Monday, March 30, 2009

Little Miracles

Last week, Sam borrowed my keys when he took a stroll/run with Connor in the stroller. A couple days later I realized that was the last time I'd seen my keys and looked EVERYWHERE in the house for them to no avail. After freaking out for about an hour I got on my knees( I know I should've had this reaction a lot sooner than I did), and asked for Heavenly Fathers help. You are probably thinking, they are just keys, they can be replaced. Well, it's true but I had a USB Flashdrive on my keys with almost ALL of Connor's baby pictures on it which are not replaceable. Immediately during my prayer, I felt a calm feeling as if, everything would be recovered and no harm would come to the pictures.

Not more than a few hours later, a gentleman knocked on our door with my keys in hand. He said that our Scion was the only one he knew of in the neighborhood so he drove up, clicked the button and when he saw the lights flash, he knew he had the right owner. I was so relieved to have them back that I completely forgot to get his name and address so I could send him a thank you card! I didn't recognize him from our ward either so hopefully I run into him again sometime!

Thank heavens for Little Miracles!

P.S. I have removed the Flashdrive from my keys and put it in a safer place!

Audition 2

First I wanted to say thanks for all the support with my last "Audition" post. Things went really well at call-backs and they asked me to come back for second call-backs on Saturday morning. I was one of nine women who they were considering for the role of Eliza Doolittle. In the end, though, I didn't get the part. BUT....I did get a small role as one of Mr. Higgins servants so I will have a little bit more stage time than just being in the chorus. I'm actually really excited about the part. I think at this stage in my life, to have gotten a major role, like Eliza, would have been a bit more stress than I could endure healthily. The girl who got it, will do a fantastic job, I'm really excited to work with her.

Our first cast meeting is tonight and we have rehearsals starting all this week. Show dates are June 18,19,20, 22,23, 25,26,27. Each show begins at 7pm and will be performed at the Clark N Johnsen Junior High in Tooele. I'll keep you updated with ticket prices and other important info as it comes.

Friday, March 27, 2009


The audition for My Fair Lady last night went really well (I think anyway!) and I just found out that I've been invited to Call-backs tonight! WOOHOO! I'm shooting for the part of Eliza Doolittle but won't be disappointed if I just make it into the chorus. Fingers crossed everyone!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I feel like it's been awhile since I've posted but I don't know exactly what needs to be updated. So I guess we'll start with the basics.

Connor is a full blown two year old and has quite the attitude to go with his age. A normal conversation consists of "Mommy?" "Yes, Connor?" "Mommy?" "Yes, Connor?" "Mommy?" "What, Connor?" "Mommy, Bear. Crying." or "Mommy....A TRUCK!" or "Mommy...I ahnt too-tees(i want cookies)" If I say no to cookies, he says "tate(cake)?" If I say no to cake he says "cereal?" If I say no to cereal he says "snacks(fruit snacks)?" And then the conversation starts back at the beginning again.

We are absolutely loving the fact that he is starting to put two word sentences together though. He will tell us what he wants each of us to do and it can be very comical. In his bedtime routine he gets to choose which one of us will sing him a bedtime song. Instead of just choosing, now he has started to say "Daddy. Bear. Mommy. A-Bye." as in "Daddy, take Bear and leave. Mommy, sing Rock-A-Bye." And to be fair, sometimes Mommy takes Bear and Daddy sings.

He is learning so many words. It's so fun to hear them and learn his little language develop.

Bear is a chunky almost 4 month old and as smiley as can be. He is a very happy baby and I just love smooching his cheeks and double chin. He is really ticklish on his ribs and squirms if I poke him. We are starting to get more and more giggles out of him. Today Connor was bouncing him(rougher than I would) in his bouncer and he just loved it. I think this is a start of a good companionship between the two of them. Connor is such a comedian and he is going to love being in the limelight with Bear.

Sam is doing really great at work and is really enjoying the fact that he has his own desk in his new position at HandiQuilter. He is still working once or twice a week doing chair massage at the Hotel Monaco. We are both working together as Webelos leaders in our new ward and have very busy schedules with that as far as trainings, den meetings, pack meetings and preparing for all the events. He is really good at working with the boys and I think they like his enthusiasm.

As for me, I'm staying busy at home and also, trying to get the boys out of the house as much as possible. In the past few weeks, we've been to the zoo, the Miller Motorsports Park, a primary activity and Discovery Gateway. Tooele is putting on a production of My Fair Lady in June and I've decided that I'm going to audition for it tomorrow night. I'm both nervous and very excited. I haven't been in a musical since high school but I used to love them so we'll see how it goes. I'll keep you updated. I'd love to play Eliza Doolittle but honestly, having been out of the musical scene for a while, I'd be thrilled to be part of the chorus!

I've also, FINALLY, finished a huge cross stitch project that I started in September. I'm waiting to get a Jo-Ann's framing coupon before I go get it framed. But it should be a nice addition to my living room....I know exactly where I'm going to put it!

And call me crazy, I've started another cross stitch project. I'm doing a birth announcement for each of the boys. They have a train on it with little animals driving and riding on it. It'll match their room decor really well once I can get into HandiQuilter to quilt the tops that my step mom pieced together. So many little time!

Well, this is kind of long already so I'll wrap it up. But that's what we are up to these days.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Discovery Gateway!

For those of you in the SLC area and have children. Discovery Gateway is a not so cheap way to have a great time with the chilluns. Connor played with plastic balls, waterfalls, puppets, police cars, plastic food, foam cement blocks, jeeps, magnets and much more in a matter of 4 hours. I'll post pictures of his adventure soon! We are going to the zoo tomorrow so I should have pictures of that big event too!

What I love about my Husband~

I've been given the opportunity to look at my marriage with new eyes. Sometimes it only takes a new perspective to realize what you really have. Here are a few things about Sam that I absolutely love and appreciate.

1. He is really level-headed. It's a huge benefit when I'm such a spaz(sp).

2. He is really gentle. With words, kids, and pretty much anything else.....oh, except with his vehicles....he abuses them!

3. He is open to new ideas.

4. His sky blue eyes are breath taking!

5. He is completely honest with me, even when he knows I don't want to hear it.

6. He is always willing to take Bear from me when my shoulders are burning from overuse.

7. He knows when to laugh and have a good time, but he also knows when to be serious.

8. He knows how to make me feel really good. We were given some good advice before we got married. It said that he should do four things a day to make me feel important and loved. I get at least two or three things every day. What more can a girl ask for?

These are a few of the things. Obviously there are many more but I just wanted to publicly express my gratitude for my wonderful husband, Sam.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Divorce Agreement

My beloved mother sent this to me in an email and couldn't bear to let it just slip through unnoticed.

Dear, American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:

We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right so let's just end it on
friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:

Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a portion. That will be the difficult part,
but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU.
Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell (You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all
three of them).

We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street. You can have
your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens. We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's and rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood .

You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You
can have the peaceniks and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we'll help provide them security.

We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values.You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism and Shirley McClain.
You can also have the U.N.. but we will no longer be paying the bill.

We'll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find.

You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors. We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right. We'll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute Imagine, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing, Kum Ba Ya or We Are the World.

We'll practice trickle down economics and you can give trickle up poverty your best shot. Since it often so offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag.

Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you ANWAR which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.


John J. Wall

Law Student and an American

P.S. Also, please take Barbara
Streisand & Jane Fonda with you.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Three Months Old!

Bear turned three months old this week. He is getting so CHUBBY!!! I love his little cheekers! Also, Check out his beautiful blue eyes! What a little cutie!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Reading Daddy's Jeep Magazines

The boys were in our bedroom with me while I was folding laundry this morning and Connor got out Sam's magazines and started flipping through them like he knew how to read. It was so cute that I just had to grab the camera.

Baby Mohawk