Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Widow's Bounce

You know that story in the bible (1 Kings 17:1-24) where the widow has enough cornmeal to make a 'cake' for the (prophet) stranger and then one for her son....even though there was only enough for one?
Well I've had a box of Bounce dryer sheets that keeps magically never ends. Every time I get a new dryer sheet for laundry I think - surely this will have been the last one. But then the next time I do laundry...there is another! I have picked up other boxes of bounce when I've gone shopping...just to make sure that I'll have more when I finally run out. Yet, they sit unopened on the shelf, as the neverending bounce box fulfills it's miraculous duty of keeping me static free and touchably soft.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Snow Daze

This was our first little snow storm. Josie, like everyother kid in the neighborhood, loved to go outside and play. Soon after this I was lucky enough to find a pair of snow pants just her size so when the snow got deeper she was still able to play.

I LOVE the snow. I have had so much fun this december watching the snow fall, playing outside with the kids and hopping on sleds (but I didn't like the huge bruise I got on my knee when I ran into a rock.) But when the snow kept falling and falling and falling, all I could think about was building an igloo. Then after a phone call to one of my brother's in Utah....who himself had just finished building an igloo...I went to work.
Now however.....
igloo + three days of rain = giant pile of slush :(

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Not a Christmas post

Driving around in the car, Reese takes off her boots.
"Feel or Smell my feet. They're really sweaty." She said.
"Gross." We ALL reply.
"Well they're hot." Then, she further explained, "well not hot like a boy would like them but just hot."

Monday, December 15, 2008

Thanksgiving with strings...


So here's slideshow of me and my sisters modeling our aprons on Thanksgiving. It was so much fun. First we spent a day shopping for fabrics and then a day sewing them up.

It was tons of fun and I think new aprons will be a part of every Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I know I promised more apron pics and I'll get to them. But first a little sidebar.

I'd like to mention a Christmas song I've hated. Dan Fogelberg's Same Old Lang Syne. This would be the boring song that lasts forever and you're stuck wondering why they play it at Christmas time. But ever since Wierd Al's Stuck at the Drive Thru parody of that Out of the Closet song....I have found I can enjoy Same Old Lang Syne....if I make it mine. And here's how you can love it too:

Just Sing Whatever The Crap You Are Doing

Here's a sample of what I sang tonight when the song came on XM Holly 81 :) (Just imagine it to that lame tune and make the words on the end very melodic)

It was time to start some dinner,
All I had was some ground beef.
So I'll make it into meatballs,
with some Pasta that's Penne.
Earlier my daughter Ashlynn,
tried to make up some Salt Dough
She must have spilled it on the floor
cuz now there's salt between my toes.
If I walk now on the carpet,
I could wipe it off my feet.
But then the salt will be inside of it.
I think it's better if I sweep.
I take the broom out of the pantry.
I wish it had a better home.
But it's a good thing that I'm sweeping
cuz on the floor there's Honeycombs.
Oh crap. Here comes little Josie.
She'll mess up my crumb pile.
Oh wait, she kissing baby Jesus.
She knows how to make me smile.

It works great in the car too.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm back...

from the edge of the world (Utah) and the brink of insanity (what does that even mean?)

Thanksgiving was a total blast.
Crowded as all get out,
noisier than a cat convention,
and better than ever. (This may be due to the fact that I ran around taking pictures and playing with nieces and nephews rather than cooking and cleaning.)

I'll make a slideshow of some of the pics soon. But for now this will have to suffice.

I'm happy to say my Apron Tradition really took off!

It's me along with 5 of my sisters and 2 sisters-in-law. (Each of our spouses had cameras with instructions to take great pictures of none of us are looking in the same direction.)