Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The doctor was talking to us about what to do for the headaches and he told us that she needs to take Mortin and Tylenol and drink about 4 oz of Coke. She never wants to drink soda because "The bubbles are too spicy" FUNNY! Anyway he suggested then that she drink iced tea--- now both of our kids have been "prescribed" caffeine - the Princess iced tea and the little man coffee for his ADHD.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
After a few hours of exams and observation it was decided that she likely had a migraine. She complains of headaches a couple times a week but has never had anything this bad. We will be taking her in for a follow-up with her ped next week.
I have migraines occasionally and they are horrible, I can't imagine what it was like for her. Hopefully we will be able to figure out a plan for dealing with these in the future.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
I recently tried a liquid dish soap and laundry soap from the Eco-Store. They are plant based and there are no harmful chemicals in their products.
I have to say that I am quite impressed with these products.
I would love to give a lucky reader a $25 gift certificate for the Eco-Store.
I have several ways that you can earn an entries - please leave a comment for each entry.
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Post about this giveaway on your own blog, linking back to here (this counts as 2 entries)
Couldn't be easier than that!!
ETA: This giveaway will end at noon on December 7th!!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Oh and -- Happy Birthday Grandma!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
My fireman is working today and I will miss him, but I am grateful that he and so many others are willing to give up their time with their families for the safety and secutiry of others.
So go hug a fireman today (just not mine -- I am quite selfish)....
I also am thankful for good food! We are so lucky to live in an area where we have safe food to eat.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Which one should I start with?
Sunday, November 22, 2009
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made
I am thankful for Sunday's. I am thankful that our Father in Heaven set aside a special day for rest. With the Fireman's job Sunday's are no always without work, but our hearts are in the right place and we know that we will be blessed by doing the best we can at keeping the Sabbath day holy.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
--- ok this one is actually for Wednesday!!!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
The Fireman and I never seem to have enough money during the holiday season. It seems there is always a car repair, medical bill, or some other annoying thing there to eat away at the budget.
I am always on the look out for great gifts and I do try to put a lot of thought into what I am getting. I love to give gifts and I wish I could do more, but if wishes were raindrops we would be fish.... (hehehe)
Anyway, what are some of your budget savvy Christmas ideas?
I found a great blog post to share...... But please give me more ideas!!!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
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Egg Harbor Bread
Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 1/2 cups hot water (120-130 degrees)
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
5 to 6 cups bread flour, approximately
2 packages dry yeast
1 egg, beaten, mixed with 1 tablespoon milk
2 medium loaf pans, greased
In a bowl dissolve sugar and salt in the hot water. Stir in the butter and set aside.
Measure 3 cups flour into the mixer bowl and add the yeast. Blend. Slowly pour in the liquid, using the mixer flat beater. Beat for 2 minutes.
Add flour 1/2 cup at a time. Attach the dough hook and add the flour to form a soft mass.
Add flour if necessary to make a soft, elastic ball that will form around the revolving dough hook and, at the same time, clean the sides of the bowl. Knead for 10 minutes.
The dough has 5 risings before it is made into loaves-the first time for 30 minutes, and 15 minutes each for the remaining 4.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside until dough doubles in volume, about 30 minutes.
Turn back the plastic cover and punch down the dough with extended fingers. Turn the dough over. Replace the plastic wrap and set aside for 15 minutes.
At 15 minute intervals, punch down the dough 3 more times.
Turn the dough from the bowl and allow it to rest for 4 or 5 minutes before dividing into 2 pieces.
Shape each piece into a ball. Flatten with the palm into an oblong roughly the length of the loaf pan. Fold lengthwise, pinch the seam together, tuck in the ends, and drop into the prepared pans. Press down with the hand to force the dough into the corners.
Cover the pans with greased wax or parchment paper and put aside until almost triple in volume. The dough should rise 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches above the rim of the tin in about 50 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees about 15 minutes before baking.
Brush the loaves with the egg-milk wash, and place the pans on the middle or lower shelf of the oven. Bake until the loaves are a golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes, and test done when rapped on the bottom crust with a forefinger. For a deeper overall brown, remove from the pans and return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool on a metal rack before slicing.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
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Monday, October 26, 2009
After a bit of research I found that they are "Green Bananas" They will not turn yellow. I cut one open (the skin is very thick) and tasted the raw fruit and it was not good! But after my research I knew it wouldn't taste good -- YET.
I sliced the bananas thin and cooked them in a couple tablespoons of olive oil and then I just started experimenting with flavors. I ended up seasoning them with just bit of salt, black pepper, paprika, cumin, garlic, honey, and a splash of Tabasco.... YUMMY!!
They turned out pretty good. I have never had anything like it before, but I know what I will do next time I get non-traditional bananas.
This is another reason that I love getting produce from co-ops. Sometimes you get things that you may not have tried otherwise and they end up being something that you really like!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
If you want to see some of my recent work head over to my photography blog!
I also have a Facebook Fan Page --- just search for Sherri Jamieson Photography. I would love to add you all as my fans!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Today this is what I got for $16.50
4 Small Cucumbers
7 Granny Smith Apples
8 oz Raspberries
1 Head of Romaine Lettuce
1 big bag of Red Grapes
1 bunch of Brocoli
8 Bartlett Pears
10 lbs of Potatoes
So check it out!
Monday, September 28, 2009
I tried these muffins at my friend Delaney's house and g otthis recipe on Real Mom Kitchen.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups white sugar
2 cups peeled, pitted, and chopped peaches
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F Lightly grease 18 muffin cups. (I used muffin liners)
In a large bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix the oil, eggs, and sugar. Stir the oil mixture into the flour mixture just until moist. Fold in the peaches. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups.
Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before turning out onto wire racks to cool completely.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Not only is this a great drink but also a great money making opportunity. When I started drinking it I honestly had no intentions of selling it -- but it is such a great product that I want to pass along the opportunity to others!
Do you want a free sample? What about a 15-day sample? If you live near me I can get you a packet to try (a packet is 2 servings). BUT if you want to get the 15 day sample go HERE and order - there is a $4.95 shipping fee but it is totally worth it! What happens is when you order the 15 day sample you are signed up to be a rep. But there is no pressure! So you can decide if you want to keep getting the product for yourself, sell it and make extra money, or cancel at any time!
Give it a try!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
My baby turned 4, we went on a weekend trip, school started (a few weeks ago) not without a bit of drama, photography-photography-photography, planning an activity for the Primary kids in our ward, and few visits to the doctor for the little guy! Oh yeah and I have been a CANNING MACHINE!
Yes my little man is 4! I can't believe how quickly time flies. He is such a fun little guy. He is full of energy! TOO MUCH ENERGY sometimes. We had felt as though he had a problem with ADHD and after a trip to the pediatrician and a psychologist it has been confirmed. This means that we at least now have a direct to go in being better parents and helping him continue to grow into the great kids that we know he is.
The Princess started 1st grade -- and like I said there was a bit of drama! We had started out doing homeschool this year. We thought it was what was best for her. After 2 days (yes I know that's not long) we decided that it would be better for all of us if she went to the public school. She told us that she wanted mommy to be her mommy not her teacher. She loves school and she tells me VERY frequently that she doesn't like homeschool. With her new adventure into the 1st grade she has also developed an interest in Hanna Montana - dang - we held that one off as long as we could.
Last weekend we had a fun trip to St. George. The fireman had to go give a test to the St George Fire Department. It was fun to get away. The princess asked us to get the Hanna Montana movie from Redbox -- and now the little man has decided that he too likes Hanna Montana. Oh yes --- and he likes waitresses - we were at the Pizza Factory and everytime the server came to our table he started yelling at her, "Name? Name? Hey, Name?" He never go her name....
Me, I have been trying to keep it all together! I have done SEVERAL photo shoots, including a wedding yesterday. I have also been doing LOTS of canning. I have canned 33 jars of salsa, 18 dill pickles, 8 sweet dills, 9 relish, and 12 chili sauce. I have some SUPER yummy Sweet Pickles doing their thing in a big jar for 6 more days before they are ready to be canned. I have also made strawberry and also Raspberry/Peach freezer jam.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
1 small seedless watermelon
4 large grapefruits
1 Bunch of Brocoli
1 Head of Roamine Lettuce
1 Bunch of Radishes
2 Large Green Peppers
3 lb bag of Gala apples
5 Large baker Potoatoes
All of that was just $16.50
I also went to a local produce stand and got 15lbs of tomatoes, onions and pepper for salsa making for $20!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
18 lb case of cherries
1 Bag of carrots
Big bunch of lettuce
3 Bok Choy
head of cauliflower
16 oz strawberry
7 fuji apples
lrg bag of green grapes
Every other Saturday is Bountiful Baskets day... they keep adding more sites in Utah!!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Kaysvillemomma's Zucchini Bread:
1 1/2 Cups of flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon
3/4 c sugar
1/4 olive oil (can use canola oil)
1/4 c applesauce
2 heaping T vanilla yogurt --- (you could use plain yogurt or sour cream)
1 t vanilla
1 c grated zucchini
Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350.
Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir by hand until well blended
Bake for 50-60 minutes.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
This is a co-op that is in Arizona and is gradually growing in Utah.
Today's basket included:
1 Bunch of broccoli
2 Bunches of radishes
1 pt of blueberries
1 pt of grape tomatoes
1 lb of strawberries
1 bunch of spinach
1 head of romaine lettuce
2 bunches of green onions
I also got the Tropical Fruit add-on:
3 large Mangos
The total for all of that was $24!!!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
The winning number was picked by a friend on facebook who had no idea what they were picking a number for!!!
Marrdy.... you will be getting the gift certificate through your email.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I have to say I am very impressed. The baby shampoo smells great and it is gentle! The cleaner worked just as good as my PineSol!
Do you want to try some of their products?
I am giving away a $25 e-gift certificate!!!
To win..... just leave a comment here telling me what your current favorite cleaner is.....
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Honestly I didn't know what I was getting. I figured it was a meat jerky with a pineapple flavor. Boy was I wrong! AND VERY PLEASANTLY SURPRISED!!
This what I got:
This is BETTER than candy!!! It is tender and chewy, sweet but not too sweet!
What I’m most impressed about this product is the ingredients list. Pineapple and honey. That’s it. Which is very cool considering the long lists of weird ingredients you can't pronounce that you find on most snack packages these days. Plus the pineapples are from beautiful Maui in Hawaii so they must be good for you!
Check it out.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Cream of Asparagus Soup
Cut 1 bunch of asparagus into sections about 1-2 inches long
Boil the asparagus in about 1/2 quart of chicken stock (that's all I had left in my open box, add a teaspoon of black pepper, salt and garlic.
In a microwave safe bowl melt 1 cup of butter (I used the new "I can't believe it's not butter" squares.
Add 3/4 cup of flour to the butter and make a paste.
I added some crumbled cheese to the paste.
Ladle out about 1 cup of the stock and add it to the paste, mix to make it creamy.
When the asparagus is cooked add the flour mixutre to the pot and combine with the stock. Use a wisk.
I added about 2 cups of milk to the mixture to get it to the right consistency.
There you have it. I was very easy and VERY GOOD!!!! My kids cleaned their bowls.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Hey Marrdy I am starting to work on Madison's pictures tonight!!!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
A co-op is a group of people purchasing items together and taking advantage of the savings that comes with bulk purchasing..... buying power......
My first co-op experience was with a small group of families from our neighboorhood. The reasons that I am no longer part of this co-op is that I was a bit unhappy with the quality of the produce we were getting and at times I ddi not feel like I was getting my money's worth.
The second co-op that I tried and that I will for sure be sticking with is the Crossroads Community Co-op. This co-op is statewide and gives you a little flexibility in the items you order. Not only does this co-op have produce but also meats, breads, rice and a selection of Utah's Own products. This co-op is monthly.
Here is a link to my friend Norah's blog. In April I got almost the same items that she got except I only got 5 tamales and I also got a package of Colosimo's Brats.
May will be my 3rd month doing this co-op.
Another co-op that I just tried for the first time yesterday is called Bountiful Baskets. They are really big in Arizona and just getting started in Utah. Their standard basket is always just $15 and includes lots of produce. I did add an Asian Food add on for an extra $7.50.
Again here is another link to Norah's blog. She does a great job at listing everything that is included.
So there you have it.... another great idea for saving money!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I want to send out special hugs to those of you who desperately wish to be mothers and are struggling with fertility issues!! I have been there and I know how difficult today might be for you!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
¼ pound Butter
¼ pound Diced Onion
¼ pound Diced Celery
1 ½ tsp.Chopped Garlic
2 Tbs. Sliced Green Onions
¼ tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Black Pepper
1/8 tsp. White Pepper
1 cup Bread Crumbs
¼ pound Lump Crab Meat
1. Place sauté pan over medium heat. Place butter in the pan and allow to melt.
2. Place onions, celery, garlic, green onions, and seasonings in pan and cook
for 6-8 minutes.
3. Place mixture into a blender and blend for 20 seconds. Caution: Mixture will be HOT.
4. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl adding bread crumbs and drained crab meat. Fold in
with a spatula until blended.
Lemon Pepper Butter:
½ cup Water
2 Tbs. Flour
1 ½ Tbs. Lemon Juice
½ pound Butter
1 tsp. Lemon Pepper Spice
1. Combine water, lemon juice, flour and seasonings in a sauce pan.
2. Over high flame, whisk until mixture thickens. Remove from heat.
3. Slowly add softened butter in small amounts until all is blended.
1. Butterfly shrimp.
2. Place flour in a container and toss shrimp until completely coated.
3. Deep fry shrimp at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 minutes.
4. Place 1 Tbs. of hot stuffing onto each cooked shrimp.
5. Drizzle 1 Tbs. of Lemon Pepper Butter over each shrimp.
Serve and Enjoy!!!!!
AND THE WINNER OF THE GIFT CARD IS.............. THE ALLEN FAMILY
I picked them randomly using www.random.org
Thursday, April 9, 2009
While you are there you can see a slide show under the "Couples in Love" section of a super cute couple that photographed this week!!!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Here are a couple highlights.....
• Savory Pepper Mill Steak: Thick slices of New York Strip Steak (cooked to order) encrusted with cracked black pepper and topped with a savory brandy cream sauce. Served atop golden potato wedges.
• Sweet Glazed Roast Pork Tenderloin: Sliced slow-roasted pork Tenderloin drizzled with a sweet tangy glaze. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh steamed French green beans.
• Ribs and Alice Spring Chicken; a 1/3 rack of savory fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs paired with a tasty 5oz grilled chicken breast topped with bacon, honey mustard sauce, sautéed mushrooms, Monterey Jack and Cheddar. Served with Aussie Fries.
• Shrimp en Fuego: Large crispy shrimp, sliced mushrooms and fresh tomatoes in a spicy, creamy sauce. Paired with fresh steamed French green beans.
We had a delicious appetizer that was TO DIE FOR!!!! It's was the Crab Stuffed Shrimp.... it was ONLY $4.95!!!! I highly recommend it!!!
Guess what though... they gave me the recipe!!! Can you believe it?? It will be posted here on Monday the 13th...
I have another thing that will be poseted on the 13th --- it will be the lucky winner of a $25 Outback Steakhouse Gift Card!!!!!
You will get one entry into the drawing just for leaving me a comment here telling me who you will take with you....
You will get another entry for posting what you think you will eat at Outback....
AND you will get 2 more entries for posting a link to this giveaway on your blog!!!
Who says there's no such thing as a free dinner???
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Anyway -- stay tuned for my review of their Pineapple Jerky!!
BUT-- I found this Sasquatch Jerky that I am super excited to try!! I wonder what Sasquatch tastes like??? Hmmm.....
Monday, March 30, 2009
The 3 winners are:
Kathy -- Rollers In Vegas --- Go check out her cute family!! Her 2 year old has VCFS like Micayla....
Surviving a family of NINE!!
Ok all you winners -- I need your mailing addresses!!!! (just email them to me)
Monday, March 23, 2009
Well I want to know what you all to stay active with your families.....
Post a comment to this post and I will enter you into a drawing for one of three Yoplait Get Active prize packs --- that's right -- three winners will receive: a coupon* for any of the Yoplait for Kids yogurt products (Go-Gurt, Trix, Yoplait Kids), travel cooler (to take your yogurt on the road), a jump rope, a water bottle and an outdoor game set that includes a beach ball, paddle ball, Jai-Ali and a Frisbee.
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Want to earn an additional 3 entries?? Blog about my giveaway linking back here -- or post a link here from your Facebook page!!
This giveaway will end on Monday March 30th at noon --- the winners will be posted later that day!!!
Monday, March 9, 2009
I would love to meet you at a location of your choice (public only unless I know you).
The cost will just be $15 and I will offer that cost through May 15th. This $15 will give you 30-60 minutes of photography time, touchups of at least 6 photos, and the CD with copywrite release so you can get your photos printed whereever you want. I just ask that you allow me to use your photos on my photography website in a portfolio of my work.
I have also decided that I willing to photograph weddings. My fee for weddings booked prior to May 15th will be $125 and this will include 2 hours of my time at one location or $150 will give you 2.5 hours split between 2 locations. I will do touch-ups and will also offer the copywrite release so you can get your photos printed whereever you want.
I am only able to offer this service along the Wasatch Front.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
1. Be one of the first 3 people to post a comment on this entry. If you are (and you follow the second rule), you will receive a gift from me sometime during this year. When and what are a surprise to the winners but they will be handmade by me. (and I must add, you will need patience, I may be slow but I will be done within a year!)
2. Then, copy and paste these rules into a post on your own blog & come back and leave the link in comments here. It's that easy!
Only the first 3 folks that leave a comment AND Pay it Forward on their blog will get a prize. PLEASE leave me a comment...
I first found out accepted this challenge here
And then here
Monday, March 2, 2009
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You have 4 ways to get entries;
1 entry posting a comment here telling me about "Why you deserve a spa day."
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AND get an additional entry for everyone that posts here and tells me they heard about this giveaway on you blog or Facebook.
This giveaway will end on March 9th at noon!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
So I set out to find a way to not waste any edible part of a grapefruit. Maybe everyone else already knew how to do this --- but I want to share anyway.
Put a pan of water on to boil. When the water is boiling remove the pan from the heat source and put your unpeeled grapefruit in the water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes. Carefully remove the fruit from the water and as soon as you can touch it begin to peel. You will be able to easily removed the thick white stuff... I don't know what it is called. Once you have that removed you will be able to easily break apart each section and remove all of the section casings.
I cannot believe how easy this was! Oh yeah and the inside of the fruit really doesn't get hot when you do this.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
This lotion is kind of expensive BUT I think it's totally worth it.
Check it out.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Lazy Bear's Banana Bread
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened in microwave
1 1/2 cups mashed very ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
1/2 cup - your choice - buttermilk or plain yogurt (my fav is sour cream)
1 teaspoon vanilla (my favorite is banana flavoring)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts - (pecans, walnuts or almonds)
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans.
2. Mix sugar and butter in large bowl. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour into pans.
3. Bake 1 hour to 1 1/4 hours depending on size of loaf pan.
I always use this method ~ until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove bread and place top side up on wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days. Freezes well.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
If you have done it before you know what I mean..... You just start to do something semi-productive and you hear, "Poppy again" not to be confused with Poopy, because we haven't gotten that far yet....
I am not complaining. I am just looking forward to the time he can take care of it all by himself....
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Rent it for Valentine's and watch it with your honey!
From the website:
"At work, inside burning buildings, Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules.
Growing up, Catherine Holt always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter...just like her daddy. Now, after seven years of marriage, Catherine wonders when she stopped being "good enough" for her husband.
Regular arguments over jobs, finances, housework, and outside interests have readied them both to move on to something with more sparks.
As the couple prepares to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb's father challenges his son to commit to a 40-day experiment: "The Love Dare." Wondering if it's even worth the effort, Caleb agrees-for his father's sake more than for his marriage. When Caleb discovers the book's daily challenges are tied into his parents' new found faith, his already limited interest is further dampened.
While trying to stay true to his promise, Caleb becomes frustrated time and again. He finally asks his father, "How am I supposed to show love to somebody who constantly rejects me?"
When his father explains that this is the love Christ shows to us, Caleb makes a life-changing commitment to love God. And with God's help he begins to understand what it means to truly love his wife.
But is it too late to fireproof his marriage? His job is to rescue others. Now Caleb Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever...rescuing his wife's heart."
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
It all started many many years ago -- I think I was like 12 or 13. Santa was generous that year (like he has been many years) and he brought me my very own TV for my bedroom. And oh did I watch? I love this may explain why up until a couple of weeks ago we had 4 televisions in our house.
Just after Christmas our living room decided to no longer have sound. So it was disposed of and I moved the TV from our bedroom to the living room until we could get a new TV. Then I moved the TV (the one I have had since I was a teenager) from the kitchen to our bedroom. I decided that for a couple of weeks I could go without the TV in the kitchen but I couldn't live without the one in the bedroom (I fall asleep watching TV when Matt isn't home).
Then the day arrived --- last week after an ordeal with RC Willey and then a trip to Best Buy the new TV, a beautiful 32" Plasma joined our family. Finally all the TV's could go back to their assigned spaces and life could be wonderful again.....
Yeah - that is until I put the bedroom TV on the couch while I hooked up the new living room TV - and Jagr (Yawger), the furry black four legged family member, jumped on the couch and threw the tv off balance and it hit the floor. I cringed and picked it up, it was rattling inside. I went about the business of hooking up the new TV while in the back of my mind hoping that the other TV would be fine. No such luck.
We are now a 3 Television household. I still have the kitchen TV in the bedroom, but I am not sure how long that will last -- I can't seem to clean my kitchen without watching my shows... Hey at least I TRY to be productive while I watch tv, right?
BUT this story does not end here. After only 4 days the beautiful plasma TV had to return to Best Buy. Do you know what a PIA it is to pack up a 32" TV? It has ben replaced by an LCD TV that is working properly and that I actually think I like more!
If you are wondering the 3rd TV is in the playroom.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I came across this website both through PYP and from an email from a friend. They have get lessons based upon the Primary Theme for 2009.
No matter what religion you are or what you believe - I sincerely feel that it is important to set aside time each week as family time.
Friday, January 16, 2009
The Guns & Hoses Game is NEXT WEEK!!! It will be lots of fun.
The charity game is always great and HELLO we have AWESOME raffle PRIZES!!!!
Come on.... it's only $10 and you get to go to TWO games - the Cops Vs. Firefighter game AND the Utah Grizzlies!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Micayla was very happy to start back to school this week after having 2 weeks off for Christmas. Everyday over the break she asked why she couldn't go to school. She is doing really well and turning into a good little reader.
Tuesday was the first day of our neighborhood produce co-op. We have a sweet lady in our neighborhood that got this started and I am VERY excited about it. We got lots of stuff for just $20. We got about 16 bananas (not exactly sure how many since the little man is half monkey and ate a few before I counted), 5 Red Onions, 6 Green Peppers, 1 Package of Mushrooms, 2 bunches of celery, 6 oranges, broccoli, a bag FULL of red grapes, a head of cauliflower, and about a dozen Gala Apples. Thank you Diana --- I can't wait for the next one!
Wednesday I made a yummy dinner with some of the veggies. Matt said it was too healthy. But it was really good. I just cubed a round steak and sauteed in a little beef broth & seasoned it with some ginger & garlic. When it was cooked to my liking I added the rest of my quart of beef broth & thickened it with a little corn starch. Then I added Green Peppers, Onion & 'Shrooms. We ate with rice.
Thursday -- don't even get me started on the HUGE hassle that I had with RC Willey. I don't think we will EVER shop there again...
Friday -- We got a new TV --- why did I even bother with RC Willey --- THANK YOU BEST BUY.
We had a little bit of a mystery in our driveway on Friday night. We found evidence of a murder.See the outline of Mr. Snow Shovel ---- Don't worry he has been found safe.
Now for the crafty spray paint project.... I helped Santa with this train table. I bought this used coffee table for $15 -- I spray painted it white and then just used acrylic craft paint for the grass & water. I sealed it with a poly-crylic spray. The great thing is that the table is so sturdy & a nice style that if it survives the terrible 3's and the mass chaos of the playroom -- someday it could be a nice piece of living room furniture -- of course I will resurrect it to it's previous beauty.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
My Newest Obsession.......
Aside from my ongoing obsession............ my husband......... Whom I love more than anything and I very much appreciate all that he does for the kids and I....
Santa delivered a great little gadget for Christmas that has become my new obsession. Wow I never thought that I would be inspired to exercise but this little gem has come through!Thanks to my Wii Fit I have lost 5 pounds in about a week.... I feel better... and I have tons more energy. It's amazing to me that something that seems so much like a game is really a great way to get a workout.
I am improving my posture and balance..... and waking up every morning with a new pain... Pain is good though --- right??? It means it's working....
I have been exercising 30-45 minutes per day.
Monday, January 5, 2009
With the help of www.randon.org -----
The winner is ------- GREEDY GRACE.......
Here's the list:
There were 23 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
- Greedy Grace
- Z's Mom
- Our Family
- Greedy Grace
- Gators Mom
- Lewis Family
- Greedy Grace
- Mama Dawg
- Mrs B Roth
- Z'S Mom
- Mrs D Miranda
- Greedy Grace
Timestamp: 2009-01-05 19:21:06 UTC
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Watch this video --- you might cry. I do every time I watch it. But of course my husband is a firefighter.
The beginning of the video I can totally relate too - Matt has had to leave during dinner, parties, love.... more time than I care to count.
Thankfully he has made it home safely every time.... There have been several times that I am totally freaked out and one time that we spent the next day in the ER at the University or Utah Hospital.