Thursday, October 30, 2008
I think it's cuz they are real people and can touch me. Anyhow, I was going to be tough and not cry this year. That didn't work out so well. "Mister Limber" found us before the show in our seats and breathed on me for like 45 minutes. (Yes, Chanieca is holding his leg...it's actually attached to his body) During intermission, I really needed to use the bathroom, no problem, Yvette will go with me.... PROBLEM... I lost her when we got done in the bathroom and I surely was NOT going back to our seats without someone to hide behind. So, I called Randy and he came up to protect me.
As you know, I don't like being called a baby, so after the show, I agreed to a photo with a zombie as long as I was on the end. Well, it didn't quite work out that way. In the group photo with "Mister Limber" is Zach, Emily, me (yelling "HURRY"), Jeff, Chanieca, Megan, Addison, Yvette and Mike. Randy was taking the picture. That's when Emily had a GREAT idea, "I'll take a picture of you and Randy together with the zombie". Not wanting to be a big baby, I agreed. BIG MISTAKE!!!
They REALLY freak me out.
I am actually crying in these photos and Randy is so concerned for the well being of my mental health.
Don't these pictures make you want to go to the show?
Anyhow, we had a great time, despite my temporary black outs from fear. We have the funnest friends in the world!!!
Thanks to Jim and Peggy for tending the kids VERY LATE. We appreciate it SO MUCH!!! Thanks to Chanieca for getting us cheap tickets and thanks to the zombies for making me pee my pants!!! If you click on these photos, it enlarges them and you can get a really good look at a 31 year old, thinking she is going to die!!!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Last night, the neighbors invited us over for a family home evening Halloween party. We all got our costumes on, got our pumpkin ready, I made a cake that looks like a spider and has green jello in the middle (like guts) and headed over to the party... when we got there, WE WERE THE ONLY ONES IN COSTUME!!! Stop laughing... I guess I just assumed we were supposed to dress up. Check out the costumes, last year I bought these not knowing the events that would transpire in the next year (Randy getting put in the Bishopric). We all know Randy is anything but evil and I'm only angelic occasionally. I guess that's the fun part of Halloween, to dress up as something you're not!!! Randy carved our pumpkin to say "Clyde" on it!!! We had a great time!!!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
1. What is something mom always says to you?
Maddison-I love you
Tyler-Do your work
Cambelle-I lub you
2. What makes mom happy?
Maddison-Doing the dishes
Cambelle- I lub you
3. What makes mom sad?
Maddison- when I make bad choices
Cambelle- when I kick somebody
4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Maddison- Lots of tickles
Tyler- by saying funny words
Cambelle, like this, "hahahaha"
5. What was your mom like as a child?
Tyler- a little girl
Cambelle- I don't know
6. How old is your mom?
7. How tall is your mom?
Maddison- smaller than daddy
Tyler- bigger than me
Cambelle- like this (arms out stretched)
8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Maddison- spend time with us
Tyler- have good times with us
9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Maddison- TV, computer, naps
Cambelle- go with daddy
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Maddison-for being a good mom
Cambelle- I don't know
11. What is your mom really good at?
Maddison- spending time with the family
Tyler- asking questions
12. What is your mom not very good at?
Maddison- "you're good at everything"
Cambelle-not doing rides
13. What does your mom do for her job?
Maddison- taking care of the family
Tyler- taking care of us
Cambelle-taking the garbage out
14. What is your mom's favorite food?
Maddison- restaurant food
15. What makes you proud of your mom?
Maddison- when she helps me with stuff
Tyler-when she's nice to me
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Maddison- Jesse in Toy Story
Tyler- Woody Woodpecker
Cambelle-I don't know
17. What do you and your mom do together?
Tyler-watch Indiana Jones
18. How are you and your mom the same?
Maddison- "I came from you"
Tyler- "we have eyelashes"
Cambelle- "we are girls"
19. How are you and your mom different?
Maddison- "we aren't different"
Tyler- "I'm a boy"
Cambelle- "changing clothes"
20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Maddison- we spend time together
Cambelle- "like dis (hugs)"
This was pretty fun, even if you don't post your answers, you should ask your kids these questions!!!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
#1 you have to pee standing up(I can, it just doesn't work out that well)
#2 you should be able to spit good(I suck)
#3 you feel a constant need to scratch your crotch(NOPE!!!)
#4 you should be able to be quiet(you all know THAT won't happen)
That's what hunting means to me. I know there are girls that can kick it with the boys (Anna and Angie) and I think you totally rock, I don't rock. I would have a lot of fun just making fun of the whole situation, though. Randy feels that I'm wasting a good resource by not hunting, being born an Albrecht, I have these GREAT eyes for spotting deer. I should go just to tell them where the deer are. I'm a really good shot, too. I just don't want to. I have issues with eating the meat, it's icky, so to me it's just a fun thing for the boys to do, I can find other things for me and the kids to do. Am I a poor sport or what? The whole "bonding" thing? I know... my mom tells me that I should do stuff like that with Randy so we can bond, that's when I inform her of the fun way we "bond", shuts her up ever time!!! Anyhow, if you are a hunter widow this week, HAVE FUN cuz surely the men are!!! Hopefully they all have a good time and don't bring home any ticks!!!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
So, today is actually our real anniversary. We've kind of celebrated it all weekend, but today is the big day. Our 12th anniversary on the 12th!!! I put these pictures on to show what overeating will do to you.... just kidding!!!! In 1996, the name of the game was big curls, huge veil, fancy dress and a cute boy in a kilt. Yes, he's wearing his kilt. He only breaks that out on VERY special days. In fact, since the day we got married, one of the only other time he has worn it was the day he blessed Tyler. We have both changed so much since then. The kids were looking at the photo book at the Clyde's today and I asked 2 year old Mazie who was in the picture and I wasn't surprised when she recognized "Uncle Randy", but when she could tell it was me in the picture, she all of a sudden became my favorite 2 year old niece. I don't even recognize me!!! Anyhow, I thought these pictures were fun and if anyone wants to laugh hysterically, it's ok.... we'll get out your wedding photos!!!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tonight we get to celebrate our anniversary. Our anniversary is actually on Sunday, but Randy arranged for our kids to sleep over at his parent's house and it's his dad's birthday.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, have some grandkids!!! He probably doesn't care. Randy has an "agenda" planned, should I be scared? I know we're going to dinner, but I don't know much else!!! It'll be fun no matter what. This is our 12th anniversary. Weird, I don't feel like we've been married that long. There is no question that we were meant to be together. He fits into my family SO well. 12 years ago my sisters all came for our wedding, all my aunts and uncles were here. There were 88 people in the "East room" in the Temple for the sealing. That's 2 to a chair, laps and standing double deep in the back if you're counting!!! We are so loved. There is so much that has changed since then, he drove a single cab white Chevy truck, now he drives a red extended cab Chevy truck. I drove a white Camero, now I drive a white Tahoe (dang mommy cars, can't wait to get my hands on another Camero). He did and still does work for Interstate Rock, I worked front desk at a motel and now I work at home as a slave. We thought we knew about love, boy we had a lot more to experience, nothing will teach you the strength of a relationship like the possibility of losing a child. If we can make it through that, we can make it through anything!!! The last 12 years has taught me a lot about how much Randy loves me. I'm glad he does because I don't think anyone else would take me!!! He's the best and I'm lucky to have him!!! Happy anniversary Randy!!!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I got tagged by Heidi to list 6 quirks that I have. It got me thinking, and Blanche cuz I couldn't think of anything odd about what I do.... after all, I am completely normal in every way!!! But in the spirit of blogging here goes....
1. I LOVE roller coasters, but I am deathly afraid of being shot into space and never coming back... I'm not kidding. So, I wont go on the Slingshot at the Startosphere or the Superman ride at Magic Mountain.
2. I hum in my sleep. Don't believe me? I've slept with lots of people, ask them!!! Get your mind out of the gutter, I have 5 sisters and I was on a drill team for 3 years....sicko!!!
3. I wont drink milk, not because I don't like it, but because I can't help thinking of it coming out of a cow's utter. Still not kidding.
4. Real chicken eggs.... NO FREAKIN WAY!!! Eggs come from the grocery store, not Gina's back yard. That's almost as bad as milk!!!
5. I love making dinner. Oh wait, I left 2 words out.... I love making reservations for dinner!!! I don't cook. I don't like eating whatever I have cooked, but the time it's done, I am sick of it already!!!
6. When we go to bed, our pillows have to overlap in the middle of the bed. I don't like sleeping on pillow crack and I always sleep in the middle of the bed, so the easy solution... overlap the pillows!!! Why do I sleep in the middle? Cuz I'm a bed hog, why else? Randy only needs a sliver of the mattress.
That wasn't too hard. But I am still sticking to the idea that I am normal in every way!!! I will tag...
And anyone else that wants to do it, it was kinda fun!!! And I want to know what to tease you about!!! By the way, just watching this video on youtube of the Superman ride totally made my heart race. I have been so close to going on it and chickened out at the last second. When I say I'm gonna do something, especially on a dare, I never back out. This is the exception. I don't think I'll EVER be able to go on this ride!!!!
Here's Randy and Chanieca, Randy's trying to figure it out....
Jeff and Chanieca. I would never guess that Jeff is the game playing kind, but he totally rocked at both games.
Paul and Heather were there also, I don't know why neither one of them wanted to dance.... weird!!! Maybe next time. I have realized lately how a good balance in life makes all the difference. Family, friends, work, religion, if there isn't a good balance then things just go crazy. I like the balance I have right now, I feel happier than I ever have been. It is nice to feel loved and be able to let your hair down with a group of friends. I think we should do this more often!!! Any takers?
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Tyler will be 7 in January and he finally lost his first tooth, it was a top one.... weird, but whatever. His tooth was no where near ready to come out, but because he is all B-O-Y, it'll come out when HE is ready. He was afraid of the kids in his class making fun of him, little does he know that there is only one other kid in his class that hasn't lost a tooth. I'm glad to have it out!!! He got it all but out and we had to coax him to let Randy do the rest of it. We even had to convince him that the tooth fairy gives a 50 cent bonus on Thursdays (that means $1.50 if you were wondering). Oh, the joys of parenting!!!