Monday, June 27, 2011


I know, I know - this may seem silly or even a bit weird, but go ahead and request one of your current favorite songs and the artist. I realize there are probably only three or four people who even look at this blog (and rumor has it, that some of you even listen specifically to my playlist throughout the day from your computer and/or phone - who knows if that is truth or just a kind statement to make me feel good.?.). :) Or better yet, request a song that reminds you of a past memory -preferrably a happy, fond memory. Not one of those songs that reminds you of a breakup or an ex boyfriend/girlfriend (although I'm sure there are a few of those). ;)

Here's my request: "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. When I played varsity volleyball and basketball, we had a tape (yes, you read that right - cassette tape and I graduated from high school in 1996) that we would warm up to before games. Hey, my high school mascot was a tiger, so that song was PERFECT!!! That song really got us "pumped" and ready to compete! Boy, does that song bring back some memories.

Don't be shy...go ahead, request away...and include the memory, if you dare.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wise Advice

"Create meaningful family bonds that give your children an identity stronger than what they can find with their peer group or at school or anyplace else. This can be done through family traditions for birthdays, for holidays, for dinnertime, and for Sundays. It can also be done through family policies and rules with natural and well-understood consequences. Have a simple family economy where children have specific chores or household duties and receive praise or other rewards commensurate to how well they do. Teach them the importance of avoiding debt and of earning, saving, and wisely spending money. Help them learn responsibility for their own temporal and spiritual self-reliance." - Elder Russell M. Nelson from his October 2005 Conference Talk titled, "What Matters Most is What Lasts Longest".

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Nine Words Women Use

1. Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to be quiet.

2. Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the football before helping around the house.

3. Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

4. A Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer quickly to No 9 for the meaning of nothing.)

5. That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

6. Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot', which is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' - that will bring on No. 7).

7. Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying, "FORGET YOU!"

8. Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to No. 4.

9. Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in "Fine".

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

4th of July

The fourth of July is almost is one of my favorite holidays.

Some traditons:




*flag displayed outside of house

*flags in all of my flower pots

What are some of your 4th traditions??

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A GR-8 dad!!!

Happy Father's Day, Dad!
Love: Cannon and Carter :)
*Sorry the pic is a year old! As you know, we are so much bigger than this now!
This is what we love about you:
-you wrestle with us
-you push us around the neighborhood in our stroller
-you make us food...all.the.time.
-you blow bubbles with us
-you get us ready for bed most nights
-you read to us
-you make us get in the bathtub, and we love bath time!
-you watch movies with us
-you take us to McDonald's
-you take us to the park
-you comfort us when we wake up in the night...scared of the dark/monsters (Cannon)
-you give us the best hugs
-you call us your "buds"
-you throw us up in the air

-you sing with us
-you jump on the trampoline with us
-you give us candy and pop (skittles and root beer - our favorites!)
-you do computer time with us

-you change our icky diapers

-you help us say our prayers

-you love us and we know it, because love is spelled T-I-M-E!

We love you, dad!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Please PRAY for The Williams Family

Please PRAY for this about trials in life!

This is my cousin's wife's sister's daughter (Eliza) and husband (Callahan) who are going through so much!

Click on the title to view their blog.

3 Ingredient Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Food must be on my mind...I have been blogging about recipes a lot lately. Hmmmm...

This is what is in the crockpot for dinner tonight:

1 (2 lb.) pork tenderloin
1 (12 oz.) can of root beer (I always use A&W...have you had a can recently of the stuff? It tastes like the chilled mugs. Frothy and delicious! Yes, seriously that good!)
1 (18oz.) bottle of barbeque sauce (I use honey BBQ sauce...I am all about the sweetness.)

Place all three ingredients in the crockpot for 6 hours. When done, shred meat with a fork and put on hamburger buns. YUMMY!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

No Bake Cookies

Everyone has made no bakes a time or two in their life. I have tried a few different recipes, however is my favorite no bake recipe! Nice to make in the summer.. you don't have to turn on the oven!

No Bake Cookies
1/2 cup milk
1 cube butter
1 Tbs. cocoa powder (or 2 Tbs.)
2 cups sugar

Bring to boil for 1 minute. Take off heat and add:

3 cups oatmeal
1 tsp. vanilla
Dash of salt
3/4 cup of peanut butter

Stir mixture until it loses its gloss (stiff to stir).
Drop by teaspoons onto foil on pan.
Makes 4 to 5 dozen.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Cannon's comments

If you read a few posts back titled, "Mean Girls" you saw how Cannon responded to some 5 year-old girls when they wouldn't let him go down the slide. He says some things that are blog worthy. Well, last night Curtis, Cannon, and I were playing the Word Game. It is a game Cannon likes to play when Carter is asleep...cause he likes the extra attention. Anyway, we pick a letter and take turns saying words that start with that particular letter. Cannon can read 40 sight words and some simple sentences. He loves to read and sound out words. The game is pretty easy for him. Back to the game...the letter we picked was the letter "P". Curtis started by saying, pudding. I said, popcorn. I thought Cannon might say something like pink or purple. Nope! His word was, possible.


 Carter and his silly teeth. We are a lot little concerned about his teeth. Look at them. He always has a "paci" in his mouth or a finger or something! Look at his hands inching towards his mouth in this picture. He usually carries around at least two pacis and has them hidden all throughout the house.
   I just liked the facial expression Carter had in this picture.
 These sillies like to eat lunch outside at their picnic table when the weather is nice and warm. Cannon always orders turkey on wheat with mayo and mustard. Carter always orders pb&j on white.
                                                    Enjoying a little R&R time.