Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tag, Your It!

How to play this game of tag. Post these rules on your blog. List 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 random surprising facts about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names.

#1 My husband- Everything about him makes me so happy. I love what a hard worker he is! He helps me around the house (his chores are moping the floors & cleaning the bathtubs). He does most of the yard work and helps out where ever I need him to. I love to hear him play the piano so I can whistle along to the melody. He is a wonderful father to our kids. I love his tender, service giving heart. He makes me laugh, laugh really hard! I love you Cor.

#2 My Kids-I love everything about being a mother. Well, almost everything. I think I will leave cleaning up diarrhea and vomit out of the carpet out of that. Jackson, Dani, & Kylee mean the world to me. I love Jackson's curious soul. He always has a question for me & sometimes I don't have the answer. Dani is our little princess. She even runs like a princess with her left hand up like she is carrying her dress that she doesn't have on. Kylee is our peacemaker. She will give up just about anything to make her brother or sister happy. I love motherhood.

#3 My Family-I am so blessed to live in the same town as 3 of my sisters, my mom, grandparents, aunts & cousins. I count on my family for everything. Sometimes I think too much. I appreciate all the help they give, weather it be watching our kids or helping out with a project. To Angie, Nat, & Dad who don't live nearby; I love our phone calls & e-mails. I am so happy that I am able to have strong family bonds. To Cory's family-you guys have always treated me like I was part of the family from day one. I love keeping in touch with you.

#1 Mandy's fear is also one of mine. Having Cory's or one of the kids lives get cut short.
#2 Public Speaking. I absolutely hate it!! Testimony meeting? I'll bare it in my heart.
#3 Another one of Mandy's-harming a patient. Wait till you have to call a doc in the middle of the night when you know something is going on with your patient and the doc doesn't want to listen. Then you end up calling him over and over. That happened to me a couple weeks ago. The doc finally came in and transferred the pt. to ICU.

#1 To do a lot of fun activities with my kids this summer.
#2 To work on my patience with my children. It is so hard when they whine, whine, whine!
#3 To attend the temple 6 times this year. Sad to say I have only made it once. We like to use our resources of babysitting when we really need it. I guess you could call attending the temple a need. That's what it should be. Obviously I need to work on this.

#1 I am obsessed with the TV show Prison Break and can't wait for next season to start!
#2 Diet Dr. Pepper as most of you know.
#3 I hate to read, but I did read the vampire books and I loved them. I can't wait for the movie!

#1 I like to play racquetball
#2 I actually like to go to work. I love the people I work with. We have a great team.
#3 Being a nurse you wouldn't think this is true, but I actually gag while cleaning up my kid's vomit. I should say any vomit. I have had to leave a patients room before because of the smell. YUCK!!!

Wow, this is harder than it looks! I tag Vanessa, Jimie, Elizabeth, Rhiannon, anyone else who wants to play.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Birthday Present From Dad

My Dad came down the weekend of my B-day for a visit. While he was here we put him to work. We had him cut an access door under our stairs so we can have a little bit of storage room. Dad was sweating so bad his T-shirt was soaked. He told me this was my birthday present. I was definately okay with that. He had to rewire the electrical outlet which he said wasn't too hard. We are going to have a guy in our ward make us a vented cabinet door for the opening. I'm so glad I've got a handy Dad. He can build a mean deck too!!! We love you, Dad!

Let's Wrestle!

Here is Jackson arm wrestling with Grandpa Linge. Jackson sure loves his grandpa. Grandpa always has a song, story or joke to make you laugh. We love you!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Cory, Matt & Darin doing "The Men's Lap".

Relay For Life A Success!!!

On May 9th we participated in the first Relay For Life here in good ol' Hurricane. The event was actually organized by an 11 year old boy who was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 2 or 3. He is of course cancer free. It was amazing to me to see that such a young person could put such a huge event together. The event brought the whole community together. I believe the event raised over $27,000. We started at 6PM & stayed until about 11PM. It was a blustery night but the kids still had fun. Jackson suprisingly didn't want to quite walking around the track. My Dad & Dottie were able to come down too. It was great to be able to spend the weekend with them. We joined a team with our good friends Darin & Shelly Thomas. They are serious runners.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Serious Blackmail!!!!

Okay, so I will probably be in a lot of trouble after posting these pictures of my sisters, but I figure if I'm in them they can't be that upset with me. In March we had a dance competition that Jackson put together because we missed his yearly Dance Festival that the Elementary puts on. Jackson had the family room all set up with a place for everyone to sit marked with their very own blanket. He had a judges table set up with the names of the people performing listed on a scoring sheet. Uncle Matt & Uncle Cody were the judges. We danced to the "Chicken Dance" song, the Macaraina (can anyone tell me if I spelled that right?), and a bunch of Alvin & the Chipmunk songs. After the competition we went out for ice cream at DQ.

Diva Dance

The past 12 weeks Dani & Kylee have been taking dance. They absolutely love it! The instuctor doesn't let the parents watch because it interferes with her teaching. At the end of the three months they had a dance recital which was so cute, although we almost didn't make it. Everyone in our family had been sick (What's new?) and at the time Dani was still pretty sick. She didn't end up making it to her recital and Kylee didn't want to go without Dani. Through some bribery we got Kylee to go. The girls can't wait till dance starts again.

Dogs are destuctive! End of story!

For all of you Office fans you'll appreciate that we named our Welsh Terrier, Dwight. We got Dwight in November after having to put our blind Shih-tzu down due to medical problems. He is the cutest dog ever, BUT he destroys everything he comes in contact with. He has chewed on my table and chairs, 3 new rugs not even a day old, his $50 training collar-only a week old, a brand new dog bed. Do I need to keep going? He will get anything and everything off of the counter that he can reach and destroy it. A few weeks ago, Cory and I found him asleep on the kitchen table. This is insanity! He is like taking care of an child in all the difficult stages all at the same time. Although he is a punk 90% of the time, it is the other 10% that melts our hearts. We love you Dwighty!

I love Diet Dr. Pepper!!!!

So I'm sitting here at the computer drinking my favorite drink, Diet Dr. Pepper. I am going to try to figure out this blogging thing. I just got a glimce of my friend, Mandys site. She inspired me to get my butt in gear. So, I have a crazy picture of me with a can of Dr. Pepper, but I can't find it. Maybe next time.