Monday, February 26, 2007

the weekend.

fabulous, as usual.
really, nothing exciting, yet.
someday, maybe.
but not today.
another pic of sweet Lydia.
she came to my house to hang out for a bit on Saturday, so of course, had to take a few pictures.

this is a shot from the aviation museum field trip on Tuesday. Ben coming out from the one plane you could go in. only 5 people at a time, and only one person on the steps at a time. scary stuff. the group of kids I was with couldn't get enough of this plane. funny kids. that place was something though. all run by vollunteers, and they do all the restoring and stuff. tons of work. cool stuff.
and the cake I made for Sunday dinner at mom's for my sweet sister Andrea's
birthday. I think I need to work on getting the icing smoother, but boy, did it taste good. chocolate cake, with chocolate pudding between the layers, and some yummy cream cheese icing. so delish.
in fact, I have been eating some of the left over icing on graham crackers, so good.
so, this morning I had to go to downtown edmonton, to the dentists to pick up my night guard they made for me, and when we got there, it wasn't there yet, so we had to hang around for about 1/2 hour or so, till it showed up. no biggy, the girls played good.
so funny , when I went in and was in the dentist chair, Maggie just layed on my lap and didn't move. too cute.
so anyways, as an apology for me having to wait so long, they gave me 2 free movie passes. nice.
we don't go to alot of movies, but now we will have to wait for one we want to see!- that is usually the case- none out there that are worth the $$ and the $$ for a babysitter. know what i mean?
So, Cory bought a Harmonica just over a week ago. you should hear him now. pretty cool, no? no. but he thinks it is fun.
so on Saturday he went to winners to get some new shirts for work, and comes home with no shirts, but a guitar. hmmm. I think he had better stop shopping.
or we will have to build a music room.
funny man.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

nothing much..

not to much going on here.
nothing exciting, anyways.
another pic of the babe.
I hope to go visit this next week and take some more pictures. too fun.
Ben has a little junior high open house tonight. wow. junior high. crazy stuff.
he can't be that old.
I'm not old enough to have a kid that old.
crazy, indeed.
went on an all day field trip with the grade sixers to the aviation museum on tuesday. that was an experience. so funny how at that stage in life some are so mature looking, and some look like they could be in grade 3. it was a trip. and I learned all about airplanes to boot. how they turn and slow down and great stuff like that. love those school buses. love them.
cooking some cheesy scalloped potatoes, as I write this. soooo yummy. too bad I started them so late, and they are supposed to cook for 2 hours. late supper tonight. but it will so be worth it. mmmm.
my house is a mess. a real disaster.
and I have zero desire to do anything about it.
I did actually have a burst of cleaning power hit me, and I cleaned up the dining room, and even mopped the floor. then I was done. so done.
I guess that is all. hope to get some excitement in my life soon, so I will have lots to share, but I won't make any promises.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

here she is..

introducing miss lydia laine thorne.
my newest little neice.
she was born late last night.
she is very sweet.

my kids all adored her.
okay, that wasn't the best picture, I think I had a better one, but hey, it has them all in there.

and the yawn.
babies yawning. love it.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

happy valentines day!


and lunch!
and a sassy little sideways girl.

I would show a picture of the heart shaped black forest cake we have every year on valentines day, but the cake didn't come out of the pan like it should, and when I loaded the whipped cream, and cherries on top, it split right down the middle, so now it is kind of a mess, but I know it will taste good!

Monday, February 12, 2007


I love sugar cookies.
I love any excuse to make sugar cookies. Valentines day, you bet!
Easter! sure.
Canada day? I have a cookie cutter for that one too!
and of course, Christmas.
so today, I cut and baked.
tonight, we will decorate.
maybe deliver some to some friends.
that would be a fun thing.
Cory's brother Brian, and his cute wife Jessica came over yesterday for supper. we haven't seen them in a long time.
they don't live too far away, but life gets crazy.
so anyways, they came, and we played. and it was fun,
and Sadie says your cupcakes are the best ever, Jessica!
I think her and Maggie finished them off at lunch time.
apparently the family members who I thought were coming for the weekend aren't. sad. it would have been fun.
once again. life. crazy life. gets in the way sometimes.
I went to the dentist this morning, apparently he just wanted a closer look at what needs to be done. just went for a cleaning -what, a week ago? so now I have to go in again next week for some work to be done. can't get enough of the dentist. we just switched from on in our town, to one in down town Edmonton. a bit of a drive, but so far, so good.
and that is my exciting life. for today.

Friday, February 09, 2007

not much..


just switched to the google thingy with blogger.

I really don't like technology that is confusing-

which it all is to me.

sad, but true.

well, I survived my two days of babysitting.

did get that table cleared.

I guess at her house they must clear it right after the meal,

and not let the food and dishes sit out all day.

ha ha.

two days of no school for the kids.


I like school.

it is a good thing.

we have a long weekend next weekend too,

but some family members are coming to play.

yay, can't wait.

I think I will go sit in front of the tv for a while, and try to scrap a few pages.

have a day of seminary conference tomorrow. should be fun.

at least they always have good food!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


here is where I am at right now-
and it's not such a good place.

one boy pulls out a bag of the white oreos out of the food storage closet,
asks if he can take some in his lunch,
pulls the package out- which by the way, shouldn't be open yet.
13 are gone!
yes, I counted.
I asked,
and nobody did it.
does that happen in anyone elses house?
'cause it happens here, alot.
freak. the white kind. I love those.

then, one boy decides he needs to be home sick.

then the babysittee comes to me, when I am working so hard to clean up Sadies bedroom, that is in a constant state of post hurricane disaster mess, and doing a great job, making some progress, I might add, anyways,
sweet little thing comes to me and says- you might want to clear the table.

um, what?
yah, so my mature adult self says to her-
I might not want to .

yah, so that is where I am at today.
I think I need chocolate.
and lots of it.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

important meeting

not really.
I have a little girl here that I am babysitting,
and her mom called,
I missed her call because I was, ahem, down on the computer,
and didn't hear the phone.
but I called her back,
and she was in a meeting.
that got me thinking.
a meeting
with adults
talking about important things.
not things like polly pockets,
and fighting with your brothers.
it's a whole different world than from where I am at right now.
and I guess that is okay.
I miss it, a bit.
not that I really had that.
summer jobs as a student.
and working at a crazy furniture place- they made stuff for motorhomes, and I got to use a spray gun and sprayed glue on foam, and fabric to the foam. good times! I would come home and get in moods where I would laugh histerically. we blamed it on the glue.
and that is the extent of my working life,
so I guess I really don't know what I am missing,
I just imagine, and in my mind it is probably way better than reality.
really, being home is great.
tv- even if it is kid shows all morning.
soaps all afternoon.
kidding. I am more into the cooking shows. ha ha.
naps if I want.
cleaning here and there.
that is the life!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

true to my word..

I pulled out a project that has been tucked away for a long time.
my redwork snowman quilt.
man, I must have stitched them up a good 4 (?) or more years ago. then a few years ago had the great idea to make a quilt, started it, but didn't get far. well, this weekend this is what I did!

it is all sewed up. I need to piece a bit for the back, then I will pin it up and quilt it! then another project will be done! yay.
one of many.
but it is a step, right.

the patterns are from the Buttermilk Basin. don't go if you like stitching.
you will be hooked.
so very cute. love a lot of them. some of them are a bit too rustic- is that the word I am wanting? for me, but I like alot of them.
but that will be another project for another day.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

thursday stuff

another photo shoot with a cute girl and a tutu. fun stuff. she is so willing to pose for me, that I need to take full advantage!

she is a sweet little thing.

well today we all went for a trip to downtown
edmonton and went to a new dentist. well, Cory has been going to him for a while now, and i actually went to him about 10 years ago, back when we had no coverage, and no money, and a really bad tooth, and he fixed it. so sweet. so anyways, we all went to him, and surprise, I get to go back next week. man. I had like 1 cavity my whole life, until I got married, and stopped going to the dentist for a while, and started having children. now I think at least half my teeth have fillings. sheesh.

okay, had a couple requests for the granola recipe- I sadly cannot tell you where I got it- off someones blog, while clicking from blog to blog, and could probably never find it again, but glad I wrote it down- so here it is!

bring these to a boil-
2/3 c honey
1/4 c oil
1 tbsp cinnamon

mix in large bowl-
1/2 c coconut
4 c rolled oats
1 c unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 c wheat germ
1/2 c oat bran
1/4 c sesame seeds
1 c chopped nuts
mix together with the boiled mixture. flatten into large pan, bake 325 for 10 min, stir it up, flatten it out, and bake another 10.
then I add raisins, till it looks like enough. not a huge raisin fan, just like a touch of sweetness. keep it in a sealed container- I just use an icecream bucket!
I use sliced almonds, and I didn't use the sesame seeds. and I just used quick oats, and they are fine. I got most of the stuff in the bulk section at the grocery store, but not the wheat germ. had to look hard for that and found it in the cereal aisle. make it, and enjoy! we do!- not my kids, they won't touch it- picky things that they are!

so my computer won't go to hotmail. why?
I don't know.
it is driving me crazy
I mean, I really want that junk I get-
hardly ever good stuff, but you never know, right?
so, if you are trying to email me- maybe! I cannot get in!!!
I will keep trying though.
crazy, I tell you.

and I didn't exercise this morning- my usual turbo jam
and I need to get myself geared up, and do it now,
but that is usually my thing I do right after the kids go to school,
and now it just doesn't feel right.
excuses, excuses.