Friday, May 30, 2008

Enjoying my vacation

One of the nice things about having eager grandparents around is that you don't have to drag the kids to all the fun and entertaining things in the area. You can relax and let them take them to the kid friendly but often not so adult friendly places. I was quite burnt out after having to take them to all sorts of places while the movers and packers were taking care of stuff. It was nice to be able to read a book straight through with out feeling likeI was neglecting the kids (by the way the Fablehaven series is an awesome read for kids and adults alike).

Now that I am done with my reading jag, I did go with the kids to Liberty Park. They had a lot of fun feeding the geese and ducks. I also managed to feed a solitary pidgeon. I thought it had a lot of moxy to go up against the much larger birds when there was bread around. One goose even took bread right out of Harry's hand much to his delight and my dismay.

The gathering crowd. I told the boys that they had to stay behind the cement line and they obeyed perfectly even when they saw me breaking the rule.

Harry's faithful friend. The bread was long gone at this point but that goose still stuck around.

"Here goosey, goosey"

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fun times!

These are pictures of the boys at the children's museum that we went to today. We had to practically drag them away so that we could eat lunch.

Here are some pictures of our last trip to the beach (The packers were packing and we needed a place to take the kids). It was freezing cold! Harry had a blast playing with the water. Evan had to be coaxed near the waves and did not want to get wet at all.

Monday, May 26, 2008

You never can tell

I hate packing. I always end up over packing because I bring clothing for every possible weather and event combination. I always end up getting bitten in the bum when I under pack but I still get tempted by the less is more siren call. When I was packing for our trip to Utah I fell for the call of under packing. I put one pair of pants in the bag for the boys and the rest was shorts. Guess what it is doing right now! It is raining! The weather is rather chilly.

On the drive over we ran into rain and snow on the passes. All of us were wearing shorts. I felt kind of silly walking around in shorts at the gas station when everyone else was bundled up. At least I remembered to pack some sweat shirts, so the boys were not super cold.

I guess I have learned my lesson yet again, I should be more prepared for different weather. I should also be a bit better about checking the weather for the places we will be visiting.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Hell week

If you combine illness, moving and children you get one very stressful week.

Sunday I got knocked flat on my bum with a cold and a fever. Monday was just as bad but I had to pull myself together to finish all the moving related things that had to be finished before the packers came on Tuesday to start the process of getting all of our stuff ready for Kansas.

Despite our misgivings surrounding our new moving company things urned out pretty good. The packers did a pretty good job and were good about asking my husband before they packed up any trash. I did forget to pull out shoes for the boys and my husband only managed to grab some of them. There were also a few other sundry items that got packed up before we realized that they would be handy to have out. The movers that put all our stuff in the van were great. The driver of the truck was highly motivated and he moved up our pack out date when he saw how little stuff we had. He was aghast at the 10,000 pound estimate that he had been given. It ended up taking only one and a half days to get everything done even though the guy that had estimated our weight had thought it would take three days for everything.

The boys did pretty good through out the whole process. My inlaws came to help out on Tuesday and Wednesday (Thanks Diana!) which made things go so much smoother. The wimin' folk kept the boys out of the house while the men watched the packers to make sure there was no funny business going on. I was so exhausted by the end! It is a hard thing to have to entertain two little boys who are used to a certain schedule that involves afternoon naps at home. Things got better once all the people tromping through our house left.

Harry was especially affected by the removal of all our stuff. He thought it was funny that all our stuff was "hiding" in boxes. Once the removal of those boxes happened he got very upset. For awhile he would not even go downstairs to the empty living room. He just clung to me and would cry if I suggested that he even think about going downstairs. Now that we are at my parent's house he has something really fun to take his mind off the missing toys. They both loved that they got to watch movies the whole way to grandma's house.

I had a hard time of it too. I am missing my friends. It did not help that I was sleeping horribly thanks to my cough and our awful air mattresses. Now that I have had a good sleep I am ready to have fun in Utah and am thinking ahead to what is waiting for us in Kansas.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

We survived

It was a very hellish week which was topped off by a very long drive to Utah. We are here in Utah safe and sound thanks in part to Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper. I am ready to crash and catch up on all the sleep I missed out on this week. I am even being super naughty and skipping church this week.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Questions #8

We are in the process of moving. Enjoy these pre written posts while I change my geographical location.

My mother-in-law Diana asks "What was the worst or strangest meal you ever cooked?---be honest!"

This is one that probably should be answered by my husband. There have been a lot of cooking mishaps in my life, especially in the last year or so since I discovered Recipezzar. I love trying new things and sometimes even the highly rated recipes turn out funny. A recent one was when I tried out a new recipe for calzones. The recipe had a crust that was more like biscuit dough than the more traditional yeasty pizza crust base.

When I do a new recipe I try and follow it exactly so that I can get a feel for how it is supposed to taste. If it turns out tolerably I will adjust the recipe to suite our taste. When making this new recipe I ended up quelling the little voice in my head that told me that the amount of baking soda called for seemed absurdly high. The calzones turned out awful! All I could taste was baking soda! The kids ate them with no problem and even my husband managed to eat some, but I could not take more than a few bites and even then my mouth ended up tasting like baking soda for the rest of the night.

My husband later looked back at the recipe and confirmed that I had read the amount of baking soda called for correctly. Now we stick with the yeasty pizza dough based calzones whenever we get a hankering for them. They may take longer to make, but they leave a better taste in our mouths.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Questions #7

We are in the process of moving. Enjoy these pre written posts while I change my geographical location.

Damselfly asks "Have you ever had to pee outside?"

This may be quite shocking to some of my more delicate readers, so be forewarned. I have peed outside on numerous occasions.

Back in my youth our family would go camping for vacations, it was cheap and it also forced us to be together. My parents were not the kind of people that went to campgrounds with cabins, or showers or even flushing toilets. Their favorite campground did not even have drinking water, we had to haul our own in if we wanted to avoid getting Giardia from the nearby river. That particular campground had nasty toilets, so instead of peeing in them we would hike out away from our campsite and pee in the woods. We would also try and hold #2 for as long as possible so that we would not have to endure the stink of the facilities provided to the campers.

I also had to go a number of times in my back yard. On occasion I would forget to bring my hose key with me to school and I would end up being locked out of the house for about an hour before my dad would arrive home from work. I just hope that my neighbors did not see me. It was better than going in my pants.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Questions #6

We are in the process of moving. Enjoy these pre written posts while I change my geographical location.

An anonymous reader asks "What is the weirdest thing you caught your kids eating?"

This one is tough because it is so hard to choose. Evan has had a longstanding affection for the fuzz that is generated by our carpets. When we moved into the townhouse that we are currently in the process of vacating it had brand new carpets in it. To make those carpets look fuller all manner of loose fibers are packed into the pile of the carpet. Of course with use it all comes out leaving you with a giant mess to vacuum up. At that stage in Evan's development every dang thing was going into his mouth and he decided that the carpet fuzz was a really tasty treat. Still to this day he can be seen to rip some up out of the carpet and shove it into his mouth. The biggest difference is that now he knows better and likes to laugh at me when I tell him not to eat the fuzz.

Harry is also enjoying a resurgence of the incredibly irritating Put Everything In Your Mouth stage. He is also such a food lover that he will go back and fish dried food out from underneath his booster seat and eat it before I can even react. I have also caught him trash picking which is a favorite past time of his. He loves to throw things into the trash and then later dig them back out or even find new things that fascinate him. He has also eaten beach sand.

Harry's first time feeling sand and the second that he got a handful of it he shoved it into his mouth. I imagine it was quite salty and crunchy.

After a full day at the beach Harry ended up with a very messy and sandy face.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Questions #5

We are in the process of moving. Enjoy these pre written posts while I change my geographical location.

The Laundress asks a very complicated question "What is the weirdest thing you ever thought about knitting?"

I try and keep this blog family friendly but am about to wander on the edge of that. If you are susceptible to the vapors and easily pass out at the thought of anything even slightly naughty then you might not want to click on this link. I opted to merely threaten my husband that I would knit him something so silly.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

It seemed like a good idea at the time

For some crazy reason I agreed to let the owner show our home to prospective renters today. Why? I don't remember the reasoning behind it, but it sure seemed like a good idea at the time. I have been saying this many many times, but I will say it again: I will be sooo glad when the move is over with.

Friday, May 16, 2008


It is flipping hot here! Last night I broke one of my long standing rules. I swore that I would never let one of my kids go to bed with any sort of liquid to drink, but with this heat I was worried about Evan drinking enough water. At Evan's cardiologist appointment I was given strong encouragement to make sure he stayed well hydrated in the Kansas heat. Who knew that this advice would have to be applied so soon, before we even left the state?

Evan was such a good kid that he had a hard time breaking the rule. He automatically put the sippy cup down before he went upstairs to go to bed. We had to tell him several times that he could take it upstairs with him to bed.

Any way, the heat has melted my brain a bit. I present to you a meme. I am such a slacker that I was tagged by Tama almost a month ago and am only now getting to it.

SCATTERGORIES...It's harder than it looks! Erase my answers, enter yours, send it on to 10 people including the one that sent this to you.

Use the first letter of your first name to answer each of the following.They have to be real places, names, things..nothing made up!

Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.



VEHICLE: Mail Truck

TV SHOW: Mr. Ed (yeah lame I know, but my brain is melted)

CITY: Missoula

BOY NAME: Michael


OCCUPATION: Mail carrier


FOOD: Mint ice cream




Thursday, May 15, 2008

Quick! Comment now!

Awhile back I told you about some lovely socks that Tama made me. It was part of a Pay it Forward. Now I have decided that I will be paying it forward. The first three people that post a comment will be getting something special from me. Just remember that by responding you take on the obligation to pay it forward and make something for three more people.

PS: It does not have to be knit, it just has to be hand made somehow.

Go on over and check it out

Today's Homemaker is having a carnival. Go on over and check out the Carnival of Modern Home Dwelling. She will be posting the submissions over several days, so keep checking back. My submission is here.

I also want to do a bit of a freak out about the weather. Yesterday it was 95 and today the high is supposed to be 101! This is August weather people! We are in May! Maybe this is California's way of making me long for the cool basements and air conditioners that abound in Kansas.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Fun with the warm weather

One of my favorite things about warm weather is sandals! No need to hunt for socks.

Another of my favorite things about summer. Cute little knees that are so kissable and ticklish.

Harry was so tired out by the trip to the park that he did not even make it to lunch and fell asleep on the couch while I was busy making it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It is the simple things in life

I can not express how excited I am that my husband found an entire bag of Honey Nut Cheerios in our pantry. I had thought that all of our cereal had been eaten up weeks ago and I have been lost with out my favorite breakfast. Eggs and oatmeal are ok, but I love the simplicity of pouring a bowl of cereal.

Another amazing and simple thing that has brought me joy are these. You have to make them, they are amazing!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Random thoughts

I hope that everyone had a joyful day yesterday. I know that for some Mother's Day is not anticipated with joy for one reason or another. My day was pretty good considering all the stressful events that are swirling around me. The best part of the day was when both boys took unexpected naps after church. I was holding a clingy Harry while doing something on the computer when he conked out. A little while later I noticed that Evan was being awfully quiet and this is what I saw:

The poor kid was so tired that he just fell asleep right there on the floor.

A little update on our weight limit issue. Somehow we have magically been able to loose several thousand pounds of household goods. The new moving company did a walk through on Saturday and had an estimate of 10,000 pounds, but when we were further talking to the guy he slipped down to 9,000 which coincidentally is our maximum weight limit. We are keeping this company because at the very least they don't seem to be as greedy about cheating us. Just to be safe are planning on getting rid of our couches (something that we had been thinking about doing any way) and some rickety book cases that we already have replacements for in the form of a not put together yet book case that my husband and his father cut out last time we visited. We are also trashing a really old and horrible dresser that was pretty much only good as a fish tank stand.

The previous moving company was not very happy at loosing our business. They called my husband at home (something I am not sure they should have done since we had officially been moved to another company) to try and talk it over. When my husband tried to quiz them about their estimates he found out that they had some pretty crazy ideas about how much things weigh. One of the most outrageous was for our fish tanks. They are basic glass tanks, nothing fancy really except that the moving company things that they are lined with lead or something. The estimate for the weight of the tank upstairs was 100 lbs empty, which is crazy considering that I carried it upstairs all by my lonesome. I am not a weight lifter and if that tank had really been 100 lbs I would have never been able to lift it all alone. I am so not sad that we axed this company.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope that all the mothers out there have a great day today.

One of the funnest parts about being a mom is getting to take silly pictures of your kids in crazy outfits and there is nothing that they can do about it. Hee Hee!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

A little better

It is amazing how much holding a newly born inant can improve your mood. My friend had her baby three weeks earlier than expected, so I took the opportunity to visit her yesterday and meet her new little boy. None of her babies has broken the 7lb barrier and this little guy was no exception, although he did come pretty darn close. It was so strange holding such a slight little thing when I am used to holding my 10 lb plus monster newborns.

A number of you wondered if we could get another weight estimate. We did better than that and changed moving companies entirely. The lady in charge of coordinating the moves is a stellar worker and managed to get everything all taken care of super fast. My husband talked to her yesterday morning and by that afternoon we had the new company, the same moving dates (which was a great relief to us) and a walk through scheduled for later today.

If this company still has us at the ultra high estimate we will have to jettison some of our furniture. This is unlikely since a guy at my husband's shop moved his goods from a bigger house than we are occupying and was well under the weight limit. We shall see what happens.

I must say that the staff at this base has been quite stellar. We also converse a lot with the gal in charge of advising us about Tricare and she has been ultra helpful too. I am really going to miss the great service since we are moving to a very bare bones station that will not have the level of support staff that we currently enjoy.

Friday, May 09, 2008

I am teetering on the edge of sanity

I am going to be so thrilled when this move is over. This spring has been so amazingly stressful and that stress is really starting to build up. I am trying hard to keep my sanity intact while simultaneously being a good mom, a good wife and a good me. I am starting to see my edges fray.

What has been so frustrating about the last month or so it all the ups and downs we have been having. The ups just are not up long enough and there is a very long climb to get to those ups. We have been saying a lot of goodbyes lately and the sadness is starting to get to me. I also have a massive list of things to get done which is probably the only thing keeping me slightly sane. I can concentrate on one task at a time and pretend that nothing else is going on. The house could fall down around me and I would not notice until I had finished my task.

The frustrating event that has prompted the above paragraphs was the pre move walk through and weight estimation. This moving company handled our move from San Diego and we had a lot of issues with them. My husband was already predisposed to dislike them this time around but was willing to give them a chance since it was a different branch that we would be dealing with.

After the walk through and the looking and adding that went on the estimate of our household goods weight was about 2,000 pounds above our limit. Which, in our minds, is quite absurd. Even though we do now have a lot more stuff, thanks to having two kids, we still don't have all that much stuff considering that we live in a small three bedroom town home. The weight allowance was based on bigger homes with more stuff. Before we go nuts and start getting rid of furniture that we would have to buy again when we got to Kansas we are going to talk to the moving coordinators to try and get things straightened out.

We really should not be so shocked at the high estimate. When this company moved us from San Diego they claimed that they moved exactly the weight limit that was allowed for my husband's rank. The funny thing is that we had moved only a year earlier and not really acquired that much more stuff and the weight from that previous move was several hundred pounds lighter.

Moving was so much easier before kids and when I was a kid. Before kids we did not have nearly all the junk that we do now. When I was a kid, there was no worry about securing a place to live and being in charge of a lot of important things that cost a lot of money. The most I had to do was pack up a few boxes of my things and go along for the ride. Ahh those were the days.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

The appointment

Evan yet again amazed me with his maturity. These kinds of appointments used to be stressful and frustrating when he was little. Heaven help you if you had to wait any length of time, because by the time the doctor came he would be fried.

This time the cardiologist was running a bit behind (which was very unusual, normally we are seen right away). We ended up waiting in the exam room for about a half of an hour before the technician came in to interrogate Evan's pacemaker. Then it was another 10 minutes of waiting before the cardiologist was able to come in and see us. The entire time Evan entertained himself with the three cars that I had packed to bring with us. He had a blast with them and got very creative with places to drive them.

Later on when he was having his echocardiogram done he was so amazingly still that they were able to get shots that had been very hard to get previously. I was also able to stand next to the bed instead of having to lie down with him to help hold him still. All he needed was some dried blueberries and a cartoon on the tv. His cars and a flashlight also helped some.

Everything in his heart is looking good. There was the hint of possible collateral arteries forming, but until they cause a drop in his oxygen saturation levels nothing needs to be done and even then it is a cath procedure and not a surgery.

The cars going "down the hill."

The cars being driven on the counter top. I had to remind Evan several times that we did not drive cars in the sink or the garbage cans.

This was the funnest driving place of them all. He thought it was hilarious to put all the cars on the chair, twirl the chair and laugh as the cars all fell off the chair.

Evan getting his echocardiogram and being an angel in the process.

Evan and the grateful recipient of the lace scarf that I recently finished. Evan kept mugging when I was trying to get this picture and this was the best face I could get out of him. *sigh* Kids!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Da kidz

The trip was the first time that we had both left the kids for longer than overnight. I was nervous about how they would handle it, but the kids did just fine with out me. My sister was a champ and managed to keep them alive for the entire time and she did not looser much of her sanity in the process. I tried to keep my instruction minimal so that she could find her own style and it was rather funny to see that she coped in a lot of the same ways as I did and a lot of the same things drove us batty.

We had to leave in the wee hours of the morning so the boys did not see us leave. My sister told me that they assumed that Daddy was at work the whole time. It was different for me of course since I am generally there all the time. At first they assumed that I was sleeping upstairs. They kept bugging my sister to let them go upstairs and wake me up. Harry even started peering under every item of clothing on the floor, making sure that I was not hiding or anything. My sister kept telling the boys that we were on a trip. Evan decided that I had taken a trip to grandma's house, which in his experience is the only place that people take trips to.

I called home every night before bed time. It was funny talking to them on the phone. Evan is becoming a pretty good conversationalist and would tell me some things about what he had done that day (with a tiny bit of prompting from me). Harry is still in the phase where he will sit there and smile at the phone. I am sure that he did not really understand that there was a real person talking to him on the other end of the phone. Some times he would not even let my sister hold the phone up to his ear.

When we came home the boys were pretty excited. Evan did not really need much of a transition, but Harry became very clingy. He is still in that clingy phase that I mentioned earlier, so this was not a big surprise to me at all. My husband has had the last few days off and today is my first full day back in the saddle.

Today Evan has his final visit with the amazing cardiology team that has cared for him since his birth. I will update you on how things go with that. It is going to be hard to say good bye to these amazing people.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Knitting on the trip

During the trip I was very productive with my knitting. I ended up finishing a lace scarf, one sock and making great headway on a wool diaper soaker for Parker. It is amazing how productive you can be when you don't have kids constantly interrupting you. It is also amazing how calming knitting can be when you are crammed into an airplane.

The before blocking shot of the scarf. I love how different lace looks after blocking. It is a beautiful transformation.

Here it is after blocking. I think that I will invest in some blocking wires before too long so that I can get a more even strait edge. Pins are nice if you need points, but for a smooth strait edge they stink. You have to click on this picture to enlarge it, otherwise you miss the beautiful details.

Here is a close up of the pattern. This is my most complicated lace pattern to date. I am so glad that I got the chart keeper for my birthday as that made keeping track of where I was so much easier. The yarn is also heavenly. The picture does not capture the nice sheen that the wool silk blend has. This is the Oriel Lace pattern from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders. I used size 5 needles on it as I wanted a narrower scarf and thought the 8s made the scarf too lacy. I wanted to be able to see the pattern better.

This pattern is the Adult and Child Socks from 101 One-skein Wonders book (can you tell that I adore these books?). I love this yarn so much. It is so soft and lovely. I also am loving all the different colors that are in the yarn. It is so fun to see what is coming next. This heel is also a different one for me. You use waste yarn and then later go back and add in the heel. It was a bit tricky at first, but I love how it turned out. I am not a huge fan of the heel flap.

Monday, May 05, 2008


We had a nasty run in with Murphy and his law yesterday. I was transferring the car seats from my sister's car to our minivan when I discovered that the minivan was dead. The battery was drained dry. I was not happy.

We had a run in with the battery a few weeks ago. It ended up being replaced but the entire draining event was started because Harry loves to play with the overhead light over his seat. I had tried to be more aware of making sure that things were turned off but apparently I had missed the light being on yet again.

The fun really started when we went to jump the battery. Brand New Car (the new official name of our van thanks to Evan) freaked out and started honking wildly every time we hooked the batteries up. Needless to say we were not popular neighbors since it was still fairly early in the morning. After a bit of internet searching we discovered that all we had to do was to lock the doors with the key fob so that BNC did not think we were trying to steal her.

This whole event added to an already stressful Sunday. My husband and I were still operating on a different time zone so we were awake at the crack of dawn. Both of us were exhausted and very cranky. Evan and Harry were also out of sorts.

Added to that was my push to get Evan to sit through Primary better. His teacher had been allowing him to hop on and off her lap and wander around the room, so he thought that he did not have to sit still. I was trying to back off and let his teacher handle the discipline but now that we are almost half way through the year I decided to do what the teacher was unwilling to do. I had him sit next to me during opening exercises instead of with his class. I picked him up and put him back in his chair every time he tried to make a break for it. At one point I had to hold him in his chair. By the time the Jr. Primary left for their classes I was dead tired and drained. Luckily my class was good and I did not have to deal with disciplining them too. I heard back from Evan's teacher that he was amazing for class. He sat in his chair like he was supposed to and was participating better for class. It made me feel good to hear that my efforts had paid off so quickly. I am hoping that next week will be better and that Evan will learn to sit still when it is appropriate.

That said, I have decided to hold off on discussing the house aspect of our trip. I am wary of tempting Murphy by announcing something when things are not firmly in place just quite yet.

PS We turned the lights off in the back using a button in the front that prevents little children from turning on and off the lights and then leaving them on for days on end which then drains the battery. Harry is lucky he is so darn cute.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

I am baaack!

Did ya miss me?

So I am sure you are all wondering about how the trip went and if we managed to secure housing. Well I am kinda mean and going to make you wait a bit. I am first going to discuss the joys of air travel..... it sucks! The nice thing was that the plane did not snap in two and crash land on a mysterious tropical island.

We went bargain basement with our airline tickets and I totally regretted it. Our flight went from San Fransisco to San Diego to Phoenix where we had to change planes to get to Kansas City. That is a lot of stops! The worst was the Phoenix- Kansas City leg. The plane was packed to the gills and we ended up in the tail section, which as any Lost fan knows is an almost certain death sentence.

I almost lost it when the lady in front of me leaned her seat back. I was already giving up so much personal space and that was the last straw. If I had been using any metal knitting needles at that moment, they would have been shoved into that lady's head. I guess the security precautions are there for more than the chance that the plane might get hijacked. It also did not help that there was a lot of turbulence to add to the fun.

When we got our rental car the gal at the desk tried to get us to upgrade, calling our economy car cramped. Well, once I got in the car I breathed a sigh of relief, after the airplane the car almost seemed enormous. I think that next time I fly I am going to the extra money for a more direct flight. I don't mind one stop but the flight over was just ridicules. It did not help that to get to the airport on time we had to get up at 3:30 in the morning.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Questions #4

I am in Kansas right now having a blast house hunting and missing my kids. This post has been auto posted.

Gina from Just Another Day asks a tough question: "If Clinton and Stacy from "What not to wear" came to your house, would you take the five grand for clothes and a makeover? And would you wind up crying, just like all the other people on the show?"

I can tell that the seduction of satellite TV is getting to Gina. Luckily I have actually seen a few episodes of this show while Evan was in the hospital, otherwise I might not have been able to answer. I preferred Clean Sweep and Animal Planet, but when you are bored you will watch anything.

I would go for the makeover in a heart beat. I am sure that if they saw my closet they would come very close to keeling over dead from the shock. I have a few nice items, but I know that they are not anything like what they like to steer people towards wearing. I am just not really trained in how to pick out fashionable yet classic items. I go for comfort and cheap prices.

I know that I would have the hardest time spending $5,000 on just clothing. That would be the hardest part of the show due to my thrifty nature. My entire wardrobe only costs a few hundred dollars at most (and I am sure that I am way over estimating). If I were to win a billion dollars I think I would still shop at Target, that is just how I am. Now if I got $5,000 to spend at a yarn store I think that things would be a bit different.

As far as the crying goes I am not sure that I would. I am not a crier unless I am pregnant and then I tear up at the drop of a hat. If it is a scene in a movie where an animal dies I will be sobbing uncontrollably.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Questions #3

I am in Kansas right now having a blast house hunting and missing my kids. This post has been auto posted.

My awesome mother-in-law Diana (who has just recently started visiting here after a lot of badgering from me) asks: "What is the weirdest meal or incident that happened at a restaurant?"

We don't eat out a whole lot, so nothing too strange has happened while we were eating out. We did have a nice lady come by our table and compliment us on how well the boys were behaving while eating out. That was pretty unexpected. And of course the boys had to act up the next time we went out. I guess they had to show the Children's Guild that they were not being too soft on the parents.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Questions #2

I am in Kansas right now having a blast house hunting and missing my kids. This post has been auto posted.

Ginger asks: "I always did wonder if a zebra was black with white stripes or white with black stripes? Which is it?"

This is an easy one! The answer is neither, Zebras are rainbow colored!