Thursday, December 13, 2007

slacking blogger

hello! it's me, the absent blogger. I can't believe it's been over 2 months since I've posted a blog. It just hasn't been a priority I guess. We have been super busy lately. I just wanted to post a blog saying I know I'm a slacker, and I will do better. Also, here is a link to our "elfin' family"'s a hoot, so check it out.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Happy Birthday, Beemaw!

so, today is my mom's birthday. yep, she turned 29. no, wait..that's me that will be 29. lol! anyway. we had surprise birthday party for her at kiroli park last saturday. her boyfriend, ray, had a blast cooking that up for her. i didn't get a picture of her cake. it was too cute. if i find someone who did, i'll post it. it had a harley davison on it...too cute. jay and cora had so much fun at the park, and jay always has fun playing with his new friend, ray.then today my mom and ray brought their new four wheelers, and we wrote those for awhile. it was fun. i had forgotten how much fun it was. when i was younger we use to go mud digging all the time, but in my old age..i don't do so may footloose and fancy free type things. cora was not interested in riding. that surprised me because she loves riding on the mower, but jay LOVED it. here are some pictures:

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

you go huckabee

now, i'm not saying i'm supporting this guy, i really have not been keeping up with the primaries much...west monroe ward's primary is enough for me to keep up with! haha....but i thought this was an awesome response by govenor huckabee on the discussion of evolution. enjoy!

men and women

this made me laugh. as most of you know i stuggle with my weight..and the fact that i can't loose any, so this picture was pretty funny to me. i go to the gym everyday, and you can totally see this in men and women. even the flabbiest man will walk around like the king of fittness, but even the perfect bodied women seem unsatisfied. life is funny, eh?

Thursday, September 6, 2007

my little brownie cook

it's been awhile since i've posted a blog. i've just been too lazy to sit at the computer long enough to write something about myself! i can't believe it is thursday again already. where'd the week go? seriously. loosing monday to a holiday just throws my whole week off.

well i wanted to blog about the awesome swing set we got. it's little tykes. we found it at a garage sale and my mom got it for her grandbabies...and they love it. the people we got if from kept it under a pecan tree, which we all know is a no no. it was pretty filthy. but alittle bleach, comet, and elbow grease got it good as new!

yesterday the missionaries came over to eat. and i have a new brownie recipe, so cora and i made brownies. i didn't think she'd be a good helper in the kitchen, but she was underfoot and driving me crazy. so, i put her little butt on the countertop, and let her help. she loved it. you should have seen her unwrapping the chocolate squares and putting them in the bowl then wadding up the papers, then she helped me dump all the measuring cups and spoons. we had a bit of a mess to clean up afterwards, but it was worth it to keep her happy for a few minutes. and jay, of course, enjoyed the beaters.

well, today is a blah day. the kids are napping...well, almost, and i've got some house work to catch up on. fun stuff. i'll try to get better at this blog thing. happy thursday!

Friday, August 24, 2007

rough day

man, today has been rough! my kids have been horrid! i wanted to put them to bed at like 4 o'clock...seriously. i just don't understand why some days they act like i am speaking in tounges. it took jay 3 hours to clean his room today. it was just picking up a few toys! he was being so defiant! but he started speaking my language really fast when i started putting everything on the floor in a trash bag. he freaked. but i had to do it. i threated to do it like 5 times, so i had to follow through. so, needless to say. the room is "clean" a 4 year old's standard.

but i do feel somewhat accomplished. i got the better part of my yard mowed. cora's too little clothes packed away, and her fall/winter 2t stuff out and washed and put away. i'm caught up on laundry, and i even got my bedroom/bathroom cleaned. so, i did get some things done. now it's almost 9...josh just got home from working, and we are just going to vegggggg. happy friday!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

southern living at home

I went to a southern living at home party with my friend, kim, tonight. It was alot of fun. I didn't know a soul there (except for her). I didn't buy anything. I kind of felt like a heel, but there were enough people there, no one even noticed I ooohed and aaahed, and made a mental wish in I must be mental to think we'd be able to afford that stuff right now. but man, I really did see some things I'd like to have. I don't love alll of their stuff, but they do have some collections that are this is the gallery collection. it's all white stuff that i really really like. i have a couple of the big plates (i use them as serving platters), the pitcher, compote, and big bowl.

the newest collection i have my eye on is the the christmas stuff....i think it's so cute. here's a picture of it too. they have a whole entire collection of this, but the picture only shows part of it.

anyway, the food was really great. and I ate up! i've been trying to watch what I've been eating, but tonight I felt no guilt. She had lots of appitizer type favorite. the party was about an hour away, so kim and I got the chance to chat and laugh on the way there and back. she is my workout partner, so I see her nearly everyday, but we usually have other pressing matters to tend our super hot bodies! lol!! anyway, thought of the day.....southern living at stuff for rich people! haha. i have a friend that sells it. if anyone is interested i can get you her name and number. having a party is really worth the great hostess specials they have. that's how i got my cute gallery stuff!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

the long awaited baptism

This past Saturday we attended the baptism of Randy and Dalton, a father and son. Randy was good friends with my dad when they were young. And he's known my family forever. Dalton just turned the magical age of 8. I teach him in primary, and he is such a delight! He is always so eager to participate, and a little sponge soaking up the gospel. It was truely a special day. You could feel the excitement and joy of everyone there. A couple of sister missionaries even came down from Utah to be here for the baptism. How neat is that?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Mr. & Mrs. Noland

Monday was my little sister, Erin's first wedding anniversary. I can't believe she has already been married for one whole year. It's so strange to think of myself all grown up...much less my little sister! We all went over to my mom's house where she and her hubby, Thad, cut the saved top tier of their wedding cake. His grandmother (the neatest 80-something year old lady you will ever meet) had wrapped it perfectly and froze it for them. It tasted as good as it did 1 year ago. I remember mine was kinda gross. We tried to bring it to Louisiana with us on our move from Utah, and I guess the thaw and refreeze was not so good for it. haha! Anyway, Erin & Thad are the cutest couple, and we are glad to have him as a part of our family.