Thursday, December 18, 2008


A Simple Mom is doing another giveawway!! Go and check it out here!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dear Santa.......

Dear Santa,

I've been a good mom all year. I've fed, cleaned and cuddled my children on demand, visited the pediatrician's office more than my doctor. Sold sixty-two cases of candy bars to raise money to plant a shade tree on the school playground.

I was hoping you could spread my list out over several Christmases, since I had to write this letter with my son's red crayon, on the back of a receipt in the laundry room between cycles, and who knows when I'll find anymore free time in the next 18 years.

Here are my Christmas wishes:

I'd like a pair of legs that don't ache (in any color, except purple, which I already have) and arms that don't hurt or flap in the breeze; but are strong enough to pull my screaming child out of the candy aisle in the grocery store.

I'd also like a waist, since I lost mine somewhere in the seventh month of my last pregnancy.

If you're hauling big ticket items this year I'd like fingerprint resistant windows and a radio that only plays adult music; a television that doesn't broadcast any programs containing talking animals; and a refrigerator with a secret compartment behind the crisper where I can hide to talk on the phone.

On the practical side, I could use a talking doll that says, "Yes, Mommy" to boost my parental confidence, along with two kids who don't fight and three pairs of jeans that will zip all the way up without the use of power tools.

I could also use a recording of Tibetan monks chanting "Don't eat in the living room" and "Take your hands off your brother," because my voice seems to be just out of my children's hearing range and can only be heard by the dog.

If it's too late to find any of these products, I'd settle for enough time to brush my teeth and comb my hair in the same morning, or the luxury of eating food warmer than room temperature without it being served in a Styrofoam container.

If you don't mind, I could also use a few Christmas miracles to brighten the holiday season. Would it be too much trouble to declare ketchup a vegetable? It will clear my conscience immensely.

It would be helpful if you could coerce my children to help around the house without demanding payment as if they were the bosses of an organized crime family.

Well, Santa, the buzzer on the dryer is ringing and my son saw my feet under the laundry room door. I think he wants his crayon back.

Have a safe trip and remember to leave your wet boots by the door and come in and dry off so you don't catch cold. Help yourself to cookies on the table but don't eat too many or leave crumbs on the carpet.

Yours Always, MOM...!

P.S. One more can cancel all my requests if you can keep my children young enough to believe in Santa

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


A cowboys wife is giving away some great excercise stuff!! Go check it out!!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Family Christmas Pics

Your Elf Name

What is your Elf Name?? Head on over to Dream.Imagine.Live to find out.....

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Your Elf Name Is...

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Not Me Monday!!

I am going to try and participate more in the blogosphere. There are many things that go on to participate in and some great reading.
For today, Not Me Monday is a list of things I absolutely did not do! Who does those things anyway? After reading please head over to McMama's Blog and check out other Not Me Mondays for some good laughs.

- I did not make Totino's Pizza three times last week because I was to lazy to make anything else. No, not me!

- I did not sit and watch my three year old play in a bowl of shredded cheese and continue to roll it into a ball and make a mess. I did not, not say anything to him cause he was completely entertained and not screaming or fighting with his sister.

-I did not spend most of Saturday on my rear doing nothing but watching TV and playing on the computer.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Another Giveaway, with proceeds to go to a charity!

Kristen's Custom Creations?

Cheaper than Therapy is doing a giveaway. Isn't this the cutest little necklace? You have a chance to win this necklace by doing just a couple of really easy things. Go check out her website now!!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

An Awesome Giveaway!!

A Simple Mom is going to be giving away an awesome printer!! If you happen to check it out let her know I sent you!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Madison is Grizzly of the Quarter!!

Madison received the Grizzly of the Quarter. She got a certificate, a ribbon, a gift certificate for a free meal and her picture on the wall of the school!!

I haven't posted in a while so here are some photos from lately!!
We went to the air show at the end of September.
Then I took the kids to Glenwood Springs and we rode the Gondola.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Well we went to Moab to visit and had a nice relaxing weekend. On the way back home we made a couple of stops along the way. We stopped at Matrimony Springs which is a natural spring that runs just outside of Moab. Then, we stopped at Dewey Bridge. It was a suspension bridge that was built in 1916 and last year, a 7 year old boy was playing with matches and started it on fire. All that is left is the suspension wires and the cement at the end. Very Sad.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Works for me Wednesday - Backward Edition

Rocks In My Dryer is doing a backwards edition of Works for me Wednesday and I thought I would play along. My question is how do you can salsa in jars? I have a bunch of canning jars. Can I put the salsa in and then boil the jars in a large pot so they seal? How does this work? Thanks for any info. Please leave a comment with yout reply.

Friday, August 22, 2008

First week of school!

Well, we made it through the first week of school. The kids and I had to be headed out of the house by 6am for everyone to make it where they needed to be on time. This meant a 5 am wake up call for Brendan and I. He had to shower in the morning so he had to be up early. I let Madison sleep a little longer and then would get her up after I was done getting myself ready. Then about 5 minutes before we would have to leave I would throw some clothes on Riley. We then head to town to drop Madison and Riley off at daycare and then Madison would be taken to school by them because she doesn't start for an hour and a half after Brendan. After they are all settled, I take Brendan to his friends house where they hang until it is time for them to be at school. It was a little rough the first day as Madison didn't get on the bus after school to go back to daycare and her teacher had to call me to come and get her. But, everything was pretty good. I was amazed!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Camping Trip to Ridgeway

Sorry I have been so lame on keeping this updated. We recently went camping to Ridgeway. We spent the night at a great campground!! It had clean bathrooms which is a huge plus for me. It even had a laundry facility. After making it through a very rainy night in which Brandon and I woke up with a little pond in our tent, we headed to Ouray, CO. We did the little hike up to the Cascade Falls which was amazing!! Then, we camped out another night and did a repeat of the thunderstorm only this time we had bought some spray stuff to keep the water out. So we woke up nice and dry. We got up and headed out on the boat and tried fishing. I was the only one with a bite and Riley got to reel it in, he was soooo excited he could hardly keep from falling of the back of the boat. We decided to let the fish go and he was not happy about that. We had to wait until he wasn't looking and let it go. Besides the rain the only bad thing about the trip was Riley, he is terrified of the thunder!! Not just a little either, he sat in my car in the dark until it stopped. The next morning a truck had started and made a sound similar to thunder and he took off running to hide!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Disneyland #4

Here are a couple more pictures from their trip.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Disneyland #3

Here is 2 more pics Brendan sent me.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Disney #2

The kids are at Magic Mountain today and here are a couple of pics........
1. Madison on a ride
2. Riley hanging with his mouse ears
3. Water ride

Friday, July 18, 2008

Disney Land

Brendan, Riley and Madison left on Tuesday to go to Florida with there grand parents. Brendan started sending us picture updates and I will put them on here as often as I can. Maddie went on some ride that dropped her a coule of storeies and loved it. Brendan liked the Roller Coaster of Aerosmith and Riley sounds like he is on overload running around cause there is so much to see.
Note: These pics are being taken from Brendans cell phone so, some of them are darker.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Riley!!

Riley's birthday was on Tuesday. He turned 3!! We went to Chuck E Cheese cause that is what he has been wanting to do for months for his birthday. Here are som pics from it!!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Short Trip to Moab!!

Madison, Riley and I headed over to Moab for a day and a half so I could get a copy of my registration on our car so I can get Colorado plates on our car. We hung out with the family, it was nice but fast. We stopped at the new walking bridge they put over the colorado river just on the outside of Moab. So I of course took pics.

Monday, June 23, 2008

A short hello!!

Sorry I haven't been my oicture taking self these days. We are all still trying to adjust to our move and me working full time again. So I thought I would stop by and let everyone know we are doing good and slowly adjusting again. We are currently looking for a house so we are staying with Brandon's parents for the time being.

The real reason I thought about getting on her was cause Riley did a sort wasn't really a funny but it was.
Brandon and I had taken Riley, Madison and 2 of Madison's friends into town to look at blockbuster. I was wandering around by myself to try and find a good movie and Brandon was following the kids around. I kept hearing Riley get really excited about the different monsters and such on the movie cases. I had finally picked out a movie and had gone over to get everyone so we could check out and all of a sudden I hear "ooooooooh fuck!!" of course at that moment the store was completely silent and Madison older friend looks at me like did he really just say that? I could feel my face turning bright red and Brandon was trying not to laugh. Riley was just going on and didn't even notice. I am hoping to ignore it and hope I don't hear that again. I was so embarassed!!

Well I hope someone gets a good laugh from that. Sorry no pictures but hopefully soon!!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Funny Kids

The top 2 pictures are of Madison and Riley playing in the pool before I came to work today.
The others are of Riley. Riley will go outside and sit on his grandpa's tractor. It has got to be the funniest thing. He puts the earmuffs on and will sit out there and pretend to be driving. He does it forever. He would probably sleep outside if we would let him.