Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

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Happy Halloween!!!

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween to all of my blogging friends. I will be sharing pictures of my Power Ranger and Turtle later on. This past few days have been so crazy busy. Wednesday I decorated for halloween. Yes, a week before but my house looks cute! Thursday we went to the pumpkin patch with my friend Denise and her kids. Friday I was busy getting everything ready for our squadron Halloween Festival. I was there all day. It went well but I hurt everywhere by the time we got done, cleaned up and locked the doors. Saturday I stayed home but my house was trashed so I took some motrin and cleaned most of the day. Sunday I had a birthday party to go to at the Living Planet Aquarium. After the party, me and Brennan met an old friend and her son at Chuck E. Cheese for dinner. We had fun and ate way too much. Steff and I got to catch up a bit. Her son Riley came and spent the night with us that night.
Monday, Denise, Lyndsi and I took all of our kids plus Riley up to Ogden Canyon and took lots and lots of pictures. They were great! But we were exhausted. So after the photo day we came back to my house, ordered pizza, and played Phase 10. The kids played outside and got all their energy out. Yesterday Denise and I went to walmart and then we came over to my house and got everything ready for dinner, played yahtzee and hung out till Ian got off work. Once he got off work we went over to Denise's house, she cooked and then we watched Transformers on her big screen. That movie was awesome! Today we got up and got B ready for school in his costume. I went directly to the commissary after dropping him off, got groceries, came home and put all the cold stuff away. Then I went to meet Rachiell for brunch. It was good to see her and catch up. We are both so busy these days. Then I came home, put away more of my groceries, did dishes, and got ready to go to Brennan's school for the halloween parade and his class party that I organized. We got through the school parade and the party, but I'm completely exhausted. I really don't want to go out and trick or treat tonight but I can't do that to Brennan so we'll be dressing up shortly and heading out. Speaking of which, TTing starts in 15 minutes here and my kids aren't ready. Gotta run. Be back later with pictures. :)

Monday, October 29, 2007

FYI~ The Golden Compass

Hi Everyone. I was going to post about what things I've been doing in the last 4 days that have kept me so busy that I haven't had the chance to blog. However I got an email this morning from my dear friend Kim and it lit a fire under my bum! Normally I don't get into topics like these on here but this one is seriously disturbing to me. I believe after reading all of the information given to me that I needed to help get the word out about the movie The Golden Compass starring Nicole Kidman that is coming out December 7, 2007. It is written by the author Philip Pullman, who is an athiest. The movie is a "water downed version" of his series of books that are very anti-christian and are focused towards "killing God in children's minds." I am just so appalled at the fact that they would make this a movie at all, let alone one geared toward children. I am so concsious about what my children watch on tv that they aren't allowed to even watch some Nickelodeon shows. Unsuspecting parents will be taking their children to the movies thinking that this gonna be a good kids movie and it's going to be putting athiest beliefs into their heads. It just blows my mind on so many different levels here! I for one will not be allowing my children to see this movie and I'm going try to let as many parents I can know exactly what it is that they will be walking into this Christmas season. I checked this out on and it is very much true. Click on that link and it will take you straight to the article. I am a firm believer that knowledge is a good weapon against these types of situations so that is why I'm writing about it here. Read the article for yourself and make your own decision but I know mine has already been made. Wishing you all the best!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Beautiful Christmas Card Contest~~~ I want it!

So I just saw that Not China Made is having a contest where you can win $25 toward your choice of Christmas card at Card My Christmas! These cards are simply amazing! Love each and every one! Go Check them out!

There are several I would purchase but I think this one says everything so simply! It is my favorite. It's beautiful!

Enter the contest!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

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Good Mail Pals

Ok so while I was down and out fighting the horrible depression over the last few months I had a few very uplifting things happen. One is that my good mail pals didn't forget about me and they kept sending me cards and things to brighten my day. And they really did. It was always so nice to go to the mail box, especially after a particularly crazy day where I just wanted to stay in bed and not get up EVER, and finding a note saying thinking of you was very refreshing. I'm so sorry that I haven't been a very good good mail pal lately but I promise now that my meds have kicked in and life is so much brighter I will be back to sending out goodies.

I especially want to thank Kayelyn for not giving up on me. You made me smile and knowing that you cared that much about me made me want to get better. I so appreciate you checking on me and still checking my blog all the time. It means sooo much to me. Thank YOU and a big HUG!!!

Love, Denise

Blissful Life Got Sassy

I am totally diggin' my new blog "do"!!! LOL I just finished uploading and rearranging everything. I'm still not entirely done but if I don't cook dinner my husband and children will not be happy with me! So tell me what you think about the new "do"! I can't wait to hear to hear what you think. Denise

PS I can't take credit for the layout... that belongs solely to Free Blogger Skins.... Their link is under credits.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

7th Wedding Anniversary

Today is a special day for me and Ian. 7 years ago today we drove to Folly Beach, SC and got married on the pier. It was night time and it was beautiful. It was a simple ceremony. We only invited two people. I can't believe it's been 7 years. It's been a rough road. Shortly after we became husband and wife, we became parents. In that one year so much happened to us. We got married, had a baby and shortly there after September 11th happened. Ian was deployed and I spent our first anniversary with our son. When he finally came home it was hard to get back to the "normal" that we knew. I had gotten very independent while he was gone. I kept myself and Brennan busy so that I wouldn't sit at home and watch CNN all day long. Seven years later and so much has happened. For one thing we have another baby. Second we live in Utah now. There are several other things but those are the two most important.

This morning I got up and made french toast for our family. It was a nice family breakfast. We aren't doing anything major this year to celebrate except that after Ian gets off work tonight we'll have dinner, watch some tv and maybe play a game, tuck our kiddos into bed and reminisce about how we got here. Sounds like a pretty good anniversary to me.

Ian, honey, I love you so much and I'm so happy that you are my husband. I love our life together and though we've had major ups and downs we are still strong. I can't wait to see what life has in store for us next!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

It's Snowing Outside

That's what I heard a short while ago from Brennan as he ran to the big window to watch the snow. The Disney Channel and snack abandoned. I sat there for a while just watching him watch the snow. There was such delight there. I was so upset when I first realized it was going to snow today. I'm not one for cold weather let alone slushy mess to walk and drive through. But as I watched him staring out the window at the snow I realized that I needed to stop being upset and enjoy watching the beautiful snow fall. I realize this sounds all mushy and stuff but I miss being a child with all that wonder. Every now and then I catch a glimpse of it and it brings me back to all the fun and wonder of being a child and praying for snow. Of course we rarely got snow in South Carolina but here it's different. The first year we were here and it snowed I was totally amazed. I hope that I can keep that wonder and awe in the future. It was priceless and I wanted to capture that moment. Brennan has now told me all about how snow is made and what it is. It's priceless. I love being a mom and getting to experience these amazing moments with my children. I can't wait for the day that Jaxon gets what snow is too. Thanks for letting me share.