Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas edition of getting to know you!!

I saw this on a message board that I visit and thought it would make a fun blog post. Feel free to copy and put on your blog so we can all get to know each other during this Christmas holiday!!

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know you. Okay, here's what you do, and don't be a SCROOGE :O) Copy this and paste it below. Change my answers so that they apply to you.....Tis' the Season!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper, its fun to watch the kids rip it apart!!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Although I love real trees, I'm glad that we have a fake one and I don't have to worry about pine needles all over the floor

3. When do you put up the tree? Shortly after Thanksgiving

4. When do you take the tree down? Sometime after New Years.

5. Do you like eggnog? Yep

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Anything to do with my barbies,

7. Hardest person to buy for? Would have to be my hubby, he doesn't really need anything so finding him something can be quite difficult

8. Easiest person to buy for? The kids!

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, quite a few, I've come to collect them.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I really can't think of any

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? I love A Christmas Carol, Any cartoon, and A Christmas Story

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? We try to start as soon as possible, We usually don't start till the beginning of Dec.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yep but only with my sister and mom, and it happens to be body glitter. Who gets it this year??? LOL

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? umm anything I don't have to make!?! I love every treat at the holidays

16. Lights on the tree? Yep we have a colorful mix

17. Favorite Christmas songs? I love ALL Christmas music but really love Mannheim Steamroller!!.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? I wish we were closer to family, if we were we would probably split it up.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Yeppers

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? We have an Angel holding stars, My family always had an angel and Hubbys had a Star so my wonderful MIL found an Angel holding Stars so we get the best of both families!!

21. Open the presents on Christmas? We open one gift on Christmas Eve, (new pj's for us all) and open the rest Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? How crowded the stores get,

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I have lots that hang on our tree but I think the most most favorite is the Christopher Radko's

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? We usually do Ham with Pineapple gravy, mashed potatoes, and some type of veggie

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? A new sewing machine, and a new flat iron. And for my family to happy and healthy

26.Your first Christmas as an adult? Was great, we spent it as a family and my Mom and Step-dad surprised us. It was also Makena's first Christmas although she wasn't old enough to remember it it was great having all our family at home.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ohhh where to begin

It all started last Sunday as I was in the shower I had stepped out to shut the door and as I as stepping back in I slipped and fell bruising my right hip, ribs and under my breast, OH the pain. Then Tanner had a bad day in nursery and with out having TJ there to keep him he had to join me in Primary and we were practicing our program so one of the other ladies took him to the back of the Chapel and kept him entertained while I played the piano. Monday was actually a pretty good day minus the fact that we still didn't have heat and only had a small window unit and a space heater that kept the front room warm. Tuesday started off OK and the by noon all hell broke loose. I had that urge to do a load of laundry so I got stuff put in and started and thought for a moment that it felt warm but didn't think much of it as we have a front load washer and I had the flap open to add the soap and thought it was just the hot water. Finished up and went to read my book while Tanner was taking a nap, Well I kept hearing things and just thought it was the washer making noises and didn't think much of it, when all of a sudden I heard a huge rush of water. I rushed to turn on the hall light to see water coming from the ceiling and thought OH NO the roof has caved in and all the water from the rain we got is coming in. So I run to the bedroom and wake up TJ and he comes rushing out as I am rushing to get the trash can to catch all the water. He opens up the toy room and sees water rushing down from the vent and from the light, so I go to the spare room and dump clothes out of totes and he hurries and puts it under the water to catch it. He then gets on the phone to the landlord and his handyman. I went out back to see if the roof had caved in and it hadn't but I could see smoke coming up from one of the vents and rush back in to tell TJ. He calls someone back and they call the fire Department. Well the handy man gets there and shuts off the main water source and that stops all the water from rushing in, and then shortly after that the firetruck showes up and I show them the vent that is smoking and they get there stuff and climb up one of the attic openings. He was able to see that a junction box had caught fire and melted the water hose. They then raked out all the insulation that was hot to make sure there were no other hot spots and then told us that they were going to be calling the power company to come pull the meter as it was unsafe to live there. On a side note Tanner was so excited to see the firetruck and firemen that he found his firemen hat from his Halloween costume and put it on and went out and saw the firetruck.

We were so luck as we only lost toys in the toy room as the ceiling collapsed and we had pretty much moved all the toys anyways so we were able to get most of what was in that room. I can not say how lucky we were that we were home and it wasn't in the middle of the night that the junction box caught fire because it would have been a WHOLE lot worse. Plus our landlord had a home open just 5 houses down and was ready to be moved in to.

We were able to spend 2 days with a wonderful family in our branch and there were many who came to help TJ get all of the heavy things and get them moved to the new house. I am so thankful for all the help we have received from our branch for the help, the dinners, the support, the relief society for coming and helping unpack and sort and put things away. We still have a lot to do as we lost a room for storage (old house had 4 bedrooms new house 3). We have had to get a storage unit for things but its a small price to pay for having all our stuff safe.
So far this week has started off wonderfully, we had our primary program today and it went WONDERFULLY!!! I'm so glad that its over and we can finally focus on other things, but our kids did a fantastic job.

I didn't get a picture of the day that the ceiling collapsed but it went from the door to the window. I think i'll walk up there Tomorrow and get a picture of the ceiling just to show how much collapsed because of all the water damage.

The firetruck drove past our house and had to back up.
Tanner and his firemen hat

Walking out to see the truck as they are waiting for the power company to come and remove the meter.

Tanner and the firetruck!!

The ceiling the day after.

Monday, November 10, 2008

8 x 8

1. 8 TV shows I watch

a. CSI
b. ER (sad this the last season)
c. Law & Order SVU and CI
d. Survivor
e. Amazing Race
f. Dirty Jobs
g. The Biggest Loser
h. Ghost Hunters

2. 8 Favorite Restaurants.

a. Papa Pableno's
b. Red Lobster
c. Costa Vida
d. Olive Garden
e. Wendys
f. Beto's

3. 8 Things That Happened Yesterday

a. I fell in the shower
b. went to church
c. practiced for our Primary Program
d. cried a lot
e. Talked to a friend on the phone
f. talked to my sister
g. Looked at blogs
h. spent some quiet time with TJ while the kids were asleep

4. 8 Things I'm Looking Forward To

a. Our 7th Anniversary
c. Thanksgiving
b. Christmas
d. My sister and her kids coming to visit!!! (still coming lace?)
e. the Primary Program to be finished!!!!
f. Celebrating Tanners 3rd birthday
g. Celebrating TJ's Birthday
h. Kena's break from school

5. 8 Things on My Wish list.

a. New flatiron
b. Getting my hair done
c. Getting pregnant again
d. a new sewing machine
e. new jewelry
f. Tanner being potty trained
g. The Work and The Glory Books
h. To go to Utah to visit family and friends

6. 8 Things I Love

a. My Family
b. The Gospel
c. The Temple
d. Reading
e. playing with my children
f. spending quality time with my hubby
g. hearing from old friends
h. the ladies in our branch!!

7. 8 I can't Stand

a. Dishonestly
b. shallow people
c. 2 faced people
d. Confrontation
e. living so far way from family

8. 8 People I Tag.

a. Lacie
b. Aubrey
c. Jannah
d. Kamee
e. Joanna
f. Karen
g. Aunt Terry

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Mr. Clean

Today we went and got the kids hair cut and the person that normally cuts TJ's hair was closed so he made the choice to have someone else do it. The problem is he told her exactly how to cut it and where to go before fading to the top and she followed his instructions but TJ really didn't know quite where he needed it to go so after she got done and they both realised that it wasn't going to work out he just said to shave it all off..........LOL my husband is BALD!!! It was so funny to see and i'm still getting used to him having no hair. I like it but I think I like him better with more on top. LOL but he got his wish he has been wanted to see what he looks like with no hair and he got his wish LOL LOL LOL HAHAHAHAHA. LOVE you babe
So here he is in all his baldness!! :)
My beautiful family!!

He wanted to see the top of his head.

Our Halloween

We had a blast this year for halloween and the kids got lucky enough to go trick or treating 3 times. 1st was our branches truck or treat 2nd was the cities safe & sane and 3rd was halloween night and we went around town. Makena was a Ballerina Fairy and Tanner was a Fireman!
The Safe & Sane, is something the city does that helps kids get to play games and get candy with out having to go from house to house. They close off about 2 blocks on main street and the next street up and all the stores have tables set up with games and candy to pass out.

My super sweet kids before we headed out to the Trunk or Treat. I only took picutures this night because I really didn't want to drag my camera around with us but I wish I had it the night of the Safe and Sane as the fire station was passing out candy and it would have been cool to get a picture of Tanner next to the big firetruck.
I had a great time with Makena's hair. I pulled it up to a half pony and then took small sections and twisted and secured with bobby pins. It was super cute and something that was done on me by my sister while I lived with her at Snow college. FUN times
My handsome fireman
My beautiful ballerina fairy!!
A look at all the fun!
They had a few games to play and my kids love the fishing game!!
The Primary's trunk
The Relief Society's trunk, They had a few more but I got busy and didn't take any pictures of them.

These kids are just the cutiest and Makena had a great time hanging out the T. She and him were best buddies.
This is how Makena's hair looked after we got home and took her pony out and burshed it out. It was super cute. Does it bring back some fun memories Lace??