Wednesday, April 29, 2009

AAHHH Camping

Went camping with lots of fun friends. The weather was great, besides some random winds and a cold spell the last night. Cool thing was, we saw a bear on the way there. Not cool thing was, our campground was less than 1/2 a mile from where we saw the bear. All was good though. Kids had fun playing in the creek. Kizzy had fun playing in the ashes and getting dirty right and left. Here is a little picture break down of our fun trip.

all the kids the last day

I took this one the "big kids" hike

Our family minus Kizz at "the tubs"

The "big kids"

Kizzy got tied to the picnic table because she kept trying to get into Darcy's camper

Sheri chillaxin on the hammock

The cool cool swing that the boys made

Annabelle sitting pretty on a downed log in the creek

The Creek right next to our camp

Some of the kids on a hike.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dear diarrhea,

Josie came into the office while I was on the computer and said:

Josie:"I need a pen for my diarrhea"

Me: "You need a what?"

Josie, more forcefully: "I need a pen for my diarrhea"

I then looked down to see her holding up a little notebook from the dollar store, then I bust out laughing.

She got angrier: "Mom, not funny, I need a pen for my diarrhea"

So I offered her a pencil, but that wasn't good enough for her diarrhea.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I want a new t-shirt

I want a new t-shirt:


I think all media is ridiculously biased now matter which wing you're on. I didn't ask for your opinion, I asked for news. Now thanks to You Tube we don't need journalists anymore.

But CNN--for real??? You got told.

p.s. Word on the street is that CNN is trying to use "copyright" issues to stop youtube from allowing this piece to be on their site.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday Post

In two weeks I'll be teaching a class to the entire Young Womens on Temple Marriage.

Is there anything you've heard, seen or think that I should teach, or drive home?

I have so many things, I want to see what others think.

Any input, from anybody

And if you're not mormon, what input would you give a group of 12-18 year olds on marriage??

Friday, April 17, 2009

That house in your head

You know that house you live in, in your head.

The one you think or want your style to be, and want to be able to have the money to pay for it and the creativity to make?

I found mine, look at the whole thing on Decor8

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Mesa High is putting on Seussical and it is so cute

we took our girls and the LOVED it. There are a few girls in my ward that are in it. They are so good! I believe it's on Friday, Saturday matineee and a Saturday night.

Go! It's only $7 for adults and $5 for kids. Better than a movie.

And they can take pictures afterward!

REally really fun.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009


To know what I"m talking about, check my previous post.

Here are some pics. It was so fun. So many people out. And the best part was that it was your normal, hard working, middle class bunch. And the best part is that it is done peacefully. No damage to anything, no crazy chanting. At some Tea Party events across the country they did food drives.

I love me some good ol' boys

Check out Luke, Sheri and I in our rad new t-shirts.

and I saw my friend Calli and took a picture of her mom under the "Don't Tread on Me" Flag

I'm Busy

If you're trying to get a hold of me from 12:00pm-1:00pm I'll be at a TEA PARTY:

Gilbert Administration Building

Wearing this shirt:

Wondering what this is all about? READ HERE

Monday, April 13, 2009

Hi-ya Toots

I know this is cuter to me as a parent.

But still worth sharing

and you can see how she says to me "Come on, Big Fat Woman"

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

best gift


One of the best bunco gifts I've ever received

(our group doesn't play bunco anymore, we just have girls night with food and gifts--I know . . that rocks)

thank you lady

Good Food

My family tried this two nights ago and liked it. Even Hyrum did, and he is a food snob. Josie wasn't all that keen on it, but someone needed to be sacrificed.

It came out of the Kraft food and family magazine that I get quarterly. I've found a few recipes from there.

It's a super easy recipe. Find it HERE.

I added a little more dressing and used a pound of spaghetti instead of a 1/2 pound.

oh and my family also likes this:

It's one of our favorites. My kids love it. And I use an entire box of Rigatoni

HERE is that recipe.

p.s. this last recipe is now in my 3 month food storage plan. Which I'm totally getting into, I'll post on that later.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009








Spread the word!!!

IT's Legit

P.S. You can lift the picture off my blog and post it on yours! That would be great. The more people that attend, the more we help United Food Bank.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

General Conference Sunday

I'm posting this at 7:36 a.m. on General Conference Sunday. Why in the world am I awake that early on one of the only 2 Sundays that we as Mormons don't have to get dressed and go to church? Oh well, that's because every single one of my stinkin' kids were up at 6:36 a.m. So we've had cinnamon toast and hot chocolate. They wanted pancakes but I couldn't do it, so I told them we'd have a breakfast snack and then have breakfast later.

So since I haven't watched conference today I thought I'd post something on the last General Conference. I keep a inspiration journal which is full of quotes both church and others. But I also keep a list of talks that inspired me--with the details of where to find it. So let me open it up and see what I want to post.

. . . . . (hold music) . . . . .

Here we go:

This was quoted in a talk last conference. I think it's appropriate for our times.

"From my earliest recollections, from the days of Brigham Young until now, I have listened to men standing in the pulpit . . . urging the people not to run into debt; and I believe that the great majority of all our troubles today is caused through the failure to carry out that counsel." -----President Heber J. Grant

Everyone loved the talk: Come What May, and Love It. Mormon or not, you will love this talk. It is wise advice, from a wise man.

and then final quote that just jumped off the page when I read it. (General Conference talks are published into a magazine later)

"In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance." -----President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Measured time

I was awake at 6a.m. this morning and I was thinking.

Thinking about how the best part of my days are measured in minute sometimes seconds.

10 minutes--when Josie crawls into bed EVERY morning to snuggle

2 seconds--Hearing Beck's first noises of the morning which comforts me (I'm totally paranoid about SIDS)

15 seconds--walking into Beck's room and watching his little legs kick and kick and kick with a delight as a huge grin lights up his face because he's in love with me.

3 seconds--the sound of the front door hand rustling signaling that Hyrum is home from work safely

5 minutes--reading a book to Kizzy while she sucks her thumb holding her wooby--and I feel like super mom

8 seconds--Beck gives one little whimper in protest, then falls asleep for his nap

1 minute--when Annabelle gets off the bus and I see her happily running towards the car

20 minutes--Dinner time with the whole family around the table, plenty of food, and always laughter

5 seconds--when Kizzy asks me for a drink and then pulls my hand saying "Come on Big Fat Woman"--although I find it rude, I also find it funny--where did she learn that?

2 minutes--Eating Vanilla Creme Joe Joes

21 minutes--Kids in Jamies watching 2 episodes of Angela Anaconda (follow up post later)

15 minutes--the time that one kid gets to stay up with Hyrum and I while the others go to bed. They each are assigned a night and they love it. And I love it.