You Are Megara!
Charming and witty. You are always the first person to come up with a wisecrack. Sure, you have an attitude, but that's why people love you. You keep them on their toes. Sometimes you can be misleading, but always end up doing the right thing for the people you love.
At first I was like "who the "H" is Megara???" Okay Hercules chick, got it. Very interesting, you should try it!
April 26, 2008
You Are Megara!
April 25, 2008
I am so thankful for TV, I love it. Lately I have been thinking we should get a smaller satellite package, maybe save a few bucks, be able to spend more family time together. Heck with that all the good shows are coming back on, can't miss 'em. Which brings me to the greatest thing about Tivo, I watch TV on my time. That is so cheesy, but so true. I love to get a season pass and then organize it in the season pass manager. Moving it up the list if it is a super important show (Hello Grey's Anatomy was back on last night, LOVED IT!!!) and back down if it will record anytime (yes I tivo Jon & Kate plus 8, all those kids, it's such craziness). And no commercials, how great is that. When we first got our Tivo hooked up I was a little intimidated by it, not now, I am queen Tivo. I get pissed when Josh has the remote and he does not utilize it by fast forwarding at the first sign of a commercial and if he goes to far into the show he might not hear the end of it. We used to have "the perfect Tivo" competitions, we are passed that now, but whoever could skip all the commercials and stop it right before the show started was the winner. I still pride myself on a "perfect tivo", it's a great feeling. And if the show we are watching is "live tv", we both push the buttons on the remote still trying to get past the commercials BUT THEY WON'T GO ANY FASTER!! Another fun thing about real Tivo is the sounds it makes, they are kind of like the sounds Pam makes when she clears all the phone lines for Michael Scott. Be boo beep boo be boo. You know what I'm talking about, don't cha. Well if you don't watch The Office, you might not. And that would make you a la-hoo-ser. Our Tivo was so busy on Thursday night, it forgot to record Lost, I was bitter about that, but realized poor little guy had lots to do. There was:
My Name is Earl. Earl finally woke up from his coma for those of you who were wondering, Oh Snap!
30 Rock. Josh loves Tina Fey, so let it be written. I love Kenneth, so let it be done.
The Office. I love Jim and Pam and Oscar Meyer wiener lover. Wish I could, but I can't. Well, can, but won't. Should, maybe, but... 'shorn't. What part of "'shorn't'" don't you understand?
Grey's Anatomy. McDreamy was on the cover of one of Josh's bike magazines, ahhhhhhhh. Hate Rose, so sad for the newlywed girl.
LOST. Josh (and my mother) complains about how he hates this show, it's so dumb, they never do anything, or get anywhere. Yet he still watches it with me every week, I think it's because Jack is so nice to look at. Could just be me.
So there is my Thursday night in a nutshell. Seems like a lot now that it's all in a nice list like that. One day I will have to list all the other shows I am hooked on. That's the first step to recovery right, admitting you have a problem?
April 24, 2008
Sorry this picture is so smallish, I can't figure out how to make it bigger. Back to the 411, they will be at SaltAir on July 19th. Clear your schedules, we can carpool.
In other news, which you might find more fits your interests, Stephenie Meyer will be on Good Things Utah May 16th.
Yipee!! Anyone interested in watching the show at my house, tickets go on sale tomorrow, they are $50 + 6.50 handling fee. This price includes a snack and juice box. Hurry tickets are limited.
April 23, 2008
A nice floating pooh, not of the Winnie kind. So dear Sofie, tell your mom it's fine to publish pictures of your alleged accidents all over the internet. Just have her take you and your cute little sad face out of the picture first.
The elastic didn't stay in past nap time, but her hair stood straight up all day long. Josh said she looked like Ed Grimley. Whatever.
April 20, 2008
I don't have anything to say about Sping Break: Day Five. It was boring. Molly is either sick or getting teeth, so it was not a fun day. I did host "card party" at my house that night, and it is always fun to sit and chat with the girls, (and exchange cards) but that was the only highlight of the day.
Last night Josh put Molly in the tub, so I hung out downstairs making sure the boys got in the shower and piddling around on the internet. When I came upstairs I could hear him reading to her. I spyed around the corner and found him reading BIKE magazine to her. It was so cute, but I had left the camera sitting on the couch right by them. I tried my best to sneak over to get it, but Molly saw me. I went back in the kitchen and waited for the bedtime story to start again then peeked around to get some of it on video. Josh was not amused. Anytime I get the camera out he complains and asks me why I am taking a picture. For the blog, DUH! The best part of this video is when Owen emerges from the basement because someone bit him. Everyone was sent to bed shortly after this video was shot.
April 17, 2008
Lynsay is a great friend and we should hang out more often, but I pretty much suck at being a friend, sorry 'bout that. Her kids are so cute, I could just pinch Aya's cheeks off. I think Aya was about 6 months old when Lynsay found out she was pregnant, what fun!
Day four had nothing going on. The boys went out and played at a neighbor's house and as a bonus for me, got fed lunch there. I did some chores (cleaned the shower curtain, kitchen, grocery store), put Molly down for a nap, and camped out in the basement making cards. Here are the fruits of my labor.
Now try to act surprised when I give you one for your birthday. Oh that's right, I am not good at remembering birthdays, we already talked about that. In that case just come on over and pick one up. Here's hoping day five is just as fun!
April 15, 2008
make Josh a lunch
shower before kids wake up
kids wake up
finish laundry that I started yesterday
watch first 15 minutes of Good Things Utah to see if the guest host was anyone else I went to high school with
no guest host today
lay Molly down for a nap
clean up kitchen and load dishwasher
look outside and see SNOW
settle in for a Rob & Big marathon on MTV (if you are sick of the weather and need a laugh watch this, his poor mom)
April 12, 2008
*Bonus points to whoever can tell me the name of the movie where SPORADICALLY is used as the word of the day.*
April 11, 2008
April 7, 2008
A-attached or single: Attached, happily.
B-best friends: I married my best friend (kiss kiss), and Heather because it doesn't matter how long it has been since we talked things are still the same, and all my BFF's at tri city medical.
C-cake or pie: either, if chocolate is involved
D-day of choice: Friday
E-essential item(s): Tivo, iTunes, flip flops, chapstick
F-favorite color: red
G-gummy worms or bears: Worms if I really had to pick, but if you liked me you would give me Swedish fish (red only)
H-hometown: Lehi, Ut
I-indulgence: Better Batter with raspberries and brownie Gotta Have it Size and "Monday Massage" hour massage from Aaron each week, oh wait how did that get in here!
J-January or July: July, only because of fireworks
K-kids: Owen, Gavin & Molly
L-life is incomplete without: Family, Guitar Hero, Pepsi and blogs
M-marriage date: August 14, 1997
N- number of siblings: 2 brothers
O-oranges or apples: yellow delicious apples
P-phobias or fears: mice, snakes, and someone close to me dying
Q-quotes: You gain strength, experience and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt
R-reasons to smile: moment alone in the basement listening to Robert Plant & Alison Krauss as I type, Molly is asleep and all the boys are playing xbox
S-season: spring, if it would ever get here!
T-tag friends: Heather, Adrienne, Anna, Emily and anyone else who wants to! You know I will be checking to see if you did.
U-unknown fact about me: I cannot drive a stick shift to save my life.
V-very favorite store: Target
W-worst habit: I sometimes still bite my nails
X-x-ray, ultrasound, or mammogram: Ultrasound, I'll pass on the others
Y-your favorite food: Chili cheese fries from the Weiner, Blue Coconut creamslush from Sonic, and a churro from Costco!
That was fun! Thank goodness for cut and paste, I didn't have to change too many answers!!
April 5, 2008
April 4, 2008
And last but not least, a picture taken by Gavin of the skater he built while playing Tony Hawk. The lesson here is don't leave your camera out where Gavin can easily get it. I always find weird pictures and then realize I didn't take them, so Gavin probably did.
I did recover all my pictures, don't ask how I am not good with computer jargon. But this taught me a lesson. Now I will spend the rest of my day burning my pictures on to cd's and uploading them to costco.
April 2, 2008
and since eggs with sauce are Owen's favorite breakfast food and he reads about practical jokes all the time, this should have been perfect. Should is always the key word to ya motha. So I was up early (6:55) to whip up the frosting, melt the marshmallows and toast the bread. Let me clarify to you now that I only make eggs for Owen every other day on school days, so on the other days he usually eats toast and chocolate milk. He had just eaten eggs on Monday, so when presented with eggs for breakfast two days in a row I kind of thought he would say something like "you made me eggs again?, why mother I just ate them yesterday, you are too kind". But he didn't. Instead he looked at them and in an instant I knew he would not touch them. There is another need for clarification, that my children are picky. They will 1. not try anything new, even if it contains other foods they like, B. not eat anything that's not mac and cheese, made with tortilla's and cheese or hot dogs, and thirdly I don't know but it seemed I needed a third point. I tried telling him how good they were, I even tasted them, and all this did was make him madder and poutier. There was a point I thought he would cry. Finally I told him "It's April Fool's Day" and he says "it's not April 14th". What are they teaching these kids in school?!? Seriously. Don't you worry, I didn't let the "eggs" go to waste, they were a nice sugar rush so early in the morning. Josh did let me know it was a bit crazy to try a food prank on our pickiest eater. Oh well, on to my success of the week.I have been a little obsessed with Pioneer Woman this past week. How does she do it all? Cooking, pictures, remodeling, and then putting in all on the world wide web. Amazing. Our combined lesson at church on sunday was all about preparedness, food storage etc. So I decided to do something I meant to do weeks ago. I read this recipe for spaghetti sauce off of a neighbor's blog. This neighbor is nice but we aren't best friends, and her blog is now private (Hello my name is Kellie and I am a blog spyer) and I can't read it anymore, so I cannot link you right there. Do not despair, I printed the recipe weeks ago. Now I just have to type it for you. And in doing so I am channeling my inner Pioneer Woman.
Stolen Spaghetti Sauce Recipe:
The cast of characters: crushed tomatoes, water, sugar (not pictured), chili powder, basil leaves, oregano, parsley, paprika, thyme, garlic salt, black pepper, and bay leaves.
Buy an enormous can of crushed tomatoes from costco and dump into crock pot. Add sauteed onion and minced garlic. (I didn't have either of these, I used frozen chopped onions from my freezer).
1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp. chili powder (I used more)
3/4 tsp. basil leaves
1 tsp. oregano
2 Tbsp. parsley
3/4 tsp. paprika
3/4 tsp. thyme
2 tsp.+ garlic salt (you can add more if you like)
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 bay leaves (remember to take them out)
1 can italian style diced tomatoes (add if you like chunks of tomato in your sauce)
let simmer all day
There you have it, and when you make this (as I did) you will have enough sauce for dinner that night and 5-6 additional servings to use at a later time in your freezer. Total cost: less than $3. And this brings me back to the point of all this, some food storage. Sort of.