Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Getting ready for Halloween

We finally carved some pumpkins. It's fun, Wesley and Lily know their shapes so they got to pick the shape of each feature. Dad drew and mom cut.

This must be our serious faces. Soo cute, oh ya and the pumpkins are too. :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Great 8 Tag

Ok-i'll be tagged, but only cause i love ya Tiffanie.

8 favorite TV shows
1. Probably PBS-Curious George, cause my kids love it and I can get something done in that 1/2 hour.
2. Sid the Science Kid - it teaches investigation and asking questions about your surroundings.
3. Super Why, and Word World - they teach letters and putting words together. My kids love to point out "super-letters" as we drive around town. It's tons of fun!
4. Cyber chase - cause it teaches math in such a fun way for kids. I love MATH!
5. The Biggest Loser Hmmm... nuf said eh? :)
6. Chuck
7. Life
8. The office

8 favorite places to eat
1. My mom's
2. My mother-in-law's
3. Relief Society Enrichment Meetings (always such good food)
4. The Olive Garden
5. Johnny Carino's (my sister works theres)
6. Applebee's
7. Ling Hung (mongolian BBQ) Loooooove it!
8. Anywhere with my cute hubby as a date.

8 things I did yesterday
1. I got up..... he he....and got wesley on the bus.
2. I did lots of computer work for my church calling. (but it's done now :))
3. I folded a batch of laundry.... and got it put away.
4. I went on a "fall colors" scavenger hunt with my kids for Wesley's homework.
5. I had a Math tutor session, and worked with factoring polynomials, oooooo, so much fun I know. Actually it is for me. he he he wierd I know.
6. I cut up veggies for a stew, and I let Lily and Madi put them in the crock-pot.
7. I pushed Madi in the swing outside. Her favorite thing to do.
8. I finally got in bed and went to sleep. Ahhh heaven, I love our bed.

8 things I look forward to
1. hm.... getting comments on my blog. Now that i'm addicted. he he
2. seriously? moments that I get to play with my kids.
3. My birthday
4. My husband's birthday- 4 days later.
5. Holidays
6. Family vacations
7. My husband getting a day off. Cause he works aaaaalllllll the time. Really, just ask my family.
8. Dancing

8 things I love about Fall
1. I love fall.
2. The feeling in the air that something is about to happen.
3. The relief from really hot weather.
4. The colors
5. The mums (fall flowers)
6. Watching the kids play in the leaves
7. Playing in the leaves he he he
8. Thanksgiving. (yams with brown sugar and marshmellows, and stuffing, etc....)

8 things on my wish list
1. A separate room for all my health stuff. ie) My zone therapy stuff, massage table, my husband's inversion swing, etc...
2. To lose X amount of lbs.
3. To visit my old mission areas with my family - anaheim CA
4. Family vacations
5. hm.... I guess I have every thing else I want.
6. oh, ya some extra $$ to pay off bills.
7. And to go shopping and not have to worry about the $$$
8. a small farm with horses.

thanks Tiffanie that was Fun. More fun than I thought it would be.

I tag janet.... and any other of my sisters that reads this. But I know that janet will.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Second Snow

Yesterday must have just been a warning. Because today it's been snowing almost all day.

I just can't resist snow covered flowers. It seems like such an impossibility and yet, there it is.
The same roses as yesterday, just more snow. More snow pictures!We've been out in it twice now, and of course "have" to have hot chocolate every time we come in out of the cold. But I can't complain because it's the best kind of snow. It sticks.

Meet Frosty, in October? I actually came in after this and listened to some Christmas music. Yeah!

And who can't resist a snow fort. It was so much fun. We had a BLAST.

Friday, October 10, 2008

The First Snow of the season -I dare you to pick a favorite.

It started snowing, I was looking out the window and noticed the snowflakes collecting on my roses. It was so pretty I just had to get a picture. I was hard pressed to pick a favorite, so here's all of them. I'm glad I went out when I did, because about 20 minutes later the snow was melted.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fighting for My Freedoms

I've just been thinking, which as of yet is still my "right". In listening to the presidential debates and hearing the two different plans on health care, I am reminded of a similar scenario where two plans were presented.

One plan was Heavenly Fathers plan to allow all of his children to go down to earth and receive a body and have their own agency to choose what they will do. The other plan was Satan's plan. He wanted all of Heavenly Fathers children to return to Him also, but instead of allowing us to make our own choices satan's plan was to FORCE everyone to do what was right and therefore all would return. Thankfully, satan's plan was rejected, and we all came to earth with our own agency and opportunities to choose and find our way back to God.

In the debates one plan (McCain's) although not perfect does open state lines for more CHOICES. Where the other plan (Obama's) will FORCE everyone to have health insurance, because if you don't he will fine you. Now unless i'm mistaken the main reason people choose to not have insurance is because they can't afford it. So if they can't afford insurance they certainly can't afford another fine. I know their plans are more complicated than that but that's the basics.

Now, too often we think of fighting for freedom as done by the soldiers. However, if we as American's don't step up and fight for our own freedoms in this election we may lose them to Obama who will take them for our own best interest. Because he thinks he knows what's best for all of us. As for me I believe that I know what's best for me and my family, not the government. And what's best for me is Patriotism as defined as loving ones country, not as obama says in how many taxes you pay.

I can't believe that a man who would turn his back on the American flag, refuses to wear the flag on his lapel because he might offend someone, among many other things has made it this far in an American presidential election.

Well, I am someone and I am offended. I am an American and although it's not perfect, am proud of my country. I'm thankful for the freedoms that I have and am grateful to all those who fought to give me these rights. The American Flag represents those freedoms and those men and women who fought to give us a country. It represents working together to help each other.

Fight for your Freedoms. Don't give them away. Although I don't agree with everything McCain talks about at least I know that McCain loves America. Has fought for it, and respects the flag.

Well, that's just some of my thoughts. If you agree GREAT. If not, well, that ok, too. aren't you glad we still have the right to disagree. We can even agree to disagree. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My science kids

Wesley did this experiment at school and was dieing to show it to me and his sisters. I was actually with one of my tutor students and I knew his experiment involved milk, food coloring, a Q-tip and soap. Now with my 5, 3, and 1 year olds I kind of wanted to be involved with the implementing of the experiment. But, he couldn't wait. and i have to admit I was pleasantly surprised at how well they did it without making a big mess. But you pour a little milk on a paper plate and then drop the food coloring in different places in the milk. Then you take the Q-tip and dip it in the dish soap and then touch the tip to each color. as the colors explode away from the soap they make really quite beautiful "images". So we took pictures. I had to post them all because I really couldn't pick a favorite. Needless to say I was very impressed with my little scientists.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Do you have a strange mind?

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Ok so i got this from the Ellis blog, but I thought it was very interesting. hmmmmm...