Thursday, February 28, 2008
So, if you are interested in seeing our family from a different angle~Travis/MySpace style, here is the address. http://www.myspace.com/cougswsu
Oh, and for those who I've talked to that were asking if the boys are liking "Stuart Little", they are loving it. They are not happy when I close the book for discussion. They want to keep on reading. I love that!!!! Maybe some day we will watch the movie, but I'm not a huge fan of Geena Davis, so, I don't know. I like letting them come up with their own "movie" in their minds.
Oh, and also for those of you asking about the Supervisor position at Kohl's~not gonna happen. My boss is leaving and they wanted me to take her place, but Corporate won't let me because Travis is also a supervisor. Two people can't have security passcodes that live together. Oh well. It's okay, because that way I'm not committed for a really long time~so if I need to quit, or just want to cause they finally find an executive spot for Travis, I can with minimal loss.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it! (o:
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
10 years ago....Travis and I were living with his parents. His sister had passed away not even a year before. I was working at KinderCare and wondering if I would ever have any kids of my own. (it only took 3 more years)
5 Places I've Lived...Aberdeen ID, Fort Lee VA, Hanscom AFB MA, St. Peters MO, Rexburg ID, and currently, Kent WA. (I know, that's more than 5~and I even left out a couple)
5 Things on my List to do Today...1. Start reading Stuart Little to the boys 2. Do 3 pages in boys math workbooks 3.Clean the living room 4. Do laundry 5. Go to work
5 Jobs I've had...1. "worked" at the Experiment station, only I think we enjoyed ourselves too much~at least the first half of the summer. Once I started working in the wheat part, we worked hard~but I sure had fun learning all songs from Les Mis the first half. (Thanks Shauna~I still think of you when I hear Eponine sing) (o: 2. Worked 2 summers at Wendy's 3. Teacher/Supervisor at KinderCare 4. Receptionist for California Closets 5. Adset Team at Kohl's
10Years from now... I will not be working at Kohl's. (o: Travis will be a District Manager for them though. (and 46!) I will be totally stressing out trying to get Joseph graduated from high school and trying to learn all the high school math before I teach it to Spencer. (can we say tutor for the teacher) Connor will be terrorizing everyone still. I forsee three strapping Young Men wrestling, belching, and farting. I see myself in the center of it all loving every minute. (o:
That's all. So, I know Shauna and Stephanie have blogs and read mine. What ya say girls? Tag, you're it? (o:
Sunday, February 24, 2008
"Oh look at this cool bbq meat baster!"
"I just can't do without this giant plastic bowl."
"Do we need any new tools for our tool box?"
"I'm sure these picture frames could frame something~especially if I ever decide to develop the thousands of pictures I have saved on the computer."
The boys got some pretty cool stuff, and in the end we spent $30. Now, that may not seem like a lot to some people, but for us, it is quite a bit. But they got some really cool stuff. Joseph got stuff for his car wash. Stuff like soap, sponges, toothbrushes. You know, cool stuff that you can clean every hotwheel in America with. Spencer got Lightening McQueen stickers, a giant calculator, some new sunglasses, and garage sale price stickers. (they have numbers on them~that's all that matters) Connor just got a truck and some bubbles. He didn't really care for any of the other stuff. We also got some crackers, hot chocolate, a couple of cool mugs for the hot chocolate to go in, some tape, a bucket of foam animal stickers, gel pens, clicky pencils, and I even got a hard cover book for Travis about President Bush! (o: Life is good. Even as I type this, I can't believe that I bought all that stuff, but it's for the greater good. The boys have been in heaven since yesterday. The entire place smells like handsoap and everything is labled nicely for a yard sale. He even put a sticker on me. I'm worth $10!
So, for all of you out there who are in need of a lot of cool stuff that you didn't know you were in need of, head on down to your local dollar store. It's all fun and games until you have to swipe the card. (o:
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Travis has really wanted to snap a picture of our family with the city behind us for a while. Yesterday we went for a nice little Sunday evening drive. I carry the camera with me in my purse, so he hurried and snapped this photo while the sun was still out. It was almost sunset. He was so cute. Once he decided to do it, we couldn't get to the photo spot quick enough. Of course the draw bridge had to go up and there was an accident on one of the side roads, but we made it and it turned out very nice. I especially liked how the sun reflected off of his Seahawk shirt. Kinda cool. (the Hawks are kind of heavenly) (o; For all of you out there who think it is nothing but rain here~there you go. Beautiful!!!In other topics, here is a picture of Nate and his family. Don't get many of those, so I have to brag when I do. Aren't they all so cute! Also, I will not be posting about my other brother and about the far away place that he is because it's just not safe. (hence the deletion of all pictures of him in that place) We still love him lots and support him entirely!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Because of illness, I don't really have tons to report. Travis and I have been totally into "The Office" lately. I bought him a Dunder Mifflin t-shirt at Kohl's. We thought it was awesome. Most people don't get it, but I suppose enough people watch The Office that they made shirts and sell them. Then again, I was working last night and a t-shirt in Young Men's caught my eye. It said, "Don't Swallow Your Gum!" and it had a stick man walking with a pink bubble coming out of his butt. Made me laugh. (o:
Okay, gonna go now. I have a ton to do and so I better get moving. If we do anything spectacularly wonderful, I'll be sure to let you know. Otherwise we are going to clean out under the bunkbed. Yikes!
Friday, February 8, 2008
As for the rest of us~we are doing okay. This cold was a nasty one, but we are all finally looking to shake it for good. (especially now that we have Connor getting treated) So, thanks to everyone for asking and showing concern.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Here's a little side story to all of this. This weekend was when Travis, Spencer, and I were down for the count. We couldn't even go to church on Sunday. Connor and Joseph, however, were feeling pretty good. So, we told Joseph to please help keep Connor occupied and out of trouble while we laid there like dead fish. He took Connor into the playroom and played with him all day. They watched some of Connors favorite dvd's and just had a good old time. I was very proud of Joseph, but afraid that it wouldn't last, so in the afternoon I told him that if he kept doing such an excellent job taking care of his brother, I would pay him a whole dollar!!! **wink**He thought that was fantastic...until...Daddy offered a whole dollar from his wallet as well!! Joseph couldn't believe his luck! So, he watched his little brother the entire day and when Connor went to bed, we paid our little slave, I mean son, $2!!! He thought he was the richest kid in town. He's got it all tucked away waiting for the day mommy says that she's healthy enough to go to Wal-Mart!
So, anyway, once the fevers all broke, I took every piece of bedding I could get my hands on and threw them in the washer machine (this took a whole day), and every dish got tossed in the dishwasher. (hello gigantic hot water bill) I used an entire can of Lysol, and aired the place out. Now it's just a wait and see. Did we build a good enough immunity? Did I kill enough of the germ? Or am I going to have to call Iran and ask to borrow some of their plutonium? We'll just have to wait and see.
Another quick, and, I think kind of humorous, side story. Yesterday I went to my eye doc to get new contacts. I had a slight fever when I got up, but refused to miss this appointment, so I took some tylenol and headed over there. While in the waiting room, my fever broke. I was sweating like there was no tomorrow. I think the doctor thought I was nervous or something. He kept asking me if I was okay. When I stood up, my backside was soaked in sweat. Good thing it was raining (SHOCK~rain in Seattle!). I just hoped people who saw me thought it was the rain. Okay~that story wasn't as funny as I remember it. Guess you had to be there. (o: