Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Kodak EasyShare C633...
Rest in Peace...
We had a family picnic in our front room for Jeff's night for Dinner.
And our great friend Bruce (One of Dallin's best friends) took out our apple tree stump with his backhoe the other day. The hat Dallin is wearing is a "CAT" hat that Bruce bought him for his birthday. Now they match. :)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
We had a great weekend! My friends from high school- ok- more like elementary, came up on Saturday. It was so great to see Morgan and Mallory (I really love those girls), and meet Morgan's man Bryce. While the men were playing downstairs, us three were sitting upstairs- just talking about normal stuff... life in general, and Mal made the comment that the time had finally arrived that we had always talked about. The time where we sit around and talk about boring grown up stuff. Haha... Sadly- I understood what she was saying... but to me it wasn't boring! :) I love love love talking to other mommies about "the kiddlets", but to have a conversation with these two about things other than kids was sort of invigorating! Sorry it was kind of "boring" guys... but I loved it!
We also went on a little hike up to the "V" (a big rock with a "V" painted on it for "Valley High"). It was super windy at the top- but fun. Here's some pics...
(We made it to the top)
(Hikin' up- LtoR- Dallin, Mal, Morgan, Bryce, and Jeff)
We Ate. We played on the playground. We played some kickball. It was a really fun evening. We were sad when the day had to end.
(Me and my cute sis)
(So I know this picture is sort of creepy, but I wanted to put it on anyway)
(My bro-in-law, Garrett; his little sister, and my hubby)
(My cousin Brooke with Dallin, and Darrell and my Mom)
(Dallin was up to bat! er... kick!)
This is also a pic I took of Jeff on Saturday morning being a
"manly" pyro. :)
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I just got involved with a book exchange. It's a lot of fun... It works out to where you send out one book, and end up getting around 36 back for your child in return. It's great- and it fun for the kids to get mail of their own and open their own "surprise". I want any of you who want to, to be involved- but I just don't have any physical addresses. If you're comfortable leaving them on here- you can... Or just email me your physical addresses and I'll get you the paper right away!
It will be a lot of fun- for us and our kiddos!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
A- Attached or Single?- Very much attached to my honey- Jeff!
B- Best Friend? - Jeff is my very best friend. I love being able to talk to him! We talk about everything. And I have a lot of other kinds of best friends. My Sister Kellie! Married with kids- Marci, Chantelle, Autumn. From High School- Morgan, Mallory, Becky, Scott.
C- Cake or Pie?- For the most part, Cake. I love yellow cake with chocolate frosting like my great-grandma makes.
D-Day of choice?- I like Saturday a lot- just because we're usually doing something fun, or in St. George or Cedar. But I also really like Fridays because Jeff's home by 1:30, and Mondays because there's always a lot going on.
E- Essential item?- Wet wipes, Lipstick, and Camera (Which Dallin found by the way!)
F- Favorite color?- Pink, Purple, Sage green, and Cerulean Blue from the Crayon Box.
G- Gummy bears or worms? Gummy worms- the sour neon kind!
H-Hometown?- Santa Clara, Ut. I was born in California, but definately consider Santa Clara my home!
I- Indulgence(s)?- Rolos, going out somewhere to eat, sleeping in (luckily Dallin sleeps until 9 or 10!), and shopping for clothes!!
J- January or July? - July! The 4th is my favorite holiday, and I love walking in bare feet in the grass, eating Popsicles, playing in the water, and flip flops.
K-Kids?- 1 cutie so far- Dallin Joseph Corry- who's 2.
L- Life is incomplete without?- Jeff, Dallin, the Gospel, Friends, and Laughter.
M- Marriage date?- June 24th, 2005
N- Number of siblings?-2 siblings; Kellie (And Garrett) Thayer, 18- and Scott, 16.
O- Oranges or apples?- Oranges. I love the smell and the juice!! Mmm...
P- Phobias or fears?- looking at mirrors in the dark (Thanks to a horror story from a girl in second grade... You think I'd be over it by now... but no...), sleeping on somebody else's pillow, and losing a loved one.
Q- Quotes?- "I have two choices. I can choose to be happy or I can choose to be sad. I choose to be happy." -Marjorie Pay Hinckley, and many others from Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. :)
R- Reasons to smile?- Dallin, Jeff, and Spring... :)
S-Season? - I love late summer, early Fall- Still warm, BBQ'S, Still can go to the Lake, Football, Musicals, Beautiful leaves, just wonderful.
T-Tag 5 people?- Lindsey, Tiffany, Ashlee, Angie, and Brittney Atkinson
V- Very Favorite store?- Target! and I love thrift stores! I know- I'm weird...
W- Worst Habit?- I bite my nails, and I'm addicted to the internet! :)
X- X-ray or ultrasound?- I love ultrasounds! Except wiping off all the goo afterwards. But they are cool to have- especially when there's a little one in there.
Y-Your favorite food?- Bread sticks dipped in Alfredo at Pasta Factory, Pizza, and Jimmy Johns-#4, no tomato, extra mayo, and 1/2 mustard packet...
Z- Zodiac?- Taurus
Thursday, April 10, 2008
We are so blessed. Truly, truly blessed. I watched so many kids and mothers who are suffering in so many ways, and I'm so grateful to live in a town where my kids can play outside, where everyone is there to help you out. We have plenty of food, clean water, a beautiful home, school, grass, and most importantly- the Gospel.
I hope that those of you who watched felt as great inside as we did. And hopefully you were able to give just a dollar or two...
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Well- On Friday night, Jeff and I totally jumped back to our high school days! (Well- technically- when Jeff was a senior in high school- I was only 10... but hey... only a minor technicality...) We were able to be chaperone's for Valley High School's Jr. Prom. They asked us to get all dressed up. It was fun! Ok- When I was back in high school, we had a dance about every month... So each dance was awesome- but nothing like this!
There is only one formal a year here, and they go ALL out!! They spent two weeks preparing and decorating the gym, and they leave the decorations up for another week for a casual dance and a fashion show. Inside was Amazing! The entire gym is completely transformed. This year was "Snowflake Fantasy", So there were real ice sculptures, a circling centerpiece above head with huge snowflakes, Penguins bigger than Jeff... and an eight foot coca-cola bear (that was sort of random- but cool). It's hard to get the full effect without really being there. There was also a "invite only" "tea room" where there were refreshments for Jr.'s, Sr.'s, Faculty and parents. I also loved that it was a small "old" school, so the Jr.'s danced the official "Promenade", for everyone and the parents. Did anybody else do this at their school? The Jr. Class has about 20 kids, and they have been practicing for over a month on this. They did awesome. It was beautifully choreographed. They only bad part was that we had Dallin... And it was WAY past his bedtime... So we ended up going home early just because we REALLY needed to get him home. We just procrastinated too long for a babysitter. I wish I would have had my camera for all of this... Fortunately, our neighbor took a few pictures for us on hers on our way out. Anyway- we had a great time.
Friday, April 4, 2008
I was just tagged for a "Friday Fill In" from Jess. Here's my answers in bold:
1. Some relationships are meant to teach you something about yourself.
2. Jon Schmidt with Peter Breinholt is the last concert I saw; it was outside at Tuacahn (Jeff and I were engaged), and really fun.
3. Spring should be blossoming at a faster rate!
4. Oh no! I forgot to change the clothes to the dryer- thanks for the reminder. :)
5. I've recently started to get baby hungry... :)
6. Jeff's laugh, Dallin's dance moves, and Gilmore Girls never fails to make me smile.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to a high school dance again- Jr. Prom! Jeff and I are chaperone's and they asked us to dress up too, tomorrow my plans include winning the grand prize at Ladies night at Deseret Book!, and Sunday, I want to have a really yummy dinner that I don't have to make!
So- Now I tag Lacey, Brielle, Teresa and Nicole.
1. Pick up the nearest book (at least 123 pages)
2. Turn to page 123
3. Find the 5th sentence
4. Post the 5th sentence on your blog
5. Tag 5 people
So- The closest book to me at the moment was "The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands", by Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Haha... I've never actually read the entire book in order, but I've read a lot of excerpts one at a time. It's actually pretty good... Anyway. The 5th sentence was:
Haha- I'll give you a little background from the previous paragraph:
:) Anyway- Dr. Laura is an interesting lady- I've never really listened to her show, but my grandma got me the book, and it turned out better than I thought. I tag: Jess Feth, Jessica, Steve, April, and Laura... Just because I wonder what kind of books they have lying around.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Two years ago, I called my mom on April Fools, and told I was going into labor. Of course it was a joke... After that, I went to Lady's Night at Deseret Book and stood the whole two hours. By the end of the night I was SOO swollen and puffy, and my ankles were the same size as my knees. I went back to my mother in law's house (we were there for conference), and made a Shrimp dinner. Finally, Jeff and I got to bed at 1:00, and I woke up an hour later with contractions. Unfortunately, I didn't really know what was happening. I still had a month to go with the pregnancy, and I thought this is what they called "Braxton Hicks". But no... It was time... We drove down to St. George at 8:00 and was told I had Toxemia, so they were going to keep me. Right after that, my water broke, so I definately knew I was stuck there. I had to call my mom and tell her that I definitely wasn't "April Fool-sing" this time. Our little Dallin came 14 hours later (Sheesh!) at 11:07 at night. He came in at 5 lbs even- He was so tiny! But beautiful. And Perfectly healthy (besides Jaundice a few days later). Like I said- It definitely doesn't feel like two years have passed!