Sunday, November 30, 2008

Day 335

Yes Jim, you are our SUPERHERO!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Day 334

Forget Black Friday/Saturday..we decided, last minute, to take on a project..the powder room downstairs. {Actually this is entirely Jim's project..he chose to be the foreman/designer}

Friday, November 28, 2008

Day 333

Do you remember when a giant box provided you endless hours of entertainment?

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Day 332

All ready to go!  All 135 of them![Happy Thanksgiving..I forgot my camera so I have no turkey shots!]

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Day 331

Not a happy little's been a long morning (and it's only 9:30 a.m.)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Day 330 {Happy 40th Birthday Mike}

To Kristen's absolute surprise, she had a GIRL. (I still don't know how she could go 9 months w/out knowing). Sweet little Tatum Elizabeth was born last Tuesday by surprise c-section, to join her 2 little brothers to the family..Kristen, you did good, she is a love, and you look amazing by the way!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Day 329

We're needing a little of this today!! (Jim got his MRI results back and he reherniated the disc that he had surgery on last year..he was less than pleased with the result and even more depressed with the future outlook of his back)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Day 328

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...(just the bones of the operations, the decorations will come after Thanksgiving)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Day 327

Our ward put together a girls flag football team..with only 2 practices under our belt, we battled another ward (Butterfield Stage Babes) and kicked their pink butts (21-7)!!  Winning comes at a price though-my body is sore!!!  My body just doesn't do the same things it did 20 years ago!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Day 326

What were you doing at 12:01 A.M.??  I was with what seemed to be the population of Temecula at the midnight showing of twilight! Go HERE for another take on the night. (too bad my flash didn't work very well in the dark theatre)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Day 325

Gearing up for a very long evening!  

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Day 324

Ryder's daily ritual!  He must have order.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Day 323

CALGON, take me away!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Day 322

Someone (who will remain nameless) did not listen to his wife every time she mentioned that he might want to wear his retainer.  So, that someone had to get their bottom braces put back on.  I don't like to gloat (yes I do) but I TOLD YOU SO!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Day 321

How excited was I when I was going through my XM and found that HOLLY (the Christmas song channel) was already on the air.  What a great day!  It's never too early for Christmas music. FYI:  the $5 Christmas c.d. from Khol's is actually pretty good..I bought it yesterday. I'm a sucker for a good deal.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Day 320

Congratulations to the bride and groom!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Day 319

This was a great weekend.  Our close friends, Dan and Mari, went through the temple Friday night and then were sealed Saturday morning.  Seeing as it was a weekend event, Jim and I got a hotel room right next door to the temple (to make life easier). The mini bar proved to be a great temptation.  I had, staring at me through this little window all night the enticements of chocolate.. I don't think I'd ever seen a mini bar with a window.  Hyatt, I commend you for your efforts, but I resisted the $5.00 bag of M&M's (which weren't even king-sized!)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Day 318

Among other things, squeezed in a little art time with the kids today! The turkey was a collaborative effort between Jayden and myself.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Day 317

More back troubles (not as bad as last year though).  Today Jim had an EPIDURAL LUMBAR SACRAL INJECTION.  I could have used an epidural sitting in the lobby with my 3 boys for over an hour.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Day 316

No school today, so I met up with Mari and her boys to go see Madagascar 2!  Did I happen to mention that we watched Kung Fu Panda about 10 times in the past 2 days, hence the noodles swords.  There was a lot of kung fu fighting going on, much to my dismay!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Day 315

Is it a boy or girl?  I'll have to wait till next week to find out!  {Kristen you're awfully brave for letting me take this photo! You looked great!}  

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Day 314

Tammy and Jaysen were in town from Arizona and I was able to get ahold of Kristi, so we had a little Hawaii reunion Sunday night! (The photo was taken a little after midnight, but it'll have to count for today!)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Day 313

Last minute picture of the was scrapbooking night at my house!  

Friday, November 7, 2008

Day 312

Totally easy project!! A scripture bag made from a placemat.  I was very impressed with myself.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Day 311

Here's an election worth voting for!  I've been debating changing my 12x12 postbound scrapbooks to leather 12x12 3 ring binders.  10 new albums arrived today and I'm needing your help!  What do you think? Both have pros/cons..cons on the new ones, pages don't butt up together. PRO's are: pages are much more accessible and I think they look pretty good, grouped on the shelf.  Any suggestions or thoughts?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Day 310

Long story short:  out of all the candy the boys got from trick-or-treating, there was only 1 butterfinger! I went to the fridge to pour me a giant glass of milk (with ice), walked back to the mounds of candy only to find an empty wrapper and Jim's mouth full!  I was a little upset.  In passing I shared this story with my neighbor.  Yesterday I got a call from my sweet neighbor telling me she had a surprise for me and to go to the back fence!  She bequeathed to me, 2 most delicious and long awaited butterfingers!  After eating the 2, I realized it wouldn't suffice the craving-so off to the store I went to buy an entire bag of fun size bars (of which there are only 3 left..thanks jim!)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Day 309 [election day]

what a day it was..Historical on so many levels!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Day 308

Did a little research on our tortoise..learned a few interesting things. First, after having this pet 2 years I just learned that it is not a greek tortoise, rather a russian!  Opps #1. (It has survived despite being treated as if it were a greek..very adaptable).  Second, this type of tortoise should be bathed 2-4 times a week. Opps #2! We're just about 104 weeks off!  So this is DYGGERS 1st bath..I think he liked it. Wouldn't you after walking around in your feces for 2 years!  We'll be better pet parents from now on!  And kids, this is why we don't have a DOG!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Day 307

Upon breaking our fast, this is the first thing we hit!!  My philosophy is:  the quicker I eat it all, the sooner it will be gone and out of my house.  (It would be a shame to throw any of it away!)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Day 306

Our neighborhood had a huge block party!  Tons of food, a bounce house for the kids, games, and prizes.  Jayden was in tears before he even started.  No one forced him to do this.  He was crying even as he waited in line.  Why he put himself through this, I will never know!