Thursday, December 25, 2008

We are having......

A FISH! Well that is what Sheridan shouted out when we we asked what was on the ultrasound monitor. (Canyon guessed a baby; smart kid) Yes, I'm pregnant! After months and months of not getting pregnant we finally did with a little help from those reproductive drugs. There is only one baby. I'm due July 1st. Canyon's birthday and the first day of Chris's medical residency. Yep, great timing, I know. But we are so excited!
Just wanted to let you know the news and tell everyone Merry Christmas! I hope it is good for everyone. I know it's been a rough year for many of you financially or emotionally, but I wish you the best for the new year, and hope you have felt the spirit of Christmas in your home.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

play that funky music....

So this week is finally over. I'm so glad. I was very busy this week making scrappy goods for my young women and even better, making Uncle Terry's birthday cake. It turned out ok, (it's never as good as it is in my head) but the best part was disco Terry (aka Moses) He was so cute! You might be able to tell by the pics that it was a Saturday Night fever themed party. Chris and I got some spiffy new (to us) digs and got down on it (lyrics, you gutter dwellers). Chris actually scored a velvet shirt and some nice polyester pants, they even had a bonus handkerchief in the pocket. I found my stylin' dress at the goodwill for $4.99. Major kudos to my shopping genious! Yuck, the colors in the cake picture are kind of off. so just ignore that.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

wishes do come true

So people always win blog giveaways right? OTHER people. Well guess what, I WON the Glitz stocking! I am so happy that I get all this wonderful goodness! Real life got to stop for just a few minutes while I skipped around my house telling my husband I actually won a giveaway. Now I have to get back to my kids and making stuff for the young women. Oh and another thing I'm totally excited for is I get to decorate a cake this weekend, I haven't done a real one since January, and it's disco themed! Yeah, so fun. I think it's fun now, wait til I'm Halfway into it, then I won't be so giddy. oh well. I'm so excited I won!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008


I've been suckin it up on the blog front, life just keeps happening. You know some times it's just a little too real. Don't worry though, I've still been reading your blogs, your popularity level hasn't dropped! I've just been getting ready for a Christmas we can't afford, we did score a $25 tree though; awesome! Chris got hit by a suburban in our neon (it's totaled) but he's ok, and for that I'm grateful. Chris has been tutoring students in bio and phys and can also do math, if anyone needs a tutor, but he does have a job interview this morning. I did get to have a lot of fun with my girlfriends this week, and I can't believe Rita posted that old school picture of all of us.

One amazing link I found this week was Glitz. Well I didn't just find it, it's my sister's ol' friend Laura's scrapbook company, and they are awesome. Some actual creative ladies! They are doing Christmas giveaways, and you should check em out! Maybe you will get a nice stocking for your chimney!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

more card craftiness

Well, I've been at it again. Making cards! I made some for Chris to send thank you cards where he has interviews, and my mom hired me to make her Christmas cards. She offered me more than I'm going to take, but is it tacky to charge my mom? I need to know these things, I know she is trying to help us out ( I hope she doesn't read this entry) and this is what I can do in return. So let me know, is it wrong?

thanksgiving did happen

Yes the turkey comes to our house too. It's just taking me a week to be grateful enough for it I guess. Not really, Thanksgiving is my fave. And we had a super fun weekend with our AZ family. My sister came into town and the rest of us are here, and we all got stuffed. My parents made three turkeys for us too eat, ( my dad actually made like 8 or so for other people)
Busy folks! We had roasted, fried and smoked turkeys. Of course there was much of the other trimmings and mom's cream cheese pie (it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it). The kids had heaps of fun riding on the tractors and playing outside in the gorgeous weather. Later, even though we were still full, we went to my grandma's house and had another dinner. It was too good to pass up so we all crammed more food into our bulging bellies. Yummy! Grandma even had divinity, oh it was wonderful. Oh and I did have to remind Canyon it wasn't Halloween (and he isn't a three year old girl) hahaha! Oh, good times!

Monday, December 1, 2008

bold tag

Sad day, I've done less than half of the things on this list. Time to get busy!

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars
Played in a band
Visited Hawaii
Watched a meteor shower
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
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
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
Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
Seen an Amish community
Taught yourself a new language
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 [not the patient]
47. Had your portrait painted
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
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
Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check [not on purpose]
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
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
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
Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
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
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

I tag anybody who wants to see how many things they've done on this list

Just paste this list into your blog and bold the ones that you HAVE done, and unbold any I have done that you have NOT...