Thursday, October 28, 2010


From the time I hit puberty, I have had to defend my age. I have always looked younger than I am. By the time I hit high school, people couldn't tell who was older - me, at 16, or my sister, at age 12. When you're 20, it's insulting to be asked what high school you go to. As an adult, I've answered the phone and been asked if my mother or father were home.

My biggest fear about all this has always been that one day, my looks would catch up and when I'm finally old enough to want to look younger, I'll actually look my age, or worse, older.

Well. Yesterday put my fears to rest. At least for now.

Here's the scene:

While going about my business baking homemade bread and sewing my own clothes, (or maybe I was eating chocolate),my door bell rings.

I answer to a young salesman at my door.

"Good afternoon. Is your mom or dad home?"

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Our Newest Pet

I went outside on Saturday morning half awake to enjoy a few minutes of quiet before the slumber party kids came upstairs. I sat down to enjoy the view and the coolness of the morning, and then looked up. Well, good morning to you too.

I'm super thrilled. Just super, super thrilled.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer fun?

So far this is how we've spent our summer:

Mom can't walk for 2 weeks - very painful, swollen tendon - spends days laying down, icing ankle.
Then the dad hurts his back, is down for several days.
Then mom gets sick.
Then dad gets sick.
Then Corbin gets sick.
Then Noah gets sick.
Oh, we're still coughing up lungs.
Oh, and the stupid ankle still isn't healed and now I get to hobble around in a boot.

Happy summer all!

I, for one, can't wait for winter.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tender Moments

Isn't he just the sweetest?

Me: Corbin, who's the prettiest Mommy?

C: Um, you're not pretty.

Me: Why?

C: Well, I just don't like your voice.

Me (thinking I know what he's talking about): Oh, you mean when I sing.

C: I don't like your voice when you sing OR when you talk.

Well bless his heart....or something along those lines.
Don't worry, I'll get my revenge when he enters the dating years. He has no idea how long I can hold a grudge.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

'Cause We'd All Like To Be This Rich

Would you love to donate $500 to a charity to help with the crisis in Haiti but know that the only way you could do so is with someone elses' money? Well, here's your chance. Over at The Pioneer Woman , Ree is having a giveaway where the winners get to choose which charity will receive a $500 donation. On top of that, she is also donating $.10 for every comment left. Right now the comments are up to 12,670 and
Then on top of all that, she's also having two other giveaways, (one for a kids music set and one for a kitchen aide mixer that I totally plan on winning), and she's doing the $.10 per comment on both of those as well.
So let's re-cap. Click on the link above. Leave a comment with your choice of an organization to donate to. Then go over to her Homeschooling section and leave a comment to enter that giveaway. From there, she has a link to her Tasty Kitchen site, go there and enter that giveaway as well. Each comment is worth $.10.
Clear as mud? Great.
Remember, all you need to know is that you're helping someone else give a ton of their money away to charity and getting a chance to win some prizes too.
Win - win for all.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Run For Cover

Baby Bear is all grumpy and stuff so here's me trying to make him laugh, rockin' out and singing in a goofy, high pitched voice, waving my arms and shakin' my booty in ways I would never attempt in public all in the name of cheering him up because that's what mothers do. We act like idiots. It's a requirement clearly outlined in the "Say Good-Bye To Your Life and Dignity" manual that came out with the baby. I believe it was attached to the umbilical cord.

And what do I get for all my effort?

A laugh?
A smile?

No. Instead he covers his head and says,
"That's scary Mommy"

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Warm Fuzzies

You can get some by helping out coat less kids this winter and then bragging about your service on your own blog! Just kidding about that last part, but not really cause it does give you an extra chance at winning a $25 amazon gift card. And as we all know, I like to win things.

So go visit Sue at navel gazing and let the season of giving begin!

**update** The giveaway is over but you can still donate coats. Her goal is to get up to 100. That would be awesome because, as we all know, Utah winters are COLD!