Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wrapping things up

Well this is it, the end of 2008!! It has been a fun year with lots of fun memories! Christmas was no exception, it was definitely memorable!! Landen was totally into the whole santa thing, and carson followed landen's lead. (check out holloman boys in the right panel for more about landen and carson's christmas). Marsha, wayne's mom, also had a birthday and every year i make her a family calendar. This year i did too, but my friend megan helped me and i thought it turned out great (megan really did most of the work! Thanks meg!!) So i thought i would post it because i thought it was cute!

So here is to the new year, i wish every one the very best!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My uneventful life!!

I saw this on another friend's blog and decided to do it too!.

To participate, just copy and paste the list in your own blog, and color all of the things YOU have done - use any color you want. Things you haven't done will be in black. Have fun and if you have your own blog you might want to post your results there for the rest of us to see.(for mine i also added comments to make it more fun since i really have lived 25 years and done nothing, i think they will consider me a burden on society!!!)

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars (i think i fell asleep when i was supposed to be watching a meteor shower, oops, but i am counting it!!)
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower (there was one i stayed awake for)
6. Given more than I can afford to charity (there was one time, but it is not because i am nice, it is because i can't say no, and i was in college and had no money, or at least i ended up with no money after i donated it)
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain (does it have to be a big mountain? i mean this wasn't Everest or anything)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo (it was technically a duet but i had my only solo part in it!)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (not one of my favorite moments)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables (with assistance)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (slept on a train, don't think it was overnight)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked (bummed rides, but not by thumbing them down, scary!)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (i wouldn't mark this even if i had!!)
27. Run a Marathon (how long is a marathon?)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (my brother has, i was so jealous)
29. Seen a total eclipse (i think)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (and photographed it)
31. Hit a home run (is this in real baseball?)
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (how far down the line?)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language (i can't even learn one when someone else is teaching me, but i thought about teaching my family elvish, ha ha, seriously kidding!)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (is there such an amount?)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (does it have to be a real rock?)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke (it was very bad! sorry to all present)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing (I think, it was some kind of out there fishing)
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain(shower) (is this saying kissed in a rain shower, or in the rain or in the shower?)
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class (and quit after my first day because i was the only girl in the class)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching (jaime says i am a whale, and i watch myself, does that count?)
63. Got flowers for no reason (once upon a time...)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (oops!)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job (from the temple bookstore!!!!)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club (didn't last long)
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby (2 of them)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant (almost, there was one at the fair but wayne wouldn't let me do it!!)

wow 46 out of 100, i failed! i wish i could travel and see and do more of the things on this list, well that was fun all the same!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Family of dancing elves!!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Okay so i stole this off of beth's blog, sorry beth, but i laughed so hard when i saw it that i had to make one too (i am such a copy cat!!). Anyways, i want to see everyone else's so Elf Yourself!! Merry Christmas!!
PS- pause the music at the bottom before playing!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Mommy moments!!

So my friend sofia took some pictures of me and the boys the other day, and they turned out wonderful!! I picked my top favorites (click on the image and so you can see them larger and let me know which is your favorite) but i am sure she will end up posting them on her photography blog "sofia's photography" (the link is in my list on the right) so just keep an eye out for them. She is a great photographer, i even showed one of the pics to a couple of professionals and they were impressed as well!! One of the best parts about these pictures is that they serve as a reminder that being a mom is fun!! it has its crazy moments, but over all it is the greatest thing ever! (of course it helps when your kids are as cute as mine!!!)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's time for Christmas!!

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Okay so we are those people that have to wait until after thanksgiving to start celebrating Christmas, i mean come on we have to give the turkey his day too! but thanksgiving has come and gone and we are ready to go!! so yesterday we went over to Wayne's parents house and ate dinner, then we all got into our PJs and watched the polar express while we ate christmas treats. It was a lot of fun, and i am so excited about Christmas this year! Landen is old enough to be really into it, he was last year but this year seems better, and carson is excited too! they both helped wayne's mom decorate the tree last nite and it was really funny to watch their faces. we had a great time, and i have to say i love watching my kids enjoy christmas, it is more fun than when i was a kid.

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