Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Our Valentine's Day!

I got Tyler and Damon new hats for Valentine's Day. I am really looking forward to sunny weather and I think I had that in mind when I got these for them.
I also got Damon a little neck pillow of his very own. Isn't it cute! This was in hopes that he would stop stealing mine.
I don't think Damon saw it that way. This is how he came out of his room the next morning. Yep, he has his new pillow, but he is still using mine. How is that fair. I just can't win.

We had such a fun Valentine's Day. My sister, Lori was so nice to come over and babysit for us. Tyler and I don't get the chance to do things by ourselves very often, so it was great! Thanks Lori!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Olive You!

Sometimes it is more fun to play with your food than eat it. Damon picked these olives off of a salad and put them on his fingers. Remember when your fingers were still small enough to put olives on them. Now they just break. At least they do for me. Maybe I have big fingers.
I guess they were worth eating. Probably Damon's favorite part of the salad. I think he is finally learning to enjoy salad. I make him eat it a lot. He is actually a pretty good little eater. He is a little picky about some things. He knows how to gag really well when I am forcing him to eat something he doesn't like. He eats quite a bit most days and likes a lot of food that most kids don't seem to like. He loves it when we have fish. He really likes bleu cheeseand parmesan right off of the wheel. However there are a few really common things that he really doesn't like. I never know until dinner if it is something he will eat a lot of or something I will have to force into his mouth.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


In honor of Valentine's Day I thought I would list some of the things in my life that I really LOVE.

I can't talk about the things I LOVE without mentioning my bed. It is, oh so comfy, and very hard to roll out of every morning.
I LOVE getting cozy with a good book. I finally finished "Harry Potter" and now I am waiting for the "Twilight" books I hear so much about. In the mean time I am enjoying a little C.S. Lewis, he is amazing.
I LOVE watching re-runs of the office. It is the best show since "Friends." Anybody agree? I just heard today they should be recording again soon. Can't wait!!!
A few things which have made my life in the kitchen soooo much easier are non-stick bake ware. I LOVE these pans and baking sheets. Nothing sticks to them, I mean NOTHING! There is pretty much no clean up. You just plop out whatever it is you cooked in it, then wipe out the pan (it never looks like it needs it, but I feel like I should at least attempt to clean it), and then throw it back in the cupboard. Or just leave it out. It is usually pretty likely I will find something else to use it for by the next meal. You can make anything in them. They are awesome.
I LOVE my indoor athletic equipment while I wait for the weather to get better. These are a few of the things I use most. Yoga mat, exercise ball, and tredmil. LOVE them all. They really help me get through the winter. The bouncy horse is fun, too. Okay, that one is Damon's.
I LOVE this perfume Tyler got me. I rarely go a day without it. Smells so good!

I have lots of little things that make my life enjoyable. However the thing I am most grateful for and I LOVE the most is my family. We are so blessed. I should have made a slide show with picture of all of you on here. Since I didn't you will just have to see another picture of me and "my boys." What would I do without them?

I hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day full of happiness and lots of LOVE!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Work Shirts

Tyler needed some new work shirts and wanted to think of something new and creative.
Last time he just had a few made kind of like this one. He wanted a little bit more.

A few months ago he went on a job and there was blood splattered all over the garage. The woman said her husband tried to "do it himself." The result was a trip to the hospital. I guess that happens all the time when people try to fix their garage doors themselves. Situations like these inspired Tyler to come up with the new design for the back of his work shirts.

This is the end result. What does everyone think? He is pretty excited about this design. He thinks it is pretty funny. I guess people always laugh with him about trying to do things themselves before calling him. I just don't know if someone who actually had a real accident will appreciate it. I guess time will tell. Even if this isn't funny lets make sure and tell Tyler it is, okay!

Yummy Valentine Treats

I have made and eaten almost as many Valentine treats as I did around Christmas. I just couldn't resist these cute little "bits of love."
All you need is pretzels, carmel kisses (or any you like), peanut M&M's, and a little love.
I turned the oven on pretty hot and let it pre-heat, then turned it off before I put these in. Leave them in just long enough to get soft.
To finish, just press the m&m's down onto the warm kisses. mmmm!!! After they cool peel them off the sheet and enjoy!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Saturday on the ice!

Tyler loves shooting his guns, no matter what the weather. On Saturday he wanted to go and Damon and I don't get out much so I thought we would go, too. Damon has never been before. We were planning to spen most of our time on the 4-wheeler, while Tyler played with his guns. Well the first thing Tyler did while opening the gate was slip and fall on the ice. After picking himself back up, we went out to set up his target. There was a huge snow drift and we sunk. No need to mention where we were stuck since you know we were setting up a target. It would have been scary on a busy day, but lucky for us nobody else was dumb enough to think it was a good day to be outside.
This is the ice. It is not a good picture, but I'm sure you can imagine smooth, flat ice pretty much everywhere. When Tyler got back in the truck after falling he said he could feel it coming for about 30 seconds, but he couldn't do anything about it. It was pretty funny. I was laughing so hard and then I got out. We were pretty much on an ice skating rink.
Needless to say we didn't have too much fun on the 4-wheeler because of the ice. We had a very cold time. Damon sat in the truck and watched a movie for most of the time. I kept Tyler company for awhile, but froze. It was no suprise to me why there were only a couple other people there that day.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Pinewood Derby

Because I was the Primary Councelor over Scouts we planned on having a car in the Derby. Damon was very excited to help build and paint it.
He was glued to the track the whole night. Even if his car wasn't the one racing he had to have a front row seat. I am nervous for when he is actually Cub Scout age. I will have a lot to deal with.

This is Damon with his trophey. He was so excited. I think he loved it as much, and probably more, than the boys in Cub Scouts. It was very cute. We are thinking of having a little derby for his birthday in June. So if you would like to come, start a car. The owner of the track will set it up for you and let you use it for $25. That is one cheep party! Everybody get ready. It is going to be lots of fun.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Home for the weekend

We went home last weekend for Tyler's brother, Michael's birthday. Damon finds silly ways to keep himself, and me, entertained. This is my neck pillow which he is always stealing. He thinks it is his, because it is his favorite color. "Light Blue!"

This is all the snow I was talking about. This is the little pile in the church parking lot. It was crazy!

Friday, February 1, 2008

I'm Tagged

*10 years ago I was...

...in high school. Man, has it really been that long ago. It doesn't seem like it. I had lots of fun in Bear Lake even though I complained about it a lot. We had to be creative since we were pretty much stuck there during the winter. (As a side note, we were there last weekend and I was shocked at all the snow. I forget what it was like until I go back and then it all comes flying back to me. I'll post a picture.) I really did love high school and have lasting friends.

*5 things on my to-do list today

1. Laundry
2. Work with my clients
3. Play with Damon
4. Workout
5. Make something really good for dinner
(These are just a few, I live by lists and it is much longer than this.)

*Things I would do if I were suddenly a billionaire

travel, donate, travel, invest, travel (I have lots of places I really want to see.)

*3 bad habits

1. Pick my cuticles
2. Eat too much sugar
3. Procrastinate

*Places I have lived...

Logan, Ut, Paris, Id, Montpelier, Id, Pocatello, Id, Chubbuck, Id

*5 jobs I have had

1. Berry picker (the worst, freezing in the morning, really hot all day, all for mere pennies.)
2. Cleaned condos at Bear Lake (not too bad, plus we got to see lots of cute guys and swim in the pool after work.)
3. Lifeguard/Swimming Instructor (lifeguarding...yawn. Teaching ...fun. The little kids were so cute and dependent on you. The older kids a little more difficult, they liked to try and show off. Still fun though)
4. Server (At Applebee's. Good tips, but that's about it. Not fun.)
5. Psychosocial Reabilitation Specialist (or, working with kids with behavior problems and trying to teach their parents how to be parents. Rewarding, sometimes. Stressful, always.)

*Things most people don't know about me...

I hate scary movies. They give me anxiety and I get a stomach ache.
I will eat almost anything, but I don't like black olive, in the can, or cucumbers. I love green olives and pickles. I know! They are the same things.
I love Sushi.
I like to paint and draw.
The place I want to travel to the most is Italy.
I could go on and on, but I will stop.

I am tagging anyone who hasn't yet gotten this one. Do it and let me know. I love getting to know people a little bit better.