Friday, January 30, 2009

It is my humble opinion....

That anyone who likes Jane Austen at all will really enjoy this book. I started reading it last night after work and kept reading until I finished it, it was that good, it is funny and clean (P.S. I am pretty sure the author is a Mormon) But you don't have to take my word for it! Go check it out at your local library. So that reminds me of Reading Rainbow...., remember how on Reading Rainbow there was always segment with really annoying kids telling about their favorite books. I always hated those obnoxious kids...I would have done much better.
The End

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fog/Fancy salads

First off, I would like to show off this lovely salad that Neil made for dinner the other night. I went to pick up Keisha and asked him to make a salad, this is what I came home to. It was almost a crime to eat it.

The other night it was REALLY foggy. Normally we can see the whole temple shining brightly from our front porch, it was weird to look out and see nothing but our cars!

Another shot from the front porch.

Then End. Thanks for all sharing your name meanings, it was fun to read:)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Lately I have been thinking a lot about names. last night as I was drifting off to sleep I started thinking "Hey, wouldn't it be funny if we didn't call each other by our names, but by our name's meaning?" ha ha. Here is how a conversation between Neil and I would go.

Him: Good morning Princess, how did you sleep?
Me: Just fine Champion (maybe I would call him champ for short) I can't wait to go to St. George and visit The Crowned one and Wise Wolf.
Him: Me too! I think we should also make sure to go hang out with the Rock and Beloved.
Me: That will be great, I think that Consecrated of God and the Maker of Bricks and Tiles will be so happy to see you! I might also go out to lunch with Manly.
Him: What?!
Me: Don't worry, that is my sister...

Oh the weird things I think about while falling asleep. It was waaay more interesting last night. I love that my moms name means crowned one and my name means Princess, we are so meant for each other:) Oh yeah and one more funny thing. I just found out that my great grandma married a man named Grover and her sister married a guy named Elmo, hee hee

But now I want to know, what does your name mean? Leave it in the comments.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Valentines and Scary baby cakes

Hello people! I recently discovered that my cute friend slash roommate (from 10 years ago! I know, I am old!) Is making these WAY cute valentines for people. She is also the sister-in-law of our favorite cousin Becky M. (shout out to my favorite blog stalker!) You can put your cute kids pictures on them, go to her site to check them out I think it is a way cute idea, if I had children, or even a fetus I would totally make a card with their cute picture on it! Check it out:) Do it soon so you can give them away on Valentines day! This girl is one of the most creative/artistically talented people I have ever known. One time she made an awesome chair out of cardboard, true story, but that is a tale for another day:)

PS- No the baby cake has nothing to do with the valentine cards, I just thought it would grab peoples attention and plus it is slightly creepy so I could not resist!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

One year older and wiser too!

Three years ago today my baby was born. Here is the Story. When Andrea found out she was pregnant again she was crossing her fingers for another boy, because Tyler is so mellow and congenial. She said "Sara, if I have another girl I am giving her to you!" She had the ultrasound and lo and behold it was a boy! Yay! About a month before the baby was due she went to a specialist and they did an ultrasound. She jokingly said "this is still a boy right" the tech looked at her kind of funny and said "um, no this is definitely a girl". What?! Oh no (except, "oh yes!" for me, right?) Andrea came over to my house with a little pink outfit and said "well, here is a present for your new baby girl!" ha ha, I was ready to take her up on it. She said I could be there for the birth. I wanted to just sit quietly in the corner observing everything. But when it got down to crunch time the nurse yelled to me, "I need your help!" I won't get too graphic, but it was not weird or gross and I got to see my little baby come into the world! We were pretty worried about her at first and she had to spend two weeks in the NICU, but pretty soon she got to come home. Andrea decided she wanted to keep her after all (traitor). But we all know who Eliza loves the 2nd most in the world....Uncle Neil. But I think I am a close third. The other day Andrea said "Liza, who is your mom?" She pointed at Andrea and said "You are!" Then Andrea said "Who is your other mom?" She pointed at me:) Over Christmas Neil and I took her to get her 3 year old pictures taken at Kiddie Kandids. She is the sweetest little girl and is always willing to go to the downstairs fridge and get me a diet coke if I ask her too, what could be better?! In honor of this day I made a jib jab for her to watch because that is pretty much her favorite thing.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

I am out of ideas

I have not blogged in a long time, and I know you are all going through withdrawls so here is a little story for you.
Neil and I have been working out on Tuesday and Thursday nights. On Tuesday I got on the eliptical machine and started going, Neil was on the one next to me. I was really trying to get into it, but I couldn't get a good rhythym going. I said this to Neil, he looked down and said "Honey, you are running backward!" BWAAAHAAAAA. I started laughing so hard I almost fell off.
The End

So I have seen on peoples blogs where they have people ask them questions in the comments and then they answer them in a post, so, ask me some questions people, anything you ever wanted to know about me me me:) You have until next Thursday to post your questions, then I will answer them.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Oh what fun...

Update on the school bus post- Visit this link to see a great picture of me on the first day of Kindergarten:) I am the one in the purple shirt.

Moving on

We had a great Christmas:)

Shepard, Joseph, Mary, an Angel

Mary Zonked out halfway through

So in true modern form, Joseph stepped up to the plate

Everyone loved their presents

Andrea and Ben let their kids earn "Brownie Bucks" all year for doing chores, or doing nice things. On Christmas eve they get to go shopping in the Brownie Bucks store for presents for each other (that Andrea has purchased). Ben is the salesman, Andrea is the gift wrapper. I helped this year, when Emily came in the room to shop at the store Andrea talked to her and said things like "how are your mom and dad doing? They are the nicest people!" Emily just gave her a "you are crazy" look, it was pretty funny:)

Cute little girls

These three girls got American Girl dolls and hairstyle chairs, Aunt Rachel would be so proud!

Ho Ho Ho

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Magic School Bus

I always rode the bus to school. The rule in our family was if you missed the school bus you had to do all of the breakfast dishes before mom would drive you to school. On a particualary bad day in the 5th or 6th grade I really drug my feet and of course missed the bus. Of course my mom was mad because now she would have to drive me to school. I was mad that I would have to do the dishes. I told my mom (yelled is probably more accurate) "I am walking to school, I am NOT doing the dishes!" Not like we had a huge family that produced a lot of dirty dishes or anything, I was just lazy. I stormed out the door and started walking, mom came after me in the station wagaon yelling "Sara, get in the car!" There was no way I was getting in the car at this point, it was a matter of pride. I walked and walked and walked, I think that about 4 or 5 neighbors stopped their cars to see if I wanted a ride, I politley declined, I had a point to prove. According to google maps this is a 2.2 mile walk and would have taken me about 39 minutes. I arrived safe and sound at school. I don't remember getting in trouble for doing that. Looking back now, I should have just done what this kid did.... "Boy, 6, misses bus, so he tries driving to school"

Monday, January 5, 2009

My name is Sara and I am a Diet Coke-oholic

Yesterday in Relief Society our lesson was based on the article about Energy drinks that was in the Ensign last month. Our RS president does not do interactive lessons, she just gets up and talks every now and then someone will raise their hand and interrupt her to make a comment but not very often, and usually its the same lady who does it every time. So she is talking about what the article says about energy drinks and caffeine, oh wait, also, she said that the bishop told all of the ward leaders that this was to be the lesson this Sunday. I asked Neil and he said that the Elders Quorum did not have the Caffeine lesson, I guess they think they are above the bishops orders. Anyway, so she is talking and I am dozing off because it was fast Sunday so I didn't drink my usual Diet Coke before church and then the girl behind me interrupts to make a comment. She says that she is the bishops daughter-in-law and that he has challenged the entire family to stop drinking any soda caffeine or not for a whole year. A shutter went down my spine. I thought about if my father-in-law asked our whole family to do that.....I don't think I could. I really like him and everything but I don't think I could give up drinking soda. It kind of bugged me that someone would ask their family to do that, I know it was probably optional, but who wants to be the jerk that does not go along with dads plan? I could give up a lot of things before I could give up my Diet Coke. I could give up meat, sugar, dairy products and a number of other things before I would give up Diet Coke. I thought about what I would do if I was a member of the bishops family. At first I thought I would just lie and say that I was giving up soda and hope that no one in the family would see me at the grocery store right before major holidays when 12 packs are on sale 5 for $12. Then I thought, no, I couldn't lie for a whole year. I think I just would decline to participate. Is that awful? If I want to make a change in my life, I want it to be a personal decision. I just don't think that one person should be making a decision like that for the whole family. He probably doesn't even drink soda anyway so it won't even be hard for him, bleh. What are your thoughts, discuss.....

Oh, one more thing, when we got home I told Neil about it and he said "uh, oh what if he challenges the whole ward to do that?" oh the horror....

Oh, yeah, one more thing. The lady who always comments pulled one of my BIGGEST pet peeves during the lesson. She raised her hand and said something like "well, I have a relative who works for administration for IHC or some big hospital like company and she said that she knew someone who once got an email that said that this lady's son drank one of those energy drinks and he died because he had a heart condition that he didn't even know about." the end, that is all she said! AHHHHH! I hate when people do things like that becuause 99% of the time those stories are totally untrue, it makes me cringe when people get up in church and say "I heard this story once.. or I got this email...." blah, stick to the facts/doctrine people. Okay, I am done, discuss. I want to know what you would REALLY do....

Friday, January 2, 2009

What a great Christmas

We had a great Christmas. My mom gave me these cute dishes
Neil gave me this yummy perfume...and lots of other stuff.
We had a fabulous time in St. George. The weather was perfect and we spent lots of time with the cute kids:)