Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Quote of the Day

Link was just in the bathroom with me talking and he saw me putting on my deodorant and this is the conversation that followed...

Link: "Why are doing that?"

me: "I put it on so I don't stink."

Link: "Put some on me!!"

me: "You don't need it."

Link: "Yes I do, I stink a lot... at games."

That boy makes me laugh!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

my year

This should work nicely to catch everyone up on my year. It's all my facebook statuses! :)

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

i used to have babies

I was looking thru some old photos the other day and I came across these, I can't believe I used to have babies. Now that they are older it is hard to remember them that way. They sure were cute though.

this next one is Link right after we visited the opening of the new Blue Bunny plant. Ice cream for lunch and then a nap, a perfect day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Quote of the Day

You know how when you were a little kid and you didn't want to go to bed so you'd think up any question you could so you could stay up just a little longer? Well, my kids do that too. Last night Jack had the best question ever. In fact, I wish that I had thought of it when I was little, it might have worked on my mom, but... it didn't work on me.

Jack yelling at me from his bed: "MOOOOOM?? WHY DID THE BEATLES BREAK UP?"


I'll have a real chat with him about it later.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Quote of the Day

Today I over heard both of the boys singing Here Comes the Sun.

I love those boys.

The Beatles and my own.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Quote of the Day

Jackson called me this morning from school and he needed me to take his library book to him. So I got dressed and went to the school and found Jack and gave him his book. As I was leaving I over heard this...

Little girl in Jack's class: "Is that your mom?"

Jack: "yeah"

Little girl in Jack's class: "Why does she look like she is going skiing?"

Then the door closed and I didn't hear what Jack's response was but I was thinking "Because it is flippin' COLD outside!!!" In my defense I was only wearing jeans, a hoodie, hat, scarf, and gloves. This is not overkill when it is 37 degrees outside, in my opinion! sheeesh!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Quote of the Day

Link is in the other room making something out of paper, he came in and asked for help cutting out arms and legs so I cut up some strips of paper and he went on his way. A few minutes ago he yelled...

"Mom, now that I have arms I need phalanges! Do you know what phalanges are?"

Me: "No I don't."

Link: "They're fingers!!"

Me: "Well, that's good to know."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I would really like to win because winning is fun!!

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme
TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
new sunglasses
measuring bowls from anthropologie- so cute!!
even empty that Madsen Bike would be a dream- it's so pretty!
Fuji instax mini camera
a good book

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
a cool hand carved clock

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
I once saw these cool glass jars that had etchings on them, I just don't know where to begin

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
The year I got a CD walkman and some CDs I was a happy happy girl

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
mp3 player, mr. potato heads, legos, and all kinds of games

6. What is your favorite holiday food?

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
I am not sure yet, maybe some kind of photo album

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
A Christmas Story and Stalking Santa

9. Favorite holiday song?
Anything from the Muppets with John Denver album

10. Favorite holiday pastime?

reading by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate- so excited for this this year because we actually have a fireplace!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Quote of the Day

Teacher: "Jackson do you like our class?"

Jack: "yes."

Teacher: "Do you need anything that we can help you with?"

Jack: "No, I'm good."

Teacher: "Well, what about your parents...?" before she could finish with "do they need anything?" Jack said..

"Yeah, I need them!"

I love that little man!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Little List of Things....

...I have recently discovered that I strongly dislike...

1. soft water

That is all.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Quote of the Day

Lincoln: "Mom! I can see the future from here!"

Me: " Sweet."

Friday, October 2, 2009

Quote of the Day

Lincoln: "Mom, when people are glued together it means that if they die they are still a family and if they are not glued together then they are not a family?"

Me: "Do you mean sealed?"

Lincoln: "oh yeah... sealed"

Friday, September 4, 2009

I just really like this

We are having some fun getting to know Farmington!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

my latest find

I found this fancy cabinet thingy at the d.i. last week and I paid $5 for it. FIVE DOLLARS!!!! Best five dollars I ever spent, it totally works and i get to listen to it every night when I make dinner. It even came with a Barry Manalow 8-tracks! Score!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

around dc

yesterday i realized that i never really looked thru the photos i took when i was in dc back in june. i didn't shoot a ton but here are a few of my favorites...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Quote of the Day

Lincoln: " Mom, I don't like to wear underwear, it just gives me a headache."

Monday, July 13, 2009

Quote of the Day

Jackson was flipping thru a magazine and had the following conversation with Lincoln...

Jack: "Guess what Link, one of the Jonas Brothers is getting married."

Link: "Which one?"

Jack: "Kevin"

Link: "Mom!  There are only going to be 2 Jonas Brothers now!"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

a conversation

Yesterday Link ran to the bathroom yelling that he was going to throw-up, well, he made it to the bathroom but that was all.  Nothing was spared.  I got Link in the tub and as I was cleaning throw-up off the floor, walls, cabinets, hamper, tub, anything in the 10 ft radius, Link and I had the following conversation.

Lincoln: "I'm just sorry I did that, Mom."
Me: "Don't be sorry, you couldn't help it, it will be alright I had to clean this bathroom anyway."
Lincoln: "What would happen if Dad had been walking by when I threw up?"
Me: "Well, I would probably be cleaning up two throw-ups, yours and Dad's."
Lincoln: "I know, sometimes it's hard being a mom, huh."
Me: (laughing) "Yes, yes it is.  But I love you so it's all good"

Here he is before his surgery, he really wanted a photo of the cool free socks that he got. :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009


A while back we found this little guy at church and he has now become a permanent member of the family.  His name is Spike and he has kept me company this weekend so I thought it was time to take his portrait and formerly introduce him.

Friday, April 17, 2009

miss my boys

All the boys left me behind and went up to Salt Lake this weekend and I MISS THEM!!  In nearly 10 years of marriage Mike and I have only spent a handful of nights apart and this is the longest time I have been away from the boys, EVER!  The quiet is unnerving here.  At least we have ichat, it was great to see them last night and I can't wait for tonight!  Here is what our conversation looked like...

And I was happy to get a big lips kiss from Jack!  Link was too busy playing with cousins to miss me.  

Saturday, April 11, 2009

the difference

This photo sums up perfectly the difference between my two boys, and I love it!  Can you tell which pile belongs to which kid?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Quote of the Day

Jackson to Lincoln: "Go ahead and try it, that won't hurt me, I know kung-fu."

Thursday, April 9, 2009

check this out for a giggle

So, I have this friend, his name is Dave.  I have known him for a long while now and he has a blog. Years ago, when we all lived at Raintree, I didn't know that he was such a hilarious writer, but alas, he is.  I have decided to try and win him more readership, I really think he could be the next big thing in blogging... really.  Here is his blog, check it out, leave a comment, put it on your RSS feed,  all that good stuff!

Click here for THE BLOG

Here are a few links to some of my favorite posts...


ha! This post is awesome


This one is a classic


Monday, March 30, 2009

us: then & now

one of the things i love very most about mikey is that i fit perfectly snuggled in his arms.
 it has always been this way, and i am happy.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

a past life

I have been going thru our house and in the process I have come across a few boxes of my stuff.  Old stuff!  I am kinda amazed that so much of my life can fit into a few little boxes, it's crazy!  So, this post is a chunk of my life, in hopes that it will not be forgotten!  Are you ready?

once I lived by these...
and worked on getting these...

and then there was this house, that was my room in the top left corner...
and the drive to school looked like this, it was 45 minutes...
and you needed to pass guards to get into that school...
and i knew these guys that did things like this to our house....

and they also did this, which was way grosser than it looks here...
i hung out with these three a lot and they always let me take pictures of them, so it was cool...
and even a long time ago I had a thing for trees...

i used to chew with these...

i stayed here for a little while...
and i wore this, all the time...

and i had to do this sometimes...

then i went here...
and here...
and i loved him....
he introduced me to this...
and took me here....
i moved with him here...
and we did fun stuff like this...

then we had babies, that is a much bigger box!  I'll save that for another day.