Friday, October 31, 2008

My favorite holiday!

happy Halloween Pictures, Images and Photos

Hope your day is full of M&M's and Smarties and its "spooktacular"

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I took part in a really fun swap of turkey blocks, the one above is what mine looked like. I now have 9 different turkeys including one of mine. I am trying to decide if I should make a wall hanging, a table runner, place mats or what. Any ideas? I think they probably have to be put on point otherwise the turkeys kinda lay on there side and look drunk or something. SO suggestions?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mary Kay in the news

Mary Kay is making the news!!! Please watch this very short video and if you want to hear more, leave me a message or e-mail me and I will get right back to you. With the economy and job market the way it is, you or someone you know may like to hear more.

This is why I am so proud of what I do!!

Channel 33 Interview

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pre-school visits the firestation

We went this morning to visit the firestation with Wade's preschool. He had a blast! They watched a cute video with "Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers" about fire saftey, then they got to go out and climb on the firetrucks and the ambulance. While we were there they even got called out on a call so the kids got to see them jump into the firetruck and ambulance and take off with lights and sirens. In the end the gave them all plastic firefighter hats. It was a lot of fun for the kids. Please excuse the poor quality of the picture they were taken with my cell phone (as I am mother of the year I managed to forget BOTH digital cameras we have at home.) Until next time, HUGS TO ALL!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Political Science for Dummies

First let me start out by saying this is not intended to insult anyone it is a joke, comedy, satire... Therefore with that in mind read on.

You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. You push for higher taxes so the government can provide cows for everyone.

You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.

You have two cows.
The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.

You have two cows.
The government seizes both and provides you with milk.
You wait in line for hours to get it. It is expensive and sour

You have two cows.
You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.

You have two cows.
Under the new farm program the government pays you to shoot one, milk the other, and then pours the milk down the drain.

You have two cows.
You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an
IPO on the 2nd one. You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have down sized and are reducing expenses.
Your stock goes up.

You have two cows.
You go on strike because you want three cows.
You go to lunch and drink wine.
Life is good.

You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains.
Most are at the top of their class at cow school.

You have two cows.
You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour. Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year.

You have two cows but you don't know where they are.
You break for lunch.
Life is good.

You have two cows.
You have some vodka. You count them and learn you have five cows. You have some more vodka.
You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have.

You have all the cows in Afghanistan , which are two.
You don't milk them because you cannot touch any creature's private parts. You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to milk production but use the money to buy

You have two cows.
They go into hiding. They send radio tapes of their mooing.

You have two bulls.
Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them.

You have one cow.
The cow is schizophrenic. Sometimes the cow thinks he's French, other times he's Flemish.
The Flemish cow won't share with the French cow. The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow's milk. The cow asks permission to be cut in half.
The cow dies happy.

You have a black cow and a brown cow.
Everyone votes for the best looking one. Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one. Some people vote for both. Some people vote for neither. Some people can't figure out how to vote at all. Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow.

You have millions of cows.
They make real California cheese. Only five speak English. Most are illegal. Arnold likes the ones with the big udders.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Utah Quilt guild show

A couple weeks ago I went to the Utah Quilt Guild quilt show, it was being held here in Ogden this year so Wade and I went. They gave Wade his own white glove so he could show me around the quilts. He told everyone we ran into about his "Wade size sewing machine" and even voted for his favorite for viewers choice. It was a small show but a lot of talent was on display. We had fun just the two of us and he even came home with a couple fat quarters for his own stash courtesy of the sweet vendor ladies.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Picture update!!!

I thought since my picture was 2 years old it was time to post one that looks like me now. So here you go check out the profile picture it was taken yesterday.

Friday, October 10, 2008

oh to be a cat...

It was 28 degrees this morning when I took the kids to school so when I came home I built a fire. The cat thinks that I did it just for her. I swear she waits all year for us to use the wood burning stove.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Whats your Quilty name??

I found THIS and thought I should share.
My quilty name is Her Illustrious Highness Fabric Hoarder
Whats yours?

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Count down to Halloween

Halloween is my favorite holiday, I love to dress up, I love the treats and the scaring each other, I love seeing all the cute ideas people come up with to have a unique costume.
I love the miniature candy bars and the smarties but my very favorite is bottle caps its the only time of the year I see them and I love them!
This year Wade is going to be a spider (I am still searching for black sweats to finish that)
Austin wants to be a samurai I am having no luck in what to do with that.
and Miranda as always wants to be a witch, she is almost always a witch. I am trying to talk her into something different.
This year Mike and I are invited to a Halloween party minus kids so I need to come up with something fun, Mike wants Morticia and Gomez Adams and I said Romeo and Juliet. Maybe Roger Rabbit and Jessica Rabbit LOL! I will keep you informed.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

I need to get reading!

I found this on my friend Kristi's blog and thought it was very interesting so I thought I would share it here

"The Big Read is a National Endowment for the Arts program designed to encourage community reading initiatives and of their top 100 books, they estimate the average adult has read only six."

Here’s what you are supposed to do:
Look at the list and bold those we have read.
Italicize those we intend to read.
*Star the books we LOVE.

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen*
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien*
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte*My all time favorite
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling*
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte*
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare most of it not all
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger*
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell*
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams**
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis*
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis*
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne*
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte's Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle*
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl*
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo Okay I started to read this after I saw the broadway producton but didn't make it through the whole thing. I am counting it anyway!!