Friday, March 28, 2008

A Night of Family Fun

Tonight we had a ward activity. It was one of those activities where both the Primary and the Activities committee needed to do an activity and they decided to pool their resources and money and combine for one fun activity. For the activity they had a Spring Carnival. They set up different booths in the Cultural Hall and they kids got to go from booth to booth and play the games and win prizes. Some of the activities they had were face painting, a fishing game, pin the nose on the clown, Twister, frosting sugar cookies, bowling, a tossing game, musical something or other, and a playstation with the dancing game (I don't know what it is called). Dave and I were in charge of the Pin the nose on the Clown game. Landon and Emma just went from game to game and had a lot of fun. They even went to some games multiple times. They really liked the Pin the nose on the clown game. It was funny watching them play the dancing game at the Playstation. I didn't take any pictures of the booths or Landon and Emma playing the games but I did get some pictures of them afterwards with their faces painted. Emma had a heart on one cheek and I couldn't tell what Landon had.

An Exciting thing that happened is that Reagan is finally getting the hang of walking. She walked from one end of the Cultural Hall to the other end and only fell a few times. It is fun to watch her finally walk. After the Ward Party we went to Arctic Circle and ate some dinner. While we were eating dinner an employee came by and asked if we wanted courtesy cones, so we got some for the kids. I was holding Reagan's and she was eating it and finally took it out of my hand and held it herself. The first thing she did was bite the bottom of the cone. I had to take some pictures so Dave went out to the car to get my camera. Reagan started to say "Cheese" when I got my camera out to take her picture. It was really cute. I tried to get video of that but I was trying to figure it out for the first time and didn't get it in time. However, here is here picture.
When we got home I took the picture of Landon and Emma. When I was done Reagan decided that she wanted her picture taken also and she backed herself up against the door so I could do just that. It was very cute. Of course, I took her picture.

The night ended with Dave and I currently watching "Enchanted." It is a very cute and funny movie. All in All it was a very fun night!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


I usually wouldn't do this but I had to tell you about a great new product and company. I recently became a Scentsy consultant. Scentsy is a wickless candle and so you don't have to worry about the fire danger of regular candles. Instead you buy a cute little warmer that uses a 25 watt lightbulb. They have a lot of different warmers to choose from and they are so cute. Here is an example of one.In the warmer you put a Scentsy bar. They have over 80 different scents to choose from like Juicy Peach, Coconut and Lemongrass, Tahiti Pear, Fried Ice Cream and many others. The bars come in 6 segments so you just break off a couple segments and put them in your warmer and the lightbulb melts them. When the scent runs out you just throw the melted wax in a baggie or directly into your garbage can and throw it away. Then you can replace your scent. If your scent hasn't run out and you just want to change it, you can pour the wax back in the container it came in and reuse it again later. Here are some of the bars and what they look like.If anyone is interested you can find out more about Scentsy at: Anyone know how to post a link without showing the whole address and just having a click here thing? I tried but couldn't figure it out. Anyway I just wanted everyone know that I Love Scentsy and I think that you would too!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Card Technique for March

This month for my card technique I decided to do a Big Buckle card. Once again I found this technique on Split Coast Stampers. I made this card yesterday and it was a lot of fun.
So this is what you do:
1. Take a piece of cardstock that measures 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 and score down the midde at 4 1/4
2. Cut off about 1" of cardstock from the front
3. Cut a piece of cardstock at 4 by 5 1/4 for the inside of the card.
4. Cut a piece of cardstock at 1 5/8 by 5 1/2 and score at about 4 1/4. This is the buckle. You can then decorate it how you want. Use the corner rounder punch to round the corners on the longer strip.
5. Use your word window punch to punch a hole in the bottom for your buckle to go into.
6. Tuck in smaller end of buckle in under the inside cardstock and slip through word window slot.
7. Use whatever stamps you have to decorate your own buckle card.
This card was so much fun to make, I will probably make more. I will also be showing how to make them at a future Stamp Club.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A Little More About Me

I know I do these kind of blogs often but I saw this on a couple blogs and thought it was really cute. I didn't quite understand how to do it so when my friend Abby came over today to drop of some Scentsy stuff for my open house tonight I asked her to show me. Now that I know how you do this blog I decided to give it a try. This is what you do:

1. Answer the Questions below
2. Take each answer and enter it into Photobucket (
3. Take a picture from the first page of results and post it

Okay, so here goes nothing!

My age at my next birthday (35 years old)

10-31-07 Picture of Day from Eldest Panda Turns 35 Years Old

A Place I'd like to Visit (Italy)


My Favorite Places (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)

Yep these are the Tetons (intersting name i know)

Favorite Object (books)


Favorite Food (Italian)

italian food

Where I live (Salt Lake County)


My Middle Name (Marie)

My College Major (If I ever get back will be Speech Pathology)

Speech Language Pathology

Bad Habit of Mine (Staying in my Pajamas all Day)pajamas

Favorite Animal (Puppies)


Favorite Color (Today I would have to say Pink)


Name of Pet (No pets, just 3 kids)Children

Favorite Holiday (Christmas)Christmas

Hope you enjoyed this blog. It was really fun to do so anyone who wants to do it should.

P.S. I didn't always use a picture from the first page. I looked until I found one that I liked!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Getting to Know You 2008

I saw this on another blog and since I wanted to blog but don't really have anything at the moment to blog I thought I would do this.

Welcome to the 2008 edition of getting to know your friends. Okay, here is what you are supposed to do, and try not to be lame and spoil the fun! Copy this entire e-mail and paste into a new e-mail you can send, change all the answers so they apply to you. Then send this to a whole bunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person that sent it to you. Some of you may get this several times (that means you have lots of friends).

1. What is your occupation? wife, mom, Stampin' Up! demonstrater, and Scentsy consultant
2. What color are your socks right now? White, my socks are always white
3. What are you listening to right now? The t.v. is on Good Things Utah. I love this show
4. What was the last thing you ate? Swedish Fish last night. I have not eaten breakfast yet
5. Can you drive a stick shift? Yes
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Carnation Pink
7. Last Person you spoke to on the phone? My sister Jamie last night at about 10:45 p.m. to tell her that we found Emma's old pink boots for Ashlyn to wear at her party tonight.
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? No one sent it to me. I saw it on Jamie Andersen's blog and it looked cute so I decided to do it
9. How old are you today? 34. I will turn 35 in August
10. Favorite Drink? Diet Coke with Lime
11. What is your favorite sport to watch? I don't really watch sports, but I like watching figure skating in the winter olympics.
12. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes. My husband Dave does this for me
13. Pets? none. We did have a beta fish but it died
14. Favorite Food? I love Italian and Chinese
15. Last movie you watched? The Queen
16. Favorite day of the year? Christmas
17. What do you do to vent anger? yell
18. What was your favorite toy as a child? Barbie dolls
19. What is your favorite season? Spring and Fall
20. Hugs or kisses? Kisses
21. Cherry or Blueberry? Blueberry
22. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? Of course
23. Who is most likely to respond? The cool ones
24. Who is least likely to respond? The boring ones
25. Last Vacation? Probably Duck Creek last summer but we are going to Ruby's Inn in about a week
26. When was the last time you cried? There are certain songs that get me a little teary eyed almost every day
27. Whati is on the floor of your closet? Scrapbook supplies
28. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to? Probably any one of my sisters.
29. Who is the friend you have had the shortest that you are sending this to? I have no idea
30. Favorite smells? I love the smell of clean laundry and popcorn
31. Who inspires you? Probably anybody's cards that I copy on Splitcoast stampers
32. What are you afraid of? sleeping alone
33. Plain, cheese, or Spicy hamburgers? Cheese
34. Favorite car? a Yellow VW bug
35. Favorite cat breed? none. I hate cats and I am also allergic to them
36. Number of keys on your key ring? 5
37. How many years at current job? almost 7/5 1/2 /1/a couple weeks
38. Favorite day of the week? either Friday or Saturday. It depends on if Dave has to work his part time job on Friday night or not.
39. How many states have you lived in? If you count mission and college then I have lived in 5 states. Utah, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana
40. Do you think you are funny? Of course!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Our Little Getaway

Every few month our family likes to drive to Heber and go to a restaurant called Dairy Keen. It is a lot of fun to get away from the city every once and awhile. When we go to Heber even for a couple hours it feels like a little mini vacation. Our kids love it too. One of the highlights of the restaurant is a train track with a train that goes up above near the ceiling. All we have to do is tell our kids that we are going to the restaurant with the train and they get really excited. Last night Reagan got a kick of the train. Every time it came around she would point to it and get all excited and start blabbering and smiling. I really wish that I had taken my camera because it would have made a good video. Next time we go I will be sure to take it. Reagan's excitedness even attracted the attention of all the people around us. It was worth the trip to Heber just to see that. Dairy Keen does have good food also.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

It's The Card! and Book Tag

Today I made 4 cards. One of them was the card I liked that I bid on the background stamp on e-bay for. I am very happy with how it turned out. I have been making a lot of cards lately for the craft exchange when we go to Ruby's Inn. It is 2 weeks from tonight and I am so excited. Here is my card...
I was just tagged by my sister-in-law Emily. It is a book tag.
Grab the book nearest you.
Go to page 123.
Go to the 5th sentence on the page.
Type in the following 3 sentences.

Here it goes...
"After that, we spent every weekend camped out in front of Electric Lady. We'd get downtown at the 10:00 A.M., position ourselves against a car parked right near the entrance, and wait. Michelle would smoke cigarettes while I, ever the groupie geek, would bring along books and do my homework.

excerpt from "Hypocrite in a pouffy white dress" that we are currently reading for book club.
I now tag whoever wants to do this.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

A Few Random Thoughts

First of all I have some exciting news! Yesterday I won my first item on ebay. I have bought items before on ebay but I have never bid on anything. I found a Stampin' Up! background stamp that I really like and it is retired. Well I found it on ebay and a couple of days ago I placed a bid on it. I was the only bidder until I woke up Friday morning and found I had been outbid. I put in another bid and another and I was outbid every time. Well then I found another one that ended before the one I was bidding on. I bid on it and for a little bit I was the high bidder then someone outbid me. Well I waited until about 3 minutes before the bidding ended and put in another bid. I kept clicking refresh and stayed the high bidder until the end and I won. I was so excited!!! I can't wait to get it and make a really cute card with it. This is what the stamp looks like. It is called Dots and Daises.

The second thing is that yesterday I was picking up some things and I found the Valentine card I gave to Dave last year. I read it then I found the one I gave him this year and read it. I was and was amazed at the similarities. Last year and this year I started out by saying "Happy Valentines Day!" Last Year I wrote "I love you so much" and this year I wrote "I just wanted to let you know how much I love you." Last Year I wrote "You are a wonderful husband and father." This year I wrote "You are a great husband and father." Last year I wrote "I really appreciate all you do." This year I wrote "I am thankful for everything you do to provide for our family." Last year I wrote "I'm glad that you are my husband and that I am married to you." This year I wrote "I am so glad that I am your wife." Last year I wrote I love you and couldn't ask for anyone better and this year I wrote I could not ask for more. Anyway, I did not look at last years card at all when I wrote inside this years card. I am amazed at how similar they are. Here is the proof.

If you read my previous post you will recall that Landon had a tooth pulled at the dentist. He came home from the dentist and put his tooth under his pillow for the tooth fairy. Friday morning I woke up and realized that the tooth fairy forgot to come. Dave had this realization too. I asked Landon about it and told him that sometimes the tooth fairy forgets and that maybe she will remember to come tonight. Well this morning I woke up about 5:30 with the realization that once again the tooth fairy forgot. I woke Dave up and said "Tooth fairy." Dave hopped out of bed and took care of it. When Landon woke up I asked him how much he got from the tooth fairy and he said $1.00! Boy has the price of teeth gone up. I think that I got a dime or something for my teeth. He was pretty excited. Now we will have to take him to the dollar section of Target so he can get something with it. We will try to be a better tooth fairy with the next ones.

The last thing is that I played the Wii at my parents house tonight. I did bowling and I broke my record. I got 3 strikes in a row and probably a total of 4 strikes and about 3 spares. My final score was 197. I love the Wii. Now if I could just do that well at regular bowling!