Thursday, January 31, 2008

these pics hurt. li'l bit.

remember that "binky boy" and "perma-grin"?, I gotta add those to the nicknames!
This was at the Dinosaur Park when we lived in Ogden. Notice Lincoln and Landon are in the background. Yummy.
Thanksgiving...2005? That's pumpkin bar(s) she's got all over her and in her hair!
This was also when we lived in Ogden. Look at Lincoln's mop of hair!

I remember taking all of these pictures. I love looking back... and ahead!

For today:
1. the way a smile warms your heart.
2. Belly laughs.
3. the flag half mast.
4. Dillon and Jake, for serving a mission and being a great example to my boys.
5. Brian Regan, the comedian. Ok. this guy is hilarious, and the best part: he's clean. If you want to laugh your guts out and pee your pants, check him out!
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Today's 5...

1. ROCK STAR!!!!!! This is the funnest thing I've ever played! You've got to try it out!
2. The gift of fear. (If you have not read this book, or watched Oprah yesterday, I highly recommend it. It's by Gavin DeBecker.)
3. Split bean soup.
4. "All the Small Things"-Blink 182
5. "The Moment of Truth" tonight...don't miss it!
p.s. Kelly... we rock.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

biggest lie...

I was listening on the radio today about the biggest lie you've ever told. It got me thinking. A lot of you know mine:

I was 16, and I told my parents I was going on an overnight party with work friends, at my manager's cabin. I really went to Las Vegas with my boyfriend. I know, it's a doozy. I had a big set back then. For the record: I came home with my virtue. you dare to share? Come on. It will be fun. O.k. You can be anonymous if you must!


on a different note: My Five...

1. Jensyn telling me her bears name today: Rosie-Beary-sweet-pie-Smith. Wonder where she got that?!
2. Jaxon peeing in a chocolate milk container in the car, because he really had to go and I wouldn't get off the freeway. Jensyn told him "make sure we don't see it". I told him not to get any in the car. ("Don't get pee in the car"- a phrase you don't say every day)
3. being truthful.
4. not running out of gas when you're very afraid you're going to run out of gas.
5. new shoes or clothes smell.

Monday, January 28, 2008

My Five...

1. President Gordon B. Hinckley:
  • his life.
  • his humor.
  • his example.
  • his legacy.


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Five for Today...

1. resisting temptation.
2. embarassing moments (we're better because of them, right?!)
3. pay day!
4. a hot, bubble bath.
5. friendly reminders!


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Grandma Carolyne...

Grandma and Grandpa Smith are away in California for a few months and the kids sure do miss them! Today, grandma (using her "sources") was able to give the kids "The Game Plan"! They were soooooooooooo excited! She was able to make their day from miles away! Thank you Grandma, so much, we love and miss you bunches!

Today's Five...

1. Grandmas! What would we do without them?!

2. a good quote.

3. an apology.

4. plans for a GNO!

5. Jensyn making a perfect "c" sound. (instead of "t") speach therapists!


I'm trying to "de-clutter" my house and I came across this:

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."

-William Morris

that puts it into perspective for me.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tuesday Five...

This is a picture (outtake) from about 3 years ago. Shawn's dad gave me a disc full of random pictures and I found this. Look how much we've grown and changed!
It's a bad picture, that's why none of you have seen it!
1. Looking back.

2. a dinner invitation (thanks Carrie)

3. J. Johnson.

4. a thank you note.

5. the song "Love Like This", her voice reminds me of Michael Jackson when he was little.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sunday Five...

1. Sunday dinner,
2. Our Home Teacher,
3. Double-Fudge brownies in the oven (fat-free, of course),
4. 6-year-old magic tricks,
5. the last page of a book.

For those of you with TLC, check out "Miss America Reality Check", love it!
-"love the shoes, love the bag, love it"...What movie is this from?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Saturday Five...

1. good advice.
2. enjoying the silence.
3. Gin (card game)
4. a crisp 20 dollar bill
5. starting a new book.
btw, (celebrity apprentice fans)poor Gene! I DID NOT want to see him go, he added too much to the show, get rid of Omarosa already!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

These little wonders...

still remain.
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"I Chase Tail"...

...I don't, but my dog does!!! Look at how B.I.G. Murphy has gotten! I can't believe it! He really needs to go to the groomer!

funny 'eh?

My Five...
1. a loving husband, full of surprises.
2. a joint effort.
3. Dance War with Bruno and Carrie Anne (anyone else a fan? this might suffice until Dancing with the Stars returns)
4. the saying 'Never a lender nor borrower be'.
5. knowing I deserve more than burnt toast ;)
the end.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I'm back in the game...

...the blogging game, that is!

Kelly helped me figure out what was up with my camera and this memory card reader and ta da! It's working again! Yeah! Thanks Kel.

so I took a picture of Jensyn with her hair curled. My friend Liza taught me how to do it with a flat iron...amazing! I didn't know it could do that!

My Five...
1. Cutler's turkey and avacodo sandwhich on sour dough.
2. Post-it's.
3. American Idol!
4. Google reader.
5. Anita Stansfield's series "Barrington Family Saga".

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

License Plate 5

1. So I was driving on the freeway today and saw a license plate that said "BADABNG." I felt myself speed up to see who this person was. I just knew the person with this clever license plate had to be cool...I don't know what I thought I could tell by just looking at him/her...
2. ...and then I saw a bumper sticker later today that said "God answers knee mails"! and I thought that was cute.
3. My parents have a personalized plate that says DJ DREAM. People have asked me who always wanted to be a DJ?!
4. I remember one Christmas when I was teenager, driving in the car somewhere with the fam, probably to my grandma's, and seeing a brand new, cherry red, convertible car in front of us with a young girl (probably 16) driving, with a big sign on the back that said "Love, Santa".
5. I drove a jeep (soft top) in high school/college with a license plate decal that was given to me as a gift (from Heather, I think, no suprise there, j/k you know I love ya, sorry, rambling, I'll stop, I can't stop. there.) that said "Sometimes I go topless".

-so, if you could have a personalized license plate, what would it be? Remember you can only have 7 characters. Mine would be:

for Shawn.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Monday Five...

1. Bubble gum lip balm.
2. Homemade cheesy potato soup, (thanks Camille!)
3. January at UPS (Shawn got home at 6:30, that's how I like it!)
4. tender mercies.
5. "The Office", even the re-runs!

Thursday, January 10, 2008


I took about 80 pictures of us sledding (no joke!) but here are a few of the best!

the sm'acks...

Five for sledding:
1. steamy, hot chocolate with vanilla from 7-11 that warms your hands and your belly!
2. Three boys, who have no fear, safe and sound at home.
3. A little 5-year-old snow angel princess.
4. kissing cold cheeks.
5. starting the new year out right!


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

a wish...

Jensyn came home from Kindergarten ;) today and said...

Jensy: Do you know what I would wish for if I saw a falling star?
me: What's that?
Jensy: For you to have a baby...a baby girl.
me: Oh, I don't think there are any more babies in mommy's tummy.

Jensy: Well Jesus will just make you one.

there you go.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Christmas aftermath...

This was Christmas Day...keep in mind the kids all got up at 0500.

Jaxon with Grandma Smith...
Landon playing the wii...(with his ipod on, of course)
Lincoln about 3 p.m...(with his ipod on, of course)...
and Jensyn around 5 p.m...
My Five...

1. Christmas is over!
2. it's a new year!
3. no more impossible crowds!
4. who doesn't love a clearance?!
5. a snowman.

Monday, January 7, 2008

My Five...

1. Reality checks.
2. pink M&Ms.
3. Hot chocolate.
4. Celebrity Apprentice, goodbye Omarosa.
5. google.

Stay tomorrow for sure!!!
Sam's closes at 8:30. I got there at 8:40. Again with the forces.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Five on the Fifth

1. "The Great Debators"-excellent, two thumbs up!
2. "Hand and Foot"
3. primary activities
4. sour cream, I can't eat a taco without it, apparently.
5. goals.
So I went to Sam's Club today to get my go. It was very crowded and I waited patiently in line and then the stupid thing froze up and wouldn't work. I didn't have time to wait for another machine, so I left. Why are the forces against me?

Friday, January 4, 2008

Five more...

1. callings... (I am a primary teacher 6B
and over FHE enrichment which is Jan 19)
2. "Bubbly"
3. wind
4. Lincoln saying..."listen up people, who took my ipod?"
(it's in jail because he left it out)
5. jail. if the kids leave something out
I make them do a chore to get it out of jail.
it's super sweet.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

My five...

1. Lincoln walking Jensyn to her door. And then opening it for her.
2. Grandma's homemade noodles.
3. sisters
4. you too, Jeff.
5. GH

I decided I don't have to do my five all at once, so I'm going to add them throughout the day as they come to me.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

My five

1. it's a slow time at work.
2. school is back in session!
3. Hidden Hollow in Kaysville.
4. "The Notebook". (One of my favorite movies of all time. Cheesy? I don't care).
5. UPS has slowed down!!!

We had a really fun New Year's, (pics soon... I know, I'm a broken record), we went sledding in Hidden Hollow. It was so fun! The kids loved it. Yes, even Jensyn. I thought it would not end well, but it did (wheew!). My boys are just too daring, all of them...and I had to sit and watch. I even caught a few runs myself.

Note to self: New boots. I kept slipping...and Shawn kept laughing.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

back to Blogging!

I'm recommitted to blogging again! With or without a functional digital camera! Along with a lot of new year's resolutions, which I won't bore you with, I would like to be grateful every day! Alas, 'my Five' is back. every day. I'll bore you with that instead!

1. a new beginning.
2. sledding.
3. grasshopper shakes at Jake's. (to. die. for.)
4. the wii. thank you Nintendo!
5. A New Year!!!

IN 2008!