Thursday, July 31, 2008

Questions and answers

I saw this on a blog I was looking I decided to see if the kids would go for it. These are questions I asked them and the first response they gave.

What does mommy always say to you?

"I don't know and I love you"

What makes mommy happy?


What makes mommy sad?

"When we are not happy and mad at you"

How does mommy make you laugh?

"tickling us"

What was mommy like when she was little?

"I don't know"

How old is mommy?

"24" That would be something, but I am loving 40.

How tall is mommy?

"taller than us"

What does mommy like to do?

"tickle us"

What is something mommy doesn't like to do?

"yell at us"

What does mommy do for a job?

"take care of us"

What is mom's favorite food?


What do you and mommy like to do together?


How do you know mom loves you?

"Because you feel it and we can tell from your eyes"

How sweet are my kids!! I just love them to death!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Chicken Nuggets

We had chicken nuggets for dinner tonight and they were so good!!

Chicken breast (skinless and boneless)
Parmesan cheese (the kind you sprinkle on spaghetti)
butter(3 tablespoons)

Preheat oven to 450

Cut the chicken into chunks. In a gallon zip lock bag mix all dry ingredients. Beat eggs (I used 2).

On a cookie sheet put some tinfoil and spray with Pam.

Dip chicken into egg and then put into dry ingredients and than put them on the cookie sheet. When the cookie sheet in full put into oven for 13-15 minutes. Than I turn over chicken and cook for another 8 minutes and than I turn the broiler on for about 5 minutes.

The eat them so fast and kept asking for more. We had BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard and ranch dressing for dipping. Very tasty!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Excitement for School,,

I went to Wal*Mart today and while I was there I noticed backpacks. It was a lot easier to buy them with out the kids with me. They are so excited for 1st grade to start. They are set with their new backpacks and their new lunch boxes. They think it is "So cool" that they get to take a lunch to school and eat it their.

The kids told me "That you are the best mommy ever because you bought us new backpacks"!! Love that they are so easy to please with the simplest things.

Nolan's backpack is the one in the picture. Lelands is black with a little white and Paeton's is chocolate brown with pink flowers (super cute).

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My Sweet Nolan

Nolan is such a thinker. The other day he says "Mom, I don't want to go on a Misson." I asked why and his response was "I can't read The Bookof Mormon." I told him not too worry when he got big enough to go on a mission, he would be able to read The Book of Mormon.

A few days later, he tells me once again "Mom, I don't want to go on a Mission." I ask him again why and he said "I don't want to spend all my money in my bunny bank." I told him that he would not spend it all and that when he got back from his mission he would have money left over. His response was "COOL!!"

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Memory Tag

I visited a friends blog and she had this one hers and since I left a memory of her, I had to follow the instructions. I don't have a lot of memories from when the kids were little so this might be a good tag or a bad tag, LOL!

1. Add a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses.

If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Just some fun things we have been up to lately.

Fishing: Paeton caught the biggest fish, a 3 pounder.

Taking care of our yard and house and moving back into our house.

Going to see the Circus. We won't be going next year.

The yearly Air Show. It was a lot of fun.

Trying out the new Triple Slip-n-Slide. The kids had a blast on this slide.

The 4th of July Parade. It was fun and the kids had a lot of fun gathering the candy that was thrown.

Going over to Aunt Carol's for a BBQ after the parade.

We went over to a friends house the night of the 4th for a BBQ and fireworks. We left at 11:00p and they were still shooting off fireworks. Any one that knows us, our kids are in bed at 7:00p. They were so tired and we had to get up early on Saturday for a Freedom Breakfast for our Ward.

Having friends over to play and swim.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thinking about

Using this fabric for some curtains in our front living room.

I was thinking of using this as the main fabric and maybe at the bottom and outside edge using a solid fabric. Not really sure. For those of you who seen our front room and can remember it, what do you think???

ABC'S about me

A - Age: 40
B - Band listening to right now: my kids laughing in the other room
C - Career future: I would love to do something with interior design (Rod says Nurse)
D - Dad’s name: Lyman
E - Easiest person to talk to: Rod
F - Favorite type of shoe: Tennis shoes, because it means I am out early in the morning by myself walking
G – Grapes or Grapefruit: both
H – Hometown: Wasilla
I – Instrumental talent: Clarinet at one time (23 years ago)
J – Juice of choice: Cranberry Lemonade
K – Koala Bear or Panda Bear: Both are cute
L - Longest car ride ever: Alaska to Iowa and back
M – Middle name: Sue
N - Number of jobs you’ve had: 20
O - OCD traits: lip stick and lip gloss application
P - Phobia[s]: Not sure what it would be
Q - Quote: I can't think of one right now
R - Reason to smile: My family
S - Song you sang last: "It's too late to apologize" by One Republic, It is Nolan's favorite song
T - Time you wake up: 5:30a
U - Unknown fact about me: When I lived in an Indian Village when I was little, I feel off the counter and broke one of my ribs on my left side and had to ride in a dogsled to be taken to the airfield in the middle of the winter, but the plane could not land because of the snowstorm, so I had to go back to the village and stay in bed for a few days before I could get up and walk around
V - Vegetable you hate: Brussel sprouts
W - Worst habit: Not taking time for myself
X - X-rays you’ve had: Too many to count
Y - Yummiest food my belly likes: Not sure I really have a favorite, depends on the day
Z - Zodiac sign: Gemini

Cute outfits

My friend Michaela has an Esty shop. She makes these adorable clothes . She is talented and I hope she does great with her shop. So take a look and if you know any one who might be interested pass it along. She will do custom orders for the size you need.

I am tired!!

I stayed up way too late last night and than Paeton was up at 12:30a with an earache, Leland was up at 3:30a wheezing/coughing and than at 6:00a Nolan was up throwing up and down (both ends). Now everyone is completely fine, just like they were yesterday!! You would never know they were not feeling good this morning. I am headed to bed early tonight, yeah right!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008


I have come to realize how much I miss my printer that I could just download my pictures onto so easily. I don't have it hooked up and now I have to wait for my camera to get loaded with pictures before I take it to Wal*Mart to have the pictures put on a CD. UUGGHH!! I was looking at the pictures on the camera with the kids earlier tonight and realized I have A LOT of catching up too day and hopefully soon.