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Baby Girl #2 should be gracing us with her presence around the 10th of April. We're excited. We think Camille will be excited! The only thing I'm dreading is deciding on a name. Any suggestions?
Monday, December 22, 2008
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Posted by Karen at 2:02 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I love being in Primary! I realized the other day out of the 6 1/2 years we've been married I've been in a Primary calling for 5 of the years. (Does that say anything about my maturity level?) Well, those primary kids always keep you on your toes but that's what makes it so fun. Today I was talking with one of our Primary teachers when her 5 year old looks up at me and says "You're pregnant!" I could see the look of horror creep onto her mother's face. It was nice to be able to say "Yes, you're right, I am pregnant." Her mother looked relieved and I'm glad that I'm pregnant and not just fat!
Posted by Karen at 4:05 PM
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Today Camille and I went to the bank. We walked in the doors and there were 3 workers that just swooned over her. They all thought she was soo cute and looked like Cindy Lou Who. (I'm not one to argue.) As I was getting my deposit ready one of the workers came up and asked if Camille could have a treat. I said yes imagining a Tootsie Roll, a dum-dum, or some smarties. The lady came back with one of those plastic candy canes filled with M&Ms. Of course, I couldn't get Mil to say thank you but she did score quite the "treat". We'll work on thank you and next time we're at the bank give it another try!
Posted by Karen at 2:51 PM
Friday, December 12, 2008
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Posted by Karen at 1:02 PM
Monday, December 8, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Today at 2:00 pm the power went out which I didn't think much of because the only electricity I was using was the oven. (I had a batch of cookies in and so I just left them in the nice warm oven until I thought they'd be done.) Besides the cookies, which seem to have done fine, (Well, at least it didn't stop me from eating 4 of them.) our afternoon went on as normal. We read books, got the mail, played with the junk mail, Mil climbed all over Mom, we had a snack, did some light cleaning etc. I was going to vacuum but decided I'd sweep and mop instead. I got the whole kitchen swept and ready to mop when I realized I live in the country, (Hence I have a well, hence I need electricity for the pump to run, hence no water.) so I didn't mop the floor. (I was really broken hearted about that!)
Posted by Karen at 10:30 PM
Monday, December 1, 2008
One of the best things about Thanksgiving is leftovers. Tonight I concocted some homemade turkey noodle soup. I love homemade noodles. I impressed myself since I'd never made turkey noodle soup before. (Like it's hard to mess up, veggies, meat, and noodles!) I'm glad my Mama sent us home with some leftover turkey. (Since I convinced her we needed 2 turkeys for 22 people, I was hoping for leftovers.)
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My mom hosted us at her house and we all brought food to contribute. Besides a great meal we enjoyed family. My brother, Gus introduced us to a new fabulous game. (Ingenious, if you like games you'll love it!) We watched episodes of Monk, played the Wii, ate Nutella, celebrated birthdays, went to the temple, and just had a great time together. Of course, I was having such a good time I didn't even think to take pictures, rats. Well, maybe at Christmas I'll get some family shots. Even before such a fun holiday break I had so much I was thankful for but spending time with family just reaffirms how much we truly have. We love you all!
Posted by Karen at 11:21 PM
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I broke a holiday rule today. You know, you're not suppose to start listening to Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving. Well, today on Oprah she was doing her favorite things show and had a bunch of thrifty ideas for the holidays.
She had a gift for the viewers: "This year, we've teamed up with some of the biggest names in the music business to create a one-of-a-kind holiday mix. It's our gift to you! These eight songs can be downloaded free for the next 48 hours."
So, of course ,I had to get on the computer and download and burn them (I LOVE Christmas music!) I had to make sure the CD worked, so I had to listen to the whole thing. I broke a rule today but I totally enjoyed every minute of it!
Posted by Karen at 6:41 PM
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
We had the pleasure of having little Wyatt come spend the day at our house on Friday. He is such a stinkin' cute kid. Camille and Wyatt get along swimmingly and love to be around each other. When Wyatt showed up Camille ran and gave him a hug. It was so sweet. She calls him "Wy-hee" and that's what I heard all day long..."Wy-hee, Wy-hee, Wy-hee".
Posted by Karen at 5:02 PM
Friday, November 14, 2008
The lastest on Mildew... We went to Camille's 15 month checkup today and here's how she measured up.
Posted by Karen at 9:13 PM
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Anyone that knows me knows I love to read so it shouldn't be any shock to know that I am part of our ward's book club. This month we held book club at my house. Something I haven't done since Mil was a month old, so I figured after more than a year it was my turn again :)
One day, a starving, cold—and seemingly ill—soldier comes out of the woods begging for sanctuary, and the two guards are confronted with an agonizing moral dilemma.
So begins The Last Town on Earth . . .
Posted by Karen at 6:59 PM
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Just wanted to give a shout out to all the veterans today. To all those who have, are, or will serve our country THANK YOU! I love America and you help make it's freedoms possible! God bless you all!!!
Posted by Karen at 10:15 PM
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Posted by Karen at 12:49 PM
Friday, October 31, 2008
Posted by Karen at 9:48 AM
Thursday, October 30, 2008
We've lived in our house for just about 2 1/2 years now and we're still working on getting the decorations up. I had Brad help me clean out one of the closets and was able to convince him to get out his tools right then. So we're are a few steps closer to looking like we live here. :)
Posted by Karen at 4:49 PM
Monday, October 27, 2008
Melody tagged me to do a post on facts about your husband. So I'll attempt to get these right. Brad never reads the blog anyhow so I'm probably safe. :)
Five things Brad Loves:
3. Our families
4. Beating Karen when they play games
5.Traveling with Karen
Five things on his "to do" list:
1. Get the yard done
2. Get out of debt
3. Get the yard done
4. Go to Australia
5. Make the yard look pretty for his wife.
Five of his favorite snacks:
1. Gummy Bears
2. Cinnamon Rolls
3. Rocky Road Ice Cream
4. Apple Sauce
5. Homemade strawberry jam
Five things you might not know about Brad:
1. He'd prefer to live in a warmer climate
2. He's super frugal
3. He's an Assistant Scout Master
4. According to Big Brain Academy his brain is bigger then Karen's
5. He makes really good Mac n' Cheese
Five places Brad has lived:
1. Rigby, ID
2. Rexburg, ID
4. Chesapeake, VA
5. Provo, UT
1. He loves to wear socks all the time!
2. Doesn't think puke is as bad to clean up as poop. (ewww)
3. Keeps his things super nice & clean(he has toys from childhood that are practically brand new) 4. Loves to go shopping on Black Friday--bright and early
5. Secretly he likes it when we wear matching outfits or shirts Five people tagged:
Posted by Karen at 12:52 PM
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I'm lucky enough to live approximately 4 miles from my Aunt Linda (Which out here in the country makes you neighbors.) It's fun to run into each other at Broulim's or walking at Rigby Lake but best of all we like when she just decides to drop by. The other day she dropped by bearing gifts, which was totally unexpected and we'd let her in even without gifts in hand. She doesn't have any grand kids so when she see some cute little thing that she just has to buy Camille is the lucky recipient. (Fine with me I don't think there was ever a thing as too many Grandmas.) She said someone was selling these darling little hair bows at work the other night and she couldn't resist. Linda works at the hospital so she brought them over in a biohazard bag, which I totally got a kick out of. But the best part was the note inside. Like I'd really think she'd give us a used biohazard bag. Needless to say we love the bows and are so thankful for the kind and thoughtful people we're surrounded by.
Posted by Karen at 11:11 AM
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Last night at about 10 to 10 Brad and I were laying in bed waiting for the 10 o'clock news to start when all the sudden we heard "BANG, BANG, BANG!"
Posted by Karen at 9:49 AM
Friday, October 17, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
There was this thing on Oprah yesterday (Yes, I'm a housewife ofttimes Oprah is on at our house.) about the thriftiest families in America. I was really impressed by Stephanie Nelson, The CouponMom, she took Oprah's cameras shopping to show how much you can save if you shop right.
"With coupons in hand, Stephanie hits the store and fills up her shopping cart with $127 worth of groceries. "Don't panic," she says. "That's not what we're paying." As the clerk scans coupon after coupon, the total falls lower and lower—until it hits $37.16, a 71 percent savings!"
This lady is saving $90 a week on her grocery bill. I want to be more thrifty! I want to be in better control of my budget. I'm sure it takes some practice. (Stephanie's been doing it for 15 years.) Here's a link 5 Ways to Save Money on Groceries By Stephanie Nelson
Posted by Karen at 12:14 PM
Sunday, October 5, 2008
We've really been working with Camille on where her nose is. She's pretty good finding it. To our surprise she also knew some other body parts that we hadn't ever practiced with her. Apparently, she really observant. What a little smarty pants.
Posted by Karen at 11:54 AM
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I've always liked the first part of October. Probably because it meant we were out of school for a week and a half or so for Spud Harvest. Yup good ole Idaho where you get time off to help with the harvest. In elementary school it just meant more play time, in high school it meant money making. I have to say working in the potatoes wasn't my favorite job but having drove potato trucks on my resume actually helped me in a job interview. They said it grabbed their attention and made my resume unique. So I'm grateful for potato harvest and grateful that I no longer drive potato trucks.
Posted by Karen at 3:38 PM
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers were at the park. (And me without my lightsaber!)
(Camille is not a fan of the Dark Side.)
Posted by Karen at 11:57 AM
Saturday, September 27, 2008
It's been awhile since I've posted one of my favorite things. Today I thought I'd post about some of my favorite things that start with P.
Camille and I love when we get to hang out with our friend Cooper. He and Camille usually have a pretty good time together plus that means Kacie and I get to hang out so it's a win-win. (OR maybe it's a win-win-win.) We'll miss you when you move Coops!
Makes 2 loaves (32 servings)
Prep: 20 minutes Bake: 55 minutes
3 cups sugar
1 cup cooking oil
3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2/3 cup water
1 15-ounce can pumpkin
1. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of two 9x5x3-inch, three 8x4x2-inch, or four 7-1/2x3 1/2-x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a very large mixing bowl beat sugar and oil with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add eggs and beat well; set aside.
2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add flour mixture and water alternately to sugar mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Spoon batter into prepared pans.
3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 55 to 65 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. Makes 2 loaves (32 servings).
Raisin-Nut Pumpkin Bread: Prepare bread as above, except fold 3/4 cup raisins and 3/4 cup chopped walnuts into batter after pumpkin has been added. Nutrition Facts per serving: 220 cal., 10 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 27 mg chol., 197 mg sodium, 32 g carbo., 1 g dietary fiber, 8 g pro.Daily Values: 59% vit A, 2% vit. C, 2% calcium, 6% ironExchanges: .5 Starch, 1 .5 Other Carbo., 2 Fat
Posted by Karen at 5:31 PM