Wednesday, January 28, 2009

T minus 24 hours

till my wisdom teeth are out.

any prayers would be appreciated.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Long time no blog

It's been a while since I've been on here. This past week and a half has been a little crazy. Terry is making some things to put on Etsy so we have been deciding what to make, she has been sewing, and I have been taking pictures and getting the account set up.

We celebrated the birthday of a friend Friday night. We started with dinner at Sakana Japanese Steak House where I got my first, and last, taste of sushi. Yuck. Steph got us a private room complete with rice paper doors and a table that sits low to the floor. Super fun. After dinner we went to the Ram for dessert and didn't leave until 12:45. We had a ball.

In true Japanese style there were no shoes allowed.

The rest of the weekend was packed with the launch of our new church name, Bridgepoint church.
And with that I am out of things to say. I had all kinds of things I wanted to post about but as I sit here now, staring at the screen that I started writing on three days ago, they have all gone out of my brain. Maybe when I get some down time I will be able to clear my head.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This and That

We finally did Emily's friend birthday last Saturday. She wanted a build-a-bear party so I looked into it and set the date. Just an FYI...we did her party including treat bags for less than $100. I figured I spend more money to do a party at home, and this way I don't have to entertain them. The nice build a bear lady does it for me.

Stuffing her monkey

The kids played different games to pass the time while the bears were stuffed. They played ring around the rosie for a while.
Rob and Emily both thought this picture of Kiki's hair was hysterical.
They are rubbing their noses with a heart and making a wish for Emily.
Then they all stuffed them inside her monkey.
No, they aren't praying..they are making a wish to put in their bears.

She's so lucky. How many kids can say they've had a birthday celebration right next to Pronto Pup, out in the middle of the mall. Classy :o)
These are her friends and their new buddies.

I put up a couple links to the money savings sites I look at the most. Hip2save is my favorite but you have to look several times a day because she is constantly posting new things. Today she has already posted six things, some relevant to me and some not, but I always look just in case. So if you are wanting to save a few bucks check them out.

I had bunko Monday night. We have a very diverse group of women but I have so much fun every month. I didn't win(what else is new) but afterward Skye wanted to go for coffee so Skye, Steph, Amanda, Cindy and I went to Starbucks and stayed up way past our bedtime talking about anything and everything. I learn all sorts of new things when I am with them. I have decided that this needs to be at least a monthly thing, but I would be OK with bi-weekly too.
Walgreens had their Quaker instant oatmeal for $1.99 last week. After making three trips and using several coupons I got 11 boxes for $16. A bargain at Walmart is $2.50 a box so I thought I did pretty well.
Kmart has a deal going on... cereal is 5 for $10 but if you buy 5 you get a $5 gift card and if you buy 10 you get a $10 one. So basically it makes it $1 a box. After three transaction and coupons I got 20 boxes of cereal for $17. Less than $1 a box. Sweet. They also are doubling coupons this week so my other great deals were...
suave men's body wash-$0.49
pantene shampoo-$0.99
scrubbing bubbles flushable bathroom wipes-$1.50
Makes me so happy.
I'm getting my wisdom teeth out on the 29Th. I should've had it done a long time ago. 15 years to be exact. Natalie just had hers out and she said it wasn't bad. And she was awake for the whole thing. That's what I am hoping for. Not to be awake but that i won't be bad. You will probably hear a lot of whining between now and then but if you would like to start praying for me now I wouldn't mind.

Monday, January 12, 2009

It's a new week

And a short one for my kiddos so that makes me happy. No school Friday or Monday!

Some things going on this week:

--I'm starting 12 of 12 today.
--Bunko tonight.
--Matt is back home.
--Dinner at Rodger and Terry's.
--Going to the mall with my mom.
--Tacos and enchiladas/spring break planning.
--Helping in Taylor's class.
--Grocery shopping. Great deals at Walgreens, Albertsons and K Mart.
--Need to do a post of Em's party.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Right Now

Out my window...gray skies, melting snow, a truck driving down the street.

I am wearing...jammies and my robe.

I am hearing...the hum of the computer, the today show.

I am thinking...i hope emily doesn't throw up anymore, about her birthday party prep, the economy, about matt and cole.

I am thankful for...rob's job, our house, my family, emily throwing up in a bowl and not on the carpet or her bed(not bad for a 6 year old in the middle of the night).

I am december daily(still), organization in the hall closet.

I am going...birthday shopping if emily feels better.

I am one else gets sick, i can get the laundry done today.

I am reading...the oath by frank peretti.

Around the house...there are dishes to be put in the dishwasher, remnants from last night that need to be put away.

One of my favorite things...standing on the heater in the bathroom while i read.

A few things planned for the rest of the week...em's birthday party, church, a relaxing weekend.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Still catching up

Wow! Christmas is over, the kids are back at school and it's snowing...again. Welcome to January. I have a few more days to catch up on so here it goes.

We started off the Christmas season with the much anticipated Poinsettia Bowl featuring BSU and TCU. Long story short BSU played crappy and lost. Made for a disappointing night.

Christmas eve we relaxed at home most of the day. About 4 we went to Rodger and Terry's for dinner then went together to the Christmas Eve service at church. It's always such a sweet time celebrating the birth of our savior. After the service it was snowing. Hard. But nothing would keep us from our 13 year tradition of looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve. We have gone with Rodger and Terry every year and we usually go to the same spots. For a long time we went to the same place but over the years we have changed it up a bit and now we head up to Quail Ridge to see THE Christmas light house. I'm telling you it must take these people three months to put all the lights up. It was snowing but I wanted to get out and take a few pics so Rodger, the kids and I got out to walk around. Rob eventually joined us once he found a spot to park. I wish these pictures showed just how hard it was snowing. It was miserable. After this house we went to a house that does a show like this. We went last year but got there about halfway through and ended up standing outside in the cold and listening to the music through someones cracked window. Not this year. We waited our turn, pulled into a spot and got to watch the half hour show in a warm car. So much better. When the show was over we went home and ate snacks and played a game of canasta. About midnight we decided it was time to go home and wait for Santa.

Christmas morning started way too early for me. I heard something in the living room, then saw a light, which turned out to be the tree coming on. I looked at my clock and it said 4:45. Since the kids weren't in bed till 12:30 and it was almost 1:00 for us I was not about to let them stay up. I went out there with my eyes only partway open and told them all they had to go back to bed. They were not happy but that's the way it goes. I said they had to stay in bed until at least 7:00. Lucky for me Austin didn't get up until almost 9:00. Taylor followed shortly thereafter and we had to wake up Emily. The kids opened their gifts and all loved what they got. Taylor is so animated so we got a lot of "YES!"s and "THANK YOU SANTA!"s (even though he doesn't believe in him, he plays along well) and even a couple touchdown dances.

Once our mess was picked up we trudged through the snow to my parent's house. We were supposed to eat brunch and then have tacos and enchiladas for dinner. Well there was food out all day so I pretty much grazed all day. Doesn't leave a lot of room for dinner. We spent a relaxing day just hanging out.

The day after Christmas we were again at Rodger and Terry's for more eating, a little train and another late night. Followed by another night of church, pizza and some more canasta.

The guys went to the H Bowl on the 30Th. Taylor is ever the sports fan and just had to have his face painted for the big day. He was going for Nevada because he said it would make BSU look better if they won it. I don't get it but Rob said he was right. HE wanted everyone else to paint heir faces too but no one was going for it. Good thing he isn't proud.

We ended the year with a kickin party at the Sanchez's. We went last year and had a great time. We were invited again and were, again, so happy we went. There was an air hockey tournament(which I lost in the first round, of course), a get to know you game that I would've won if Eliseo would've signed off my square that said "hit a dog with a car" and not "likes thunderstorms", and a music trivia game(my absolute favorite) that my team would've won if Steve would've joined us instead of going against us (darn you Steve!). Win or lose the music game rocked. We also had loads of fun hanging out til midnight. Besides Randall and Alyssa we were the only non family members that stayed but it was worth it. After watching another hour counting down to the west coast new year and making fun of people on TV (sorry Dionna) we decided that 1:oo was it for us and it was time to put our munchkins to bed.

Today I look ahead at the new year. I don't know what it will bring but I am ready for the ride. Happy New Year!