Friday, May 29, 2009

School's out for the summer!/Ice Cream Party!

Today was the kid's last day of school! Both of them had this dance festival that they were in! My fourth grader, who we shall call Duckling, danced to the song "Thriller" with her classmates. My first grader, who we shall call Slothy, danced with her class in a circle, (I can't remember the song but it was cute). After school, we went over to Wendy's for kid meals and frosties! Then we all went over to a sweet gal's house in the neighborhood for a Homemade Ice cream party/water fight! We all had a great time!
My hubby comes home tonight! YES! It has been an especially LONG two weeks!
My vacation on the East Coast officially starts June 17th! YEAH! We will visit my Dad who lives in Phila,PA and my mom who lives in Virginia! (Dan is not going due to the fact he has an AWESOME job and wants to keep it, doesn't want to do anything to ruin that "great job".)
I am actually writing now. I have almost 5,000 words written. I have decided if I can write about 1,000 words a day, I can have a novel in about 3 months(90 days). Sound good? I'm excited!!!
Also for all you people who like reading LDS romances Here are a couple you should try.
Michele Ashman Bell's "Forever Love" series (There are three of them)
Josi Kilpack "Surrounded by Strangers" She had a new one called "Lemon Tart" that looks good too.
Annette Lyon's book "Lost Without You"
I found out that the books I read by these authors are among the first books they wrote!
I LOVE it! I found a few things I would change but for the most part I enjoyed each of these books throughly. (It even made me want to write! How's that for good?)
Thanks you all for continuing to write! Hopefully someday soon I will be published with you all too!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I survived this week & AND I am still alive! (The children are alive too and that's saying something...LOL)

Hi y'all!
I still am here. I have been following all of you and reading and commenting. I have had a busy week! This marks the first week done I completed WITHOUT my husband. (He is in St. George UT, started a new job at the beginning of the week and left me here) Some one has to stay here--the kids need feeding, not to mention the cats and the darling children I mentioned--they are NOT even finished with school yet. They finish May 29th! Also that is my honey's first paycheck! YAHOO! Although in all honesty it probably is already spent with our cars needing fixing.
I thought this would be hard. Ya know being without the man I love until I finally find a place so we can ALL live together---IT's not that bad. I take great pleasure in the friends I have made in this great bloggy world and also on the OUTSIDE world. Thanks! Just being able to come over within a minute's notice helps my day out ALOT! Thought I might turn into a hermit this week. I didn't. I like people just too darn much.
Next week, Me and the kids are going to Wolfcreek (A condo his parents have in Eden UT) to relax and enjoy ourselves. YEAH! A vacation!
Thanks y'all! I am definitely alive still.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Recently I have been thinking about the friends I have made recently and the friends that I have made previously. I am grateful for true friends that stick by you through and through and just because things get rough they still stick by you. Good Friends NEVER leave you. They are not two faced, and they are happy sometimes to just sit and hang with you---never wanting anything in return.
I am grateful for the friends I have made in Provo. You know you are. I realize that there are people like me with the same troubles AND it's okay. Cause hey we all got through some things eventually.
I am also grateful for this new group of friends I have made through blogging. WOW! You people are great! I never knew such a community existed among women. I LOVE it. You are also a strangth to me also.
Going through this journey of life with good friends by our side makes things a WHOLE heck of a lot easier, doesn't it? :)
Thanks again y'all!!

Amazing MMB giveaway!

Some of you may think I have gone alittle crazy with giveaways lately. Recently it has paid off though. I have won a couple of books and some concert tickets to see Marvin Goldstein and others perform.YEAH! Just goes to show ya 33 years of entering giveaways--some day it does finally pay off. I have never won a car though. Someday. Someday though.
Anyway check this out, you can not only win a pedi party for you and your friends but you can win some books, some preschool curriculum stuff, AND a whole bunch of stuff. A MOTHERLOAD of stuff is how the giveaway put it. So tell all about it.
You never might be the next winner!!!!!
Check out: Mommy Mormon Blogs GIVEAWAY!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thank you! Thank you! & Correction!

It came to my attention that Critical Mass already received the Lovely Blog award from Attic girl Like Duh...Attic girl gave her the award.I have a different blog to announce the most lovely to.....

And the most lovely award goes to:

A mommy's musings!
Sorry I thought I read through all of Attic girl's blog award winners before I awarded mine. You should feel good Critical Mass---you have ALOT of fans! :)

I recieved my FIRST EVER "Lovely Blog award" from Attic Girl! I think this is terrific news! Not only does that make my day but I finally get to give the same Lovely blog award away to all of you that I am reading! YEAH! (I'm kinda new at this and I was wondering how all this blog award stuff worked out.) My friend, Attic Girl (link to her amazing blog above) said she got a lovely blog award from Kelly. So I indeed checked Kelly out. Awesome stuff. I am following her as well. Here's her blog too--Mom of 3 boys!
Here's my award:

Attic Girl says to keep the Blog award ALIVE to pass the same award on to 15 different people. So here it goes people in no particular order:
1-Definitely Debilyn!
2-The Adventures of Supermom!
3-A MAY zing!
4-Through the Eyes of Insanity and Bliss!
5-If you give a Mom a Moment. . .
6-The Real Merrianne!
7-Solomon Surprises!
8-The Bingham Diaries!
9-My digital clutter!
10-Minvans R hot!
11- The MOM NERD!
12-Trying to stay Calm!
13-Cream of the Crop
14- A mother's musings--Link is above!
15- Mean Mommy Academy~!

WHEW! There certainly are a lot of you! And even more still! Can't I just find a blog award somewhere or even create one myself for those really super blogs out there?
Cause I mean I'm telling you--You people are so funny--You crack me up! Also very witty, inspirational, and friendly! So thanks for stopping by and checking me out!

*AHEM* I'd like to thank the little people. . .
Mainly my sweet Buppy who is sweet and quiet (most of the time) and lets me comment on all of your cool blogs!
And of course my other rugrats as well--Duckling for being patient with me and waiting to use the computer, and Slothy for helping me with Buppy.
Thank you for continuing to read me! My blog is mainly an attempt to stay in touch with old friends and make new ones as well! (A little complaining never hurt anybody did it--Sometimes you all might find some complaining as well)

So Thanks!
Please accept your award by posting it on your blog and giving this same award out to 15 others! It would be kinda neat for me if I could have maybe one of you to post my cute button on your blog as well. It's new--I might change it later...but for now it's all I got. Also let the person know they recieved the award by leaving them a comment on their sweet blog! (Everybody LOVES comment love!)
(If any of the links don't seem to work--please let me know and I will fix it!)

And now to contact ALL these wonderful people....! :)

Just me and my neurosis's.........I love you Fuzz!

Well-I debated about writing and telling you all about this. But I need some help here you guys. Well I'm sure now you all know that I have 2 cats. I usually don't let Mama cat out unless it's supervised. (saving up money to have her fixed) Anyway I did it this morning. I let her out unsupervised (she has a collar) and I hope she comes back. I love that stinky cat. She started out a stray cat outside that we loved and fed and then we found out she was preggers and we brought her inside. It would break my heart if she didn't come back. I love her so much. I also have a kitten---although I'm not sure I'm letting her out just yet. Kittens could get hurt. Fuzz (mama cat) can at least defend herself from evil. So there you have it...I cut the apron strings, so to speak and Fuzz is outside. Hope she comes back. Or my next entry will be very, very sad.
Peace out y'all!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Additional link about Flip flops! Snopes update!

Check this link out on Snopes. It is definitely true but it happened nearly 2 years ago! We still should be doubly careful about things made in China though.

My sister in law sent this in my email this morning. I usually don't read emails like this but this intrigued me because it was about Wal-mart and I buy a lot of my summer shoes at Wal-mart. I wanted to make everyone aware lest they want to buy any flip flops from Wal-mart. DO NOT BUT SHOES ESPECIALLY FLIP FLOPS FROM CHINA!

Here is what I found in my email.


This is very true I heard it in news from one of our local radios here that our govt has to be extra careful on these cheap imports from China especially clothes because the Chinese are using some strong but cheap chemical in their manufactures.

If any of you reading this has heard something else and this is false, please let me know! otherwise--Consider yourself warned!

Who wouldn't want to win a Toshiba labtop?

I was blog lurking and came across an incredible giveaway. Some gal is giving away a Toshiba labtop to some lucky winner. She has over one thousand comments on her site? Have any of you had over one thousand comments on your blog? I am just happy for the 34 people who have taken a chance and decided to read me. But 1000 readers? WOW!


So what are you waiting for now? Please sign up today cause it won't last long. I think the giveaway ends 5/22.

Monday, May 11, 2009

What a weekend!

First of all I want to say THANK YOU to the gal,Insanity Kim!! I won some pretty cool earrings!!! YES! Thank you so much!

Second order of business: My husband had a job interview on Friday in St. George. He sent the resume last week and they emailed him back telling him that they would be looking at his resume. Anyway, the interview obviously went well because they offered him a job!!!! Unfortunately, the job is in St. George Ut, and we live in Provo (about 4 hours away). I am excited and saddened at the same time. I have met some pretty cool friends in Provo. Fortunately though for me the COOL ones I have met also have a blog:) YEAH! Excited because my hubby finally found a good job that is wiling to pay him decently!!!YEAH! And it has benefits. Instead of moving right away we will continue to stay in Provo AND Daniel will work in St.George and stay with his parents during the week and come home on the weekends. (his parents live in Cedar City.) My blog will not die don't you worry....:)

Third order of buisness: Was there a third order of buisness? I can't remember. If I remember the third order of buisness I will set up another blog entry. memory is failing....

Thank you ALL who continue to read me and support me. I appreciate ALL your comments and I LOVE getting to know you all.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Sweet Mother's Day Giveaway!

If you have daughters like me and you worry about them having enough confidence to face this world we live in now, you should definitely check out AWESOME GIVEAWAY FOR MOTHER'S DAY!
She is giving away a book entitled "Women of Virtue" by Jodi Marie Robinson. She also interviewed this sweet author on her blog! So very cool! Come check it out! It can also make a marvelous Mother's day present or just a great book to have in your home for you and your young daughters to read.

Is this crazy thinking or does my Mama cat miss her kittens?

I finally did it! I gave all of my cat's (Fuzz) kittens! All except for one that is. I just could not bear to part with all of them. Call me a sucker that's just how I am. When the kittens were still here they all would climb on top of this collapsible wardrobe I have and sleep. Well, last night Fuzz started meowing (like giving the call for kittens to come) and nobody showed--(As usual, kittens are just like kids) So she was off to find them. She climbed my up my closet, to find NO BODY there! (The other kitten we kept was sleeping with me. We named her Mask.) She meowed some more and then got down. But now I feel bad. Does Fuzz miss her kittens? She definitely was done with nursing, every time they would try to sneak a drink Fuzz would get up and walk off. I feel bad. The kittens are almost 10 weeks old so it was time to go. (Feeding 4 kittens and a mama is ALOT of food.) Was Fuzz ready for her kittens to leave? Will she be able to forgive me?
I hope it's just me who is overreacting. I love my cats and want them to be happy. I guess that's all I really wanted to say. Except if any of you have any experience with this type of situation, please let me know so I know I am not totally neurotic.
Thanks for listening to my rant this morning! Hope you have a marvelous Mother's Day weekend!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Do you like Romance?Then I have a giveaway for YOU!!

I was checking my blogger updates and came across this sweet giveaway. Mom to 2 boys and wife of one is giving away a romance DVD! Hallmark approached her to review the movie and she did, and not only is she going to give away one DVD they gave her, she is giving away her own copy as well (she doesn't like to keep the DVD's she does reviews of)!!!Isn't that AWESOME news???!!! Go to her blog--
The more you talk about it and link back to her, the more entries are counted!
May the best blogger win!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My Take on Mom logic!

I wrote a blog post over on the Mommy Blogger's club and since I liked it so much I decided to post it in my own personal blog as well. Hope you all enjoy! (if you are not a member of Mommy blogger's club, Sign up today--It's great!)

I'm sure you all hear that there was this sweet competition among bloggers to define what Mom logic means to them. I voted for somebody in the top 10, (Can't believe she is my friend in REAL life as well) Anyway, This blog post entry is to define what MY mom logic means. It will probably NEVER be enter into a contest just thought a few of you bloggers might want to know. Does any of this Mom logic seem familar to YOU?

~It's okay that there are ALWAYS laundry piles on the floor when you are busy raising a family, cause soon they won't be there.

~It's okay if the kids eat cereal for dinner cause hey, sometimes you just don't feel like cooking.

~Parenting sometimes isn't logical, but YOU have to commit to it!

~Your children will love you anyway even if you won't let them do certain things.

~No matter how many times your kids will say "I hate you!" they will almost always need/request a hug at the end of the day.

~Your kids LOVE it when you read to them, EVEN if it is the 300th time you read the book to them.

~Mom's can NEVER have enough chocolate in one day! It calms the nerves!

~Believing that you are the best most perfect mom in the world is probably impractical, BUT in your children's eyes you probably are perfect. After you all you continue to feed and love them on a daily basis, don't you?

AND that's MY mom logic! Anybody agree?

Those crazy kittens of mine. . .

Some of you may or may not know I started to feed a stray cat back in February. She was strictly an outside cat--only sometimes we would let her in and play with her. Then we found out she was expecting! (She is an inside cat now.) :) Well we have been taking care of Mama and her kittens for quite some time now. It's time for them to leave the nest. One of the kittens, (who we nicknamed Stripe,) is leaving us today. One of our neighbor's friends is picking him up today. Here are some of the things I will always remember about Stripe.

~The way he used to lick/kiss the inside of my ear
~the time he crawled in between the plastic on our bed and got stuck (the plastic on our box spring mattress is still in the bed, our bed sits on the floor)
~His personality, Stripe was very fun-loving.
~the way he used to play-fight with his siblings!

So today this post is for you Stripe!
We love you Stripe, and may you live a LONG AND healthy life!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Did you just ever have one of those days?

Did you just ever have one of those days? Kids woke up late for school AND took forever to get dressed, PLUS it was the day I carpooled the neighbor's kids to school, took them then came home for my children. WHEW! I was tired at 9:00 and my day had hardly begun.
I puttered around the house for a little bit and then my friend called. She told me she did need some help that day. (My friend was feeling overwhelmed by everything and just needed some company.) I walked to her house and as we chatted over washing the dishes, I realized how valuable friends are to me. I am grateful I had the chance to serve her today (even though it was just the dishes).
So it started OUT a rushed day but it ended well. I am grateful for the little things we get to for each other--Aren't you?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Hubba! Hubba! Is it getting hot in here?

I think all good blogs should have a picture of Matthew McConaughhey in it! I LOVE my husband dearly but ladies come on, I KNOW he will never look like Matthew. Did you all see him in the movie "How to lose a guy in 10 days?" He was very yummy in THAT one....Anyway,ladies This one is for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

I'm an old lady. . . WHAT???!!!

So as promised Monday is when I mumble about certain things that happen to me over the weekend. Well, I have a mumble to mumble about! Yesterday while getting ready for church my oldest daughter who is almost 10, was getting dressed for church. Here is the dialogue that followed.

(Code names have been used to protect the innocent. If you happen to know their real names please be careful in your comments! THANKS!)

Duckling:But Mom, why can't I wear that?
(Duckling picked out leggings with a short denim skirt/skort to wear to church. She looked like she was going to school!)
Me: Because you have to differentiate between Sunday dress and school dress.
Why can't you wear these dresses? (I show her a pink gingham dress and a denim dress, both dresses go to the floor. AND she has worn one of them before.)
Duck: (roll eyes) Those are old lady dresses MOM, dresses that YOU would wear. I would NEVER wear the dresses you wear MOM! Sheesh! YOU are such an OLD lady MOM!

ME? I'm an old lady??!!It is happening. . .My almost 10 year old is turning into a TEENAGER! HELP!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Thanks & I found yet another cool giveaway!

First of all I'd like to give a big SHOUT OUT to those of you who have left comments--YAHOO!! Thank you!!

Second of all, I'd like to thank all of you who had the guts to sign up for my PAY IT FORWARD homemade giveaway. I still have 2 slots left yet to fill. What are you waiting for??

Thirdly, Thank you all for taking a chance on a new blog and following me. I promise you I will try and be as entertaining and unique as I can. I will definitely try and NOT be like the others. Okay?

Lastly, I need to tell you ALL about the fabulous giveaway my friend,Insanity KIM! is having. It is also her 100th post and she is giving away fabulous earrings! She has a link to this wonderful site, Gorgeous stuff! Anyway Do what she tells you, I PROMISE you it's all legal, (even though she is a little bit. . .well you know crazy?). It's all fun you guys!

See ya around my bloggy friends!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

100th post GIVEAWAY!

Okay. Okay. I hate to add another post on top of my loverely Pay it forward post, Don't forget about it ok? But I have to blog about this EXCELLENT giveaway. It's part of the requirements.
So I was reading one of my blogs and came across MERRIANNE'S BLOG
Merrianne talked about this girl Lisa who had this cool giveaway because it's her 100th post. You all might recognize the name. I don't because I'm new but I chose to check it out cause hey I'm like that. Anyway I liked what I saw, I am now a follower of LISA LOU WHO! It used to be under the title of Is that a Garage door in your Ceiling? But I think she changed her blog name.
Ahh well. Check out her latest entry and sign up. She has some pretty neat stuff to give away.
To name a few that I remember.
Truffles. Chocolate bars. Really pretty bookmarks. Amazon gift card. I tunes gift card. There is more. But don't take my word for it check it out yourself. And remember who sent you there. :)

Mom Logic Community POST

I know. I know. I don't have very many followers yet but I have those that are lurking and I am trying to get the word out. If you haven't noticed my cool badge on the right supporting their current contest you should CHECK it OUT! It's awesome. And one of my cool blogger friends is in the top 10! I can't BELIEVE it! Plus I have met her in real life LIVE! She NOT only is a cool blogger she is a great friend!!! (Plus she is the family of sorts. In law relation.)
1. Join Mom Logic Community!
2. Vote for Mom Nerd. Sorry you can only vote once. :)
3. Sign up for my cool giveaway of sorts (Homemade items to the first five who sign up!) I already have one sign up. Be like Mother Goose and sign up today!!!:)

Friday, May 1, 2009

I'm just alittle disappointed in you.

Here's a little LOVE for my readers! Now will YOU PULLLESE play with me? (Don't make me beg guys, it's not pretty.)

Well, Well, Well. . .Your true colors are shining clearly now. I decided to take a chance and decide to play along with the PAY IT FORWARD thing. But I guess no body wants to participate with me. Why not? Am I NOT cool enough for you? Is it just cause you met me? I may have something FABULOUS here you just don't know it yet cause you are TOO CHICKEN to sign up. Have some GUTS and sign up for little ol' me pullllese? With sugar on top with caramel and whipped topping?
Thanks guys! You guys ROCK!

Remember it's the FIRST 5 people who leave comments get my special HOMEMADE gift. :)
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