Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloweenie...

My Space Or Yours?.net

I hope you all have a great Halloween and get all the good candy from your kids! Have a safe trick or treat experience!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween party

Anika had a Halloween party tonight for girl scouts and she wanted to wear her costume! I think she looks so cute as Hannah Montana. Debra's daughter Timberlyn is in the same troop so she came with us. She was dressed up as a Wicked Frisky Witch! I loved her purple hair!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wordless Wednesday 10.29.08

These windmills are in Spanish Fork Canyon and I thought they were neat! I have only seen them this close in Wyoming. I had a 15 minute conversation with my 7 yo and 4 yo explaining how they work and why they need them. I should have just taken the picture and left it at that!

Check this out....

Momdot is hosting a Blog Party and Christmas of Dreams... go visit and learn how to win...Yours truly will be donating a prize to win!

The blog party will run from Nov 12-27th and will include some fabulous sponsors and fabulous prizes. We want to bring you to new blogs, participate in a few around the blogosphere games and topics, and highlight some online boutiques. Just meet up here every day during the blog party time to sign our Mr. Linky and we will be giving you lots of blogs to go to, lots of people to party with, and lots of prizes to win! By making it around the blogosphere to participating partying members, you will be exposed to new blogs, let people ‘meet’ you, and earn entries into our giveaways during that time. Only participating members of the Blog Party will be eligible for Blog Party prizes and we will do a mass draw at the end for everything we have and announce all the winners at once on Nov 27th.

But at the end of the Blog Party, ON Nov 28th, we will be celebrating a Christmas of Dreams, where one person will walk away with an entire gaggle of items from sponsors like DYSON, Mutsy, and More! If you are a mom or a business that would like to be a part of our Blog Party or Christmas of Dreams, there is still time. Please email me directly at to secure your spot.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Just had to

share what we spent $500 bucks on today...Oh what joy that was for me....

Now he has no reason to not build me a roaring fire every night!

Don't ever let your daughter...

go to a birthday party where she comes home with this on her arms...

because this ink never comes off! I have scrubbed it with baby oil, baby wipes and soap! Any ideas?

Friday, October 24, 2008

200 things!

I saw this on a Chad Galley's blog and thought it might be fun to do. The idea is to bold all the statements you have ever done out of all 200 of them!

1. Touched an iceberg
2. Slept under the stars
3. Been a part of a hockey fight
4. Changed a baby's diaper
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Swam with wild dolphins
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a tarantula
10. Said "I love you" and meant it
11. Bungee jumped (A lot more scary than Sky diving)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment(who hasn't done this in church?)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Bet on a winning horse
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (Probably more relaxing than it should be)
27. Taken an ice cold bath
28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Ridden a roller coaster
31. Hit a home run
32. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking (every time I used to go to the bar!)
33. Adopted an accent for fun
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment
36. Loved your job 90% of the time
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (for at least one day)
38. Watched wild whales
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Gone on a midnight walk on the beach
41. Gone sky diving
42. Visited Ireland
44. Visited India
45. Bench-pressed your own weight
46. Milked a cow
47. Alphabetized your personal files
48. Ever worn a superhero costume
49. Sung karaoke (not well!)
50. Lounged around in bed all day
51. Gone scuba diving (loved it!)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Done something you should regret, but don't
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Been in a movie
60. Gone without food for 3 days
61. Made cookies from scratch
62. Won first prize in a costume contest
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Been in a combat zone
65. Spoken more than one language fluently
66. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
67. Bounced a check
68. Read - and understood - your credit report
69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
70. Found out something significant about your ancestors
71. Called or written your Congress person
72. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
73. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
74. Helped an animal give birth
75. Been fired or laid off from a job
76. Won money
77. Broken a bone
78. Ridden a motorcycle
79. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
80. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
81. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
82. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
83. Eaten sushi
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read The Bible cover to cover
86. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
87. Gotten someone fired for their actions
88. Gone back to school
89. Changed your name (when I got married)
90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands
91. Eaten fried green tomatoes
92. Read The Iliad
93. Taught yourself an art from scratch
94. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (Fishing and deer hunting)
95. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
96. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
97. Been elected to public office
98. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
99. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
100. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
101. Had a booth at a street fair
102. Dyed your hair(Have you seen me lately?)
103. Been a DJ
104. Rocked a baby to sleep
105. Ever dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all four
106. Raked your carpet
107. Brought out the best in people
108. Brought out the worst in people
109. Worn a mood ring
110. Ridden a horse
111. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap
112. Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe.
113. Buried a child
114. Gone to a Broadway
115. Been inside the pyramids
116. Shot a basketball into a basket
117. Danced at a disco
118. Played in a band
119. Shot a bird
120. Gone to an arboretum
121. Tutored someone
122. Ridden a train
123. Brought an old fad back into style
124. Eaten caviar
125. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need
126. Ridden a giraffe or elephant
127. Published a book
128. Pieced a quilt
129. Lived in a historic place
130. Acted in a play or performed on a stage
131. Asked for a raise
132. Made a hole-in-one
133. Gone deep sea fishing
134. Gone roller skating
135. Ran a marathon
136. Learned to surf
137. Invented something
138. Flown first class
139. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite
140. Flown in a helicopter
141. Visited Africa
142. Sang a solo
143. Gone spelunking
144. Learned how to take a compliment
145. Written a love-story
146. Seen Michelangelo’s David
147. Had your portrait painted
148. Written a fan letter
149. Spent the night in something haunted
150. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane
151. Ran away
152. Learned to juggle
153. Been a boss
154. Sat on a jury
155. Lied about your weight (Have you met me...Of course I lie about it!)
156. Gone on a diet
157. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget
158. Written a poem
159. Carried your lunch in a lunch box
160. Gotten food poisoning
161. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission
162. Hiked the Grand Canyon
163. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks
164. Gone to the opera
165. Gotten a letter from someone famous
166. Worn knickers
167. Ridden in a limousine
168. Attended the Olympics
169. Can hula or waltz
170. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books
171. Been stuck in an elevator
172. Had a revelatory dream
173.. Thought you might crash in an airplane (Bad turbulence on the way to Dallas)
174. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert
175. Saved someone’s life
176. Eaten raw whale
177. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint
178. Laughed till your side hurt
179. Straddled the equator
180. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing
181. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival
182. Sent a message in a bottle
183. Spent the night in a hotel
184. Been a cashier
185. Seen Old Faithful geyser
186. Joined a union
187. Donated blood or plasma
188. Built a camp fire
189. Kept a blog...uhhh what are you reading this on?
190. Had hives
191. Worn custom made shoes
192. Made a PowerPoint presentation
193. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course
194. Served at a soup kitchen
195. Conquered the Rubik’s cube
196. Know CPR
197. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced (once had my belly button pierced)
198. Built your own PC from parts
199. Written your own role playing game
200. Been arrested

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Duke the dog

It has been getting pretty cold here at night and I feel bad for Duke but not bad enough for him to become a house dog! SO I bought him a new pillow and a new sweater! I secretly knew he would look dashing in his sweater but also knew that if he wore it for more than an hour, I'd be very surprised! Well here are the pics of him and the sweater! He wore it for a while and then took it off just like I knew he would. He is getting so big and he is such a great dog.

Carving pumpkins.....

My Dad and step mom grew these pumpkins in their garden this year and we got them carved the other night! I lit them tonight and took more pics of them to post on here! I love carving pumpkins but I wish there was a quicker way to get the guts out!

Oh my heck!

This is great... You need to watch it all!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Layout

Ok so Mandy did my new layout for Fall and I love it! We were chatting about a new saying for my header and I decided to have a contest to come up with a new saying. I want it to reflect the holidays, as I will be changing my layout again after Thanksgiving! You can email me or leave your suggestions in the comments section and after Halloween, I will put the top 5 in a poll here on the blog and the winning saying will receive a prize! Go put on your thinking caps and come up with something funny for our blog!

Wordless Wednesday 10.23.08

While camping up on Monroe Mountain this past summer, we came across this old funky orange couch and I thought it was a very retro couch! What do you think?

Go here to see more Wordless Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Have ya'll seen the new Volkswagon Routan commercials? The ones with Brooke Shields in them? Well I think they are so friggin funny and I laugh my arse off at them! On their website they have this babymaker application and I tried it! Here are our results! I had to copy from Trisha at momdot!

Me want cookies....

Ok all I want to win these cookies that are up for a live contest at Momdot! You just need to go here and vote for me! I love cookies and you can totally tell by my figure but I want these for my kids in their Halloween packages!

Trisha @ momdot says......

While reaching 100K people is awesome, if not nearly an impossible feat when we started out on this journey, it definitely was not something that we here at MomDot did alone, by any means. I couldn’t possibly start thanking every person individually, because there isn’t even enough time in the day, and I hope I have said thank you to those along the way as they gave up their time, their blog space, their advice, and their creativity.

We have written 825 Posts total on momdot from our preopening till now.

However, I did want to do a few things.

Thank you to those in the beginning that really helped set UP MomDot and get us off the ground. Some of these girls didn’t even know who I was, just some random person on the net, and they still gave up something. No particular order!

1) Whats That Smell

2) I need a Martini

3) Crunchy Green Loving Mom

4) My Quest for Sanity

5) Laura Williams Musings (for our first contest listings)

6) 2 Boys, 1 Princess

7) 5 Minutes for Mom (for front paging our opening)

8 ) Tip Junkie

9) Nothing but Purple

10) Life of a Crazed Mommy

11) Kailani at An Island Life

12) Lee Lou Headers

13) Mamas Losin It

Those that contribute to the amazing content here and without I wouldn’t be able to run a blog at all:

1) Cheaper Than Therapy

2) Prima Crafty Mommy

3) Chic Shopper Chick

4) The Write Gal

5) 3 Garnets 2 Sapphires

6) The Not So Blog, Blog

7) Contest Live

8 ) Life of a Crazed Mommy

9) Chris (my DH, for dancing)

Holding down the Forum

1) The Adventures of the Working Mom

2) All about Kimberly

Momdot Community Bloggers List:

Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Girls
What’s That Smell?
The Adventures of a Working Mom
All About Kimberly
Angelina Mia Bambina
For the Love of Baby!
The Mom Buzz
My Brute Squad
Debateur Debates
Chic Shopper Chick
What Happened to my House?
Waggoner World!
The Not-So-Blog Blog
Life In A House Of Blue
Coming To You From the Land of Ahhhhs…
Momma Cooks Cooking
Leah from Diaries of a Domestic Goddess
Nothing But Purple
Mommas Gone Over the Wall
A Little Bit Nutty
My quest for sanity
The Blog of Finleypotamus and His Little Kierbear
Mom to 3 Angels
Contest Live
Contest Live Blog
Lil’ Booger Bows
Restored 316 designs
Restored Ramblings and Reviews
Robyn’s Online World
Punky Monkey’s
Ohana Mama
Shoutouts to ALL the sponsors, feature boutiques, feature bloggers, and Dottie winners.

My Favorite Mom Dot posts the past few months (that are not from contributors, all of theirs are great, so i would not be able to narrow it down):

Im not Pregnant, Im just Fat

My Black Widow

Do you like your Mother in Law?

Do you Plate your DHs food?

What Trends did you have when you were younger?

I am a bad, bad Parent

The Meaning Behind your Blog Name

My Office Project

Hmm, A warning……..or something (read!)

Will Blogging Have an Impact on our Children?

Who are the Bad Moms Like Me?

Videos (btw, special thankyou to trish and sarah for also sending in FF)

Funkalicious Friday Britney Spears

My Family Sucks

Having a Blanket is Interspecies

Funkalicious Friday Disturbia

Ill be doing this again when we reach 500K. Onwards and upwards!!!!!

(Hmmmm wonder why I am not on this list, oh yeah its beacuse she forgot to have a list of all her cool contest winners. Ha ha!)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Got wood?

Sunday morning started with a trip to 7-11 to pick up a pumpkin spice latte. I am now addicted to them...Then a trip to my Dad's to drop off the girls and head up the mountain to get wood for the winter. The rest of my family had already gotten theirs but we slacked so they came to help us! So Dad, Clint, Grandpa Ted, Uncle Mike, Riley and I were off like a terd of hurtles...Sorry bad joke.

This is my little man helping me mark wood...

This is the only proof that I was there as I was taking all of the pictures!

Here is my Dad the hero! He is so awesome and he and my step mom are such awesome people! They help us out all the time and we appreciate them so much.

This is my Grandpa Ted who helped supervise this whole operation!

Here is Riley again this time with an ax! Look out world!

Here is my Uncle Mike the tree faller downer...Don't know what else to call it...LMAO!

We had a fun time and got a lot of wood and now we have a toasty warm fire which is so nice! Thanks so much to all who helped us!

Amanda's Birthday party

If you are an avid reader of my blog (yeah right) you already know that my friend Amanda turned 27 and here are some pictures of her party I threw her! She is such an awesome person and I wanted her to have a special day all bout her! We went to the corn maze, and then came to our house to hang for a while and then had an ADULTS ONLY dinner. We decided to go to Cassidy's and have some of their yummy prime rib. All in all I hope she had a great birthday as I know I had fun celebrating it with her!

This is Amanda and I at the Corn Maze...

This is Amanda's cake that the kids helped decorate! Isn't it lovely?

Here she is opening her present I got her from Victoria's Secret...You guessed it perfume! GOT YA!

And here is my lovely daughter with one of the bows on her head!

The Bluebell Corn Maze!

Saturday kicked off with a trip to the maze! We love going there and the kids always have a great time doing all the fun activities! This years theme was all about the election, and it looked so cool!

Amazeing times at the Corn Maze!

Check out the kiddos!

The Bastian Gang!

Heber and the goats!

And more goats!

Sliding down the bumpy slide!

Aj & Heber on the train.

My boyfriend W-Y-A-T-T! Isn't he cute!

Dusty and Reagan on the train!

Maci Rae and her darling hair!

What a couple of corny kids...

Dusty the little man.

Wyatt my cute boyfriend.Shhh don't tell Clint.

Reagan haivng some corn in her eye...OUCH!

I thikn he loved the goats more than the kids did!

All in all it was a blast at the Corn Maze!