Tuesday, November 25, 2008

You Don't Know me but I'm Famous...

Okay so I really should be doing a post dedicated to my sweet husband on this day where we are celebrating 5 years of wedding bliss. If you want to read a post like that, go here. Instead, I've decided to write about a fun thing I did last week. If you want to read more about that, go here. That's right, my cooking has made me famous. I haven't seen the print version yet but they took plenty of pictures of me cooking last week so if you're bored and have a copy of the Daily Herald lying around, check it out. The rolls truly are delicious. Thanks again mom and grandma for the fabulous recipe!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Accomplishments

We had a great weekend and a great week last week. Our first big accomplishment is that Sophia has finally decided she can go potty in the potty. She did so great last week and today is her first day in Dora panties. We've been telling her it hurts Dora if she goes potty on her so here's hoping for no accidents. We are so proud of her and can't believe how fast she's growing up. Her little friend Will asks her if she still wears diapers everytime he sees her and so we figured it was time so that she wouldn't have to face any more embarassment or to continue to dissapoint Will. Another accomplishment we experienced this week is that Doug made a 5 pound burger. After hearing about this big burger on the Rachel Ray show he decided he had to go for something big. We made this for the big dissapointing football game this season. It was really fun.

Finally, we made these cutest turkey's at Activity Days last week. It was so fun! The girls did a great job. We hope you all have a great Turkey Day and have fun eating lots of food!P.S. Happy Anniversary tomorrow Dougie! I love you!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Projects!

Okay, so as usual, I've taken on way too much and this Christmas is no exception. I've been working on many projects and have finally got a few of them completed (most of the way). The first is family stockings. I've always wanted family stockings and thanks to Martha, Erin, and felt, I found these cute patters and have decided to make them. So far I only have Sophia and Doug's completed. I thought they turned out pretty cute. The pinecones were a pain to make and Martha's website definitely does not provide good or clear instructions.
I also decided this year to make Sophia a quiet book. Don't ask me why. It took way longer than I thought and it was a total pain. Some of the pages turned out okay and I think she'll like it. When all was said and done though, I should have just forked out the $30 bucks and bought the cute one I saw at Quilted Bear. Lissa, I know you said you wanted one for Josh but it really was more of a pain than I thought and Liza said she has a bunch she's willing to send you.

Finally, here's what I did with the Christmas vinyl I got from that warehouse sale. The board turned out a little darker than I'd expected and so I had to outline the smaller words. I think it still turned out okay.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Traffic School Online?

So our car recently decided that it was a waste of time to keep track of how fast we go and it's also stopped recording our mileage. Apparently once you get above 180,000 it just stops counting. Anyway, we do love our car and want to treat it well so we decided to look into getting it fixed. It was going to cost about $200 which is not much but we recently put that much into it fixing something else so we decided to just let it go and have it stay at 20 MPH regardless of the actual speed we're going. Anyway, we knew this would catch up to us eventually and sure enough, it caught me going 43 last week in a residential zone. The nice officer only wrote me for 9 over even when I explained that according to my speedometer I was only going 20 MPH. Too bad he didn't by that one. Anyway, he gave me the option to go to traffic school and I just learned that it's online. Isn't that convinient? Not really. It's still 3 hours long and they have a timer that keeps track of your time so you have to use up the whole 3 hours. I've currently completed only 11 min and 16 sec while writing this blog. Wish me luck!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Awesome Bargains and a Busy Weekend!

Wow what a weekend! On Saturday I went to this awesome warehouse scrapbook sale and found some pretty good deals. I got this frame for $5. I was pretty excited. Another girl had one that was black and had a mirror in the middle but of course this was the only thing left. In case you can't tell how big it is, the picture opening is 10"x10". I love it. I got another smaller metal frame that's burgundy that had the glass broken so they gave it to me for $1. It was awesome.
I also got a couple vinyl sayings. They were each about $2-$3 a piece. This "Enjoy!" one was meant for the kitchen but I thought it looked cute above these pictures.I also got this one for the girls' room. In case you can't see it, it says "I see the moon and the moon sees me, God bless the moon and God bless me." I thought it was cute. I also got a Christmas one that says "Christmas, It's the most wonderful time of the year". It was $3 and retailed for $30. I'd say that's a good deal.
After a fun day of shopping I headed to the detention center to prep for the annual Etiquette dinner. We planned for about 150 again this year. I made these yummy pork chops for the entree. Everything turned out pretty good. My cute dad sent me these gorgeous flowers for helping.
I also got to take home one of these awesome centerpieces. Jodi Porter in my parent's stake is amazing and always does amazing things with flowers. I thought these were really cool. She said she got them at Taipan in case you're interested.
In other news, Sunday was a big day because Doug got called to be the Young Men President. He just can't seem to get away from that calling. He has the same counselors as the last president. I'm still going to teach primary but a different class and as far as I know I'll still do Activity Days.

Finally, here's a random video of my stair climber I took a few weeks ago. She has since taken a tumble down the last few steps and refuses to climb them again. Silly girl.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The end of Halloween

We had a great Halloween Day. The day before Sophia had a little costume parade at her preschool. All the kids were so cute. Here's my zombies after preschool with a few of Sophia's fun new treats.
Halloween day we went to Doug's work where we wore our 2nd costumes of the holiday. My friend Miki and her husband did this and I thought it was hilarious so I copied her. Thanks again Miki! Lilly was still a bag of Money and you can't really see Doug's "Prize Patrol" name tag but he represented!We then went to the good 'ole trunk or treat where Lilly enjoyed some yummy chocolate
and then came home and watched Halloween and Halloween H2O. Both pretty stupid and intense movies.

Saturday while Doug was at the PowWow at BYU Sophia and I raked up our leaves. Our pile had looked like this for awhile so we decided it was time to rake them up. Sophia then had a fun time spreading them out again before I had a chance to get them all to the garden (it only took about 10 wheelbarrow loads and I can't believe I wasn't faster!)Today we woke up to snow and had a great time playing in it! Sophia was dying to get out there and I caught her playing in it with no pants or shoes on and made her at least put her snowsuit and some glovies on. We built this snowman and I kept asking her what we should make the eyes, nose, mouth, etc. out of and she kept saying "snow!" so that's what we did. She was so excited to make the snowman and 30 seconds later it looked like this. I'm so glad I worked so hard to build it for her. Yes that's her cute little bum ramming the snowman with her bicycle. We also had a fun time catching snowflakes in our mouths and I've been trying to explain to her all day that just because it snowed it doesn't mean it's Christmas (despite the radio stations trying to do some convincing as well with all the Christmas music they're playing!) I finally convinced her to come back in and she was literally out there again within 30 seconds. At least she put shoes on this time...

What the hecks a Barack Obama?

I guess we're all going to find out soon. I told Doug last night that it feels good to have the person you voted for win and he said, "Honey, McCain didn't win". Silly Douglas. In case you didn't see The Onion report on Barack, here it is. It was pretty funny. http://www.theonion.com/content/opinion/what_in_the_hecks_a_barack

I'm going to post pics from our Halloween once I get them uploaded so check back soon (I'm not going anywehere thanks to the snow we found on the ground this morning! so I'm sure I'll have time to post again today)!