~In the words of the Grammar Snob.....I tend to curse and make little things seem like BIG FREAKING THINGS and overreact and think the world revolves around me. BUT! I can be sweet and charming sometimes. You should focus on those times.~

Thursday, October 26, 2006

I've been debating weather to send this out since I wanted to add some Halloween photos, but of course we have none yet! LOL But, I'll send Nov update out early so you all can see the kids in their cute costumes. Of course we don't Trick or Treat but we have a tradition of visiting friends and family in our costumes and the kids get plenty of candy that way. Our church always has a Halloween party, but I think we're boycotting it this year. I'm tired of it being on Halloween. Most of the other wards in our church have their parties on a different night so that families can do their own thing on actual Halloween. We'll probably take the kids to in-law's church Halloween party instead, which is on the Saturday before.

Cori is still loving school! She is in half day kinder. She loves her teacher. I'm planning their Halloween party (I know, I'm insane!). She's already looking forward to Christmas too. I'm giving her piano lessons and I'd like to get her into a choir or voice lessons too. She has an amazing voice! Cori is going to dress up as an Angel for Halloween this year. She already got to wear her costume to a b-day party, which she had a ton of fun at! Speaking of b-day parties, OMGosh she gets invited to a lot of them! It's a good thing I'm a savvy shopper or we'd be broke buying all these gifts! She's making LOTS of friends! Seriously, there must be some other stuff to tell everyone about, but I'm seriously running on fumes these days.

ETHAN IS POTTY TRAINED! I never thought I would see the day. But I am so doing a dance of joy here. He loves school and I'm pretty sure his teachers love him. He still has days where he's lucky he's cute and he has days where he's lucky it's illegal to beat your kids. Last week I took him into wal-mart to get his pictures done. My gosh he's a brat! He refused to smile and would only slump. It wasn't until I said "pretend I'm Miss Margret" that he would perk up (Miss Margret's his teacher). I love him to death, but OH so tired! Ethan is dressing up as Simba this year (actually it's a Nala costume I got on clearance last year at 90% off, but you can't tell the difference).

Georgia is getting so big it's frightening. She is onrier than both Cori and Ethan put together, but oh so sweet. A couple weeks ago she thought she had turned 2 (she's only 15months). She throws the best tantrums I've ever seen! It's a good thing they're still cute! She will be going as a Unicorn this year. I have no idea if she'll even be willing to put the silly costume on! LOL

Allen is still working like crazy. He's been doing a bunch of gunshows too. He's also ALMOST done fixing both the suburban and the truck. It will be so nice to get the truck out of the driveway! His calling in church is a Ward Missionary, but I don't think he gets the chance to meet up with them much. At least they never call him. The poor guy is still not sleeping well thanks to apnia. I've taken to sleeping on the couch because he SHAKES the bed while he snores! AYE AYE AYE

I am doing the same ol' same ol'. Georgia and I walk 4.5 miles 3 times a week, which is exhausting. Of course I spend most my day trying to keep the house clean. hahahahahahahaha That's a joke when I have 3 people following behind me always leaving messes in their path. I'm still teaching piano lessons and Coupon Sense classes. I'm excited to get to the end of the year to be able to tally up all my savings for the year (I think I'm up to over $5000 in savings now). My callings in church are the same. Humanitarian Committee and leading a Scrapbooking group. They keep me busy though! I started a landscaping project in the front yard, that is still on-going. My arms hurt from moving rock around.

I hope everyone had a wonderful month! Sorry I can't do personal updates to everyone. And again, no new pics this month.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I washed my car windows w/ stinky water TWICE! When I filled up my gas tank a few weeks ago I went to wash my windows and stopped after about the first swipe when I realized how smelly the water was! Like the water had sat there for WEEKS! And today, at a totally different gas station, I was washing my windows and AGAIN the water STANK! It wasn't quite as bad as the first time, but EWWWWWWWWWWW! I don't want to wash my windows w/ that sludge! Now I'm getting the heebie-jeebies thinking about that standing water and mostquitos and west nile virus. There were no mosquitos, but that doesn't stop me from thinking about it!

Sunday, October 1, 2006

My husband covered me up with a blanket last night because he said I "looked cold". That is quite possible the sweetest thing he has ever done for me in our entire marriage!