Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Despite the fact that I am having the weirdest stomach pains today, I decided we better do something fun so that maybe my kids won't notice my laziness. What is better than cupcakes? The boys were excited and Rachel pushed everyone out of the way to be able to see. I wonder if she was thinking all along, "I'm gonna taste some of that!" I gave up stopping her knowing that I would never be able to scoop them all if I did. Silly kiddos!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Why did I wait so long?

Just a little background....When I was 18 the dentist told me I had the wisdom teeth of a ten year old. I was pleased to hear that and hoped it would stay that way. Unfortunately, a couple years ago I started to feel one of them begin to break through the skin. I was not looking forward to having them out because I had no idea how much money it would cost. In my mind it was going to be like thousands of dollars since we had no insurance. Well, I finally got insurance through LeRoy's work and I went to the dentist today for the first time in years. Sure enough, the dentist told me 3 of the 4 wisdom teeth need to come out. They gave me an estimate of cost: $700 before insurance and about $230 is my expense. I was shocked!! I've put this off for this long over less than 300 bucks!?! Bummer! Either way, I'm happy to finally having it all taken care of. Oh yeah, and surprise my 15 year old fillings will have to be replaced. All in all, I'm pretty pleased considering how long it's been since I've been to the dentist. Let's just say I don't intend to go that long again. Moral of the story: Things usually aren't as bad as you might think!

Friday, May 8, 2009

I love reminders!

Do you remember this? A couple of friends have recently posted a video of Elder Uchtdorf's talk that originally inspired me. You can check it out on my facebook profile here. That is, if the link works. I am grateful because I have now been remotivated to do more creating. I was also given encouragement by the dress I finished, too.

Now I'm looking for a new project. I wonder what it will be. I'm taking suggestions if anyone has anything to offer!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Confessions of a blog slacker.....

So, this last month has been a classic case of I don't have enough time to blog about everything I want to blog about so instead I just won't blog at all. Yeah I know, dumb.....Let's think about what we've done this last month. Easter came and went without anything too crazy. I cooked my first prime rib on my own. It was pretty good. I'm excited to try it again sometime. Spring soccer has started. It's been fun to see how far Trey has come since last Spring. He's really getting big. I can't believe he's going to be in Kindergarten this fall. That is if I ever actually go down and register him. I also participated in an Enrichment activity in which a woman portrayed each of the ten virgins, five wise and five foolish. I had never really thought of these women in a present day context which is odd since that is really what they are supposed to represent. It was pretty powerful to realize how easy it is to get caught up in the world. For most of us, it isn't the big sins that will get us. It's the little things. It was on the day of this Enrichment Meeting that I realized we only had two weeks until we were supposed to put on our roadshow that we hadn't really gotten going. I spent the last two weeks of April working on that. It was so much fun!! I got the opportunity to attempt my very first solo sewing project which I ended up very pleased with! My mom is in Alaska for another six weeks with my brother and his kids. I miss her terribly, but I'm plugging along. I'm starting to get ready for Girls Camp. Our 4th year Adventure is the end of this month and I'm super excited. I've also decided to try and 'run' a race. It's a 3.6 mile Happy Hoofers Fun Run here in Cheney in July. I started training slow and steady, but fell off the wagon last week when it was cold, windy and rainy. No thanks! I started back today and hope to be tougher if nasty weather comes along again. I've got to get back into shape before I turn 30 at the end of the year. I've heard it's harder after that. Well, I should probably go get ready for Activity Days. Someday I am going to find a name to submit for this calling, but in the meantime I am having so much fun with the girls! I'll post pictures when I get home tonight.