Thursday, February 28, 2008
On my day off this week I thought I would spend a day with my niece and 2 nephews by taking them to the zoo. (It was free Wednesday!!) I was able to get my sister to let Isac play hooky from school so he could come too. We seriously had so much fun!!!! I haven't had that much fun with them in so long. Emily and Sam were both really good while we were there...they didn't get too excited about anything until we went into the Reptile house. They both really liked it in there. Sam really like the Black footed cat they had and Emily loved the huge turtles. She actually reached her hand through the net and touched it on it's nose!! I am so glad that I had Isac there to help me keep an eye on both of them, I dont know how I would have survived without him. After our long afternoon at the zoo, we had to go back up to my house before I took them home and, of course, they didnt want to leave once we were there. So we stayed for a little while and enjoyed tearing apart my bed making pillow forts, watching Curious George, and eating some bacon. I still couldnt get them to want to go home so i bribed them into getting in the car with hamburgers from McDonalds and a trip to the park. By this time, we were all pooped after such a long, active day. I really enjoyed spending so much time with them and getting to see more of their cute personalities. It is funny b/c rather than wishing that I had kids of my own by the end of the day I was convinced that I want to wait a long time and just enjoy being the superstar aunt a little longer. I love them all so much and I dont know how my own kids will be as cute as them. Sam definately won the cute award for the day. We were at the park eating and I said, "Oh man, it's cold out here" and Sam says, "Don't worry, Dawn-Dawn, I keep you warm" and he wrapped his little arms around me. Just thinking about it gets me all choked up....thanks Amy and Jenni for letting them spend the day with me, you guys are so lucky to have them.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Flu season growing stronger
February 23rd, 2008 @ 9:50pm
(KSL News) Health officials say the flu season is getting worse across the country. The latest report now shows widespread outbreaks in every state except Florida. And the percentage of deaths from respiratory illness has been climbing sharply.
Dr. Nancy Cox, with the Centers of Disease Control, says the agency isn't sure when the virus will slow down. "But we really don't know when the season will peak and when it will be over with," she said.
One of problems fueling this year's flu strain is that it's immune to this year's flu shot. Officials are already working to fix next year's shots to prevent a similar outbreak.
It sounds like all of us are doomed...Good luck! :)
Thursday, February 21, 2008
And yes, I do realize that I am doomed to get the flu now after saying I have never had it...
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Amy was the lucky one of the day, her husband went all out and got her a well deserved full day of pampering. I am so glad that we had the chance to spend the night together and I really hope that Ryan and Pete are willing to be "mom" again sometime soon so we can have another chance to touch base with our true selves and feel like home again.
"A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. "
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
A- Attached or single: Attached
B- Best Friend(s): Troy, my sisters, Brooke, Bekah & Mary
C-Cake or Pie: Carrot Cake (Hey, I would get 2 points for that one if we were playing Scattergories!)
D- Day of Choice: Sunday
E- Essential Item: I have to agree with my sister, I have to take a shower everyday! If I dont, it just isn't pretty, I am not one of those natural beauties like the rest of you. I have terrible skin and oily hair
F- Favorite Color: Blue
G- Gummi Bears or Worms: Mmm...I'm not crazy about either, but I guess worms
H- Hometown: Chickasha, Oklahoma
I- Indulgence(s): Fast food and buffets
J- January or July: Normally I would say July, but since I have become a skiier this year, I would have to say January. That will probably change once July gets here though. :)
K-Kids: do our dogs count? Missy, Ruger, & Sariah
L-Life is incomplete without: Love and Family
M- Marriage Date: December 1, 2006
N- Number of Siblings: 3
O- Oranges or Apples: Oranges, I always feel car sick when I eat Apples thanks to my Dad
P- Phobias or Fears: Too many to list, but recently I have really been afraid of losing someone I love and natural disasters
Q- Quote(s): I am a total quote person, I collect them like crazy, my favorite that I heard recently is "My past is redeemed, my presence makes sense, my future is secure." -Henry B. Eyring Some of my other favorites that come to mind, "Pain is inevitable, misery is optional." and "When we let go of fear, only then can we move gracefully from what was, into the miracle of what can be."
R- Reason To Smile: I am going skiing tonight and just because my life is so good
S- Season: Spring or Fall
T- Tag Six: I love reading these so anyone who wants to participate, please do! :)
U- Unknown Fact About Me: I used to ride a motorcycle, no not a scooter, a real motorcycle. We recently sold it because motorcycles and babies don't really go together, right?
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: Weren't animals put here for us to eat? I could live on only red meat. That's probably why I have an inner tube around my stomach.
W- Worst Habit: Surfing the internet too much while I am working and watching too much stupid TV
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: X-Rays, I have had 2 ultrasounds in my life and both of them delivered bad news
Y- Your Favorite Food: cheeseburgers, hot dogs, mashed potatoes, french fries, my mom's chicken noodle soup, breadsticks...holy cow, it's no wonder I'm gaining weight instead of losing it!
Z: Zodiac: Virgo
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
I am getting some big muscles from shoveling the driveway so much!! :)
Can't you just see the pure joy on Ruger's face in this picture. It is so funny to me...Oh and I also have to give a shout out to the New York Giants! Yay for the underdog! I love to see teams like the Patriots lose!