He will be 20 on April 5th!
Monday, March 30, 2009
He will be 20 on April 5th!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Its too bad that since I thought I blew my flawless record already that I haven't put in quite the same amount of effort and will probably get a real B+ this semester...
This morning one of the straps on Griffin's shoe came all the way off! I tried to sew it back on with my sewing machine, but I could not get the shoe in the right slot. So, I sewed it back on by hand with a hard needle, upholstery thread and pliers. It worked great.
2. Kylie had a great softball game yesterday (no pictures, so quit looking). She is a great slider! I think she slides home most every time. I always hear the other crowd members comments on her great sliding ability. Be proud you know her!
3. Motorcycle cops: their main purpose is to find those who are making a driving infraction and give them a ticket, so watch out! No, I did not get a ticket, but I did question 2 nice police officers.
4. I encourage you all to go out and buy this month's copy (April) of Family Circle magazine. It has many really great sounding recipes!
Here are a few dishes:
- sausage, broccoli & noodles
- bowties with tuna
- spaghetti with spinach
- cellentani with ham & greens
- gnocchi with creamy tomato sauce
- egg drop soup with chicken & noodles
There are many more fabulous dessert recipes too!
Tonight for dinner we are trying the spaghetti with spinach! Yum.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I took Quinn to the Dermatologist today. It was an interesting visit. I'll start from the beginning.
I was hoping we were going to the same Dermo that I took Chase and the other boys to. The name on my authorization was not familiar, but the address was. We got to the office, I supposed that I had just forgotten the name of the doctor. We walked into the foyer and looked at the list of doctors trying to see what suite we had to go to. We did not see Dr. C's name on the board. A nice woman walked passed us and asked if she could help. She explained that the doctor we had been seeing, Dr. Schwartz, had died about 2 months ago!! Apparently, he had a heart attack on the day of his daughter's wedding! He was not an old man. Very sad. She said this other doctor bought his practice, but that they had moved to another office; the address would be on the door of the old office. Wow!
We finally got to the right office, filled out the forms, was shown into a room. I took this video:
We waited in the swanky office and could HEAR everything going on in the other room. We decided that when it was our turn we would try and talk quietly.
The doctor finally arrived, we only got a few sentences in. The Doctor C really likes to talk and talk. Here was one exchange:
Doctor: Do you see this tie? Do you know where I went to school?
me: I am thinking, I see your tie, no, I don't know where you went to school. My face was obviously filled with unknowing because he quickly went on:
Doctor: I went to Harvard!
me: oh, apparently the tie had some Harvard symbol on it. I don't know the Harvard symbol. Now, if the tie had the BYU logo, I would know that.
Doctor: I do things right.
I don't think he was too impressed with the old Dr. Schwartz's practices. Anyway, when he seemed to say all that he had to, he quickly hopped up and was out the door. Our turn was over.
Whatever. I think we will get what we want. All will turn out great.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
getting children up and ready for school
volunteering at school - we glazed clay pots today I should have taken a picture of that, but there was no time!
what's for dinner??
drive children around town
collect and recycle plastic bottles and aluminum cans
So, I don't feel like there is much to blog about. I did take a few pictures in the last 48 hours, so I will share those.
I did do (read: color, wash, color, wash, cut) Candice's hair. It turned out beautiful. It also seems that I only took pictures of what I cut off her head, not what was left. Just remember all the hair I cut off of Z & Q - now see what I cut off of Candice:
Kylie is in her elementary school talent show. She is performing a dance with other friends. That is Anna in the far left, then Lydia, then Kylie. Sadly, my photography skills were not up to par, here is the best:
Sunday, March 22, 2009
The ward that we share our building with, (Pasadena Ward), wanted to have their Stake conference in our building at 10:00. So, that left us to have church at 1:00.
It was rather nice! Everyone got to sleep in to their heart's content. There was no hurry, hurry, get to church in time. It was nice to spend a morning with ease. I did have to do a ward conference at 11:00, Dad had a bishopric meeting at 11:30. I came home at 12:15, told Kylie and Griffin to hurry and get ready. I fixed Z & Q's hair - it looked SO nice, then we went to church.
It was our Seminary's turn to be in charge of sacrament meeting, so all the seminary kids spoke. They did VERY well! It was a nice meeting.
Brandon Bodkin started us off by telling the overview of seminary. He was quite entertaining and with a dry humor. I did enjoy his thoughts and the things he told. He seems to enjoy seminary, even though he comes 15 - 20 minutes late every day. He was very complementary to the Cards (our seminary teachers).
Zak spoke about the use of parables. He gave a good talk, said that life was not meant to be easy, but that we had to work for our knowledge....well, in a manner of speaking. He talked a bit about the "Good Samaritan".
Haram Park also spoke. He talked about Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. He told things that he didn't know, I enjoyed what he said. I cannot repeat them because I can't really remember, but I did ask Zak to get a copy of his talk, which he did. He did tell about writing an "in class essay", then forgetting and putting it in his backpack so he didn't turn it in and he is very worried it will hurt his grades. He also told that he has the worst English Teacher. Afterward, I asked Sis. Swift if she was glad that she was NOT Haram's teacher. She laughed and said yes, but that she was going to find out who his teacher was.
The seminary also sang....well, I think they sang even though I could hardly hear them! I KNOW those kids (boys) can sing, but they would hardly let any sound out! I wanted to stand up and say, "Now let's start again, and let me REALLY hear you". I didn't. I told Zak later that that could have been his pre-chantuer's try-out. He should have really belted it out! People would have loved it.
During the time of primary, for about 40 minutes I have nothing to do, all the kids are in their classes. I came home, emptied and filled the dishwasher, cleaned a couple of pans so that when we came home from church we could quickly and efficiently eat our dinner of spaghetti. It was very good. I was pleased with my use of time.
Well, that was just today. I know the upcoming week will be a busy one. I am not willing to look at the calendar to see what is in store for me yet. I will later.
I am doing Candice's hair tomorrow. We'll take pictures.
Sorry, no pictures for this post. We aren't allowed to do that in church.
Today I felt like I was having allergies, so I drove myself to church. I got there a little late (during the sacrament hymn). Right as the sacrament started, I began sneezing. The loud, powerful kind of sneeze. After maybe my 3rd time, I realized my roommate next to me had this flower pollen cologne on (why do you wear cologne to church??) He switched seats, but it was too late. The damage was done.
I had to leave right after the sacrament was finished being passed out, it wouldn't stop. My poor roommate also left to change his shirt. He said it was the first time he ever used that cologne, and he'll never use it again.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I was able to go to a bit of Zak's Track meet today. I didn't think I would get so lucky as to actually see him jump, so I brought no photo equipment with me. When I arrived, he was JUMPING! I got out my trusty cell phone and took these teeny, tiny videos. I really thought they would be 100% bigger than they are. Just enjoy what you see.
THESE ARE 2 DIFFERENT HEIGHTS.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
And a big "THANKS" to those who have kept up the posting...Z, Q, S
Standing in the outfield. THIS is his "I'm ready" stance.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Jay Cutler is the Biggest Baby ever, This was one of the headlines for NFL.com:
Cutler a no-show to McDaniels' first team meeting
it also said in the article that he demanded to be traded away, and this all started because the head coach (McDaniels) thought about trading him away
Yesterday the two also met in a face to face meeting and nothing was resolved
Friday, March 13, 2009
I never believed in the curse of Friday the 13th before today.. a few days ago Orlando Pace was dropped by the Rams, leaving Torry Holt the last player from "The Greatest Show On Turf", today Holt got released. Now the Rams have 3 receivers left with any game experience at all, and the oldest one has only played for 2 years, and his first year was on the practice squad.
Then, to top it off we got destroyed by Temple City in our ward basketball game today, it was our first loss.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
marry Marshawn Lynch
have 2 children
live in a house
and drive a lawnmower
In Other News:
- Kylie's softball game was cancelled because of rain
- Zak could NOT finish his plateful of spaghetti tonight!
- Zak has a track meet tomorrow - I am sure he will be quite dashing in those shorts
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
The next day I went to this fancy etiquette dinner with my friend Liz, she had to write a paper about it or something. She had bought a new suit and was really excited so we took some pictures that night also. Liz's roomate Julie photoshopped my face very well, but since I know mom loves pictures of her children's injuries, I had her send me an unedited one. (you'll need to zoom in. It looked a lot worse on wednesday before it scabbed over)
Edited:Elizabeth also thought it would be really funny to take a fake engagement picture and then change her relationship status on facebook so everyone would think she was engaged. I told her that is just something girls do to try and get attention, but she really wanted to, so here was the result.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Zak has 2 states: Just before he gets sweaty
and it is constantly changing throughout the day.
Here he is in the morning...just before he is sweaty:
(as a side note, I NEVER noticed his hair before I looked at these pictures to put them in the blog. Hmm, I guess, to me, this is just usual.)This is Sweaty...he has just come home from playing basketball. They won: 54 to 24