very hard to listen to all of Cooper's questions. Here are a few of the questions I had to answer:

Mom, what are you when you be a student?
No, Mom, what is a student in Kindergarten?
Mom, Why am I not in Kindergarten?
Mom, who are you going to vote for?
Mom, are you going to vote for the guy who won the game and became President?
-my reply: who Mitt Romney
No, mom, the guy who won the game and became President
my reply: George Bush? He can't be the President again, he has been in a long time
No, not him the guy who won the game and became President?
--I have no clue--
Mom, lets play twenty questions
Mom, what is close to the ground, changes colors, and animals live on it?
Mom, what has a roof, moves, and doors open
Mom, what is ..........
Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom

I am pretty sure that is when I started tuning him out again, and went back to uh-huh, sure, yes, in a minute, etc. I really did try very hard.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My True Color, I guess?

Take this test!

You're brown, a credible, stable color that's reminiscent of fine wood, rich leather, and wistful melancholy. Most likely, you're a logical, practical person ruled more by your head than your heart. With your inquisitive mind and insatiable curiosity, you're probably a great problem solver. And you always gather all of the facts before coming to a timely, informed decision. Easily intrigued, you're constantly finding new ways to challenge your mind, whether it's by reading the newspaper, playing a trivia game, or composing a piece of music. Brown is an impartial, neutral color, which means you tend to see the difference between fact and opinion easily and are open to many points of view. Trustworthy and steady, you really are a brown at heart.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Holiday Weekend

Our weekend was pretty laid back. Mark and I were able to go on a date-Yeah! Saturday Mark stayed home with our sick kids while I went to Dustin and Jamie's house for dinner. Thank you guys so much. The food was delicious and it was fun being with everyone. Jamie's brownie cheesecake is divine. Sunday was normal all up until Sunday dinner. Cooper was asked to set the table. Cooper being Cooper decided that every other night the dinner table was missing something. He decided to add a spatula and a straw to the place setting. Hmmmm?
After dinner we needed a little excitement so we played Mexican Train. One of the kids favorite games. Mark I am so sorry that I beat you--giggle, giggle.

Monday Riley decided that she needed a change. She wanted her hair cut like Hannah Montana! We really love Hannah Montana. We took her over to my cousins and Nickole cut her hair while we watched Hannah Montana. Thank you Nickole for cutting her hair. She is beautiful. While she was getting her hair cut, Cooper decided that his name is now Oliver(from Hannah Montana). Last week his name was Joe Nichols. Cooper is always coming up with something new.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Thirteen Miles

Mark ran THIRTEEN MILES, today. He's finished three weeks of his training for the Marathon in April. I am so proud of him. He did a great job, and he never stopped running. I don't know if I could run that far. The most I've run at one time is about seven and a half miles. I am feeling pretty puny right now. This picture was taken on 45th south where I stopped to give him some water. He is amazing and I wanted to share it with all of you. Thank goodness there weren't any snow plows out today. Check out his blog, 10 miles, for that story.
The kids hanging out with their dadddy after his run.
Yesterday we took the kids to see this movie. We loved it. I hadn't heard a lot about it and didn't know if I wanted to see it. I thought this movie was very inspirational. It has a great cast--Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, and best of all Jason Bateman. I suggest everyone go and see it.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The day hasn't been all so bad. I am starting to figure out photoshop.

Saturday Is A Special Day - Usually

On Saturday's we usually try to go do something fun. Today we thought that maybe we should stay home and clean. After Mark got home from his 12 mile run (yeah), we sat the kids down and talked to them about taking care of themselves and their things. We then cleaned their rooms. It was a disaster.

Everything got cleaned up and drawers shut, and we will be grateful when we move and have a little more space.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I got Tagged

Jamie Tagged me so here I go:

5 things I was doing 10 years ago:
-I hadn't met my one and only, yet, so I was dating some pretty weird guys
- I was going to school and still had not declared a major
- I was staying up past midnight
- I was rooming with Lynette, Christy, and Teri in Sugarhouse
- I was probably just getting myself into trouble

5 things on my "To Do" list:
-Clean my car
-get things ready to move yet again
-take care of some sewing projects
-play with my kids
-learn how to use Photoshop-so I can start scrapbooking

5 snacks I enjoy
-Peanut m&m's
-chips and salsa
-raspberry cheesecake shake
-chocolate of any kind

5 things I would do if I was a Billionaire:
-Own a boutique selling pillows and decor
- live in San Diego on the beach
-I would have a chauffeur
-I would give back to those families suffering from Cancer
-I would take my kids somewhere fun every day(Mark can come along, too)

My bad habits
-I am not a morning person
-my feet hurt all the time so I pop my toes-I wonder why my feet hurt :)
-I am addicted to super mario bros
-I am not super clean

5 places I have lived
-Denton, Texas
-Murray, UT
-Salt Lake-Sugarhouse
-Eagle Mountain, UT
-Holladay, UT

5 jobs I've had
-Little Caesars
-Famous Footwear
-LDS Hospital registration
-LDS Hospital Billing office-then I transferred to Cottonwood Hospital
-the biggest job I've had is being a mom

TAG Mark, Suzy, Cathy, and Ashley B.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Yeah Cooper!! We were nervous that the dentist would find a cavity today. He never wants to brush his teeth. Thankfully, I have been holding him down and brushing them for him. I don't really know if that is helping him at all, but at least he doesn't have a cavity. Marisol, his dental hygienist, found the very last Lightning McQueen toothbrush to match his shirt.

Friday, January 4, 2008

I have been trying to think of a book to read to start off the new year. I think I am going to read Mansfield Park by Jane Austen.
I know that seems like such a boring read, but I have been reading a lot of classics lately. I am going to try and finish reading all of Jane Austen's books just to say I did it. I've read Pride and Prejudice-I didn't really understand the book until I watched the movie, but I love it. I've read Sense and Sensibility and I liked the book, but not the movie. They are very hard reads, but I feel very accomplished when I am done. So far, all I know about Mansfield Park is that it is different from her other books. She wrote Mansfield Park when she was 36 and according to a critic she was already in her spinster years and had no romance left in her. I sure hope that when I turn 36 my life is still romantic. I don't know if I will enjoy this book since I am a hopeless romantic. I will probably try it anyway, and will let you know what I think.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The first day back to school started off being the worst day of the new year and ended up being the best day(according to Riley). It was all my fault this morning. My alarm clock got turned off -I wonder how that happened-and I overslept. In the midst of all the confusion Cooper is laying on the floor crying not getting ready. There was no time to wait on him so I decided he was still sick and needed another day home with me. He was not happy about that at all, but we compromised. He could take his letter he wrote to his teacher and then come home. So-I race Riley and Camden to Oakridge getting them there ten minutes after the bell. I am so sorry kids. Then I drive Cooper down the street to his school, drop off the letter, run to the grocery store to get my prescription(a whole other story), and then home to a very uneventful day. When I went to pick up Riley and Camden they informed me that this was the best day ever. Thank goodness, because I felt really bad for sleeping in. I love how easily they forget. The day wasn't totally uneventful. Mark and I got into a small food fight. He ended up with pineapple cheeseball on his face and I ended up with it in my hair. Sorry I don't have any pics for you to see. I didn't think about taking pictures until just now, but I have a very cute one of Camden and Cooper.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008