"In our day to day actions, it is often the small and simple things that will have a long-lasting impact. What we say, how we act, and how we choose to react will influence not only ourselves but also those around us. We can build up, or we can tear down." -Per G. Malm

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Move Update

Okay, I am still going to have sporadic blogs. We don't have our Internet hooked up yet. We only have one cable jack in the apartment and now that we have more room I don't want the computer in the living room. So we have to buy a wireless router and wireless adapter to hook up to it and it is currently not in the budget. I will blog when I get to use Anna's computer or anyone else who will let me use theirs. :) I want to say thank you to everyone who helped us moved, watched Emily, helped clean, etc.. I couldn't have done it with out you. I must say I should be done unpacking and everything by Saturday night. Not bad. Packed, moved, unpacked, emptied storage unit, unpacked, organized in 13 days. (If I reach my Saturday night goal, that is). We ended up canceling our YW Camp Out this weekend due to a forecast of Thunderstorms 'til Monday. So instead they are all coming over to my apartment for food and movies and fun. (More motivation to get everything done). Congrats to my friend Gabi for her wedding. I am so excited you found my blog. I added you to my favs. I am excited to be able to keep in touch. It sounds like you had a great honeymoon. Marriage is GREAT!. Well TTFN.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

On Hold

FYI I am going to be putting my Blog on hold for a week. We got a call from the office at our complex and someone didn't show up to get their apartment. Long story short we start moving in tomorrow. So that is what I will be doing all week if anyone needs me. When we are done I will resume blogging. I will try to keep notes in case anything worthwhile happens to blog about once I return. Have a great week.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


In response to my buddy Mikey B. I am updating my blog so that he has not run out of reading material. So I know I am a little behind but I had to wait until I had finished rereading Harry Potter, and then I had to catch up on everything I hadn't done (house, calling, life, etc...) since I had been reading that and I had to wait until I could borrow the book from Anna. So I am just grateful that I have been sick since Friday because I got to do some GREAT reading. Which is no surprise to anyone because they have already read it and know that it is great. I took it with me on Monday to my Dr.s appointment. I have learned to never go to an appointment empty handed. I couldn't put it down. I was like a zombie. I even got annoyed when the Dr. finally came in to see me because I had to stop reading. I came home and took a nap well actually I finished chapter 5. Then I tried to take a nap but the phone rang as I was almost asleep. Then I was awake so I read chapter 6. Then I slept for about 1/2 hour until the thunder woke me up. Then I read chapter 7. Thanks to Anna for watching Emily. Then that night I just kept reading til 11:30. I read 310 pages on day one. Then this morning when I realized that Brock took off work today to take care of Emily so I could rest and get better (I have the best husband in the world), I reached over to the chest of drawers and started reading. I did get out of bed to eat a quick bite of breakfast then went straight upstairs to rest. This translates into I need to finish the book. So today I read the final 188 pages. I have a theory on why the book is so good. I wold like to know what everyone else thinks. My theory is that it is so good because it is every ones fantasy. Not so much the vampire part, but I think that every girl secretly has a desire to be with the "bad guy." The one that is kind of a rebel, dangerous, but yet you feel calm and safe with him. I know I did when I was 15. Fortunately for me that didn't last long. But I think everyone wants that. Especially little Mormon girls. So as you're reading you put yourself in Bella's situation and you live that through the book. I am dying to start the next one but I have a talk to write and a camp meeting to go to. If I start reading I won't get my talk done and will look like an idiot on Sunday. So I have to wait til Monday. KILLER. So does anyone else have any theories besides the fact that she is a good author? Oh yeah and I am thinking MAJOR GIRLS NIGHT come December. Movies anyone??

Jennifer Rocks!!

Thanx to my friend Jennifer for helping me add an update to my blog. I am not computer savvy and couldn't get it to work. She helped me out, well actually she did it which was a big help to me. What does everyone think of the new enhancement? ;-)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Life Simplified.

So at the zoo today we were talking and I decided that my life would be so much simpler if I rid of some things that seemed like a waste of time. For instance showering. How dumb because 1/2 hour later I am sweating like a pig after wrestling Emily down to get dressed. Plus our apartment doesn't have air so I just sweat all day. Also Cleaning. Big time waster because the house gets trashed in 20 minutes of toy playing. Anna did point out that I would have to do laundry. I'll give her that. Then I realized I would have a significant drop in friends and my husband probably wouldn't like me so much if I didn't shower. And I would go insane in a cluttery not cleaned house for more than a day. So I guess I'll just have to buck up and deal with it. ;-)

Scary Truth

So I have two Laurels graduating this week. I went to Jessica's on Sunday and I am going to Ceci's tomorrow. As I am sitting there doing the math I had a scary realisation. It is that Emily will graduated in the year 2025. Does that not sound like a year from a sci-fi movie? Its galactically far away sounding. And I will be 48 years old. So weird. I still feel like 22. Well most days, except when I am all tired and achy and feel 92. Wow!!!!

Not hers...

So Anna and I take the kids to the zoo today and we are walking in Australia and I see this lady with like 4 kids 2 in a stroller and two walking around her. This lady is really pretty nice figure etc. I look at Anna and say "why can't I look like that after having kids?" Anna replys with a "I don't think those were hers." I look at her confused and say "I wasn't talking about her boobs." Anna gives me a confused look and says "I was talking about all the kids." Needless to say we got a big chuckle out of it.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Cigarettes and Tampons

Thanks to my friend Sara for sending me this I laughed. Read on....


A man walks into a pharmacy and wanders up & down the aisles.
The sales girl notices him and asks him if she can help him.

He answers that he is looking for a box of tampons for his wife.
She directs him down the correct aisle.

A few minutes later, he deposits a huge bag of cotton balls and a ball of string on the counter.

She says, confused, 'Sir, I thought you were looking for some tampons for your wife?

He answers, 'You see, it's like this, yesterday, I sent my wife to the store

to get me a carton of cigarettes, and she came back with a tin of tobacco

and some rolling papers; cause it's sooo-ooo--oo-ooo much cheaper So,
I figure if I have to roll my own .......... so does she.

The Middle Wife

'The 'Middle Wife'by an Anonymous 2nd grade teacherI've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself,But the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second-gradeClassroom a few years back.When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessionsWith my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, Show-and-tell is pretty tame Kids bring in pet turtles, model Airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that.And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If theyWant to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome.Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very outgoing kid,Takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow Stuffed under her sweater.She holds up a snapshot of an infant. 'This is Luke , my baby brother,And I'm going to tell you about his birthday.''First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol o f their love, and then DadPut a seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for ninemonths through an umbrella cord.'She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm trying not to Laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with me. The kids are watching her in amazement.'Then, about two Saturdays ago, my Mom starts saying and going, 'Oh, Oh,Oh, Oh!' Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans.'She walked Around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!' Now this kid isDoing a hysterical duck walk and groaning.'My Dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn'tHave a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my Mom to lie Down in bed like this.' Then Erica lies down with her back against the Wall.'And then, pop! My Mom had this bag of water she kept in there in Case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilledall over the bed, Like psshhheew!' This kid has her legs spread with her little handsMiming water flowing away. It was too much!'Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and 'breathe, Breathe. They started counting, but never even got past ten.Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yuckyStuff that they all said it was from Mom's play-center, so there must beA lot of toys inside there.'Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her seat.I'm sure I applauded the loudest. Ever since then, when it's Show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in caseanother 'Middle Wife' comes along.Live every day as if it is your LAST chance to makesomeone happy!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sorry in Advance

So I'd like to apologize to any one who Emily got near today at church. When we came home we discovered she had a fever of 101. We don't know what is going on and hope it gets better as she "sleeps it off" tonight. SO in case she was contagious and she breathed on anyone sorry.

A little Embarassing

So I'd like to share a little anecdote that was a tad embarrassing. So I had a chiropractic appointment last week and I took Emily with me. She was migrating around the room; at my feet by my head and then she would try to mess with the levers that adjusted the table. So one time while she was up by my head I reached out to make sure she wasn't touching any levers and started to rub her tummy. I hear "no that's me." It turns out it happened to be the doctor's knee I was rubbing and not my daughter's belly. I am just glad my face was down on the table so he couldn't see how bright red it was.