Bucket List.

I got this as an email and thought it was kinda fun.

The Bucket List

place an X by all the things you've done.
This is for your entire

( x) Gone on a blind date
( x) skipped school
(x ) Watched someone die
( ) Been to Canada
( X )Been to Mexico
( x ) Been to Florida
(x) Been on a plane
( x) Been lost
( X ) Been on the opposite side of the country
( ) Gone to Washington , DC-hopefully I will soon though.
(x ) Swam in the ocean
(X ) Cried yourself to sleep
( ) Played cops and robbers-not that I can remember
( x) Recently colored with crayons
(x) Sang Karaoke
( x) Paid for a meal with coins only
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't
( X ) Made prank phone calls
(x ) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose.
( x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) Danced in the rain
( x ) Written a letter to Santa Claus
( x) Been kissed under the mistletoe
( ) Watched the sunrise with someone
( X ) Blown bubbles
( X) Gone ice-skating
( x ) Been skinny dipping outdoors
( ) traveled on a train
( ) Gone scuba diving
( X ) gone on a cruise
( ) gone skydiving
( ) speak a foreign language

1. Any nickname? .... In 5th and 6th grade I was called "booger" a name I gave myself to tease the "dare" officer. It stuck until i moved.

2. Mother's name? .... Norma

3. Favorite drink? ........Diet Coke
4. Favorite vegetable? ... cucumbers
5. Body Piercing? ...... My ear holes have now officially closed shut.
6. How much do you love your job? I love being a mom, but yes I could use a housekeeper, nanny, and a cook.

7. Birthplace? .... Ogden, UT
8. Favorite vacation spot? .......Cruising to lots of different vacation spots.
9. Ever been to Africa? .......No
10. Ever eaten just cookies for dinner? I can't remember a specific time, but i am sure I have.
11. Ever been on TV? yes
12. Ever steal any traffic signs? ........... yes, I was just reminded by my best friend Heather that we did in fact steal a flashing barricade :)
13. Ever been in a car accident? ..........yes.
14. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? ...... 4
15 Can you drive a car with a standard transmission (stick shift)? ............Not very well.
16. Favorite pie? ...... pumpkin and apple (warm with ice cream)
17. Favorite number? .........16

18. Favorite movie? .........
19. Favorite holiday? Right now they are valentines and Easter.
20. Favorite dessert? ............ chocolate
21. Favorite food? ............. fajitas

22. Favorite day of the week? ......... Saturday-I guess.
23. Favorite brand of body soap? .... Dove
24. Favorite toothpaste? ....Colgate-or whatever we have.
25. Favorite smell? ......clean
26. How do you relax? ....... take a shower.
27. How do you see yourself in 10 years..... Thin, mother of 3, and a marathon runner (and enjoying it)

28. Furthest place you will send this message...It depends on who reads my blog-Maybe Germany or India.


The Big News..........

It's a............
Any Ideas on names? We kinda like Ainsley, what do you think?


Boy or Girl??

Tomorrow is the big day, we get to find out what kind of human we are having. My bets are on a girl. I have just felt it was a girl from the beginning, but I could be wrong. But, I hope I am not because I have pretty much given away all of our boy stuff-at least the stuff Finley has grown out of. What do you think? I will let you know tomorrow-the appointment is at 11:40.


you have to take a look.........

especially if we went to high school together.
x-96 Richie T's blog
Does it make me famous?? ya, I didn't think so.



We were able to spend New Years Eve with our good friends/traveling buddies (long live Cancun, Bryce, Deer Valley, Snowbird, and random outings) the G's or in Rockband language -Bob and Coco. They were visiting from D.C. and it was so fun to catch up with them again.
We stayed up until midnight playing Wiifit and RB2 and enjoying it the whole time! Can you believe they had never played it before or anything like it for that matter-not even Guitar Hero. We were excited to introduce them to this obsession."Bob" scored great on the mic, drums, and guitar-a definite jack of all trades.
Finley trying so hard to make it to the 12:00 chime. Unfortunately he only made it to 11:00.

While the G's were in town I was able to take pictures of their sweet little girl (this was the first time I had ever met her) Isn't she beautiful?I would like to make more traditions for holidays. Maybe Rockband will become one of our New Years traditions. I also have a friend that makes waffles at midnight-which sounds really fun. Valentines is coming up and we don't have any set traditions, Do You? I would like to hear about more traditions, so if you feel like it.......please pipe up and share.



Finley in his "woggle goggles"
(Do the above pictures look vintage to you?)
During the Christmas break we took a trip up to the cabin to enjoy some snowmobiling, sledding, and relaxing (Okay, I enjoyed the relaxing the most).We are lazy sledders, we don't hike back up the hill, we catch a ride.
Here is Peanut and Finley's Crash and burn, notice Peanut on top of Finley's head.Woohoo, back in the saddle-they are some serious sledders-Although Finley is riding backwards.
Ahh-the proof of a face plant in the snow, or his sister landing on his face in the snow.Grandpa wants a turn, Finley decides he is done riding with Peanut.My turn to be the chauffer.My hot husband declaring that he is cold and wants Hot Cocoa.Peanut does not want to be done, but is a little hungry.


Sharing time

I have a list of blogs that I like to check every now and then (some daily-some weekly-some twice a day :)) I like them so much i thought I would share them.

a fun way to feed your kids:
Gourmet Mom

SlC and Utah County happenings and finds:
your heart out

Ideas for anything you can imagine:
Tip Junkie

make and takes
Grace Violet
skip to my lou

AF photography
My Words
Darling art Blog
Julie Parker Photography-Love, love, love her style. I wish I could afford her mentoring sessions
A little Sussy-Love her style too
Honestly, I could probablly go on and on in the photography category, but these are some of my fav's.

Heather Bailey
Emily Style
OH Happy Day
Elegance Redefined-an awesom Interior Decorator
The black apple

Food Storage:
Beehive and birds nest-weekly food storage assignments

FHE ideas:
chocolate on my cranium-amazing lesson plans


I received CS4 this year for Christmas, I love it, but it has taken me some time to get used to it (which I am still not) that is why it has taken me a few weeks to get these pictures up. Here is what occurred at our house Christmas morning.Finley was so excited to get things rolling.
Peanut was excited about everything.
Finley wouldn't stop hugging everything, I think the next FHE will be that we shouldn't Love things that can't love us back.Cache lookin' good. (the kids gave him the pj bottoms for Christmas eve, what a good sport to wear them)

Christmas eve was spent together with our little family talking about the savior and preparing gifts that we will give to him this next year. There was also a yummy dinner (steaks), Martinelli's, funeral potatoes. and homemade french bread (and I wonder how I gained 2 lbs).

Next posts:
New Years Eve

who knows when I will get to these, but if I publicly say I will record these memories maybe I will actually do it.