29 September 2008

Claritin Clear?

Yuck! We went to the corn maze on Saturday night, after the General Relief Society Meeting, and ever since then, I have had a horrible allergy headache complete with stuffy nose. And this morning (or maybe last night) I remembered that I can actually take something to clear myself up. That's the first time in like, two years!

26 September 2008

Friday Fill-in

1. Pumpkins, cider, and costumes are some of the things I'm most looking forward to in October.

2. Sometimes I have strong urges to go buy a new purse.

3. Anything is possible and that's why there is a saying, "never say never"!

4. When I'm down, I turn to Charles to make me feel better.

5. My living room is where you'll find me most often.

6. A rainy day is good for soup.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to going to the temple (hopefully), tomorrow my plans include a double date to the corn maze and Sunday, I want to relax and play games!

25 September 2008

Silly Me

So, I have been wanting a new diaper bag/purse for a very long time. I finally gave into that urge today and bought one. Isn't it nice and red and pretty and doesn't scream "this is a diaper bag!"? Not that that was a requirement, but now I don't have to switch bags when I go out with Charles or by my self (which does occasionally happen).

And now, I need to go take care of my puking daughter and Charles (who, knowing his track record, will soon be following her).

23 September 2008

Car--very poorly explained.

So, when we returned from Las Vegas (there is a post coming about that, I just keep getting busy with other things) our car started making a funny noise. It sounded like it was running really dry. We tried putting more fluids in it, but it wasn't helping. Then, on Sunday night, Charles was taking a look at it when a pulley broke around the alternator (sorry, Charles explained to me what happened, but I couldn't explain it to anyone else if my life depended on it). Assuming it was the alternator, Charles spent yesterday morning calling around to find out prices for a new one (super expensive). Then, when he went to work on the car after work last night, he noticed that one of the gears (?) in in the alternator wouldn't spin like the others would. He took that off and found that that was the actual problem...that it was broken. So, he was able to fix the car for twenty two dollars--over one hundred dollars less then had been looking at when it was a broken alternator!

19 September 2008

Oh Deer

So, we were supposed to go camping tonight with our ward, but due to extenuating circumstances, we decided to just stay for dinner. On our way home, we kept seeing deer on the side of the road eating and trying to cross the street. As we got to the mouth of the canyon, Charles exclaimed that "we're alot less likely to see a deer down here." We come around the corner and there is a deer right in the road! Charles honks the horn and swerves and we completely miss the deer as it runs off the road and into the brush. It took us a second to recover, but then we laughed pretty hard and kept on coming home.

Friday Fill-in

In attempt to motivate myself to do something this morning, I thought I would give this a try.

1. There is no need to get out of bed right now.

2. Where in the heck did the nice clean house I wanted go?

3. Reading is all I managed to do.

4. Prospects for staying dry this weekend are 50/50.

5. Walk quietly and carry a big stick is the message.

6. Simplicity and tranquility are impossible to achieve when your husband watches FOX news.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to camping with the ward, tomorrow my plans include the BYU football game against Wyoming and Sunday, I want to play games and eat treats!

10 September 2008



She's growing up. With her hair pulled back like this, she looks so big that it makes me want to cry, sometimes.

03 September 2008


So, tonight as I was getting Sydney ready for bed, I told her that I was going to brush her teeth. She then looked at me and pointed to her teeth. I'm pretty sure that we didn't teach her where her teeth are and since she did it several other times after that I think that she may just know where her teeth are. Well, she may have been signing "food', since she does that a lot anyway, but I'm gonna go with the whole "look at how smart my child is" approach rather than the "my child is constantly wanting food" one.

02 September 2008

My Ramblings

This weekend I decided to take my personal rantings and ravings to a new level. I have started blogging about political things I feel are important. You can find them at Within the Pachyderm. Let me know what you think. You add comments, and after I read them and make sure that some physcho isn't spouting vulgarity I will allow it. I have no intentions of blocking any comments even and especially if they do not agree with me. If you wish to dispute something I said, or you feel it is factually inaccurate, I would ask that as part of the comment you provide a source or link that I could go to.