Monday, March 31, 2008

My Computer...

Got the alphabet picked off... thanks to our good friends bringing their laptop over, I checked my email and HAD to put up some pictures! Don't worry, the warranty should be covering the replacement keyboard on our laptop, but what an inconvenience! I feel like I have no link to the outside world. However it must be good timing... MacKenzie is pooping on the toilet!!! No computer vs. not buying anymore size 4's for a while... I'll go without a computer for a few weeks:)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hold on to your pants...

What happened to my previous post? It mysteriously disappeared! It was about me getting pants by my sister. Anyway I read the comments on it and think it's funny that I receive more comments on the blogs I don't have pictures for:) Anyway here's to your feature Julia... a ghost stole it!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Khristie is my twin separated at birth, she being just a few (18) months older. We spend a lot of time together on the phone now that she moved to Idaho. Not the same as being right there, but it’ll have to do. My usual hour of calling is about 10pm our time which is 11pm her time... she still answers the phone:)

Speaking of answering the phone, if you ever call her house just keep talking to the answering machine for a few minutes. At some point she'll find the phone and answer the call. Unless there's no battery power... then you're out of luck!

Growing up, Khristie and I watched LOTS of movies together. We can spend an entire afternoon quoting movie lines, laughing hysterically, while others have no clue what just happened. For example:

“’Long ago the delicate tangles of his hair felt the emptiness of my hand.’ Would ja like to hear it again?”

I mean that’s funny and I’d like to know if anyone out there knows what movie that’s from. Currently we've watched:
First 3 seasons of The Office
Becoming Jane

Another favorite past time is playing duets on the piano, one piano, four hands… and a little spunk. It may not have been entertaining to the extended family during “talent show” portions at the Christmas reunions, but we love it.

This is Khristie with MacKenzie if you can believe that!

Friday, March 07, 2008


... is my oldest sister making her 3 years older than me. She has 5 kids and is therefore my go-to person when I really have no idea what I'm doing as a mother. A story that comes to mind takes place a few years ago.

I was asked to play the piano for a stake baptism even though I had a nursing baby and an 18 month old! I warned them to ask someone else, I was not paying a babysitter to watch my kids so I could play for 5 minutes. "Everyone" else (in the stake) had been asked and they were all out of town.

I showed up at the baptism early and dressed, though my kids were in jammies. I sat down to play when they began SCREAMING! And why shouldn't they... no one was watching them! It took about 3 minutes for the leaders to "let" me go. They had "just realized" someone else could play. Totally embarrassing and annoying!

So I left and went to Costco, the only place to go where the kids fit in the cart comfortably and get free snacks:) I was on the phone with Rebecca as I pulled up and told her what happened. To my surprise she just had the same experience, but her kids were,

"in back with gameboys (they were the well behaved ones), 2 year old running down the halls screaming 'ready or not, here I come' and slamming doors, Brendan trying to take his clothes off while I try to play and hold him close to me with one leg, and Sierra in back LOUDLY saying, 'Mom, what do you want me to do?! You said watch them but nobody is listening to me!'"

And that's what I love about my sister, her ability to relate to all my embarrassing life stories. Her stories are more eventful with 5 kids though... you should write a book Rebecca! I'd read it and I'd laugh too:)

This picture was just sent to me from her. She moved to Texas from Utah just in time to escape the snow... and it snows in Texas!!! HA! Happy snow days Rebecca:)

Monday, March 03, 2008

My Brother

I have a sweet brother named Benjamin. He is so lucky to have 4 older sisters and will subsequently be the best husband in the world:) I'm serious about that too. I thought with all my blogging I would do a little feature on each of my siblings. As I was watching one of the videos he posted on youtube, I found this one from his mission. He served in the Milan, Italy mission and would mention from time to time how difficult the work would be. After viewing this video I wonder why it was tough:) Hahaha. Justin didn't think this was funny, but I thought it was hilarious! Let me know what you think of the video.