Friday, November 21, 2008

Pop Culture Phenomenon

Okay, so I couldn't help myself. I just had to write a post about the pop culture phenomenon that is Twilight, the movie that is. Yes, I was one of the few mom's surrounded by hundred's of screaming teenie-boppers at the opening of this movie, 12:01am CST. I have to admit that I didn't have high hopes for this movie (definitely the best way to go into a movie), but was pleasantly surprised. Now, don't get me wrong, the acting was definitely sketchy in parts, most of the special effects obviously low budget, but the feeling was right. That was really all I wanted. Oh, and the Stephenie Meyer wit that made her books so unique? Yup, it was there. I can say that I am content, I already want to go see it again, and I will definitely own it. And please, please, please let them do New Moon.

The teenie's were not so impressed. I'm sure they expected way more out of it than they got. The plot line was scewed (as any book adaptaion has to be), but they got the main parts in. Kristen Stuart and Robert Pattinson had obvious chemistry and the more I type the more I wish I could watch it again right now!

Okay, so I will be useless to my children tomorrow, and hubby will have to make his own darn dinner. But I am off to bed, with sweet, sweet dreams of Rob--- I mean Edward.

Monday, November 3, 2008

4 More Things

4 Random things about my husband: Okay, so mine aren't all that random...
He's amazing
He's awesome
He's handsome
Did I mention he's amazing?

4 Movies I could watch over and over, and have:
Miss Congeniality
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
The Day After Tomorrow
When Harry Met Sally

4 TV shows I watch:

The Office
The Biggest Loser
The Big Bang Theory

4 Places I've been:
North Dakota
Victoria, Canada

4 Places I want to go:
New York

4 People who email me regularly:
People in my ward

4 Things I'm looking forward to this year:
My Birthday
Twilight Movie!

4 People to Tag:
Caroline S.
Ashley S.
Amber M.
Emily C.

Then the 4th picture in my 4th folder in My Pictures:
I love this picture of Cade with pea's all over his face!

8 Things

Okay, so I know I have been tagged for a bunch of things, but I have been too busy to keep up. I do have some time now, though so I thought I would do a couple from my Cousin Amy.

Crazy 8's
8 Things...
8 things I am passionate about:
1. my kids
2. writing
3. Family
4. reading
5. church
6. friends
7. did I mention writing?
8. life

8 words of phrases that I use the most
1. Anyways
2. So...
3. Cute boys!
4. how do u ask nicely? (Nathan's response is, "Nicely!")
5. No way.
6. Nathan!
7. Alright, let's go!
8. Caden!

8 things I want to do before I die
1. travel Europe with my hubby
2. go on a cruise
3. go to a concert
4. Do a mini triathlon
5. Get out of debt ;)
6. Go to New York
7. Go real White water rafting
8. Own a bigger home

8 things I need right now
2. a shower
3. a maid ;)
4. energy
5. sleep
6. a good book
7. peace
8. did i mention $$?? lol

8 places I want to visit
1. New York
2. Europe
3. Hawaii
4. Washington State
5. California
6. Maryland
7. Canada
8. Australia

8 favorite restaurants
1. Olive Garden
2. Cheesecake Factory
3. Fudruckers
4. Rudy's BBQ
5. Gringo's
6. Casa Rio's!!!
7. Subway
8. Quiznos

8 TV shows I watch
1. Chuck!
2. Everybody Loves Raymond
3. Biggest Loser
4. The Office
5. My Name is Earl
6. One Tree Hill
7. So You Think You Can Dance
8. Privileged

I now tag: Jamie, Jami, Jaime, Becca C., Lesa, Tovi, Lyssa, Jaz

Cade's Hair Cut

I finally did it. After so many people called him a girl I finally got Cade's hair cut. I love my little boys!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy 2008 Halloween!

Every year for Halloween our church puts on a trunk or treat. All the cars line up and the kids go from trunk to trunk trick or treating. It is such a great tradition, and so much safer than real trick or treating, although we do that too (More candy for the parents!). Being on the activities committee meant I had to be there super early to set up, so the kids got to come for the ride. Nathan is a Knight and Caden is... can you guess? Scooby-Doo! I'm surprised I got Scott to not do it for so long. For those of you who don't know, my hubby is an avid Scooby-Doo fan. He registered for Scooby-Doo movies on our baby registry, and even got Scooby-Doo bath towels from friends who knew he loved it for our wedding (Yes, we still have them).

For our preschool field trip another group in our ward who uses the funshine express invited us to go with them to a little church pumpkin patch. They started our with singing and a story and then the kids got to pick out little pumpkins for 50 cents. My camera ran out half way through, so these are all I got.

This year we let Nathan pick out which picture pattern to carve the pumpkin with. Okay, so he might have had some help from his mom....

For Halloween Night my folks came over with David (Jonny had a much more important social function to attend). My Dad, David and Scott took Cade and Nate trick or treating while my Mom and I sat and passed out candy. I love seeing all the little kids in their fun costumes. And then making fun of the kids in their big ones. Plus it gives my Mom and I time to chat, though, not uninterrupted.

More Updates

This is Nathan's time out spot. Caden decided to keep him company this time. Cute boys.

Alex's Birthday!

I know I have mentioned before that we have a little rotation preschool we are doing this year. It has been wonderful and the kids are having so much fun. This was my first day teaching and also one of our little munchkin's 3rd birthday. I wanted to snap a couple pictures of the wild fun.

Happy Birthday Alex!


So, I feel I owe my avid fans and readers- all 6 of you- an explanation for my lack of blogging. For the past few months I have started writing a book. Nothing big, just a story about my life from a fictional character's view. I started it as part of my healing process, along with starting counseling. I can't believe the amount of satisfaction writing has given me. So, I have been lax about updating this blog, as well as checking all of yours (or at least leaving comments when I do!). I

Second, to all of my twilight gals, our little party has created a heck of a lot of interest! I have had several people comment about our games and ideas. I am going to be putting up a post about everything that we did. I know some of the emails have asked questions about our fabulous decor, and I have to point the people to our awesome decorator Jazmin. Everyone wants to know how you made those black and red flower balls on the ceiling!

So, here is a short update on our fam. We're doing awesome! For proof, see pictures below.

Here we are on Sept 20th celebrating my Mom's 51st birthday. Dad was out of town and Scott and David were off helping with the Hurricane Ike clean up. So it was just my Mom, Me, Jonny and my little boys.

Nathan has loved pretending he is a baby lately. Silly kid.

Caden getting in on the camera action!
This is Scott trying to pretend he is not rough housing with the kids before bed. Don't believe it!

Our tradition for our church general conference has been to go to my parents house and have home made cinnamon rolls. It has been getting harder and harder to do with the kids and so switched to having my family over to our place. We had a wonderful time, with my brothers even making our homemade rolls! Unfortunately they didn't quite turn out, but Nathan had plenty of fun helping.

We decided to go to our little park down the street between sessions. Caden has officially become a slide man. He will even go down on his own (not up, though). We had a great time having my family over. Let's do it again in about six months!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A New Addition to the Family


Haha, nope I'm not pregnant.

So Scott and I had been discussing getting a dog for quite some time. We decided financially we weren't ready and were going to wait a couple more years. Unfortunately (fortunately?) a little puppy had a different idea.

Bella (Scott named her, not me, has nothing to do with twilight :) ) found us the day we came home from the hospital the second time with Caden. She was jumping on me as soon as I opened my car door. When Scott opened the door to let me into the house, she ran right in. We spent a week putting out flyers and ad's in the newspaper trying to find her owner's. She had a little red collar with a bell, but no tags. We guessed she had been dumped because she is not potty trained. We found a kennel by our mailboxes and it fits her perfectly and she goes right in. We figure it was hers.

We did go through a period where we were trying to find her a good home with some friends, but ultimately we just fell in love with her. She is fabulous with both boys, Nathan and her play non stop. Nathan will actually go places without me (out back, potty) if Bella goes with him. And she loves him. She cries when he goes down for his nap or is at school. Caden is not too interested in her, but will occasionally try and stick his fingers in her mouth, ear, eyes, etc. Bella just takes it, moves away from him or we rescue her. She is yappy and licky, but I guess that is expected from a dog.

Then there is Scott. I know he would have liked something younger and bigger, but he does enjoy her. He can often be found watching tv and cuddling with her on the couch in the evenings.

I enjoy the company when Scott is at school Monday and Tuesday evenings. And the relief I get from not having to entertain Nathan constantly is fabulous. I hate the messes, but all in all I think it was worth it.

Here she is the day we found her.

Here we are playing in the back yard with her for the first time. She is such a sweetie pie. Unfortunately Nathan wears her out much sooner than she wears him out :) .

I took her to the vet yesterday and everything was fine. She is healthy and probably close to a year old. She isn't spayed, so that is something we will have to look into, but other than that she is all up to date on her shots. I joke that her and Caden are on the same level, always getting into things they shouldn't be. The vet informed us that she is most likely a pure breed rat terrier.