Tuesday, November 27, 2007
HERE ARE THE RULES: Each player list 6 facts or habits about themselves. At the end of their tag the player then tags 6 others, list their names, then goes to their blog and leaves a comment letting them know they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
Here we go:
I have never really enjoyed being tall, except when I played basketball. I am very self conscious about my height and feel all the time like people are looking at me and making fun of my height. I always dreamed about marrying someone who was many inches taller than I, instead, Austin is 1/2" taller. It took me four years to gain the courage to wear heels around him. And still, all the while I am thinking "I'm taller than him now." Oh well, it is just something I will have to deal with, maybe in a few years I won't even think when I put on heels! :)
When I was a sophmore in high school I made the J.V. Softball team. I was a pitcher but there were plenty of those around, and so they made me the catcher. I was so excited. I had lots of padding to wear and a face mask. I thought this was probably the safest position on the team, besides right field. I was the starting catcher and loved it. I was just starting to get into a good grove when halfway through the season we were playing a little "hot box" during practice. Someone that was three feet away from me threw a ball right at my face as I was talking to the coach. Just as the ball was about to hit me she called my name so that I looked at her and go smacked in the face. It broke my nose, gave me two black eyes, black swollen nose, and a big fat black lip. We had a dance that weekend that I was supposed to go to with my first boyfriend in high school. I was so humiliated that I never wanted to return to school again. Of course my mom made me, and it was awful. the guy said that he would go to the dance with me still, but afterword never talked to me again. Nice. I still, to this day, get made fun of for the way that I looked after taking a ball to the face. I went back to play softball again two weeks later and was once again hit in the face by a tipped ball. I have never enjoyed playing softball since then. I even struggle just playing catch with Austin. I still flinch everytime the ball even comes close to my face.
I bite my finger nails really bad. I have tried to stop, but it is so hard. I will do good for a few days, then have a massage scheduled (or just get bored) and think that my nails can't be long. So what do I do? No, not file them like normal people, first I have to bite them, then I file them! It's awful.
I like to have my house clean, it just makes me happy. I have a friend sho once told me to always go to bed with your kitchen sink clean so that when you wake up in the morning it is smiling at you. I try to have my kitchen sink always clean, so that it smiles at me when I walk in, even if my counters are not. Don't get me wrong, the play room is always messy, but I can close the door on that, and my clothes are not always hung up, but my beds are always made and the front room is always clean! I just like Austin to come home to a clean house after he has been gone working hard all day for us.
I tend to take on too many things at one time. Then after I have gotten too involved to back out I start to stress out so much that no one want to be around me. I also cry a lot during this time. You would think that I would have learned my lesson by now, but no. I am in the middle of this right as we speak (hince, the reason it took me so long to write this)
I like to cook. I love to try new things for dinner, lunch, desert, I even make our granola for breakfast. My mom is a great cook, so I think that I must have gotten it from her. My kids are not always excited about eh new dishes that I try, but Austin is usually happy with them. He just gets mad at me because I rarely try the food before I place it on the table. He can't understand that I am just confident about my cooking! (Or I just forget)
Well, that is my six things so now I guess I will tag some people, though most have already been tagged. So I tag Kim, Lyndee, Nicole, Nadia, and well, that is all that I know that haven't been tagged!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
After a good attempt to try and find tights without having to go back to the store, but could not find any, but I did find last years Giraffe. Kennedy took one look at that and the angel was on the floor. She loved being a Giraffe (even though she was one last year) and everyone made comments on how cute her costume was.
Tori stayed in the same cheerleading outfit all day long. She did little "Go Minico Go" and "Yeah Uncle Jordan!" cheers all day long. We have been training her well. She also likes to cheer for BYU and Ohio State Buckeyes!
This is "Spookyville" as the girls call it. This is a house one block from our house and we have to drive by to get to our house. They LOVED driving by it. In fact one day I took a wrong turn (which still got us home) and we missed "Spookyville." Now everyday as we are coming home Kennedy will say, " If you turn on the right street, not the wrong one, we can see if spookyville is still up."
These people seriously had hundreds of halloween decorations in their yard. It was crazy!!
This is their haul!! Quite impressive, if I say so myself. We only went up and down two streets, but they would all give Kennedy a handful because she looked so cute. They had a great time!!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tori, Kennedy, Spiderman (aka Klyer)
We had a great time at the Zoo, and it sure beats the Pocatello Zoo!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Although it may be hard to imagine, we are missing 24 people from this photo. We had a lot of fun, as we always do. We ate fajita's, played on the slip-n-slide, swam in the pool, ate chicken and wedding cake (john and meagan's), some took naps, most played volleyball, ate some more, then went home. Some where in there we took this picture! All in all it was a great time. Hopefully next time all the family will be there.
Monday, October 8, 2007
The girls both thought it was great. Tori was dressed in no time and out the back door. Kennedy wasn't quite sure if she really wanted to go out into the cold that early in the morning, but when she saw Tori making snowballs and laughing she decided it would be okay.
The thing Tori liked the most in the snow was walking around and looking behind her to see her footprints in the snow. She would just laugh as she walked all around the yard.
Tori here is trying to help the tree not be cold. She decided that she could clean off all the snow, and the tree would be warmer. She is a very thoughtful child.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Kennedy LOVES the movie "Cars" so we decided to get her a "Cars" helmet with elbow and knee pads. She thought they were great! She was so excited to get on her bike, but then decided that she needed Dad by her side in order to move the bike. It only took a couple of times out riding and now Kennedy is a pro.
Tori was SO excited to get a new bike that was her size. She told me that she was going to ride fast, faster than Dad! So watch out Kennedy- here she comes, and she's not slowing down for anything!
Saturday, September 29, 2007
This was the girls birthday party. They were so excited for days about the party. We invited all the Grandpa's and Grandma's and Aunt/Uncles that were in close range. Everyone was able to come and the girls had a blast! Kyler just celebrated his birthday too, so we had presents for him to open too.
Tori helped me decorate the cakes, Kennedy helped make them the night before. The girls also put up all of our decorations. I am so glad that we decided to have a family party. They had really missed all of the other birthdays and this seemed to make up for it (a little). I think we will do this again!!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
This is Howie. (The brown one) We took him and Sage to let them play in the water. Mostly to help teach Howie how to swim. He is an AWFUL swimmer, and that is being nice. At first Howie would hardly even get in the water, but these pictures were taken at the end, and you can see that Howie was jumping in with Sage. I think his swimming might have improved a little. It was pretty fun to see him trying to beat Sage to the fetching dummy. The kids had a blast watching them swim.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
We lived in a little apartment in Pocatello before we could move into our house. The thing the girls loved the most was the fact that the little pool we had could fit on our porch, it took up the porch, but at least it fit.
They loved to blow up their fish and put on their water wings and "Googles" and go out and swim. Tori for some reason could not remember that they were goggles and not googles. I would correct her with a laugh and she would say, "It's okay if I just call them googles, I know what they really are."
Kennedy's favorite thing was a little shark named Bruce. He swam around in the water all by himself. She would let him go and then chase him all over the pool. They both loved to have popcicles in the pool. We went though them quite quickly.
Tori LOVED this whole experience. She was so excited to get out of the boat so she could hold the fish. It took a few tries, but she finally picked it up without any help. Then she didn't want to put it down. She sure didn't get that from me. Kennedy, on the other hand, would touch the fish or help pick it up and then drop her half because it was gross. That's my girl.
Friday, September 7, 2007
I hope that you enjoy our blog, I will get pictures soon!