Makes Me Feel Better

December 20, 2007 at 1:26 am (Makes me Smile)

Do you ever look at pictures like this and think, it’s not fair. How do people look this perfect?

Well, do I have the site for you. The San Antonio paper has something called office time wasters. Every week they have something bizarre or fun to waste your time on. One of my favorites is this photo retouching site. Just click on the portfolio section. Double click one of the pictures and scroll back and forth over the picture. It’s pretty crazy the stuff they do

One caveat: don’t click on Halle Barry. I think she really does look that perfect!

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Visions of Sugarplums…

December 14, 2007 at 2:36 am (Fun Stuff)

One of the things I miss about Utah are all the crafty things like the home boutiques over the holidays. My friend Katie is participating in a boutique this week-end. If any of you are near the Draper area tomorrow or Saturday I suggest you head down to the The Sugared Plum Boutique, 14658 rock canyon circle,
Herriman, Utah. December 14th and 15th from 10-7.
Check out the site here.

Katie is super talented at everything she does, and I’m sure this whole event is going to be super high quality. Let me know if any of you go; I’d like to hear how it goes.

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Guess Who’s 2?

December 13, 2007 at 1:08 am (Family)

Well, it’s official, William has entered the terrible twos! It’s also official that as the middle child he has gotten the short end of the birthday stick.

I have had a pan in the pantry that make a ball cake. I was all excited for the baseball. It should have looked like this:


Instead, I followed some advice from Taylor about whipped cream frosting. Note to self: whipped cream frosting doesn’t work on baseball cakes!


I thought that making the picture smaller would lessen the hideousness of this atrocity, but to no avail! Poor second child with a poorly designed birthday celebration!

Oh well. Even though I wasn’t too impressed William seemed to enjoy himself!


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It’s Good to Have Friends

December 10, 2007 at 12:02 am (Fun Stuff)


Last week we had some friends from Salt Lake come to town. There is an engineer to make my engineer happy. There are two boys the exact same age as my two oldest, and best of all for me, there is a mom who is married to an engineer and who has two rambunctious boys! What a great week for me!

We went to the zoo, out to eat, and down to see the lights at the RiverWalk. I’m sure after 4 days with us, they had their fill of us, but we had a great time. We even got to go out shopping one night … without kids! That’s right, two engineers and five boys under the age of five. A good time was had by all!

We miss you guys already.


Remember the Alamo!

I have all kinds of things I ‘ve been wanting to write about, so hopefully I’ll get some stuff done this week!


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Fun Stuff For the Week

December 2, 2007 at 1:22 am (Fun Stuff, Things I love)

This is one of the things that I love about living in this country (truth be told, with the exception of candy and margarine, I pretty much always love living in this country):


I think it’s just something fun for the baby book. All three boys have a card, and they’re all different. So far, all the cards have been from the President Bush, but unless a new baby comes along a lot sooner than planned, the next card will come from someone new. I’m sure they do this in Canada too, but I just love this taxpayer perk!

Another thing I love is Etsy. I have bought some really fun stuff here. My latest purchase is this set of
alphabet cards. Here’s what they look like in the playroom:


They are extremely nerdy, so naturally I thought the engineer would love them. He went through all the letters until he came to K, Kepler’s 3rd Law. Shall I tell you what happened when he saw this card:


He says, “I don’t think that whole equation is Kepler. I think it was Newton. Let me go check my Physics book.” That’s right people he keeps a college Physics text book on the bedside table for random nerdy questions that come to him in the middle of the night! Sure enough, he is right. Kepler started the equation, but Newton developed it. At least I think that’s right, because I stopped listening to him when he said “Kepler!” So, there you go, Kepler has a 3rd Law, but the card is actually more than the 3rd Law. Holy Cow, I’m boring myself! Anyway, I ask the engineer if he wants me to write the creator of the cards, but he doesn’t want to rub it in her face! Who knew that my husband was too geeky for the Nerdy Alphabet Cards. Hopefully this won’t hinder the children’s intellectual growth!

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