Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
1. disposable diapers, I am so glad I don't have to wash dirty diapers!
2. modern medicine
3. tampons, 'nuff said
4. insurance, necessary evil
5. temple work, I'm thankful that we can help make families forever by doing ordinances for the dead
6. motherhood, what an amazing experience to see the world through innocent eyes!
7. a place I can call "home"
8. my husband, who gives me a sense of security and fills my life with love and laughter
9. running water, electricity, air conditioning and heating
10. having the knowledge of never being alone
11. my calling, kids make me feel so alive and full of worth, especially the nursery ones
12. those fighting for our freedoms so that I can be with my family eating turkey and pie
13. the scriptures, it gives me the strength to keep going day to day
14. to be a part of a wonderful family
15. the Atonement, without the sacrifice of my Savior I wouldn't be where I am today
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
is trying to touch the camera,
has her eyes closed again
or thinks she's funny?
Finally, a half smile!
Desi loves to watch the washing machine,
climb into the computer desk,
have Daddy chase her
and tickle her!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
I really mean it this time!
DeseretNews.com blogger | Sept. 10, 2009 at 6:34 a.m.
The terrible twos. Somehow they crept into our house while I wasn't looking and now my husband and I are trying to agree on a discipline strategy for our daughter, Nicole.
We've hit some snags on our quest for the perfect discipline plan that will not only make her an adorable toddler and well-adjusted adult, but also make us look like amazing parents. We've gotten a lot of advice from, well, everyone, but nothing seems to fit just right.
One member of my family who will remain nameless (let's just say she may or may not have given birth to me) suggested a stern "No" followed by a classic "I'm going to count to three" maneuver.
This tactic, however, usually ends with me counting ridiculously slowly to three while Nicole misbehaves and laughs. I also throw in a series of escalating threats as I get closer to the dreaded No. 3. It goes something like this:
Me: Nicole, pick up your cup. I'm going to count to three. One. I mean it. Pick it up. Two. I'm really serious now. You're going to get a time out. I'm not joking. Two and a half. OK, no dating when you're in high school. Two and three-quarters. That's it; I'm really not joking this time. OK, there goes college tuition. Three.
I fear that in the end, I'll be left with a child who is grounded until she's 36 and has an irrational fear of the number 3.
We've also employed the tactics of a series called "Love and Logic." Basically, you empower the kid with choices and then deliver immediate and natural consequences when there is misbehavior.
But the trouble is this requires quick thinking. It's not easy to think of common sense, logical consequences for misbehavior when your child is slapping the dog's face while attempting to ride it like a cowgirl.
So what has worked for you? Tell me what discipline methods you've used and why they've worked for your kids. The one that can get my child to dismount from the dog before I count to three wins.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Don't worry, I made sure to keep her covered with sunscreen and sometimes a jacket.I just forgot to cover myself with a little something..."X" marks the spot where I didn't get sunburned. And yes it feels as bad as it looks!I think between Kendall, Tom and me, we will be making sure to slather on the sunscreen for this week's campout and I will definitely bring a bottle of vinegar. Who knew it takes the sting out of a sunburn? Thanks again Erin for putting up with the stink of it to put some on my back. (Sammy wanted to be in the picture too.)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
If anyone knows of someone that needs an eagle project, etc this would be GREAT!
Friday, June 12, 2009
I recorded this video on May 2nd while I was folding laundry. Desi was laying on the bed watching me and I was flipping the shirts to straighten them/get the wrinkles out. She started giggling when I waved one over her face plus she had the hiccups making it even cuter!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I have saved over $1100 so far and I've only been at it for a few months! And for those skeptics out there (Kristina), I added up what I have saved in manufacturer's coupons which is just over $300. This amount does NOT include store coupons that come in the ad. I want to thank Wendy for having the first class so Liz could have the second class that I could attend. Now all I need is some more room to put food. My shelves, floor and freezers are all full! I think Desi might have to share her bedroom with the granola bars, Gatorade and cereal.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
My baby turned four months old.
Whenever I pull out the camera, she stops smiling.
She is now 25 inches long and in the 75th percentile for length!
I went from this...
My sister and I cut our hair together to donate to Locks of Love.
Desi went on her first four-wheeling ride.
My niece, Maggie, was finally born on St. Patrick's Day.
And Tom's brother-in-law got a hole in his thigh from his dirt bike. If you want to see all the pictures and disgusting video footage, you can link here.