Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sick, Sick, and more sick

I've been up to my elbows in throw up and poop. I know so glamorous! My kids starting getting sick the week that I was leaving for New York and haven't gotten better yet! Everyone has been through it (including Neal and I on a much milder level). And Eli just isn't getting better - he started on Oct. 16th and was still throwing up last night - Oct. 27th. Today we were accident free and I AM SENDING ELI TO SCHOOL.

I have a very funny - "I'm so glad I'm a mom" story that shouldn't be told in writing, but if you'd like to hear a pretty humorous story about poop, carrots, a vile the size of a dime, and why any other person in the world would be getting paid $30+ dollars and hour to do what I did - give me a call. Seriously, only mothers get these kind of unpaid experiences and laugh about them (note some sarcasm in my comment - no really I love being a mom - but elbow deep in poop is not my most favorite part of being a mom - oh well that's life - move one.)

And to top it off....the computer continues to be on the fritz so I can't upload any pictures of New York. But I will, I promise (Neal sorry I keep messing up the computer) :-)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I've been Tagged

So I'm suppose to answer these questions on my blog. Enjoy!

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago.
1. Getting married - Oct. 17th, 1998
2. Getting back from my honeymoon.
3. Moving into an apartment
4. Doing temp work
5. Opening present from my wedding

5 things on my to do list today
1. Clean
2. Do laundry
3. Pay bills
4. Gather coupons to go shopping
5. Catch up on blogs

5 snacks I love
1. Salsa and chips
2. Oatmeal cookies (homemade only)
3. Butterfingers
4. Ice cream
5. Pickles

5 things I would do if I was a millionaire
1. Travel
2. Build a new house (a modest mansion - 3200 sq. ft.)
3. Help family
4. Let Neal start up his own business
5. Buy a new car

5 places I've lived.
1. J-ville
2. Rexburg
3. Salt Lake
4. Tallahassee
5. J-ville again

5 jobs I've had
1. Winn Dixie cashier
2. Airport Communications Dept.
3. Event Planner
4. Truffles
5. Mom

5 People I tag! (sorry)
1. Barbie
2. Erica
3. Tara
4. Heather
5. Anyone who wants to do it!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

New York here we come!

This week Neal and I will celebrate our 10th Anniversary in New York City! Yeah! It's been over a year worth of planning and saving. My sisters have been volunteered to watch the kids while we're gone (Thanks girls!) Friday night we have plans to eat at Tavern on the Green...which I made reservations for 3 months ago. Other than that we have no definite plans - which is so unlike me. Well, I did buy the New York Pass which just pre-pays you to get into all the stuff in NYC. Other than that we'll just go where the crowds push us.

Happy Anniversary Neal! I love you!

Can I do a craft?

Dylan is my artist. The first thing I hear from him the morning is, "Mom can I do a craft?" And he no longer considers coloring or painting a craft. And he doesn't stop asking until I sit down and do a craft with him. We've done sand art, stain glass (kid style), decorated Halloween pieces, hats, foam projects....my art supplies are low and my brain hurts from coming up with stuff. Saturday we took Eli and Dylan to Michael's to do a Pumpkin decorating class. They loved it. Now how am I going to top the pumpkin craft? Any cheap ideas would be appreciated.

Shelly's family, Amy, Grandma JC, and Renea showed up to craft and watch.