Friday, October 31, 2008

Like Father, Like Son

MEN! Grossness must be genetic! (Kaye did this solely for the photo op...he honestly doesn't sit like that...all the time.) I SO need a girl!

Friday, October 24, 2008

I finally feel like I belong!

I have always been terribly envious of those crafty women who always have cute things they've made (you know who you are!). BUT, I now get to join your ranks...sort of. :)

I feel so much better...I AM crafty after all!

Monday, October 20, 2008


I am at a loss as to what I should do for my next post....but as it is getting later and later with nothing "personal" that is interesting (yes, my life is relatively boring), I thought I would share some interesting questions that I found online. These are just silly but I needed a laugh at the moment so I enjoyed them. Hope you do too!

1. Why does the sun lighten our hair, but darken our skin?
2. Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?
3. Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
4. Why don't you ever see the headline Psychic Wins Lottery?
5. Why is abbreviated such a long word?
6. Why is a boxing ring square?
7. Why is it considered necessary to nail down the lid of a coffin?
8. Why is it that doctors call what they do practice?
9. Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?
10. Why is it that to stop Windows 98, you have to click on Start?
11. Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?
12. Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
13. Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
14. Why is the third hand on the watch called a second hand?
15. Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
16. Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?
17. Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
18. If you throw a cat out of the car window, does it become kitty litter?
19. If you take an Asian person and spin him around several times does he become disoriented?
20. Is it OK to use the AM radio after noon?
21. What do people in China call their good plates?
22. What do you call a male ladybug?
23. What hair color do they put on the driver's license of a bald man?
24. Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
25. Why do they call it a pair of pants, but only 1 bra?
26. Why is it called tourist season if we can't shoot at them?
27. Why do you need a driver's license to buy liquor when you can't drink and drive?
28. Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
29. Why are there Interstates in Hawaii?
30. Why are there flotation devices in the seats of planes instead of parachutes?
31. Why are cigarettes sold at gas stations where smoking is prohibited?
32. Have you ever imagined a world without hypothetical situations?
33. How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work?
34. If the 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why does it have locks on the door?
35. You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of it?
36. If a firefighter fights fire and a crime fighter fights crime, what does a freedom fighter fight?
37. If they squeeze olives to get olive oil, how do they get baby oil?
38. If a cow laughs, does milk come out of her nose?
39. If you are driving at the speed of light and you turn your headlights on, what happens?
40. Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of a drive-up ATM?
41. Why is it that when you transport something by car it is called shipment, but when you transport something by ship it's called cargo?
42. Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
43. Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
44. If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
45. If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Number 4

If you are reading this Stephanie, I'm sure you will laugh at this, but I don't mind being silly. I embrace my silliness. I just took a pregnancy test today and it was positive!! Okay, so I can't be any more than about 4 weeks pregnant, but I've never been able to keep this news to myself. So, from now on, I can stop saying, "No, I'm just fat" when asked if I'm pregnant, which actually happens more than it should. :( No one needs to know that it is still just fat! I'm excited though. Maybe I'll be lucky and get a girl.
If you look hard, you can see the faint's honestly there. It's supposed to be the horizontal (from this angle) line in the +. It really is there...I swear!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Right before we sat down for General Conference, Kaye said that he felt something great coming...something exciting. I was just like, ''Yeah, yeah.'' Of course, the first thing Pres. Monson says is to announce a temple being built in Calgary!!! I can't believe Kaye called that. Obviously, I'm married to a MUCH more spiritual person than I am. Either way, I am SO SUPER excited about the idea of having a temple in Calgary! I can't wait!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I have finally read Twilight. I know....I'm not on the cutting edge of coolness. BUT, regardless, I LOVED IT!!! I totally understand your obsession Nancy. I picked it up while at my sister's house on the weekend and it didn't leave my hand until it was finished. I'm ashamed to admit, but I actually read until I couldn't read anymore, closed my eyes, took a nap, and then made myself wake up to read it again. It was SO good! I have now been converted. I can't wait to see the movie!!!

I also found another, granted less exciting, but nonetheless entertaining read out there. It is for all of us stay-at-home-moms. It is called SAHM I Am by Meredith Efken. It made me laugh out loud on several occasions. If you are looking for a cute, lighthearted book, this is the one for you.

Now, on to the venting part of my post.....
I'm curious to know how many feel the same as I. Two weeks or so ago, I received a letter from Marcus' school advertising that it is doing a fundraiser. That's fine. I'm not super into them but I'll do my part. What really got me was this...

"Our goal is that each student/family sell a minimum of $85 in sales, or if you choose not to sell we ask that you please provide a $50 cheque. In the past we have only done one fundraiser per year, but, if this one is not successful, we will be forced to do another fundraiser later in the year."

To me, that sounds like a money grab. If you aren't going to do the fundraiser, that's still have to give us money. If you want anything for your money, you need to give us $35 more! If you don't give enough, we'll make you do it again so it better be good!

Maybe I'm just being cheap, but I think that this is ridiculous. I've already shelled out $95 school fees, $110 bus fees, $50 at least for school supplies, $2 (obligatory) for the Terry Fox run, and $36 for hot lunches (which I have to admit are worth it. They even provide at Christmas a free turkey dinner for the kids.) It's only October 1st! This does not bode well for the rest of the year.....