Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good Apples, Bad Apples & Downright Funny Apples

Holidays in our family seem to always end up with some game playing. When I first joined the family it was usually Scrabble. We have moved on in the recent years. Lately, we've found ourselves playing Apples to Apples. I know some people LOVE this game. Me? I'm kind of lukewarm. I think it's ok- not the worst game to play but not my first choice either.

However, some of the grandkids are getting old enough to join in and when you play with my nephews it's gets way more entertaining.

For example:

The word is selfish.

I put down Adolf Hitler
I don't know what anyone else put EXCEPT for Spencer (12).

Rosa Parks.....
"She wouldn't give up her seat" he says.


A while later the word is Playful.

I don't remember any responses except for Ryan (9, soon to be 10).

His card?

My body.....

Yes, My body.

When Ryan innocently asks "Why's that so funny?"
I tell him to ask Grandma who is laughing harder than anyone else.

Tonight and Tomorrow should bring about some more game playing. Can't wait!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

French Kiss & A Puking Sensation

This morning I emptied the Christmas tree scent out of my Scentsy warmer.

I added French Kiss and promptly remembered that this is the scent I burned last year in February. When. I. was. Pregnant. Ugg, seriously gag me with a MAGGOT! Don't you hate when pregnancy ruins things?

But anyway... anyone who wants a basically brand new bar of French Kiss PLEASE come and get it, preferably before I hurl!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Silent Night
Holy Night

All is calm
All is bright

Friday, December 19, 2008

Jeremy's Christmas List

This is what he asked for...
so sad, it's all sold out!
{keep clicking until you get to the KING, that's his favorite one.
AND Please read "About Flame" on the page, it's UNreal. Who thinks of this stuff?}

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Little Matdog

Kaden participated in the City's wrestling program. It ran for two weeks and they had a tournament the last Saturday. He loved it and can't wait until next year to try it again. Yes, he insisted on wrestling with no shoes. Why? We still don't know.

Align Center


I am not old.
I am a mere 28 1/2 years old.
But lately I'm feeling old. Really old.

I attended a bridal shower for a former YW tonight.

While I was there I chatted with another former YW who just celebrated her 3rd wedding anniversary.

And recently I've been seeing lots of blogs of people in my ward who are celebrating anniversaries and birthdays that are much smaller numbers than mine.

I'm wondering when Jer and I transferred spots as the "cute newly married couple" to the "old people with 3 kids."

Although to be fair, I think in any other ward we'd still be considered young. It's just this one... so really, I'm still young & cool.
Right? Riiiight.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Merry Christmas!

This is the picture that will grace our Christmas cards this year. Unfortunately when it printed on the card the color was totally wrong and the kids faces turned out really red and the background looks kind of greenish-blue. We not sure what happened and the place we took them too blamed the color distortion on the image being shrunk to fit the card. I smell something fishy, but we're sending them out anyway... cuz that's what you do when you wait until the last minute on Christmas cards. The envelopes are all addressed and stuffed with this holiday greeting. All we are waiting on is a witty letter to accompany them- they may be waiting a while. Merry Christmas. Happy addressing and envelope licking to you all as well.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Guess what? It's dang cold out there!
But my house is nice and toasty.
No, not because the heater is cranked way up. Because my little oven has been running constantly baking up ♥ wedding ♥ cake.
Nothing like a warm house and the sweet aroma of cake filling the air to make you NEVER want to leave. Unfortunately I need to run and buy some socks, some cake stuff, a gift card AND get the oil changed. Oh yeah, and it's my turn for pre-school carpool.

Leaving the house is really killing my hermity/cake buzz.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Slightly Entertaining

This is kind of funny... so if you have a minute {or 4} CLICK AWAY.

But, if this shows up in my stocking someone might be in the doghouse.
Hmmm, unless it smelled good and then it might be ok.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Congrats are in order

See the sweet baby on the left?
He grew into a cute little boy.
A boy who was a bit mischievous...
and who liked to have fun.
But also a boy who has set and accomplished some important goals during his life.
The most recent being...

freedom from homework!
So if you see Jeremy go ahead and tell him congratulations because he's now a full-fledged college graduate and his family couldn't be more proud.
We love you, Jer!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tidings of Great Joy

A great way to feel the true spirit of the Christmas is to watch "The Nativity" produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with the sound down and Amy Grant's Breath of Heaven playing. Look! The work has already been done for you by some generous soul. {you really can find anything on youtube}
Enjoy one of my favorites, and your weekend.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Slow Learners

After 8 1/2 years of marriage with just a mattress, I'm pleased to announce that we finally got a headboard AND foot board for our bed. {I know, right? Like, we are totally moving our way up to 1st class!} But, also with this new addition comes about 6 inches of added length to the bed. Can you see the predicament coming?

Yes. Jeremy and I both have ugly, vicious bruises on our thighs because after years of walking around our bed in the dark we just can't seem to adjust to the newness of it all. I'm telling you that corner on the foot board is mighty sharp. Saddest part? There are multiples bruises on multiple legs. Creatures of habit, undoubtedly.