Friday, March 20, 2009

I karate chopped my neighbor sliding down a hill because I think I need some serious help.

Saw this on Mindy's and Christie's blogs. It's funny. Give it a try.

Pick the month you were born:

January-------I kicked
February------I loved
March--------I karate chopped
April----------I licked
May----------I jumped on
June----------I smelled
July-----------I did the Macarena With
August--------I had lunch with
September----I danced with
October-------I sang to
November-----I yelled at
December-----I ran over

Pick the day (number) you were born on:

1-------a birdbath
2-------a monster
3-------a phone
4-------a fork
5-------a snowman
6-------a gangster
7-------my mobile phone
8-------my dog
9-------my best friends' boyfriend
10-------my neighbor
11-------my science teacher
12-------a banana
13-------a fireman
14-------a stuffed animal
15-------a goat
16-------a pickle
17-------your mom
18-------a spoon
19------ - a smurf
20-------a baseball bat
21-------a ninja
22-------Chuck Norris
23-------a noodle
24-------a squirrel
25-------a football player
26-------my sister
27-------my brother
28-------an iPod
29-------a surfer
30-------a homeless guy
31-------a llama

What is the last number of the year you were born:

1--------- In my car
2 --------- On your car
3 ----------- In a hole
4 ----------- Under your bed
5 ----------- Riding a Motorcycle
6 --------- sliding down a hill
7 --------- in an elevator
8---------- at the dinner table
9 -------- In line at the bank
0 -------- in your bathroom

Pick the color of shirt you are wearing:

White---------because I'm cool like that
Black---------because that's how I roll.
Pink-----------because I'm NOT crazy.
Red-----------because the voices told me to.
Blue-----------because I'm sexy and I do what I want
Green---------because I think I need some serious help.
Purple---------because I'm AWESOME!
Gray----------because Big Bird said to and he's my leader.
Yellow--------because someone offered me 1,000,000 dollars
Orange--------because my family thinks I'm stupid anyway.
Brown---------because I can.
Other----------because I'm a Ninja!
None----------because I can't control myself!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Yes, I am 33. Have been for over a week now. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for making my birthday so great. I got to spend time with my mom and sister which was really fun. Then Nate took me to dinner. It was nice to have some time for the two of us. I received some really great gifts and cards and many phone calls.
I think the thing that is most special to me is the necklace my 11-year-old gave me. It is gold and has a "J" on it. When I first opened it, I wanted to take it back, knowing he had spent too much money on me. Then, after the kids were in bed, my husband explained to me how important this was to Jacob. He has been saving his money to buy some rollerblades, but chose to use a good portion of his money to buy me something. He said, "Dad, I really want to give this to Mom. I really want her to know how much I love her." While I don't need any material things from him to know of his love for me, the necklace will be a constant reminder of his love and sacrifice. He'll now have to start saving again for those rollerblades.
I am very blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life. So many took time out of their day to make mine more special. Thank you so much. I love you guys.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Friday night Nate and I attended a skiing activity at Powder Mountain with some people from our ward. Nate wanted to try snowboarding and I had some friends going who would be snowboarding to so I decided to give it a try too. We got up there later than everyone else and after asking Christie and Mindy a couple questions about how to move around with the snowboard on and a general idea of how to get down the mountain, Nate and I headed up to the top.
My first challenge: Getting on the ski lift. I seriously could not balance while only having ONE foot in the board. How I longed for my skis while trying to get on the lift. Nate helped me on and even motioned to the guy at the top to slow it down so we could get off okay. That didn't help. I fell getting off and took Nate down with me.
Second challenge: Getting down the mountain. I didn't go very far before I fell down more times than I can count. Nate was falling too, but doing better than me. Oh, how my muscles ached. At one point, Nate said I could always sit on my board and go down like it was a sled. We kept going and before long my friends caught up with us. They again gave a few more instructions and I did a little better.
I convinced Nate to go with Mindy and I would hang back with Christie.
After a few more falls, Christie and I decided to take Nate's suggestion and sit on our boards to get down the mountain. I laughed the entire way. However, using my feet as breaks did make things cold with the snow spraying up in my face. People looked and some made comments, but Christie and I didn't care. We had fun. So much fun we decided to head back up to the top and do it again.
We headed over to the lift and were promptly told we'd need to put our boards on before getting on the lift. I was a little nervous because of my first experience and I was pretty sure Christie couldn't practically carry me on like Nate had the first time. It actually was much easier that time. Getting off, however, was a lot like the last time except I took Christie down instead of Nate.
We undid the bindings on our boards and walked over to the top of the hill to sit down and go again. Again, much fun and laughing. Maybe half-way down or so I spun out and my board got away from me. So, there I was without a board and Christie couldn't catch it. She waited for me and I climbed on the back of her board. With two of us on there we went even faster down the mountain. I felt bad for Christie because since she was in front, she got most of the snow spray.
Once we got to the bottom somebody told me where to find my board (which was back up the mountain) and another guy asked if I wanted him to pick it up on his way down the next time. I opted for that.
That was the end of my snowboard experience. I had a lot of fun. I think I'll even try it again. After all, I do know a couple ways to get down the mountain.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I have a two-year-old. He is so fun at times and so very frustrating at others. He had a really hard time in sacrament meeting today. Finally, we were singing the closing hymn and it was almost time to go home. I tried to convey the message to my son that we only had to sing and have a prayer and then we would go, but of course his noise level just rose. I was so frustrated at that point that I had to take him out. Just as we get to the door he starts saying, "I love you, mommy. I love you, mommy." He said that over and over as I was taking him out looking for a place to let him know what he'd been doing wasn't okay. At that point I was trying not to laugh and said, "I love you too." He said, "Alright." Ah, terrible twos. It really is a fun time.