Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
The Friday before Christmas, before the BIG storms, I saw a 4-car accident in this same place due to drifting, blowing snow causing white-out, icy conditions.
Here are a few contacts if you'd like to request a change here:
Rep Eric Hutchings firstname.lastname@example.org
Salt Lake County council members
There's a start. I have a few other contacts to try. I'll let you know what I find out.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Ok, side note- Tim went to check and apparently Jenna is up. I have no idea how long she's been up. We told her she couldn't get up until 7:00, but the power went out around 3:00 so her clock is 3 1/2 hours slow. She asked Tim if it was ok to get up and go potty. Oops! Sorry Dolly!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Ahh! I just saw the date and realized she is 21 today!! Happy Month-iversary Monkey!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
And finally, here are the pilgrim hat treats I made for Jenna's class party. They are Keebler Fudge Stripe cookies, mini peanut butter cups, a little frosting and a passion fruit Tic Tac. They were a big hit!
By the way, if anyone has thought about joining me, WW just launched a new program- it is a great combination of some of the older plans. The best of everything! Just do it!!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
They turn out so great! It would be an easy way to personalize a Christmas or wedding gift- practical, yet person- my favorite combination!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
I am doing a show tomorrow (Saturday, December 6th) with my MIL & SIL at the U of U married student housing. It is at the East Village in apt 1194. Enter Arapeen drive from Sunnyside Ave and follow the signs. It goes from 10 am - 4 pm. Let me know if you need more info.
Hope to see you there!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I was sewing along and noticing my machine was loud and a bit choppy. "Oil it," I thought but I kept going. A bit later I thought again "oil it." I told myself I had so much to do so I would oil it later. No, now. It may sound silly but I think I was being prompted to do this before I destroyed my machine.
Having never done this before I got out my manual to see what to do. It recommend oiling your machine weekly if you sew for less than an hour a day or daily if you sew more than that. OOPS!
Now it is running like a champ and MUCH quieter. It goes through nine layers of fabric with ease now!
Three cheers for reading directions!!!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Please know that I realize the blue doesn't match. I just don't know how to get rid of it!
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
They offer every theme you could imagine and you can customize your bingo card very easily. It was very easy to mix the pictures so I didn't have 26 identical cards.
They have other things too, but I was on a hunt for bingo so I didn't explore too much. There is some help for holiday activities!
Monday, November 24, 2008
1. Problem at the elementary schools, kids are not allowed to leave class to go to the bathroom, all the HALL passes have been intercepted
2. Max Hall had some problems in church yesterday. He tried to pass the sacrament, but it kept getting intercepted.
3. Due to popular demand in Utah, McDonalds’s decided to rename their Apple Turnover…the Max Hall
4. There is no Y in QUEST.
5. Utah ’s defense is still open…..
And some jokes from Hill...
How do the Cougars act like a possum? They play dead at home and get killed on the road
>How many Cougar freshmen does it take to screw in a light bulb? Zero... that's a sophomore course
>What do a Ute and a Cougar have in common? They both applied to the U.
>Four fans of different teams went hiking. There was a BYU fan, Utah fan, WSU fan, and a USU fan. As they climbed the mountain, they argued who was the most loyal to their school. When they reached the summit, the WSU fan proved his loyalty yelling, "This is for the Wildcats!" throwing himself from the mountain. The USU fan not wanting to be outdone, yelled, "This is for the Aggies!" and plunged to his death. The UofU fan then shouted, "This is for everyone else!" and pushed the Cougar fan over the edge.
>How do you get a Brigham Young University grad off of your front porch? Pay him for the pizza.
>What do you get when you breed a groundhog and the BYU Cougars? Six more weeks of bad football.
>Whats the difference between the Cougars and cheerios? one of them belongs in a bowl.
I really have no ill-will towards the Y. Just a little fun...right?
I am going to have her do a class for my family and friends in January. Let me know if you are interested. I am going to start this week and keep track of my savings, so I can tell you how well it works!
The thing that really caught my eye was a paragraph at the beginning under the FOR THE PARENTS heading.
"If Christmas could just happen without so much bother.” “I can’t wait to see what I get.” “By the time Christmas arrives I am so exhausted I hardly feel anything but relief.” Many of us—adults and children—go through the whole holiday season with thoughts like these foremost in our minds. How many times have you had such feelings or thoughts yourself? But Christmas is actually one of the most sacred of holidays, and enjoying its true spirit, which is the Spirit of Christ, can bring us closer to the Savior. "
I find myself with that "Can't we just get it over with" feeling at times. I LOVE Christmas, so I don't want to feel that way. I want to savor the spirit of the season and be the kind of person that radiates the love of Christ, not the bitterness of a grinch!
Anyway, I thought you might like a peek at the article. And, hey, there's at least a few FHE ideas for you!
Friday, November 21, 2008
We were listening to John Denver's Rocky Mountain Christmas and the song "Christmas for Cowboys" came on. She was talking a mile a minute, so to quiet her a bit I told her to listen to this song because it was very pretty.
She got very quiet and at the end of the song she told me very sincerely, "Mom, that song was so beautiful I think I'm going to cry."
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The hyperlink isn't working, so here's the website:http://www.slvhealth.org/wah/index.html.
Let me know if you are interested in doing it together!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It is open Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-5.
There are many great vendors and yummy treats to eat.
Let me know if you need more info.
With all the added stress, dietary temptations and even the comforts of home, sticking to a diet while visiting your family requires a renewed sense of willpower. Here are some tips to get you through, from Joanne V. Lichten, PhD, RD and author of How to Stay Healthy & Fit on the Road (Nutrifit Publishing, 2001).
1) Before you leave home...Write down your on-the-road goals, such as eating seven servings of fruit and veggies a day or eating small meals every four hours. Reread them each morning for inspiration.
2) Bring some healthy snacks.You don't want to get to your cousin Phil's only to find out that your favorite reduced-fat, whole-grain cracker isn't sold within a 100-mile radius of his house.
3) Offer to do the shopping.Or cook some of the meals. Not only can you introduce your family to your favorite low-fat recipes, but you'll be an appreciated house guest as well.
4) Eat only when you're sitting down. It's tempting to nibble while cooking with a big group in the kitchen, or to grab a handful of M&M's or peanuts out of Grandma's candy dish, but both are surefire diet destroyers.
5) Know how to graciously refuse extra food.Prepared to handle those second helpings or decadent desserts well in advance. Instead of saying you're on a diet, try, "Your barbecued chicken was so satisfying, I just don't have any room left for your lemon meringue pie."
6) Plan ahead. If you can't resist the potato salad, take a small portion, but then forgo the pat of butter on your corn on the cob.
7) Ask for second helpings to go.You'll make Mom happy and have dinner for another day.
8) Have a positive self-affirmation prepared.When a well-meaning relative starts in on you about when you're going to settle down and have kids or finally find a "real" job, remind yourself of your past accomplishments. Be proud of your hard work towards a healthier lifestyle.
9) Move away from the food. Should you get so stressed out that you start to reach for a chocolate chip cookie, even though you're not hungry, go for a walk—a long one. Or grab your nieces and nephews and play a rousing game of tag or hide-and-seek.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
•One vote made Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England in 1645.
•One vote caused Charles I to be executed in 1649.
•One vote elected Thomas Jefferson president in 1800.
•One vote made Texas part of the U.S. in 1845.
•One vote saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment in 1868.
•One vote changed France from a monarchy to a Republic in 1875.
•An average of only one vote per precinct passed women’s suffrage in California in 1911.
•Less than one vote per precinct, in one state, elected Woodrow Wilson President in 1912.
Make sure you go vote tomorrow if you haven't already done so! I voted early and am returning to the polls tomorrow to vote for my community council members, since I couldn't vote early for them.
I won't tell you who to vote for (unless you ask). I just want each person to use this blessing of liberty to choose your leaders. If you don't vote, you can't complain about bad leadership!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful. -William Morris
Another thought I want to remember:The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
After 26 long hours at the hospital and very little progression, Court had a c-section. She was so wiped out, but seemed to be in good spirits as they got her ready to go. Probably relieved to be done as much as anything!
As Dr Hanson put it, her epidural "pooped out" at the end, so she felt way too much of a c-section and they kept knocking her out to help her avoid the post-op pain. Then her airway kept closing, so they had to put a short tube in briefly to help her breathe. By 11:30 she was back in her room and doing better. She was still in a LOT of pain and couldn't keep her eyes open, but she was a trooper! Jake was a great support and right by her side the entire time. Such a proud papa!
We are so excited for the newest member of our family! I will get more pictures today, so check back later.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Here we have Strawberry Shortcake, the Big Bad Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood, Bob the Builder, and Tinkerbell. Also in attendance were Yoda, Sherlock Holmes, a pirate, and some very cute babies!
The kids decorated sacks and then had a candy hunt.
They played "Pin the face on the Pumpkin."
Hill also blew up tons of balloons and gave the kids each giant glow stick. She turned off most of the lights and the kids had a ball whacking the balloons with the glow sticks!
Here's my Tinkerbell and Strawberry Short cake ready to go!
Every one had so much fun! Thanks, Hill for all your hard work!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
1.First of all Corrine needs to be dedicated to clearing her house of fleas and this could take anything from one go to doing it to many, many times. ... Not true!
2. Corrine Needs Your Help! Make a Secure Online Contribution Today ...Hadn't thought of this, but feel free to donate!
3.Corrine needs to turn 2 more or gain 45 more Vampire points to reach the next level: Vampire Temptress! Corrine should get out there and bite some people! ...
4. Corrine needs to pay up. Another instance where someone believes Government should take care of them, not the person taking care of themselves.
5. Corrine needs instruction with these types of English words in order to more fully benefit from instructional settings
6.Corrine needs help planning for an uncertain future. She knows that she will need more assistance in her activities of daily living. This is always true!
7. Corrine needs me now, more than ever.
Who knew I was so needy?
Monday, October 20, 2008
We got back on the freeway at Santaquin and we were back up to speed. We continued south until we got to Scipio where we headed up over the mountain. I should have taken some pictures here. It was beautiful! I can't even count the times I have driven past Scipio on my way to St George and never had a clue that such beautiful land was right there!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The last movie I watched was The Bucket List. I loved it! Perhaps it was because it continued my week's theme of cancer and death, but I really enjoyed this movie! I would definitely recommend it!
Some others that I like were Pursuit of Happyness (which always bugged my that it was misspelled, but now I get it), Juno, Sweet Land, and Definitely, Maybe.
My light-hearted escape has been all of season one of Pushing Daisies. I always loved that show but don't ever get to watch it when it's on. That's another one you should check out.
So there's what I've been doing lately while ironing, folding laundry and cleaning my room. I rarely just sit and watch something -my hands must be doing something! Is that ADD of me?
Anyway, as the weather turns colder, go get a movie!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
She poked her head back into the van and ever-so-sweetly said, "Thanks for annoying me about that, Mom. I almost forgot!"
I really hope she meant to say "reminding." Am I that much of a nag?
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Saturday was our long-awaited cancer walk. It was AWESOME! Thanks to my great team who braved the cold weather and walked. We made it to the car right as the rain/sleet/snow started at the end of the walk.
Thanks, Mom and Dad for facilitating/funding so many of these!
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables- we still have tomatoes if you need!
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train- St. Petersburg to Moscow
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked- No, but picked up hitch hiker
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors- Vernal & British Columbia Ü
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language- ASL & Spanish, with help from others
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance- No, I refused!
47. Had your portrait painted- Does a sktch artist count?
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp- A death camp in Russia. Millions buried there
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial- My girls now play with my Cabbage Patch kid!
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House- Drove past
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating- Just watched my dad & Tim do this
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury- No and I am one of the few people who WANTS to!
91. Met someone famous- most famous was Jimmy Carter
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake- Nope- just threw rocks in!
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
Monday, October 13, 2008
I added some of our favorite Christmas music (John Denver and the Muppets) to my playlist, so if you want you can scroll to the bottom of the playlist and choose some mood music!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Can't wait for more tomorrow!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Anyway, as he went on to the next young mother with kids, Aubrey looked at me and said, "He should go get a JOB!"
Her words, not mine...
Lest you think I am teaching my kids to be mean and stingy, we donate items through various charities and I make the girls choose a few of their things each time. We pay out tithes and offerings through our church and we are usually kind and generous. I just REALLY don't like being vulnerable in a parking lot with my kids. You think I'm getting my purse out where you can reach it! Yeah right. Back off!
My progress has been a little slow this month due to my eating too many yummy things- no one to blame but myself! I have finally reached a milestone, though. I passed my 10% mark. Yes, I have lost more than 10% of my starting weight. I got my 16 week award and my 10% award today!
Now I am down a total of 22.4 and still working on that 25 lb mark. Here I come!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Tim, being tall, occasionally sets things on top of the car or van. I, being short, never see them from my vantage point. This was the case when Tim set a baggie full of geodes and fossil-filled rocks that he found during the deer hunt on top of the van last night.
I had no idea they were there until I looked out the window this afternoon and saw them atop the van, which was parked in the driveway.
Now this might not seem noteworthy except that in between I took Jenna to school, went to the grocery store a few miles away, made two trips to preschool, and one trip through the automatic drive-through car wash!
Towards the end of the car wash I heard a strange thump overhead, but forgot about it by the time we left. I can't believe that the baggie was still there. It was in between the bars of the little luggage rack, but that isn't exactly heavy duty. I am also impressed at the strength of the WalMart brand zipper bag! I should do a commercial!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Jenna and Aubrey started tball this week and after tonight's games Aubrey said, "I am the tball rock star all star!" She was pretty proud of her performance!