- diet caffeine free coke (great taste, less filling)
- computers (how else would i blog and blog stalk people)
- papermate felt-tip pens
- extra strength tylenol
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
one day i would like to build this house. it is nothing really elaborate, but i like the layout. there would be a couple of modifications like making the mud room and pantry bigger. of course there would be a basement with a similar layout - bedrooms and a couple of bathrooms, a kitchenette, a large storage area and a separate food storage room with a ton of the shelves that i posted about a few days ago.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
do i really need to have a day spelled out for me when i should tell people that i love them and i am glad they are in my life? isn't that something i should be doing everyday?
nathan and i.... we've never been big valentine day celebrators. the only "big thing" we've done is the year after isaac was born, nate's parent's watched the boys while we bought filet minon and lobster tails and cooked them at home. i made baked potatoes, homemade horseradish and cheesecake for dessert. we sat in our little kitchen and ate by candlelight. the dinner was good and of course the company was excellent.
i remember making valentine cards for each person in my class when i was in elementary school and for the other kids in the neighborhood. i remember pain stakingly selecting each candy heart to go in the envelope. i had to be sure that an "i love you" or "kiss me" heart was not put in an inappropriate envelope. then we would go drop our cards on people's door steps, ring the door bell and run away. (i wonder if it ever occurred to us that as soon as they opened the card they would know who it was from...) anyway, it was fun.
so maybe i can make this holiday about my kids. we'll make the heart-shaped sugar cookies, and I will help them put together their valentine cards. i want them to have memories like i did.
so what is it that i am trying to say? i am going to try a little harder. not a lot harder, but a little harder. i changed my blog layout to be more valentine-friendly. i actually got a "happy valentine's day" thing to hang on my front door, i got valentine cards for the kids, and i even thought about getting out my heart-shaped cookie cutters. now if i could just get JEN to give me her yummy pink sugar cookie recipe, i'd be set. (jen, it's the one that you put the flavoring in...)
anyway, even though i may dislike the day, i love my valentine....
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
i have been avoiding this post. not because i don't know what to say, it's quite the opposite. so, rather than trying to relate all of the feelings that i have, i will leave it at this: even though i never met president hinkley in person, he was one of my dearest friends and i will miss him deeply.
Friday, February 1, 2008
yesterday, nate came home from his dad's house and said that he had a surprise for me.....
A NEW CAMERA JUST FOR ME!
anyway, it is a canon powershot A720 IS and is much better than the one i previously used. i tortured everyone at work today by taking their pictures for our work blog. they all love me... i am sure of it.