Saturday, June 28, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
So, yesterday Ryan and I were talking once again about whether this is the best choice for her. It is summer time and a prime time for me to try other alternatives. I have heard of some herbs that may help that I thought I might check out.
Now on to my point. :) I use to enjoy watching Good Morning America in the morning, but I just don't usually have the time anymore to sit down and do that. This morning for whatever reason I flipped it on just in time to see this interivew:
I feel like it is no coincidence that I saw this just after the day I had yesterday. I have heard a little bit about red #40 and it's reaction in some children. What startled me was that Great Britain (pretty sure thats what the video said) has a ban on all these kinds of chemicals becuase of some studies that they have done. So, Mars (the candy co.) have taken these chemicals out of there starburst and skittles candy that they sell there. The woman in this video goes on to talk about how she had taken all the processed food out of her kids diets and all the positive things that have come from it.
I was wondering what you guys take on all this was? Have you heard about any of this? Have you done any of your own research? I am considering trying this. I know its not a cure, but I figure it may help her symptoms and promote a more healthy lifestyle.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
So, this is what has kept me busy the last couple months or so. I planned and put together a primary activity for my ward. I actually am not that creative and totally took this idea from this really great website, http://www.sugardoodle.net/. This website is an excellent resource for all the church auxillaries. You should check it out!
So the theme was B.O.O.T. Camp, meaning, Building Our Own Testimonies. The kids had such a fun time making there way through the obstacle course full of physical as well as spiritual obstacles, doing three legged races, making cards to send to those in our ward who are serving in our military and learning to march to fun "primary chants."
We had a bandana for each of the kids. This is Cole wearing his. Don't you love the barf/slobber covered shirt?
This is Maddi running the three legged races with a girl much older. She was almost drug the whole way. :)
My friend Alison lead the Primary in how to salute and march to fun chants. We even had a couple roudy ones that we had drop and give us "5." (We really had a good time with this theme!)
Ryan here is helping Caden on the pogo stick in the obstacle course.
Fun, but glad it's over!
***Okay, so I totally thought I was posting on my family blog...oops!! I hit "view blog" after I published and was suprised to see "Supermommies" staring back at me. That was a first! Sorry to those who don't know me, and probably wouldn't really care about this. :)***
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I got this e-mail a long time ago and they really aren't going into Nordstrom, everything always is $1, but I like their lip gloss & eye liner. their mascara isn't that good. So partially true, still pretty good stuff, at least the few things that I have tried.
So, the product and price are legit, but the story is false. Maybe it helps motivate people to buy more sooner rather then later. I like that you can read customer reviews about the products.
For you other make-up lovers today is M.A.C. Friends and Family. You get 15% of everything (which is great because nothing is ever on sale) and free shipping. The checkout code is MACFF8. If you love their brushes this is the time to get them!
buying E.L.F. makeup and repackaging it so they are selling ALL of
their products for $1 each! If you spend $15 you can use the coupon
code CAROLINA that will subtract $7.50(which will cover your shipping and
a little bit more). I just spent $28 and got 18 products including
mascara, lipgloss, concealer, eyeliner, nail polish, and a set of makeup brushes. So here is the link for anyone who is interested:
ELF Website: http://www.eyeslipsface.com/default.asp
ENJOY! I know I did!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Click on the web address and follow the directions. Some of you may have already done this before, but here it is anyway..
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Do you make sure everyone is in charge of their own stuff, i.e. the kids book bag, shoes, socks, dishes, mail, etc.... their own responsibility, or make it universal, if you see it lying there... pick it up, it doesn't matter who's it is, we are a team and with that, we all need to work together?
Or are there limits to what we should be expecting our children, and I'll say it, our husbands to do? Maybe Because I've had to do it by myself for 5 years, I might be more aware now, but come on.... Do I really have to be in charge of EVERYONE'S stuff?
Is it wrong to give our Kids and Hubby's chores, and at what age is it OK for our children? My daughter is 6 going on 7 and I expect a lot from her.... but with the new baby coming.... can I give her more, should I? And what about Hubby, does his load increase too?
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
The second time: Two days ago I went to Target at night to get some gifts for my son's birthday the next day. I go to check out and I start loading things as they are being scanned. Same story, I go to pay and she continues to put stuff in the cart (I think). As I get my reciept, the next shift cashier takes over and my girl walks away. I check the little counter at the end of the check stand and everything is packed up. I go out in the dark parking lot (9:00 pm) and hurry to my car with my keys. I throw everything in the back seat and go home. As I unload the bags I go through and there is a bag missing again! I searched everywhere because I don't want to look dumb if it rolled to the back of my van while driving home. I yell to my husband that I have to go back to Target, and leave. I check the parking lot for my cart and it is gone I talk to the "cart guy" and he hasn't seen anything. I talk to customer service and the new shift checker (who doesn't remember me from five minutes ago) and no one saw an extra bag of stuff. Here's what I think happened : I think she must have put the bag under the cart when I was paying. I was in a hurry and it was dark and I didn't look under the cart because I didn't put anything there! I was very bitter this time because I know someone took it when they saw it in the parking lot.
My vent: Ladies, what is the deal, do you bag and tell them not to touch your stuff. Do you look like a snob and make them do it and then check their work right in front of them? Most of the time I'm trying to keep my kids for opening up the candy in the check stand instead of keeping track of what the checker is doing. I don't know, I'm sure now that I have typed this out I sound psycho, but that is what venting is about. Maybe this random stuff only happens to me.
Just a note: I have liberty to say what I want about checkers, because I worked retail for ten years:)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
I have major anxiety about wild animals, weirdoes with guns, and being outside in the dark and getting lost. So much so that every time anyone asked us to go camping, I always had many excuses not to go. A friend of ours invited us to go camping with a bunch of other families this past weekend. We had been kayaking and fishing the weekend before which segued beautifully into our first family camping trip.