Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Today is a good day!

Most would think that today would be a good day because we closed on our house today. Some would think that today would be a good day because tomorrow is my birthday. Actually while all that is true too, the real reason why I think that today is a good day is because it is the first snowy day of the season.

I have always loved the snow. Even though I am really tired of it come spring, I get very excited for it's arrival in the fall. To me it is very calming and comforting. I love to watch it fall and make the earth look so clean and white. It is such a pretty contrast with the fall leaves on the trees. A fall, overcast and snowy day like today is the perfect kind of day!

If you don't live in Utah and don't get to experience the "Greatest Snow on Earth" like I do, go check out these pictures. They will make all of you jealous that you don't live here. (Thank you Rob for the link. It made the day even better.)

Saturday, October 21, 2006

A new chapter in life.

In one week a new chapter will start in our lives. We will be moving out of this house and into my parents house for a few weeks. It is a scary thing. No, not moving in with my parents, that will be kind of fun. We signed the papers for this house to be built on our 1 year anniversary. We moved in young, with no kids and we were just at a very different place in life. In the last 5 years things have changed. We have 2 1/2 kids now. I am a stay at home mom. My husband is finally happy at his job and we have a lot more experience behind our belts now. It is hard to leave something where our lives pretty much began. This house represents us. Everything about this house is ours, what we wanted, what we started. Plus leaving all those awesome families in the neighborhood that we have grown so close to and have learned to love. We have so many good friends here. We have really felt a part of the neighborhood family and have seen other's family grow, and change for the better. I am scared. Am I justified?

The new life in our new house does excite me though. It is going to be fun to put our stamp on it by fixing it up the way we want. The more room will be awesome! The bigger yard to have a much bigger garden will be so much fun. I hope that the people that we will meet will accept us and who we are. I hope we can make as good of friends as we have here. Also the kids will be in a better school district. The best part is that with changes come blessings and joy. Right? Lets pray so, because if not we have made a mistake.

So for the next week I will be packing the rest of all my crap (and there is a ton of it) and trying to prepare myself for what is to come. I will try to post when I can, but it probably won't be very much. While we are staying at my parents we will be working hard on cleaning, fixing walls and the ceiling, and getting new carpet. When we get all moved in I promise a post of before and after pictures. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


In the last few months there has been an on going debate about what Vaseline is actually used for. We bought some a few years ago when my son was born. There was one purpose for buying it and that was because we were told to put it on his circumcision so it wouldn't stick to his diaper. I have a hard time believing that it is produced and sold for that reason alone, but that is all that it has ever been used for at our house. We have talked about it many times in the last few months because I have this huge bottle of it just sitting there, taking up space.

On the jar it says that it is actually used for a protectant against skin irritations and that it is good for a diaper rash. Hummm, I never knew that. Sounds like a good use I guess, but isn't that what Desitin and stuff is for. It also talks about it being used on chapped skin. Well I have lotion for that, I have used it as a last resort for chap stick. I still prefer the actual chap stick though. The last thing that it says that it is for is for lubricant. Well, honestly, never have had a need for that here either. So needless to say it is useless at our house.

Until tonight. My kids found a reason that it can be used. Such a good one in their eyes that they used up almost the entire jar. Now I bet you are thinking that it is a pretty good use if it takes up almost an entire jar in one night, right? Well, did you know that while in the bath it makes you water proof? Yea, guess it goes. It also makes the bath tub walls shower proof too, and the toilet and the floor and the walls. Yup you can splash all the water you want on it and the water just runs off! Pretty neat I guess until mom comes in and ruins all the fun. Who would have thought!

Just a note for moms, it makes the skin nice and soft, the toilet nice and greasy, the walls nice and sticky and the floor nice and slippery!

Monday, October 09, 2006


So I thought that I would give my blog a facelift like everyone else in the blogger world. I don't really know how to do stuff like this so I am still working out the bugs. So be patient with me and I will get it soon. I love it though! I was really tired of the green.

So we did sell our house and we will be moving in the next few weeks. We are really excited! Our new house needs a few coats of paint and new carpet and eventually a few new things, so it will be a little work. In the end it will be amazing. As I say the house just looks sad and needs a big hug. It has everything in it that we have wanted in a house. 4 bedrooms, 3 car garage, a big master bath, a fireplace, and a really big yard. When we get all settled in I will show some pictures.

Well I need to run and get little dude from school. I hope this week goes well for everyone!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Maybe it's a sign that he will grow up to fight fires.

Little dude has always loved trucks. He can pick out any kind of truck driving down the street. A flatbed truck, a dumper tuck, a garbage truck, a box truck, a cement truck and even a fire truck. The fire truck is his favorite. He gets so excited when he sees them, even more so when they have their lights on. For awhile I just thought that he was just a typical boy that loved trucks. Now I am not so sure that he is typical.

A few months ago I was getting ready to go somewhere. I told the kids that they needed to get their shoes on and after I brushed my teeth we would be leaving. In just a few minutes time when I was ready to go I couldn't find the kids. I looked everywhere! All over the house, even outside. I started to panic and started to walk down the street to see if they had walked down the street. Nothing. When I started to really worry, I heard princess giggle. I looked around and couldn't see her. Then I looked in my jeep and there they were, hiding in the jeep. I was mad at them because of the danger of playing in the car, it was a hot day. I opened the door to get them out and princess said that my little dude peed in the car. I looked at him and asked him if he had. He first lied and said no. Then I looked around. He had fire hosed the entire back seat of my jeep. It was EVERYWHERE! It looked like he had tried to put out a fire. It was on the floor, and the back seat, on the front seat, it was in the car seat, on the doors, and even in the cup holders. I WAS SO MAD! To say the least! I asked him again and he said that he needed to go and couldn't get out the door. Let's just say that there was a lot of anger on my part and a whole lot of explaining why it is isn't ok to play in the car and even more so why it isn't ok to pee in the car.

That was the first time he had practiced being a fireman. The other day was a little different, but still fits right in. Someone was coming to look at our house so I thought that I would take the kids to McDonalds to play. While there I was watching the kids play and kind of watching the other kids there too. (I love to people watch) There was this young boy that walked over to the door and started playing with it. Well this isn't just a door. It is an emergency door with the fire alarm on it. The more he played with it the more I was sure that he was going to pull it. I was looking at his mom like "you better keep an eye on your kid he is going to pull that fire alarm." Well his mom did come and get him away from the door so back to watching my own kids I go. Little dude came up to me to tell me that he was having fun. He talked for a second then went "Oh huh!" and turned and walked away. I saw where he was going and tried to jump up and grab him, but I was too late. He had pulled the fire alarm and it was ringing just as loud as can be. I WAS FUMING! I was also really embarrassed! It scared every little kid in there. They were all crying and running to their parents. And of course all the parents were looking at me with disgust, and think that I need to watch my own kids. We left before it was turned off. We had a long talk all the way home.

So I have a feeling that he might be a fireman when he grows up. Or maybe it is just that he likes to push buttons. He pushed the teller's panic police button at the bank once. He pulls fire alarms and pushes my buttons on a daily basis. Who knows. Either way this kid can get into some trouble.