Thursday, May 29, 2008


I have been so Lost lately.

We got rid of TV (cable- and peasant vision is non-existent) a year and a half ago and I have not been able to watch the old shows that I used to really love.
Mostly it has been fine to be without TV. After a couple weeks I stopped caring about what I was missing, and hadn't thought much about it since.
Until I found this wicked website.
All my favorite shows, all the episodes, and without commercials.
First, Josh and I caught up on the Office.
And now I am catching up on Lost. Did I ever miss out on a lot!! It has been quite the treat to watch an episode (or two or three) after the kidlets go to bed.
It just keeps getting better and better. But don't say anything about the season finale tonight- I won't be able to watch it for a while yet.

Friday, May 23, 2008

coming home

The best part of my work day is coming home. To this:

I love getting a big hug from each of my boys, and smelling them. Ahhhh. Baby and sunscreen, is there any better combo?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

what is your definition of work?

Levi: Can we go to Walmart and buy a new car today?
Mommy: Not today, Hun, its Sunday and we don't go shopping on Sundays. We don't work and we rest today.
Levi: OK.

20 minutes later....
Mommy: Levi, time to go potty.
Levi: I don't go potty on Sundays.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

long weekend

Hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend!

We have been planting and painting and rearranging things around here. Levi and Enoch have switched with the office, and they are now in a nice new boy-blue room, complete with matching beds. The office (I LOVE that show) is a new brown. I am pretty happy with the colors. I will post pics when we get our new camera, because I old one is busted.

Having the boys in beds has really made nighttime difficult. It seems they are so excited and energized once they go to bed, that no one ever falls asleep until there is an injury of some sort or another to dampen their spirits. Hopefully for our sake, and theirs, this new habit will not become the norm.

The boys helped me plant a garden this morning. Note to self: NEVER AGAIN. I got all mixed up with all the interference and I ended up planting peas instead of green beans, and then I goofed again and planted yellow beans instead of green beans. We'll see how things turn out, maybe next year I will get a sitter.

Friday, May 16, 2008

woo hoo!

We got an acceptance letter today from the College of Education. Two more years baby!

Monday, May 12, 2008


I witnessed many miracles these last few days while away.

First, I gave injections, and lots of them. And I didn't kill anyone, I didn't pass out, I didn't turn green, or cry, and I even stopped shaking after awhile.

Second, I survived getting a LOT of injections. 28, I think. And my jaw still works and I can taste and everything.

Next, Josh survived. The weekend was a little long for him, but the family managed very well. I think the highlight of the "boys" weekend was Sacrament Meeting. Enoch and Levi each managed to scatter their individual snacks everywhere, as though they were feeding a large flock of hungry pigeons in the chapel.

And last, (definitely not least), I survived Winnipeg roads. Have you ever driven there? WOW. (Watch Out for Winnipeg.) The roads are absolutely crazy! I'm taking 3 lanes of traffic over bridges with NO LINES. And I thought 25th Street bridge was scary. There are roads that change names without ever telling you. And street signs so tiny that you never know where your turn is until it is way too late. And parking! The streets are all so narrow that you can only park on one side of the street. Even in residential. Not a huge deal until you make a wrong turn, and you keep turning and turning and STILL can't find a place where you can actually pull over to look at a map. Roads change from two lanes to five lanes and back down to three lanes in the blink of an eye. And they are all off the grid, so they don't intersect at right angles. Yes, it is a miracle that I am alive and that my rental car did not get a scratch.

Despite the horrible roads, Winnipeg is a real nice city. People are very friendly and there are amazing churches and buildings to look at. Thanks to Mike and Diane for letting me stay with them!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

new husband

I traded in my husband for the new updated version. Or, for any who remember, the old high school version.



Levi asked Josh this morning when he saw Josh for the first time, "Are you still my Daddy?"

Sunday, May 4, 2008

busy busy

Things have been real busy here since the semester has finally come to a close. I am now the student trying to study for a local anesthesia course, and Josh is taking over childcare, and everything else that goes along with it. It is certainly different. I forgot how hard it is to have to study my brains out when I am already tired. Not much fun. Then add noise from kids and a needy husband (not that he is needy, but I am sure that I am at times), and wow does it ever get difficult. I only have one more week to cram, then it is off to Winnipeg for me. Josh will be alone with the kids for three and a half days! Wish us all luck.