Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Funny Tolson!

OK so last night I was telling some friends a funny thing that Tolson says and they told me I need to put that on my blog so here it goes.

We potty trained Tolson last month and he is doing great. While you are in the process of potty training you look for any kind of clues if they need to go so that you can catch it before it ends up being a mess. So while potty training Tolson if I ever heard him toot I would ask him if he needed to go potty, to which he replied "no mom I just pop"! I have no idea where he got that from except that it sounds like a bubble popping so he just figured that's what it is so that's what I will call it. So now all the time when he toots he will say "I pop mom!"

Oh the funny things that kids say!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Yard Sale!

Ok so this past Saturday we had our very first Yard Sale! I have never done one and have not been to many. Jason is on our HOA board and suggested we do a neighborhood one and that he would do all the signs and advertising etc. He has been pretty busy the last few weeks so I ended up doing most of it. I am not complaining at all I am just saying! we have been gathering stuff to get rid of for a few months so we had a good stuck. I wish we would have sold more but hey I made over $100 so I can complain about that either! I had to go around to the other houses to tell them that a donation truck would be here after we were done to get whatever we didn't sell or want. That was not a good idea cuz I ended up spending $20 at other peoples houses. I bought a cute train set (well 6 Thomas cars) that I am very excited about for Tolson for Christmas and some Razors (I know, at a yard sale?) for Jason! (our awesome neighbor and her sister are coupon queens so they get really good deals on stuff and then re-sell it for cheaper). I did the yard sale with Jessica and we had a great time. She came over Friday night and we made Pizza and sorted and organized all our stuff. then we just hung out on Saturday while people shopped our stuff. at the end of the day we still had lots of stuff so we sorted through it and made a donation pile (a big one!!!) and put it on the curb. about an hour later I had a lady ring the door bell that didn't speak any english and ask me if an item in the pile was for sale (well her daughter asked me) I told them I was just getting rid of it and they would have whatever they wanted. They took EVERYTHING out there. They didn't even look in the boxes to see what it was before they loaded it in the truck. oh well maybe they will get something from it. it was just funny! anyway it was very fun and now I have some Christmas money to shop with on Black Friday!!!! I am excited about this Christmas as it will be very fun to see Tolson get really excited about his presents and the whole season! I hope you all have a fun Christmas and enjoy getting ready for it.

p.s. my camera Broke :( so I won't be posting any pictures for a while!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Alaska 2009!


In June of 2009 our Family took a Cruise to Alaska. My parents had been gone for 2 years on a mission so upon their return (may 2009) we went on a trip with them, their 6 children and our Spouses. No small children allowed. It was so much fun. Here are some pictures of that trip.

This is the Girls (missing Ida) at Butchart Gardens. Jason wants to Build a fountain like that in our yard. Well maybe when we get our dream house he can do that!
Bear Hugging!

A Not so Friendly Bear!

This is Craigdoroch Castle in Victoria, BC. It was built in the 1800's and is very very cool inside. I could live there!!!!

Butchart Gardens was an amazing place. There were probably hundreds of thousands of flowers there. I think we took so many pictures there that my sisters camera refused to work any more. If you are ever in Washington go see it. Beautiful!!!!

Jason was Rock climbing on the Ship! 200 feet above the water! and What a hottie he is too!!!
We had My sister take some formal pictures of all of us on the cruise. There were two formal evenings that we had dinner and went dancing. It was so fun to dress up and party the night away!
Here are all the Girls!
And the whole Family!
it was a wonderful Trip that we will remember for ever! I have always wanted to go on a cruise and who better to go with then your own family!

Friday, November 6, 2009


ok so I have no pictures but maybe I can find some to add to this.
I have lots and lots of dreams, most of them may seem worldly but it is the intangibles behind them that I want the most!
Owning an SUV
Hybrid camping trailer
Sapphire ring for Spencer
No Debt
To actually decorate my house
New bedroom set
A weekend away with my hubby
Going back to Australia
Taking Jason to New Zealand
Biking down Haleakala in Hawaii with Jason
Doing a BIG 12 days of Christmas for someone who needs it.
Lasik and laser hair removal ( totally worldly, sorry)
Taking Tolson to Disney land
Letting Jason buy the Truck of his dreams
A full CutCo set of knives
Nice New pots and pans
A huge walk-in Pantry
Many Many more......
These are just some of the fun things I would love to have or do. It may seem silly to post them all here for the world to see but here they are. I have been thinking a lot about them lately and how to accomplish some of them. I do not want them all at once and don't worry I won't go into huge debt to get them. (one of them is to get out of debt!!!!) I hope that sometimes you stop and thing about your dreams.
If you don't have something great to look forward to, then its hard to see past today!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Love/Hate relationships

Ok so now that all that is over with..... I am moving on. I really have a lot to do but not very much motivation to do it. Jason heard back from the border Patrol last week and they said it will probably be another several months until his Background clearance is done so not to hold our breath. I am LOVING that he will still be here for several months but I am HATING that we still have to wait for long. Other then that I have to get ready for a yard sale in two weeks(LOVE the money, HATE getting ready), clean my house (HATE) so I can decorate for Thanksgiving and then Christmas (LOVE), Work on my Christmas sewing projects (yes I said sewing), we have another craft fair coming up,(LOVE) and I decided that I am going to run a 5K with Amber and Allison in December. I DO NOT enjoy running (HATE) but I am doing it to support Amber (cuz I think she is amazing(LOVE)) and cuz I need to lose some weight and get fit (HATE). I do much better at exercising if I have something I am working towards so here I go! Running! other then that I am just grumpy today cuz I had to do the budget for the month (HATE) and there are lots of unplanned expenses this month that I have to figure out where they will come from. UGH! I have a love hate relationship with money (don't we all) SO there you go with all my loves and Hates today. I don't really like the word Hate but sometimes it is just fitting.

Well I LOVE you all and HATE that I don't hear from you more. I hope that with the holidays coming up we can all catch up and at least try to keep in touch. Now I am going to turn on some fun fast music and hope to get some things done around here.