We May Not Have It All Together, But Together We Have It All!
Other Things May Change Us, But We Start And End With Family!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Twilight Saga (this is a long one...)
Okay...so I need to find a Twilight Anonymous meeting to go to. Can anyone help me? For those of you who don't know what I am talking about...where have you been? The Twilight Saga is a series of 4 books, written by an LDS author named Stephenie Meyer, about a vampire who falls in love with a human. That is the jist of it....kind of. Anyways, I really didn't want to get started with these books in the first place because I have seen friends get addicted to them to the point that they had a countdown of when the next book would come out...that is way out of my comfort level (and one of the reasons I did not read Harry Potter...) I can't read part of the story and wait a whole year for the next part of the story...I need it all at once...Well, my mom came for a visit and had read the first one she had borrowed from my neice. So she bought herself one and left it for me to read (I hope she knows she won't be getting it back!) She left at about 10-ish am and lucky for me, it was a rainy day...the kids sat on the couch and watched tv most of the day...and I read! I was done with the book(400-ish pages maybe) by 9-ish pm...I decided I could wait until the next day to read book 2 (until I read the first chapter of book 2 at the end of book 1). I called Eric at work and asked him if I could get book 2 from Barnes & Noble across the street from his work (class doesn't end until 10 but b&n closes at 10...do you see my dilema?)Anyways, I got the book that night (spoiled, I know!) and had it finished by noon the next day (it rained...thanks, mother nature). I got on the computer and checked to see if my Borders coupon had been emailed to me and lucky me...in my inbox was a 40% off coupon...hallelujah! I rushed over to Borders in the rain and got book #3 and #4(book 4 was on the bestsellers list so it was already 40% off). I had books 3 &4 read in the next day and a half...that is 2500 pages in 3 days. Not only that, but in the next 3 days, I had them all read again...that is 5000 pages in 1 week (Eric said it is not something to brag about and my neighbors kept asking me if I had fed my kids..."yes", I would say...and I also did 4 loads of laundry daily!) I am an official "Twilighter". They are great books for those of you who are readers (they are even great for you non-readers)...it is a great story and you really get into the books. There are several ladies at church who read them and on Sundays we have a discussion on them...I think all of my books are currently out on lend right now...I even have a waiting list (I feel like the library!) I can't wait for the movie to come out! I am way excited! November 21st...you can find me in line at the movie theater...I already have a sitter lined up (thanks, eric!) Pathetic...I know...but at least I am willing to admit it! Until next time....
I have been driven many times upon my knees with the overwhelming conviction I had nowhere else to go.-Abraham Lincoln
"To you who are parents, I say, show love to your children. You know you love them, but make certain they know it as well. They are so precious. Let them know. Call upon our Heavenly Father for help as you care for their needs each day and as you deal with the challenges which inevitably come with parenthood. You need more than your own wisdom in rearing them." — Thomas S. Monson
Red Shirt Fridays!
Remember red shirt Fridays to support our troops...If you aren't willing to stand behind our troops...are you willing to stand in front of them?!?!
They Said What???
12/25/09 Cayson: MOM!! Don't wash that glass...it has Santa's DNA on it!!
1/2/09 Jaxson: Mom, why can't we have new sunglasses? Me: We have to save our money for our trip to Disneyland! Jaxson: Is that where Mickey Mouse is? Me: Yep...is that who you want to see? Jaxson: Nope... Me: Who DO you want to see there? Jaxson: Grandma and Grandpa! (They're looking forward to it, too, Jax!)
12/08 Cayson tried really hard... Cayson: Mom...can we have pizza for dinner? Me: No, son...I'm making tacos Cayson: Yuk! How much does pizza cost? Me (trying to think of a high number): $40.00 Cayson: Is that a zero then a four? Me: No...that's a four then a zero. Cayson: How much money do you have? Me: Zero. Cayson: Great! Then all I need to find is Four! Why can't he be in charge of the world's money?
11/27/08 Eric was running a quick errand and all the kids wanted to go with...long story short...he said no...Deni didn't like that at all... Deni (while hugging Eric's leg): The one that gives you a hug gets to go...Yay...I win!
11/8/08 Hailey and I were watching "Sleeping Beauty" this is how it all played out: Hailey: "Fauna is my favorite good fairy because she is green...who is your favorite, mom?" Me: "I like Merriweather" Hailey: "But she is so grouchy...nevermind...that makes sense!" Thanks a lot!
11/6/08 Jaxson & Deni's teacher gave us 2 TV/VCR combos and after we picked them up today, Jaxson said, "Mom...did Teacher Susan get those for the kids or for the humans?" Oh, Jaxson...there are days...
10/24/08 The kids and I decided to make muffins (Chocolate Chip and Almond Poppyseed-Yum!) After filling the muffin cups, I let the kids lick the bowls clean...Cayson said..."Mom...you could go to Heaven for this!" If only it were that easy!
Deni passed gas in the van & Jaxson was sitting next to her...here's how the conversation went:
Jaxson:Deni, you are a gas-bag...what do you say?
Deni: "You're Welcome!"
There is a new movie on Disney Channel called 'Mostly Ghostly'. So Jaxson just came in while I was checking my email and said, "Mom...could you please turn on Holy Ghostly, please?!?"
10/10/08 Deni sure did try hard....here's the play-by-play: (on our way back from Mobius-a fun "they don't know it's science" place for the kids to play) Deni: "Daddy...are we going home or to the park?" Eric: What do you think, Deni? Deni: "The park...that is what I thought!" Eric: "In your dreams!" Deni: "What you said? We need to get a drink and then we go to the park?" Eric: "No! We are going home...not to the park!" Deni: "Sorry, Jaxson...I tried!" Jaxson: "Don't drag me around...this is your fault, Deni!"
Cayson (6) and Eric saw a Corvette in the parking lot...here's how the conversation played out...
Eric: Wow! Cayson...look at that cool car!
Cayson: I don't want one of those cars, dad...it's for girls!
Eric: What do you mean it's for girls?!?!
Cayson: Dad, it's the one like Barbie drives!
My poor son...
7/17/08 9-ish pm
Deni: Where is Daddy?
Me: At Work
Deni: At the hospital?
Me: No...Right now he is at Horizon Medical Institute (the school we own)
Deni: "Toot"...we don't toot...we fart!
All of the kids think it is the funniest thing that Eric has "toot" in the title of his school...hahaha
Deni is named after Tiphaine's dad (Denny). One day Deni was arguing with Gpa about who was named Deni (or Denny)...Here's how it went:
Deni: My name is Deni
Gpa: My name is Denny
Deni: No...you name is Grandpa
Gpa: My name is Denny
Deni: Okay...you are Denny
Gpa: And you are Deni
Deni: No...I Grandpa!
Eric & Tiphaine-1997 (he's the quiet one & she's the loud friend!)
Hailey-2000 (the social butterfly)
Cayson-2002 (shy, smart, and loveable)
Jaxson-2003 (we call him action jaxson!)
Deni-2005 (loves to dance!) And boy are they SPOILED!!!