Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hope it was Merry and Bright!

Just wish it could've been white . . .

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

These are a few . . .

of my favorite things . . .

Four of the cutest kids I know ...

Never met a See's chocolate I didn't like . . .

I LOVE Target . . .

Do you know how fun it is to play with flowers? Heavenly . . .

The Primary Songs . . . LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them...

Oh, how I LOVE Target . . .

Nothing beats a cloudy day . . . except maybe a rainy day . . .

I have recently formed a bit of an addition to this stuff . . .

and this place . . .

Any kind of pie = dessert heaven ... LET THEM EAT PIE . . .

Fancy shoes. Well, any shoes really. Can't think of a problem that fancy shoes can't fix ...

I'm not sure why, but this is my zen spot. I can just walk in there and feel better!
Don't even have to buy anything - for some reason this place makes me feel good. Is that bad?!

I now share a quote from Sara's prayer a few nights ago (keep in mind that she is almost 3 and now INSISTS
on doing EVERYTHING herself. Including saying her prayers . . .)
". . .thank thee for Christmas and the snow. Bless Daddy to be safe at work, and bless Mommy
to be safe at Target . . ."


Friday, November 26, 2010

Thankful the Turkey . . .

I made "Thankful the Turkey" out of a cereal box
when the boys were about 3 and 4 1/2.
He's been with us ever since.
We have MUCH to be thankful for!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Updates . . .

Is now this:

'Twas a "no".
Lost to a girl.
(though he did get enough votes to be a vice president!)

'Twas a "no".
Lost to a girl.

And the run to Hawaii is still lost to this girl.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hal o een . . .

Mr. Monopoly, Zombie Scout,
(the s'more costume was inspiration born out of desperation! She wanted to be a mummy, but I was having NIGHTMARES trying to figure out how to keep her wrapped while at school, pack meeting, and through all the other activities, including putting the costume on and taking it off! She was reading a book where the little girl dressed up as a bunch of grapes - and DING! For some reason THAT turned the light on in my head!)
Spooky Spider ... or as she calls herself "pooky pider"!!
And, as I call her - "sweats on clearance at Target = you're a green spider"!
I've saved all her past pink chuck's, but when I put them on her extra legs, they were
so heavy! They made her look silly, so we had to improvise and make some faux foam chucks
for her four new legs!

Most of the cousins at the annual Cousin Halloween Party!

The best part of this Halloween was that I convinced the kiddos (in my happiest "this is a GREAT idea" mom/primary voice) that it would be SO fun to, instead of trick-or-treating,
go to the store and pick out one or two bags of their FAVORITE candy!
Then we wouldn't have to worry about all the crap candy that some people give out ;)
(i.e. the people that hand out left over candy from all the campaigning they did at parades this summer . . . oops. THAT WAS US!! Next year we'll return to having awesome candy!)
So, we hit up our two cute neighbors, my aunt and uncle's house, and my grandma's house.
Then, HARMONS! Where we were the only customers and had the ENTIRE
Halloween aisle to ourselves! Long Live Fun Size Candy Bars!! (And pixie sticks - Anna's choice!)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The reason . . .

. . .I always have to investigate when things get too quiet . . .

She decided to paint her own finger/toenails.
In the process, she also painted the toilet, the garbage can, the vanity side, the floor,
(which she tried to "clean up" by wiping it away with her hands- so her palms were covered!)
the step-stool, the rug, her pants, and shirt sleeve!


At least she felt remorseful!
(that's brownie on her face!)
Later I found her eating toothpaste. . . (the non fluoride kind, THANK GOODNESS!)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Road, this is Joey - Joey, Road . . .

LITERALLY, the ONE time Joey didn't wear his helmet while riding his bike -
this is what happened.

Poor kid.
Six stitches, one GINORMOUS goose egg, and
road rash galore . . .

Moral of the story:

man, I hate it when we have to learn the hard way :*(

phew . . .

The following is a picture of the neck of a boy I was
once upon a time, long ago, in deep like with.
I, apparently, dodged a bullet. He did not return my feelings of deep like.

yes people . . . that's chest hair stickin' up out of his collar.

Why, you ask, have I chosen to post this?
Because, I feel it my duty to educate.

THIS is not a good look for a man.
OR a woman.

Consider yourself educated.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Check it out . . .

I am OFFICIALLY in business!!
If you'd like to see what The Fancy Flower Girl is up to - - check out my new blog!!
(See the link above right)
I'm now "in the biz" - and I'd love you to see what I do.
And then tell your family, friends and neighbors so I can do it for them, too ;)

P.S. I don't really think I'm all that fancy . . .
but 'The Flower Girl' was
already taken!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

That'll do . . .

A list of a few things I could live without (or live without hearing about):

1. Wednesdays
(don't know why, but I've never really cared for Wednesday. Especially now.
It is "short day" at the kid's school. blah.)

2. This chick.
double blah.
This one too.
Enough already.

3. The Snuggie
This one really ticks me off. Mainly because I didn't think of it first.
Coulda' been a millionaire.
4. The Snuggie. For Pets.

5. Pets
Not a fan.

6. Mosquitos
I will be asking, should I make it to heaven . . .WHY?

7. Mean people
Wouldn't it be great if everyone really DID treat others
how they expect to be treated?
(I apologize for the mild vulgarity here - but really. . . mean people suck.)

8. Blaming:
this thing
or this guy

for all the troubles in the world. REALLY?
Don't you think maybe it's a little bit our fault too?

9. Zits
I've done my time - shouldn't I have outgrown these by now?

10. Cancer
Of any kind ... in any one.
Next time I think I'll list: The things I CAN'T live without. That list should be much happier ;)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's all just politics . . .

Tommy is running for 6th grade class president. He came up with the idea for, and made the poster all by himself . . .

T.R. is running for Weber County Commissioner.
He came up with and paid for the poster with some help from his supporters ;)

I am running.... away. To Hawaii. I came up with the idea myself. I have no supporters.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Silence is golden . . .

Do you hear that? Do you?
Me neither. :)

Happy First Day of 6th, 4th, and 1st to you!!

And Happy Quiet Days to me!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Nice ta meetya . . .

The name is Amy - - but you can call me Mother Hubbard.

(contents: 1/2 jar jam, 1/2 jar spaghetti sauce, 1/2 loaf bread, small can olives, 1/2 container leftovers, 1/2 container whipped cream, 1/16 gallon 2% milk, 1/3 gallon skim milk, 1/4 jar cheese salsa dip, 3/4 bottle of gatorade, miracle whip, water, condiments in the doors, one grapefruit (one month old), 6 wrinkly prunes, 1/4 head of lettuce with pink edges, 17 sugar snap peas, 1/2 lb. cheddar, 6 string cheese, and a partridge in a pear tree.)

Putting off grocery shopping 'til it becomes ABSOLUTELY necessary = priceless.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It's what I do . . .

Anybody else wanna get married so I can play with YOUR flowers, too?!