Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Prayers for The Wims

Please pray for my friends Brad and Jenny Wims. Here is a link to their blog. http://thewims.blogspot.com
This is one of the bravest and most faithful men I've ever met, and his personality so awesome!!!
Jenny is one of the sweetest, smiliest, most motivated women I know. I wish to be half the wife and mother she is to her family.

Monday, December 29, 2008

A friend of mine posted this and I thought it would be fun to do. You should try it two and post a link for me in the comments section. I got 43%...pretty good, I think.

RULES: There are 100 statements and you bold the ones you have done. Grab it and play for yourself!!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept in an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (solar)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten cavier.
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chicken pox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Friday, December 5, 2008

Pass the ketchup...

...because I need it for all the words I've been eating!!!

Here are a few statements that have come out of my mouth in the past...you know that "other" life....the one BEFORE kids:

"You shouldn't spank your kids...just talk to them and help them understand."

"I'll never dress like those 'other' Moms...no kakis for me, thank you."

"I'll always buy matching sandals and handbags."

"I'll never nurse my babies...that's gross"

"I'll only nurse my babies for 6 months...after that, it's just gross."

"I'll only nurse my babies for a year, TOPS....after that, it's gross."

"Why can't that Mother shut up her bratty kid...I shouldn't have to listen to that while I shop for groceries."

"What? You make your kids 'hold up the wall' for discipline...I'll never resort to that....you just haven't tried reasoning enough with him/her."

"I'll never become a Mall Walker."

"Wow, that kids such a brat...he/she must not be getting enough attention at home."

"You had those kids...don't complain about raising them!"

"Parents SHOULD go out WITHOUT their kids sometimes...just find a sitter." (ok I still feel this way...just can't bring myself to use a sitter)

"Six months is more than enough time to lose that baby weight...just work out!"

"A year is more than enough time to lose that baby weight...just work out!"

"Having kids won't change ME...I'll always be 'ME'."