Thursday, December 22, 2005
Monday, December 19, 2005
Symphony Bar Fudge
2 c. heavy cream
4 c. sugar
3 king size symphony bars, broken into pieces (she used the one with toffee and almonds, very good!)
1 c. butter, room temperature
Mix cream and sugar in a pot and bring to a boil. Boil for about 8 minutes until soft ball stage.
Meanwhile mix butter and chocolate (she suggested using a kitchen aid or something of the sort)
When cream and sugar are ready pour into the butter and chocolate mixture and mix until glossy
Put in a greased 9x13 or you could use a cookie sheet if you want thinner pieces and refrigerate to set.
I think when I make this I might use the plain symphony bars and get a bag of heath toffee pieces (that they have by the chocolate chips and baking stuff) and almonds and chop them up, that way there are bigger pieces. I've never made fudge, not much of a fan, or not enough to make it, but after trying this I think I will. I hope if anyone tries to make it, you enjoy it as much as I did.
Friday, December 16, 2005
2. I'm still not ready for Christmas
3. Since child number two came around, often I have hard time staying up past 9
4. I'm looking forward to the new year, and hope it is better than this one
Thursday, December 15, 2005
I have been tagged by Princess Mom
Seven things I hope to do before I die:
1. Be better than I used to be at Sign Language
2. Start up our non-profit organization and have it do as well as I think it would
4. Grow old with my hubby
5. Watch our children have children and hopefully their children have children
6. Buy a house
7. Own a Bed and Breakfast
Seven things I cannot do:
1. Stay mad at my kids forever
2. Enjoy seafood (I try, I just don't like it. I've given it several tries and continue to do so when my hubby orders it, just in case if my taste buds change, but they don't)
3. Sew, I wish I could, and I wish I could find someone that would teach me
4. Go a day without hugging, kissing, or saying I love you to my kids or hubby
5. Put up with stupid people who do stupid things
6. Be a shopaholic. I don't like shopping, I get in and out and leave.
7. To go along with number 6, enjoy shopping during the holidays. Don't get my wrong I love to give gifts, but I hate the crowds and people wondering mindlessly not knowing what they are going to get and blocking the aisles. I'm very impatient.
Seven things that attract me to my spouse (significant other, best friend)
1. He has opened my door since the first time I met him, and he doesn't just do it for me, he does it for all girls! It's something for a man to open a door for a women he likes (men will do almost anything for a girl in the beginning), but I think it's more impressive when they do it for every women/girl, even when there are no feelings involved
2. His knowledge of almost everything (very smart)
3. Saw in me things I couldn't (the good things of course)
4. His relationship with his Savior was/is the most important thing to him, followed closely by me and the kiddies
5. Thinks I'm a great cook
6. Gets along great with my family and really loves them
7. He was better than what I ever thought I'd end up with
Seven things I say often:
1. Mama loves you!
2. I love you!
3. Are you sticky?
4. Who's my baby boy?
4, Who's my baby girl?
5. Who's so handsome?
6. Who's so pretty?
7. What should we do for dinner?
Seven books or series I love:
1. Les Miserables
2. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright (good quick read, I did it in one day and that's even as a mom of two)
3. Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will
4. Standing for Something
5. Peace Essays of Hope and Encouragement
6. You are Special
7. Any sort of cook book
Seven movies I could watch over and over:
This one was hard, so I tried to think of all the movies we have and think of my favorites
1. Oceans Eleven
2. Beautiful Mind
3. Little Rascals
4. Toy Story
5. Toy Story 2
6. Mr. Hollands Opis
Seven people I want to join in this Seven Sevens meme:
Myself being new to blogging, I don't know many bloggers, and I don't think many people read my blog. But I'll put down people I'd like to hear responses from, and I”ll try to come up with seven
1. My sister-in-law, Cori (who I think should start a blog, because I know she has stuff to say)
2. Princess Mom, who I got this from and gave me the idea to start blogging
3. Marie one of my bestest friends, who I also think would be a good blogger
5. My mom
6. Not knowing enough about this meme thing, I don't know if it is for women only, because lists I've seen only have women, so out of ignorance I'm going to put my hubby
7. Any one who reads my blog and wants to join the club and pass it on
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
2) My kids are still in their pj's and it's almost noon
3) There are no Christmas decorations up in our home (we aren't going to be around for the holidays, so I think what is the point)
4) My house is cleaner than it has been in a while (because we are having people over tonight, we should invite people over more often if it'll make me clean)
5) I'm glad it's Friday, even though we have a pretty busy weekend
Thursday, December 08, 2005
2) I'm thankful S slept good last night even though no one else did
Well I'm going to make it short for today. We had a tough night at our house and for who knows what reasons B didn't sleep, so that means neither myself or the hubby did much either.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Monday, December 05, 2005
Friday, December 02, 2005
2) I look forward to the weekend so I have more help around the house, especially this weekend since the hubby worked about a 24 hour day on Wednesday and has just been catching up on sleep, so even though he's been here in the evenings I can't really ask him to help much
3) I like to get emails, it makes me feel like I'm important (as long as it isn't junk email)
4) I really need to clean my house, maybe this weekend.
5) I still have a lot of Christmas shopping to do!
Thursday, December 01, 2005
2) I'm thankful I get to go home for Christmas
3) I'm thankful my frineds, especially Marie who's been there for me through think and thin
4) I'm thankful my husbands gets to do what he loves and has his dream job
5) I'm thankful for power doors on my car, it makes life a lot easier running around with the kids
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Monday, November 28, 2005
Saturday, November 26, 2005
2) I'm glad I have pictures of family and kids taken care of. I'm sick of photo places!!! (and that is a understatement.
3) I didn't go any shopping this weekend!!!1
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
2) I don't like to shave. Who does? As a mother, you don't get to take very long showers, so some days it just doesn't get done, who am I kidding often times. I'd rather have clean hair and body then silky smooth legs. Why is that my brothers only have to shave every few weeks? My mom's side of the family doesn't have much facial hair, so why is it I can't get those kind of genetic for my legs?
3) Sometimes I feel I should take Martha Stewarts place. I'm not creative or crafty, but when it comes to cooking I do a fairly good job. The other day I made some killer pizza, and that was even with the help of my toddler.
4) Even though I feel I'm a pretty decent cook, I still want and need validation that I'm not the only one that thinks so.
5) If something I cook doesn't turn out right I find something to blame it on. If it's something I haven't made before, it's the recipes fault. Or yesterday I made some bread and just about the time I had to put it in the oven, S decided he wanted some brownie and he would get it himself, and in doing so knocked the bread, so now it looks like someone smashed it, forget the fact that I forgot to add the salt and added to screwing it up myself.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
2) I'm thankful I've been lucky enough to have two good babies that barely cry
3) I'm thankful for parents who showed me what it was like to be a good parent
4) I'm thankful for siblings that I get a long with (now that we are all adults! ;) ), and that they have married or are going to marry nice girls
5) I'm thankful my toddler plays nice with others
6) I'm thankful for my husband (who by the way has never missed a doctor's appointment for either of my pregnancies or for our children!!!!)
7) I'm thankful I know who I am and where I am going and where I came from!
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Monday, November 14, 2005
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Friday, November 11, 2005
2) I dind't know what being tired really meant until I became a parent, and you only get as much sleep as your kids let you. I can't wait to be able to sleep through the night again on a consistant basis. (I'm writing this one because for the last week or so I've been waking up more tired than normal.)
3) We used to have decent furniture until we had kids. Then that furniture became not so decent, with spit up, jumping on it, and other sorts of accidents.
4) This weekend we are going on a real date with other people (or at least that is the plan), the first time in who knows how long. When my husband's mom comes over to watch the kids we usually go do stuff that has to be done, like shopping. But this weekend we have plans to get together with my husband's friend from his mission and his fiance. I'm extied. Simple things non-parents sometimes take for granted.
5) After some of these complants of motherhood, I still woudn't go back to my childless days for anything. All of these things are worth it when you see you child smile or laugh or tell you they love you. So when all is said and done, even though I miss some of the things that were easily acheived when I was single or before we had kids, I wouldn't go back to my single days or the days before my kids for anything. They make me so happy (most of the time). ;) You parents know what I mean.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Monday, November 07, 2005
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Yesterday I was playing with my baby girl, and asking, "Who's a pretty girl?" With my boy I've always said, "Who's a handsome boy?" and he would respond with his name, "S". I guess I had my first birds and bees conversation with him trying to explain to him that his sister is a girl and he is a boy. You might be wondering why, so here is the story behind it.
When I would say, "Who's a pretty girl?" he would respond, "S". I would then respond, "No, your sister is a pretty girl. You're a handsome boy." So I would ask, "Who's a handsome boy?" and he would say, "S". Then I would ask, "Who's a pretty girl?" and he would say "S". I would try to correct him and say, "No B is a pretty girl, you're a handsome boy", and would ask the question again and he would respond with B. But if I were to ask again he would say "S". After several minutes of trying to explain to a two and half year old the difference, I finally decided it probably couldn't be done at this point in the game. So we stopped playing the game of "Who's a pretty girl?" and "Who's a handsome boy?" Although I don't think he was done playing, because he kept on saying, "B pretty. S pretty." over and over again.
So I'm proud to say I had my first birds and bees conversation, they say it's never too early. Although it didn't go well. So maybe better luck next time.
Friday, November 04, 2005
2) My favorite snacks right now (and favorite is probably an understatement) are homemade granola bars and popcorn (can't beat $0.88 for a 2 lbs. bag of kernels)
3) I don't like laundry. Most of the time I probably put too many clothes in the washer, because I'd rather do one load than two.
4) I hate wash cloths. Don't get me wrong we do have them in the house, and we use them for the kids baths and things of tha sort. But I'd much rather use a sanitizing wipe (like clorox or lysol wipes, or generic brand which ever is cheaper) on my table, counters, and stove. When it comes to clean up of kids after meals, I'd rather wipe them down with a baby wipe. They are both easy and disposible, and don't get gross and stinky like wash cloths can.
He say "Too Mama" instead of I love you Mama, or who evers name he is saying I love you to.
The other day we were reading books and after we finished each book he would say "Amen", like it was an end of a prayer.
A couple weeks ago I was on the computer doing some things and it was getting close to his nap time. Instead of coming and telling me he was ready, he got himself ready. He got himself a glass a milk, laid on the couch with a blanket turned on the tv and let himself get tired, just waiting for me to come and get him and put him to bed.
He likes to run around with his hooded bath towel like a super hero. He refers to it as a "woosh" because of the sound he makes when he runs around like he is flying.
My son loves ponies, there I said it. He even has to sleep with them.
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Milestone 1 (of couse in no particular order): Having children. Don't get me wrong I do have children. I have 2 beautiful kids. But my friends who got married after me, had baby number one before me, and most of them number 2, and some working on 3. I don't know why it bothers me, because I'm happy with the amount of time we waited before having kids and the space between the two, but for some reason I still expect to be in "first place". I know, I'm pretty self-centered.
Milestone 2: Buying a house. Yes we still rent after 5 years of marriage! (I'm a little ashamed to say) A lot of our married friends own a house, which makes me jealous. Which yet again I don't know. In ways I'm glad we don't, because that means we aren't committed to Utah, which deep down I know we are for at least a few more years. If we don't own a house, we could technically pick up and move any time, which for some reason gives me hope.
Well that is all I can think of for the time being, which I guess is a good thing, so I don't feel too sorry for myself for rediculous reasons.