Saturday, January 31, 2009

Kids know everything

How would you make your marriage work?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.
Ricky, age 10

How can a stranger tell if two people are married?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
Derrick, age 8

What do most people do on a date?
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
Lynnette, age 8 (isn’t she a treasure?)

On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
Martin, age 10

When is it okay to kiss someone?
When they’re rich.
Pam, age 7

The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that.
Curt, age 7

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do.
Howard, age 8

What is the right age to get married?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
Camille, age 10


Is it better to be single or married?
I don’t know which is better, but I’ll tell you one thing. I’m never going to have sex with my wife. I don’t want to be all grossed out.
Theodore, age 8

It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
Anita, age 9 (bless you child)

How do you decide whom to marry?
No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.
Kristen, age 10

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Still working at it

After 15 days I have lost 10lbs. I walked for 65 min yesterday but I have been very lax with the exercise for the past week. Shaun was sick last week and I have a cold now so I have been lazy. I know I need to ramp it up to keep up with my goals.
So I want to get going again! Just as soon as I can breathe once again, and walk around without a piece of tissue stuck up my nose.

The rest of today has been a comedy of errors:
I was supposed to work today but last night, just on a whim I called to check on the job and was told that it was canceled. I am really glad I called because it would have really ticked me off to drive to Midway City (south of Westminster) at 7:30a only to be told I didn't have a job. As it was I turned down a chance to work in Los Al because I thought I had a job. They are supposed to call me and tell me when a job is canceled.

Also, Clint wants me to drive up to Vegas so that he can pick Shaun up there and take him home for the weekend. I'll drive back to pick him up on Sunday. Problem was that I wouldn't have the money for gas until I got my check from him. So, to make sure it got there on time he decided to just deposit it in my account in UT. He didn't get it done Sat. and not until Mon. night. Meantime, Shaun was going through my day planner Sun. evening and lost my bankcard. So, I have no way to access that money now. If he had put it in on Sat. I could have withdrawn it right away and losing the card would just have been an inconvenience instead of a disaster.

I went this morning to get the quote and check from the ins. co. of the guy that hit me. Only they forgot to tell the estimator that he was supposed to give me a check so now they have to overnight it to me. I may be working tomorrow so it should arrive at my dad's office tomorrow sometime. The problem with that is that I needed it today because SHHHHH... I am not going to repair my trunk. Instead I will get a new clutch and tune up so that my car can actually make it back and forth twice to Vegas and run wonderfully even with a million miles on it. So now I'm really hoping that it gets here tomorrow and that there is time to get the car back together before I have to go on Thurs.

I was also going to go back to the dentist and have him fix a filling that is bothering me. I wanted to wait until I had the ins. money so I could have him fix another tooth at the same time and save some money on anesthetic. Meanwhile, another filling actually fell out last night as I was brushing my teeth. It was on the front of my tooth and the edge had not been smoothed down properly so I guess the brush caught the edge and took off the whole thing.

I also have to register Shaun for piano lessons, he's starting Thurs. and gymnastics, hes starting Tues. neither of which I can do without my bankcard or the ins. check. Basically, I had budgeted money to get me through until Sat. and have been living on $1.75 since. I still have $.67 left so that's good living.

You know life sometimes gets to be ridiculous. You can decide to laugh or cry, but you look much better if you're laughing. I have learned not to complain too much about anything because it can always be worse and will get worse if you are not grateful for what you have. I have also learned that life is never fair and when you are trying to do your best you often find yourself in the middle of your worst trials. Sometimes I almost fear really studying my scriptures because it seems as soon as I really make that a priority Satan tries harder to take me down.
Right now I have a wonderful kid who loves me, a roof over my head, food in my fridge, and the Holy Ghost with me where ever I go. Can't ask for much more, even if sometimes I'd like to. I really do have a pretty good life.

Love ya guys, and congrats to my littlest sis. who has a brand new cutie (even if I can't pronounce her middle name). Shauna

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Fail Blog

Noelle had this on her blog and I loved these so much that I decided to share.

It is basically a website for all the dumb stuff people try in their lifetimes.
check out the site for yourself. See what your favorites are. Hit the rated G photos and movies if there are kids anywhere near you. It's not bad but not something I would let my 8 year old see.

Mom, this one is just for you.

Just hope you never get this text message. Dear Dad...

Happy Father's Day!!!

OK I think I may have tried this. Oh, wait, it was balancing a crock pot between my feet.
Aisle 11 is Jelly and Jelly, 13 is Mayo and Mayo

For all of the "Whoops" children out there.

Your public transit dollars at work.

I think I'm going to need a bigger box!

Stake Conference

The Oak Tree

by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr

A mighty wind blew night and day
It stole the oak tree's leaves away
Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark
Until the oak was tired and stark

But still the oak tree held its ground
While other trees fell all around
The weary wind gave up and spoke.
How can you still be standing Oak?

The oak tree said, I know that you
Can break each branch of mine in two
Carry every leaf away
Shake my limbs, and make me sway

But I have roots stretched in the earth
Growing stronger since my birth
You'll never touch them, for you see
They are the deepest part of me

Until today, I wasn't sure
Of just how much I could endure
But now I've found, with thanks to you
I'm stronger than I ever knew

The mission Pres. for the Long Beach Mission shared this poem in the adult meeting for Stake Conference. I was so moved that I tried to find it online. After several attempts, here it is.
I love to draw and as he read this poem I imagined a drawing of a tree, leaves scattered around it, with fallen branches and fallen trees in the background. Just a few sticks remain as branches, roots can be seen not quite above the ground and a network of roots reaching deep. The wind swirling around with high dark clouds.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Technology, who'da thunk it?

I know that I have been out of the baby making business for a while, but these 3D ultrasound pictures kind of amazed me. The email from Timarie asked who we think he looks like?
My first thought was REALLY? WHO HE LOOKS LIKE FROM AN ULTRASOUND PICTURE, WHO IS SHE KIDDING? Then I saw these and wow! I'm impressed, and I think he looks like Tri, his sister.

Chubby cheeks-the only way to make a baby!!!!


Shaun was still sick all last night. About midnight he crawled in bed with me. At four he got up to go to the bathroom and then crawled back in bed with me.
then half asleep he asks "ok, mom, so what were we dreaming about?"
I replied "I don't know what you were dreaming about son."
shaun answered "sure you do, you were there."
then suddenly remembering "it was about dots and knives but not the kind that cut stuff."

I had finally gotten back to sleep about six and he shakes me and calls out "mom". When I responded he answered relieved "oh, good, I couldn't hear you breathing so I wanted to make sure you were ok."
Moms don't need sleep anyway!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Amazing bird

It never fails to amaze me that I can drive down the street and see incredible wildlife right here, blocks from home.
I was picking up one of Shaun's friends to come over and play when we spotted this bird in an empty lot on the street corner. It is right in the middle of a residential area but a beautiful bird.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Snow Day

Forget the sled I'll just use my behind.
New Year's was such a beautiful day that we headed for a drive up to the snow. There were hundreds of thousands of people it seemed and we got rear ended by a very large truck but we still had fun.

It made for very wet bottoms.

Double dipping

Tri found a broken piece of another sled.

Shaun sledding faster than the sled.

All of them lost the sled at some point.

Shaun rolling a snow ball down the hill

Kalee blowing up powder.

The center person is Shaun on the big hill.

Dead! tired!

You know those plastic football toyboxes...

Yes, this is my son stuck inside one. I just had to take a picture before I rescued him from it.

Milk Mustaches

Christmas Morning

Shaun's favorite gift was a bell from Santa. It came with a special note telling Shaun how happy Santa is that he is such a good boy and that he understands that he tries to be good even when it's hard. The bell is a special gift for him because he continues to believe.
Shaun is a big Stitch fan.
This book is the first in a series about how Peter became Pan and Neverland began to be.
Wall-e too!
No Christmas would be complete without something Thomas. Santa brought Christmas Thomas.
I gave the fabric that Shaun wanted to Santa's elves to make him a coat. The outside is a soft Corderoy and the inside is space ship and planet print fleece. Unfortunately, his elf didn't finish his coat until 3am Christmas morning. That was one tired elf!!!
Shaun made these ornaments out of cinnamon for me at school.

Juggling balls
Shaun's skate broke about two weeks before Christmas so Santa brought him new ones. I could tel that he enjoyed them because he put them on about 8:30am and didn't take them off until 1:30pm at my parents house when Grandma insisted he not wear them in the house.
Santa even brought me a few things. Roller blades mean that I now have to go skating with Shaun.

Sledding California style.

Clint and Jennifer, his girlfriend, came to visit and see Shaun before Christmas. Before they headed back to the land of the north (Utah) of course we headed to the beach.
To protect houses near the beach there is a large hill built each winter from sand on the East side of our beach.

Sledding California style.

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