(do you think we own enough BYU paraphernalia yet?)
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Big Guy - "This is the store that has the Easy Button!"
Us - "The what?"
Big Guy - "The Easy Button. That was easy!"
Now I'm an excellent watch dog when it comes to TV viewing, so I know he's probably only seen this ad 1 or 2 times - esp since Noggin in our channel of choice these days. So the fact that it sunk in so quickly...what else is going on in my son's head???
Monday, February 18, 2008
I went through the entire 9 book series while I was pregnant with My Sweetie. I thought books 1-4 - maybe even 5 - were pretty good. After that it started to get really slow. The research notes at the end of each chapter were the highlights for me. If I ever have another boy - and I can convince Greg - my 3rd son will be named Joseph or Brigham.
Greg recently bought the DVD set for me - so I'm reminded how much I love these films. Love the history, the character of a young Brigham Young, and I still think it's the best Joseph Smith ever cast - including the official church film (sorry Spencer). The trailer is posted below. Check out mid-way through the quick shot of Joseph on his horse - that was one of my favorite moments of the film - Joseph's take down of Gov. Boggs during Camp Zion.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
My Cute Husband
This Valentines Day was no exception. Knowing I've been trying hard to lose baby #3 weight, he surprised me with a carton full of delicious strawberries and decadent dipping chocolate. It was like enjoying my diet without the guilt. Probably doesn't make a lot of sense... but I LOVED it!!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Now here's a house on the Gold Coast that costs $$$$ and looks like this -
Did you count those $ signs? Exactly - the house above is 4x as much as the one at home. And did I mention it's rare to find a house with AC? And don't get me started about sq footage. So one day...maybe Greg and I could buy the white picket fence out front...or those delightful colored green shutters. That will always be the dream...
Didn't someone famous say something about how it doesn't matter where you live - home is where your family lives? It's a dang good thing because if Gold Coast housing represented my feelings for family, we'd all be drenched in mold, crumbling away in cramped corners with single panned windows exposed to the ravages of humidity in July.
PS - Come stay with us soon! Mid-summer is a lovely time to stop by.
Monday, February 4, 2008
Let me clarify, and to do so, let’s examine some parenting theory:
If you are in the supermarket and your child is behaving, well, very very badly, should you give in just to make a bad immediate outcome just a little less bad? Or should you stand strong, endure the situation for a while, with the belief that next time the little one may not act up in the same horrible way?
I am the type that believes in the latter. If you give in and take the garbage that the kid is dishing out, he’ll continue to dish out the same garbage year after year. Instead, send a clear message that the behavior is unacceptable and live with complete tumult for a short while, but with a positive long-term outcome.
The same goes for politics. The Republican Party has delivered (mostly thanks to the “independent” voters) complete crap to us. McCain will most likely be the nominee. So, what do we do? Do we give in and take him over the Democrat? Or do we send a clear message to the party that we aren’t going to stand for this anymore? So what if the Democrats win? What would happen then? Is it worth 4 years of inconvenience in order to get an acceptable outcome in the future? I think so.