Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Do u like Caterpillers? I do just not on your lip...

So I wanted to document Jason growing mushtache. I am not really partial to them, they itch. I personally dont think he looks good with one. He knows why. But I am gonna show the growth to u all in stages. So this is stage one!! He didnt want me to do this that is why the cup is there.


Because he wouldnt smile this is the shot I got. More to come as the fuzz comes in...

More pics for Corks!

Eli had just grabbed the cats ears and pulled. Marshmellow just sat there. What a good kitty!!


Addi and Alexis have been playing so good together.

They too turns sitting on this bucket and poking eachother in the bum. They thought it was soooooo funny.


Addi and Alexis playing dress up together. Addi is secure in his manhood. Just think of Ian guys.. He is very sensitive to women, I think its cause we dressed him up so much!!!

Just the girls and Boyo!


Eli was playing with these flowers and as soon as he saw me with the camera he said "Eease"!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

We got eight Kids!!!

Ok so we are watching corks and Jareds kids while they are off having fun in sunny Florida. I told Corks that I would post some pics of the kids.
We went to church today and it was pretty good. We only had one hand get stepped on, crayons stolen, crackers smushed overall not to bad.
We got lots of comments and looks.
Eli really likes spagettii
Cheesing out for the camera

Addi got into some trouble with Alexis so they had to stand in the corner and Eli decided that he wanted to stand in the corner with them.



Alexis didnt want him to stand with her. She said "No Eli, this is Alexis' corner"!



Friday, September 26, 2008

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto

video

Ok so there are those that have seen this and those who havnt. She entertains us all with her "Robot Dance". Enjoy

Sorry there is no music. I dont know if my camera does sound?

More edible art projects from Liz

Ok so she is just loving this class.. And why not look at the yummy stuff they get to make!
Its a turkey...Gobble...Gobble

OOOOH Ghosts scary!


Scarecrows and a witches hat...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Napoleons got nothing on Annika!!!!

So on Sunday Annika decided to draw a couple of self portraits of me and Jason. I thought they were to cute, so of course I had to share. She said she is going to do one of everyone in our family and so when she gets to it I will share those. She told me that she is really busy with "stuff" and that she will try and draw them this week...oh and she is only 9. I Just love the shading on my upper lip, it probably took her hours to do that.
I saw her start Jasons portrait and it looked just like and alien head outline, it was really funny.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Remember Spirit week when you were in school?

Ok so today was decade day and they told the kids to pick a decade to represent. Any guesses as to what decade Liz is showcasing?
I through this little outfit together for her last night. I took one of my old shirts that I didnt want and cut the sleves off to make the leg warmers and then cut the neck hole to make it hang. I restrung the beads to make a chunky neclace and did her makeup to. Believe or not I used to wear my hair this way.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

They say its your birthday...

For those who read my blog, will u please tell me about the first time u met Jason or a funny memory that u have if him.
He is 36 today....
This picture above reminds me of when we were dating and he would come over to the house to hang out. He would always fall asleep somewhere. I acctually have a picture of Jason asleep on the chair and corks had fell asleep in his lap.



Monday, September 15, 2008

Movie Quote Monday!!!

Ok so here is a movie quote. The first person to awnser it correctly will win a prize. Ready???


"Helga you dont shove the treat in Shitakies mouth, you place it gently on her tounge. Dont they have dogs in Sweden?"

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Edible art...Yum!

At the Jr high they offer 4-H classes after school. Lizzie decided that she wanted to take a couple of classes. One of the classes is called "Edible Art".
I wondered what they would be making for this class and behold the pictures of her "art" project. It didnt last very long after it got home, well long enough for me to get a picture of it.
I remember when my brother Warren brought home a "horn of plenty" made of marzapan or something. It had all the fruits and veggies flowing out of it. It was very pretty and tasted great. I think me and James ate it or something all I know is that Warren was really mad.


The other class that she is taking is a computer art or graphic art class. She will learn all kinds of stuff on the computer. Its so great. The classes were only $5.00 and go for 8 weeks. She is having lots of fun....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I love the rain in the summer!

This was the view from the front yard. The storm came through and moved north. It was nice to have rain after not really having any all summer. (click the pic to get a better look)
This was the backyard. It was blowing over. I liked the clouds!!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ok so we get back from our trip to Washington and realize that our registrations is up on our van. This is our main family car and so it has to get done ASAP...

I take it to get the safety and emissions tests done and it fails the safety because the tie rods on the van are about gone. This will cost $200. I say thanks and go home (driving illegally by the way). I wanted to get a second quote on the price to fix these. It ends up that the price quoted was a good deal. This all took place on Thursday morning. I call back the mechanic to set up a time on Friday to get these done. "He will be out of town till Monday, Can u come then?" Of course because if I had anyone else fix It I would still have to go to him to pass the safety. So early Monday we drop off the van, (when they said to) and no one was at the mechanics. I left it because I needed to take Jason to work so that I could use the car to take Addi to the Dr's office and pick up the girls from school and not be driving illegally. Then go pick Jason back up from work and go pick up the van when it was done. Phewwwww!!!

On Tuesday morning I gathered everything that I would need to register the van (minus the Az title; couldn't find it. I am usually really good about paperwork but for some reason its GONE).
We get to the office to find a sour looking women behind the desk. She asks me "Register or buy?"
I look at her and stutter um Register? She hands me a number. I assume that I will wait till my number is called since no further instructions were given . I brought a bag of stuff for Addi to do in anticipation of having to wait. So we colored and listened to the music.

About 20 min later my number is called and we go to the counter. I tell myself that if I am happy and cheer full then whoever helps me will feel my cheer fullness and will be happy to.. Yea right.

"Good morning" I say.
I get a nod and she sticks out her hand for my paper work. "What do u need?"
"I need to register my car" (Still cheer full; because I have hope)
She looks through my paper work and asks me where the title is and I tell her that I don't have one from Az and need a temporary registration till it comes in the mail, but that I have my old title if that helps.
At this she snaps her head up and looks at me and says...'They didn't take that from u when u registered in Az?".
"NO" I said.
Now she is all business because we might just have a criminal on our hands. I imagined metal bars blocking all exits and handcuffs coming my way. She informed me that it should have been taken when I registered in Az.

It turns out that I never got a AZ title because my van was still owed by the bank when we went to register it and so they wouldn't issue a new one until it was bought in full. But now because we moved and didn't inform the DMV that we moved????? my old registration was revoked and I had to apply for a reinstatement of my UT registration (wasn't that why I was there?). This is a completely different process that requires more paperwork and proof of insurance. (which I left in the van, but not on purpose. I thought I left it at home). She said to leave and call my insurance and have them fax a copy of "proof of insurance" then come back in and take a new number from "sour faced women" and wait. I did all of this. I get called back to the counter ahead of everyone else. She was holding my fax in her hands.
To my utter surprise she was soooooooooooooo nice this time and apologetic because what she asked me to get from my insurance company and what I needed to get were 2 different things. It was gonna take another hour to get what I needed to finish the registration. I was not happy but I told myself to remember that cheer fullness really does rub off...... After half an hour went by she finally told me that she would take care of the mess and that I could go legally with my new set of plates and Utah registration.

I told her thanks for the help and she told me that most people would have gotten mad and frustrated and that it was a pleasure dealing with me. I was glad that after 2 hours at the dmv I didnt loose my temper.

If u made it this far thanks for listening to my rambling. I am happy that next year I can do all of this by mail!!!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Lexi, Anni, Leah...


I realized that I forgot to put up the little girls pics of the first day of school. I always have them hold up the number of fingers to show what grade they are in. They are having lots of fun and so am I with everyone at school. Me and Addi at home now and its nice and quiet.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Some things I thought were weird and cool......

Ok so I am not sure if all of u have heard of SkyMall magazine? They have some random things in it. I think that people that invented something try and get it into this magazine. Some of it made me laugh so much that I just had to share what I first thought when I saw it. There are some pretty cool things in the magazine as well and so I kept a copy of it. MayBe I will order something from it???



THE PIZZA PRO
Who hasnt wanted a spatuala and sissors combo? This would totally save some time right? It just looks really weird.


SKYREST TRAVEL PILLOW
" Oh dont mind me I am just taking a small rest"
This u have to blow up like a toy. It is huge and really bulky. I would be embarassed to use it.

HIDEAWAY LITTER BOX
What was your cat just doing? U guessed it. Its a litter box that u can hide in your planter. Why do u want your living room to smell like kitty litter? U just turn the opening to the wall when your cat is done. Your guests will never know, right?


DO IT YOURSELF LAWN ERRATING
Dont pay a costly service to errate your lawn, I thought to myself "I have 5 kids that could do the job". Strap these babies on them and tell them to go walk around the yard for an hour or so.

PERSONALIZED MEAT BRANDING IRON
I have always wanted people to know that the meat they are eating I made for them so why not brand it with my initials right?



PET PORTHOLE
This would just make your pet see what he or she is missing and want to get out of the yard even more.

BUG VACUUM
For those of u that are scared of spiders and dont want to catch them, just vacuum them right up. Flies dont stand a chance.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Mom I Paint....

Lately Addi has been painting and loving it. He will sit at the table for at least an hour just painting away. He calls me in periodically and shows me what he has done. This last time I went in to see that he painted and he proudly said to me. "Mom I paint my face". He loves the color purple and that is what he chose. It was all over his hands to. Its good that its water paint and not acrylic or something like that.


What a crack up!!!


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Back from Seattle!!!

Ok here are some pictures that we took and I will come back and post what they are about in a while. Gotta to take care of some house stuff...more to come later...
Ok Corks did a fantastic job while I was away . The house was neat and orderly when I came home. Addi came out with some bumps and bruises. They was he is I am surprised that is all that happened. By house stuff I mean that I needed to unpack and entertain the kiddos. So I added descriptions to the pictures feel free to read what they are all about...

We were walking up the street to go see the space needle and this was a cool view of the Seattle street. It seems like everything goes up and so this was a perfect shot of the street and the buildings .

We walked up to the campus to see a few museums and this building was in the middle of campus. It is beautiful and the pics dont really do it justice. (they are also out of order. This is the inside of the building, they use it as a library now and it is awesome!!

This is the outside and u can see the stained glass windows and there are figures in every window. Jason is acctually standing on the steps the the left of the far set of doors, that is how big this building was.



This I thouht was a cool view from the top of the space needle of downtown Seattle..



We were walking to go inside and I got this shot from the ground looking up.


Another neet building that was huge!!


Ok so for part of our "go Seattle" cards that we bought a tour of the "Museum of Mystries" ooohhh scary was included. I was really excited to see this one. Apparently someone in WA took a picture of the famous Sasquatch and its documented in this museum. I say museum but really it was a small room that had a couch in it a binder with some "spooky" stories and some pics on the walls of big foot and alien siteings. It was really sad. The best part was this Big foot in front.

Walking along the downtown and pike place and saw this "Dwight head". For those who have never seen The Office, go and rent it! It is sooooooo funny. U will get why this is as well.
SHAvs I took this pic mostly for u cause it made me think of u!!!



Ok so we just got done doing the Deception pass boat ride (for those who went on the advanced Bio trip with DR. Wendle, u should know where this is) and went to find the gift shop and this was just sitting in a random place. It doenst belong but it was the funniest thing, so I had to get a picture with it.

He is about the size of a small dog. It was really funny.

This is a picture of the deception pass bridge from our boat tour.

This is a picture from the top of the deception pass bridge.

A neat shot of the clouds and water from the ferry ride..


We were on the ferry and got a pic of us leaving the shore. I loved the ferry rides. It was pricey to ride them and so we only did it twice.

Snap shot of Jason and his mom. He wasnt expecting it thats why his eyes are closed. Still a fun pic!!

This is Jasons Uncle Jean. He performed the ceremony. It was a tradtional cermony that he did for his tribe. (Not sure what tribe) It was really pretty.

This is most of his brothers and sisters. Kevin is the only one missing. I have a better picture I just like this one because Mom is laughing.