Monday, March 24, 2008

my first tag

So, I got my first tag, enjoy, I got this before I left for the weekend, pics are still coming!

4 Jobs I have had:
-lifeguard/swim teacher
-tech support
- mommy (the most important one)

4 Movies I watch over and over
this is a tough one because I usually don’t watch movies over and over, I watch them once, mabey twice and I’m done. But, I do enjoy most Jane Austen movies, old Alfred Hitchcock, as well as crime tv shows (such as “Law and Order, etc) and sci-fi tv shows (such as Firefly and Battlestar Galactica) and two movies I used to watch over and over that still make me chuckle are “Only You” and “Cutting Edge”

4 Places I have lived:
Logan, Ut
Rexburg, ID
Springville, Ut
Pocatello, Id

4 TV shows I watch
What not to wear ( I would love to go on the show, $5000 to spend on myself and a trip to NYC? I’m there! All our money goes to our kids now, not me)
New Amsterdam (this is a new obsession)
Law and Order
Battlestar Galactica

4 Places I have been
Tri-cities area, Tennessee
Nauvoo, Illinois
All over Southern Idaho
All over Southern Utah

4 People who email me regularly
My Pampered Chef Director,
Big Sister,
Licorice Stick Lady

4 Favorite things to eat (in no particular order)
#1. Chocolate
#2. Italian food
#3. Japanese Food
#4. Crab

4 Places I would rather be
On a beach
traveling in the middle east
Traveling in Asia
Traveling everywhere else in the world ( I really want to see the whole world one day, and travel in comfort, we’ll see if that ever happens)

4 Things I look forward to this year
Getting even better at Pampered Chef
flowers and getting a garden growing
a good vacation
Cookie monster starting Kindergarten

4 People to tag
Fantastagirl (I know you love these so much)

Saturday, March 22, 2008


I saw this over at cheer 34's blog and since I am a firefly junkie and feel like the canceling of this show was one of the greatest injustices ever I had to take this quiz. Enjoy, pictures of the weekend are coming.
Your results:
You are Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command)

Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command)
Dr. Simon Tam (Ship Medic)
Wash (Ship Pilot)
Kaylee Frye (Ship Mechanic)
Malcolm Reynolds (Captain)
Inara Serra (Companion)
Derrial Book (Shepherd)
River (Stowaway)
Jayne Cobb (Mercenary)
A Reaver (Cannibal)
Dependable and trustworthy.
You love your significant other and
you are a tough cookie when in a conflict.

Click here to take the Serenity Firefly Personality Test

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A nice warm weekend

I am going on vacation! I called my Mom the beginning of this month and told her I was ready to just pack the car and run away and go camping for the weekend, unfortunately, I had other obligations that weekend so I couldn't. I just wanted to go camping and hiking and get warm in southern Utah. It's only a 4 hour drive or so and such a fun get away. Anyways, I am going on thursday and I won't be back until saturday night. The funny thing is that it has morphed into a family vacation with my Mom, Dad, two teenage sisters, brother and sister in law. We're going to capital reef, there are lots of easy hikes the kids can go on and the most important thing is, it is warm!!!! Don't have too much fun without me! I'll be back with pictures of my beautiful state.

Monday, March 17, 2008

guess what I did this weekend?

Did you guess yet? I bet you can't guess. . . here is a clue, it has to do with water. . . Ok, here you go

I installed this new faucet in our kitchen sink.

Our old faucet kept having the handle come off so every day I would have to screw it back in. Needless to say installing it was quite an adventure. Our old faucet was completely rusted together where it was supposed to unscrew it to remove it. We had a neighbor who has lots of tools come and use his sawsall (spelling?) to literally cut the old one up to get it out. After that the new one went in great but getting the old one out was crazy. I feel quite proud of myself for doing this, I always am whenever I do something that is typically thought of as a "man's" job. Ironically enough I have more of an interest in doing stuff like this than sushiboy. He is great at fixing computers, I'm good at getting the swamp cooler going and winterized, unclogging drains, replacing faucets, etc.
On an unrelated note, my christmas cactus is blooming in March.


Thursday, March 13, 2008

what a difference a day makes

Yesterday I had all the windows open and it was warm and wonderful. Every year I fight this, I get so excited but it always gets cold again. This happens in the fall here too. It will get really cold and then it will get warm for a few weeks then fall/winter really begins. It also does this in the spring, it will finally get a little warm and then it gets cold for a few weeks more. I have to remind myself that I can't do a lot in my garden until May. sigh. I am ready to dig in the dirt and get my hands dirty. So today this is what we woke up to.

Every year it's the same, you think I would learn. We also all woke up late today both kids were late to preschool because it was dark outside so we kept sleeping. I should rephrase that, Cookiemonster was up at eight o'clock, cakes and I slept until nine o'clock. She was actually still asleep when I finally got up (which is unusual, she is typically up around 7:30 or so, you see why I don't set an alarm) and I had to wake her up. Anyways, like I said what a difference a day makes.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

It's coming. . . .

Spring is coming and I am so excited! I can't wait for it to be warm and for the flowers to color my world. Today was wonderful, I have had all the windows wide open, it was almost 60 degrees here. Too bad it's not here to stay, tomorrow a new storm will roll in with slushy rain/snow. I have been going outside every day checking on the status of my bulbs (I planted 150 bulbs this last fall) and I am excited to announce they are coming up!! I also saw my first flower of the spring today, a beautiful yellow crocus, I love these flowers, they are the first of spring and so bright and beautiful.

here are some pictures of the bulbs coming up,in just a few more weeks my yard will have tons of color!!! Mabey even in time for Easter? Perhaps I'm hoping for too much. . .



Oh, and our mole/gopher is back. Yipee, I guess it's time to get out the poison.

Cakes' first ballet

Cakes went to her first ballet the other day, I guess it has been a few weeks. It was so fun! We went to see Hansel and Gretel, it was the opera put to a ballet. Cakes was adorable, we got dressed up and the whole time Cakes kept saying "I can do that mom" or "my friends can do that mom" . You see she is in a ballet class and she looks forward to that class every week. Afterwards we went and got some lunch together. We have had to cut out most unneccesary eating out to pay for the car so that was a treat. It was a precious experience I know I won't ever forget and I hope she won't either but she is only three and a half after all. . . Enjoy the pictures!



Friday, March 7, 2008

too busy. . .

I have ideas for several post mulling around in my head, I have been trying to play catch up from the last month. I'm almost there and then I can blog in good conscience. Mabey tomorrow. . .