Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I really need to get some new critter pictures. Not that we get many critters around here. But we do get birds. And I know there has to be a squirrel or something that likes to come take nibbles from my garden. So I will try to remember to get a newer pic this week.
For today, here is a pic of a big lazy bear at the zoo.
He reminded me of the movie Brother Bear, which my boys have been enjoying the last few weeks since we checked it out of the library. Though I doubt this bear is as friendly as Kenai on the movie. Those long claws look deadly.
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- Publilius Syrus
This is how I feel about Pepto-bismal. Which is why we don't even have any in the house. I would rather be sick to my stomach than try to gulp down that awful stuff lol. The medicine alone makes me gag and almost throw up. (No, I'm not sick right now, just thought this would be a fun discussion lol). Are there any times you would rather just fight the sickness alone than take whatever treatment is available?
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
What are you thankful for?
What is the weather like today where you live?
- Hot. High 90s and a little windy. Friday it's supposed to be near 90 again.
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how career-minded are you?
- 1. I don't want a career and am not working towards one. I love staying home with my kids.
What type of window coverings do you have in your home? Blinds, curtains, shutters, etc.?
Name something that instantly cheers you up.
- Recognition. Like if Hubby comes home and says "the house looks great" or "thank you for doing such-and-such" it really makes a difference.
How many times do you hit the snooze button on a typical morning?
- Once. But only if Hubby has fallen asleep on the couch and I have to go wake him up. If he's in bed I roll over and wake him up, otherwise I give myself a few more minutes before getting up.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
- wedding funny pic (hm, I think my wedding pics are nice, not funny lol)
- shabbyprincess.com coupon code (shabbyprincess is where I got my layout idea)
- things that start with k (get this one a lot)
- get smell out of mattress dog (what's a mattress dog?)
- a bit about me
- sunnynotes (great site for keeping track of notes online)
So none that were too outright funny this time :) If you want to waste a few minutes you should check out what search terms bring people to your blog, it's fun.
So, last week sometime I was reading and suddenly hear Jason crying and screaming for help in the living room. Now, there is usually nothing at all in there because it is the one unfurnished room in our house, so there's usually nothing for them to get hurt with in there. Well, a few days before my sister had set up her massage table in there (she's not a masseuse but knows a little from cosmetology school, gave me a nice little massage when my back was hurting) and the boys had been playing on it. I ran in, not knowing what he could have gotten hurt from, and saw this:
He had taken off the padding on the headrest and somehow squeezed himself through it. Unfortunately he has a very large head (thanks to Hubby) and could not get it out. I cracked up immediately and made sure he was ok before grabbing the camera. He was not amused at me taking pictures lol. I tried a bunch of maneuvering and eventually had to remove the headrest from the table, but could not get his head through. I even tried to figure out how to dismantle it, but couldn't. I finally realized he must have slid his body through from the top, not over his head, and had him suck in and we squeezed it down off him. He was very happy to be free and they left it alone until my sister got home and put the table away.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
We had to run some errands after my appointment and then it took me about 1/2 hour to get some pics scanned in since I couldn't figure out how to get pics off the DVD they gave me.
My appointment went well, measuring at 20 weeks, no problems, all that. The ultrasound was great. Baby was moving and looking soooo adorable! We got lots of good pictures and a DVD of the whole ultrasound.
And we found out that we are having...
Another cute little boy!
His name will be Nathan (after Hubby) and we are excited, though I am now going to be even more outnumbered in my house of blue lol. Here are some pics of our little guy:
* One or two loads of laundry
* Clean master bathroom
So, I bet I can get all that done before my appointment. I am going to start on the family room I think. And if I get all that done we might even tackle the playroom again.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
If you could live on another continent for 1 year, which one would you choose?
- I don't think I'd want to live that far away from family and friends for a whole year, but if I had to I'd probably choose Europe.
Which browser do you use to surf the Internet?
- Mozilla Firefox
On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how much do you know about the history of your country?
- Um, maybe a 5? I'm sure when I was in grade school actually studying it all the time it was higher, but I forget stuff I don't use easily.
Finish this sentence: Love is…
- the best feeling in the world.
Have you ever been in or near a tornado?
- Nope, we don't get many tornadoes around here. The closest was maybe an hour away once when I lived in Idaho, and we had tornado warnings and saw some clouds looking swirly and ominous, but luckily they didn't appear near us.
What are you thankful for?
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
* Clean up family room, maybe vacuum
* Go through Jakey's closet for clothes and diapers
* Do a few loads of laundry
I didn't do much that I planned to do yesterday, but I did get laundry folded, go me! So today I might do a few more loads of laundry and then start on Jakey's closet. It's already over 90* today and hot hot hot! I need to get Jakey down for a nap soon and then I'll get started on my list.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Guess I have more to do than I thought lol. I may start by getting laundry put away so that doesn't get procrastinated again.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
So when I got the chance to try out some beautiful cultured freshwater pearl earrings from pearlparadise.com I was so excited! I would finally have earrings to wear with my necklace. I received them a few days ago and they were even prettier than I imagined. I asked for white freshwater pearls so they would match the necklace. They are perfectly round and shiny and just gorgeous. I wore them to church today and they looked great :) I'm so happy to finally have some nice pearl earrings to wear!
My Hubby is a wonderful father. I enjoy seeing him when he's helping with the boys or playing with them. It is so cute to watch the boys follow him around trying to be like daddy. He has always been helpful with changing diapers and getting the kids to bed too. When Jakey was a baby and sleeping so horribly Hubby would get a bottle and lay on the couch with him to get him to sleep so I could rest. I love my Hubby and what a good father and husband he is.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Do you consider yourself to be an optimist or a pessimist?
- An optimist. I always figure that everything will work out ok :)
What is your favorite color of ink to write with?
- Black, it's nice and simple.
How often do you get a manicure or pedicure? Do you do them yourself or go to a salon and pay for them?
- Not often :P The last time I had it done at a salon was a few years ago and I've only painted my own nails about 2 times in the last year.
Have you ever won anything online? If so, what was it?
- I've won a few little things. Recently I won some cute holiday bibs from a giveaway at mommymandy.com and they just arrived today :)
In which room in your house do you keep your home computer?
- The family room. It's where we all spend most of our time.
I think I need to buy some new clothes one of these days. Most of my shirts are worn and faded. I definitely need some new long tank tops to wear under my maternity shirts, one has a hole, one is slightly too big for now, and the other is slightly too small.
Oh, and that reminds me, I need to buy the boys new socks. I don't know how they wear through their socks so quickly considering I can't even get them to keep them on their feet long enough to cause any wear lol.
Hm, baby to new socks, guess my thoughts are a bit jumpy today lol.
Now, I would be very thankful if I could get Jakey to take a nap!
What are you thankful for?
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
* Clean and vacuum family room
* Mop kitchen
* Fold laundry
We don't have anywhere to go today, no appointments. While my little sisters are here to keep the kids entertained I should get my cleaning done. I need to get the kitchen and family room looking presentable again. I can't believe how quickly the kids mess things up.
Monday, June 09, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
- Susan B. Anthony
Most days I feel like I can't remember anything. I blame my kids, they stole my brain. I always feel so bad that I can't remember the cute little things my kids do every day and I don't write them down often enough, by the time I want to write them down I can't remember them well enough. But I do have some memories that stand out more, and they aren't the holidays or birthdays, just brief moments that I hope to hold on to forever.
One of my sweetest memories of Jason as a baby happened in the middle of the night when he was just a few months old. I had just finished nursing him and he was lying next to me in the dark, I scooted down in bed to put my face close to his and was thinking about how much I loved him, and he suddenly reached up his tiny little hand and held it on my cheek as if to say he loved me too, and held it there a few minutes. Still makes me tear up to think about it.
Another memory is of someone's small kindness to me. I was driving from my family's to our house in Idaho with the boys, alone. Jakey was just a newborn and hated being in his carseat and screamed the whole trip. I stopped about midway to nurse him in a gas station parking stall and felt like crying cuz he just wouldn't stop screaming and I had a huge headache. A nice lady noticed I was nursing and came up to the car and knocked on the window. She offered to go in and get me a drink and see if I needed anything, saying she had traveled alone with kids and knew how stressful it could be. I had a drink already so I said no thank you but thanked her for the offer and cried after she left because she was so nice. Although I can't remember what she looked like I will always remember her showing compassion on someone she didn't even know.
I'm so glad I have a camera to take pictures of other special moments I want to remember, I know I'd forget a lot more if I didn't have pictures to look back on.
What are your thoughts on this quote?
This is a picture taken at Sea World in March 2006. This pic was taken about 2 minutes before this big beautiful Orca swam by and drenched us and shorted out the camera lol. We were able to get about 5 more pictures but then the camera died. Luckily the memory card wasn't damaged and I wanted a new camera anyway.
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Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
When you drink soda/pop/coke, do you prefer to drink it from the bottle, a can, or after pouring it into a cup?
-Don't really care, I'll drink it any of those ways.
What television show are you willing to stay up late to watch?
- House, ER
Name one person, place, or thing you think of as brilliant.
- I have a friend who is a brilliant photographer. Her work is just amazing and I wish she lived close so I could get family pics taken.
Would you be willing to work 4 10-hour days instead of 5 8-hour days in order to save gas?
- I am a stay at home mom so I work 24/7 but at least I don't have to use gas to get here ;) But for Hubby it would depend on what he would rather work.
If you were a superhero, what would you call yourself?
- The Amazing Kara. I know, not very creative :D
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
My sister passed her exam today, yay for her! Tomorrow I have to go to an orthodontist appointment a few hours away and she'll watch the boys so I don't have to take them with me. I think it'll be the first time in years they haven't gone to my ortho appointment with me.
Well, Hubby and the boys are asleep so I think I may actually go to bed early tonight!
My little sister is going to be gone for a few hours, taking her cosmetology state board exam. I'm sure she'll pass, but she's of course a little nervous. Next week she takes the practical exam and then she will be a licensed cosmetologist. I'm so proud of her. She's only 19 and already got an associates degree in college and finished cosmetology school. She worked her butt off through high school and has worked full time at the same time so I'm very proud of her. She's been a lot of fun to have living with us too. :)
And my garden has started sprouting! I am going out to check on it now, but yesterday I already had some lettuce, radishes, and onions starting to sprout :) Everything else seems to be doing good too and growing, except my strawberry plants haven't gotten any fruit yet, not sure if it's still too early or if they're too old or if the compost I put around them is keeping them from fruiting although they are still growing nicely. I really know next to nothing about strawberry plants lol.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Well, I'm off to play some Mario Kart! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week. :)
Today I need to:
* Go to the dentist
* Clean up family room
* Fold laundry
* Clean bathrooms
I really need to get laundry folded. I have about 4 loads sitting clean at the foot of my bed, just piling up. I also better go switch around the load in the wash right now so we have clean towels...ok, done. I have a dentist appointment in just a few hours for routine cleaning. I don't like going to the dentist, but it is nice to have them cleaned.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
- Richard Feynman
This reminds me of something I've heard in classes and such before- usually the simplest answer is the right one. Teachers would always say that the answer that you are first attracted to is usually right.
Another way I think of this is that even if the truth seems hard it ends up a lot easier than lying. With a lie you have to remember the lie, add on to it, hide the truth, etc. On the other hand if you just tell the truth all the time you have a clear conscience and don't have to try keeping your story straight.
What do you think?