Saturday, January 30, 2010

pitty party

I'm having a pitty party today. I need to take two more math classes in order to get my associates degree (well and Bachelors too, of course) so I can take the performance part of my interpreter certification test. I want to take my performance test this summer, assuming I'm ready by then, at the moment I'm not quite there. Anyway, I have a really hard time with math, like "don't panic or it will make it worse" hard time ;).

This semester I'm determined to pass math, this is the 4th time taking the class, though 2 I didn't give any real effort after the midterm failure. So I spent 3 hours in the math lab getting help and then many hours on homework and studying. Took the test, couldn't even guess at some of the questions. So...another failure for me :(.

I am going to keep trying, I must pass this class this semester or graduating on time will be iffy. I'm just going to sit here and feel like a loser for a little bit longer before I try, try again.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I have pictures on my new computer, yay!

We love Guitar Hero at our house, Stu was signing so the boys could each play guitar and drums, he just happened to look like he was rocking out, so I snapped a photo....

Being the silly guy that he is, he had to pose for a better rocking out photo...

One of the many reasons I love him, his oddness :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

What in the heck?

L is 13 and since she was about 9 months old, she has always woken up at 6:30 in the morning, complete torture if you ask me. We made adjustments and when I was pregnant with M, she was about 3.5. I would fill a cup with dry cereal and put it on the table, then fill a sippy cup of milk and put it in the fridge, finally before bed I would set the TV to PBS. At 6:3o L would get up, go upstairs turn the TV on and watch cartoons for about an hour before I got up.

Along came the boys, both boys would do the same, wake up at 6:3o, 7:00 at the latest. Didn't matter if it was winter, summer, Saturday, vacation, nothing. Until this winter break, now they sleep until 8:15 or so every morning, heaven! They've been doing that for weeks. That is until yesterday morning, awake at 7 am again, yawn.

Yes, they are old enough to get their own breakfast, but those darn early birds have so much energy when they get up. I wish I could bottle it and then send them back to bed! ;)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


I seem to be on this LittleMan kick lately, I'll post about the other kids as soon as they do something cute. I'm kidding, sheesh! ;)

LittleMan was so proud of himself, he made this snowman after our last big storm, 2ish weeks ago? I'm glad he likes playing in the snow, I hate being cold so I refuse, I know I'm a loser mom.

Anyway, the real reason you come here, pictures....

ha, jokes on me, I got a new laptop and haven't transferred pictures over yet, ahem. We'll say this is a placeholder and I'll add pics at some point :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010


In 13 years of marriage, we have been lucky enough to have hand-me-downs for appliances, that latest is an electric dryer we have had for 3ish years now. It decided that it was time to give up the ghost, but before we gave up on it we took extra special care to make it work well and be pretty.....

Lots 'o duct tape and ended up having to force the whole roll under the knob to get it to stay. Now that is classy :)

new dryer to arrive Wednesday, woohoo!! I had to control myself in the store after purchasing the dryer, I wanted desperately to do my happy dance and I would have had Stu not been with me :)

Saturday, January 09, 2010

LittleMan adventures

LittleMan is awesome, he is such a character and I love him. I decided to share this story because I'm still giggling over it about a week later.

One day LittleMan came to me with a very serious look on his face. "Mom, the teachers and kids in Primary have been calling me a very mean name lately."

Now I'm thinking of his teachers and the Primary Presidency and I know they wouldn't do that, but I'm concerned nonetheless. "Ok, Buddy, what name have they been calling you?"

LM "Red head!"

Me "remember how I told you that people with orange hair and red hair are called red heads? It's not to be mean, it's just a way to talk about your awesome hair."

LM "But my hair is orange, not red."

Me "I know, but that's just the way it goes."

LM "but MOM, it's my hair that is orange, not my head!!"

Me "I know and that's what they mean."

LM "Ok."

And a picture of my poor redhead ;)

* and yeah, I know I still haven't blogged about our gingerbread house fun.