Monday, June 22, 2009

3 months?!?

Wow how time flies. I haven't blogged in 3 months! Well tons has been going on here. In March My sister had a baby boy named jonah. He passed away and we had a funeral. It was an extremely hard time for her and the rest of the Family. She was amazingly strong, and I am not sure I would if i were in her shoes. On to better news....The boys had their field trips to the zoo for school, and a fun water day for the last day. Wil graduated from OSD! On to Big Boy school. Then Curt and I celebrated 8 years of marriage! It was a great day. I got a new wedding band!On May 24th, Jack was Baptized. He was so cute in his little suit. Then on to the great Tanksley boys birthday bash! This year we did a cowboy theme! We had a moon-bounce,a cute cake, and hot dogs. Each kid got their own stick horse,badge, and bandana. It was a really good time. The boys got a painted turtle from Mo and Poppy. His name is Tortue. That's french for turtle! We had about 30 people in attendance. Now as June has approached. We have re-done the kitchen! It looks amazing. Curt did a phenomenal job. We have been a busy brue since summer has began. Next adventure? Taryn heads off to Vegas for a genetics seminar,and Curt will be here alone with the kids for 5 days. whew! We'll see how that one goes. He will be well prepared. I will stock the fridge, leave notes, and have all the sitters lined up! I hope he survives and doesn't hate me when it's all over! I'll post more when i get back. here are a few pics from the above events!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It's spring break!!!

It is the 2nd day of spring break. I have not completed my list of tasks to get completed, but I'm working on it. I am a habitual list maker! My husband dislikes my list. I'm a goal oriented person, and I absolutely love to mark things off my lists. Despite his dislike, they help him too! We have been spending a lot of my time outside with the boys! The weather has been fabulous. We have played out back,gone to the Zoo, did some gardening, Helped dad with some lights, and gotten completely filthy! Mission accomplished! I still have tons to get done,we'll see! I'm hoping the weather holds out for my birthday tomorrow. I would love that! We had our hands full at the zoo so i didn't get any pics. But here are a couple of pics from the Park! Here's my partial list for spring break.

To Do:
Wash car/✔clean out
Order Ally's shower cake
Order cake for boys birthday bash
✔Pay bills
✔Weed and feed the yard
catch up on house duties
✔Write poem for shower invites
organize the garage
✔Get jack a big boy seat
✔Make cookies
get estimates for replacing fence
✔enjoy free time with my boys

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

On a better note..

Blog love
Stole this from Christina's blog!

one thing i won't let my husband buy me:
another animal

one thing i would love to have, but i probably will never have:
the body had in jr high about a size 6-8

one thing you will never find in my closet:

one thing i would choose if i were to have elective surgery:
lasik, gastric lapband

one thing i love about my face:
my smile

one thing that i love to do:
throw parties

one thing that i would change if i could:
there's more than one...end the wars!

one thing i would change as a mom:
be more patient

one thing i would do if i had unlimited money:
have financial security

one thing that i will not do again:
Have another child

one thing i would like to do:
go on another mission trip

one thing i could without:

one thing i love to smell:
baby wash on a new baby

one thing i would do if i won the lottery:

one thing that infuriates me:
unneeded drama!

one thing i love about the winter:
cuddling with Curt and the boys and watching movies

one thing i am addicted to:

one thing i pray for:
inner peace

one thing i wish i had:
more patience

one thing i would do again, regardless of the pain:
My kiddos

one thing that i absolutely hate to do:

one thing that is weird about me:
My thyroid gland doesn't work at hasn't since I was 8

one thing that i need help on:
letting go of things.

one thing i find most relaxing:
sitting in the hot tub

one thing that could get me into trouble:

one thing that annoys me:
People who are only out for themselves

one thing i dread, therefore i do not do very often:
giving the dogs a bath!

one thing that i have learned, but still sometimes forget:
God never gives you more than you can handle


Ya know what makes my blood boil?? People who use other people! It is VERY hot topic with me. In the last few weeks, I have had more than one instance of this. I absolutely hate, when people think it's okay to manipulate others to do things for them that they are perfectly able to do for themselves. In my opinion these people need to seek professional help. It's a sickness. If you spend more than you make.... make a change in your life,give up some luxuries. Don't expect someone else to save you! If you took on a project, and now you can't handle it! Let it go, so that someone else can conquer it. They can probably give it more time than you can. That way it can succeed. Don't just act like all is great and it's all fine! If you can't take 3 minutes to e-mail someone back about any given item. Don't tell them when you see them a month later that you got their e-mail and wonder if they could get you to do__________.It's just rude. If you can't email me back, can't call, or respond to me in a timely manner, then don't bother I've listed you as unreliable in my book. Last but not least. If you ask me for help, and I spend my time helping you out and then when your finished you throw me aside and never speak to me again, well shit on you too. I've learned my lesson...And will not be going out of my way for you again. The bad thing about that is, you've ruined it for the next person who needs help with the same item. I dislike Liars, procrastination,manipulation,unreliability,and the people who inhibit these within. God gave you what you need to survive. You have to make it into something that you becomes "you" as a person. If you read this and it doesn't spark something in you, then I am probably not speaking about you....Those of you who have feeling on this topic please feel free to let me know. At this point I am taking care of my monthly RANT, so that I can let it go!! So that next month the same people can start it all over again!! Wow, It's amazing how it's always someone Else's fault never your own!! ughhhh!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Iced In!!!

Well this is starting to get intresting. The boys and I have been stuck in the house for a couple of days now. Besides my house being totally thrashed, they are completely stir crazy. We have watched every movie in the house, have sang till my throat is raw, and have built at least 3 forts! I made homemade chicken chili last night and if I do say so myself it was awsome. I sprinkled a bit of cheese on the top, and sliced up and alvacado to top it all off....yummy! I have spent time cleaning,organizing pictures,baking cookies, and not going anywhere. Which is a little sad since Curt's Birthday is tomorrow and I have no gift!!!! I wish to point out here that I'm not a procrastinator, I just smiply cannot control both boys in a store by myself! Therefore it got put on the backburner. Well that and Curt is so difficult to buy for! I know you parents know where I'm coming from. I am getting excited out parents night out on saturday!! We haven't been out without the boys in 7 weeks now. It's starting to wear on me. I need some time away every now and again. I would like to thank all of you who prayedfor jack during his most recent surgery. It didn't phase him at all,not even the tylenol with codiene!!! Since i haven't been posted anything special since Christmas I will leave you with a couple of pics from then. I will try and be better this year about posting more regularly.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A gift from Christina!

heres my meme!

Things you've already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven't done and don't want to - leave in plain font

1. started your own blog

2. slept under the stars

3. played in a band

4. visited hawaii

5. watched a meteor shower

6. given more than you can afford to charity

7. been to disneyland/world

8. climbed a mountain

9. held a praying mantis

10. sang a solo

11. bungee jumped

12. visited paris

13. watched a lightning storm at sea

14. taught yourself an art from scratch

15. adopted a child

16. had food poisoning

17. walked to the top of the statue of liberty

18. grown your own vegetables

19. seen the mona lisa in france

20. slept on an overnight train

21. had a pillow fight

22. hitch hiked

23. taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. built a snow fort

25. held a lamb

26. gone skinny dipping

27. run a marathon

28. ridden a gondola in venice

29. seen a total eclipse

30. watched a sunrise or sunset

31. hit a home run

32. been on a cruise

33. seen niagara falls in person

34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. seen an amish community

36. taught yourself a new language

37. had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. seen the leaning tower of pisa in person

39. gone rock climbing

40. seen michelangelo's david in person

41. sung karaoke.

42. seen old faithful geyser erupt

43. bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant

44. visited africa

45. walked on a beach by moonlight

46. been transported in an ambulance

47. had your portrait painted

48. gone deep sea fishing

49. seen the sistene chapel in person

50. been to the top of the eiffel tower in paris

51. gone scuba diving or snorkelling

52. kissed in the rain

53. played in the mud

54. gone to a drive-in theatre

55. been in a movie

56. visited the great wall of china

57. started a business

58. taken a martial arts class

59. visited russia

60. served at a soup kitchen

61. sold girl scout cookies.

62. gone whale watching

63. gotten flowers for no reason

64. donated blood

65. gone sky diving

66. visited a nazi concentration camp

67. bounced a cheque

68. flown in a helicopter

69. saved a favorite childhood toy

70. visited the lincoln memorial

71. eaten caviar

72. pieced a quilt

73. stood in times square

74. toured the everglades

75. been fired from a job -

76. seen the changing of the guard in london

77. broken a bone

78. been on a speeding motorcycle

79. seen the grand canyon in person

80. published a book

81. visited the vatican

82. bought a brand new car

83. walked in jerusalem

84. had your picture in the newspaper

85. read the entire bible

86. visited the white house - but only the outside

87. killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. had chickenpox

89. saved someone’s life

90. sat on a jury

91. met someone famous

92. joined a book club

93. lost a loved one

94. had a baby

95. seen the alamo in person.

96. swum in the great salt lake.

97. been involved in a law suit

98. owned a cell phone

99. been stung by a bee

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Fellow Blogger....

Kristin, who is the brains and talent behind Reclaiming the Home, has moved her new blog... Go check out the new blog site at Reclaiming the Home Blog and leave her a comment. She has a give-a-way going until Sunday night to win either a piece of her own handmade jewelry or 2 gift cards to Starbucks at $5 each! Check her out. It's a great blog!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The spirit

I just love those people who have no reservations about decorating thier house for Christmas. I always want mine to match and have some kind of theme. Not everyone is like that. Some just link whatever lights they have, from whatever year they were popular, and call it decorated. I LOVE these houses even though I could never do this to mine. I don't want to be known as the crazy Christmas light lady on our block. I'm already known for making my husband do crazy things to get my light up each year. That's enough of a label for me! As Curt and I were driving the other night We passed this house. It was amazing. Every inch was decorated. Music was playing. I just had to snap a few for your pleasure.