Friday, November 14, 2008

Picture Tag

Go to your 4th picture file and post the 4th picture. 

This was taken in Lacey, WA in Feb 2007.   It is of Pudget Sound when the tide is out.

I tag, Laurie, Jaqui and everyone else!  :)

Pictures as promised!

Here is what I got for my birthday, minus the kids room stuff...  (all of the living room and office furniture)
Basically, here is my house (that i don't get to live in yet)

There is Washington's room, Ariel's room, Joseph's room, kids bathroom, kitchen, dining room, office, living room (2).  We still have a few things to do with it, but not yet...  :)

Let me know if you need our address!  :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I was tagged!
Rules are ONLY one word answers, TRICKY huh?
1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Where is your significant other? work
3. Your hair? brown
4. Your mother? kindergarten
5. Your father? crazy
6. Your favorite thing? washington
7. Your dream last night? forgotten
8. Your dream/goal? lawyer
9. The room you're in? office
10. Your hobby? pottery
11. Your fear? widow
12. Where you want to be in 6 years? graduated
13. Where you were last night? I-15
14. What you're not wearing? contacts
15. Your middle name? rene
16. What is one of your wish list items? electric-fireplace
17. Where you grew up? San Bernardino
18. What is the last thing you did? delete
19. What are you wearing? glasses
20. Your TV? off
21. Your pet? None
22. Your computer? home
23. What do you think of e-mails like this? ok
24. Your mood? tired
25. Missing someone? yes
26. Where would you rather be? Beach
27. Favorite store? costco
28. Your summer? NYC
29. Love someone? Yes
30. Your favorite color? blue
31. When is the last time you laughed? minutes
32. Who will re-post this? unknown

busy, Busy BUSY!!!!!

Friday October 31
Halloween was a long, long day!  Got to Washington's by 6:30 (he had to be to work by 7 am). Got the kids ready. Ariel was a Cheetah, Joseph was Batman.  (Sorry, too busy, no time to take pictures).  I tried to pint cheetah stuff on Ariel's face but it didn't work right, so we did whiskers.  Thursday night Joseph said he wanted his face to look like his mask (since there are NO MASKS at school - Thursday he was in tears because I did not believe him, When he said he could wear his mask to school - A note was sent home Monday saying NO MASKS!!!!! - I showed him the note - that didn't matter - so I called the school with the phone on speaker so he could hear the people say no masks were allowed.  = MORE TEARS!!!! AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!) So yada yada, Friday morning I paint his face like his mask.  More tears!   I don't want my face like this. (now it is 15 minutes before school...)  So we scrub it off.  Then he wants something else painted. I say no, it too late...  More tears.  HOLY COW!!!!!  (Still no.)   I pull his mask out of his backpack.  He argues with me about it.  I drop the kids off at school.  :) I go to my sisters and help her do a few things and get the kids ready.  We went to the kids school for the parade they had.  I was FREEEEEZING!  So I ran to Washington's house and grabbed a few blankets.  
After school I took Joseph, Ariel and Ichi (Ashley's son Logan) to Springville to go T/T.  It took 30 minutes to go one block.  We said forget it, too many people! So we picked up pizza and went to my sisters.  The guys Washington works with let him leave early since he had kids.  He was working in Price that day.  When he got home he was called out to a flood in Manti. So he got to rest for 2 hours then went to Manti.  He ended up getting home at 3 am... But I took the kids around the block.  Joseph didn't want to go so he passed out candy.  2 blocks out Ichi had a melt down.  He didn't want to go any further.  He would not walk, If I picked him up he would kick and scream.  I took him home. Then we went home and watched movies.  

Saturday November 1 
I watched my sisters kids and her neighbor kids - the parents were packing to move - and i had Ariel - so 7 kids.  Then I go to Washington's.  The crazy people he was living with had driven him crazy again!  I was suppose to move out of my place around the 1st of Nov.  So I made arrangements with a lady in the Spanish ward, and I am now renting a room in her basement.  (i have my own access and can block it off from the rest of the house, but it is just the room and a bathroom.)  Washington wanted me to ask the people who I was borrowing the house from if we could rent it for now and then buy after we get married.  They said yes.  :D  So at 3:30ish we started packing up and moving all of their things over to my house. We got everything moved in 3 hours   WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!  Its not hard when you have no furniture.  Then we went to dinner and then shopping and back home.  Washington and I went to bed around 1 am.  

Sunday November 2
We woke up and organized things.  Then went to church.  At church I picked up the key from the lady I am renting from. After church we went to my sisters for dinner.  Back to the "new" house.  I gathered a few clothes and then helped organize a few things.  

Monday November 3
Ariel and I are both allergic to cats, so we had the carpet cleaned (the owners have cats).  So  I had to move all of the boxes into the laundry/pantry room. As well as our chair and table.  (once again its a good thing we had no furniture - well except beds).  We had dinner then went furniture shopping.  We found 2 couches we liked at RCWilley, Got a TV for the living room from Costco and picked up a few (ok many) things from Target.

Tuesday November 4
I unpacked all of the boxes then Washington called and said he was out of work early.  So we went to IMHome, there we found our TV stand, a HUGE coffee table and 2 end tables. It was "FUN" to put them all together.

Wednesday November 5
Washington had that day off, so we went to Office depot in Orem, they had the book shelf we wanted but the desk was only in American Fork...  Of course the only day it snows is the day we have to drive to the other side of the valley to get something.  (Oh we woke up to about 3 inches of snow).  So we drove up there and got both items. then went to target next door to get a few thing.  The couches were delivered!!!!  :)  Then we put the bookshelf and desk together.  the desk took ALLLLLLLL day!  

Thursday November 6
I organized the house, all day...  Washington and I went to KMart and picked up a few things.  
Friday November 7
Washington got off early again.  We went to Orem to do final touches shopping (Thank God there was nothing else to put together!!!!!), vases, flower things, pillows, candle things, Jesus pictures etc.  


Saturday November 8
We framed pictures, went to Costco and target. and relaxed all afternoon!   

Sunday November 9
We went to the first two hours of church...  The kids are with their mom in Vegas this week.  Originally she was going to pick them up Monday (we were driving to St George for the exchange). She called just before church to say she wanted us to drop the kids off that night. Then her flight was cancelled.

Monday November 10
We ran a few errands in town.  Then left at 11ish.  We got to St George at 3 (1/2 hour lunch in Cedar City).  Their mom was still in Vegas so we went to see HS Cheese 3.  Then we dropped the kids off.  Dinner for Washington and I took 20 mins to order 30 to get our food, 10 to eat.  He wanted to walk around the temple there.  We left at 830.  Rain, snow and gas, we got to his house just after midnight. Then I went home.  

I will get pictures soon, I just need to remember to bring the camera in from the car and be (at his) home for more then five minutes.  :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Jack-O-Lanterns :)

Last night I realized how lucky I was to have grown up in CA (well anywhere outside of NYC)...  The kids had NEVER carved a pumpkin.  Washington told me that not too many people do that there, in fact they buy them carved already.   Washington and I did most of the work, the kids drew and we carved...

Ariel did not like the way the insides felt...  she said EWWWW EWWWW EEEEWWWWWW  the whole time she was taking out the pumpkin guts

Joseph thought it was cool, but didn't care to do it too much.  He took out 2 handfuls and made Washington finish.

Here is Washington, I think he did most of the work.  But he is a great pumpkin carver!  I am glad he puts up with my, lets do this, lets do that lifestyle.  I am glad he always has fun, and a smile while we are going to the kite fest, going to the harvest fest, pointless road trips to thanksgiving point, waterfall trips, picnics - to get there and find out the park is closed for the season, carving pumpkins, etc.

The finished product!  Joseph's is the one on the left, and Ariel's the right (as if you couldn't tell from the heart eyes and nose)

I forgot my sister had more for us to take...  So we may carve a few more tonight!  :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


It all started last night...

I was making tacos for the kids and me (we like elbow dripping tacos, Washington likes soft tacos), as they were frying some meat fell out, so it splattered of course. As I went to grab the last taco my finger was splatterd with the HOT oil. OUCH!!!! Second degree burn! :/ So all night I had a bag full of ice attached to my finger.

Last week was conferences for the kids. The bookfair was at the school too. After conferences we went and got the kids one thing each. Ariel wanted a pointer. Washington and I both told her no, but he gave in under the condition that she be careful with it because it could hurt her (we know how she plays with toys like that). Sure enough, five days later...
She was waving the pointer around and running, somehow it poked her in the mouth hard enough to make a tooth loose. She chewed on a bag of ice for about an hour.

Yesterday, while at work, a bag of cement - according to him it was 20lbs. then 50 lbs. then 200 lbs.- fell on his foot. When he got home and took off his shoe, it was a little swollen and all red. So he had a bag of ice too.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Our weekend

So I have had this blog for a while now but just dont know what to write... I read others and they always have fun stories; this weekend we... today my kids... etc. I don't really have anything like that, kinda. so here we go!
My weekend
We didn't really do anything fun and exciting, just hang out.
Friday the kids were off from school, but Washington and I both had to work. So we locked them in my house and said don't destroy it. I put tons of food for them out on the table - since they are always hungry. They each had a sandwich, (each a lunch size) bag of chips and cookies, 3 apples, 1 plum, box of cereal, bread and peanut butter. You would think that would be enough for 2 kids that have no fat on them... NOPE!!!! I was wrong! They ate all of the food - 3/4 of the box of cereal, got out the box of cheez-its and ate all of that, 1/2 a box of saltine crackers, found things i had hidden, attempted to make noodles (chili - top ramen), and i am sure they found a few other things. The house where I am now has no furniture, we want to get a house before we go out and buy all of that, so we know it fits and if its an older home, so we wont have to paint to match the furniture. So they kids have found old cardboard boxes. (Isn't that what the kids play with on bdays and Christmas anyway?) The "robots, super hero suits, doll beds, cell phones, etc" (there must be 20 cardboard cell phones floating around the house - all with different features) were all over the house. Some how it had snown when we were at work... there was Styrofoam shred all over the lawn, and well many other things. It's a good thing they have good imaginations! :) But when I told them it was time for them to clean it up, they WHINED (surprise! surprise?????) We had dinner, then went apartment hunting, I have to be out of my house the 1st-ish :( The only one we found that we liked was rented out the day before. So we went back to Washington's and watched a The Polar Express - the kids wanted to watch it...
I got to Washington's about 9 am, the kids were watching Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Then we went to Wal-mart to exchange Josephs costume - iron man was too small - for batman. Went to lunch and then took the kids trick-or-treating. The little shops on Main street had trick-or-treating for the kids. The had fun. While on our T/T trip we stopped off at cold stone, Washington did not believe there were any ice cream shops in town. The kids loved it, too sweet for him though. After that we went to the park and the kids played for about 1.5 hours. Then dinner and movie.
Got to Washington's early 7:45ish. I had both cars at my house and he needed to take someone to work in Orem by 8:30. He took her and I went back to bed! The kids woke up about 8:45, and Cars was the morning movie. Mid movie, I'm starving (Ariel), blueberry pancakes for breakfast, then the rest of the movie and time to get ready for church. We have been going to the Spanish ward, Joseph WHINES, but we like it there. I don't understand whats going on half the time, but i have met more people there in the 3 weeks i have been there then in the 5 weeks i went to the English ward. Sacrament there are headphones - which only work half the time, Sunday school i have Washington, and RS there is a lady who translates for me. She is my hero on Sundays. After church we went to my house for dinner. Washington picked the lady up from work. We met back at Washington's for the movie of the night, Dumbo.
That was our weekend.
So it's a new week... :)