Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dress up much?

Friday, when we were getting ready to go see Tia Troy perform (which by the way-she was awesome! She sings, plays the guitar and writes songs, very talented) I went into my room to change out of my t-shirt I had been wearing all day. Then Bret helped Kade bless the food and in the middle of the prayer Kade thought it was necessary to point out that I had changed my shirt. He said "Cute Mama," pointing at my shirt. I had to ask myself, hmm is this a bad thing that my toddler notices when I wear something other than t-shirts?

Well, we went to a game-here we are! UMT vs. Idaho State. UMT won.

Here we come Fairfield! We are going to my parent's house on Tuesday to spend Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Another one...

Ok sorry, here is another tag

8 T.V. Shows I love to watch
1. Biggest Loser
2. Survivor
3. Baby and Wedding story
4. Makeover shows
5. Rachael Ray's show
6. Iron Chef
7. I
8. Don't
8 Know, although I enjoy watching martha stewarts show every now and then

8 Things that happened yesterday
1. Got too little of sleep
2. Read Leven Thumps
3. Picked up Bret from school and went to Albertsons
4. Went to the playgroup
5. WIC appointment-Maggie is 4 1/2 months old and weighs 16 lbs!!
6. Talked to my mom
7. Nursed-because that's what half the day is when you have a baby. plus a million diapers.
8. Cooked, ate, and cleaned up dinner

8 places I love to eat at:
1. Red Lobster
2. Olive Garden
3. Subway-it hits the spot sometimes
4. That sushi place around here...don't remember the name, but any good sushi place.
5. Home/here
6. My mom's house
7. Mongolian Grill
8. Macaroni Grill

8 Things I am looking forward to
1. THANKSGIVING at my parent's house
2. CHRISTMAS at Bret's parent's house
3. Seeing Twilight
4. Summer...Its just so HARD to keep Kade entertained inside all day!
5. Giving my parent's their christmas present-I think they will like it
6. Dinner
7. The weekend! Yay!
8. Kissing my kids when they wake up-they are so cute

8 things on my wishlist
1. bosch
2. food storage
3. For Bret's PhD to not last 6 years more
4. A nice BIG diaper bag that holds stuff for 2 kids.
5. Cute baby bedding for Maggie's crib (inherited from Kade)
6. A house with a yard (someday)
7. an apple corer like my moms
8. aaand, some moolah

8 people I tag ( i know I've seen this tag floating around so you don't have to do it if you already have)
1. Jinny
2. Melissa
3. Summer
4. Courtney
5. Dawn (or Nathan)
6. Darcy
7. Lacee
8. Lindsey

Friday, November 7, 2008

One Word

This is a tag from Jess, each answer is supposed to be only one word...

1. Where is your cell phone? chair
2. Where is your significant other? school
3. Your hair color? brown
4. Your mother? Fairfield
5. Your father? Great Falls
6. Your favorite thing? family
7. Your dream last night? Jessie (Romney-I don't know why, but you were in my dream!)
8. Your dream/goal? Happiness
9. The room you're in? front
10. Your hobby? lots...
11. Your fear? death
12. Where do you want to be in six years? Home!
13. Where were you last night? survivor
14. What you're not? superwoman
15. One of your wish list items? BOSCH! (long shot)
16. Where you grew up? Fairfield
17. The last thing you did? shower
18. What are you wearing? pj's
19. Your TV? off
20. Your pet? beta
21. Your computer? blogging
22. Your mood? TIRED
23. Missing someone? hubby/fam
24. Your car? minivan :)
25. Something you're not wearing? makeup! haha
26. Favorite store? Target (me too Jess!)
27. Your summer? Maggie
28. Love someone? Bret
29. Favorite color? green?
30. Last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? days (ago)
I tag: Lindsey, Summer, Katie, Jessie-it only makes sense since I dreamed about you!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Crazy Conservative Homemaker

Disclaimer: I'm just feeling like writing some thoughts down. Obama was just elected and it made me a little sorry if I ramble. Don't worry, I'll get over it.

Well, it looks like my fear has come true. Barack Obama is to be the next President. I guess I am still in a bit of shock. I was not a big fan of McCain, but I knew I didn’t want Obama. Actually, quite a few conservatives where not in favor of McCain either. I heard on talk radio that he received votes from only 80% of conservatives. I think that Palin did him and his campaign good, but he himself was too interested in “reaching across the isle.” It ended up costing him. Neither side was very thrilled with him apparently.

Now we have to deal with Obama for hopefully just 4 years, but possibly more. In fact, we have to deal with a liberal dominated congress as well. I’m afraid of the radical bills they will pass. I’ve heard they have been trying to pass a bill that gives a date of return for our troops. I have also heard that if a “date” is set to end the war, then the terrorists with just hold off till we leave then go back to terrorizing (which could perhaps come back to haunt us). I know that many people have different feelings on the war, and I don’t know enough about it to say whether or not it’s really going the way it should and so on, but those things DO make me nervous. Everything about Obama makes me nervous.

What’s going to happen about drilling offshore to help lower gas prices? He may well put a ban on it.

Will he give illegal aliens drivers licenses…I won’t be surprised, he seems to be quite partial to illegals. (Of course, McCain was no better on this issue)

Obama is pro “fairness doctrine,” which is pretty-much a violation of the first amendment.

He is in favor of universal health care. What happened to competition?? What happened to FREE MARKET? When there is no competition, then the quality of service typically goes down (that’s why there are so many under-qualified teachers in the government run education system). A good economy needs competition. Although a few people from countries with universalized healthcare like the so-called “free” healthcare, the means definitely don’t justify the ends. Sure it’s great to help those who are less fortunate than us by helping out when we can, but it should not be the government’s responsibility to force the rich to help the poor. That takes away our agency; we should be able to choose between right and wrong. All I know is that when the government sticks its hands into too many things, it almost always limits our freedom. The way the constitution would have the government run is not the way it is going to be run (or even presently running)! Sometimes I feel like they think we are so stupid, we need to be told how to do everything. We THE PEOPLE need to make more of our own decisions. But the sad part is that the government is gaining too much power. Unfortunately, the majority of Americans are allowing it to happen.

I heard that instead of voting for or against many issues as a senator, he quite often only voted “present”. I went online and looked at his voting record and…it’s true. Weird. Why would someone vote present so many times? Does he not know where he stands? Where you stand on issues is not supposed to be a SECRET when you are an elected official. Maybe he wasn’t sure which people he should be trying to please at the time.

Obama says that 95% of us won’t be taxed. I don’t buy that. Even if he does just tax the people who make over $250,000, who do we think will end up paying for it? These people he is planning on taxing are those who provide jobs. If he taxes our employers, and they don’t want to/can’t carry that tax burden, it will eventually come out of the pockets of the middle class employees. Not just that, he will raise the death tax. Did anyone hear him slip up with Joe the Plumber? He said “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” When government “spreads the wealth around,” I believe it’s called socialism. YES, I believe that we should try to live the law of consecration, but socialism is Satan’s version of it.

Worst of all he is for abortion. Isn’t it weird how people who are for abortion call those who are not “anti-abortion?” We are PROlife. It’s as if they won’t acknowledge that part of it. He once said about his daughters, “I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby.” PUNISHED with a baby!? According to Obama they should not have to deal with the consequences of their choices. Does that make any sense? The Christian Defense Coalition responded to Obama by saying that his comment is “not only a slap in the face to every child born to a young mother, but it diminishes the great joy that children bring to their families regardless of the circumstances in which they were born.”

But Wait! Bret and I are so glad that Proposition 8 Passed! It’s nice to know that there are still people who have morals-even in California-with San Francisco being the supposed gay capital of the world. It is a miracle and the Lord had His hand in that one.

Anyway, I know things are going to be ok. Things aren’t that bad. Don’t take me as an extremist, I just wanted to vent. Thankfully, my life doesn’t revolve around what happens in the government. I AM glad that all this election stuff is over with! It also makes me very thankful that we can look to the humble and INSPIRED leaders of our church as well as the Lord for guidance and example and not politicians.

Monday, November 3, 2008



I think we are just about Halloweened out after this week. On Tuesday we went to a lady's house who is in the Spanish department with Bret. They have this pumpkin carving party every year and this was our second year going. There usually are some foreigners there who have never carved pumpkins before. They seem to really like it. It's fun meeting them as well. The lady's husband was really playful with Kade and Kade loved it! He had so much fun!

On Wednesday a girl in my ward asked me to watch her daughter who is a little younger than Kade. Her regular babysitter couldn't do it, and she was desperate...and let me tell you it was HARD with 3 young kids! Although she is a good little girl and Kade and her played really well together most of the time. My playgroup had a Halloween party that I dressed all of them up and took them to it. (Which was a brave act on my part!) It was a little hectic, but we had a good time and got some good candy from all the festivities that went on there. Kade was dressed up as this little tigger:

We also carved pumpkins on our own this week. Kade actually liked digging his hands in the guts! I was pretty surprised! He is quite the little copy-cat. If I used the spoon; he would use the spoon, if I used my hands, he would use his hands. He does this sort of thing when we eat dinner as well...for the most part unless he decides he doesn't like something.

Then on Thursday we had our ward Trunk or Treat. It was a lot of fun and Kade got a bunch of candy from that! Maggie was SO SO cute in her little flower costume. Bret and I tried to look like we were dressed up too... And Kade also looked really cute in his cookie monster costume that Grandma Linford sent him. He thought it was pretty cool. By the end of the night though, he was ready to have that extra head off of him! He was really good at saying trick or treat...apparently he knew those were the magic words to receive candy!

OH! I keep forgetting to post about Kade and his NEW BIG BOY BED! (Thankyou craigs list once again) We were going to put it up and get him use to it, but he was acting like he liked it so much we decided to try it out. It went really well. The first few nights he woke up once in the night and cried out for about a minute then went back to sleep. The funny thing is that Kade doesn't realize he can get down when he wakes up-or even when he goes to bed! He just lays there until he falls asleep or until we come get him when he wakes up. During the day he is obsessed with getting in and out of it or grabbing all the blankets off of it and dragging them out to the front room and having me spread them on him five million times so that he can go "nigh-nigh" on the ground. Odd boy! I think he is pretty funny though, but spreading the blankets on him does get old!

And I just wanted to post this cute pic I took of him before church yesterday. He looked so cute I had to get one before he took the tie off and un-tucked his shirt.