Wednesday, April 30, 2008

double 3

Today is my birthday
shout HOORAY!!

I'm one year older and wiser, too! ;o)
These are a few of my favorite things:

Ben's Cookies.
Chocolate malts.
Hot, buttered popcorn at the movie with a Diet Coke.
baseball games.
hot chocolate and toast.
bubble gum.
White chocolate covered strawberries.
a good book.
my boys.
the N. princess.
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Monday, April 28, 2008

Point I shall no more...

So I went to the doctor today and he said everything looks good. I don't have to wear the brace anymore. It's a little swollen and tender and it will take a few days to get back to normal. However, if it drops again, I will have to see a hand surgeon for surgery. So please keep your pointer fingers crossed for me, since I dare not cross mine!

Catch-up Five:

1. A good report from the doctor, I could breath a huge sigh of relief!
2. No more brace! I HATED pointing at everything! I am glad it wasn't my middle finger!
3. "Baby Mama"-HILARIOUS! I love Amy Poeler, so I thought it was so funny. If your an SNL fan, you will love it!
4. Two nights out-Friday and Saturday!
5. Two more good books to read from the library!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008



What's up with the use of only 3 letters?
There's 23 other perfectly good letters!
That's a lot of S's, J's and L's! All six of us use only 3 letters in all 3 of our initials. (does that make sense?) I'm so glad none of our kids have first names with an S! Except Sawyer, if you want to count him! (I know you don't, mom!)

Wednesday Five...

1. Landon won his game 4-3. He was goalie for a bit and did awesome. He is such a good little player!
2. Shawn, who rubs my back and neck while I work, (for four hours straight), just kidding!
3. That reminds me of that new SNL sketch that is soo awesome and funny, just kidding, it isn't that funny, just kidding it is, just kidding I really like that girl, just kidding, she sucks, just kidding, just kidding, just kidding.
4. Good bye to Marlee. I'm sad to see her go, but relieved in a way. It got to be a little awkward and I didn't want to see her have to struggle through two dances.
5. "I Survived", on the Bio channel. Has anyone see this show? It is soooo good. But not for the faint of heart, for sure. It's about people who have faced death and survived. It's really good.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

daddy daughter

I'm not sure this picture captured the sweet moment between daddy and daughter, but it was one of those moments that I wanted to seer into my memory. Shawn has been working a lot lately, UPS and side jobs, and we have really missed daddy! This is at Jaxon's soccer game. Shawn was planning on working, but he took it off to spend with us and we were so happy!

1. kids who adore their daddy.

2. Saturday's together.

3. date night tonight! We went to dinner and a movie with our great friends the Carmacks! We had a great time. We went to Chili's (not so great, and now it's documented for future reference!) and we saw "21". I really liked this movie!

4. kids sound asleep when we got home, though not all in their right beds!

5. putting family first, thanks babe!

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Brag Alert! Five...

1. It will be 7 weeks tomorrow!
2. I put on a pair of pants that I couldn't even get on a while ago and they fit me better than they ever have!
3. I have met my first goal of straight jogging for 1 mile! (which is a lot for me!)
4. I have more energy. wait. could it be that energy drink with 80 mg of caffeine? nah.

5. I feel better.

p.s. you will never read here about how much weight I've lost.
I threw out my scale.
I'm going just on how I feel.
and how my clothes fit.
besides, you'd get dizzy from the roller coaster ride.
maybe not never.

Also, something funny Jensyn said at dinner. I was telling her that she was going to go to bed early (since she was whining and crying) and she exclaimed:
I was LOL.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Today I went to Paradise. Bakery, that is.
Of course it was awesome (especially the lemon poppyseed muffin, YUM!), but the company was even better! Kelly and her sweet little boy. He calls me "chebby" or "chubby" which is nothing new! I have been called lots of things along those same lines. My favorite one was a looooong time ago when the babydoll "Shelly Belly" came out. I can still remember the jingle because it was sung to me many times a day back then:

"Shelly belly, Shelly belly,
your belly's made of jelly.
Shelly belly, Shelly belly,
your belly's made of jelly."

Ha, ha. very funny. Luckily, it didn't leave a mark on me or anything like that. I hardly even remember. It was only like 25 years ago!

Wednesday 5...

1. 5 o'clock and my husband walked through the door! Yay!
2. 5 dollar Little Ceasars pizza. (pizza! pizza!).
3. -can't forget the breadsticks!
4. Landon's soccer game tonight, with my hubby!
5. Finding my ipod!

p.s. Priscilla has left the building!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Brag Alert!

I think it's so cute because in Lincoln's class if someone starts "bragging" his teacher calls out "Brag Alert!"

So now Lincoln's started doing it, because apparently "bragging" is not allowed.
It makes the kids so upset. It brings them to tears. They even do it to me! This, I don't understand. I mean I do, but at their age?! (sigh.)

Today's Five...
1. I can't wait for this first baseball practice to be over because then Landon will stop asking me every 5 minutes questions about said baseball practice.
2. Snow and sun today. Yes, in the same sentence. Ahhh...only in Utah!
3. Listening to High School Musical on my walk today. Not my choice, but I couldn't find my ipod so I had to take Lincoln's. Luckily, there were some good songs on it.
4. my new vanilla swirl lip gloss. Anyone who knows me, knows I love vanilla.
5. pretzels.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Soccer Saturday...

Three soccer games today:
Jaxon won 7-1. He was great on defense ;)
Jensyn wouldn't play and cried on my lap until I sent her to the car. (eeeeeeeK)
Lincoln's team lost 7-0. He had a great attitude. He played so hard.
We were telling him that it's easy to be a winner.
Our true colors come out in defeat...

1. Soccer Saturdays. It's a lot, but it's a lot of fun.
2. being a cheerleader for our kids.
3. Shawn working side jobs, and making it to one game :)
4. a much needed diet Coke by the third game and
5. 7-11 treats!

I am forever the "treat mom".

Friday, April 11, 2008

I can, I haven't, I don't, I am

I can walk.
I can run.
I can see and hear.
I can touch and feel.
I can sing and dance
even with two left feet.
I can smile and laugh.
I can cry.
I can dream.
I can wish.
I can make a snow angel.
I can read and write.
I have my own hair.
I can make my own choices.
I can make my own mistakes.
I can breathe.

I haven't lost a child.
I haven't lost a spouse or a sibling.
I haven't lost a parent.
I haven't fought in a war.

I don't want to have a tragedy
to wake me up.
or put me to sleep.

I am grateful.
for all the simple things.
that some people don't have.
and that I probably take for granted
every. single. day.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Damn you El Matador!

Shawn and I ate there yesterday and I almost poo'd my pants on my walk today. Never again. I can no longer recommend that place. My stomach killed last night. Ok, TMI. sorry to all the locals, but I have to give it up.

Tuesday Five...

1. a quiet afternoon.
2. taking Murph for a walk.
3. When Jensyn says- smarshmellows.
4. I just love the month of April ;)
5. El Matador bad. Cafe Rio good.

Monday, April 7, 2008

I made a new friend on my jalk...

He's a good listener.

Monday Five...

1. a day off with Shawn.

2. breakfast in bed, (love you babe!), nothin like eggs and toast in bed.

3. get off my jalk. say it again. get off my jalk. get it? -hee hee.

What I mean is the rain. It poured on me today. and I liked it.

4. When Jaxon calls himself the J-man.

5. a very nice funeral service.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Huey Lewis, you were right...

I think it was Huey Lewis that said "the more things change, the more they stay the same"...

How quickly we adapt.

so this finger that I broke, for the first week, I really thought I was going to go crazy. It being my pointer finger and on my left hand (and I am a lefty!). It was DRIVING ME CRAZY.
But it's funny how we creatures quickly adapt.
I'm now using this brace like a finger. Things are getting easier to do (like typing) and other things, like doing my hair, loading the dishwasher, taking a shower (of course with a little plastic baggy securely around my finger). I'm getting used to my "new normal". Like anything in life, I guess. This is just more pronounced, and tangible, being on my finger. Things in life are always changing and we are constantly adapting.
and I'm grateful.
Besides, how boring would life be, right?

Sunday Five...

1. change.
2. being able to adapt to change.
3. conference weekend.
4. the power of healing. The body's natural ability to heal itself. It truly is amazing!
5. President Monson.

Friday, April 4, 2008

spring soccer has sprung!

Landon's first soccer game tonight...
Jaxon was freezing,
I told him to bring a jacket.
He promised next time he would listen.
Landon coming in for half time...
Lincoln riding his ripstick with his buddy...

Someone's missing, you say?
Miss Jensyn was at her first "lateover"

Friday Five...

1. winning 1-0.
2. a very sweet tribute from a very sweet friend.
3. hand-me-downs.
4. firsts.
5. 5 weeks!
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Thursday, April 3, 2008

"Virginia Reel"...

Mrs. Johnson's 1st grade class presented, tonight, for our enjoyment the "Virginia Reel" dance. They had partners and it might have been one of the cutest things I've seen in a long time! Lincoln's partner was Ashley. She's a doll. I think they have sort of a "thing" going. (But when I asked them for a picture they acted like I asked if I could pull all their teeth out). Their teacher taught them about respecting their partner and bowing to her, etc. What a neat thing to learn and what a treat for me to see!...

Thursday Five...

1. My first grader acting all grown up and dancing with a girl!

2. "The Goose Girl"-this is a MUST read!!!

3. Serving others. There's no way to be selfish if you're doing something for someone else.

4. The song "The Luckiest" by Ben Folds Five.

5. Murphy. I love that dog, even if he is a mutt.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Oh not "the Goot"...

(chanting) "Goot, Goot, Goot, Goot".
Poor Steven Guttenberg. One of my favorites. It was a sad day on Dancing With The Stars last night, am I right? Dang it.

I had myself a good laugh yesterday! I told Shawn if I got at least one person I would be happy. You should have seen me at my computer that morning giggling to myself like a schoolboy. Thus, I am happy!

Five For Today:

1. Well I didn't get to go on my jalk today because it was raining too hard when I wanted to go. Maybe this evening when Shawn gets home. All is not lost! And I was able to get semi-caught-up on the laundry!

2. RockBand with Kellyannie! What great fun! June 22nd people, is the day RockBand comes out for the wii. We are so totally getting it!

3. Nelson's frozen custard. It's been a while, but worth the wait! Soo good. I can't even describe how good.

4. so Baseball is going to be starting on top of soocer! It's about to get tricky here at the Smith's. But the good news is that Lincoln and Landon get to be on the same team for baseball! This will be great because last season I had to miss some of their games. It only worked out because Lincoln made the deadline (April 30) and Landon barely misses it. sweet.

5. a cute husband who leaves fun messages for me on the machine... the one today went something like this:

"um, hi...yeah, I was looking in the dictionary under the most beautiful woman in the world and it said (my name) at this number, so if you could have her call me, I would really appreciate it..."

I was rolling my eyes, of course

I know...cheesy, but still sweet and so Shawn!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

For Once I Must Beat Shawn To The Punch...

so I've been keeping a very big secret for what seems like a very long time. A few months ago when everyone thought I had strep, I actually had my tubes untied. (gasp!) Yep, my eggo is prego. I'm pregnant! We decided to try and get Jensyn a sister, (or a baby brother) we really don't care. She knew there was one more! I just had to beat Shawn to the punch, because he's always the one to let the cat out of the bag, or I guess proclaim the bun in the oven! Ahhh. What a relief to have that secret out!