Wednesday, July 23, 2008

3 Things

The rules are as follows: list 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions, and 3 random surprising facts about yourself. Here goes...


1. Family
2. Childbirth (experiencing it myself as well as helping others)
3. Singing


1. Grasshoppers (weird, I know - let me know if you want the full story)
2. Not being a good mom
3. Losing one of my children


1. Learn Chinese
2. Become a midwife
3. Serve a mission with Greg

Current Obsessions

1. The Twilight series
2. Blogging (mostly reading others lately)
3. Air conditioning :O)

Random Surprising Facts

1. I've never been to Disneyland
2. I've delivered someone else's baby
3. I'm a member of MENSA

I'm tagging people that read my blog and have a blog of their own. Have fun!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Kind of a tag

Okay, so it's a lame excuse for a post since it's copy and paste, but I wanted to let everyone know I am, in fact, alive. :O) We're headed to my dad's extended family reunion at Duck Creek this weekend so hopefully I'll remember to take some fun pictures and actually take the time to post them when I get back. No promises though!

I saw this on Sarah's blog and thought it would be fun to see what kind of memories you guys come up with. It can be a memory of Greg or me individually or even both of us together. I can't wait to see what y'all remember about us.

1. As you comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

So, it's me again.

I have yet another disclaimer. I don't know how to get the pictures from the camera to the you will notice this is a picture from two years ago. If Janet doesn't already have it on the won't be on the blog.

I wanted to get on and plug in my two cents about the 4th. Janet's Grandpa died last week, so we threw the kids in the van and traveled up to the cold country for a weekend of ups and downs. We spent Thursday morning at the funeral, followed by a trip to a Veterans Cemetery. This was a great experience for me to teach my kids about the brave men and women who have died to keep us free. I teared up a few times as the Color Guard played taps, fired the 21 gun salute, and folded the flag. I took C.J. aside, and explained to him what they were doing every step of the way.

We took the opportunity to stay at Brad and Jagaa's house this weekend. The kids had an absolute BLAST playing with cousins their own age. Little Abby chased C.J. around all weekend, copying everything he did. Amanda was the group mother. She got up and cooked pancakes and eggs for everyone, and even cleaned up the mess afterwards.

When it was time for the fireworks, we congregated at the Mom and Dad's place for a Bar-B-Q and then went to Micks house for the fireworks show. I was sure to wear closed toe shoes this year, because I was a monkey's uncle a couple of years ago and got a hot firework spark stuck between my toes!

Dave made the comment that it was quite a joy having someone with ADLAK (Attention Deficit... Look A Kitty) lighting the fireworks. I couldn't sit still, so I had 3 or 4 screamers going at the same time. We even got the neighbors out to watch our masterful production.

The weather was absolutely AMAZING! We left the 110 degree heat of the desert to enjoy a nice cloud cover and a breezy 85 degree evening.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Ever wonder?

DISCLAIMER: This is not a picture of me in a Spidey Costume...

So as I check in with my sister and all other diligent bloggers, I realize that waiting for a pregnant mother of 5 children to do all the blogging could take a while.

I would like to take this opportunity to say hi to everyone! Hi!

I, along with many other unsuspecting passers-by have been sucked into the world of blogging. I used to light-haertedly laugh at others who had succomed to this exciting and fast-paced arena until I realized that I could actually keep in touch with my sister on the other side of our Nation! Bring it on!

So as I was contemplating what I should post, be it funny or sweet and tender I came across this picture of Spiderman. It brought to my mind that there are three possibilities in this picture:
1. Mr. Tuddly lost a bet with his college buddies, and had to stand on a street corner in the Spidey Suit.
2. He is part of Community theater, and this is an exercise he uses to overcome stage fright.
3. His parents were heavily involved in experimental drugs during the developmental phases of his early life.

This is a game that Janet and I play on long road trips. We watch people as we pass them, or they pass us, and we make up a story about them.

I am willing to let you all copy us though, it is a free Country. Besides with 5 2/3 children, we have to get creative on things to keep our sanity.