Tuesday, December 9, 2008

its been one week since i ate banana nut stuffed toast

woo hoo!! today is the 9th!! woo hoo!!! only 7 days left until we leave for the land of Oregon! oh how i can not wait to be there. food tastes better there maybe because they have some of my favorite restaurants like Busick Court and Bennett's. i sleep better there. the air is cleaner there. the grass is greener there. matt's parents live in Salem and plan on going on a mission soon. Once they get home from their mission, they will be moving to Utah and closer to the grandkids. Therefore, this is the last chance for us to spend Christmas in Oregon. so all of the family is making their way north for christmas and then spending a week on the Seaside coast. i havent put anything christmas up here since we will be gone i thought it a waste of time and so now i am excited to cut a christmas tree down as soon as we land and decorating and such. i am really hoping and praying for a simple christmas i begged them to promise to me but they never promise such things. whatever santa brings we have to fly home so i guess that will limit it somewhat. my nephew turns 17 tomorrow. it was 17 years ago i became an aunt at the ripe age of 10. oh the memories.

yumm-o! Matt has work off for 3 weeks! 21 days of solace.

oh and for that nativity thing it is over for the year. they do it friday, saturday and monday. so i will let you guys know next year. it is on 900 n main street in alpine.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Tonight for fHe, we went to an awesome place in Alpine. It was at a church where they do a live nativity. I guess the person who started it died of cancer and now family and friends continue to do it to aid in cancer awareness and such. Matt was sick so I ended up going with my sister, Christi, and her girls. After the week I have had, I was looking forward to something spiritual.

The first barn is decorated like Bethlehem complete with a camel named Max and sheep. After the Bethlehem barn, we were directed to go to the manger where we would find baby Jesus. It was great and exactly what I needed today. My kids were acting crazy but once we got to baby Jesus they quieted and were very peaceful. The spirit that was in the barn was so amazing. It was freezing outside pelting us with hail and all sorts of precipitation but i felt instantly warmed and did not really ever want to leave. We did eventually leave and got pelted all the way down the hill until we waited for the covered horse trailers came to take us back to our cars.

We loved it. We will for sure be making this a yearly tradition.

Friday, December 5, 2008

ok. i know it has been a long ol' time and i have been harassed for not posting more often. i dont really have any real excuses so i will give a brief review of the past 5 months.

reunion with matt's family. fun times. 8th wedding anniversary. super dupe.

ian's 5th birthday. awesome yo. matt out of town a whole heck of a lot. not so much awesome yo.

colin's 2nd birthday. cute face. trip to star valley. fun and freezing. weezer concert ..off the hook.
matt's 34 birthday. depressing. halloween. loved it! matt out of town a whole lot again.

matt out of town again..luckily his las trip of the year..thanksgiving in freezing cold st george. i loved it. my mom is the best cook in the whole world and we have not been able to spend thanksgiving with her for years. we pilrimaged and bunked with her as the house we were supposed to rent fell through. thanksgiving day was filled with food and fun. nothing is better than eating and hanging out with the fam. mmm...pie.
black friday shopping was fun. i got a few things but the workers are what make me keep coming back year after year. they are so serious and act like $4 pjs are the best thing that has ever happened to mankind. so i went to walmart at 4:00 with two of my sisters carrie and christi. carrie didn't need to buy anything so she was going to camp out by the pjs. i needed a new camera so i opted for the camera line and then christi needed some video games accessories and she waited in that line. At 4:50, i heard this lightning like sound of hungry shoppers shredding the protective shrink wrapping with their teeth and grabbing whatever they could. At 4:51, i had three cameras in hand and went to saunter off to find carrie. i found carrie patiently waiting until 5. i explained that all the electronic stuff was gone and to grab some pjs. the chic in charge of pjs shot me the look of death and said it was 4:57 not 5:00 yet. truly priceless. big ticket items are already leaving the store and she won't let anyone take their pjs. i guess she is entitled to a power trip. good times. saw twilight twice. great.
our family christmas party was on sunday. it was great to start the holiday season off with a party. i think the favorite gift received were goldfish filled bubblegum machines. everytime someone opened one my neice, maycee, would freak out and get all excited.

and last night, we had a joint triple threat birthday party for chics in my ward who have birthdays on the 11th and 12th of december. we karaoked and danced in a circle. i think i lost 5 lbs laughing so much. it was so much fun. so thanks to all who came and made it fun. baby bye bye bye. bye. bye

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mash Game: Predict Your Future at eSPIN-the-Bottle

Behold... My Future
  I will marry Matthew.  
  After a wild honeymoon, We will settle down in England in our fabulous House.  
  We will have 21 kid(s) together.  
  Our family will zoom around in a Black Chopper.
  I will spend my days as a Janitor, and live happily ever after.  
whats your future

Monday, July 21, 2008

Memory of you

Here's how you do it-

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

trip to the endodontist

i went to the endodontist and as he was drilling away and the discovered my root was too short and that i would need an implant instead of anything else. so luckily today i only had to spend a fraction of the cost of getting my tooth fixed and then i will just have to sell my kids to pay for the rest of my implants..why oh why dont we have dental insurance?

Monday, July 14, 2008

4 dentist visits and a partridge in a pear tree

so..it has been forever so i will update everyone of our days. i took ian to see a dentist for a check up because the last dentist i went to said i needed to see a pediatric dentist instead of a regular one. so i took him and unfortunately he has my crapola teeth so needed work done so we scheduled a visit to PCMC to get his teeth worked on while under anesthesia. he did really well and when he woke up he said he his teeth were shiny and clean.
meanwhile, one of my teeth started to hurt so i went to my dentist and he informed me that i needed to see an endodontist instead of him. so i went and was told i needed to come back to on tuesday. so last week i was at the dentist monday, wednesday and friday and tomorrow will be the last i see the dentist for a while but then i have to see the oral surgeon to work on my implants..crazy crazy! why cant we have diamond teeth?
matt's grandma passed away on thursday. she was very kind and her health has been declining over the past couple of years and after she had a stroke on tuesday nobody thought she would make it much longer. so we are sad to see her go but grateful that she is no longer in pain and has her husband to greet her.
matt and i are going to monterey, ca in about a week for a early anniversary weekend and he has to do some work there too so luckily his work will pay for it. anyway i think that is it..summer is crazy busy! i am hoping once july is over nothing will come up.