Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tag....I guess I'm next

Thanks to Raschel my tag free blog is gone! But I still love ya:)

A-Post the rules at the beginning.
B-Answer the questions about yourself.
C-After posting, tag 5 people by going to their blog and leaving a comment.

1. What were you doing ten years ago?

Well, I was 19 and trying to figure out my life. I lived on my own in Utah. Pretty boring so far.

2. Five things on my to-do list today:

-Take Avery to pre-school and pick her up
-Go to the bank
-Go to the grocery store
-Do some laundry that is slowly consuming our
-Post office
I know you are all jealous of my fabulous day so far!!

3. What snacks do I enjoy?

Cookies from Wegmens,candy,fruit flats,fruit,Swiss chocolate because our chocolate sucks,pita chips with hummus dip, Golden Grams without milk. Hmmmm maybe I should go to the gym tomorrow??????

4. What would you do if you were suddenly a billionaire?

Pay off our zillion dollar loan for Jareds school!!! Go on a awesome vacation with family and friends. Buy a house in Arizona so I can go there when we are done with this adventure and be warm.

5. Three bad habits:
Being late(thanks mom), sleeping in, Staying up too late at night(went to bed at 1:30last night)

6. Five places lived:
Washington DC
Sorry, just three

7. Five jobs had:
-paper girl
-cashier at kings
-Busser at a steak house
-sales girl at copper rivet in the mall (where I met Jared)
-Home health care

8. Five things people don't know about me:

1- I agree with Raschel, tagging is lame, but what are you going to do.

2- I hate cold weather!!!! I hate snow!!!!! Looking back I don't know why I didn't leave Utah sooner??? That is why I need to become a Billionaire so I can get my house in Arizona!!

3- I love to draw. I haven't been able to do this very often since I have two great kids that demand a lot of attention.

4- I want a hairless cat. Yes, I know they do look like an R.O.U.S but I love cats, just not the fur. Plus I love to cuddle with animals and since they need you to help keep them warm they are way cuddly!

5- I hate sea food, except for Halibut! I think it is soooo grose and the smell of it is aweful!!!! Poor Jared loves it, thank goodness the hamburger is universal!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Making Friends

We had our Primary activity, breakfast with your teacher, and since Jared and I are sunbeam teachers we were able to share in the joy of the primary on saturday morning! As we were frantically running around the table cutting pancakes and getting juice for our 7 sunbeams we took a moment to look at all the other teachers sitting with their class enjoying breakfast and laughing, pointing fingers at "the sunbeam teachers!"
Avery has made some great friends since we have been here and loves to play with them. We love it here in Virginia, and do not miss the snow at all!!! We do however miss family. I don't know why, they are all crazy:)Especially my sister in law Mindi!:)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lincoln is 2!!!

Lincoln is 2 and I have no idea where the time has gone!! We had some friends over for cake and stuff and had a great time!! Lincoln is into presents now, he got a new chair just like Avery's and was way excited about that. They are too cute together!

The Problem

So after Lincolns birthday party we go to put the kids to bed and Lo and behold Linc has a little gift of his own for us, yes he learned how to climb out of his crib. As we watched with tears in our eyes and the images of the beloved afternoon naps slowly fade into the background Lincoln completes his feat and then says "I did it!" with all the excitement as someone who has just won the superbowl. We, of course, decided to turn the crib into the dreaded toddler bed. It was all fun and games until about midnight and a hundred "jumps" off the final stair to the living room hall where he then would shout, "Ta-Da!!". Mom and Dad were done, Avery went into her bed and Jared layed with Linc until he fell asleep. As we finally went to bed that night these were the thoughts for some solutions that ran through our minds,
-mattress on top?
-Chicken wire?
-Im sure Steve can get us some shrink wrap?

The Solution

So after a fun night of Lincoln getting out of bed and jumping down the stairs saying, "ta-da" this was the answer to our prayers!!! The crib tent!!! We put the crib back together and set it up. It works like a charm and the afternoon naps are back on! Woo Hoo!!!!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Linc's First Crash!

We were getting ready for bed the other night and Lincoln was running up and down the hall and then decided to do a superman dive right into the door frame! As you can see the door won!! We thought we were going to be making our second visit to the ER since we have lived here, but he was up and running in no time. So much for Valentine pictures this year!

Our First Ice Storm

We had our first real ice storm last week and it was crazy!!! It was so cold and when it started to rain it was mostly ice. Nobody could get into their cars because they were incased in a sheet of ice. At first I thought it was just frost on the trees until I looked closer and could see the ice. Still with as much trouble as it caused (the roads were a mess) you can see how beautiful it was, make sure you click on the pictures to inlarge them so you can get a good look:)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Smith Look-alike Meter

Ok everyone this is the proof that my kids do look like me!!!! I know its only 5% but I will take what I can get at this point:)

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Geneology software - Pedigree

Smith Look-alike Meter

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Geneology software - Family tree search

Friday, February 1, 2008

My Shop!

So most of you know that I opened an online store this past November, it's called Avery's Bows and I make cute bows and clips for girls. So feel free to take a look at how I have been spending my free time. Did I just say FREE time??!! Oh yes, that starts after the kids go to bed and the house is picked up! The joys of being a mother:) My awesome aunt has been carrying them in her shop in Wyoming and another online Boutique has just added us to their inventory so I am excited to see how that goes.

Avery Turned 4!!!

Wow! Where have the last four years gone! Avery had to have a princess party so that is just what she got. We were in Utah so it was a ton of fun to party with family.

A Look Back At 2007