Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fat Flinging Friday

Guess what I did yesterday????


I have been talking about this for, well, five years now!

It's time, ladies. I put on my swim suit on Friday and almost wanted to cry.

I am so excited.

Then I found a blogger who is starting Fat Flinging Fridays. I am all about getting some good lovin' sent my way now that I embark upon a life of fitness.

My goal: Workout five days a week. I really don't care about "pounds" lost. I just want my flab to begin to look fab!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Crazy Days Flashback

So, yesterday I was feeling nostaligic. I read a post about Fat Jacks, found a new blogging buddy from Ephraim, and posted a sentence about college years.

I was a big nutcase back in my Snow College years.

Here are some pictures to prove it.
I used to dress like this all the time. My friend's hubby still calls me "hippie girl" to this day.
I also had (honestly, still do) a minimal personal space bubble. Here I am licking a knife with my roomy, Tiffany. We really aren't licking tongues. Not that I probably wouldn't have done that for a good laugh.

Here I am with Heather Sue, the chica who's hubby I mentioned above. Again, notice the mismatched clothing. That wasn't a priority back then. We were playing murder in the dark in an abandoned underground water tank. And yes, we were trespassing.

Hey, what do you expect when you live in a small town surrounded by turkeys???

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Be honest.

I was totally going to blog about the wonderful field trip I went on with Buddy and his school today. Then all craziness broke out here.

So, instead, I'm going to complain about being a mom.

Because, it is hard.

And I don't like hard things.

This week, I have honestly been disliking this particular job I signed up for 5 years ago. Why? Who knows. Maybe it is the fact that Dan has been pretty absentee lately with the whole basement being finished thing. I spend all day and all night every day and every night by my little lonesome then head to the basement to work. Props to all you single moms out there!

Anyho, I just want to go skinny dipping in a lake by myself right now. It would be cold but also completely reminiscent of college days past. I used to be crazy like that. Now I am a whiny mom.

Fess up, ya'all! Have you ever had times like this? If you say no, you are either a killer mom (call me if you want two more [I'm keeping Champers cuz he is in the adorable, cute, and easy stage]) or you are a liar, liar pants on fire.

Have a little extra time?

I have participated in MomDot's blog-link-a-thon. Here are the fantastic blogs that have also participated. If you have a minute, take some time to hop on over to meet some new friends!

1. Lori@Not Always Charming
2. Fairy Blog Mother
3. Crazy Adventures in Parenting
4. Engineer a Debt Free Life
5. Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Girls
6. Good Golly Miss Blondie
7. SavvySuzie
8. For The Love of Baby!
9. Tammy@lovemy2dogs
10. Blessings Abound
11. Coupons, Deals and More
12. Hairstyles For Girls
13. Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy
14. A latte in the morning
15. KiddiesCorner Deals
16. 3 Kids and Us Mom Blog
17. The Ohana Mama
18. Coupon Queens of Laurel Run
19. Today’s Journey
20. Eve @ Confessions of a Housewife
21. My Charmed Life
22. Laurie@DoubleBugs
23. Lisa @ Final Score boys3 girls2
24. New Sue Review
25. Suzanne Calling
26. Just For Me…and You
27. Time Slides By
28. Babes and Kids
29. Declutter a Little Each Day
30. Grocery Savings for Real Families
31. Life Starring Ellie and Eve
32. So Cute Crafts
33. Brea’s Mommy
34. Are Muffins Just Ugly Cupcakes
35. It’s A Beauty Filled Life
36. The crazy suburban mom
37. Donna’s World
38. Momma’s Gone Over the Wall
39. Mommy’s Quiet Time
40. Joyce (Saving My Cents)
41. My Trendy Tykes
42. The Not-So-Blog
43. Confessions From HouseholdSix
44. SiPPyCuPSand FiNGerPriNTS
45. Jennifer@CouponMommie
46. Shasta @ Crackers&Chaos
47. Giftfully Simple
48. Just For Fun
49. Digital Mommy
50. Me And Craig
51. Parenting Princesses
52. Shan@Last Shreds Of Sanity
53. Inside My Head
54. Petit
55. My Love Lucy
56. FreckleBox personalized gift
57. Baby Lulu Dress
58. Blog 4 Mom
59. 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires
60. Jolly Mom
61. My Life My Journey
62. Maman And Gourmand
63. Jess - Life @ 30
64. The POSHpreneur
65. A Blog of Goodies
66. Christy aka The Write Gal
67. LookWhatMomFound
68. Peanut Butter & Smelly’s Dad
69. Lucy
70. Angry Julie Monday
71. The Mogul Mom Blog
72. Angela
73. Deal-ectible Mommies
74. Christy’s Creations
75. Lisa
76. Courtney@Booksnboys
77. Wannabe Supermom
78. Thre Craft Momma
79. Internet Toddler
80. Jennifer@Life is a Sandcastle
81. Kristen of La Dolce Vita
82. Cranberry Fries
83. Toni @ The Mud Bug
84. The Mom Buzz
85. Tricia @Nightowl Mama
86. Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls
87. Mommy Cracked
88. EclecticBird
89. Mama Mentor
90. Moomettesgram’s Musings
91. Moomette’s Magnificents Reviews
92. Moomettesgram’s Favorite Recipes
93. Diaries of a Domestic Goddess
94. Go Graham Go!
95. NerdFamily Things
96. NerdFamily Blog
97. Making Money Keeping Money
98. NerdFamily Food
99. Flying Giggles & Lollipops
100. Gena @ Morris Bunch
101. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy
102. A Kindred Spirit’s Thoughts
103. Two Of A Kind, Working On A Full House
104. D-Lo’s Lounge
105. Free Sample Freak
106. What Mommies Need
107. Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1
108. icefairy’s Treasure Chest
109. Cheaper Than Therapy
110. Therapeutic Reviews & Giveaways
111. Lily Bean Designs
112. Dirty Diaper Laundry
113. Dance Momma
114. JamericanSpice
115. Mombalance
116. A Pocket Full Of Buttons
117. Ordinary and Awesome
118. Reviews and Giveaways
119. Subjective Beauty
120. Tales From A Shopaholic Mommy
121. Mommiemayhem
122. IE Mommy
123. Nikki @ Blasian Baby Notes
124. Amber Woodward
125. Grammy Janet’s Place
126. Outnumbered 3 to 1
127. ShimmerMeBlue
128. Dev’s Favorite Giveaways
129. Joyful Money Saving
130. 1stopmom
131. A Modern Mama
132. PourSomeSugarOnMe
133. Fancast
134. Lollipop Baby
135. Lola & Ben
136. idoby2celebrants
137. Sue Jackson
138. Cackleberry Kids
139. Gifts By The Stars
140. Jemma
141. Handmade Kids
142. Ollie Rose
143. Babasfarmlife
144. Banquet Manager
145. Monkey’s Momma
146. This Mom Can Shop
147. EcoLabel Fundraising
148. Divine Chaos
149. baby kakes ink alphabet onesie
150. tee from recycle me
151. Elizabeth @ Suzy Q Homemaker
152. marla mandell bread (5/17)
153. ozone socks 5/15
154. Belly Bumps to Baby Hugs
155. Hip T
156. ThenComes Baby
157. Homemade Gourmet
158. Fresh Pure and Simple
159. MomDot Mom Blogs
160. MomDot Mom Reviews
161. Bloggers Give Charity
162. Organic Baby Resource
163. Potamus Prefers
164. The Army Wife
165. Through Hazel Eyes
166. Frugal Rhode Island Mama
167. Just Jingle
168. And Twins make 5!
169. Frugal Plus
170. Christie
171. What Happened To My House?
172. Miracles on Mama Street
173. Heck Of A Bunch
174. Blog Designs by Susan
175. mommy23monkeys
176. Hanna
177. Got Kids Need Valium
178. Womb At The INNSANE
179. Katie & Kimble Blog
180. Kim @ Adventures SAHM
181. The Frugalicious Mommy
182. Penny Pinching Diva
183. Another day. Another thought or two
184. Beauty4Moms
185. Nikki
186. Little Miss Julia
187. Mrs Zeee
188. Cheryl
189. Frazzle Dazzle SuperMom
190. Florida Mealtime Savers
191. Inspiration Station
192. Mommy’s Kitchen
193. Saving with MamaNordy
194. Saving SAHM Sanity
195. A Little Piece Of Perfect
196. Nodin’s Nest
197. Lil Miss Eco
198. Laryn Strickland
199. HeatherMama
200. The Gerber Babies Blog
201. WhateverSuccess
202. Women Who Win
203. Kat @ The Burb Blog
204. Happy Healthy Families
205. Sweeps4Bloggers
206. dramaqueensmum
207. The Mom Trap
208. Multitasking Mama
209. Mama Michies Musings
210. Little People Wealth
211. Belly Beyond
212. Kim Kihega
213. Mom Fuse
214. Juanita
215. Adopt a Do
216. On the Refriderator Door
217. Christine
218. Little Diva
219. My Household Junk
220. I’m Here….Really
221. Brittany@The Greer 5
222. mary
223. Nicole @ Nicole’s Nickels
224. Lori Newman
225. Kris @ NSQSA
226. Debb
227. Shawn Ann’s World
228. Peke Moe -NZ made baby sleep sacks
229. A Simple Kinda LIfe
230. Sweet Serendipity
231. Bouncing Off The Walls
232. Jane Loedding
233. Msbuildingupdabenjamins
234. Msbuildingupdabenjamins
235. Msbuildingupdabenjamins
236. Musings from Me
237. Veronnica
238. The Adventures of Miss V
239. Mudd Kids
240. Mom Most Traveled family travel
241. Relishing the Dirt
242. Good, True and Beautiful
243. Deb @ Frugal Living and Having Fun
244. The Last Blog on Earth
245. A Wrestling Addicted Mommy
246. Rae
247. kimert@diaries of a coach’s wife
248. Dore’s Diaries
249. Blog by Donna
250. Lisette
251. Pillaging With Buffie
252. Mom of Faith
254. flutterbyechronicles
255. shelley
256. Life In A House Of Blue
257. kristen
258. Alex the Fey Thriller Series
259. MamaCheaps!
260. Donalacasa
261. A Jewish Journey
262. Anissa @ Our Chaotic Life
263. BethinNC
264. Stuttering Shell
265. Don’t Blink
266. Life is Sweet
267. Lisa
268. Sue@Stay At Home Mom
269. m.e (cathie)
270. Run DMT
271. Princess Ratbag
272. Michelle G
273. CF Mama @ Nathan’s Fight
274. Moody Mama Says
275. Laurie Ann
276. Cooking During Stolen Moments
277. A Simple Walk
278. Vanessa
279. middleagedmom
280. Ramblings Of A Wannabe Writer
281. Oh My Baby
282. Fordcast Sunny
283. Lisa Miller
284. Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy
285. Bibs & Cribs {very cute stuff}
286. My Lil’ Budget Book
287. Misadventures in Baby Raising
288. My Mommy Said
289. Milk & Honey Mommy
290. Milk and Honey Mommy
291. Amy O’Neal
292. Parenting Children
293. A Girl And Her Life
294. MarieLynn Boutique Blog
295. Born Fabulous Boutique Blog
296. The Pitter Patter Boutique
297. Stephanie Deese
298. Brea’s Baby Boutique Blog
299. - Heather Manning
300. Kids Activities Blog
301. Two Little Whales Cloth Diapers & More
302. 3 boys & a dog
303. Karen ~Georgia Angel
304. JenniferB @ my not so hurried life
305. Shannon Blogs Here
306. A Virtuous Woman
307. Secrets of a Southern Kitchen
308. Dreamer
309. Lollipop Book Club
310. Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower
311. Heck Of A Bunch
312. MomSaves4U
313. Barely Domestic Mama
314. Emilie @ Baby Loving Mama
315. Professional Family Manager
316. Kathleen
317. Coaching The Family
318. Frugal Creativity
319. Easy Being Green
320. Dandelion Bubbles
321. Shelly aka The Attic Girl
322. Foxtoybox-Discovery Toys
323. Ashley @ Beauty4Moms
324. Colleen - Mommy Always Wins
325. Playground for Parents
326. World of Discovery
327. Kati @ Country Girl City Life
329. A Little Bit Nutty
330. Mahayla’s Mommy
331. Mommy Goggles
332. The Shopping Mama
333. If I Could Escape . . .

Monday, May 25, 2009


So, I have been avoiding all things technical for the past week.

I have become a slave to the basement. But, today I have been released!!!

Paiting is done. Tile complete. Caulking and touch-up finished.

I feel free.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

My luck is changing!

So, I never win anything.

But, my luck is changing!!!

This week I have won two great giveaways!!

My kiddos can not get enough of these Bendaroos complimentary of Blissful Kids

Grayson has been playing with these puppies for 2 1/2 hours now!


I bought these yesterday for my snacks this week. Not thrilling. Trying to loose the 10 pounds I gained from the three bags of yummy chocolate chips. MMMMM.

So I was THRILLED to find these:
sitting there, tempting me. I ate two immediately. Cupcakes never tasted so wonderful.
She has the best giveaways.

Lesson from Amber

We all know what happens when we don't take enough birth control, right? Notice exhibit A:

Sadly my mother did not know that nursing did not count as birth control. Twelve months after I arrived, so did Bryan. Heart wrenching, isn't it?
WELL, did you know what happens when you take too much birth control? Exhibit B:
I took two pills on Tuesday night because I thought Tuesday was Wednesday and I panicked and took Wednesdays even though it was Tuesday and I did NOT want an exhibit A!!!! Boy. Yesterday was rough.

This has been another lesson from Amber. Brought to you by stupidity.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Pay It Forward Friday

Do you live in Utah?
Want to help the Muscular Dystrophy Summer Camp?
Listen UP!
Save all your:
Toilet paper and paper towel rolls.
2 liter pop bottles with lids.
16-20 oz. water bottles with lids.
Butter or margarine round tubs.
Give to Amber by May 30.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Flashback Wednesday

Isn't he precious! Today Champers is 9 months old. Here he is at three days. Ohh. Time passes so quickly.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What do you do?

Being a SAHM has its advantages.

I can take a nap. That right there is enough to sell me!

I actually get ironing done twice a month. (That might not sound like much but it beats the NEVER when I was working!!)

I am my own boss. Unless you throw the kids in the picture. Then they are the boss.

I get to daydream just about all day long. And, move over Stephanie Meyer, I have some AWESOME stories to tell! Now, if only I could write.....


So, I turned on my camera today to see what I haven't posted about. This is what I found:

Hmmmmmm. I don't believe I took these.


Yes, ladies and fine gents, the results are in. Megan is having a boy!!! Logan Banner is expected to arrive a week early, as well. Look for pictures of the little fellow in mid September!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Pay it Forward Friday

I'm finally posting my Pay It Forward on a Friday! Imagine that!

I am still in the process of collecting Spanish books to send to the Dominican Republic to help establish a library system there. Please remember to search your library! To learn more click here.

But, I also firmly believe that some of the greatest service we can give is the most simple! So, today my forward act is not grand or spectacular.

I have recently mentioned that I know some neat people. I have been very blessed to have you all in my life, thanks for being there! Sarah is one such person. We were next door neighbors at the townhomes. She was often a lifesaver. I could drop off my kids and run to the store or borrow some flour or go over to scream at the insanity of my life. We have both moved, but our friendship has stayed.

Well, she is INCREDIBLY talented. I love her work! And she is putting it to work!!!!! She makes masterpieces out of paper. Well, her hubby has talked her into selling her cards and I couldn't be happier. No more Hallmark for me, thank you very much! Well, most of us know how difficult it is to get the word out there that you are selling some amazing things, so here is my pay it forward! Stop by her site and if you are impressed, you can pay it forward by forwarding on the love!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What to say?

I am a bit tired. And I don't have much to say.
I will say this...Dan and I just finished priming our basement!
We will probably buy paint tomorrow. Wish me luck, I have NO idea what I want.

Our landscaper finally called yesterday.

I just might have a finished house soon!!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pay It Forward

If you scroll down on my sidebar, you will notice a widget for helping Kenyan women. I am excited about this project for a couple of reasons:

1. Basa Body is helping women in Kenya use their knowledge to create jobs. Fantastic! I tire of Western orgs going in and mandating how other cultures should live. This is different. While in Kenya, the founders recognized skills that had been used for centuries and merely helped them develop into a company!

2. This is an organization that is small. This translates into little or no overhead cost. The profit is going to where it says!

3. If you are interested in learning more about this organization, click here:

4. This widget is brought to you by Mom It Forward, a service organization of moms!

If you have a few extra bucks laying around and feel like helping some sisters across the world out, donate by May 12. That's coming up soon!