Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I am also thankful that we got Jason's teeth taken care of. We are definitely going to be better about brushing and flossing to keep him from getting all those cavities again.
What are you thankful for?
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
* Plant garden (finally!)
* Wash and fold a few loads of laundry
* Go to store
I am waiting for it to get a little bit warmer in an hour or so then we'll go out and plant veggies and flowers! I'm excited! I hope that the veggies will actually grow well. I know it's late for some of the stuff I'm planting so I don't know how well stuff like lettuce and spinach will do, but hopefully the tomato plants and corn will grow cuz that is what I want the most :) I still need to pick up some seed potatoes and pea plants if I can find them, but I have seeds or plants for everything else I'm planning. We picked up a bunch of 6-packs of flowers yesterday and I'm going to let the boys help me with those, they are also very excited. I think once that's done I will get their sand box filled with sand so they leave the garden alone.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
I must admit I was slightly disappointed in the beginning when you can tell that Harrison Ford is getting pretty old, he just didn't seem like the same Indy he used to be. Luckily I wasn't disappointed for too long as he fell back into the role. Shia LeBouf's role as "Mud" Williams was fun, and he had you thinking he was some arrogant idiot until you could see him in action with the bad guys. Speaking of bad guys, Cate Blanchett pulled off a great Ukrainian accent as the Soviet Dr. Irina Spalko. And you really wanted her to die lol.
Of course there were plenty of cheesy lines, "knew that was gonna happen" spots, disgusting deaths, and many "yeah, right, like anyone could live through that" times. But, I guess there are plenty of those in the original movies too lol. The plot was a bit more far-fetched than I thought it would be, even though I'd already read speculation about aliens being part of the plot. I mean, who would think to mix aliens and Indiana Jones? Guess I forgot it's directed by George Lucas lol.
Overall, I would rate it probably 4 out of 5. It was fun and had lots of action and excitement. Not my very favorite of the Indiana Jones movies, but definitely one I want to buy when it comes out.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Haha, I started this a while ago and just realized I never finished. :D I need to go do some laundry (why can't it clean itself?!) so I have clothes to wear and get the boys to help clean up the family room. It is mostly their mess after all lol.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
So next week we go to the surgical center where they do the pediatric dental anesthesia stuff. They will put him under, do xrays, fill cavities and clean his teeth. And hopefully they don't find any other cavities in the xrays cuz this is already going to cost near $300. I hate that pediatric dentists are considered a "specialist" and therefore not covered the same under our insurance. If it were a general dentist it would all be covered, but they don't do the pediatric anesthesia stuff so we had to go to the specialist :P What a pain.
And of course I blame myself for not being good about brushing his teeth and letting him eat too much candy. I'm definitely going to do better. We already had a talk this morning that we shouldn't eat a lot of candy cuz it makes our teeth get little holes and hurt.
As I munched on a bag of Skittles.
Like mother, like son.
Monday, May 19, 2008
You can see it at http://karasgarden.blogspot.com
Feel free to stop by and give me any gardening tips and stuff. I like to hear from people who actually have done this to help me out since I'm a beginning gardener and plants like to die for me.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Cindy- If you are out there reading this, please contact someone so we know you are ok. We love you and are worried sick. Love, Kara
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden
This is a great quote. What it says to me is that the harder you work for something, the more enjoyment you will get from it. Like how many people say, a person who works hard and saves up to put themselves through college is going to work harder and get more out of it than the person that has it all paid for by parents. My Hubby is a hard worked. When he has a job he gives it his best and does everything he can to do it well. I really respect that about him. I know that many years from now when he retires he can do so knowing that he really earned it and fully enjoy the leisure time that he worked so hard for.
What do you think?
This is a deer that we saw at the zoo last year. It came right up to the fence and the boys loved it. I'm sure she was hoping we had a handful of food, and once she realized that we just wanted pictures she walked away. Isn't she so pretty?
You can join in Camera Critters every Sunday.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
A week or two ago I bought some new toy bins for the boys' toys. I even printed out pictures and put them on the bins so the boys know which toys go in each bin. I think I had more fun organizing toys than the boys lol. They thought the pictures were cool, but they'd rather look at the pictures than put toys in the bins. :) Doesn't that look nice?
But the boys seem to think the toys look much better dumped all over the floor instead of put away nicely. We can spend an hour cleaning up the playroom, and within 5 minutes every toy is back on the floor. I'm not sure why I even try anymore lol. I guess it just makes me feel good when it actually looks like this:
Thursday, May 15, 2008
What is the nearest big city to your home?
- Salt Lake City, UT
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how well do you keep secrets?
- Well, I don't really get told many secrets actually, but I would guess around 8-9.
Describe your hair (color, texture, length).
- Blonde/brown, normal, long
What kind of driver are you? Courteous? Aggressive? Slow?
- I follow the rules. Most of the time.
When was the last time you had a really bad week?
- I usually don't have a whole bad week, just bad days here and there. There was some bad weeks about 3 years ago that were very stressful, but I don't want to get into it.
What are you thankful for?
How did you meet:
Nate was my college roommate's sister's boyfriend's roommate. Make sense? Yeah, most people don't follow that lol. Anyway they all knew each other from living in Rexburg, Idaho. The first day we moved into our dorm, my roommate called Nate over to help her set up her computer since he was a computer science major. I answered the door in ugly PJs and my hair in a ponytail. Not really an attractive look I thought, but evidently he thought different. I didn't pay him much mind at first, but after he left my roommate came out and told me he thought I was cute, so she gave him our number. Over the next few weeks he kept losing our number and she kept giving it to him. Finally one day in October I was bored so I decided to go to his work (Wendy's) and see if he was there. Through a coincidence he actually came out to dump garbages just as I'd sat down to eat. He was so shocked to see me there. He came over and we talked and I told him "I thought you were going to call and ask me out" lol. (No, I am not always that forward.) He explained about losing our number again, so we went ahead and set up a date for the next Thursday. Our first date we went to a little restaurant called The Bluebird as well as to a haunted corn maze and a haunted straw maze (plus with the cold and me only having on a thin jacket, it was a nice excuse to cuddle closer lol). Right from the start I was so comfortable with him. We could talk about anything. I admit I didn't think he was the most attractive guy at first, I thought he was funny looking, but he grew on me :) 4 months later we were engaged, and 9 months after we started dating we were married.
Who eats more:
I was going to say him, but I think all together I might eat more because I eat more frequently and he never eats breakfast. But at a single meal he eats more.
Who said I love you first:
I wrote "Love, Kara" in an email for the first time. I don't know who actually said the words first.
Who is taller:
He's taller by a few inches, I'm 5'5".
Who sings better:
Me. When we were first together he wouldn't even sing during church, but now he does.
Who is Smarter:
I would say him, though I don't think I'm dumb :)
Who does the Laundry:
Me, and I hate laundry
Who does the dishes:
Mostly me, but he will about once a week if I ask. He also does a better job than me lol, I just throw it all in the dishwasher and if it doesn't get clean the first time I run it again. He actually scrubs stuff and wipes down all the counters and handwashes pans and stuff.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed:
Depends on how you look at it. From the point of view of laying in the bed it's him. I'm a bit neurotic about it, I have to sleep on the left side, unless it's against a wall, then I sleep on whatever side is not by the wall lol.
Who pays the bills:
Usually me. He keeps track of the money, I keep track of paying the bills and just tell him when, how much, and who. Works pretty good for us.
Who mows the Lawn:
Him. He likes yard work, I hate machines that can chop me up, so it's the best for us lol
Who cooks dinner:
Mostly me, he rarely does, but helps out sometimes. I used to really hate it and not cook much, but now I have a 4wk rotating menu that is simple and makes it easy to shop and make meals.
Who drives when you are together:
Him. I don't really like to drive.
Who is more stubborn:
Who kissed who first:
He kissed me. Funny story too. Our 3rd date we were standing in my dorm saying goodnight and he asked if he could kiss me. I had never been kissed before and was extremely nervous so I told him I would close my eyes and he could kiss me. It was short and not very good. I remember thinking "that's it? ew" But after a while kissing got better.
He did. February 24th at 2am. We were talking after getting off work (We both worked at Wendy's by then and they close late) and he suddenly said he had something to tell me. He said he was moving and I said "What?! Where?" He explained that because his roommate was getting married he needed to find a new apartment. And he wanted to find a new roommate who he already knew and liked. Then I started realizing where he was going with this and started grinning. He took my right hand and asked "Kara, will you marry me?" And I said "Really?! Yes!" We stayed up late giggling and making plans. A few months later when he bought a ring he took me to the field where the corn maze had been where we had our first date, and got down on one knee and proposed again.
Who is more sensitive:
I think we both are about the same
Who has more siblings:
Me. He has 4 and I grew up with 7, but also had an older brother and sister who were adopted and married before I was born, and so I don't really know them as well, and now my parents take in foster kids and have guardianship of my cousin's daughter who is like a sister.
Who wears the pants:
We both make decisions and stuff together.
I'm not tagging anyone, cuz I've been such a slacker with doing meme's I'm tagged for, but if you do it let me know!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Good thing he is being so cute today. While I was trying to nap he occasionally called "I love you mom!" to me, and he's been spending a lot of time fixing his "house" (a big box my glider came in) with his play tools and building a window in it lol. Jakey also has a "house", the box the new oven came in, and Jason has been helping him fix his house too. They are being so adorable, I haven't even really lost my temper today, though I did get a little frustrated while cleaning the playroom earlier, but they were actually better at helping clean it up today. Aren't they cute? :)
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Today's Heads or Tails word is Heads- Any Tom, Dick Or Harry.
So I don't think I know many people named Tom, Dick Or Harry. They don't seem like very popular names. In fact I am having a hard time thinking of someone I know in real life named Tom, Dick Or Harry. Let's see if I can think of one person I actually know for each name.
Tom- I really can't think of anyone I know right now. I think the last Tom I knew was a guy in high school.
Dick- Nope, nobody at all.
Harry- No, and the only Harry coming to mind is Harry Potter lol.
So, there you have it. I don't know Any Tom, Dick Or Harry. :)
I also heard a news story that sales of trucks and other gas hogs has gone way down and sales of compact cars and hybrids is going up. We all know why this is, nobody want to pay $100 to fill up their car these days! The story also said it's funny that they choose to buy cars that won't use as much gas, but the people still pay extra for GPS, sunroofs, etc. So they are saving on gas, but that money is just going towards paying more for the car lol.
I need to turn off the news now, it's all the same death and destruction over and over and it's depressing. Every day there is news of floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, cyclones, fires, and more. This past week especially the world seems to have been hit hard. It's so sad.
* Don't lose temper (I must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed, grumpy grumpy)
* Eat, I am starving today but nothing sounds good, at least nothing I have here lol (a Jr Bacon from Wendy's sounds really good! and have you tried their new frosty shakes? mmm)
* Dishes, like always, they never end
* Clean family room and living room, and vacuum both
* Sweep/mop kitchen, I don't understand how that floor gets so dirty. Oh wait, yes I do, it's called kids!
Oh dang it, I just realized I had library movies due back yesterday! Shoot! They are $1/day EACH when they are overdue, that's $5 I just threw away! Arg!!! Guess we will be taking a trip to the library today too. :P Ugh, that makes me so mad at myself.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Monday- Sloppy Joes
Tuesday- Garlic Chicken
Wednesday- Chicken Helper
Friday- Ward Party, need to bring a main dish, but don't know what yet
Sunday- BBQ Ribs
Join in Menu Plan Monday every week at Organizing Junkie!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I woke up to white roses from Hubby and I know he got me something else, but I don't know what it is yet. :) I feel blessed to have my two little boys and another baby on the way, being a mother is what I've always wanted. Some days are tough and I lose my patience more than I should, but I would never change it for anything. My kids (and Hubby) are my life.
So I hope all of you Mother's out there have a wonderful day and get some pampering!
Friday, May 09, 2008
Most of my regular clothes still fit, but a few pair of pants are uncomfortable to button. I've also gotten out some of my maternity shirts, but that's mostly because I don't have many shirts to begin with so getting them out gives me a few more choices lol.
In the morning I don't look that big, but by night I look like I should be eating diet pills instead of my almost-nightly cup of pudding lol. I'm hoping I actually look pregnant and not just pudgy.
When someone smiles at you, do you smile back?
Describe the flooring in your home. Do you have carpet, hardwood, vinyl, a mix?
- Carpet mostly, linoleum in the kitchen and 2 bathrooms, tile in the laundry room and 2 bathrooms.
Write a sentence with only 5 words, but all of the words have to start with the first letter of your first name.
- Kerry kicks kind kipper kettles.
Do you know anyone whose life has been touched by adoption?
- Yep, my family. My parents have adopted.
Name 2 blue things.
- Sea, sky
Thursday, May 08, 2008
So, because hardly anybody comments and of the few comments I get I don't think anyone will guess correctly, I'm just going to tell you lol.
Yep, I walked into the living room a few days ago and saw that Jason had been dumping sunblock on Jakey. Who was loving it. Seriously. They thought they were so funny. I did not. But I still had to get a pic lol. Of course I had to throw them in the tub first so they wouldn't get it anywhere else. I had to vigorously scrub his head twice with lots of shampoo to get it all out of his hair.
I guess it's not good discipline when I tell them to look up and say cheese right after telling them not to do something lol.
What are you thankful for?
LOL, Jakey is sitting on the coffee table breaking Doritos into my cereal bowl that has a little milk, then eating it like cereal :P Silly kid. I need throw him in the shower, he stinks! Amazingly it's 7:45 and Jason is still sleeping. I hope he gets up soon because Hubby forgot to put a diaper on him last night, and I don't want him peeing the bed.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
OK, I need to stop procrastinating and finish that load of dishes.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
Monday- BBQ Chicken
Thursday- Grilled Cheese Sandwiches w/Soup
Join in Menu Plan Monday every week at Organizing Junkie!
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught.
The wise for cure on exercise depend;
God never made his work for man to mend.
- John Dryden
This reminds me of the saying "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" by Ben Franklin. I also just had to look up this quote by Thomas Edison that my old chiropractor had in his office: "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." Basically, it is better to eat right and exercise to be healthy than it is to have to pay to fix whatever comes from not being healthy. I totally agree. Of course there are people who eat very well and exercise a lot that still get sicknesses, but I'd say that overall they are healthier than those who eat junk and never exercise. I admit I don't eat as well as I should and I rarely exercise, and that's probably part of the reason I don't sleep well and feel tired all the time. I really want to start doing my yoga DVD for at least a little bit of exercise, I bet my body would feel a lot less sore and tired if I did.
What are your thoughts on this?
This is one of the kittens that our cat Stars had last year, held by Jakey. We called him Junior (Jason named him Colors, but since his dad was Colors we just called him Junior). He was my favorite. He was always the biggest of the kittens and he was so furry and fun. I was so sad when we let him go. I hope he was taken in by a good family.
Join in Camera Critters every Sunday!
Friday, May 02, 2008
I'm excited that Mother's Day is coming up soon! I love celebrating the fact that I have two wonderful little boys and another little blessing on the way. I can't imagine life without my children.
Have you checked out the Mother's Day Giveaway at 5 Minutes for Mom yet? They are giving away some great prizes. You have until May 9th to enter, so go check it out!
Thursday, May 01, 2008
What was your favorite cartoon when you were a child?
- Hm, I'm not sure about when I was really young, as a teenager I like DragonballZ
Pretend you are about to get a new pet. Which animal would you pick, and what would you name it?
- A puppy. We already have 3 cats so next I want a dog, though not quite yet, when Jason is older I want to get him one. Probably a lab/retriever mix. I would let Jason name it :)
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy getting all dressed up for a special occasion?
- 7, I like looking nice, I don't like the work it takes.
What kind of music do you listen to while you drive?
- Mostly country.
When was the last time you bought a clock? And in which room did you put it?
- Hm, must have been at least 3 years ago and who knows what room it was put in. We probably bought 2-3 at a time at the thrift store to help furnish the house, and because we like clocks lol.
What are you thankful for?