Sunday, November 30, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The kids wrote something they were thankful for on each of these leaves,
and then we put them on the trees.
Monday, November 24, 2008
And then we headed over to the train:
We warmed up a bit in the train station, it was c-c-c-cold in Heber!
The kids were ready to get on that train!
At last we got to board:
There were cute elves that read us the story of the Polar Express.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
A few days ago there was a contest on Good Things Utah. They said 10 people would win tickets to the Polar Express.
All I had to do was enter on the website,
so I did.
And I can't believe that I won!!
We are SO excited!
Stay tuned for news on how our adventure turned out.
And it is so easy, you have to check it out!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Any idea what it is? It was a worry stone that Julia had purchased from the Thanksgiving Point dinosaur museum. (Don't mention it to her, she'll never realize it's gone as long as I don't say anything.)
This is just the latest "extra" I've found in my dryer.
Previous finds include:
Lip gloss (what a yucky greasy mess this left on all the clothes!)
Crayons (also a messy one!)
a tennis ball
Grass (from a pocket)
a ring pop (not in the wrapper)
and I know there's more, this is just what I can remember right this instant.
What kinds of things have gone through your dryer?
And look what my friend Char did with an Ikea pot lid rack that was only $2.99, so smart!
And did you know that there's a blog all about different projects you can do involving Ikea products? It's called Ikea Hacker, how great is that?!
Monday, November 17, 2008
I really became thankful for many things this weekend:
-Derek works from home on Friday and was able to help with the kids after school.
-My bed, it is very comfortable and I was also grateful to be able to use it. Usually when I'm sick I still have mommy responsibilities but the kids were in school and Derek was around so I was able to take it easy more than usual.
-Tivo. While I was in bed resting I watched several movies and shows that I had tivo-ed over the past couple of weeks. Isn't Tivo great?!
-Comcast's On Demand. One night I couldn't sleep at all so I went downstairs and watched "27 Dresses" on demand (we have the premium channels on demand for now). I really liked it. Sure it was cheesy and predictable but who cares at 3 in the morning!
-Nose drops. Cold medicine doesn't do a thing for me, but for some reason I had never tried nose drops until last year. Wow, they really make a difference! I was able to go to sleep last night since I could actually breathe.
-And that brings us to the ability to breathe. You take for granted being able to breathe out of your nose until that ability is gone. Isn't it amazing when you are able to breathe again? Just a wonderful thing!
Thanks to Derek and the kids for helping out!
Now I really have a lot to do-- the house is a wreck, I have a million orders to finish up, I am way behind on the laundry, and I am trying to start my Christmas shopping.
We're now back to the regularly scheduled programming. :)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Jula threw up in school! And it's the second time this year!!
Her teacher must be really annoyed with us. I really had no idea that she was sick though. She seemed fine when I dropped her off.
After I picked her up yesterday she was SO sick. She had a fever and couldn't keep anything down. I wish she had shown some sign of being sick before I dropped her off at school! Today she doesn't seem quite as bad but I'm definitely keeping her home. Hopefully she'll be better soon. I have a million things that need to get done and there doesn't seem to be enough time when taking care of a sick kid.
Monday, November 10, 2008
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Derek hadn't planned on taking Ethan to the BYU game on Saturday,
Next year we may have to buy an extra set of tickets
so the kids can take turns going with Dad!
While the boys were having fun at the game
Julia and I went to my Mom's Super Saturday at her church.And that's where Julia finally lost one of her top teeth!
We all had a fun Saturday!
I finally figured out how to contact Suzy
So everyone on our Christmas card list will be getting one of these 2 cards.
Anyone who got a card last year should be on our list, but if you'd like to be added then make sure you let me know, I shouldn't run out this year! :)
And I'm happy to send out cards to lots of friends and family!!
I am: a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a chauffeur, a cook, etc.
I want: my house to stay clean, it doesn't happen for long
I have: a wonderful family
I dislike: my children fighting and making messes
I miss: my family that lives out of state
I fear: something happening to one of my family members (illness, etc)
I feel: grateful
I hear: quiet! That is one thing that is wonderful when the kids are in school.
I crave: sweets and chocolate
I cry: when I am frustrated or sad
I usually: am so impatient, and I procrastinate
I search: for missing tamagotchis, shoes, wallets, and anything else my children may have lost
I wonder: about the future
I regret: not spending more time with my kids rather than worrying so much about everything else that needs to get done
I love: my family
I care: about teaching my kids everything they need to know
I worry: about my kids growing up in the world as it is today
I am not: perfect, or even close
I remember: all of the important things-- birthdays, anniversaries, etc
I believe: in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (do you have that song stuck in your head now?)
I dance: with my kids on occasion
I sing: in the shower
I don't always: make my bed
I argue: with my kids when they won't go to bed
I write: blog posts
I win: nothing usually, but I did win some earrings from an etsy giveaway a few weeks ago
I lose: my purse every once in a while, I call my cell phone to find it
I wish: I was a little better at time management and keeping my house uncluttered
I listen: to anyone who wants to talk
I don't understand: why my kids can't remember to flush the toilet (are mine the only ones who do this?)
I can usually be found: on the computer or making jewelry
I need: to start Christmas shopping
I forget: anything that I haven't written on my calendar
I am happy: when my house is clean and my kids are not fighting
I tag: Christy, Charlotte, Kristen, Emily, and Robyn
Saturday, November 8, 2008
(Deal found at Want Not.)
Friday, November 7, 2008
I don't have Photoshop, nor do I know how to use it, so I did the effects on the first four photos in Winkflash before I ordered some prints.
I happy with how they turned out, and I'm so glad we did it!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Oh well, at least she had fun on her day off!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
1. Keep an eye on your credit card every time you use it, and make sure you get it back as quickly as possible. Try not to let your credit card out of your sight whenever possible.
2. Be very careful to whom you give your credit card. Don't give out your account number over the phone unless you initiate the call and you know the company is reputable. Never give your credit card info out when you receive a phone call. (For example, if you're told there has been a 'computer problem' and the caller needs you to verify information.) Legitimate companies don't call you to ask for a credit card number over the phone.
3. Never respond to emails that request you provide your credit card info via email -- and don't ever respond to emails that ask you to go to a website to verify personal (and credit card) information. These are called 'phishing' scams.
4. Never provide your credit card information on a website that is not a secure site.
5. Sign your credit cards as soon as you receive them.
6. Shred all credit card applications you receive.
7. Don't write your PIN number on your credit card -- or have it anywhere near your credit card (in the event that your wallet gets stolen).
8. Never leave your credit cards or receipts lying around.
9. Shield your credit card number so that others around you can't copy it or capture it on a cell phone or other camera.
10. Keep a list in a secure place with all of your account numbers and expiration dates, as well as the phone number and address of each bank that has issued you a credit card. Keep this list updated each time you get a new credit card.
11. Only carry around credit cards that you absolutely need. Don't carry around extra credit cards that you rarely use.
12. Open credit card bills promptly and make sure there are no bogus charges. Treat your credit card bill like your checking account -- reconcile it monthly. Save your receipts so you can compare them with your monthly bills.
13. If you find any charges that you don't have a receipt for -- or that you don't recognize -- report these charges promptly (and in writing) to the credit card issuer.
14. Always void and destroy incorrect receipts.
15. Shred anything with your credit card number written on it.
16. Never sign a blank credit card receipt. Carefully draw a line through blank portions of the receipt where additional charges could be fraudulently added.
17. Carbon paper is rarely used these days, but if there is a carbon that is used in a credit card transaction, destroy it immediately.
18. Never write your credit card account number in a public place (such as on a postcard or so that it shows through the envelope payment window).
19. Ideally, it's a good idea to carry your credit cards separately from your wallet -- perhaps in a zippered compartment or a small pouch.
20. Never lend a credit card to anyone else.
21. If you move, notify your credit card issuers in advance of your change of address.
We already do most of these though. Anyone have more tips on protecting yourself from these kinds of crimes? Post them here!