I wish I were reporting that my new ride is the White VW camper Eurovan, but after much research and looking, I've given up on having one (I know many of you are disappointed). You seriously can't find them in Utah. Utahns just don't have good taste in vehicles. Plus, to get one with reasonable miles and year, they are so expensive. VW quit sending them to the US in 2003, so that's the newest one you can buy and they are well into the $30,000's.
Okay, so all that aside I bought a Honda Pilot (w/ the 3rd seat) and I'm excited and loving it. Matt is out of town on a hunting trip and left me the Volvo - which he's thrashed and needed so much work and I went and traded it in for my new ride. When I called him to say, "should I buy it" he was a bit shocked and said, "Myken sleep on it". I didn't. He won't care. I'm sure he'll be excited, but everyone can't believe I did it. I did buy his truck while he was at work, without him seeing or driving it, remember. And he was tickled. He's relieved not to have to look, drive, have the anxiety that comes with buying a new car. I'll keep you posted if his reaction is different than my prediction. I bought Black cause I love it, but the city of American Fork is completely under road construction and it's already filthy. It'll be awhile before I can keep it clean, which is going to drive me crazy. OK enough! I'm going to cruise Main!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
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I think Zoe's ready for the potty. The other day I got her little one out and she was so excited and went many times. She would go, walk away for 2 seconds and get back on. Olivia was attacking her toilet and getting involved in the training process. Her favorite part was wearing her "my little pony" panties. Hopefully soon. I can honestly say this is one of my least favorite parts of raising children. It's always hard!
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Ellie has struggled to decide what to be for Halloween. We were at Walmart and of ALL the costumes they had there, this is what she picked (it was titled BRAINWASHED). At first I tried to talk her out of it, but after a minute I thought, "What's the harm, it'll be hilarious". The funniest part to me is that a 5 year old GIRL would choose this (on the package it say's BOY's Medium). This is what makes her so great and what I love about her. Her quirkiness and disregard for what others think. It's great. So here's a pre-halloween preview of Ellie in her costume!
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Saturday, September 27, 2008
*I think....me and my kids are getting sick.
*I know....the church is true. (Serious) It's the first thing that came to my mind.
*I want.... more $, which is stupid I know, but true.
*I have....so many things to be grateful for.
*I miss.....Matt, he's on a hunting trip.
*I fear....dying or having my kids or Matt die. (even saying it scares me).
*I feel....grateful for all I have.
*I hear....Patrick and Spongebob arguing and Ellie and Zoe arguing.
*I crave....Parker's fries and a cheeseburger.
*I cry....all the freakin time. Over just about anything and everything. I think everyone I know has seen me cry at least once. Embarrassing.
*I search...for things I can win lately, sweepstakes, giveaways etc. Embarrassing, but I'm going to win something soon! (THE SECRET)
*I wonder....if Matt's going to kill me when he gets home and finds out I bought a car while he was gone, not a coat or an outfit, but yes a car!
*I regret....not traveling the world before I got married or before I had kids.
*I wish....I could sleep in until noon tomorrow.
*I love....my girls more than anything in the world.
*I care....about the election and who's going to win and what it's going to do to the future of our country.
*I always....get a Diet Coke in the morning. The healthy highlight of my days.
*I worry....about this economic crisis we're in and about getting enough food storage.
*I am not....even close to the same weight I was 3 months ago and am so mad at myself for it.
*I remember.... how relaxing life was before kids and how I miss those days, but wouldn't trade them for anything.
*I believe....life is hard and we have challenges for a reason, to shape us and make us who we are and make us stronger.
*I sing....in the car when I'm alone - loud, but when my kids are with me Ellie begs me not too. rude.
*I am not always.... the kind of mom I want or need to be. I always want to do better.
*I argue....that being a mom is the hardest job on earth and way harder than just going to work everyday. (Matt agrees)
*I write....notes to remind myself about everything and on my blog. Need to start writing in a journal.
*I lose.... weight and gain it right back. Wondering when I'm going to learn how to maintain.
*I listen....to other people's problems a lot and am exhausted sometimes and don't want to hear anymore.
*I don't understand....how if something makes you so unhappy, it's so hard to stop doing it.
*I can usually be found.... at Target (or out and about. I can't stay home for long, I start to go crazy).
*I need....to stay home more and stop shopping. I need to start reading my scriptures daily. I need to set a better example for my kids and those around me. I need to do lots of things.
*I forget....what is really important in life and get caught up in things that don't really matter.
*I am happy....when I'm productive, exercising and taking care of myself and my family, and doing what's right.
I'm tagging everyone on my bloglist. If your name is on there, you better do this!
Posted by BriemTeam at 4:15 PM
Monday, September 22, 2008
Ellie and I were having a conversation about Eskimo's for some reason yesterday. I was telling her that sometimes it doesn't get light for days on end where they live and we were discussing how awful it would be. She was asking questions that I didn't know the answers to and I said, we'll have to GOOGLE it. She asked what that meant and I told her that Google is on the computer and it will answer any question you have. After a brief moment she said, "Awesome, so we can google how Heavenly Father was born when he was the only person on the earth". I can say I was stumped. I told her we'll have to wait and Google that in Heaven". It was so cute of her. How does she think of this stuff?
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Sunday, September 14, 2008
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008
So I had an epiphany today at work (I'll spare the details, but it was somewhat of a painful one) but my great friend Kat was there to share it with me, or should I say, there to listen to me cry my eyes out and be my therapist. She has a way of making me feel good about myself and appreciate life. She is really amazing! I have shared so much with her and deeply miss our runs, which were therapeutic in more ways than one. I feel so blessed to have so many people I call friends, who are always there to listen to me, support me, offer assistance etc. etc. etc. I truly don't know where I'd be without you. I can't imagine not having my sisters or friends to talk to, sometimes 2-3 times a day. I love you all and am so grateful for you!!!!!
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It was crazy hair day at school today for Ellie and she was so excited! You should have seen some of the other kids. Where do these mom's come from?
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Monday, September 8, 2008
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