Friday, May 30, 2008
And I lost 5 pounds from being sick and eating cereal for days. Good friday.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I desperately need some tinfoil dinner recipes as I am going camping for real this weekend (gasp!) and do not have a dutch oven or a camp stove. Can you anyone with any good tin foil dinner recipes please post them? I am also going to Girl's Camp in a couple weeks and Girl Scout Camp in August, so I need them for then too. My goodness, my whole summer seems to be filled with camping and I haven't really camped since I was a senior in high school 12 years ago. I wish I had a Deseret Book Store nearby so I could buy these books: Young Women Outdoor Cooking and Roughing It Easy because they both look like they would contain the camping knowledge I lack. Thanks!!!!!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
At the end of the school year the college students around here throw out perfectly good and mostly almost new items. They literally put lamps, desks, rugs, chairs and the like in and around dumpsters. This year I picked up some really good stuff. Anything I don't end up using I can sell at the Neighbors and Newcomers' annual yard sale. A lot of professors and people in the community will dumpster dive for stuff and also a lot of people who live in vans down by the river (no joke!). I didn't actually come to blows with any river people, I just asked them politely if they were going to take a certain item and it not, could they help me take it out of the dumpster. I did have to power wash a few items to remove a year's worth of grime, but I think it was worth it. My husband said he would only get stuff if there was no one around and if it wasn't actually in the dumpster. I had no such reservations.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Emma's Girl Scout Troop went skating and Aidan and I came along. I think it was a pretty good inner thigh workout and it was nice to skate around the smooth rink under the disco ball and strobe lights with the warm air rushing over my face and through my hair. It brought me right back to 5th and 6th grade when I used to go skating with my friends at the Golden Skate in San Ramon, CA (do you know what I mean, Julie?). They even played some of the same music (Double Dutch Bus by Frankie Smith) and some of the same games (limbo and freeze skate), but not shoot the duck:(
Friday, May 16, 2008
Has anyone read it yet? I've heard it's good and I want to check it out from the library but there's a waiting list. (Springville library is dinky) So I wanted to see if anyone thought it was good enough to buy.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
You Know You're a Mother When ...
You count the sprinkles on each kid's cupcake to make sure they're equal.
You have time to shave only one leg at a time.
You hide in the bathroom to be alone.
Your kid throws-up and you catch it.
Someone else's kid throws up at a party. You keep eating.
As you cling to the high moral ground on toy weapons; your child chews his toast into the shape of a gun.
You hope ketchup is a vegetable, since it's the only one your child eats.
You find yourself cutting your husband's sandwiches into cute shapes.
You hear your mother's voice coming out of your mouth when you say, "NOT in your good clothes!"
You stop criticizing the way your mother raised you.
You hire a sitter because you haven't been out with your husband in ages, then spend half the night checking on the kids.
You use your own saliva to clean your child's face.
You say at least once a day, "I'm not cut out for this job", but you know you wouldn't trade it for anything".
Things I learned from my mother:
1. My mother taught me to APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."
2. My mother taught me about RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
4. My mother taught me about LOGIC.
"Because I said so, that's why."
5. My mother taught me about FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."
6. My mother taught me about IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."
7. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."
8. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks like a tornado went through it."
9. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"
10. My mother taught me about the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
11. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
"Stop acting like your father!"
12. My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."
13. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."
14. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it when you get home!"
15. My mother taught me about MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."
16. My mother taught me about ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you'll be cold?"
17. My mother taught me about HUMOR.
"When that lawnmower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
18. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
19. My mother taught me about GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."
20. My mother taught me about WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand.
21. My mother taught me about SHARING.
" I’m going to give you a piece of my mind!"
22. My mother taught me about FEAR.
"One day you'll have a child who'll do the same things to you."
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Well, to start off... I am Amber's little sister, Kirsten and Katy's cousin, and one of April's niece's. I have lived in California all my life and hope not to move to far from it. A little back ground about me: Turning 28 yrs old tomorrow, I've been married almost 7 months and I am 32 weeks pregnant. (yes... a honeymoon baby.... SURPRISE!) This is my second marriage and I have a 6 yr old daughter named Kami.
Howdy, I was instructed to intro myself so here it goes.
I am Katy's cousin. I grew up in Sacramento. I went to BYU and lived with Kirsten, Katy and Tara (sort of). I could tell some stories about those times, but I will save that for a different post. I will label it : "Remember the time when...." j/k
Any who, I'm not good with the telling about myself so I will make it easy.Name: Amber
Married: yes How long: 7yrs Where: Oakland, Ca
Residence: Lincoln, CA (Sac)
Education: BYU Degree:BS Marriage, Family and Human Development
Employment: temporarily retired (1yr) Former employment: Management sales (8ish yrs)
Children: yes, please Quantity: 2 (for now) Genders: male Age: 5 & 3 years
Activites: potty training Hobbies: landscape and entertaining Guilty pleasures: shoes, eyeshadow and swimwear Favorites: T.V.- "So you think you can dance", LOST and the Office Food-Mexican and BBQ Games- Rockband, Ticket to Ride and Settlers
Hopes: To survive more child births Dreams: Get my food storage complete
Pet peeves: movies where animals talk, when my child insists on wearing Halloween pjs 24/7/365 and Twilight (sorry). Favorite Quote: "It is what it is.."
That's it. Thanks (Katy) for the invite.
Weston (yes, he has red hair) Joshua (his father's clone)
Monday, May 5, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Are we up for another round of discussion about Twilight? Any theories about what is going to happen in the last book, Breaking Dawn? Has everyone read the first chapter of Midnight Sun yet? And as a side note, is anyone planning on reading The Host?