Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just a post

  • I have loved watching the girls ride their bikes and even the whining that comes when it is time to go in.
  • Had a taste test with a sweet potato and a yam. The sweet potato fries at Costco are actually yams--unless 2 grocery stores had their produce mislabeled. I guess yam fries don't sound too appealing.
  • Realized that we spend $60+ a month on milk. Mimi and I only use it on our cereal and I eat oatmeal most days.
  • Got brave and wore a yellow shirt to church. I usually wear black or white with an occasional purple or red.
  • Clipped coupons and got tons of cereal and fruit snacks for cheap.
  • Went to the dentist and felt like the hygienist took her rage out on my gums--first time I have ever even felt the poking and prodding. I brush 3-4x a day and floss each day and sometimes multiple times a day. Maybe I need to drink some milk.
  • Think my running shoes might need replacing...AGAIN.
  • Got the garden planted.
  • Have to help build a swingset.
  • Listened to a phone conversation between Gma and Lulu. It was pretty sweet.
  • Sticking to my food budget. It is kind of fun, if you like the bare fridge look. I spent too much at Costco at the beginning of the month. Cereal for dinner.
  • Scouting locations for a winter vacation.

Nothing too exciting. We are so proud of Mimi for getting over her bike fear. Now she needs a bigger bike. I told Mr. we were going to have a party when the swingset is finished. We discussed a pre-4th of July hot dog eating contest. Any takers?

Friday, May 14, 2010

You do it too

Sometimes I think about running a half marathon again. I decided to try to do a treadmill 1/2 marathon. I ran and ran, but got a little tired and had to stop after 9 miles in 80 minutes. I walked for 45 secs. every couple of miles and took my water breaks. Next week, I'll try to do 10+ miles. Isn't that so fun.

I let the Kirby man in my house because I had been thinking about getting my carpets cleaned anyway. I had told him to come at 4:30. He didn't show until after 5:30. I told him that I wouldn't buy anything from the get go. That didn't stop him from trying. He was in my home for 3 hours. I don't know if he was strategically slow, like a car salesman, or what. Dinner came and went, bed time came, and went. Lulu loved all of his gadgets. Mimi said she would help me clean if I bought that vacuum. The best price he offered was $1729. Is that really a magic #? Well, if it's only 1700, of course I'll buy it!

So, my advice today is when a kirby salesman comes to your door, take him to a treadmill and challenge him to run 13 miles and if he can do it, listen to his presentation. I guarantee he won't stay at your house for 3 hours if you do that.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Christmas picture

The long awaited Christmas post picture. This was the best one. Mr. is gonna love this.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Real Mother's Day

When I realized that Mother's Day weekend was going to be hectic, I asked Mr. if Monday evening could be my Mother's Day. He came home early and let me go out. I got a haircut (just a thinning), bought a lamp, got some PJs (I had a coupon from JCP that I had to use, so they were cheap), and a t-shirt ($6). Thanks for the great Mother's Day.

I put on my PJs and Lulu ran and hugged my leg and said, "You're pretty." Mimi said, "You look old fashioned." Later, we ate popcorn together and played on the carpet. I said, "Lulu, You're pretty." She looked and me and said, "I'm pretty, pretty, pretty crazy." Yes she is.

Monday, May 10, 2010


Sometimes bubble gum flavored chapstick is just too irresistible. Lulu likes to play with chapstick like you play with dolls. There's a mom, dad, baby, sister. She makes them dance and sing and play. It is really cute to watch.

The game changed today when she took a bite of the sister. She started gagging and ran in circles yelling, "MOM! MOM! MOM!" I did a finger sweep and grabbed a washcloth. We scrubbed her teeth, but it didn't all go away. A drink of water, no dice. So, like any good mother would do, I gave her a piece of chocolate and she was all better.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Yesterday, we had a birthday party and a mother's day dinner. Lulu's buddy/cousin had a party at the park. They had a lot of fun--there were tears when we left. Then we rushed to O-town, making a pit stop at the farm. Off-roading in a lowrider is not much fun. We finally made it to town and had a great steak dinner provided by my parents. The girls were exhausted when we headed back home.

We got home and Mimi went straight to bed. Lulu stayed up a bit until she had to go potty and then I put her to bed. She woke up 2x with a soaked diaper--11:30 and 12:35. Totally soaked. I don't know how she holds that much liquid. She woke up a little later and Mr. checked on her. She said she wanted her "pedal." Which means she wanted to ride her bike at 1 in the morning. Luckily, she went back to sleep. When she woke up at 8:30, the first thing she said was, "I want my pedal." She has just mastered her 12" bike with training wheels. She loves it. After Lulu finally stayed asleep, Mimi came in and jumped in bed because she had a bad dream. Happy Mother's Day!!!

Mr. washed the dishes and cleaned up a bit. That was nice. Mimi made some cards. Lulu took a bath and gave me a giant hug.

Mr. ran a 6:44 mile. I guess that means I better speed up. I have just been doing distance. In 4 days, I logged 30 miles.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It's our Anniversary


This is the oldest picture of us I have on the computer. I was at least 7 months pregnant with Mimi and we were living in Wymount, taking pictures with our awesome webcam.

We were married 10 years ago today. I thought Cinco de Mayo would be easy to remember and Mr. thought it would be great to celebrate our Mexican heritage.

We have lived in Othello, Provo, Reedley, Othello, and Pasco in those 10 years. We have owned 2 houses and had 2 daughters.

We both graduated from BYU and Mr. got an MBA at WSU.

We are on our 4th vehicle. We have been to Disneyland 4x.

Mr. has been Young Men's president, Elder's quorum president, primary teacher, nursery leader, and ward mission leader.

I have been a nursery leader 2x, primary teacher, RS teacher, Enrichment coordinator, seminary teacher, in Primary presidency, and activity days.

We've lived with mice, lived in 4 apartments, lived with my parents.

It is hard to remember life without a Mr.

It hasn't always been smooth sailing, but we have learned a lot together. I would say we have become better people. Love changes as you live and learn together. It gets better. Usually, Mr. talks about renewing our contract when it's anniversary time. Sign me up.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Just wondering

  • What does it mean when a 2 year old says, " My bum is creaky?"

  • Where do you get cable spools so you can practice log rolling in your back yard? We did this when we lived in Royal City when I was 6. It was lots of fun.

  • Are husbands supposed to facilitate Mother's Day splendor when they are not your child?

  • Why doesn't strawberry deodorant smell like strawberries at the end of the day?

  • How many times can I paint the dining room within a year?

  • Will mountains of gravel in the backyard attract the neighborhood cats?

  • What is a good budget for groceries and household goods for a month?

  • Is forcing potty training damaging my child?

  • Why do weight watcher ice cream bars upset my tummy? I am not on the program. I just like the way they taste. Especially the raspberry chocolate ice cream bars.