Saturday, November 29, 2008

And Yet Another Tag . . . .

Some people don't like these tags, but I do. I always enjoy myself learning about other people and their quirks. It is like a little getting to know you.

This is supposed to be My Crazy "Eights", but I feel like eight is too much! So this is "My Crazy Fours"! (except for one)

4 FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Frasier, Law and Order, AFV and 48 Hours Mystery

4 THINGS I DID YESTERDAY: Went to Church, Ate good food at a Potluck, Did my hair, Yakked on the phone for too long!

8 THINGS I LOOK FORWARD TO: Owning a house, Being more aloof, Overcoming many personal faults, Earning a degree, Adding to my family, Moving closer to family, Finding happiness within, Attending an Opera.

4 FAVORITE RESTAURANTS: Thai Village, Macaroni Grill, Beto's and Fazoli's

4 THINGS ON MY WISHLIST: A vacuum with attachments, a King sized bed (3 in a bed is too much!), a certain baby boy sleeping on his own, a 2nd car.

PEOPLE TO TAG: Bah!


So, now that that is done, I will tell a funny story. Here is some background first: I have recently pulled out a never-been-used Aerobic Dance video (which is actually quite good!) and started getting down with it! Lexi joins in most every time I use it. She is rather observant and does real well. Here is where her talent of observing goes a little too far, and makes me worry about the future just a little bit . . . You see, the ladies on the show wear sports bras, shorts and sneakers. So the midsection of every woman is showing. And Lexi noticed this as well.

Lexi the Aerobic Dancer

Last night Lexi suddenly declared that her pajamas were too hot, and that she needed a bra. As she was stripping down to her underwear she also made mention that she wanted to do aerobic dance. "A bra? What on earth does she want a bra for?", I thought to myself. Then I realized that she wanted to look as the women on the video do. So, with my hands in my underwear drawer and a grin on my face I found a sports bra and helped Lexi into it. It was a bit baggy on her, and slid off her shoulders, but she was happy with it! "I need my shoes", Lexi noted as she scampered to procure them. "Wow, she doesn't miss a thing!", I mused. And Lexi truly didn't. She had on her underwear, a sports bra, and sneakers! With midsection flashing, she was ready for some Aerobics!

Later on this week, I will post a video of Lexi dancing in all of her garb. It is so cute and funny!! I took some pictures, but they turned out oddly, uh . . . well . . . mature looking. If I posted them on here people might think . . . well, nothing good! Seriously, it was weird. And another reason to be a bit more cautious with my daughter and the future.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Twilight

To start I will give my review of the Twilight movie: Me thinking, "Okay, they are in love. I get it, they are in love, . . . Yeah, love, I know! For PETES SAKE, I get it! Enough already with the extra mushy romance!!!! . . . Edward is a bit weird looking, but kinda grows on you. James (the bad guy) is the studly-est of the vampires, but Charlie is the best looking guy in the whole show. Interesting . . . Kinda dumb, kinda infantile, but fun to watch just the same." (Don't know if it was worth the money we spent to go see it. The money well spent for a night out without the kids, however!)

Well, here are more pictures!






Snow Day pix. I just can't get over how cute my kids are. Do I need to?



Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Creature of the Night

Bubble Beard the Pirate presents . . .

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Creature of the Night

(as it relates to motherhood!)
Sung to the song Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera

Night time darkens, children finally sleeping.
Joy and elation! Suddenly I'm leaping.
Why such delight? You've guessed,
No more being so darn stressed.
I can do just what I
want 'till morning light!
It's true, I'm now a Creature of the Night.


Who else can relate to this, eh? I sure do! I have become rather nocturnal lately, what with staying up till midnight or later nearly every night. I love nighttime, . . I savor nighttime. Nighttime is MY time. I love my cute little kidlets to pieces, but everyone needs their alone time. Or, as I refer to it, "Mommy Time". Mommy loves her "Mommy Time". And yes, I did write that dumb poem. And proud of it!

Here is a random funny story. Last Saturday we went out to eat with a couple from Carl's work and our kids. They had their ten year old son with him who turned out to be a very cute, not-shy guy. He was teasing his dad, Taj, and rather loudly informed us that his father thought that one of the characters from his video game was "hot". Taj, not bothered at all, said with a smile, "I may be old, but I'm not blind." Ha ha ha!


Here are some new pix:



My amazingly talented sister Cami made these dolls for Lexi and me.
Look just like us, don't they?


A bit late, but here is a picture of the Halloween Loot!
Kenny isn't getting anything, just trying to. . .


Lexi kissing a fish with a smile .. .

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Dental Hygienist

I am going to go back to school someday. After Carl is finished with his degree, and we get things settled down a bit (if that ever happens . . .), that is. But man, there are a lot of choices! I love, love, LOVE photography, as I am sure anybody can tell who takes a gander at my blog. But I don't think that it would be a very practical degree for me. I'll just take a couple of classes on it and teach myself over time. The degree that I really feel good about and am excited about is Dental Hygiene. I love dentistry, heck, I even find it fascinating! If I had different notions about life and what I want to get out of it, I would consider becoming a Dentist. I have a lot of knowledge about the subject already. And experience, being a Dental Assistant and all. Yep, this seems like the degree for me. I like teeth! Hah! Anyway . . . It seems like a smart degree to attain, because you get your bang for your buck out of it. And when I work as a Hygienist, I can have a very flexible work schedule. There is one other perk to this degree, if I do choose to get it in the future. I can work for my mom if I live in Utah. How can it get any better?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Some Pictures and Reflections

Well, I need to finish writing the resolution to the entry I started earlier this week. I removed that entry because it didn't really reflect my true feelings. I still do get the notion every now and then that it isn't fair to bring such sweet little children who are so innocent into a world that is, well, the complete opposite! And a world that doesn't appreciate innocence, that encourages the loss of it! But the entry I wrote was more dramatic and dark than I really feel, and more than is necessary to convey the thought. Hence it was removed! However, I do think it was thought provoking and insightful. A thought that should be considered. So now I will write the resolution to it!

I may never completely resolve this issue, but we know that we all came here for a reason. We weren't just dumped here or brought to life so we could struggle through it without purpose. I don't blame my parents for bringing me into a harsh world, I know that I chose to come here before I was born. (Trying to resolve with a non-religious/spiritual point of view will be much more difficult, and pointless! Life doesn't make sense at all without it! Anyway . . .) We have to struggle to make it to the next level, and that is all there is too it! No pain, no gain. I really don't like thinking about this, but if something terrible happens to one of us, or one of us goes astray this time around, everything will be alright. It really will. We have eternity to figure it out, and eternity to make it right.

Also, thinking that it was selfish of me to have kids because I wanted kids is ridiculous! They wanted me too! And just imagine, if I didn't bring these sweet kids to me, who might they have had to go to instead? I wish that somehow I could take in all of the children that are thrown in the dumpster after they are born or slowly destroyed as their mothers use drugs and alcohol when they are in her womb. All the children that are so unloved. But I cannot, it is impossible. What we need is another Mother Teresa around here.

I can't be Mother Teresa, but I can do something. I can't complain and be justified when I do if I don't make an effort to get this world to improve. I need to be more involved in fighting for the things that I really believe in, such as: Right to Life (no abortion), not taking marriage so lightly (less divorce and broken families), no child abuse, stopping world hunger, ceasing sex trafficking, more respect and appreciation for Parenthood and the stay-at-home mom. (This list can be soooooo much longer, but you get the idea.) But I can't be involved in all of these things, so maybe I can support a group that does, or maybe I can just be really involved in one or two that I think are especially important. Either way, if we all do this, some great things can come to pass.

Now, on the lighter side, some pix!




My kids see this an awful lot!

A kiss from Lexi. Kenny has a sticker on his head courtesy of Lexi, and spitup on his chin.



These little pumpkins CAN be carved!


Jump!



Cute fall picture # 1 . . .


# 2 . .


and # 3!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sorry Angie! I had to get rid of that last post. It was just too darn depressing and I didn't have the energy to write the resolution right now. I will write the Part 2 later this week though, so don't worry. : )

Family Pix

Family Pix