Sunday, November 01, 2009

The kids

I know it's been awhile since I've posted anything and there are no good excuses.
Stir Fry has started 1st grade and loving it. He does really well at school. He gets 100% on all of his spelling words, and usually gets all of his bonus words right, which they aren't required to know. Most of the time he doesn't need help on his math homework, he might just have questions on the directions. He is reading really well, and almost to where they want first graders to be by the end of the year. We couldn't be prouder of him and how well he's doing and how much he loves school.
Baluga is in preschool 3 days a week and is loves going. She is always so excited to show me what she has done that day. She is learning all the things she will need to know for kindergarten, which I can't believe she is old enough for that. She is such a great helper, and helps me to remember things that i forget to do.
Speedy is becoming more independent and talking more, which is always nice when you can understand them, but sometimes there are things that even I can't translate. He is still full of life. He likes to do what the big kids do, and wants to ride a scooter to school like Stir Fry. He is very good at saying please and thank you even when you least expect it. He definitely not my baby any more. He is a happy kid most of the time, as long as everything is going his way.
We took the kids out a little bit ago to take some pictures and this is some of what we ended up with. These are some fun we took of them throwing leaves, which turned out way fun. It's always nice that the hubby can go out and take their pictures and Baluga loves to pose for the camera, and Speedy likes to "cheese" and see his picture afterwards. They are definitely getting big and growing too fast.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday, baby boy! Can it really be two years since you made your arrival in the wee hours of the morning, with such speed, I barely had time to get checked into the hospital and convince them to give me some pain relief. You've continued through your life full speed ahead. You've kept me on my toes. You make me smile, you make me laugh, you make me just want to hug you and hold you, even though most of the time you can't stay still long enough to let me, but sometimes you do and I love that. You've always been such a happy child, and you're nice enough to let everyone else around us know that. You save your not so happy side for us at home, which I appreciate. I'd much rather have people say he's such a happy child then, wow, look at that temper. You are happy more often than not, but I'm glad for the most part you save the fits for at home when it's easier to deal with. You love your brother and sister so much that some times you get carried away in showing that love and you can tell that they love you too, by how quick they are to forgive you and play with you. You are so special! You love to say your prayers and take advantage of the power of the priesthood in our home. I love you more than you'll ever know! Happy Birthday Speedy!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


So I just recently started getting newspapers to start couponing. I went to a class, and when I heard the money that was being saved, I figured I'd give it a try, especially since their is a website that does the hard work for me.
So this week I went I made my first purchases. I got 2 things of lysol wipes for $0.27 (that was just the tax, since the coupons I used made them free!) I got Chex Mix for under a $1.00 a bag. And this week I plan on picking up A-1 sauce for $0.79 a bottle.
It usually takes a little while to really get going and have all the coupons when things come on sale, but I'm excited how things are starting!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Happy Birthday Baluga

Happy birthday my dear sweet wonderful girl! I'm so glad you are part of our family. I'm so happy to have another girl in our home, even though we are outnumbered. You make me laugh, you make me smile, you make me so happy to be your mother. You love me in spite of my faults and you are quick to forgive of my short comings, I can only hope you keep that up, but you probably won't, but know I will always love you! You are my wonderful helper. You are probably going to be a wonderful cook, you love to help in the kitchen and ask questions about what I am doing. You are growing so fast! You play so well with your brothers and you are best buds, and I hope it stays that way! There is nothing better than being best friends with your family. I hope you remember I will always be there for you to listen and help you. I'm so glad you are my daughter. I hope you had a great birthday!

Monday, July 27, 2009


This past weekend a friend from high school was in town which prompted a get together for all of us in the area, since we aren't good enough to do it without an excuse, we should be better. Here are some pictures of the fun we had on our picnic. We are missing a few people because someone had to take the picture, and by the time we took the picture one of our friends had left.

Those of you that know our family well, know that Speedy is full of life and no fear. Well today he fell and bit his tongue. I didn't know weather he would need stitches or if they even did stitches in the tongue so I called the doctors office to talk to them. They lady on the phone said he son had stitches in his tongue. It looked pretty bad, so we decided it would be best to bring him in especially since we are leaving on vacation in the next few days, I'd rather be safe than sorry. Well he took a nap before his appointment, and by the time he woke up at the office and the doctor had looked at it it had closed up quiet a bit. But now that he has been up and about and eating it has opened up again. So we took some pictures, this is how gross it is. Hopefully tomorrow morning it'll look better. He keeps me on my toes for sure. But you gotta love him because he is such a happy kid.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Things around here have been a little crazy lately.
The hubby has been working long hours to try to meet deadlines for a launch so their client can start testing the product, so we haven't seen him much around here.
The dentist has become our second home. I think our children inherited the hubby's "wonderful" teeth. We had check ups a month or so ago, and there wasn't any good news. Baluga went last Tuesday to have some work done, and did amazing!!!! No crying until after everything was done and she bit her cheek!. Monday Stir Fry went in to have sealant put on his teeth and to fix a couple teeth and did alright for what the poor child has been through at the dentist (cavities and having 3 teeth pulled, two of which were his two year old molars). He cried but it went ok. It's still enough to break a mother's heart. Yesterday (Thursday) Baluga went back for more work to be done and I was hoping it would go as well as last time. When they gave her the shots and she didn't cry, I thought we were in the clear. She did cry though when they were drilling and removing the cavity. But even still what a trooper for just being 3!!! And then today was the last of it Speedy went to the hospital to be put under so they could work on his teeth. The hubby took him in EARLY this morning and I stayed home with the other two, trying to sleep but really just worrying! They fixed his teeth and luckily put some sealant on it, I was wondering how we were going to stop this from happening again if he just has crappy teeth. Things went well I guess and he came home wanting to play but awnry. We have to go back to the dentist in a week or so and have Speedy just looked at to make sure things are ok.
Amongst all of this I had an overnight for girls camp this Tuesday to Wednesday. I'm lucky to have a great friend, Jessica, who took my kids that morning until the hubby got home from work, and then took them again the next morning until I got back so I could go! We had a good time. It sprinkled on and off most of the day and poured for a while when we were in our tents trying to sleep. Next week is girls camp so hopefully after next week is over things will calm down.
Last night my friend Jessica and I went to a Kelly Clarkson concert. She was suppose to go with her husband, but he had to work. We aren't huge fans but still enjoyed her music and had a good time, even while it rained for a little bit. Jess' husband works at UVU which is where the concert was and they got tickets for free, which is why we went.
So I'm counting down the days until my craziness ends and I can breath and relax for a while and hopefully get my house cleaned and organized better. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Anniversary

8 years ago today, me and the hubby tied the knot for time and all eternity. We have been through quite the ride of ups and downs. I just wanted to wish him a Happy Anniversary. I love you and thank for standing by me through thick and thin and dealing with me. I look forward to spending the rest of our days together. Look at all we have accomplished. What a beautiful family we have together.


Thursday, April 30, 2009


I hope you can tell by the title that this isn't a happy post, so if you are looking for one come back another day.
I'm a little overwhelmed with life. I'm lacking the patience I would like for my family, which I'm sure affects their attitudes. My kids are going through stages that are new to me, so we are all trying to figure it out, as parents and children. I'm having a hard time being happy and content, which DOESN'T help my eating issues. So then I'm not happy with my health goals. I just want life to be perfect, and it's not close to that. I have no reason not to be content, but I'm not. It's just one of those days. Usually I'd just keep it to myself, but for some reason I thought I'd put some of what I'm feeling here. Hopefully this will help me enjoy the good when it comes. I hope tomorrow is a better day, so I can be a better mother, wife and just a better me. Hopefully I'll have the desire to try better tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Life and Cooking

I know it's been a while, and I feel my passion for blogging has kind of fizzled. I feel my life isn't all that exciting and who wants to hear about my stress? Not me!
Life always has a way of mixing things up. Just when you are comfortable with life something has to be thrown in the mix. Right now we are kind of in between to parts of life. And I'm not going to go into detail because that isn't something that we need to share, so don't ask because we won't tell, even those of you who know use well or are family. (and don't be starting rumors that a baby is on the way, unless it's about you).
As much as we are stressed right now with life, I'd be ungrateful to mention how blessed we are. Most of you know that 7 years ago the hubby ventured off and started his own business. We've been blessed that we have always had food in our bellies and were able to pay the bills every month, even though it hasn't always been on time. We are still happily married, which is more than we can say for every other couple that has been part of this endeavor (a least 10 marriages have ended over the years, probably more). How lucky are we that even though things were TOUGH and uncertain that was never an option for us and our relationship never got even close to considering that. I love you Jeremy and I'm sorry I haven't always been as supportive as I should be or could be and let life get to me. We have our family and that is what is most important and we love each other.
So what does this have to do with cooking, nothing really but I thought of some similarities of life and cooking. Some days you have good days and other days you don't. Some times you decide to try a new recipe and it turns out better than expected, sometimes it worse than you thought it would be. Sometimes you forget to add things and it just doesn't turn out right. Sometimes you make changes to fit you better. I'm sure I could up with more but I'm going to stop there. Cooking is an adventure and so is life.
So now to cooking, my sister-in-law started a cooking blog and asked me to contribute on it, so go check it out! One of the things about finding new recipes I have a hard time with is trying to decide if it's worth my time to make because you never know how it will turn. This is place where we are posting our favorites, so you'll know that at least we like them. And once we get enough up there we'll have labels so you can click on a type of food and see what your options are. Go check us out. We are just getting started so make sure you come back often to see what we have come up with. Happy cooking. And just like cooking if things don't turn out don't give up and try again. I'm going to try to apply that more to my life.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Happy Birthday Stir Fry!

Today 6 years ago my not so baby boy made his arrival into our lives. Little did we know how much he would change our lives. (You have to forgive me for no pictures, I'm doing this while the hubby is gone and the pics are on his computer)
So here is to you Stir Fry, Happy Birthday!!!
Thank you making us so happy. For being the greatest big brother a kids could ask for. For being so welling to share with your brother and sister and looking out for them. For singing to Speedy when he's in bed crying and countless other things you do for them and for us. Since the day you were born you have been a content and happy kid. You love being with people, so much so that often times, when you were younger, people didn't even know you were ours because you could always be found hanging out with your favorite person at the moment. You've touched the lives of many. I hope and pray that you continue to love being with people and so outgoing and use that to influence those for good.
I'm so proud of you. You love learning and you are great at it. It surprises me at how well you can memorize things. I love that you enjoy sharing your testimony and knowledge of the gospel and hope you continue to have that desire to bring people to the gospel and the knowledge of how much Heavenly Father and Jesus love us.
I'm sure there are great things in store for you in life and have no doubt that you will succeed in whatever you choose. I love you and could not ask for a better son!

Friday, February 27, 2009

What has this world come to?

So I haven't posted in a while, but I found a comment on my blog that made me want to blog. Don't go looking for it, it's not there any more, sorry!
Someone I love dearly has been going through a trial (because I love and respect this person and respect those involved I'm not going to name names or be too specific). I feel Heavenly Father gives us things in our lives to learn and grow and sometimes they are hard to deal with and sometimes we don't understand why we had to go through them and sometimes it's because of choices we make in our lives that lead us to that experience (I'm not sure which of these brought on this learning experience). Anyway there were two parties involved in this situation and both got hurt, but I think because one or both of these people were close to the Lord and wanted to do what was best in their lives that things happened. None of us on the outside of the situation know the whole story, and I think at least for those in my family we are ok with that. I'm not even sure if the two people involved know the whole story, since they only know their side. There were two pretty plain options of what we could do...1)we could express our hate and anger for what has happened and the person who "did" it to our loved one or 2)we can move on. We choose to move on, there was no hate or anger involved, just mistakes that happened and both people would probably agree they could have made better choices. Someone left a comment that questioned the integrity of my loved one. With that said I've debated on making my blog private which I don't want to do, but I'm making so you can't leave anonymous comments anymore and I have one plea... If you don't have anything nice to say don't say it here, I don't want to hear it. There is good in all of us, and we all make mistakes. I hope we can all when faced with the decision of what to do, choose to move on and forgive and see the good in all and realize that only person who really knows the whole story and the person's heart is the Lord. We can't jump to the conclusions of how someone is, based on one story and what someone says in the midst of their hurt and pain. So lets feel the love and if you don't, then just don't come back here.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Merry Christmas and Big Surprise!

For Christmas my parents got to come out and visit for a week, which was fun to see them. While they were here my parents, little brother and his family and my family drove up to Rexburg to visit my older brother and his family. It was fun to be around family and hang out and catch up. We had a pretty good Christmas.

Now for the surprise.... For most of you who know me well enough to know my children, my oldest two as babies were really rather mellow and easy going. With Speedy he is the exact opposite, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised because his entrance into the world was very revealing of the type of baby/toddler he has been. He gave me a little less than 2 hours after the first contraction to realize this was the real thing and get to the hospital before he was born. Since then he has been rather content when awake. But eats like there is no tomorrow, acts like he hasn't eaten in days each time he sees food. Didn't sleep well for the first way too long of his life. Is into EVERYTHING. Onto EVERYTHING. And is all boy and then some. He is a handful and is enthusiastic about life. I didn't go into his pregnancy thinking it would be my last, but he has me wondering if I have the capability to mother any more, definitely not at this moment I have my work cut out for me. So this is what he surprised us with.

Yep that's right he broke his arm. You may ask, how does a 16 month old break his arm? The bathroom door was left open and he climbed onto the bathroom counter and the hubby walked in just to see him fall off. He's still as active as normal and doesn't let it slow him down.

Friday, January 02, 2009

New Year Goals

So all of us with the start of the new year make goals for ourselves. I thought what better way to be accountable for them and have a better chance at achieving them is to post them here so all of you know about them. I'm only going to list a few of them here.
1) Continue working on my goal of last year to become more healthy and reach a healthy weight. I'm going to continue to use Spark People to track my fitness and become more active in other areas of the site. Go check out my blog over there and if you are looking for something to become more healthy check it out it's great and it's FREE. If you join make sure you add me as a friend my user name is EB_HAPPY1
2) Be a more patient mother
3) Be more affectionate with my husband in public
4) Work on my spirituality
What are some of your goals?