Friday, March 28, 2008

French Braids

I have been dreading the day when Ora's hair would get long enough for her to have braids. I have been pretty good at doing her hair up until now. However I have never been able to do braids. not even simple ones. So here I am learning on my daughter. It took three agonizing weeks to learn and her poor head was very tired after we were done. I think I did alright. And it was so  much fun. Even trough the tears we had a good time and now she can go to nursery with her head held high. 

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter

How fun was my day Sunday! First off I got to go to Relief Society for the first time in almost 2 years. My ward is split probably 70/20 with the younger girls being the 20 and the women who are let me see "Nearing Heaven"  the 70 And 10 left over to fill in the gaps. When I first went into class I noticed that all of the 20's are in primary and young woman's. It truly was me with 15, 65 yr. plus other gals. There were a few older gals as well but I was by far the youngest. They were so fun to watch as they talked for (I'm not kidding 7 or 8 minutes) about the"gals" in the hospital. They lesson was on the talk from last conference Good, Better, Best. It was nice to hear they ladies talk about there lives and what they have learned from them. I just sat back and took it all in. 

Then we came home where my kids went into the toy room and waited for us to 
put the Easter baskets together.  This year is the first year that we have dyed eggs and put any baskets together at all. They waited patiently and came out slowly wondering what they were coming for. Then when they realized what they were getting the plowed 
into the candy.  I am the mom who lets them go
 at it, just to get it over with, rather than drag on the candy for day and days. 
We waited for My cousin Jon and his wife Christine to come for dinner and we hid he eggs in the yard while my kids again waited patiently in the toy room until we were done.                                     It didn't take ten minutes for them to find all 14 eggs. But we had so  much fun watching as they practically danced around the yard. With every egg was a new victory.  After the hunt we came in and peeled all of the eggs.  We came into the house and made deviled eggs. AND for the first time I made the whole Easter 
Dinner Ham, broccoli casserole, rabbit rolls, fruit salad and thanks to Jon and Christine we ended with brownies and Mint n Chip Ice cream. 
What a great day.

Friday, March 21, 2008

I did it!!

Thank you to LindZ aka Cute cousin. She helped me to set up music for my blog. I love it when I go to others and hear some of there favorite songs playing in the background. It's so fun to hear what they like.  I hope you all enjoy my selections.  

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I've been tagged by LINDZ(loo)

Here are the rules:  I am throwing them out because most of those I know have done his tag. So i will answer the question and it will end with me.

1. Where I was 10 years ago:  I  was almost 16, my  mom had just married a guy I did not like very much, and we were moving to a new town and school just as I was about to get my freedom. I was pretty angry and started to pull away from my family. Thank Heavens for time it does heal wounds. Some better than others, but if it had not been for this whole change of scene I would have never met Joe and who knows how different my life would have been. 

2. 5 things on my "to do" list today: So, I will do tomorrow since my kids are in bed and I am done for the day today. 1. I will catch up on my laundry, 2.  Return some books to the library, 3. Go to the grocery store and the bank (in the same building so I will count it together) 4. Make my family dinner (the best part of the day) 5. GO TO BED (I LIED THAT IS THE BEST TIME OF THE DAY)

3. Things I would do if I were a billionaire: I would for sure buy people houses, my family I mean all of them thats a ton of people. I think if you had no house payment life would just go better. I would travel with all of my family I mean A billionaire thats allot of money. I would go to school, open a birth center and watch people turn into parents for the rest of my life.

4.  3 of my bad habits: I am a picker everything my skin, my nails, chipping paint. If its torn at all I will pick it off. I am even asked by most of my family to pop their zits and I like it.. I know GROSS!!!! I tend to yell, that one i really hate. I watch to much T.V.

5. 5 places I've lived: Hemet, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Henderson, NV; A semi truck that took me a few different paces okay, allot of different places; Utah.

6. 5 jobs I've had: Movie theater cashier (FUN!) waitress at IHOP, receptionist at an auto mechanic, Back office for a general practitioner, MOM

7. Something most people don't know about me:  I want a boob job and hopefully will get one someday!!!

Thanks LindZ that was fun! 

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Ora's 3rd Birthday 2-17-08

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Pinewood Derby

I had to share these with you. On my families web site I have a cousin who posted these pictures of her wards Pinewood derby. I have not been to a derby since my little brother was in his, however now I can't wait. Look at how creative they got with there cars!!  My cute cousin did her car as a breast cancer ribbon. and her son did Howard the duck.   Needless to say, he won. The minute I saw them I knew they needed to be shared! Oh how I wish I could live nearer to all of my family, how fun would it be to be together when we do things like this. 

Thursday, March 06, 2008


This past year has been a tough one, that is putting it rather lightly however I will spare most of the details.  I have learned allot and I am thankful  for most of what I have been through. We needed to leave Nevada, we were not doing very well while we were there. We spent time on our knees together Joe and I, we fasted and prayed and then we moved to Utah. Coming here was not easy, I was so scared to leave everything and everyone behind, but we did it. We came here and we started fresh. Now here we are barely a year later and we are starting over again. New house, new ward, new everything. I am not sure I am ready to do it again. I'm not sure I want to. I guess I am ready to know why we came here. I don't feel like I have accomplished anything but failure, does that count for anything? 

This new house we came to is adorable, it is, but it is old and has problems, the sink in the kitchen wobbles, the stove is so old I am afraid that it is going to blow up, I have no microwave (that sucks), my dryer just quit working so I am having o hang dry and then iron everything I own, and now today my van is making a scary sound! 
Some days I need to be able to just scream, I want to go buy something to throw and break but then again I cannot go anywhere in my car.    
I know I should focus on the good in my life. I am having a bad day and I need to send this out into the universe to be judged by the whole word. 
I called my sister earlier today, partly to vent and then to laugh. And now I have come to a decision. The after life is not going to be as great as I think. The mansions are going to be little more than apartments, but after all that we have been through I am going to jump for joy just to have something that is mine for good. Maybe even with a shower that I don't have to scrub all the time. 
I feel better. Seriously, now I am going to post this, even though I know I shouldn't But heck why not. Even if I come off as the biggest complainer on the planet It will be better having it go somewhere than to just fester inside of me. 

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A warm up????

I am in Utah, you know how I know...?? The weather guy in the news just said it is going to warm up it should be about 50 degrees soon. Said with a straight face! I wonder if I could find him and hit him up the side of the head. 50 degrees is nowhere near warm you  moron!!!!!