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Sunday, February 10, 2008

This Weekend

It is hard to get back into the groove of blogging!!!

Ok, here are a few reasons why I don't really mind my husband traveling.
1. He comes home so much more willing to help.
2. He tries really hard to make the weekends really count as quality time with our family.
3. Absence really makes the heart grow fonder ;)
4. He comes home with THESE!!! ;) (yes, he is a sweety!)

He has been putting in long weeks at work and not coming home until friday night. Next week, (VALENTINES) he wont get home till friday night either!! So, kindof a bummer, but he has been really sweet trying to make up for lost time!

As a side note: we bought rock band this weeknd (and an xbox 360 to play it on) I would like to think we bought it for the kids, but in all reality, we know who we bought it for!!! ;)

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Where I've Been

I have been watching my sister's kids - she just moved out here from out east - YAY!!!
adding her three to mine, that made 6 kids under 6 - WOW!!! i dont know how you moms out there with more than 3 do it!

I have also been in Utah. I escaped the craziness of the 6 kids to go snowboarding and also to go to my sis' baby blessing. It was so much fun! I got to see Lyd's new house (and her new baby!!), owen, little steph, dawn (and fam), aunt steph, sherri, and my cousin jen, more aunts and even my bro in law sam too!! Most importantly, i got to go snowboarding FINALLY!!! For those of you who know me well, you will know that i absolutely LOVE snowboarding - it seriously makes me SO HAPPY
The pic is of me. It snowed a LOT!!! So, we had the most wonderful snow and so much fun hitting the powder! I took little steph with me the first day, but she broke her tailbone. :( The second day I took owen. This run was so much fun! seriously, look at how fluffy that is!!!

ps, utah is absolutely beautiful. i miss the mountains.

Now, I am home.

did i tell you that I had so much fun???!!!!!

This first video is my bro owen doing a five. He was landing this all day, until i got my little phone's camera out... still, i think he is a stud. i keep thinking he is just this little 8 yr old punk... i guess he has grown up!!!

The second video is actually me doing a 3!!! I rented a helmet, so I actually wasnt scared. actually, i used to do these all the time (before marriage) but that was when i was willing to sacrifice my body for fun... one season in particular i had 3 concussions and pulled out my shoulder! now that i am a mom, i am not so willing to do that to myself. somehow, with a helmet, i forgot all of that... i didnt land this one perfectly, but, i must say i was pretty proud of myself!
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I think i've done this already...

BUT, lydia tagged me so...

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment, letting them know they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

10 Years Ago: I was a freshman at BYU and LIVIN it up - rooming w/my cousin, snowboarding every other day, having more fun and getting in more trouble than I should ;)

5 Things on my "to-do" list for today:
1- Hang out w/hubby (we just got back from an electronics store)
2- Hang out w/kids
3- Relax
4- Make dinner (or just buy dinner!!!)
5- Take Aaron to a Bday party
OK, in my defense it is Saturday - this is my day to do WHATEVER i want!!!

I Enjoy:
1- Going out w/my hubby
2- Being active and doing FUN things (snowboarding, working out, playing sports, being outside) 3- Eating out - i mean, i LOVE it when someone else does the cooking AND cleaning for me!!!
4- Being a stay at home mom
5- Reading good books and doing logic puzzles

What would I do if I was suddenly made a BILLIONAIRE:
1- Put as much away as I could
2- Get a vacation home in the mountains, another one on a lake with all the associated toys etc.
3- Upgrade my home
4- Hire a personal chef and maid
5- Try my hardest to stay sensible and not get crazy - not give too much to my children so they can still know the value of work - try to be charitable etc...

5 Jobs that I have had:
1- Cleaned my dad's office (LYDIA - despite what you might think, i actually DID clean the office... I vacuumed and took out the trash and did more than just SPRAY WINDEX)
2- Piano teacher
3- Receptionist
4- Computer Science TA
5- Computer Programmer

5 Things People Don't Know About Me:
1- My nose is lopsided
2- I played the clarinet and tuba
3- I traveled a lot when I was younger - even hit Denmark, Switzerland and Germany BY MYSELF when I was just 13 (well, technically...)
4- I love chocolate and eating anything SWEET
5- I once was known to do such things that I could NOT post on the internet.

I am tagging: YOU