Friday, January 30, 2015

Golden nuggets

This is what you get when you get warts frozen off ;) 

Look at this steal I happened upon at the library! 

Darby loved this book. And speaking of books While we were there Darby found a very very inappropriate book in the kids section which led to a long discussion later and a complaint to the library from me. There is a lot of garbage in the world and good to strategize what to do when we come upon it. I wish they would burn it. 

These lulu the witch books are darling wish there was more of them. Only seen two. 

Thinking carnations are my new favorite flower. They are cheap and last forever. Although Jason has been much improved about buying me flowers I bought these ones myself...something I think every woman should do from time to time! 

Ha I switched my Facebook profile the other day and thought this joke was perfect. 

Oh yes this is one from a while ago in primary. It was a group hug but I can't remember why. Fun memory though sure loved primary. Thankfully The Lord has softened my heart to relief society though and really like it. Miracles happen ;) 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Thoughts on my mind

I only have a few minutes…I think that might be a trend.

Okay here it is in no particular order.

1.  The Glass Castle.  Just read it.  Wow.  So glad I finally did had heard about it for years, what an amazing story…has lots of language though. and I liked that is was a fast read and short.

2.  Luke won't where long pants or long shirts or a jacket.  This has driven me crazy for at least two years now.  But today, when he was going on a field trip to the Science Center I finally found some reasoning.  Its a competition between him and his friend Mason.  He lost the pants one already I guess because he wore it once when it was raining but still holding strong with short sleeves.  As a competitor I can totally get behind this reason.  Wish I would have known sooner though because I have seriously thought about many schemes and all together hiding all his summer clothes from him.  Good thing we live in California.  Maybe if he read the Glass Castle he would appreciate his mothers concern for his clothes.

3. Why can't we all just watch as many movies, tv and read as many books as we would like all day?  Why do we have to like eat and clean and wash stuff?  One day, one day I tell ya.

4.  We found a much prayed about lost forever preschool book today.  And I did a happy dance.  We all did the happy dance cause we have been looking for that thing for weeks.

5.  Do you know how many girls shoes we have? So many and yet always hard to find a pair that matches.  cause we can't throw any away because your sister will be needing them soon so we just have like every size imaginable but the one that fits it seems.  No really we have shoes that fit, its just order and cleanness that we lack.

So yesterday we were trying to leave someplace just Paisley and I and she was trying to wear his random sandals I haven't seen in forever.  She was asking me and I was like just wear another pair we have to go!  And then I walked away (have I mentioned that I am an awesome mom?…truthfully I probably went potty cause that seems to be my favorite place sad bladder…anyway….)

and then two minutes later Paisley says I found the other shoe.  and I was incredulous!  And I said how?  And she said I said a prayer and then Jesus said keep digging (meaning digging in the bin of shoes) and she found it.  And so we said thank you in a prayer too but love when kids are so in tune and or course why wouldn't God want to help them find their cute pink shoes?

6.  Have been watching call the midwives when I do the dishes lately.  I think I like any bbc show.  and speaking of shows…

7.  Why didn't anyone tell me that Power Rangers is a pretty decent show??  Really I had no idea.  Or maybe watching Dr. Who has broken down my appetite for good special effects so that Power Rangers just seems up to par? Speaking of Dr. Who I literally cried when Rose and Dr. who were separated.  So sad.  That one and Downton Abbey are me and Jasons go tos on the rare night he can stay up past 9 p.m. (seminary is a butt kicker!!)

okay times up!

Brandon Mull book signing

I follow Brandon Mull on Facebook since we are such big fans of his. I have read all of his books pretty much as well and my mom who read them even before I did. But Luke kicks our butts and rereads them and rereads them and has read the beyonders series at least 8 times but he thinks closer to 10! Definitely start out with fablehaven though! Karen Evans told me about those years ago and we love them too. And Cannon told me about candyshopwars years ago too and that's the first one we read.

I was just thinking in this photo he sorta looks like he is going to start rapping or making beat box noises at the least.

Speaking with James Riley who were are now going to read as well.  His books sound really fun!  Half upon a time series and Story Thieves.

It pays to get their early because we were on the first row. 

Waiting in line to get our books signed. Apparently being the front row didn't translate to a good spot in line. It took me about 90 minutes to get there and then we were there like 90 minutes early but it was so fun and worth it. And never eaten dinner at Barnes and noble before. Tasty!

What am I doing to Darby here? Definitely does not look good! 

And here the kids are with him. Brandon Mull was so nice and lit up when I told me how many times Luke has read his books. He seemed like he would have talked to Luke longer if wasn't such a big line. Luke got to ask him about killing off one of his favorite characters though and he said he cried when he wrote it. Really good books people read them. Hope he comes to our area sometime but worth the drive! And fun to do it with Lindsey and Dallas. Darby finished the first fablehaven the day before so she could go with us! And I couldn't have done it if my friend Emily G hadn't watched the three little girls! So grateful. 

This was our first time at an author signing but we are hooked! Neat to hear the inside scoop on what He was working on besides insight and background to some of our very favorite books.

Monday, January 26, 2015


This morning as baylie was walking out the door for school she told me she hope she leaves and never comes back. 

Well then, have a good day to you too. 

I think that was her third fit of the day actually. 

Last week we finally went to the peditrician. Okay I lied. Ivy did. I pretty much have to take one kid a week for five weeks because they couldn't fit us all at once but I don't even care because it's so awesome to be able to go to a good doctor again. I love kaiser by the way. Like love love. My decision besides lots of recommendations was just that I had a good feeling about it and the first time I went to my new dr I almost cried it was so easy to get my shots. No red tape. 

But back to ivy. Was I chuckled about was her cute self and her stats. 75 percent weight and 25 percent height. My response to the dr was what! 25 % that's amazing usual we hover over 10 to 15! She is a giant!  Granted I can't remember the last time she had a physical or went to the doctor but we sure had lots of blessings the past years not needing to go. 

And Darby how did you know your mom is so forgetful that you need to write her a note? Wait...who is the parent here? 

I mean this picture if this picture isn't amusing than nothing is... Face paint and stickers as clothing! Wowzer live it up Paisley! 

And not to leave Luke out shoot that kid amuses me constantly. Just yesterday I was thinking now I know why god only gave me one boy. It's because I could only handle so many burbs and farts and loogies . Luke is the loogie king I swear I should probably get him tested for something. 

Anyway can't wait to see if baylie actually comes home today we shall see!!