Thursday, February 18, 2010

Stickin' to it

This is all a bunch of randomness, but here it is. Life is random, right? I love being a mom and everything that comes with it. I have to say that it is only getting harder as the kids get older. Audree is really making me work on my patience. I am getting a very small glimpse of what it might be like for our Father in Heaven to have to repeat counsel over and over again. Really, its been about a year that I have been working on this one thing with Audree and I'm not even sure if she's close to getting it. "Line upon line"!

Kenny and Mommy. I think he looks a lot like my baby pictures.
Kenny with a beanie.
Messy face. He is getting around pretty well in the walker these days.
Baby Stefanie.
Another one of me.

I was sneaky with this shot because he wouldn't let me take the picture, but this is his new cool hat. It's the inside of his construction hat, only it's upside-down. hehe. He makes me laugh.
This is how Audree sets the table in February. Christmas plates, a mug, and soup spoons wrapped in napkins. She is a great helper!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My little Ethan turned four yesterday! It was a great day. We went to the Phoenix Zoo in the morning with friends and family (pictures coming soon). My parents got him a big-boy-bike and he has been riding ever since. He says, "Mom, I like being four. I always wanted to be FOUR!" He is so cute and has the sweetest disposition. He is a keeper! I love you, Ethan!

Optic Neuritis: Round Three
Yes, it's back. I have a very stupid right eye. At least this time it doesn't hurt (yet) like it did before. I can manage it by moving my head instead of my eyes to look around. I am hoping that it will go away on its own and I wont have to be hospitalized. If the doc says I need another treatment I hope to do it at home and have a nurse come once a day to administer the steroids. I am going to be too buff for my own good when this is over! Meanwhile, I am enjoying all the sparkle lights that are not really there.

Monday, February 1, 2010

just LAUGH!

Sometimes all you need is a good laugh. Here are some funny ones I found. Enjoy!

Oh Gosh," sighed the wife one morning, "I'm convinced my mind is almost completely gone!" Her husband looked up from the newspaper and commented, "I'm not surprised: You've been giving me a piece of it every day for twenty years!"

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor thy father and thy mother," she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?" Without missing a beat one little boy answered, "Thou shall not kill."

10 Games for Old Age:
1.)Sag, You're it
2.)Pin the Toupee on the bald guy
3.)20 questions shouted into your good ear
4.)Kick the bucket
5.)Red Rover, Red Rover, the nurse says Bend Over
6.)Doc Goose
7.)Simon says something incoherent
8.)Hide and go pee
9.)Spin the Bottle of Mylanta
10.)Musical recliners

The Male Point System
In the world of romance, one single rule applies:
Make the woman happy.
Do something she likes, and you get points.
Do something she dislikes, and points are subtracted.
You don't get any points for doing something she expects...Sorry, that's the way the game is played.
Here's a guide to the point system.
Simple Duties:
You make the bed (+1)
You make the bed, but forget to add the decorative pillows (0)
You throw the bedspread over rumpled sheets(-1)
You leave the toilet seat up (-5)
You replace the toilet-paper roll when it's empty (0)
When the toilet-paper roll is barren, you resort to Kleenex (-1)
When the Kleenex runs out you shuffle slowly to the next bathroom (-2)
You go out to buy her spring-fresh extra-light panty liners with wings (+5)
But return with beer (-5)
You check out a suspicious noise at night (0)
You check out a suspicious noise and it's nothing (0)
You check out a suspicious noise and it's something (+5)
You pummel it with a six iron (+10)
It's her father (-20)
Social Engagements:
You stay by her side the entire party (0)
You stay by her side for a while, then leave to chat with a college buddy (-2)
Named Tiffany (-4)
Who is a dancer (-6)
And was Homecoming Queen (-8)
Her Birthday:
You take her out to dinner (0)
You take her out to dinner and it's not a sports bar (+1)
Okay, it is a sports bar (-2)
And it's all-you-can-eat night (-3)
It's a sports bar, it's all-you-can-eat night, and your face is painted the colors of your favorite team (-10)
A Night Out with The Boys:
Go out with a pal (-5)
And the pal is happily married (-4)
Or frighteningly single (-7)
And he drives a Lotus (-10)
A Night Out:
You take her to a movie (+2)
You take her to a movie she likes (+4)
You take her to a movie you hate (+6)
You take her to a movie you like (-2)
It's called DeathCop3 (-3))
You lied and said it was a foreign film about orphans (-15)
Your Physique:
You develop a noticeable potbelly (-15)
You develop a noticeable potbelly and exercise to get rid of it (+10)
You develop a noticeable potbelly and resort to loose jeans and baggy Hawaiian shirts (-30)
You say "I don't care because you have one too" (-800)
The Big Question:
She asks, "Do I look fat?" (-5)
You hesitate in responding (-10)
You reply, "Where?" (-35)
When she wants to talk about a problem, you listen, displaying what looks like a concerned expression (0)
When she wants to talk, you listen, for over 30 minutes (+5)
You listen for more than 30 minutes without looking at the TV (+10)
She realizes this is because you've fallen asleep (-20)