Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Our computer is totally functional, however the power cord is a whole different story. I'm currently sneaking time on Jeremy's work computer, shhhh.

I think this might be divine intervention, though. Because after approximately 48 hours without the internet apparently my brain couldn't take it any longer. People, I'm sad to say that I'm so addictd to blogging that my body was forced to make up for the loss by dreaming about blogging. I totally was in AZ livin' it up with Nancy and Lauren last night.

Well they say absence makes the heart grow fonder right? So by the time I get back to posting regularly I'm sure you'll all realize how much you have missed my posts, or not.

I'm off to enjoy my cyber vacation... or not.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

For Sale: Exquisite Memories

Jeremy had planned to take Brynnlee to the upcoming Father & Daughter Ball. Brynnlee was excited to get dressed up and even had an appointment at Monkey Dooz to get an "up do" with her cousins. She couldn't wait to go to dinner with daddy all by herself. That is until Tuesday when work called to let us know that we needed to be in Spokane that same weekend.

So now we have a ticket that we won't be using. This ticket is good for one dad and as many daughters as he wants to take. $20, anyone interested?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Birthday Wishes

35 Things You Might Not Know About Jeremy

*Jeremy was born in Canada and had duel citizenship up until he turned 18.
*He's the oldest of 4.
*He was Paper Boy of the Year back in the 80's.
*He and his friend Brent once set the field next to the Stake Center on fire.
*He also set his mattress on fire, see a pattern anyone?
*Jeremy and his sister Jessica went to Ricks College at the same time and possibly had too much fun together.
*Jeremy loves snowboarding.
*He spent 3 days in the hospital after a failed attempt at a back flip over a cat track on his snowboard.
*He once took me, my brother, my sister, our friend and his cousin snowboarding. He was the only one who had been before, a long day for sure.
*He really wanted to serve a mission somewhere where he could speak Spanish.
*He served in the Tampa, FL Mission which was english speaking
*He got home from his mission and I was still in Mia Maids. HA!
*Jeremy hates sweet potatoes. They eat a lot of sweet potatoes in Florida. He once stuffed one in his suit pocket to avoid eating it.
*Jeremy loves eating at "taco trucks".
*It's a 'don't ask don't tell policy' at those trucks for Jeremy.
*Jeremy loves rafting and especially guiding down the Hoback Junction in Jackson Hole, WY.
*He loves rafting so much he will do it even if he has a broken foot and a cast.
*Jeremy has a degree in Para medicine.
*He did a paramedic internship in Atlanta and has enough crazy stories from it to fill an entire evening.
*He got hired on with the Sacramento Fire Department and then promptly broke his foot. They withdrew the offer.
*He is certified in SCUBA.
*He wants to be locked in a cage and "swim with sharks".
*He loves to bungee jump.
*His favorite bungee jumps require you to pay in cash and do them at night... shady, yes.
*He loves backpacking and camping.
*He went skydiving for his 18th birthday.
*While in high school he bought a car without his parents knowing.
*Jeremy still thinks/talks about that '67 Fastback Mustang on a weekly basis.
*He once got a ticket for going 105 in a 55, while skipping school to see a girl. Nice.
*He is currently working on his Masters Degree in Emergency Planning and Disaster Management.
*Jeremy wrestled 145 in high school and yes, I will post a picture someday.
*He loves the snow and always said he wanted to get married in the winter (our anniversary is in May).
*Jeremy has been arrested and detained at the Canadian border along with his mother.
*Jeremy is wanting to train for the STP (Seattle-to-Portland) ride this year.
*He has a wife and three kids who simply adore him.

Today the man who keeps our family laughing turns one year older. If you see him in Pullman today or mutual tonight tell him his family says "Happy Birthday!"

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I almost shed a tear as he left last night (well last night on my DVR).

And then I wanted to punch the TV when this guy stayed.

Ugh. I'm still not over it, so don't ask.

Monday, February 16, 2009

valentines day clean up

8 AM and we are in the church parking lot prepping to get our scrub on.

We were scheduled to clean in a few weeks, but since we won't be around on our turn we needed to make a trade. So what better way to spread the love than vacuuming up cheerios and wiping 10,000+ fingerprints of windows? Actually we love it, and so do the kids since we have a little tradition of getting donuts and chocolate milk afterward. Who wouldn't get excited about that.

However, in our current ward it's more like a man-fest cleaning session. I don't think I've ever been there and not been heavily outnumbered. So in your neck of the woods what's the general make-up of church cleaners? Families, or men, or women, or what?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Diaper Deal is having a sale, and since I love a good deal passed on I'm sharing.

I just bought 456 diapers for just under $58. That's 12 cents per diaper, good stuff. Use the promo code THAT2215 for $10 off any order of $49 or more. Shipping is free on orders over $49 and there is no tax on any orders (that alone saved me another $5). **And if you are an member, like me, you'll get another 1% back.**

Happy diapering!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

You know you want it...

The first FIVE people to respond to this post will get something made by me!

I know, I know quiet your girlish screams, please.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be made with you in mind.
3- It'll be done this year (glad it just started)

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ummm, yeah. About that...

We had our Visiting Teaching Conference on Thursday, complete with dinner. It was awesome. Except for one part. Yeah, the part where about 5 people asked me how the Triathlon training was going. Kind of humiliating to admit that I hadn't even started.

Today I decided to remedy that. I went for a run. And when I say "went for a run" I mean I had Jeremy strap on the arm band for the ipod and left the house hoping to make it about 4 blocks. Happy to report I ran two miles without stopping! Yes, it was a slow two miles but I have no pride. I'm totally gonna pat myself on the back. So ladies feel free to keep asking because training has officially begun, I think.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ella Girl

Ella is loving playing in her activity center.
Still haven't captured the laugh on video but she is giving us plenty of smiles.

Poor little baby Ella was trying to fall asleep in her bumbo during dinner. But no one would leave her alone long enough to let her drift off.

*I promise we do get her out of pajamas, these videos just happen to not portray that.

Biggest Loser

I know I'm a little late, but here are my thoughts on recent episodes.

What is up with Joelle? I mean, she's pretty crazy. I really felt bad for Carla, even though she is a little abrasive herself at least she's working out.

What was with Dave totally downing fried chicken and what not while being home? Idiot.

Carla and Dan should have ditched their partners and formed an orange/silver coalition. Note to future contestants: Beware of who you choose for a partner.

Black team now bugs the crap out of me.... only because they totally said they were going to vote for Joelle and didn't! Why not just say you are voting for Damien, or better yet, not say anything at ALL.

Really, Aubrey?? You lost 2 lbs and excuse-ed it up with gaining muscle, but then sit there and give Joelle a lecture on not using excuses... kinda lame to me.

Shannon is so amazing, how in the world she carried that huge sweaty man I'll never know.

LOVE, LOVE those Tongans and not just because they are LDS. It's because they are hilarious AND awesome AND workout machines!! I hope Filipe or Sione win.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The juice is trickling

... the creativity is not quite flowing, but I'll take what I can get.

I have yet to take to the pavement. Which means I haven't started running. Which means I haven't run for approximately 14 months. Which means I might be in trouble when and if Ella starts sleeping and I make my first attempt. UGH. I have noticed the mornings getting lighter, and slightly less frigid, and Ella did actually sleep until 5:30 this morning, so I may need to lace my runners up. Which is good, yet intimidating at the same time.

When is that Triathlon, again? Don't worry I won't sell out, but I just may be the last person crossing the finish line this year.

Any suggestions for a great running playlist??