Monday, August 25, 2008

6 Quirky Things

Tagged by Candee
So Candee tagged me and this looks like fun. Ya, I know, it was like a month ago, but still.

The Rules:• Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.• Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking them.• Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged. Thats it!

1. I NEVER return phone calls. I don't know why but I hate to talk on the phone. Most of the time when I am on the phone I am going from room to room trying to hide from my kids who haven't talked to me all day but suddenly all 4 of them have something SOOOOO important to tell me that they just can't wait. It is just a pain in the neck so hopefully all of you readers will understand that it's not just you!!

2. I still love cheerleading, (maybe it's just wishing I had that body again) but I do want to be a cheer coach someday. I think it would be so fun! I guess I never grew up! So maybe someday you will all have to call me Coach Coley:)

3. I am just like Dori on Finding Nemo, I forget things almost instantly (could be another reason I don't return phone calls). I walk in the kitchen to get a pen and end up getting a drink and doing the dishes. It irritates all those around me!! Maybe I will take memory pills like my Dad, but then again he said " I think they would work if I could remember to take them." I don't know where I get it from.

4. My first job was at a place called Ab's Drive In. I think I made like 4.25 and hour. I flipped burgers, cut real potatoes for fries, made shakes and was the cashier . My family used to come there to eat lunch on Saturdays, I always used to charge them 1/2 price. (I don't think they knew that)-ya, your welcome :)

5. I love to catch critters, not spiders and creepy things, but frogs, snakes, lizards and stuff like that. I usually act like I am just doing it for the kids but I love it!! I am lucky I have 3 boys and a tom-girl.

6. I never have my rear-view mirror in the right place. It is always facing the kids, I figure that there is more of a chance of them hurting each other in the back seat than having someone rear-end us and possibly getting hurt that way!!

Well there you have it, some very uninteresting facts about me!! Enjoy. I noticed that Sarah hasn't done this yet so your tagged again Sarah. I also tag...Chad, Lori, Mandy, Megan and Cammie

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hi-tide, anyone?

Okay, Taylor has found himself in a predicament. Apparently he bought the wrong BRAND of ripstick, as you can see he bought the "hi-tide", which works just the same but apparently it
So he asked me to put these pictures on the blog to see if anyone is interested in helping him get out of this very unfortunate mistake. He is even willing to sell it for LESS than he bought it for!!! WOW!! :)
So if anyone is looking for a great birthday gift or early Christmas present leave a message for Tay and believe me he will call you back!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Smallish helping hands

Just to be fair to my wonderful, talented and very helpful children, I decided to post some pictures of them "accually" helping. (Note: Booga was trying to help Daddy with the cement yesterday) Here is Zachary doing his best to lay brick, he did a really good job!! Future mason? I hope not!! He was smoothing out the lines in the mortar after his Dad put each level on. I am just sure there is some correct term for that but I am have no idea what it is!!!
And so we get to Taylor...who says you cant be totally cool while mowing the (increadibly dead) lawn? He is determined to buy a hat online for school and needed just a few more bucks to get it, when that kid is determined he will do just about anything!!! Ask anyone in our family with a lawn, I am sure he has called them all :) So there is my proof that I do have a few smallish helping hands around here, 3 pairs that just about even out Boogas' 1 pair of not so helping hands.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Terrible 2 anyone?

Any of you who have had a child grow past the age of 2 know exactly how I felt when Taylor walked in and said, "Mom, Dad says you've got to come take a look at Boogs." I prepared myself for mud, knowing the hose was on outside but I wasn't ready for cement... ya cement. On her clothes, under her fingernails, between her toes and lets not forget in her hair!! None of the neighbors were watching or we would have known by the sound of child protective services knocking on my door after I washed her little body down with the hose. I was not letting THAT in my house!!! Would you? So how long would you say the terrible 2's last? Because you do know that she's 3 1/2.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Memory Tag

This Memory Tag has been alot of fun on everyone elses blogs, so here goes, play along!!!

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Come on guys let's hear them!!!

I know, I know, I haven't posted forever, but here I am! Thanks for waiting and Sarah you missed your chance to punch me in the eye!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Later Taylor

Taylor is headed over to his favorite cousins Marks house for the week. Darlene must be crazy!!! But if its anything like my house, 1 extra kid = lots of entertainment = lots less for mom to do!! So good luck and have lots of fun!!!

Just say the first thing that comes to mind... that could be scary!

1. Rootbeer...mmmmm
2. toys
3. Love....lots of work
5. Power Rangers....Devins favorite!!
6. Weeds...thanks alot Adam and Eve
7. Steroids......ya...taken way to many in my life
8. Cartoons......great babysitter
9. The President.....I wouldn't want his job
10. Tupperware....never did have that party for Sarah, did I?
11. Florida....want to go back!!!
12. Santa Clause.......lots of work :) dressing kids up
14. Alice.... in wonderland
15. Grammar....cant stand it when I start sounding like I'm from Price
16. Blogging...wish I had more time to do it!!
17. Lime.....faces babies pull when you feed it to them :)
18. Sex...4 kids (that sounds bad, I mean it got me 4 kids not that it is for kids:)
19. Paris......would be fun to visit someday
20. Cheese.....yummy
21. Red heads...Shammy Buckway
22. Blondes....I think I still am one
23. Brunettes...have been that too
24. Snow...sledding
24. Summer...pool and camping
25. Sports...watching kids
26. Disneyland...honeymoon
27. Pixies....tinkerbell
28. Vanilla......Coke
29. Olive Garden...Bread sticks and alfredo sauce...mmm
30. Pajamas.......check in the laundry room
31. Underwear...........check in the laundry room
32. Wet Socks.....yuck
33. Your helpful
34. Relationships.....lot of work
35. Dogs...Copper, and why hasn't anyone done the one I put up??????

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Kids say the funniest things...

The only thing we have to fear is… BEARS
What goes up… MUST COME DOWN
A bird in the hand… IS A MOUSE
Many hands make… A HEART
Only the strong... CAN FIGHT
Lightening never strikes… ITS ONLY THUNDER THAT BOOMS
Pitter-patter of… MOUSE FEET
Beggars can’t be… COOL
I’m so hungry I could… EAT A PIG
Like a bat out of… WOOD
There’s a sucker born… IN MY MOUTH
Give me liberty or… ELSE I WILL SUE YOU
You say potayto, I say… POTAUTO
Money is the root of… PLANTS
Beauty is… A BEAST
He’s treading on… A CORNDOG
Practice makes… PERFECT
Haste makes… BROWNIES
A chip off the old… ROAD
A penny saved is… GOOD LUCK
When the cat’s away… THE DOGS STAY
You can lead a horse to water but… THE HORSE MIGHT POOP ON YOU
My love is like… HEAVEN
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask… FOR SOME PEANUTS
A watched pot… IS FULL OF GOLD
Four score and seven years ago,… IT ALL HAPPENED
Too many cooks… CAN MESS UP YOUR FOOD
If at first you don’t succeed… YOU TRY AGAIN
There’s no place like… HOME
A chain is only as strong as… A HORSE
Don’t cry over… SANTA
A fool and his money are… FOOLS GOLD
Two heads are better than… ONE
A journey of a thousand miles… TAKES A LONG TIME
Look before you… THINK
Always a bridesmaid never… A CLOWN
Actions speak louder than… WORDS
It’s like taking candy from… THE BANK (IT HAS SUCKERS)
You can’t teach an old dog… TO SIT DOWN WITHOUT BREAKING HIS BACK
If you can’t stand the heat… GO TO THE SNOW
When it rains it… 'S MUDDY
If you love something… MARRY IT
Half a loaf is better than… A FULL LOAF
Happy as a… CORNDOG
The grass is always greener… WHERE WE ARE
Tie goes to the...LOOSER
Make hay… FOR HORSES
Money doesn’t grow on… TOMATOES
Nip it in the… BUTT
Laugh and the world… SPINS
A picture is worth… 1 CENT
April showers bring… MY BIRTHDAY (FROM TAYLOR)
Where there’s a will there’s… A WAY
Better late than… NEVER
You can’t judge a book… BY ITS COVER

Thursday, June 5, 2008

50 things about me

1) Do you like blue cheese? no way
2) What superstition do you "most" believe in? I never walk under a ladder :)
3) Do you own guns? tons
4) What flavor do you add to your drink at sonic? mango
5) Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? depends if the doctor is cute...;)
6) What do you think of hot dogs? how do they make that crap taste so good?
9) Can you do push ups? a few
10) Can you do a chin up? i have no idea!!
11) What's your favorite piece of jewelry? my wedding ring would be if i could get it off my fat finger and get it fixed (its missing a diamond)
12) Favorite hobby? decorating my house
13) Ever been in a car wreck? just with a garbage can at the gas station
14) Do you have A.D.D? i cant remember
15) What's one trait that you hate about yourself? i cant remember that either :)
16) Middle name? Ann
17) Name 2 thoughts at this exact moment? Who is going to babysit for me tomorrow and I want to QUIT my job
18) Name 3 things you bought yesterday? i didnt have any money yesterday!!
19) Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? any flavor of juice, water, occasionally mt dew
20) Current worry? too many to name
21) Current hate right now? extra pounds on and around my butt
23) How did you bring in the New Year? sleeping and it was the best new year ever!!
25) Name three people who will complete this? i think im the last one in the blog world to do this :)
26) Do you own slippers? ya like 6 pair and i love them all!!
27) What shirt are you wearing? black v neck
28) Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? never tried it, always wanted to
29) Can you whistle? yep
30) Favorite color? orange
31) Would you be a pirate? i have been a pirate since 10th grade ;)
32) What songs do you sing in the shower? primary songs, (gay i know but im always practicing them for singing time)
33) Favorite girl's name? Valyssa
34) Favorite boy's name? uhh cant pick one
35) What's in your pocket? nada
36) Last thing that made you laugh? dumb people at work--like when sarah and candee came to the drive thru today (just checking to see if you read this)
37) Best bed sheets as a child? the only ones i remember had flowers on them
38) Worst injury you've ever had? the day i got arthur(itis)
39) Do you love where you live? absolutely
40) How many TVs do you have in your house? 4 but none of them have accual tv on them!!!
41) Who is your loudest friend? Debbie
42) who is your closest friend you have?candee
43) Does someone have a crush on you? yep, you
44) What Celebrity would play you in a movie? well on my celeb profile Martin luther king jr showed up so i guess if he was still alive he would :)
45) What is your favorite book? scream free parenting
46) What is your favorite candy? anything gummy or sweet or chocolatey or frosted or...
47) Favorite Sports Team? Broncos like my hubby
48) What song do you want played at your funeral? water runs dry by boys to men
49) What were you doing at 12 AM last night? trying to sleep
50) What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning? oh crap is that alarm for me?????

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

What a weekend!! My poor Zachary has the worst luck ever!!! Friday morning he woke up with a horrible toothache, we took him to the dentist and he had an abscess on his tooth-ya it caused his whole side of his face to swell up, he felt like crap and of course his baptism was scheduled the next day. Our only options were to go ahead with the baptism or reschedule in July, Zac didn't want to wait that long, he said he could do it. His pictures show how well he felt but he was a really good sport. The baptism was a very exciting experience for us and we are grateful to all who came to show Zac their support. (He is feeling much better physically and spiritually he couldn't be better!!)Thanks again for all your support it meant alot to us.

My Zachary

Friday, May 30, 2008

I am so popular...
LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bees Game

Nose jobs

What do you think about our nose jobs? These kids are entertained with about anything...just give them a roll of scotch tape and get out the camera!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Memorial Weekend

Derek and I took the kids to the Bees game this weekend...what a blast!! The kids had so much fun, although I am sure they liked the concessions stand and gift shop better that the actual game!!! We were all set to go camping for Memorial weekend (as usual) but the weather made us fear spending 4 days in a cramped trailer telling kids to get out of the mud and watching Derek mop the floor every 2 minutes...( he cant stand messes)!! So we decided to head up to Salt Lake, stay in a nice clean hotel, enjoy some swimming and whatever other CLEAN activities we could find. (We really are becoming wimps in our old age!!) All in all it was a very enjoyable weekend for us, but we never could break down and tell the kids that the weather on the desert was perfect!!!