Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bowl Baby!

For the 30th birthday of a good friend (all my friends are turning 30!!) We went to a bowling alley to party! It was a super fun afternoon! Happy Birthday Jaime!

This is how Laynie spent most of her time at the bowling alley... playing mommy and being tremendously silly. She sure is obssessed with babies!

Addison did an excellent job bowling for his first time ever! Although the 'bumpers' helped a lot...who am I kidding? They helped ME a lot!

Smells like Curry!

Addison has been addicted to the movie 'Ratatouille' and more and more wants to "cook." He usually pulls out a tupperware bowl and a wooden spoon and stirs around anything he can find... ripped up pieces of paper, washclothes, or whatever will fit into his bowl. One day last week he must have yearned for a more exotic experience, and found some curry powder in the pantry. I, unfortunately, did not discover the curry powder until later when it was spread all over the bathroom counter and sink. Thank goodness for Clorox Clean-up, or I would have a flourescent yellow bathroom counter! Later that day I could still smell curry, but I told myself it must just be lingering in my nose-- then I saw the smallish pile of curry powder on the carpet in the living room. I reluctantly pulled out the vacuum, having the feeling that if I used the vacuum to clean up the curry now, it would smell like curry every time I turn on the vacuum after this...I was right. It's like a trip to India when we vacuum now...a very cultural experience.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

How I feel about tags...

I've been tagged by Amber and several others...and I have to admit that I initially thought I would never do a tag...I'm not sure why, I always like reading what others write...I guess I thought they are a little cheesy. But, upon further contemplation, I realized that this little blog is supposed to be my journal, therefore tags are a very appropriate way to record my history/thoughts/interesting facts/ whatever that tag is about! So, I consent, I will post may answers to the tags I've might take me a while though!

4 Jobs I've had
1. Waitress
2. Morning muffin maker at BYU's MOA
3. EFY Counselor
4. Therapist for convicted sex offenders

4 Places I have lived
1. Seattle, WA
2. Elizabethtown, PA
3. Munich, Germany
4. Provo, UT

4 Guilty Pleasures
1. Napping
2. Shopping (w/0 kids)
3. Reading
4. Candy

4 Favorite Foods
1. Mashed Potatoes
2. Gratefruit w/salt
3. Graham Slam Philies Ice Cream
4. Shock Tarts

4 Websites I visit
1. Google Mail
2. Blogs
3. Steep and Cheap
4. Woot

4 Places I'd rather be right now (I really am happy where I am!)
1. Munich
2. Hawaii!
3. With Kelly
4. On a Cruise

4 Things I would love to know how to do
1. Make bread like my mom
2. Make a website
3. Fix the computer when there's a problem!
4. Play the Guitar

4 Things I worry about
1. Clients
2. Using time wisely
3. Am I forgetting to do something I told someone I would do?
4. What to make for dinner

4 Happy Moments
1. Wedding Day
2. 5:30pm when Kelly gets home
3. When Laynie says "What the?"
4. When the kids give each other hugs and kisses

4 things I want to do this year or in the future
1. Get organized
2. Read more
3. Use the upstairs bathroom (still unfinshed!)
4. Go to Boston

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Craft Show Madness

Months ago I signed up for a craft show thinking I'd sell some signs, no big deal right? Well, later I found out that I chose the week Kelly was out of town, the week of Halloween, the week I taught the RS lesson in church--essentially a week of craziness. However, now that it's over, I am glad I did was a good experience. But I am sure glad I don't do this for a living like some of the people I taked to! What a life!

I did meet lots of nice people, but while I woke up at 7am and drove for 15 minutes to get to the lively function, some people I taked to had to wake up at 4am and drive for 2 hours! No Thanks!

For those of you wondering, I made out all right. I sold about 10 things...not too shabby I guess. But again, I am glad this is not a career...just a fun hobby and creative outlet. Oh, Kelly made me a website-- it's still not exactly how we want it, but it is up and running: feel free to check it out.

Halloween Night!!

Here are our trick-or-treaters! It was a pretty nice night and the kids had a blast...we only had a few catastrophes: Addy took a hard spill onto some lady's rock garden, and then a little later got caught up with a different group going in the opposite direction than our group. It only took one house to figure out he wasn't with us, but that was enough to scare him and when I found him he was crying "You Lost Me!" So, I guess I don't win the best-mom award for that night!

Laynie loved the idea of getting treats, but not of putting them in her bag, she wanted to keep them in her tight little fists...but she does make a cute blue-puppy-thing...

Halloween Preparations!

Addy and I made Halloween cookies one afternoon...Addy's cookies were not hard to pick out from the rest. He went just a little bit over board on the sprinkles...but I should also mention that he ate them too, so whatever makes him happy!

Here is family night before Halloween, that has become out traditional pumpkin carving night. We also started a new tradition this year: Black and Orange dinner! I made black bean soup, orange cornbread (I just added food coloring to my regular recipe), and orange jello. My soup recipe was yummy! Although, it did look way closer to a brown bean soup...sorry to disappoint, it'll be even better next year!

Our friends Chris and Camille joined us for our black and orange dinner and to carve pumpkins. Do you like Addy's blue face? Camille brought spider cupcakes and Addy chose the blue one of course!