Sunday, December 30, 2007

Family time

Last night we had a family night out...

first we went to dinner and I try to teach my kids good manners especially while eating where
others can watch us. But the picture is of Chase putting ice cream on his nose...We do have family rules at the table
1-- no burping at the table
2== no farting at the table
someone is always being sent the their room for breaking 1 or 2 or both
we will be adding not putting food on our faces!!

I get so excited to eat out, it is one of my favorite things to do and when the food stinks it is so disappointing.. but the company was good!!

after dinner we headed downtown to ride the river taxi's on the canal. Downtown has an area called Bricktown. Its is a bunch of building made out of brick's (obviously) that were built right after the land run around 1907. They made a river threw the buildings and have boats that take you threw it.. trees were all decorated with lights and business had lights and fun things to see. The best part of this was it was free!!!!
One fun thing was they gave you glasses to look at the lights and it change it to this!

On the canal we passed Sonic.. the first Sonic was built in Shawnee Ok and has grown to one of the largest fast food spots. (i just made that up, maybe it is true?)
We passed their headquarters and I swear you could smell their onion rings!

Next we passed Toby Keith's I heart this bar and grill...Yeah that's what is says!!

He lives about 30 min. from downtown and grew up somewhere here in the state. The kids all wished we would have eat'n here instead.

We saw some familiar faces...

They really do have pretty blue eyes!

We ended our night here just to look at the big fish..Blayne loved it!

I HEART family time.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Twilight the Movie

For all you Twilight fans out there (wave you hand up in the air) sorry
I just saw that they have casted Edward....

They had casted Bella sometime in Nov....

They are going to start filming in Feb 08...

Here they are (drum roll.........)

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Robert played Cedric in the Harry Potter movies

Robert is not what I had imagined Edward to look like but maybe he can pull it off for me
if you want to read more check
Stephanie's site

Who do you like more, Edward or Jacob?


Well I so hope that everyone had a great Christmas!! We sure did!!

I saw this today and wanted to share with all my OK sisters......
If you got extra money for Christmas and don't know what to do..

Time Out for Women is coming back to Oklahoma City so get your tickets and come with me!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Today Aubrey had a Christmas party at school. Being in the not so Christmas spirit I did not make her cookies that looked like reindeer (Rudolf-- I was corrected by a little boy). Tons of candy came home with her including a goody bag with markers, notebooks, noise makers, pencils YEAH. Well being the great mom I am I sent her to class with 2 bags of
microwave popcorn
Yes did not have any yummy almond bark on it or sugary coating
NO nothing
Then I was chatting with Aubrey's cute little friend Reese's grandma. Reese's mother is expecting and is due in January so I was asking about her. I said " So will you be able to watch the baby?".......Grandma says..."well she is kind of private but the baby's father will be there and we will of course be at the hospital."
What .....I wasn't asking about watching your daughter give birth.......ugh......
I then quickly said...."OH will you be able to babysit the baby when she goes back to work!"
she said yes and then I had to jump the aid of Kalab who was rearranging the work stations...
What a day!!
will it be better tomorrow?


How do you loose the Christmas spirit and how do you get it back??? I don't want to bake anything, I don't want to go anywhere. WHAT is wrong with me?

I only have tomorrow to finish shopping for the kids

and Chase has a toothbrush --- that is it!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I am totally in need of Teacher Gifts....
The week without power has thrown me off my Christmas schedule
(really I don't think I had one... it just sounds like I was on top of it).
I need some inexpensive (cheap) ideas that I can buy
or make in a couple of days since school will be out on Friday!!

Please help me!!

Monday, December 17, 2007


I finished this book at the church this week when I had a lot of time to kill..... I started this book and liked it, but if I had a choice of reading and blogging I chose blogging.... I thought it was a cute story about a boy from Florida whose dad tried to sink a casino boat that was dumping all their toilet waste in the ocean and was sent to jail. The young boy (can't think of the boys name -see how much it impacted my life) and his sister tried to catch the owner in the act. I did enjoy it and it is on the Oklahoma Sequoyah Award list. It is a cute story and I did like it.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

We are home!!!

We made it home!!!! Monday night we tried to stay at our house with no power and it was COLD we could hear trees cracking and falling outside all night. We woke up to such a mess outside. It was just so cold and boring to stay at our house. We tried to go to Wal-Mart to get a few things and it was closed, Buy for Less was closed, Target was running on back up generators so we ran in and bought a few things.... So later that night we headed over to the church to stay with a few other families....We spent 3 nights at the church in Aubrey's class room. I tried to take pictures and the camera needed to be charged..go figure... Oh the things that need power... On Friday our Stake President brought a generator to our house and hooked it up so we went home and spent the night in our own beds... Then today around 12:00am our power flickered and came on!! WhooHoo.......and it is still going.. I am alive and WARM... We still have sooo much to do, we have trees down and the limbs are all frozen to the ground. I am so glad to have my power and feel so bad for those that don't have it yet... I am sooo grateful for all my friends that checked on me or brought me and my family food..


one tree down.....................two trees down......three trees down ..........................................................
looking out my front door.........................................

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

no power

We have no power!!! going on 3 days without power in our house....We are all staying at the church with a couple other families.....I don't know when it will be up, it might be a while...I have some crazy pictures of our trees..

Monday, December 10, 2007

ice day..

So the weather man on koco channel 4 said "We are having a historical storm". and more ice. Because of all the ice church was cancelled yesterday and there is no school today....It is expected to continue all day today and tomorrow. Just wanted to share some pictures of today...Our neighbor had these limbs fall on this door step

A few days ago men came and cut down tree limbs in our neighbors yard around all the power lines..I was kind of annoyed that they piled all the limbs in our yard...Well today I am happy I could of helped ...I still have power and hopefully it will stay on!!!

I am going to drink more hot chocolate!!!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Scotch-a-Roos baby Scotch-a-Roos

They don't look great in my photo, but....
my oh my...these are the best

1 cup Peanut butter
1 cup Karo Syrup
1 cup Sugar
6 cups Rice Krispys
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips

Mix Peanut butter, Karo syrup and sugar over med. heat, melt altogether. Add rice krispys, mix together. Pour into 9x13 pan....while warm sprinkle chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. *hint...if your chocolate chips and butterscotch chips don't melt, get out the hair dryer and melt the beauties......spread the melted chips over the top.....
I think this recipe came from one of my aunts on the Kellett side....I just remember them always being at any party I went to with them......And one of my aunts didn't put any chips on the top and we dipped them in a chocolate fountain.......oh how gooooood

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Christmas treats

I wanted to share some of my favorite Christmas Treats..... They are fun to give away or eat them as a family or in your room after everyone is asleep. (wink)

I will start with.............................................

Snicker Doodles

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt


Cream butter, shortening, sugar and eggs, add rest of ingredients. Roll into balls. Roll balls into Cinnamon and sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes @ 400

I am not sure where I got this recipe from but in my cookbook it is in my drear friend and roommate Valory's handwriting so it might be from her.....

Hope you enjoy!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


VOLCANO (vŏl-kā'nō) noun, an opening in the earth's crust where melted rock, lava, gases, and ash are thrust onto the land.....(or maybe just baking soda and vinegar with a little red food coloring)

Yesterday Taylor had to demonstrate how his volcano worked for his class. He had to talk about volcano's and explain how he made his....

He worked really hard at putting it together and painting it...There was a side of me that wanted to JAZZ it up and put a little of Martha Stewart in it but I refrained myself and let him enjoy working on it and sharing HIS project with the class......

Monday, December 3, 2007

new store

I had to share this new store I found!!! It's called Crazy 8...It has such cute cloths for kids and it is owned by Gymboree Corporation!!

Wouldn't Aubrey look cute in this...................

And Kalab in this.........

and great prices too........

Friday, November 30, 2007


Well, I need to thank Meghan for introducing me to this great guy.. He is funny, witty, handsome, clumsy, sensitive, sensible, dangerous but most of all he is hilarious!!!

I have been watching it while I fold all my laundry:::::UGH:::: I love it and I love that I can watch it anytime I want.
Ladies and

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

thankful for.....

Today I am thankful for time...

::time spent with family
::free time
::quality time
::alone time
::quite time
::fun time
::Blayne time

I have realized that time does go to quickly:: and soon this time will turn into tomorrow and into memories. I will cherish the time I have and the memories that this time is making!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

thankful for....

So today when church was over I picked Kalab up from nursery and said goodbye to some friends and went to my car..Because we have guest at our home some of them went home early, so I was there with Kalab and Aubrey, easy enough,... I put Kalab in the car and went home. I went home and there was no Aubrey! I FORGOT Aubrey at church...UH.. What kind of mother am I. I drove back to the church as fast as I could. I ran in and there standing by the bishop's office was Aubrey and Sis Tea. Sister Bianco was on the phone calling Blayne. Aubrey came running down the hall crying "you forgot me" Oh how horrible I felt. On the way home Aubrey asked me if I was worried and I said YES. Then she asked if Daddy was worried and I said YES. I asked if she was worried and she said NO. Hopefully I haven't scared her for life!! I have never left any of my kids again, I want to say how thankful I am living close to the.....


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Thankful for.....

A bed....
good night!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Thankful for....

Not much to say today because I am trying to get ready for the 11 people that will be sharing 1 shower to come.....(not counting us) so today I am thankful for

a clean house

I know that after everyone leaves I will have to clean it again but for know it is such a good feeling to have some sort of cleanliness....

Thursday, November 15, 2007

thankful for.....

So I love getting fun things in the mail and this is one magazine I love to is FREE and fun...If you don't get it sign up here. Some of our best dinners have come from Kraft!! like this

I also got a package from a swap I was in and it has fun things in it. I ate all the chocolate, put on the lotion, wore the necklace, and put the perfume on....what a great today I am thankful for the postman and good mail. I did get a bill in the mail but that could not ruin the fun things today!!!

Daniel Deronda

So I saw this movie at the library and thought it looked good. I checked it out and it only had two VHS tapes with it, so i thought it would be a short show.....after the two tapes were over the storey didn't end..... I went back to the library so the ladies could help me figure this out!! It seems that there are more tapes out there and the library doesn't have them..The book has close to 900 pages so I know that a 3hr movie should have more to it.....Has any one seen or heard of this movie? I need closure

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Thankful for....

As I was driving in the car today I was thinking of what to post. I started thinking of silly things, so I thought I would make a list of random things I was thinking of

--green lights--I hate to stop
--living close to the church
--school bus --3 kids 3 different schools
--wind--blowing all the leaves to my neighbors yard
--garbage men that come and get my trash if i forget to put it out.
--hot showers and soap
--clean socks
--seasons changing
--airplanes-- maybe one day I can get to Ut in a day
and especially for blogging. It has reminded me that you can be thankful for anything!!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I finished Austenland by Shannon Hale...a little corny but an ok read. It is very short with only 197 pgs and is a quick read. It was just silly. Jane (the main character) wants

Mr. Darcy to be a real man

and she wants him to fall in love with her. It was predictable.

The author jabbers a lot

blah blah blah...

she needs to get over Mr. Darcy... Austenland is just a act, people pretending to like her....

blah blah blah

I think the book was just OK.

If you have read it let me know what you think

wish list

I would love this for Christmas.. any Jane Austin book made into movie would do.

Thankful for...

Today I am thankful for....FRIENDS...I love to get together with my friends. I have not been this close to a group of girls for a really long time. I am so enjoying our time together and learning how they handle life and stress. They are great examples to me of how to live my life in the church. I have watched them with their kids and they are great mothers and are good women .....They ALL are great at keeping there house clean and organized and that is something I need to do better. Maybe that will rub off on me if I hang out with them long enough.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Thankful for....

so this is kinda silly but I am thankful for ....the library..... I was raised in a small town and the only way to get books to read was the Book Mobile.. I am so glad that the library is just up the road from me. When I want to watch Pride and Prejudice all I have to do is see if it is there, then go pick it up!!(which happened this Saturday) love it...I have checked out home decorating books and while my mom was here she made me curtains from one of the books!! I have read so much more than I ever have and it is great!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Thankful for....

Today in Relief Society our lesson was on Joseph Smith. So today I am thankful for him and the tremendous sacrifice he gave for this church and for me. Because of him I have the Book of Mormon, I have the priesthood in my home. I have the blessings that come from the temple. I have his example of standing firm to his words and never denying that he saw Christ and The Father. I have the example of how to treat others, to be kind and share the gospel. I wish I could explain better how I feel through words my testimony of Joseph Smith and how he has impacted my life.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

thankful for.....

On Alisa's blog she is going to post a blessing a day for the rest of the month. I am going to borrow this idea from her and post things I am thankful for. So for today I am thankful for my fridge....When we moved into this house it didn't have a fridge. Our good friends the Mills (hi Julie) gave us their old one. It worked great until one day it just gave up. We had a great neighbor named Jack who sold used appliances and who had been over to fix my dryer several times. I went over to his house and he gave me a great deal on our "NEW" fridge. It is a lot bigger and now I can fit more ice cream in the freezer. The only thing is it makes funny noises, but I could live with it. Well today we all went to the store and I put some drinks in the freezer so when I got back they would be cold...anyway when we came back they weren't cold and the ice cream was melted! I just can't afford a new fridge right now and I just got sick thinking of the guest that are coming to stay over Thanksgiving. As I started getting things cleaned out I saw that it was turned "OFF". OH the JOY! Yeah! Relief! So today I am thankful for a fridge that works!!!! I know that one day soon it will go out on us, but it works today and for that I am grateful.......
PS.... this is not what my fridge looks like!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


We had such a nice day. There were 4 kids that came from Chase's baseball team. His Coach and his son, Mrs. Major who gave me all of her baby cloths and a bassinet when Kalab was born. Mrs Bradford and her son Joshua. Then the Brummitts with there two kids. I was praying for just one friend from the team to come and 4 showed up. What a great surprise. My dad said the opening prayer that was so sweet and set the tone for the rest of the program (crying). Then Taylor spoke about baptism and did a good job. Then Blayne went back with Chase. When they opened the doors I saw Blayne but no Chase. I could hear him whimpering in the back and thought "oh no he doesn't want to do it". So Blayne went back and we could hear him say "it just HOT. Put your feet in there for a little while". So instead of being supper cold like Taylors, it was supper hot. My dad tried to tell him his toe came up just so he would have to do it again. After they came back my mom spoke and with such short notice did a great job. Blayne was shooting to get out of there by 11:25 and the Bishop made us get up and bear our testimonies. I definitely felt the spirit there and was so proud of Chase making this choice.

Here are some fun pictures of the day...