Monday, June 23, 2008
So, she calls me this afternoon (sorry, sis, but this was just too good to pass up) and asks me what kind of crisco to buy and where she finds apple vinegar in the store. I chuckle at her and guide her in my infinite wisdom in the kitchen and then tell her to have fun cooking. Not even fifteen minutes later she calls me back with another question. She asks, "Sis, what is catsup?" I thought I had misunderstood her so I was like, "What?" And she says it again, "What is catsup?" I lost it. I started laughing and I couldn't stop myself. After I calmed down she was like what the heck is going on? And as the incredible chef that I am I then instructed my sweet sister that it is ketchup!! She was like, really? Why is it spelled different? AAAAAHHHHHH!! Bless her heart. The funniest part was how she was saying it, she was pronouncing it CAT - SUP, enunciating each letter as if it was a word in a different language.
Oh, the joys of being a big sister and having the divine privilege to guide my beautiful, if somewhat kitchen lacking sister. I love you my sweet Lindsey and I will always remember this day, the day you discovered what catsup was.
(It's almost as good as the time you tried to use vinegar in your brownie recipe and then realized what you'd done. But we'll just keep that one between you and me.)
Friday, June 20, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
- Loves to watch movies, especially seasons of SpongeBob as of late
- Will only eat cereal, chips, french fries, candy, cookies, shredded cheese melted in a bowl (yuck!) and juice
- Is really quite good with a football and a soccer ball when he isn't angry
- Is angry a lot
- Doesn't know Raquel's name is Raquel, he calls her sissy and nothing else
- Thinks all modes of transportation (ie. cars, planes, trains) are all "trees" and calls them that
- Thinks Lola enjoys it when he bites her tail
- Wipes my kisses off every single time I kiss him
But you know what, he is dangerously cute, still takes naps and he is 100% potty-trained so who cares about the rest!! Neener, neener, neener!! I love you my boy!!
I took the gate down a couple of months ago and I still take her with me and she stays in the back. I mean, with three kids in car seats across the middle row I figure she has nowhere to go, right? WRONG!! Tonight we were driving back from my parents house and we were all in the car and we turned onto our road and our neighbors dogs who are all usually inside or tied up were all out and all running around. Guess what? Lola wanted to play too and she wanted to play right now. Oh, and in case you haven't met my dog she is easily 150 pounds or more.
I'm not even sure what happened it happened so fast, but before I knew it Lola was in the front seat of my car on top of me and Todd and all three of my kids were screaming bloody murder from the back seat. Raquel just kept screaming Raigan's name over and over and Raigan was crying and Marcus was crying and holy crap my dog is in my lap because she wants to get out and play!!!!! So, I grab Lola by the collar and I lose it. I am screaming at her because I'm sure that Raigan and Raquel are hurt and Todd is running into the house to get her leash. Okay, pause here - if you know me you know I have a potty mouth sometimes (sorry Brook) but I was so freaked out that I had to hold Lola still until Todd came until I could get to my kids that I REALLY LOST IT.
Words (bad ones) were coming out of my mouth so fast because I was so mad at my dog for doing something so stupid and possibly hurting my kids that I'm pretty sure I blacked out there for a moment in my not so appropriate tyrade. In front of my kids no less. So, Todd comes takes Lola to discipline her and I leap from the car to save my babies. They're fine. Shaken up as you can imagine to have my big fat Lola jump over them to go play with the other doggies. But they are fine. I think Raigan just got the crap scared out of her and Lola bumped her on her way to the front, Raquel got a couple of scratches on her arm and I don't think anything really happened to Marcus. He just likes to scream and was probably thinking, hey everyone else is doing it why not me?
So, we come inside check everyone for damage and we're not talking to Lola the rest of the night. Now, here's the best part. We sit down to read scriptures, no less, and my sweet Raquel turns to me and says - "Wow Mom, you sounded just like Grandpa in the car with all those bad words you were saying." LOL!! I am my father's daughter!! My poor daughter's mind is ruined forever. It's moments like these that really make me stop and ponder about what a totally awesome mom I am and how lucky my kids are to have me. Moms rule and dogs drool!!
I know this is crazy, but like I said we are being led and taken care of. We will face some difficult financial times ahead, but like my momma always says - "It's just money and we can't take it with us when we die." We won't be able to keep our house and that is sad as well, but in the big picture of this life and beyond it will just be a blip. We also won't be taking Lola with us because we will be renting for awhile and well, darn it, that is sad too. We found a great family in our ward who usually watches her when we go out of town and they are very excited to have her.
I was telling my husband today that we are experiencing a lot of loss all at once and you'd think I would be a basketcase sitting in my happy place in the corner, but I'm not. It's very sad, yes, but I am looking forward to new experiences in Spokane and a new chapter in our lives. This has been and is a trial of our faith and I know we will come out better for it on the other side. Keep us in your prayers if you would and we'll see you all on the sunny side of the state!!
Monday, June 2, 2008
I figured she would say she took it in to WalMart and left it at customer service or something. Nope, Lynn doesn't trust people at WalMart and she felt the need to take it upon herself to get my phone back to me. Here are some other interesting things I found out about Lynn in the hour or so I got to know her today because she called my house at least ten times.
- Lynn had to scroll through my phone to find my home phone number to call me and say she had my phone.
- Lynn also saw my parents phone number under Dad & Mom and decided she best call them as well and tell them she had my phone.
- Lynn wanted to meet at a park to return the phone, not at WalMart because I hear they aren't trustworthy there.
- Five years ago, Lynn tells me, she would have never tried to give me my phone back she would have kept if for herself, but she is turning over a new leaf and wants to do better.
- The cell phone Lynn is calling me from isn't hers. It's her friends who is just finishing up serving her sentence in the women's prison in Purdy and Lynn is just keeping it for her until she gets out.
- Lynn is going to California tonight for an unknown reason.
Seriously, that was inbetween her calling me to find out what kind of car we drive, how much longer will it be and what exactly does Todd look like. I am so not kidding! I feel like Lynn and I have a bond now that can never be broken. Heck, if she is ever sent to the women's prison in Purdy, I'd take care of her cell phone anytime. Aaaaahhhhh, I love living in the country! My advice to you all, never lose your phone if you think for one second Lynn might find it.