Tuesday, November 27, 2007

So I guess that I was tagged a LONG time ago. But I have been busy and haven't read my comments for a while! Sorry Heather!

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

First Idaho Stampin' Up Party!!

Well, I guess that things have FINALLY settled down a little bit, and so I thought it was probably time that I had my first party. I have been working hard all week to come up with cute ideas and a great Make and Take. These are just some of the ideas that I have had. Sorry that the color isn't great. The lighting wasn't perfect and flash made it worse. They actually look much better in real life!

Monday, November 12, 2007


This is outfit number three for Kennedy. We started the day out being Tinkerbell, but then Tinkerbell got a tear in her skirt and so mean old Mom made her change. So outfit number two was Cinderella, which is what I thought she was going to be all along and what she wore to the Zoo. That one only lasted until naptime. Afternaps it became clear that Cinderella wasn't going to work and she turned into an angel.
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!!

Michelle and Adam's wedding

So, in my family we don't think that having only one wedding at a time is hectic enough, we have to have two or three close together. My brother got married in August so that the timing just about perfect for my little sis Michelle to get married at the end of October! It was such a beautiful day, I don't think we could have asked for a nicer day. It was the first time in a long time that all my family was able to be together, all but Austin that is, he was on call. So I just thought that I would share a couple of pictures at the temple.