Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Buckaroo Buddy isn't breathing so well lately. It's been going on for about three weeks, which honestly, is typical here.
But I feel bad for him.
Not breathing stinks.
So I do some research were I find:
A big no-no is indoor plants.

Does anyone want two? They are cute! They were gifts from Aiden's birth. I would love for them to move to a new home. They are hearty and do not require much love and attention. Which is why I am sad to see them go.

I must really love my kid.


I am so excited!!!

I am so excited!!!

I am so excited!!!

I have a huge new project coming up. Can't wait to tell you all about it but I have to! I am expecting everything to be ready by the end of May. Wahoo!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pay It Forward Friday....on Saturday

Hi! I am so super excited to post about this week's Pay It Forward. It is not my idea but I'm thrilled to help.

Rachel Denning and her husband are on a mission to bring books to the world. I think this is a great idea! They are starting in the Dominican Republic where most the people are literate but can't read. Why, you ask? Due to the lack of books and libraries most citizens of the DR are unable to read. Their vision: set up a system of miniture libraries to increase book availability.

This is where we can ALL help!!

Please look around your house, local thrift store or neighbors' to find books that can be donated. Because they speak Spanish, books in Spanish are needed. Also, Rachel has requested that these books be more than simple mindless reads....she wants them to be enlightening! Any classic, non-fiction, thought provoking book is on the list!

Another avenue is to purchase some Spanish children's books from Usborne through me! If you would like to do this, email me at amberorme@yahoo.com and I will offer you a great discount since it is for such a great cause!

If you would like to know more about this project, you can go to facebook and look at the following link: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=8606&uid=53435182242

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Going to the Doctor

Yup. Sickness never ends. Grayson had a fever last week and has taken awhile to get better. It is always that way with him, though. Poor kid is always sick.
Alora, however, is a different story. She usually just ignores her illnesses and lives like usual.
Not this time.
Now she has a fever. She has had it for amost 24 hours.
It is averaging 102 degrees and is not breaking.
Guess we are off to see Doctor Shakula.
(LOVE him, btw.)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Do you want to hear a sad story?

Alora had to wear a dress to church.

I told you it was sad.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Rock on

I know the COOOLEST people!

Check these guys out:

Numero Uno Fantastico Person:

This is MY cousin.
Ricky Hacking.
He is a standup comedian.
I went to his routine on Friday Night.
He is hillarious.
I am related to him.

This is Irene.

She is super dooper whooper cooper cool.

She ran a half MARATHON!

Nevermind the fact that her hip tried to run away from her body,


Rock on.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


The age old question has finally been answered:

What Am I?

I Am a Malted Milk Ball Cupcake

If it cute and comfortable, it’s for you. And really, who can resist the candy in their cupcake? Malted Milk Ball Cupcakes are a sweet way to celebrate no matter what the occasion!

The Review

I felt HOT today
P.J. Day for Froggie
What happens when you leave the rail down:
(the baby doesn't nap)

I bought these:

First time crawler:Karate Kid Sequel

I popped this:

Nestling In

Watched this (Wall E)
For those who don't watch the flick.
Movie time is a fave!

Have you ever had a friend who was the "bomb-diggity"? Someone who you could always trust and rely on?

Evonne Sell is that friend.

I love her.
She loves me.

She calls frequently just to check in.
She posts pictures of my kiddos on her blog.
She brought me candy.

She frequently thinks of others.
She is funny.
She is sensitive, I love that about her!
She is loud....I love that even more!

She is going dot-com.
Please support her.
Visit her at evonnesell.blogspot.com or click on my Sell, party of three link on the side bar.
Leave a comment,
she will visit you back!
She will quickly become your fave as well.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Riddle me this

So, here is a bit of a riddle that Grayson was telling me yesterday. Let's see if you can pick it up before I did!

1. Grayson threw up in the middle of the night two nights ago.
2. "Mom, my arms are cold." (I told him to put a jacket on.)
3. He took a nap.
4. He didn't want candy first thing in the morning because he was worried that he might throw up again.
5. He had two accidents. (He peed on the couch two nights ago and on his bed last night)
6. "Mom, I'm too tired to go any more." (When we had only been on a bike ride for 10 minutes)

So, I totally didn't figure this out until 10:00 p.m. last night when I noticed he was ON FIRE!!!
He had a fever of 102 degrees. He is achy this morning. I think he has the flu.
Poor kids have a slow mother.

Monday, April 13, 2009

I am in love!

I found a new channel last night that I am so excited for! It is Fit TV. Wahoo! Just what I need, a channel that has exercise on all day long! After a yoga session, Shimmy came on.

I am in love.

Click here to see why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqhtUOR5frs

This was the session I did. I totally suck but it was so fun I plan on doing it again!
Maybe if I become good enough, I will post my own video of belly dancing! :)

Random pics of family schtuff

So, my camera died before my sister's wedding two weeks ago, but I have some "before" pics:

Alora practicing being a flower girl.
(She did NOT want to wear her "princess" dress because she wanted to wear pink. Hence a compromise!)
Mom and Sister. You might have to turn your head a bit. Sorry!
The Orme Sisters who are no longer Ormes:
(Note the dress!!!)

Aiden is just so darling in the tub. He loves to swim. He never smiles for cameras, though.

We had a visitor Friday Night. He left all sorts of fun and yummy things hidden in the house!

The trail of jelly beans that silly bunny left!
This pic is out of order, it should go down below. Oh, well!
Grayson on an easter egg hunt at the Orme's house.
Jamie: Note the arm!!! It does make a huge difference!!!!! (My cousin discovered that placing arm on hip as I am demonstrating here makes you look better in pictures!)Phil and Dan before the dunking begins. What a great weekend to get baptized! Way to go Phil!! (BTW, Phil is my new bro-in-law)
Before 9:00 a.m. What smart children I have! They went straight for the good stuff.
Geez, all these pics are out of order! Anyway, more candy! Yum yum.
Easter egg hunt continued!
Finally, here was our Easter Morning. Yup. This picture says it all. It was sad and cranky.
The best I could get (Grayson refused to participate):

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Why do I care?

So, here is a question I have. (Side note, this is seriously just a moment to get it out.)
Why do I care? Why do I care what people think about me? Why is it so stinking important for me to be liked by everyone?
I don't care if I'm the favorite.
I just want to be liked....just a little bit.
I KNOW I have some fantabulous friends and family who love me. Props to ya! (Some serious love right back at you, too)
But recently there have been a few people I have extended friendship to and it has gone nowhere fast.
It makes me sad, really sad.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Creepy Guy Alert!

Kay, so today is not a flashback to the eighties, it is a flashback to my sister's wedding last week.

So, I am hanging around my mom's kitchen during the open house: checking on food, eating food, replenishing food, eating more food, etc. (Can you see why I looked prego, BTW??)
The photographer is standing next to me.
I ask him, "So, how long do you have to stay here tonight?"
He replies, "Oh, my wife has to leave for work at 8:00 so probably until then."
Me, "That's not too bad!"
Him, "Your kids are cute."
The conversation continues about our children.

So, that's not so creepy. Why is this titled Creepy Guy alert?

My sister called me three days later. He (the photographer) told her that I was hitting on him!!!!!!!!!!


Maybe I'm just out of the loop. I did not realize that talking about my three children and smiling beautifically at my loving hubby across the kitchen island constituted a line.


Then he proceeded to tell my sister that he thinks my hubby and I are kinky when we are alone.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Maybe I should feel bad.
While I sit here playing with blogs,
Grayson is doing laundry by himself!!!

Naw....I don't feel bad at all!

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Reasons I love General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints:

4. My faith and spirit are awakened.
3. I renew my efforts to be the Mom and Wife I know I can be.
2. The powerful hymns.
1. I remember my purpose. I am to be a disciple of my Lord and Savior. I need to be like Him.

Wasn't Elder Holland's talk amazing? I sobbed the whole way through. He talked so intimately of the pain of His suffering...for us. I want to shout Hosana to Him today for all blessings given. I am in sacred awe.

I will stand as a witness!

Friday, April 3, 2009


This morning we awoke to children playing with one another.
Ahhhhh, happiness means we don't have to get up yet.
After keeping one another happy for one hour (yes, one hour! Heaven.).....

Three happy children in bed with us.

One under the covers at our feet looking for the hidden blankie.
One excitedly grabbing handfuls of Mom's hair and teeth.
One learning naughty Great Grandpa Woodward poems.

This is true motherhood. This is bliss.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Anyone going to a family reunion? What about Girls Camp? (I know a whole stake who is going......) Need a new personal piece to your wardrobe?

Look no further, my friends!!

Here is a darling couple of ladies just starting their own T-Shirt company. Check em out!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Flashback Wed.

Dan and I were watching a commercial two nights ago that featured some ugly kids. Dan remarked how ugly the kiddos were. Now, I am very aware of the fact that I was an ugly kid. I am okay with this as I believe I grew out it! I (as a joke.....) replied, I am a great example of an ugly kid turning out okay. Feeling a hubby need to make me feel better about myself (a need that wasn't really there, by the way. Remember, I am okay with this.) he responds, "You weren't an ugly kid, just a poor looking kid." Ahhh. Isn't he sweet?
Here is a picture of my favorite outfit at the time. It was so funky that one of my guy friends from that time (Josh Kirby for those of you who were in this time frame) remembered it after we had graduated from college!!!!!! There was a cute little faux leather black mini skirt that went with it. The eighties were bad to me! :)