Wednesday, December 31, 2008

snl weekly

The saddest episode of Weekend Update ever. Can't wait to see what is up next for Amy.

frosty the snowman

Our kids got this wonderful classic for Christmas. The pictures are vibrant and big -- perfect for our littlest one! It even has the music included in the book. If you do not yet own this, I highly recommend it. I read it at least three times a day now. Okay. I'm actually singing it, not reading it, to them. They love it! I'm thinking I may get sick of it before they do. ;)

Sunday, December 28, 2008


If you have your gas oven on all day, then the fire department will show up at 9pm to try and figure out why your carbon monoxide alarm is going off.
Tis true! They come in with all their gear; the whole works.
You should try it.
Just be sure to have treats or something to share. It helps.

i'm skyping

Skype has to be the coolest thing ever. Have you tried this yet? All you need is a webcam, a little computer know-how, friends and voila! With friends and family all over, it is the perfect way to connect. For example, I was able to see what my niece and nephew in London got for Christmas and my kids were able to show them what Santa brought. I was also able to show them the massive amounts of snow outside and our messy house.
Why didn't I think of this?
Maybe because I'm not part of the geek squad and would even think it was possible. But, it is. Possible. Wow. Next up...Wonka vision!

thank you

Dear Jake from the foyer,

I just want to let you know how much I appreciated you helping me clean up my daughter's puke. I didn't even ask if you wanted to help. You came to my aid with paper towels and a big smile. It is always so embarrassing (you will soon find this out) when your son or daughter pukes all over you, especially in public. I don't know of anyone who would voluntarily clean up a stranger's puke. Just be sure to let your mom know you did a good deed today. She will be proud. :)

Young mom with puke on her sweater

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

twilight before christmas


I saw this on Annie's site. So, so funny. This is dedicated to all you Twilight fans out there.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Since I am not very creative in my gift giving or gift making, I decided to fall back on something I KNOW my hubby loves. That is, he absolutely laughs his head off and cannot stop talking about The Office. It is a shared love. We both cannot get enough of the popular NBC show. The office romance between Jim and Pam. The dark secret Phyllis was hanging over Angela's little head. Kelly and Ryan. And, of course, Michael just being...well, Michael.

Here are a couple of the things I recently purchased at the official NBC store. Just so you know, it was hard to choose just a couple things. I love this t-shirt that Dwight wore during the Race for Rabis episode: Kevin is one of our favorite characters. I had to get this for Dan to have at work:
And don't think I didn't get anything for me. I thought I would help Dan out and bought this one for me:

Dwight is the best. Any fun gifts you are giving this season?

Monday, December 8, 2008

living room

Here's a kind of crazy shot of our living room. It still needs much work but we sure have been having fun decorating the house. I guess those boxes can wait. :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008


The new look! The new title! The new address!! Yes. Lots has changed. Like shedding skin, if you will. When I started this blog, I knew there was much room for improvement. And, as you can see, the time has come for the perfection to show. Like my uncle Kevin would always say, "It is hard to improve on perfection." (He was always referring to himself when he would say that). I do feel like I have got it now. I feel like this is more of what I should have done in the first place. Let's just hope you like it and are feeling me now.

Since I'm pooped from all the hard work and thought I have put into this, I will link you to a great post by Annie called "Oh to be famous..." In it, she talks about all the celebrities my sister T has encountered while in London. It is quite fun to hear about her adventures over there. I'm living a bit vicariously through her since I would L-O-V-E to not only go to London but to live there. Wow. Amazing. And so jealous. Plus, to top it all off, my other sis Boog will be visiting T shortly. AND this will be her second visit to G.B. SECOND!! What would it be like to celebrate Christmas in London? Hm...can't answer that one for you. You know what? It totally stinks to not have an answer for you. G.B. will someday be stamped in my passport. Mark. My. Words.

Friday, December 5, 2008

face lift

I have decided this blog needs a bit of a face lift. Fun changes to come!! I may even change the blog address. Not yet sure on that...will let you know though.

In the meantime, I have a homely confession to make. I bought one of these a couple of years ago from Lands' End. It is the comfiest thing ever!! I even had it monogrammed just to make me feel cooler. For example, tonight when the pizza man came, I answered the door wearing my house coat over my pajamas. Oh yeah. He totally was digging it. I could tell. ;)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

if you give a mouse a cookie...

We own this wonderful book collection and it has been the book of choice the past few nights. This book comes complete with four of the If You Give...series but also recipes, songs and a CD for the kids to read along with. It is great. Just very heavy to hold and read all four stories, which is usually the case. If you have not read any of these delightful stories, you and your child are definitely missing out.


I L-O-V-E these cute shoes I just bought from Target. Super cute and comfy for my baby's little soles. Plus, very affordable. Soooooo many varieties to choose from! I also bought these. I had to! I couldn't help myself.

Monday, December 1, 2008

new favorite blog

My sister T introduced me to this blog. It is hilarious. The author started it as a joke; a twist on Mormon mommy blogs. But now ads are paying up to $300/month to advertise on her site because it gets so many hits. Plus, she has cute t-shirts for sell.

I thought of this one for my sisters. :)

I'm thinking this one for me. I feel this way everyday around 5pm. :)

wish list

With not having a clue as to what to get the hubby for Christmas, my mind has been busy thinking of all the things I want for Christmas. SO much easier to think that way. Wow. I will be adding things here for my hubby to pick up on, for me to remember (what do you get the in-laws?) and also to give you ideas, if you are struggling like me. :)

This right now is at the top of my list. It is a calendar board from a'la Board. Love it! It is a dry erase, magnetic chocolate-damask calendar. It comes with magnetic months and numbers. I am thinking it would be perfect in my kitchen. Plus, the phrase, "What? You didn't tell me that! " may become extinct from our household vocabulary. It is a bit pricey but I'm thinking not hearing my husband say, "What?" will be more of a pay off than anything.