Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Intense shooting!
He's flying!


Soccer has been hectic this year but fun. Kira scored her first goal tonight. She had a break away, and her initial shot went just barely wide, but the goalie didn't pick it up, so she went over and kicked it in. Yeah for Kira! Her team is named "The Boxers." I always joke that their cheer should be "Not briefs!" but noone has listened to me on that one. Quinton has had a fun year, too. His league is also with fourth graders, so he is one of the younger ones, but he holds his own. The only reason I signed Kira up this year was this extremely cute pair of Adidas with pink stripes on sale at Shopko.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Funny Chic jokes

'Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.' This quote came with the e-mail, and I just love it. I moved it to the top because I liked it so much. Now everybody comment with the one you identify with. Fess up!

Pregnancy, Estrogen, and Women

Q: Should I have a baby after 35?

A: No, 35 children is enough.

Q: I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?

A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.

Q: What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?

A: Childbirth.

Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.

A: So what's your question?

Q: My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?

A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q: When is the best time to get an epidural ?

A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.

Q: Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?

A: Not unless the word 'alimony' means anything to you.

Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?

A: Yes, pregnancy.

Q: Do I have to have a baby shower?

A: Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.

Q: Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?

A: When the kids are in college.



1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.

2. You're adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet.

3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.

4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say..

5. You 're using your cellular phone to dial up every bumper sticker that says: 'How's my driving-call 1- 800-'.

6. Everyone's head looks like an invitation to batting practice.

7. Everyone seems to have just landed here from 'outer space.'

9. You're sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.

10. The ibuprofen bottle is empty and you bought it yesterday.


10. Cats' facial expressions.

9. The need for the same style of shoes in different colors.

8. Why bean sprouts aren't just weeds.

7. Fat clothes.

6. Taking a car trip without trying to beat your best time.

5. The difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, and eggshell.

4. Cutting your hair to make it grow.

3. Eyelash curlers.

2. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made.

AND, the Number One thing only women understand :


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Only the cutest couple ever

This is Jeff's niece, Diana. She got married to Eric H. Saturday, Sept. 13th at the St. George temple. It was such an awesome day. The temple sealing was really wonderful, and these guys are just the cutest couple ever. He's really sweet and patient and kind, and she's more outgoing etc.

At her luncheon, some of the little kids sang a song I wrote to the tune of "I'm so glad when daddy comes home" but I used funny things about their relationship to write the words. eg. "I'm so glad when Diana comes home, I'm not sad at all. I guess I get a little steamed if she's been at the mall." and "I put my arms around his neck; I hug him with remorse. The next thing that I know he's at..the darned golf course." It was really cute.
The temple lawn was all dug up and had maneur spread about. Yuck! But Jacey's cute in the dress I made for her.
Their cake was way cute. And if you look closely at Diana's dress, another one of my roles for the wedding was to sew a piece of flesh-colored fabric right in the V of the dress, so that people could see that feature. Otherwise it would have looked all white there. It was kind of funny the night before the wedding, I'm sitting there sewing a piece of orange-brown material to it. It turned out lovely from the outside, though. It's a fantastic dress.

Who's this handsome feller?

Another thing I did for the wedding was sew the bridesmaids' dresses. Needless to say, my sewing room is strewn about with scraps and threads of hot pink and black. Top to bottom. Seriously. It's so fun for me though. Here's two of them.Sammy, Q's cousin, looked smashing in his little tux.
Jeff's sister's just a little frazzled! No, she was calm the whole time.

And these are the other two dresses I made (besides Jacey's and Kira's). This is Jeff's sister's family that lives in Cedar City. They are super awesome.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Since yesterday's post was a little "whiny" or some might call it "complaining" or "less than happy," I'll get that off the top by posting some great things about my life.

  • I have a wonderful husband! He really is my best friend. He's good at a lot of stuff, too, like making the kids laugh when I want to strangle them.
  • I have a wonderful third-grader. He's kind, loves his sisters, funny, and a little too much like me, personality wise.
  • I have a wonderful kindergartner. Her smile lights up the room, she's really pretty, and she has plenty of SPUNK! She tears it up on the soccer field, does great in gymnastics, and is a little smarty.
  • I have a wonderful toddler. She's eating a lot better now, and Jeff and I keep putting her on the scale because she feels heavier to us. She's communicating so well these days. "Mommy, mee" is one of her favorite things to say.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Any trains in the neighborhood?

Last night, I felt like I had been hit by a train -- a complete trainwreck. Starting at my feet and ending with my head. I had ever so slightly sprained my ankle at volleyball the day before and the pain was starting to catch up with me on that injury. Then, while doing Yoga in my basement, I did some weird thing where my sternum, or some other muscle in that area, got pulled and so my chest was killing me whenever I took a breath. Then, I had a whole neck ache in the side of my neck which turned into a killer headache, which I do not get ever, really. I think that was a result of my sinuses being totally killed by a super rough allergy season. So this is the question: am I getting old already? or was there a train in the neighborhood?
I'm doing much better this morning, so that must mean I'm not old, right?

Friday, September 5, 2008

She takes after her mom

I love how motherhood helps unlock memories from when I was a kid. I might repress all kinds of embarrassing memories if not for the little reminders I get from watching my kids. I watched Kira dress up with her friend the other day, and man were they cute. I won't post photos to avoid child predator stalker people, but believe me they're cute. Kira' s in this little mismatched outfit of a princess top and a fairy skirt, and Keanna had a baby blanket wrapped around as a skirt. They wore fashion magazine faces too, perfect for the pictures. They put Jacey is a pair of fairy wings and some big slippers.
Dressing up was one of my favorite past times as a kid. I would scour the house for interesting clothing items to mix and match. I loved colors and patterns and beautiful swag-type skirts composed of blankets or sheets or towels. I could mix swimming suits with sweaters -- and totally pull it off (of course). When asked my favorite color at this age, I would certainly reply, PINK! And if it came up, my second-favorite color was ... HOT PINK!